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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 7 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 7 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 10/17/12

by   The Archer


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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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