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George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Kittle had a very average game this week catching four passes for 46 yards, but there could be some good news that came out of this game for him. C.J. Beathard has been named the starter for the rest of the season, and that was Kittle’s college quarterback, so you know there is immediate chemistry there that could pay nice dividends in the coming weeks


10/16/17, 05:36 PM CDT by Houdini

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Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Collins got the majority of the carries for the Ravens this week with 15 of them for 74 yards. He looks like he will be in a time share with Javorious Allen, but this was the first time we saw him take the majority of the carries, making him more interesting going forward.


10/16/17, 05:35 PM CDT by Houdini

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Austin Hooper

Atlanta Falcons

Waiver Wire Target


Without Sanu the Falcons leaned a lot more on Hooper, who finished with seven receptions for 48 yards. He is becoming a bigger part of the Falcons offense, and he has big play potential that makes him a worthy add.


10/16/17, 05:34 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ted Ginn Jr

New Orleans Saints

Waiver Wire Target


Ginn is the deep threat receiver for Drew Brees and they connected on a 20-yard score this week. Ginn finished with four receptions for 66 yards including that score. The Saints offense is lacking the big play and Ginn can provide the pop in the passing game.


10/16/17, 05:26 PM CDT by Houdini

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Samaje Perine

Washington Redskins

Waiver Wire Target


Perine finally found the endzone this week, but his final stat line was not that pretty with nine carries for just 23 yards and three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. Samaje has lacked the big play, which has limited him in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:25 PM CDT by Houdini

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D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Waiver Wire Target


Foreman got his customary 12 carries and this week gained 59 yards, but was once again held without a touchdown. He is getting a consistent workload, but he is not busting the big play to make him a worthy fantasy start.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


After a stellar week Wallace came back down to earth, catching three passes for 30 yards. Wallace is a boom or bust.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Kendall Wright

Chicago Bears

Waiver Wire Target


Wright was basically invisible this game with two catches for 36 yards, and did not make a catch until the third quarter. There is too much inconsistency in the Bears passing offense.


10/16/17, 05:22 PM CDT by Houdini

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Adam Humphries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Humphries continued to be a decent part of the passing game, catching six passes for 51 yards this week. He was able to do this with Ryan Fitzpatrick having to come in for Winston, so it shows that Humphries is a regular part of their offense.


10/16/17, 05:21 PM CDT by Houdini

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C.J. Beathard

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Beathard came in relief of Brian Hoyer, who was horrible, and finished with 245 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Kyle Shanahan has named Beathard the starting quarterback the rest of the season. He is only worth adding in deeper leagues, but he should also give you some yards on the ground.


10/16/17, 05:20 PM CDT by Houdini

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Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Waiver Wire Target


Agholor was scooped up in a lot of leagues last week, and he stayed hot this week catching four passes for 55 yards with another touchdown. Nelson has become a favorite target of Carson Wentz, and he is getting favorable matchups with Jeffery and Ertz drawing most of the defensive attention.


10/16/17, 05:19 PM CDT by Houdini

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Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys

Waiver Wire Target


Morris may already be taken in your league, but he will be sharing time with McFadden while Zeke sits on the sidelines. If you are in a deep league and need a flier, here he is.


10/16/17, 05:18 PM CDT by Houdini

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Orleans Darkwa

New York Giants

Waiver Wire Target


Darkwa is the Giant running back that has emerged as the lead back for the team. He torched the Broncos defense for 117 yards on 21 carries and caught one pass for 13 yards. He showed some nice burst and that will likely get him another big workload in their next game.


10/16/17, 05:14 PM CDT by Houdini

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Bennie Fowler

Denver Broncos

Waiver Wire Target


Fowler only had three receptions for 21 yards, but could be in line for a lot more work with the injury to Emmanuel Sanders. This is not a prolific passing attack, but he will start to seen enough targets to be added in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:13 PM CDT by Houdini

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Eli Manning

New York Giants

The Last Eli


Did you lose Aaron Rodgers in week 6? Do you have solid skill players carrying your squad, but are looking at the wire now for a QB for the stretch run in a deep league? You may want Eli Manning right now. He’s most likely sitting there on your waiver wire or can be traded for in exchange for some bantha fodder. (for the Star Wars fans. Waz up?) Nobody is going to want Manning after throwing for 128yds and 1TD in week 6. Then in week 7, have a match up with the Seahawks?! Hell no! Then a bye in week 8?! Forget that right?

Well....with the emergence of Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard probably returning after the bye for week 9, there may be a new hope for Manning owners looking ahead. Manning is a durable, 2 time SB champion who makes players around him better. He's been doing it well before OBJ was there. Manning made players like Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks studs. How did David Tyree’s career go after leaving Manning? He got rich, but that’s not the point, or is it? With Engram, Shepard, and after some more reps with Roger Lewis and company; Manning could have a solid weekly floor of 230yds and 2TDs. That may not sound sexy, but I’ve seen fantasy championships won with QB’s like Josh Freeman with similar production, as long as you have quality skill players around him.

The Giants schedule after they return in week 9 from their bye isn't too shabby: vs Rams, @49ers, vs Chiefs, @Redskins, @Raiders, and face the Cowboys, Eagles and @Cardinals in the fantasy playoffs.


10/16/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Pete Z

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A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans

Watson on pace for eternal greatness!


Deshaun Watson is currently on pace for 40 passing TDs. Needs just 12 more to break the NFL rookie record of Wilson and Manning. (1.2 TDs/G)

Watson is also on pace to be the only quarterback this season to rush for over 500 yards.


10/16/17, 11:33 AM CDT by Stagg Party

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Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

No Diggity


Stefon Diggs has been ruled out against the Packers for Week 6.

Fantasy Goo: Take him out of your lineup or get a goose egg from him.


10/15/17, 09:22 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Chris Conley

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Albert Wilson

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers

Mike to make his NFL Debut!


Mike Williams, who was the 7th overall pick by the LA Chargers in April will make his NFL debut today.

Fantasy Goo: Lot's of mouths to feed, and he'll be brought back slowly, keep your expectations low unless Tyrell or Keenen get hurt.


10/15/17, 09:12 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: twitter.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

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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