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December 16, 2017
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Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

Diggin' It and Thielen It


The Vikings have played five out of their last six games on the road. They return home this week to face a banged-up Bengals defense and Kyle Rudolph is out. Stefon Diggs has played in four home games this year. He has hit 27.7 and 40.3 on DK in two of them.

Fantasy Goo: Diggs has never played a game without Rudolph in the line-up, so we don’t really know how this will affect his targets. Cincinnati has been without both starting CB’s, but may get Dre Kirkpatrick back this week. I have Diggs as a WR2/Flex this week with Thielen being a solid WR1, must start.


12/15/17, 05:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Back in Action


Seahawks Weeks 1-9 (With Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 2nd
Explosive pass rate allowed:19th
Weeks 11-14 (Without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 22nd
Explosive pass rate allowed: 24th

Fantasy Goo: Robert Woods comes back this week, so I’m moving Watkins way down. Watkins production went up about 70% across the board with Woods out. Kupp’s production went up with Woods out as well, but even with Woods in the line-up he was second on the team in targets. Woods might need to knock some rust off after being out for three weeks so I have Woods and Kupp in the WR3/Flex range, and feel safe with starting either one.


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

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jag's Starting JAG's


Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette missed his third straight day of practice today due to his quad injury. No practice all week.

Fantasy Goo: I expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the touches if Fournette doesn’t play, neither seems to be worth starting, but Houston has given up five rushing TD’s in the past three games (one to a QB).


12/15/17, 05:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears

Here Comes the BOOM!


Detroit is allowing 3.4 offensive touchdowns per game over the past five weeks, the most in the league, they have also allowed a rushing touchdown in eight straight games. Jordan Howard is tied for the most runs of 10 or more yards (30) on the season. Howard has had 12 100-yard rushing games in his first two seasons and he wasn’t even the starter the first four games last year.

Fantasy Goo: Howard is really boom-bust, he has yet to pair together fantasy RB1 weeks this year. He had a huge game last week and his match-up this week is just too sweet to think that he won’t be able to break this trend.


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

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

In the Clear


Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

He’s pretty much ranked as the number three TE across the industry, but I think he lacks the boom upside we might think he has against the Giants. His production with Foles, back in 2013, was only slightly lower than his production this year. In the first nine games the Giants gave up a TD to a TE in every game. In the last four games the Giants have only given up one, to Jason Witten, who has historically torched the Giants, it was his only catch of the game. They even managed to keep Kelce out of the end-zone, I believe a couple of OPI’s were involved there and Kelce did get 109 yards receiving though. I believe Ertz is a prime candidate for 5/50/1, but I don’t expect him to win you your week or be worth paying up for in DFS.


12/15/17, 05:11 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


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 Giants defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


12/13/17, 03:59 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Lamar Miller

Houston Texans

Miller a Solid Cash Play on DFS


Miller will face the 49'ers, who according to Football Outsiders ranks 30th in Defensive DVOA.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Miller is 6th in total carries. In cash games, you want opportunity. Considering the 49'ers run one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, his carries, already in the top 10 in recent weeks, should see an increase.


12/10/17, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Gio Free Square


Gio is gets the starting role today as there as Mixon is out.

Fantasy Goo: The man is only $3100 on Draft Kings. The Baengals are home and 6 point favorites. The game script could easily favor the ground game, which means Gio should get plenty of touches to surpass 3X value.


12/10/17, 10:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Still in Concussion Protocol


Eagles still want to look at TE Zach Ertz and his concussion on Sunday, but he is considered doubtful for game vs. Rams even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Goo: Trey Burton has been a big name all week, going for 4 receptions for 42 yards after Ertz’s exit last week. Burton is a versatile athlete, but not a premier TE like Ertz. His good numbers came against Denver which is giving up the second most points to the TE position this year. Philly faces the Rams this week who are sixth best in fantasy points allowed. I'm not considering Burton a good stream this week.


12/10/17, 10:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Primed for Monday Return


Hogan has been out the past four weeks and has basically caused me a playoff berth in one of my dynasty leagues. If you’re still in it I’d get him into the line-up. With Gronk out Hogan should see a solid number of targets.


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

Source: twitter.com


Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

It's A Trap


Source says, if Cooper can cut at full speed and start and stop in pregame workout, they will use him on a limited basis or “pitch count.” Calls it a “very dramatic turnaround” from what team was expecting 48 hours ago.

Fantasy Goo: Total decoy move, I’m not starting him even if he is healthy enough to play. Cooper went for 11/210/2 when he faced the Chiefs in Week 7, so it is tempting to put him in, but you’ve got to figure that the Raiders want him in there just so the Chiefs have to play coverage his way and leave Crabtree in single coverage.


12/10/17, 10:01 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Lower Expectations This Week


Todd Gurley has just 1 TD over his last four games, but still has finished as RB6, RB16, RB8, and RB7 in those games. The TD came in the RB16 week. Insane usage AND efficiency from Gurley.

Fantasy Goo: He’s been the most consistent RB1 for the entire season, which is a nice turn-around from a disappointing 2016. He faces the Eagles this week who are second-best in fantasy points allowed to the RB position this year. I think we have to start him, but expectations must be lowered. He’s a fade in DFS this week.


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

Source: twitter.com


Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns

Balls Flying Everywhere


Per @rotounderworld, 70% of DeShone Kizer's pass attempts have been catchable balls, the third-lowest rate among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts this season. Winds expected near 20 mph in Cleveland this week.

Fantasy Goo: I would not consider starting Kizer at any point this year, but the key question here is will he be able to get the ball anywhere near Josh Gordon. He was only able to catch 4 of the 11 balls thrown in his direction last week, but he was going against one of the top corners in the league. He was still able to rack up 85 yards, and had over 200 air-yards, so we can be confident the opportunity will be there. If I had him anywhere I would most likely start him and will probably have him ranked as a mid-range WR2.


12/09/17, 12:53 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals

Red Rocket Time


Andy Dalton’s finishes last 3 weeks: QB9, QB12, QB6. Over the last 3 wks he is QB 7.
This week he faces Chicago whose pass defense over the past 3 games is allowing a QBR of 103, a 68% completion percentage, and 6th highest passing percentage for 1st downs.

Fantasy Goo: Dalton is a viable streamer this week, but I hesitate to rank him in the top 12. If you’re in the playoffs you’re probably just riding with what got you there, but if you’re stuck with a questionable match-up Dalton is a solid option. Also consider that while Chicago’s defense has looked good most of the year, their best games have been at home, this game is in Cincinnati.


12/09/17, 12:50 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Sore Knee Opens Door for Peterman


Nathan Peterman has taken all the first-team reps and it would be utterly shocking if he’s not the starter in a game the Bills must win if they hope to entertain any further thoughts about staying alive in the AFC wild-card playoff chase.

Fantasy Goo: This is a dream match-up, but I wouldn’t consider starting Peterman after his last performance (5 Int’s). If Taylor is able to start we should probably pump the breaks on him as well. The match-up is great, but his knee is the issue holding him back, if he loses his rushing numbers he loses his fantasy upside.


12/09/17, 12:45 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.democratandchronicle.com


Kenyan Drake

Miami Dolphins

Love the Drake


Per PFF, Percentage of Touches With At Least One Missed Tackle Forced:
Kenyan Drake: 25.7% (4th-best), Jay Ajayi: 15.7% (25th-of-50)

Fantasy Goo: Damien Williams is out so Drake should see 20+ touches, even in negative game-script he’ll get catches out of the backfield. When we are looking for a starting RB the first thing to look at is opportunity, and it’s definitely there this week.


12/07/17, 08:00 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots

The Belichick Shuffle


Rex Burkhead has scored a touchdown once every 13.2 touches. Alvin Kamara has scored a touchdown once every 13.3 touches.

Fantasy Goo: Burkhead has seen as many touches as Lewis over the past two weeks and is getting goal-line carries, against Miami this week I’ll consider them both RB2’s.


12/07/17, 07:55 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devin Funchess

Carolina Panthers

Momentum vs Match-Up


Since Kelvin Benjamin was traded, Devin Funchess has averaged 18.4 PPR PPG. That would be good enough for the WR5 on the full season.

Fantasy Goo: Funchess will be facing Xavier Rhodes this week, Rhodes has been slowed by injuries over the past few weeks, but seems to be coming back to health. I’m certainly not considering him as a WR1 this week and if you’re in the playoffs you probably have other options, but if you don’t go with what got you there.


12/07/17, 07:52 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Mark Ingram

New Orleans Saints

Pair of Aces


The Panthers allowed more RB1 games in Week 13 (2) than they had the rest of the season combined (1).

Fantasy Goo: The Saints running game is for real, Kamara and Ingram are both must-starts. They could shred a middle-of-the-road run defense like Atlanta.


12/07/17, 07:21 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Pair of Aces


The Panthers allowed more RB1 games in Week 13 (2) than they had the rest of the season combined (1).

Fantasy Goo: The Saints running game is for real, Kamara and Ingram are both must-starts. They could shred a middle-of-the-road run defense like Atlanta.


12/07/17, 07:21 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

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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