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Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Not Skipping a Beat


Carson Wentz is out for the season, and maybe some of Next season with a torn ACL. Over their first 24 games Foles has more TD’s, fewer INT’s, and more yards that Wentz has in his first 24 games. Foles was a Pro Bowler who threw 27 TD & 2 INT with the Eagles in 2013. The last time Nick Foles faced the Raiders, he threw for 7 TDs.

Fantasy Goo: I’m not saying there won’t be an adjustment period and I’m not trying to say the Eagles are better-off without Wentz, but Foles is a very capable back-up and if he can stir-up that 2013 magic the Eagles should be fine. Normally I’d say wait a week before starting Foles or any of the skill position players on the Eagles, but with it being week 15 and the match-up being a weak Oakland defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


12/13/17, 03:59 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Lamar Miller

Houston Texans

Miller a Solid Cash Play on DFS


Miller will face the 49'ers, who according to Football Outsiders ranks 30th in Defensive DVOA.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Miller is 6th in total carries. In cash games, you want opportunity. Considering the 49'ers run one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, his carries, already in the top 10 in recent weeks, should see an increase.


12/10/17, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Gio Free Square


Gio is gets the starting role today as there as Mixon is out.

Fantasy Goo: The man is only $3100 on Draft Kings. The Baengals are home and 6 point favorites. The game script could easily favor the ground game, which means Gio should get plenty of touches to surpass 3X value.


12/10/17, 10:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Still in Concussion Protocol


Eagles still want to look at TE Zach Ertz and his concussion on Sunday, but he is considered doubtful for game vs. Rams even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Goo: Trey Burton has been a big name all week, going for 4 receptions for 42 yards after Ertz’s exit last week. Burton is a versatile athlete, but not a premier TE like Ertz. His good numbers came against Denver which is giving up the second most points to the TE position this year. Philly faces the Rams this week who are sixth best in fantasy points allowed. I'm not considering Burton a good stream this week.


12/10/17, 10:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Primed for Monday Return


Hogan has been out the past four weeks and has basically caused me a playoff berth in one of my dynasty leagues. If you’re still in it I’d get him into the line-up. With Gronk out Hogan should see a solid number of targets.


12/10/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

It's A Trap


Source says, if Cooper can cut at full speed and start and stop in pregame workout, they will use him on a limited basis or “pitch count.” Calls it a “very dramatic turnaround” from what team was expecting 48 hours ago.

Fantasy Goo: Total decoy move, I’m not starting him even if he is healthy enough to play. Cooper went for 11/210/2 when he faced the Chiefs in Week 7, so it is tempting to put him in, but you’ve got to figure that the Raiders want him in there just so the Chiefs have to play coverage his way and leave Crabtree in single coverage.


12/10/17, 10:01 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Lower Expectations This Week


Todd Gurley has just 1 TD over his last four games, but still has finished as RB6, RB16, RB8, and RB7 in those games. The TD came in the RB16 week. Insane usage AND efficiency from Gurley.

Fantasy Goo: He’s been the most consistent RB1 for the entire season, which is a nice turn-around from a disappointing 2016. He faces the Eagles this week who are second-best in fantasy points allowed to the RB position this year. I think we have to start him, but expectations must be lowered. He’s a fade in DFS this week.


12/09/17, 12:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns

Balls Flying Everywhere


Per @rotounderworld, 70% of DeShone Kizer's pass attempts have been catchable balls, the third-lowest rate among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts this season. Winds expected near 20 mph in Cleveland this week.

Fantasy Goo: I would not consider starting Kizer at any point this year, but the key question here is will he be able to get the ball anywhere near Josh Gordon. He was only able to catch 4 of the 11 balls thrown in his direction last week, but he was going against one of the top corners in the league. He was still able to rack up 85 yards, and had over 200 air-yards, so we can be confident the opportunity will be there. If I had him anywhere I would most likely start him and will probably have him ranked as a mid-range WR2.


12/09/17, 12:53 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals

Red Rocket Time


Andy Dalton’s finishes last 3 weeks: QB9, QB12, QB6. Over the last 3 wks he is QB 7.
This week he faces Chicago whose pass defense over the past 3 games is allowing a QBR of 103, a 68% completion percentage, and 6th highest passing percentage for 1st downs.

Fantasy Goo: Dalton is a viable streamer this week, but I hesitate to rank him in the top 12. If you’re in the playoffs you’re probably just riding with what got you there, but if you’re stuck with a questionable match-up Dalton is a solid option. Also consider that while Chicago’s defense has looked good most of the year, their best games have been at home, this game is in Cincinnati.


12/09/17, 12:50 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Sore Knee Opens Door for Peterman


Nathan Peterman has taken all the first-team reps and it would be utterly shocking if he’s not the starter in a game the Bills must win if they hope to entertain any further thoughts about staying alive in the AFC wild-card playoff chase.

Fantasy Goo: This is a dream match-up, but I wouldn’t consider starting Peterman after his last performance (5 Int’s). If Taylor is able to start we should probably pump the breaks on him as well. The match-up is great, but his knee is the issue holding him back, if he loses his rushing numbers he loses his fantasy upside.


12/09/17, 12:45 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.democratandchronicle.com


Kenyan Drake

Miami Dolphins

Love the Drake


Per PFF, Percentage of Touches With At Least One Missed Tackle Forced:
Kenyan Drake: 25.7% (4th-best), Jay Ajayi: 15.7% (25th-of-50)

Fantasy Goo: Damien Williams is out so Drake should see 20+ touches, even in negative game-script he’ll get catches out of the backfield. When we are looking for a starting RB the first thing to look at is opportunity, and it’s definitely there this week.


12/07/17, 08:00 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots

The Belichick Shuffle


Rex Burkhead has scored a touchdown once every 13.2 touches. Alvin Kamara has scored a touchdown once every 13.3 touches.

Fantasy Goo: Burkhead has seen as many touches as Lewis over the past two weeks and is getting goal-line carries, against Miami this week I’ll consider them both RB2’s.


12/07/17, 07:55 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devin Funchess

Carolina Panthers

Momentum vs Match-Up


Since Kelvin Benjamin was traded, Devin Funchess has averaged 18.4 PPR PPG. That would be good enough for the WR5 on the full season.

Fantasy Goo: Funchess will be facing Xavier Rhodes this week, Rhodes has been slowed by injuries over the past few weeks, but seems to be coming back to health. I’m certainly not considering him as a WR1 this week and if you’re in the playoffs you probably have other options, but if you don’t go with what got you there.


12/07/17, 07:52 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Mark Ingram

New Orleans Saints

Pair of Aces


The Panthers allowed more RB1 games in Week 13 (2) than they had the rest of the season combined (1).

Fantasy Goo: The Saints running game is for real, Kamara and Ingram are both must-starts. They could shred a middle-of-the-road run defense like Atlanta.


12/07/17, 07:21 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Pair of Aces


The Panthers allowed more RB1 games in Week 13 (2) than they had the rest of the season combined (1).

Fantasy Goo: The Saints running game is for real, Kamara and Ingram are both must-starts. They could shred a middle-of-the-road run defense like Atlanta.


12/07/17, 07:21 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Smoke and Mirrors


Over the last two games, Derrick Henry has faced 8+ in the box 76.92% and 72.73% of the time. He has averaged 7.83 YPC.

Fantasy Goo: His last two games were against Indy and Houston, while Indy is a bottom 5 defense in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, Houston is top 5. Henry had a 75yd run, with a minute left in the game while they were just trying to run-out the clock, against Houston which completely pads his stats. This week’s opponent, Arizona, is another tough opponent against the rush, I’m not betting on a big play from Henry again.


12/07/17, 06:13 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andre Ellington

Arizona Cardinals

Keep It In The Family


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans have placed wide receiver Bruce Ellington on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season. Ellington's been filling in for Will Fuller (ribs), and his absence will be felt, especially until Fuller's return.

Fantasy Goo: Fuller didn’t practice at all last week. Andre Ellington (Bruce’s cousin) attempted to play WR this year in Arizona, but couldn’t make the roster at that position. Don’t be surprised if the late season pick-up gives it another shot, Ellington had 5 receptions on 6 targets in week 13, for 59 yards.


12/05/17, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Stephen Anderson

Houston Texans

Injuries Bread Opportunity


Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. This is his third concussion in a year. The 26-year-old's season is over and possibly his career as well. Stephen Anderson will take over starting tight end duties for the Texans in his place.

Fantasy Goo: The 49ers are next for Houston and SF has been giving up points to every position besides TE’s. Anderson is more of a hybrid WR/TE, the main reason he lacks playing time is because he’s not a good inline blocker. Anderson had 12 targets in week 13, I’d imagine we will see double digit targets again this week.


12/05/17, 07:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Not on Empty Yet


To say Gore isn't a flashy player is an understatement, but continues to see solid volume, reaching at least 18 touches in four of the last five games. The Bills are near the bottom of the barrel against the run, and Gore should see his usual workload as long as the Colts can keep the game close.

Fantasy Goo: I haven’t touched him all year, but I have a feeling he has just enough left in him for one more big game. It could just as easily be a big game for Mack instead, but starting either will be a risky proposition in this inept offense, especially in your fantasy playoffs.


12/05/17, 07:26 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

One Year Wonder


Matt Ryan has not finished as a top-8 fantasy QB once in 2017. Last year, Ryan finished as a top-8 fantasy QB in 9-of-16 (56.3%) contests.

Fantasy Goo: He certainly misses the Shanahan offense. In weeks 14 and 16 Ryan faces the Saints who have been slightly better than average against QB’s this year, and a tremendous improvement over last year. Week 15 he has a nice match-up against Tampa Bay, but it is on the road.


12/05/17, 07:24 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Player Rankings for Playoffs Week 2

Player Rankings for Playoffs Week 2

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 01/09/12

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QB Player Rankings Large - Playoff Week 2 - Aaron Rodgers

 

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QB Player Rankings – Playoffs Week 2

 

New Orleans @ San Francisco – Saturday, Jan. 14th – 4:30pm ET (FOX)

Denver @ New England – Saturday, Jan. 14th – 8:00pm ET (CBS)

Houston @ Baltimore – Sunday, Jan. 15th – 1:00pm ET (CBS)

New York Giants @ Green Bay – Sunday, Jan. 15th – 4:30pm ET (FOX)



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Quarterbacks                                       (Updated:  Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 06:08PM CT)

 

 

 

 

1.           Aaron Rodgers (vs. NYG – Sunday, 4:30pm ET) – Let the title defense begin! I’m not going to say this is an easy game for the Packers to win, but Rodgers will certainly be primed for some serious fantasy numbers after getting a few weeks of rest along with having his favorite receiver, Greg Jennings, back in the lineup. The Giants may have done well to shut Matty Ice and the Falcons down last weekend, but don’t count on lightning striking twice as Rodgers has already burned New York once this year (Week 13) for 369 yards and four TDs and should be able to do it again.


2.           Drew Brees (@ SF – Saturday, 4:30pm ET) – With the roll Cool Brees has been on for the past, oh, maybe two months—it was tough for me not to put him in the top slot this weekend. However, the Saints will be the away team in San Fran this Saturday where the 49ers not only lost just one game during the 2011 season (in OT no less), but they also only gave up eight passing touchdowns at home as well. That being said, it IS possible to pass on this ‘Niners defense—as shown by the four 300-yard games they allowed this year—though it won’t be as easy of a task as it was in the Detroit game last weekend.


3.           Eli Manning (@ GB – Sunday, 4:30pm ET) – Not too shabby of a start to the post-season for Mr. Manning last weekend, eh? His 277 yards and three touchdowns in his first ever home playoff win were pretty impressive, especially when you consider that Atlanta had given up three or more TDs in a game just twice during the regular season. This weekend he’ll be going up against the league’s worst pass defense in the Green Bay Packers, a team he already scorched earlier in the season (albeit at home in a Giants loss) for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Is it possible he does it again on Sunday? Absolutely, and maybe even more likely than not if New York ends up playing catch-up all game long.


4.           Tom Brady (vs. Den – Saturday, 8:00pm ET) – The first time the Patriots and Broncos hooked up this season was about a month ago in Week 15 when Brady threw for 320 yards and two TDs en route to a New England 41-23 win. The Stetson Man—just to show Tebow that anyone can do it, I believe—decided to rush for a touchdown as well giving him three total TDs on the day. I don’t think he’ll try running one in this time around, but playing at home where Brady has thrown for no less than two TDs in a playoff game since 2004, I’m guessing he’ll have no problem putting up three TDs again…this time with all of them coming through the air.


5.           Tim Tebow (@ NE – Saturday, 8:00pm ET) – The legend that is Tim Tebow keeps on growing and growing and honestly, I don’t see an end in sight. Last weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the Broncos playing as an underdog at home, the polarizing QB threw for “John 3:16” yards and two TDs (zero INTs) beating the Steel Crew on the first play from scrimmage in overtime, 29-23. Tebow truly has become a weekly case of real life being more interesting than fiction—an ongoing bible of miraculous stories taking place every seventh day before our very eyes. This Saturday, however, might be even more interesting than ever as Tebow will face the a Patriots team that brought doubters back into his life just four weeks ago when the Broncos started their three-game losing skid to end the season. In that game, Timmy threw for 194 yards and no TDs, though he slightly made up for it by rushing for 93 yards and two TDs. What he’ll do in this one is anybody’s guess, but considering the Patriots had the second-worst pass defense during the regular season, nothing Tebow does will surprise me—well, maybe not.


6.           Alex Smith (vs. NO – Saturday, 4:30pm ET) – Smith will never be mistaken for a gun-slinger, but he may have to play the role of one this Saturday if the 49ers want to win this game. The 49ers defense is so good that they should be able to slow the Saints down on occasion, but they certainly won’t be able to do it all game, and maybe not even for just the first half. The Saints will undoubtedly challenge San Fran to beat them through the air, which Smith will have to do at some point in the game if the ‘Niners get down. If that happens—and I expect it will—Alex could very well end up being the ninth QB to throw for 300 yards on the Saints this season, even if he hasn’t hit that mark since Week 5…of 2010! 


7.           Joe Flacco (vs. Hou – Sunday, 1:00pm ET) – Back in Week 6 of the regular season, Flacco became the second…and last quarterback to throw for over 300 yards against the Texans in 2011. Since then, Houston’s defense has been nearly impenetrable as they ended up being a top-three defense in nearly every aspect of the game. Joe may have an arm of the Gods, but he won’t be throwing for 300 yards again, even if the Ravens are playing at home where both Joe and his team played better at all season long. I expect this game to be played mostly on the ground, but Flacco should be able to squeak out around 200 yards and maybe a touchdown or two.


8.           T.J. Yates (@ Bal – Sunday, 1:00pm ET) – I like Yates as a QB. He has great poise for kid his age and plays like he has something to prove—which he might seeing that he wasn’t taken until the fifth round of the draft last season. However, my admiration for him won’t do anything for his chances against the Baltimore Ravens defense this weekend. Not only did the Ravens allow the least amount of touchdown passes this season (11, second-least was 15), but they were also one of only four teams in the league not to allow a rushing TD by a QB as well. Basically, look for the Texans to give Yates a front row seat to the Foster-Tate RB show in their offensive game-plan this Sunday.

 

 

 

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