Week 14 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 14 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

The Bye teams are over. Week 14 of the NFL season had the last two teams off on a “Bye”. We had a couple injuries in Week 13, so there are  a few players needed around the league to step for NFL teams ( and for fantasy football owners on the waiver wire.) The following are your Utter-Fantasy Week 14 Waiver Wire recommendations.

Week 14 Byes: No More Byes.

 

Week 14 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( at NE )- Impressive Week 13, and the Pats 28th vs the pass.

SF QB Colin Kaepernick ( vs NYJ )- “Kaep” could look like Tom Brady vs the atrocious Jet’s defense in Week 14.

CHI QB Matt Barkley ( at DET )- Playing for a resume vs the 31st worst defense..

CLEV QB Robert Griffin III ( vs CINN )- Likely available but not recommended.

 

Week 14 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

TB RBs Jacquizz Rodgers/ Charlie Sims ( vs NO)- I’d pick up Rodgers if I needed a back from Tampa because he’s proved his healthy, Sims has not.

DEN Rb Justin Forsett ( at TENN )- With RB Bibbs injured in Week 13, Forsett could see action as Booker’s back up.

BALT RB Kenneth Dixon ( at NE )- 10 touches in Week 13. Bad match up week 14. Only owned in 46% of Yahoo leagues.

Deep Leagues OAK RB Jaelen Ricard ( at KC)- 16 rushes, past 2 weeks.

 

 

Week 14 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CAR WR Ted Ginn Jr ( vs SD )- A TD in 3 straight weeks. Ginn poured it on at the end of last season as well. Only owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues.

CINN WR Tyler Boyd ( at CLEV )- Only owned in 53% of Yahoo leagues.

SD WR Dontrelle Inman ( at CAR)- WR T Benjamin’s drops means more for Inman. Nice game Week 13. Panthers secondary is weak. Only owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues.

KC WR Jeremy Maclin ( vs OAK)- Due back Thursday for this big division game.

ATL WR Taylor Gabriel ( at LAR )- WR Julio Jones has turf toe.

NE WR Malcolm Mitchell ( vs BALT )- Ravens #1 vs the run. Brady will have to throw.

CINN WR Brandon LaFell ( at CLEV )- Big Week 13 for LaFell with a TD reception.

 

Week 14 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

TB TE Cameron Brate ( vs NO)- Oh what a sweet match up!

PITT TE Ladarius Green ( at BUFF)- Huge Week 13, and no other wide outs have worked out for the Steelers, so Green may be the answer.

WASH TE Vernon Davis ( at PHIL )- QB K Cousins will need TE Davis in Week 14 with WR Crowder suffering a hip pointer in Week 13 against the Cardinals.

SF TE Vance McDonald ( vs NYJ )- I have recommended TE McDonald for weeks and vs the Jets, his best game might come in Week 14. ( you saw what IND TE Allen did against the Jets)

IND TE D Allen ( vs HOU)- Don’t expect such a great week vs the Texan’s 4th best team guarding opposing tight ends.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 14 coming as the week progresses.

 

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Week 13 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 13 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 13 of the NFL season the last two teams off on a “Bye”. The last two are Tennessee and Cleveland. We had a couple injuries in Week 12, so there are  a few players needed around the league to step for NFL teams ( and for fantasy football owners on the waiver wire.) The following are your Utter-Fantasy Week 13 Waiver Wire recommendations.

Week 13 Byes: Cleveland and Tennessee.

 

Week 13 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

 

CLEV QB Robert Griffin III ( Bye Week)- Browns coach Hue Jackson said (shoulder, injured reserve) could be cleared for contact this week. RG3 could start Week 13

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ( vs IND )- Good match. Only owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( at CINN )- Only owned in 37% of Yahoo leagues.

CHI QB Matt Barkley ( vs SF )- Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.

 

Week 13 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

ATL RB Tevin Coleman ( vs KC)- TD run Week 12. Only owned in 70% of Yahoo leagues.

CINN RB Rex Burkhead ( vs PHIL )- RB Jeremy Hill injured Week 12.

BALT RB Kenneth Dixon ( vs MIA )- Split carries evenly in Week 12 w/ RB T West. Only owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues.

 

 

Week 13 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

BUFF WR Sammy Watkins ( at OAK )- 3/3 targets in Week 12. Only owned in 72% of Yahoo leagues.

CINN WR Tyler Boyd ( vs PHIL )- Only owned in 50% of Yahoo leagues.

ATL WR Taylor Gabriel ( vs KC)- The Falcons may have found a secret weapon.

JACK WR Marqise Lee ( vs DEN )- WR Allen Hurns hurt his hammy. Horrible match up. Only owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues.

NE WR Malcolm Mitchell ( vs LAR )- 2 good weeks in a row. TEs Gronk and Bennett injured.

CINN WR Brandon LaFell ( vs PHIL)- WR Boyd is the man to get in Cincinnati with WR AJ Green OUT, ( and Gio ) but WR LaFell will get plenty of targets going forward.

 

Week 13 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

WASH TE Vernon Davis( vs SF )- Averaging over 4 targets per game.

SF TE Vance McDonald ( at CHI)- I have recommended TE McDonald for weeks.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13 coming as the week progresses.

 

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Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 12 of the NFL season has 0 teams off on a “Bye”. The last two are in Week 13….Tennessee and Cleveland. We unfortunately, did have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 11, so there are new players needed around the league to step for NFL teams ( and for fantasy football owners on the waiver wire.) The following are your Utter-Fantasy Week 12 Waiver Wire recommendations.

Week 12 Byes: None.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

CLEV QB Josh McCown (vs NYG )- CLEV QB C Kessler is now in”concussion protocal” and being his 2nd in recent games, he may be out for a while.

MINN QB Sam Bradford ( at DET )- Great match up on Thanksgiving Day vs the NFL’s worst defense.

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs CINN )- I like Joe in Week 12.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs GB)- The Packer’s defense is riddled with injuries and can’t stop anyone right now…( and giving up the most “big” plays in the NFL)

IND QB Tolzien ( vs PITT)- QB A Luck hasn’t practiced and likely OUT Week 12 im “concussion protocal. QB Tolzien has a daunting task ahead of him, throwing only 1 NFL pass in the past 3 years.

DEEP DEEP DEEP Leagues CHI QB Matt Barkley ( vs TENN)- The Chicago Tribune reports Jay Cutler suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s Week 11 loss to the Giants, and the Bears are “exploring” whether it will end Cutler’s season.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

BUFF RB Mike Gillislee ( vs JACK )- RB L McCoy had surgery on his thumb but actually is expected back in Week 12. Don’t be surprised if it’s really the Gillislee show in Week 12 vs a bad Jacksonville defense. They can win this one without McCoy.

ATL RB Tevin Coleman ( vs ARI)- RB Coleman has been off for awhile with injuries and the Falcons had a “Bye” in Week 11, so he may be available. Due back Week 12. Only owned in 68% of Yahoo leagues.

PHIL RB Wendell Smallwood ( vs GB)- RB Darren Sproles suffered a fractured rib Sunday against the Seahawks. That say he’ll play in Week 12, but he should really just get some time off.

NO RB Tim Hightower ( vs LAR)– You should have gotten him in Week 10. UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION

Deeper Leagues SEA RB Alex Collins ( at TB )- The Seahawks lost RB Prosise for 8 weeks with bad injury. SEA RB Alex Collins should back up RB T Rawls for the rest of the season.

Deeper Leagues CINN RB Rex Burkhead ( at BALT )- Giovani Bernard suffered a torn ACL in Week 11 against the Bills. Look for RB Burkhead to take over some pass-down work behind Jeremy Hill.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CINN WR Tyler Boyd ( at BALT )- Sadly, we lost one of the most exciting players to watch in the NFL….in WR AJ Green. WR Boyd will be asked to step up in a big way for the rest of the season.

TENN WR Tajae Sharpe ( at CHI )- 19 targets in the past 3 weeks, 2 TDs in the past 2. Only owned in 12% of Yahoo leagues.

MIA WR DeVante Parker ( vs SF )- If you remember, WR Parker did not come on until late in the season last year. 8 targets for 79 yards and 1 TD in week 11. Only owned in 69% of Yahoo leagues. Great match Week 12.

MINN WR Adam Thielen ( at DET )- The Vikings said they wanted to get WR Thielen more involved and they did in Week 11. ( 5/65/ 1 TD). He’s the guy that they need to continue to get more involved on this team. Only owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.

JACK WR Marqise Lee ( at BUFF )- QB Blake Bortles clearly prefers WR Lee over WR Allen Hurns this year.

NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( at CLEV )- You should have picked him up last week. UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 11 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION

CINN WR Brandon LaFell ( at BALT)- WR Boyd is the man to get in Cincinnati with WR AJ Green OUT, ( and Gio ) but WR LaFell will get plenty of targets going forward.

BUFF WR Sammy Watkins- BUFF HC Rex Ryan said Monday that he is hopeful Sammy Watkins (foot, I.R.) will be able to “play some” in Week 12 versus Jacksonville.

Deeper Leagues….NE WR Malcolm Mitchell ( at NYJ)- I think Week 11 ( 4/98/ 1 TD) was more of fluke week, rather than a sign of things to come.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

NE TE Martellus Bennett ( at NYJ )- He did not have a good Week 11 ( only 1 catch ), but that could have been by Belichick design. He is an important part of the NE offense with or without TE Gronk.

 

SF TE Vance McDonald ( at MIA )- I have recommended TE McDonald for weeks now and still only owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues. Currently the #17 TE in the NFL and only 10 tight ends have more TDs than McDonald has (4).

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12 coming as the week progresses.

 

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Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 11 of the NFL season has 4 teams off on a “Bye”, Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 10, thankfully, but that also means that there are not a lot new players on the waiver wire, filling in around the NFL. If players on the “Bye’ week is hurting your fantasy football roster in Week 11, I am afraid the pickin’s are slim.

Week 11 Byes: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego.

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

WASH QB Kirk Cousins (vs GB)- Cousins has thrown at least 1 TD pass in every game since Week 1. Cousins is still only only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues. At less than 100%, TENN QB M Mariots easily threw all over the Packers in Week 10.

TB QB Jameis Winston ( at Kansas City )- Winston is only owned in 83% of Yahoo leagues. Averaging 2 1/2 TDs last 4 games. Rough match up in Week 11, as KC DEF is playing well.

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( at DAL )- Tougher match up than he had in Week 10, but Flacco is a quality fill in for a quarterback on a “Bye” in Week 11.

 

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

TB RB Doug Martin ( at KC )- Doug Martin was eased into the game in Week 10, but did score a TD. He should be picked up in every format.

WASH RB Rob Kelley (vs GB)- In Week 10, Kelley went 22 for 97 yards, but 0 TDs unfortunately. With 43 carries the last two games, Kelley will be a back-end RB2 against the Packers. Only owned in 48% of Yahoo leagues.

GB RB James Starks ( at TENN)- In Week 10, James Starks played 55/78 snaps against the Titans. WR/RB Ty Montgomery was barely in the game, so it’s Starks show for the rest of the season if he can stay healthy. Only owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues.

DET RB Theo Riddick (vs JACK )– He’s the running back to own in Detroit when he’s healthy. May have been dropped due to the Week 10 “Bye” week, which I am sure did him well in his recover. Theo Riddick rushed 14 times for 70 yards and caught 1/3 targets for 6 yards in Week 9. Good match up Week 11. Only owned in 82% of Yahoo leagues.

BALT RB Terrance West ( at DAL )- Still available in 86% of Yahoo leagues.

Other possible RB candidates- deeper leagues OAK RBs Jaelen Richard ( vs HOU)- Back from the Week 10 “Bye” week.

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CHI WR Cameron Meredith ( at NYG)- Back on the waiver wire radar with 50 yards and 1 TD in Week 10 and WR Alshon Jeffery’s 4 game suspension. Now likely the #1 receiver for the Bears.

PITT WR Eli Rogers ( at CLEV )- An UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION…Eli Rogers hauled in 4/5 targets for 42 yards and a TD Sunday in Week 10 vs the Cowboys. Only owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues.

TENN WR Rishard Matthews ( at IND)- 6 touchdowns in the past 6 games. Another UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION

KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs TB )- WR Hill has the most receptions of any Chief’s player in 2016.

CAR WR Devin Funchess ( vs NO)- Too big to ignore forever ( 6’4″- 225 lbs) Funchess caught 3/4 targets for 56 yards and 1 TD in Week 10 vs the Chiefs. Great match up week 11.

NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CHI)- TD receptions 2 straight weeks and caught 5/7 targets for 42 yards and 1 TD in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Bengals.

BALT WR Beshad Perriman ( at DAL)- Tough match up but slowing getting involved in the Raven’s offense. Perriman had 3/4 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown Thursday in the Ravens’ Week 10 win over the Browns.

Also consider MIA WR DeVante Parker( at LA Rams)- Parker had a good week of practice before catching five passes for 103 yards against the Chargers.

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

NE TE Martellus Bennett ( at SF)- Even if it turns out that TE Gronkowski doesn’t have a punctured lung, Martellus Bennett caught seven passes for 102 yards in Week 10.
TB TE Cameron Brate (vs DET)- Brate now has 3 touchdowns in 3 games straight. He caught 7 receptions for 84 yards and 1 TD Sunday in Week 10. Only owned in 52% of Yahoo leagues.

Also consider SF TE Vance McDonald ( vs NE )- Vance McDonald has 12 targets past 2 games for 134 yards total and 1 TD.

See if SD Te A Gates is available ( owned in 88% of Yahoo leagues.) 37 targets past 4 games.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 11 coming as the week progresses.

 

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Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 10 of the NFL season has 4 teams off on a “Bye”. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 9, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most in Week 10.

Week 10 Byes: Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Oakland.

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

CHI QB Jay Cutler ( at Tampa Bay )- The injury to QB B Hoyer gave the starting gig to Cutler for the rest of 2016. Cutler has weapons and a very nice match up in Week 10.

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs CLEV )- Nice match up vs Cleveland in Week 10.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs ATL )- QB Wentz hasn’t been playing particularly well of late, but even Wentz can have a good game vs the Falcons horrific defense.

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

GB RB James Starks ( at TENN)- The Packers haven’t had much of a running game in weeks, and sorely need RB Starks in their offense. Get him while you can. Only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues.

TB RB Doug Martin ( vs CHI )- Doug Martin (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

JACK RB Chris Ivory (vs HOU )– Just when you think the Jags have decided on a running back ( one week it is RB Yeldon, the next is RB Ivory), they switch it up on us. There aren’t a lot of new options for waiver wire RBs and Ivory did have 18 carries Week 9 for 107 yards, 5th best in the NFL in Week 10. Only owned in 33% of Yahoo leagues.

NO RB Tim Hightower ( vs DEN )- Tough match up but still available in 54% of Yahoo leagues.

WASH RB Rob Kelley ( vs MINN)- HC Gruden considers Rob Kelley the Washington starting running back coming off the team’s bye week. Kelley should get the “bulk” of the carries, and that Matt Jones will “have to earn his way back.”

Other possible RB candidates- SF RB DuJuan Harris ( at ARI)-  

DEN RB Kapri Bibbs ( at NO)-  

NYG RB Paul Perkins ( vs CINN)-

TB RB Peyton Barber ( vs CHI )-  Generated 31 yards on 11 carries and caught 4/5 targets for 24 yards in Week 9. Note: The Bucs lost RB Antone Smith for the season Week 9.

deeper leagues OAK RBs Jaelen Richard ( Bye Week )-

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

PIT WR Eli Rogers ( vs DAL)- Calling WRs Wheaton and Coates “disappointments in 2016″ is an under-statement. WR Eli Rogers is healthy now and caught 6/10 targets for 103 yards in the Steelers’ Week 9 loss to the Ravens.

KC WR Tyreek Hill ( at CAR )- WR Jeremy Maclin left Week 9 with an injury and Chiefs HC coach Andy Reid called Jeremy Maclin (groin) day to day, but admitted he could miss more time. That means lots of targets for WR Hill and TE Kelce.

ARI WR JJ Nelson ( vs SF)- 19 targets and 2 TDs in the past 2 weeks!

JACK WR Marqise Lee (vs HOU)- Brutal match up in Week 10 but WR Allen Hurns is in the league’s concussion protocol and QB Blake Bortles has preferred WR Lee all season so far.

TENN WR Rishard Matthews ( vs GB)- With TE D Walker injured, WR Matthews stepped up Week 9 and caught 6/10 targets for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Titans’ Week 9 loss to the Chargers.

Also consider NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CINN)- 3/6 targets for 50 yards and a 1 touchdown in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Eagles.

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

PHIL TE Zach Ertz (vs ATL)- It’s about time. Likely the best weapon on the Eagles roster…QB Wentz in Week 9 finally got Ertz the ball….8 passes for 97 yards in Week 9 against the Giants.  Expect even more Week 10 vs the Falcons. Only owned in 56% of Yahoo leagues.

Also consider SF TE Vance McDonald ( at ARI )- Vance McDonald snagged 3/6 targets for 84 yards and a 1 touchdown in Week 9. Tough match up in Week 10.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 9 of the NFL season has 6 teams off on a “Bye”, the most of any regular season week so far except for Week 8. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 8, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most in Week 9.

Week 9 Byes: Arizona, Chicago, New England, Houston, Washington and Cincinnati.

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs PITT )- Flacco was on a “Bye” in Week 8, so he may be available in your league. Pittsburgh is the #23 ranked defense. Only owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues

NYJ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at MIA)- Against the Browns in Week 8, Fitz only put up 228 yards and 1 TD, but amazingly, he has only thrown 1 INT now in the past 4 games.  Fitzpatrick is only owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

MINN QB Sam Bradford ( vs DET)- The Lions are dead last vs the pass…..#32 ranked.

You also may have to consider LAR QB Case Keenum (vs CAR) Week 9

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

KC RB Charcandrick West (vs KC)– With RB J Charles still OUT, and RB S Ware dealing with a concussion, West had 14 carries for 52 yards in Week 8. He also had 2 catches for 8 yards. West played the entire second half after Spencer Ware left with a concussion. West could start next week if Ware doesn’t get cleared.

PHIL RB Darren Sproles ( at NYG)- HC Doug Pederson said he will “evaluate in these next couple of days” whether to replace Ryan Mathews with Darren Sproles as the No. 1 running back. Sproles has averaged 5.0 YPC and 10.3 yards per catch on the year.

DET RB Theo Riddick ( at MINN)- After missing the previous two games with an ankle injury, Theo Riddick rushed 11 times for 56 yards and caught 8/11 targets for 77 yards and 1 TD in Week 8.

NO RB Tim Hightower ( at SF)- RB Hightower filled in for benched RB Mark Ingram in Week 8, and rushed 26 times for 102 yards for New Orleans. HC Sean Payton confirmed Tim Hightower has “definitely” earned more work going forward.

MINN RB Matt Asiata ( vs DET)- Asiata did not have the game that fantasy football owners had hoped for, but if RB McKinnon still isn’t a 100% in Week 9, the Lions ( defense ranked last….#32) are a much better match up.

TB RBs Peyton Barber/ Mike Smith/ Antone Smith ( vs ATL)- RB Jacquizz Rodgers was seen in a walking boot, so Week 9 match up on Thursday Night might be too soon to start. Likely a RBBC approach in Tampa, but my guess is that RB Barber gets the most carries.

deep desperate leagues GB RB Don Jackson/ Aaron Ripkowski ( IND)- The Packers released RB Knile Davis. RBs Jackson and FB Ripkowski had 6 carries apiece in Week 8. With RB James Starks due back soon, this is a backfield to avoid,

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

NYJ WR Quincy Enunwa ( at MIA )- Enunwa caught 4/11 targets for 93 yards and 1 TD in Week 8 and is a favorite of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Only owned in 45% of Yahoo leagues

KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs JACK )- Hill had 98 receiving yards in Week 8 along with 1 TD. Hill also had a TD reception in Week 7, and now 4 on the season. Only owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues

ATL WR M Sanu ( at TB )- Despite reeling in 9/10 targets for 84 yards and 1 TD in Week 8, Sanu is still only owned in 53% of Yahoo leagues

SD WR Tyrell Williams/ Travis Benjamin (vs TENN)- Brutal match up in Week 8 but Benjamin managed to haul in a spectacular TD pass. Very good schedule for Charger WRs ROS.

Other candidates- OAK WR Seth Roberts ( vs DEN)- Averaging almost 6 targets a game, Roberts had 69 yards and 1 TD in Week 8. Tough match up in Week 9.

Check to see if PITT WR Sammie Coates and LAR WR K Britt were dropped due to their Week 8 “Bye”

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

TB TE Cameron Brate (vs ATL)- With so many injuries to the Bucs offense, it only makes sense that TE Brate becomes a bigger part going forward. 3/5 targets for 22 yards and 1 TD in Week 8.  Only owned in 41% of Yahoo leagues.

IND TE Jack Doyle ( at TENN )- UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATIONS   A down week for TE Doyle in Week 8, but do not think that because WR D Moncrief is back, that TE Doyle isn’t still a big part of this offense. Only owned in 66% of Yahoo leagues.

Also consider BALT TE Dennis Pitta ( vs PITT)- On a “Bye” in Week 8 so likely available. Pitta caught 4/10 targets for 40 yards in the Ravens’ Week 7 loss to the Jets.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 8 of the NFL season has 6 teams off on a “Bye”, the most of any regular season week so far. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 7, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most.

Week 8 Byes: Baltimore, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

DEN QB Trevor Siemian ( vs SD )-  If you have a QB on the Week 8 Bye week, you may desperately need a fill for the upcoming weekend. Siemian has a great match up and playing once again at home. The schedule makers were very kind to give Denver 5 home games in the first 8 weeks so Siemian could get familiar as the new starter. Only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues

NYJ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at CLEV)- Whether Jets fans like it or not, Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Jets’ starting quarterback after Geno Smith suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s win over the Ravens. Great match up Week 8 at Cleveland.  Fitzpatrick is only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

Also consider KC QB Alex Smith (at IND) Week 8

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( vs OAK )- UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATIONS . He should have been picked up last week, but still only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up. No one knows when/if RB Doug Martin will be back.

MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( BYE)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire-  Pick him up even on a Bye week. Only owned in 72% of Yahoo leagues.

DEN RB Devontae Booker ( vs SD)- Like I wrote in Week 6 & 7, his talent is too gard for HC Kubiak to ignore. Week 7- Booker rushed 17 times for 83 yards and one touchdown.

GB RB Knile Davis ( at ATL)- Davis didn’t have a role in Week 7, having just arrived in Green Bay, but he should know the offense by Week 8, and the Packers need him.

MINN RB Matt Asiata ( at CHI)- Asiata had 18 touches in Week 7, vs RB McKinnon’s 12 touches. With so many teams on a Bye Week 8, Asiata is likely available- only owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues.

BUFF RB Mike Gillislee ( vs NE)- Why was RB McCoy even playing in Week 7???? RB Mike Gillislee to start if LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not able to play once again in Week 8.  Tough match up however.

deep leagues HOU RB Alfred Blue ( vs DET)- RB Lamar Miller was banged up in Week 7, so RB Blue had more action than usual. He may have more than usuak again, if Miller isn’t 100% in Week 8. Great match up.

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

GB WR Davante Adams ( at ATL)- His good games are spotting, but this could be a shoot out in Week 8. 13/16 targets for 132 yards and 2 TDs in Week 7. Only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues

IND WR Donte Moncrief ( vs KC)- Moncrief (shoulder) is expected to practice Wednesday. If he plays in Week 8, Moncrief will be an upside WR3 against Kansas City. Only owned in 63% of Yahoo leagues.

ARI WR John Brown ( at CAR)- With WR Jaron Brown OUT (IR) and WR Michael Floyd suffering a hamstring injury in Sunday’s tie with the Seahawks, the Cardinals desperately need John Brown to return.

NO WR Michael Thomas ( vs SEA)- How is WR Thomas still only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues? Tough match up but at least they are playing at home.

SD WR Tyrell Williams ( at DEN)- Brutal match up but QB P Rivers targets Williams more than anyone else. ( 10 times in Week 7)

DAL WR Cole Beasley- Even with WR Dez Bryant coming back, there’s no denying that QB Dak Prescott likes Cole “Danny Woodhead” Beasley.

Other candidates- NYJ Quincy Enunwa ( at CLEV)- Healthy once again. 73 yards and 1 TD Week 7.

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

CINN TE Tyler Eifert ( vs WASH)- Eifert is back and only owned in 69% of Yahoo leagues.

IND TE Jack Doyle ( at TENN )- UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATIONS  Fantasy football owners still have an opportunity to get Doyle, who is becoming one of QB A Luck’s favorite targets after WR TY Hilton. Only owned in 31% of Yahoo leagues. 9 catches/ 78 yards and 1 TD in Week 7.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Rather than Week 7 be a week of disappointing injuries, thankfully, it was a week of unlikely stars rising from the depths of NFL depth charts. Another nice week to look back at the NFL games and talk about who stood out with some spectacular plays, rather than who got injured.

Since we did not have a ton of new significant injuries, it’s the Bye weeks that can also create many roster problems for fantasy football owners, especially if they did not pay attention to them during the drafts. You may have players from their team off on the same bye week.

Bye Week 7: Carolina and Dallas

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

TENN QB Marcus Mariota ( at IND)-  It’s not a secret that Indianapolis has one of the worst defenses in the NFL, and perhaps THE worst secondary. Even QB Brock Osweiler eventually had a good game vs the Colts in Week 6, and Mariota will in Week 7. If you are without QB Cam Newton in Week 7, Mariota should be serviceable. Only owned in 60% of Yahoo leagues

WASH QB Kirk Cousins ( at DET )- Another defense that made a quarterback looked great in Week 6 was the Detroit Lions. LAR QB Case Keenum had 321 passing yards and 3 TDs. Cousins is only owned in 72% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

TB QB Jameis Winston ( at SF )- Having had their “Bye” in Week 6, Winston may have come available in your league. Only owned in 70% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

deeper leagues BUFF QB Tyrod Taylor ( at MIA )

Also consider KC QB Alex Smith (vs New Orleans) Week 7 in deeper leagues

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

NE RB James White ( at PITT)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire- QB Tom Brady likes having RB James White on the field with him, and what Brady wants, Brady gets. White had 66 total yards and 2 receiving TDs in Week 6.

MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( vs BUFF)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire-  RB Ajayi racked up over 200+ rushing yards and 2 TDs. He was the top running back for Week 6. Tougher match up in week 7, but at least he’s at home again.

GB RB Knile Davis ( vs CHI)- Packers acquired RB Knile Davis from the Chiefs. Packers have the Thursday night game. Can RB Knile Davis be ready in 2 days?

TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( at SF)- With Doug Martin (hamstring) out, Rodgers is expected to start Week 7 against the 49ers.

DEN RB Devontae Booker ( vs HOU)- Only a stash right now, but eventually Booker’s talent will be too much for HC Kubiak to ignore. Booker had 46 yards in Week 6 on only 5 carries ( 9.2 average) while RB CJ Anderson had 37 yards on 10 carries ( 3.7 average)

Keep an eye on RB Carlos Hyde- He has his right arm in a sling on Tuesday. If he’s not ready Sunday, RB Mike Davis (averaging 1.8 yards a carry) likely to start.

UPDATE: SF RB Carlos Hyde OUT for Week 7.
SF official 49er website, Rotoworld and Ourlads.com
showing RB Sh Draughn #2….RB Mike Davis #3 RB on depth charts

BILLS UPDATE: ESPN reports Mike Gillislee to start if LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not able to play this week.

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CHI WR Cameron Meredith ( at GB)-  Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire- An Utter-Fantasy recommendation last week, but since he is still only owned in 52% of Yahoo leagues, fantasy football owners needed Week 6 to become believers….11 catches for 113 yards. He was also targeted in the end zone.

NO WR Michael Thomas ( at KC)- Fantasy football owners were justifiably nervous about starting WR Michael Thomas with WR Willie Snead returning from injury, but Thomas easily was preferred over Snead by QB D Brees. Thomas should be acquired in all formats. Only owned in 67% of Yahoo leagues.

CINN WR Tyler Boyd ( vs CLEV)- I wouldn’t blame fantasy football owners for watching another week or two to see if Week 6 was a fluke ( 4 catches for 79 yards) but QB A Dalton has got to get this speedy receiver involved in their offense, as well as LaFell.

after their Week 7 Bye-DAL WR Cole Beasley- There’s no denying that QB Dak Prescott likes Cole “Danny Woodhead” Beasley.

GB WR Ty Montgomery ( vs CHI)- new acquistion RB Knile Davis is unlikely to be ready to contribute Thursday night, meaning Ty Montgomery should once again see plenty of snaps in the backfield. 104 total yards in Week 6 ( 98 receiving/ 6 rushing yards on 3 attempts.)

MINN WR Adam Thielen ( at PHIL )- WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Monday, but Diggs is expected back this week. Remember however, that 6’2″ Thielen was the QB Sam Bradford favorite in Week 5, with 7/8 targets for 127 yards and 1 TD.

LAR WR Kenny Britt ( vs NYG in UK)- Kenny Britt caught 7/8 targets for 136 yards and 2 TDs in Week 6 against the Lions. Temper expectations going forward with Britt. This was his first game with a TD, he had 3 ALL of last year, and in 2015 only went over 100 yards once ( vs PITT Week 3- 102 yards). The Lions can make a lot of players look sensational. ( DET #32 DEF in the NFL- LAST!) In Week 4, CHI WR Eddie Royal had 111 yard and 1 TD.

Other candidates- WASH WR Jamison Crowder ( at DET)- 3/4 targets for 52 yards in Week 6 and 1 TD.

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

SD  TE Hunter Henry ( at ATL)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire-  but still only owned in 35% of Yahoo leagues. Currently the #3 tight end in the NFL, and has 16 targets, 218 receiving yards and 3 TDs in the past 3 weeks.

IND TE Jack Doyle ( at TENN )- I picked up WR P Dorsett in a couple leagues in Week 6, and QB A Luck wouldn’t even look at him. Dorsett had only two lousy catches for 12 yards, and now he’s injured along with TE D Allen. This can only mean even more targets for Doyle. Only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 7 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 6 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 6 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Another week, another quarterback down for the Cleveland Browns. For once in four weeks however, we can look back at the weekend of NFL games and talk about for the most part what happened, rather than who got injured. Other than GB RB Eddie Lacy‘s ankle injury ( Lacy said his ankle is “alright” following the Packers’ Week 5 win) the other significant injury to report from an offense is BALT WR Steve Smith, who  left Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with an ankle injury. He was later ruled out for the remainder of the game.

NFL injuries are inevitable, and fantasy football owners must roll with the punches and use the waiver wire to survive losses to their rosters and to improve them. Bye weeks can also create many roster problems for fantasy football owners, especially if they did not pay attention to them during the drafts and have many players from their team off on the same bye week.

Bye Week 6: Minnesota and Tampa Bay

 

Quarterbacks Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6

CHI QB Brian Hoyer ( at IND)- A Utter-Fantasy Waiver Wire recommendation for Week 5– Hoyer completed 33/43 passes for 397 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday’s Week 5 loss to INDY. Nice match up Week 5 vs JACK. ( Note: Bears coach John Fox said Brian Hoyer could keep the team’s starting job regardless of Jay Cutler’s (thumb) health.)

KC QB Alex Smith ( at OAK )- Although Capt. Deacon Dunk would not be a recommendation in almost any week, you may be in a deep league and have MINN QB Sam Bradford or TB QB J Winston on a “bye” in Week 5. Smith is only owned in 18% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

BUFF QB Tyrod Taylor ( vs SF )- The good news about Taylor, if you have to start him this week, is that he only has thrown 2 INTs this season, one of the fewest for any starting QB.  Owned in 62% of Yahoo leagues. ( San Francisco is 19th vs the pass)

 

Running Backs Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6

 

CAR RB Jonathon Stewart ( at NO)- According to sources close to the Panther organization, RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) “appears set to return” this week against the Saints. ( Note: he has a ‘Bye” in Week 7)

NYG RB Bobby Rainey ( vs BALT)- In Week 5, Rainey racked up 74 total yards on 11 touches for New York, the most for any Giant’s running back. He is proving more versatile for the needs of QB Eli Manning, who is struggling. Tough match up. UPDATE: RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in Wednesday’s practice and the MYG are facing TOUGH Ravens’ run defense.

BALT RB Terrance West ( vs NYG)- Unless HC J Harbaugh pulls a Bill Belichick, the Ravens might finally have settled on a running back. Terrance West rushed 21 times for 113 yards and a TD in Week 4 vs the Raiders. Owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues before Week 4, now owned in 78% of Yahoo leagues.

NE RB James White ( vs CINN)- I never like recommending any Pat’s RB pick up, because every week will be different. If you are in deep league however, RB Blount has a hip injury and White totaled 89 yards at Cleveland in Week 5.

MIA RB Jay Ajayi / Arain Foster ( vs PITT)- Ajayi had 13 carries for 42 yards and 1 TD for the Dolphins, by far the most for this crowded back field. So far, HC Gase is keeping his word about ending his former RBBC approach. UPDATE: Arian Foster (groin, hamstring) is expected to play Week 6 against the Steelers.

Foster is practicing again Wednesday after being limited in practice all last week.

deep deep leagues ARI RB Andre Ellington- With RB Chris Johnson (groin, injured reserve) is undergoing sports-hernia surgery, the 2nd RB duties should fall on Ellington.

GB RB James Starks ( vs DAL)- Dicier situation…..GB HC Mike McCarthy confirmed Monday that RB Eddie Lacy’s ankle injury is “not serious,” but didn’t commit to Lacy playing in Week 6 against the Cowboys. If Lacy cannot go, Starks will be in for a heavy load. UPDATE: Lacy was limited Wednesday while Starks was listed as DNP.

 

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6

PITT WR Sammie Coates ( at MIA)-  Someone has to start getting receptions other than WR Antonio Brown, and the Steelers made a conscience effort to get Sammy ” I drop as many as I catch” Coates. He caught 6/11 targets for 139 yards and 2 TDs. Expect the effort to get him the ball to continue because WR Wheaton has been even a bigger disappointment.

CINN WR Brandon LaFell ( at NE)- Granted, most of his scoring ( 8-of-11 targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns ) came in trash time in Week 5 when the Bengals were already out of it, but Cincinnati has to get another wide out involved in their offense.

LAR WR Tavon Austin ( at DET)- A great match up coming in Week 6. Austion had 10 touches in Week 5 totaling 85 yards. Only 1 TD so far this year.

CHI WR Cameron Meredith- ( vs JACK )- Like Cleveland QBs, Chicago loses a wide reciever, and another steps in. WRs Kevin White is OUT and Eddie Royal injured again, so 6’3″Meredith ( 9-of-12 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown) will line up opposite WR Alshon Jeffery for the immediate future.

GB WR Davante Adams ( vs DAL)- No question the #3 option for QB A Rodgers. 5/8 targets for 85 yards and 1 TD in Week 5. Adams has 3 TDs in 2016, WR Cobb has none.

MINN WR Adam Thielen (Bye Week)- Consider him as a bye week replacement when he comes back in Week 7.

Other candidates-

 

Tight Ends Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6

SD  TE Hunter Henry ( at OAK)- –Week 4 Utter-Fantasy Waiver Wire Recommendation- Despite having TE Antonio Gates return to the starting line up, Henry now has 3 nice games in a row for the SD tight end, and likely a very good tight end for fantasy football owners moving forward. Only owned in 28% of Yahoo leagues.

CHI TE Zach Miller ( at IND )- Week 4 Utter-Fantasy Waiver Wire Recommendation- new QB Brian Hoyer is on the same page with his TE Miller, who caught 7/8 passes for 73 yards in Week 5 against the Colts. Only owned in 71% of Yahoo leagues.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6 coming as the week progresses.

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Start Em Sit Em Week 5 2016

Start Em Sit Em Week 5 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 5 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start QB Aaron Rodgers at home vs the Giants) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours :) Good Luck this week!

Start Em Sit Em Week 5 2016

 

Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 5 2016

SD QB Philip Rivers (at OAK) – The Raiders are the #28 defense in the league, 28th vs the pass. Should be a big day for Rivers and his receiving corps.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( at DET)- Detroit is the WORST passing defense in the NFL.

TB QB J Winston ( at CAR)- In Week 4, ATL QB M Ryan threw for over 500 yards ( 4 TDs) vs Carolina. The Panther’s defense isn’t the same without DB Josh Norman.

CINN QB A Dalton ( at DAL)- This is not a great match up for Dalton, but he will likely be forced to pass a ton in this game. Dallas is 16th vs the run, but 24th vs the pass.

I also like DAL Dak Prescott ( vs CINN)-

 

Running backs NFL Start Em Week 5 2016

ARI RB David Johnson – HC Bruce Arians must be successful in the running game. He should be feeding RB David Johnson all night.

SF RB Carlos Hyde – Hyde has a tough match up …BUT….he also did in Week 1 ( LA Rams….88 yards rushing with 2 TDs) and Week 3 ( Seattle Seahawks….103 yards rushing with 2 TDs). He finds a way.

CHI RB Jordan Howard ( at IND)- Howard had his first 100+ yard game in Week 4, he’ll likely get his 2nd vs a bad INDY defense.

BALT RB Terrance West ( vs WASH)- If HC Harbaugh commits to West like he did in Week 4, which I think he will, West has an opportunity for a big game.

IND RB Frank Gore ( vs CHI)- Running well and has a good match up.

others I like very much…- NE L Blount (at CLEV.)…PHIL R Mathews ( at DET)….SD RB GM Gordon ( at OAK)

No brainer…..DEN RB CJ Anderson ( vs ATL)

RB Sleepers Week 5..OAK DeAndre Washington ( vs SD)

 

Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 5 2016

NE WRs Ju Edleman/ Chris Hogan ( at CLEV ) – QB Tom Brady’s first game back should be a good one.

IND WRs TY Hilton/ P Dorsett ( vs CHI)- Both should have a very decent game vs a bad Chicago team.

SD WRs D Inman ( vs OAK)- WR Travis Benjamin should also have a good game in Week 5 at Oakland, but he did lose a costly fumble last week, and has been only lining up in 3 receiver sets. I put WR Tyrell Williams as a WR3.

MIA WRs J Landry/ Kenny Stills ( vs TENN)- Weather permitting, both of these wide outs should be on the receiving end of many passes from QB Tannehill.

No Brainers: WRs Demaryius Thomas/ Emmanuel Sanders ( vs ATL)…CINN A J Green ( vat DAL)

WR Sleepers: BALT Steve Smith ( vs WASH)….PHIL Jordan Matthews (at DET)….NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( at GB)…DAL WR Brice Butler ( vs CINN)

 

Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 5 2016

CHI TE Zach Miller (at IND )- Miller has been QB Brian Hoyer’s go-to-guy for TDs.

MINN TE Kyle Rudolph ( vs HOU)- Rudolph has a TD pass in 3 straight games. likely be 4 straight games.

PITT TE Jesse James ( NYJ)- Neither New York NFL team ( Giants nor the Jets) are very good defending the TE position.

 

Defenses NFL Start Em Week 5 2016

NEW ENGLAND (at CLEV) – This Pat’s will be furious about the shut out in Week 4, and they’ll be taking it out on the Browns.

GREEN BAY (vs the NYG) – QB Eli Manning has 4 INTs in 4 games so far, and has been held without a passing touchdown in two of those games.

No Brainer DEF starts: PHIL ( at DET)….ARI ( at SF)

 

 

Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 5 2016

ARI QB Drew Stanton- QB C Palmer is OUT on concussion protocal. Stanto may surprise because the Bengals secondary has been vulnerable, but more than likely, he’ll be a game-manager. Stanton only scompleted 5 passes in the NFL in 2015.

SF QB Blaine Gabbert- The Cardinals are 1-3 and that is NOT sitting well in Arizona. Expect tons of pressure on Gabbert, with the other priority…shutting down RB Carlos Hyde.

TENN QB Marcus Mariota (at MIA)- His sophomore slump is real, and he has only 4 TD in the first 4 games. Hopefully you have better options until he gets his groove back.

HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( at MINN)- This Viking’s defense is shutting teams DOWN! Rough week for Osweiler and the Texans coming up.

NYJ QB Ryan Fitz ( at PITT)- Until Fitz gets back into NFL form, I can’t start him…can you? ( Doesn’t help having WR Eric Decker injured either)

BUFF QB Tyrod Taylor ( at LAR)- I prefer a better match up.

 

Running backs NFL Sit Em Week 5 2016

CLEV RB I Crowell ( vs NE)– The Pats will shut down any Brown’s running game and force rookie QB C Kessler to beat them thru the air, which he won’t be able to do.

WASH RB Matt Jones ( at BALT)– Jones surprised most fantasy football owners with a good game in Week 4, but he faces the Raven’s #1 run defense in the NFL. Very unlikely he surprises in Week 5.

DET RB Theo Riddick ( vs PHIL)– The #2 Eagle defense will give up some yardage to Riddick in Week 5, but I do not see a lot, nor a TD from him.

Other RBs I don’t like in Week 4- NYG Orleans Darkwa ( at GB)

Sit Em if you can…….MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( vs TENN)….Decent match up but I want to see HC Gase stop using RBBC like he said he would do, before I sit anyone for Ajayi.

 

Wide Receivers NFL  Sit Em Week 5 2016

ALL ARI WRs- I do not like QB Drew Stanton as the starter this week, and although you are sitting talented wide outs, I have to think you have better options this week.

ALL SF WRS ( at NE )- I would not start any of them.

MINN WR Stefon Diggs ( vs HOU)- The Texans are 5th vs the pass and so far in QB Sam Bradford’s Viking career, Diggs hasn’t been one of the guys that he’s leaned on. I’ll wait until he does. UPDATE: Stefon Diggs didn’t practice today due to groin injury.

CLEV WR Terrelle Pryor ( vs NE)- NE Hc Bill Belichick likes to eliminate a team’s big threats, and currently those 2 guys are RB I Crowell and WR Terrelle Pryor.

HOU WR Will Fuller ( at MINN)- I realize that Fuller is hard talent to Sit, but the Vikings defense did not allow a passing touchdown from CAR QB Cam Newton in Week 3 or a passing touchdown from NYG QB Eli Manning in Week 4. ( only 1 passing touchdown from GB QB A Rodgers in Week 2). I don’t even like WR DeAndre Hopkins in Week 5.

 

Tight Ends NFL  Sit Em Week 5 2016

CLEV TE Gary Barndge ( vs NE)- He’s done nothing and this is too tough a match up to start him.

IND TE Dwayne Allen ( vs CHI)- Start him if you must, but so far he’s averaging 2 catches a game. QB A Luck just isn’t looking for him.

ATL TE J Tamme ( at DEN)- He’s been invisible for a couple weeks now, and the match up says “Sit Em”

 

Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 5 2016

CHICAGO (at IND) – This will likely be the game that fantasy football owners have been waiting for from QB A Luck.

CINCINNATI (at DAL) – RB Zeke Elliott will have a good day, as will QB Dak Prescott with all his weapons and that O-Line.

No Brainer DEF sits: PHIL ( at DET)….ARI ( at SF)

START EM SIT EM WEEK 4 2016

Week 5 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 5 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

It was a tough for injuries to NFL quarterbacks in Week 4 and for fantasy football owners. ARI QB Carson Palmer was escorted to the locker room after his head bounced off the turf late in the game vs the Rams. DEN QB Trevor Siemian suffered a left shoulder (non-throwing) injury in the 2nd qtr. CAR QB Cam Newton could miss Week 5 after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit on a 2pt conversion in the 4th qtr.

NFL injuries are inevitable, and fantasy football owners must roll with the punches and use the waiver wire to survive losses to their rosters and to improve them. Bye weeks can also create many roster problems for fantasy football owners, especially if they did not pay attention to them during the drafts and have many players from their team off on the same bye week.

First Bye Week is in Week 5: Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans and Seattle

 

Quarterbacks Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5

DAL QB Dak Prescott ( vs CINN )- Prescott completed 23/32 passes for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns against the 49ers in Week 4. He is currently the #17 QB in the NFL and only owned in 59% of Yahoo leagues.

PHIL QB Carson Wentz ( at DET)- Wentz had a bye week in Week, but proved more than capable in Week 3…completing 23/31 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. Only owned in 37% of Yahoo leagues. ( Detroit is currently #32 vs the pass….dead last!)

CHI QB Brian Hoyer ( at IND)- Brian Hoyer completed 28/36 passes for 302 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTS in the Bears’ 17-14, Week 4 win over the Lions. Nice match up Week 5 vs the Colts. ( Note: Bears coach John Fox said Brian Hoyer could keep the team’s starting job regardless of Jay Cutler’s (thumb) health.)

deep leagues- ARI QB Drew Stanton (at SF)- The Cardinals travel to San Francisco for Thursday Night Football, and with QB Carson Palmer in the league’s mandatory concussion protocol, it’s fairly unlikely that he could play on Thursday.

deeper leagues CAR QB Derek Anderson ( vs TB)-  IF QB Cam Newton cannot participate in Week 5 due to the league’s mandatory concussion protocol, Anderson has a favorable match up in Week 5 and was impressive in his short duty in Week 4 ( 17/23…172 yards and 2 TDs). ( Cam has an extra long week to recover, with the Panthers playing on Monday Night Week 5.)

 

Running Backs Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5

CHI RB Jordan Howard ( at IND)- Some fantasy football owners jumped on the Howard train in Week 4 waivers, while others wanted to see proof first. Still owned in 82% of Yahoo leagues. HC John Fox said Jordan Howard was “outstanding” and “we’ll ride him pretty good moving forward.”

BALT RB Terrance West ( vs WASH )- Unless HC J Harbaugh pulls a Bill Belichick, the Ravens might finally have settled on a running back. Terrance West rushed 21 times for 113 yards and a TD in Week 4 vs the Raiders. Only owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues.

MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( vs TENN)- Coach Adam Gase said using a four-running back committee the past two weeks was “some bad coaching by me,” and he plans to scrap it. Fantasy football owners agree!

NYJ RB Bilal Powell ( at PITT)- Powell rushed 4/26 yards and caught 6/9 targets for 54 yards in Week 4 in loss to the Seahawks. Powell has now touched the ball 10 times each in Weeks 3 and 4. Powell should be owned in all formats, especially with Forte reportedly carted to the X-rays room after the loss. Only owned in 22% of Yahoo leagues.

CAR RB Fozzy Whitaker  (vs TB)- Fozzy Whittaker caught 9/9 targets for 86 yards and rushed 3 times for 6 yards in Week 4. If QB Cam Newton ( concussion) cannot play in Week 5, the Panthers will likely lean on the rushing game. Whitaker is also the preferred receiving back for Carolina, an option QB Derek Anderson may also lean on.

deeper leagues PHIL RB Darren Sproles/ Wendall Smallwood ( at DET)- Prior to their Week 4 bye, Sproles led the Eagles in Week 4 in targets, catches and receiving yards. He caught all 6 of his targets for 126 yards. In Week 3, Smallwood had 79 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh. He is a great speculative add in deeper leagues. ( RB Ryan Mathews was dealing with stiffness and swelling in the ankle he injured prior to training camp and came out of the game in Week 4 and never returned.)

deeper leagues ARI RB Andre Ellington- With RB Chris Johnson (groin, injured reserve) is undergoing sports-hernia surgery, the 2nd RB duties should fall on Ellington.

 

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5

BALT WR Steve Smith (vs WASH)-  After a slow start, Steve Smith Sr. has 9+ targets in 3 of 4 games. In Week 4 Smith caught 8/11 targets for 111 yards and a TD. Only owned in 63% of Yahoo leagues.

SD WR Dontrelle Inman- ( at OAK)- Inman caught 7/11 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers’ Week 4 loss to the Saints. ( WR T Benjamin had a costly fumble in the 4th qtr which may have cost the Chargers the game and QB P Rivers trust)

DAL Terrance Williams/ and Brice Butler- Even before WR Dez Bryant’s injury, new QB Dak Prescott was passing the ball around to everyone, including WR Williams. Terrance Williams caught 4/6 targets for 44 yards and a TD in Week 4. Only owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.   Bruce Butler- Caught 5/9 targets for 41 yards and a TD in Week 4.

IND WR Philip Dorsett ( vs CHI)- Week 4 Utter-Fantasy Waiver Wire Recommendation- WR Donte Moncrief is expected to miss about another month with a broken shoulder blade. Although Dorsett only had one reception in Week 4, it was a 64-yard touchdown catch. Only owned in 53% of Yahoo leagues.

CLEV Terrelle Pryor (vs NE)- An integral part of the Cleveland offense, Pryor has a tough match up in week 5 however. Owned in 82% of Yahoo leagues.

Other candidates-

CHI WR  Eddie Royal ( at IND)- Royal has out-produced disappointing WR Kevin White all season so far, and now White needing an MRI on his injured ankle.

CAR WR Ted Ginn Jr ( vs TB)- WR Devin Funchess left the Week 4 game with a toe injury late in the 4th quarter & did not return. Toe injuries can linger, so Funchess should be considered highly questionable for Week 5.

 

Tight Ends Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5

PHIL TE Zach Ertz ( at DET)-  Ertz (ribs) had his MRI came back clear and he plans to play Week 5 against the Lions. Only owned in 63% of Yahoo leagues.

SD  TE Hunter Henry ( at OAK)- –Week 4 Utter-Fantasy Waiver Wire Recommendation- Two nice games in a row for the SD tight end, and likely a very good tight end for fantasy football owners moving forward. Henry caught 4/7 targets for 61 yards and 1 TD in Week 4 against the Saints. Only owned in 30% of Yahoo leagues, but this will drastically change this week. Get him while you can.

CHI TE Zach Miller ( at IND )- Week 4 Utter-Fantasy Waiver Wire Recommendation- new QB Brian Hoyer is on the same page with his TE Miller, who caught 3/3 targets for 31 yards and 1 TD in the Bears’ Week 4 win over the Lions. Only owned in 60% of Yahoo leagues.

TB TE Cameron Brate ( at CAR)- TE ASJ is gone (thankfully) and Brate finally gets the starting gig by himself. 18 targtes in thepast 2 weeks, and 2 TD receptions in Week 3. Tough match up however in Week 5.

GB TE Richard Rodgers ( vs NYG) – Before their Week 4 Bye, the Packers TE Jared Cook suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 3 against the Lions. In Week 3 Rodgers had 2 receptions for 9 yards and 1 TD. UPDATE: Jared Cook (ankle) will not play in Week 5 against the Giants.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5 coming as the week progresses.

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Start Em Sit Em Week 4 2016

Start Em Sit Em Week 4 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 4 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start WR Antonio Brown at home vs Kansas City) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours :) Good Luck this week!

 

NFL Start Em Sit Em Week 4 2016

 

Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 4 2016

SD QB Philip Rivers (vs NO) – DC Rob Ryan wasn’t the only problem in 2015 for the Saint’s defense. New Orleans D is so bad, every offense is a must start against them.

WASH QB Kirk Cousins ( vs CLEV )- Capt. Kirk is the #2 QB in the NFL for yardage, only behind NO QB D Brees. If the TDs were there, he’d be one of the biggest steals so far in fantasy football drafts.

JACK QB Blake Bortles ( vs IND in London)- The Colts will get DB Patrick Robinson back this week, but they are still bad. Outstanding week for QB Bortles to look like 2015 QB Bortles.

BALT QB Joe Flacco (at BALT ) – Flacco had a great match up Week 3 and did very little with it. At home vs OAK ( #28 vs the pass and run)..if he doesn’t produced, he can’t be recommended again.

I also like HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( vs TENN)

No Brainers….IND A Luck  (at JACK in London)

 

Running backs NFL Start Em Week 4 2016

NE RB Le Blount ( vs BUFF) – Start the #1 running back in the NFL so far at home.

CINN RB Jeremy Hill (vs MIA) – Hill had 97 rushing yards and 2 TDs vs a very tough Denver defense Week 3. He can do that against Miami Week 4.

SD Melvin Gordon (vs NO) – Few players I wouldn’t recommend Week 4 vs the Saints.

CHI RB Jordan Howard (vs DET) – The rookie fills in for injured RB J Langford and has a good match up vs the #27 Detroit run defense.

NO Brainer: HOU RB Lamar Miller ( vs TENN) and he had better deliver!…DAL Zeke Elliott ( at SF)….PITT RB LeVeon Bell ( vs KC)

I also like NO RB Mark Ingram ( at SD)- IND RB F Gore ( vs JACK in London)

Start Em if you must…….WASH Matt Jones ( vs CLEV)

RB Sleeper: CLEV RB I Crowell ( at WASH)

 

Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 4 2016

 WASH WR DeSean Jackson ( vs CLEV ) – Still has the speed to break a deep one at anytime. Currently the #15 WR in the NFL.

JACK Allen Robinson/ Allen Hurns (vs IND ) – One has to be concerned about the slump QB Blake Bortles is in, although at this time last year, he had only thrown 5 TD passes as well. He has to capitalize on this bad INDY secondary.

HOU WR Will Fuller (vs TENN) – 3/7 targets for 31 yards in Week 3, but it would have been more if not for the “drops”. WR Braxton Miller is likely out, so the targets will be there. Great week for Fuller to get back on track.

IND WRs TY Hilton/ P Dorsett ( at JACK in London)- Both should have a very decent game vs a bad Jacksonville defense.

SD WRs T Benjamin/ Tyrell Williams ( vs NO)- Great match up vs a terrible defense.

No Brainers: NO B Cooks ( at SD)…CINN A J Green ( vs MIA)

WR Sleepers: ARI John Brown( vs LAR)….CLEV Terrelle Pryor (at WASH)….NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( at MINN)…DAL WR Brice Butler

 

Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 4 2016

CHI TE Zach Miller (vs DET )- Huge game in week 3 ( 78 yards and 2 TDs). QB Cutler didn’t look for TE Miller, but QB B Hoyer does. DET is one of the worst NFL teams defending the TE position.

NO TE Coby Fleener ( at SD)- QB D Brees said that he would get Fleener involved in the offense, and he did just that in Week 3.

SEA TE Jimmy Graham ( at NYJ)- Seeing is believing, and we are seeing the old Jimmy Graham producing finally for fantasy football owners.

DAL Jason Witten ( at SF)- With WR Dez Bryant likely out for 3+ weeks, Witten’s ( and everyone else’s) targets can only go up.

other notable TE starts: IND TEs Allen ( at JACK in London)….SD TE Hunter Henry (5/5 targets for 76 yards Week 3)

No Brainers: )…WASH J Reed ( vs CLEV)…CAR G Olson ( at ATL)

 

Defenses NFL Start Em Week 4 2016

NEW ENGLAND (vs BUFF) – This Pat’s defense is for real, and QB Tyrod Taylor isn’t very good.

LAR (at ARI) – ARI QB C Palmer is “off his game” of late, throwing 4 INTs in Week 3. I would not be surprised if he threw 3 INTs Week 4.

No Brainer DEF starts: SEA at NYJ….HOU vs TENN

 

 

Quarterbacks NFL  Sit Em Week 4 2016

MIA Ryan Tannehill ( at CINN)- The Bengals are still stinging from the whooping they took in Week 3 from the visiting Broncos. I expect the CINN DEF to step up and make it one rough night for MIA Ryan Tannehill.

BUFF Tyrod Taylor ( at NE )- I know he had two long TD throws in Week 2, but I would not start a QB based on two busted-coverage passes. Tough, tough match up.

TN QB J Winston (vs DEN ) – Winston is struggling and he’ll struggle some more vs the pat’s staunch defense.

ARI QB C Palmer (vs LAR) – Palmer is not playing very well…I prefer a better match up.

No Brainers: NYJ Ryan Fitz (at NE)

 

Running backs NFL Sit Em Week 4 2016

MIA RBs  J Ayayi/ K Drake/ D Williams (at CINN) – Too many getting touches. Can’t start any of them at Cincinnati.

TB Ch Sims/ Jacq Rodgers ( vs DEN) – They are talented but…I prefer a better match up.

WASH RB Matt Jones (vs CLEV) – He may surprise because of the match up, but he has disappointed so far, and I do not expect anything different.

Others I don’t like in Week 4- BALT RBs ( vs OAK)-….J Forsett- T West- K Dixon- Buck Allen ( maybe)…too many to be success for any fantasy football owner but hey, the Ravens are 3-0 so good for them.

Sit Em if you can…….SF RB C Hyde ( vs DAL)….NYJ RB M Forte ( vs SEA)

 

Wide Receivers NFL Sit Em Week 4 2016

NYJ WR Brandon Marshall  (at SEA) – Marshal is not 100% and WR Eric Decker is likely OUT….and…QB Ryan Fitz is playing terrible. Add all that to a decent Seattle defense and you get a Sit Em.

NE WRs ( vs BUFF) – The Pat’s defense will likely be able to win this one. Whoever is under center for New England will hit WRs Edleman, Amendola, Hogan, TEs Gronk and/or Bennett, and RBs out of the backfield. I am not going to try to figure out which one.

PITT WR Sammie Coates/ Eli Rogers/ M Wheaton (vs KC ) – Of course WR Antonio Brown will have a good game, and TE Jesse James may get a TD reception, but so far in 2015, Coates/Rogers/Wheaton cannot be counted on by fantasy football owners.

KC WR  Jeremy Maclin ( at PITT)- Currently the #40 wide out in the NFL, and you didn’t draft him to be that. ( Only averaging 50 yards- has only 1 TD). The conservative offense in KC just doesn’t give Maclin very many opportunities to put up big games. Start him if you must.

Sit Em if you can…….WR Mike Evans ( vs DEN)

 

Tight Ends NFL Sit Em Week 4 2016

NE Martellus Bennett (vs BUFF) – Defense and the running game will win this game for the Pats. Buffalo is #2 in the NFL defending the TE position.

PITT TE Jesse James (vs KC)- I put TE James here because KC is so good vs the other tight ends, but James could get a TD reception without many yards to go with it. ( only 2 catches for 10 yards in Week 30

HOU TE  Ryan Griffin ( vs TENN)- Still not a weapon in this offense.

 

Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 4 2016

ATL (vs CAR) – They couldn’t slow down New Orleans and won’t stop Carolina.

BUFF ( at NE )- This is going to be a very safe game for the Pats, who have already won 3 games in a row without QB Tom Brady.

MIAMI ( at CINN )- I prefer a better match up.

No Brainers: Don’t start INDY, JACK, or OAK

 

Good Luck Week Four!

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Another week of tough injuries for NFL teams and for fantasy football owners. CHI RB Jeremy Langford was carted off the field with a ankle injury and GB TE Jared Cook suffered an injury to his ankle as well in the Week 3 loss to the Cardinals. NYG RB RB Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season. SEA QB Russell Wilson came into Week 3 with a banged up right ankle, and he suffered an additional sprained left knee. We’ll know more soon, but he’ll likely play again Week 4. NFL injuries are inevitable, and fantasy football owners must roll with the punches and use the waiver wire to survive losses to their rosters and to improve them.

First Bye Week is in Week 4: Green Bay & Philadelphia

 

Quarterbacks Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

DEN QB Trevor Siemian ( at Tampa Bay)- The new Denver quarterback is getting more comfortable every week, and has plenty of weapons. He completed 23/35 passes for 312 yards and 4 TDs in Week 3’s win over the Bengals. If you have PHIL QB Wentz or GB QB A Rodgers ( bye Week 4), this is a nice matchup.

DAL QB Dak Prescott ( at SF)- Prescott completed 19/24 passes for 248 yards and 2 touchdowns ( 1 pass/ 1 run) and the 49ers defense was exposed Week 3 by the Seahawks who had several injured players participating in this game. Only owned in 44% of Yahoo leagues.

NE Jimmy Garoppolo (vs BUFF)- Garroplo is “definitely making progress” and there is hope he can be ready for Week 4. More updates as the week progresses. ( QB Jacoby Brissett only suffered a sprained thumb but will not require surgery.)

 

Running Backs Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

SEA RB Christine Michael (at NYJ)- SEA HC Pete Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls (fibula) will miss multiple weeks. RB Christine Michael is officially the starter and a must own in all formats.

CHI RB Jordan Howard ( at DET)- RB Jeremy Langford was carted off the field Sunday night and spotted in a walking boot after the game. Howard is a must-add in all formats.

NYG RB Orleans Darkwa (vs MINN)- RB Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury, so RB Orleans Darkwa is a waiver wire pick up once again. He rushed 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Giants’ Week 3. NOT an ideal match up Week 4 at Minnesota however.

TB RB Charles Sims ( vs DEN)- A very impressive day for Sims, who ran 13 times for 55 yards and a TD, plus catching 6/8 targets for 69 yards in Tampa’s Week 3 loss to the Rams. RB Doug Martin Martin is week to week with a bad hammy.

DET RBs Theo Riddick/ Dwayne Washington- RB Ameer Abdullah (injured reserve) is done for the year with a torn ligament in his foot.

CAR Fozzy Whitaker/ Cameron Artis-Payne ( at ATL) – CAR RB Jonathon Stewart is expected to miss at least a couple games. C. Artis-Payne had 13 touches to Fozzy Whitaker’s 10 touches Week 3, although Whitaker did have a 50+ TD called back on a holding penalty. Nicer match up Week 4.

 

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

SD WR Tyrell Williams- An Utter-Fantasy Week 2 Waiver Wire recommendation- LINK– before RB Danny Woodhead’s injury. Williams is a big receiver…6’4″ and 205 lbs. William 6/9 targets for 69 yards in Week 3. Still Only owned in 63% of Yahoo leagues.

IND WR Philip Dorsett ( vs JACK in London)- WR Donte Moncrief is OUT, so WR Phillip Dorsett caught 3/4 targets for 27 yards in the Colts’ Week 3 win over the Chargers. His days will get better as he acclimates to being the clear #2 WR in INDY.

CLEV Terrelle Pryor (at WASH)- This guy did it all in Week 3…Terrelle Pryor caught 8/14 targets for 144 yards in Cleveland’s Week 3 loss to Miami and had a featured role with QB Josh McCown and WR Corey Coleman sidelined. He rotated snaps with QB Cody Kessler at quarterback, rushing for 21 yards on four carries and completing 3/5 passes for 35 yards.

NYG WR Sterling Shepard (at MINN)- More fantasy football points than OBJ- 3 weeks in a row. Owned in 90% of Yahoo leagues.

Other candidates-

deep league option-TB WR Adam Humphries ( vs DEN)- Targets…..Week 1/ 5…..Week 2/ 8…..Week 3/ 12. It looks like QB J Winston has a weapon he prefers over WR V Jackson.

DAL WR Cole Beasley/ Terrance Williams ( at SF)- PPR deep league must own

 

Tight Ends Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

NO TE Coby Fleener ( at SD)- Fleener caught 7/11 targets for 109 yards and 1 TD in Monday night game Week 3. QB D Brees was without WR W Snead and the Falcons shut down WR B Cooks, so Brees looked for Fleener. The connection should continue to grow. Nice match up Week 4 at San Diego.

CHI TE Zach Miller ( vs DET)- After totaling three catches for 35 yards on 12 combined targets Weeks 1 and 2, Miller caught 8/9 targets for 78 yards and 2 TDs in Week 3 against Dallas. Miller has been more involved since QB Brian Hoyer took over in QB Cutler’s absence and faces the Lions who cannot cover tight ends.

SD  TE Hunter Henry ( vs NO)- Henry caught 5/5 targets for 76 yards in the Chargers’ Week 3 loss to the Colts. TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) “wasn’t close” to suiting up against the Colts, and will likely miss another game.

SEA TE Jimmy Graham ( at NYJ) – It took awhile, but Graham might actually be fantasy football relevant again! Graham caught 6/9 targets for 100 yards and a TD in Week 3. Owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues.

 

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4 coming as the week progresses.

Start Em Sit Em Week 3 2016

Start Em Sit Em Week 3 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 3 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start QB Aaron Rodgers at home vs Detroit) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours :) Good Luck this week!

 

NFL Start Em Sit Em Week 3 2016

 

Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 3 2016

 

SD Philip Rivers (at IND) – The Colts secondary is in tatters. Rivers will air it out all day Week 3.

ATL Matt Ryan ( at NO)- Your sister could throw 200+ yards against this Saints defense.

BALT Joe Flacco (at Jack ) – What was suppose to be an improved JACK DEF……isn’t. Pass Defense currently ranks 25th. -LINK-

TENN Marcus Mariota ( vs OAK)- Oakland’s pass defense is ranked last according to the Football Insiders. It’s bad!

I also like DAL Dak Prescott ( vs CHI)-

No Brainers….IND A Luck  (vs SD) even without Moncrief  , NO Drew Brees (vs ATL)

Start Em if you must…….MIA Ryan Tannehill ( vs CLEV)

 

Running backs NFL Start Em Week 3 2016

 

TENN DeMarco Murray (vs OAK) – Really like Murray at home this week.

LAR Todd Gurley (at TB) – Fantasy football owners have been waiting for weeks for Gurley to payoff for their 1st round selection….this is the match up to do it.

IND Frank Gore ( vs SD) – Gore showed why he still belongs in NFL starting line ups last week at Denver. Tasty match up Week 3.

NO Mark Ingram (vs ATL) – Another match up to good to pass up.

NYG Shane Vereen ( vs WASH)- NYG RB Shane Vereen is expected to draw the start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

other notable RB starts: ATL D Freeman/ Tevin Coleman (at NO) – Can both of these guys have good day, or will they steal too much from each other?

NO Brainer: DAL Zeke Elliott ( vs CHI)

I also like DET Theo Riddick ( at GB)-

Start Em if you must…….NE L Blount ( vs HOU)

 

Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 3 2016

 

SD Travis Benjamin. Tyrell Williams (at IND) – Playing a very bad INDY defense.

ARI Larry Fitz ( at BUFF ) – QB Carson Palmer’s go-to-guy in the redzone….and his on a roll…keep riding it.

IND TY Hilton/ P Dorsett ( vs SD)- Without WR D Moncrief ( out 4-6 weeks) these two should see a ton of targets.

JACK Allen Robinson/ Allen Hurns (vs BALT ) – Running is going to be almost impossible for the Jags, so expect QB B Bortles to throw Sunday 40-50 times.

BALT Mike Wallace ( at JACK)- QB Joe Flacco was OUT last year when WR Kamar Aiken was putting up big numbers near the end of the season. So far they don’t seem to have chemistry. Wallace and Flacco do.

No Brainers: NO B Cooks ( vs ATL)…PITT A Brown ( at PHIL)

I also like OAK Michael Crabtree ( at TENN)

WR Sleepers: ATL M Sanu ( at NO)….NE J Edleman (vs HOU)

 

Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 3 2016

 

TENN Delanie Walker (at DET )- Walker’s 3/5 targets for 42 yards Week 1 against the Vikings won’t happen in Week 2. Detroit is the worst team right now vs the TE position.

PITT Jesse James ( at PHIL)- Not the best of match ups, but 7 targets in Week 1 and a TD reception in Week 2.

BALT D Pitta ( at JACK)- We will see if Week 2 was an abberation with a decent match up at Jacksonville.

DAL Jason Witten ( vs CHI)- A must win for Dallas on Primetime TV. QB Dak should lean on TE Witten and WR Bryant plenty, unless a solid running game proves all they need.

other notable TE starts: IND TEs Allen/ Jack Doyle- Should see even more targets without WR Moncrief.

No Brainers: TENN Delanie Walker ( vs OAK)…WASH J Reed ( at NYG)…CAR G Olson ( vs MINN)

 

Defenses NFL Start Em Week 3 2016

 

MIAMI (vs CLEV ) – The Browns will start third-round QB Cody “who” Kessler Week 3 against the Dolphins. I hope the Browns get some good news soon.

DALLAS (vs CHI) – How many times will the Dallas DEF pick off QB B Hoyer?

LAR (at TB) – TB QB J Winston has throw 5 INTS in just the two games this season.

No Brainer DEF starts: SEA vs SF….CAR vs MINN

 

 

Quarterbacks NFL  Sit Em Week 3 2016

 

BUFF Tyrod Taylor ( vs ARI )- I know he had two long TD throws in Week 2, but I would not start a QB based on two busted-coverage passes. Tough, tough match up.

KC Alex Smith (vs NYJ ) – Capt. Deacon Dunk will likely post in Week 3 what he posted in Week 2. Around 200 yards and 0 TDs. ( Even one TD won’t help much)

TB J Winston (vs LAR) – Winston looked REALLY bad in Week 2 throwing 4 INTS vs a tough Arizona defense. Tough defense this week as well.

Sit Em if you can…….A Dalton ( vs DEN)…HOU B Osweiler ( at NE)

No Brainers: Sit SF B Gabbert ( at SEA)

 

 

Running backs NFL Sit Em Week 3 2016

 

MINN  J McKinnon/ M Asiata (at CAR) – A nice waiver wire pick up but this isn’t the week to start him. ( or Asiata)

TB CH Sims/ Jacq Rodgers ( vs LAR) – More interesting waiver wire pick ups but as above….not the week to start either of them.

JACK TY Yeldon (vs BALT) – The Ravens are 4th best against the run and RB Chris Ivory is due back for a few carries.

Others I don’t like in Week 3- BUFF L McCoy ( vs ARI)…SEA T Rawls ( vs WASH)

Sit Em if you can…….RB J Hill ( vs DEN)…HOU L Miller ( at NE)….SEA T Rawls/ C Michael ( vs SF)

 

Wide Receivers NFL Sit Em Week 3 2016

 

SF ALL WRS (at SEA) – Low scoring game for the 49ers. A lot of RB C Hyde.

TENN Rishard Matthews ( vs OAK) – Currently the #86 wide out in the NFL with only 7 receptions on 10 measly targets.

CHI Alshon Jeffrey (at DAL ) – If I’m Dallas, the only player I am really worried about is Alshon Jeffrey, so I am going to shut him down.

BUFF Sammy Watkins ( vs ARI)- He says his foot is OK. It’s still not.

Sit Em if you can…….AJ Green ( vs DEN)

 

Tight Ends NFL Sit Em Week 3 2016

 

CHI Zach Miller (at DAL) – There is no one in Chicago I recommend in Week 3.

CLEV G Barnidge (at MIA)- Talented Barnidge couldn’t put any points w/ QB RG3 or QB McCown. Very doubtful he does with whoever Cleveland throws out there Week 3.

BUFF Charles Clay (vs ARI) – What have you done for me lately- Nothing!

KC T Kelce (vs NYJ)-  Always a tight end drafted too soon, only 34 receiving yards in Week 2- zero TDs in 2016.

SD A Gates ( at IND)- Gates is dealing with a hamstring injury, He may not even suit up.

 

Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 3 2016

 

ATL (at NO) – Should be high scoring game.

PHIL ( vs PITT)- The Steelers are playing so well, they can probably put up nice points on anyone,

TENN ( vs OAK )- I prefer a better match up.

No Brainer Sits: CLEV ( at MIA)

 

Good Luck Week Three!

 

START EM SIT EM WEEK 2 2016

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Another week of tough injuries for NFL teams and for fantasy football owners. SD RB Danny Woodhead was carted off the field with a knee injury and TB RB Doug Martin left and never returned. Bad news out of New England, where QB Jimmy Garropolo was injured after a hot start to the games, and he might be available for Week 4. NFL injuries are inevitable, and fantasy football owners must roll with the punches and use the waiver wire to survive losses to their rosters and to improve them.

First Bye Week is in Week 4: GB-PHIL

 

Quarterbacks Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3

Deep leagues…HOU QB Brock Osweiler- The new Houston quarterback is getting more comfortable every week, and has plenty of weapons. He completed 22-of-35 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. In Week 2, Osweiler 19-of-33 passes for 268 yards & one touchdown ( 2 INTS). Tough game Week 3 at New England however.

Deep leagues…LAR QB Case Keenum- I’m not sure what situation you’d be in to have to start QB Keenum…BUT…..it was a laugher Week 2 for Arizona taking on Tampa Bay ( 7-40 ) and the Bucs are hosting the Rams Week 3.

Deep leaguesCHI QB Brian Hoyer– CHI QB Jay Cutler left week 2 with a hand injury. More info on Tues/ Wed.

Deep leaguesNE QB Jacoby Brissett– completed 6-of-9 passes for 92 yards in the Patriots’ Week 2 win over the Dolphins. At home Week 3 vs Houston.

 

Running Backs Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3

MINN RB Jerick McKinnon/ Matt Asiata- McKinnon got all of his snaps after Adrian Peterson left with a knee injury. McKinnon is the favorite to start if Peterson is out. Owned in 23 percent of Yahoo leagues. RB Matt Asiata will rotate in some, and likely get goal line carries. UPDATE: Peterson has a torn meniscus and is out indefinitely.  

CAR Fozzy Whitaker/ Cameron Artis-Payne- CAR HC Panthers coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will miss “at least a week or two.” Fozzy Whittaker put up 100 yards Sunday with Stewart sidelined and should get upcoming goal line carries

NYG RB Shane Vereen ( vs WASH)- NYG RB Shane Vereen is expected to draw the start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

TB RB Charles Sims- RB Doug Martin said he suffered a tweaked hamstring in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals. Hammy’s do not heal quickly. RB Sims will be an RB2 for Week 3 against the Rams if Martin is inactive. Tough match ups however Weeks 3 & 4 ( LA Rams and Denver)

DET RBs Theo Riddick/ Dwayne Washington- X-Rays on DET RB Ameer Abdullah’s injured foot came back negative, but he’ll likely miss some times, perhaps two games.

CLEV RB Isaiah Crowell- Many fantasy football owners drafted RB Duke Johnson before Crowell, which may have been a mistake. Duke is better in the passing game, where Crowell is a better pounder and likely to get more goal line carries. Only owned in 62% of Yahoo leagues. Crowell rushed for 133 yards and 1 TD on 18 carries Wee k2. ( one carry went for 85 yards- TD!)

ATL RB Tevin Coleman- Coleman rushed 12 times for 46 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 25 yards in the Falcons’ Week 2- still only owned in 56% of Yahoo leagues.

SEA RB Christine Michael- In Week 2, Michael rushed 10 times for 60 yards in the Seahawks’ loss to the Rams. He caught 3/4 targets for 26 yards. RB Thomas Rawls suffered a leg bruise in the Week 2. Only owned in 59% of Yahoo leagues.

SD RB Farrow- The Chargers lost a playmaker for the second straight week. Running back Danny Woodhead was helped off the field in the first quarter and taken to the locker room on a cart. Farrow had 4 carries for 13 yards in Week 2.

 

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3

SD WR Tyrell Williams- An Utter-Fantasy Week 2 Waiver Wire recommendation- LINK– before RB Danny Woodhead’s injury. Someone has to step up for the Chargers with WR Allen out, and Williams is a big receiver…6’4″ and 205 lbs. William caught 3/6 targets for 61 yards and 1 TD in Week 2.

IND WR Philip Dorsett- WR Donte Moncrief will have an MRI on his shoulder Monday and coud be forced to miss any time. Dorsett would become a must own. After a rough start, the Colts now face San Diego at home, at Jacksonville, then home vs Chicago….nice! UPDATE: Coach Chuck Pagano announced Donte Moncrief will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured scapula.

NYJ WR Quincy Enunwa- This guy has been impressive in the preseason and in both regular season games. QB Ryan Fitz loves throwing to him. Enunwa caught 6/6 targets for 92 yards in the Jets’ Week 2 win over the Bills. ( Note: Brandon Marshall (knee) was banged up in Week 2 and not seen at the start of practice on Monday.)

MINN WR Stefon Diggs- Finally, Diggs is helping fantasy football owners as expected a year ago. Clearly, new QB Bradford’s favorite weapon so far. Owned 85 % in Yahoo leagues.

NYG WR Sterling Shepard- I’ve been beating the drum on this guy since the preseason. Shepard caught all 8 of his targets for 117 yards Sunday in the Giants’ Week 2. PPR must own.

SEA WR Jermaine Kearse- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tyler Lockett suffered a sprained knee Week 2. If Lockett misses time, Kearse’s targets double. Kearse caught 2-of-6 targets for 11 yards in the Seahawks’ Week 2 loss to the Rams. SF up for the Seahawks Week 3.

LAR Kenny Britt– It sometimes a few games to see which wide receiver a quarterback is going to lean on. Granted, coverage from Seattle Week 2 may have dictated this, but Kenny Britt saw a team-high 10 targets to post a 6-94 line. Only owned in 3% of yahoo leagues.

Deep leagues…..CHI Eddie Royal- Utter-Fantasy Sleeper Week 2- LINK- especially good pick up if return yards count in your league. ( 65 yd TD return Week 2)

Other good candidates-

CLEV WR Corey Coleman- Only owned in 69% of Yahoo leagues. ( Who will throw to him however?)

DAL WR Cole Beasley- PPR deep league must own

 

Tight Ends Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3

SF TE Vance McDonald- An Utter-Fantasy “Start Em” who found the endzone in Week 1 and in Week 2. ( a great 75 reception that he took to the house for a TD) QB B Gabbert relies on McDonald a lot, so perhaps fantasy football owners can as well.

BALT TE Dennis Pitta- QB Joe Flacco has always relied on his tight ends as offensive weapons. Pitta finally saw extensive action Week 2, catching 9/12 targets for 102 yards in the Ravens’ Week 2 win over the Browns.

PITT TE Jesse James- Jesse James caught 3/5 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown Week 2. Only owned in 25% of Yahoo leagues, fantasy football owners are not paying attention to this guy.

ATL TE Austin Hooper- Maybe it’s finally starting to happen between QB Matt Ryan and TE Austin Hooper. 3 catches for 84 yards.

Deep Deep league JACK TE Marcedes Lewis- An Utter-Fantasy Week 2 Waiver Wire recommendation- LINK– and another TD Week 2.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3 coming as the week progresses.

Start Em Sit Em Week 2 2016

Start Em Sit Em Week 2 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start ‘ Em & Sit ‘ Em players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start QB Cam Newton this week at home vs San Francisco ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours :) Good Luck this week!

 

NFL Start Em Sit Em Week 2 2016

 

Quarter Backs
Start ‘Em

NYG Eli Manning (vs N.O.) – QB start of the week. Manning has lots of weapons, and plays at home vs one of the worst defenses ( still) in the NFL.

DET Matt Stafford (vs TENN) – Now that QB Stafford doesn’t feel compelled to feed Megatron, he is passing it around plenty.

BALT Joe Flacco (at CLEV ) – It’s all about the match up, and this one is a tasty one for the Ravens. Flacco needs to get WR K Aiken involved, and go to his healthy tight ends.

SD Philip Rivers (vs JACK ) – QB Rivers is going to miss WR Keenan Allen over the course of the season, but not in this game.

other notable QB starts: NE J Garropolo ( vs MIA), HOU B Osweiler (vs KC)

No Brainers….OAK D Carr (vs ATL), ARI C Palmer (vs TB)

 

Running Backs
Start ‘Em

DEN CJ Anderson (vs IND) – Anderson proved he’s the man for HC Kubiak and the Colts defense is bad.

SD Danny Woodhead (vs JACK) – Fantasy football owners of Woodhead should be licking their chops at this match up.

PITT DeAngelo Williams ( vs CINN) – Not as tasty a match up as in Week 1, but he should find the endzone at least once, and yardage to go with it.

KC Spence Ware (at HOU) – Ware won’t match what he did in Week 1, but he’ll will get lots of touches, rushing and receiving and the goal line attempts.

DET Theo Riddick (vs TENN) – A PPR machine who found the endzone twice in Week 1. QB Stafford trusts Riddick plenty.

other notable RB starts: NE L Blount ( vs MIA), TENN D Murray ( at DET), MINN AP (vs GB), NYJ M Forte (at BUFF)

NO Brainer: ARI David Johnson (vs TB), AP ( vs GB)…you have to start him!)

 

Wide Receivers
Start ‘Em

OAK A Cooper/ M Crabtree (vs ATL) – The Saints lit up the hideous Falcon defense, and so will the Raiders.

JACK Allen Robinson/ Allen Hurns (at SD ) –Neither of these two receivers had a TD in Week 1, but I would be shocked if both don’t have at least one each in Week 2.

ARI Larry Fitz ( vs TB ) – QB Carson Palmer’s go-to-guy in the redzone….and this match up has them both drooling.

HOU De Hopkins/ Will Fuller (vs KC ) – This is going to be a great game to watch, with QB Osweiler airing it out often.

ATL M Sanu ( at OAK)- The Raiders will put up lots of points in this one, so QB M Ryan will have to throw it 30-40 times. Sanu had an impressive TD reception in Week 1.

No Brainers: CINN AJ Green ( at PITT)- The Steeler defense may give you second thoughts about starting Green, but Pittsburgh’s secondary can be burned.  NYG OBJ ( vs NO)

I like….A rebound week for WR Emmanuel Sanders ( vs IND)- WR Demaryius Thomas is less than 100% and the Colts are without three of their starting corners. 

WR Sleepers: NYG Stering Shepard ( vs NO), TENN Tajae Sharpe ( at DET), PITT Eli Rogers

 

Tight Ends
Start ‘Em

TENN Delanie Walker (at DET )- Walker’s 3/5 targets for 42 yards Week 1 against the Vikings won’t happen in Week 2. Detroit is the worst team right now vs the TE position.

DEN Virgil Green ( vs IND)- At home, WR Demaryius Thomas is hurting, and the best safety blanket for a new QB is a talented tight end like Green. Indy is 5th worst defending TEs.

JACK Julius Thomas ( vs SD )- The Chargers are 6th worst defending TEs, and Thomas found the endzone in Week 1.

IND TEs Allen/ Jack Doyle- The INDY WRs are “Sits” for me this week, so if QB Luck has any chance, I think it is with his TEs.

other notable TE starts: PITT Jesse James ( vs CINN). NYG L Donnell ( vs NO)

 

Defense
Start ‘Em

BALT (at CLEV ) – QB J McCown’s first start since QB RGIII is out. The Ravens are #3 vs the run, #3 vs the pass in 2016.

NE (vs MIA) – The Pats gave the Cardinals all they could handle in Week 1, now they are home.

PHIL (at CHI) – The Eagles are currently the #4 defense, and the Bears are not very good.

No Brainer DEF starts: DEN vs IND

 

Quarter Backs
Sit ‘Em

BUFF Tyrod Taylor ( vs NYJ )- I probably wouldn’t recommend starting Taylor even if  WR Sammy Watkins were healthy ( which he isn’t)

SF Blaine Gabbert (at CAR) – The Panthers are fighting mad after what happened last post-season, and in Week 1. They will take it out on Gabbert Week 2.

MIA Ryan Tannehill (at NE) – Another “Sit’ week for Tannehill, and most of the weapons in Miami.

CHI Jay Cutler (vs PHIL) – Jay Cutler was the #22 quarterback in Week 1, with only 216 yards passing. Another tough week for him.

WASH Kirk Cousins ( vs DAL)- I am not starting him until he proves he’s better than that hideous performance in Week 1.

No Brainers: CLEV Josh McCown (vs BALT)- McCown may surprise this week, but you have better options to start.

 

Running Backs
Sit ‘Em

IND F Gore (at DEN) – RB “Sit” of the Week. The Colts simply don’t give this guy enough opportunities, and it’s DENVER!

WASH Matt Jones ( vs DAL) – A better receiving RB than a rushing RB, but unfortunately, QB Kirk Cousins won’t look for him out if the backfield. Very frustrating.

MIA A Foster (at NE) – RB Arian Foster is likely the one guy the HC Belichick is worried about breaking one, so he will game plan against him.

Others I don’t like in Week 2- BUFF L McCoy ( vs NYJ),

ATL D Freeman ( at OAK)- Atlanta HC Quinn likely won’t have a job very long. Lost at home vs TB for crying out loud…..lost with a RBBC…and announced..”still doing it.”

 

Wide Receivers
Sit ‘Em

SF ALL WRS (at CAR) – Low scoring game for the 49ers. A lot of RB C Hyde.

MIA Kenny Stills ( at NE) – WR Jarvis Landry will likely help PPR owners, but Stills needs a TD to help fantasy football owners, and that’s probably not coming in Week 2.

MINN St Diggs (vs GB ) – 103 yards in Week 1, but this Packer defense is pretty good, and we don’t know who the Vikings quarterback is yet, but not sure it matters. ( IF QB Shaun Hill starts again, then maybe)

WR Tavon Austin (vs SEA) – ONLY 13 yards receiving in Week 1, and with SEA QB Russell Wilson less than 100%, the Seahawks defense will be asked to do a lot.

BUFF Sammy Watkins ( vs NYJ)- He says his foot is OK. ( I doubt it)

Others I don’t like in Week 2- IND WRs, CLEV WRs

 

Tight Ends
Sit ‘Em

ATL Jacob Tamme (at OAK) – QB Matt Ryan hasn’t looked at TEs way since Tony Gonzalez. The Raiders are currently 2nd best vs the TE.

TB Austin Seferian-Jenkins (vs ARI)- He found the endzone in Week 1, but tough seeing him do it at Arizona. ( 6th best team vs the TE.)

BUFF Charles Clay (at NYJ) – What have you done for me lately- Nothing! ( and he’s hurt.)

SEA TE Jimmy Graham-  One catch for 11 yards in Week 1

 

Defense
Sit ‘Em

MIA (at NE) – The Dolphins won’t slow down the Pats in Week 2, even with QB J Garropolo in only his 2nd game.

NYG ( vs NO)- The Giants will likely win this game, but they will give up plenty of yardage to the Saints.

MINN ( vs GB )- I prefer a better match up.

No Brainers: SF ( at CAR)

Good Luck Week Two!

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 2

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 2 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Keenan Allen suffered a torn right ACL Sunday in Week 1 against the Chiefs. It is a tough blow for the Chargers and for fantasy football owners of Allen. Bad news out of Buffalo, where WR Sammy Watkins (foot) “could be shut down for several weeks” because of “severe discomfort” in his surgically-repaired foot. NFL injuries are inevitable, and fantasy football owners must roll with the punches and use the waiver wire to survive losses to their rosters and to improve them.

First Bye Week is in Week 4: GB-PHIL

 

Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 2

 

NE Jimmy Garropolo- If you got BUFF QB Tyrod Taylor in any of your drafts, his 15-of-22 passes for 111 yards and 0 touchdowns in Week 1 likely gave you reason to regret that pick. It’s also looking like Taylor has lost his main weapon in WR Sammy Watkins. Garroplo on the other hand produced 264 passing yards and one touchdown on 24-of-33 passing while contributing four rushes for 12 yards in the Patriots’ Week 1 win over the Cardinals. He has 3 more starts.

HOU Brock Osweiler- The new Houston quarterback is getting more comfortable every week, and has plenty of weapons. He completed 22-of-35 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1.

Deep leagues….CLEV QB Josh McCown- Horrible news for the Browns…placing QB Robert Griffin III on injured reserve with a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder.

 

Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 2

 

KC RB Spencer Ware- Utter-Fantasy’s #1 sleeper for Week 1, and Ware produced in a big way. RB J Charles still is not close to starting.

DET RB Theo Riddick- Another succesful sleeper pick  Utter-Fantasy in Week 1. Theo Riddick rushed seven times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught 5-of-5 targets for 63 yards and another touchdown in the Lions’ Week 1 win over the Colts.

TB RB Charle Sims- The very quiet #21 RB for 2015, with over 1000 total yards and 4 TDs. Charles Sims rushed four times for nine yards, but caught 3-of-3 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs’ Week 1 win over Atlanta.

SD RB Danny Woodhead- With WR Keeenan Allen out, Woodhead should see even more action- Only owned in 78% of Yahoo leagues.

CLEV RB Isaiah Crowell- Many fantasy football owners drafted RB Duke Johnson before Crowell, which may have been a mistake. Duke is better in the passing game, where Crowell is a better pounder and likely to get more goal line carries. Only owned in 59% of Yahoo leagues.

ATL Tevin Coleman- Unfortunately for RB Devonta Freeman owners, it looks like an equal split of touches in Atlanta. ( they lost to Tampa in Week 1, so it’s not a formula that worked) Until they commit to Freeman, Coleman is a real option,  rushing eight times for 22 yards and caught 5-of-6 targets for 95 yards.

deep leagues- JACK RB Denard Robinson- RB Chris Ivory’s injury looks serious. We don’t know much, but if Ivory is out for an extended period of time, someone has to help RB T J Yeldon’s workload.

 

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 2

 

NO WR Willie Snead– Utter-Fantasy’s #1 waiver wire wide out going into Week 2. Snead caught 9-of-9 targets for 173 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ Week 1 loss to the Raiders. With the Saints likely down in every game due to their bad defense, Snead could be a good option on a weekly basis. Only owned in 80% of Yahoo leagues.

ATL Mohamed Sanu- Utter-Fantasy predicted prior to the regular season that Sanu could see 80-90+ targets in 2016. In Week 1, Sanu had 8 targets/ 5 catches for 80 yards and 1 TD, including a two-point conversion reception. ( Note: Mohamed Sanu was seen by reporters “limping heavily” following Sunday’s loss)

CAR Ted Ginn Jr– You did not see it much in Week 1, but Ted Ginn Jr (the #25 WR for 2015) is still a big part of this offense.

HOU Tajae Sharpe- Although he did not score in Week 1, Sharpe made some fantasy football owners in PPR leagues. Sharpe hauled in 7-of-11 targets for 76 yards in Week 1.

NE Chris Hogan- The Pat’s new wide out caught 3/4 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 1 win over the Cardinals. He is the clear #2 behind WR Edleman. Only owned in 31% of Yahoo leagues.

SD WR Tyrell Williams- Someone has to step up for the Chargers with WR Allen out, and Williams is a big receiver…6’4″ and 205 lbs. He caught 2/5 targets for 71 yards in the Chargers’ Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

PITT WR Eli Rogers- An Utter-Fantasy “Sleeper” for Week 1 who found the endzone in Week 1nad who was targeted a lot.

Other decent candidates- deep leagues

NYJ WR Quincy Enunwa- Keep an eye on this guy. Huge part of the Jet’s offense in the preseason, and had 7 catches in Week 1 for 54 yards and 1 TD.

CINN  Brandon LaFell- Fantasy football owners were not sure about Lafell, because he played so little of the preseason. LaFell played 55/57 snaps Week 1 against the Jets…11 more than rookie Tyler Boyd. He is clearly the No. 2 option in the passing game with Tyler Eifert (ankle) sidelined.

 

Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 2

 

SF TE Vance McDonald- An Utter-Fantasy “Start Em” who found the endzone in Week 1. QB B Gabbert  relies on McDonald a lot, so perhaps fantasy football owners can as well.

DET TE Eric Ebron- As a Lion’s fan, I am still sizzling from Detroit’s selection of TE Eric Ebron in the 2014 NFL Draft, passing on WRs Odell Beckham Jr, Brandon Cooks and Kelvin Benjamin, to name a few. Ebron however, is staying healthy and becoming a part of the offense. 5/5 targets for 46 yards and a TD in Week 1 ( which may be his ceiling)

PITT TE Jesse James- After one week, the Steelers receiving corps pecking order looks like WR Antonio Brown ( duh), WR Eli Rogers, TE Jesse James and WR Sammie Coates

DEN TE Virgil Green- 5 targets in Week 1

PHIL TE Brent Celek- The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman reports Zach Ertz (ribs) could miss an “extended period.”

Deep league IND TE Jack Doyle– We know QB Andrew Luck is used to having 2 TEs as weapons. In Week 1, Doyle caught 3/4 targets for 35 yards, 2 of them going for TDs. ( I won’t expect 2 TDs again however)

Deep Deep league JACK TE Marcedes Lewis- Perhaps more trusted by QB B Bortles than in #3 WR Marqise Lee. Lewis had 2 receptions for 48 yards but also caught on of QB Bortles TD passes.

NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Sleepers

NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Sleepers by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator  Doug Bowles

Fantasy Sleepers are late-round picks or waiver-wire selections who may exceed their statistical expectations. Each week Utter-Fantasy tries to find the sleepers which may be available for you, which we include in our weekly “Waiver Wire” reports, but for the time leading up to the NFL Week 1 regular season game, here are a few player suggestions for especially for those in very deep leagues, or heading into Week 1 with injuries concerns (such as WR Will Fuller in  Houston, RB Jamaal Charles in Kansas City or WR Kevin White in Chicago)

 

Fantasy Football RB Sleepers

KC RB Spencer Ware- RB Jamaal Charles isn’t playing and Ware is only owned  in 73% of Yahoo Leagues.

SEA RB Christine Michael- HC Pete Carroll said that he was going to “take RB Thomas Rawls slowly through th first few games. that means plenty of carries for Christine Michael, so why is only owned in 60% of Yahoo Leagues?

DET Theo Riddick- A 3rd down back who could have some value in PPR leagues. Only owned in 33% of Yahoo Leagues.

PHIL RB Darren Sproles- A 3rd down back that the fantasy football community has forgotten, could have some value in PPR leagues.

WASH RB Rob Kelley- was the star of the preseason, while Matt Jones barely touched the ball. Don’t be surprised if Kelley is the lead back sooner rather than later. Deep League Pick up

 

Fantasy Football WR Sleepers

BALT WR Kamar Aiken- This wide receiver came on strong at the end of last year, and very likely is the #1 wide out for the Ravens. WR Smith Smith hasn’t had one minute of action, and Mike Wallace disappoints year after year. Only owned in 60% of Yahoo Leagues.

HOU WR Braxton Miller- WR Will Fuller is dealing with a hamstring injury, and they don’t go away over night. HOU WR Braxton Miller is next up in the depth chart, after Houston released WR Cecil Shorts. Only owned in 5% of Yahoo Leagues.

SD WR Travis Benjamin- QB Philip Rivers told reporters that Benjamin was the fastest wide out that he had ever played with. Benjamin will be a nice deep ball threat all season.

PITT WR Eli Rogers- Ben Roethlisberger believes slot WR Eli Rogers can help take pressure off Antonio Brown. Rogers will open the year in three-receiver sets, kicking Markus Wheaton outside and Sammie Coates to the bench.

CHI WR Eddie Royal- Hardly a surprise….Kevin White (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 1 vs HOU. Will we be writing this about White every year? QB Jay Cutler’s days with WR Royal go back to Denver. PPR sleeper.

 

Fantasy Football TE Sleepers

 

BALT TE Dennis Pitta- TE Dennis Pitta (dislocated finger) will not only play but start. We know QB Joe Flacco likes to throw to his tight ends, especially in the redzone.

NE TE Martellus Bennett- Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) has been officially ruled out for Week 1. Gronk was originally listed as questionable despite not traveling with the team to Arizona.

SF TE Vance McDonald- The best security blanket for QB Blaine Gabbert is the tight end. McDonald made some nice plays in the preseason, and with journeyman WR J Kerley listed now as the #1 receiver, Vance may be QB Gabbert’s best option.

PITT TE Jesse James- Pretty surprising to see that he is only owned in 19% of Yahoo Leagues. TE L Green isn’t playing, he was targeted in the preseason and even had a TD reception.

DEN TE Virgil Green- Like McDonald in SF, the best security blanket for an inexperienced like QB Trevor Siemian is a tight end. Green helped Siemian in preseason, and he be targeted in the regular season. Carolina around the middle of the pack defending the TE position.

CINN TE Tyler Kroft- Practicing in full for Week 1. Kroft missed almost all of camp with a sprained knee but appears to be 100 percent for Sunday’s opener against the Jets. He’s locked in as the starter with Tyler Eifert still recovering from ankle surgery.

 

Fantasy Football DEF Sleepers

Cleveland Defense– 67% of fantasy football owners do not believe that PHIL QB Carson Wentz is ready to face an NFL defense, and I am one of them.

 

Start Em Sit Em 2016 Week 1

Start Em Sit Em 2016 Week 1 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start ‘ Em & Sit ‘ Em players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start RB Todd Gurley this week at home vs San Francisco ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours :) Good Luck this week!

 

NFL Week 1

 

Quarter Backs
Start ‘Em

OAK Derek Carr (at N.O.) – Even with DC Rob Ryan ousted, Saints have to prove that they have improved. Carr has weapons and will post nice numbers Week 1

PITT Ben Roethlisberger (at WASH ) – Big Ben is dependable regardless of the match up. Be interesting to see who he prefers in his receiving corps after Antonio Week 1 ( WR Eli Rogers climbed into starting line up)

TB Jameis Winston (at ATL ) – These two teams currently rank at the bottom of defenses, so both quarterbacks should make fantasy football owners happy

ATL Matt Ryan (at TB ) – These two teams currently rank at the bottom of defenses, so both quarterbacks should make fantasy football owners happy

other notable QB starts: DET Matthew Stafford @ IND

 

Running Backs
Start ‘Em

KC Spence Ware (vs SD) – Ware scored a TD in each of the 3 preseason games he played, and Week 1 will be 4 in a row. ( RB J Charles likely won’t even dress)

PHIL Ryan Mathews (vs CLEV) – Facing perhaps the worst defense in the NFL, Mathews should get plenty of opportunities even with QB Carson Wentz at the helm

TB Doug Martin (at ATL) – Likely a high scoring game with two of the worst defenses facing each other

ATL Devonta Freeman (vs TB ) – Likely a high scoring game with two of the worst defenses facing each other

PITT DeAngelo Williams (at WASH) – This guy produced every time he asked to at the end of 2015

NO Brainer: HOU Lamar Miller vs CHI

other notable RB starts: OAK L Murray, GB Eddie Lacy, MINN AP, IND F Gore

 

Wide Receivers
Start ‘Em

KC Jeremy Maclin (vs SD) – Maclin and QB A Smith have always been on the same page

GB Jordy Nelson & Randall Cobb (at JACK ) – The Jags tried to drastically improve their defense, but if preseason was any indication, it did not improve much. We’ll see

DET Golden Tate ( at IND ) – QB Stafford and WR Tate should burn the IND Def at least once

IND TY Hilton (vs DET) – QB Luck and WR Hilton should burn the DET Def at least once. Many fantasy prognosticators think WR Moncrief could take over as Luck’s favorite target, but I think it will remain Hilton

HOU WR Will Fuller ( vs CHI)- QB Brock Osweiler loves all three of his WRs, and we know WR D Hopkins will do well, but Osweiler raves about Fuller- ( UPDATE: Will Fuller (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday’s practice)

No Brainers: OAK Amari Cooper at N.O., TB Mike Evans at ATL, JACK Allen Robinson

other notable WR starts: WASH DeSean Jackson vs PITT

sleepers: CAR Ted Ginn Jr, BALT Kamar Aiken, TENN Tajae Sharpe, HOU WR Braxton Miller IF Fuller is limited or doesn’t play

 

Tight Ends
Start ‘Em

PHIL Zach Ertz (vs CLEV) – The best security blanket for a rookie QB is a tight end as talented as Zach Ertz

SF Vance McDonald ( vs LAR)- McDonald made some nice plays in the preseason, and with journeyman WR J Kerley listed now as the #1 receiver, Vance may be QB Gabbert’s best option

TENN Delanie Walker ( vs MINN )- Targeted 133 times in 2015. Walker is the #1 target in TENN

other notable TE starts: PITT Jesse James at WASH

 

Defense
Start ‘Em

LA Rams (at SF ) – QB Blaine Gabbert

Houston (vs CHI) – QB Jay Cutler can’t help but throw 2 picks a game. ( betcha one goes for a DEF TD)

Dallas (vs NYG) – The Giants O-Line looked atrocious in the preseason, and I think it is the worst in the NFL. Dallas will give QB Eli Manning fits and will likely shut down RB R Jennings

other notable DEF starts: PHIL vs CLEV

 

Quarter Backs
Sit ‘Em

DEN Trevor Siemian ( vs CAR)- True test for the Bronco QB, but it will be rough on him….Game Plan- hand off!

MIA Ryan Tannehill (at SEA) – You might have to start him and Tannehill might put up some decent stats, just from the volume of passes that he is likely to make, but I’d prefer another option at QB this week

CHI Jay Cutler (at HOU) – Cutler’s INTs and fumbles vs a good defense, will likely wash out a lot of his positive stats in this game. JJ Watt due back

CLEV RG3 (at PHIL) – Let’s see how he does in the regular season before we start RG3, and it’s an away game

No Brainers: MINN Shaun Hill at TENN, NE Jimmy Garoppolo at ARI, SF Blaine Gabbert vs LAR

 

Running Backs
Sit ‘Em

BALT RBs  ( at BUFF) – Justin Forsett was released, then resigned, but this is a murky backfield and I wouldn’t start any of them until it shakes out- RBBC

MIA A Foster/ Jay Ajayi (at SEA) – The match up is terrible, but Foster might get something, but I wouldn’t sit many running backs for either of these guys Week 1

CAR Jonathon Stewart (at DEN) – Barely touched the ball in the preseason, and he’ll be rusty. Two of the best defenses face each other

WASH Matt Jones (vs PITT) – Better receiver out of the backfield, than he is a power runner…maybe he scores that way?? ( Note: Matt Jones (shoulder) practiced without his yellow non-contact jersey Wednesday )

JACK RB Chris Ivory- Ivory (calf, questionable) is expected to play Week 1 against the Packers but will be on a snap count. With this injury and limited action, Ivory is a Sit Em candidate-

 

Wide Receivers
Sit ‘Em

CHI Kevin White (at HOU ) – Talented young wide receiver out all of 2015, and we do not know if there is chemistry with QB Cutler yet

NE Ju Edleman & Chris Hogan (at ARI) – We don’t know how HC Belichick plans to try and win this game, but I doubt either of these 2 WRs end up with great stats

DEN Dem Thomas & Emmanuel Sanders (vs CAR ) – I’d wait a week for DEN Trevor Siemian to get real reps, and face IND Colts Week 2

N.O. WRS (vs OAK) – This is a pretty good OAK secondary, and someone will emerge for the Saints with good stats for Week 1….but who?

 

Tight Ends
Sit ‘Em

MIA Jordan Cameron (vs Seattle) – He’s done nothing since becoming a Dolphin in 2015

TB Austin Seferian-Jenkins (vs ATL)- Some websites are listing him as #1 on the TE depth chart, but the Bucs like TE Cameron Brate alot better, and so do I

BUFF Charles Clay (at BALT) – The Ravens were 3rd best at defending the tight end position in 2015

SEA TE Jimmy Graham- NFL Network reports Jimmy Graham (knee) will play Sunday versus Miami, but will not play a full complement of snaps.

 

Defense
Sit ‘Em

WASH (vs PITT) – Steelers will score plenty in this game IMO

SD ( vs KC )- The Chiefs will run a lot, and do high percentage passes all day

No Brainers: ATL vs TB, TB at ATL

Good Luck Week One!

Playoff Rankings Division Round

Playoff Rankings Division Round by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Quarterback Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings

1. Tom Brady (NE)
2. Carson Palmer (ARI)
3. Russell Wilson (SEA)
4. Cam Newton (CAR)
5. Peyton Manning (DEN)
6. Aaron Rodgers (GB)
7. Ben Roethlisberger (PITT)
8. Alex Smith (KC)
9. Landry Jones (PITT)
10. Brock Osweiler (DEN)

 

Running Back Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings

1. David Johnson (ARI)
2. Charcandrick West (KC)
3. James White (NE)
4. Jonathan Stewart (CAR)
5. C.J. Anderson (DEN)
6. Eddie Lacy (GB)
7. Christine Michael (SEA)
8. Cameron Artis-Payne (CAR)
9. Fitzgerald Toussaint (PITT)
10. Spencer Ware (KC)
11. Steven Jackson (NE)
12. James Starks (GB)
13. Ronnie Hillman (DEN)
14. Jordan Todman (PITT)
15. Andre Ellington (ARI)
16. Brandon Bolden (NE)
17. Fred Jackson (SEA)
18. Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
19. DeAngelo Williams (PITT)
20. Mike Tolbert (CAR)
21. Bryce Brown (SEA)
22. Fozzy Whittaker (CAR)

 

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings

1. Doug Baldwin (SEA)
2. Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
3. Randall Cobb (GB)
4. Michael Floyd (ARI)
5. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)
8. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
6. Julian Edelman (NE)
7. Martavis Bryant (PITT)
8. Jeremy Maclin (KC)- questionable
9. Brandon LaFell (NE)
10. Ted Ginn (CAR)
11. Danny Amendola (NE)
12. Tyler Lockett (SEA)
13. Markus Wheaton (PITT)
14.  James Jones (GB)
15. John Brown (ARI)
16. Devin Funchess (CAR)
17. Jermaine Kearse (SEA)
18. Philly Brown (CAR)
19. Jared Abbrederis (GB)
20. Albert Wilson (KC)
21. Jericho Cotchery (CAR)
22. Jordan Norwood (DEN)
23. Chris Conley (KC)
24. Jason Avant (KC)
25. J.J. Nelson (ARI)
27. Davante Adams (GB)- ruled OUT for Division Round
28. Antonio Brown (PITT)- Ruled OUT for Division Round

 

Tight End Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings

1. Rob Gronkowski (NE)
2. Greg Olsen (CAR)
3. Travis Kelce (KC)
4. Heath Miller (PITT)
5. Owen Daniels (DEN)
6. Richard Rodgers (GB)
7. Chase Coffman (SEA)
8. Vernon Davis (DEN)
9. Jermaine Gresham (ARI)
10. Cooper Helfet (SEA)
11. Luke Willson (SEA)
12. Scott Chandler (NE)
13. Virgil Green
14. Andrew Quarless (GB)- Place on IR

 

Kicker Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings

1. Stephen Gostowski (NE)
2. Steven Hauschka (SEA)
3. Graham Gano (CAR)
4. Brandon McManus (DEN)
5. Chandler Castanzaro (ARI)
6. Chris Boswell (PITT)
7. Mason Crosby (GB)
8. Cairo Santos (KC)

 

Defense Fantasy Football Playff Rankings

1. Denver Broncos
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Seattle Seahawks
5. New England Patriots
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Green Bay Packers
Good Luck

Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Quarterback Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

1. Ben Roethlisberger ( at CINN)
2. Kirk Cousins (vs GB)
3. Russell Wilson ( at MINN)
4. Aaron Rodgers (at WASH)
5. AJ McCarron (vs PITT)
6. Brian Hoyer (vs KC)
7. Alex Smith (at HOU)
8. Teddy Bridgewater (vs SEA)

Running Back Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

1. A Peterson
2. Charcandrick West
3. Jeremy Hill
4. Fitz Toussaint (PITT)
5. Christian Michael
6. Eddie Lacy
7. Alfred Blue
8. Alfred Morris
9.  Gio Bernard
10. Jonathon Grimes (HOU)
11. Spencer Ware
12. Pierre Thomas (WASH)
13. James Starks
14. Jordan Todman (PITT)
15. Bryce Brown
16. Chris Polk
17. Jerick McKinnon
18. Chris Thompson
19. Fred Jackson
20. Matt Jones-questionable/doubtful
21. Marshawn Lynch-OUT for the Wildcard Weekend
22. DeAngelo Williams-ruled OUT for Wildcard weekend

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

1. Antonio Brown
2. DeAndre Hopkins
3. A J Green
4. Doug Baldwin
5. Jeremy Maclin
6. Randall Cobb
7. DeSean Jackson
8. Tyler Lockett
9. Pierre Garcon
10. Marvin Jones
11. Markus Wheaton
12. Stefon Diggs
13. Martavis Bryant
14. James Jones
15. Nate Washington
16. Davanta Adams
17. Mohamed Sanu
18. Jermaine Kearse
19. James Chowder
20. Albert Wilson
21. Mike Wallace
22. Cecil Shorts
26. Adam Thielen
27. James Wright
28. Jaelen Strong
29. Jason Avant
30. Ryan Grant

Tight End Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

1. Jordan Reed
2. Tyler Eifert
3. Travis Kelce
4. Heath Miller
5. Kyle Rudolph
6. Richard Rodgers
7. Ryan Griffin-questionable
8.  Luke Willson SEA
9. Andrew Quarless
10. Garrett Graham
11. Tyler Kroft CINN
12. MyCole Pruitt MINN
13. Chase Coffman SEA
14. Cooper Helfet SEA
15. Alex Smith WASH

Defense Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

1. Seattle Seahawks ( at MINN)
2. Kansas City Chiefs (at HOU)
3. Pittsburgh Steelers ( at CINN)
4. Cincinnati Bengals (vs PITT)
5. Houston Texans (vs KC)
6. Green Bay Packers (at WASH)
7. Washington (vs GB)
8. Minnesota Vikings (vs SEA)

Kicker Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Wildcard

1. Steven Hauschka (SEA)
2. Nick Novak (HOU)
3. Dustin Hopkins (WAS)
4. Mike Nugent (CIN)
5. Cairo Santos (KC)
6. Chris Boswell (PIT)
7.Mason Crosby (GB)
8. Blair Walsh (MIN)

Good Luck this week

Fantasy Football Complete Post-Season Rankings

Fantasy Football Complete Post-Season Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Quarterback Fantasy Football Post-Season Rankings

1. Russell Wilson (SEA)
2. Tom Brady (NE)
3. Carson Palmer (ARI)
4. Cam Newton (CAR)
5. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
6. Aaron Rodgers (GB)
7. Kirk Cousins (WAS)
8. Peyton Manning (DEN)
9. A.J. McCarron (CIN)
10. Brian Hoyer (HOU)
11. Alex Smith (KC)
12. Teddy Bridgewater (MIN)
13. Andy Dalton (CIN)
14. Brock Osweiler (DEN)

 

Running Back Fantasy Football Post-Season Rankings

1. David Johnson (ARI)
2. Adrian Peterson (MIN)
3. Charcandrick West (KC)
4. Jeremy Hill (CIN)
5. James White (NE)
6. Jonathan Stewart (CAR)
7. C.J. Anderson (DEN)
8. Eddie Lacy (GB)
9. Christine Michael (SEA)
10. Steven Jackson (NE)
11. Fitzgerald Toussaint (PITT)
12. Cameron Artis-Payne (CAR)
13. Alfred Morris (WASH)
14. Ronnie Hillman (DEN)
15. Spencer Ware (KC)
16. Alfred Blue (HOU)
17. Giovani Bernard (CIN)
18. Bryce Brown (SEA)
19. Jordan Todman (PITT)
20. James Starks (GB)
21. Matt Jones (WASH)
22. Brandon Bolden (NE)
23. Andre Ellington (ARI)
24. Jerick McKinnon (MIN)
25. Marshawn Lynch (SEA)-
26. DeAngelo Williams (PITT)-OUT for the Wildcard Weekend
27. Jonathan Grimes (HOU)
28. Mike Tolbert (CAR)
29. Chris Polk (HOU)
30. Fred Jackson (SEA)
31. Pierre Thomas (WASH)
32. Chris Thompson (WASH)
33. Fozzy Whittaker (CAR)

 

Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Post-Season Rankings

1. Antonio Brown (PITT)
2. Doug Baldwin (SEA)
3. Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
4. Michael Floyd (ARI)
5. Julian Edelman (NE)
8. A.J. Green (CIN)
6. Randall Cobb (GB)
7. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
9. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)
10. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)
11. John Brown (ARI)
12. DeSean Jackson (WAS)
13. Jeremy Maclin (KC)
14. Tyler Lockett (SEA)
15. Danny Amendola (NE)
16. Markus Wheaton (PITT)
17. Ted Ginn (CAR)
18. Martavis Bryant (PITT)
19. Pierre Garcon (WAS)
20. Brandon LaFell (NE)
21. Marvin Jones (CIN)
22. Devin Funchess (CAR)
23. James Jones (GB)
24. Jermaine Kearse (SEA)
25. Stefon Diggs (MIN)
26. Nate Washington (HOU)
27. Davante Adams (GB)
28. Mohamed Sanu (CIN)
29. Albert Wilson (KC)
30. Philly Brown (CAR)
31. Jamison Crowder (WASH)
32. Cecil Shorts (HOU)
33. Mike Wallace (MIN)
34. Jarius Wright (MIN)
35. J.J. Nelson (ARI)
36. Jordan Norwood (DEN)
37. Jericho Cotchery (CAR)
38. Jason Avant (KC)
39. Jaelen Strong (HOU)
40. Adam Thielen (MINN)

 

Tight End Fantasy Football Post-Season Rankings

1. Rob Gronkowski (NE)
2. Jordan Reed (WASH)
3. Greg Olsen (CAR)
4. Travis Kelce (KC)
5. Tyler Eifert (CIN)
6. Heath Miller (PITT)
7. Owen Daniels (DEN)
8.  Richard Rodgers (GB)
9. Kyle Rudolph (MIN)
10. Cooper Helfet (SEA)
11. Luke Willson (SEA)
12. Scott Chandler (NE)
13. Jermaine Gresham (ARI)
14. Andrew Quarless (GB)
15. Ryan Griffin (HOU)
16. MyCole Pruitt (MINN)
17. Vernon Davis (DEN)
18. Chase Coffman (SEA)
19. Alex Smith (WASH)
20. Garrett Graham (HOU)

 

Kicker Fantasy Football Post-Season Rankings

1. Steven Hauschka (SEA)
2. Stephen Gostowski (NE)
3. Dustin Hopkins (WASH)
4. Mike Nugent (CIN)
5. Cairo Santos (KC)
6. Chris Boswell (PITT)
7. Chandler Castanzaro (ARI)
8. Brandon McManus (DEN)
9. Mason Crosby (GB)
10. Cairo Santos (KC)
11. Blair Walsh (MINN)
12. Nick Novak (HOU)

 

Defense Fantasy Football Post-Season Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. New England Patriots
4. Carolina Panthers
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. Denver Broncos
7. Cincinnati Bengals
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Houston Texans
10. Washington Redskins
11. Green Bay Packers
12. Minnesota Vikings

Good Luck

Week 17 Sleepers NFL Fantasy Football

Week 17 Sleepers 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Some fantasy football owners are still competing even into Week 17, and I happen to be one of them. If you are as well, you may have been hit with some key injuries to players on your roster. Hopefully the Week 17 Sleepers NFL Fantasy Football options will help owners recover from roster hits if you may have taken from such players as DAL WR Dez Bryant, CHI WR Alshon Jeffrey, or players on teams that may sit starters in meanless Week 17 games –  Good Luck this week

 

Quarterback Sleepers Week 17

DEN Brock Osweiler ( vs SD )-

QB B Osweiler ended his slump of not scoring in the 2nd half  of games Week 16, and has over 300 total yards in his past 3 games. His match up Week 17 is a good one, vs a San Diego team just wanting the season to end

CINN AJ McCarron ( vs BALT )-

Week 16 vs the #1 Denver defense,QB A.J. McCarron completed 22/35 passes for 200 yards and 1 touchdown ( zero INTS). Week 17 he gets a bad Baltimore defense in a game the Bengals need to win to clinch a 1st round bye

BALT Ryan Mallett ( at CINN )-

The match up is brutal, that’s a given, but Mallett will likely throw over 40 times again ( 41 times in Week 16) and if he can avoid throwing any interceptions ( zero INTs in Week 16)…he might surprise some people with a decent day

 

Running Back Sleepers Week 17

IND Frank Gore (vs TENN )-

It could be tough for RB Gore if the quarterback for the Colts is Josh Freeman, but we know he’ll get a ton of carries and in Week 3 at Tennessee, Gore had 94 total yards and 2 TDs. RB Gore made it clear reaching 1,000 rushing yards this season is important to him. Gore knows exactly how many yards he was away (109) and HC Chuck Pagano also seemed interested in getting Gore to the mark

NYG Rashad Jennings (vs PHIL)-

Hey look….the Giants actually have a running game! A “Waiver Wire Recommendation Week 16″-LINK– Jennings is finally getting the bulk of the carries for the Giants- 52 in the past 3 games

JACK Jonas Gray ( at HOU)-

Jaguars OC Greg Olson said the “plan” is to “get a good look” at RB Jonas Gray in the Week 17 finale against the Texans. If this is true, then RB Denard Robinson’s fantasy value takes a hit and Gray could be worth a gamble in very deep leagues

WASH Pierre Thomas (at DAL)-

In week 16, Thomas had a bigger than expected role last week, catching 7 passes for 67 yards. He could be an interesting play Week 17 if Washington rests their starters in the 2nd half, and I think they will

STL Tre Mason (at SF)-

RB Todd Gurley (foot) is wearing a walking boot, and has not practiced the last two days. The Rams added Malcolm Brown off the practice squad, suggesting that RB Gurley possibly won’t play Week 17- Benny Cunningham is also a candidate

CHI Jeremy Langford (at SF)-

RB Matt Forte isn’t 100% and currently listed as questionable for Sunday’s finale vs the Detroit Lions. This could be Forte’s last game in Soldier Field, so we’ll keep a close on eye on active and inactives for this game. Jeremy Langford would become an instant RB1 if Forte were declared inactive

 

Wide Receiver Sleepers Week 17

HOU Nate Washington (vs JACK)-

WR Nate Washington, one of the Texan’s team leaders, caught 3/5 targets for 42 yards and a TD in Week 16. He has been a frequent waiver wire recommendation of Utter-Fantasy this season and has a dream match up Week 17 vs the Jags

NYG Rueban Randle (vs PHIL)-

WR Odell Beckham Jr’s 1 game suspension is over, and OBJ will want to make a statement Week 17. That said, the Eagles will be paying good attention to #13, which may allow WR Rueban Randle to score ( which he has done in 4 of his last 6 games)

CINN Marvin  Jones & M Sanu (vs BALT)-

QB AJ McCarron is now the quarterback for the Bengals following QB Dalton’s hand injury, and McCarron does a better job of incorporating all the Cincinnati weapons than Dalton did. Week 16 Sanu rushed 2 times for 10 yards and 1 TD and caught 3/3 targets for 29 yards

ARI JJ Nelson (vs SEA)-

Although WR Michael Floyd says he’ll play, he was seen with a bad limp on Friday and one has to wonder why risk anything Week 17

Very deep leagues DEN Jordan Norwood (vs SD)-

Back up QBs tend to practice with back up wide receivers, so it makes sense that QB Osweiler would have some kind of rapport with back up WR J Norwood (  6 targets in Week 16)

 

Tight End Sleepers Week 17

DEN Owen Daniels ( vs SD )-

Week 16 turned around for the Broncos late in the game when QB Osweiler decided to look for TE Daniels. Many of the Broncos 1st downs came from the Osweiler/ Daniels’ connection and it also helped open up the play-action and the running game for Denver ( i.e. CJ Anderson 39-yard touchdown run)

NYG Will Tye (vs PHIL)-

A “Recommended Sleeper” Week 14- LINK– and a “Recommended Sleeper Week 15- LINK– TE Tye has 2 TDs in the past 3 games- A disappointment Week 16, but then who wasn’t for the Giants- Philadelphia is also one of the worst teams defending the TE position

DET Eric Ebron (at CHI)-

Not the best option Week 17, but he is almost guaranteed of getting 5 targets Week 17……something that he has gotten in the past 3 games

 

Defense Sleeper Week 17

TENN ( at IND)-

Only 3 days before the finale week of the NFL, and the Colts don’t even know who their starting QB will be. QBs Luck, Hasselbeck and Whitehurst are all OUT. The Titan’s defense is probably licking their chops with the Colts forced to start either Josh “He’s still around?” Freeman and Ryan “Who?” Lindley at quarterback Week 17

WASH (at DAL)-

Even though Washington has nothing to play for with the No. 4 seed locked in, they still have to play Week 17, and I don’t think they will have much trouble taking on DAL QB Kellen Moore and the Dez-less Cowboys

 

Good Luck in your quest for a championship

Start Em Sit Em Week 17 2015

Start Em Sit Em Week 17 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy football prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 17 NFL Fantasy Football players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start all your Bronco players vs the spiraling San Diego Chargers in Denver ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “opinions” on them, as well as reading yours-  Good Luck this week

 

Quarterbacks Start Em Week 17

NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at BUFF )- QB R Fiz is on fire and faces a Buffalo passing defense that is ranked 10th worst in the NFL

ATL Matt Ryan (vs N.O.)–  In Week 16, we saw that QB Matt Ryan still has some fight in him, throwing for over 300 yards and 1 TD vs a very tough Carolina defense. In Week 17, he gets a very easy Saint’s defense

NYG Eli Manning ( vs PHIL ) –Embarrassed in Minnesota Week 16, the Giants play their finale at home vs the 4th worst defense in the NFL, and Eli gets WR Odell Beckham Jr, ( who will likely want to make a big statement before the season ends)

Sleeper Start Em Week 17- DEN Brock Osweiler ( vs SD )- QB B Osweiler ended his slump of not scoring in the 2nd half  of games Week 16, and has over 300 total yards in his past 3 games- Denver clinches AFC West division with: 1. DEN win or tie OR 2. KC loss or tie

Sleeper Start Em Week 17- CINN AJ McCarron ( vs BALT )- Week 16 vs the #1 Denver defense,QB A.J. McCarron completed 22/35 passes for 200 yards and 1 touchdown ( zero INTS). Week 17 he gets a bad Baltimore defense in a game the Bengals need to win to clinch a 1st round bye

Start Em Week 15 No Brainers- QB Blake Bortles (at HOU )…..Tom Brady (at MIA)…..N.O. Drew Brees ( at ATL)

 

Running Backs Start Em Week 17

DAL Darren McFadden (vs WASH )- Having his best season…it seemingly forever…McFadden has now rushed for at least 90 yards in three straight weeks and will want to end 2015 on a very high note

ARI David Johnson ( vs SEA )-Even against the tough run defense of the Seahawks, RB Johnson has been a scoring machine and a must start Week 17

Start Em Week 17 Sleeper- IND Frank Gore (vs TENN )- It could be tough for RB Gore if the quarterback for the Colts is Josh Freeman, but we know he’ll get a ton of carries and in Week 3 at Tennessee, Gore had 94 total yards and 2 TDs. UPDATE: RB Gore made it clear reaching 1,000 rushing yards this season is important to him. Gore knows exactly how many yards he was away (109) and HC Chuck Pagano also seemed interested in getting Gore to the mark

Start Em Week 17 Sleeper NYG Rashad Jennings (vs PHIL)- A “Waiver Wire Recommendation Week 16″-LINK– Jennings is finally getting the bulk of the carries for the Giants- 52 in the past 3 games

Start Em Week 17 NFL No Brainers- N.O. T Hightower ( at ATL )….MINN AP ( at GB)….ATL Devonta Freeman ( vs N.O.)

 

Wide Receivers Start Em Week 17

Jeremy Maclin ( vs OAK )- Kansas City clinches AFC West division with: 1. KC win + DEN loss…and both games are late games Sunday so both will fight hard to win Week 17

N.O. Brandon Cooks/ Willie Snead- Like the JACK/ HOU game Week 17, this has “shoot out” written all over it. I like all the players in this game, even WR Roddy White for Atlanta as a “Sleeper” (  White nabbed 5/6 targets for 67 yards Week 16)

GB Randall Cobb and James Jones (vs MINN)- Green Bay clinches NFC North division with a win or tie, so expect QB Aaron Rodgers to “air it out” Week 17. The Packers are not going to win this game running RB Eddie Lacy or James “Butter fingers” Starks

Sleepers Start Em Week 17- CINN Marvin  Jones & M Sanu (vs BALT)QB AJ McCarron is now the quarterback for the Bengals following QB Dalton’s hand injury, and McCarron does a better job of incorporating all the Cincinnati weapons than Dalton did. Week 16 Sanu rushed 2 times for 10 yards and 1 TD and caught 3/3 targets for 29 yards

Sleeper Start Em Week 17- HOU Nate Washington (vs JACK)-WR Nate Washington, one of the Texan’s team leaders, caught 3/5 targets for 42 yards and a TD in Week 16. He has been a frequent waiver wire recommendation of Utter-Fantasy this season and has a dream match up Week 17 vs the Jags

Start Em Sit Em Week 17 No Brainers- Emmanuel Sanders ( vs SD)…..JACK WRs A Robinson & A Hurns ( at HOU)….CINN AJ Green( vs BALT)……SEA Doug Baldwin ( at ARI)

 

Tight Ends Start Em Week 17

PHIL Zach Ertz (at NYG)-A Waiver Wire Recommendation Week 15 and Week 16- LINKand a Recommendation again this week. Ertz has a whopping 30 targets in the past 2 weeks!!!- Amazingly only owned in 58% of Yahoo leagues

HI Zach Miller (vs DET)- A Waiver Wire Recommendation Week 15- LINK–  Injuries to the Bears entire receiving corps (WR Alshon Jeffrey placed on IR) puts TE Miller’s fantasy football value high, and in Week 16 he had 8 targets from QB Jay Cutler ( 6 targets in Week 15)

Sleeper DEN Owen Daniels ( vs SD )- Week 16 turned around for the Broncos late in the game when QB Osweiler decided to look for TE Daniels. Many of the Broncos 1st downs came from the Osweiler/ Daniels’ connection and it also helped open up the play-action and the running game for Denver ( i.e. CJ Anderson 39-yard touchdown run)

Caution starting WASH Jordan Reed (vs BUFF)-  A “Recommended Start Week 14- LINK and he paid off with 3 TD receptions in the past 2 games. TE Reed is a must start with Kirk Cousins as quarterback, however, HC Gruden has hinted at sitting starters in a meanless Week 17 game

Here’s a great link for rankings of NFL Teams vs the TE positionLINK

 

Defense Start Em Week 17

PITT ( at CLEV)- The Brown’s have yet another party video this past week to go with idiot Manziel’s embarrassing growing collection, but they don’t have to publicly sit him Week 17. He apparently is in concussion protocol, so that is that- CLEV QB Austin Davis will start. Cleveland was already a bad team, so the Steeler defense should have a field day vs the back-up, back-up CLEV QB & company

NE ( at MIA)- Miami is not playing very good, MIA QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is “day to day,” and the Pats were embarrassed by the Jets Week 16

TENN ( at IND)- The Titan’s defense is probably licking their chops with the Colts forced to start either Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley at quarterback Week 17

Start Em Sleeper WASH (at DAL)– Even though Washington has nothing to play for with the No. 4 seed locked in, they still have to play Week 17, and I don’t think they will have much trouble taking on DAL QB Kellen Moore and the Dez-less Cowboys

Start Em Sit Em Week 17 No Brainers- PITT Defense vs CLEV….ST L Defense at SF

HERE’S A GREAT LINK TO ANALYZE DEFENSES- LINK

 

 
Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 17

DAL Kellen Moore (vs WASH)- Although QB Kellen Moore faired pretty well Week 15, replacing QB Matt Cassel vs the Jets Week 15, Buffalo will come prepared and I do not like any of the Cowboys players Week 16…except perhaps Dez

KC Alex Smith ( vs OAK )– Even in mouth-watering match ups, QB A Smith disappoints any fantasy football owners who make the mistake of starting this QB. The guy who I have named “Deacon Dunk” is averaging only 162 yards in every game in the past 4 weeks

MINN Teddy Bridgewater ( at GB)- Bridgewater could not have asked for a better match up Week 16 vs the #32 worst NYG defense. Although the Vikings won the game, Bridgewater did not help fantasy football owners win any championships with only 168 passing yards. He cannot be trusted to put up good stats vs the Packers in Green Bay

WASH Kirk Cousins ( at DAL)- WASH HC Jay Gruden hinted his starters could be active but play limited snaps Week 17 against the Cowboys

Sit Em Week 17 No Brainers-DAL Kellen Moore ( vs WASH )…….CLEV Austin Davis (vs PITT)

 

Running Backs Sit Em Week 17

MIA Lamar Miller ( vs NE )- Playing behind a decimated O-Line, Miller is now splitting carries with RB Jay Ajayi, and the team seems to have thrown in the towel weeks ago. Miller has just 45 rushing yards in the past 2 weeks

NYJ Chris Ivory (at BUFF)-  A “Recommended Sit Week 16″ -LINK- and hopefully fantasy football owners paid attention (only 38 rushing yards week 16) RB Ivory’s numbers have dropped drastically ever since the Jets started involving RB Bilal Powell more in the offense. The Jet’s are #1  defending the run

WASH Alfred Morris ( at DAL)- RB Morris is so undependable, even in great match ups and HC Gruden has hinted at sitting starters

Alfred Blue ( vs JACK)- Despite getting 35 carries in the past 2 weeks, Blue doesn’t have good fantasy football stats in those games and only rushed for 45 yards Week 16. Hopefully you have better options than Blue Week 17 vs the Jags

Sit Em Week 17 No Brainers- SF DuJuan Harris (vs STL)….Donald Brown ( vs DEN)

 

 
Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 17

IND TY Hilton ( vs TENN)- The Colts don’t even know who their starting quarterback is going to be! It could be Josh “He’s still around?” Freeman or Ryan “Who?” Lindley. Oh. and the Titans are 8th best vs the pass

BALT Kamar Aiken (vs CINN )- Even though he’s been one of the hottest wide receivers over the past 3 weeks, I do not like him Week 17 vs one of the best defeneses in the NFL, and against the Bengals who need this win to clinch a 1st round bye

OAK Amari Cooper ( at KC)- If WR A Cooper were healthy, He’d be in the “Start Em’ section, but he clearly isn’t, spending more time on the sideline Week 16, than the field, battling a foot injury

Sit Em No Brainers Week 17- SF WRs Torrey Smith ( s STL )…..ALL STL WRs not named Tavon Austin…..ALL SD WRs ( vs DEN)

 

Tight Ends Sit Em Week 17

IND Coby Fleener (vs TENN)- Since we don’t even now who the starting quarterback for will be Week 17, the only player the Colts I’d even consider starting is RB Frank Gore

SD Antonio Gates (at DEN)- In the ” What have you done for me lately department” the answer is “not much” for TE Gates. No touchdowns since Week 12 and only 11 receiving yards in Week 16. The Chargers are another team aching to have this season end

NYG Will Tye (vs PHIL)- I think the Giants will make a big effort to get WR Odell Beckham Jr the ball in Week 17 and the Eagles are one of the best teams vs the TE position

Sit Em No Brainer Week 17 MIA Jordan Cameron ( vs NE)- Jordan Cameron is one of the biggest fantasy football busts in 2015

 

Defense Sit Em Week 17

OAK Defense ( at KC )– The Chief’s offense is so ultra conservative that few defenses have done much against them, so find a better match up week 17

MIA Defense (vs NE)- The Dolphins just want the season over, and the Pat’s were embarrassed Week 16 by the Jets. Miami won’t slow New Endgand down Week 17

SD Defense ( at DEN)- QB Osweiler ended his 2 game skid at not being score in the the game’s 2nd half, and Denver won’t have to do a lot to win this game

Sit Em Defense Week 17 No Brainers- NYG ( vs PHIL)…..N.O. (vs ATL)….CLEV ( vs PITT)

Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings

Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings 2015 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Quarterback Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Ben Roethlisberger
2. Drew Brees
3. Tom Brady
4. Blake Bortles
5. Matt Stafford
6. Cam Newton
7. Ryan Fitzpatrick
8. Aaron Rodgers
9.  Matt Ryan
10. Russell Wilson
11. Carson Palmer
12. Sam Bradford
13. Derek Carr
14. Kirk Cousins
15. Eli Manning
16. Philip Rivers
17. Jay Cutler
18. Tyrod Taylor
19. Jameis Winston
20. Teddy Bridgewater
21. AJ McCarron
22. Brock Osweiler
23. Ryan Tannehill
24. Brian Hoyer-questionable
25. Alex Smith

 

Running Back Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings

1. DeAngelo Williams
2. A Peterson
3. Devonta Freeman
4. Tim Hightower
5. Matt Forte
6. Todd Gurley-Doubtful Week 17
7.  Doug Martin
8.  Latavius Murray
9.  Frank Gore
10. Charcandrick West
11. David Johnson
12. Karlos Williams
13. Darren McFadden
14. James White
15. Jeremy Hill
16. Rashad Jennings
17. Ronnie Hillman
18. Eddie Lacy
19. Javorius Allen
20. Alfred Blue
21. Cameron Artis-Payne
22. Lamar Miller
23. Tre Mason-likely starter w/ RB Gurley doubtful
24. CJ Anderson
25. Chris Ivory
26. Ameer Abdullah
27. Bilal Powell NYJ
28. Isaiah Crowell
29. Mike Gillislee
30. Jeremy Langford
31. Charlie Sims
32. Ryan Matthews
33. DeMarco Murray
34. Pierre Thomas WASH
35. Christian Michael
36. Shane Vereen
37. Danny Woodhead
38. Darren Sproles
39. Donald Brown
40. Gio Bernard
41. Denard Robinson
42. Joique Bell
43. Jay Ajayi
44. Jonas Gray
45. Antonio Andrews
46. Chris Polk
47. Brandon Bolden
48. Benny Cunningham
49. James Starks
50. Spencer Ware
51. Jerick McKinnon
52. Chris Thompson
53. Alfred Morris
54. Matt Jones
55. Bryce Brown SEA

 

Wide Receiver Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Julio Jones
2. Antonio Brown
3. Odell Beckham Jr
4. DeAndre Hopkins
5. Brandon Marshall
6. Allen Robinson
7. Brandin Cooks
8. Demaryius Thomas
9. A J Green
10. Doug Baldwin
11. Jeremy Maclin
12. Allen Hurns
13. Emmanuel Sanders
14. Sammy Watkins
15. Michael Floyd
16. Eric Decker
17. Calvin Johnson
18. Tavon Austin
19. Mike Evans
20. Jarvis Landry
21. Kamar Aiken
22. Jordan Matthews
23. Amari Cooper
24. Golden Tate
25. TY Hilton
26. Corey Brown
27. Randall Cobb
28. Tyler Lockett
29. Michael Crabtree
30. Devante Parker
31. DeSean Jackson
32. Larry Fitzgerald
33. Willie Snead
34. Martavis Bryant
35. Rueban Randle
36. Stefon Diggs
37. John Brown
38. Travis Benjamin
39. Marvin Jones
40. Marques Colston
41. Devin Funchess
42. Nate Washington
43. Julian Edleman- (questionable)
44. Pierre Garcon
45. Jermaine Kearse
46. Dontrelle Inman
47. Danny Amendola- (questionable)
48. Ted Ginn Jr-Doubtful
49. Dorial Green-Beckham
50. Eddie Royal
51. Chris Hogan
52. Malcolm Floyd
53. Dwayne Harris
54. Brandon LaFell
55. Alshon Jeffrey-questionable
56. James Jones
57. Davante Adams
57. Donte Moncrief
58. JJ Nelson
59. Terrance Williams
60. Keshawn Martin

 

Tight End Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings

1. GRONK
2. Jordan Reed
3. Zach Ertz
4. Travis Kelce
5. Greg Olsen
6. Gary Barnidge
7. Zach Miller CHI
8.  Julius Thomas
9. Delanie Walker
10. Ben Watson
11. Will Tye
12. Antonio Gates
13. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
14. Eric Ebron
15. Owen Daniels
16. Richard Rodgers
17. Jacob Tamme
18. Heath Miller
19. Kyle Rudolph
20. Brent Celek
21. Vance McDonald
22. Jason Witten
23. Tyler Kroft
24. Ryan Griffin
25. Luke Willson
26. Crockett Gillmore
27. Jared Cook
28. Coby Fleener
29. Jordan Cameron
30. Ladarius Green

 

Defense Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Denver Broncos (vs SD)
2. Carolina Panthers (vs TB )
3. Cincinnati Bengals (vs BALT)
4. New England Patriots (at MIA)
5. Houston Texans (vs JACK )
6. Pittsburgh Steelers ( at CLEV)
7. St L Rams (at SF)
8. Kansas City ( vs OAK)
9. Seattle ( at ARI)
10. Buffalo (vs NYJ)
11. Arizona Cardinals (vs SEA)
12. Washington ( at DAL)
13. New York Jets (at BUFF)
14. Detroit Lions ( at CHI )
15. Philadelphia Eagles ( at NYG)
16. Indianapolis Colts ( at NO)
17. New York Giants ( vs PHIL)
18. Chicago Bears ( vs DET)
19. Green Bay Packers (vs MINN)
20. Oakland Raiders (at KC)
21.  Jacksonville Jaguars (at HOU)
22. Atlanta Falcons ( at NO)
23. Dallas Cowboys (at WASH)
24. Baltimore Ravens (at CINN)
25. San Francisco 49ers ( vs STL)

Good Luck this week