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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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com

Week 13 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 13 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

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Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 13

 

 

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RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings

 

 

Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 2 - 11:05AM CT)

 

Aaron Rodgers - Pyro Character

1.         Aaron Rodgers (vs. Min) – I don’t know if that debacle last Sunday night was due to a highly-motivated Giants team or an under-motivated Green Bay squad but either way, Aaron Rodgers is going to have something to prove this Sunday. The motivation certainly won’t be lacking with the Pack going up against the inner-division rival Vikings, but Rodgers will have more than just a fight for the NFC North title going for him this weekend. First, he’ll have one of the better receivers in the league back in the lineup with Greg Jennings finally returning to action. Second, “Aaron it Out” has been awesome against the Vikings since 2009 averaging 308.7 yards and three TDs in six games during that span. With the WR band back together, I expect nothing less than a stellar showing from the reigning league MVP.


Matt Ryan - Pyro Character

2.         Matt Ryan (vs. NO, Thursday night) – Matt Ryan has been throwing the ball a ton of late as he’s tossed up four straight 300-yard games with an average of 352 yards per game over that span. The only issue here is that Ryan has thrown a TD pass in just two of those four games. That being said, Matt is having a fantastic season putting up five games with three or more TD passes and topping 300 yards on six occasions (had a 299-yard game as well). He is a must-play in a match-up with the Saints that has the looks of being another shootout. Three weeks ago when these two teams met, Ryan went off for 411 yards passing and three TDs (one INT) in the Falcons loss. The Saints—as has been discussed throughout the season—have a horrible defense and Ryan should be ready to take advantage of them once again. He’s thrown for an average of 378.3 yards and two TDs in his last three games against these guys with a low game of 351 yards. Basically, Ryan needs to be in your lineup this week.  FINAL STATISTICS:  18-for-33 – 165 yards – 1 TDs – 0 INTs  //  3 rushes - –2 yards - 0 TDs


Tom Brady - Pyro Character

3.         Tom Brady (at Mia) – Though it wasn’t totally needed in the Patriots 49-19 Thanksgiving blowout of the Jets, Brady still put up his second-best fantasy numbers of the year while also keeping his accuracy streak going as he now hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 190 pass attempts going back to the fourth quarter of Week 6. His top three games have all come on the road this season, which is where he’ll be in Week 13 as the Pats travel down to Miami to take on the Dolphins. Last year in Miami, Brady had his best game of the season throwing for 517 yards and four TDs. Though he won’t equal those numbers, he should be able to toss up at least 300 yards and three TDs with the Dolphins’ pass D being their weak link.


Drew Brees - Pyro Character

4.         Drew Brees (at Atl, Thursday night) – Drew Brees has not had a 300-yard passing game since Week 8 at Tampa Bay and in that span of five games, he’s averaging just 247 yards passing a game. However, Brees has been making up for the lack of yardage with TD passes of late, as he’s also averaged 2.6 TDs in those five games with three a piece in each of the last three weeks. The best game he had during that span was three weeks ago against the Falcons when he threw for 298 yards and three TDs (one INT) in the Saints home win. Brees has had a lot of success against the Falcons in his career as he’s averaged 314 yards and 2.6 TDs in their last seven meetings and will be looking to dominate them again on Thursday Night. Brees can sometimes have a bit of trouble when he leaves the confines of the Superdome, but heading to another dome in Atlanta has proven to be a home away from home for the guy, so you have to consider Brees a must-start in this game.  FINAL STATISTICS:  28-for-50 – 341 yards – 0 TDs – 5 INTs  //  0 rushes - 0 yards - 0 TDs


Matthew Stafford - Pyro Character

5.         Matthew Stafford (vs. Ind) – Here comes the “Second-Half Staff push, fellas. After a super-slow start to the season, Stafford has now been in the top-five fantasy scorers in three of the past five weeks and has made his way up to eighth on the overall totem pole. The addition-by-subtraction move the Lions made last week concerning the Titus Young suspension and Ryan Broyles insertion into the starting lineup could be the catalyst Stafford needed to get back to where he belongs—in the top-five fantasy QBs. We’ll see for sure this weekend with the Lions playing at home against a very beatable Colts secondary. Detroit isn’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs just yet, but it’s close enough where I expect Matty to let loose a little bit and start whirling the ball all over the place—which can end up being a good thing for fantasy owners.


Peyton Manning - Pyro Character

6.         Peyton Manning (vs. TB) – Peyton Manning has been a man possessed in his return to the field this season averaging 296.4 yards and 2.4 TDs in 11 games. He’s thrown for the third-most TDs and has the third-highest Passer Rating thus far while leading the Broncos to an AFC West-leading 8-3 mark. Last week was a big test for him playing without starting RB Willis McGahee, but as expected, he passed with flying colors throwing for 285 yards and two TDs in the Donkey’s win. This week he’ll take on a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the most passing yards per game (316) and eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. He COULD turn in the top fantasy game of the week here, but with Tampa playing a bit better of late, I’m tentatively expecting mere mid-range QB1 numbers from the four-time league MVP.


Robert Griffin III - Pyro Character

7.         Robert Griffin III (vs. NYG, Monday night) – What a fantasy juggernaut this kid is. Robert Griffin has dipped below 23 fantasy points in a game just three times all season and has now thrown for four TDs in each of his last two games (both wins over divisional foes; Philly and Dallas). This week he’ll be at home against a Giants team he lost to back in Week 7, though he was still able to throw for 258 yards and two TDs while also running for an additional 89 yards. New York has only been so-so against the pass this season allowing the 14th-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs, but they’ve normally been great after their bye week as they showed last Sunday night against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. RGIII, however, is a horse of a different color in this league and should be able to battle out some QB1 fantasy numbers when all is said and done.


Tony Romo - Pyro Character

8.         Tony Romo (vs. Phi, Sunday night) – The fantasy stars were aligned for Tony Romo against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving, even if the real life stars were crashing down all over Dallas Cowboys. His 441 yards passing were a bit more than I expected, but the three TDs he tossed up weren’t as he was due for the yearly fantasy outburst that puts him right around the top-ten region. This week he’ll be facing off against another divisional foe when he takes on a down-and-out Eagles team on Sunday night. The Eagles looked absolutely awful against an offensively-challenged Carolina Panthers last Monday, so there’s no reason to believe that Romo be able to outdo his production from their last matchup in Week 10 when he threw for 209 yards and two TDs.


Eli Manning - Pyro Character

9.         Eli Manning (at Was, Monday night) – Finally! After tossing up just two TDs in his last five games and ZERO in his last three, Eli Manning came out of his rut to toss for 249 yards and three TDs against the Packers last Monday night. Does this mean his fantasy season is about to turn around? It might, and will certainly be helped out going up against one of the worst pass defense in the league this Monday night. In fact, Manning’s last 300-yard game came against the Redskins back in Week 7, so he’ll at least have the confidence to make it happen. If he needs any more confidence, all he has to do is look at the to-date statistics as Washington has allowed the most passing TDs in the NFL this year as well as the third-most fantasy points to opposing QBs. These inner-division games change things up a bit, as shown by Eli’s two total TD passes in his last five games against these guys, but I believe he overcomes his past after the confidence-builder he put up last week.


Andy Dalton - Pyro Character

10.       Andy Dalton (at SD) – Andy Dalton is slowly becoming a bit of a fantasy stud as he now has six games with 20 or more fantasy points on the season and seven games with three or more total TDs. He’s accomplished both in each of the last three weeks with his last two coming against teams from the same division as his opponent this Sunday, the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have been a bit up-and-down against the pass this year and are currently right in the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to QBs. However, they’ve been nailed by the injury bug yet again of late and are giving up a ton in the secondary because of it. Look for Dalton to put in another nice low-end QB1 performance this weekend.



Quarterbacks 11-32

 

 

11.       Cam Newton (at KC)


12.       Andrew Luck (at Det)


13.       Colin Kaepernick (at StL)


14.       Chad Henne (at Buf)


15.       Matt Schaub (at Ten)


16.       Carson Palmer (vs. Cle)


17.       Ryan Tannehill (vs. NE)


18.       Brandon Weeden (at Oak)


19.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Jax)


20.       Josh Freeman (at Den)


21.       Philip Rivers (vs. Cin)


22.       Jake Locker (vs. Hou)


23.       Joe Flacco (vs. Pit)


24.       Sam Bradford (vs. SF)


25.       Mark Sanchez (vs. Ari) 


26.       Russell Wilson (at Chi)


27.       Jay Cutler (vs. Sea)


28.       Christian Ponder (at GB)


29.       Nick Foles (at Dal, Sunday night)


30.       Ryan Lindley (vs. NYJ)


31.       Charlie Batch (at Bal)


32.       Brady Quinn (vs. Car)

 

 

 

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