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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

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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