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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

Langford in for larger role

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/13/16

by   The Archer


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ALL PLAYERS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE IN 30% OR MORE OF CBS LEAGUES

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

KENNY BRITT – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

I am sure all you Pyros already grabbed him, but he is the man at receiver for the Rams. This week he caught seven passes for 109 yards. Get him if he is available.

 

JEREMY LANGFORD – RB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

The stats were not great this week: two carries for 16 yards and four receptions for 10 yards. What makes Langford a must grab this week is that Jordan Howard left the game with an ankle/Achilles injury. We do not know the extent of the injury, but with the season lost and Howard being their best asset for next season you can expect the Bears to be careful before rushing him back. Langford and Carey will be a committee backfield in his absence.

 

KA’DEEM CAREY – RB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUE

If you miss on Langford grab Carey. He is a hard-nosed runner and also can be effective as a receiver. He will be in a committee backfield with Langford if Howard misses time.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matthews continues to impress, and this week he caught three passes for 63 yards with a touchdown. That is now three straight games with a touchdown, and five of six with six total touchdowns. He is going to be high priority for many owners.

 

KENNETH DIXON – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dixon was much more effective than Terrance West this week, carrying the ball six times for 38 yards and catching five passes for 42 yards. The transition is happening in this backfield and you can expect Dixon to continue to get more opportunities in their backfield.

 

DEVANTE PARKER – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Parker showed his ability to make plays downfield, and this week finished with five receptions for 103 yards. Those numbers could have been even better had two of his big plays had not been called back by penalty. The Dolphins offense is starting to click, and with the threat of the running game Parker has been more effective with play-action passes.

 

TYREEK HILL – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hill has emerged as the go to target without Jeremy Maclin in the lineup, and he caught an impressive 10 passes for 89 yards and had one rush attempt for 12 yards. The Chiefs do not have a dynamic passing attack, but if Hill continues to be targeted like this he will be a poor mans Stefon Diggs, and that’s not bad grabbing off the wire for Week 11.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon is a player that becomes valuable with DeSean Jackson not playing. This week he caught six passes for 81 yards, but was held out of the endzone. If Jackson misses more time then Garcon is a nice plug and play. 

 

ZACH ERTZ – TE – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ertz is becoming a comfort target for Carson Wentz, and this week he caught six passes for 55 yards. The Eagles are not lighting it up with the passing attack, so you can expect targets, but not a ton of yards. Ertz does still have redzone target potential if the Eagles ever stop running the ball when near the goal line.

 

ERIC EBRON – TE – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ebron is showing the skills that made him the 10th overall pick of the Lions in 2014. Eric hauled in seven passes for 92 yards this week against a tough Vikings defense. Ebron has become the safety blanket for Matthew Stafford, and he is showing nice ability after the catch as well. He is an injury risk, but he has been doing a better job avoiding contact of late.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kap has picked his game up as of late, and this week he made a statement against a tough Cardinals defense. He only threw for 210 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions, but he showed his value with his legs, running 10 times for 55 yards with a score. You are not going to get the 300-yard passing games, but you should get good production from him as a runner.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continues to be a safety blanket for Jameis Winston, and this week he caught five passes for 46 yards. He is not giving you any major breakout games, but he has shown a decent floor, which makes him worth grabbing. That floor with his potential for an occasional touchdown makes him a nice plug and play if you need it.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee continues to be the secondary option in the Jags passing attack, and this week he caught four passes for 50 yards. Like Humphries he has a decent floor, and If he scores a touchdown then that floor gives you a good week.

 

DEVIN FUNCHESS – WR – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Funchess had three receptions for 56 yards with a touchdown this week. He is starting to get more involved in the Panthers passing game, and with his size and speed has the potential to be a bigger play receiver than he has shown. He is worth stashing if he figures it out.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers stayed active in the Steelers offense with four receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown. Most of his production came early in the matchup, but he has found a place in this offense. There is big play potential, so he is worth stashing for upcoming games against the Browns, Colts and Giants.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

In the mold of Humphries and Lee comes another one in Thielen. Adam is a safety blanket for Sam Bradford and this week caught three passes for 21 yards with a touchdown. His floor is not as high as those other players, but if miss out you could do worse than Thielen.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry has taken a backseat with the re-emergence of Antonio Gates, but he will still have value down the stretch. This week he only caught two passes for 11 yards, but he did find the endzone.

 

TAJAE SHARPE – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sharpe has been disappointing after a hot start, but he came back to life this week with three catches for 68 yards with a touchdown. You are going to get up and down weeks with Sharpe, but with games against the Colts and Bears next on the schedule he could be able to capitalize on this momentum. 

 

BRESHAD PERRIMAN – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

The second year receiver with great speed has seen his career get off to a slow start due to injuries. He is finally looking more comfortable in the Ravens offense, and last week he caught three passes for 64 yards with a touchdown. He has upside with his speed and the lack of receivers in Baltimore, so if you have a deep bench you can take on shot on Perriman.

 

VANCE MCDONALD – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Vance continues to be an under the radar tight end that is putting up more consistent games of late. This week he caught four passes for 50 yards, but was held out of the endzone. The 49ers don’t have dynamic receivers that allow McDonald to get a good amount of targets, and he has become a safety blanket for Kaepernick.

 

JALEN RICHARD – RB – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Richard is a nice complement to Latavius Murray, and this week he had eight carries for 62 yards and two receptions for 10 yards against a tough Broncos defense. Murray finally had a breakout game, but Richard still got work. The Raiders are using a community backfield with Murray, Washington and Richard, so his value would be higher if there were an injury, but he has performed better than Washington.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

KENNY STILLS – WR DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills will give you an occasional big play downfield and the occasional score. He did both this week, catching two passes for 47 yards with a score. There is not a lot of consistent substance here.


SETH ROBERTS – WR – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Roberts can give you a nice hit every once in a while, otherwise his stats look like this week with three receptions for 32 yards on three targets. His is the third option behind Cooper and Crabtree, and has good competition behind him as well.

 

QUINTON PATTON – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patton is a big play receiver who has an inconsistent quarterback throwing him the ball. This week he caught three passes for 52 yards. This is a performance on the good end of the spectrum for Patton.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

TAYLOR GABRIEL – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gabriel scored big points this week, but it was one catch for a 76-yard touchdown. He is hit or miss with more misses in your future. Tevin Coleman should be back next week, and that will mean less chances for Gabriel as Coleman will eat up targets as a receiver.

 

ROBBY ANDERSON – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Anderson had three receptions for 69 yards this week, and has earned the role as the third receiver for the Jets. The problem is that he is the third receiver for the Jets. This is not a passing attack that I want the third receiver in.

 

VERNON DAVIS – TE – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Davis had three receptions for 66 yards with a touchdown this week. That is not going to happen with any consistency as long as he shares a field with Jordan Reed. Let someone else take the bait on Davis.

 

JORDAN TAYLOR – WR – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Taylor had a nice touchdown grab this week but only caught two passes for 32 yards. The Broncos passing attack is not good enough to make Taylor viable.

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

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