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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

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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 Giants defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


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

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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

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6 (2017)

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ROGER LEWIS – WR – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

OBJ is out for the rest of the season and Lewis is going to see a major uptick in targets. He caught one pass on Sunday for a 29-yard touchdown, and it showed some nice early chemistry with Eli Manning. The Giants are still looking for a running game, so Lewis will see a lot of targets on a weekly basis going forward.

 

MARLON MACK – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES
The rookie was back after missing last week, and he was impressive. He finished with 91 yards and score on nine carries, and caught one pass for two yards. Mack nearly scored a second touchdown, but was ruled down at the one. Frank Gore is going to be sharing carries with Mack the rest of the way, as he brings electricity that has been missing from the Colts backfield.

 

NELSON AGHOLOR – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Agholor has been a big surprise this season, and he was at it again this week catching four passes for 93 yards with a long touchdown. The Eagles take more shots downfield than any other team, so while he might be hit or miss, he has a better chance to hit with the extra shots from Wentz.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dickson was a monster this week against the Lions, catching five passes for 175 yards. Obviously you can not count on him to give you this on a regular basis, but he has been showing a nice floor of at least 40 yards per game since taking over for the injured Greg Olsen.  

 

GEORGE KITTLE – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie tight end became a major target of Brian Hoyer down the stretch of their game against the Colts this week. He finished with seven catches for 83 yards and a score. The 49ers have been looking for someone to make plays from the tight end position, and it seems clear that the University of Iowa product will be that man the rest of the way.

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson finally showed some flash again this week, catching four passes for 80 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Palmer is spreading the ball around the offense, but Nelson is the best deep threat receiver that they have.

 

DION LEWIS – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rex Burkhead continues to miss games, and Lewis has gotten into a groove in the Pats offense. This week he had seven carries fro 53 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards. The more time Burkhead misses, the better the chance that Lewis can take over the role if he continues to play well.

 

COOPER KUPP – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kupp was pretty well held in check this week with just three receptions for 44 yards. He should have had a 20-yard touchdown catch to win the game for the Rams, but it went through his hands. There is still a lot of upside with Kupp, and the Rams offense is much improved this year.

 

JARON BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Brown had a hard time getting going this week, catching just three passes for 39 yards. The Cardinals had a hard time getting anything going this week; so don’t let this deter you on going after Brown.

 

WAYNE GALLMAN – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 38% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gallman continues to show well in his second game, carrying the ball 11 times for 57 yards, and caught five passes for 25 yards. Touchdowns are still going to be something that will be hard to come by, but it seems like Gallman should continue to see a decent amount of touches, and his workload could increase if he continues to show improvement.

 

ANDY DALTON – QB – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dalton started off with bang, connecting with A.J. Green on a 77-yard touchdown, but that was his only touchdown throw of the day. He had 328 passing yards with two interceptions, both of which could have been caught by A.J. Green. Dalton is still a solid option if you are hunting the waiver wire for weekly matchups.

 

DAVID NJOKU – TE – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie made two dazzling catches this week, including a one hander for a score. He finished with three receptions for 48 yards and the score. He is getting more involved in the Browns offense, and is one of the best playmakers that they have on the roster.

 

COLE BEASLEY – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Beasley was very active in the first half of this game, catching two touchdowns, but he did not do much else. He finished the game with four receptions for 23 yards with the two scores. He is a mismatch in the redzone, and after this performance he may get more looks down there.

 

JARED GOFF – QB – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goff had a tough matchup this week, and the numbers showed it, completing 22 of 45 passes for 288 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 22 yards, and he drove the Rams down the field and gave them a chance to win the game. This was against the Seahawks, so you have cut the kid some slack on the fantasy production this week.

 

MIKE WALLACE – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wallace showed his big play ability this week, catching three passes for 133 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Wallace is another hit or miss, but Flacco has been taking more shots downfield. Unfortunately Wallace does not do much else these days.

 

BRIAN HOYER – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a good matchup for Hoyer this week and he showed why, throwing for 353 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Hoyer is always there on the wire for all of you streamers. Next week may not be as appetizing facing the Redskins on the road.

 

AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Don’t sleep on Hooper just because he was on a bye this week. There are a lot of tight end options on the wire, and the benefit for Hooper is his big play ability.

 

AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS – TE – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

ASJ was not that impressive from a yardage standpoint, but he was targeted often and in the redzone. He caught six passes for 29 yards with a touchdown, but the Jets offense doesn’t offer a lot of fantasy production.

 

D’ONTA FOREMAN – RB – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

He has been getting consistent touches. We will see how he performs tonight against the Cheifs.

 

ALEX COLLINS – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES  

Collins worked as the second back behind Javorious Allen and finished with 12 carries for 55 yards. He is stuck in a secondary back role, but if Allen gets hurt it will be his backfield.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

We shall see how his chemistry is with Mitch Trubisky this Monday, and if the Bears offense is more effective under the rookie, Wright could be a nice add in deeper leagues.

 

ELIJAH MCGUIRE – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

McGuire was not impressive this week, running 11 times for 20 yards, and catching two passes for 10 yards. Bilal Powell left the game, so he should see an increased workload if Powell misses any time.

 

TORREY SMITH – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Torrey is and always will be boom or bust. This was a boom week, catching three passes for 70 yards with a long touchdown. Wentz takes a lot of shots downfield, but Smith needs to add more to the route tree to be counted on for consistent production.

 

JUJU SCHUSTER-SMITH – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

JuJu had a pretty quiet day until garbage time, and finished with four receptions for 48 yards.

 

BEN WATSON – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Watson did not do much of anything this week, catching two passes for two yards, although he was targeted in the redzone.

 

MITCH TRUBISKY – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie makes his debut against the Vikings this Monday. If he can impress against a good defense, he could be worth adding in deeper leagues, or two quarterback leagues.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kearse found the endzone this week, but he only caught four passes for 38 yards. The touchdowns are sporadic and he does not give you enough yards to truly be trusted.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continues to do just enough to stay on this list. He caught three passes for 51 yards, but is only an option in very deep leagues.

 

TYLER HIGBEE – TE – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Higbee had a nice game this week, catching four passes for 98 yards. He is a downfield threat as a tight end, and he is starting to develop a nice chemistry with Jared Goff. He is worth monitoring over the next few weeks

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

The speedster showed his speed this week, catching five passes for 116 yards. The only problem is that he is a hit or miss receiver and you more than likely to end up with misses.

 

DARREN FELLS – TE – LIONS – AVAILBLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fells caught two passes for 24 yards, and both went for scores. Don’t be fooled and don’t go run to pick him up…please!

 

 


 

 

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