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January 18, 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 4 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 4 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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2012 Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

 

 

 

Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 4

 

(BYE:  Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)

 

 

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Friday, Sept. 28 - 9:59PM CT)


 

 

1.               Demaryius Thomas (vs. Oak) – Demaryius’ below average scoring output last week is nothing for owners to worry about. Houston’s lock-down cornerback, Johnathan Joseph, is the closest thing the NFL has to Darrelle Revis in that he pretty much shuts down every wide receiver he shadows. Demaryius won’t have to worry about that when he faces Oakland this Sunday. In fact, the Raiders top two corners have been out for a while now and their replacements have been so bad, they’ve been forced to experiment with putting Michael Huff, a career, seven-year veteran free safety, at left CB. Let’s put it this way:  Two weeks ago against Miami, WR Brian Hartline had nine catches for 111 yards… In his 42-game career beforehand, he had never topped 100 yards or made more than FIVE catches in any one game. Last week Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown combined for 15 catches, 210 yards and two TDs. I see Demaryius coming down with a large chunk of that this Sunday.


2.               Calvin Johnson (vs. Min) – Calvin may be a bit behind in his TD-count so far, but he’s actually on pace to have better overall numbers than last season. Sure, it’s unlikely he puts up 128 receptions for 1,968 yards, but my point is that it’s not his level of play that has suffered, just his opportunity for more TDs. This week he goes up against a highly susceptible Vikings pass D that’s actually been playing better, but hasn’t really been tested yet this year. Megatron will certainly do that and more this Sunday en route to his typical, high-end WR1 numbers.


3.               Julio Jones (vs. Car) – Julio hasn’t been as spectacular as his Week 1 numbers led people to believe he’d be this season, but he’s still fifth in the league in fantasy points and is one of only four wide receivers to have three TDs on this young season (there are actually SEVEN tight ends with 3+ TDs). Jones was active for just one game against the Panthers last season and made it count by grabbing three balls for 104 yards and two TDs. Carolina doesn’t seem to do well against bigger receivers, either, as 6’6” Ramses Barden torched them for 138 yards on nine receptions last weekend, so Jones could be in for a big game. My only concern is that Atlanta goes up big early on and hands the game over to Michael Turner/Jazquizz Rodgers to seal it, but my guess is that it will have been Julio who put them up so much in the first place, so no worries.


4.               Wes Welker (@ Buf) – The concerns about Wes Welker and his role in the Patriots offense this season were completely justified, but probably blown a bit out of proportion. This is still Wes Welker—probably the best, little slot receiver the league has ever seen—and he wasn’t likely to be held back for long. Over the last two games, the Slot Machine has 13 catches on 21 targets for 237 yards, numbers he’ll be counted on to add to big-time this weekend while Aaron Hernandez and Julian Edelman are both sidelined. Last year playing at Buffalo, Welker had the game of his life grabbing 16 passes for 217 yards and two TDs. I’m pretty sure Brady knows it as well.


5.               Andre Johnson (vs. Ten) – Andre made the most of his four targets against the Broncos catching two of them for 72 yards and a 60-yard TD last week. Though the Texans should have no problem running all over the Titans this weekend, they won’t have a problem throwing the ball either so I expect Johnson to be heavily involved. He has six touchdowns in his last six games against this team and now won’t even have to face Cortland Finnegan, so I’m going to chalk up his seventh in seven games right now. He may not get a ton of yards or catches with Houston queuing up the Foster/Tate show for an extended viewing, but then again, he could go ballistic in the first half and win you the week on his own.


6.               A.J. Green (@ Jax) – Green plays like a man among boys out there and he’s only been in the league for 18 games (missed one in 2011)!! He’s second in the league in total fantasy points (only because Torrey Smith already played this week) and in the top-5 in everything else except receptions where he stands at No. 7. Last year playing in Jacksonville, Green put up 90 yards and a TD—numbers he should at least equal in this one.


7.               Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Mia) – Fitz FINALLY got it going on last weekend against the Eagles catching all nine of his targets for 114 yards and a touchdown. I know a lot of people who were getting worried about him, but there was really no way one of the best five receivers in the history of the league was going to be held down for long. The 3-0 Cardinals go up against a Miami defense this week that’s been so tough against the run; they almost force the other team to pass the ball to beat them (124 – most passing attempts against before Thursday). Of course, this can only be good news for Larry Fitz and his fantasy owners.


8.               Percy Harvin (@ Det) – Before the 2011 season began, Donovan McNabb went on record saying there was no reason why Percy Harvin couldn’t catch 100 passes in a season. He came close with 87 last year, but it looks like 2012 will be the year he does it as he currently leads the league with 27 receptions and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. In fact, his overall numbers may grow from here on out with WR Jerome Simpson coming back from his suspension this weekend. Simpson’s speed will stretch defenses deep and give Harvin more room to maneuver underneath, a place where the Lions pass D have given up the majority of their yards thus far. At their last meeting in Detroit, Harvin caught 10 balls for 69 yards and a TD while rushing for 40 more yards on four carries.


9.               Vincent Jackson (vs. Was) – Like it was while he was in San Diego, Vincent Jackson will put up a real nice fantasy game ever three to four weeks yet completely disappear in the others. Such has been the case thus far in Tampa Bay and will continue to be this weekend, with Jackson ending up on the GOOD side of his fantasy owners in this one. Washington’s pass defense has been so horrendous this season that it seems nearly impossible for V-Jax to get shut down. In just three games, the Redskins have allowed SIX different wide receivers to catch a TD pass with three of those guys adding in 120 or more yards. Two of them actually had 160-plus yards and as you can imagine, Washington has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing WRs because of it.


10.           Brandon Lloyd (@ Buf) – There was a lot of talk during the offseason about how quickly Tom Brady fell in love with Brandon Lloyd’s game and though he doesn’t have a touchdown as of yet, the love has shown to be true as he’s sixth overall in receptions (22) and tied for sixth in targets (33) thus far. The TDs are coming, I guarantee it, and I believe they’ll start this weekend against the Bills. Buffalo has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season and are tied for the most TDs allowed, so it’s looking pretty good for the newest Patriot on the block this Sunday.



Wide Receivers 11-80


11.           Roddy White (vs. Car)


12.           Torrey Smith (vs. Cle - Thursday Night)


13.           Steve Smith (@ Atl)


14.           Jordy Nelson (vs. NO)


15.           Greg Jennings (vs. NO)


16.           Stevie Johnson (vs. NE)


17.           Victor Cruz (@ Phi - Sunday Night)


18.           Eric Decker (vs. Oak)


19.           Jeremy Maclin (vs. NYG - Sunday Night)


20.           Dwayne Bowe (vs. SD)


21.           Marques Colston (@ GB)


22.           Denarius Moore (@ Den)


23.           DeSean Jackson (vs. NYG - Sunday Night)


24.           Miles Austin (vs. Chi - Monday Night)


25.           Brandon Marshall (@ Dal - Monday Night)


26.           Malcom Floyd (@ KC)


27.           Dez Bryant (vs. Chi - Monday Night)


28.           Lance Moore (@ GB)


29.           Leonard Hankerson (@ TB)


30.           Mike Williams (vs. Was)


31.           Michael Crabtree (@ NYJ)


32.           Brandon LaFell (@ Atl)


33.           Andrew Hawkins (@ Jax)


34.           Danny Amendola (vs. Sea)


35.           Jerome Simpson (@ Det)


36.           Titus Young (vs. Min)


37.           Justin Blackmon (vs. Cin)


38.           Nate Washington (@ Hou)


39.           Nate Burleson (vs. Min)


40.           Anquan Boldin (vs. Cle - Thursday Night)


41.           Randall Cobb (vs. NO)


42.           Robert Meachem (@ KC)


43.           Santonio Holmes (vs. SF)


44.           Armon Binns (@ Jax)


45.           Kendall Wright (@ Hou)


46.           Mario Manningham (@ NYJ)


47.           Travis Benjamin (@ Bal - Thursday Night)


48.           Derek Hagan (@ Den)


49.           Ramses Barden (@ Phi - Sunday Night)


50.           Golden Tate (@ StL)


51.           Jonathan Baldwin (vs. SD)


52.           Sidney Rice (@ StL)


53.           Jeremy Kerley (vs. SF)


54.           Greg Little (@ Bal - Thursday Night)


55.           Davone Bess (@ Ari)


56.           T.J. Graham (vs. NE)


57.           James Jones (vs. NO)


58.           Josh Gordon (@ Bal - Thursday Night)


59.           Jacoby Jones (vs. Cle - Thursday Night)


60.           Brandon Gibson (vs. Sea)


61.           Kevin Walter (vs. Ten)


62.           Cecil Shorts (vs. Cin)


63.           Donald Jones (vs. NE)


64.           Andre Roberts (vs. Mia)


65.           Domenik Hixon (@ Phi - Sunday Night)


66.           Devery Henderson (@ GB)


67.           Alshon Jeffery (@ Dal - Monday Night)


68.           Brandon Stokley (vs. Oak)


69.           Laurent Robinson (vs. Cin)


70.           Damian Williams (@ Hou)


71.           Kevin Ogletree (vs. Chi - Monday Night)


72.           Brian Hartline (@ Ari)


73.           Santana Moss (@ TB)


74.           Rod Streater (@ Den)


75.           Keshawn Martin (vs. Ten)


76.           Damaris Johnson (vs. NYG - Sunday Night)


77.           Doug Baldwin (@ StL)


78.           Randy Moss (@ NYJ)


79.           Earl Bennett (@ Dal - Monday Night)


80.           Michael Floyd (vs. Mia)


 

Pierre Garcon (@ TB) – QUESTIONABLE – Still highly unlikely to play after a week of limited practices


Hakeem Nicks (@ Phi - Sunday Night) DOUBTFUL – Nicks’ knee swelled up on Friday after Thursday’s practice so they’ll likely hold him out until Week 5 at the earliest


Kenny Britt (@ Hou) – QUESTIONABLE – Missed practice all week


Julian Edelman (@ Buf) – OUT


Stephen Hill (vs. SF) - DOUBTFUL

 

 

 

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