Week 3
September 19, 2017


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Chris Thompson

Washington Redskins

Thompson Flashes

Thompson only had three carries, but two of them went for scores, including a 61-yard scamper. He finished with six touches for 106 yards and two scores. Rob Kelley could miss time with the injury and Thompson is lightening in a bottle.

Fantasy Goo: Thompson is the back to own in PPR leagues, his floor is solid with the passing downs work and he will probably average five carries a game if Kelley (ribs) is out.

09/19/17, 07:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

Chris Carson

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Backfield Jumble

Carson was the man at running back for the Seahawks, running the ball 20 times for 93 yards, and he caught one pass for 7 yards to give him 100 total yards on the day. Lacy is a non-factor, and Rawls does not look like he will be able to keep Carson from getting the Lion share of carries going forward.

Fantasy Goo: Carson will probably be the number one waiver add in your league, and if you have the number one pick you NEED to add Carson now.

09/19/17, 07:06 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

The Foreman Is On The Job

The Texans want to get Foreman more involved in the offense, and this week he had 12 carries for 40 yards. He is going to be in a 60/40 split with Lamar Miller, but there is upside if Miller goes down. His workload should only increase as the season moves along.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s still available, if you have space on your roster, and if you can wait a few weeks for him to take even more of the role, then this is your guy to grab. Foreman could emerge as the Texans primary back by the end of the year.

09/19/17, 07:03 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

Rashard Higgins

Cleveland Browns

They Call Him "Hollywood"

Browns placed WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand. Coleman underwent surgery on his broken right hand Monday. Higgins played 54-of-71 snaps against the Ravens, 12 more than Kenny Britt. He also turned 11 targets into seven catches for 95 yards. He was just promoted off the practice squad on Saturday, so he could be a one hit wonder.

Fantasy Goo: Normally I would say to just put him on your watch list, but he could emerge into what we thought Kenny Britt would be. Britt is playing like he doesn’t give a crap right now, which is giving Higgins opportunity and with Coleman out for at least eight weeks there might not be anyone else to throw to.

09/19/17, 07:00 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Strong Out, Fuller In

Will Fuller (collarbone) returned to practice on Monday. It's a potential sign Fuller could return for Week 3. The Houston Chronicle reported in early August that Fuller would likely miss "2-3 months," but Fuller is an elite athlete in optimal condition, and he is capable of beating a lengthy timetable like that. The Texans also placed WR Jaelen Strong on waivers and the Jaguars have claimed him.

Fantasy Goo: It’s too bad the Texans still don’t have a QB. Fuller could add a valuable weapon for Watson, but I don’t see Watson being a productive QB that can maintain two WR’s with weekly fantasy value. Keep Fuller on the watch list just in case Watson proves he can produce or they shift to a free agent QB.

09/19/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals

Green looking forward to Green Bay

A.J. Green has struggled to get going this season, with 10 receptions for 141 yards and no touchdowns. This week he faces a Packers defense that could be without Mike Daniels and Ahmad Brooks. Julio Jones had 108 yards against the Packers last week, and without the pass rush of Daniels Green should be able to make more plays downfield this week. The Bengals are looking for their first touchdown of the season, and Dalton wants it to be a passing touchdown to A.J.

09/19/17, 06:57 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell looking for a breakthrough against the Bears

Le'Veon has only totaled 138 yards with no scores through the first two weeks. Owners should be feeling good about his matchup this week against the Bears. Chicago is already without LB Jerrell Freeman, and last week lost his replacement Nick Kwiatkowski. The Bears are a mess and Bell should be able to exploit those weaknesses for big gains this week.

09/19/17, 06:52 PM CDT by Houdini

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Carolina Panthers

Carolina In My Mind

Implied Team Totals: Panthers 25, Bills 18
Cam looked rusty last week, he was literally shaking his arm after passes like there was rust in his shoulder joint. Christian McCaffrey out-snapped Jonathan Stewart 70% to 43% in Week 1, but Stewart out-touched McCaffrey 20 to 18, and Stewart scored the backfield’s lone TD on a red-zone reception where McCaffrey served as a decoy. As Carolina is favored by a touchdown at home, this sets up as another positive-script game where Stewart can log a similar if not superior workload to his dynamic rookie counterpart, giving both Panthers backs RB2/flex appeal. I don’t like any of the receivers, Benjamin is only ranked within the startable range because of the implied opportunity and what should be a prime match-up.

09/17/17, 10:30 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo @ Carolina

Implied Team Totals: Panthers 25, Bills 18
Tyrod is a solid sit for me on the road against a strong Carolina defense that silenced the 49ers on the road last week. McCoy will get 25 or so carries so I’m starting him in season-long, but his upside is capped so he’s a fade in DFS this week. Charles Clay led Buffalo in targets and caught his eighth TD in 29 games as a Bill. Last year’s Panthers allowed the league’s second-most fantasy points to tight ends, a position to which their Cover-3 zone can be vulnerable.

09/17/17, 10:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

New England Patriots

New England @ New Orleans

Implied Team Totals: Patriots 31, Saints 25
Last year the Saints allowed the second-most points (454) and the most passing yards (4380), the Superdome is now known as football’s version of Coors Field for its elevation of offensive output. My top DFS plays are Brady, of course, Cooks in a revenge game, Gronk if you are ok with paying up at TE, and the way to get Gronk in a DK line-up is to play James White at RB2 or flex. White is cheap, and played the most snaps of the RB’s last week, he could have around 5 receptions for around 35-50yds and cross your fingers for a TD.

09/17/17, 10:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Hosting New England

Implied Team Totals: Patriots 31, Saints 25
The Saints, and Brees are a different animal at home than the road. Alex Smith shredded the Pats last week and even on short rest (6 days, compared to NE’s 10 days) Brees should see similar numbers. I feel good about starting Michael Thomas or Fleener, they should see the bulk of red-zone targets. The RB situation is in flux so the only RB I’m considering is Alvin Kamara, he’s obviously not a cash game play, but at $3500 he could pay-off in a big way.

09/17/17, 10:09 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars have alot to do to bounce back to fantasy relevance in week 2

With Blake Bortles playing the role as "game manager" it certainly puts a cap on the Jags offense as a whole,sure Leonard Fournette can be counted on to get the Lions share of work but at the cost of the passing game especially after losing AR15 who is left to count on ?
Blake threw for a meager 125 and a TD in week one's victory over Houston,but went 11 for 21 pass attempts. (21 attempts yoikes)
It seems the lack of faith in Bortles has everyone wondering if you can even start any pass catcher on this team.
The improvement of the defense should help but if history tells us anything it is that the Jags will be playing from behind and will be forced to throw. So again who's catching the ball in Jacksonville week 2?

Allen Hurns caught 3 out of 4 targets for 42 yards in the Jaguars' season opener and should be the one to take on the WR1 duties. He did show some fantasy value two years ago and is most likely to be the receiver with the most upside and is currently WR 49 on pyro rankings.

Marqise Lee was off the marq week 1 and had 4 balls thrown his way and failed to haul in a single catch, but he is in line to be the WR2. Maybe the increased workload and motivation of being more involved in the game plan will be the trick for Lee who's is WR 50 on pyro rankings.

Marcedes Lewis the tight-end failed to make a single reception of his two targets vs.the Texans. He could be called on to make up some of the loss of ARob but I'm not holding my breath. He only had 169 yards and a single touchdown all of last season Lewis is currently holding down TE 47 on the current pyro rankings.

Fantasy Goo: So if your like me the approach in Jacksonville is wait and see what happens Sunday vs Tennessee and hopefully we get the answers we are looking for by end of week three.

09/17/17, 05:13 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: pyromaniac.com

Green Bay Packers

Packers @ Falcons

Ty Montgomery played 75 of82 snaps, he’s playing a team that struggles to cover RBs and there’s a high over under. After allowing a league-high 14.5 receiving points per game to opposing backfields in 2016, Atlanta allowed a Week 1 high 23.1 points to the Chicago backfield receiving. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 10 touchdowns with at least three in each game and averaged 29.3 points per game. Randall Cobb accounted for 32 percent of the Green Bay targets Week 1.

Fantasy Goo: Start everyone mentioned above and Jordy. I guess Adams and Bennett are solid plays too, but I usually stay away from them in general, very TD dependent. This should be a shoot-out in Atlanta’s new stadium, and I expect Ty Montgomery to have the best value at $5800 on DK.

09/16/17, 06:28 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Akeem Hunt

Houston Texans

Double Hunt in KC

“Chiefs are releasing CJ Spiller again, per sources. This makes room on the 53 for RB Akeem Hunt, who can contribute on lots of special teams.”

Fantasy: Ok, this means absolutely nothing, but if you have that guy in your league that keeps sending annoying trades, you should pick up Akeem and send the guy an offer when you know he’s been drinking. All he’ll see is Hunt KC, if you make the right offer. Ask for someone good, but don’t get greedy.

09/16/17, 06:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Michael Crabtree

Oakland Raiders

Crabtree is the WR1 on Oakland yet again

Crabtree is the WR1a for the Raiders against a strong Jets defense in Oakland, but it’s the first home game of the year and they’ve already shown the ability to put up points. This game should end in a blowout which means more red-zone targets for Crabby, something that he didn’t see in Week 1. Look for another seven reception performance for around 100 yards and a touchdown.

09/16/17, 04:56 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyomaniac.com

Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders

Great matchup this week

Carr was very efficient against the Titans on the road but will break out in a major way at home against the withering Jets defense. Tyrod Taylor posted 18.7 FF points in Week 1 against NYJ and Carr has better weapons at his disposal. Carr could easily be the top QB this week and will continue to be the steal of the draft.

09/16/17, 04:54 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyomaniac.com

Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

Cooper scooper

Cooper had the big fantasy day with his 62 yards and a touchdown, but he had only five receptions on 13 targets! Something to be concerned about, but Amari also worked through a small knee injury. Use the eye-test in Week 2 to see if his efficiency improves, otherwise, Crabtree might re-take the WR1 spot on this powerful offense.

09/16/17, 04:54 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyomaniac.com

Emmanuel Sanders

Denver Broncos

2 inches short of explosion

Sanders was so close to a massive fantasy day but was overthrown by inches on two red-zone targets on Monday night. Sanders and Demaryius will mimic each other’s stat lines through the season, but ‘Manny usually sees the softer coverage. Over the course of the season, Demaryius will see a larger total FF point sum, but itll be Sanders that wins you the week.

09/16/17, 04:53 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyomaniac.com

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

Solid WR2 in all formats

Thomas will continue to be a solid WR2 especially in PPR leagues. Dallas is a similar test to the Chargers in defending receivers, so temper expectations for a breakout week, but you can definitely expect 6-8 receptions for just under 100 yards.

09/16/17, 04:52 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyomaniac.com

C.J. Anderson

Denver Broncos

Anderson has Charles breathing down his neck...

Anderson rushed 20 times for 81 yards but was often replaced near the goal line and in long yardage situations. It was odd to see and may be a legitimate concern with Jamaal Charles in the back-up role. All CJ owners should think about stashing Charles on the bench. Dallas only allowed 9.6 and 3.5 FF points to Giant RBs so we should expect a similar output in Week 2, making CJ a flex candidate.

09/16/17, 04:50 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.pyomaniac.com

bitchslap, Judge Houdini, fantasy football busts for 2016 NFL season

Bitchslap! Installment 1 of 4 (2016)

Posted by d-Rx on 10/08/16

by   The Archer


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Installment 1 of 4



We are four weeks into the NFL season, which is a time for reflection. There have been many goods things to reflect on so far this fantasy season, but screw the good times; it’s time for BITCHSLAP!!! For those of you who are new to this, I examine the fantasy season in four 4-week segments, and take to task the players that were highly drafted and have completely underperformed during this time frame. I line them up and give em’ a good ole BITCHSLAP!!! There is no carry over in BITCHSLAP!!!  When I come out with my next installment four weeks from now, I will only be looking at the stats from Week 5-8. This is a fun way to let out some frustrations on the players that have ruined your Sunday’s over the past 4 weeks, and hopefully spur them on to bigger and better things so they don’t end up in installment two. The final and most important element of the shaming is for any player(s) who winds up in each and every installment of BITCHSLAP!!! as they will be awarded with the Golden Sombrero BITCHSLAP!!! Also known as the GSBS!!! Last season Eddie Lacy, Alfred Morris, Jordan Cameron and C.J. Anderson were all winners of the GSBS!!! Who will it be this year?






Russell you were supposed to build on the fantastic end to last season and blow it up this year. The only things you have blown up have been fantasy wins. You scored a pathetic 37.5 fantasy points over your first three games, with only two touchdown passes. You are already banged up and now your owners have no running attack to count on. You rank 20th in fantasy points per game and that is with your strong performance in Week 4. You have a bye in Week 5, but that is really just so you can recover from this BITCHSLAP!!!



After your first two games of the season I figured there was no way you would be on this list. At that time you were averaging 21.6 fantasy points per game, but then you fell flat on your face scoring a total of 15 points over your last two games. You are taking a lot of hits in the pocket, and now you are taking a hit from this BITCHSLAP!!!



Eli, do you realize that your 13.3 fantasy points per game ranks 28th in the league and that you are averaging fewer points per game than Blaine Gabbert? Well ya are, and well that sucks!!! Watching you play I feel bad for Peyton on Sunday Morning, but good thing he has all the games to watch so he doesn’t have to see your poor play, or this BITCHSLAP!!!



Fitzmagic you made off with a lot of money and then did a disappearing act with fantasy points. You have already thrown 10 interceptions on the year, and scored negative 2.3 fantasy points in Week 3. You are ranked 32nd in the league in average fantasy points per game with a pitiable 10.7pts. You are only completing 55.8% of your passes, but you are 100% receiving a BITCHSLAP!!!






Lamar you have not gotten off to the hot start that your owners were hoping for when you signed with Houston. At least the only thing you are really doing wrong is not scoring touchdowns. You have over 100 total yards in three of four games, and have rushed for over 80 yards in each game, but you need to find the endzone. Let’s hope you get a feeling for the endzone after your face regains feeling from this come back to touchdown life BITCHSLAP!!!



Todd you have not lived up to first round draft pick expectations this season, scoring just two touchdowns that both came in Week 3. Other than that game you have failed to score more than 8.2 fantasy points in any other game. I know that teams are stacking the line against you, but you are supposed to be able to overcome. I will help you overcome your demons with this BITCHSLAP!!!



Latavius you have had all the benefits that you should not have been here, scoring a touchdown in each of your first three games, but that was about all you did. You scored your best against the Saints and Falcons, two world-class defenses there, and averaged 6.6 fantasy points per game against the Ravens and Titans. You were scoring touchdowns, but not getting touches, and now you are going to miss next week’s game with a toe injury, but we all know its from the pain and shaming of this BITCHSLAP!!!



Gio you are reminding me of the Geo Metro the way you have started out this season. Watching your fantasy production is like listening to the glory of that three-cylinder engine. You have puttered along this season, scoring less than five fantasy points in three of four games. You have not been worthy of starting, and would become worthy of dropping except for the fact that you are a quick injury away from being the main man in Cincy. Unfortunately the only quick injury around these parts comes courtesy of a BITCHSLAP!!!



You only played in two games during this stanza, and wow, they were displays of pitifulness, scoring a total of 6.6 fantasy points. The last game you played in rushing seven times for negative seven yards was a fantasy nightmare. The worst part of this nightmare is that you have likely lost your starting job to Christine Michael, or at least will be sharing a whole lot of carries with him when you get back, so you better toughen up with this BITCHSLAP!!!





ARob, you are off to a slow start and have robbed your owners of wins this year. You have yet to have a breakout game, with fewer than 57 yards in three games and high yardage week of only 72 yards. You have at least started to come out of it in the last two weeks with three touchdowns, but that lack of yardage gives your owners a lack of fantasy production with those scores, and scores you a big ole BITCHSLAP!!!



You started of the season with a boom, scoring 27.4 fantasy points in the season opener, highlighted by a 98-yard catch and run for a touchdown. Since then you have been about as poor a start as there have been in fantasy, averaging 3.9 fantasy points per game over your last three. You are supposed to be in a highflying offense, but the only thing flying high around here is your BITCHSLAP!!!



Nuke we all thought you were off to a slow start over the first two weeks when you were scoring but not dominating, averaging 14.4 fantasy points per game. Since then you have been virtually invisible in the offense, catching just five passes for 60 yards over your last two games. That type of production has driven your owners to the point of insanity where the only thing that will give them relief is giving you this BITCHSLAP!!!



Amari you started off the season strong, catching six passes for 137 yards in the season opener, but you have only averaged 60 yards per game since. The biggest problem with your game is that you are not scoring touchdowns, while Michael Crabtree caught three in Week 4. You have relinquished the role of top receiver to Crabtree and taken on the role of the receiver getting a BITCHSLAP!!!



You came out of the gate quick with 201 receiving yards through your first two games, but then you only managed 70 and 46 yards over your last two games. The one constant for you this season has been not being able to find the endzone. You can blame it on Cutler getting hurt and have Brian Hoyer at quarterback, but they are basically the same statistically so I am not buying it. You have one of the largest throwing areas with your leaping ability and length, so you are sure to catch this BITCHSLAP!!!



BMarsh, you have been up and down all season, but the ups have not been that high and lows have been low. You are averaging 12.5 fantasy points per game in even numbered weeks, 3.0 fantasy points per game in odd numbered weeks, and overall that is only 7.7 fantasy points per week which ranks you 37th in the league. You finally caught your first touchdown in Week 4, but you also still caught this BITCHSLAP!!!



Odell you are the guy people want when you are on fire, but you look like a down and out teenager who just had his computer taken away from him when I see you on the sidelines this year. I get it; you have only scored more than 10 fantasy points in a week once this year, and have yet to find the endzone. Your performance this year has made your owners give your same pouty face, so maybe this will get you going and them smiling when I give you this BITCHSLAP!!!



Jeremy you have had a real ho-hum start to the year. You have been consistent, but that does not mean good. You have only scored more than 10 fantasy points once, and that came in Week 1. Since then you have averaged only 6.0 fantasy points per week. There have been no big splash games, so the biggest splash I can make is with a BITCHSLAP!!!



Dez it is another year and another disappointing start to the fantasy season. You are dinged up again, but you did play in three games…at least I think you played in three games, but who could tell when you score a total of 21 fantasy points. You had one 100-yard game, and then combined for 48 yards in the other two. You missed an MRI, so you screwed over your owners who might have picked up a replacement. For that as well as your poor play you get this well deserved Desbian BITCHSLAP!!!



Michael you have scored two touchdowns this year, which should be almost enough to keep you off my list, but when you average 42 yards per game you are not going to score a lot of fantasy points. Larry Fitzgerald looks like a rookie and you look like you know what’s coming…BITCHSLAP!!!



You had a measly 92 receiving yards over your first three games, so even though you posted 144 yards in Week 4 it was not going to save you, especially without scoring a touchdown. In fact you have not scored a regular season touchdown since Week 11 of last season. You, like Michael Floyd, were supposed to be the top two receivers for the Cardinals and instead you are two of a kind BITCHSLAP!!!






Gronk, you missed the first two games and gave no indication that you would miss those games in the preseason, screwing over all those team who grabbed you in the first round. Then you come back, and in two games have posted a total stat line of 1-11-0. Those numbers are correct, just one catch for 11 yards. I don’t care that Brady was not there, that is not what is expected of you. This is an easy decision to dull you out this wake and become Gronk again BITCHSLAP!!!



Coby, you were supposed to thrive in this tight end friendly offense with Drew Brees at the helm, and you have given your owners one glimpse of that and three glimpses of complete putridness. In those three duds you totaled 5.4 fantasy points, an astounding 1.8 fantasy points per game average. Maybe you should stop drinking Hurricanes and get back to practice with this Big Easy BITCHSLAP!!!



Mr. Gates, you have had a long an illustrious career, but it looks like the end is near. You only played in the first two games and put up a paltry six catches for 35 yards with one touchdown. You are dealing with injuries and father time, so here’s to keeping the father at bay with this fountain of youth BITCHSLAP!!!



Everyone thought you were going to be a big beneficiary of Dak Prescott taking over at quarterback, being an easier read for the rookie, but you have only two games with more than 50 yards, with a high yardage mark of 66 and no touchdowns. Dez is missing time and you are allowing guys like Brice Butler to make an impact. Now it’s time for me to make an impact with this BITCHSLAP!!!



Gary you were taken with the expectations that you would build on the success of last season, and you gave your owners a grim sign of what was to come with your goose egg in Week 1. You have averaged only 53 yards per game since then, and have yet to find the endzone. You have become a check down receiver who is not doing much after the catch. With the lack of talent around you, you should be shinning brighter, but the only thing shinning bright will be your face from this BITCHSLAP!!!



By: Houdini


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