Week 3
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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

Lockett up in Week 16 for the waiver wire and fantasy football

Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/18/16

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

TYLER LOCKETT – WR – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lockett had a boom game this week, catching seven passes for 130 yards, highlighted by a 57-yard touchdown catch. He is available in leagues, and Patrick Peterson will likely cover Doug Baldwin, so Lockett could have another big game. Championship Game: vs. Ari

 

TY MONTGOMERY – RB/WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 31% OF CBS LEAGUES

Montgomery showed this week against the Bears that he is a running back, as he churned through their defense for 162 yards with two touchdowns on 16 carries. Next week it will be a little tougher against the Vikings, but Minnesota looked like that packed it in for the season at home versus the Colts. Championship Game: vs. Min

 

DION LEWIS – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lewis actually led the Patriots in rushing attempts this week, carrying the ball 18 times for 95 yards, and catching two passes for nine yards. He should see more activity as a receiver next week as the Patriots host the Jets. Championship Game: vs. NYJ

 

DERRICK HENRY – RB – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 38% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry was the redzone wrecking ball this week. He carried the ball nine times for 58 yards with two touchdowns. The Titans are leaning on the running game, and Henry has become a big redzone threat. Championship Game: @Jac

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman was the leading receiver for the Chargers this week, catching five balls for 68 yards. He has become a favorite target of Philip Rivers, and he has a nice matchup next week against the pitiful Browns. Championship Game: @Cle

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Championship Game: @Chi

 

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

Meredith did not do well acting as the #1 while Alshon Jeffery was suspended, but he has been much better since his return. This week he caught nine passes for 104 yards in the freezing cold against the Packers. The Bears are throwing the ball a lot, and that means a lot of chances for Meredith. He should remain a strong candidate next week as Jeffery is likely to be shadowed by Josh Norman. Championship Game: vs. Was

 

CHARLES SIMS – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Championship Game: @NO

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay showed that last week was no fluke as he caught seven passes for 72 yards with another touchdown this week. He performs much better with Sammy Watkins in the lineup, and this week should have extra mustard on it, as he faces his former team, the Dolphins. Championship Game: vs. Mia

 

RYAN GRIFFIN – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

If C.J. Fiedorowicz does not pass concussion protocols this week, you have to consider adding Griffin if you need a tight end. He caught eight passes for 85 yards, and if Tom Savage starts he will likely look his way a lot against the Bengals. Championship Game: vs. Cin

 

KENNETH FARROW – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a rough week for Farrow, as he carried the ball 15 times for 39 yards, and caught two passes for 14 yards, but he also fumbled twice, losing one of them. It does get better next week against the Browns, so have a short memory here. Championship Game: @Cle

 

MATT BARKLEY – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Barkley is quieting putting up nice numbers with the Bears, and this week threw for 362 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the freezing cold. He had two receivers go for more than 100 yards this week, and neither one was named Alshon Jeffery. He will be at home again next week, and the weather will be better, but you can bet he will attempt close to 40 passes again next week. Championship Game: vs. Was

 

QUINCY ENUNWA – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAUGES

The Jets are a mess, but that means they are playing from behind in just about every game, and it will be no different next week against the Patriots. Enunwa caught five passes for 64 yards this week, and should be able to give you a similar floor next week in New England. Championship Game: @NE

 

ROBBY ANDERSON – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAUGES

Robby Anderson has benefited from his familiarity with Bryce Petty, and this week he caught four passes for 80 yards with a 40-yard touchdown. He will see targets again next week, but he is more boom or bust against the Patriots. Championship Game: @NE

 

JARED COOK – TE – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cook stepped up for the Packers this week against the Bears, catching six passes for 85 yards in the frigid conditions. He will face a tougher defense next week with Minnesota coming to town, but the Colts abused them this week. Cook could be a sneaky play next week. Championship Game: vs. Min

 

BRANDON LAFELL – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

LaFell came through this week with seven catches for 91 yards, but there is no consistency that you can count on. He and Tyler Boyd go back and forth and while LaFell has higher upside, it will be a tough play at Houston. Championship Game: @Hou

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson came through with a touchdown this week, catching five passes for but for only 38 yards. He also had a big drop and what would have been a 56-yard touchdown catch. He is getting more looks, but he has a horrible matchup next week. Championship Game: @Sea

 

JOHN BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILBALE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Brown caught five passes for 81 yards with a touchdown and owners around fantasy said “where was that 15 weeks ago?” He is fools gold as the Cardinals face the Seahawks on the road next week. Championship Game: @Sea

 

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

Stills is the definition of boom or bust and he boomed this week catching a 52-yard touchdown pass, but that was his only catch on the day. Don’t count on him making an impact for you on the road Buffalo, where the conditions will not be optimal. Championship Game: @Buf

 

DEONTE THOMPSON – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thompson had his coming out party against the Packers this week, catching eight passes for 110 yards. Can you count on him to repeat that next week against the Redskins? NO. Championship Game: vs. Was

 

ROBERT TURBIN – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Turbin was a touchdown vulture this week, carrying the ball seven times for 32 yards with two scores and adding 22 yards on two receptions. You can’t count on him scoring those touchdowns on a regular basis, as Gore is still the man in Indy. Gore goes back out to bay area next week, so Turbin should go back to being insignificant. Championship Game: @Oak

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perkins has a ton of potential, but he has yet to overtake Rashad Jennings and that is bad news if you are looking for a spark. He did still get 11 carries for 56 yards this week, but he is by far the secondary option in the running game for the Giants and he does not score touchdowns. Championship Game: @Phi

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee did not make a catch this week, but he did return a kick 100-yards for score. You can’t trust any Jaguar in your championship game. Championship Game: vs. Ten

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd seems to have hit the rookie wall, and this week caught only two passes for 13 yards. You have to avoid him right now. Championship Game: @Hou

 

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

Doyle can give you a floor each week, and he hit it this week with four catches for 32 yards, but was held out of the endzone. He is not going to give you an impact game next week. Championship Game: @Oak

 

MATT MOORE – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Moore showed his veteran skills last week throwing for 236 yards with four touchdowns against the hapless Jets defense. He will have a tougher matchup against the Bills on the road next week, and is not likely to repeat this performance for you next week. Championship Game: @Buf

 

ALDRICK ROBINSON – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Julio Jones out again this week, Robinson stepped in and caught four passes for 111 yards. This was also against the 49ers in what was a blowout win. It could be another good matchup with the Panthers next week if Jones is out, but if he plays forget about Aldrick. Championship Game: @Car

 

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

 

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