Monthly Archives: November 2017

Week 13 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Vikings QB Case Keenum

Thrown for over 280 yards in 4 straight contests. Falcons haven’t given up a TD pass in 3 of their last 4 contests.  Have to roll with the hot player.  

 

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

Hasn’t scored a rushing TD since Week 3 but you have to dance with what brought you.  Hunt should remain in lineups.

 

Bucs WR Mike Evans

Hasn’t scored a TD since Week 7. Should feast on Packers DB’s for first 100 yards game of the season.

Bonus

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook

Leads team in Targets, Receptions and Receiving yards in last 2 weeks. Deep league play vs. the Colts.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Ran 9 more routes than Antonio Gates last week. Gravy matchup vs. the Browns.  

 

Jaguars K Josh Lambo

Should be busy vs. the Colts

 

Raiders Defense

Home matchup with the newly inserted Geno Smith for the Giants. Raiders statistically are near the bottom of the league in team defense.  Home vs. Geno helps those stats.

 

Rams DL Aaron Donald

Sacks in 5 of his last 6 contests.  Cardinals offensive line has allowed 83 QB hits and 29 sacks.

Week 7 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Spurs PF Kyle Anderson

4-game slate this week with the Mavericks at home, home and home with the Grizzles, followed by a road tilt with the Thunder.  Anderson has scored in double figures in 4 straight games.  Over the last 15 days Anderson is averaging 10.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, and 1.0 BPG in nearly 30 MPG.  Rudy Gay may take away some minutes down the road, but right now Anderson is a viable roster option in DFS and Daily Cats Leagues.  Available in 75% of ESPN leagues.

 

Wizards PG Tim Frazier

Short-term add with John Wall on the shelf due to a knee injury.  Frazier has a 3-game week on the road with the Wolves and Sixers followed by a home game with the Pistons.  Frazier will help more with the defensive stats than from the 3-point line.  Worth playing in Daily leagues for owners looking to add defensive stats. May hurt your percentages. Available in 97 % of ESPN leagues.

 

Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried

3-games this week on the road with the Jazz and home matchups with the Bulls and Lakers. Faried has been left in the cold the last 2 years as the organization has made philosophical changes.  Faried is coming off a 14 point 9 rebound performance against the Grizzles, but picked up a DNP the game before.  Faried should only be used in Daily Leagues as Mike Malone plans to go with a matchup based rotation to fill-in for Paul Millsap. In matchups where active, Faried will help on the glass and in FG%.  Available in 95% of ESPN leagues.

Week 12 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Chiefs QB Alex Smith

More turnovers than touchdown passes in his last 3 contests, but rebounds vs. the Bills.

 

Patriots RB Dion Lewis

Averaging 15 touches in 3 straight contests.  Sees the goal-line work and a threat in the passing game. Lewis is an RB2-Flex play.

 

Titans WR Corey Davis

Numbers are not there yet despite seeing a majority of the pass attempts.  Colts have allowed the most passes over 20 yards and the 2nd most passes over 40 yards.  Davis breaks out and scores his first NFL TD this week.

 

Panthers TE Greg Olson

Coming off IR should immediately make an impact vs. the Jets. Olson will feast in this matchup.

 

Falcons K Matt Bryant

Double digit points in 3 of last 4 contests.

 

Defense

Raiders at home vs. the Paxton Lynch led Broncos will play with some fire after Ken Norton Jr. was dismissed as the DC.

 

Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon

7 or more total tackles in 6 straight contests. Run heavy attack of Jaguars leads to tackle opportunities.

Week 6 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Nets SG Allen Crabbe

On the road vs. the Rockets and Mavericks, followed by a home date with the Hawks. Crabbe is the beneficiary of D’Angelo Russell being on the shelf.  Crabbe is inconsistent, but has hit 4.7 from downtown per-game in the last 7 days. Short-term daily league or DFS play. Crabbe is owned in 12.6 % of ESPN leagues.

 

Knicks PG Jarrett Jack

2 games remaining this week at home vs. the Heat and Magic.  Veteran PG is owned in just 0.9% of ESPN leagues. Has 5 or more assists in 7 straight contests. Daily league players looking to catch up on assists should look to add Jack this week.

 

Hornets SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

2-game slate this week on the road with Raptors and Heat. MKG has 3 blocks combined in his last 2 games.  His efficiency will kill your percentages. Players looking to pick up blocks in daily league could get help from MKG.  Owned in 7.8 % of ESPN leagues.

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.