Week 3
September 21, 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

Pickups After Week 7 (2016)

Pickups After Week 7 (2016)

Posted by d-Rx on 10/24/16

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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 


DAVANTE ADAMS – WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

Davante Adams is coming off a career game in Week 7 and proved he needs to be owned in all leagues. Adams is currently the top overall scorer among wide receivers this week, and seems to be consistently targeted. In addition to his two touchdowns this week, he is averaging over 6.5 targets a game. Adams now has five touchdowns on the season, and is going to be heavily involved on a team likely to go pass heavy with no proven running backs on the roster.


CHRIS THOMPSON – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thompson is coming off another solid game in which he rushed 12 times for 72 yards. Matt Jones continues to struggle holding onto the ball, and Thompson is considered their game breaking back. Thompson may not be able to handle a full load, but his ability to catch the ball in a pass happy scheme should keep him involved. On the season, Thompson is averaging over 5 yards a carry, and this Washington offensive line is really starting to gel, opening big holes for whoever is running the ball.


TY MONTGOMERY – WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

It doesn’t matter about his positional eligibility, but some sites have begun the process of moving him over to RB. Right now, Montgomery is locked in as a rest of season third down back. In the short term he will also continue to be involved as a rusher, especially with Eddie Lacy on IR and Starks out about a month. His stat line was dominant in PPR leagues, and very useful in standard. Depending on what you need on your roster, Montgomery is a great add, and the best thing that could happen is dual positional eligibility.

 

JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jack Doyle played 80% of his snaps for the first time in his career, and not coincidentally also had a career day. Doyle caught 9 passes for 78 yards on 10 targets, and scored another touchdown. While Dwayne Allen remains out, Doyle will continue to dominate snaps as he is a much more accomplished blocker than Eric Swoope, a converted basketball player. With Luck under center, and the rest of the Colts wide receivers in the infirmary, Doyle will continue to be involved.

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jamison Crowder is coming off another outstanding performance. With Jordan Reed out of the lineup he is elevated to the top underneath option, and security blanket on a number of plays. Even more important, Crowder has outscored DeSean Jackson in five of seven games this season. Crowder needs to be added and in weekly lineup consideration, especially when Jordan Reed is out of the lineup.

 



PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 


ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielin may be the second bets receiver on the Vikings, and with the struggles in their run game recently, it is hard to overlook him. Thielen caught just two passes against the Eagles but they went for 52 yards on 5 targets.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perkins got some early work, and not just because the game was in London. Perkins is the most electric running back on the team, and with the passing game struggling could be needed sooner than later. Perk played more snaps than Rainey, and is an interesting long term hold.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay continues to be involved in this offense. With limited proven options in the passing game, Clay will continue to be involved. There will be games where Tyrod has to throw the ball more than 28 times, and Clay should be a main beneficiary there. Truth be told, he is more of a floor option than a ceiling one, especially in standard leagues.

 

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. Lee is coming off a career game in which he exceed 100 yards, and with all the attention being paid to Allen Robinson, is the guy doing work over the middle. Lee will have his share of duds, but adding the boom to his game is big in his progression.

 

 


WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 


COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kap is no longer an established passer, but through two games is averaging over 70 yards rushing and is a threat to score on the ground and with a deep shot. With a bunch of byes upcoming, he may need to be on your roster, just don’t expect much

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 65% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon put up a stinker last week, and has a low floor, but can put up solid games from time to time. With Reed out, and DeSean struggling to make an impact, Garcon is a guy who will need to remain as a streaming option.

 

ROBERT WOODS – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Woods sat out last week, but when he is in, there is no one to threaten his top spot in the passing game pecking order. Woods is a 5 for fifty type of guy, but consistency and targets are key.

 

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

Quick and Britt seem to rotate weeks of effectiveness, this week, Quick caught 4 passes for 92 yards and also got 9 targets. The team is being forced to throw it more, and Quick is one of the beneficiaries.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin is a solid player, playing the hybrid tight end receiver role. He is constantly getting targeted underneath, on third downs, and especially in the redzone. Boldin lacks a big ceiling, but teams ravaged by injuries could do worse.

 

MATT ASIATA – RB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matt Asiata was highly involved last week, mostly because McKinnon left for a good part of the game with an injury, and in a trailing situation, was needed for pass protection. Asiata will continue to at least get some work, but expecting big performances like last week, seems fooling on an every week basis.

 


 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 


KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wright played the third fewest snaps of the wide receivers, and tallied just two catches for 12 yards. Wright will have some games, but this is not one of them.


MIKE DAVIS – RB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mike Davis scored a touchdown this week, and had a solid fantasy day. But Davis played the fewest snaps of the 49ers backs. With Carlos Hyde likely back sooner than later, Davis is an afterthought.


KENNY STILLS – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stop me if you heard this before, Stills scored a long touchdown. Also on the play, his defender fell down. Kenny Stills is hit or miss, but expecting him to be a top receiver on a team that is now built to run the ball is misguided. 

 

 

 

 

 

By: Stagg Party

 

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