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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 15 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 15 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 15

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Week 15 Injury Report as of 12/17/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

TNF – Seattle, Los Angeles

 

 

Atlanta Falcons


Player: Julio Jones, WE

Injury: Jones has been ruled out for Week 15 with a toe injury.         

Source: www.bloggingdirty.com

Fantasy Impact: Jones still cannot get over his toe sprain that kept him out last week as well. With Jones missing time again, Sanu and Gabriel should be Ryan’s top targets this week.


Player: Mohamed Sanu, WR

Injury: Sanu is questionable with a groin injury.         

Source: www.bloggingdirty.com

Fantasy Impact: Sanu should be ready to make his return this week according to reports. With Julio Jones out, Sanu should be the de facto #1 WR for the Falcons this week.

 


Buffalo Bills


Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins is questionable with some foot soreness.

Source: www.buffalonews.com

Fantasy Impact: Although his foot is slowly improving, but still hurting, Watkins is fully expected to play and carry on as the top receiving option for the Bills this week against a suspect Browns D.

 

 

Carolina Panthers


Player: Cam Newton, QB

Injury: Cam is questionable after getting an MRI on his shoulder this week.   

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Cam has been limited all week, so he should be good to play this week, but it is interesting to see if anything comes of the MRI later on.

 

Player: Luke Kuechly, LB

Injury: Kuechly is questionable, returning from concussion.   

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Kuechly has been a full participant this week, and has cleared protocol finally. He’s back.

 

Player: Kelvin Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is questionable with a back issue.     

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Since he logged limited sessions the entire week, he should be ready to play and handle a full workload still.

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals


Player: A.J. Green, WR

Injury: Green is listed as doubtful as he continues to rehab his hamstring injury.

Source: www.cincyjungle.com

Fantasy Impact: Same as usual, Green continues to miss time, and I would be surprised if the Bengals decided to push their WR in a lost season.

 

 

Dallas Cowboys

 

Player: Dez Bryant, WR 

Injury: Dez is questionable with a back injury.

Source: www.dfw.cbslocal.com

Fantasy Impact: Dez has returned to ‘limited’ status, and should be out there for Dallas, trying to shake some rough outings.

 

Player: Sean Lee, LB

Injury: Lee is questionable with a knee issue.

Source: www.dfw.cbslocal.com

Fantasy Impact: Lee has been a limited participant this week and is not expected to miss time. He should be a focal point this week with so many other guys going down on the Dallas D.

 

 

Denver Broncos


Player: Brandon Marshall, LB

Injury: Marshall is out with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Without Marshall, a bad Denver rush defense gets even worse. Look for the Pats to pound the rock this week. Corey Nelson should step in.

 

 

Detroit Lions


Player: Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Riddick is doubtful with a wrist injury.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: With Riddick likely out this week, Dwayne Washington will likely shoulder the bulk of the load this week for the Lions in conjunction with Zach Zenner.

 

 

Green Bay Packers


Player: Christine Michael, RB

Injury: Michael is questionable with an ‘illness.’

Source: www.acmepackingcompany.com

Fantasy Impact: Michael returned on Friday, so he should be able to go and handle about half of the backfield work for this week in tandem with Montgomery.

 

Player: Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with an ankle injury.

Source: www.acmepackingcompany.com  

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has practiced all week and should play, but he may be hindered with a bum wheel this week.

 

 

Houston Texans


Player: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE

Injury: Fiedorowicz has been ruled out with a concussion.

Source: www.torotimes.com

Fantasy Impact: Without their starting TE, Osweiler loses his security blanket against a decent Jags secondary this season.

 

 

Indianapolis Colts

 

Player: Donte Moncrief, WR

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

Source: www.dailynorseman.com

Fantasy Impact: Big loss for the Colts, as Philip Dorsett will have to step up and pair up with Hilton on the outsides in his stead.

 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars


Player: Allen Robinson, WR

Injury: Robinson has been ruled with a hamstring injury this week.

Source: www.torotimes.com

Fantasy Impact: Without his top option, Bortles might have some issues this week. Look for Lee and Hurns to get an uptick in looks.

 

 

Minnesota Vikings


Player: Harrison Smith, DB

Injury: Smith has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

Source: www.dailynorseman.com

Fantasy Impact: Vikes lose an elite safety for this matchup against a Colts team that has Andrew Luck. This is a plus for Luck.

 

 

New England Patriots


Player: Danny Amendola, WR

Injury: Amendola is the only Patriot ruled out this week with an ankle injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Removing Amendola from the pecking order, Malcolm Mitchell and Edelman should continue to work the outsides.

 

 

New York Jets


Player: Brandon Marshall, WR

Injury: Marshall is questionable with an ankle injury he suffered last week.    

Source: www.nj.com

Fantasy Impact: Marshall has indicated that he will play this week, but that he probably will not be 100 percent. So beware here.

 

Player: Matt Forte, RB

Injury: Forte is questionable with a knee injury.         

Source: www.nj.com

Fantasy Impact: Forte got back to a limited practice on Friday, but it is not known if he will lace it up or not quite yet. I would expect so, but it could be game-time.

 

 

Oakland Raiders


Player: Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, WR

Injury: Coop and Crab are both questionable with a shoulder and finger injury, respectively.  

Source: www.justblogbaby.com

Fantasy Impact: These guys are questionable an awful lot, but both re fully expected to play this week with Derek Carr and his precarious pinky.

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles

 

Player: Darren Sproles, RB

Injury: Sproles is yet to clear concussion protocol and has been ruled out for this week.        

Source: www.phillyvoice.com

Fantasy Impact: Sproles is going to be out this week for the Eagles after getting tagged with a dirty hit against the Redskins last week. The Eagles RB committee will continue to carry forward.

 

 

San Diego Chargers


Player: Melvin Gordon, RB

Injury: Gordon is out with a hip/knee injury. 

Source: www.justblogbaby.com

Fantasy Impact: Gordon remains out this week for the Chargers after being the bell-cow all season for this team.

 

 

Washington Redskins


Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed is questionable with a shoulder injury.    

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com 

Fantasy Impact: Reed played on limited snaps last week, and more of the same can be expected this week. I can see him getting more snaps, but still not a full allotment.

 

 


 

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

 

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