Week 20
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

Week 12 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 12 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 12

Posted by d-Rx on 11/26/16

by   The Archer


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Week 12 Injury Report as of 11/25/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

(Not Included) Thursday – Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Washington



Arizona Cardinals

Player: Tyrann Mathieu, DB

Injury: Mathieu is questionable for Week 12 with a shoulder injury.  

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Mathieu is generally expected to play this week as he has logged a few limited practice sessions. There may be a snap-limit, but a small one if any.


Player: Michael Floyd, WR

Injury: Floyd will be a game-time decision with his hamstring injury, according to Coach Arians.      

Source: Kent Somers on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Floyd has not been able to go the last couple days of practice, casting serious doubt over his availability. Have a backup option here.



Buffalo Bills

Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins is questionable with a foot injury.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: Watkins has not been activated yet, but it seems like the team is optimistic that he should play this week. I would wait for further information, and he is probably going to be on a snap-count regardless.


Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy is questionable with a thumb injury.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: This is related to the same thumb injury that made him miss time last week in the secnd half. He has been limited all week and should be good to go.


Player: Robert Woods, WR

Injury: Woods will miss the game this week against the Jags with a knee injury.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: This is related to the rough looking knee injury that Woods suffered last week. It is not known how much time he should miss yet, but Buffalo’s peripheral options should gain a boost.



Carolina Panthers

Player: Luke Kuechly, LB

Injury: Kuechly has been ruled out this week with a concussion.        

Source: www.csnbayarea.com

Fantasy Impact: Kuechly continues to have concussion issues and is being held out this week. Look for A.J. Klein to pick up the slack in his stead. Hopefully Kuechly can pass through protocol without any setbacks.



Chicago Bears


Player: Jay Cutler, QB

Injury: Cutler has been ruled out with an ailing shoulder.        

Source: www.windycitygridiron.com

Fantasy Impact: With Cutler missing out this week, Matt Barkley will take over as the starting QB for the Bears this week.



Cincinnati Bengals


Player: A.J. Green, WR

Injury: Green has been ruled for Week 12.

Source: www.cincyjungle.com

Fantasy Impact: Green did not practice at all this week, and his prospects for next week look relatively grim as well. Hold on to him though, as he could be available for fantasy playoffs if he heals up quick.



Jacksonville Jaguars


Player: Julius Thomas, TE

Injury: Thomas will miss the game this week with a back injury.

Source: www.firstcoastnews.com

Fantasy Impact: Bortles will be without his TE this week against the Bills, which is a decent sized hit to his value as far as a security blanket in the passing game goes.


Player: T.J. Yeldon, RB

Injury: Yeldon is questionable with an ankle injury, and has not practiced this week.

Source: www.firstcoastnews.com

Fantasy Impact: Seeing as he has not practiced all week, I would say that it is doubtful that he plays or his snaps are limited this week. Ivory should get an increase in work this week.



Kansas City Chiefs


Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR

Injury: Maclin continues to miss time due to his groin injury and will not play this week against Denver.

Source: www.denver.cbslocal.com

Fantasy Impact: With Maclin remaining out this week, Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley will have to pick up the slack for him.


Player: Dee Ford, LB

Injury: Ford is out with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.denver.cbslocal.com

Fantasy Impact: Since Ford is done this week, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali should see an increase in their playing time to rush the passer in Denver.



Miami Dolphins


Player: Jarvis Landry, WR

Injury: Landry is questionable with a shoulder injury for Week 12.

Source: www.ninersnation.com

Fantasy Impact: Landry has been limited all week and has also been questionable for weeks, so expect him to get his full allotment of snaps this week for the Dolphins.



New England Patriots


Player: Tom Brady, QB

Injury: Brady is questionable with a knee injury for Week 12

Source: www.csnne.com

Fantasy Impact: Brady is uncertain to play and seems like a game-time decision to me, because Belichick. Be prepared to have another starting option if he cannot go.


Player: Rob Gronkowski, TE

Injury: Gronk is questionable with a chest injury.

Source: www.csnne.com

Fantasy Impact: Gronk is uncertain to play, just like Brady. So it might come down to a game-time decision. Have a backup plan here.



New Orleans Saints


Player: Mark Ingram, RB

Injury: Ingram is questionable for Week 12, still trying to pass concussion protocol.

Source: Nick Underhill on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Although he has practiced all week, he still has to pass protocol. Tim Hightower would be the starting RB if Ingram were to miss time.



New York Giants


Player: Jason Pierre-Paul, DL

Injury: JPP is questionable with a knee injury this week, but states that he “playing on Sunday.”

Source: www.giants.com

Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Paul vowed that his word is good this week, so I would expect him to play this week, although he will probably have a reduction in snaps.



Oakland Raiders


Player: Michael Crabtree, WR

Injury: Crabtree is questionable with an ankle injury. 

Source: www.silverandblackpride.com

Fantasy Impact: With Crabtree seeing limited practices all week, he should be good to go for the Raiders this week.


Player: Latavius Murray, RB

Injury: Murray is questionable with an ankle injury.   

Source: www.silverandblackpride.com

Fantasy Impact: Murray has been banged up quite a bit this year, but he should be okay this week as he has logged limited sessions all week.



Philadelphia Eagles


Player: Ryan Mathews, RB

Injury: Mathews has been ruled out for Week 12 after suffering an MCL sprain last week.    

Source: www.philly.com

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles will fully engage a committee approach for running the ball this week, and possibly longer as this type of injury can really linger on.



Seattle Seahawks


Player: C.J. Prosise, RB

Injury: Prosise suffered a fractured scapula and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.

Source: Curtis Crabtree on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Prosise going down, we have come full circle with the running-back situation in Seattle. Thomas Rawls is set to be the feature-back going forward. 





By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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