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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

Cameron Meredith is coming on strong for the Chicago Bears since Kevin White went down in this week's pickups piece.

Pickups After Week 6 (2016)

Posted by d-Rx on 10/17/16

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ALL PLAYERS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE IN 30% OR MORE OF CBS LEAGUES

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith had another big game this week, catching 11 passes for 113 yards. Alshon got more looks than he has been seeing, but Cameron is the safety blanket for Brian Hoyer. As long as defenses continue to focus on Alshon, Meredith will continue to get good looks on a weekly basis.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hopefully you picked up this kid last week, but if not grab him ASAP. He caught six passes for 83 yards, and has taken the starting job from Antonio Gates. He has everything you want, including a quarterback who is giving him targets.

 

JAY AJAYI – RB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ajayi waited until Arian Foster returned to the lineup to put a stamp on his role as the lead back, rushing for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries. The Dolphins are a mess and he could end up sharing carries with Foster, but this performance gives him the upper hand for the next two weeks.

 

EDDIE ROYAL – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Royal is getting looks as the third option in the Bears passing attack and caught four passes for 54 yards. Eddie is not a strong touchdown threat, but he can be effective with how much the Bears are passing these days. The emergence of Cameron Meredith has hurt his production.

 

BRIAN HOYER – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hoyer continues to throw the ball a lot as the quarterback for the Bears, and he just threw for more than 300 yards for his fourth consecutive game. He did not throw any touchdowns this week, but he is a nice streaming option as the Bears are playing more games from behind.

 

KENNY BRITT – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES   

Britt made a nice impression this week with seven catches for 136 yards and two scores. The Rams just don’t have a consistent enough threat with the passing game to count on this weekly, but Britt does have this potential, and his floor has been raised over through the first six weeks of the season.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder had another splash game this week, catching three passes for 52 yards with touchdown. The problem is you are not getting a lot of yards or a lot catches.

 

DEVONTAE BOOKER – RB – AVAILABLE IN 44% OF CBS LEAGUES

Booker keeps getting work, and this week his 46 yards on five carries, was much more impressive than C.J. Anderson’s 37 yards on 10 carries. He could get more work in the coming weeks as the Broncos offense looks for an identity.

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd finally had more catches than Brandon LaFell this week with four for 79 yards, but he was held out of the endzone while LaFell had a score on only two catches for 13 yards. Boyd will take this role over, and it may only be a week away from happening.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coming off the bye don’t sleep on this guy. He is the second best receiver the Vikings have, and a decent grab for deeper PPR leagues.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

He is not getting a ton of looks on a weekly basis, but it should change in the coming weeks. Hold onto him in deeper PPR leagues.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay continues to get more involved in the offense, and this week he caught five passes for 52 yards, but was held out of the endzone. He has become the second best option in the passing game, but the Bills don’t throw enough to give him top end potential.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz continues to get more work in the passing game, and this week caught six passes for 85 yards with a touchdown. He is a big body who is used as a blocker in the running game, and he is now finding more work as a receiver. His size also makes him a nice target in the redzone.


JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle bounced back after two poor performances, catching four passes for 53 yards with a touchdown. His production increased after Dwayne Allen left the game with an ankle injury. If Allen misses time then Doyle is a better add, but limited with Allen on the field.


TY MONTGOMERY – WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a coming out party for Montgomery with 10 catches for 98 yards and three carries for six yards. He did fumble twice, losing one, so that is a downside, but he is better than Davante Adams and should continue to get some looks going forward.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee is not going to wow you, but he keeps being active for the Jags and caught six passes for 61 yards this week. He is worth grabbing if you own ARob as insurance with upside.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kap had a rough week with 187 yards passing, one touchdown and 66 rushing yards on eight carries. Colin will have better matchups than this one with the Bills, but he is going to have a hard time putting up monster fantasy numbers with the numb nuts he has as his receivers. Running for scores is the best bet for him, but don’t bet on it.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon gave owners another solid performance, catching six passes for 77 yards. The veteran has given a nice floor the past few weeks, and could be a good add for a bye week replacement when the matchup is right.

 

ROBERT WOODS – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a normal Woods week with catches and yards, five for 44, but he added a touchdown this week. About as good as it gets for Woods.

 

BRIAN QUICK – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Quick caught five passes for 61 yards but was held out of the endzone. He is giving way to Kenny Britt in the offense, and still has horrible quarterback play that limits his effectiveness.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin had a solid week, catching eight passes for 60 yards with a touchdown. The scores are what makes him a solid play, otherwise he is a five for 50 type of a receiver.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wright finally showed up, catching eight passes for 133 yards with a touchdown. He has not been reliable all year and this is more of an anomaly. The Titans don’t throw enough, or well enough to warrant going crazy over this performance.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

See above and don’t be fooled by his three catches for 70 yards with a score this week.

 

KAMAR AIKEN – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

Aiken finally showed up for the Ravens, catching four passes for 64 yards. You should not buy into this as Steve Smith was out and Aiken will be not worth owning once he returns to the field.

 


 

 

By: Houdini

 

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