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January 19, 2018
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Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Tom Still Terrific?


Tom Brady was first listed on the team's injury report with an Achilles injury heading in to Week 11.
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating

Fantasy Goo: This should line up for a good week for Brady, Tennessee is 8th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, but just below average against QB’s. The Patriots are 13 point favorites on Saturday Night, if Brady doesn’t do it at home in prime-time then something is wrong.


01/09/18, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Primary Role Shifting


Saints have run 5 times at/inside opponent's 5-yard line over last 4 weeks (including playoffs):
Alvin Kamara 3 carries, Zach Line 1, Mark Ingram 1. Kamara was in on all 3 Saints run plays at/inside 5 vs. Panthers last week, including Line's 1-yard TD run.

Fantasy Goo: If you’re trying to decide between Kamara and Ingram for the playoff run, Kamara looks to be the much better play.


01/09/18, 07:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

It's A Trap


Jay Ajayi (knee) is practicing in full for the Divisional Round.

Fantasy Goo: Atlanta is 5th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s this year and they are more susceptible to pass-catching backs. Todd Gurley rushed 14 times for 101 yards in the Rams' Wild Card loss to the Falcons, adding four receptions for 10 additional yards. Ajayi might have been drafted before Gurley this year, but that was clearly a mistake. Ajayi has talent, but he’s far from a good option this week.


01/09/18, 07:16 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Back in Action


Chris Hogan (shoulder) is expected to return for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Titans.

Fantasy Goo: He’s going to take a couple of weeks to get in tune with the offense, I’m looking to save him until the Super Bowl if you’re in one of those one and done fantasy playoff tournaments.


01/09/18, 07:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Strength vs Strength


Saints RBs led NFL during regular season in receptions (9.0) and receiving yards (77.8) per game.
Vikings held opposing RBs to fewest yards per target (4.2) and 3rd-fewest yards per game (30.6).

Fantasy Goo: The Vikings have been absolutely sick in all aspects on defense this year. If the Saints are going to pull this one out it sounds like it’s going to have to be a Brees week, I’m not so sure he’s going to be the guy you want to start on the road this week.


01/09/18, 07:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

Not The Real McCoy


LeSean McCoy said if he plays Sunday, "I want to be able to cut well enough to where I don't have a lot of pain cutting. I just want to be close, or the best as far as 100 percent as I can get. The type of game like this, you got to lay it all on the line.”

Fantasy Goo: McCoy is a poor play against the Jags this week. The Jags strength on defense is against the pass (#1 in FP allowed), but they are still strong against the rush (11th). I’m not taking any Bills on fantasy playoff squads or in DFS this week.


01/04/18, 09:29 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Arrow Pointing Down


DeMarco Murray (knee) didn't practice again Thursday. Derrick Henry show ready to go.

Fantasy Goo: The way to attack KC is through the air, they rank 9th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s. They will most likely be in negative game script. KC hasn’t allowed any team to score over 20 points in Arrowhead all year.


01/04/18, 09:27 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Julio Jones

Atlanta Falcons

No Fly Zone


Julio Jones finished 11th in NFL in red-zone targets but caught only 5 of 19. He finished 4th in targets inside 10 but only caught 4 of 11.

Fantasy Goo: The Rams have a strong pass defense, especially against outside receivers, but are second worst in fantasy points allowed to RB’s. Freeman and Coleman are the only Falcons I am considering this week.


01/04/18, 09:25 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Under the Radar


In the first game with TJ Jones (shoulder) on IR last week, Kenny Golladay played 95% of snaps and led DET WRs with 8 targets.

Fantasy Goo: Marvin Jones has a history of shredding the Packers defense and is a solid play at $6500 on DK, but Golladay is half the price ($3300) and will probably see a similar number of targets. If Detroit had something to play for I’d be stacking the heck out of this game, but I still think it’s smart to have one of these guys in the line-up this week.


12/31/17, 09:46 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs

Rookie Debut


Patrick Mahomes was 2nd in PFF’s QB Rating when kept clean in preseason. He rushed for 744 yards, 22 TDs in his last two years at Texas Tech. Denver has allowed multiple passing TDs to six-straight QBs not named Petty or Brissett.

Fantasy Goo: The rookie was supposed to take over for Alex Smith much earlier this season, but Smith and the Chief’s came out firing on all cylinders and kept the rookie on the bench. Mahomes will get his chance this week as Smith gets a week off before the playoffs. Denver may be packing it in, but they still have one of the best defenses and I expect they will play more inspired this week against a division rival.


12/31/17, 09:32 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Wayne Gallman

New York Giants

Last Man Standing


Giants will be without Shepard (neck), Engram (ribs), and King (concussion) vs. WAS. Wayne Gallman has 9, 7, 8 target counts in last three weeks.

Fantasy Goo: Washington ranks 24th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s and Gallman is $4200 on DK. Feels like a great way to save and pay up at other positions.


12/31/17, 09:21 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Burfict Situation


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict ruled out for game Sunday at Baltimore because of shoulder injury.

Fantasy Goo: Collins becomes a solid RB1 this week. Cincinnati’s run defense is a sieve with Burfict out.


12/31/17, 09:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Akeem Hunt

Houston Texans

Akeem No Dream


Charcandrick West is out Sunday vs Denver with an illness. Akeem Hunt and Kareem Hunt only RBs on active roster for KC. It would be a surprise to see Kareem play much. That means a ton of Akeem Hunt and likely some De'Anthony Thomas on passing downs.

Fantasy Goo: Akeem is min price ($3000) on DK so the definition of a free-square, but there’s a reason he’s bounced around the NFL and never earned a starting role. Denver is 5th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, I’m not rostering Akeem when there are so many other options this week.


12/31/17, 09:17 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeAndre Hopkins

Houston Texans

Milestone Not Worth The Risk


Bill O'Brien on DeAndre Hopkins' status: 'Probably won't know up until game time'. Typically, we might classify this as coach-speak, but Hopkins has never missed a game, and is four catches away from 100 for the season. He's probably pushing hard to play.

Fantasy Goo: This is an awesome match-up for the Houston WR’s going against a very weak Indy pass defense, but there is really no reason for Hopkins to play, especially with the calf injury. At $8400 on DK he’s just way too pricey given this news. A sneaky start might be Will Fuller at $4300, he has 5 targets in each of the past three games and is coming off some difficult match-ups. Earlier in the season he was a superstar with Watson throwing the ball, but he has always had the big play in his arsenal no matter who the QB is.


12/29/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Dion Lewis

New England Patriots

Vultures Are Always Flying


James White (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice. White was absent for last week's win over Buffalo but should be out there against the Jets in Week 17. He ranks eighth among running backs with 56 catches this year.

Fantasy Goo: Lewis dominated last week with White and Burkhead out, even though Gillislee vultured a TD. I would imagine that White playing will take away the five receptions Lewis had last week and the Jets actually have a better rush defense than the Pats week 16 opponent (Buf). The Pats will be looking to lock-up home field advantage and won’t be resting their starters, but they will probably be looking to get everyone some work as they prep for the playoffs. Gillislee appears to be nursing a hammy and is not expected to play, but let’s not forget how White performed last year in the Super Bowl.


12/29/17, 09:47 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Pittsburgh Steelers

Stars Sitting


The Steelers Marcus Gilbert tells reporter Tim Benz that the Steelers won't play Ben Roethlisberger or Le'Veon Bell in finale vs. Cleveland. Landry Jones will be under center for Pittsburgh and Fitzgerald Toussaint and Stevan Ridley will form a thoroughly underwhelming RB committee against the Browns.

Fantasy Goo: Underwhelming is an understatement for these two backs, a highly respected fantasy website hasn’t even updated the news on these two since the pre-season and doesn’t even recognize them as being on the team. The one player of note in this is Martavis Bryant, The Alien averages over 17 ppr points per game with Landry at the helm as opposed to 8.4 ppg with other QB’s. He also has 5 TD’s in 5 home games with Landry. Granted most of this production comes from 2015 when they worked together often in the preseason, but Bryant could be a very sneaky GPP play this week.


12/29/17, 09:23 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Jacksonville Jaguars

Play To Win The Game


Despite already being locked into the AFC's No. 3 seed, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has no plans to rest starters in Sunday's game against the Titans. "Make no mistake about it, just so there is not a lot of talk during the week: When the players come in (Wednesday), we are talking about how we are going to play to win and do everything we possibly can to win this game, period," Marrone said. "I am not even thinking about what happens beyond that, and that is the way we are going to go about our business this week."

Fantasy Goo: I think it’s crazy of him to do, but I’m sure he has Tom Coughlin in his ear feeding him that old-school philosophy. Looks like Bortles, Fournette, Westbrook and Cole will be safe plays against a Titan’s team hoping to hold on to the sixth seed in the AFC.


12/26/17, 10:00 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Los Angeles Rams

Resting Starters


McVay hints that there will be Rams starters “who won’t play at all” on Sunday. The Rams are already locked into either the No. 3 or 4 seed in the NFC and will host a Wild Card round playoff game.

Fantasy Goo: Gurley, Goff, Woods, all sitting this week? That’s going to destroy so many hopes and dreams for teams that rode Gurley all year.


12/26/17, 09:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Grind It Out


Mike Mularkey said he's not ruling DeMarco Murray out just yet. He's day-to-day. The Titans are holding out hope to have him in limited role.

Fantasy Goo: They are really grinding him into the dirt if they play him this week. I didn’t see the injury, but it sounded pretty ugly from sources in the know. Keep away from him in whatever format you are playing this week, I’m giving Derick Henry a solid upgrade as the Titans are trying to hold on to the final playoff spot in the AFC.


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

Source: twitter.com

Philadelphia Eagles

All Locked Up


Pederson on playing Foles vs. Cowboys: “I’ve got to get him as many reps as he can and then be smart about it. Obviously, we have a lot of football left. Our season is really just beginning, quite honestly. We’ll be smart.”

Fantasy Goo: This is why you don’t play a championship game in week 17. I’m staying away from the Eagles regular starters, pretty much across the board, as they have a first round bye all locked up. Guys like Blount, Clement, and Nelson Agholor might have some DFS appeal, but we have to get closer to Sunday to see what they plan on doing.


12/26/17, 05:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.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

 


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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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