Week 20
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 7 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 7 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 10/17/12

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2012 Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks

 

 

 

Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 7

 

 

Bye Week Teams

Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs,

Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers


 


RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings

 

 

Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Sunday, Oct. 21 - 9:32AM CT)

 

 

Drew Brees - Pyro Character

1.           Drew Brees (@ TB) – Despite playing one less game than most other QBs, Brees is only seven passing attempts behind Tom Brady for the league lead at this point. After breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a TD pass two weeks ago, Brees comes back off his bye to face an inter-division Buccaneers squad whom he averaged over 320 yards a game against last season. With WR Lance Moore returning to the starting lineup and Tampa Bay’s best cornerback Aqib Talib suspended, I expect Drew to have no problem throwing for his fifth 300-yard game and fourth three-TD game of the season this Sunday.


Aaron Rodgers - Pyro Character

2.           Aaron Rodgers (@ StL) – Whatever was wrong in Packerland throughout the first month of the season, it’s been solved. Not only is Aaron Rodgers back to his normal self, but he also now leads the league in TD passes (16) and has crept up into third place in fantasy points per game. The St. Louis Rams defense has been nothing short of amazing in righting its ship from last year’s atrocity, but the tear Rodgers is on right now can’t and won’t be stopped this weekend. 


Eli Manning - Pyro Character

3.           Eli Manning (vs. Was) – Strange as it sounds, the Giants didn’t need to throw the ball against the 49ers last week to beat them, so much to the dismay of his owners, Eli Manning had a bit of a mediocre fantasy day. As luck would have it, though, the G-Men draw one of the league’s worst pass defenses this Sunday with the Washington Redskins coming to town, so buck up fantasy owners. The ‘Skins have allowed the most passing yards, the third-most passing TDs and the sixth-most fantasy points to QBs this year, so it looks like things are lining up well for Eli this weekend. It also looks like Hakeem Nicks is nearing complete health at this point as he practiced on Wednesday this week for the first time in a while. He’s had some trouble with Washington in the past, but this isn’t the same defense so I highly doubt the woeful trend continues.


Robert Griffin III - Pyro Character

4.           Robert Griffin III (@ NYG) – Never again will I doubt Mr. Robert Griffin. I don’t care if it’s Jr., Sr., RGIII or Dr. Robert Griffin, I’m starting him on my fantasy team every week from here on out. A hit like the one he took against the Falcons two weeks ago would have normally scared a QB away from running for at least a little while. Not Griffin. “Black Jesus”, as TE Fred Davis dubbed him, decided to show the world how he deals with adversity by totaling the most rushing attempts he’s had in a game so far this year (13) while also putting up the fourth-most rushing yards in a game EVER BY A QB (138). So this week he takes on a Giants team that’s actually been pretty darn good against the pass this season, but I really don’t care. If Michael Vick can rush for 49 yards on six carries against them back in Week 4, what will Black Jesus do?


Tom Brady - Pyro Character

5.           Tom Brady (vs. NYJ) – Brady set a career high in passing attempts (58) during last weekend’s loss to the Seahawks, a stat that should be a bit of a telltale as to what Belichick will have the team doing this Sunday. The New England running game had been dominant up until they met Seattle and though Brady could certainly pass all over this Jets team, I expect them to get running the ball a bit more in this one. That doesn’t mean The Stetson Man won’t put up great fantasy stats, because he will, but the Patriots ability to run will keep him in more of the mid-QB1 range this week.

 

 

Ben Roethlisberger - Pyro Character

6.           Ben Roethlisberger (@ Cin - Sunday Night) – Rashard Mendenhall is banged up, Isaac Redman is banged up, they’re playing on the road and are going to be losing in this game. What do YOU think Big Ben is going to do? That’s right; he’s going to pass the shit out of the ball. Roethlisberger has already been averaging 39.4 passing attempts per game this season which is easily the most in his career, so I fully expect that trend to continue and Big Ben to do pretty well considering the mediocrity of the Bengals pass D.


 

Tony Romo - Pyro Character

7.           Tony Romo (@ Car) – I can’t tell you how many people were saying before the season started that this was “going to be Tony Romo’s year”. I also can’t tell you how many people I had to convince NOT to believe that statement because frankly, I’ve heard the same thing for five years now and not once has it come close to happening. That being said, Romo can’t be THIS bad, can he? The answer is No, he’s not, but he’s also no better than a low-end QB1 any single week of the season. This week he’ll go up against a Carolina pass D that looks mediocre in the books, but really isn’t even that good simply because most teams choose to run all over them instead of pass. When you WANT to or NEED to pass on them, though, you can which the Cowboys will likely have to do with DeMarco Murray out of the lineup and Felix Jones unable to sustain a workload over 15 carries or so.


Andrew Luck - Pyro Character

8.           Andrew Luck (vs. Cle) – So Luck finally has a little adversity to deal with as he pretty much stunk, up the joint against the Jets last Sunday. It wasn’t Brady Quinn-type of awful as he at least threw for 280 yards, but two interceptions and 50 percent passing while getting crushed 35-9 by a so-so Jets team is not what you would call stellar. He’ll have a good opportunity to make up for it this week, however, with his Colts heading back home to face a Cleveland Browns pass D that has allowed the most passing TDs and fifth-most fantasy points to QBs so far this season. It’s strange to say it, but the Indianapolis Colts-Cleveland Browns game could be a shootout folks, so hold on to your fantasy hats.


 

Matt Hasselbeck - Pyro Character

9.           Matt Hasselbeck (@ Buf) – Hasselbeck may be over the hill, or past his prime, or have one foot in the grave, or whatever else you want to say about him but one thing he’s not—he’s not too old to put up big-time fantasy numbers against this Buffalo Bills defense. If Mark Sanchez can throw for three TDs, Matt Cassel can throw for 300 yards, and Alex Smith can do BOTH in the same game against them, then Hasselbeck can do it too. Kenny Britt looks like he’s back, or at least if he wasn’t quite back in his last game, it certainly pissed him off enough to go ballistic in this one, so I fully expect the old man to get him the ball and put up some real nice fantasy numbers because of it.

 

 

Andy Dalton - Pyro Character

10.       Andy Dalton (vs. Pit - Sunday Night) – Dalton has thrown far too many interceptions so far this season (9), but he’s also had three games with over 300 yards and three touchdowns as well which as a fantasy owner, I’ll take any day of the week. Andy had a bit of trouble against the Steelers last season throwing for a total of 305 yards and three TDs in two games against them, but this isn’t the same vaunted Pittsburgh D of the past and with Troy Polamalu already ruled out, Dalton’s prospects get even better. Steelers DB Ike Taylor isn’t the same shutdown guy he used to be either and with A.J. Green looking like the best wide receiver on the planet right now, I’m betting on some real nice numbers out of the Cinci QB this Sunday night.



Quarterbacks 11-27


 

11.       Carson Palmer (vs. Jax)


12.       Joe Flacco (@ Hou)


13.       Josh Freeman (vs. NO)


14.       Matt Schaub (vs. Bal)


15.       Cam Newton (vs. Dal)


16.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Ten)


17.       Jay Cutler (vs. Det - Monday Night)


18.       Matthew Stafford (@ Chi - Monday Night)


19.       Christian Ponder (vs. Ari)


20.       Brandon Weeden (@ Ind)


21.       Mark Sanchez (@ NE)


22.       John Skelton (@ Min)


23.       Russell Wilson (@ SF - Thursday Night) – 9-for-23 – 122 yards – 0 TDs – 1 INT


24.       Sam Bradford (vs. GB)


25.       Alex Smith (vs. Sea - Thursday Night) – 14-for-23 – 140 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT


26.       Blaine Gabbert (@ Oak)


27.       Tim Tebow (@ NE)

 


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