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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 Week 14

Player Rankings for Week 14

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QB Player Rankings – Week 14

 

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1.           Aaron Rodgers (vs. Oak) – If you were to double the amount of interceptions he’s thrown and cut his touchdowns in half, Aaron Rodgers would STILL rank within the top-10 fantasy QBs this season. That’s how dominant the guy has been. What’s even scarier is that Rodgers’ overall average numbers are better at home (317 yards, 3.4 TDs and 30.7 fantasy points per game), where the Packers have only played five times so far in 2011. And of course, the most unnerving fact of all for owners playing against him this week is that he’s facing an Oakland Raiders team that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. Pretty intimidating stuff, to say the least.


2.           Matthew Stafford (vs. Min) – The first time Stafford faced Minnesota this season, he threw for a whopping 378 yards on almost 70 percent passing with two TDs back in Week 3—and that was before the Vikings secondary was completely decimated by injuries. The Lions will be playing at home in this one where Stafford has averaged 267 yards and 2.5 touchdowns—numbers he should easily surpass against a Minnesota defense that has allowed the most TDs, sixth-most yards and third-most fantasy points in 2011.


3.           Drew Brees (@ Ten) – Coming off three straight games of putting up 320-plus yards while averaging three TDs a game, Drew Brees is the hottest quarterback in the NFL right now not named Aaron Rodgers and might be the only man in the league able to steal an MVP vote from him once the season is over. This week, the Saints travel to Tennessee to face a high-quality Titans defense that has allowed the sixth-fewest points in the NFL. It certainly won’t be easy for Brees with the Titans eyeing the playoffs and in need of a win, but because he’s playing at such a high level right now, I’m not sure there’s anything they can do about it.


4.           Tom Brady (@ Was) – The Redskins haven’t allowed a 300-yard passer yet this season, but because the Stetson Man seems to thrive on such challenges, I expect Washington’s streak to come to an end on Sunday—especially with the injuries they’re dealing with on the defensive side of the ball. Brady also happens to be a better fantasy quarterback on the road where he’s averaged over 336 yards, three touchdowns and 26 fantasy points a game this season.


5.           Eli Manning (@ Dal – Sunday Night) – Manning ripped apart the Dallas secondary last year averaging 339.5 yards and three touchdowns against them in their two regular season games. He also happens to be clicking with his receivers right now throwing for five touchdowns and 753 yards over the last two weekends. The Cowboys have certainly stepped up their play on the defensive side of the ball this season, but in interdivisional rivalries such as these, things like this are usually tossed out the window. With that in mind, I expect this game to play out the way it has in their last five matchups where the two teams combine to average almost 60 points a game between them. With that amount of scoring, you can bet both Manning and Romo will account for a big part of it.


6.           Tony Romo (vs. NYG – Sunday Night) – Tony Romo hasn’t had the same amount of fantasy success in this rivalry as Eli Manning has, as evidenced by the season-ending injury he suffered against them in Week 7 last year. However, things like that can motivate a competitor like Romo more than us normal civilians realize, so you might actually consider his prior bad luck as a positive heading into this weekend. With Miles Austin returning to an already lethal WR corps and the Giants allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to QBs this season, look for Romo to put up numbers similar to Manning’s in what could end up being the game of the week.


7.           Cam Newton (vs. Atl) – Last weekend was a perfect example of why Cam Newton needs to be in your starting lineup each and every week. I mean, how often do you see a quarterback throw for just 200 yards and one touchdown, yet put up the most fantasy points during a week in which four other QBs throw for 340-plus yards with three or more TDs? NEVER would be the correct answer here. Cam has already faced Atlanta once in his rookie campaign and had one of his least explosive games of the year. However, expect him to turn it around in this one with this being his first game back home in nearly a month.


8.           Philip Rivers (vs. Buf) – Rivers finally seems to be hitting his stride putting up 19 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games while tossing zero interceptions in his last two. With WR Malcom Floyd’s return from injury last weekend against the Jags, the Chargers receiving corps became that much more lethal considering the ascension of rookie Vincent Brown in his absence along with the continued improvement of Antonio Gates’ mobility. Playing at home against a Buffalo team that has given up three or more passing TDs in three of their last four games, Rivers should have no problem continuing his recent hot streak.


9.           Carson Palmer (@ GB) – Palmer has had a little bit of trouble getting himself into a groove as of late, but with the amount of injuries the Raiders have had at wide receiver, his recent slide is certainly understandable. This week, however, he has a couple of things going for him. First, the Raiders are playing a Packers team that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2011. Second, Palmer will likely have to toss the ball 40-45 times if they want a shot at winning this game. Combine those two little nuggets with the fact that the Packers defense is still a little banged up and you’re looking at a nice little turn-around for Carson this weekend


10.       Michael Vick (@ Mia) – Michael Vick is back, and none too soon for fantasy owners who were depending on him for their fantasy playoffs. Will he be a little bit rusty? More than likely, yes, but even a rusty Michael Vick is more athletic and lethal than most any other QB in the game. Just because he’s been out a few weeks doesn’t mean we should forget that Vick still ranks among the top guys in the league in fantasy points per game. The Miami team he’ll be facing is actually one of the hotter teams in the league right now, especially on the defensive side of the ball. That said, they’ve also allowed seven different quarterbacks to toss two or more TDs against them this year, so hot or not—they can still be had for some decent fantasy points. If Tim Tebow can put up 20-plus fantasy points against them (Week 7), Vick should be able to as well.



11.       Tim Tebow (vs. Chi)


12.       Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Cle – Thursday Night)


13.       Matt Ryan (@ Car)


14.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ SD)


15.       Rex Grossman (vs. NE)


16.       Matt Moore (vs. Phi)


17.       Mark Sanchez (vs. KC)


18.       Joe Flacco (vs. Ind)


19.       Andy Dalton (vs. Hou)


20.       Matt Hasselbeck (vs. NO)


21.       Kevin Kolb (vs. SF)


22.       Christian Ponder (@ Det)


23.       Josh Freeman (@ Jax)


24.       Alex Smith (@ Ari)


25.       Tarvaris Jackson (vs. StL – Monday Night)


26.       Caleb Hanie (@ Den)


27.       Sam Bradford (@ Sea – Monday Night)


28.       Colt McCoy (@ Pit – Thursday Night)


29.       Dan Orlovsky (@ Bal)


30.       Blaine Gabbert (vs. TB)


31.       T.J. Yates (@ Cin)


32.       Tyler Palko (@ NYJ)

 

 

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