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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 doesn't hold back on his bitch slapping ways for the final installment of 2016

Bitchslap!!! Installment 4 of 4 (2016)

Posted by d-Rx on 02/01/17

by   The Archer


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The season is over and you have had time to digest your victory or your losses. This article is here to give you final resolution to your season if it ended poorly. I have taken it to the players throughout the season that have let you down, but the players in this list are the worst offenders. These players are the one’s that fell flat on their faces in the final four games of the fantasy season during Week 13-16. These players are all deserving of their time in slap spotlight, and I will also be crowning the winners of the infamous Golden Sombrero Bitchslap!!! There were many disappointments this season, and those poor performances made this year’s winners the largest class ever with six GSBS winners, or should I say LOSERS!!!

 


FIRST TIMERS

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

DREW BREES

Drew, you had a fantastic season and helped your owners earn a lot of wins, but when you were needed the most you let them down. In Week 13 when some of your owners were fighting for a playoff spot, you threw for 326 yards, but with no touchdowns and three interceptions. Then you followed that up with another stinker, throwing for 257 yards with no touchdowns and three more interceptions!!! Anyone that needed you in that first round of the playoffs got bounced. You did well, finally, in Week 15 with 389 passing yards with four touchdowns and no picks, but you failed to deliver in the championship with 299 passing yards and just one touchdown. You get the regular season STUD, playoff DUD BITCHSLAP!!!

 

PHILIP RIVERS

Philip you were very consistent in the final stanza, but consistent in the wrong way. You did throw for two touchdowns in every game, but you also threw seven interceptions. Then you failed to help out with any yardage, with games of 225, 236 and 206 in Week 13-15. You cost your owners their playoff wishes and caviar dreams giving you the Robin Leach BITCHSLAP!!!

 

BEN ROETHLISBERGER

Big Ben…more like Big Blah! You failed to deliver when you were needed the most. In Week 14 when the playoffs began, you took a BIG BEN DOOKIE on the field, throwing for 220 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. You followed that up with 286 passing yards, but just one touchdown. You tried to redeem yourself in Week 16 with 279 passing yards and three touchdowns, but you also threw two interceptions. You get the too little too late BITCHSLAP!!!

 

CAM NEWTON

Cam, you have barely avoided my wrath all season, but your performance down the stretch left you nowhere to hide. In the first two games of this period you threw for 182 and 160 yards, with 12 and 31 rushing yards and one touchdown pass in each game, and one interception in Week 14. You did not have a rushing touchdown, and in your final two games only ran for a total of 36 yards. There was no dimension to your game this season, but you may find yourself in the fourth dimension after this BITCHSLAP!!!

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

MIKE EVANS

You led your owners on a wild ride this season and cemented yourself as one of the best receivers in the NFL, but unfortunately your fantasy season ended in flames. You failed to score a touchdown in Week 13-15, and caught a total of 11 passes for 139 yards. Worst of all, your Week 14 performance cost me a chance to go to the title game!!! For this you get the good from far, but far from good BITCHSLAP!!!

 

LARRY FITZGERALD

Larry, you are one of the best receivers to ever lace up their shoes, but they tied together during the final stanza this season. You did not score a touchdown in your 24 catches, and only gained 178 yards, good for just 7.4 YPR. At that rate your going to need to catch a lot more passes to outgain your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JORDAN MATTHEWS

It was quite a disappointing end to the season for you, and you gave your owners diminishing returns each week. You gained 79 yards in Week 14, but then only 27 the following week, and a paltry 12 yards in Week 16 with no touchdowns. For those diminishing returns you have earned an increasingly strong BITCHSLAP!!!

 

JAMISON CROWDER

Jamison, you were one of the biggest surprises of the season, and catapulted yourself from low-end bench player to starter. That jump in your production led you to being in most of your owner’s lineups down the stretch, but you left them a brown streak in their undies in return. You totaled 10 catches for a measly 106 yards with no touchdowns. You have earned the Coffee is for Closers BITCHSLAP!!!

 

RANDALL COBB

Randall, you play on one of the best offenses for wide receivers but you failed to make a dent in the fantasy playoffs. In three games played you caught a total of six passes for 52 yards with one touchdown. Your game was weak, but this backhand is strong with your BITCHSLAP!!!

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

DELANIE WALKER

Delanie it is a surprise to see you here, but you have made a name for yourself and now you have to deliver on it, which in the fantasy playoffs you did not! You caught two passes for 30 yards in Week 14, followed up with six catches for 55 yards, and closed out with three catches for 23 yards with a touchdown. Not horrible for a tight end, but pretty horrible when you carried your owners in the previous stanza. Now you have to carry the load of this BITCHSLAP!!!

 


SECOND TIMERS

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

THOMAS RAWLS

You started off this stanza with a bang in Week 13, carrying the rock 15 times for 106 yards with two scores, but then the playoffs happened. In the next three games you carried the ball 41 times for 109 yards with no touchdowns. Are you kidding me with a 2.7 YPC average!!! That pure pathetic display earns you the watch out for the rookie running back they draft in the second round next year BITCHSLAP!!!

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

JASON WITTEN

Jason, your story was all about here and gone in this stanza. Your owners may have trusted you at the start of it, but you totaled just four catches for 26 yards in Week 13-14, with a goose egg in the former. That earned you a benching by all of your owners that were still alive, and then you catch 10 passes for 51 yards and followed that up with two receptions for 33 yards with a touchdown. The end was good, but not good enough to avoid your second BITCHSLAP!!!

 


THREE TIMERS

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

ELI MANNING

Eli, this is your third time back, so obviously you did not learn anything from our past encounters. This was a particularly dreadful close to a dreadful season. You totaled just 589 passing yards in Weeks 13-15 with five touchdowns and three interceptions. You tried to make up for it in Week 16 throwing for 356 yards with a touchdown, but you also threw three interceptions nullifying your positives. You are once, twice, three times a BITCHSLAP!!!

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

AMARI COOPER

Amari, you a star on the rise, but your star was definitely falling during this period. It started out with a decent fantasy day, catching two passes for 59 yards with a touchdown, but it was all downhill after that. In the first week of the fantasy playoffs you caught five passes, but only mustered 29 yards!!! You sure made up for that next week with you 28 YPR average, but that is because you only caught one pass for 28 yards!!! Your five catches for 76 yards in Week 16 did not make up for the losses you caused and earned you your third BITCHSLAP!!!

 

ALLEN ROBINSON

ARob, you were a thief too often this season, and your finish to the year was the ultimate robbery from your fantasy owners. Your performance in Week’s 13-15 was like an alcoholic hitting rock bottom. You caught a total of six passes for 63 yards and no touchdowns, and only 32 yards in the final two weeks. If your owners were alive in the championship you were not in their lineup, so your nine receptions for 147 yards in Week 16 was a slap in the face to your owners. For that and your repeated failures, enjoy your third BITCHSLAP!!!

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

GARY BARNIDGE

Gary, you have a lot of built in excuses this season playing in the Browns offense, but you were never able to take advantage of being the second option in the passing game. In the fantasy playoffs your performance got better each week, but going from 27 yards to 35 yards and finally 42 yards in Week 16 without a touchdown is like kissing your cousin, and that is itself is worthy of a BITCHSLAP!!!

 


GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP!!!

 

 

The time has come to crown the worst of the worst. These six players were among the worst in each of the four stanzas this season, and their pathetic displays earned them the most feared award in all of sports…THE GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

RYAN FITZPATRICK

Ryan, there is not much to say here except that you were complete trash this season. The final memory you left us with was like puking all night and not brushing your teeth for the next week. In the three games you played during the final stanza you only threw for a total of 249 yards with NO touchdowns and four interceptions. There is no doubt that you are at the head of the class when it comes to this award this year. You are a well deserving owner of THE GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

TODD GURLEY

Todd, you almost avoided this list with the two touchdowns that you scored in this period, but totaling 253 yards in four games is not good enough for a first round draft pick. You were the talk of the league last season, which drove your cost up this year, but your game this season was like an old Grand Marque spinning its wheels stuck in the snow. Hopefully you will either get some sandbags for your trunk or upgrade to an all wheel drive vehicle next year, but until then you have earned THE GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

BRANDON MARSHALL

Brandon, you have had a tendency to mail it in when things don’t go your way, and this season you sent it in overnight express mail. The end to the season could not come fast enough for your owners, as you laid egg after egg after egg. Your final four game yardage totals of 43, 33, 16 and 28 yards was a total disaster. You always have an opinion and now you have the GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

MICHAEL FLOYD

Michael, you literally fell asleep at the wheel during this stanza, played for two teams, and fell flat on your face in all aspects. In three games you caught a total of six passes for 42 yards with no touchdowns. You should be the poster child for this award, because I think you actually pissed on your own sombrero when you were drunk, so enjoy your self serve on THE GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

JOHN BROWN

Talk about trying to run away with this award, but that is exactly what you did this stanza. You started out with two goose eggs, which basically cemented your place here. You then caught five passes for 81 yards with a touchdown the next week and another strong showing could have kept you safe from the sombrero, but you put up another dud with one catch for 12 yards. Those horrible performances locked down THE GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

COBY FLEENER

Coby, your season could have been so different playing in an offense with the 5,000-yard man in Drew Brees, but you failed to capitalize on that advantage. In Week 13 you started off strong with five catches for 86 yards, but in the fantasy playoffs you totaled five catches for 46 yards and failed to score a touchdown in the stanza. You are my number one disappointment this year and the shameful owner of THE GOLDEN SOMBRERO BITCHSLAP@!!

 

 

By: Houdini

 

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