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October 17, 2017
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George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Kittle had a very average game this week catching four passes for 46 yards, but there could be some good news that came out of this game for him. C.J. Beathard has been named the starter for the rest of the season, and that was Kittle’s college quarterback, so you know there is immediate chemistry there that could pay nice dividends in the coming weeks


10/16/17, 05:36 PM CDT by Houdini

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Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Collins got the majority of the carries for the Ravens this week with 15 of them for 74 yards. He looks like he will be in a time share with Javorious Allen, but this was the first time we saw him take the majority of the carries, making him more interesting going forward.


10/16/17, 05:35 PM CDT by Houdini

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Austin Hooper

Atlanta Falcons

Waiver Wire Target


Without Sanu the Falcons leaned a lot more on Hooper, who finished with seven receptions for 48 yards. He is becoming a bigger part of the Falcons offense, and he has big play potential that makes him a worthy add.


10/16/17, 05:34 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ted Ginn Jr

New Orleans Saints

Waiver Wire Target


Ginn is the deep threat receiver for Drew Brees and they connected on a 20-yard score this week. Ginn finished with four receptions for 66 yards including that score. The Saints offense is lacking the big play and Ginn can provide the pop in the passing game.


10/16/17, 05:26 PM CDT by Houdini

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Samaje Perine

Washington Redskins

Waiver Wire Target


Perine finally found the endzone this week, but his final stat line was not that pretty with nine carries for just 23 yards and three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. Samaje has lacked the big play, which has limited him in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:25 PM CDT by Houdini

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D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Waiver Wire Target


Foreman got his customary 12 carries and this week gained 59 yards, but was once again held without a touchdown. He is getting a consistent workload, but he is not busting the big play to make him a worthy fantasy start.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


After a stellar week Wallace came back down to earth, catching three passes for 30 yards. Wallace is a boom or bust.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Kendall Wright

Chicago Bears

Waiver Wire Target


Wright was basically invisible this game with two catches for 36 yards, and did not make a catch until the third quarter. There is too much inconsistency in the Bears passing offense.


10/16/17, 05:22 PM CDT by Houdini

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Adam Humphries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Humphries continued to be a decent part of the passing game, catching six passes for 51 yards this week. He was able to do this with Ryan Fitzpatrick having to come in for Winston, so it shows that Humphries is a regular part of their offense.


10/16/17, 05:21 PM CDT by Houdini

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C.J. Beathard

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Beathard came in relief of Brian Hoyer, who was horrible, and finished with 245 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Kyle Shanahan has named Beathard the starting quarterback the rest of the season. He is only worth adding in deeper leagues, but he should also give you some yards on the ground.


10/16/17, 05:20 PM CDT by Houdini

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Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Waiver Wire Target


Agholor was scooped up in a lot of leagues last week, and he stayed hot this week catching four passes for 55 yards with another touchdown. Nelson has become a favorite target of Carson Wentz, and he is getting favorable matchups with Jeffery and Ertz drawing most of the defensive attention.


10/16/17, 05:19 PM CDT by Houdini

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Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys

Waiver Wire Target


Morris may already be taken in your league, but he will be sharing time with McFadden while Zeke sits on the sidelines. If you are in a deep league and need a flier, here he is.


10/16/17, 05:18 PM CDT by Houdini

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Orleans Darkwa

New York Giants

Waiver Wire Target


Darkwa is the Giant running back that has emerged as the lead back for the team. He torched the Broncos defense for 117 yards on 21 carries and caught one pass for 13 yards. He showed some nice burst and that will likely get him another big workload in their next game.


10/16/17, 05:14 PM CDT by Houdini

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Bennie Fowler

Denver Broncos

Waiver Wire Target


Fowler only had three receptions for 21 yards, but could be in line for a lot more work with the injury to Emmanuel Sanders. This is not a prolific passing attack, but he will start to seen enough targets to be added in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:13 PM CDT by Houdini

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Eli Manning

New York Giants

The Last Eli


Did you lose Aaron Rodgers in week 6? Do you have solid skill players carrying your squad, but are looking at the wire now for a QB for the stretch run in a deep league? You may want Eli Manning right now. He’s most likely sitting there on your waiver wire or can be traded for in exchange for some bantha fodder. (for the Star Wars fans. Waz up?) Nobody is going to want Manning after throwing for 128yds and 1TD in week 6. Then in week 7, have a match up with the Seahawks?! Hell no! Then a bye in week 8?! Forget that right?

Well....with the emergence of Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard probably returning after the bye for week 9, there may be a new hope for Manning owners looking ahead. Manning is a durable, 2 time SB champion who makes players around him better. He's been doing it well before OBJ was there. Manning made players like Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks studs. How did David Tyree’s career go after leaving Manning? He got rich, but that’s not the point, or is it? With Engram, Shepard, and after some more reps with Roger Lewis and company; Manning could have a solid weekly floor of 230yds and 2TDs. That may not sound sexy, but I’ve seen fantasy championships won with QB’s like Josh Freeman with similar production, as long as you have quality skill players around him.

The Giants schedule after they return in week 9 from their bye isn't too shabby: vs Rams, @49ers, vs Chiefs, @Redskins, @Raiders, and face the Cowboys, Eagles and @Cardinals in the fantasy playoffs.


10/16/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Pete Z

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A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans

Watson on pace for eternal greatness!


Deshaun Watson is currently on pace for 40 passing TDs. Needs just 12 more to break the NFL rookie record of Wilson and Manning. (1.2 TDs/G)

Watson is also on pace to be the only quarterback this season to rush for over 500 yards.


10/16/17, 11:33 AM CDT by Stagg Party

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Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

No Diggity


Stefon Diggs has been ruled out against the Packers for Week 6.

Fantasy Goo: Take him out of your lineup or get a goose egg from him.


10/15/17, 09:22 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Chris Conley

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Albert Wilson

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers

Mike to make his NFL Debut!


Mike Williams, who was the 7th overall pick by the LA Chargers in April will make his NFL debut today.

Fantasy Goo: Lot's of mouths to feed, and he'll be brought back slowly, keep your expectations low unless Tyrell or Keenen get hurt.


10/15/17, 09:12 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Pickups - After Week 15

Pickups - After Week 15

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QB

Jake Locker - Coach Mike Munchak might make the biggest mistake of his coaching career if he decides to stick with Matt Hasselbeck this weekend instead of turning to rookie Jake Locker, but our guess is he changes his mind by the end of the week. Locker has clearly outperformed the old man in each of the Titans last two games and if Munchak wasn't so stubborn and just let the more talented QB play, he might have spared Tennessee the embarrassment of losing to the winless Indianapolis Colts last weekend.


Kyle Orton - He's far from being one of the NFL's elite QBs, but he's efficient, doesn't turn the ball over, and has a pretty good group of wide receivers around him. With Kansas City going up against a miserable Oakland secondary this weekend that has allowed less than two TDs to opposing quarterbacks just TWICE the entire season, you might want to think about snatching up Captain Neckbeard before your opponent beats you to the punch.


Rex Grossman - Grossman is highly unlikely to be available at this point, but if he is, he has one of the best matchups of the week going up against a depleted Vikings defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season.


Matt Moore - Moore is another guy who's probably sitting on somebody else's roster by now, but having one of the best QB matchups of the week, he should be snatched off of waiver wires immediately if available. The Patriots have allowed the most passing yards and the second-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this year, so the potential is obviously there. In addition, for those of you who don't remember, Miami's former QB, Chad Henne had the game of his life against the Pats earlier this season tossing up 416 yards and two TDs in a Week 1 loss.

 

Desperation Pickup:


Seneca Wallace


RB

Kahlil Bell - It looks like there will be a changing of the guard in the Bears backfield this week as Marion Barber failed to impress for a second straight weekend. Bell, after relieving Barber of his duties mid-game last weekend, did extremely well with his opportunity combining for 108 total yards and a touchdown on 20 touches against a very tough Seattle defense. Even if Chicago stuck with Barber as their starter for some reason, Bell would likely still get the most playing time next week considering he's the team's passing-down RB and that the Bears will likely be playing from behind against the Packers.


Lance Ball - Ball should really only be picked up if it comes out that Willis McGahee can't play this weekend due to injury. The latest word is that McGahee will indeed play, but watch the news coming out of Denver in case something changes because the Broncos have a nice fantasy RB matchup going up against a Bills defense that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season.

 

Desperation Pickups:


Chris Ivory - Atlanta has a super-tough rush D, but since Ivory has been playing well in Mark Ingram's absence, you might take a look if you absolutely need someone.


Sammy Morris - If Felix Jones can't play, Morris will start against a beatable Philadelphia rush D.

 


WR
  

Steve Breaston - Breaston has averaged almost five catches a game in the Chiefs last seven contests, so even though he only has two touchdowns on the season, it hasn't been for lack of trying. This weekend, not only will he have Kyle Orton tossing him the rock again, but he'll be going up against an Oakland defense that has allowed the second-most TDs and fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. If you need a WR3/flex player that has a chance to score you some decent points, Breaston could be worth a look.


Andre Roberts - Roberts is finally putting up the type of numbers he was expected to before the season began. Over the last three weeks, Andre has 14 receptions on 21 targets for 179 yards and two touchdowns, numbers that would rank him 19th in the league and ahead of guys like Wes Welker, Steve Smith, Mike Wallace, Brandon Marshall, Victor Cruz and Jordy Nelson in that time.

 

Desperation Pickups:


Brian Hartline - Hartline had four catches on seven targets (both tied for his season highs) for 47 yards and his season's only touchdown against the Patriots back in Week 1. Maybe lightning strikes twice this weekend.


Harry Douglas - Granted he was taking over for an injured Julio Jones during the game, but in the Falcons first matchup with the Saints, Douglas turned in a career-performance catching eight balls on 14 targets for 133 yards. Jones will be playing in this one, so the upside obviously isn't as good, but maybe Matt Ryan remembers how well the kid did in the first game and tries to use him the same way again.


Dane Sanzenbacher - With Johnny Knox out for the season, Devin Hester playing mostly on special teams and Roy Williams being maybe the worst off-season acquisition in the league this year, Sanzenbacher will see a ton of targets against a Packers team he had five catches including a TD against back in Week 3.

 

These last four guys are HIGHLY unlikely to be available, but we feel it's better to throw their names out there just in case:


Jabar Gaffney
Demaryius Thomas
Darrius Heyward-Bey
Nate Burleson



TE

Brent Celek - He might not be available at this point, but if he is, Celek has been a steady target for Michael Vick since the middle of the season and just put up the game of a lifetime last weekend catching five balls for 156 yards and a TD against the Jets. The first time the Eagles and Cowboys met back in Week 8, Brent had another great game catching seven balls for 94 yards and a touchdown. If you don't have a top-tier TE, Celek is definitely your man if you can get him.

 

Desperation Pickups:

 

Jared Cook
Todd Heap

 

 

 

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