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.

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!

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard Rankings

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us his 2016 Top 5 Standard QB, RB, WR and WR Rankings with Projections.

GB Aaron Rodgers tops his “Top 5 Standard QBs Passing & Projections” Board, while LAR Todd Gurley, PITT Antonio Brown and NE TE Rob Gronkowski top his “Top 5 Standard League Rankings & Projections” for Running Back, Wide Receiver and Tight End” boards respectively.

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UncleOdds Top 5 Standard QBs Passing Stats 2015/  2016 Projections

 

1. GB Aaron Rodgers 2015 Passing Stats

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 GB 16 347 572 3,821 31

 

• GB Aaron Rodgers Passing Projections 2016

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 GB 16 374 560 4,472 34

 

  1. 2. CAR Cam Newton 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 CAR 16 296 495 3,837 35

 

• CAR Cam Newton Passing Projections 2016

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 CAR 16 305 515 3,990 31

 

  1. 3. SEA Russell Wilson 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 SEA 16 329 483 4,024 34

 

• SEA Russell Wilson Passing 2016 Projections

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 SEA 16 334 497 3,994 30

 

  1. 4. IND Andrew Luck 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 IND 7 162 293 1,881 15

 

• IND Andrew Luck Passing 2016 Projections

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 IND 16 375 568 4,453 32

 

  1. 5. PITT Ben Roethlisberger 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 PIT 12 319 469 3,938 21

 

• PITT Ben Roethlisberger Passing 2016 Projections

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 PIT 16 369 547 4,435 31

 

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard RBs Rushing Stats 2015 / 2016 Projections

 

  1. 1. LAR Todd Gurley 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 13 229 1,106 4.8 10

 

• LAR Todd Gurley Rushing 2016 Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 16 293 1,438 4.9 12

 

  1. 2. Adrian Peterson 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 16 327 1,485 4.5 11

 

•Adrian Peterson 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 16 268 1,196 4.4 11

 

  1. 3. PITT Le’Veon Bell 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 6 113 556 4.9 3

 

• PITT Le’Veon Bell 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 6 243 1190 4.8 10

 

  1. 4. ARI David Johnson 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 16 125 581 4.6 8

 

• ARI David Johnson 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 ARI 16 256 1190 4.6 9

 

  1. 5. DAL Ezekiel Elliott 2015 (College) Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 13 289 1821 6.3 23

 

• DAL Ezekiel Elliott 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 16 261 1195 4.5 9

 

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard WRs Receiving Stats 2015/  2016 Projections

 

  1. 1. PITT Antonio Brown 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 136 195 1,834 13.5 10

 

• PITT Antonio Brown 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 121 184 1,658 13.7 9

 

  1. 2. NYG Odell Beckham Jr. 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 15 96 159 1,450 15.1 13

 

• NYG Odell Beckham 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 15 97 155 1,425 14.7 11

 

  1. 3. HOU DeAndre Hopkins 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 111 192 1,521 13.7 11

 

• HOU DeAndre Hopkins 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 102 179 1,472 14.4 9

 

  1. 4. ATL Julio Jones 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 136 204 1,871 13.8 8

 

• ATL Julio Jones 2016 Receiving Projections

SEA GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 110 175 1,575 14.3 8

 

  1. 5. JACK Allen Robinson 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 80 153 1,400 17.5 14

 

• JACK Allen Robinson 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 85 162 1,386 16.3 14

 

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard TEs Receiving Stats 2015 / 2016 Projections

 

  1. 1. NE Rob Gronkowski 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 15 72 120 1,176 16.3 11

 

• NE Rob Gronkowski Gronkowski 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 76 129 1,093 14.4 9

 

  1. 2. WASH Jordan Reed 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 14 87 114 952 10.9 11

 

• WASH Jordan Reed 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 84 118 965 11.5 9

 

  1. 3. CAR Greg Olsen 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 77 123 1,104 14.3 7

 

• CAR Greg Olsen 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 71 113 1,017 14.3 6

 

  1. 4. TENN Delanie Walker 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 15 94 133 1,088 11.6 6

 

• TENN Delanie Walker 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 15 78 114 918 11.7 6

 

  1. 5. CINN Tyler Eifert 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 13 52 72 615 11.8 13

 

• CINN Tyler Eifert 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 13 54 88 632 11.7 7

 

Please Also Check Out UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings

 

BONUS: UNCLEODDS 32 NFL TEAM STANDARD LEAGUE DEFENSE RANKINGS

Rank Team DST
1 Seattle Seahawks
2 Denver Broncos
3 Cleveland Browns
4 Indianapolis Colts
5 San Diego Chargers
6 Tennessee Titans
7 Kansas City Chiefs
8 Buffalo Bills
9 Los Angeles Rams
10 Minnesota Vikings
11 Green Bay Packers
12 Pittsburgh Steelers
13 New York Jets
14 Oakland Raiders
15 Jacksonville Jaguars
16 Cincinnati Bengals
17 Miami Dolphins
18 Baltimore Ravens
19 Washington Redskins
20 Philadelphia Eagles
21 Detroit Lions
22 Atlanta Falcons
23 Chicago Bears
24 Dallas Cowboys
25 San Francisco 49ers
26 New York Giants
27 New Orleans Saints
28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29 Cleveland Browns
30 Indianapolis Colts
31 San Diego Chargers
32 Tennessee Titans

Guest UncleOdds 4 Player Profiles

Guest UncleOdds 4 Player Profiles by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us four player profiles.
TB QB Jameis Winston tops his “Dynasty Profile” list, followed by ARI RB David Johnson, OAK WR Amari Cooper and WASH TE Jordan Reed. Enjoy “the Uncle’s” insight into these players and why he likes them for the upcoming season.

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Quarterback Jameis Winston-

Jameis Winston 2015 Passing Stats

SEASON TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 TB 16 312 535 4,042 22

 

UncleOdds Projections 2016 Jameis Winston Passing

SEASON TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 TB 16 340 560 4,165 26

 

Jameis Winston, like most rookies, had good and bad performances last season. Following a very poor Week 1 performance, his game level began to evolve. Winston finished the season with an overall grade that ranked 13th among quarterbacks and earned him PFF’s Rookie of the Year award. As the the season went on, Winston improved dramatically, ranking 8th over the final seven weeks of 2016. When the young rookie was not pressured, he had the 8th-highest passing grade in the league. This is a margin spot where he can still improve. With time to build chemistry, I see a very strong, dynamic duo forming with WR Mike Evans for 2016. I have Winston as my 6th ranked dynasty QB. He has young hungry Bucs around him, which includes Evans, RB Doug Martin (who finished 2nd rushing yards with 1402 yards), RB Charles Sims, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and rookie WR Kenny Bell. It’s a team-base of young, incredibly talented players, who can be successful together in the NFL for years to come. Winston was in “learning mode” last season, and I see him developing into one of the better quarterbacks in the future.

 

Running Back David Johnson-

David Johnson 2015 Rushing Stats

SEASON TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 ARI 16 125 581 4.6 47 8

 

UncleOdds Projections 2016 David Johnson Rushing

SEASON TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 ARI 16 256 1190 4.6 —- 9

 

Johnson ranked #1? Why Johnson over Gurley or Bell?  My decision is not based on stats or data like most of my calls in fantasy football, but rather on my gut intuition. There’s no doubt Gurley and Bell have proven themselves as two of the best RBs in the league, with both having better averages (Bell 4.9 and Gurley 4.8) than Johnson and both can be used as receivers. Gurley and Bell are amazing, but guess what…so is David Johnson! Drafted in 2015, Johnson didn’t have an important role in the first 11 weeks of the season, and it wasn’t until Week 12 that Johnson got his first start. He then held the starting job for the rest of the season, gaining a league-best 131.7 yards per game from scrimmage during that time.

My point on Johnson is that his situation may allow him to stay healthy/ healthier for the next few seasons! If you can stop Todd Gurley, you stop the Rams. How much punishment will Gurley receive and how much will he be able to take? With a rookie quarterback, the Rams offense will depend on Gurley alot, and for 2016, this could be a “one man wolf-pack’’. Le’Veon on the other hand, is coming off from a MCL torn season-ending injury, and most players don’t come back at the same level that they left prior to the injury. David Johnson has a strong Cardinal’s offense around him, so he doesn’t have to carry the team’s offense on his shoulders and he won’t be taking as much punishment as Gurley and Bell. I see a healthier player in Johnson for the upcoming season and beyond, which makes him my #1 dynasty running back.

I look forward to sitting in my mancave when the 2016 season starts watching which one of these 3 great backs, does in fact, becomes #1 for 2016 and also how these 3 continue to develop into their best potential.

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Wide Receiver Amari Cooper-

Amari Cooper 2015 Receiving Stats

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 OAK 16 72 130 1,070 14.9 68 6

 

UncleOdds Projections 2016 Amari Cooper Receiving

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 OAK 16 80 147 1,192 14.9 —– 8

 

Amari Cooper is a player with amazing speed/acceleration who stays at the top of his routes, and who has owned the post route. Cooper, in his first season in Oakland, developed great chemistry with Derek Carr early on, hauling in 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. In 2015, he was targeted 130 times! The former Alabama star added another feat to his outstanding rookie season by amassing the most receptions by a wide receiver, 21 years old or younger, in NFL history. Cooper also became the first Oakland rookie wide receiver to reach 1,000 receiving yards.

Targeting his favorite weapon often, OAK QB Carr’s passer rating improved from 76.6 to 91.1 last season, ending 2015 with 3,987 yards and 32 touchdowns. In only his 2nd year in the league, Carr had had to learn two different systems.  “I think it helps that he doesn’t have to learn a new language again,” OC Bill Musgrave said of Derek. Carr is a quaterback on the rise and the Raiders have the right tools to be a great offensive team, with WR Michael Crabtree, RB Latavius Murray, and new addition RB DeAndre Washington. Washington was selected by Oakland in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft and will be a nice compliment to RB Murray. I have high expectations for him, particularly in dynasty leagues. All these weapons that the Raiders have offensively will only make young Amari a better player.

 

Tight End Jordan Reed-

Jordan Reed 2015 Receiving Stats

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 WSH 14 87 114 952 10.9 32 11

 

UncleOdds Projections 2015 Jordan Reed Receiving

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 WSH 16 80 108 948 11.8 —– 9

 

In previous years, the tight end position was Gronk and then the rest. Thankfully for the NFL and fantasy football, we now we have a lot more  names to talk about, i.e Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, Jordan Reed, Gary Barnidge, Travis Kelce, Delanie Walker, and Zach Ertz. ( I apologize if I left out your favorite!) I personally love Reed and at only 25 years old (Gronk 27), he made 87 catches in 2015 for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns, making him Washington’s leading receiver last season. Reed is a tight end but his production is similar to that of a wide receiver. He is very dangerous on a lot of routes, and he is worth gold in the red zone. It might interest you to know that Reed not only played his collegiate career as a tight end, but also as a wide receiver and even as quarterback.  Jordan Reed- “Honestly, I feel like playing quarterback helped me out a lot – knowing which guys were going to cover me, being able to read the defense, things like that”. Jordan Reed is sitting out minicamp after suffering an ankle injury, but the Uncle says to draft Reed with confidence. Currently ranked as my #2 dynasty TE.

 

Guest UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings

Guest UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us his 2016 Dynasty Rankings.
CAR QB Cam Newton tops his “Dynasty Quarterback” Board, while ARI RB David Johnson, NYG WR Odell Beckham Jr and NE TE Rob Gronkowski top his “Dynasty Running Back, Wide Receiver and Tight End” boards respectively.

Utter-Fantasy thanks RotoUncleOdds for his generosity.
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UncleOdds Dynasty Rankings 2016
Rank QB Rank RB Rank WR Rank TE
1 Cam Newton CAR 1 David Johnson ARI 1 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 1 Rob Gronkowski NE
2 Andrew Luck IND 2 Le’Veon Bell PIT 2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 2 Jordan Reed WAS
3 Russell Wilson SEA 3 Todd Gurley LA 3 Julio Jones ATL 3 Tyler Eifert CIN
4 Aaron Rodgers GB 4 Devonta Freeman ATL 4 Antonio Brown PIT 4 Greg Olsen CAR
5 Marcus Mariota TEN 5 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 5 Allen Robinson JAC 5 Travis Kelce KC
6 Jameis Winston TB 6 Lamar Miller HOU 6 Amari Cooper OAK 6 Zach Ertz PHI
7 Derek Carr OAK 7 Doug Martin TB 7 Sammy Watkins BUF 7 Eric Ebron DET
8 Blake Bortles JAC 8 Dion Lewis NE 8 Dez Bryant DAL 8 Julius Thomas JAC
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 9 Mark Ingram NO 9 Alshon Jeffery CHI 9 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB
10 Tom Brady NE 10 Carlos Hyde SF 10 Mike Evans TB 10 Ladarius Green PIT
11 Philip Rivers SD 11 T.J. Yeldon JAC 11 A.J. Green CIN 11 Delanie Walker TEN
12 Drew Brees NO 12 C.J. Anderson DEN 12 Keenan Allen SD 12 Jimmy Graham SEA
13 Matt Ryan ATL 13 Eddie Lacy GB 13 Brandin Cooks NO 13 Coby Fleener NO
14 Andy Dalton CIN 14 Thomas Rawls SEA 14 T.Y. Hilton IND 14 Gary Barnidge CLE
15 Teddy Bridgewater MIN 15 Adrian Peterson MIN 15 Devante Parker MIA 15 Maxx Williams BAL
16 Ryan Tannehill MIA 16 Jamaal Charles KC 16 Laquon Treadwell MIN 16 Hunter Henry SD
17 Jared Goff LA 17 Derrick Henry TEN 17 Randall Cobb GB 17 Dwayne Allen IND
18 Tyrod Taylor BUF 18 Kenneth Dixon BAL 18 Demaryius Thomas DEN 18 Charles Clay BUF
19 Matthew Stafford DET 19 Melvin Gordon SD 19 Jarvis Landry MIA 19 Clive Walford OAK
20 Carson Wentz PHI 20 Duke Johnson CLE 20 Corey Coleman CLE 20 Kyle Rudolph MIN
21 Kirk Cousins WAS 21 Ameer Abdullah DET 21 Kevin White CHI 21 Antonio Gates SD
22 Eli Manning NYG 22 Jay Ajayi MIA 22 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN 22 Jordan Cameron MIA
23 Paxton Lynch DEN 23 Giovani Bernard CIN 23 Josh Doctson WAS 23 Martellus Bennett NE
24 Carson Palmer ARI 24 LeSean McCoy BUF 24 Donte Moncrief IND 24 Jace Amaro NYJ
25 Tony Romo DAL 25 Jeremy Hill CIN 25 Brandon Marshall NYJ 25 Jared Cook GB
26 Brock Osweiler HOU 26 Latavius Murray OAK 26 Michael Floyd ARI 26 Austin Hooper ATL
27 Joe Flacco BAL 27 DeMarco Murray TEN 27 Jordy Nelson GB 27 Jason Witten DAL
28 Colin Kaepernick SF 28 Karlos Williams BUF 28 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 28 MyCole Pruitt MIN
29 Jay Cutler CHI 29 Jeremy Langford CHI 29 Allen Hurns JAC 29 Richard Rodgers GB
30 Alex Smith KC 30 Matt Jones WAS 30 Eric Decker NYJ 30 Tyler Higbee LA
31 Robert Griffin CLE 31 C.J. Prosise SEA 31 Breshad Perriman BAL 31 Thomas Duarte MIA
32 Ryan Fitzpatrick FA 32 Matt Forte NYJ 32 John Brown ARI 32 Vance McDonald SF
33 Charles Sims TB 33 Sterling Shepard NYG
34 Tevin Coleman ATL 34 Jeremy Maclin KC
35 Devontae Booker DEN 35 Tyler Lockett SEA
36 Jerick McKinnon MIN 36 Julian Edelman NE
37 DeAndre Washington OAK 37 Jordan Matthews PHI
38 Ryan Mathews PHI 38 Michael Thomas NO
39 Jordan Howard CHI 39 Golden Tate DET
40 Charkandrick West KC 40 Emmanuel Sanders DEN
41 Jonathan Stewart CAR 41 Michael Crabtree OAK
42 Isaiah Crowell CLE 42 Stefon Diggs MIN
43 Kenyan Drake MIA 43 Josh Gordon CLE
44 Javorius Allen BAL 44 Doug Baldwin SEA
45 Theo Riddick DET 45 Will Fuller HOU
46 Jonathan Williams BUF 46 Tyler Boyd CIN
47 Keith Marshall WAS 47 DeSean Jackson WAS
48 Danny Woodhead SD 48 Devin Funchess CAR
49 Paul Perkins NYG 49 Leonte Carroo MIA
50 Keith Marshall WAS 50 Nelson Agholor PHI
51 Jonathan Williams BUF 51 Marvin Jones DET
52 Chris Ivory JAC 52 Martavis Bryant PIT
53 Wendell Smallwood PHI 53 Sammie Coates PIT
54 Alfred Morris DAL 54 Phillip Dorsett IND
55 Tyler Ervin HOU 55 Tavon Austin LA
56 Chris Thompson WAS 56 Willie Snead NO
57 Bilal Powell NYJ 57 Torrey Smith SF
58 James Starks GB 58 Travis Benjamin SD
59 Justin Forsett BAL 59 Davante Adams GB
60 Andre Ellington ARI 60 Kenny Bell TB
61 Rashad Jennings NYG 61 Pharoh Cooper LA
62 Shane Vereen NYG 62 Rishard Matthews TEN
63 Frank Gore IND 63 Larry Fitzgerald ARI
64 C.J. Spiller NO 64 Kendall Wright TEN
65 Ronnie Hillman DEN 65 Braxton Miller HOU
66 Darren McFadden DAL 66 Chris Conley KC
67 David Cobb TEN 67 Jamison Crowder WAS
68 Spencer Ware KC 68 Malcolm Mitchell NE
69 Tre Mason LA 69 Jaelen Strong HOU
70 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR 70 Ty Montgomery GB

2016 Free Agent Landings Part 2

2016 Free Agent Landings Part 2 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Week 2 of NFL free agency is in the books, and there are some teams that already have a new look, like the Houston Texans. Some teams like the Green Bay Packers were not aggressive in free agency, but did not lose any key players. Then there a few teams that added players, that may or may not have an impact in 2016.

The Good, the Bad and the Fuzzy Free Agent pick-ups so far.

the Good the bad and the fuzzy

The Good

new CLEV Texan QB Robert Griffin III- I do not believe that RGIII is a great quarterback, but I do think he has the potential to be better than Josh McCown, J Manziel, Austin Davis, Brian Hoyer, Connor Shaw, Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, Thad Lewis, Colt McCoy Seneca Wallace, Jake Delhomme, Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson etc etc etc.

new NO TE Coby Fleener- QB Drew Brees has never looked comfortable throwing to TE Josh Hill, who was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Fleener is in a great situation for fantasy football owners because Saints HC Sean Payton admits that Fleener isn’t an asset as a blocker, so his role will be as a weapon for Brees.

new CINN WR Brandon Lafell– The Bengals need wide receivers to replace Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, and have begun building around WR A.J. Green with 6’4″ WR LaFell. The former Patriot was the #85 wide receiver in the NFL last year with 37 receptions for 515 yards and 0 TDs.

The Bad

new DET RB Stevan Ridley- This running back is now on his 3rd team in 3 years, and he missed eight games last season while recovering from a torn ACL. He is currently the #5 running back on the Lion’s depth chart, which means he won’t get any significant playing time.

new PHIL Eagle WR Rueban Randle- You know what the New Yorrk Giants thinks of Rueban Randle…..when they refused to re-sign him, and kept injured-plagued Victor Cruz instead. RR will have little fantasy value in 2016.

new BALT WR Mike Wallace- He has been making excuses for his poor play for a couple years now. Wallace recently blamed his former Minnesota quarterback for his lack of production, but he now needs to explain why he was out-played by rookie WR Stephan Diggs in that same offense. ( Diggs #46 WR in 2015……Wallace #75 WR in 2015). Maybe 60 Minutes gets motivated in 2016 with QB Flacco, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

new DET WR Jeremy Kerley- Last season Kerley only saw 26 targets total, and he blamed the Jets coaching staff for his lack of production. He will be playing behind WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones ( and anyone else the Lions bring in or draft) so Kerley’s 2016 fantasy value in minimal.

The Fuzzy-

new WASH TE Vernon Davis – As a Bronco last season starting in November, Davis ended up with 20 catches for 201 yards and 0 TDs…..not exactly what fantasy football owners were expecting when they flocked to the waiver wire to grab him. I doubt Davis interfers with WASH TE Jordan Reed from having another great season.

new NE Pat RB Donald Brown- This running back hasn’t been given a lot of chances to start in NFL games, but when he has, he has shown some ability and competitiveness. Unfortunately, no one can get excited about any running back in New England. I’m not drafting Brown unless he’s a good bargain in very late rounds.

new GB Cardinal TE Jared Cook- This acquisition by the Packers is confusing to figure out, because Cook will make the 5th tight end on the Green Bay roster. It also isn’t like the Packer’s didn’t already have a legitimate tight end weapon. TE Richard Rodgers was the #9 TE in 2015, with 8 touchdowns.

new DAL RB Alfred Morris- Last season, Morris looked like he was running on fumes, and Washington didn’t try to re-sign him. He’ll back up RB Darren McFadden, who stayed surprisingly healthy last season, but who knows if he will in 2016.

new IND RB Robert Turbin- 2015 was the first time in five seasons that RB Frank Gore failed to reach 1,000 yards. Gore will be 33 years old in May, and although he is one of the toughest men in the NFL, RB Turbin makes for an interesting handcuff for 2016.

 

2016 Free Agent Landings Part 1

2016 Free Agent Landings Part 1 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Week 1 of NFL free agency is in the books, and there are some teams that already have a new look, like the Houston Texans. Some teams like the Green Bay Packers were not aggressive in free agency, but did not lose any key players. Then there a few teams that added players, that may or may not have an impact in 2016.

The Good, the Bad and the Fuzzy Free Agent pick-ups so far.

the Good the bad and the fuzzy

The Good

new HOU Texan QB Brock Osweiler- Denver’s GM John Elway’s head must still be in the clouds from winning the Super Bowl. Letting QB Osweiler go to Houston is likely going to haunt the Broncos.

new SD Charger WR Travis Benjamin- This might be my favorite offensive pick-up in free agency so far. With Rivers as his quarterback, Benjamin is about to show the NFL what he’s been able to do all along, but couldn’t while in the Brown’s organization.

new NY Jet RB Matt Forte- It would have been nice to see Forte get paid by Chicago and stay a Bear. Chicago wouldn’t resign him so he signed a three-year deal with the Jets. He would be an excellent running back on any NFL team.

new HOU Texan RB Lamar Miller- He has stated that he “had grown weary of being underutilized in the Dolphins’ offense.” Miller was the  #6 running back in the NFL for 2015, but he only had 194 carries ( vs Adrian Peterson’s 327). He’s still young and talented. Miller is a great addition for the Texans.

new DET WR Marvin Jones– He’s not Megatron obviously, but he is 6’2″ and a dependable route runner. The former Bengals signed a five-year deal with Detroit worth $40 million

The Bad

new ARI Cardinal TE Jermaine Gresham- This move isn’t a bad one for Arizona, but it is for Gresham. The Cardinals do not have an offense for tight ends, so Gresham had better like to block.

new TENN Titan WR Rishard Matthews- This guy will have to fight TE Delanie Walker, WR Dorial Green-Beckham, WR Kendall Wright, WR Justin Hunter and RB Dexter McCluster for targets.

new PHIL Eagle WR Chris Givens- He reunites with Sam Bradford, who he had the most success with in St. Louis from 2012-2013. Can he improve on his meager 2015 stats of 353 receiving yards and 1 TD, with so many other weapons in Philadelphia?

new KC Chief WR Rod Streater- The Chiefs don’t have much after WR Jeremy Maclin except TE Travis Kelce, so Streater might be a contributor in 2016. Still, this wide receiver only had one catch in 2015, and this is the ultra-conservative KC offense.

The Fuzzy-

new JACK Jaguar RB Chris Ivory- If the Jags had traded TJ Yeldon, I would like this move more. Ivory is a football player, and he likes to get the ball. I think he’ll be unhappy in Jacksonville splitting carries, and I doubt he’ll be an asset to fantasy football owners, with roughly 8-10 carries a games.

new PITT Steeler TE Ladarius Green- His best game in 2015 was Week 1, for 74 yards and 1 TD. He had opportunities in San Diego, when TE A Gates was suspended for the 1st four games of the 2015 season, and he did not capitalize on it. QB Roethlisberger loved throwing to retired TE Heath Miller, so we’ll just have to see if he loves throwing to TE Green.

new ATL Falcon WR Mohamed Sanu- Last season, WR Leonard Hankerson had 241 yards and and 2 touchdowns in the 1st 4 games. The Falcons desperately need weapons to compliment WR Julio Jones. Sanu possesses the skills to be a slot receiver and red-zone weapon.

new BALT Raven TE Ben Watson- In 2015, with QB Drew Brees, Watson was the #7 Tight End in the NFL. He had 825 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. Although Baltimore is an offense that utilizes the tight end position, the Ravens drafted TE Maxx Williams in the 2015 NFL Draft and also have Crockett Gillmore as another tight end weapon.

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