Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WORKING THE WAIVER WIRE IN WEEK 5



BY Will Hoover


Its week 5 in the NFL and after the first quarter of the season it’s still hard to determine whose a stud and who’s a dud. This season seemingly is unlike any I can remember. So many teams are week to week hot and cold. Last week I suggested Eli Manning, Larry Donnell, Mike Glennon and Eddie Royal. All had exceptional games and should continue to be added in all formats (all are currently less than 50% owned). This week the only teams on bye are the Dolphins and the Raiders, deservedly so, since they both played in a real ugly game in London last Sunday. Since neither team has top flight fantasy players, this week’s waiver wire will be mainly players with break out potential not necessarily bye week substitutes. Below I’ll list potential players by position, current espn ownership and their week 5 opponent.


QUARTERBACK


  1. Teddy Bridgewater: 10% ownership, wk5 @ Packers


An athletic, playmaking quarterback who makes wise decisions (obviously not Matt Cassell). Teddy can be the Vikings bridge over troubled water in the wake of the Adrian Peterson scandal. Bridgewater can also make the Vikings “his team” in Peterson’s absence. Last week the Bridgewater era began with his first career start versus the Falcons. Going 19 of 30 for 317 yards along with 5 rushes for 27 yards and a touchdown. Bridgewater secured his first win in the NFL with a 41 to 28 handling of the Falcons. This week versus the Packers Bridgewater will continue to lead the Vikings offense in an attempt to upset the Packers a familiar divisional foe. Add Bridgewater if you’re in need at QB or to stash on your bench for continued break out potential.


  1. Blake Bortles: 4.6% ownership, wk5 vs Steelers


The Rookie has looked good when given the opportunity especially last week versus the Chargers in San Diego. On the road Bortles went 29 of 37 for 253 yards and a touchdown. He was impressive and confident on the field but his two interceptions were evidence that he is a rookie. The Jaguars definitely needed something to get momentum going and last week Bortles gave the offense a spark. The lack of a running game will make it tough for Bortles to operate a balanced offense. Once Blake gets the passing game going it will open the entire offense, especially the run since defenses will no longer be able to constantly stack the box. Bortles can now show us why he was the first QB taken in the draft. Add Bortles for continued break out potential.


  1. Austin Davis: .6% owned, wk5 @ Eagles


Second year quarterback Austin Davis from Southern Mississippi was thrust into the starting position after Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill were both injured. While it never sounds promising to be rolling out your third string quarterback in week 1, Davis has been an exception. In week 2 Davis got the start on the road in Tampa bay and led the Rams to a victory. Week 3 was Davis’s breakout with 327 yards and 3 touchdowns with 2 interceptions versus the Cowboys. His recent performance will make the Rams coaching staff consider sticking with Davis as the starter even with a healthy Shaun Hill. Davis has showed enough potential and playmaking ability to keep the Rams competitive going forward. Shaun Hill only offers so much on the field and is better suited as the backup. Add Davis for bye week depth and future breakout potential.


RUNNINBACK


  1. Jerick McKinnon: .8% ownership, wk5 @ Packers


While Matt Asiata is the current starter Jerick McKinnon is the future. At 209lbs with great speed (4.41/40 at NFL combine) McKinnon has tremendous upside. This season he will continue to be a part of the Vikings backfield since his playmaking ability is something Matt Asiata lacks. Even as a change of pace back he has the potential to break long runs and score touchdowns. Last week versus the Falcons Jerick had 18 carries for 135 yards along with one reception for 17 yards. As the season progresses McKinnon will eat into Asiata’s carries and may become the main back by seasons end. Add McKinnon for future break out potential.


  1. Isiah Crowell: 5.6% ownership, wk5 @ Titans


Mark my words Crowell may become one of the best undrafted players in recent years. Crowell was highly recruited out of high school and was the nation’s top running back prospect according to Scouts.com. Isiah choose to attend Georgia over Alabama and went on to become the SEC freshman of the year ahead of Jadeveon Clowney. Shortly after Crowell got into some trouble at Georgia and was dismissed from the team. Isiah got a second chance at Alabama State and played well there the next two seasons amassing 1964 yards on 329 carries and 30 touchdowns. Week 5 is the scheduled return of Browns running back Ben Tate. Now both Isiah Crowell and Terrance West will be considered Tate’s backups.  Even as a backup Crowell can make an impact. Browns coach Mike Pettine has stated he will play the hot hand so this bodes well for both Crowell and West if Tate gets off to a slow start. I’m a big Terrance West fan but I couldn’t help but notice Isiah Crowell out performing him in the weeks leading up to their bye. Add Crowell for continued break out potential and as Ben Tate’s handcuff.


  1. Justin Forsett: 9.1% ownership Wk5 @ Colts


The Ravens backfield is kind of a guessing game. With three running backs getting carries it’s hard to know who’s going to get the touches. I really like what Forsett and Taliaferro did without Bernard Pierce’s help last week with 29 carries for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. Forsett added 31 yards receiving to his 66yards rushing and is maintaining a 5.8 yard per carry average on the season. Forsett’s experience and pass catching ability has him highest on the Ravens depth chart. Add Forsett this week for the match up play. The Colts defense isn’t very good and Forsett will have another big week.


WIDE RECIEVERS


  1. Marvin Jones: .8% ownership wk5 @ Patriots


Week 5 is scheduled as the return of Marvin Jones to the Bengals line up. He’s a big receiver with elite hands who gets plenty of targets opposite of AJ Green. Not only does Jones make highlight catches ha also produced 10 touchdowns last season. This is a sneaky add since some people will not realize he’s ready to return to action. Add Jones for wide receiver depth with possible flex/starter potential.


  1. Jarius Wright: .2% ownership wk5 @ Packers


Vikings Wide receiver Jarius Wright had a break out game last week versus the Falcons. Wright was the go to guy for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. It’s no coincidence though as they both worked together on the second unit since the beginning of the season. The chemistry they create was evident when Bridgewater targeted Wright 10 times for 8 receptions and 132 yards last Sunday. If Wright remains the favorite target he will be in for some big games this season. Add Wright for depth and in hopes of continued growth with Teddy Bridgewater.


  1. Allen Hurns: 7.3% ownership, wk5 vs Steelers


Another undrafted break out rookie, Hurns is on pace for over 1000 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns on the season. A tall receiver at 6’3” he provides a big target for quarterback Blake Bortles. Looking at his season stats, Hurns seems to have a big game every other week. Week 5 is his “big game” week if the pattern is to continue. Also the Steelers defense will make it that much easier for him to succeed. Add Hurns this week for scoring potential.


TIGHT ENDS


  1. Heath Miller: 12.7% ownership, wk5 @ Jaguars


Miller is finally healthy and ready to have a big year. Last week Miller had 10 catches and touchdown versus the Buccaneers. Miller is one of Big Ben’s favorite targets especially when under pressure. The Jaguars are last versus the pass so add and start Miller with confidence.


  1. Austin Seferian Jenkins: .5% ownership, wk5 @ Saints


A big athletic tight end in the Jimmy Graham mold. Seferian Jenkins is healthy and looking to build chemistry with new quarterback Mike Glennon. Last season Glennon targeted his tight end Timothy Wright frequently. That should mean plenty of looks for Serferian Jenkins this season since Wright is now a Patriot. One difference is Seferian Jenkins upside is triple that of Timothy Wright. Sign ASJ as a potential starter quality tight end at a value price.


  1. Clay Harbor: 0% owned, wk5 vs Steelers

Its apparent Blake Bortles likes to target his tight ends. In Harbor’s first game back from a calf injury he was targeted eight times making all eight catches for 69 yards. Once the Jaguars get into the red zone look for Harbor to be targeted. He’s a big target who can create mismatches with defenders while making catches with his soft hands. Add Harbor as a starter worthy tight end in week 5 versus the Steelers beat up defense.

Monday, September 29, 2014

2014-2015 NHL Fantasy Preview



By http://www.rotoguys.com
@rotoguys

The dawn of preseason hockey has come, and it spells one thing for hockey fans: the impending start to the NHL season. This NHL season comes loaded with storylines, as last year’s new playoff format brought more drama to the playoffs in the wake of the 2012-2013 NHL lockout. The tops of each division will be crowded based on the new format and the bottoms will likely be pretty thick as well, as this season also determines the lottery for the Connor MacDavid sweepstakes (Buffalo’s fingers are crossed). The start of the hockey season also brings the start of the fantasy hockey season, and with the puck dropping on Oct. 8th, fantasy drafts will be happening sporadically over the next several weeks.
Beyond the obvious guys as the top of the league, the Crosby’s, the Getzlaf’s, the Stamkos’s here’s a handful of guys that may, or may not, be on your radar as guys to watch for a breakout season.
Tyler Seguin, C, Dallas Stars
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Tyler Seguin had a huge breakout season last year, and most assuredly is on your radar as a guy to watch. He should be. Seguin finished near the top of the league in scoring last season and I fully expect for him to take the jump this year to the elite level. He has the skill set to be at the top of the league and he will produce at a top 5 level in fantasy this season, especially as the core in Dallas matures around him.
John GibsonG, Anaheim Ducks
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There’s no doubt hockey fans recall Gibson’s electric debut in the playoffs for Anaheim. It took many casual fans by surprise but was no shock to fans who follow USA hockey. Gibson has been a horse for the USA junior teams over the last five years and is fully expected to be the heir to Jonathan Quick as the American goalie for future Olympics. Gibson is the guy in Anaheim now with Jonas Hiller in Calgary, and with a strong team in front him, should turn in goalie numbers near the top 10 in the league in his rookie campaign.
Dougie Hamilton, D, Boston Bruins
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Hamilton was the Bruins 1st round pick in 2011, as the final piece in the Phil Kessel deal, and has been projected as the Bruins defenseman heir apparent to Zdeno Chara. Thus far, Hamilton has looked more boy than man, and has been overwhelmed at times by the NHL competition. This year Hamilton must make a big step, and with aging veteran defensive core, Hamilton will be called on to have a bigger role, especially at the quarterbacking point on the powerplay. Hamilton has the strength of a good team and great goalie on his side which should only serve to aid him in becoming a true Top 4 NHL defenseman.
Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Calgary Flames
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Fans of Boston College hockey don’t need to be told about Johnny Gaudreau’s talent. The small but electric winger was a force at the college level, winning about every accolade possible at that level, including a National Championship and the Hobey Baker Award. Gaudreau scored a goal in his only NHL appearance last season, and will likely be the most exciting thing on the ice in Calgary. Gaudreau is my early favorite for the Calder, as I expect the rookie to produce at the next level with a heavy workload in Calgary.
Ryan Strome, C/LW, New York Islanders
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Strome got his first opportunity with the NHL club last season in the wake of John Tavares’ injury. The young centreman has been a highly touted prospect but delivered just 18 points in 37 games last season. Strome is certainly a candidate for a breakout year if he can find a spot on the roster. The Islanders are surprisingly deep at the center position, with John Tavares and Mikhail Grabovski locked into the top two slots. Frans Neilsen, Brock Nelson, Strome, and Casey Cizikas are all competing for the remaining two slots, with Neilsen and Cizikas tentatively penciled into the bottom two slots. However this shakes out, Strome presents high upside at the bottom of fantasy drafts, especially considering he may end up playing off-wing with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo on the first line, a place where he could produce points at a high rate, and an idea which has Islanders fans salivating about the potential.
Mark Giordano, D, Calgary Flames
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Advanced metrics are catching on in the NHL and one that’s been used to evaluate defenseman is RelCF%, or relative Corsi For percentage. This stat essentially equates the difference one player makes in the shot differential between his team and the opponent, comparing when he’s on the ice, to when he’s off it. Last season, Mark Giordano led the league in this stat, and while it is more indicative of his teammates’ ineptitude than his proficiency, Giordano is the proverbial diamond in the rough in Calgary. I’ve already told you about the upside for winger Johnny Gaudreau, but the addition of G Jonas Hiller and a maturing Flames roster should only serve to better Giordano’s numbers this coming season.
Bryan Little, C/RW, Winnipeg Jets
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The Winnipeg Jets ended last season just outside the playoff picture in a strong Western Conference. While the West seems to be even stronger this season, the Jets haven’t gone anywhere. The fantasy value of guys like Blake Wheeler, Evander Kane, and Dustin Byfuglien is clear. However, if the Jets are going to push for a coveted playoff spot in the West, it is going to come with better, more consistent play from Bryan Little. Little has moved around the Winnipeg lineup a bit the last few years, but this versatility only serves to enhance his value as a fantasy player. Further, trade rumors swirling around Evander Kane adds extra intrigue to Little, who would become a much a larger piece of the offense should Kane be dealt away for help defensively.
Using these tips, it will be possible to extract some extra value out of your fantasy hockey draft. There is a lot of information available, and the best strategy going into a draft is always to be prepared and know which players you like, and which players you don’t.

Fanduel Review



By http://www.rotoguys.com/
@rotoguys

An original creator of daily fantasy sports (DFS), FanDuel shows no signs of giving up its spot as one of best in DFS. Founded in 2009 and now headed by Nigel Eccles (CEO & Co-founder), Robin Spira (CTO), Mark Irace (CMO) and Tom Griffiths (CPO & Co-founder) FanDuel still to this day remains one of the premiere options in daily fantasy sports (DFS). Based out of New York City and showcasing a team of over a 100 employees working out of three offices, FanDuel is constantly changing the way everyone experiences and thinks about the industry. Holding a current lifetime payout ledger of over $310 million dollars, more players choose FanDuel as their daily fantasy sports website then all the other daily and season-long fantasy sports sites combined. With $88 million in funding and an expected growth rate of $10 million in 2011 to $400 million in 2014 there is a reason why players stay loyal to the FanDuel brand. Now a partner with NBC sports and Playboy Magazine there is no telling how far FanDuel can go. The excitement and energy for daily fantasy sports is as strong as it ever has been and FanDuel makes becoming a part of the action an overall enjoyable experience.

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports Account Creation and Banking Review:
Only requiring a verifiable full name, email address, username and password the account sign up process at FanDuel is quick, straightforward and easy. Supporting both personal computers and mobile devices players are able to access their accounts regardless of preferred playing platform. Once players are ready to deposit and play real money games they will find two simple banking deposit options. Option one is to add funds by paying through paypal. Option two is depositing money into an account with a credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover). There is a $10 deposit minimum so there is small threshold when loading money onto the website. All transactions are well tracked in a ledger under your account details to assure all financial and banking changes are clear and well tracked. While almost everyone is welcome to play, it is key to note that residents from Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana or Washington are currently being excluded from FanDuel contests due to state laws. Once your FanDuel daily fantasy sports account shows positive cash you will be ready to enjoy the games.

Fan Duel Daily Fantasy Sports Game Type Review:
Keeping focused on the major sports, FanDuel offers daily fantasy players the options of Pro Football (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Pro Basketball (NBA), Professional Hockey (NHL) and College Football and Basketball (CFB and CBB). Each sport supports game formats such as Head-to-head, Leagues, 50/50s and Tournaments giving contest participants a plethora of choices when it comes making and entering lineups. Boasting over 12,000 games per day at times there is rarely a lack of daily fantasy sports action at FanDuel. Based around a simple to understand and easy to use interface and scoring system FanDuel appeals to every type of daily fantasy player due to its simplicity in user experience and game types. If you are searching for an easy to understand daily fantasy sports playing platform that requires less decisions then most other software FanDuel is an ideal place to begin. Opponent and contest structure at FanDuel favors a more basic approach to daily fantasy sports making it ideal for all levels of skill and experience.
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports Promotions, Bonuses and Rewards Review:
One of the top in the business when it comes to creating value for its loyal daily fantasy sports clients, FanDuel is always promoting something new. While weekly and monthly deposit freerolls, sign up bonuses, friend referrals, bonus codes and redeemable daily fantsay sports FanDuel points (FDP’s) are a given the opportunities for users are always so much more. Events like a $10 million dollar World Fantasy Football Championship with a live finals showdown in FanDuel’s very own, custom-built fantasy zone at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and a $1,000,000 Playboy Championship fantasy football contest hosted at Hugh Hefner’s world famous Playboy Mansion are the type of player perks that separate the website from the rest. Regardless if it is accumulating FanDuel player points (FDP’s) to enter more tournaments with or battling it out in the $300k survivor pool attempting to win a trip to the 3 day championship event in Las Vegas there is always a new daily fantasy sports player incentive, accolade or reward awaiting to be acquired. If you are looking for generous rewards, huge prize pools and creative promotions then FanDuel is a daily fantasy sports site you will want to call home.
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports Security Review:
In business for over 5 years with an outstanding and flawless daily fantasy sport reputation in all regards, FanDuel has was won numerous awards over the years and continues to excel in the industry when it comes to security, safety and a fair playing experience. Awards like Best Fantasy Contest 2013, Sports Innovation Index 2012, Company of the Year 2012, Best Sports and Entertainment 2012 are just a small sampling of what Fan Duel has accomplished over the years. In addition to the well deserved acclaim FanDuel is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and a partner of real time sports statistics provider STATS LLC giving players the third party layers of trust needed to assure comfort and peace of mind. Players can also rest well knowing that all player deposits are ring-fenced and kept separate from the company’s operational bank account assuring fast, guaranteed payouts. Protected by the 2006 the federal government’s Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act all games on FanDuel are in full legal compliance as well. If any issues do arise Fan Duel offers its customers an extensive and in-depth frequently asked questions (FAQ) section as well as both live phone and email support making for unparalleled service.


FanDuel Final Rating = A
If you are looking for a daily fantasy sports website that offers both excitement and exceptional quality then FanDuel is a must sign up. Now supported by all the major leagues, the daily fantasy sports space has an estimated $3-4 billion dollar annual economic impact upon the sports industry and FanDuel is playing a key role in this promising new development in sports entertainment. At FanDuel it does not matter if you are a daily fantasy sports beginner or expert there is always an easy to enter game available to participate in. FanDuel also always keeps the innovations and new surprises coming. You never know, you just might find yourself on a trip to some exotic adventure or to the top of the daily fantasy sports winners circle soon…courtesy of FanDuel!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Start ‘em if you got ‘em – Week 4


By Adam Stoczynski

Week 4 is a brutal one as far as mainstream teams taking some vacation time. With a lot of good players off, here’s some plug-ins who I suggest starting if you got ‘em, because I’m notbuying it if you tell me you are not affected by the bye week… get it? Overall, this week should be a pretty high scoring one. The games that were set up for us to reap the fantasy benefits last week didn’t produce as many points as we thought they would. There were also a lot of touchdowns in week 3 that didn’t help a single fantasy team out there (Hester, McKnight, Helu, Kendricks). There are 13 games slated for week 4, and there is not a matchup that really scares me. Outside of the obvious low end quarterbacks, it was actually pretty tough to find players I don’t like this week. I expect higher scoring NFL games this week, which obviously means more fantasy points. Hopefully we are all on the right side of those high scores, well, hope my teams are at least…

Start ‘em if you got ‘em
Quarterback

Colin Kaepernick vs Phi – Not only because he is on one of my teams. He’s started off hot every week, but cools down as the game progresses. I expect that to change this week as we seem to be seeing a different 49er team. The defense is subpar and instead of coming off the bus running, the offense is tossing it all over the field. The Philly D has not been impressive either. They have given up at least 2 touchdowns through the air in every week so far. Expect a multi-touchdown game, and if we’re lucky, maybe he even runs one in.

Cam Newton @ Balt – The matchup is not the best for him playing in Baltimore, but I think he benefits from his situation. No Tolbert or Stewart this week to vulture a goal line carry, so expect him to get at least one on the ground this week. With only Deangelo Williams in the backfield, he’s going to lean heavily on Olsen and Benjamin in order to move the ball. A good game fantasy wise for Newton should finally be in order this week.

Teddy Bridgewater vs Atl – Now I don’t necessarily like Bridgewater as a starter, but on a week where Manning is on bye and you are in a pinch, I like Teddy the best on all of the rookies who are starting this week (Carr, Bortles). Teddy can rack up some rushing yards and he has Patterson, who the Vikings need to get the ball to if they want to win. Atlanta’s defense is nothing special and after the performance they had on Thursday night in front of the world, it’s only natural they come back down to earth this week.

Running Back

Fred Jackson/CJ Spiller @ Hou – I like both Bills running backs this week vs a defense who just got absolutely torched by Rashad Jennings last week. They are giving up 125 yds per game to running backs and the Bills need to run the ball to win. Fred Jackson should be a lock to get in the end zone and this is the perfect week for CJ Spiller to finally break out.

Matt Asiata vs Atl – With Kyle Rudolph out 6 weeks and a rookie quarterback, Asiata should be in line to get a lot of touches this week. The Atlanta run defense has been pretty bad so he has a chance here. Last week everyone loved Bobby Rainey, and at the end of the day he didn’t have the worst game in that Thursday night blowout (41 yards on the ground, 7 rec for 64). Expect a little better stat line with a touchdown mixed in for Asiata.

Pierre Thomas @ Dal – The expected high scoring game between Green Bay and Detroit last week did not pan out, but this week the Dallas New Orleans game should produce a lot of fantasy points. Pierre Thomas can be leaned on as a RB2 this week. Dallas has been less than stingy in the run game and gave up 5 catches for 54 yards to Zac Stacy last week. Thomas should total 100 total yards this week, and keep in mind Mark Ingram is out again.  Thomas did score from the 1 yard line in week 3 without Ingram there.

Lamar Miller @ Oak – He had a good game last week totaling 108 yards on the ground, but failed to get in the end zone. Not many other options here with Moreno out and the incompetent Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas behind him.  Also a lot of speculation with Tannehill this week, so Miller should be involved a lot. We’ve been waiting a long time for him to finally be reliable in fantasy, use him this week as Moreno is expected back sooner than originally thought.

Wide Receiver

Markus Wheaton vs TB – Did you watch the game Thursday? Tampa couldn’t stop an 8th grade flag football team through the air in week 3. This week should be no different as Pittsburgh is going to rely on their offense more than ever. Tough losses on defensive side of the ball will force Ben to score more. They will rely heavy on the run game, but Wheaton is a nice play here as he has been involved the first few weeks. He actually scored last week, but it was called back.

Brandin Cooks @ Dal – He’s being used a lot and Brees trusts him. This Dallas team is not going to stop the Saints who are on a mission to get back to .500. Colston is nowhere to be found, and looks to be the number one target at wide receiver. This should be a high scoring affair and could score for the first time since week 1.

Michael Crabtree vs Phil – I love Kapernick this week, so have to love his number one target. Has 11 balls thrown his way last week and he caught 10 of them. Philly can’t stop anyone through the air so Crabtree is due to blow up. Use him with confidence, he could win you this week.

Tight End

Travis Kelce vs NE – I have him on all three of my teams and this is the week I’ve been waiting for. I’ve started him sparingly, but week 4 is THE week. His favorite player is Gronk. He plays like him, he measures up very similar in terms of size and weight, and he wears 87. On Monday night with the whole world watching he plays vs Gronk and the Patriots. I love him this week, and if he’s still available in your league, pick him up and start him. KC has to deploy him, he’s their best playmaking option outside of Charles. Only 4 targets last week, but he scored and is playing more and more each week.

Heath Miller vs TB – Tampa hasn’t stopped anyone and I expect a big game from the Steeler offense. They may not be able to stop anyone with the injuries, so Ben will rely on all of his weapons moving forward. Miller should get in the end zone this week and finally put up a week worthy of a starting fantasy tight end.

Defense

San Diego vs Jax – This one is not tough. Jacksonville has been the prey for defenses all year so far. The rookie in his first start is traveling to the west coast to take on a playoff team from last year. If they are still available in your league, pick them up and start them.

Sit ‘em and quit ‘em

Quarterback

Ryan Tannehill @ Oak – On the road in the black hole, not a good matchup as they aren’t giving up the world through the air. He’s had a rough week with the whole not being named the started, but being the starter debacle. His confidence seems to be shot, so I’m looking elsewhere if I need a spot start this week.

EJ Manuel @ Hou – EJ on the road is not a good option. They are going to establish the run vs this awful run D and the Houston pass rush should also get to him when he does drop back. Manuel is not a starting fantasy QB, especially this week.

Geno Smith vs Det – Did you see how Detroit was able to contain Rodgers last week? Yea, he’s a lot better than Geno Smith is and he has better weapons. Smith is just not a good quarterback and this defense is pretty dang good. The pass rush is going to get him panicked, and a few interceptions are in the cards this week. He may even be losing some confidence as some people were asking if he should be benched after his week 3 performance.

Running Back

Joique Bell @ NYJ – He’s a little banged up and this front seven is stifling. Not giving up much at the line of scrimmage and Bell hasn’t been running well himself. I would shy away from him this week since he’s not doing much, and he splits touches.

Any Baltimore Raven Running Back vs Car – I know the Panthers got steam rolled by Blount and Bell last week, but this defense will be angry and bounce back. The situation is also just too hazy with three running backs possibly getting carries. I’d stay away from all three as this is going to be a guessing game on who will get the most touches. Bad matchup and even worse situation, stay away.  

Rashad Jennings @ Wash – This is more of an owner beware, because chances are you don’t have a better option than Jennings this week. I know you will be hesitant, especially with the monster game in week 3, but this Washington run defense is no joke. They just held Shady McCoy to 22 yards on 20 attempts. Not as impressive, but they also held Toby Gerhart to 8 yards on 7 carries in week two. Jennings will still get his touches, but don’t expect the week winning performance he put up last week. If you have a player in a better matchup I’d gamble his way.

Wide Receiver

Greg Jennings vs Atl – He was involved last week and they are down an option with Rudolph out. Still, I don’t like him this week with Bridgewater making his first start. It’s going to be a lot of running and a lot of Cordarelle Patterson, they have no choice. Atlanta hasn’t given up much to receivers the last few weeks and seem to be more vulnerable to running backs out of the back field (5-79 in week 2 for Gio Bernard, and 7-64 in week 3 for Bobby Rainey).

Roddy White @ Minnesota – Atlanta put up a lot of points in week 3, which only means they have to come back down to earth in week 4 right? They are a different team in that dome, and Matt Ryan is a different quarterback, but this week they are on the road. He was banged up last year, and did not play well when he was. He was limited this week, so expect him to be a step slow on Sunday. I’d look for another option.

Kendall Wright @ Ind – Got 10 targets last week, but just not doing anything with them. Locker is banged up and not playing well. I also would not trust Charlie Whitehurst if he has to go for the Titans. The Titans should have to throw in this game, but Vontae Davis is out there patrolling. It’s disappointing, but Wright is someone you can’t trust at the moment.

Tight End

Charles Clay @ Oak – I don’t want any Dolphin this week who is not named Lamar Miller. Lots of question marks currently circling Tannehill, and Clay only has 52 yards total the last two weeks. Not someone I want as my starting tight end at the moment.

Larry Donnell @ Wash – He was everyone’s waiver wire darling last week and he had an alright game with 6 catches for 45 yards. On the road on Thursday night vs a good defense, I would look elsewhere. The Giants seem to be playing better, but I don’t want to trust him this week. He will be good moving forward and I know tight end is this with Rudolph and Pitta going down last week, but week 4 is not the week for Larry.

Defense


Pittsburgh vs TB – I know the performance was pitiful for the Bucs last week, but with Glennon starting at home, I don’t expect it to be that bad again. The Steelers just lost their 3 best players due to injury and James Harrison is not their savior. They are droppable at the moment, at least until Shazier and Jones are back as starters. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Daily Fantasy Football Advice Week 4

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Suggested Plays For NFL Week 4:

QB- Blake Bortles $6,500- Like I said in my previous article yesterday (NFL Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets), Bortles has now been named the starting QB on an awful team. I believe he will be playing from behind all season and have to rely heavily on the passing game. His extremely low price means he should be able to double or even triple his value. I see him being less than 10% owned which is perfect for GPP lineups.

QB- Matt Ryan $8,700- I think Matty Ice will be overlooked this week because he will be playing Minnesota, but it’s outside. He’s going up against a team that will be throwing a rookie out as QB, Teddy Bridgewater, and a team’s defense that can’t stop anyone. For his price, I think we can expect 300 yards 3 TDs and a Top-5 Finish at QB again this week.

Other QB I Like: Aaron Rodgers- $9,500, Andrew Luck- $9,800

RB- Donald Brown $6,300- With Ryan Mathews out at least a month, and Woodhead done for the season, this really is DB’s running team. After Woodhead went down last week, DB had 31 rushes for 62 yards. I’m expecting the Chargers to go up early and rely on the run the rest of the game. Looking for Brown to go 30/100/2 for the week and out-play his medium salary.

RB- Lamar Miller $6,900- Miller played like the RB we expected he would be last year. He had 15 carries for 108 yards last week. He gets a dream matchup against Oakland and I fully expect him to repeat last week’s performance but finally hit pay dirt for the first time this season.

Other RB I Like: LeVeon Bell- $8,800, Eddie Lacy- $8,000, Pierre Thomas- $6,400

WR- Antonio Brown $8,400- He’s been the most consistent WR this year, especially in PPR format like FANDUEL. Last week against the supposed “top-tier” Panther’s defense, Brown wen 10/90/2 and completely dominated. This week he faces a TB defense that was demolished by the Falcons and there’s no reason AB can’t have a repeat performance.

WR- Julio Jones $9,100- He absolutely humiliated Tampa Bay’s defense last week to the tune of 9/161/2. If Matty Ice is on his game this week against the Viking’s defense, look out Julio owners! I’m expecting another 100+ yard game out of Jones again this week.

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