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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

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 16 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 16 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

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Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 16 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME SCORED BY NFL TEAM OFFENSES

 

ff points for each NFL offense broken down by position for week 16

 

 

The Washington Redskins offense did not skip a beat without RG3 this weekend. They ran a different variation of their offense that leaned on more of a zone running scheme with Alfred Morris but they still kept their rank at 7th even without one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. Morris carried the ball a bit more than usual, 27 times, and also scored 2 touchdowns. Cousins and Hankerson connected on a pair of touchdown passes to go along with Cousins’ 329 to round out another great fantasy performance by the Redskins as a whole.


The Chicago Bears offense was again anemic against the Packers for the second time this season. The packers flat out have the Bears number and paid a big blow to their playoff hopes. Cutler attempted the same number of throws as Ryan Lindley this week and if it weren’t for getting Marshall somewhat involved in the offense this time around he could have had his worst game of the year. Marshall continued his pace to set all of the Bears season receiving records and Matt Forte chipped in 133 total yards.


The Seattle Seahawks have been storming up the board with two straight 50 point games. Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson have been on fire in recent weeks as the Seahawks have been running teams into the ground as of late. The Seahawks jumped 3 spots in our rankings, tying with the St. Louis Rams for our biggest riser this week. The Rams were able to gain a lot of yards and add a few scores in garbage time but helped themselves in our rankings by doing so.


The New York Giants fell 5 spots in our offensive rankings after being blanketed by the Atlanta Falcons. Eli Manning struggled again and eventually the Giants were down so much that they couldn’t give David Wilson the carries to have another big day. The Giants offense has had a lot of ups and downs this season and has yet to hit their stride at the end of the season as we have been accustomed to seeing. The Raiders also fell 5 spots as they blanketed the Chiefs. The Raiders were unable to score an offensive touchdown as Seabass booted 5 field goals. Without the benefit of a touchdown to their score they were unable to maintain their 14th spot and fell to 19th.

 

 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME ALLOWED BY NFL TEAM DEFENSES

 

fantasy football points allowed by NFL defenses for week 16

 

 

The Miami Dolphins gained 3 spots in the after playing the Jacksonville and holding them to just 3 points. The Dolphins were able to hold the running game in check and forced Chad Henne to take over the game which he failed to do. He was able to put up decent yardage as he compiled 221 yards. The Dolphins were able to get of the field as the held the jags to 6 of 15 on third down and stopped every drive after the first. The Dolphins defense was very good on Sunday as they hope to stay in the playoff chase.

 

The Carolina Panthers defense continues to improve and now find themselves on the cusp of top 10 status. The Panthers are much improved in pass defense and hold opposing quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends under the average scores. If the Panthers can find a few run stuffers to support the improved pass defense the Panthers could be a team to reckon with going into next season.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs benefit in these rankings from not allowing a touchdown to the Raiders offense, as they jump 4 spots in the rankings. The Raiders jumped 3 points by keeping the Chiefs out of the scoring column completely in only their second shutout in franchise history. The Chiefs stuffed the Raiders all game once they reached the Chiefs side of the field.

 

The Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, and Cleveland Browns each fell 4 spots in the points allowed rankings as they allowed 24, 43, and 38 points respectively. The Cowboys suffered from the wrath of Big Ben as he threw for 339 yards and 2 scores. The Ravens got in the way of a hot Peyton Manning and Von Miller and gave up 38 points. The Browns got caught in the way of a Redskins team that is trying to force its way into the playoffs. Each of their counterparts were backed into a corner and the offenses performed admirably dealing the opposing defenses some painful body punches.

 

 

THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR OFFENSIVE FANTASY POINTS SCORED

VS. FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED BY THE DEFENSE

 

fantasy football differential for points scored on offense vs points allowed on defense

 

 

The Patriots were able to seize the top spot in a loss by scoring 31 points on one of the leagues most highly regarded defenses. They fell down big and threw the ball all over the field to almost complete a huge comeback. The Patriots are a very good team and just need their running backs to solve their fumbling issues to make another long playoff run with the Stetson Man at the helm.


The Falcons took a big stride in what can be seen as a statement game, as if a 12-2 team needed to make a statement. They shut out the Giants, a team who was a division leader going into Sunday and also put up 34 points on offense. Matt Ryan was amazing as he completed 23 of his 28 attempts for 270 yards and 3 scores. The running game was lackluster as they averaged 3.8 yards against a stingy run defense. The defense was also great as they held the Giants to 256 total yards. The Falcons have now positioned themselves well for the playoffs and they want to make a statement this time as they have floundered in previous trips.


The New Orleans Saints jumped 4 spots in the rankings after they walloped the Tampa bay Buccaneers 41-0. The defense has really gotten better after the horrid start to the season and they have strung together a couple of wins, just not enough to keep them in the playoff hunt. The Saints offense and Drew Brees were clicking on all cylinders yet again and their offensive effectiveness is second only to the New England Patriots.


The other side of the coin had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who fell five spots after being absolutely dismantled. Josh Freeman turned the ball over 5 times and the rookie sensation Doug Martin was held under 2 yards a carry. Things got so bad that the Bucs eventually turned to Dan Orlovsky as the game was so far out of reach and Freeman continued to be allergic to the football. The Bucs defense has been so bad against the passing game that it has brought them down to 31st in our defensive rankings even though they are one of the strongest run defenses around.

 

 

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TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME SCORED BY NFL TEAM OFFENSES 
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.