Thursday, November 26, 2015

DFS NFL advice week 12

As you gather for the Thanksgiving feast; the NFL games present great time to get your weekend fantasy

football lineup set with Fanpicks week 12 start or sit column.

On this Thanksgiving Day as you reflect on the NFL season to date… take solace in the fact that you

survived all of the bye weeks and with three weeks left in the regular season are now in the home

stretch, vying for the best playoff lineups in daily fantasy football league.

Amidst the aroma of baking turkey and family chatter, take the time to reflect on those fantasy football

investments that haven’t panned out.  Now’s the time to start loading up your roster with as many stars

and sleepers to make up the best lineup to win your game.

As today’s NFL games stir your fantasy football spirit head over to Fanpicks and get a lineup set for your

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Week 12 Start or Sit

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Start ‘Em

Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints

Hoyer has passed through the league’s concussion protocol and should be good to go on Sunday. In the

four games prior to getting injured Houston’s QB averaged 278 yards passing with ten TDs. Not bad for a

thrower that doesn’t get much respect. Having Deandre Hopkins on the other end of his passes can’t

hurt those stats. More importantly, it’s safe at this point to say the Saints defense is closer to historically

terrible than just bad. Over their last six games the Saints have allowed a low of 295 yards passing by

opposing quarterbacks and have let in a whopping 21 TDs through the air. I would stream my two year

old toddler at QB against this defense with confidence.

Eli Manning, New York Giants at Washington Redskins

While I’m not always a big fan of Eli, this is a week in which he has a good shot at high end QB1

production. Washington got torched by Cam Newton last week for five passing TDs and allowed two in

each of the last four games before that. Manning has played well for the most part against below

average pass defenses this year so it stands to reason that a nice game is in store for the younger


Sit ‘Em

Tom Brady, New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

I don’t advise actually sitting the highest scoring fantasy QB out there. However, there are warning signs

that this could be a tough week for the future hall of famer. The Broncos are allowing the fewest points

to QBs and just 190 yards passing per game. If anyone can light up an elite defense it’s Brady, but

missing three receivers due to injury can’t help his chances. This should be an interesting game to watch

as a fan of football, but I’m not particularly looking forward to relying on Brady for top five QB numbers

this week.

Running Back

Start ‘Em

T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers

After a series of tough matchups we can finally get excited for Yeldon this week. He’s looked like a bell

cow running back lately, even against top end run defenses and now faces a Chargers team allowing 4.9

yards per carry. It’s troubling that Yeldon has scored just one TD on the season, but I’m thinking that

changes this week as the Jags rookie goes for 120-plus and his second NFL touchdown.

Sit ‘Em

Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

I know after landing one of the bigger free agent finds of the season your inclination is to throw Rawls

into your starting lineup. This may be your best option if you are hurting at running back. However, he’s

got a difficult matchup this week against the Steelers having let in just two rushing TDs on the season.

They are allowing 3.9 yards per carry and have let a couple teams rack up some points through yardage,

but are still giving up the third fewest fantasy points to running backs overall, not ideal for Rawls this

week. At least you know the Seahawks are going to run, and then run some more, so you have that

going for you.

Wide Receiver

Start ‘Em

Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

I can’t be the only person thinking that the injury to Peyton Manning may have helped Thomas’ value

going forward. Brock Osweiler is able to move in the pocket and has enough arm strength to get the ball

where it needs to go, an improvement over a Manning in decline. It was apparent in his start last week

that the offense was able to do more with Osweiler under center. While he will likely still struggle at

times, this bodes well for Demaryius as he should get more quality downfield targets. If Tim Tebow

could get him the ball, Osweiler should be able to as well. This week against the Patriots there’s a good

chance Denver will need to open up the offense to keep pace. I could see Osweiler throwing a couple

picks in this game, but also putting Thomas over 100 yards with a TD or two along the way.

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts

Tampa’s offense is looking up after their rookie QB threw five TDs last week. Jameis Winston has shown

some spark after being the first overall pick in this year’s draft and has some weapons on offense getting

healthy. The return of Vincent Jackson may mean that Evans’ target volume decreases over the next few

weeks, but this should also force defenses to respect other aspects of the Buc’s passing game. If he can

just increase his catch rate, 8-10 targets a week should be ample for him to produce solid numbers. The

Colts are happy to let wide receivers run free as long as Vontae Davis is not covering them, and he’s

dealing with a hamstring injury this week. If he doesn’t play Evans should still lead the team in targets

and have another nice shot at over 100 yards and a score in week 12.

Sit ‘Em

A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals vs. St. Louis Rams

Green has a ton of talent but hasn’t put up the numbers his talent would suggest he should this year.

He’s now gone three weeks under 100 yards without a score and has to face the Rams and their quality

defense this week. As long as Andy Dalton is struggling Green will be too. This week doesn’t look to be

the week they are likely to put it together.

Tight End

Start ‘Em

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

Reed surprisingly was not on injury report this week after playing through an MCL sprain last week. This

is good news for owners of the talented tight end since he gets another great opportunity this week.

When healthy, Reed is a top five TE and the go-to passing target in Washington. The return of DeSean

Jackson should stretch the field and only help Reed find room underneath in coverage. With a deficient

defense and a Giants team likely to exploit that it appears that Reed should have plenty of chances to

rack up yards as the Redskins play from behind during the second half. Even if they are able to keep up

with the Giants Reed should be a major part of the offensive plan.

Sit ‘Em

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills

After much optimism during fantasy draft season Kelce has failed to live up to his preseason hype. He’s

still a TE1, but has turned into one on the lower end of the list. After falling short of 50 yards receiving in

each of the last three games the Chiefs will host the Bills and a defense that can handle the TE position.

If you start him you are probably reliant on Kelce scoring.


Start ‘Em

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

The Cardinals are my No. 1 ranked defense this week, sorry Denver. While the Broncos will be trying to

outfox Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the Cardinals will be working on Blaine Gabbert. This sets up to be a

blood bath for the 49ers against a very tight Arizona defensive squad. For a little reference in their first

game Arizona logged four picks and two touchdowns. This is lofty to expect again, but a low score and a

couple interceptions along with a handful of sacks is realistic.

Sit ‘Em

Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

The Broncos are the No. 1 defense in all of fantasy football but I will avoid them this week if possible.

New England is dealing with a glut of injuries to their receivers and it’s quite possible that Denver keeps

them under 20 points in this game, but I don’t want to count on that. With Brady at the helm there’s just

a good a chance that the Patriots find a chink in the armor and put up a 35 burger in Denver. This will be

a fun game to watch as a pure fan of football, but counting on production from your stellar defense is


Best of luck with your fantasy football teams this week! Hopefully our Week 12 start or sit column helps

guide you to victory. Make sure to check out our plethora of other fantasy football articles including

waiver wire advice, weekly rankings, daily talk, and other life changing information.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Start 'em if you got 'em - Week 11

Start em’ if you got ‘em – Week 11

Adam Stoczynski
Bitter Chicago sports fan, wagering enthusiast, self-proclaimed sports expert
@AllAboutSto on twitter

Start ‘em if you got ‘em


Matt Hasselbeck @ ATL – Call me crazy, but he’s played well, and with the extra week to prepare, I think he has a chance here as a bye week plug in or for real cheap in daily leagues. Atlanta has been alright vs the pass, giving up just over 250 yards per game, but in the dome, I think he can get some big catch and runs from his wide outs. If things finally go as planned for Atlanta, Hasselbeck should be throwing a lot late.

Philip Rivers vs KC – After a down week and then a bye, Rivers is looking to get it flowing again. This matchup is also not the best, as KC has been pretty good vs the pass, but the bye week had to freshen him up, and as always, he will toss it a ton.

Running Back

Jonathan Stewart vs WAS – Washington is not stopping anyone on the ground, and the Panthers should ride their big back to a victory. He’s getting 20+ touches per game, and gets a great matchup here. Start him with confidence, it will be another 100 yard day vs the Redskins D, which would be the 5th time in 6 games.

Justin Forsett vs STL – I mostly like him because he has a similar skill set as Bears running back Jeremy Langford, who torched the Rams a week ago. It’s been a while since Forsett came through, but he has a good chance here to do some damage in the run as well as the pass game. St Louis is giving up nearly 110 yard per game, so they aren’t as stout as people think.

Wide Receiver

TY Hilton @ ATL – The reason I like Hasselbeck so much is because of Hilton. Finally healthy off his bye, and saw 22 targets in Hasselbecks two starts. He’s fast, and the turf in Atlanta will only help. He will be back to form in week 11 and could go off for one of his huge games.

Kamar Aiken vs STL – Saw 14 targets last week, and they really have no one else to catch it on the outside. The volume is there and so is the matchup vs a Rams team that just gave up 3 passing TD’s last week vs the Bears. He hasn’t scored a touchdown since week 6, but I like him to get in the end zone this week.

Tight End

Jason Witten @ MIA – Like him for one simple reason; his boy is back. Romo is back this week and he has something special with his tight end. You’ve probably had him in and out of your lineup all year long, but this is a week to have him in. His QB is back and he’s facing a defense that could not stop the Eagles tight ends a week ago.


Jacksonville vs TEN – I like the spot here vs a rookie quarterback on the road on Thursday night. The Jaguars have been a lot better defense this year than people know. They do have a tough time getting to the quarterback, but they should be able to force some turnovers in what looks to be a low scoring game.

Sit ‘em and quit ‘em


Marcus Mariota @ Jax – For the reasons I like the Jags D this week, I also say sit Mariota. I’m just playing the odds here, and for as bad as these Thursday games have been, I don’t see this rookie having success. Jacksonville isn’t the toughest opponent, but I’m putting my trust in a tough situation on the road, more than the defense.

Mark Sanchez vs TB – He just makes too many mistakes to trust, plus this team runs the ball too well to put the game in the hands of Sanchez. Tampa is actually top 10 in yards against, so not the easy matchup you think it is. I expect a heavy dose of Murray, and some Sanchez when needed. Not a guy to start this week.

Running Back

                LeGarrette Blount vs BUF – A guy that is in and out of your lineup each week, this is a sit week. The Buffalo run D is good, giving up less than 100 yards per game, and gave up 99 yards to Ivory last week. This big back type just won’t get it going vs this D line and company. Brady and the Pats will find a way to win, but it won’t be on Blount’s back.

                Doug Martin @ PHI – It will be a tough go for Martin this week vs an Eagles defense that’s only given up 3 touchdowns on the ground this year. I’m thinking the Bucs will be trailing in this one, so the volume may not be there for him to rack up the yardage. He’s a sit this week if you have a better option.

Wide Receiver

                Stefon Diggs vs GB – He’s in a slump, and I never bought into his hype in the first place. Green Bay will be on a mission this week, but so will Minnesota. I don’t see them letting Teddy air it out, as this game will be won on the back of AP. Diggs won’t have many chances and has only seen 7 targets the last 2 games.

                James Jones @ MIN – Talk about a slump, James Jones is basically done. His value has plummeted with the return of Davante Adams, who saw 21 targets last week and is back to playing every down. Rodgers threw the ball 61 times last week, only twice to Jones for 0 catches. He’s better left on your bench this week.

Tight End

Zach Ertz vs TB – He had a season high in yards last week… with 68. Don’t get caught in this. He’s almost not worth owning, let alone worth starting. I really need to see something before I’m putting him in my lineup. He still splits time and hasn’t scored a touchdown yet this year.


                Cincinnati @ ARI – It’s simple; Arizona can score points. Did you see what they did last week IN Seattle? They are still wort holding if you have a roster spot, but not worth playing this week vs the high powered Cardinals, in Arizona. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Start 'em if you got 'em - Week 10

Start em’ if you got ‘em – Week 10

Adam Stoczynski
Bitter Chicago sports fan, wagering enthusiast, self-proclaimed sports expert
@AllAboutSto on twitter

Start ‘em if you got ‘em


Andy Dalton @ HOU – His schedule is about to get tougher, but use him this week with a lot of confidence. It seems like the old Dalton who couldn’t play in the bright lights is gone. Start him Monday night vs one of the worst teams in the league. This should be another route.

Blake Bortles @ BAL – That old Baltimore defense is gone. They are giving up over 280 yards through the air and only have 3 interceptions this season. On the Bortles side of things, he has only thrown less than 2 touchdowns in a game twice this year, and the last time was week 4. He’s a stud right now, and has a great matchup.

Running Back

Mark Ingram @ WAS – I understand Brees is on fire right now, but Washington is actually top 10 vs the pass and horrendous vs the run. They are giving up over 130 yards per game on the ground and Ingram is the only back in New Orleans right now. Spiller is nonexistent, so roll Ingram out there for 20 plus touches, 100 yards, and a td.

LeGarrette Blount @ NYG – Could it be two weeks in a row? I’m going to say yes. With the loss of Lewis last week and the bad New York Giant run D, Blount and the New England ground game might get it going this week. I know we pick our spots with him, but if you have him, this is one of the weeks you start him.

Wide Receiver

Davante Adams vs DET – Love the matchup here for Adams. Last week he quietly played a ton, and looks like he is 100%. If you can still buy him low, I would do it, this is your last chance. He is about to break out this week vs a Lions team who doesn’t want to stop anyone. I know it was a late game surge, but Rodgers and The Pack figured it out late last week. I like them with a big number here.

Reuben Randle vs NE – This is more of a hunch here, but if you’ve been following, my hunches have been right on. So jump on this one, or forever hold your peace. Here’s why. Like I said last week about Jordan Reed, Belichick takes away what you do best. What do the Giants do best? Throw to Odell. They will do their best to stop him or at least contain him. Look for Randle to get a lot of single coverage and space. He will have a solid week and some good opportunity. He’s a great plug and this week with names like TY and Julio on vacation.

Tight End

Travis Kelce @ DEN – They have to move the ball somehow. The Denver D is going to be hungry as they return home after the loss last week. Kelce is their best threat, and the only way I see the Chiefs moving the ball at all. He had 4 catches on 5 targets the first time they played, he will do at least that this week.


Pittsburgh vs CLE – No Bell, and the prospect of a very hobbled Big Ben, the defense is going to have to play well and win them this game. That, plus the browns offense is really bad. It doesn’t matter who their QB, the Steelers are a great play in yearlong and daily leagues.

Sit ‘em and quit ‘em


Jay Cutler @ STL – There’s a ton of buzz for a quarterback who threw a pick 6 and lost a fumble vs a two win team that can’t stop anybody. Do not buy into this hype, bench him this week on the road at STL. To make matters worse Jeffery did not practice on Thursday and he’s already down Forte and Royal. Cutler does not string good games together and going on the road against a top 5 defense vs the pass who have given up only 5 touchdowns on the year, ha, good luck.

Drew Brees @ WAS – He’s on fire, but he will have a little tougher go this week. He leaves his friendly dome, where he absolutely tore it up the last two weeks, and heads to Washington to face a defense that has not given up a 300 yard passer this year. They are bad vs the run, so opportunity will be slim as well, expect a ton of Ingram and not so much Brees.  

Running Back

                Jeremy Langford @ STL – He had a great game last week, but it’s going to be tough to get anything going vs this D line. In STL, I’m not expecting much from the Bears this week. Langford will do enough because of volume, but if you have a different option, I’d go with him and leave the rookie on the bench.

                Charcandrick West @ DEN – I’m going to continue to fade running backs as they take on the immovable object that is the Denver Broncos. The Colts got to them a bit last week, but with a loss under their belt and returning home, Denver may not let them get much going at all.

Wide Receiver

                Mike Evans vs DAL – The only thing Evans does consistently is play inconsistently. It seems like every other week he has a big game, and this is one of those every others. If you can afford to do it, I’d leave him on the bench in 2 receiver leagues. For example, I’m going with Allen Robinson over Evans in week 10.

                Travis Benjamin @ PIT – He hasn’t done a thing since week 6, in fact, he had more yards in week 6 than he has since. He’s not a starting option anymore. If you caught lightening in a bottle for those few weeks he was usable, good job. To me, as a wide receiver on the Browns, he’s droppable.

Tight End

Ben Watson @ WAS – Had another 5 catches last week, but I’m assuming if you have him he’s not your only tight end. Opt for “the other guy” this week as the Redskins have been stingy vs tight ends and vs the pass in general. I don’t like Brees this week, and Watson is under his umbrella as well.


                Baltimore vs JAX – That old Baltimore defense is gone, I feel like I’ve said that before. Anyways, the Ravens are not a streaming option this year, they are just bad. The Jaguars are no lush on offense either and are a tougher matchup than you think. I like the Jags offensive weapons this week and don’t see the Ravens stopping them. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

NFL Week 9 FanPicks Fantasy Football Line Up

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As we head into week 9; provides our one week fantasy football optimized line up.

We are all anticipating an exciting showdown as the visiting Chicago Bears taken the San Diego Chargers.  Even at this time it seems quite apparent that San Diego is not establishing any sort of running game; rather hedging their bets on Philip River’s passing game to lead to victory.  It would seem a good strategy the Chargers are averaging 336 passing yards per game putting them as the top passing overall team in the NFL.  In regards to the Bears; they showed a weak secondary during their game with the Vikings last week; ultimately giving up big plays at critical points during the game.  These play mishaps coupled with huge passing game from Minnesota contributed to the Bears defeat - giving up ten points in the final minutes despite a seven point fourth quarter lead.

No doubt San Diego will be looking to exploit the Bears weakness in their secondary; while helping Philip Rivers have a successful passing attack during Monday night’s scheduled game. The spotlight is on Rivers, who is currently completing nearly 70% of his passes for 2753 yards gained and 18 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions.  In the last five games he has consistently thrown for over 300 gains.  Moreover as this one of those AFC versus NFC matchups so the Bears will not be familiar with the San Diego formations and routes that their receivers will run.

The following is FanPicks optimized line up strategy

Play on Phillip Rivers (Chargers QB)

The New York Jets return home after an awful defensive performance last week against the Oakland Raiders. The Jets lost that game 34-20 as they allowed Derek Carr to throw for 333 yards and four touchdowns. Jacksonville will be the Jets opponents. Quarterback Blake Bortles is not an accurate passer as his time may be running out as a starting quarterback in this league once the season ends. Bortles completes just 55.7% of his throws. Look for the Jets to bounce back with a huge defensive effort after last week’s embarrassing performance. They are back home and a better unit that showed up last week at Oakland. The team is still ranked third in the NFL in total defense by giving up 307 yards per game.

Play on New York Jets Defense

The Oakland Raiders makes the long cross-country trip for an early game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Raiders have won two straight. That loss at Chicago still stings the team. Ben Roethlisberger makes his second start after returning from injury. Look for Big Ben to exploit the Oakland Raiders poor pass defense that gives up 302 yards per game. Antonio Brown figures to have a huge game on Sunday. He leads the Steelers with 52 catches for 718 yards and three touchdowns. With Roethlisberger healthy in Week 1 and 2 of the season Brown combined for 18 catches for 328 yards with two touchdowns.

Play on Antonio Browns (Steelers WR)

The Denver Broncos off their great defensive effort last week at home to Green Bay will be traveling to face the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning is starting to show improvement with his passing. The running game is starting to click as well for the club. Ronnie Hillman leads the team with 85 carries for 383 yards and four touchdowns. He had two rushing touchdowns last week in the win to Green Bay. With a career best 4.5 yards per run attempt look for Hillman to put up some good numbers on the Colts defense.

Play on Ronnie Hillman (Broncos RB)

The Dallas Cowboys will be home to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night football. Dallas is 0-5 without Tony Romo under center but still just one game out of first place in the NFC East division. We are going to expect Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassell to keep it safe to avoid turnovers and target Jason Witten in the passing game.

Play on Jason Witten (Cowboys TE)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Start 'em if you got 'em - Week 9

Start em’ if you got ‘em – Week 9

Adam Stoczynski
Bitter Chicago sports fan, wagering enthusiast, self-proclaimed sports expert
@AllAboutSto on twitter

Start ‘em if you got ‘em


Cam Newton vs GB – He’s playing too well to sit. The GB defense is good, but they have been pretty leaky lately.  Cam should keep rolling vs a defense that has given up almost 850 yards passing the last two weeks. Last week was also the first time since week 5 Cam did not have a rushing score, he’ll run one in here.

Ben Roethlisberger vs OAK – I understand he was a frustrating start last week, but stick with him. You waited for him to come back from injury and here he is. Last week will have helped a ton, and with Bell going down, he’s going to have to throw.

Running Back

Ronnie Hillman @ IND – We are going right back to the well here. I said to start him last week in his first start of the year, and he rewarded us with 2 touchdowns. We are sticking with him again as the starting running of the Denver Broncos. The Broncos need to run to win and Hillman is useful as a pass catcher. Indy’s D is also giving up 125 yards per game on the ground.

Jeremy Hill vs CLE – When the matchup is right Jeremy Hill has big games, and this is one of those weeks. Don’t give up on Hill, he has a lot of yards coming his way. He was one of the best players in fantasy football down the stretch last year, and that’s why we drafted him this year. Let him roll on Thursday night, he will score one, and he might score twice.

Wide Receiver

Martavis Bryant vs OAK – See Big Ben. Bryant will hit on a deep one this week, just playing the odds. The Steelers will be tossing it all over the field and Martavis will be one of the beneficiaries of this. He hasn’t had a big game in a few weeks, he’s just due. Oh, and Oakland has a good run D. They are giving up just over 80 yards per game and only 3 TD’s on the year. I repeat… Pittsburgh will be throwing a ton.

Jordan Matthews @ DAL – Playing a lot of hunches this week. Philly off the bye should be ready to soar vs Dallas in a huge divisional game. He hasn’t had more than 60 yards in a game since week 2, which also happens to be the last time he scored. The Dallas defense is capable of keeping the Eagles in check, but off the bye, they have to realize Matthews is too good not to be involved more often.

Tight End

Delanie Walker @ NO – New Orleans has been bad vs tight ends all year long. With Wright out, there should be more balls to go around and Walker is a favorite target of Mariota, who is back in week 9. He hasn’t had less than 6 catches since week 5, so keep trotting him out there, he has a pretty high floor.


Atlanta @ SF – Blaine. Gabbert. Blaine Gabbert. Come on. Not much else to say about that. If they are available, go pick them up. I just can’t see Gabbert moving the ball. Blaine Gabbert?!

Sit ‘em and quit ‘em


Andrew Luck vs DEN – It’s bad, real bad right now, and the Denver D is good, real good. Luck can’t take care of the ball and has only 1 week where he’s thrown less than 2 interceptions in a game. Denver also leads the league in sacks, and is top 5 in interceptions, this one could be a disaster. If it wasn’t for a respectable finish last week, Luck would have been a terrible play.

Matt Ryan @ SF – Not sure what is going on in Atlanta, but after a rough game at home, he heads across the country to face a team that cannot stop the run. Expect a heavy dose of Freeman here, and much less of Matt Ryan. I wouldn’t start him this week if you can help it.

Running Back

                Frank Gore vs DEN – You just can’t start running backs like this vs Denver. Denver is giving up next to nothing on the ground and Gore looks like he will be the Broncos next victim. Jamaal Charles and AP are the only two backs to run for more than 40 yards vs this D this year, keep Gore on the bench.

                Jonathan Stewart vs GB – His last 3 games have been quite good actually, but let’s quit while we are ahead. This angry Packers defense is going to be ready, and Stewart will be better left on the bench. GB has given up 7 touchdowns on the year, but gave up 3 last week. This defense has actually been pretty stingy all year long, and I bet they get back on track this week.

Wide Receiver

                Willie Snead vs TEN – After the huge game last week, Snead is a little banged up and faces a good secondary. Snead has been a nice plug and play, but I’m not going to chase the points from last week. If you missed out, then you missed out. The Titans are actually third in the league at just under 200 yards per game through the air, I wouldn’t be taking them too lightly and wouldn’t put too much stock into Snead’s week 8 outbreak.

                Any 49ers WR vs ATL – Blaine. Gabbert. Blaine Gabbert. Stay away from this mess. I’m not sure anyone on the 49ers is worth starting this week. Just stay away, far, far away.

Tight End

Jordan Reed @ NE – This one is tough. I love the guy, and have him across the board in my leagues, except for the league I have Gronk. It’s not like the matchup is too brutal or that he hasn’t been playing well, because he’s been on fire. I’m worried because the Patriots always try to take away the thing a team does best. Jordan Reed is that guy for the Redskins. He’s been a straight stud all year, but if you need a huge win this week, sit him for a better option. When it comes to fantasy football, in Belichick I fear.


                Carolina vs GB – This should be a very good game, but no way the Packers are held to what they did last week. It’s a tough defense to break out against, but Rodgers is due. After a rough start last week, you saw Luck put together a few good drives. Rodgers also takes care of the ball better than anyone else, so don’t expect the turnovers to pile up in this one.