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 17 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 17 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 17

Posted by d-Rx on 12/31/16

by   The Archer


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Week 17 Injury Report as of 12/31/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: Brown is questionable for Week 17 with an illness.

Source: Mike Jurecki on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Brown has been a limited participant since missing out on Wednesday. He should be good to go this week, ramping up activity towards the last game, and coming off his best game of the year last week.



Atlanta Falcons

Player: Taylor Gabriel, WR

Injury: Gabriel has been ruled out with a foot injury this week.

Source: www.canalstreetchronicles.com 

Fantasy Impact: Gabriel has been on a good run of late, with Julio Jones dealing with his own injuries. With Gabriel down this week, look for Sanu and Aldrick Robinson to benefit alongside Julio Jones.



Baltimore Ravens

Player: Zach Orr, LB

Injury: Orr has been ruled out with a neck injury that he suffered last week against the Steelers.

Source: www.baltimorebeatdown.com 

Fantasy Impact: With Orr set to miss out this week, Albert McClellan will likely fill in next to C.J. Mosley this week as Orr heals up.



Buffalo Bills

Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins continues to be questionable with a foot injury.

Source: www.buffalonews.com 

Fantasy Impact: Watkins should be able to play this week, as he has since he returned, but monitor the situation, as a foot injury can turn bad really quickly.



Carolina Panthers

Player: Jonathan Stewart, RB

Injury: Stewart is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Source: www.bucsnation.com 

Fantasy Impact: Although listed as questionable, Stewart is generally expected to play this week against the Bucs. If he cannot go, expect the Panthers to use a committee at RB.


Player: Greg Olsen, TE

Injury: Olsen is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Source: www.bucsnation.com 

Fantasy Impact: Olsen is expected to play this week against the Bucs, barring any further setbacks prior to the game. 



Cincinnati Bengals 

Player: Jeremy Hill, RB

Injury: Hill is questionable this week with a knee injury.

Source: www.baltimorebeatdown.com 

Fantasy Impact: Hill has not been ruled out, but it is a possibility. If he is unable to play, the Bengals will be short on options as Gio Bernard has been place on injured reserve already. Monitor Hill up to game-time if you are viewing him as an option.



Dallas Cowboys 

Player: Sean Lee, LB

Injury: Lee is listed as questionable with an ongoing knee issue.

Source: www.thelandryhat.com 

Fantasy Impact: Lee has been limited all week, indicating that he should play. But this is a meaningless game for Dallas, so monitor to ensure that they are going to actually play him or not against the Eagles.



Denver Broncos 

Player: Brandon Marshall, LB

Injury: Marshall is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.foxsports.com 

Fantasy Impact: Although a limited participant, he is not expected to play this week as the Broncos seem to be packing it in for the year.



Green Bay Packers 

Player: Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with an ankle injury.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com 

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has not practiced all week, so I would side more on the doubtful side here. Check in prior to the game to make sure he is suiting up if you plan to use him.



Houston Texans 

Player: Lamar Miller, RB

Injury: Miller has been ruled out by Bill O’Brien this week.

Source: www.houstonchronicle.com 

Fantasy Impact: With Miller healing up and making progress, O’Brien is going to sit him to make sure that he is good to go for the playoffs. Alfred Blue will carry the load.



Indianapolis Colts

Player: Donte Moncrief, WR

Injury: Moncrief is doubtful with a shoulder injury.

Source: www.horseshoeheroes.com 

Fantasy Impact: Having missed practice all week, look for Dorsett to fill in once again for Moncrief across from Hilton.



Jacksonville Jaguars 

Player: Allen Hurns, WR

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

Source: www.jaguars.com 

Fantasy Impact: Hurns has been hindered with this hamstring issue for multiple weeks now. Look for Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson to get more looks again.



Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Justin Houston, LB

Injury: Houston is ruled out against the Chargers as he continues to have knee-swelling.

Source: www.latimes.com 

Fantasy Impact: Houston’s surgically-repaired knee will not stop swelling up with activity, bringing into question if he will even be available for the playoffs. Possibly the best player for the Chiefs D, this would be a huge blow.



Los Angeles Rams 

Player: Kenny Britt, WR

Injury: Britt is doubtful this week with a shoulder injury.

Source: www.losangeles.cbslocal.com 

Fantasy Impact: Britt has been unable to practice all week with his shoulder injury, and with the Rams essentially playing a meaningless game here, no need to rush him back after having a solid year.



Miami Dolphins 

Player: Jay Ajayi, RB

Injury: Ajayi was a full participant on Friday.

Source: www.miamidolphins.com 

Fantasy Impact: Ajayi should be good to go this week against the Patriots, as Tannehill is the only player ruled out.



Minnesota Vikings 

Player: Adrian Peterson, RB

Injury: Peterson has been ruled out with knee and groin issues.

Source: www.dailynorseman.com 

Fantasy Impact: Peterson made a valiant effort at a return, but sitting out is probably for the best. This may be the last time we see him in a Vikings uniform too. Look for McKinnon and Asiata to pick up the slack.


Player: Stefon Diggs, WR

Injury: Diggs will be out due to a hip injury.

Source: www.dailynorseman.com 

Fantasy Impact: Diggs has been banged up a lot this year, and will miss this week. Thielen has been carrying the load for the team recently. 



New England Patriots

Player: Malcolm Mitchell, WR

Injury: Mitchell is doubtful for Week 17.

Source: www.miamidolphins.com 

Fantasy Impact: Mitchell has not recorded any practices this week, so look for Edelman, Hogan and Bennett to be featured, depending on how much Belichick even plays his starters this week.


Player: Tom Brady, QB

Injury: Brady is questionable for Week 17 with a thigh injury.

Source: www.cbssports.com 

Fantasy Impact: Brady has been limited all week, but is expected to start this week as long as he is needed. Look out for any funny business by Belichick though, as it could be smart to just bench Brady for the playoffs.



New Orleans Saints

Player: Dannell Ellerbe and Craig Robertson, LB’s

Injury: Both linebackers are questionable with a foot and shoulder injury, respectively. 

Source: www.canalstreetchronicles.com 

Fantasy Impact: Both of these LB’s are major pieces of the Saints’ D, and both remain a question for this week. The fact that they are logging practices at all is a positive sign, but I would monitor these two, especially Ellerbe, given his extensive injury history.



New York Jets 

Player: Matt Forte, RB

Injury: Forte has been ruled out for Week 17 with a knee injury.

Source: www.nj.com 

Fantasy Impact: Forte has been dealing with injuries the whole second half of this season. With him out, look for Bilal Powell and Brandon Wilds to shoulder the load.


Player: Brandon Marshall, WR

Injury: Marshall is questionable with hip and shoulder injuries.

Source: www.nj.com 

Fantasy Impact: Bowles states that Marshall could be a game-time decision this week, so keep an eye out here, although there is not much for the Jets to play for here.



Oakland Raiders 

Player: Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, WR’s

Injury: Both are listed as questionable this week, but are expected to play against the Broncos.

Source: www.foxsports.com 

Fantasy Impact: As can be said for the entirety of the Raiders injury report, most of them will play, everyone is just a bit banged up at the moment. This is a must-win for the Raiders if they wish to secure a first-round bye.



Philadelphia Eagles 

Player: Jordan Matthews, WR

Injury: Matthews is questionable with an ankle injury.

Source: www.thelandryhat.com 

Fantasy Impact: Matthews logged a limited session on Friday, indicating he should be available for the Eagles, but check in prior to the game. They may intend to prevent further injury.



San Diego Chargers 

Player: Melvin Gordon, RB

Injury: The Charger have ruled out Gordon for their season finale.

Source: www.chiefswire.usatoday.com 

Fantasy Impact: Gordon will end the season at 997 yards rushing, with a lot of “what-ifs” barring injuries.



Seattle Seahawks 

Player: Thomas Rawls, RB

Injury: Rawls is “probable” this week with a shoulder injury.

Source: www.sacramento.cbslocal.com 

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks are playing for a first-round bye this week, so it is all hands on deck this week.



Washington Redskins

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed is questionable with a shoulder injury.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com 

Fantasy Impact: Gruden has stated that it seems likely that Reed will play due to making good progress. I would stay cautious, we’re talking about Jordan Reed here.


Player: Rob Kelley, RB

Injury: Kelley is questionable this week with a knee injury.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com 

Fantasy Impact: Kelley sprained his knee last week, and is going to be a game-time decision for Gruden this week.




By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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