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December 17, 2017
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Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Downgrade Equals RB Upgrade


Ajayi can do more than he has since the Eagles acquired him from the Dolphins on Halloween. And with quarterback Carson Wentz done for the season and Nick Foles tossed into the cauldron, the Eagles will likely need additional carries from the 24-year-old tailback if they are to stoke their chances of securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi could shred the Giants if he gets the touches, but he hasn’t scored a TD since his 46-yarder against the Bronco’s in his first game with the Eagles. It’s not like the other Eagles backs have been producing TD’s either, Wentz had been that dominant. I have no doubt they will lean on the running game this week, I’m high on Ajayi.


12/16/17, 03:18 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.philly.com


Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals

Ricky Business


The AZ Cardinals have downgraded TE Jermaine Gresham (illness) to OUT for Sunday’s game against Washington.

Fantasy Goo: Seals-Jones is a desperate move if you’re in the semi-finals of your playoffs, he’s only a streaming option if you’ve been streaming all year. He’s had a couple of big games, but there’s no floor. He could end up with 10 targets or he could end up with none.


12/16/17, 03:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Flying Solo


Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Goo: Bernard will see a solid workload, but it’s going to take a big play for him to have any real fantasy value. Minnesota did give up that big play to Jonathan Stewart last week, but I don’t see that happening again.


12/16/17, 03:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Bell-Cow Workload


Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who’s in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out of the Tampa Bay game on Saturday by coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Goo: Tampa has been solid against the run at home, but a complete sieve on the road. They are at home this week, but they haven’t faced a RB like Freeman at home this year. Freeman has traditionally been a better performer at home, but I have no doubt he’ll put up RB1 numbers with action in the passing game.


12/16/17, 03:10 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.myajc.com


Dion Sims

Chicago Bears

Honorable Mention


Bears TE Adam Shaheen (chest), who is listed as questionable against the Lions, is not expected to play, source said. Chicago goes in a little short-handed.

Fantasy Goo: I like Sims as a streamer if you’re desperate, he always seems to put up numbers when he’s the only option. I rarely start a streamer in the early set of games, there will be safer options tomorrow.


12/16/17, 03:06 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

Diggin' It and Thielen It


The Vikings have played five out of their last six games on the road. They return home this week to face a banged-up Bengals defense and Kyle Rudolph is out. Stefon Diggs has played in four home games this year. He has hit 27.7 and 40.3 on DK in two of them.

Fantasy Goo: Diggs has never played a game without Rudolph in the line-up, so we don’t really know how this will affect his targets. Cincinnati has been without both starting CB’s, but may get Dre Kirkpatrick back this week. I have Diggs as a WR2/Flex this week with Thielen being a solid WR1, must start.


12/15/17, 05:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Back in Action


Seahawks Weeks 1-9 (With Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 2nd
Explosive pass rate allowed:19th
Weeks 11-14 (Without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 22nd
Explosive pass rate allowed: 24th

Fantasy Goo: Robert Woods comes back this week, so I’m moving Watkins way down. Watkins production went up about 70% across the board with Woods out. Kupp’s production went up with Woods out as well, but even with Woods in the line-up he was second on the team in targets. Woods might need to knock some rust off after being out for three weeks so I have Woods and Kupp in the WR3/Flex range, and feel safe with starting either one.


12/15/17, 05:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jag's Starting JAG's


Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette missed his third straight day of practice today due to his quad injury. No practice all week.

Fantasy Goo: I expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the touches if Fournette doesn’t play, neither seems to be worth starting, but Houston has given up five rushing TD’s in the past three games (one to a QB).


12/15/17, 05:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears

Here Comes the BOOM!


Detroit is allowing 3.4 offensive touchdowns per game over the past five weeks, the most in the league, they have also allowed a rushing touchdown in eight straight games. Jordan Howard is tied for the most runs of 10 or more yards (30) on the season. Howard has had 12 100-yard rushing games in his first two seasons and he wasn’t even the starter the first four games last year.

Fantasy Goo: Howard is really boom-bust, he has yet to pair together fantasy RB1 weeks this year. He had a huge game last week and his match-up this week is just too sweet to think that he won’t be able to break this trend.


12/15/17, 05:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

In the Clear


Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

He’s pretty much ranked as the number three TE across the industry, but I think he lacks the boom upside we might think he has against the Giants. His production with Foles, back in 2013, was only slightly lower than his production this year. In the first nine games the Giants gave up a TD to a TE in every game. In the last four games the Giants have only given up one, to Jason Witten, who has historically torched the Giants, it was his only catch of the game. They even managed to keep Kelce out of the end-zone, I believe a couple of OPI’s were involved there and Kelce did get 109 yards receiving though. I believe Ertz is a prime candidate for 5/50/1, but I don’t expect him to win you your week or be worth paying up for in DFS.


12/15/17, 05:11 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Not Skipping a Beat


Carson Wentz is out for the season, and maybe some of Next season with a torn ACL. Over their first 24 games Foles has more TD’s, fewer INT’s, and more yards that Wentz has in his first 24 games. Foles was a Pro Bowler who threw 27 TD & 2 INT with the Eagles in 2013. The last time Nick Foles faced the Raiders, he threw for 7 TDs.

Fantasy Goo: I’m not saying there won’t be an adjustment period and I’m not trying to say the Eagles are better-off without Wentz, but Foles is a very capable back-up and if he can stir-up that 2013 magic the Eagles should be fine. Normally I’d say wait a week before starting Foles or any of the skill position players on the Eagles, but with it being week 15 and the match-up being a weak Giants defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


12/13/17, 03:59 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Lamar Miller

Houston Texans

Miller a Solid Cash Play on DFS


Miller will face the 49'ers, who according to Football Outsiders ranks 30th in Defensive DVOA.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Miller is 6th in total carries. In cash games, you want opportunity. Considering the 49'ers run one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, his carries, already in the top 10 in recent weeks, should see an increase.


12/10/17, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Gio Free Square


Gio is gets the starting role today as there as Mixon is out.

Fantasy Goo: The man is only $3100 on Draft Kings. The Baengals are home and 6 point favorites. The game script could easily favor the ground game, which means Gio should get plenty of touches to surpass 3X value.


12/10/17, 10:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Still in Concussion Protocol


Eagles still want to look at TE Zach Ertz and his concussion on Sunday, but he is considered doubtful for game vs. Rams even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Goo: Trey Burton has been a big name all week, going for 4 receptions for 42 yards after Ertz’s exit last week. Burton is a versatile athlete, but not a premier TE like Ertz. His good numbers came against Denver which is giving up the second most points to the TE position this year. Philly faces the Rams this week who are sixth best in fantasy points allowed. I'm not considering Burton a good stream this week.


12/10/17, 10:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Primed for Monday Return


Hogan has been out the past four weeks and has basically caused me a playoff berth in one of my dynasty leagues. If you’re still in it I’d get him into the line-up. With Gronk out Hogan should see a solid number of targets.


12/10/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

It's A Trap


Source says, if Cooper can cut at full speed and start and stop in pregame workout, they will use him on a limited basis or “pitch count.” Calls it a “very dramatic turnaround” from what team was expecting 48 hours ago.

Fantasy Goo: Total decoy move, I’m not starting him even if he is healthy enough to play. Cooper went for 11/210/2 when he faced the Chiefs in Week 7, so it is tempting to put him in, but you’ve got to figure that the Raiders want him in there just so the Chiefs have to play coverage his way and leave Crabtree in single coverage.


12/10/17, 10:01 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Lower Expectations This Week


Todd Gurley has just 1 TD over his last four games, but still has finished as RB6, RB16, RB8, and RB7 in those games. The TD came in the RB16 week. Insane usage AND efficiency from Gurley.

Fantasy Goo: He’s been the most consistent RB1 for the entire season, which is a nice turn-around from a disappointing 2016. He faces the Eagles this week who are second-best in fantasy points allowed to the RB position this year. I think we have to start him, but expectations must be lowered. He’s a fade in DFS this week.


12/09/17, 12:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns

Balls Flying Everywhere


Per @rotounderworld, 70% of DeShone Kizer's pass attempts have been catchable balls, the third-lowest rate among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts this season. Winds expected near 20 mph in Cleveland this week.

Fantasy Goo: I would not consider starting Kizer at any point this year, but the key question here is will he be able to get the ball anywhere near Josh Gordon. He was only able to catch 4 of the 11 balls thrown in his direction last week, but he was going against one of the top corners in the league. He was still able to rack up 85 yards, and had over 200 air-yards, so we can be confident the opportunity will be there. If I had him anywhere I would most likely start him and will probably have him ranked as a mid-range WR2.


12/09/17, 12:53 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals

Red Rocket Time


Andy Dalton’s finishes last 3 weeks: QB9, QB12, QB6. Over the last 3 wks he is QB 7.
This week he faces Chicago whose pass defense over the past 3 games is allowing a QBR of 103, a 68% completion percentage, and 6th highest passing percentage for 1st downs.

Fantasy Goo: Dalton is a viable streamer this week, but I hesitate to rank him in the top 12. If you’re in the playoffs you’re probably just riding with what got you there, but if you’re stuck with a questionable match-up Dalton is a solid option. Also consider that while Chicago’s defense has looked good most of the year, their best games have been at home, this game is in Cincinnati.


12/09/17, 12:50 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

immy Garoppolo is the cover player for Houdini's waiver wire pickups after the week 13.

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 11/26/17

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


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All players listed are available in at least 30% of CBS Leagues (Slim Pickings this week)

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Why have you not picked him up already? He needs to be owned. This week he owned the Giants with seven catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.

 

JIMMY GAROPPOLO – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

C.J. Beathard went down with a leg injury and Jimmy G stepped in and completed two of two passes for 18 yards with a touchdown. If Beathard can’t go it will be the start of the Jimmy G era for the 49ers.

 

JAMAAL WILLIAMS – RB – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Sunday Night Football.

 

COREY DAVIS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

Davis did not have a very productive game with only four catches for 39 yards. There is still upside in grabbing this receiver for, especially for Week 15 against the 49ers.

 

JOSH DOCTSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doctson was not nearly as productive as Jamison Crowder this week, only catching two passes for 28 yards, but one of those went for a touchdown. He should be added in all formats.

 

CASE KEENUM – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Case keels making his case to be the starter the rest of the way, and in my opinion the case is closed. Keenum was great once again, throwing for 282 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also made plays with his legs, rushing seven times for 20 yards with another touchdown. He has playmakers all over the field and has a defense that gets him the ball back quickly.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 36% OF CBS LEAGUES

The sky was the limit coming into this season for Henry, but he has failed to live up to expectations. Although, he is starting to get it together and this week caught five passes for 76 yards with a touchdown. The Chargers have quietly moved up in the standings and Henry is going to be a factor if they are going to make a run.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coleman is the best thing in the Browns passing game, and while he is not getting a ton of volume, he is making due with the touches he is getting. This week he caught three passes for 64 yards. He should hopefully see more targets going forward.

 

AUSTIN EKLER – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ekler is carving out a nice role in the Chargers offense behind Melvin Gordon. This week he carried the ball six times for 15 yards, but also caught three passes for 55 yards. Gordon is still the main threat, but if you are in a deep league Ekler can provide some nice pop.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Tyrod Taylor under center Clay is always going to be a viable option. This week he caught four passes for 60 yards, but was held out of the endzone. If you need a plug and play, here is your guy.

 

BRUCE ELLINGTON – WR – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Monday Night Football.

 

ZAY JONES – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie is finally starting to make plays in the Bills offense. He only caught three passes for 33 yards this week, but he did score a touchdown. He needs to get a higher volume of targets to be a real weapon, but he is worth keeping you eye on, or adding in deeper formats.

 

DEDE WESTBROOK – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

The speedster is getting more involved in the offense, and this week he caught six passes for 41 yards. There are going to be opportunities, and he worth a grab in deeper leagues for his big play potential.

 

RICKY SEALS-JONES – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie is for real, and has made plays for a second week in a row. This week he caught four passes for 72 yards with a touchdown. He is worth grabbing in deeper leagues, especially since Gabbert has developed chemistry with him.

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Bears are barely viable as a passing offense, as they threw for 147 yards on Sunday. Inman actually made a decent game given those totals, catching four passes for 64 yards, but was held out of the endzone. You can basically forget about touchdowns, but Inman is getting the majority of looks in the Bears passing game.

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goodwin continues to make plays downfield, as he hauled in four passes for 78 yards this week. He could be in store for better luck down the stretch, as the Jimmy Garoppolo era is going to begin in San Francisco.

 

KENNY GOLLADAY – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Golladay is a big play receiver for the Lions, but he is not getting enough looks to be a strong option in fantasy, yet. This week he caught two passes for 61 yards, so if he can just increase the amount of looks he could be a nice add for your playoff depth in deeper leagues.

 

O.J. HOWARD – TE – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Howard is starting to get more involved in the Bucs passing game, and he was once again the better fantasy tight end than Cameron Brate. Brate only had one catch for six yards, while Howard caught three passes for 52 yards. O.J. should get more looks going forward as the Bucs look to the future as this is a lost season.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

As soon as Greg Olsen returned, he left with another foot injury. The extent of the inury is not yet know, but Dickson will step back in as the lead tight end until Olsen returns.

 

 

 

 

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