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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

Dontrelle Inman Strikes Again

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/11/16

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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 67% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman continued his hot streak this week, catching six passes for 71 yards with a touchdown. Dontrelle has now scored a touchdown in three straight games. The Chargers may be without Melvin Gordon next week after leaving this week’s game with an injury. If he does miss the game you can expect the Chargers to lean more and more on the passing game, which is great news for Inman, who also has great matchups the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: Oak, @Cle

 

BILAL POWELL – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Powell was the man this week and he crushed the 49ers for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, with another 34 yards on five catches. Powell is going to see a lot of touches the rest of the way, and could be a nice plug and play. Forte injured his knee and will get an MRI Monday, but expect Powell to be the main man for the rest of the season. Playoff schedule: Mia, @NE

  

SAM BRADFORD – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Bradford has been quietly having a decent year, and grabbing him now could pay off big for you if you are struggling at quarterback. He threw for 292 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions this week, but he has a tasty playoff schedule that makes him a great stream over the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: Ind, @GB

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielen went off for a 100-yard game this week, catching four passes for 101 yards. Adam has not posted three solid weeks in a row, and has become a trusted weapon for Sam Bradford. He has an excellent chance to be a good play over the next two weeks with favorable matchups. Playoff schedule: Ind, @GB

 

ALFRED MORRIS – RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Morris is great insurance if the Cowboys lock up home field and decide to rest Elliott, or at least reduce his workload over the final weeks of the season. Playoff schedule: TB, Det

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon has been a solid play since Week 8, and this week he gave you another solid performance, catching five passes for 59 yards with a touchdown. The Redskins are fighting for their playoff life, and have good matchups for Garcon the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: Car, @Chi

 

TREVOR SIEMAN – QB – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sieman was throwing the ball a lot this week, and he completed 35 of 51 passes for 334 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. The Broncos are not getting production from their running game, and newly signed Justin Forsett fumbled this week. Denver should lean on Sieman and the passing game the rest of the way. Playoff schedule: NE, @KC

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Allen Hurns is hurt, and Allen Robinson was ineffective this week, but Marqise Lee continues to show his value to the Jaguars offense. He had his best game of the year, catching five passes for 113 yards. He will have a good chance to keep that going over the next two weeks with nice matchups. Playoff schedule: @Hou, Ten

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 55% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd was still the player to add last week, but many others were fooled and went for LaFell. Boyd did not score a touchdown this week, but put up a good day with six catches for 49 yards and added 40 yards on two rushing attempts. He is the best receiver still playing for the Bengals, but has tough matchup next week, but an easier game in Week 16. Playoff schedule: Pit, @Hou

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith saw a nice increase in targets this week as expected after all the drops by Bellamy the previous two weeks. Cameron finished the day with 72 yards on six catches with a nice touchdown catch. He should continue to be a nice option over the next two weeks as he will be getting the targets and has nice matchups. Playoff schedule: GB, Was

 

DWAYNE WASHINGTON – RB – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Riddick missed this week with a wrist injury, and if he misses for time Washington will be the benefactor. This week he carried the ball 16 times for 64 yards, and caught one pass for 10 yards. His next two games will be on the road. Playoff schedule: @NYG, @Dal

 

CHARLES SIMS – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sims returned to action this week resuming his role as secondary and third down back for the Buccaneers. He started out slowly, but he made his present felt this week carrying the ball four times for 17 yards, and catching three passes for another 33 yards. He could be a nice plug and play over the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: @Dal, @NO

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin continues to give you a solid fantasy floor, and this week he caught three passes for 49 yards, but added a touchdown. He has become a bigger part of the offense, and will at least give you 40 yards with the potential for a score, but he is not going to give you a monster yardage game. Playoff schedule: @NYG, @Dal

 

JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle continues to be a nice safety valve for Andrew Luck, and this week he caught five passes for 55 yards. He can provide you a nice floor if you need it, and has the potential for a score. Playoff schedule: @Min, @Oak

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz only caught three passes for 32 yards, but he did see redzone targets and was knocked out at the 1-yard line this week. He is not going to give you huge performances, but he is providing a nice floor right now. Playoff schedule: Jac, Cin

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

 

TY MONTGOMERY – RB/WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Montgomery saw a lot of action this week, carrying the ball nine times for 41 yards with a touchdown, and he caught three passes for 45 yards. The Packers are going to rely on Montgomery to be the primary runner, and he can so many things on the field he is worth adding for the championship run. Playoff schedule: @Chi, Min

 

KENNETH FARROW – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Melvin Gordon took a wicked shot this week and there is a good chance he misses next week’s game. If that is the case Farrow would step in as the lead back. He came in this week and carried the ball 16 times for 55 yards, and caught six passes for 23 more. There are few running backs you can pick up off the wire that will get this high a volume of touches this late in the season, so grab him if you can. Playoff schedule: Oak, @Cle

 

MATT MOORE – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ryan Tannehill left this week’s game with a knee injury and was in street clothes to finish the game. It is believed to be an ACL injury to Tannehill. Moore came in and completed three of five passes for 47 yards. Moore is competent veteran, and the Fins are still fighting for the playoffs. He has a nice matchup next week, and could be a nice plug and play if you need him. Playoff schedule: @NYJ, @Buf

 

CHRIS CONLEY – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Conley has big play ability and he showed it this week, catching two passes for 70 yards. The Chiefs are not a team that is going to throw the ball around the field a lot, so there are going to be busts with this guy, but he is exciting and will see one on ones with Jeremy Maclin back on the field. Playoff schedule: Ten, Den

 

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

Roberts is a boom or bust, but he has been seeing more targets lately. He only had two catches for 12 yards this week, and also had some glaring drops. Those drops might cost him targets next week, but he is the starting slot receiver and will get chances. Playoff schedule: @SD, Ind

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

TAVON AUSTIN – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Rams are doing a better job of getting the ball in Austin’s hands with Goff under center, but it is still so hit or miss, with a lot more misses. He had two carries for 27 yards and caught seven passes for 62 yards this week. Playoff schedule: @Sea, SF

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay had one of his best games of the season with three catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. The 40-yard touchdown was the highlight play, but it mostly highlighted with poor tackling. Clay is better when Watkins plays, but the Bills don’t throw the ball enough to make him a confident start in any game for your fantasy playoffs. Playoff schedule: Cle, Mia

 

CARSON WENTZ – QB –EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wentz threw for 314 yards this week, but he only threw one touchdown, with an interception and a fumble. There is upside with Wentz, but you can’t trust him in the next two weeks with your playoff life on the line. Playoff schedule: @Bal, NYG

 

ROBBY ANDERSON – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAUGES

If you are reaching for this rookie for the last two weeks, you are probably doing just that, reaching. He had a nice game this week with six catches for 99 yards, but you can’t count on that production, especially with Bryce Petty under center. He also does not get to play the 49ers again. Playoff schedule: Mia, @NE

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson scored two touchdowns on his only two touches this week. He had one catch for an 8-yard score, and carried the ball once for a 56-yard touchdown. That is what we call touchdown dependent people. He has a nice matchup next week, but you can’t count on the big play. Playoff schedule: NO, @Sea

 

 

 

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