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

K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 7 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 7

Posted by Stagg Party on 10/22/16

by   The Archer


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Week 7 Injury Report as of 10/22/16


Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: Brown is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury.    

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Brown did not practice all week and therefore is doubtful to play this week against the Seahawks. He seems to have a leg problem due to sickle-cell.

Player: Carson Palmer, QB

Injury: Palmer is listed as questionable for Sunday night football against the Seahawks with a hamstring problem.     

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Palmer has been practicing this week and is expected to start this week with a very tough matchup against Seattle.



Baltimore Ravens

Player: C.J. Mosley, LB

Injury: Mosley has been ruled out with a thigh injury for a second consecutive week.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Mosley will continue to miss time this week, with the Ravens facing a plethora of injuries this week including fellow linebackers Suggs and Dumervil.

Player: Steve Smith Sr., WR

Injury: The Ravens are likely to be without Steve Smith this week with an ankle injury.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: With Smith likely missing out this week, look for Aiken and Wallace to see an uptick in looks in his stead.

Player: Joe Flacco, QB

Injury: Is listed as questionable for Sunday with a sore right shoulder, but returned to practice on Friday.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: After getting a full practice in on Friday, Flacco is expected to start this week against a beatable Jets secondary.



Buffalo Bills

Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy will travel with the team to Miami, and is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: McCoy is shaping up to be a game-time decision for the Bills as they are clearly trying to get him on the field. If he cannot go on Sunday during warmups, Mike Gillislee will likely see the bulk of the carries.



Chicago Bears

Player: Brian Hoyer, QB

Injury: Hoyer suffered a broken left arm on Thursday night against the Packers.      

Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Hoyer down, Matt Barkley takes over as the starting QB for the time being, until Cutler is cleared to go. A tough situation for the woeful Bears.



Cincinnati Bengals

Player: Vontaze Burfict, LB

Injury: Burfict suffered an ankle injury this week at practice and is listed as questionable.

Source: Katherine Terrell on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Burfict should be monitored until his game this week, but there are no signs pointing to him being unavailable for the game this week yet.

Player: Tyler Eifert, TE

Injury: If Eifert is available this week, he is expected to play some limited snaps. He is attempting to return from a back injury.

Source: Katherine Terrell on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Eifert will more than likely be a game-time decision this week. If he does even play it will be a limited amount. Eifert may make for a good pickup this week if he is sitting around on the wire for future weeks.



Cleveland Browns

Player: Terrell Pryor, WR

Injury: Pryor is questionable with a hamstring injury this week.

Source: www.dawgsbynature.com

Fantasy Impact: Pryor got back into practice in a limited capacity on Friday. He may be limited this week and will probably be available as the Browns emergency QB as well.



Detroit Lions

Player: Eric Ebron, TE

Injury: Ebron has been ruled out with ankle and knee injuries this week.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Ebron is out for a third straight week leaving Clay Harbor and Khari Lee to continue splitting reps at TE.

Player: Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Riddick is out this week with an ankle injury.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Riddick will miss a second consecutive week, leaving a running back committee in his stead of Forsett, Dwayne Washington, and Zach Zenner.



Green Bay Packers

Player: Eddie Lacy, RB

Injury: Lacy has been placed on I.R. after ankle surgery.

Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Lacy set to miss an extended period of time, the Packers seem to be willing to give anybody and everybody some carries in the ground game. A backfield situation to avoid at the moment until it clears up.



Houston Texans

Player: Brock Osweiler, QB

Injury: Brock is questionable with a foot injury this week, but was listed as a full participant on Friday.

Source: www.houstontexans.com

Fantasy Impact: With Osweiler logging a full practice on Friday, he will likely start for the Texans as usual this week against a very tough Denver defense.

Player: Will Fuller, WR

Injury: Fuller is questionable with an ongoing hamstring issue.

Source: www.houstontexans.com

Fantasy Impact: Fuller has logged limited practices this week and figures to go this week, but the situation should be monitored as he faced some struggles last week getting on the field.

Player: DeAndre Hopkins, WR

Injury: Hopkins was listed as questionable with a hamstring issue, but logged a full practice on Friday.

Source: www.houstontexans.com

Fantasy Impact: Logging a full practice on Friday, Hopkins will be out there as the No. 1 option for the Texans as he battles against one of the best secondarys in the entire NFL.



Indianapolis Colts

Player: T.Y. Hilton, WR

Injury: Hilton returned to practice on Friday with a hip issue.

Source: www.cbssports.com

Fantasy Impact: The Colts have been resting Hilton and he should be ready to go this week for the Colts.

Player: Andrew Luck, QB

Injury: Luck was limited at practice on Thursday.

Source: Paul Kuharsky on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Luck was a full participant on Wednesday and has practiced all week so he will start for the Colts this week without question.



Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Jamaal Charles, RB

Injury: Charles experienced some knee swelling on Friday and is questionable for Week 7.

Source: B.J. Kissel on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With this unexpected setback of his knee, look for Spencer Ware to continue to hog the workload in KC even if Charles does suit up, as he will likely be limited.

Los Angeles Rams

Player: Robert Quinn, DL

Injury: Quinn is questionable to play on Sunday due to a shoulder injury.

Source: www.bleacherreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Quinn hopes to be cleared this week and seems ready to play. Whether the team decides to let him play is yet to be seen, so monitor the situation going forward if you are looking forward to plugging the star DL in your lineup.



Miami Dolphins

Player: Reshad Jones, DB

Injury: Jones will miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff.

Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Jones set to miss the rest of the season, Michael Thomas and Walt Aikens are set to fill in at safety for him. It is yet to see how playing time will shake out between the two. This is a crushing blow to an already weak secondary for the Dolphins.



Minnesota Vikings

Player: Stefon Diggs, WR

Injury: Diggs is listed as questionable this week with a groin injury.

Source: www.thevikingage.com

Fantasy Impact: Diggs finally returned as a full participant on Friday, and is expected to slot back in as the top receiving option for the Vikes this week as they face the Eagles.



New England Patriots

Player(s): Julian Edelman, WR and Martellus Bennett, TE

Injury: Both are listed as questionable with a foot and an ankle injury respectively.

Source: www.steelersdepot.com

Fantasy Impact: These guys have been limited participants all week and are expected to fill their usual roles for a potent Patriots offense.

Player: Jamie Collins, LB

Injury: Collins is questionable with a hip injury that caused him to miss last week.     

Source: www.steelersdepot.com

Fantasy Impact: Collins’ status is still up in the air on his availability as this same injury caused him to miss out last week. His status will likely be decided on Sunday. Hightower filled in admirably with an increased amount of playing time.



New York Jets

Player: Muhammed Wilkerson, DL

Injury: Wilkerson is questionable with an ankle injury.          

Source: www.nj.com

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have been playing Wilkerson a ton of snaps this year after he missed some time last year and it seems to be catching up. There is some concern he may miss this week, but that has not been decided yet.



Oakland Raiders

Player: Latavius Murray, RB

Injury: Murray is questionable for Week 7 with a toe injury. 

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Murray has returned to practice this whole week in a limited capacity and is expected to start for the Raiders this week. He is trying to come back from a turf toe injury, and the backfield looks to remain crowded.



Pittsburgh Steelers

Player: Ben Roethlisberger, QB

Injury: Big Ben is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.      

Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: You all know the drill. When Roethlisberger is out, Landry Jones will pick up signal-calling duties for the Steelers as they wait for Big Ben to return. This should put a lid on the Steelers passing game, and increase Bell’s usage.

Player: Ryan Shazier, LB

Injury: Shazier returned as a full participant on Friday, recovering from an injured knee,      

Source: www.behindthesteelcurtain.com

Fantasy Impact: Shazier is expected to play, which is a huge boost to the Steelers defense as he can really fly around the field. It is to be seen how much he plays, as they might limit him to ensure that he continues to get healthy.



San Diego Chargers

Player: Travis Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is listed as questionable against the Falcons with a knee injury.       

Source: www.bloggingdirty.com

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin’s status seems to really be up in the air, as is the Chargers receiving options as a whole. I would expect that he may play in some limited capacity, but if he cannot go, Tyrell Williams will pick up a boost in targets. This is a situation to monitor if you are a Benjamin owner with a lack of options.



San Francisco 49ers

Player: Carlos Hyde, RB

Injury: Hyde has shed the sling on his right shoulder. 

Source: Can Inman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: This points Hyde’s arrow up following the Week 8 bye for the Niners. He will sit this week, but should be available after that. This is a huge relief for the Niners and fantasy owners.

Player: Torrey Smith, WR

Injury: Smith is questionable with a back injury this week.

Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Smith is generally expected to lay since he practiced in a limited capacity, but this back injury could keep him out. If you want to start this boom-or-bust option, monitor until game time.



Seattle Seahawks

Player: Kam Chancellor, DB

Injury: Chancellor is not expected to play in Week 7 with a groin injury.

Source: Lix Mathews on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Kelcie McCray is Kam’s backup and will continue to fill in for him as he misses another week due to his groin injury.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player: Doug Martin, RB

Injury: Bucs coach Koetter is not sure when Martin will return from his hamstring issue.      

Source: Alex Marvez on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Martin’s timetable is a mystery, so plan on him missing an extended amount of time, since it does not seem like he is close to returning.



Washington Redskins

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed is out of this week’s matchup as he still is not able to go following a concussion.           

Source: www.hogshaven.com

Fantasy Impact: Reed will miss his second consecutive week as he attempts to get out of the concussion protocol. Vernon Davis will be the primary TE for the Skins this week.

Player: Desean Jackson, WR

Injury: Jackson is questionable with a shoulder injury.

Source: www.hogshaven.com

Fantasy Impact: Jackson returned to practice on Friday which is a good sign for his availability. The Skins have been resting him so he should be ready to roll for the matchup against the Lions.





By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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