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Minnesota Vikings

FanDuel Triple Play


Davonte Adams vsNO - $6,900 – Adams was peppered with 10 targets and caught a TD from Brett Hundley in week 6. The peppering will continue to be hot against the Saints defense which is giving up the 6th most points to WRs.

Jimmy Graham @NYG - $5,800 - The Giants are giving up the most points to TE’s this season. Sitting at the top of list in allowing 14.2 FF to the position that has the best basketball players. Graham is a slam dunk this week.

Minnesota Vikings vsBAL - $4,700 – The Vikings are at home hosting the Baltimore Ravens. Let me break this one down a bit further. The Baltimore Ravens are playing at the Minnesota Vikings this week and the Vikings DST only cost $4,700. PLAY THE VIKINGS DST!


10/17/17, 08:38 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Davante Adams

Green Bay Packers

FanDuel Triple Play


Davonte Adams vsNO - $6,900 – Adams was peppered with 10 targets and caught a TD from Brett Hundley in week 6. The peppering will continue to be hot against the Saints defense which is giving up the 6th most points to WRs.

Jimmy Graham @NYG - $5,800 - The Giants are giving up the most points to TE’s this season. Sitting at the top of list in allowing 14.2 FF to the position that has the best basketball players. Graham is a slam dunk this week.

Minnesota Vikings vsBAL - $4,700 – The Vikings are at home hosting the Baltimore Ravens. Let me break this one down a bit further. The Baltimore Ravens are playing at the Minnesota Vikings this week and the Vikings DST only cost $4,700. PLAY THE VIKINGS DST!


10/17/17, 08:37 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Jimmy Graham

Seattle Seahawks

FanDuel Triple Play


Davonte Adams vsNO - $6,900 – Adams was peppered with 10 targets and caught a TD from Brett Hundley in week 6. The peppering will continue to be hot against the Saints defense which is giving up the 6th most points to WRs.

Jimmy Graham @NYG - $5,800 - The Giants are giving up the most points to TE’s this season. Sitting at the top of list in allowing 14.2 FF to the position that has the best basketball players. Graham is a slam dunk this week.

Minnesota Vikings vsBAL - $4,700 – The Vikings are at home hosting the Baltimore Ravens. Let me break this one down a bit further. The Baltimore Ravens are playing at the Minnesota Vikings this week and the Vikings DST only cost $4,700. PLAY THE VIKINGS DST!


10/17/17, 08:34 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Titans in the Backfield


Mike Mularkey said the run game split on MNF (near 50-50 for DeMarco Murray-Derrick Henry) was a good model. He also added that Henry is the go-to RB in the 4th quarter.

Fantasy Goo: I believe this is the target, but we will see this vary from week-to-week. If Murray is healthy or fired-up, like he may be after his coaches’ comments, he will be the guy to start. As the season whines down so will Murray, buy Henry for your playoff run, he’s more than just a handcuff.


10/17/17, 08:03 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Titans in the Backfield


Mike Mularkey said the run game split on MNF (near 50-50 for DeMarco Murray-Derrick Henry) was a good model. He also added that Henry is the go-to RB in the 4th quarter.

Fantasy Goo: I believe this is the target, but we will see this vary from week-to-week. If Murray is healthy or fired-up, like he may be after his coaches’ comments, he will be the guy to start. As the season whines down so will Murray, buy Henry for your playoff run, he’s more than just a handcuff.


10/17/17, 08:03 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Marlon Mack

Indianapolis Colts

Turbin Done for Season


Colts HC Chuck Pagano expects RB Robert Turbin to miss rest of season with arm injury he suffered Monday night. Turbin has averaged 6+ touches per game over the past four weeks.

Fantasy Goo: This might seem insignificant, but I expect Marlon Mack will pick-up all of those touches. An extra 6 touches from Mack could mean a major boost in production. Grab him if you can, he’ll be explosive when Luck comes back.


10/17/17, 07:49 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys

Two More Weeks of Zeke


Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another temporary restraining order by the Southern District of New York, and will be allowed to play Week 7. The restraining order, is for 14 days. So it appears Elliott will also be good for Week 8.

Fantasy Goo: Hold off on all the Morris/McFadden love for a couple more weeks. If you have them you’re probably holding if you’re a contender, but I’d sell high to the Zeke owner if you can. This is gearing up for Zeke to be out during the fantasy playoffs.


10/17/17, 07:47 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Kittle had a very average game this week catching four passes for 46 yards, but there could be some good news that came out of this game for him. C.J. Beathard has been named the starter for the rest of the season, and that was Kittle’s college quarterback, so you know there is immediate chemistry there that could pay nice dividends in the coming weeks


10/16/17, 05:36 PM CDT by Houdini

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Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Collins got the majority of the carries for the Ravens this week with 15 of them for 74 yards. He looks like he will be in a time share with Javorious Allen, but this was the first time we saw him take the majority of the carries, making him more interesting going forward.


10/16/17, 05:35 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: pyromaniac.com


Austin Hooper

Atlanta Falcons

Waiver Wire Target


Without Sanu the Falcons leaned a lot more on Hooper, who finished with seven receptions for 48 yards. He is becoming a bigger part of the Falcons offense, and he has big play potential that makes him a worthy add.


10/16/17, 05:34 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: pyromaniac.com


Ted Ginn Jr

New Orleans Saints

Waiver Wire Target


Ginn is the deep threat receiver for Drew Brees and they connected on a 20-yard score this week. Ginn finished with four receptions for 66 yards including that score. The Saints offense is lacking the big play and Ginn can provide the pop in the passing game.


10/16/17, 05:26 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: pyromaniac.com


Samaje Perine

Washington Redskins

Waiver Wire Target


Perine finally found the endzone this week, but his final stat line was not that pretty with nine carries for just 23 yards and three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. Samaje has lacked the big play, which has limited him in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:25 PM CDT by Houdini

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D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Waiver Wire Target


Foreman got his customary 12 carries and this week gained 59 yards, but was once again held without a touchdown. He is getting a consistent workload, but he is not busting the big play to make him a worthy fantasy start.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: pyromaniac.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


After a stellar week Wallace came back down to earth, catching three passes for 30 yards. Wallace is a boom or bust.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Kendall Wright

Chicago Bears

Waiver Wire Target


Wright was basically invisible this game with two catches for 36 yards, and did not make a catch until the third quarter. There is too much inconsistency in the Bears passing offense.


10/16/17, 05:22 PM CDT by Houdini

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Adam Humphries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Humphries continued to be a decent part of the passing game, catching six passes for 51 yards this week. He was able to do this with Ryan Fitzpatrick having to come in for Winston, so it shows that Humphries is a regular part of their offense.


10/16/17, 05:21 PM CDT by Houdini

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C.J. Beathard

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Beathard came in relief of Brian Hoyer, who was horrible, and finished with 245 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Kyle Shanahan has named Beathard the starting quarterback the rest of the season. He is only worth adding in deeper leagues, but he should also give you some yards on the ground.


10/16/17, 05:20 PM CDT by Houdini

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Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Waiver Wire Target


Agholor was scooped up in a lot of leagues last week, and he stayed hot this week catching four passes for 55 yards with another touchdown. Nelson has become a favorite target of Carson Wentz, and he is getting favorable matchups with Jeffery and Ertz drawing most of the defensive attention.


10/16/17, 05:19 PM CDT by Houdini

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Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys

Waiver Wire Target


Morris may already be taken in your league, but he will be sharing time with McFadden while Zeke sits on the sidelines. If you are in a deep league and need a flier, here he is.


10/16/17, 05:18 PM CDT by Houdini

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Orleans Darkwa

New York Giants

Waiver Wire Target


Darkwa is the Giant running back that has emerged as the lead back for the team. He torched the Broncos defense for 117 yards on 21 carries and caught one pass for 13 yards. He showed some nice burst and that will likely get him another big workload in their next game.


10/16/17, 05:14 PM CDT by Houdini

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Week 5 - Weekly Matchups - New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

Week 5 - Weekly Matchups - New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

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New Orleans @ Carolina

(Player Rankings based on Top 26 QBs, 50 RBs, 75 WRs & 30 TEs)

 

 

 

New Orleans Saints (3-1)

 

Saints Schedule 

 

Opponent Defensive Ranks

Carolina Rush Defense – 2011: Yards Allowed/Game 31st (143.8 Yds/Gm) - TDs Allowed T-22nd (4)

Carolina Pass Defense – 2011: Yards Allowed/Game 6th (203 Yds/Gm) – TDs Allowed T-10th (5)

 

New Orleans Offensive Cast

 

Drew Brees (QB Week 5 Ranking: #6) 2011 Season: 120/174 – for 1,410 Yards & 10 TDs

 

At first glance, this may look like an easy game for Brees to pile on the fantasy numbers for your team, but it’s not. In fact, though Brees has averaged 258 yards a game against Carolina during his career, he’s only thrown for 12 TDs in those 10 games. Opposing teams have thrown the ball the least amount of times against the Panthers this season because frankly, their rush D is a sieve, and the Saints will be no different. Brees may come away with some decent stats, but not enough to rank him in the top five.

 

Mark Ingram (RB Week 5 Ranking: #23) 2011 Season: 53 Carries for 184 Yards & 1 TD || 4 Recs for 0 Yards & 0 TDs

 

New Orleans is going to run the ball and run it often this Sunday. No ifs, ands or buts about it. I know it’s weird to hear seeing how they’ve not only attempted the most passes in the league this year, but also have the second-highest completion percentage as well. That said, after missing out on home-field advantage in the playoffs last season, the Saints are all about wins this year and the way to beat the Panthers is to run the hell out of the ball and keep it out of Cam Newton’s hands. Ingram will be a large part of that game-plan this Sunday and should produce nicely with the opportunity.

 

Pierre Thomas (RB Week 5 Ranking: #33) 2011 Season: 27 Carries for 136 Yards & 0 TDs || 11 Recs for 109 Yards & 0 TDs

 

Pierre should get somewhere around 10 touches out of the backfield again this weekend, but that’s likely not enough for him to make much a fantasy difference.

 

Darren Sproles (RB Week 5 Ranking: #20) 2011 Season: 15 Carries for 134 Yards & 1 TD || 26 Recs for 224 Yards & 1 TD

 

Sproles is just the type of little jitterbug Carolina and their 31st ranked rush defense hates to face. Scratch that. Sproles is the type of jitterbug EVERY TEAM hates to face as there is really no way in the world to game-plan against him. Not only is he as unpredictable as it gets with the ball in his hands, but being on the Saints, you also have no idea when he’ll get the ball due to their spread-it-around offense. Darren has been outstanding in all formats every week of the season, a trend that doesn’t look to change in Week 5.

 

Marques Colston (WR Week 5 Ranking: #31) 2011 Season: 7 Recs for 89 Yards & 0 TDs

 

It may be tempting to put him back in your lineup now that he seems to be fully healthy, but against a Carolina team that the Saints will likely run against all day long, I wouldn't expect very good fantasy stats…or even too much playing time, for that matter. Brees may give him some action just to get his feet back under him, but Marques is more of a WR3/flex play this week than his normal WR2.

 

Lance Moore (WR Week 5 Ranking: #23) 2011 Season: 15 Recs for 144 Yards & 1 TD

 

Carolina’s pass D is ranked near the top for one reason—their rush D is awful! The Saints will look to exploit that this weekend but will need to pass at least a little bit to keep the Panthers on their toes. I can definitely see a bunch of play-action slants coming to Moore over the middle this Sunday with the likelihood he makes at least one big play at some point.

 

Robert Meachem (WR Week 5 Ranking: #40) 2011 Season: 18 Recs for 190 Yards & 3 TDs

 

Meachem has actually looked pretty darn good this season, but with the Saints likely to run this week and Marques Colston back in the lineup, my feeling is that Meach isn’t much more than a flex play this weekend.

 

Devery Henderson (WR Week 5 Ranking: #63) 2011 Season: 12 Recs for 265 Yards & 2 TDs

 

Devery will thrill fantasy owners every once in awhile, which he’s done already twice this season, but he’s really more of a shot in the dark than a consistent threat. With Colston back, Henderson returns to merely an after-thought in this offense.

 

Jimmy Graham (TE Week 5 Ranking: #1) 2011 Season: 24 Recs for 367 Yards & 3 TDs

 

Jimmy Graham played basketball in college, just like Antonio Gates did, and it looks like he’s starting to play football like him now as well. Last week at Jacksonville, Graham saw 14 balls thrown his way and caught TEN of them for 132 yards and a touchdown. That’s just plain ridiculousness. Brees obviously loves the guy and will continue to throw him the ball like crazy as long as the Saints are winning. I expect Jimmy to put up another top-flight game again this weekend.

 

 

 

Carolina Panthers (1-3)

 

Panthers Schedule 

 

Opponent Defensive Ranks

New Orleans Rush Defense – 2011: Yards Allowed/Game 9th (94.0 Yds/Gm) - TDs Allowed T-8th (2)

New Orleans Pass Defense – 2011: Yards Allowed/Game 19th (254 Yds/Gm) – TDs Allowed T-24th (8)

 

Carolina Offensive Cast

 

Cam Newton (QB Week 5 Ranking: #3) 2011 Season: 97/163 – for 1,386 Yards & 5 TDs || 33 Carries for 133 Yards & 4 TDs

 

I can’t believe I am ranking a rookie QB in the top five this week, but Newton has proven to be a gamer and is without question one of the best athletes ever to work under center in this league. I truly thought the Bears would be able to contain him with their speed and Cover-2 defensive scheme, but clearly, I was wrong. I’ve underestimated his ability up until this point but I will not do so again. New Orleans has allowed a lot of fantasy action to opposing QBs this year and in a game where Carolina will likely be playing catch-up ball, Newton has the potential to do some serious damage.

 

DeAngelo Williams (RB Week 5 Ranking: #25) 2011 Season: 37 Carries for 143 Yards & 0 TDs || 7 Recs for 46 Yards & 0 TDs

 

DeAngelo was paid too much money to be playing as poorly as he was through the first few weeks, so he finally got it going against the Bears in Week 4. Could his 10-carry, 82-yard performance be the spark that sets him back on fire? We’ll see, as the Panthers have to realize sooner or later that they can’t depend on rookie Cam Newton to rush the ball eight times and throw it 40 times a game the rest of the season. Since his 2008 breakout campaign, DeAngelo has had incredible success against them averaging 120 yards (on 6.2 YPC) and one TD in four games. He could be worth a shot this Sunday.

 

Jonathan Stewart (RB Week 5 Ranking: #28) 2011 Season: 31 Carries for 142 Yards & 0 TDs || 17 Recs for 173 Yards & 0 TDs

 

Just when you think you know the situation between these two Carolina backs, they go and switch it up on you. Stewart was clearly working towards a more prominent role in the offense over the first few weeks of the season, but now that Williams stepped up his game a bit last weekend, who knows? They’ll probably split snaps as usual and sap each other’s fantasy potential, but this dual could also bring out the best in each of them as it did in 2008 and make them both fantasy starters. Use him as a flex this week on the chance he plays angry.

 

Steve Smith (WR Week 5 Ranking: #5) 2011 Season: 24 Recs for 530 Yards & 2 TDs

 

Steve Smith is playing like he’s 18 years old again. He’s faster than ever, hitting defenders as hard as he ever has, and he’s getting open pretty much at will. If the Saints try to double Smitty this weekend, they’ll find out the hard way what Cam Newton can do, but I suspect they’ve already watched enough tape to know they can’t do that. Smith will beat this weak Saints pass D deep at least once in this one and give fantasy owners WR1 numbers once again.

 

Brandon LaFell (WR Week 5 Ranking: #70) 2011 Season: 12 Recs for 161 Yards & 1 TD

 

LaFell is getting better, but not good enough to get into fantasy lineups yet as he’s only good for three or four catches a week.

 

Legedu Naanee (WR Week 5 Ranking: #NR) 2011 Season: 8 Recs for 75 Yards & 0 TDs

 

If LaFell can’t start for you, you really think Naanee can?

 

Greg Olsen (TE Week 5 Ranking: #7) 2011 Season: 17 Recs for 219 Yards & 2 TDs

 

Olsen is averaging almost seven targets a game, so you know Cam Newton realizes just how useful and valuable he is. I expect Carolina to turn to the pass quite a bit again this week against the high-flying Saints and with New Orleans giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, Olsen could be in for his best game of the season.

 

Jeremy Shockey (TE Week 5 Ranking: #24) 2011 Season: 11 Recs for 178 Yards & 0 TDs

 

Shockey has been playing well this season, but he’s being used as more of a blocker in this offense and can’t be depended on for more than a few catches a game.

 

 

 

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