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December 17, 2017
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Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Downgrade Equals RB Upgrade


Ajayi can do more than he has since the Eagles acquired him from the Dolphins on Halloween. And with quarterback Carson Wentz done for the season and Nick Foles tossed into the cauldron, the Eagles will likely need additional carries from the 24-year-old tailback if they are to stoke their chances of securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi could shred the Giants if he gets the touches, but he hasn’t scored a TD since his 46-yarder against the Bronco’s in his first game with the Eagles. It’s not like the other Eagles backs have been producing TD’s either, Wentz had been that dominant. I have no doubt they will lean on the running game this week, I’m high on Ajayi.


12/16/17, 03:18 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.philly.com


Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals

Ricky Business


The AZ Cardinals have downgraded TE Jermaine Gresham (illness) to OUT for Sunday’s game against Washington.

Fantasy Goo: Seals-Jones is a desperate move if you’re in the semi-finals of your playoffs, he’s only a streaming option if you’ve been streaming all year. He’s had a couple of big games, but there’s no floor. He could end up with 10 targets or he could end up with none.


12/16/17, 03:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Flying Solo


Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Goo: Bernard will see a solid workload, but it’s going to take a big play for him to have any real fantasy value. Minnesota did give up that big play to Jonathan Stewart last week, but I don’t see that happening again.


12/16/17, 03:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Bell-Cow Workload


Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who’s in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out of the Tampa Bay game on Saturday by coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Goo: Tampa has been solid against the run at home, but a complete sieve on the road. They are at home this week, but they haven’t faced a RB like Freeman at home this year. Freeman has traditionally been a better performer at home, but I have no doubt he’ll put up RB1 numbers with action in the passing game.


12/16/17, 03:10 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.myajc.com


Dion Sims

Chicago Bears

Honorable Mention


Bears TE Adam Shaheen (chest), who is listed as questionable against the Lions, is not expected to play, source said. Chicago goes in a little short-handed.

Fantasy Goo: I like Sims as a streamer if you’re desperate, he always seems to put up numbers when he’s the only option. I rarely start a streamer in the early set of games, there will be safer options tomorrow.


12/16/17, 03:06 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


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

Houdini has been bitchslapping underperforming fantasy football players since 1994

Bitchslap!!! Installment 2 of 4 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 11/22/17

by   The Archer


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Installment 2 of 4

 

 

Time has passed in fantasy and there are plenty of players that let their owners down in this second stanza between Week’s 5-8. It is time to take these players to the woodshed and let them have it for letting their owners and fantasy teams down during this stretch. Without further ado, let’s get into this second installment.


 

TWO TIMERS

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

DEREK CARR

Derek you were just as aweful in the second stanza as you were in the first. You only completed 81 of 131 passes for 901 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions. You were supposed to be a top 5 quarterback this year, and you have not been in the top five in any week. You have derailed most of the fantasy teams that drafted you, so it is my pleasure to run you over with this freight train BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MATT RYAN

Matt, you only played in three games during this stanza, but they fell way short of expectations. You ended up throwing for 735 yards with four touchdowns and one interception, but you just go by in all your games. You failed to throw for more than 254 yards in any game, and have become a completely ordinary quarterback. Ordinary quarterbacks don’t win fantasy championships, they get a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY

Christian, you showed some growth during these four weeks, but you still have a long ways to go to get out of my crosshairs. In these four games you carried the ball 18 times for only 28 yards with no touchdowns. Your only saving grace was your ability as a receiver, catching 27 of 37 targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns. That is a mere 4.44 yards per touch, and that is that kind of average that will lose you touches going forward. There is one touch that you have managed to do better than any other, and you are still in the running to touch them all with your second welcome to the NFL BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JAY AJAYI

Jay, you were supposed to be a top running back this year, but you have failed to deliver on those promises. You finished this frame with 87 carries for 281 yards and caught nine passes for 46 yards, but you failed to find the endzone and lost a fumble. You did most of your damage in one week with 130 rushing yards against Atlanta but failed to make any waves in the other games. You had three 200-yard games last year, and now can barely get to that level in four games. That earns you the underachieving double down BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JOE MIXON

Joe, you have been an extreme disappointment all season, and while you only played in three games during this period, your trend continued. You carried the ball 33 times for 117 yards with one touchdown, which is a paltry 3.5 YPR. You did much better as a receiver with six catches for 111 yards without a touchdown, but you did add a fumble. You show a glimpse here and there of what you can be, but the reality is that you have a well-earned and deserved second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MARSHAWN LYNCH

Marshawn you are a player that never found yourself on my lists when you were a member of the Seahawks, but that is not case as a member of the Raiders. In these three games you carried the ball 27 times for a mere 115 yards with one touchdown and only added one reception for 10 yards. You have been a one-dimensional player this year, and that one dimension is connected to your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

EDDIE LACY

Eddie, you have taken the place of Marshawn Lynch in the Seahawks offense, but it seems like the two of you are playing like twins this year. You had 32 carries in this period and only managed 73 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards. That would be a decent total for a game, but as a three game total is pure disaster. Since no one is starting you anymore, let me send you to the waiver wire with your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

JULIO JONES

Julio this was supposed to be a bounce back breakout year for you, and instead it has been a heartbreak year for your owners. In these three games you were targeted 26 times and caught 18 of them for 245 yards with one touchdown. You have not the been the dominator that wins weeks for your owners by your stats alone, instead you are the reason they are losing games. This season you are on your way to Bust status, but in the meantime here’s your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

DEZ BRYANT

Dez, you have been a completely ordinary wide receiver this season, and while you were able to score two touchdowns during the three games you played in this stanza, they were not enough to keep you from my wrath. You only caught 16 passes for 154 yards, with a high game of 63 yards. You are not a WR1 anymore, you are barely a WR3 or flex option, but you are the proud owner of another BITCHSLAP!!!

 

DEMARYIUS THOMAS

DT, you also only played in three games, and it looked like you might avoid me this go around with your 10 catches for 133 yards against the Giants, but then the next two weeks happened. You only managed seven catches for 75 yards with a fumble and failed to find the endzone. In fact you have failed to find the endzone through this point in the season, but you have found your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

DESEAN JACKSON

DJAX, you have yet to hit big in any week this season, and it seems as if you have lost a step. You were targeted 31 times, but only caught 16 passes for 254 yards with one touchdown in these four games. You are doing just enough to not get dropped, but I have a feeling you might drop to your knees after this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MARTAVIS BRYANT

Well, what is there to say except that you may have been one of the worst draft picks that owners made this season. In this period you caught eight passes for 51 yards with no touchdowns in three games. You should be dropped in all leagues, and I am going to make sure you are dropped with this crybaby, trade me I am better than JuJu BITCHSLAP!!!

 

TERRELLE PRYOR

Hey Terrelle, I see you over there laughing at what I just did to Martavis, but you are an even bigger disaster. Your owners wished that they had the Martavis Bryant numbers, as you only managed five catches for 37 yards, including a zero-catch game. You have been a zero all season, and now you can be less than zero with another BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

JORDAN REED

Jordan, you only played in three games during this stretch and you had a nice performance in Week 7 with eight catches for 64 yards with two touchdowns. Unfortunately, you only had five catches for 42 yards total in the other two games. You have been totally inconsistent, and oft-injured, probably from getting another BITCHSLAP!!!

 

KYLE RUDOLPH

When you look at your numbers on the whole for this period they don’t look horrible, with 22 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Although, you failed to reach 50 yards in any game, and those touchdowns just kept your stats above water. I am happy you are treading water, but get ready for a deeper dip after your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MARTELLUS BENNETT

Martellus, your stats this year are as mythical as the Black Unicorn you claim to be. You played in three games this period and managed seven receptions for 92 yards with no touchdowns. You talk a big game, but your talk has materialized into losses for your owners, making you the proud owner of your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

FIRST TIMERS

 

HOUDINI

Hey Dini, what the hell is wrong with you??? It takes you right up until the next BITCHSLAP!!! is due before you give us installment 2??? Hey douchebag, stop making excuses and hit your damn deadlines, and enjoy your first BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

JAMEIS WINSTON

Jameis, the Bucs have been horrible this season, and you have been a big part of that failure. In this stanza, you threw for 989 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions in four games. The worst part is that three of your touchdowns came in one game, which means your other three games were shit. You were supposed to make the ascension to the top tier of fantasy quarterbacks, but all you ended up with is a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

DREW BREES

Drew, the Saints and running and rolling, but your fantasy production has been abysmal. In these three games you threw for 816 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. You only had one 300-yard game, and had one game with less than 200 yards. You are supposed to be easiest money when it comes to fantasy quarterbacks, but this year you have been worth pocket change, and are now the owner of a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

ELI MANNING

Eli, you played in three games this period and they are games your owners would like to forget, if you are even still owned in fantasy. You threw for 487 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. The touchdown to interception ratio is good, but you threw for fewer than 135 yards in two of the games, with a high yardage mark of 225 yards. You have not been worth a bench spot this year, but you are getting a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

DEVONTA FREEMAN

Devonta, you have been a fantasy dynamo since coming into the league, but you were definitely not yourself during this time frame. You had 33 carries for 181 yards and six catches for 49 yards but scored no touchdowns. This is not the type of performance owners were expecting when they drafted you in the first round. Time to get your shit together after this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

C.J. ANDERSON

C.J., you played in three games this stanza, but you might as well have just stayed in the locker room. You carried the ball 34 times for 139 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards with no touchdowns. You can’t be counted on to give your owners the points they need to win games, but you can count on this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

AMEER ABDULLAH

Ameer, you basically disappeared during this period. You had 35 carries, but only gained 112 yards with no touchdowns. To make matters worse you only had four receptions for 14 yards, again with no touchdowns. So for those owners who suffered through these weeks playing you, it is my pleasure to tee you up for your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

BRANDIN COOKS

Brandin, you were ok during this stretch, but that was all you were, just ok. In four games you caught 20 passes for 269 yards with just one touchdown. You have failed to be the impact receiver you were when you were a Saint, and your owners are wishing for days past. To help with that wish I am going to send you back to better ways with this pick me up BITCHSLAP!!!

 

ALSHON JEFFERY

Alshon, you have not made the impact that owners were counting on when you moved from the Bears to the Eagles. In this period you were targeted 28 times, but only caught 11 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown. The way you are going your owners can’t count on you. You have one of the best young quarterbacks in game, who is having an MVP type season, and then here you are getting a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

LARRY FITZGERALD

Larry, you are one of the greatest receivers of all time, but you looked quite average over this time frame. You were only targeted 24 times and caught 19 of them for 218 yards with a touchdown and a fumble. We know you still have a lot of good football left, so it’s time to find that groove, and maybe you will get some help from your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

DOUG BALDWIN

Doug, you have been a fantasy stud as an unknown commodity, but now that everyone is aware of you and drafted you higher, you are letting them down. You only had 19 catches for 183 yards with one score during this stanza. This is not the volume of work your owners are used to, and not the type that gets wins…rather the type that gets a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

KEENAN ALLEN

Keenan, you completely disappeared during this four-week stretch. You were targeted 33 times, but only caught 16 of those targets for 214 yards with no touchdowns. That is not going to get it done in standard or PPR leagues. It doesn’t matter what type of league you are in, when you put up this type of production you get a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

MICHAEL THOMAS

Well Michael, it is not a surprise to see you here, after already lighting up your quarterback. Although, you were even worse than Drew Brees as you only caught 17 passes for 170 yards with no touchdowns. There have not been the big power weeks that you gave owners last year, but you did earn a big powerful BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JORDY NELSON

Jordy, I know you don’t have Aaron Rodgers anymore, but that doesn’t mean you should stop giving your owners any production at all. In three games you totaled nine catches for 97 yards with a touchdown. That used to be an average game for you, but these poor performances are becoming too normal for your owners. Is the old Jordy still hanging out in black and white by that tree in Kansas? If so maybe you will come back after this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

RANDALL COBB

Randall, apparently you did not want to let Jordy get all the fury because you were even worse than him during this period. You also only caught nine passé, but you only gained 72 yards without a touchdown. Seems like this is not the year to expect big fantasy points from Green Bay, but rather a bevy of BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

DELANIE WALKER

Delanie, you have been the model of consistency over the past few seasons, but this section of the schedule was not kind to you. You played in three games and finished with 14 catches for 105 yards with no touchdowns and a fumble. You were held under 30 yards in two of your games, and have become a non-factor in the Titans passing offense. There is definitely one thing that is not passing you by, and that is your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JASON WITTEN

Jason, it appears that you are at the end of a long and successful career, but that success is not following you to the end. In this period you had 15 catches for 146 yards with a touchdown and a fumble. While those are not atrocious numbers, they are not good enough for the owners that started you. The big play is gone from your game, so I guess we’ll just have to make a big splash with your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

 


 

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