Week 15
December 16, 2017


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Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Downgrade Equals RB Upgrade

Ajayi can do more than he has since the Eagles acquired him from the Dolphins on Halloween. And with quarterback Carson Wentz done for the season and Nick Foles tossed into the cauldron, the Eagles will likely need additional carries from the 24-year-old tailback if they are to stoke their chances of securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi could shred the Giants if he gets the touches, but he hasn’t scored a TD since his 46-yarder against the Bronco’s in his first game with the Eagles. It’s not like the other Eagles backs have been producing TD’s either, Wentz had been that dominant. I have no doubt they will lean on the running game this week, I’m high on Ajayi.

12/16/17, 03:18 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.philly.com

Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals

Ricky Business

The AZ Cardinals have downgraded TE Jermaine Gresham (illness) to OUT for Sunday’s game against Washington.

Fantasy Goo: Seals-Jones is a desperate move if you’re in the semi-finals of your playoffs, he’s only a streaming option if you’ve been streaming all year. He’s had a couple of big games, but there’s no floor. He could end up with 10 targets or he could end up with none.

12/16/17, 03:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Flying Solo

Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Goo: Bernard will see a solid workload, but it’s going to take a big play for him to have any real fantasy value. Minnesota did give up that big play to Jonathan Stewart last week, but I don’t see that happening again.

12/16/17, 03:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Bell-Cow Workload

Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who’s in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out of the Tampa Bay game on Saturday by coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Goo: Tampa has been solid against the run at home, but a complete sieve on the road. They are at home this week, but they haven’t faced a RB like Freeman at home this year. Freeman has traditionally been a better performer at home, but I have no doubt he’ll put up RB1 numbers with action in the passing game.

12/16/17, 03:10 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.myajc.com

Dion Sims

Chicago Bears

Honorable Mention

Bears TE Adam Shaheen (chest), who is listed as questionable against the Lions, is not expected to play, source said. Chicago goes in a little short-handed.

Fantasy Goo: I like Sims as a streamer if you’re desperate, he always seems to put up numbers when he’s the only option. I rarely start a streamer in the early set of games, there will be safer options tomorrow.

12/16/17, 03:06 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

Diggin' It and Thielen It

The Vikings have played five out of their last six games on the road. They return home this week to face a banged-up Bengals defense and Kyle Rudolph is out. Stefon Diggs has played in four home games this year. He has hit 27.7 and 40.3 on DK in two of them.

Fantasy Goo: Diggs has never played a game without Rudolph in the line-up, so we don’t really know how this will affect his targets. Cincinnati has been without both starting CB’s, but may get Dre Kirkpatrick back this week. I have Diggs as a WR2/Flex this week with Thielen being a solid WR1, must start.

12/15/17, 05:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Back in Action

Seahawks Weeks 1-9 (With Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 2nd
Explosive pass rate allowed:19th
Weeks 11-14 (Without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 22nd
Explosive pass rate allowed: 24th

Fantasy Goo: Robert Woods comes back this week, so I’m moving Watkins way down. Watkins production went up about 70% across the board with Woods out. Kupp’s production went up with Woods out as well, but even with Woods in the line-up he was second on the team in targets. Woods might need to knock some rust off after being out for three weeks so I have Woods and Kupp in the WR3/Flex range, and feel safe with starting either one.

12/15/17, 05:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jag's Starting JAG's

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette missed his third straight day of practice today due to his quad injury. No practice all week.

Fantasy Goo: I expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the touches if Fournette doesn’t play, neither seems to be worth starting, but Houston has given up five rushing TD’s in the past three games (one to a QB).

12/15/17, 05:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears

Here Comes the BOOM!

Detroit is allowing 3.4 offensive touchdowns per game over the past five weeks, the most in the league, they have also allowed a rushing touchdown in eight straight games. Jordan Howard is tied for the most runs of 10 or more yards (30) on the season. Howard has had 12 100-yard rushing games in his first two seasons and he wasn’t even the starter the first four games last year.

Fantasy Goo: Howard is really boom-bust, he has yet to pair together fantasy RB1 weeks this year. He had a huge game last week and his match-up this week is just too sweet to think that he won’t be able to break this trend.

12/15/17, 05:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

In the Clear

Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

He’s pretty much ranked as the number three TE across the industry, but I think he lacks the boom upside we might think he has against the Giants. His production with Foles, back in 2013, was only slightly lower than his production this year. In the first nine games the Giants gave up a TD to a TE in every game. In the last four games the Giants have only given up one, to Jason Witten, who has historically torched the Giants, it was his only catch of the game. They even managed to keep Kelce out of the end-zone, I believe a couple of OPI’s were involved there and Kelce did get 109 yards receiving though. I believe Ertz is a prime candidate for 5/50/1, but I don’t expect him to win you your week or be worth paying up for in DFS.

12/15/17, 05:11 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

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 Giants 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

Player Rankings for Week 10

Player Rankings for Week 10

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 11/08/11

by   The Archer


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QB Player Rankings Large - Week 10 - Aaron Rodgers




QB Player Rankings – Week 10





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1.           Aaron Rodgers (vs. Min) – It seems to happen every 3-4 years nowadays, but it looks like Rodgers is on one of those rolls like Tom Brady was in 2007 and Peyton Manning in 2004 where he can do no wrong and simply cannot be stopped. Home or away, good team or bad, inter-division or not; it just doesn’t matter. With that being said, know that the Minnesota Vikings have absolutely no chance whatsoever to put an end to his domination. First of all, they allow the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. Secondly, Rodgers absolutely owns them as he’s thrown for more yards and touchdowns against them than against any other team in the league. Third, just three weeks ago in Minnesota, Aaron had a near-perfect day going 24-for-30 (80 percent) for 335 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Oh, and he’s also rushed for more yards against them than any other team in the league as well.


2.           Drew Brees (@ Atl) – Brees may have been a little bit shaky the last couple of games, but he’ll be back to normal against the Falcons this Sunday. In six games over the last three seasons, Drew has averaged a whopping 320.5 passing yards, 2.2 touchdowns and 21.6 fantasy points against them, so confidence should be pretty high here. Atlanta’s pass D has done better of late, but that won’t matter on Sunday as this rivalry has been a shootout-fest over the last three seasons with the average number of combined points put up per game between these two teams being up over 50 points/game. Basically, expect a few fireworks, folks.


3.           Cam Newton (vs. Ten) – Cam has continued to get better throughout the season despite mostly learning on the go and it wouldn’t shock me in the slightest to see him come out of the bye week an even better QB than he was the week before. So far, only once has Newton put up less than 20 fantasy points in a game as he currently sits second in the league in that category to the only other man who can say the same, Mr. Aaron Rodgers. Tennessee’s defense isn’t bad, but if fellow rookie QB Andy Dalton can put up over 21 fantasy points and Curtis Painter can put up almost 18, you can bet that the Big Fig Newton will have himself quite a happy party this Sunday.


4.           Michael Vick (vs. Ari) – Vick had his second real stinker of the year in last Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears, but he should more than make up for it in this one. The Cardinals defense can be beaten in a bunch of different ways and I expect Vick will do his best to take advantage of them all on Sunday. Donovan McNabb and Tarvaris Jackson are the only two QBs out of eight not to have thrown for at least 250 yards on Arizona, but each of them made up for it in the fantasy column by rushing in a TD. Four others threw for 320-plus yards while rookie Cam Newton tossed for 422 yards, two touchdowns and ran another one in for good measure. Basically, Vick will have the fantasy world at his feet this weekend.


5.           Eli Manning (@ SF) – Even if Manning doesn’t get Hakeem Nicks back for this game (which he should), I’m expecting at least 300 yards and a couple of TDs. The Giants will find out real fast how hard it is to run against this 49ers front seven and when they do, look for the playbook to open up and the running game to be thrown out the door. By the end of this game, don’t be surprised to see that Eli has thrown the ball around 50 times and comes close to a good 350 yards or so.


6.           Matthew Stafford (@ Chi) – The Bears pass D has played a lot better of late, as evidenced by their domination of the dynamic Philadelphia Eagles receivers last Monday night, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still susceptible to a bad game here and there. I don’t think Stafford will go completely off this Sunday, but he had a pretty good day against them in their first meeting this year throwing for a couple of TDs while completing 73 percent of his passes. My guess is that the Lions will be throwing the ball more often than not with the Bears rush D playing well, so 250 yards and a couple of TDs could be in store. Oh, and Calvin Johnson absolutely LOVES playing in these inter-division games, so Staff has that going for him as well.


7.           Tim Tebow (@ KC) – I hope people realize by now that you don’t necessarily have to be good at passing the ball to be a great fantasy quarterback. Look at what Michael Vick has done throughout the years and what Cam Newton is doing right now! Tim Tebow can’t even complete 50 percent of his passes, yet is still averaging over 20 fantasy points a game as a starter because he’s so good at running the ball. In fact, his 20.8 fantasy points/game is tied for sixth-most with Matthew Stafford at this point. Kansas City has a middle-of-the-pack pass defense, but they looked pretty bad last weekend when they allowed Matt Moore to throw three touchdowns against them. If Moore can go for over 20 fantasy points on them, you better believe Tebow will as well.


8.           Ben Roethlisberger (@ Cin) – The stats say that the Bengals pass defense allows the sixth-least amount of fantasy points to opposing QBs this year, which is pretty darn impressive until you realize who they’ve played: Colt McCoy, Kyle Orton, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Blaine Gabbert, Curtis Painter, Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Hasselbeck. Big Ben will be the first stud quarterback they’ve faced and I’m expecting him to serve up a rather rude awakening. Mike Wallace is simply awesome and can get deep on ANY defense, while second-year guy, Antonio Brown, is showing some elite skills himself. Strangely, Cincinnati is probably the team Roethlisberger has had the toughest time with in the past, but he might not have ever had this much talent to throw to either.


9.           Tom Brady (@ NYJ) – Which Tom Brady will come out to play this weekend in probably the biggest showdown of the week? The one who averaged 287 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets last season, or the one who has thrown five interceptions and averaged less than 19 fantasy points/game over his last five games? The Patriots themselves are also hitting a bit of a rough patch losing their last two games and their first at home since 2008, but like all great teams and players, they find a way to turn it around. I don’t expect Brady to throw for 400 yards and four TDs (though he might), but he should be able to put up numbers like he did in their first game this season, which was 321 yards and a TD.


10.       Tony Romo (vs. Buf) – Romo will again be without his (probably) best receiver in Miles Austin this Sunday, but that should hurt him too much. The Cowboys did well to find their answer at the WR3 position when they grabbed Laurent Robinson earlier in the year, so they should be fine throwing him into the starting lineup opposite Dez Bryant again. The last time they did that back in Week 4, Laurent responded with seven catches for 116 yards. Basically, Romo doesn’t lose a lot with Austin out and should be able to put up some good numbers with the Bills defense allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season.



11.       Matt Ryan (vs. NO)


12.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ Dal)


13.       Mark Sanchez (vs. NE)


14.       Matt Schaub (@ TB)


15.       Jay Cutler (vs. Det)


16.       Matt Cassel (vs. Den)


17.       Joe Flacco (@ Sea)


18.       Josh Freeman (vs. Hou)


19.       Matt Hasselbeck (@ Car)


20.       Matt Moore (vs. Was)


21.       Christian Ponder (@ GB)


22.       Colt McCoy (vs. StL)


23.       Blaine Gabbert (@ Ind)


24.       Tarvaris Jackson (vs. Bal)


25.       Andy Dalton (vs. Pit)


26.       Alex Smith (vs. NYG)


27.       Sam Bradford (@ Cle)


28.       Curtis Painter (vs. Jax)


29.       John Beck (@ Mia)


30.       John Skelton (@ Phi)



99.       Philip Rivers (vs. Oak – Thursday Night) – 23/47, 274 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

99.       Carson Palmer (@ SD – Thursday Night) – 14/20, 299 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT




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