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December 16, 2017
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Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

Diggin' It and Thielen It


The Vikings have played five out of their last six games on the road. They return home this week to face a banged-up Bengals defense and Kyle Rudolph is out. Stefon Diggs has played in four home games this year. He has hit 27.7 and 40.3 on DK in two of them.

Fantasy Goo: Diggs has never played a game without Rudolph in the line-up, so we don’t really know how this will affect his targets. Cincinnati has been without both starting CB’s, but may get Dre Kirkpatrick back this week. I have Diggs as a WR2/Flex this week with Thielen being a solid WR1, must start.


12/15/17, 05:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Back in Action


Seahawks Weeks 1-9 (With Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 2nd
Explosive pass rate allowed:19th
Weeks 11-14 (Without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 22nd
Explosive pass rate allowed: 24th

Fantasy Goo: Robert Woods comes back this week, so I’m moving Watkins way down. Watkins production went up about 70% across the board with Woods out. Kupp’s production went up with Woods out as well, but even with Woods in the line-up he was second on the team in targets. Woods might need to knock some rust off after being out for three weeks so I have Woods and Kupp in the WR3/Flex range, and feel safe with starting either one.


12/15/17, 05:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jag's Starting JAG's


Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette missed his third straight day of practice today due to his quad injury. No practice all week.

Fantasy Goo: I expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the touches if Fournette doesn’t play, neither seems to be worth starting, but Houston has given up five rushing TD’s in the past three games (one to a QB).


12/15/17, 05:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears

Here Comes the BOOM!


Detroit is allowing 3.4 offensive touchdowns per game over the past five weeks, the most in the league, they have also allowed a rushing touchdown in eight straight games. Jordan Howard is tied for the most runs of 10 or more yards (30) on the season. Howard has had 12 100-yard rushing games in his first two seasons and he wasn’t even the starter the first four games last year.

Fantasy Goo: Howard is really boom-bust, he has yet to pair together fantasy RB1 weeks this year. He had a huge game last week and his match-up this week is just too sweet to think that he won’t be able to break this trend.


12/15/17, 05:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

In the Clear


Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

He’s pretty much ranked as the number three TE across the industry, but I think he lacks the boom upside we might think he has against the Giants. His production with Foles, back in 2013, was only slightly lower than his production this year. In the first nine games the Giants gave up a TD to a TE in every game. In the last four games the Giants have only given up one, to Jason Witten, who has historically torched the Giants, it was his only catch of the game. They even managed to keep Kelce out of the end-zone, I believe a couple of OPI’s were involved there and Kelce did get 109 yards receiving though. I believe Ertz is a prime candidate for 5/50/1, but I don’t expect him to win you your week or be worth paying up for in DFS.


12/15/17, 05:11 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Not Skipping a Beat


Carson Wentz is out for the season, and maybe some of Next season with a torn ACL. Over their first 24 games Foles has more TD’s, fewer INT’s, and more yards that Wentz has in his first 24 games. Foles was a Pro Bowler who threw 27 TD & 2 INT with the Eagles in 2013. The last time Nick Foles faced the Raiders, he threw for 7 TDs.

Fantasy Goo: I’m not saying there won’t be an adjustment period and I’m not trying to say the Eagles are better-off without Wentz, but Foles is a very capable back-up and if he can stir-up that 2013 magic the Eagles should be fine. Normally I’d say wait a week before starting Foles or any of the skill position players on the Eagles, but with it being week 15 and the match-up being a weak Giants defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


12/13/17, 03:59 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Lamar Miller

Houston Texans

Miller a Solid Cash Play on DFS


Miller will face the 49'ers, who according to Football Outsiders ranks 30th in Defensive DVOA.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Miller is 6th in total carries. In cash games, you want opportunity. Considering the 49'ers run one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, his carries, already in the top 10 in recent weeks, should see an increase.


12/10/17, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Gio Free Square


Gio is gets the starting role today as there as Mixon is out.

Fantasy Goo: The man is only $3100 on Draft Kings. The Baengals are home and 6 point favorites. The game script could easily favor the ground game, which means Gio should get plenty of touches to surpass 3X value.


12/10/17, 10:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Still in Concussion Protocol


Eagles still want to look at TE Zach Ertz and his concussion on Sunday, but he is considered doubtful for game vs. Rams even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Goo: Trey Burton has been a big name all week, going for 4 receptions for 42 yards after Ertz’s exit last week. Burton is a versatile athlete, but not a premier TE like Ertz. His good numbers came against Denver which is giving up the second most points to the TE position this year. Philly faces the Rams this week who are sixth best in fantasy points allowed. I'm not considering Burton a good stream this week.


12/10/17, 10:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Primed for Monday Return


Hogan has been out the past four weeks and has basically caused me a playoff berth in one of my dynasty leagues. If you’re still in it I’d get him into the line-up. With Gronk out Hogan should see a solid number of targets.


12/10/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

It's A Trap


Source says, if Cooper can cut at full speed and start and stop in pregame workout, they will use him on a limited basis or “pitch count.” Calls it a “very dramatic turnaround” from what team was expecting 48 hours ago.

Fantasy Goo: Total decoy move, I’m not starting him even if he is healthy enough to play. Cooper went for 11/210/2 when he faced the Chiefs in Week 7, so it is tempting to put him in, but you’ve got to figure that the Raiders want him in there just so the Chiefs have to play coverage his way and leave Crabtree in single coverage.


12/10/17, 10:01 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Lower Expectations This Week


Todd Gurley has just 1 TD over his last four games, but still has finished as RB6, RB16, RB8, and RB7 in those games. The TD came in the RB16 week. Insane usage AND efficiency from Gurley.

Fantasy Goo: He’s been the most consistent RB1 for the entire season, which is a nice turn-around from a disappointing 2016. He faces the Eagles this week who are second-best in fantasy points allowed to the RB position this year. I think we have to start him, but expectations must be lowered. He’s a fade in DFS this week.


12/09/17, 12:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns

Balls Flying Everywhere


Per @rotounderworld, 70% of DeShone Kizer's pass attempts have been catchable balls, the third-lowest rate among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts this season. Winds expected near 20 mph in Cleveland this week.

Fantasy Goo: I would not consider starting Kizer at any point this year, but the key question here is will he be able to get the ball anywhere near Josh Gordon. He was only able to catch 4 of the 11 balls thrown in his direction last week, but he was going against one of the top corners in the league. He was still able to rack up 85 yards, and had over 200 air-yards, so we can be confident the opportunity will be there. If I had him anywhere I would most likely start him and will probably have him ranked as a mid-range WR2.


12/09/17, 12:53 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals

Red Rocket Time


Andy Dalton’s finishes last 3 weeks: QB9, QB12, QB6. Over the last 3 wks he is QB 7.
This week he faces Chicago whose pass defense over the past 3 games is allowing a QBR of 103, a 68% completion percentage, and 6th highest passing percentage for 1st downs.

Fantasy Goo: Dalton is a viable streamer this week, but I hesitate to rank him in the top 12. If you’re in the playoffs you’re probably just riding with what got you there, but if you’re stuck with a questionable match-up Dalton is a solid option. Also consider that while Chicago’s defense has looked good most of the year, their best games have been at home, this game is in Cincinnati.


12/09/17, 12:50 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


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

Tim Tebow - Crucifixion & Resurrection

Tim Tebow - Crucifixion & Resurrection

Posted by d-Rx on 09/30/11

by   The Archer


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Tim Tebow - Crucifixion & Resurrection

 

Earlier this week, we put out our Pickups & Drops piece for this week and included Tim Tebow in the list as a QB we think, if available in your league is a good pick up. Whoa… the response we got on comments from our readers on Pyro®, Bleacher Report and Twitter was pretty harsh, a backlash of sorts.  I'm not sure if people love and/or hate this guy so much because of his hyper obvious affinity for religion, because he was so successful in college, or because people are just jealous of him and his life. But let me be clear, people are passionate about all things Tebow. More so than football player I've ever followed. The topic reminds me somewhat of Democrats vs. Republicans, it's just a lot less important to the success of our country and much more fun to talk about at the same time. Tebow is big shit, regardless of what happens to him in football in the future, this guy is a cultural phenomenon.  

 

As I write this article the Kyle Orton led Denver Broncos are 1-2, with their only win coming in a nail bitter to the Cincinnati Bengals, regarded by many as the worst team (franchise) in the NFL.  Their two loses came at the hands two less than stellar opponents in the Raiders and Titans, both also really close games. Orton has 5 TDs and 3 INTs and 2 fumbles, one 300 yard passing game and 2 under 200 yard performances. He hasn't been exactly terrible, but he hasn't shown that he can be the leader of a winning team. He seems to get turned around at various points of every game and make a couple really boneheaded plays. 

 

With the writing on the wall, and the Broncos looking certain to miss the playoffs again, Broncos fans are looking for some excitement and chanting Tebow's name early in every game so far this year. It's pretty obvious the franchise is in a pickle here, and regrets asking for too much in the Orton to Miami trade, because they aren't going to get jack squat for him now, and this "Tebow thing" is going to become more and more of a distraction to the team each week until they make a change. If they keep losing, which I expect them to, there next 2 games are against the Packers and Chargers, they have to see what else they are working with at the QB position- they will have to start Tim Tebow and let the kid learn on the job, or fall flat on his face trying. If he's not the answer, they need to determine that now and plan accordingly through the NFL draft, trade or free-agency.

 

I understand that Tim Tebow currently sits at #3 on the Denver Broncos depth chart, but he and not Brady Quinn will get the start when Elway and Fox decide to yank Kyle Orton. Tebow is a first round pick that cost them multiple picks, Orton was acquired for Jay Cutler, and as for the #2 QB Brady Quinn trade, Denver dearly wishes they had that one back… just check out the cover of Madden 12 if you don't believe me. The knock on Tebow is that he doesn't have the mechanics to get things done at the NFL level. The pundits claim his accuracy is poor and his throwing motion is too slow because the ball takes too long to get out (he brings it up from his hip). Really? I've watched this guy play a lot of games over the past 5 years and I'm not buying any of it. Most of the time I watch Tim, I'm shocked at how he can make these plays with his feet and how forceful he is on the move, the guy is so friggin' strong and sturdy. Whether he's running or throwing, it's Tebow's strength, size and foot speed that makes him great. His arm isn't the greatest, but I look at a lot of guys that succeed in the league that have succeeded in the league without coming into the league as the greatest passer. It's really unfathomable to me that people think that #15 is in over his head as a NFL QB, and I believe people are underestimating the skills of Tebsus Christ himself.

 

 

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Let's take a look at the 3 games that Tim started at QB last season, and take inventory on what he's done in game time against the best football players in the world. In his first start last year against the Oakland Raiders, Tim Tebow did something that only 2 other players had done in the 90 years the NFL has existed - he ran for a 40 yard TD and then threw for a 30 yard score in the same game. He did this in the first quarter of his first ever NFL start. Ok, this kid looks pretty good, seeing that the other 2 players were Mike Vick (2002) and Kordell Stewart (2000) - both freak athletes. In his first game as a pro Tim had a 100.5 passer rating, that 40 yard TD run and TD throw, zero interceptions and no fumbles. The Raiders won the game handedly, but that's more due to the fact that the turnstile Broncos defense let up 502 yards of offense, including TDs of 71 and 73 yards. Can't hang that one on Tim Tebow, rookie or not.

 

Ok, so, I know what you are thinking after reading about his first game in the NFL, there's no way this guy, a 2-time NCAA National Champion, and the only sophomore to ever to win a Heisman Trophy winner can play at this level… right? Wait, what the hell are you talking about? That's an amazing game if you ask me, seems to me that people want to crucify this kid and put him on the cross and hammer nails through his hands and feet to me. 

 

I told what he did in his first start, so let's look at his second game as a pro. Timmy led the Broncos to a comeback victory against the Houston Texans. The Broncos were down 17-0 at half and Tim thru for 308 yards passing and won the game on a 6-yard touchdown with 3 minutes to go in the 4th. He threw a 23 yard TD in that 4th quarter as well. Man this guy really sucks, how could he possibly lead an NFL team to a victory Meril!? Curse you Josh McDaniels. Again, he has himself another very solid second game and scored fantasy owners some nice points.

 

In the last game of the season Tim Tebow get's his third NFL start and faces the best December team in memory in the San Diego Chargers. Tebow almost had another amazing comeback win, scoring on another 6 yard run, this time with 26 seconds left. He came up 5 points short, but ran for 94 yards and had over 200 yards passing. The Broncos lost to the Chargers by 21 points in week 11 with Kyle Orton running the show. Seems to me the Tim had a better showing than Orton, the guy that many people are saying is obviously the better QB for the Broncos. 

 

What am I missing here? Orton is a smart guy, a solid QB, but you know what you get with him - the ceiling is set, and it's not Being John Malkovich low, but there's not much headroom. He's never started in a playoff game. He's never won a National Championship. He's never been ranked higher than 15th at the QB position in fantasy points (not that Tebow has either… yet) - his resume isn't exactly impressive. So Tebow has had 3 starts, and played really suprisingly well. So why do people want to hate on him and pronounce that he doesn't deserve a chance to show the Broncos what he can do. I certainly feel, he's afforded himself that opportunity, at least to have a season to show us what he's got.

 

It hasn't happened thus far, but the levee is going to break, and the team will have no choice but to take the bib off and let the young fella' play.

 

When that happens, whether he turns the team around or turns into a bust and is a slot receiver or scat back a year later - he'll score you fantasy football points. If he plays, and I feel he will, he'll be more than just fantasy football relevant, he'll be explosive because he can score on the ground. He had 6 TDs rushing on top of 5 throwing last year alone, that's impressive. As Dawgmaticå mentioned on our podcast this week, last year in his 3 starts Tebow averaged 2nd most fantasy points per outing at QB in the whole league, being only bested by Mike Vick. The guy can play. 

 

So, before asking us "how can I trust what you say if you are telling me to pick up Tim Tebow, the 3rd string QB on a shitty Broncos team"… look at the numbers, look at the setting in Denver, digest the person and believe in Tebsus and your sins will be forgiven. The resurrection of Tim Tebow is coming.

 

 

tim tebow billboard in denver - broncos fans

 

 

Merril Hoge vs. Tim Tebow

 

Here are a couple of quotes by Merril Hoge, obviously a guy that is steamed he was given a girls name, one of the lamest Chicago Bears I can remember. He sued the Bear's team doctor and won a $1.55 mil settlement because he tried to be a tough guy while the window to his playing career was slamming shut and pretended to be healthy enough to go, he played against advice and got hurt pretty bad in the process. Glad you are ok and alive guy, but you are a TLP (total loser putz) for sure.

 

“Sitting watching tape of Bronco offense from last year! Orton or Tebow? It’s embarrassing to think the Broncos could win with Tebow!!” -Hoge on ESPN 

 

“I just watched Tebow throw five out routes to a wide open wide receiver, He was 1-for-5! Two went in dirt two in the stands! That throwing motion he changed? You can’t change who you are! Just watched two throws and he throws like he did in college!! College credentials do not transfer to NFL, rah-rah speeches do not work! You must possess a skill set to play! Tebow struggles with accuracy!” -Hoge on ESPN 

 

Ok, so Merril is an obvious hater, which is fine, there are plenty of them out there... Merril Hoge's longest run, in 825 attempts as a "fullback" is 41 yards. Tim Tebow's longest run, in 43 attempts is 40 yards (as mentioned above, a TD). Merril Hoge had 34 touchdowns in a 114 game 8 year career. Tim Tebow has 11 in 9 games played (granted I understand he is a QB - work with me here, trying to sway the jury with any means possible, maybe I should have been a defense lawyer). I watched those 3 games too, and basically Merril Hoge can put a banana in his tailpipe, he doesn't know squat. I can't wait till he eats his words and Tebow is playing in a Pro Bowl. I really think it will happen sooner than later.

 

Tim Tebow's Response:

tim tebow merril tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/TimTebow/status/98927763821563904 

 

 

Why some people love Tim Tebow so much:

 

-He's might be a virgin waiting for his wedding night to consummate the marriage and finally go balls deep

-It's hard to imagine the kid doing anything mean to anyone

-He cries when he doesn't win his third straight NCAA championship, and the team rallies around him and actually feels bad for him

-He's a good guy, that stands for the right things and works hard at everything he does, he wants to be the best

-He's a pretty handsome guy for someone born in the Philippines 

-He's a winner

-He always has a smile on his face

-He's the proverbial first one in the film room and weight cage trying to get better

 

 

Why some people hate Tim Tebow so much:

 

-He does overly religious stuff, like being in a Anti-abortion commercial during the Super Bowl

-His Bible scripture eye black is now outlawed in college football

-He's seemingly perfect in many ways men want to be, making him the alpha male

-Chicks really seem to want to lose their virginity to Tebow

-He's in his tightey whities in the current Jockey commercials

-He works harder than we do, he gives more effort... he's a wonder boy

-He beat the crap out of your favorite college teams more than once

-He grew up priveleged

-He says all the right things and is so positive 

 

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This sign is hilarious... not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

 

by jock sniffer extraordinaire d-Rx®

 

 

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