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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 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

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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

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

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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

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

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 14 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 14

 

 

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Thursday, Dec. 6 - 7:04PM CT)

 

Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

1.               Calvin Johnson (at GB, Sunday night) – It seems Calvin Johnson’s transformation back into the inhuman, space-wandering Megatron is complete. The minor malfunctions experienced through the first half of the season have long since been repaired, as his otherworldly fantasy numbers can henceforth be counted upon. Calvin is currently on pace for an NFL record 1,904 receiving yards, which would best Jerry Rice’s mark of 1,848 yards set in 1995. He would need 105.3 yards a game over the last quarter of the season to do it, but that number seems rather paltry with the way he’s been playing of late. This Sunday night, the Lions travel to Lambeau to face the NFC North-leading Packers. In 10 career games against Green Bay, Johnson has averaged 94.4 yards per game but what’s more, he’s also grabbed 11 TDs. In fact, he failed to score a touchdown in just two of those matchups, so there’s no reason to believe another prime WR1 performance won’t be coming this weekend.


Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

2.               Demaryius Thomas (at Oak, Thursday night) – Thomas has been a fantasy beast this season and is obviously very happy with his new quarterback, Peyton Manning. He has five 100-yard games on the season and though he hasn’t had one in the last three games, he was still able to give his fantasy owners four TD catches in that time. Over the course of the season, Demaryius has become Manning’s favorite target as he now has 69 catches for 1,114 yards and eight TDs on the year. In their first meeting with the Raiders, Thomas had five catches for 103 yards and though he failed to grab a touchdown in that game, he’s on a three-game scoring streak and should be able to extend it to a fourth this Thursday.  Thomas is a must-start this week and every week going forward as it seems he can be trusted for the remainder of the season.


Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

3.               Vincent Jackson (vs. Phi) – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—if there’s one thing Vincent Jackson does really well for his fantasy owners, it’s that he takes full advantage of poor pass defenses. The Philadelphia Eagles defense, though not bad on paper, have already mailed in the season and look about as lethargic as I’ve ever seen a defense in this league. They’ve allowed six touchdowns to wide receivers in the last three weeks alone and 28 or more points in all six games since their Week 7 bye. V-Jax has already reached the 1,000-yard mark for the season on a career-high 20.3 yards per catch and could actually improve on that number with as many big plays as the Eagles have surrendered of late.


A.J. Green - Pyro Character

4.               A.J. Green (vs. Dal) – Two weeks in a row without a touchdown? Absurd! What in the world is wrong with this guy?! Well, since he still leads the league in both touchdowns and fantasy points, then I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’s fine. This week, Green will take on a Dallas Cowboys pass defense that has played very well this season, but also seem to have a bit of trouble with the taller wide receivers of the league. A.J., of course, stands 6’4”, so though he may not go off for a ton of yards, I expect him to grab at least one red-zone touchdown before the final whistle blows.


Victor Cruz - Pyro Character

5.               Victor Cruz (vs. NO) – It’s been a tale of two seasons for the Meadowlands Magician in 2012 as his hot start through the Giants first seven games was followed up by a less than stellar last five weeks. His rise back into the elite, however, starts this Sunday with the abysmal New Orleans Saints pass defense coming to town. Cruz has always played better at home, but particularly so this season with averages of 6.2 catches, 86.8 yards and one TD through the team’s first six games in New Jersey. Though the Saints defense has played better of late, they still allow the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, so Cruz should be able to grab top-10 numbers this weekend. If you need a last bit of confidence here, I’ll also tell you that Victor had his best fantasy day of the season against the Saints last year when he grabbed nine balls for 157 yards and two TDs in their matchup.


Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

6.               Brandon Marshall (at Min) – Holy crap has Brandon Marshall been on fire this season! I figured on him being dominant at times considering his long-awaited return to play with Jay Cutler, but other than A.J. Green, Marshall might be the most consistent wide receiver in all of fantasy this season. He’s recorded double-digit targets in all but three games and has nine or more catches in six of them. Two weeks ago against this same Minnesota Vikings team, Brandon tied a season-high with 12 receptions on 17 targets, though he was unable to snag one for a touchdown. If he sees even close to that many looks again this time around, he should be able to get into the end zone and put up WR1 stats for the day.


Julio Jones - Pyro Character

7.               Julio Jones (at Car) – Julio Jones’ averages on the road this season pretty much say it all. In six games away from home, Jones has a monstrous weekly output of six catches for 102.3 yards and one touchdown per game. He’s had either 100 yards and/or a TD in five of those six games and should be able to make it a sixth this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Last year in Carolina, Jones had 103 yards and two TDs, numbers that could very well be matched in this one as the Panthers have had a tough time covering taller wide receivers all season long.


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

8.               Andre Johnson (at NE, Monday night) – Andre came back down to Earth against the Titans last weekend catching just five passes for 56 yards in the game. However, he wasn’t really needed for a Texans victory with the game well in hand by the middle of the second quarter. This week, however, will be a completely different story with the 11-1 Texans (6-0 on the road) traveling to Foxborough to take on a Patriots team with a six-game winning streak and the best point-differential (plus-170, Houston is second with plus-130) in the league. If the Patriots come out firing as usual, then the Texans will have to turn to the pass to stay within reach so look for ‘Dre to see a whole lot of love from Matt Schaub this Monday night. Considering the Patriots have allowed the fourth-most passing yards per game and seventh-most passing TDs this season, Johnson should be good for top-10 fantasy numbers here.


Dez Bryant - Pyro Character

9.               Dez Bryant (at Cin) – Dez Bryant is going pretty ballistic at this point as he’s now caught 29 balls for 475 yards and six touchdowns over the Cowboys last four games. Sick! He’s also catching nearly everything thrown his way, which is a major turn-around from being plagued by drops early on in his career. I’d have him up higher in my rankings this week if not for the strong play in the Bengals secondary this year. They’ve allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game this season and just one WR to go for 100 yards, but I believe Dez Bryant is one of the few wideouts in the NFL right now who can buck that trend. It’ll be tough, but Bryant should be able to put up WR1 numbers by the end of this game.


Reggie Wayne - Pyro Character

10.           Reggie Wayne (vs. Ten) – Reggie Wayne has now dropped to third in the league in receptions (88) behind Wes Welker (92) and Brandon Marshall (91), but he still leads them all in targets with a whopping 152 on the season (12.7 per game). He’s also third in receiving yards with 1,156, but he’s coming off his lowest total of the season going for just 51 yards against the Lions last weekend. However, this Sunday should be a good one for the old-timer with the Titans bringing their sub-par pass defense into town. Tennessee has given up the second-most passing TDs and seventh-most passing yards per game this year, so Reggie should be just fine there. Wayne also tends to play much better at home, so combined with the way Andrew Luck has been tossing the ball out there lately, I expect to see some of Wayne’s better numbers of 2012 this Sunday.



Wide Receivers 11-80

 

11.           Randall Cobb (vs. Det, Sunday night)


12.           Wes Welker (vs. Hou, Monday night)


13.           Roddy White (at Car)


14.           Torrey Smith (at Was)


15.           Greg Jennings (vs. Det, Sunday night)


16.           Hakeem Nicks (vs. NO)


17.           Chris Givens (at Buf)


18.           Pierre Garcon (vs. Bal)


19.           Marques Colston (at NYG)


20.           Eric Decker (at Oak, Thursday night)

 

21.           T.Y. Hilton (vs. Ten)


22.           Steve Smith (vs. Atl)


23.           Mike Wallace (vs. SD)


24.           Danario Alexander (at Pit)


25.           Lance Moore (at NYG) 


26.           Josh Gordon (vs. KC)


27.           Michael Crabtree (vs. Mia)

 

28.           Kenny Britt (at Ind)


29.           Mike Williams (vs. Phi)


30.           Golden Tate (vs. Ari)


31.           Miles Austin (at Cin)


32.           Larry Fitzgerald (at Sea)


33.           James Jones (vs. Det, Sunday night)


34.           Anquan Boldin (at Was)


35.           Sidney Rice (vs. Ari)


36.           Stevie Johnson (vs. StL)


37.           Jeremy Maclin (at TB)


38.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. Hou, Monday night)


39.           Nate Washington (at Ind)


40.           Donnie Avery (vs. Ten)


41.           Antonio Brown (vs. SD)


42.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. Den, Thursday night)


43.           Denarius Moore (vs. Den, Thursday night)


44.           Dwayne Bowe (at Cle)


45.           Kendall Wright (at Ind)


46.           Mike Thomas (at GB, Sunday night)


47.           Louis Murphy (vs. Atl)


48.           Jeremy Kerley (at Jax)


49.           Riley Cooper (at TB)


50.           Justin Blackmon (vs. NYJ)


51.           Malcom Floyd (at Pit)


52.           Davone Bess (at SF)


53.           Emmanuel Sanders (vs. SD)


54.           Jarius Wright (vs. Chi)


55.           Tiquan Underwood (vs. Phi)


56.           Donald Jones (vs. StL)


57.           Greg Little (vs. KC)


58.           Andrew Hawkins (vs. Dal)


59.           Kevin Walter (at NE, Monday night)

 

60.           Brandon Stokley (at Oak, Thursday night)


61.           Santana Moss (vs. Bal)


62.           Rueben Randle (vs. NO)


63.           Juron Criner (vs. Den, Thursday night)


64.           Brian Hartline (at SF)


65.           Jason Avant (at TB)


66.           Doug Baldwin (vs. Ari)


67.           Alshon Jeffery (at Min)


68.           Cole Beasley (at Cin)


69.           Rod Streater (vs. Den, Thursday night)


70.           LaVon Brazill (vs. Ten)


71.           Domenik Hixon (vs. NO)


72.           Michael Floyd (at Sea)


73.           Austin Pettis (at Buf)


74.           Jacoby Jones (at Was)


75.           T.J. Graham (vs. StL)


76.           Harry Douglas (at Car)


77.           Marvin Jones (vs. Dal)


78.           Jonathan Baldwin (at Cle)


79.           Mohamed Massaquoi (vs. KC)


80.           Joseph Morgan (at NYG)

 

 

 

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