Week 15
December 15, 2017


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Nick Foles

Kansas City Chiefs

Not Skipping a Beat

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Smoke and Mirrors

Over the last two games, Derrick Henry has faced 8+ in the box 76.92% and 72.73% of the time. He has averaged 7.83 YPC.

Fantasy Goo: His last two games were against Indy and Houston, while Indy is a bottom 5 defense in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, Houston is top 5. Henry had a 75yd run, with a minute left in the game while they were just trying to run-out the clock, against Houston which completely pads his stats. This week’s opponent, Arizona, is another tough opponent against the rush, I’m not betting on a big play from Henry again.

12/07/17, 06:13 PM CST by Wheeler

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Andre Ellington

Arizona Cardinals

Keep It In The Family

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans have placed wide receiver Bruce Ellington on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season. Ellington's been filling in for Will Fuller (ribs), and his absence will be felt, especially until Fuller's return.

Fantasy Goo: Fuller didn’t practice at all last week. Andre Ellington (Bruce’s cousin) attempted to play WR this year in Arizona, but couldn’t make the roster at that position. Don’t be surprised if the late season pick-up gives it another shot, Ellington had 5 receptions on 6 targets in week 13, for 59 yards.

12/05/17, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler

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Stephen Anderson

Houston Texans

Injuries Bread Opportunity

Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. This is his third concussion in a year. The 26-year-old's season is over and possibly his career as well. Stephen Anderson will take over starting tight end duties for the Texans in his place.

Fantasy Goo: The 49ers are next for Houston and SF has been giving up points to every position besides TE’s. Anderson is more of a hybrid WR/TE, the main reason he lacks playing time is because he’s not a good inline blocker. Anderson had 12 targets in week 13, I’d imagine we will see double digit targets again this week.

12/05/17, 07:28 PM CST by Wheeler

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Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Not on Empty Yet

To say Gore isn't a flashy player is an understatement, but continues to see solid volume, reaching at least 18 touches in four of the last five games. The Bills are near the bottom of the barrel against the run, and Gore should see his usual workload as long as the Colts can keep the game close.

Fantasy Goo: I haven’t touched him all year, but I have a feeling he has just enough left in him for one more big game. It could just as easily be a big game for Mack instead, but starting either will be a risky proposition in this inept offense, especially in your fantasy playoffs.

12/05/17, 07:26 PM CST by Wheeler

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Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

One Year Wonder

Matt Ryan has not finished as a top-8 fantasy QB once in 2017. Last year, Ryan finished as a top-8 fantasy QB in 9-of-16 (56.3%) contests.

Fantasy Goo: He certainly misses the Shanahan offense. In weeks 14 and 16 Ryan faces the Saints who have been slightly better than average against QB’s this year, and a tremendous improvement over last year. Week 15 he has a nice match-up against Tampa Bay, but it is on the road.

12/05/17, 07:24 PM CST by Wheeler

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Week 11 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 11 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 11/14/12

by   The Archer


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2012 Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers




Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 11



Bye Week Teams

Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans



QB Rankings  RB Rankings  TE Rankings



Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Sunday, Nov. 18 - 10:21AM CT)


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

1.             Calvin Johnson (vs. GB) – You could almost smell the burning filaments from the light bulb that went on over Calvin Johnson’s head this past Sunday. 12 catches, 207 yards and a touchdown later, we finally seem to have the fantasy machine formally known as Megatron back in our midst. The season hasn’t gone quite as planned for his millions of fantasy owners, but after nine games, Johnson now leads the league in receiving yards, is tied for fifth in receptions and is on pace for a career high 107 catches and 1732 yards. His two touchdowns and sixth-place ranking in fantasy points per game still leave something to be desired, but I expect both those numbers to rise this weekend when the Lions take on the rival Green Bay Packers. The Packers pass defense started out much improved, but has fallen off lately with their defense as a whole succumbing to the injury bug. In nine career matchups, Megatron has averaged 89 yards and over a touchdown per game against this team, numbers I fully expect him to exceed this Sunday.

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

2.             A.J. Green (at KC) – Is there no end to this man’s talent? I would say not after watching Green catch seven balls for 85 yards and a touchdown against constant New York Giants double-teams this past weekend. His touchdown catch not only brought his total to a league-leading nine on the season, but also extended his streak to a staggering eight straight games with a TD. This weekend he gets to go to Kansas City and face a Chiefs defense that has allowed the fewest receptions to wide receivers this year, but strangely the sixth-most touchdowns as well. Green has already shown that it doesn’t really matter which defense he has to face or how good the man covering him is, so I wouldn’t expect CB Brandon Flowers and the Chiefs to suddenly be able to put the clamps down on him either.

Roddy White - Pyro Character

3.             Roddy White (vs. Ari) – Roddy White sure looks to be over all those knee injuries that were hampering him the previous couple of years, doesn’t he. He simply looks faster than he has been in recent memory and obviously just as dominant, as he’s currently on pace for 96 catches, a career-high 1,463 yards and his second-highest fantasy points per game average. Now I don’t know if the Arizona Cardinals plan to shadow Roddy or Julio Jones with Patrick Peterson this Sunday, but with the way Roddy plays at home, I don’t think it will matter. White has put up either a touchdown or 100 yards (or both) in each of the Falcons four home games this season and as you might expect, double-digit fantasy points in each one as well. I expect this to be another gem of a week for his fantasy owners this Sunday.

Reggie Wayne - Pyro Character

4.             Reggie Wayne (at NE) – As usual, touchdowns have been a bit scarce for Reggie Wayne this season, but my oh my have his receptions and yardage made up for the deficiency. At the moment, Wayne leads the league in receptions (69) and targets (112), is second in receiving yards (931) and third in catches for 20 yards or more (16) even though his long on the season went for just 30 yards. It wouldn’t shock me to see Bill Belichick cater his defense to stopping Mr. Wayne this week as he’s done this sort of thing plenty of times before, but I don’t really think it’s going to matter too much with the telepathy going on between Reggie and Andrew Luck right now. With Wayne playing at such a high level this season, I expect him to surgically dissect this porous Patriots pass D for some seriously nice fantasy numbers this week.

Jordy Nelson - Pyro Character

5.             Jordy Nelson (at Det) – After a nice bye week to rest up his ankle, Jordy Nelson is set to get back in the lineup and play against the Detroit Lions this Sunday. Nelson was absolutely rolling before coming down with his ankle injury and in a game that has the looks of a shootout indoors in Detroit, there’s no reason to think he won’t be back playing at a high level again. In two games against the Lions last season, Nelson combined to put up 13 catches, 188 yards and three touchdowns. With the Lions secondary decimated by injury and unable to double-cover him due to the excellent play of Randall Cobb and James Jones, I fully expect Jordy to have one of those big games he tends to come through with from time to time.

Marques Colston - Pyro Character

6.             Marques Colston (at Oak) – Despite the recent lack of yardage and catches, Marques Colston is still on pace for career-highs in touchdowns (12) and fantasy points and second-bests in targets (142), receptions (84) and receiving yards (1,159). He also has seven touchdowns in his last six games and will now face a Raiders defense that gives away receiving TDs like they’re tootsie rolls on Halloween. Like I said, Colston’s receptions and yards have been down a bit lately, but in a game that could end up one of the biggest shootouts of the weekend, I believe this will be the week his numbers climb back up.


Randall Cobb - Pyro Character

7.             Randall Cobb (at Det) – This kid is really something else, isn’t he. Throughout the entire offseason, I repeatedly heard rumblings out of Green Bay saying that Cobb was a superstar in the making and that it would be nearly impossible to take him off the field for even one play. Well, it seems somebody in Packerland knows what he’s talking about as Cobb has shown to be all that and more so far this season. He’s pretty much the same type of player as Percy Harvin at this point and is actually just a few tenths of a point behind Percy in fantasy points per game. He’s been especially lethal over the last month or so as Randall has either had a touchdown or 100 yards in each of his last five games. I’d normally expect him to do well in a shootout type of game like this one should be, but since he’s playing indoors up in Detroit, I expect him and his electric legs to do even better than that.

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

8.             Demaryius Thomas (vs. SD) – Demaryius Thomas has obviously been a super-stud for his fantasy owners all year as he currently sits at fourth in the league with 891 receiving yards, eighth with 16.5 yards per catch, 10th with 54 receptions and most importantly, 6th in fantasy points per game. However, his first matchup against the San Diego Chargers this season wasn’t his best effort as he caught a season-low two balls for 37 yards, though his fantasy week was saved when one of those catches went for a touchdown. His numbers should increase in this one, though, seeing that Demaryius has three 100-yard games in four home contests so far this season.

Denarius Moore - Pyro Character

9.           Denarius Moore (vs. NO) – With as much as Carson Palmer seems to love him, Denarius Moore could easily end up with top-five fantasy numbers this weekend in a game that’s looking like a big-time shootout in the making. Moore has been targeted no less than eight times in each of his eight games played this season and has now caught a touchdown in his four of his last five. Sometimes it takes a little while for him to get going, but once he does, the kid is basically a human highlight reel every single week. The New Orleans Saints have allowed the second-most passing yards, third-most receiving touchdowns and most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season, so there’s really no reason not to have Denarius up here in the top-10.



Julio Jones - Pyro Character

10.           Julio Jones (vs. Ari) QUESTIONABLE - GAME-TIME DECISION – Even though he was out with a lower leg/ankle problem for half the game last weekend, the man formally known as the “Predator” (before shaving off his dreds) was still able to grab four balls for 75 yards against the Saints. If he had been healthy the whole game, I honestly believe he would have ended up with 150 yards and a TD. He simply looked that dominant. This weekend he returns home to play an Arizona Cardinals pass D that has a tendency to give up big games to wide receivers. If CB Patrick Peterson is sent out on the field to shadow Roddy White all game, Julio will be the one with gigantic numbers this Sunday. However, even if he tries to stick with Jones instead, I still believe the numbers will be there as Peterson has been regularly beaten of late by the likes of Michael Crabtree, Randall Cobb and James Jones.

Wide Receivers 11-80


11.           Eric Decker (vs. SD)

12.           Wes Welker (vs. Ind)

13.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. Ind)

14.           Dez Bryant (vs. Cle)

15.           Steve Smith (vs. TB)

16.           Larry Fitzgerald (at Atl)

17.           Andre Johnson (vs. Jax)

18.           Miles Austin (vs. Cle)

19.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. NO) - QUESTIONABLE - GAME-TIME DECISION

20.           Vincent Jackson (at Car)

21.           Jeremy Maclin (at Was)

22.           Brandon Marshall (at SF, Monday night)

23.           DeSean Jackson (at Was)

24.           Danny Amendola (vs. NYJ)

25.           Titus Young (vs. GB)

26.           James Jones (at Det)

27.           Stevie Johnson (vs. Mia, Thursday night) – 6 catches - 79 yards - 0 TDs

28.           Brian Hartline (at Buf, Thursday night) – 4 catches - 49 yards - 0 TDs

29.           Donald Jones (vs. Mia, Thursday night) – 2 catches - 11 yards - 0 TDs

30.           Mike Wallace (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

31.           Torrey Smith (at Pit, Sunday night)

32.           Dwayne Bowe (vs. Cin)

33.           Lance Moore (at Oak)

34.           Donnie Avery (at NE)

35.           Jeremy Kerley (at StL)

36.           T.Y. Hilton (at NE)

37.           Danario Alexander (at Den)

38.           Mike Williams (at Car)

39.           Malcom Floyd (at Den)

40.           Greg Little (at Dal)

41.           Rod Streater (vs. NO)

42.           Brandon LaFell (vs. TB)

43.           Pierre Garcon (vs. Phi)

44.           Anquan Boldin (at Pit, Sunday night)

45.           Josh Gordon (at Dal)

46.           Ryan Broyles (vs. GB)

47.           Cecil Shorts (at Hou)

48.           Andre Roberts (at Atl)

49.           Laurent Robinson (at Hou)

50.           Chris Givens (vs. NYJ)

51.           Michael Crabtree (vs. Chi, Monday night)

52.           Davone Bess (at Buf, Thursday night) – 6 catches - 50 yards - 1 TD

53.           Andrew Hawkins (at KC)

54.           Santana Moss (vs. Phi)

55.           Mohamed Sanu (at KC)

56.           Brandon Gibson (vs. NYJ)

57.           Alshon Jeffery (at SF, Monday night)

58.           Michael Floyd (at Atl)

59.           Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

60.           Riley Cooper (at Was)

61.           Kevin Walter (vs. Jax)

62.           Brandon Stokley (vs. SD)

63.           Harry Douglas (vs. Ari)

64.           Leonard Hankerson (vs. Phi)

65.           Travis Benjamin (at Dal)

66.           T.J. Graham (vs. Mia, Thursday night) – 2 catches - 5 yards - 0 TDs

67.           Derek Hagan (vs. NO)

68.           Mohamed Massaquoi (at Dal)

69.           Tiquan Underwood (at Car)

70.           Dexter McCluster (vs. Cin)

71.           Josh Morgan (vs. Phi)

72.           Jacoby Jones (at Pit, Sunday night)

73.           Damaris Johnson (at Was)

74.           Devery Henderson (at Oak)

75.           Brian Quick (vs. NYJ)

76.           Kevin Ogletree (vs. Cle)

77.           Justin Blackmon (at Hou)

78.           Mario Manningham (vs. Chi, Monday night)

79.           Earl Bennett (at SF, Monday night)

80.           Louis Murphy (vs. TB)




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