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Nick Foles

Kansas City Chiefs

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 Oakland defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Sore Knee Opens Door for Peterman


Nathan Peterman has taken all the first-team reps and it would be utterly shocking if he’s not the starter in a game the Bills must win if they hope to entertain any further thoughts about staying alive in the AFC wild-card playoff chase.

Fantasy Goo: This is a dream match-up, but I wouldn’t consider starting Peterman after his last performance (5 Int’s). If Taylor is able to start we should probably pump the breaks on him as well. The match-up is great, but his knee is the issue holding him back, if he loses his rushing numbers he loses his fantasy upside.


12/09/17, 12:45 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.democratandchronicle.com


Kenyan Drake

Miami Dolphins

Love the Drake


Per PFF, Percentage of Touches With At Least One Missed Tackle Forced:
Kenyan Drake: 25.7% (4th-best), Jay Ajayi: 15.7% (25th-of-50)

Fantasy Goo: Damien Williams is out so Drake should see 20+ touches, even in negative game-script he’ll get catches out of the backfield. When we are looking for a starting RB the first thing to look at is opportunity, and it’s definitely there this week.


12/07/17, 08:00 PM CST by Wheeler

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Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots

The Belichick Shuffle


Rex Burkhead has scored a touchdown once every 13.2 touches. Alvin Kamara has scored a touchdown once every 13.3 touches.

Fantasy Goo: Burkhead has seen as many touches as Lewis over the past two weeks and is getting goal-line carries, against Miami this week I’ll consider them both RB2’s.


12/07/17, 07:55 PM CST by Wheeler

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Devin Funchess

Carolina Panthers

Momentum vs Match-Up


Since Kelvin Benjamin was traded, Devin Funchess has averaged 18.4 PPR PPG. That would be good enough for the WR5 on the full season.

Fantasy Goo: Funchess will be facing Xavier Rhodes this week, Rhodes has been slowed by injuries over the past few weeks, but seems to be coming back to health. I’m certainly not considering him as a WR1 this week and if you’re in the playoffs you probably have other options, but if you don’t go with what got you there.


12/07/17, 07:52 PM CST by Wheeler

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Mark Ingram

New Orleans Saints

Pair of Aces


The Panthers allowed more RB1 games in Week 13 (2) than they had the rest of the season combined (1).

Fantasy Goo: The Saints running game is for real, Kamara and Ingram are both must-starts. They could shred a middle-of-the-road run defense like Atlanta.


12/07/17, 07:21 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Pair of Aces


The Panthers allowed more RB1 games in Week 13 (2) than they had the rest of the season combined (1).

Fantasy Goo: The Saints running game is for real, Kamara and Ingram are both must-starts. They could shred a middle-of-the-road run defense like Atlanta.


12/07/17, 07:21 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Smoke and Mirrors


Over the last two games, Derrick Henry has faced 8+ in the box 76.92% and 72.73% of the time. He has averaged 7.83 YPC.

Fantasy Goo: His last two games were against Indy and Houston, while Indy is a bottom 5 defense in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, Houston is top 5. Henry had a 75yd run, with a minute left in the game while they were just trying to run-out the clock, against Houston which completely pads his stats. This week’s opponent, Arizona, is another tough opponent against the rush, I’m not betting on a big play from Henry again.


12/07/17, 06:13 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andre Ellington

Arizona Cardinals

Keep It In The Family


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans have placed wide receiver Bruce Ellington on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season. Ellington's been filling in for Will Fuller (ribs), and his absence will be felt, especially until Fuller's return.

Fantasy Goo: Fuller didn’t practice at all last week. Andre Ellington (Bruce’s cousin) attempted to play WR this year in Arizona, but couldn’t make the roster at that position. Don’t be surprised if the late season pick-up gives it another shot, Ellington had 5 receptions on 6 targets in week 13, for 59 yards.


12/05/17, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Stephen Anderson

Houston Texans

Injuries Bread Opportunity


Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. This is his third concussion in a year. The 26-year-old's season is over and possibly his career as well. Stephen Anderson will take over starting tight end duties for the Texans in his place.

Fantasy Goo: The 49ers are next for Houston and SF has been giving up points to every position besides TE’s. Anderson is more of a hybrid WR/TE, the main reason he lacks playing time is because he’s not a good inline blocker. Anderson had 12 targets in week 13, I’d imagine we will see double digit targets again this week.


12/05/17, 07:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Not on Empty Yet


To say Gore isn't a flashy player is an understatement, but continues to see solid volume, reaching at least 18 touches in four of the last five games. The Bills are near the bottom of the barrel against the run, and Gore should see his usual workload as long as the Colts can keep the game close.

Fantasy Goo: I haven’t touched him all year, but I have a feeling he has just enough left in him for one more big game. It could just as easily be a big game for Mack instead, but starting either will be a risky proposition in this inept offense, especially in your fantasy playoffs.


12/05/17, 07:26 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

One Year Wonder


Matt Ryan has not finished as a top-8 fantasy QB once in 2017. Last year, Ryan finished as a top-8 fantasy QB in 9-of-16 (56.3%) contests.

Fantasy Goo: He certainly misses the Shanahan offense. In weeks 14 and 16 Ryan faces the Saints who have been slightly better than average against QB’s this year, and a tremendous improvement over last year. Week 15 he has a nice match-up against Tampa Bay, but it is on the road.


12/05/17, 07:24 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Chris Carson is a beast and you should pick him up this week!

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2 (2017)

Posted by d-Rx on 09/17/17

by   The Archer


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J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

J.J. was the big man making big plays this week, catching five passes for 120 yards, highlighted by a 45-yard touchdown. Nelson is the big play threat for Arizona and John Brown is a constant question mark, so grab Nelson now.

 

MATT FORTE – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Forte was the more impressive back for the Jets, as Bilal Powell has had trouble getting going in the first two games. Forte had nine carries fro 53 yards, and caught four passes for 38 yards this week. Powell had 13 total yards. Forte is an effective receiver, and could see a larger workload next week.

 

CHRIS CARSON – RB – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

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.

 

SAMAJE PERINE – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rob Kelly left with an inury to his ribs and Perine stepped in as the lead back, carrying the ball 21 times, but gained just 67 yards. The rookie will continue to be the load back if Kelly misses time. Thompson is the change of pace back, but he sure can change the pace.

 

CHRIS THOMPSON – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBE LEAGUES

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 Kelly could miss time with the injury and Thompson is lightening in a bottle. 

 

CHRIS JOHNSON – RB – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

CJ2K still has some life left in those legs, and carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards this week. Johnson should become the leader of the pack for carries, and he still has some speed.

 

JAMAAL CHARLES – RB – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 31% OF CBS LEAGUES

Charles showed the Cowboys that he still has some giddy up, as he rushed 7 times for 44 yards and caught one pass for six yards. C.J. Anderson is the main man, but if he gets hurt look for Charles to step right in.

 

JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle was downgraded when Tolzien was under center, but with Brissett throwing the ball he needs to be upgraded. Jack had eight receptions for 79 yards this week. He was cleary the best target for Brissett and we already know he has value when Luck returns.

 

DWAYNE ALLEN – TE – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Allen did not have a catch, but Gronk has a groin issue. If Gronk can’t play Allen becomes the starting tight end.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Greg Olsen is out with a broken foot and Dickson becomes the lead tight end for the Panthers. He caught two passes for 26 yards after Olsen left the game.

 

LUKE WILLSON – TE – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jimmy Graham left the game after a big hit, and Willson caught three passes for 25 yards. He is the number one tight end of Graham can’t go.

 

JAY CUTLER – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cutler had a nice game manager game completing 24 of 33 passes for 230 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. Jay has a great running game and some big play receivers, so his upside is nice. This was a nice showing for his first game with the Fins.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Bears have no receivers left and that makes Wright their #1 option. He caught seven passes for 69 yards, and should see a healthy amount of targets each week. He is not a big play threat, but he can do damage, especially in PPR leagues.

 

DANNY AMENDOLA – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Amendola did not play this week, but he is going to have some nice opportunities when he returns. If Gronkowski misses time with a groin injury, then Amendola will be a big benefactor. He just needs to get on the field. 

 

JALEN RICHARD – RB – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jalen the Rocket Richard was just that this week with six carries for 58 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown, and caught two passes for 51 yards. Lynch is the hammer and Richard is the lightning in this offense. He should start to see more touches going forward.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matthews had three receptions fro 43 yards this week, and while not a big output the Titans did not have a lot of big offensive numbers even while putting up 37 points. Matthews is going to continue to get targets on a weekly basis and has the potential for big plays.

 

BEN WATSON – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Watson showed he still has game left, catching eight passes fro 91 yards. The Ravens threw the ball a lot more this week and Watson was a favorite target of Joe Flacco. The veteran is available and while he is not going to give you this on a weekly basis, he will quietly put up decent numbers.

 

ALLEN HURNS – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hurns saw the uptick that was expected with the injury to Allen Robinson, and hauled in six passes for 82 yards with a score this week. The Jaguars offense is still offensive to watch, but there are going to be opportunities for garbage yards and Hurns will be a garbage collector.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAUGES

Kearse is the best receiver on the Jets, and this week he caught four passes for 64 yards with two touchdowns. The Jets are going to be behind in most games, and Kearse will get a lot of garbage yards.

 

D’ONTA FOREMAN – RB – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

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.

 

DUKE JOHNSON – RB – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Duke had four carries for 21 yards and three receptions for 59 yards, including a great one handed grab. Expect him to see a larger role in the offense over the next few weeks.

 

JARED GOFF – QB – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goff came back down to earth in Week 2, completing 15 of 25 passes for 224 yards with one touchdown and one interception. There are going to be ups and downs with this kid, so you will have to play him only based on matchups.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 55% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee had seven receptions for 76 yards this week. The Jaguars offense does most of its damage in garbage time and Lee has more upside than Hurns in PPR leagues.

 

JARON BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jaron gets his when John Brown is out. That was the case this week, and he had four receptions for 73 yards. He is going to be hit or miss.

 

REX BURKHEAD – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Patriots Swiss Army knife had two carries for three yards, but caught three passes for 41 yards with a score. Burkhead could see an increased role in the passing game if Gronk misses time and Amedola can’t return to the lineup.  

 

ALVIN KAMARA – RB – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN 44% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kamara continues to make the Saints backfield a fantasy conundrum, but he is the back that has the most to gain in this situation. He had just one carry for three yards, but caught three passes for 51 yards. He is the most explosive of the three backs, and Payton is going to look for more ways to get this kid involved.

 

MARLON MACK – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mack was not very effective this week, but he is a long play for when Luck returns or the Colts are out of contention.

 

TORREY SMITH – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wentz looks like the real deal, and Smith is his deep threat receiver. Torrey had four receptions for 66 yards this week. He is boom or bust, but Wentz may give him more chances to boom this year.

 

BRANDON COLEMAN – WR – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

You will not get monster games out of Coleman, but he can be effective. This week he caught four passes for 82 yards with a score. The Saints don’t have a ton of amazing weapons at receiver, so Coleman will get his looks and can be a spot start in the right matchup.

 

CHRIS CONLEY – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Conley continues to see his role in the Chiefs offense increase. This week he caught four passes for 55 yards. With Tyreek Hill driving defenses mad, Conley will keep seeing his role grow in the offense.

 

KENNY STILLS – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills is mainly just a downfield threat, but he can put together a few nice games. He only caught two passes for 37 yards, but one of those went for a score. This is a good week for him, so expect a lot of duds.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay had just three receptions for 23 yards this week, but I never told you he was going to go off every week. He is still a good option in this offense that is lacking in the receiving department.

 

JARED COOK – TE – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cook had four receptions for 25 yards this week. There are a lot of mouths to feed in Oakland.

 

GEORGE KITTLE – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

The 49ers passing offense was horrible this week and Kittle only caught two passes for 13 yards.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers is the third receiver for the Steelers and this week had four receptions for 43 yards. His value goes up if Brown or Bryant gets hurt or suspended. Also don’t start him in any road games.

 

RASHAD HIGGINS – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

The second year receiver had his best game ever with seven receptions for 95 yards. Put him on your watch list, but there is no need to pick him up right now. 

 

 

 

 

 

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