Week 3
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

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

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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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