Week 3
September 24, 2017


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Austin Seferian-Jenkins

New York Jets

ASJ Ready to Play?

Jets TE Will Tye (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 3 leaving Austin Seferian-Jenkins as the only healthy tight end with Jordan Leggett (doubtful, knee) and Eric Tomlinson (elbow) sidelined. Tye should play, but his status is going to lead to a larger workload for ASJ in his first game back.

Fantasy Goo: I’m buying into the renewed AS-J hype, dude is just a freak athlete that can change a game. He is also the only real option other than Kearse and McCown loves a TE. I believe I’m higher on him than any other expert so you might want to take this with a grain of salt, might be a week early on the hype train.

09/23/17, 09:04 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Target Monster

Ravens TE Maxx Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3. Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against Jacksonville.

Fantasy Goo: Ben Watson caught 8-of-8 targets for 91 yards last week, Maxx Williams also caught 4 passes on 4 targets. Flacco loves his TE’s, Watson should be the stream TE of the week with Maxx out, but Flacco needs to target him in the end-zone like Brees did two years ago.

09/23/17, 08:58 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nflmock.com

Alshon Jeffery

Philadelphia Eagles

Big Week Potential

The Giants will have to wait until Sunday morning to see if their top cornerback will suit up against the Eagles. Janoris Jenkins is in danger of missing his second straight game, with an ankle injury, and will be a game-time decision against the Eagles. Jenkins is listed as questionable, and hasn’t practiced all week, though he is scheduled to be a limited participant during a short session on Saturday.

Fantasy Goo: If Jenkins is out Alshon Jeffery becomes a must start in all formats, he’ll feast on Eli Apple who moves from slot CB to the outside. That also leaves a wide-open lane for Ertz to put up WR2 type numbers. Making him a viable flex play on DK if you are looking to spend up elsewhere.

09/23/17, 04:38 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Henry Begins Take-Over

Derrick Henry is expected to get a "significant workload" regardless of whether or not DeMarco Murray (questionable, hamstring) plays against the Seahawks in Week 3. Murray did get in a limited practice session on Friday, but even if he is active Henry out-touched him 14-10 in last week's win over the Jags while racking up a career-high 92 rushing yards.

Fantasy Goo: It's not a great match-up for Henry against Seattle, but his workload should be enough to consider starting him in all formats. If Murray is out Henry becomes a solid lock-it-in starter, that’s why he was going in the single-digit rounds in most drafts. If you have lazy owners in your league offer a trade for Henry and try to sell Murray while you have a chance.

09/22/17, 07:27 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Green Bay Packers

Targets Up for Grabs

Randall Cobb (chest) is listed as doubtful for Week 3 against the Bengals.
This should move Jordy Nelson into the slot with Geronimo Allison and Davante Adams as the Packers' outside receivers versus Cincinnati. Despite the Questionable tag, Nelson is fully expected to play against the Bengals after missing almost all of Week 2 with what he deemed a "charley horse." We can consider Cobb as "week to week."

Fantasy Goo: With the Packers target leader Randall Cobb (shoulder) listed as doubtful, Nelson should be locked and loaded into fantasy lineups as a WR1. Many DFS analysts are also eyeing Adams for a break-out game and I’ve seen Allison being scooped up in several dynasty/deep roster leagues.

09/22/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

New England Patriots

Pats Injury Report Always a Long List

Rex Burkhead (ribs) is out for Week 3 against the Texans. Chris Hogan (knee) and Amendola are questionable. Hogan was limited by a knee injury at practice this week but his status for Sunday has never been in doubt.

Fantasy Goo: Looks like Gillislee and Hogan should be solid plays this week. With Burkhead out both are in line to benefit greatly, Amendola could cut into Hogan just enough to knock him out of flex range though if he ends up playing.

09/22/17, 06:35 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys

At Least Two More Weeks of Zeke

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has set a date for a hearing in the Zeke Elliott case: Oct. 2.
It will be two weeks before the court of appeals even hears the arguments from both sides. This thing could certainly get strung out and the suspension could come next season.

Fantasy Goo: If you have him you’re going to have to ride this out all season. His schedule eases some after week 4 so if the court denies the plea from the NFL you are going to reap rewards that you expected when you drafted him. Something in my gut tells me that he will serve some sort of suspension this year though, either way you’ll never get fair value for him in a trade and my gut feeling could just be because I’m a Giants fan. I don’t get the sense that it’s worth handcuffing him at this point either, just because we can’t be sure who the handcuff is yet.

09/22/17, 06:26 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Sam Bradford

Minnesota Vikings

Sam Bradford (knee) Out for Sunday

Sam Bradford‘s knee could be a real problem. The Vikings quarterback is not expected to play on Sunday. Bradford will get a second opinion on his left knee from Dr. James Andrews, on Friday. Whenever I hear Dr. Andrews name red flags go up, because it always seems to mean more surgery, but Andrews has performed Bradford’s first two ACL surgeries, so he’s quite familiar with his medical history.

Fantasy Goo: Bradford being out is definitely a down-grade for Diggs, Thielen, and Rudolph with Keenum throwing the rock. Theilen gets the largest drop, averaging 9 more PPR points per game with Bradford in.

09/21/17, 08:09 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Jimmy Graham

Seattle Seahawks

Jimmy Graham (ankle) DNP Thursday.

That makes it two missed practices in a row and he's shaping up to be very questionable for Week 3 against the Titans. The Seahawks have listed him on the injury report with an ankle injury, but the team did say he banged his knee in Week 2. If Graham can't play, Luke Wilson would likely fill in while the Seahawks run with more three-wide sets.

Fantasy Goo: Whenever Graham is out you have to look for Tyler Locket to get more targets. It’s only a five game sample, but Lockett averages six more PPR points per game with Graham out.Pete Carroll came out Friday and said Graham, listed as questionable, should be fine for Sunday.

09/21/17, 07:37 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Chris Johnson

Arizona Cardinals

Johnson Back for Arizona

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects Chris Johnson's carries to increase in Week 3. Chris Johnson rushed 11 times for 44 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Colts, out-playing Kerwynn Williams. It appears as though he is ready to run with starting duties during David Johnson's absence.

Fantasy Goo: We shouldn't expect more than an RB3 production, but he is worth scooping up in leagues where he remains un-owned (admittedly, probably not many). I’m looking to make some trades to clear roster space and grab him, bye weeks will be coming soon and he could end up with 15-20 carries some weeks.

09/21/17, 06:15 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nflmock.com

Chris Thompson

Washington Redskins

Thompson Flashes

Thompson only had three carries, but two of them went for scores, including a 61-yard scamper. He finished with six touches for 106 yards and two scores. Rob Kelley could miss time with the injury and Thompson is lightening in a bottle.

Fantasy Goo: Thompson is the back to own in PPR leagues, his floor is solid with the passing downs work and he will probably average five carries a game if Kelley (ribs) is out.

09/19/17, 07:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

Chris Carson

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Backfield Jumble

Carson was the man at running back for the Seahawks, running the ball 20 times for 93 yards, and he caught one pass for 7 yards to give him 100 total yards on the day. Lacy is a non-factor, and Rawls does not look like he will be able to keep Carson from getting the Lion share of carries going forward.

Fantasy Goo: Carson will probably be the number one waiver add in your league, and if you have the number one pick you NEED to add Carson now.

09/19/17, 07:06 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

The Foreman Is On The Job

The Texans want to get Foreman more involved in the offense, and this week he had 12 carries for 40 yards. He is going to be in a 60/40 split with Lamar Miller, but there is upside if Miller goes down. His workload should only increase as the season moves along.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s still available, if you have space on your roster, and if you can wait a few weeks for him to take even more of the role, then this is your guy to grab. Foreman could emerge as the Texans primary back by the end of the year.

09/19/17, 07:03 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

Rashard Higgins

Cleveland Browns

They Call Him "Hollywood"

Browns placed WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand. Coleman underwent surgery on his broken right hand Monday. Higgins played 54-of-71 snaps against the Ravens, 12 more than Kenny Britt. He also turned 11 targets into seven catches for 95 yards. He was just promoted off the practice squad on Saturday, so he could be a one hit wonder.

Fantasy Goo: Normally I would say to just put him on your watch list, but he could emerge into what we thought Kenny Britt would be. Britt is playing like he doesn’t give a crap right now, which is giving Higgins opportunity and with Coleman out for at least eight weeks there might not be anyone else to throw to.

09/19/17, 07:00 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Strong Out, Fuller In

Will Fuller (collarbone) returned to practice on Monday. It's a potential sign Fuller could return for Week 3. The Houston Chronicle reported in early August that Fuller would likely miss "2-3 months," but Fuller is an elite athlete in optimal condition, and he is capable of beating a lengthy timetable like that. The Texans also placed WR Jaelen Strong on waivers and the Jaguars have claimed him.

Fantasy Goo: It’s too bad the Texans still don’t have a QB. Fuller could add a valuable weapon for Watson, but I don’t see Watson being a productive QB that can maintain two WR’s with weekly fantasy value. Keep Fuller on the watch list just in case Watson proves he can produce or they shift to a free agent QB.

09/19/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals

Green looking forward to Green Bay

A.J. Green has struggled to get going this season, with 10 receptions for 141 yards and no touchdowns. This week he faces a Packers defense that could be without Mike Daniels and Ahmad Brooks. Julio Jones had 108 yards against the Packers last week, and without the pass rush of Daniels Green should be able to make more plays downfield this week. The Bengals are looking for their first touchdown of the season, and Dalton wants it to be a passing touchdown to A.J.

09/19/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell looking for a breakthrough against the Bears

Le'Veon has only totaled 138 yards with no scores through the first two weeks. Owners should be feeling good about his matchup this week against the Bears. Chicago is already without LB Jerrell Freeman, and last week lost his replacement Nick Kwiatkowski. The Bears are a mess and Bell should be able to exploit those weaknesses for big gains this week.

09/19/17, 06:52 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Carolina Panthers

Carolina In My Mind

Implied Team Totals: Panthers 25, Bills 18
Cam looked rusty last week, he was literally shaking his arm after passes like there was rust in his shoulder joint. Christian McCaffrey out-snapped Jonathan Stewart 70% to 43% in Week 1, but Stewart out-touched McCaffrey 20 to 18, and Stewart scored the backfield’s lone TD on a red-zone reception where McCaffrey served as a decoy. As Carolina is favored by a touchdown at home, this sets up as another positive-script game where Stewart can log a similar if not superior workload to his dynamic rookie counterpart, giving both Panthers backs RB2/flex appeal. I don’t like any of the receivers, Benjamin is only ranked within the startable range because of the implied opportunity and what should be a prime match-up.

09/17/17, 10:30 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo @ Carolina

Implied Team Totals: Panthers 25, Bills 18
Tyrod is a solid sit for me on the road against a strong Carolina defense that silenced the 49ers on the road last week. McCoy will get 25 or so carries so I’m starting him in season-long, but his upside is capped so he’s a fade in DFS this week. Charles Clay led Buffalo in targets and caught his eighth TD in 29 games as a Bill. Last year’s Panthers allowed the league’s second-most fantasy points to tight ends, a position to which their Cover-3 zone can be vulnerable.

09/17/17, 10:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

New England Patriots

New England @ New Orleans

Implied Team Totals: Patriots 31, Saints 25
Last year the Saints allowed the second-most points (454) and the most passing yards (4380), the Superdome is now known as football’s version of Coors Field for its elevation of offensive output. My top DFS plays are Brady, of course, Cooks in a revenge game, Gronk if you are ok with paying up at TE, and the way to get Gronk in a DK line-up is to play James White at RB2 or flex. White is cheap, and played the most snaps of the RB’s last week, he could have around 5 receptions for around 35-50yds and cross your fingers for a TD.

09/17/17, 10:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 14 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 14 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Posted by d-Rx on 12/06/12

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Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 14 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.




most fantasy football points scored by position - week 14 chart



The Lions offense has really been clicking on all cylinders as of late and it has coincided with Megatron’s transformation into last seasons form. Mikel Leshoure has also been a hammer in the redzone in recent weeks, as he has scored 6 touchdowns in the last five games. This offense isn’t without its faults though as Ryan Broyles and Titus Young joined Nate Burleson on IR so they must find a receiver to step in and fill the void as the second pass catcher behind Megatron. As of now the Lions aren’t top five in any category but they are on the cusp in the QB and WR department.



The Panthers Offense has been on a climb in recent weeks as Cam Newton has begun to look like he is breaking out of his sophomore slump. On Sunday they were beaten by the lowly Chiefs but it was no fault of Cam’s as he was efficient with his arm, 15 of 27 for 232 and 3 scores, and legs, 7 rushes for 78 yards. With his performance in recent weeks he has climbed into a tie for 3rd ahead of notable quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning. The running game was also efficient for the first time in what feels like all season, averaging 7.5 yards a carry if you include Cam. This offense still has a lot of work to do to take that next step in becoming a top 10 offensive unit.


The Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts both jumped 4 spots in our rankings this week as they both got into shoot outs. The Cowboys came up victorious against the Eagles 38-33 led by the Romo to Bryant connection and the return of Demarco Murray from injury. With Murray back in the lineup the Cowboys were a lot more balanced as Romo only attempted 27 passes. The Colts however were not as balanced as Andrew Luck attempted 54 passes to only 18 runs. The Colts are in desperate need of a running back to step up and take over the job in order to take this offense to the next level as the 5th worst production from the running backs just isn’t cutting it.



The Redskins and Chargers each fell three spots in the rankings but with much different results. The Chargers failed to score a touchdown yet again this season and look helpless most of the time, especially in the redzone. Antonio Gates hasn’t been much of a factor, Ryan Mathews continues to disappoint, and Philip Rivers looks colorblind as he has thrown 48 interceptions in his last 48 games. The “offensive guru” that apparently is Norv Turner leaves much to be desired and the only thing good that can come out of this season now is his firing. The Redskins however slowed the game down and did just enough to secure a victory. RG3 didn’t put up mind blowing numbers but he was efficient threw the air going 13 of 21 for 163 yards and a score and electric with his legs averaging 14.4 YPC on his 5 rushing attempts. Alfred Morris was the bell cow churning his 22 carries into 124 yards as the Redskins defeated the Giants on Monday Night to inch closer to the playoffs.




fantasy football points allowed by defenses per position - week 14 chart



The Atlanta Falcons turned in a valiant defensive effort as the held the second best offensive unit in check to the tune of 13 points. The Falcons were flying for revenge against the Saints, the only team to defeat them this season, and the defense did more than enough to get it on a night the offense was not clicking on all cylinders. The falcons defensive backs were able to force drew Brees into 5 interceptions without notable ballhawk Asante Samuel on the field for most of the game. When the Falcons defense can play like this they are an incredibly tough team to beat.


The Dallas Cowboys defense got torched by a pair of rookies, one in particular who has set the world on fire in Bryce Brown and another who is under a lot of scrutiny. Brown had another impressive day tallying 183 total yards and 2 scores. Nick Foles finally worked the ball down the field a bit more than in past games and was able to amass 251 passing yards and a score. If not for a big fumble recovery and score by rookie Morris Claiborne who knows how this game might have ended.


The Jets defense has had quite the roller coaster ride over the last two weeks. After being demolished by the Tom Brady led Patriots on Thanksgiving the defense was able to breathe a sigh of relief when the worst ranked offense came to town. Ryan Lindley is somehow still starting and the Jets defense licked their chops allowing him to complete under 33% of his passes for a ghastly 2.3 YPA and an INT. The defense was able to hold the entire Cardinals offense to just 137 yards and 2.5 yards per play. Luckily for fans of the NFL with the way this game went they didn’t pop up on your redzone channel very often. This dominating defensive performance allowed the Jets to jump a cool 10 spots in the points allowed ranking this week.


The Lions defense continues to fall as they have to face some of the best quarterbacks in the league. Andrew Luck did his best Peyton manning impression to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on a day in which he threw 3 INT’s. The bad for the Lions however was he was able to throw for 391 yards and 4 scores and get everyone from LaVon Brazil to Donnie Avery involved. He also threw effectively to his two tight ends that were able to compile 3 catches for 76 yards and a score. The Lions might have an elite offense but their defense is overrated and they continue to fall. This week the Lions fell 6 spots all the way to 20th.






 fantasy football points differential per team - week 14 chart



Last week if you would have used this chart to pick your games you would have gone 10-6. It does pretty well when looking at the top of the rankings but when a few teams that are bad get in a battle (i.e. Jets and Cardinals) it isn’t perfect. Only one game that was picked wrong might be considered a monumental upset and that is the 49ers falling to the Rams in OT, but as we all know divisional games are just tough to predict as they are always closer than the talent levels of each team might dictate because of familiarity.


As the weeks have gone on there is less and less movement in the differential chart. The teams at the top look like the cream of the crop in the NFL and the teams at the bottom are all fighting for scraps against each other. The biggest movers this week were only able to move up or down two spots. The more games that are played the more idea we have an idea of a team such as the Giants who are losing their grip on the reigns of the NFC East.


The two biggest gainers this week each made big strides in their quest for a playoff berth. The Bengals have been on fire since their bye week and the Colts are looking tougher and tougher to beat as the weeks go by and Andrew Luck gets more snaps. These two young single callers have been making strides all season long and when the playoffs come around they will be tough outs as no team will be vying to play them.


The biggest fallers this week were the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals. The Lions defense has been playing weaker just as their offense has been picking up their play. The Arizona Cardinals have really been reeling since starting the season as one of the biggest surprises in the league and it all comes down to quarterback play. Ryan Lindley is flat out overmatched so bad that he makes Kevin Kolb and John Skelton look like a hall of famers.  




By Stagg Party