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Week 15 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Eagles QB Nick Foles

Giants have allowed the 2nd most passing yards in all of football. Foles has weapons around him and a solid scheme. Could help owners that lost Wentz or have been playing QB Roulette all season.

 

Packers RB Jamaal Williams

Scored in double digit points in the PPR format in 5 of his last 6 games. Also scored a TD in 3 straight games. Panthers give up just 89.5 yards per game on the ground.  With Aaron Rodgers returning, Williams should still see a solid workload.

 

Packers WR Jordy Nelson

Hasn’t scored a TD since Week 5. Hasn’t had a game over 35 receiving yards with Brett Hundley under center. Those that rode the storm out with Nelson will be rewarded this week.

 

Bonus WR Dede Westbrook

Goes off vs the Texans. Speed kills.

 

Raiders TE Jared Cook

Cowboys allow on average 5 catches and 53 yards per game to opposing TE.

 

49ers K Robbie Gould

9 field goals combined in his last 2 games. 49ers have the semblance of an NFL offense and Gould has reaped the benefits.

 

Vikings Defense

Rebounds in Cincinnati vs. the Bengals banged up offensive line. Big days for Griffin and Hunter off the edge.  

 

Panthers DE Julius Peppers

9.5 sacks this season on a snap count. This Future Hall Of Famer will be amped up  to play his former team and get to A-Rod.  

Week 9 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Hawks PF Ersan Ilyasova

3-games this week on the road with the Cavs, home with the Pistons, followed by a road tilt with the Grizzlies.  Ilyasova is averaging 15 PPG and 3 from downtown in the last 7 days.  Ilyasova is owned in just 13.5% of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues.  Is a short-term add while running hot.  

Clippers PG Milos Teodosic

Looks to be returning soon.  4-game slate this week at home with the Raptors, followed by 3 on the road with the Magic, Wizards, and Heat. Owned in just 9.6 % of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues.  Long term add with a significant role for the Clippers.  The buy low window in trade is close to being gone.  I drafted Milos and stashed him on my IR.

 

Heat PG/SG Tyler Johnson

4-games on the docket on the road with the Grizzlies, home against the Blazers, back to the road vs. the Hornets, followed by a short trip home to take on the Clippers. Johnson has scored in double figures in 5 straight games. Owned in 15.6% of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues. Johnson will help owners in 3-point shooting (35%) and Free Throw Percentage (91.5%)   

Week 14 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

On the road vs. the Texans. Garoppolo made quick decisions and displayed accuracy last week. The Texans have been a disaster vs. the pass since Week 8. Deep league play or DFS worthy.

 

Cowboys RB Alfred Morris

Takes on the G-Men on the road. Big Blue has allowed a league worst 130.7 yards per game on the ground. Ben McAdoo having more time to spend on his Gordon Gekko/ Pat Riley hairdo won’t fix holes in the defense.

 

Browns WR Josh Gordon

11 targets for 4 catches and 85 yards in his return last week. This week faces a Packers defense that has allowed an opponent’s passer rating of 98.2.  Injuries in the secondary won’t help matters for the Packers. I believe Gordon plays a huge role in Cleveland’s first win of the season this week.

 

Bonus

 

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin

Texans have allowed 23 receiving TD this season. Goodwin is a solid flex-play.

 

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The Broncos are 2nd worst in yards allowed to opposing TE. Playing in Denver isn’t what it once was. ASJ will easily outproduce what he has in the last 2 weeks combined. (4 catches 34 yards)

 

Chargers K Travis Coons

Chargers have dazzled me with their play the last 3 weeks scoring 101 points combined.

Redskins are in free fall mode.

 

Patriots Defense

Have intercepted a pass in 8 of 12 games including 5 straight. On the road vs. the Dolphins. Doubtful Jay Cutler ends that streak.

 

Browns LB Joe Schobert

7 games of 10 or more total tackles. Tied for 2nd in the NFL in total tackles with 113.   

 

Week 8 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Magic SG/SF Jonathon Simmons

4-game slate with on the road with the Hornets, home vs. Hawks, against the Nuggets at home, then a road tilt with the Hawks.  In the last 7 days, Simmons is averaging 15.3 PPG, 1.3 3PG, 3.3 RPG, and 36 MPG. Available in 77% of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues. Simmons is a short-term play that could pick up steam as season goes along.

 

Knicks SG Courtney Lee

Has scored in double figures in 7 straight games.  Really helps out fantasy teams from the FT line and with steals.  Stats could increase as usage goes up with Hardaway Jr on the shelf.  Available in 60% of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues.  4-games this week on the road with the Pacers, home with the Grizzlies, back on the road vs. Bulls, ending the week at home with the Hawks.    

 

Clippers PF Montrezl Harrell

This Clippers squad is sadly the most decimated team to injury so far this season.  Blake Griffin is out for possibly 2 months with an MCL Sprain.  Jamir Wilson and Harrell will try take up minutes at PF. Harrell’s skill set doesn’t mesh well with DeAndre Jordan.  The Clippers have a short 2 game week at home with the Wolves and Wizards.  Harrell is a daily play for owners looking for defense stats.  Long term possible stash if DeAndre Jordan gets moved. Jordan has now hired an agent so things could come together quickly.  Harrell is available in 98% of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues.  

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.