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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

Kap is Back! Pick him up while you still can.

Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/27/16

by   The Archer


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kaepernick is showing the moxy that made him a fantasy stud a few years ago. This week he was on point against the Dolphins, throwing for 296 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. That alone is pretty good, but he also ran the ball 10 times for 113 yards. The running game is what makes him a great grab for fantasy, and the Bears, Jets, Falcons and Rams ahead on the schedule he can be played every week from here on out.

 

DESEAN JACKSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

DJax was dropped in a lot of leagues, and he made his owners pay by dropping 118 yards on four catches with a touchdown last week. Jackson is a master of the big play, and he is healthy again. If he is available in your league you better grab him now, but you can bench him next week against the Cardinals. After that he has the Eagles, Panthers and Bears.

 

TAYLOR GABRIEL – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gabriel has been mostly a one trick pony, but his ability to avoid tacklers is going to get him more looks in the coming weeks. He was masterful this week with four receptions for 75 yards with two touchdowns. He gets the Chiefs, Rams, 49ers and Panthers over his next four weeks.

 

RYAN TANNEHILL – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 54% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tannehill is starting to show the improvement that many expected when Adam Gase took over the Dolphins. This week he threw for 285 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He will have a couple more spot starts you can use him for, with the Ravens, Cardinals, Jets and Bills in the next four weeks.

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd was the best receiver for the Bengals on Sunday, catching five passes for 62 yards. He should have some decent opportunities in the coming weeks with games against the Eagles, Browns, Steelers and Texans to close the fantasy season.

 

KENNETH DIXON – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dixon and West both had 13 carries, and were very similar in the running game, with Dixon gaining 49 yards and West 48 yards. Dixon showed his versatility as a receiver with four receptions for 31 yards. The Ravens are in the hunt for the playoffs, and Dixon is becoming a bigger part of the offense each week. Dolphins, Patriots, Eagles and Steelers remain on his fantasy schedule.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coleman was held quiet for most of the game, but saved his fantasy day with a fourth quarter touchdown. He finished with three receptions for 38 yards with a score. He has big play ability and should get more looks as they try to develop him for next season. After a bye next week he will face the Bengals, Bills and Chargers to close out.

 

MARQUESS WILSON – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wilson was the favorite target for Matt Barkley and finished with eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. He could have had an even bigger day if it were not for some drops. He was the best Bears receiver at getting behind defenders, and Cameron Meredith is seeing the top corners as of now. His next four are against the 49ers, Lions, Packers and Redskins, so he is worth adding for your playoff run.

 

QUINCY ENUNWA – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAGUES

Enunwa showed up big this week against the Patriots, catching five passes for 109 yards with a touchdown. He now has three touchdowns in in his last five games. He has a nice playoff schedule with the Colts, 49ers, Dolphins and the Patriots again.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz is still getting targeted and this week he caught four passes for 42 yards, which seems to be his floor as of late. His next four are against the Packers, Colts, Jaguars and Bengals, so his schedule looks nice to close out the fantasy season.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielen continues to be a steady producer, and an effective play in PPR leagues. This week he was held out of the endzone, but caught eight passes for 53 yards. He has become a safety blanket for Sam Bradford, and should see a decent amount of targets the rest of the way. There are some nice matchups ahead, with games against the Cowboys, Jaguars, Colts and Packers.

 

LANCE KENDRICKS – TE – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kendricks was able to put together a nice game this week, catching four passes for 51 yards with a touchdown. Jared Goff threw three touchdowns, and looked more effective, but remember this was against a poor Saints defense, so don’t put as much stock in this week’s performance. The good news is that there are some other cupcake defenses upcoming with the Patriots, Falcons, Seahawks and 49ers in the next four weeks.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee continues to be the second option in the passing game, and this week he caught four passes for 37 yards with a touchdown. He could be in line for more targets if Allen Hurns misses time after apparently injuring his hamstring while making a touchdown catch this week, his only catch. Lee is being utilized all over the field, but his schedule to close out will make you think twice, with the Broncos, Vikings, Texans and Titans next up.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin had a very productive Thanksgiving, catching seven passes for 69 yards with a touchdown. He could be a nice plug and play with games against the Saints, Giants, Bears and Cowboys next on the schedule.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

MALCOM MITCHELL – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mitchell showed that his nice performance last week against the 49ers was not a fluke, but rather a sign of things to come. This week he was extremely effective with five catches for 42 yards with two touchdowns. Malcolm now has three touchdowns in his last two games. His schedule gets a bit rough in the playoffs with his next four against the Rams, Ravens, Broncos and Jets.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers was held in check this week, with just two receptions for 36 yards. He still has some upside with his big play ability, and he has the Giants, Bills, Bengals and Ravens upcoming on the schedule.

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman had his best game of the season with six catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers are airing it out, and this week was also more of the fact that Williams drew A.J. Bouye. He will still see some looks, and Rivers likes to throw downfield. His next four are against the Bucs, Panthers, Raiders and Browns.

 

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patterson is big play waiting to happen, and it seems the Vikings are trying to get him more involved in the offense. This week he did not make a big play, but caught five passes for 15 yards, and ran once for 22 yards. If he continues to see this amount of touches, he will have a game where he goes off. His next four are against the Cowboys, Jaguars, Colts and Packers.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry only had two receptions for 20 yards this week, but he did score a touchdown, and Antonio Gates was held without a catch. You are not going to get the high-end games with Gates also playing, but his next four are against the Bucs, Panthers, Raiders and Browns, so there will be chances for success.

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith did not do much on a day when Matt Barkley threw for 316 yards, catching just two passes for 19 yards. He is getting the top coverage man in the defense, and that is hurting his chances right now. His next four are against the 49ers, Lions, Packers and Redskins.

 

VANCE MCDONALD – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

McDonald continues to show potential with Kaepernick under center, and this week he caught four passes for 60 yards. He will have a chance for more good games with the Bears, Jets, Falcons and Rams next on the schedule.

 

LADARIUS GREEN – TE – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Green showed his big play ability with 67 yards on two catches this week, but he also failed to make a major impact because he is not seeing many targets, having just three this week. His next four games are against the Giants, Bills, Bengals and Ravens.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perkins still has upside, but he is running out of games in which to show it. He had a nice chance this week against the Browns, but gained just 29 yards on nine carries, and added 14 yards on two receptions. He has the Steelers, Cowboys, Lions and Eagles in the next four weeks.

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

KENNY STILLS – WR DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills came through with his one big game in every four, catching three passes for 72 yards with one of them going for a nice long touchdown. Stills is not going to get a high volume of targets, but he is downfield threat the Tannehill looks to a couple times per game. His next four are against the Ravens, Cardinals, Jets and Bills, giving him a mixed bag.

 

TED GINN – WR – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ginn is always good for at least one big breakout game, and that came this week when he caught 4 passes for 115 yards with a touchdown. He is not going to give you consistent numbers, and counting on games like this is not going to win you a playoff game. He has the Seahawks, Chargers, Redskins and Falcons next up on his schedule.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon had a more pedestrian game this week, catching just four passes for 43 yards. Pierre is going to give you this type of a floor, but with DeSean Jackson back in action he will not have as much of a high-end output potential. Schedule is not great with Cardinals, Eagles, Panthers and Bears upcoming.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

SHAUN DRAUGHN – RB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Draughn once again had no carries for the 49ers this week, but did catch six passes for 49 yards. He did not score a touchdown, and this was a very offensive week for the 49ers. The only good news is the schedule with games against the Bears, Jets, Falcons and Rams next on the schedule.

 

DWAYNE ALLEN – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Luck not playing this week, Allen caught five passes for 49 yards. He is not going to give you consistent production, especially since Luck prefers Doyle. In his next four games he will face the Jets, Texans, Vikings and Raiders.

 

CLIVE WALFORD – TE – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Walford will be on people’s radar because he scored a touchdown this week, but he only had three receptions for 43 yards. Those 43 yards is the second best yardage total for him on the season, with his best being 50 yards that came in Week 2. If you do go after him he has the Bills, Chiefs, Chargers and Colts over the next four weeks.

 

JERMAINE GRESHAM – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gresham had five receptions for 35 yards with a touchdown this week, but you can’t count on it. The Cardinals do not use the tight end a lot in their offense, and he is not going to give you more than 40 receiving yards in a game. His next four are against the Redskins, Dolphins, Saints and Seahawks.

 

 


 

By: Houdini

 

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