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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

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 13 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 13 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

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Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 13 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

 


Welcome to the Pyromaniac.com Fantasy Power Rankings. This weekly article is where you will find out which teams are dominating, or are being dominated, on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, in terms of Fantasy points. See below to see who the BEST team in the league is. These charts and our insight will help you visualize how the season has gone to this point, and give you a better feel for how the season will go week to week.  By using these charts you will have a better understanding of which matchups to exploit on a week-to-week basis, and DOMINATE your fantasy league.  This chart also includes averages at the bottom so you can compare a team’s score to the average and see exactly where they stand in evaluating the matchups.


 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME SCORED BY NFL TEAM OFFENSES

 

top scoring offenses in the NFL for fantasy football - week 13 - 2012

 

 

The Texans and the Lions got into a shootout early on Turkey day and if you went to hard on Blackout Wednesday you probably would have missed it if not for overtime. Johnson and Johnson each had big games as Calvin put up 140 yards and a TD while Andre put up 188 yards. Stafford and Schaub each put up big games battling beyond the final minutes for a victory. If it weren’t for one of the most unexplainable calls with the throwing of a challenge flag and being penalized who knows how this game could have ended, but at least it provided us some entertainment.


The Oakland Raiders offense really struggled against the Cincinnati Bengals, a team with a defense that is looking better each and every week. Carson Palmer didn’t have his usual 50 attempts as the Raiders failed to put drives together. He did have 34 attempts but only finished with a meager 3.4 yards per attempt. Marcel Reece continued his productivity but without Darren McFadden this offensive has been lacking those explosive games from the run game.


Three teams rose three spots in the rankings doing it on the biggest stages in football, Thanksgiving Day, Sunday Night, and Monday Night. The Giants offense got back on track with help from the run game and Eli Manning distributing the ball all over the field. The Cowboys offense has been working with the normal consistency of Jason Witten and the sudden explosion of Dez Bryant, who has brought the receiving corps into the top 5 for the first time this season.  Cam Newton and the Panthers absolutely put it on the Eagles defense as Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two, by far his best game of the season. These offenses are all very good and should continue to rise up the boards in the home stretch of the season.


The Colts offense fell four spots in the rankings. With a very limited run game to support Andrew Luck it is no surprise. An offense with a running game like the Colts have and a rookie quarterback was overachieving being in the top 10. Luck has been absolutely phenomenal in his rookie season but still needs a piece in the backfield to take this offense to the next level, an Edgerrin James to his Peyton Manning.

 

 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME ALLOWED BY NFL TEAM DEFENSES 

 

these defenses let the most and least up against each position for fantasy football points

 

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers have overtaken the top spot from the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers fell a little bit by taking on one of the best offenses in the NFL led by Drew Brees. Brees was able to throw for 3 touchdowns that helped the Saints cause but also threw two touchdowns to 49er players. The 49ers defense is still one of the best in the league and when they take on the Rams this weekend you might expect them to regain the top stop sooner rather than later.


The Lions saw their place in the defensive rankings fall 6 places after a 34-point effort from the Texans offense. They were top five against running backs until Arian Foster came in and put up over 100 yards and 2 scores and Forsett added 87 yards and a TD. Overall the 34 points allowed to the Texans added 3 points, raising their points allowed scored from 61.2 to 64.2.


Two defenses made big jumps, some can be attributed to dominate defensive performances and some can be attributed to other defenses such as the Jets and Lions being destroyed by opposing offenses. The Broncos had the lowly Chiefs in town and had newly minted starting quarterback Brady Quinn to contend with and they did their jobs by not allowing a touchdown on the day. The Bengals kept the Raiders in check allowing only 218 total yards. The Bengals allowed only 3.6 yards per play and absolutely killed the Raiders drives, allowing only 10 points.


The J-E-T Jets Jets Jets lost Fireman Ed and lost by 30 to the Patriots in a bad weak for the team. Everyone on the Patriots got involved in the scoring fest without Gronkowski to take the all the touchdown celebrations. The Brady show was in full force as he threw for 323 yards and 3 scores through the air and also added one on the ground. The running game was also very effective amassing over 150 yards. All of these factors caused the Jets to topple 10 spots in the rankings.

 

 

 

THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR OFFENSIVE FANTASY POINTS SCORED

VS. FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED BY THE DEFENSE

 

differential week 13 - fantasy football power rankings


The Denver Broncos have taken advantage of the Ben Roethlisberger injury and taken the reigns as the top team in the AFC. Peyton Manning has this offense functioning on all cylinders, the loss of McGahee hurts as they now turn to Knowshon Moreno to carry the load, a job he has failed to do in the past. The defense has also stepped up its game in the last few weeks in a similar fashion as last season. As each week goes past it feels like the Broncos are getting stronger and stronger, making them a legitimate Superbowl threat.


The Bengals have been absolutely on fire since coming off their bye and have now made their way all the way to 8th in our rankings. With a suffocating performance against the Raiders the Bengals defense made a jump and with their offense flowing through AJ Green the Bengals are making another run for the playoffs. The Lawfirm has also stepped his game up over the last two weeks giving the Bengals good balance and a shot at maintaining their rank as a top ten offense.


The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers each jumped 5 spots in the rankings. The Carolina Panthers and their lowly record showed what they are capable of on offense Monday night and their defense has been much improved over last year, with a better running game and a few other pieces on defense they could be a team to be reckoned with as soon as next season. The Giants offense stepped up on Sunday night and did so with balance. They put it on the Packers and showed why they are one of the most dangerous in the NFL especially in prime time games.


The Philadelphia Eagles have continued their dissent down the board falling another 5 spots. The Eagles defense has been one of the worst in the league, even after the firing of Juan Castillo. They seem to get worse and worse every week and it looks like they have lost all confidence. It got even worse after the game when the cut Jason Babin, a guy who produced 18 sacks for them last season. The Eagles have now fallen from perennial playoff contender to league doormat and the only player providing any excitement is Bryce Brown who will be forever blocked by All-Pro LeSean McCoy. 


 

 

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