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Austin Seferian-Jenkins

New York Jets

ASJ Ready to Play?


Jets TE Will Tye (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 3 leaving Austin Seferian-Jenkins as the only healthy tight end with Jordan Leggett (doubtful, knee) and Eric Tomlinson (elbow) sidelined. Tye should play, but his status is going to lead to a larger workload for ASJ in his first game back.

Fantasy Goo: I’m buying into the renewed AS-J hype, dude is just a freak athlete that can change a game. He is also the only real option other than Kearse and McCown loves a TE. I believe I’m higher on him than any other expert so you might want to take this with a grain of salt, might be a week early on the hype train.


09/23/17, 09:04 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Target Monster


Ravens TE Maxx Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3. Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against Jacksonville.

Fantasy Goo: Ben Watson caught 8-of-8 targets for 91 yards last week, Maxx Williams also caught 4 passes on 4 targets. Flacco loves his TE’s, Watson should be the stream TE of the week with Maxx out, but Flacco needs to target him in the end-zone like Brees did two years ago.


09/23/17, 08:58 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nflmock.com


Alshon Jeffery

Philadelphia Eagles

Big Week Potential


The Giants will have to wait until Sunday morning to see if their top cornerback will suit up against the Eagles. Janoris Jenkins is in danger of missing his second straight game, with an ankle injury, and will be a game-time decision against the Eagles. Jenkins is listed as questionable, and hasn’t practiced all week, though he is scheduled to be a limited participant during a short session on Saturday.

Fantasy Goo: If Jenkins is out Alshon Jeffery becomes a must start in all formats, he’ll feast on Eli Apple who moves from slot CB to the outside. That also leaves a wide-open lane for Ertz to put up WR2 type numbers. Making him a viable flex play on DK if you are looking to spend up elsewhere.


09/23/17, 04:38 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Henry Begins Take-Over


Derrick Henry is expected to get a "significant workload" regardless of whether or not DeMarco Murray (questionable, hamstring) plays against the Seahawks in Week 3. Murray did get in a limited practice session on Friday, but even if he is active Henry out-touched him 14-10 in last week's win over the Jags while racking up a career-high 92 rushing yards.

Fantasy Goo: It's not a great match-up for Henry against Seattle, but his workload should be enough to consider starting him in all formats. If Murray is out Henry becomes a solid lock-it-in starter, that’s why he was going in the single-digit rounds in most drafts. If you have lazy owners in your league offer a trade for Henry and try to sell Murray while you have a chance.


09/22/17, 07:27 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Green Bay Packers

Targets Up for Grabs


Randall Cobb (chest) is listed as doubtful for Week 3 against the Bengals.
This should move Jordy Nelson into the slot with Geronimo Allison and Davante Adams as the Packers' outside receivers versus Cincinnati. Despite the Questionable tag, Nelson is fully expected to play against the Bengals after missing almost all of Week 2 with what he deemed a "charley horse." We can consider Cobb as "week to week."

Fantasy Goo: With the Packers target leader Randall Cobb (shoulder) listed as doubtful, Nelson should be locked and loaded into fantasy lineups as a WR1. Many DFS analysts are also eyeing Adams for a break-out game and I’ve seen Allison being scooped up in several dynasty/deep roster leagues.


09/22/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

New England Patriots

Pats Injury Report Always a Long List


Rex Burkhead (ribs) is out for Week 3 against the Texans. Chris Hogan (knee) and Amendola are questionable. Hogan was limited by a knee injury at practice this week but his status for Sunday has never been in doubt.

Fantasy Goo: Looks like Gillislee and Hogan should be solid plays this week. With Burkhead out both are in line to benefit greatly, Amendola could cut into Hogan just enough to knock him out of flex range though if he ends up playing.


09/22/17, 06:35 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys

At Least Two More Weeks of Zeke


The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has set a date for a hearing in the Zeke Elliott case: Oct. 2.
It will be two weeks before the court of appeals even hears the arguments from both sides. This thing could certainly get strung out and the suspension could come next season.

Fantasy Goo: If you have him you’re going to have to ride this out all season. His schedule eases some after week 4 so if the court denies the plea from the NFL you are going to reap rewards that you expected when you drafted him. Something in my gut tells me that he will serve some sort of suspension this year though, either way you’ll never get fair value for him in a trade and my gut feeling could just be because I’m a Giants fan. I don’t get the sense that it’s worth handcuffing him at this point either, just because we can’t be sure who the handcuff is yet.


09/22/17, 06:26 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sam Bradford

Minnesota Vikings

Sam Bradford (knee) Out for Sunday


Sam Bradford‘s knee could be a real problem. The Vikings quarterback is not expected to play on Sunday. Bradford will get a second opinion on his left knee from Dr. James Andrews, on Friday. Whenever I hear Dr. Andrews name red flags go up, because it always seems to mean more surgery, but Andrews has performed Bradford’s first two ACL surgeries, so he’s quite familiar with his medical history.

Fantasy Goo: Bradford being out is definitely a down-grade for Diggs, Thielen, and Rudolph with Keenum throwing the rock. Theilen gets the largest drop, averaging 9 more PPR points per game with Bradford in.


09/21/17, 08:09 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jimmy Graham

Seattle Seahawks

Jimmy Graham (ankle) DNP Thursday.


That makes it two missed practices in a row and he's shaping up to be very questionable for Week 3 against the Titans. The Seahawks have listed him on the injury report with an ankle injury, but the team did say he banged his knee in Week 2. If Graham can't play, Luke Wilson would likely fill in while the Seahawks run with more three-wide sets.

Fantasy Goo: Whenever Graham is out you have to look for Tyler Locket to get more targets. It’s only a five game sample, but Lockett averages six more PPR points per game with Graham out.Pete Carroll came out Friday and said Graham, listed as questionable, should be fine for Sunday.


09/21/17, 07:37 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Chris Johnson

Arizona Cardinals

Johnson Back for Arizona


Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects Chris Johnson's carries to increase in Week 3. Chris Johnson rushed 11 times for 44 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Colts, out-playing Kerwynn Williams. It appears as though he is ready to run with starting duties during David Johnson's absence.

Fantasy Goo: We shouldn't expect more than an RB3 production, but he is worth scooping up in leagues where he remains un-owned (admittedly, probably not many). I’m looking to make some trades to clear roster space and grab him, bye weeks will be coming soon and he could end up with 15-20 carries some weeks.


09/21/17, 06:15 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nflmock.com


Chris Thompson

Washington Redskins

Thompson Flashes


Thompson only had three carries, but two of them went for scores, including a 61-yard scamper. He finished with six touches for 106 yards and two scores. Rob Kelley could miss time with the injury and Thompson is lightening in a bottle.

Fantasy Goo: Thompson is the back to own in PPR leagues, his floor is solid with the passing downs work and he will probably average five carries a game if Kelley (ribs) is out.


09/19/17, 07:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com


Chris Carson

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Backfield Jumble


Carson was the man at running back for the Seahawks, running the ball 20 times for 93 yards, and he caught one pass for 7 yards to give him 100 total yards on the day. Lacy is a non-factor, and Rawls does not look like he will be able to keep Carson from getting the Lion share of carries going forward.

Fantasy Goo: Carson will probably be the number one waiver add in your league, and if you have the number one pick you NEED to add Carson now.


09/19/17, 07:06 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com


D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

The Foreman Is On The Job


The Texans want to get Foreman more involved in the offense, and this week he had 12 carries for 40 yards. He is going to be in a 60/40 split with Lamar Miller, but there is upside if Miller goes down. His workload should only increase as the season moves along.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s still available, if you have space on your roster, and if you can wait a few weeks for him to take even more of the role, then this is your guy to grab. Foreman could emerge as the Texans primary back by the end of the year.


09/19/17, 07:03 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com


Rashard Higgins

Cleveland Browns

They Call Him "Hollywood"


Browns placed WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand. Coleman underwent surgery on his broken right hand Monday. Higgins played 54-of-71 snaps against the Ravens, 12 more than Kenny Britt. He also turned 11 targets into seven catches for 95 yards. He was just promoted off the practice squad on Saturday, so he could be a one hit wonder.

Fantasy Goo: Normally I would say to just put him on your watch list, but he could emerge into what we thought Kenny Britt would be. Britt is playing like he doesn’t give a crap right now, which is giving Higgins opportunity and with Coleman out for at least eight weeks there might not be anyone else to throw to.


09/19/17, 07:00 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Strong Out, Fuller In


Will Fuller (collarbone) returned to practice on Monday. It's a potential sign Fuller could return for Week 3. The Houston Chronicle reported in early August that Fuller would likely miss "2-3 months," but Fuller is an elite athlete in optimal condition, and he is capable of beating a lengthy timetable like that. The Texans also placed WR Jaelen Strong on waivers and the Jaguars have claimed him.

Fantasy Goo: It’s too bad the Texans still don’t have a QB. Fuller could add a valuable weapon for Watson, but I don’t see Watson being a productive QB that can maintain two WR’s with weekly fantasy value. Keep Fuller on the watch list just in case Watson proves he can produce or they shift to a free agent QB.


09/19/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals

Green looking forward to Green Bay


A.J. Green has struggled to get going this season, with 10 receptions for 141 yards and no touchdowns. This week he faces a Packers defense that could be without Mike Daniels and Ahmad Brooks. Julio Jones had 108 yards against the Packers last week, and without the pass rush of Daniels Green should be able to make more plays downfield this week. The Bengals are looking for their first touchdown of the season, and Dalton wants it to be a passing touchdown to A.J.


09/19/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell looking for a breakthrough against the Bears


Le'Veon has only totaled 138 yards with no scores through the first two weeks. Owners should be feeling good about his matchup this week against the Bears. Chicago is already without LB Jerrell Freeman, and last week lost his replacement Nick Kwiatkowski. The Bears are a mess and Bell should be able to exploit those weaknesses for big gains this week.


09/19/17, 06:52 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Carolina Panthers

Carolina In My Mind


Implied Team Totals: Panthers 25, Bills 18
Cam looked rusty last week, he was literally shaking his arm after passes like there was rust in his shoulder joint. Christian McCaffrey out-snapped Jonathan Stewart 70% to 43% in Week 1, but Stewart out-touched McCaffrey 20 to 18, and Stewart scored the backfield’s lone TD on a red-zone reception where McCaffrey served as a decoy. As Carolina is favored by a touchdown at home, this sets up as another positive-script game where Stewart can log a similar if not superior workload to his dynamic rookie counterpart, giving both Panthers backs RB2/flex appeal. I don’t like any of the receivers, Benjamin is only ranked within the startable range because of the implied opportunity and what should be a prime match-up.


09/17/17, 10:30 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo @ Carolina


Implied Team Totals: Panthers 25, Bills 18
Tyrod is a solid sit for me on the road against a strong Carolina defense that silenced the 49ers on the road last week. McCoy will get 25 or so carries so I’m starting him in season-long, but his upside is capped so he’s a fade in DFS this week. Charles Clay led Buffalo in targets and caught his eighth TD in 29 games as a Bill. Last year’s Panthers allowed the league’s second-most fantasy points to tight ends, a position to which their Cover-3 zone can be vulnerable.


09/17/17, 10:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

New England Patriots

New England @ New Orleans


Implied Team Totals: Patriots 31, Saints 25
Last year the Saints allowed the second-most points (454) and the most passing yards (4380), the Superdome is now known as football’s version of Coors Field for its elevation of offensive output. My top DFS plays are Brady, of course, Cooks in a revenge game, Gronk if you are ok with paying up at TE, and the way to get Gronk in a DK line-up is to play James White at RB2 or flex. White is cheap, and played the most snaps of the RB’s last week, he could have around 5 receptions for around 35-50yds and cross your fingers for a TD.


09/17/17, 10:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Week 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 15

 


QB Rankings  RB Rankings  TE Rankings

 

 

Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 16 - 10:55AM CT)

 

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

1.               A.J. Green (at Phi, Thursday night) – After a dismal three-catch, 44-yard game last weekend, Green has now gone three straight weeks without a TD after grabbing one in each of the Bengals previous nine games. He has also been held to just one 100-yard game in the last seven, but should be able to get back on track in the national spotlight this Thursday night. The Bengals are in desperate need for a big game out of A.J. here, and I believe he gives it to them against this bottom-feeding Eagles pass defense. In the last five weeks, Philadelphia has allowed the most touchdowns and third most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Green is a lock to put up top-tier numbers this Thursday.  FINAL STATISTICS:  6 catches - 57 yards - 1 TD


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

2.               Calvin Johnson (at Ari) – Though he caught 10 passes for the fourth time this season and put up over 100 yards for a sixth straight week, Calvin Johnson failed to get into the end zone against the Packers in Week 14, thus snapping his season-high four-game scoring streak. That being said, I fully expect a new one to be started this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. If the Lions could run the ball like the Seahawks, I might be fearful of Megatron’s involvement this week as the Cards can obviously be destroyed on the ground at this point. However, they can’t, so Stafford will undoubtedly turn to Johnson again to lead the team to victory… and he will.


Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

3.               Vincent Jackson (at NO) – Because it rang true again last week versus the Eagles decrepit pass D, I’ll say it one more time—if there’s one thing Vincent Jackson does super-duper well for his fantasy owners, it’s that he destroys poor pass defenses. The pass D he’ll be facing this week, the New Orleans Saints, had been progressing nicely over the last handful of games—that is, until they ran into Eli Manning and the Giants WR corps last weekend. Assuming he saw the game, V-Jax should be chomping at the bit to inflict his own damage on the Saints this Sunday, especially since he knows he can after putting up 216 yards and a touchdown against them in their first meeting. A repeat of those numbers isn’t likely, but I wouldn’t bet against it either.

 

 


Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

4.               Brandon Marshall (vs. GB) – Brandon Marshall now holds the top spot in fantasy scoring for wide receivers this season and is currently on one of the hottest tears of his seven-year career. Yes, the Green Bay Packers held him to a season-low 2.4 fantasy points (two catches for 24 yards) back in Week 2, but the Pack won’t have Charles Woodson as part of their double-team attack against Marshall this weekend, so all bets are off this time around. If Brandon sees close to the 16.7 targets he’s been averaging the last few weeks, I can all but guarantee his spot within the top ten fantasy scorers this Sunday.

 

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

5.               Demaryius Thomas (at Bal) – Even though he missed a full quarter with a shoulder injury against the Raiders last week, I was still a bit disappointed by Thomas’ final stat-line of five catches for 83 yards. I expected more, and I’m sure his many fantasy owners out there did as well. This week he’ll be in Baltimore taking on a Ravens pass D that has had trouble containing the opposing team’s top receiver ever since CB Lardarius Webb went down back in Week 6. Emotions will likely be running high in this game with the possible return of MLB Ray Lewis, so I expect the Ravens to come out firing and possibly take an early lead. If so, the Broncos will have to pass the ball to keep up, so Thomas will have his fair share of opportunities to score big fantasy points this Sunday.


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

6.               Andre Johnson (vs. Ind) – Though I’ve always been a huge fan of his, I’ll admit that Andre Johnson has surprised me a bit this year. At 31 years old, I thought his best playing days were certainly behind him and that he would continue his trend of missing at least a few games throughout the season. Obviously, I was wrong. I can’t say he’s a better player than he was in his prime, but he can definitely still come up with those big games we were all used to seeing back then. This week he comes home where he loves to play after being on the road the last three weeks. In fact, ‘Dre has averaged over eight receptions for 121.2 yards at home this season while also catching two of his three TDs there as well. The Texans may ride Arian Foster and Ben Tate for most of this game, but with the Colts allowing the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers this year, you have to think that Johnson will at least be able to do some damage himself as well.


Marques Colston - Pyro Character

7.               Marques Colston (vs. TB) – Colston hasn’t posted a 100-yard game since Week 5 and only has one touchdown in his last four games, but there’s nothing like a little home cookin’ against a pass defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season to turn his fortunes around. In fact, the Buccaneers have allowed 12 different receivers to put up double-digit fantasy points against them in their last eight games alone, so the opportunity for a big game is obviously there. The last time these two teams met back in Week 7, Colston grabbed seven of his 10 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown, numbers he should at least be able to repeat in this one.

 

Roddy White - Pyro Character

8.               Roddy White (vs. NYG) – Roddy had himself a top ten fantasy day last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers grabbing nine of his 11 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown. This week he’ll take on the same Giants team that knocked him out of the playoffs last season, so a little payback could be in order for the Super Bowl ring-less 31 year old here. White has had either a touchdown or 100 yards (or both) in eight of his last ten home games, so against a Giants pass D that has allowed the third most touchdowns, fourth most yards and fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, it wouldn’t shock me to see both come his way this weekend.



Josh Gordon - Pyro Character

9.               Josh Gordon (vs. Was) – There was never a doubt about Josh Gordon’s talent, that’s for sure. However, it was a major question as to how long it would take for his understanding of the professional game to catch up to his dominating skills. Not very long at all is the answer. Gordon is in the top-15 in fantasy points over the last three weeks as well as the top 10 in both receiving yards and receptions. This week, fantasy owners have the joy of watching him face a bottom-three pass defense with the Browns welcoming the Redskins to town. Washington doesn’t have a single man in their secondary with either the size or speed to cover Gordon, so it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to see the 21 year old phenom to put up his best fantasy numbers of the year here.


Victor Cruz - Pyro Character

10.           Victor Cruz (at Atl) – As I thought he would, Victor Cruz came back last week to post top ten fantasy numbers catching eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Although the Atlanta Falcons pass D has been far superior to the Saints’ this season, I believe Cruz has another top tier performance this weekend. With the Falcons being amongst the highest scoring teams in the league this season, the Giants will need to pass the ball to stay in the game, which should mean plenty of targets for young Mr. Cruz. With Eli Manning on a roll and the Giants fighting to stay atop the NFC East, Victor should be able to contribute to what I believe will be a high scoring affair indoors at the dome in Atlanta.



Wide Receivers 11-80

 

11.           Julio Jones (vs. NYG)


12.           Danario Alexander (vs. Car)


13.           Cecil Shorts (at Mia)


14.           Wes Welker (vs. SF, Sunday night)

 

15.           Steve Smith (at SD)


16.           Reggie Wayne (at Hou)


17.           Randall Cobb (at Chi)


18.           Lance Moore (vs. TB) 


19.           Dez Bryant (vs. Pit)


20.           Mike Wallace (at Dal)


21.           Michael Crabtree (at NE, Sunday night)


22.           Hakeem Nicks (at Atl)


23.           Mike Williams (at NO)


24.           Eric Decker (at Bal)


25.           Greg Jennings (at Chi)


26.           T.Y. Hilton (at Hou)


27.           Pierre Garcon (at Cle) 

 

28.           Danny Amendola (vs. Min)

 

29.           Denarius Moore (vs. KC)

 

30.           Justin Blackmon (at Mia)

 

31.           Stevie Johnson (vs. Sea)


32.           Kenny Britt (vs. NYJ, Monday night)


33.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. SF, Sunday night)


34.           Sidney Rice (at Buf)


35.           Malcom Floyd (vs. Car)


36.           Golden Tate (at Buf)


37.           Torrey Smith (vs. Den)


38.           Jeremy Maclin (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  4 catches - 73 yards - 0 TDs


39.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. KC)


40.           Chris Givens (vs. Min)


41.           Miles Austin (vs. Pit)


42.           Brian Hartline (vs. Jax)


43.           Jeremy Kerley (at Ten, Monday night) 

 

44.           Antonio Brown (at Dal) 

 

45.           Anquan Boldin (vs. Den)


46.           Kendall Wright (vs. NYJ, Monday night)


47.           Greg Little (vs. Was)


48.           Alshon Jeffery (vs. GB)


49.           Marvin Jones (at Phi, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs

 

50.           James Jones (at Chi)

 

51.           Rod Streater (vs. KC)


52.           Donnie Avery (at Hou)


53.           Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Det) 

 

54.           Nate Washington (vs. NYJ, Monday night)

 

55.           Santana Moss (at Cle) 

 

56.           Andrew Hawkins (at Phi, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs 

 

57.           Emmanuel Sanders (at Dal) 

 

58.           Jason Avant (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  3 catches - 44 yards - 0 TDs

 

59.           Brandon Stokley (at Bal)

 

60.           Randy Moss (at NE, Sunday night)


61.           Louis Murphy (at SD)

 

62.           Tiquan Underwood (at NO)

 

63.           Domenik Hixon (at Atl)


64.           Jonathan Baldwin (at Oak)


65.           Jarius Wright (at StL)


66.           Juron Criner (vs. KC)


67.           Brandon Gibson (vs. Min)


68.           Andre Roberts (vs. Det)


69.           Doug Baldwin (at Buf)


70.           Mike Thomas (at Ari)


71.           Riley Cooper (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  3 catches - 20 yards - 1 TD


72.           Donald Jones (vs. Sea)


73.           Joseph Morgan (vs. TB)


74.           Dexter McCluster (at Oak)


75.           Mohamed Massaquoi (vs. Was)


76.           Josh Morgan (at Cle)


77.           Lestar Jean (vs. Ind)


78.           Devery Henderson (vs. TB)


79.           LaVon Brazill (at Hou)


80.           Austin Pettis (vs. Min)

 

 

 

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