<![CDATA[Fantasy RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 16 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/21/fantasy-football-2017-week-16-start-/-sit#comments Week 16 marks the championship in many fantasy football leagues, so it’s do-or-die time for a lot of owners. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our weekly Start/Sit list to help you with those borderline calls. 

Start ‘Em: 

Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: Rivers had an awful outing last week, so it may be hard to trust him in the Week 16 matchup against the Jets. 

New York is a great matchup for Rivers, though, as they’ve allowed 12 touchdown passes at home and opposing QBs are…

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Week 16 marks the championship in many fantasy football leagues, so it’s do-or-die time for a lot of owners. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our weekly Start/Sit list to help you with those borderline calls. 

Start ‘Em: 

Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: Rivers had an awful outing last week, so it may be hard to trust him in the Week 16 matchup against the Jets. 

New York is a great matchup for Rivers, though, as they’ve allowed 12 touchdown passes at home and opposing QBs are averaging 19.6 fantasy PPG there. The trend should continue here in a meaningless game for the Jets. 

Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots: With Rex Burkhead sidelined due to a knee injury, fantasy owners don’t have to look far to find a replacement in Lewis. 

It’s tough to trust Patriots rushers, but the forecast looks favorable in touches and PPR points for Lewis this week. He’ll be facing the Bills, who aren’t good against pass-catching backs. 

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons: In a win versus Tampa Bay last week, Sanu came up with an ugly stat line. Things are looking a bit brighter this week against the Saints, though. 

Sanu has put up a TD in each of his last two games versus the Saints, and as a group the New Orleans D has given up nine TD catches to slot receivers this year. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Garoppolo has injected new life into the 49ers offense, and the team is finally winning as a result. 

Fantasy owners who want to jump on the Garoppolo train might want to hold off this week, as he’s going up against Jacksonville. The Jags have allowed just one QB to finish 13th or better in fantasy points this year. 

Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders: You may not have the luxury of benching Lynch this week, but at least temper your expectations a bit. He gets an ugly matchup against the Eagles this week. 

Philly hasn’t allowed a rushing TD to an RB at home this year and they’ve also got the second-fewest PPR points for backs in fantasy this year. Look elsewhere if you can; Lynch is in line for a stinker. 

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: With some nice numbers against the Panthers last week, Cobb has made his way back into the good graces of fantasy owners. 

That said, Cobb doesn’t play very well historically against this week’s opponent, the Vikings. He’s put up just two touchdowns in his nine career games versus Minnesota. 

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

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:31:36 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106598
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 16 Sleepers]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/20/fantasy-football-2017-week-16-sleepers#comments Week 16 in the NFL is just around the corner, and so are the championship rounds in many fantasy football leagues. That said, let’s take a look at some of the notable sleepers and waiver wire adds out there to help you win (or at least place respectably) in your league. 

Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: James is getting quite a bit of attention on the waiver wire this week, thanks to a calf injury that’s sidelined Steelers star WR Antonio Brown. 

The bad news on James is that he’s hit 50 yards receiving in a game just once…

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Week 16 in the NFL is just around the corner, and so are the championship rounds in many fantasy football leagues. That said, let’s take a look at some of the notable sleepers and waiver wire adds out there to help you win (or at least place respectably) in your league. 

Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: James is getting quite a bit of attention on the waiver wire this week, thanks to a calf injury that’s sidelined Steelers star WR Antonio Brown. 

The bad news on James is that he’s hit 50 yards receiving in a game just once this year, but he is just two weeks removed from 12 targets and 10 catches against Baltimore. He’ll be in Houston on Monday. 

Washington Redskins Defense: If you’re streaming defenses and looking for a good play this week, the Redskins just might be the squad for you. They’ve got 36 sacks and 14 interceptions so far this season. 

The Redskins defense put up 10 fantasy points against Arizona, and they’re heading into a very nice matchup against the Broncos this weekend. Denver has given up the second-most fantasy points to defenses this year. 

Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Let’s go TE one more time since Watson is offering some solid upside this week. He’s coming off 13.4 fantasy points in Cleveland, grabbing all four of his targets for 74 yards and a TD. 

That makes four receiving TDs for Watson this year. If you’re an optimist, you’ll see it as a promising sign for the last couple of games of the regular season. He gets a good matchup against Indy on Saturday. 

Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: We’ve talked about Gillman once or twice this year already, and he’s sticking out again in a week that doesn’t have a whole lot of RB options from the wire. 

Gallman put up 79 total yards against Philly, catching six passes in there. He’s been getting the most touches out of all the Giants RBs over the past couple of weeks and will see Arizona on Sunday. 

Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears: It’s a little surprising that Wright is still available in 95 percent of fantasy leagues out there, since he’s got 18.8 fantasy points over his last two weeks. 

Wright has received a whopping 24 targets over the last two weeks, turning those into 17 catches. He gets an average matchup against the Browns this weekend. 

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

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:21:50 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106448
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 16 Waiver Wire]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/19/fantasy-football-2017-week-16-waiver-wire#comments It’s Week 16 in the NFL, and that means it’s championship time for many fantasy football teams out there. In order to help you win that trophy (or your losers’ bracket), let’s check out some of the notable waiver wire adds for this week. 

Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, and Cole is reaping the benefits in fantasy. In his last three weeks, he’s scored 10.9, 15.9 and 24.6 points. 

That’s touchdowns in three straight weeks for Cole, who had seven catches on nine targets against…

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It’s Week 16 in the NFL, and that means it’s championship time for many fantasy football teams out there. In order to help you win that trophy (or your losers’ bracket), let’s check out some of the notable waiver wire adds for this week. 

Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, and Cole is reaping the benefits in fantasy. In his last three weeks, he’s scored 10.9, 15.9 and 24.6 points. 

That’s touchdowns in three straight weeks for Cole, who had seven catches on nine targets against Houston. He’s widely available for now so get him on your roster ASAP before the San Fran game. 

Chicago Bears Defense: Those of you who have been stringing defenses on the way to the championship have one more decision to make. As of right now, the top squad on the waiver wire is the Bears. 

Chicago has put up a total of 39 sacks, six picks, 13 fumble recoveries and three TDs this year. They’ve got a choice matchup at home this week against the Browns. 

Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Some fantasy owners were hesitant to add Foles last week, since he’s been gone for a while. He alleviated those concerns last week though with 237 yards and four touchdowns. 

Foles posted a 25.48-point outing in his first start this year. His matchup against the Raiders isn’t exactly great, but he’s definitely a candidate for another breakout performance. 

Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Let’s go WR one more time and check out Wallace. He put up six catches on 10 targets last week in Cleveland for 89 yards. 

Wallace has hit that 8.9-point mark three times in the last five weeks. Further proof of his involvement can be found in his targets: 34 in the last four weeks. He gets the lowly Colts at home this time. 

Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: If you’re down low on an RB and need a lottery ticket, Gallman is a good candidate for a start here. Last week, he rushed eight times for 39 yards and caught six of his seven targets for 40 more. 

Gallman led the Giants’ backfield in touches against Philly, the second straight week he’s done that. He’ll have a difficult matchup against Arizona but should get ample opportunity. 

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

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:21:05 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106280
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 15 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/14/fantasy-football-2017-week-15-start-/-sit#comments Week 15 in the NFL is upon us, and that means it’s fantasy football playoff time in many leagues. Let’s check out some of the borderline lineup calls you may be mulling over and help make those tough decisions. Here are our Start / Sit recommendations for the week. 

Start ‘Em: 

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Bortles has been a fantasy dynamo recently, and he’s got at least 18 points in every one of his last three games. 

Bortles has put up a half-dozen touchdowns in his last trio,…

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Week 15 in the NFL is upon us, and that means it’s fantasy football playoff time in many leagues. Let’s check out some of the borderline lineup calls you may be mulling over and help make those tough decisions. Here are our Start / Sit recommendations for the week. 

Start ‘Em: 

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Bortles has been a fantasy dynamo recently, and he’s got at least 18 points in every one of his last three games. 

Bortles has put up a half-dozen touchdowns in his last trio, and will likely get more in a nice matchup against the Texans this week. Houston has given up 14 TDs on the road to QBs this year. 

Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans: Henry has some upside this week, and he’s going into the 49ers matchup on a hot streak. 

He’s put up a TD in each of his last two games, and in that time has a healthy 19 touches. San Fran has given up seven total TDs to opposing RBs at home this year and the second-most PPR points. 

Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Let’s look at the other side of that Titans/Niners matchup and check out Goodwin. He’s got at least 11 PPR points in each of his last four games. 

With Jimmy Garoppolo as QB, Goodwin has seen a big uptick in targets, and with a solid matchup against the Tennessee secondary he should do well for you in Week 15. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: Those fantasy owners who have Ryan on their rosters may not be able to overlook him this week, but at least exercise a bit of caution here. 

Ryan will be going up against the Buccaneers in Tampa this week, and the Bucs are giving up an average of 15.1 fantasy points at home. Furthermore, Ryan has put up 16 fantasy points just once in nine Tampa appearances during his career. 

Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Gore put up some solid numbers last week, rushing for 130 yards in a snowy game against the Bills. That workload will wear on the 34-year-old rusher, as he toted the ball 36 times (the most in his career). 

Most people expect the Colts to be more careful with Gore this week on short rest, so he likely won’t get as much work as usual. 

Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Kupp has saved many a fantasy football season over the past several weeks, and he’s got at least 10 PPR points in each of his last five outings. 

That said, Kupp will likely surrender some targets to a now-healthy Robert Woods, and the matchup against the Seahawks in Seattle just isn’t good. 

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

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:45:18 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105524
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 15 Sleepers]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/13/fantasy-football-2017-week-15-sleepers#comments The NFL’s Week 15 gets going tomorrow (and don’t forget about those Saturday games), so it’s time to get those fantasy football lineups in order for the playoffs. Let’s take a look at some of the notable sleepers and waiver wire adds out there right now. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Let’s start out at QB today and check up on Garoppolo, who is still out there in around 75 percent of leagues. Since taking on the starting job in San Fran, he’s got the team at 2-0. 

Garoppolo wasn’t great against the Bears but did put…

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The NFL’s Week 15 gets going tomorrow (and don’t forget about those Saturday games), so it’s time to get those fantasy football lineups in order for the playoffs. Let’s take a look at some of the notable sleepers and waiver wire adds out there right now. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Let’s start out at QB today and check up on Garoppolo, who is still out there in around 75 percent of leagues. Since taking on the starting job in San Fran, he’s got the team at 2-0. 

Garoppolo wasn’t great against the Bears but did put up a decent line versus Houston with 334 yards and a TD. He gets a mid-level matchup against Tennessee this week and should continue to improve. 

Washington Redskins Defense: If you’re looking for a sneaky defensive play this weekend, consider the Redskins, who are still available in over 80 percent of leagues. 

The Redskins have 31 sacks and 13 INTs this year, and they’ve hit double-digits in fantasy four times this year. They get a nice matchup against the Cardinals this week. Arizona has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year. 

Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys: If you saw Smith last week against the Giants, you’d probably assumed he was Ezekiel Elliot in disguise. Smith put up 28 fantasy points with two touchdowns and 162 total yards. 

Even though Alfred Morris is still technically the starting running back in Dallas, Smith has likely earned a bigger workload. He’s put up double-digits in two of his last three games and at least 8.7 fantasy points in all three. 

Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: If you’ve been following the Steelers, you probably know James broke out for 10 catches and 97 yards on 12 targets last week against Baltimore. 

That was James’ best performance since Week 1 (16.1 points) but he didn’t get into the end zone. Still, the 12 targets are encouraging and could be a sign of good things to come in the Patriots game. 

Trey Burton, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Let’s go TE one more time and look at Burton. He had a great week in Los Angeles, bagging 19.1 fantasy points on six targets, five catches, 71 yards and two touchdowns. 

The only problem here is the potential presence of Zach Ertz, who could return from a concussion this week. Still, if he’s limited, Burton will get some reps versus a Giants defense that’s allowing the most points in fantasy to tight ends this year. 

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

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:56:15 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105443
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 15 Waiver Wire]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/12/fantasy-football-2017-week-15-waiver-wire#comments We’re heading into the playoffs in most fantasy football formats, as Week 15 in the NFL will be getting started in a couple of days. With that in mind, let’s check out a few notable waiver wire additions who could help propel your team to a championship. 

New Orleans Saints Defense: We’ll start out today on defense, as New Orleans is a trendy add right now. They’re coming off eight points last week and have hit at least 14 four times this year. 

The appeal of the Saints D this week is that they’re playing the Jets, who just lost…

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We’re heading into the playoffs in most fantasy football formats, as Week 15 in the NFL will be getting started in a couple of days. With that in mind, let’s check out a few notable waiver wire additions who could help propel your team to a championship. 

New Orleans Saints Defense: We’ll start out today on defense, as New Orleans is a trendy add right now. They’re coming off eight points last week and have hit at least 14 four times this year. 

The appeal of the Saints D this week is that they’re playing the Jets, who just lost their starting QB to injury. New Orleans should be able to take advantage and snag some nice numbers. 

Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz owners are scrambling for an alternative right now, but they don’t have to look too far for a replacement. 

Foles will be stepping into the starting quarterback role in Philly, and he’s shown some significant playmaking ability during his NFL tenure. He gets a nice matchup right out of the gate against the lowly Giants. 

Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions: Riddick has come on over the past couple of weeks, rushing 19 times for three touchdowns and a total of 33.5 fantasy points. 

Riddick is averaging around 15 touches per game, which isn’t too bad for a flex guy. He should carry a solid load this week versus the Bears, who are giving up 4.0 yards per carry to opposing running backs. 

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: If you’re not able to snag Foles, Bortles is a nice option as well for the QB-needy. He bagged 268 yards, two touchdowns and 18.52 fantasy points last week against Seattle. 

Over the last three weeks, Bortles has posted 23.6, 25.06 and 18.52 fantasy points. He’s getting a hand from his opportunistic defense and goes into a solid matchup versus the Texans this week. 

Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Elsewhere in Jacksonville, Westbrook is a trendy pickup. He managed five catches on eight targets for 81 yards and a score against Seattle last week. 

Westbrook has led the Jaguars in targets in two of the last three weeks, so it’s clear Bortles is looking for him. This week against Houston (who has given up the seventh-most fantasy points to wide receivers), Westbrook should have a solid load again. 

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

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:55:06 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105332
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 14 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/07/fantasy-football-2017-week-14-start-/-sit#comments Week 14 is upon us in the NFL, and that means it’s playoff time for a lot of fantasy football leagues. To help you get into that next round, let’s check out a few borderline decisions you may be stuck with in our weekly Start/Sit recommendations. 

Start ‘Em: 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: We’ve been on the McCown bandwagon for a few weeks now, and he’s continued to put up some nice fantasy numbers. 

McCown has at least 18 fantasy points in five of his last seven outings, and goes into a matchup…

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Week 14 is upon us in the NFL, and that means it’s playoff time for a lot of fantasy football leagues. To help you get into that next round, let’s check out a few borderline decisions you may be stuck with in our weekly Start/Sit recommendations. 

Start ‘Em: 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: We’ve been on the McCown bandwagon for a few weeks now, and he’s continued to put up some nice fantasy numbers. 

McCown has at least 18 fantasy points in five of his last seven outings, and goes into a matchup against Denver this week. The Broncos have allowed four top-11 fantasy QBs at home this year. 

Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts: In the fantasy wasteland that is Indianapolis, Gore stands out as a decent flex play this week. 

Gore is the top guy among Colts RBs, and he should get plenty of reps this weekend against the Bills. Buffalo has given up five top-six PPR RBs this year. 

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Gordon is back in the mix since last week, following an absence that had stretched since 2014. He managed a team-high 11 targets on 48 snaps. 

Gordon gets a good matchup this week against the Packers, and Green bay has allowed 13 TDs to wide receivers this year. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: It’s time to cut the cord with Ryan if you’ve got any viable alternative ready. He hasn’t hit the 20-point fantasy threshold yet this year. 

Ryan will be going up against the Saints this week, and NO is allowing the second-fewest passing yards in road games this year. 

Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings: If you’re thinking about starting Murray this weekend, you might want to look elsewhere as he’s pretty risky in this matchup. 

Murray will be going up against the Panthers, and Carolina has allowed only three rushing TDs to RBs at home this year. 

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Nelson owners probably aren’t relying on him much these days, but he’s still getting into lineups based on name recognition. 

Nelson put up just 17 yards on five catches last week, and is due for another stinker against the Browns. Cleveland has allowed only one WR to post better than 22nd in PPR in their last four home games. 

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

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:34:45 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104600
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 14 Sleepers]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/06/fantasy-football-2017-week-14-sleepers#comments Week 14 in the NFL will be on us tomorrow, so it’s a prime opportunity to check out the fantasy football wavier wire for some sensible adds and sleeper prospects. Let’s take a closer look at some of the trending names out there. 

Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Barber is still out there in over 80 percent of leagues, but people are catching on to his big possibilities. He’s put up at least 12.7 fantasy points in each of his last two games. 

Barber got 23 carries last week and turned them into 102 yards, then added 41 yards…

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Week 14 in the NFL will be on us tomorrow, so it’s a prime opportunity to check out the fantasy football wavier wire for some sensible adds and sleeper prospects. Let’s take a closer look at some of the trending names out there. 

Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Barber is still out there in over 80 percent of leagues, but people are catching on to his big possibilities. He’s put up at least 12.7 fantasy points in each of his last two games. 

Barber got 23 carries last week and turned them into 102 yards, then added 41 yards in the air. He gets a nice matchup against Detroit this week. 

Stephen Anderson, TE, Houston Texans: It’s not often we get to see viable tight ends in this space, but Anderson fits that bill and is available in over 90 percent of fantasy leagues out there. 

Anderson put up a nice outing last week with 13.9 points, 12 targets, five catches, 79 yards and a TD. He’ll be the starting tight end and is up for a big workload against the Niners this week. 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: Word is getting out in fantasy about McCown, who is experiencing something of a resurgence this year with the Jets. He’s still out there in almost 60 percent of leagues, though. 

McCown has one TD pass or more in eight straight games, and he’s put up at least 25 fantasy points in each of his last two. He gets a really nice matchup against a bad Denver secondary this week. 

Buffalo Bills Defense: It’s been a while since the Bills defense has been fantasy-relevant, but they’re getting some looks this week ahead of a matchup against the Colts. 

The Bills haven’t hit double-digit fantasy points since Week 8, but they have done it three times this year and will have a good shot at it versus Indy. The Colts are giving up the second-most points to opposing defenses in fantasy this year. 

Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Westbrook has earned some accolades in lower-end fantasy circles over the past three weeks. He’s got 25 targets in that span and 15 total catches. 

Westbrook seems to be settling into a nice role in the Jags offense, and is developing some solid chemistry with Blake Bortles. He gets a matchup against Seattle at home this week. 

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

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:37:52 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104495
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 14 Waiver Wire]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/12/05/fantasy-football-2017-week-14-waiver-wire#comments The weekend games are in the rearview mirror, so it’s time to start getting keyed up for Week 14 in the fantasy football season. Let’s check out the waiver wire and visit with a few of the trending adds out there. 

Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: After a painful game against the Steelers on Monday, Bernard is the top guy on the wire right now. He put up 77 rush yards on 13 carries and added a couple of pass catches. 

With Jeremy Hill on IR and Joe Mixon banged up with a concussion, Bernard looks like a sensible add ahead…

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The weekend games are in the rearview mirror, so it’s time to start getting keyed up for Week 14 in the fantasy football season. Let’s check out the waiver wire and visit with a few of the trending adds out there. 

Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: After a painful game against the Steelers on Monday, Bernard is the top guy on the wire right now. He put up 77 rush yards on 13 carries and added a couple of pass catches. 

With Jeremy Hill on IR and Joe Mixon banged up with a concussion, Bernard looks like a sensible add ahead of Sunday’s game against the Bears. 

Cincinnati Bengals Defense: Before we leave Cincinnati, let’s take a look at their defense, which is also a trendy add even though they’ve scored just eight combined points over the past two weeks. 

The Bengals have three double-digit outings on their stat sheet this year, and they could be in for another good one this week against the Bears. Chicago gives up a lot of fantasy points to opposing defenses. 

Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Let’s move back to RB for a moment and check out Davis. he managed 10.1 fantasy points last week, posting 45 of 62 snaps against the Eagles. 

It’s looking like Davis has a good shot at being the lead back once again this week against the Jaguars, and that should continue for the next few weeks. Jacksonville’s not the greatest matchup in the world, though. 

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brate is still out there in almost 45 percent of fantasy leagues, but that’s bound to change this week. He put up 15.9 points in Green Bay last weekend. 

The drawback here is that Brate has only six catches in his last five games, but he did bag a pair of TDs against the Pack. He gets a pretty good matchup against the Lions this week as well. 

Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Let’s finish up with Goodwin, whom we’ve examined in this space once or twice before. He’s coming off eight catches for 99 yards against Chicago. 

Goodwin seems to have pretty good chemistry with new Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo, so he’s not a bad pickup heading into a nice matchup versus the Texans. 

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

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:35:10 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104255
<![CDATA[Fantasy Football 2017: Week 13 Start / Sit]]> https://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/11/30/fantasy-football-2017-week-13-start-/-sit#comments It’s Thursday again, and that means Week 13 in the NFL begins this evening. It also means it’s time once again for our weekly Start/Sit recommendations. Let’s visit with a few borderline calls and see what we could be in for this week. 

Start ‘Em: 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: It’s been a while since we’ve seen a competent fantasy quarterback with the Jets, but McCown has been holding his own lately. 

In his last six games, McCown is averaging 19.6 fantasy points, and he’s also averaging…

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It’s Thursday again, and that means Week 13 in the NFL begins this evening. It also means it’s time once again for our weekly Start/Sit recommendations. Let’s visit with a few borderline calls and see what we could be in for this week. 

Start ‘Em: 

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets: It’s been a while since we’ve seen a competent fantasy quarterback with the Jets, but McCown has been holding his own lately. 

In his last six games, McCown is averaging 19.6 fantasy points, and he’s also averaging 20.1 points in his last four home games, where he’ll be in a favorable matchup against the Chiefs on Sunday. 

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: It’s tough to trust an RB in Green Bay these days, however Williams has been getting a ton of work lately. 

Williams ranks fourth in the league among RBs in snaps and in touches over the last two outings. that should bode well for his chances in a favorable matchup against the Bucs this week. 

Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Kupp is getting lots of fantasy attention right now thanks to a career-high 19.6 PPR points last week. 

Kupp has a good matchup this week against the Cardinals. Arizona has given up an average of 18.2 PPR points to slot receivers this year. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: It will be tough for owners to sit Roethlisberger this week, as he’s got eight touchdowns and almost 60 fantasy points over his last two weeks. 

Those who have followed Roethlisberger’s career know that he doesn’t play all that well in Cincinnati, where he’ll be this week. The Bengals have held him to one or zero TD passes in nine of 13 road meetings over his career. 

Jay Ajayi, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Ajayi has spent three games as a member of Philly, so we’ve got a decent sample size to draw from. 

It’s tough to rely on Ajayi right now, thanks to him getting just 25 percent of the snaps and 7.3 touches per game on average. He’s also got a bad matchup against Seattle and probably won’t post good numbers. 

TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: It’s time to cut ties with Hilton. Even with a good matchup last week he crashed and burned on the stat sheet. 

Hilton gets a bad matchup against the Jaguars this week, and Jacksonville has allowed zero touchdowns to wide receivers at home this year. 

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

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:23:33 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=103472