Week 11 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler

Looks to stop a 3-game losing streak vs. the Bucs who have allowed a 98.8 opponents passer rating.  Cutler has thrown 5 TD in his last 2 games in garbage time.

 

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman

Tough matchup on Monday Night Football in Seattle, but worth a flex play as Falcons lead back this week.

 

Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin

11 catches for 151 yards and a TD in his last 2 games. Maclin frequently battles soft tissue injuries, but coming off the bye should be in lineups vs. the Packers.

 

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph

Has 5 or more catches in 5 straight contests.  Rudolph should continue to offer steady production.

 

Redskins K Nick Rose

Should be a high scoring affair with the Saints.

 

Chiefs Defense

I’m much higher on the Chiefs defense than rankers I’ve looked at this week. The Giants are a dead team walking. Kansas City has had clunkers in 2 of their last 3 games.  Coming off the bye I anticipate Kansas City to generate turnovers and do some damage on special teams.

 

Chargers MLB Denzel Perryman

10 total tackles in his return.  The Bills with a rookie QB making his first NFL start will try to run the ball leading to more tackle opportunities for Perryman.

Week 5 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Jazz PF Derrick Favors

4-game slate with the Wolves at home followed by road matchups with the Knicks, Nets, and Magic.  Favors numbers should go up filling in Rudy Gobert for the next 4-6 weeks. Favors should have value until Gobert returns. Good play can force the Jazz hand into giving him a larger role. Favors is available in 55% percent of fantasy basketball leagues.

 

Bulls PF Bobby Portis

19.3 PPG and 10 RPG in 3 games since returning from suspension.  3-games this week on the road vs. the Thunder, home for the Hornets, and back on the road with the Suns.  Ankle injuries to Lauri Marrkanen (day-to-day) while David Nwaba (2-4 weeks) should open up more playing time for Portis. Available in roughly 60% of fantasy basketball leagues.

 

Kings SG Buddy Hield

4-games with on the road vs. the Wizards and Hawks followed by a home and home with the Blazers.  Hield has 7 or more rebounds in 4 of his last 5 games.  Hield is averaging 15.3 PPG, 3.3 3PM, and 6.0 RPG in the last 7 days.  Available in 70% of fantasy basketball leagues Hield is a long term play.

Week 10 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Jets have allowed the most TD passes in the NFL.  Even without Mike Evans, Fitzmagic is a streamer in a revenge game. My bye week fill-in for Carson Wentz.

 

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa

49ers have allowed the most 1st downs on the ground with 72. Darkwa is seeing a majority of the workload and is worth a flex this week.

 

Rams WR Cooper Kupp

Texans pass defense has been a mess.  Kupp leads the team in red-zone targets and finds the end zone this week. I’m playing Kupp over Will Fuller and Josh Doctson.

 

Texans TE CJ Fiedorowicz

Expected to come off the IR this week. Tom Savage doesn’t have the arm to drive the ball down the field. Fiedorowicz could catch quite a few check downs.

 

Steelers K Chris Boswell

Should be busy vs. the Colts.

 

Patriots Defense

Have allowed 17 points or less in last 4 games. The Rocket Scientist should be able to force Brock Osweiler to turn the ball over.

 

Browns DE Myles Garrett

Has played in 3 games and has 4 sacks. Lions have allowed 26 Sacks and Garrett gets to Stafford.

Week 4 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Hawks PF/C John Collins

3-game slate this week vs. the Celtics, Pistons, and Wizards. This Rookie big is averaging 10.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 1.6 BPG in 20.3 MPG.  Collins has 8 blocks combined in his last 4 games.  Owned roughly 30% of fantasy basketball leagues, Collins is a streamer and player to stash.

 

Lakers PF Kyle Kuzma

15.7 PPG so far this season in 28.1 MPG.  With Larry Nance out a few weeks and Julius Randle still coming off the bench, Kuzma is a must own in the short term. Long term Kuzma is worth holding onto when Nance returns. Kuzma has a 3-game slate on the road with Celtics, Wizards, and Bucks. Available in around 30% of fantasy basketball leagues, but not for long.

 

Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell

3 home matchups with the 76ers, Heat, and Nets.  This rookie shooter is instant offense off the bench. His time as a starter could be coming.  Mitchell has scored in double figures in 4 of his last 5 contests. 89.5% from the charity stripe and scoring is where Mitchell will currently help owners. A streamer now that is worth a long-term stash. I own Mitchell as a handcuff for the underperforming Rodney Hood. Available in over 85% of fantasy basketball leagues.

Week 9 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Raiders QB Derek Carr

Picks apart the Dolphins pass defense that has allowed the 2nd highest completion percentage in the NFL.

 

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake

Faces a Raiders defense that allows 120 yards-per-game on the ground.  Drake is worth a deep league flex play despite committee backfield.

 

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

Has scored as many TD as me in his last 13 games. That changes with Brock Osweiler under center vs. the Eagles. Yes, I know it sounds silly.

 

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook

Coming off IR, I have a sneaking suspicion Westbrook will be involved vs. the Bengals.

 

Giants TE Evan Engram

Rams are a tough matchup, but who else will Eli Manning throw to.  Engram has 11 catches for 142 yards in 2 TD in his last 2 games.

 

Saints K Will Lutz

8 or more points in every contest this season.

 

Cardinals Defense

Faces the 49ers and CJ Beathard’s 65.2 passer rating.

 

Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu

Just 1 interception so far this season. I believe Honey Badger snags a C.J. Beathard floater.  In previous matchup with 49ers had 12 tackles and a Sack.

 

Week 3 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Kings PF Skal Labissiere

3 games this week on the road with the Pacers, Celtics, and Pistons.  Labissiere is shooting 100% from the charity stripe this season, 50% from the floor, and 40% from the 3-pt line. Labissierre comes off the bench and sees 22.8 MPG.  Daily owners may want to use Labissiere this week to get help with shooting percentages from a big. Owned in just 11% of fantasy basketball leagues.

 

Suns PG Tyler Ulis

A 4-game slate this week all on the road with the Nets, Wizards, Knicks, and Spurs. Ulis is still playing behind Mike James, but has been the better performer. Will help owners with 4.3 APG and 2.3SPG in last 7 days. Be aware his 14% from downtown won’t help owners.  2 gravy matchups this week makes Ulis lineup worthy. Owned in 4 percent of fantasy basketball leagues.

 

Sixers PG TJ McConnell

3-games on the docket, on the road with the Rockets then home matchups vs. the Hawks and Pacers.  Last 7 days stats of 7.3 APG and 2.7 SPG should only improve with Markelle Fultz out indefinitely.  McConnell shoots 48% from the floor, but only 33% at the 3-pt line.  McConnell is owned in just 6% of fantasy basketball leagues.

Be Provactive On Westbrook

I am always looking to maximize the talent on my fantasy teams. My bench spots are held for value or upside. Sounds simple, but what is on my bench can’t be used to defeat me.  I’m having trouble filling out my last WR spots on all 5 of my teams. Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook is a player I have picked up in advance of his Week 9 return for all of my teams.

 

Westbrook started the year on IR with a core muscle injury suffered in the meaningless final preseason game.  The Heisman finalist didn’t bust out until his senior season at Oklahoma to the tune of 80 receptions, 1,524 yards and 17 touchdowns.  This preseason Westbrook looked good with 13 catches for 288 yards and 2 scores.  Granted, Preseason stats can be misleading based off what stringers played against.  His 6 ft 178 lb frame along with character concerns are a few of the reasons Westbrook slid to the 4th round.

 

As a fantasy player, I’m looking for opportunity.  Head Coach Doug Marrone has used a strong defense and running game to get the Jaguars to a 4-3 at the time of this post.  The Jaguars receiving corps leaves a lot to be desired.  Marquise Lee and Allen Hurns have combined for 50 catches 708 yards and 2 TD.  At some point teams will force the Jaguars to have to win a game throwing the ball.  I often look at matchups for teams coming off the bye. Teams get a chance to self evaluate and then get ready for the upcoming opponent.

 

With 2 weeks to get Westbrook up to speed, don’t be surprised if he’s a popular name after Week 9.  The Biletnikoff winner showed enough in the preseason and the opportunity is there.  If you have the roster space, I strongly recommend cutting some dead weight to stash Westbrook.

Week 8 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Falcons QB Matt Ryan

A road matchup with the Jets. Matty Ice has thrown just 1 TD in 5 of 6 games this season. The Jets are tied with the Patriots for most TD passes allowed with 15.  Ryan bounces back this week.

 

Jets RB Matt Forte

Has 13 catches combined in the last 2 weeks. Forte leads the Jets running backs in snaps the last 2 weeks. The finally healthy Forte is worthy of a flex play. Playing him over Rob Kelley in one of my leagues.

 

Redskins WR Josh Doctson

Played a career high 54 snaps last week as head coach Jay Gruden talked about wanting to see what Doctson can do.  Blown coverage is a regular occurrence in the Dallas secondary. Doctson is an emerging player. Playing him over Will Fuller IV in one of my leagues.

 

Bengals TE Tyler Kroft

Home with the hapless Colts. Kroft is tied for the team lead in red zone looks the last 3 weeks.

 

Bills K Steven Hauschka

Has made 3 or more field goals in 4 straight contests.

 

Bengals Defense

Home with the Colts. Defensive strategy is to find a team playing the Browns, Colts, or Bears each week.

 

Panthers LB Shaq Thompson

With Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis banged up, Shaq has made more plays in the scheme.

Week 2 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Nuggets PG/SG Jamal Murray

4-game week with a home matchup against the Wizards followed by 3 on the road against the Hornets, Hawks, and Nets. Murray hasn’t set the world on fire thru just 2 games of the season. Emmanuel Mudiay is a threat to playing time, but I still believe Murray is the top choice to run the Nuggets up-tempo offense. Murray is available in nearly 55% of fantasy basketball leagues.

 

Heat PF/C Kelly Olynyk

3 games this week all at home with the Spurs, Hawks, and Celtics. Olynyk is a big that can help supplement your shooting percentages, but lacks the defensive stats that are needed.  I’ve used him in daily leagues where I needed to bring up my shooting.  Olynyk is available in about 85% of fantasy basketball leagues.

 

Bulls PF Lauri Markkanen

3 games this week one on the road with the Cavs and a pair of home games vs. the Hawks and Thunder. Markkanen should get plenty of shots this week with Portis and Mirotic out of commission. Markkanen is owned in around 20% of fantasy basketball leagues.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor

The Bucs defense has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Owners that lost Aaron Rodgers could stream Tyrod for this week.

 

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman

Home with the Patriots defense in what I anticipate as a shootout. The Patriots have allowed the 2nd most catches and yards to running backs. Coleman should be in your lineups.

 

Eagles WR Nelson Agholor

Monday night home matchup with the Redskins. Agholor was flourished with the move to the Slot. Agholor has scored in back-to-back games. Solid WR3 or flex play.

 

Redskins TE Jordan Reed

I anticipate Reed to be a serious threat vs. the Eagles defense. No more decoy routes. Reed Scores 1st TD of the season.

 

Titans K Ryan Succop

Should be able to do some damage vs. the Browns.

 

Panthers Defense

On the road vs. the offensively challenged Bears. Panthers may give up some points, but should force Mr. Biscuit into some turnovers.

 

Browns LB Joe Schobert

4 games with 8 or more total tackles. Should see plenty of tackle opportunities vs. the Titans.