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 13 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 13 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 13

Posted by d-Rx on 12/03/16

by   The Archer


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Week 13 Injury Report as of 12/3/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

Bye Week – Cleveland, Tennessee

(Not Included) TNF – Dallas, Minnesota



Arizona Cardinals


Player: Tyrann Mathieu, DB

Injury: Mathieu is doubtful to play and will be a game-time decision with a shoulder injury.   

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Coach Arians has come out and announced that Mathieu will be a game-time decision during warmups on Sunday. Mathieu has missed a couple of games with the shoulder injury already.



Buffalo Bills


Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins is listed up as questionable after experiencing some soreness in his foot over the last few days.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: Rex Ryan has already come out and say that Watkins will play on Sunday, but he may be limited still, as he does not appear to be completely healed from the foot injury he has missed most of the season for .



Carolina Panthers


Player: Luke Kuechly, LB

Injury: Kuechly will miss his second consecutive game after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.   

Source: www.panthers.com

Fantasy Impact: Kuechly has been travelling with the team as moral support on the sidelines, but hopefully he can get his symptoms cleared up and pass through protocol to help out this Panthers D.



Cincinnati Bengals

Player: A.J Green, WR

Injury: Green remains out this week as he recovers from a grade 2 hamstring tear.

Source: Jim Owczarski on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Don’t put all of your eggs in this basket at the end of your season. He could possibly return anywhere from Week 14 to out for the season. So keep an eye out week-to-week, but why would the Bengals bother?



Denver Broncos


Player: Trevor Siemian, QB

Injury: Siemian has been ruled out with a sprained left foot, meaning Paxton Lynch will start.

Source: www.denverbroncos.com

Fantasy Impact: Siemian missed practice this week, so it is to be seen if he is able to play next week or not. But Lynch will fill in for the meantime.



Detroit Lions


Player: Tahir Whitehead, LB

Injury: Whitehead is questionable with a knee injury for Week 13.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: The Lion’s leading tackler, is a little banged up this week and is thought of as a game-time decision. If you use him for IDP, keep an eye out. Bynes would likely benefit from his absence.


Player: Marvin Jones, WR

Injury: Jones is questionable with a thigh injury.

Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: It is thought that Jones will be out there this week, but will be limited with his injury. Jones has been a big disappointment after his red-hot start to the season.



Green Bay Packers


Player: Aaron Rodgers, QB

Injury: Rodgers is questionable after injuring his hamstring last week.

Source: Wes Hodkiewicz on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers should be good to go this week against the Texans. He has been limited this week, and played on it last week as well.


Player: Jake Ryan, LB

Injury: Ryan is questionable with an ankle injury.

Source: Wes Hodkiewicz on Twitter 

Fantasy Impact: Ryan is expected to play and start at his usual ILB spot for the Pack.



Houston Texans


Player: Jadeveon Clowney, DL

Injury: Clowney has been ruled out with an elbow/wrist injury.

Source: Texans on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers should have a lot of time to throw this week, Facing a decimated Texans defensive line that has lost a couple of studs.



Indianapolis Colts


Player: Clayton Geathers, DB

Injury: Geathers is out due to concussion symptoms.

Source: www.nj.com

Fantasy Impact: The Colts will be missing the young rookie Geathers on the back end of their defense. He should be back as soon as he passes protocol.



Jacksonville Jaguars


Player: Allen Hurns, WR

Injury: Hurns has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: With Hurns missing practice all week, look for Allen Robinson to be targeted A LOT this week.


Player: Chris Ivory, RB

Injury: Ivory is out with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Ivory missing time means a lot more carries for Yeldon, leading the charge against the Broncos this week.


Player: Julius Thomas, TE

Injury: Thomas is doubtful with a back injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: The oft-injured TE is doubtful this week, so I would plan on him missing out on time this week.



Kansas City Chiefs


Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR

Injury: Maclin will miss his 4th straight game with a groin injury.

Source: www.kansascity.com

Fantasy Impact: Maclin resumed practicing this week, so he should be back next week against the Raiders. In the meantime, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce should continue to shoulder the load.


Player: Justin Houston and Dee Ford, LB’s

Injury: Both are listed as questionable with a shoulder and hamstring respectively.

Source: www.kansascity.com         

Fantasy Impact: The key pieces to the Chiefs pass rush are both questionable, but have logged limited practices. Both can be expected to play, Ford more limited than Houston.



Los Angeles Rams


Player: Tavon Austin, WR

Injury: Austin is doubtful with a chest injury.

Source: www.turfshowtimes.com       

Fantasy Impact: One of the Rams primary pieces on offense, He is expected to miss out this week. If he does, Pharoh Cooper will likely fill in.



Miami Dolphins


Player: DeVante Parker, WR

Injury: Parker is questionable with a back injury against the Ravens this week.

Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Also stated was the Adam Gase said they will probably err on the side of caution with their young WR and “protect him against himself.” Parker looking much more doubtful than questionable to me.



New England Patriots


Player: Rob Gronkowski, TE

Injury: Gronk has been ruled out until at least the postseason with a back injury.

Source: www.turfshowtimes.com

Fantasy Impact: With Gronk set to miss multiple weeks, look for Bennett to get more involved in the passing game with Brady.



New Orleans Saints


Player: Mark Ingram, RB

Injury: Ingram is questionable with a toe injury.        

Source: www.detroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Ingram returned to practice on Friday in a limited capacity, so I would expect him to play, but he could be limited or a game-time decision. Monitor this situation, as RB Daniel Lasco has been ruled out as well.



Oakland Raiders


Player: Michael Crabtree, WR

Injury: Crabtree is questionable with an ankle injury. 

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree was limited at all of his practices this week, but should be available for the Raiders this week as the second option in the passing game.


Player: Latavius Murray, RB

Injury: Murray is questionable with an ankle injury as well.    

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: After practicing all week in limited fashion, he should be ready to go against Buffalo as the lead back for Oakland.



Philadelphia Eagles

Player: Jordan Matthews, WR

Injury: Matthews is questionable with an ankle injury.           

Source: www.phillyvoice.com

Fantasy Impact: Missing practice on Friday puts some doubt on his availability, but it looks like he will be a game-time decision this week for the Eagles. Look for some of their peripheral options like DGB if Matthews has to miss out.



San Diego Chargers


Player: Tyrell Williams, WR

Injury: Williams is questionable with a shoulder injury.          

Source: www.thepewterplank.com

Fantasy Impact: As the second option in the Chargers passing game, Williams is questionable after getting banged up even more last week. He got a limited practice in on Friday, though, so he should play or be a game-time decision.



Washington Redskins

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.           

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: After suffering an AC joint sprain last week, Gruden is holding Reed out as he will not be able to catch without full range of motion in that shoulder.





By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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