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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

WR Player Rankings - Week 16

WR Player Rankings - Week 16

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1.          Vincent Jackson (@ Cin) – How you score three TDs in your second full game against guys who have been playing all season is beyond me.  VJax is obviously one of the best in the league, and his numbers this Sunday will prove that fact once again.

 

2.          Marques Colston (@ Atl) – It wouldn’t shock me to see Brees throw up a good 45 balls or so in this one, so you can bet Colston will see at least 10 targets and have every opportunity to shine.  Two TDs and around 100 yards are completely within reach here.

 

3.          DeSean Jackson (vs Min) – DeSean is a lot like Vick in that you never know what he’ll do next.  He can score from anywhere on the field, whether it be a run, catch, or punt return, and there’s always the possibility of getting all three!  The Vikings defense has been beat pretty bad lately, and I expect The Green Blur to take part in keeping up the trend.

 

4.          Andre Johnson (@ Den) – My only problem with Andre this weekend is that he might be shadowed by Champ Bailey all game.  Will that hinder his game?  A bit, sure, but you can bet that Schaub knows he’s just 14 receptions away from his third straight 100-catch season, so you better believe he’ll get his fair share of targets with the Texans being out of the playoff hunt.

 

5.          Calvin Johnson (@ Mia) – Miami’s pass D is formidable, but I’ve yet to see a team be able to control a receiver like Megatron.  Let him loose as your WR1 and know that his old buddy, Shaun Hill, will be looking his way early and often.

 

6.          Roddy White (vs NO) – Roddy had 69 yards and a TD the first time around against the Saints, but I expect those numbers to increase a bit in this one.  Like Ryan, White has been better at home this season, so have no fear in starting him as your WR1 this Monday night.

 

7.          Brandon Marshall (vs Det) – Marshall’s yearly end-of-the-season roll is in full effect right now after catching 11 balls for 106 yards and a touchdown last weekend.  Have faith in his ego and start him confidently against the Lions this weekend.

 

8.          Mike Williams – TB (vs Sea) – I love what this kid is made of and it wouldn’t shock me if he extended his yardage for the year up over the 1,000-yard mark in this game.  Seattle can’t cover a thing out there, so roll with Williams as a low-end WR1 this week.

 

9.          Kenny Britt (@ KC) – He may have started off the season in the doghouse, but his talent is just too special to keep chained up for long.  At 6’3”, 215 pounds, he’s a mismatch all over the field and now that he has the confidence of an All-Pro, the sky is the limit for him.  Play him as a WR1 with confidence.

 

10.        Reggie Wayne (@ Oak) – If Wayne is shadowed by Asomugha all game, he’s merely a WR2 play for you this weekend.  If not, he’ll come up big in a game that the Colts need to win.  Either way, you’re starting him.

 

11.        Greg Jennings (vs NYG) – I’m not expecting Jennings to do what he was doing a few weeks ago, but he’s a superior talent and might be able to get back into a groove with Rodgers right away.  He’s a Jeremy Maclin-like receiver, and Maclin scored two TDs last week against these guys, sooo...

 

12.        Larry Fitzgerald (vs Dal) – One thing’s for sure:  Arizona is going to pass a lot in this game.  Because of this, one more thing is for sure:  Fitz is going to see at least 10 targets, just as he has in eight of the last nine games (the one game he didn’t, he got nine targets).  Against Dallas’ sorry-ass excuse of a pass defense, ten-plus targets are enough for Ella Fitzgerald to put up some nice fantasy points, much less Larry.

 

13.        Brandon Lloyd (vs Hou) – Tebow didn’t throw the ball a ton his first game, but when he did, he threw it to Lloyd.  Obviously he was watching closely all year and saw that Brandon could pretty much catch anything thrown his way (CHECK OUT THIS CATCH!!!).  Lloyd will be the man again this weekend and though I’d rather see Orton tossing him the pill, Tebow should do just fine in getting him WR2 numbers.

 

14.        Anquan Boldin (@ Cle) – Boldin’s play has been erratic this season, but his finest game of the year by far came against Cleveland when he went off for 142 yards and three touchdowns back in the beginning of the season.  Expect some solid play from ‘Quan this Sunday.

 

15.        Santana Moss (@ Jax) – Moss doesn’t get on a roll very often, so you might as well ride it out while you can.  Grossman fed him 13 targets last week en route to a 72-yard day with eight catches and two TDs.  Obviously Rex likes the guy, and so should you.

 

16.        Jeremy Maclin (vs Min) – Maclin has had his ups and downs this season, with last week’s two-TD performance being one of the better one.  His receiving skills are actually better than Jackson’s, and it seems Vick knows it.  Play him as a WR2 this week with the potential of receiving WR1 numbers.

 

17.        Steve Johnson (vs NE) – Like Fitzpatrick, Stevie J began his unexpected rise with a TD and 66 yards against New England back in Week 3.  The Pats own one of the worst pass defenses in the game, so even though David Nelson is providing him with some good competition for balls at this point, I expect both players to do well.

 

18.        Pierre Garcon (@ Oak) – Garcon has a ton of potential in this game with Collie being out for the season.  Is he a sure thing?  No, but if you have him on your squad, he’s at least a WR3 play with low-end WR1 numbers as a possibility.

 

19.        Mike Wallace (vs Car) – Wallace got back on track against the Jets last week putting up over 100 yards on seven catches in the game.  Pittsburgh needs a win this week, so I expect Big Ben to turn to his best receiver quite a bit in this one.

 

20.        Hakeem Nicks (@ GB) – Nicks is one of the best young receivers in the game, but with Charles Woodson in his back pocket, he might not put up the fantasy numbers you’re looking for.  You have to start him based on his potential, but don’t expect the world here.

 

21.        Wes Welker (@ Buf) – The Slot Machine should be able to garner some nice numbers in this one, especially when you consider that he’s 17 catches away from a fourth straight 100-catch season.  Brady will be working hard to get him those numbers, so expect a ton of passes headed his way.

 

22.        Santonio Holmes (@ Chi) – Holmes has a bit of a turf toe problem going on, but he’ll still be suiting up this Sunday.  He’s a far better option in the short passing game than Butterfingers Braylon, so if anyone is going to put up some yardage against the Bears secondary, it’ll be Holmes.

 

23.        Miles Austin (@ Ari) – Austin scored a touchdown last week and has another nice, soft matchup again this Saturday.  At the very least, expect a bunch of targets in this one with the upside of coming through with high-end WR2 numbers.

 

24.        Dwayne Bowe (vs Ten) – After going on one of the best seven-game stretches in the history of the league (Weeks 6-12: 49 catches, 733 yards, 13 TDs), Bowe has either tired out a bit or defensive coordinators have figured out how to stop him.  However, he looked rejuvenated last weekend against the Rams, so expect some fantasy-worthy numbers coming out of him against a middle-of-the-road Titans pass D on Sunday.

 

25.        Mike Sims-Walker (vs Was) – Sims-Walker’s three TDs the last two games were a nice little boost to his confidence (and his fantasy owners).  He normally plays a lot better at home so you should be fine with him in your lineup, but the prospect of DeAngelo Hall shadowing him all game long makes me a bit nervous.

 

26.        Deion Branch (@ Buf) – The position Branch took over for on this team was previously held by Randy Moss.  In the last game between these two squads, Moss pulled in a couple of touchdown catches.  I’m not saying Branch will repeat those numbers, but I’m not saying he won’t either.

 

27.        Percy Harvin (@ Phi) – Harvin doesn’t need a superior QB or anything else around him to produce.  All he needs is the ball in his hands and some space to make things happen.  The Eagles can be beaten through the air, especially by a team’s second receiver, so go ahead and start Harvin with confidence.

 

28.        Lance Moore (@ Atl) – Moore had the game of his life in their first meeting putting up 149 yards and two TDs on six catches.  It won’t happen again, but he should still have a nice game against this very beatable pass D.

 

29.        Mario Manningham (@ GB) – Manningham has a chance to outperform Nicks in this one with Woodson playing against Hakeem.  He definitely has his ups-and-downs, so he’s a risk, but sometimes the risks you take get you the farthest in life…

 

30.        David Nelson (vs NE) – Nelson caught himself yet another TD from Fitzpatrick last weekend.  That’s three weeks in a row now folks, an accomplishment which pretty much puts David out of the “fluke” range.  If you didn’t act on my mention of him last week, go check your waiver wire to see if everyone else ignored me as well and jump on this kid.  With the Bills looking to pass all day against a Patriots team who could be up 14-0 within the first eight minutes of the game, Nelson could be in line for a big one.

 

31.        Malcom Floyd (@ Cin) – Floyd is likely set to return, but you’ll want to check the news coming out of the Chargers camp at www.pyromaniac.com or www.ffpharmacy.com just to be sure.  If he’s a go, his big-play potential is worth a start.

 

32.        Arrelious Benn (vs Sea) – The big rookie out of Illinois is turning some heads down in Tampa and will have every chance to put up some more big stats in this one.  With Tampa going up against one of the worst five defenses in the league this weekend, Benn deserves a look as your WR3 or flex for sure.

 

33.        Mike Williams – Sea (@ TB) – BMW will be the main target again this week, and now that he has a healthy game under his belt, he might actually be worth playing.  Eight catches for 66 yards on 13 targets is nothing to scoff at, so consider Big Mike a worthy play if you need a WR3 or flex this weekend.

 

34.        Blair White (@ Oak) – With Collie going down, the door is open for the Blair White Project once again.  His potential as the third wide receiver on this team is for higher than those on other teams, so feel free to take a shot at a two-TD out of him this Sunday.

 

35.        Brandon Gibson (vs SF) – Gibson has been getting the most love from Sam the Ram during the past handful of weeks, so against a crappy pass D like the 49ers, I expect him to command a good 8-9 targets with some nice fantasy stats to follow.

 

36.        Kevin Walter (@ Den) – Houston is passing the ball a ton right now as Matt Schaub has 116 pass attempts in the last two weeks combined.  Besides that, the Texans happen to be facing the Broncos, which might be the worst all-around defensive squad in the league.  Champ Bailey will likely be shadowing Andre Johnson all day and if he does, look for Walter to get another 10 targets or so like he has in each of the last two games.  He could be a real nice sleeper here.

 

37.        Derrick Mason (@ Cle) – Mason is having himself another solid season and could definitely be used as a WR3 or flex in this game.

 

38.        Mike Thomas (vs Was) – If DeAngelo ends up taking down MSW, Thomas could end up being a real nice sleeper this Sunday against an otherwise weak Redskins secondary.

 

39.        Anthony Armstrong (@ Jax) – With Grossman’s attitude as a QB (which is basically just throw it deep and hope for the best), Armstrong actually has a bit of fantasy value.  He’s not someone you can count on by any means, but if you’re looking for a high-risk/high-reward type of guy, AA is your man.

 

40.        Danny Amendola (vs SF) – In a PPR league, yes, Amendola is worth a shot.  He can grab 8-10 catches on any given Sunday, especially against a San Fran pass D, so go ahead and take a chance with him as your WR3 or flex.

 

41.        Davone Bess (vs Det) Bess Bess will be good for PPR leagues, but if you’re expecting more, you’ll want to look elsewhere on your bench.

 

42.        Michael Crabtree (@ StL) – Crabtree has been underwhelming this year, but he does have five TDs.  Three of those TDs came during the five games Troy Smith started (with one coming against the Rams), so there’s a chance Crabby climbs out of the fantasy cellar this weekend.

 

43.        Nate Washington (@ KC) – Washington has always had the speed to get open and with Britt drawing most of the defensive attention lately, it’s become that much easier of a task.  He’s a bit too sporadic to count on, but you could do worse playing him as a flex this weekend.

 

44.        Jacoby Ford (vs Ind) – Ford is one of those guys that defy logic.  He’s tiny, as can be plainly seen if you watch a Raiders game, but his speed and heart seem to pull him through time and time again.  He’s worth a shot if you need a home-run hitter this weekend.

 

45.        Sidney Rice (@ Phi) – Rice is a superior talent, but so is Asante Samuel.  If Samuel sticks with Sidney all game long, your best hope at production is if Webb (or Favre) tosses a jump-ball up in the endzone so Rice can use his 6’4” height to snag it.  Otherwise he’s a long-shot for good number in this one.

 

46.        Braylon Edwards (@ Chi) – Mark Sanchez’s arm is too weak to heave it downfield to Braylon in this weather, so unless a lucky pass falls into his lap, don’t expect a whole hell of a lot in Chicago on Sunday.

 

47.        Hines Ward (vs Car) – The old vet is about as dependable of a player as it gets in this league, even if the stats don’t show it.  The Steelers will likely take what they can get at times against this Carolina pass D, which could favor Ward and his ability to get first downs.

 

48.        Steve Breaston (vs Dal) – Breaston will have a shot to do some decent things in this one after being a pretty big disappointment so far this season.

 

49.        Ben Obomanu (@ TB) – Obomanu is still the guy with the most upside in this WR corps, so if you have nobody else in a deeper league, he’s definitely worth a shot.

 

50.        Donald Driver (vs NYG) – Veterans against good defenses are always a good bet for targets, though I can’t see those targets turning into much this weekend.

 

51.        Robert Meachem (@ Atl) – Meachem is about as frustrating of a fantasy player there is in the NFL.  One week he’s exploding for either two TDs or 100 yards… the next, he’s throwing up a goose-egg.  Start him at your own discretion and only if you’re the betting type.

 

52.        Jacoby Jones (@ Den) – Read what I wrote for Walter at number 36 and make that double for Jacoby.

 

53.        James Jones (vs NYG) – Jones probably has a better chance to do some damage than Driver, though you never quite know what you’re going to get from him on a week-to-week basis.

 

54.        Andre Caldwell (vs SD) - With Terrell Owens down for the year, Caldwell will immediately step in as a starter and becomes the WR1 with Ochoschizo out as well.  Last weekend after T.O. came up lame, Caldwell went off for 89 yards on four catches with six targets on the day (all tops for the team on the day).  Andre is a former third-round pick so you know he has the skills.  Those who were counting on Owens or Schizo at this point might want to take a chance here.

 

55.        Nate Burleson (@ Mia) – Burleson is talented enough to put up good numbers at any time, but the chances of it happening are about one in five at this point.  You want to take that chance in the playoffs?

 

56.        Brian Robiskie (vs Bal) – It’s tough to legitimize ranking any Browns receiver, but this former second-round pick seems to have a nice rapport with McCoy as he went off for 82 yards and a TD last game.  You can’t expect much, but he’s the most likely candidate in this WR corps to put up some numbers.

 

57.        Johnny Knox (vs NYJ) – Knox is still the biggest threat in the Bears’ offense, even if Bennett is now a bit of a safer play.  Is it possible he gets behind Darrelle Revis and company for a long one?  Yeah, it’s possible, but hardly worth risking your fantasy Super Bowl on it.

 

58.        Sam Hurd (@ Ari) – Hurd looked decent as a starter last week hauling in four passes for 35 yards on six targets.  Against a low-end pass D in good weather, he might be able to pass as a flex this week.

 

59.        Emmanuel Sanders (vs Car) – Sanders actually led the Steelers in targets last Sunday (13) as he went for 7 catches and 78 yards on the day.  This third-round draft pick out of SMU is electric as hell, and in a game where the Steelers should be comfortably in the lead by halftime, you might see him get a whole lot of playing time once again.

 

60.        Earl Bennett (vs NYJ) – Bennett is becoming a nice possession receiver for the Bears, but I don’t expect him to flourish against a defense like the Jets.  Sit him in all formats besides possibly as a flex in PPR leagues.

 

 

 

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