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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 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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