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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

Malcom Mitchell new toy for Brady

Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/04/16

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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

MALCOM MITCHELL – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Malcolm Mitchell is proving to be a favorite target for Tom Brady, and this week he caught a team-high, and season high, eight passes for 82 yards. His role in the offense will only increase with the loss of Rob Gronkowski. While he was held out of the endzone this week, he has been a good target in the redzone with three touchdowns in his previous two games.  Playoff Schedule: Baltimore, @Denver, New York Jets.

 

LADARIUS GREEN – TE – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Green had his coming out party this week, catching six passes for 110 yards with a touchdown. The Steelers are looking for playmakers outside of Antonio Brown, and Green has the capability to put up big numbers in this offense. Consistency has always been the issue for Green. Playoff Schedule: @Buffalo, @Cincinnati, Baltimore.

 

ALFRED MORRIS – RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Morris did nothing special this week, with just one carry for 11 yards, but he could be valuable in the fantasy playoffs. The Cowboys clinched a playoff spot this week, and could have home field locked up in short order. If that happens the Boys could bench Zeke to keep him healthy for the playoffs, and that could mean Morris is the main man in the most crucial week of the fantasy season. If you own Zeke you better grab Morris now. Playoff Schedule: @New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Detroit.

 

DESEAN JACKSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jackson had a pretty quiet day this week with just one catch, but it went for 59 yards. The big part of his poor performance is due to being covered by Patrick Peterson. He has a much better schedule for his fantasy playoffs, and he is healthy. Playoff Schedule: @Philadelphia, Carolina, @Chicago.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon once again had a nice game with eight catches for 84 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Pierre now has at least 80 receiving yards in three of his last four games, and is has become a safety blanket for Kirk Cousins. Playoff Schedule: @Philadelphia, Carolina, @Chicago.

 

RYAN TANNEHILL – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tannehill had a very lackluster performance this week, with just 226 passing yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. If you grab him this week plan on waiting to start him in Week 15, as he faces the Cardinals next week. Playoff Schedule: Arizona, @New York Jets, @Buffalo.

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd did not have a monster game, but he did catch four passes for 66 yards. He now has at least four catches and more than 50 yards in each of his last three games. His floor is nice, but his season high game in yardage was only 79 yards. Playoff Schedule: @Cleveland, Pittsburgh, @Houston.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedeorowicz was held mostly in check this week, catching six passes for 44 yards without a touchdown. C.J. has at least 40 receiving yards in four of his last five games. He has a nice playoff schedule where he should be able to do more damage. Playoff Schedule: @Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Cincinnati.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielen has been getting more looks in the offense of late, and this week he caught seven passes for 86 yards. He now has 15 catches in his last two games and has seen 20 targets. He has a very favorable upcoming schedule and is worth adding for the playoff run. Playoff Schedule: @Jacksonville, Indianapolis, @Green Bay.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin only caught four passes for 40 yards this week, but he did see targets in the redzone. Anquan currently has six touchdowns on the season, and will have some chances to score in the playoffs. Playoff Schedule: Chicago, @New York Giants, @Dallas.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coming off his best performance of the year Inman only caught two passes for 49 yards this week, but one of them went 35 yards for a touchdown. The Chargers are spreading the ball around in the offense, so you never know who is going to be the major benefactor, but Inman has worked himself into a larger slice of that pie. Playoff Schedule: @Carolina, Oakland, @Cleveland.

 

TRAVARIS CADET – RB – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ingram left this week with a toe injury and Cadet stepped in with five receptions for 53 yards. He is going to see most of his work as a receiver, and is best suited for PPR leagues. Playoff Schedule: @Tampa Bay, @Arizona, Tampa Bay.

 

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patterson is the prime example of boom or bust, and this week was a bust with 16 total yards on four touches in the offense. The good news is that the Vikings are trying to find ways to get the ball in his hands, but it is going to be hit or miss. Playoff Schedule: @Jacksonville, Indianapolis, @Green Bay.

 

REX BURKHEAD – RB – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Burkhead is getting a fair amount of touches on a weekly basis as the backup to Jeremy Hill. This week he had eight carries for 38 yards and caught four passes for 28 yards. He is not going to wow you, but Hill has not been very impressive, except inside the five-yard line, and could see an increase in touches if Hill struggles again in the coming weeks. Playoff Schedule: @Cleveland, Pittsburgh, @Houston.

 

DENARD ROBINSON – RB – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Robinson is in a legitmate committee backfield with T.J. Yeldon. This week Robinson got 17 carries for 53 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards. He has the ability to breakout bigger runs, and if he keeps getting this many touches he will have a chance for a decent game in the fantasy playoffs, but it is not an easy schedule. Playoff Schedule: Minnesota, @Houston, Tennessee.

 

PAUL TURNER – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Eagles are looking for someone to make a difference at receiver, and DGB got dinged up this week on top of Jordan Matthews missing the game this week. That opened the door for rookie Paul Turner, and he did a real nice job catching six passes for 80 yards. The Eagles are out of the playoffs now and Turner could get more work if the team wants to see what they have in the rookie. Playoff Schedule: Washington, @Baltimore, New York Giants.

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 65% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith was not the most productive Bears receiver this week, catching three passes for 67 yards. The reason to be positive on Cameron is that drops once again plagued the Bears, and there may be a receiver or two that is not going to continue to get their target share and Meredith should be the major benefactor. Playoff schedule: @Detroit, Green Bay, Washington.

 

JAQUIZZ RODGERS – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Quizz is back and is the second back in the Bucs offense. This week he had seven carries for 29 yards and one catch for 21 yards. If Martin continues to struggle Rodgers could see an uptick. Playoff Schedule: New Orleans, @Dallas, @New Orleans.

 

JERMAINE GRESHAM – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jermaine has become a bigger part of the offense since Week 8, and this week was his best performance in terms of yardage with 52 yards on five catches. Gresham was held out of the endzone this week, but he had a touchdown in each of his previous two games. Playoff Schedule: @Miami, New Orleans, @Seattle.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

DENNIS PITTA – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Pitta had a breakout game this week with nine catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Pitta found the endzone for the first time since December 8th, 2013. This was also the first time since Week 5 that he finished with more than 50 receiving yards, so don’t get too enamored with the performance this week. Playoff Schedule: @New England, Philadelphia, @Pittsburgh.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

BRANDON LAFELL – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

LaFell was the big winner at receiver for the Bengals this week, catching five passes for 95 yards with a touchdown. He has battled Tyler Boyd for targets, and after losing the battle the last four weeks this one was his. He is a hard player for me to trust as he throws out a lot of duds. Playoff Schedule: @Cleveland, Pittsburgh, @Houston.

 

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

Perriman is a big play receiver, and this week he made it count with two catches for 59 yards, with a 53-yard touchdown catch. It will be hit or miss and he is not going to give you the monster game that would make him worth grabbing for your roster. Playoff Schedule: @New England, Philadelphia, @Pittsburgh.

 

JOSH BELLAMY – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Bellamy had the best stat line for the Bears this week with 93 yards on four catches, but that does not tell the whole story. Bellamy dropped many open passes and could have had a huge game. Those drops could cost him, especially after costing them a chance at a win the week before. Don’t buy in on Bellamy as I won’t be surprised if he gets cut after those drops. Playoff Schedule: @Detroit, Green Bay, Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

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