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 8 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 8

Posted by Stagg Party on 10/29/16

by   The Archer


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Week 8 Injury Report as of 10/29/16



Bye Weeks: Baltimore, LA, Miami, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco


Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: The Cards expect John Brown, healing up from a hamstring strain, to play this week against the Panthers.   

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Palmer will be getting his receiving weapons back this week, as John Brown should be able to get free against a statistically bad secondary in the Panthers. Monitor the situation as he has been a limited participant this week after being diagnosed with a sickle cell trait, and hamstring issues can be tricky. Brown missed last week with this injury.

Player: Michael Floyd, WR

Injury: Floyd “looked good” after practicing for the first time all week according to Bruce Arians. Floyd played through his hamstring injury last week.      

Source: www.cardswire.usatoday.com

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like Arians expects Floyd to play this week, but I expect Floyd to be a game-time decisions who needs to be cleared prior to kick off on Sunday. Monitor this one, as Floyd gets to face a soft Panthers secondary this week.



Atlanta Falcons

Player: Tevin Coleman, RB

Injury: Coleman has been ruled out for Week 8 with a hamstring injury.       

Source: www.acmepackingcompany.com

Fantasy Impact: After injuring his hamstring last week, Coleman has been considered week-to-week trying to return from it. He will probably be questionable for next week as well. Devonta Freeman is expected to get a ton of work this week against the Packers.



Buffalo Bills

Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy is listed as doubtful for the upcoming game against the Patriots. His hamstring issue is causing him to have some issues.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: This will probably be McCoy’s first missed game of the season for the Bills. This is a big blow for them as he was essentially carrying that offense. Mike Gillislee will carry the bulk of the load in his stead if he does actually miss this week.

Player: Mike Gillislee, RB

Injury: Gillislee is listed as questionable with a foot injury, but is expected to play and carry the load if McCoy misses time.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: If McCoy is out this week, Gillislee is presumed to be first in line at a crack of the bulk of the carries. Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams will be available for carries as well.



Chicago Bears

Player: Cameron Meredith, WR

Injury: Meredith was limited at practice on Thursday due to a stomach issue.

Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Meredith does not appear to be hurt, so he is expected to suit up this week for the Bears and reestablish himself among the pecking order for the Bears after having a dud last week.

Player: Jeremy Langford, RB

Injury: Langford was limited at Thursday’s practice with an ankle injury.

Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Langford has missed the last 4 weeks with this ankle injury and is ready to make his return now. If he does play, he will become a part of a now-crowded Bears backfield with Carey and Howard.

Player: Jay Cutler, QB

Injury: Cutler has been cleared to return for Week 8, after dealing with a prolonged thumb injury.

Source: Kevin Fishbain on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Cutler returns to face the Vikings stout defense. I would not expect this one to be too pretty. Cutler’s return positively affects Alshon Jeffery, as Cutler always sends most of his passes Jeffrey’s way.



Cleveland Browns

Player: Corey Coleman, WR

Injury: Coleman returned to practice this week, returning from a broken hand. He may be cleared to catch passes next week.

Source: www.dawgsbynature.com

Fantasy Impact: This is good news as Coleman may be available as early as next week for the Browns, giving them a playmaker on offense outside of Pryor.

Player: Cody Kessler, QB

Injury: Kessler has been ruled out with a concussion injury.

Source: www.dawgsbynature.com

Fantasy Impact: There was a shot that Kessler would be cleared from his concussion this week, so it is not unreasonable to think that he should be available for the Browns next week.



Dallas Cowboys

Player: Jason Witten, TE

Injury: Witten is questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles with a chest injury.

Source: David Helman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Witten has practiced fully all week and is not in doubt for missing any time this week against the Eagles.



Denver Broncos

Player: C.J. Anderson, RB

Injury: C.J. Anderson was placed on the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery on his knee.

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: With Anderson going down for at least 8 weeks, Devontae Booker becomes a very attractive option as the Broncos lead RB.

Player: Brandon Marshall, LB

Injury: Marshall is a game-time decision, dealing with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com 

Fantasy Impact: Marshall logged a limited practiced on Friday, as you will need to monitor up until game-time. This would be a large loss as Marshall is the center of the Denver defense.



Detroit Lions

Player: Dwayne Washington, RB and Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Both RB’s will be active on Sunday, avoiding and negative game-time status.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: With the Lions getting healthy at RB, it will begin to become crowded very quickly going forward. A positive for the Lions, and a negative for fantasy owners.

Player: Eric Ebron, TE

Injury: Ebron is questionable with knee and ankle ailments for Week 8.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Ebron was a full participant on Thursday and Friday and will return to the Lion’s starting lineup against the Texans.



Green Bay Packers

Player:  Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with a hamstring injury for Week 8.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been limited all week in practice but is likely to suit up against Atlanta. Monitor until game time to ensure that he will still be playing as this situation could boil down until then.

Player: Ty Montgomery WR/RB

Injury: Montgomery is questionable with an illness for Week 8.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery was limited this week with an illness, but is in no danger of missing any time this week as he gives the Packers an option out of the backfield.

Player: Clay Matthews, LB

Injury: Clay Matthews is questionable with a hamstring injury for Week 8.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has practiced on a limited basis this week while he deals with his hamstring injury, and should be available for the Packers this week. As with Cobb, check in before kick-off to double check on his status.



Houston Texans

Player: Lamar Miller, RB

Injury: Miller is expected to play on Sunday with a sore shoulder that caused him to experience some numbness last week.

Source: www.houstonchronicle.com

Fantasy Impact: Bill O’Brien expects this to be a game-time decision and that sounds about right. You are going to have to monitor Miller’s status until his game to make sure that he is a safe play. Even if he does suit up, I would not be surprised if he is on some limitations or any type of snap count.



Indianapolis Colts

Player: Donte Moncrief, WR

Injury: After 5 weeks, Moncrief is expected to make his return to the field this week against the Chiefs.

Source: www.horseshoeheroes.com

Fantasy Impact: With Moncrief back on the field, this gives Andrew Luck some size at the receiver position and another weapon at his disposal. He will more than likely be limited in some capacity in his first game, but should be valuable going forward.



Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Jamaal Charles, RB

Injury: Charles will miss Week 8 due to lingering knee problems.

Source: www.bleacherreport.com

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs will continue to use Spencer Ware as their lead running back, who has been very effective in the role this season. The Chiefs seem to be content on sitting Charles to allow him to heal completely. Even when he does come back 100%, Ware will have something to say about who gets the bulk of the work.



Minnesota Vikings

Player: Jerick McKinnon, RB

Injury: McKinnon has been ruled out for Monday night against the Bears, with an ankle injury.

Source: Andrew Krammer on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: After sitting out practice all week, this was to be expected. This leaves Matt Asiata as the lead back against the Bears in a nice matchup for him to get rolling.



New England Patriots

Player: Martellus Bennett, TE

Injury: Bennett did not practice on Friday and was spotted leaving the field with an ankle brace.

Source: www.patspulpit.com

Fantasy Impact: With Bennett not being able to practice and spotting leaving with an ankle brace on, I would say that significantly hurts his chances of playing this week. I would monitor him going forward, but would not be surprised if he misses time. This would leave Gronk to continue to soak up a whole lot of targets.



New York Jets

Player: Darron Lee, LB

Injury: Darron Lee has been ruled out with an ankle injury for the Jets.         

Source: www.ganggreennation.com

Fantasy Impact: The exciting young linebacker is out for this week’s matchup, and will be replaced by Julian Stanford, who will be making his first start as a Jet next to David Harris.



San Diego Chargers

Player: Hunter Henry, TE

Injury: Henry is listed as questionable with a concussion.       

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: Henry has practiced in full the last two days since suffering a concussion last Sunday. He should be ready to go this week.

Player: Travis Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is listed as questionable for the game this week with a knee injury. 

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin has been a limited participant the last two days and should be playing this week through the same injury that had him questionable last week as well.

Player: Tyrell Williams, WR

Injury: Williams is listed as questionable with a knee injury.  

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: Williams also was a limited participant the last couple of days at Chargers’ practice and can be expected to start in his typical role as well. Beware of Chargers’ WRs though. The Broncos have not allowed a TD to one since Week 1.



Seattle Seahawks

Player: Michael Bennett, DL

Injury: Bennett is out with a knee injury.

Source: www.heraldnet.com

Fantasy Impact: After Bennett suffered some knee swelling after the overtime game last week, he has not practiced this week and has been ruled out.

Player: Kam Chancellor, DB

Injury: Chancellor will miss a third game due to a groin problem.

Source: www.heraldnet.com

Fantasy Impact: Chancellor continues to miss time for this defense for a third consecutive game. Hopefully next week he can get back to practice and gear up for a return.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player: Doug Martin, RB

Injury: Martin is out for Week 8 with a hamstring injury.     

Source: Greg Auman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Martin has yet to resume practicing after suffering a setback recently in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers will continue to fill in as the lead back for the Bucs, as Martin still has no timetable for a return.



Washington Redskins

Player: Matt Jones, RB

Injury:  Matt Jones has been ruled out for Week 8 with a knee injury.           

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Fantasy Impact: With Jones slated to miss time this week, Rob Kelley has been getting first-team reps in his place, with Chris Thompson handling the passing game work as usual.

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Jordan Reed is questionable for Week 8, recovering from a concussion.         

Source: www.redskins.com

Fantasy Impact: Reed got in a full week of practices and should be ready to go this week in London. Monitor Reed up until game-time as he could suffer a relapse to his status due to lingering effects.




By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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