<![CDATA[Fantasy RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 11 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/16/fantasy-football-2017-week-11-start-/-sit#comments Week 11 in the NFL gets going tonight, so it’s time to start making those tough fantasy football lineup decisions. Let’s check out our weekly Start/Sit recommendations to see which guys you should rely on and which you should avoid. 

Start ‘Em: 

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: With New Orleans on the schedule this week, some owners might be scared off Cousins, but he could be a sneaky play. 

The Saints have benefited from a light schedule and have avoided tougher QBs at home for the…

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Week 11 in the NFL gets going tonight, so it’s time to start making those tough fantasy football lineup decisions. Let’s check out our weekly Start/Sit recommendations to see which guys you should rely on and which you should avoid. 

Start ‘Em: 

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: With New Orleans on the schedule this week, some owners might be scared off Cousins, but he could be a sneaky play. 

The Saints have benefited from a light schedule and have avoided tougher QBs at home for the most part. Cousins should wake that defense up. 

Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots: Burkhead has been a trendy fantasy add this week, and his addition should immediately pay off in Week 11. 

Burkhead gets the Raiders, who have given up the fifth-most fantasy points in PPR to RBs this year. All of New England’s backs should have good outings. 

Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants: Aside from a couple of exceptions, the Giants have been a fantasy wasteland this year. Shepard flashed some great PPR numbers last week in the San Francisco loss, however. 

Shepard and the gang get Kansas City this weekend, and the Chiefs aren’t as dominant on D as they once were. They’ve given up 10 touchdowns to wide receivers on the road this year. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: We know that if you’ve got Stafford on your roster, you’re not sitting him. That said, he’s got a tough matchup this weekend in Chicago. 

Bad as the Bears are, they’ve allowed just four touchdown passes at Soldier Field this year, and Stafford himself has put up more than 15 fantasy points just twice there in his career. 

Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans: Miller has been somewhat unpredictable this year, but he may have a tough time this weekend against the Cardinals. 

Arizona has allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points in PPR to RBs. With Miller averaging just 58 rush yards in the last two games he’s started, the Cards will likely key in on him and ignore the passing game. 

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: It’s time to show the bench to Nelson if you’ve been holding out hope he’ll wake up without Aaron Rodgers. Nelson has put up just 14.8 PPR points total over the last three games, and last scored in Week 5. 

Nelson gets a bad matchup this week against the Ravens, who have shut down some big names at WR this year. 

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

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:05:44 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101033
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 11 Sleepers]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/15/fantasy-football-2017-week-11-sleepers#comments The NFL will get going on Week 11 tomorrow evening, so it’s a good time to check out a few last-minute waiver wire and sleeper adds that could help propel you through the week. Here’s a closer look at some of the trending names. 

Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots: Burkhead burst onto the fantasy scene last week, bagging 12.3 points in his game against Denver. He posted a touchdown along with three catches for 27 yards. 

Trusting Patriots RBs is a dicey move no matter who you are, but if you’re hurting for help at the position…

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The NFL will get going on Week 11 tomorrow evening, so it’s a good time to check out a few last-minute waiver wire and sleeper adds that could help propel you through the week. Here’s a closer look at some of the trending names. 

Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots: Burkhead burst onto the fantasy scene last week, bagging 12.3 points in his game against Denver. He posted a touchdown along with three catches for 27 yards. 

Trusting Patriots RBs is a dicey move no matter who you are, but if you’re hurting for help at the position Burkhead is worth kicking the tires on. He’ll get a favorable matchup against the Raiders this week. 

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: After a string of hit-or-miss performances over a five-week span, Ekeler bagged his best career line in the Jacksonville game with 21.9 fantasy points, seven catches and two touchdowns. 

Ekeler is another solid-value RB on the lower end this week, as his matchup against the Bills is promising. Buffalo has given up the second-most fantasy points in the league to opposing running backs. 

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: If you’re one of the fantasy owners who’s been hit by bad QB luck this year, it may be time to look at Bortles. He’s been very consistent over his last three games, with at least 16.3 fantasy points in each one. 

That run includes 18.32 points against the Chargers in his last outing. Bortles will get a promising matchup this week against the Browns and is a nice lower-end sleeper QB pickup. 

Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns: On the other side of that Jags/Browns matchup is Coleman, who is worth looking at if you need WR help. He’ll be coming back from injured reserve in his first action since Week 2. 

The bad news is that Coleman gets a bad matchup against a very solid Jaguars pass defense, and he’s probably only an option if you’re really hurting. Deeper-league owners will want to add him, though. 

Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals: Gresham makes an appearance on the waiver wire charts this week following his 12.4 points against Seattle in his last outing. 

That makes touchdowns in two straight weeks for Gresham, and he’s been targeted 10 times in that span. He’ll be a TD-dependent add this week against Houston, though. 

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

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:35:24 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=100886
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 11 Waiver Wire]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/14/fantasy-football-2017-week-11-waiver-wire#comments Now that all the weekend NFL games are in the rearview, we’re heading into Week 11 in fantasy football. That means we’ve got a fresh crop of waiver wire adds for you to peruse, so let’s visit with a few of the trending names out there. 

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: Green Bay had to go pretty far down the depth chart this past week with Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery banged up, but Williams made the most of it with 67 yards and 7.4 fantasy points on 20 rushes. 

The Packers really don’t have anyone else to look to, so Williams…

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Now that all the weekend NFL games are in the rearview, we’re heading into Week 11 in fantasy football. That means we’ve got a fresh crop of waiver wire adds for you to peruse, so let’s visit with a few of the trending names out there. 

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: Green Bay had to go pretty far down the depth chart this past week with Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery banged up, but Williams made the most of it with 67 yards and 7.4 fantasy points on 20 rushes. 

The Packers really don’t have anyone else to look to, so Williams should continue to see a healthy amount of snaps. He gets the vulnerable Ravens rush defense this week. 

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: Ekeler came from out of nowhere this past week against Jacksonville, putting up 21.9 fantasy points from 77 receiving yards and two touchdowns. 

In all, Ekeler got 15 touches (to Melvin Gordon’s 21) and the team was going with him late until a fumble that could have turned out very costly. Going into the Bills game, Ekeler has some decent low-end value as a flex guy. 

Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots: Let’s go RB one more time and look at Burkhead, who is coming off 12.3 fantasy points against the Broncos. He bagged three catches for 27 yards and a TD in that one. 

Burkhead was the leader in RB snaps with 36, and managed 13 touches overall. He’s been showcasing his stuff lately and has found a niche in the Pats’ offensive plans. He’ll see the Raiders this week. 

Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings kept rolling with their fifth straight win on Sunday, edging the Redskins thanks to Keenum’s 304 yards and four touchdowns. 

That performance added up to 26.06 fantasy points for Keenum, which was actually just his second-best this season. Teddy Bridgewater is lurking around here and could conceivably slip in as the starter, but for now Keenum is a good streaming option against the Rams. 

Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chicago Bears: WR has been a tough spot to get right this year, but Inman showed some promise in his last game against the Packers with eight targets, six catches and 88 yards. 

Those eight targets were tied for the team lead, and Inman led the bears in receiving. He’s widely available in just about every league, and even though the Bears are a run-heavy team Inman has some low-end fantasy value if you’re hurting for WRs. 

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

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=100739
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 10 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/09/fantasy-football-2017-week-10-start-/-sit#comments Week 10 in the NFL gets rolling tonight, and that means it’s time to start making those tough fantasy football lineup decisions. Let’s check out a few borderline calls in this week’s Start / Sit installment. 

Start ‘Em: 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: Don’t look now, but the aging McCown is fantasy relevant. He’s been averaging just under 20 fantasy points per game over his last four outings. 

On Sunday, McCown will get Tampa Bay (one of his former teams), and the Bucs have been relatively…

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Week 10 in the NFL gets rolling tonight, and that means it’s time to start making those tough fantasy football lineup decisions. Let’s check out a few borderline calls in this week’s Start / Sit installment. 

Start ‘Em: 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: Don’t look now, but the aging McCown is fantasy relevant. He’s been averaging just under 20 fantasy points per game over his last four outings. 

On Sunday, McCown will get Tampa Bay (one of his former teams), and the Bucs have been relatively permissive to veteran QBs this year. 

Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets: Let’s make it a Jets double-dip today and look at Forte, who has been playing quite well lately. He’s got four straight weeks of at least 11 PPR points. 

Forte has been leading the Jets backfield in snaps, and he gets a solid matchup against the Buccaneers rush defense. 

Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: We’ve been pretty high on Woods lately, as he’s been making some good strides as a solid fantasy starter. He’s scored double-digit points in his last four games straight. 

Woods gets a nice matchup this week against Houston, as the Texans are giving up 246.3 receiving yards per game and 51.7 PPG to wide receivers. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: If you’ve got Rivers, chances are you don’t have the luxury of sitting him, but prepare for a down week at least. 

Rivers and the Chargers get the Jaguars this week. Jacksonville hasn’t allowed more than 13 points to any opposing QB yet this year. 

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions: Abdullah shot himself in the foot last week, fumbling twice and ruining an otherwise great fantasy day. He may have to earn some playing time back. 

Further working against Abdullah is his matchup against the Browns. Believe it or not, Cleveland has allowed the fifth-fewest rushing yards average per game (74.3) this year. 

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: With the loss of Rodgers, Nelson’s fantasy value has tanked. He’s averaging just 4.9 PPR points over the last two games without his QB. 

The rival Bears are on the schedule this week at Soldier Field. That’s not good news for Nelson, as Chicago has allowed only one WR this year to rank higher than 35 against them at home. 

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

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:24:55 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=99809
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 10 Sleepers]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/08/fantasy-football-2017-week-10-sleepers#comments Week 10 in the NFL will be getting going tomorrow evening, and that means it’s a good time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire and review all the sleeper possibilities for this round of games. Let’s check out some of the promising names out there. 

Chicago Bears Defense: Let’s start out on defense today and look at the Bears, who are coming out of a bye this past week. Over their last three games, Chicago has put up 52 points total, including 30 versus Carolina. 

The Bears get the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers this week,…

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Week 10 in the NFL will be getting going tomorrow evening, and that means it’s a good time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire and review all the sleeper possibilities for this round of games. Let’s check out some of the promising names out there. 

Chicago Bears Defense: Let’s start out on defense today and look at the Bears, who are coming out of a bye this past week. Over their last three games, Chicago has put up 52 points total, including 30 versus Carolina. 

The Bears get the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers this week, and they’re a good option for those owners who like to string defenses. They’re a hot add right now. 

Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: The Rams are a much-discussed team in fantasy circles right now, and Woods is providing some lower-end value. He’s coming off 70 yards and two touchdowns against the Giants. 

Woods gets a decent matchup against the Texans this week and should get some shots. He’s got at least seven targets in four of his last six games. 

Marquise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Lee is a trendy pickup this week, and he’s still out there in about 60 percent of leagues. In the Bengals game, he came up with eight catches on 12 targets for 75 yards and a TD. 

That makes double-digit outings in two of Lee’s last three games. He’s got 28 targets over that time. Sunday is a matchup against the Chargers. 

Julius Thomas, TE, Miami Dolphins: Ever since his move to Miami, Thomas has fallen off the fantasy map almost completely. After a max of 5.8 points over his first seven games, he blasted back into prominence with 14.4 points on six catches, 84 yards and a TD against Oakland. 

Thomas bagged six catches on eight targets in that one, and if you’re the optimistic type he’s worth a look in a decent matchup against the Panthers this week. 

Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Woodhead has been out since Week 1, and though this is more of a speculative add grab-and-stash, deeper-league owners or the RB-needy may want to consider adding him now. 

All signs are pointing to Woodhead returning from IR when he’s first eligible in Week 11 versus Green Bay. He’s been practicing this week and barring any setbacks he should be good to go. 

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

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:17:53 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=99752
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 10 Waiver Wire]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/07/fantasy-football-2017-week-10-waiver-wire#comments We’ve got Week 10 in the fantasy football season in our sights, and that means it’s time to check the waiver wire to see which guys are making noise. Let’s check out a few of the trending names out there. 

Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Woods is one of the hottest adds on the wire right now, thanks to a brilliant Week 9 against the Giants where he posted four receptions on five targets for 70 yards and two TDs. 

The scores were Woods’ first of the year, and it was his second double-digit fantasy outing of the season. He will…

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We’ve got Week 10 in the fantasy football season in our sights, and that means it’s time to check the waiver wire to see which guys are making noise. Let’s check out a few of the trending names out there. 

Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Woods is one of the hottest adds on the wire right now, thanks to a brilliant Week 9 against the Giants where he posted four receptions on five targets for 70 yards and two TDs. 

The scores were Woods’ first of the year, and it was his second double-digit fantasy outing of the season. He will get the Texans next week. 

Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Deeper-league owners will want to start looking at Rawls, as Eddie Lacy was injured in Sunday’s tilt against the Redskins. Rawls got nine carries for 39 yards and seven fantasy points. 

We’ll have to wait and see wha the prognosis is on Lacy officially, but Rawls may offer a bit of deep intrigue in the meantime. He will be in Arizona on Thursday. 

Marquise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Let’s go back to WR and look at Lee, who had another good outing against the Bengals. In that one, he was targeted 12 times with eight catches for 75 yards and a TD. 

That makes two double-digit fantasy outings for Lee in the last three weeks, and he’s got 28 targets in that span. He’ll be going against the Chargers on Sunday. 

Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets: Forte finally put up some worthy fantasy numbers last Thursday, rushing 14 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns for a 21.6-point outing. 

Forte managed to lead the Jets in touches and yards from scrimmage in that game. He’ll be a flex consideration in Tampa Bay this week, but is on bye in Week 11. 

Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Clement was one of the stars of the Eagles’ Week 9 beatdown of Denver, rushing 12 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns for 24.6 fantasy points. 

Clement also had a receiving touchdown in that game. The Eagles are really high on him right now, as he’s a great blocker. The bad news here is that Clement and Philly are heading into a bye week, but if you’ve got the room and need RB help he might be worth adding. 

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

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:06:44 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=99695
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 9 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/02/fantasy-football-2017-week-9-start-/-sit#comments Week 9 in the NFL gets going this evening, so it’s time to start making those tough fantasy football lineup decisions. Let’s help out with our weekly start/sit list. Here’s a closer look at the potential calls you may have to make. 

Start ‘Em: 

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Stafford has had some up-and-down performances this season, so he’s been far from a starting lock from week to week. 

That said, Stafford gets a good matchup in Week 9 as he goes up against the Green Bay Packers.…

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Week 9 in the NFL gets going this evening, so it’s time to start making those tough fantasy football lineup decisions. Let’s help out with our weekly start/sit list. Here’s a closer look at the potential calls you may have to make. 

Start ‘Em: 

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Stafford has had some up-and-down performances this season, so he’s been far from a starting lock from week to week. 

That said, Stafford gets a good matchup in Week 9 as he goes up against the Green Bay Packers. In his six career games at Lambeau, he’s got 16 total touchdowns. Green Bay has surrendered a pair of top-11 fantasy QBs in the last three games. 

Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers: On the other side of that Lions-Packers matchup is Jones, who is an appealing fantasy start this week. He put up 22.8 PPR points in his last game before the bye. 

Even with Ty Montgomery looming, Jones got 20 touches and played 80 percent of the snaps in that last game. He also gets a good matchup against the Lions defense. 

Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers: In the wake of the Kelvin Benjamin deal, Funchess should see an uptick in fantasy production. 

This week, Funchess gets the Falcons, who have allowed four WRs in the top 20 of fantasy PPR points in their last three games. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: You may not have the roster depth to sit Ryan this week, but you should at least temper your expectations. He hasn’t been putting up great numbers this year, and that’s likely to continue in Week 9. 

Ryan gets the Panthers, and in six of his nine career games against Carolina, he’s posted one or zero touchdown passes. 

Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders: It’s time to cut ties with Lynch. He’s put up fewer than seven PPR points in three of his last four outings and keeps doing dumb things on the field. 

Lynch’s chances at a good fantasy line don’t look too solid this week, as he’s going up against the Dolphins. Miami has allowed only three RBs in the top 25 in fantasy over their last six games. 

TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Hilton’s fantasy output has been pretty bad over the last three weeks, as he’s posted just 11.1 combined points. The absence of Andrew Luck is really hurting him. 

Hilton’s prospects aren’t great this week either. He’ll face off against the Texans, who have been great against opposing wide receivers at home. 

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

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:18:05 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=99209
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 9 Sleepers]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/01/fantasy-football-2017-week-9-sleepers#comments Week 9 in the NFL will be getting underway tomorrow evening, so it’s time to visit the fantasy football waiver wire for all the trending sleeper opportunities during a tough round of byes. Let’s check out a few of the notable lower-end guys who might make good adds. 

Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins: In the wake of the Jay Ajayi trade, Drake seems to be the fantasy winner. He was named as the No. 2 guy last month, so he should be taking over lead-back duties from here on out ahead of Damien Williams. 

Though Williams will likely…

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Week 9 in the NFL will be getting underway tomorrow evening, so it’s time to visit the fantasy football waiver wire for all the trending sleeper opportunities during a tough round of byes. Let’s check out a few of the notable lower-end guys who might make good adds. 

Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins: In the wake of the Jay Ajayi trade, Drake seems to be the fantasy winner. He was named as the No. 2 guy last month, so he should be taking over lead-back duties from here on out ahead of Damien Williams. 

Though Williams will likely get more passing down work and probably makes more sense in PPR leagues, Drake will probably remain the leading add here. He gets the Raiders this week. 

Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets: There’s a little bit of fantasy gold in New York, despite the tepid record. Anderson is part of that, and he’s coming off 104 yards and a TD on six catches in his last outing. 

Anderson has logged at least 9.5 fantasy points in three of his last six weeks and is the Jets’ leading receiver. He’ll be in action on Thursday against Buffalo. 

Detroit Lions Defense: The Lions D has put up some nice fantasy numbers this year, but they’re still owned in just about half of the leagues out there. They’ve got 13 sacks, 10 picks, three touchdowns and six fumble recoveries on the season. 

Detroit has put up at least 12 fantasy points five times this year, and they’ll be going up against Green Bay this week. The Lions are a nice pickup that should serve you well for the rest of the year. 

Ed Dickson, TE, Carolina Panthers: TE has been a tough position in fantasy this year—as usual—so there aren’t too many good options out there if you are needy. That said, Dickson does offer some low-end appeal, even though he’s scored double-digit fantasy points just once this year. 

The bright side on Dickson is that he has 18 targets over the last three games. He’s also going up against a Falcons defense that was very permissive to TEs agains the Jets last week. 

Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Davis is coming off an injury, and his team is coming out of a bye. That means he’s not on a whole lot of owners’ radar, but he should be now that he’s apparently healthy. 

Davis has been out since Week 2, and if he plays the Titans will definitely use him versus a tough Ravens pass defense. He should be owned in deeper leagues. 

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

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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:48:12 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=99158
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 9 Waiver Wire]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/10/31/fantasy-football-2017-week-9-waiver-wire#comments We’ve got just a couple of days left before the start of Week 9 in the NFL, so it’s time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire to see who’s out there. We’ve got some trending names in the wake of the blockbuster trades around the league, so let’s check out the top guys right now. 

Kenyan Drake/Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins: We’ll start things out with a two-for-one special in Miami. With Jay Ajayi being traded to the Eagles (for only a fourth-round pick), Drake and Williams are the top pickups in fantasy right now. 

There’s…

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We’ve got just a couple of days left before the start of Week 9 in the NFL, so it’s time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire to see who’s out there. We’ve got some trending names in the wake of the blockbuster trades around the league, so let’s check out the top guys right now. 

Kenyan Drake/Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins: We’ll start things out with a two-for-one special in Miami. With Jay Ajayi being traded to the Eagles (for only a fourth-round pick), Drake and Williams are the top pickups in fantasy right now. 

There’s not much of a track record on either guy this year; Drake has just 10 rush attempts and Williams has 12. We won’t know for sure what Miami is going to do in the rush game until after their Raiders matchup, but it’s reasonable to assume the team could go with an RB-by-committee approach with these two guys. Drake seems to have the higher upside—and he’s outpacing Williams in fantasy football adds—but either guy is worth a look if you’re desperate for an RB in this tough bye week. 

Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens: If you’re not interested in trying your hand at a Miami back, Collins is out there if you’re lucky. He’s coming off 14.3 fantasy points with 113 rush yards against the aforementioned Dolphins last week. 

The coaching staff in Baltimore seems to be pretty high on Collins right now, and they’ve openly said they’re going to give him some more work. He’ll be a hot pickup ahead of a matchup versus Tennessee, but keep in mind Collins is on a bye in Week 10. 

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: Davis is a trendy TE pickup this week, thanks to Jordan Reed’s hamstring injury—which could keep him out of action against the Seahawks on Sunday. 

Davis has posted at least 58 yards in four of his last five games, and he has four targets in each of his last three. If Reed ends up missing the game or is limited, Davis is a logical pickup for the TE-needy. 

Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams: It’s been a tough year for QBs, with a good portion of the top names being saddled with injury or simply playing bad football. That brings some attention to Goff, who is coming out of a bye this past week. 

Goff logged 19.7 fantasy points versus ARizona, and has at least 16.44 in four of his seven games this year. If you’ve got a QB on bye, Goff is probably one of the better waiver-wire guys you’ll see. He matches up against the Giants this weekend. 

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

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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:13:17 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=99086
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 8 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/10/26/fantasy-football-2017-week-8-start-/-sit#comments Week 8 in the NFL is upon us, and that means it’s time to get our fantasy football lineups in order. Let’s check out a few of the borderline calls for this round of games in our weekly start/sit picks. 

Start ‘Em: 

Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: I’ve been staying away from Rivers for most of the year due to his statistical volatility, but this week might be a good one to rely on him. 

Rivers is facing the Patriots, and New England has given up at least 300 passing yards to six out…

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Week 8 in the NFL is upon us, and that means it’s time to get our fantasy football lineups in order. Let’s check out a few of the borderline calls for this round of games in our weekly start/sit picks. 

Start ‘Em: 

Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: I’ve been staying away from Rivers for most of the year due to his statistical volatility, but this week might be a good one to rely on him. 

Rivers is facing the Patriots, and New England has given up at least 300 passing yards to six out of seven opposing quarterbacks, surrendering 15 touchdowns to QBs. 

Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Mixon hasn’t had that signature game yet this year, but it could be coming this week. He’s going up against the Colts, who have given up 10 touchdowns and the second-most PPR points to opposing running backs so far this year. 

This may not signal a vault into excellence for Mixon, but it’s certainly a good opportunity to exploit a thin week for RBs in fantasy. 

Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots: Those owners who picked up Hogan a few weeks back may see it pay off this week as he goes into a favorable matchup against the visiting Chargers. 

San Diego has given up the sixth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing wide receivers on the road this year, which puts Hogan in line for a nice outing. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Big Ben hasn’t been quite as reliable this year as usual, and it’s showing in his stats. He hasn’t put up more than 18 points in a game all year. 

Making matters worse, Roethlisberger is facing the Lions in Detroit, who are giving up just 13.4 PPG to opposing fantasy quarterbacks this season. 

Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans: If you drafted Miller, chances are you don’t have the luxury of sitting him this week. That said, he’s got a tough matchup looming versus the Seahawks. 

Seattle has given up the fourth-fewest PPR points to opposing fantasy running backs this year, and just one RB (Carlos Hyde) has rushed for more than 100 yards against the Seahawks at home since 2015. Miller’s stats will likely be disappointing here. 

TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Hilton is one of the few notable fantasy options on a bad Colts team this year, but he’s been disappointing over his last two games—just five combined PPR points. 

Hilton gets a tough draw this week against the Bengals, who have been good against opposing WRs. Cincinnati has given up the fewest catches (48) to WRs this year and are toward the top of the league in allowing PPR points to wide receivers. 

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