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Eddie Lacy

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle's Crowded Backfield


Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls ankle injury will hold him out of week 2 preseason action on Friday. It’s being called a minor injury and Eddie Lacy is now expected to be the starting tailback for the second preseason game.

Fantasy Goo: When it was first announced that Rawls would get the start I thought nothing of it, teams usually rest their banged-up players week 2 anyway. Week 3 is what we really care about, but if they’re resting Rawls this week that becomes somewhat questionable. We should probably consider this a full blown committee at this point, in which case you can read our “League Winners” article to see who I think is worthy of drafting in this backfield.


08/17/17, 09:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle's Crowded Backfield


Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls ankle injury will hold him out of week 2 preseason action on Friday. It’s being called a minor injury and Eddie Lacy is now expected to be the starting tailback for the second preseason game.

Fantasy Goo: When it was first announced that Rawls would get the start I thought nothing of it, teams usually rest their banged-up players week 2 anyway. Week 3 is what we really care about, but if they’re resting Rawls this week that becomes somewhat questionable. We should probably consider this a full blown committee at this point, in which case you can read our “League Winners” article to see who I think is worthy of drafting in this backfield.


08/17/17, 09:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

Indy Needs Some Luck


There has been quite a bit of concern about Andrew Luck’s availability to start the season on the active roster after offseason surgery. Hartbeat points out that, “Colts seem confident in Luck for week 1 as they haven't changed their playbook.” There is a concern about his offensive line though as starting C Ryan Kelly is likely to find himself on the designated IR for return after foot surgery.

Fantasy Goo: Luck put together a 2016 season with a career best 71.2 QBR and a 92.4 PFF grade. If he’s healthy he’s a must start, and his ADP has fallen nearly two rounds since August first. He is now being drafted as the eighth QB off the board. Check out the Draft Kit vol.3 to get the full goo.


08/17/17, 08:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers

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08/17/17, 10:10 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: pyromaniac.com


Curtis Samuel

Carolina Panthers

Samuel Back in Pads


Curtis Samuel was back in full pads for today's practice (Wednesday), he has missed almost all of training camp with a hamstring problem that began as a issue in the spring. He's been out for so long that it's hard to see him having a immediate early-season role.

Fantasy Goo: Samuel is the ultimate utility knife if he can get healthy, he can pick up the big plays vacated by Ginn and match anything fellow rookie McCaffrey does in the passing game.


08/16/17, 08:15 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ty Montgomery

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Rookie's on Display


“Ty Montgomery’s likely absence from Saturday night’s preseason game at Washington will put an even bigger spotlight on the depth-chart battle involving three of Green Bay’s third-day draft picks. Williams is the front-runner in part because he’s shown the best aptitude for pass protection in the backfield. Jones has displayed a different gear in the open field that he’d love to show off in a game if he gets a crease. Mays is the best example of compact power, at 5-10 and 230 pounds.”

Fantasy Goo:Ty performed very well last year with the 3rd best juke rate of 34% and the best yards per contact per touch of all RBs at 2.8. The issue with Montgomery is Jamaal Williams is in line to take away the short yardage work and it’s unclear what type of volume Ty can handle as he rushed double digits in only 1 game.


08/16/17, 07:58 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.packers.com


Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Rookie's on Display


“Ty Montgomery’s likely absence from Saturday night’s preseason game at Washington will put an even bigger spotlight on the depth-chart battle involving three of Green Bay’s third-day draft picks. Williams is the front-runner in part because he’s shown the best aptitude for pass protection in the backfield. Jones has displayed a different gear in the open field that he’d love to show off in a game if he gets a crease. Mays is the best example of compact power, at 5-10 and 230 pounds.”

Fantasy Goo:Ty performed very well last year with the 3rd best juke rate of 34% and the best yards per contact per touch of all RBs at 2.8. The issue with Montgomery is Jamaal Williams is in line to take away the short yardage work and it’s unclear what type of volume Ty can handle as he rushed double digits in only 1 game.


08/16/17, 07:58 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.packers.com


Jaron Brown

Arizona Cardinals

Jaron Number Two?


Larry Fitzgerald is the No. 1 wideout. Brown? “He’s No. 2 right now,” Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday.
“I’ve been here for a while,” Jaron Brown said. “Every camp is different. We obviously have injuries, and that gives me an opportunity. I just try to take advantage.

Fantasy Goo: I could see Jaron shooting up draft boards, and I like him as a last round dart throw, but this just makes that receiving corps all the more crowded. A torn ACL prevented Jaron from possibly breaking-out last year. Yesterday we thought JJ Nelson would emerge, I’m sure we will be re-visiting this regularly.


08/16/17, 04:21 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Cole Beasley

Dallas Cowboys

Beasley Under the Radar


NFL Next Gen Stats have revealed many of their numbers to the public recently. Hartbeat picked this one out on Twitter: Cole Beasley adding another advanced stat that he thrives in, Top 10 in separation among all pass catchers.

Fantasy Goo: Beasley was one of the most efficient weapons in the NFL last year. His Defense-adjusted Yards above Replacement and Defense-adjusted Value over Average ranked as 5th best among WRs. For more on Beasley and others check out the Pyro Pulse podcast episode 6, WR Tiers.


08/15/17, 05:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


John Brown

Arizona Cardinals

John Brown’s Health Back in Question


WR John Brown looking like sickle cell IS NOT being managed by the Cardinals. Could be another injury plagued season for Brown. Arians said WR John Brown not practicing full time is a concern (He's been participating in certain drills during practice).

Fantasy Goo: JJ Nelson was the WR11 in PPR scoring weeks 13-17, it appears as though we should be drafting Nelson as one of our late round flyers immediately. If the Brown news continues to be negative we will begin to see Nelson’s stock rise. Jaron Brown and Chad Williams are names we should also keep an eye on, but Arians has complained about their lack of performance publicly.


08/15/17, 04:28 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Maxx Williams

Baltimore Ravens

Maxx Looks Slow, Open Door for Watson


“Tight end Maxx Williams deserves a ton of credit for persevering through a serious knee surgery and getting back onto the field this summer. But in watching him run, it’s still pretty clear that he has a ways to go. He has bulked up and gotten considerably stronger, so it will be interesting to see whether he becomes more of a blocking tight end, assuming he’s on the season-opening roster.”

fantasy Goo: Ben Watson appears to be worth a last round flier. Denis Pitta was the number eight TE overall last year and he only scored 2 TD’s. Watson was the number 6 TE in 2015 with Drew Brees throwing him 6 TD’s.


08/15/17, 03:54 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.baltimoresun.com


Ryan Mathews

Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Matthews Released


After passing his physical earlier today, The Eagles have informed former starting RB Ryan Mathews that he's been released. This move was completely expected, the Eagles save a bunch of money by releasing him now.

Fantasy Goo: Hartbeat would like to see him land in: IND, SF, MIA or CHI (all backup roles). I think the Giants or Ravens should see what he has left in the tank, even if it’s just a few games Matthews is a talented back, he’s just been drenched with injuries. I don’t think the team that picks him up has to pay much for him.


08/15/17, 03:30 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Freeman in Concussion Protocol


Coach Quinn says Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol, will be ruled out for Sunday's game. This really means nothing if he’s back by next week, but if this lingers like Jay Ajayi’s concussion, Coleman might actually be worth his draft value in the sixth round.

Fantasy Goo: Despite being only 206 lbs he had the 3rd most RZ carries with 53. Although Coleman is an extremely strong receiver Freeman was still top 5 in catches among RBs on only a 63% snap share.


08/14/17, 04:34 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Fournette Battling Same Issues


Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette suffered a foot injury and HC Doug Marrone said team intends to be "careful with him." Fournette battled a recurring foot/ankle injury throughout his final season at LSU. It was a real problem most of the year.

Fantasy Goo: Fournette was clocked running 22.9 MPH at LSU last season, for reference Tyreek Hill was the NFLs fastest player at 23.2MPH. It appears as though Jacksonville is being cautious, but rookies need to get on the field and learn the nuances of the NFL, especially pass blocking.


08/14/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Matthews

Buffalo Bills

Matthews Must Play With Pain


Bills' WR Jordan Mathews has what team is calling "a chip fracture in his sternum" and is week to week.
The good news is that it’s just a pain tolerance issue. The bad news is that it can be pretty painful.

Fantasy Goo: Matthews move to Buffalo had very little effect on his projections, but with lack of practice with his new team he will almost certainly get off to a slow start. Check the Pyro Pulse Podcast (Ep.5) to get the hot, sticky goo on how this affects the value of the other Bills and Eagles skill players.


08/14/17, 03:29 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Marqise Lee

Jacksonville Jaguars

Lee High Ankle Sprain Opens Door for Hurns, Again


Jaguars WR Marqise Lee suffered a high-ankle sprain, source said. He'll push hard to be ready for Week 1, but caution could push it back.

Fantasy Goo: Lee was the 39th overall pick of the 2014 draft. In 2016 he caught a career-high 63 passes for 851 yards and three touchdowns. He was finally healthy after continuous injuries the last two years. I think many would rank him higher if we could be sure that he has beaten Allen Hurns out for regular targets.


08/14/17, 02:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Reed

Washington Redskins

Reed Has "Special Shoes"


“Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said his new cleats and orthotics have made a difference for his sprained big toe. Reed said, "I'll be out there shortly." He remains on the PUP list.”

Fantasy Goo: Jay Gruden has made it very clear that the offense runs through Jordan Reed, this was never more prominent than when the Redskins let their two best WRs based on production walk this offseason. Reed has obviously red flags when it comes to injuries, he is one dirty hit away from a career ending concussion. When he is healthy, there is no TE that I would rather have, Reed has averaged the most fantasy points per game over the past two seasons and is targeted on a minimum of 15% of his routes.
For more see Hartbeat TE Gold Diggers vol.1


08/13/17, 08:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Shepard Back in Practice


“Just 11 days after he was carted off the practice field with an ankle injury fearing the worst, Shepard practiced fully with his teammates on Sunday. There appeared to be very few restrictions on the second-year receiver, who also didn't seem to be favoring his injured ankle at all.”

Fantasy Goo: Shepard finished second among rookie WRs in targets, catches, yards and touchdowns. In general, second year WRs see a jump in fantasy production by 16%, but Sterling is more likely to move in an inverse fashion. With the Giants bringing in Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, Shepard is the most likely to see a decrease in targets. See Hartbeat, WR Gold Diggers vol.1 for more.


08/13/17, 07:55 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robby Anderson

New York Jets

Robby With Early Bomb


With Enunwa out for the season the New York Jets will be looking for one of their young receivers to step-up. On their first drive Josh McCown connected with Robby Anderson for a 53 yard gain and finished the drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Charone Peake. Anderson finished the first half with three receptions for 71 yards.

Fantasy Goo: Anderson could be a nice late-round flyer, but this offense doesn’t project for much fire-power. Anderson projects for a 63/830/4 line and Peake is nothing more than a DFS GPP play or possible bye-week flyer.


08/13/17, 08:14 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce to Return Next Week


After the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid provided an update on a few of those guys, specifically Travis Kelce. “They are close,” Reid noted of those three guys. “(They will) potentially get some work this next week, we’ll just see how it goes. They’ve got a big rehab session (Saturday), so we’ll see.”

Fantasy Goo: Since he fractured his patella in 2013 and missed his entire rookie campaign, Kelce has not missed a game. Kelce led all TEs last season in fantasy points, but he also thrived under advanced metrics, also leading the league in Success Rate on 65% of his plays. – Hartbeat
I five games without Maclin on the field over the past two years Kelce averages 2.76 more PPR points per game even though he did not score a TD in any of them.


08/12/17, 07:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Ajayi Still in Concussion Protocol


Running backs coach Danny Barrett believes Kenyan Drake could be an every-down back if Jay Ajayi misses multiple games. He said Drake is “more reliable, more dependable, being where he’s supposed to be – especially in our passing game”

Fantasy Goo: I’m not necessarily buying what they’re selling, but Ajayi out for 10 days so far does concern me. Gase was not happy with Ajayi to start last year and it was a work-ethic issue. A concussion requires medical clearance and cannot be put in the same category, but Gase seems to have the old-school mentality of, “you can’t make the club from the tub.” If Ajayi is out for any amount of time we can expect about a 50/50 split from Drake and Damien Williams, neither is built for work-horse carries.


08/12/17, 06:23 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kenyan Drake

Miami Dolphins

Ajayi Still in Concussion Protocol


Running backs coach Danny Barrett believes Kenyan Drake could be an every-down back if Jay Ajayi misses multiple games. He said Drake is “more reliable, more dependable, being where he’s supposed to be – especially in our passing game”

Fantasy Goo: I’m not necessarily buying what they’re selling, but Ajayi out for 10 days so far does concern me. Gase was not happy with Ajayi to start last year and it was a work-ethic issue. A concussion requires medical clearance and cannot be put in the same category, but Gase seems to have the old-school mentality of, “you can’t make the club from the tub.” If Ajayi is out for any amount of time we can expect about a 50/50 split from Drake and Damien Williams, neither is built for work-horse carries.


08/12/17, 06:23 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Matthews

Buffalo Bills

Bills replace Watkins with Jordan Matthews


“Bills acquired WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick from the Eagles in exchange for CB Ronald Darby.” I’m not quite sure what the Bills are thinking here, they now have three (Zay Jones, Anquan Boldin) receivers that play predominantly out of the slot.

Fantasy Goo: For Matthews this is pretty much a lateral move, if he continues to play from the slot. He is far more successful from the slot compared to playing the outside receiver positions. Podcast (Ep.5) to get the hot, sticky goo on how this affects the value of the other Bills and Eagles skill players.


08/11/17, 07:38 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

Thursday Night Fantasy Football - Week 14 - Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

Thursday Night Fantasy Football - Week 14 - Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

Posted by d-Rx on 12/03/12

by   The Archer


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Thursday Night Football - Week 14

Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders - 7:20pm CT on NFL Network

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

carson palmer pyro character - raiders

Carson PalmerPalmer has been throwing the pill very effectively lately as evidenced by his 306 yards passing per week average going back to week 6.  In those 8 games Palmer has at least 2 TD passes in 5 of those games.  The Raiders have not had a reliable running game all year and will continue to rely on Palmer and his passing the rest of the season.  The only real downside for Palmer is that he has only thrown for 3 or more TD passes twice all season. 

 


Fantasy Call – Palmer will be looking to exercise his demons against the Broncos, who are the only team that held him without a TD pass all season and also held him to 202 passing yards in Denver in week 4.  Palmer should be able to fair better in this matchup, but don’t expect a 3TD performance this week. 

 


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peyton manning pyro character

Peyton ManningWhat can you say about Peyton Manning, except he is back.  He is coming off his worst passing yardage game of the season with 242 yards, the lowest since his week 2 performance.  Now while it may have been a low in yardage for him, he still threw 3 TD passes.  Peyton had reeled off 5 straight 300-yard passing games, but since then has just 1 in his last 5 games. 

 


Fantasy Call – This game presents a great opportunity for Peyton to get back over 300 yards passing.  The Raiders defense has been one of the weakest in the NFL this season.  In their last matchup Manning completed 30 of 38 passes for 338 yards and 3 TD passes without an INT.  Manning should be licking his chops for this one and is a must start as always. 

 


 

RUNNING BACKS

 

darren mcfadden pyro character

Darren McFaddenMcFadden sat out again in week 13, but is expected to make his return against the Broncos.  McFadden has been hampered by an ankle injury, but he was not all that effective before the injury with only two 100-yard rushing games out of 8 on the season and only has 2 TD on the season. 


 

Fantasy Call – McFadden has been an absolute bust this season coming back against the Broncos is the not the best matchup for him.  In their previous meeting the Broncos held McFadden to 34 yards on 13 carries and 1 catch for 4 yards and 0 TD.  It would be a risk to start McFadden in this game, as they will most likely limit his carries if he does return. 


 

mike goodson pyro character

Mike GoodsonGoodson was inactive for a fourth straight game this week and it is not clear if he will be able to play on Thursday Night.  Goodson is a backup and has not had more than 4 carries in any game this season. 

 


Fantasy Call – Look somewhere else.  Even if he plays, he will not help your Fantasy team out.

 


marcel reece pyro character

Marcel ReeceReece is a do it all player for the Raiders and showed that last week.  He carried the ball 7 times for 36 yards and added 5 catches for 20 yards.  The Raiders moved Reece all over the field, as he spent time at running back, fullback and H-back and tight end.  This season he has been mostly used as a receiver, but had to step in with all the injuries the Raiders have had.  Reece only has 1 TD on the season. 


Fantasy Call – Reece is a good play in PPR leagues and should be active again in this game.  McFadden returning should not affect Reece all that much, as I expect him to be more active in the passing game.  Reece is still not a threat to score a TD, but could have 5+ catches.  In their last meeting Reece had 5 catches for 54 yards.

 



Jeremy Stewart – Stewart led the Raiders in carries and yards last week with 9 for 46 yards.  That nearly matched his total of 55 yards he had on the season coming in.  McFadden is due back this week, which should put a quick halt to Stewart’s development. 


Fantasy Call – With McFadden coming back, Stewart is not a recommended play this week.  If RUNDNP goes down again, then Stewart will have a chance the rest of the season.


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knowshon moreno pyro character

Knowshon MorenoMoreno got the start for the Broncos for the second week in a row and once again led the way amongst the running backs with 20 carries while adding 4 catches.  Moreno has not scored a TD since his return, but that could change this week. 


Fantasy Call – If there was a ever a game that you would want to start Moreno it would be this one against the Raiders.  The Raiders are giving up the 3rd most points to running backs on the season with an average yield of 22.8 points per game.  Moreno once again should be the main back for the Broncos, as he has done a good job in pass protection, and will be good for 25+ touches in this game.


ronnie hillman pyro character

Ronnie HillmanWith McGahee going down with an injury Hillman expected to see a larger workload, but he only has 8 carries total in the last 2 games and has not had a catch.  Hillman is still and will remain the backup to Moreno the rest of the way, unless Moreno gives the job away.


Fantasy Call – This is not a good spot for Hillman, as he expected to have more chances when McGahee went down, and even though the Raiders are horrible, it is still not recommended to start Hillman.


 


Lance Ball – Ball is the ultimate casualty to Moreno coming back as he only has 2 carries in the last 2 games and both of those came last week and ended with -2 yards. 


Fantasy Call – You should not have to ask…NO!!!


 

WIDE RECEIVERS 

 

darrius heyward-bey pyro character

Darrius Heyward-BeyDHB had a decent run during weeks 7-10 where he posted 342 yards on 19 catches with 2 TD.  The problem is that DHB was supposed to step up this season and that has not happened as he has yet to record a 100-yard game this season and only has 3 TD on the year.  The fact is that DHB has not taken the next step and has not had more than 5 catches in a game and does not have the confidence of his quarterback as shown by no double digit target games all season.


Fantasy Call – DHB is just not going to give you a game breaking performance.  If you are looking for 3-4 catches for 40-65 yards, then DHB is your guy,  Otherwise I would pass on him this week. 


 denarious moore pyro character

Denarious MooreMoore was breaking out earlier in the season during a 5 game stretch where he averaged 78 yards a game, with one 100-yard game and 4 TD.  In his last 3 games Moore has a total of 4 catches for 60 yards and 1 TD.  Moore is the most dynamic receiver for the Raiders and is receiver who is looked at in the redzone the most. 


Fantasy Call – Moore should expect to see a heavy dose of Champ Bailey this week, which hurts his value.  In their first meeting of the season Moore finished with 4 catches for 71 yards and was held without a TD.  Moore should still get opportunities to go deep a few times in this game and is still a strong start and will be looking to find the endzone against the Broncos for the first time in his career.


rod streater pyro character

Rod StreaterStreater is coming off his best game of the season against the Browns with 3 catches for 96 yards including a 64-yard TD pass.  Streater is a hit or miss receiver with more misses than hits.  Streater does have a lot of talent, but does not have the consistency to start on a weekly basis.


Fantasy Call – Streater is not recommended as a starter this week.  He is a player to keep an eye on for next season, but he is just too inconsistent to start at this point in the Fantasy season.


juron criner pyro character

Juron CrinerCriner is coming off of his career high in targets with 10 last week, but he only caught 4 of those for 26 yards.  Those 4 catches were also a career high for Criner.  Criner is a rookie who is developing and has potential, but he is still a long ways away from being a Fantasy threat.   

Fantasy Call – Uh…No.


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demaryius thomas pyro character

Demaryius ThomasThomas has been a beast this season and has been very happy with his quarterback Peyton Manning.  Thomas has five 100-yard games on the season, but has not had one in his last 3 games.  In those last 3 games, though, Thomas has 4 TD catches.  Thomas has 69 catches for 1,114 yards and 8 TD, which represents his breakout.  Thomas is the favorite target of Manning and should be trusted the rest of the season. 


Fantasy Call – Thomas is a must start this week and every week.  Thomas had 5 catches for 103 yards in his last meeting with the Raiders.  Thomas is looking to score a TD for a 4th game in row this week and the Raiders should give it to him.


eric decker pyro character

Eric DeckerDecker started out the season hot and was finding the endzone frequently.  Decker scored a TD in 5 straight games between weeks 4-9, including 2 TD grabs in weeks 8 and 9.  Since then Decker has only found the endzone once.  In that week 9 game, Decker had 8 catches for 99 yards and 2 TD.  In his next 4 games he has totaled 10 catches for 119 yards and 1 TD. 


Fantasy Call – Decker has been disappointing as of late and will look to get back on track against the Raiders.  In their first meeting Decker had 7 catches for 79 yards and a TD.  The problem for Decker is that Thomas has really emerged as of late and Decker has not been targeted nearly enough (19 targets over the last 4 games) to feel that this will be a breakout game for him. 


brandon stokley pyro character

Brandon StokleyStokley missed his first game of the season last week with a wrist and hip injury.  It is unclear if he is going to be able to play this Thursday.  Stokley has been a very consistent player this season, but has not had a game with more than 73 yards receiving on the year.  Stokley does have 5 TD grabs on the season, which has made his stat line look better.


Fantasy Call – If Stokley plays and you need 4 catches for 50 yards then he is your guy.  I would be looking elsewhere for options this week as the short week makes starting him more of a risk after not being able to play on Sunday.



Matt Willis – Willis stepped in with Stokley out last week and finished with 3 catches for 22 yards, both career highs for him.  He has not had a chance to see much of the field this season and if Stokley comes back then he will be lost in the shuffle. 


Fantasy Call – Come on Man!!!


 

TIGHT ENDS

 


Brandon Myers – We, especially me, have been talking about this guy all year.  Myers has broke onto the scene and is becoming one of the better tight ends in the game before our eyes.  Last week Myers made his first major impact of his career with 14 catches on 15 targets for 130 yards and a TD.  Myers has been so consistent all season long has added scoring TD to his repertoire with 4 TD in his last 5 games. 


Fantasy Call – Myers has at least 5 catches in 9 games this season and has had at least 5 catches a game over his last 5. Myers is becoming the favorite target of Carson Palmer and has not disappointed.  At this point if I owned him,  I would be starting him until he lets me down.


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Jacob Tamme – Tamme is coming off is best performance of the season last week with 9 catches for 89 yards.  Tamme has been consistent, but not to the level of Brandon Myers.  Tamme has 5 catches or more in only 4 games this season and last weeks 9 catches was the first over 5 since week 5.  Tamme also has only topped 50 yards in 3 games this season.


Fantasy Call – If Stokley is not playing in this game then Tamme becomes more of an option, but if Stokley does play I would avoid Tamme.  Tamme only had 2 TD catches on the season and does not get enough catches to effective in PPR leagues.  If Stokley is out and you are thin at tight end, then Tamme would be worth the start.

 

 

 

by Houdini