<![CDATA[Fantasy RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 12/3/16: Week 13 Key Matchups]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/12/03/fantasy-football-update-12/3/16-week-13-key-matchups#comments The majority of the NFL’s Week 13 games will be getting going tomorrow, so there’s plenty for us fantasy football owners to do in the meantime. Let’s check out a few of the trending players, waiver wire adds and matchup plays out there right now and see if we can make any last-minute additions to your team. 

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: Davis is the top waiver wire add in fantasy right now, thanks to the news that Jordan Reed will be out this weekend against Arizona. 

That said, Davis gets himself into a very tough matchup…

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The majority of the NFL’s Week 13 games will be getting going tomorrow, so there’s plenty for us fantasy football owners to do in the meantime. Let’s check out a few of the trending players, waiver wire adds and matchup plays out there right now and see if we can make any last-minute additions to your team. 

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: Davis is the top waiver wire add in fantasy right now, thanks to the news that Jordan Reed will be out this weekend against Arizona. 

That said, Davis gets himself into a very tough matchup Sunday, as the Cardinals are allowing the fewest fantasy points in the league to opposing tight ends. Still, Davis should see plenty of targets, so low-end PPR owners might want to take a look here. 

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots: We’ve talked about Mitchell a couple of times this week, and with the news that Rob Gronkowski (back) will be out of commission, he’s trending again. 

The thinking here is that the Patriots will use more three-receiver sets, which will highlight Mitchell, who has three touchdowns in his last two games. He should be the top receiver off the wire in your league right now. 

Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins: Stills is a great add this week, and he’s being overlooked in many leagues. he’s got three double-digit fantasy performances in his last five games, including 72 yards and a TD last week. 

Stills will go into a nice matchup against the Ravens this week, and with DeVante Parker possibly sidelined, he could get quite a bit of work. 

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Dixon is still available in over half the leagues out there, so we’ll mention his name again this week. He got more touches than Terrance West last week against the Bengals, which could mean Dixon is in for a heavy workload. 

The matchup here isn’t terrible: Miami is a mid-level defense against fantasy running backs. Dixon is worth a shot if you’re RB-needy and not sure about your starting lineup. 

Anquan Boldin, WR, Detroit Lions: Boldin has been getting a lot of volume over the past two games: he’s got 18 targets in that span. That translated to 12.9 fantasy points last week on 69 yards and a TD. 

The aging Boldin still has a spring in his step, and he’s a key player for the Lions. He gets an average matchup against the Saints this week and could score again. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:47:25 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66044
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 12/2/16: Week 13 Sleeper Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/12/02/fantasy-football-update-12/2/16-week-13-sleeper-picks#comments Week 13 is already underway in the NFL, and that means it’s time for a last-minute check of the fantasy football waiver wire. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the trending players and sleeper plays for this week. 

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots: We’ve talked about Mitchell a few times this week, and he’s currently the hottest add in the league. 

Over his last two weeks, Mitchell has bagged 140 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches. He’s fast becoming a must-have receiver, even in the Patriots’ unpredictable…

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Week 13 is already underway in the NFL, and that means it’s time for a last-minute check of the fantasy football waiver wire. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the trending players and sleeper plays for this week. 

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots: We’ve talked about Mitchell a few times this week, and he’s currently the hottest add in the league. 

Over his last two weeks, Mitchell has bagged 140 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches. He’s fast becoming a must-have receiver, even in the Patriots’ unpredictable offense. He’ll get a nice matchup against the Rams this week, too. 

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: If you’re in the mood to gamble on a tight end this week, Davis is your guy. Here’s the good news: he bagged five catches on seven targets for 68 yards last week. 

The bad news is that Davis will be facing Arizona’s stingy pass defense this week. Still, it could mean extra opportunities for him with Jordan Reed beat up and covered all day. 

Miami Dolphins Defense: If you’re looking for a defense to get you through the next few weeks, see if you can grab the Dolphins. 

Miami only put up 13 points in the past two weeks combined, but before that had 30 in a two-game span. The Dolphins get great matchups the next few weeks with Baltimore, Arizona and the Jets on the schedule. 

Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers: Let’s go TE one more time and visit McDonald. He's got 14 catches for 240 yards and two scores over the last four weeks, including four catches on eight targets for 60 yards last week. 

McDonald gets a mid-level matchup against the Bears this week, and with at least six targets in his last five games straight, he’ll definitely get his opportunities. 

Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers: Even with a breakout week last Sunday, Inman is still widely available in fantasy. He’s coming off six catches on six targets for 119 yards and a TD against Houston. 

Inman has been getting lots of attention lately, with at least six targets in his last five games straight. He’ll get a Tampa Bay defense this week that is pretty bad at giving up touchdowns to tight ends. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:30:44 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65744
<![CDATA[Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet For Week 13]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/12/04/daily-fantasy-football-cheat-sheet-for-week-13#comments Here is my NFL lineup for week 13. We are just one week away from the 4th-quarter of the season, while the last few teams are finishing up their bye weeks for the season, we are out trying to put together winning lineups, so why not do it for another week?

Here’s my lineup for week 13.

Quarterback: Drew Brees, NO

Opponent: vs. DET

Salary: $7,600

Analysis: Please allow me to partake if you will, in jumping onto the Drew Brees bandwagon. He’s head-manning the hottest offense in the entire league right now and is going to be a key part in…

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Here is my NFL lineup for week 13. We are just one week away from the 4th-quarter of the season, while the last few teams are finishing up their bye weeks for the season, we are out trying to put together winning lineups, so why not do it for another week?

Here’s my lineup for week 13.

Quarterback: Drew Brees, NO

Opponent: vs. DET

Salary: $7,600

Analysis: Please allow me to partake if you will, in jumping onto the Drew Brees bandwagon. He’s head-manning the hottest offense in the entire league right now and is going to be a key part in what I feel is going to be a shootout between the Lions and Saints. Brees has 20 points or more in 6 of his last 7 games and is sure to make it 7 of 8, barring a catastrophic performance. I’d recommend taking Brees first and building around him, because he needs to be in your lineup this week.

Running Back #1: LeVeon Bell, PIT

Opponent: vs. NYG

Salary: $9,200

Analysis: This is a week where I felt that it was necessary to spend some money to get a quality RB1. I was torn between Arizona’s David Johnson and LeVeon Bell, and while I took Johnson last week, I’m flipping the script this week and backing Bell. First reason? Johnson showed up on the injury report with a dislocated finger and I’m not down with taking a gamble on injuries to a key part of playing the position. You need your hands to hold onto the ball for crying out loud. Second reason, it’s going to be cold in Pittsburgh on Sunday, which leads to a grind it out, ground and pound style of game. With how often Bell is on the field, combined with the atmosphere, expect Bell to have a solid game here.

Running Back #2: Kenneth Dixon, BAL

Opponent: vs. MIA

Salary: $3,700

Analysis: After spending almost $17k on my first two picks, I had to find value elsewhere which is why I picked Dixon at RB2. His playing time has increased from week-to-week since the Ravens’ bye week, and as the team’s pass catcher out of the backfield, Dixon could prove valuable if he finds himself in open space. It’s a lottery ticket I feel is worth taking a chance on as Dixon will probably be used sparingly if at all in other leagues.

Wide Receiver #1: Michael Thomas, NO

Opponent: vs. DET

Salary: $6,900

Analysis: DFS sites are starting to catch on to Michael Thomas, as when he scores, he scores in bunches, as shown by his week 12 performance where he notched 34.8 points on 9 receptions for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The weakest part of the Lions defense is their secondary, and I expect another big game from Thomas after he exposes the Detroit defensive backs.

Wide Receiver #2: Mike Evans, TB

Opponent: @ SD

Salary: $8,600

Analysis: Like Thomas, Mike Evans seems to score in bunches too, but the problem is unlike Drew Brees in New Orleans, Jameis Winston is one of the more turnover-prone quarterbacks in the NFL. Despite that, I like Evans to have a big game against an average Chargers secondary. After all, Evans burned all-pro defensive back Richard Sherman, en route to his 2nd-highest game in terms of fantasy points this season in week 12, why can’t it carry over to the warm, comfortable climate in San Diego?

Wide Receiver #3: Malcolm Mitchell, NE

Opponent: vs. LA

Salary: $3,600

Analysis: This pick may seem questionable to some, but let me explain. After finding out that Rob Gronkowski will be out for 8 weeks, everyone went running to backup tight end Martellus Bennett. The fact of the matter is that not every single pass can go the way of Bennett, so there are bound to be some beneficiaries along the way. Even with Gronk in the lineup, Mitchell has 9 catches on 12 targets for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns in his last 2 games. Even if I get some secondary scoring from Mitchell, the play will be well worth it.

Tight End: Travis Kelce, KC

Opponent: @ ATL

Salary: $4,700

Analysis: I was thinking about taking Coby Fleener to make it a triple stack in New Orleans with Brees and Thomas but I decided to go with Kelce here. Atlanta is around the middle of the pack against the tight end position this season, but the Falcons are also pretty bad at defending receivers as a whole. Kelce had 15 targets and 8 receptions against a solid Denver defense, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he surpassed them here against a suspect Falcons secondary.

Flex: Julius Thomas, JAX

Opponent: vs. DEN

Salary: $2,800

Analysis: Before you go raising your eyebrows at me, hear me out. Sure, Thomas has not looked good at all this season. However, Thomas is facing his old team, and would like to be a positive note for the Jags as they look ahead to next season, and I wouldn’t mind if he caught a red-zone touchdown for my troubles. That and flex was my last spot to fill so there’s that too.

Defense/Special Teams: Green Bay Packers

Opponent: vs. HOU

Salary: $2,900

Analysis: Again, another pick that might make you give me a questionable look on the other side of the screen. But the fact of the matter is, the Packers rebounded in their first must-win game of the season, and racked up double digits in the points column for just the 2nd time this season. Now Green Bay gets to feast on a Houston offense that struggles to move the ball on offense, possessing the 3rd-fewest total yards this season. Green Bay needs strong performances from here on out to punch their ticket to the postseason, and I think they get it done here with a massive statement win.

Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $0

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:06:49 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65702
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 12/1/16: Week 13 Waiver Wire Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/12/01/fantasy-football-update-12/1/16-week-13-waiver-wire-picks#comments Tonight marks the beginning of Week 13 in the NFL, and there’s plenty for us fantasy football owners to do in the meantime. Let’s check out some of the notable waiver wire adds out there and see if anyone might be right for your team this week. 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: We’ve talked about Hill once or twice this week already, and he remains the top waiver wire add in the league. He’s coming off a stellar all-around game against Denver, scoring 23.5 fantasy points in all. 

Hill now has at least 10.1 fantasy points in…

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Tonight marks the beginning of Week 13 in the NFL, and there’s plenty for us fantasy football owners to do in the meantime. Let’s check out some of the notable waiver wire adds out there and see if anyone might be right for your team this week. 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: We’ve talked about Hill once or twice this week already, and he remains the top waiver wire add in the league. He’s coming off a stellar all-around game against Denver, scoring 23.5 fantasy points in all. 

Hill now has at least 10.1 fantasy points in four of his last six weeks, and he’s going into a favorable matchup this weekend against Atlanta. Grab him if you can. 

New York Jets Defense: The Jets defense isn’t what it once was, and it’s been the source of a lot of losses for the team this year. They’ve scored double-digit fantasy points just once this season and have yet to find the end zone. 

Even with all that in mind, New York is getting added this week due to a nice matchup against the Colts on Monday. Indianapolis has given up the 11th-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this season. 

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens: We’ve talked about Dixon a couple of times this week as well, and he’s probably the guy you want to add if you’re looking at RB. 

Dixon posted a modest eight points against the Bengals, but he did out-touch Terrance West. Dixon could be in for a relatively high-volume workload against the Dolphins this week. 

Lance Kendricks, TE, Los Angeles Rams: Kendricks is probably the most-added TE in fantasy this week, as he's coming off 51 yards and a TD against New Orleans. 

Kendrick's has at least seven targets in five of his last six games, including 12 against Carolina earlier this month. He’ll get a mid-range matchup this weekend against the Patriots. 

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots: Speaking of the Patriots, let’s finish up with Mitchell, who bagged five catches on seven targets last week for 42 yards and two scores. 

That makes three touchdowns in two weeks for Mitchell, who has scored at least 15.8 points in each of those games. The Rams are right around a middle-of-the-road WR matchup, so we could see some good things on Sunday. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:27:37 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65675
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 11/30/16: Week 13 Start / Sit Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/11/30/fantasy-football-update-11/30/16-week-13-start-/-sit-picks#comments It’s a fantasy football Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time for our weekly Start-Sit recommendations. This edition is for Week 13, and if you’re still in the running in your league chances are you’ll have a few big lineup decisions to make. Let’s see if we can help with those borderline calls. 

Start ‘Em: 

Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick is a popular sleeper pickup this week, and he’s been surging lately. He’s got at least 19 fantasy points in four straight games, and is coming…

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It’s a fantasy football Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time for our weekly Start-Sit recommendations. This edition is for Week 13, and if you’re still in the running in your league chances are you’ll have a few big lineup decisions to make. Let’s see if we can help with those borderline calls. 

Start ‘Em: 

Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick is a popular sleeper pickup this week, and he’s been surging lately. He’s got at least 19 fantasy points in four straight games, and is coming off breaking 30 last week. 

Kaepernick gets a good matchup this week against the Bears, who are giving up consistent fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks these days. 

Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: On the other side of that 49ers-Bears matchup this week is Howard, who is definitely worth a start as well. 

Howard bagged 12.7 fantasy points last week against the Titans, and could easily have had more. He gets a great setup against a Niners D that has allowed the most fantasy points in the league to opposing running backs. 

Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: If you started Baldwin last week, chances are you’re still feeling the sting. Seattle’s entire offense stunk up the joint Sunday in a loss to the Bucs. 

That said, Baldwin’s stock isn’t looking too bad this week, as he’s going into a solid matchup against the Panthers, who have allowed the sixth-most yards in the league to opposing wide receivers. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: If you’re toying with the idea of giving Dalton a start in what looks like a decent matchup this week against the Eagles, you’d better think again. 

With no AJ Green (in all likelihood), Dalton will be lost, just like he was last week with just 12.7 fantasy points. Tyler Eifert is good, but not good enough to pull Dalton out of the funk he’s likely to be in for the rest of the year. 

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: Likewise, you might be tempted to start Stewart this week, following his monster performance against the Raiders. He scored twice and managed 21.6 fantasy points in that one. 

Don’t expect a repeat outing here, though. Stewart draws a bad matchup against the Seahawks, who are averaging just 14.9 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. 

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: There was a time when Cobb was an automatic start in fantasy, but those days are gone. Inconsistency plagues the Green Bay offense as a whole. 

Cobb isn’t getting off easy against the Texans this week. Houston has given up just eight touchdown catches to opposing wide receivers. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:59:47 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65546
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 11/29/16: Week 13 Sleeper Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/11/29/fantasy-football-update-11/29/16-week-13-sleeper-picks#comments Now that Week 12 in the NFL is officially in the books, it’s time to start looking forward to Week 13, and if you’re a fantasy football owner that means checking out the waiver wire for some sleeper prospects moving forward. Let’s visit some of the hot trends out there right now and see who’s being added in leagues everywhere. 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: We’ve talked about Hill a little bit this week, but we should probably check him out again since he’s the hottest thing in fantasy right now. He’s coming off nine catches, 52 yards, a receiving…

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Now that Week 12 in the NFL is officially in the books, it’s time to start looking forward to Week 13, and if you’re a fantasy football owner that means checking out the waiver wire for some sleeper prospects moving forward. Let’s visit some of the hot trends out there right now and see who’s being added in leagues everywhere. 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: We’ve talked about Hill a little bit this week, but we should probably check him out again since he’s the hottest thing in fantasy right now. He’s coming off nine catches, 52 yards, a receiving TD, a rush TD and a free kick TD. 

Talk about multifaceted. Hill has scored in double digits during four of his last six weeks, and is now a big part of the KC attack. He gets Atlanta this week. 

San Diego Chargers Defense: Let’s go defense for a few minutes and check out the Chargers. They’re coming off another nice effort in Houston, giving up 13 points and bagging three picks, a sack and a fumble recovery. 

That makes at least 13 points in three of four weeks for the Chargers D, and they’ve scored at least 12 five times since Week 3. They’re a very underrated squad going into a mid-range Tampa Bay matchup this week. 

Dallas Cowboys Defense: Let’s go defense one more time and check out Dallas. It’s a bit of a mystery why they’re owned in nearly half the fantasy leagues out there, considering they’ve only hit double-digits in fantasy once this year. 

The Cowboys are trending this week as sleepers, probably because they’re entering a matchup against a bad Minnesota offense on a short week. We’re not quite convinced, but the adventurous owners out there might give them a spin. 

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Dixon is coming off eight fantasy points against the Bengals last week, but that’s not the reason he’s trending. He managed more touches than Terrance West in a game for the first time during that one, which could signal a changing of the guard in Baltimore. 

Dixon is a guy on the upswing if you’re in the market for an RB. He gets a “meh” matchup against the Dolphins this week. 

Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers: Let’s finish up this week with Inman, who exploded onto the scene in the Houston game. In that one, he bagged 119 yards and a TD on six catches. 

Inman will likely get some additional looks this week against Tampa Bay, since Tyrell Williams is banged up. The Bucs are a mid-range matchup. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:43:27 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65339
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 11/28/16: Week 13 Waiver Wire Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/11/28/fantasy-football-update-11/28/16-week-13-waiver-wire-picks#comments Week 12 isn’t quite over with in the NFL just yet, but it’s never too early for us fantasy football owners to start looking ahead to the upcoming games and get those waiver wire claims in. Let’s check out a few names who are trending as we head into Week 13. 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Hill was a pretty hot add last week, and he’s really turning it on this week. He caught nine of 10 balls thrown his way against the Broncos Sunday night, bagging 52 yards and a TD pass. 

Hill also ran back a free kick 86 yards for a TD…

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Week 12 isn’t quite over with in the NFL just yet, but it’s never too early for us fantasy football owners to start looking ahead to the upcoming games and get those waiver wire claims in. Let’s check out a few names who are trending as we head into Week 13. 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Hill was a pretty hot add last week, and he’s really turning it on this week. He caught nine of 10 balls thrown his way against the Broncos Sunday night, bagging 52 yards and a TD pass. 

Hill also ran back a free kick 86 yards for a TD and put up a 3-yard rush score. He’s hit double-digit points in three of the last five weeks and is the hottest add in the league right now. 

Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Gabriel had a great day once again on Sunday. He caught four of his five targets, turning them into 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

Gabriel has now collected at least 12.8 fantasy points in his last four straight outings. The bad thing here is that he doesn’t get a whole lot of volume, but you can’t ignore the returns. 

Dontrele Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers: Inman broke out of his shell on Sunday against Houston, posting his best outing since Week 4. He caught all six of his targets in the win, snagging 119 yards and a TD. 

Inman dodged a concussion bullet late in the game, and should be a featured receiver moving forward. He’s also got at least six targets in each of his last five outings. 

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots: The wire is full of wide receivers today, and Mitchell is right up there too. He bagged five catches on seven targets against the lowly Jets Sunday, picking up 42 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

It’s hard telling who the Patriots will feature from game to game, but Mitchell has got two solid weeks under his belt. He gets a great matchup next week as well against the Rams. 

Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears: Let’s just make this an all-WR update today and finish up with Wilson. He was great in the Bears’ loss Sunday, putting up eight catches on 11 targets for 125 yards and a TD. 

The Bears were dropping passes all day, Wilson included, or else we would have seen a different outcome. With Wilson being Matt Barkley’s go-to guy, he’s worth a look against the Niners this week. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:51:19 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65138
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 11/26/16: Week 12 Sleeper Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/11/26/fantasy-football-update-11/26/16-week-12-sleeper-picks#comments With all the Thanksgiving activity that’s been going on the past couple of days, it’s easy to forget that the NFL’s Week 12 will be starting up again tomorrow. With that in mind, let’s check out a few sleeper and waiver wire options out there that you might want to take a good look at. 

New York Giants Defense: We’ve talked about the Giants once or twice this week, as they’ve been a hot add coming into Sunday’s game. New York hasn’t been spectacular on D, scoring eight, six and seven points in their last three weeks respectively. 

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With all the Thanksgiving activity that’s been going on the past couple of days, it’s easy to forget that the NFL’s Week 12 will be starting up again tomorrow. With that in mind, let’s check out a few sleeper and waiver wire options out there that you might want to take a good look at. 

New York Giants Defense: We’ve talked about the Giants once or twice this week, as they’ve been a hot add coming into Sunday’s game. New York hasn’t been spectacular on D, scoring eight, six and seven points in their last three weeks respectively. 

That said, the Giants get a cake matchup this week against the Browns, so they’re a good target for stringer fantasy squads. Cleveland has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year. 

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Dixon and Terrance West split the running back workload last weekend against Dallas, even though West seemed to be playing better. 

If Baltimore sticks with that same philosophy, Dixon should have plenty of opportunities tomorrow against the Bengals. That’s a good thing, though, as Cincinnati has given up five touchdowns to RBs over the last five weeks. 

Christine Michael, RB, Green Bay Packers: Michael was too new to the roster to contribute anything in Washington last week, but he should be ready for a better workload against Philadelphia. 

Though he’s still behind James Starks on the depth chart, Michael may see enough touches to make a difference in the game Sunday. Whether or not he does anything with those touches remains to be seen. 

Tennessee Titans Defense: Let’s go defense one more time, and check out the Titans. Sure, they’ve only scored double-digit fantasy points three times this year, but they’ve got a promising matchup looming on Sunday. 

Tennessee will be taking on the Bears, who have given up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year. Chicago will also be without Jay Cutler, giving them a shot at the inexperienced Matt Barkley. 

Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: On the other side of the aforementioned Ravens-Bengals matchup, LaFell is a fairly popular waiver wire add this week. He hasn’t done much in his last three outings, with a high of just 3.2 points in that span, but prior to that he logged at least 14.3 points in two of three weeks. 

LaFell gets some extra juice here due to the matchup. He’s going against a Baltimore defense that has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers thus far. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:07:27 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=64937
<![CDATA[Daily Fantasy Football NFL Cheat Sheet For Week 12]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/11/27/daily-fantasy-football-cheat-sheet-for-week-12#comments Here is my NFL lineup for week 12. All 32 teams are in action in week 12, however with the Thankgiving holidays we lose 6 teams, but there is still plenty to like about our options on Sunday. Lets put out another winner shall we?

Here’s my lineup for week 12.

Quarterback: Drew Brees, NWO

Opponent: vs. LA

Salary: $7,100

Analysis: Now I know the Rams’ defense is pretty high up in the rankings, however the bulk of those numbers are coming against the run and are finding themselves more and more susceptible to the pass. If Jared Goff struggles…

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Here is my NFL lineup for week 12. All 32 teams are in action in week 12, however with the Thankgiving holidays we lose 6 teams, but there is still plenty to like about our options on Sunday. Lets put out another winner shall we?

Here’s my lineup for week 12.

Quarterback: Drew Brees, NWO

Opponent: vs. LA

Salary: $7,100

Analysis: Now I know the Rams’ defense is pretty high up in the rankings, however the bulk of those numbers are coming against the run and are finding themselves more and more susceptible to the pass. If Jared Goff struggles in his first career start, the defense will have to spend more time on the field, and that will leave easy pickings for the Saints and more specifically, Drew Brees, who has thrown for multiple TDs in 7 of his last 8 games.

Running Back #1: Jay Ajayi, MIA

Opponent: vs. SF

Salary: $7,600

Analysis: Here is a situation where we have one of the hotter running backs over the last few weeks, against quite possibly the weakest defense in the NFL. The 49ers are giving up the most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season, and that’s not good against a Dolphins team that is starting to heat up and more specifically, Ajayi, who wants to get back into the 100-yard club and has the potential to do so here.

Running Back #2: Chris Ivory, JAX

Opponent: @ BUF

Salary: $4,200

Analysis: This pick working out is all based on the potential that T.J. Yeldon will me this game which is very likely considering the team ruled him out earlier this week. Now Ivory is by no means a fantasy stud, however he can catch passes out of the backfield and could turn into the team’s workhorse this weekend. For the price point Ivory is at, it’s well worth the risk.

Wide Receiver #1: Amari Cooper, OAK

Opponent: vs. CAR

Salary: $7,700

Analysis: you could go with Odell Beckham Jr. or Julio Jones here, but I’m going to go with Cooper. I’m expecting the game in Carolina to go over the total, and anyone who has read my stuff knows my opinion on those games. When the games go over, a bunch of players usually have big games. The Panthers have also struggled defending the opposing team’s top receiver, especially since losing Josh Norman in free agency. Oakland’s offense has been really good for the majority of the season, and look for that to continue here behind a big game from Cooper.

Wide Receiver #2: Rishard Matthews, TEN

Opponent: @ CHI

Salary: $5,800

Analysis: Any of you who have been reading my posts lately, know the minor man crush I have on Rishard Matthews. Over a 5-week span since week 7, Matthews is 12th in the league with 39 targets, 26 receptions which puts him 16th, 16th in receiving yards with 323 and a tie for the lead with 4 receiving touchdowns. Out of nowhere Matthews has turned into the top option outside for Marcus Mariota, who has caught fire as of late, and while the price is still reasonable, I think we should be all over it.

Wide Receiver #3: Corey Coleman, CLE

Opponent: vs. NYG

Salary: $4,200

Analysis: This is a massive risk, considering how quiet Coleman has been since returning from injury. However I expect the Browns to be playing behind a good part of the game, meaning they’ll have to attack through the air more when Coleman and Browns QB Josh McCown enter the game. In week 2, McCown and Coleman hooked up 5 times for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. If McCown gets the time, Coleman is a big play threat waiting to happen.

Tight End: Greg Olsen, CAR

Opponent: vs. OAK

Salary: $5,800

Analysis: Like I said before with Amari Cooper, I expect this game to go over the total and on Carolina’s side, I fully expect Olsen to reap the benefits for the Panthers. Oakland struggles to defend the tight end position, as they’ve allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. When you consider Olsen’s workload along with it, and his high amount of targets, he’s bound to convert on a few of them and give us a solid fantasy game in the process.

Flex: Travis Kelce, KC

Opponent:  @ DEN

Salary: $4,000

Analysis: This flat out boils down to the flex being my last position picked, and getting the best value for my price point. Kelce has been solid over the last few weeks, and while he has just one touchdown since the bye week, he is getting the targets in the red zone, and even got a carry down there, so let’s hope he can cash in in primetime this week.

Defense/Special Teams: Seattle Seahawks

Opponent: @ TB

Salary: $3,500

Analysis: Zero problem for me to spend up for the Seahawks, considering how strong their defense has been the last few weeks. Now they get to go up against Tampa Bay and QB Jameis Winston, who has had his problems against the interception this season. Add in the fact that they have the 2nd highest sack rate and takeaway rate in the league, it makes this an easier pick.

Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $100

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<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Update 11/24/16: Week 12 Waiver Wire Picks]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2016/11/24/fantasy-football-update-11/24/16-week-12-waiver-wire-picks#comments The Week 12 games in the NFL will be getting underway in just a matter of hours, so don’t forget to get those fantasy football lineups set. While we’re here, let’s visit the waiver wire and check out a few notable players out there being added before the Thanksgiving games. 

Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Thielen has made a late run this week to become the most-added player in fantasy. He’s got touchdowns in two straight weeks, bagging eight catches on nine targets. 

Thielen might be able to find some room today versus a…

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The Week 12 games in the NFL will be getting underway in just a matter of hours, so don’t forget to get those fantasy football lineups set. While we’re here, let’s visit the waiver wire and check out a few notable players out there being added before the Thanksgiving games. 

Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Thielen has made a late run this week to become the most-added player in fantasy. He’s got touchdowns in two straight weeks, bagging eight catches on nine targets. 

Thielen might be able to find some room today versus a Detroit defense that’s not focused on him at all. He’s probably touchdown-dependent in most formats, but you could do worse in PPR. 

Pittsburgh Steelers Defense: Those owners who are streaming defenses this year will probably want to pay attention to the Steelers this week. They’re coming off 22 points—their highest fantasy total of the season—against Cleveland. 

Pittsburgh goes into a nice matchup this weekend against the Colts, who don’t have Andrew Luck (concussion) and will likely have lots of problems on offense. 

Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills: It’s time to start poking around Watkins, who has at least a decent shot at coming back in Week 12 (foot) against Jacksonville. 

Watkins has said he’s 100 percent this week, but likely wouldn’t be playing if the Bills were taking the field today. He just needs a little more recovery time, so the time to get him in fantasy is now. 

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: McKinnon has been a pretty popular add this week, as he’s coming off playing 53 percent of the team’s snaps in Week 11 against the Cardinals. 

McKinnon needs to be taken with a grain of salt in fantasy, as he’s not averaging much on his YPC, and he gets a crummy matchup against a good Lions rush defense today. 

CJ Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans: We’ve talked about Fiedorowicz a few times this week, and he needs the attention. He’s now the most desirable receiver on the Texans squad (which isn’t really saying a lot, but hey). 

Fiedorowicz has at least seven targets in five of his last six games, and should remain a staple of the offense against the Chargers today. 

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