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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 6 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 6 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

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Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 6

 

(BYE:  Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints)


 

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Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Saturday, Oct. 13 - 11:29AM CT)

 

 

1.           Matt Ryan (vs. Oak) – Matt Ryan and this Atlanta offense just keeps getting better. There may be a week with a letdown coming at some point as it happens to everyone somewhere along the way, but it won’t be this week against a terrible Oakland secondary. The Raiders currently allow the fifth-most passing yards, sixth-most TD passes and sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks per game and are one of only two teams in the league not to intercept a single pass on the season (Detroit is the other). With Roddy White playing like a top-5 receiver, Julio Jones completely healthy again and Tony Gonzalez playing like a 25-year old, I just don’t see how Matt Ryan can go wrong in this game.


2.           Peyton Manning (@ SD - Monday Night) – First of all, Peyton Manning currently ranks fourth in the league in fantasy points behind just Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and RGIII. Everyone knew it was a possibility for this to happen but how many actually thought it would? My guess would be five percent, but it’s probably much less. As for Week 6, Manning has always done well in Monday night games averaging more yards and TDs per game than he has on Sundays throughout his career. He’s also averaged 304 passing yards in seven career games against the Chargers, his third-highest average against any other team in the league. Strangely, on the down side of things, San Diego is also one of only three teams he’s thrown more INTs against (16) than TDs (12), though I don’t expect that trend to continue in this one. Look for Manning and Rivers to have a nice little shootout this Monday night with Manning winning out in the fantasy column.


3.           Ben Roethlisberger (@ Ten - Thursday Night) – 24-for-40 – 363 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT


4.           Aaron Rodgers (@ Hou - Sunday Night) – Though he’s thrown seven touchdowns over the past two weeks while completing 70.3 percent of his passes (against two of the worst defenses in the league), something seems wrong in Packerland and it’s starting to worry Rodgers’ fantasy owners. Granted, these same owners will take the fantasy points he’s been putting up any day of the week, but it sure would be nice to have Greg Jennings back, Jordy Nelson playing better and ANYTHING out of Jermichael Finley. Houston’s defense is one of the best in the league, but the recent loss of their star linebacker, Brian Cushing, could have them out of sorts this Sunday night. If so, Rodgers will make mincemeat out of them and have his typical QB1 type of game.


5.           Eli Manning (@ SF) – Eli Manning is having another incredible year so far and most of it has been done without the services of WR Hakeem Nicks. Whether or not he’ll have Hakeem Nicks to throw to this week is still up in the air, though it’s actually looking pretty good that he will right now. Whatever the case, the 49ers have one of the tougher defenses in the league, though they can actually give up some pretty sweet fantasy performances when facing a really good quarterback. Last year when the Giants traveled to San Fran, Eli threw for 311 yards and two TDs against them so we know he has the tools to succeed this week. If Nicks comes back, the chances of a great game are obviously increased, but either way, Domenik Hixon, Rueben Randle and Ramses Barden have ALL done well enough in Hakeem’s place for Eli’s fantasy owners not to worry too much.


6.           Andrew Luck (@ NYJ) – Andrew Luck is kind of something special already, isn’t he. He’s only four games into his career, but he already has three 300-yard games, three multiple-TD games, a last-minute comeback win against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers when his team was down by 18 at the half, AND he’s third in the league in fantasy points per game. This week he goes up against a Jets squad in complete disarray right now, though they still aren’t too shabby against the pass despite the loss of Darrelle Revis. Indy, as expected, hasn’t run the ball very well this season and now that Donald Brown is out for a couple of weeks, it might not get much better. Because of this, I fully expect Luck to toss the pill around all game and probably end up with more attempts than his current average of 44.25 per game. With that many passes and the way he’s playing, QB1 stats are almost a given.


7.           Michael Vick (vs. Det) – Michael Dwayne Vick has been downright atrocious this season as far as holding onto the ball as he enters Week 6 with five lost fumbles and six interceptions, by far the most combined turnovers in the league. That being said, if turnovers don’t cost you points in your league, then Vick’s running ability and two 300-yard games give his fantasy owners a borderline QB1 this season. He’s done pretty well despite Jeremy Maclin’s subpar, injury-riddled season as well and could be in for a nice game against the Lions this Sunday with Maclin back close to full health. Detroit’s defense has been just so-so this season and plays far worse on the road, so look for Vick to pull off a little magic in Philly this Sunday.


8.           Tom Brady (@ Sea) – Brady is most definitely back on track with his favorite wide receiver, the Slot Machine, but last week’s performance was a bit of a letdown for his fantasy owners. For the third time this season after doing it only twice in 2011, Brady threw for just one TD, though he slightly made up for it by running in his second TD of the year as well. The New England running game has been so dominant that he hasn’t needed to throw for a ton of TDs, but he’ll need to do it this week against a Seattle defense ranked in the top-5 against the run. The Seahawks also happen to be outstanding against the pass holding Aaron Rodgers, Sam Bradford and Cam Newton to a combined ZERO TDs over the last three weeks, but when Brady throws the ball as much as I expect him to this weekend, all bets are off.


9.           Philip Rivers (vs. Den - Monday Night) – Rivers has had a tough time so far this season, but he seems to have turned things around as of late and has his fantasy arrow pointing straight up again. Like his opposition this week, Peyton Manning, Rivers’ best day to play on over the course of his career has been under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, so to expect anything less than a good fantasy battle between the two would be just silly. Manning should come away with the better stats in this one due to my belief that Norv Turner will use Ryan Mathews quite a bit and that he’ll do well with the opportunity, but Rivers should have a QB1-type game of his own. In fact, I think the running game will open up the secondary for a couple of deep passes by Rivers and it wouldn’t shock me to see two long TDs out of him this Monday night.


10.       Matthew Stafford (@ Phi) – I don’t think there is a quarterback and his offense that needed a bye week more than Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions got this past week. Their offense has been visibly out of sync while Stafford himself has thrown just three TDs on the season. Playing against the Eagles in Philly isn’t the greatest environment to turn it around in, but it’ll have to do. Eli Manning proved that you can go into Philadelphia and throw for 300-plus yards and multiple TDs a couple of weeks ago, and he did it without Hakeem Nicks, so why can’t Stafford? I’m banking on Staff and the Lions having figured a few things out during their break with one of those problems clearly being the timing between Matty and his receivers. If practices went well during their bye, we should see it right away and though I have a tough time seeing him put up top-tier stats, Staff should be able to squeak out some low-end fantasy numbers this Sunday.



Quarterbacks 11-28


11.       Kevin Kolb (vs. Buf)


12.       Matt Schaub (vs. GB - Sunday Night)


13.       Christian Ponder (@ Was)


14.       Andy Dalton (@ Cle)


15.       Robert Griffin III (vs. Min)  


16.       Tony Romo (@ Bal)


17.       Joe Flacco (vs. Dal)


18.       Carson Palmer (@ Atl)


19.       Alex Smith (vs. NYG)


20.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ Ari)


21.       Mark Sanchez (vs. Ind)


22.       Brandon Weeden (vs. Cin)


23.       Josh Freeman (vs. KC)


24.       Russell Wilson (vs. NE)


25.       Matt Hasselbeck (vs. Pit - Thursday Night) – 25-for-44 – 290 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT


26.       Sam Bradford (@ Mia)


27.       Ryan Tannehill (vs. StL)


28.       Brady Quinn (@ TB)

 

 

 

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