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January 20, 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

Judge houdini is back with Installment 2 of the Bitchslap!!! article!

Bitchslap! Installment 2 of 4 (2016)

Posted by d-Rx on 11/15/16

by   The Archer


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PLAYERS STATS ARE FROM WEEK 5 – WEEK 8

 

TWO TIMERS

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

ELI MANNING

Eli, it’s your second time here, and it looked like you had a good chance to avoid the pain this go around when you threw for 403 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 6. Unfortunately in Week’s five and seven you threw for a total of 395 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. You have shown the propensity to have the big game, but you are throwing around way too many crap shows. Your owners deserve better, and from me they demand I give you this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

RUSSELL WILSON

Russell you were especially worthless during this stanza. You played in three games, and failed to throw or score a touchdown in each game. You finished with an average of 249 passing yards per game with no touchdowns and one interception. You were a world-beater last season, and this season you have been a mighty anchor. For that I am going to drop anchor and this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

RYAN FITZPATRICK

Fitzmagic you are not this season, and this second stanza was just as bad as the first. The good news is you only threw one interception in four games, but the bad news is you only threw three touchdowns in four games. On top of that you did not help you owners out with any yards, in fact you threw for an average of 194 yards per game with a high game of 255 yards and a low game of 120 yards. I plan to gain some major yardage when I reach back and give you this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

LAMAR MILLER

Lamar you had a huge game in Week 6 with 178 total yards and two touchdowns. Your totals for Weeks 5, 7 and 8 were a paltry 154 total yards with one touchdown. You were very highly drafted this season, and you have very seriously underperformed. Your owners can’t bench you because of your potential, I know this because I am one, so I am going to do the only thing I can which is drop back and lay the hammer to you with this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

TODD GURLEY

Todd it has been a disastrous season for you, and it doesn’t seem to matter what the week because the outcome is always the same. You get about 90 total yards and score a touchdown once every four weeks. You were the #1 overall pick for many owners this season, and while you have been consistent, you have not been good. I understand that you are on a horrible offense and defenses are doing everything to stop you, but you need to rise up and overcome these obstacles because if you don’t you will continue to get hit with a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

BRANDON MARSHALL

Brandon you had a nice game in Week 5 with eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown, but in the follow three weeks you totaled 10 catches for 177 yards with no touchdowns. You have had just one 100-yard game and one touchdown in each of the four-week stanzas claiming you spot in each of these lists with your consistent bad performances. The only good thing is I get to work on my technique…check out this textbook BITCHSLAP!!!

 

ALSHON JEFFERY

Alshon you have beaten the odds and made it to this list twice while playing for a new contract. All I can tell you is that if you end up here all season your contract will be pretty shitty. You numbers in this last period were not total shit, but an average of five catches for 66 yards per game with one touchdown in four games is not what owners expected when they drafted you as highly as they did. You are playing for a new contract and to get the hell out of Chicago, so let me get you there faster with your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JOHN BROWN

Johnny my boy it has not been a good season for you. You played in three games this period and had a total of 10 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. Beside the touchdown you did not one bit of good for your fantasy owners with games of 11, 49 and 54 yards. Nothing has seemed to go right for you this season and it seems like a nightmare, but that is nothing compared to the nightmares you will have after this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

ALLEN ROBINSON

ARob you have robbed your owners of wins all season, and your three games in this last stanza were more fuel for their fire. You caught one touchdown and had receiving games of 9, 70 and 76 yards. In fact, you were targeted 34 times but only caught 15 passes. You are getting the targets but not the connections. You need to be more like me because I am now two for two on you with this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MICHAEL FLOYD

Hey Floyd, are you still playing football? I couldn’t tell after the stats you put up in your last four games. You totaled a measly seven receptions for 87 yards with one touchdown. The worst part is that had a big fat GOOSE EGG in Weeks 5 and 8. Way to go bookending this stanza with two complete dumpers of games. It should be no surprise that I am going to dump you on your ass with this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

COBY FLEENER

Coby you keep trying to do just enough to stay out of my crosshairs, but one good game every four weeks is not going to get it done. In this stanza you only played in three games, and you looked good in Week 6 with six catches for 74 yards with a touchdown. You followed that up with seven catches for 78 yards with no scores over your next two games. You have been extremely average and even more frustrating, and the only thing that makes it better is knowing the only Coby of note is Kobe Bryant, and here’s your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

 

FIRST TIMERS

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

C.J. ANDERSON

C.J. I know that things did not go well for you with the injury, but this is still based on your performance during Weeks 5-7. Before your season ended you had your best game of the season with 16 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Unfortunately the two prior weeks were weak with a total of 21 carries for 78 yards. Had you not gotten hurt you might not have been here, but it is what it is and what it is is a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

EDDIE LACY

Eddie you only made through two games in this stanza, but you failed to rush for a 100 yards or score a touchdown in either game.  You were supposed to be a dominating back in a dominating offense, and instead were just a guy on an average offense. Your owners take offense to that and demand justice with a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MARK INGRAM

Mark you had one of the more pathetic stanzas of any player this time around. In the three games you played you had 35 carries for 118 rushing yards and six catches for 29 yards with one touchdown and two fumbles. Your fumbles in Weeks 7 and 8 cost you playing time and your owners wins. With Drew Brees and the receivers surrounding you, much more is expected, and you should’ve been expecting this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

DEMARYIUS THOMAS

Demaryius you did score a touchdown in two of the four games this stanza, but you did not have a 100-yard game, and actually had 49 or fewer yards in three of the four games with a high yardage game of 79 yards. Those numbers are not desirable, and the touchdowns are the only thing that has made starting you bearable. We don’t want bearable on our teams, and we greet bearable with a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JORDY NELSON

Jordy you did have a touchdown in Weeks 5 and 8, but you did not gain enough yards to avoid my wrath. You had a total of 209 receiving yards and 94 of those came in Week 8. The most disturbing stat of this period is that you had a total of 14 catches in four games. You were the player that owners were stashing in their leagues at the end of last season, and these are the types of games you reward them with? Let me reward you with your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MARVIN JONES

Marvin you set the fantasy world on fire to start the season, and there were many owners who made trades for you, but the only owners feeling good are the sellers. That is because you had a total of 13 catches for 174 yards, although you did catch two touchdowns. The only problem with those scores is that they came in games where you had 37 and 10 receiving yards. So, Marvin, Marvin, Marvin…what’s going on? What’s going on? What’s going on is a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

WILL FULLER

The first four weeks of the season were magic for you Will, and it seemed like you were primed to have an amazing rookie season, and then came your three games in this stanza. You totaled a dreadful six catches for 49 yards with a high water mark of four catches for 22 yards in Week 7. You are a rookie who is going to have ups and downs, so it is best you learn what happens when a lot is expected and you don’t deliver…I deliver your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

TRAVIS KELCE

Travis you almost saved your skin with you breakout game in Week 8 when you caught seven passes for 101 yards with a score, but your two previous outings needed a bit more than that to save you. In those two games you had 32 and 24 receiving yards with no scores. You were a coveted tight end during the draft, but you have been a whole lot of “meh” to this point. Let’s hope you build on your Week 8 success, or you will be back for another BITCHSLAP!!! 

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

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