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Week 7 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bills QB  Josh Allen

Coming off a bye week for a home matchup with the Dolphins.  Miami is holding opposing quarterbacks to a 131.0 Passer Rating. 

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler

Titans give up almost 7 catches per game to opposing running backs.  Ekeler still a decent play in PPR formats.   

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup

Eagles have given up 7 pass plays of 40 plus yards this season and Gallup’s a deep threat.  

Bills TE Dawson Knox 

4 or more targets in 3 of 5 games this season.  Knox is a matchup dart throw at a thin position. 

Colts K Adam Vinatieri

Texans allow an average of 10 fantasy points to opposing kickers.  Doesn’t hit 50 yarders anymore, but kicks indoors. 

Jaguars Defense

Bengals offensive line has given up 22 sacks already this season.  Jaguars have 3 sacks in each of the last 2 games. Pressure can lead to turnovers. 

Cardinals ILB Haason Reddick

Giants run a lot of short routes and having a running QB.  Reddick will have opportunities to make plays.

Week 6 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Lions QB Matthew Stafford

11 TD and 1 INT in last 5 games vs. the Packers.  Lions offense is letting Stafford take more shots this season. 

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson

Negative game script shouldn’t come into play this week. The Dolphins give up 175.8 Yards per game on the ground.  Worth a standard scoring flex play.   

Dolphins WR Preston Williams

5 or more targets in each contest this season.  Redskins defense is atrocious defending opposing receivers.  Out of the bye week look for Williams to continue to be the bright spot on offense.   

Rams TE Gerald Everett

Combined 12 catches for 180 yards and a TD in last 2 games. 

Jaguars K Josh Lambo

Should be busy vs. the Saints at home.

Cowboys Defense

After getting embarrassed by the Packers last week, I would expect the Cowboys to ground the Jets. 

IDP

Browns WLB Mack Wilson

Christian Kirksey is out for the season and it’s Wilson’s job to lose.  Seahawks run heavy offense should lead to tackle opportunities.

Week 5 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

Bengals have allowed a 116.0 Opponents passer rating. Bengals defense could be the slump buster to jump start Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. 

Patriots RB Sony Michel

Redskins give up 147.5 yards per game on the ground. Michel has struggled without Fullback James Devlin. Get right game for Patriots rushing attack makes Michel worth using as a flex play.  

Packers WR Marques Valdes Scantling

Adams status vs. the Cowboys is unknown as of this writing.  MVS would be the featured receiver vs. the Cowboys if Adams is out or limited.  

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert

Cardinals defense is awful vs. opposing Tight Ends. John Ross is also out for a month. 

Panthers K Joey Slye

Hit 10-11 attempts this season including 4 from 50 plus yards

Eagles Defense

Home against the Luke Falk led Jets. Pinball points matchup. 

IDP Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy

8 total tackles and 2 sacks last week. Redskins won’t push ball down the field creating tackle opportunities for Van Noy. 

Week 4 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Rams QB Jared Goff

Explodes in home matchup vs. the Bucs. Goff has 4 TD and 3 INT so far this season.  I’m expected Rams offense to get right in this matchup. 

Giants RB Wayne Gallman

Redskins defense gives up 4.8 yards per carry on the ground.  Gallman should be involved in the passing game as well.  

Jaguars WR DJ Chark

4 or more catches and a TD in all 3 games this season.  Denver has a formidable secondary, but has lacked a pass rush to start the season.  Chark is worth a flex play. 

Seahawks TE Will Dissly

Mentioned last week that the Cardinals can’t cover tight ends and I was correct. Dissly should see more of a workload with Nick Vannett traded to the Steelers.  

Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez

Air Raid offense should be able to move the ball vs. the Seahawks at home.

Colts Defense

Sneaky home matchup against the Raiders in a Noon game.  Colts defense has 4 sacks each in the 1st and 2nd games of the season.  Raiders offensive line has given up 7 sacks and 10 QB hits thru 3 games. 

Ravens LB Patrick Onwuasor

Should see plenty of tackles opportunities vs. the Browns.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bears QB Mitchell Trubsiky

Redskins have allowed a 124.8 passer rating and a 78.3 completion percentage.  

Texans RB Carlos Hyde

83 rushing yards in the opener and 90 last week. Hyde with that usage is worth a flex play vs. the Chargers. 

49ers WR Deebo Samuel 

Team leader in targets, receptions, yards, and TD.  Worth a flex play at home vs. the Steelers.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen

Cardinals keep changing schemes and coaching staffs, but still can’t cover opposing Tight Ends.  T.J. Hockenson and Mark Andrews had huge games against the Cardinals already this season.  

Bucs K Matt Gay

The Giants defense is atrocious. Gay will have plenty of scoring opportunities.   

Packers defense

Joe Flacco’s lack of mobility will lead to sacks and turnovers. 58.3 opponents passer rating. Potential pinball point performance for Packers. 

IDP

Bucs CB Vernon Hargreaves

12 total tackles last week and faces a Daniel Jones in his first NFL start. 

Week 24 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Mets 2B/1B/ Robinson Cano 

3 on the road in Colorado and 3 on the road in Cincinnati.  Slash rate of .393/.438/.750 the last 14 days. Cano is heating up at the right time for the Mets and fantasy owners.          

Mets 3B/1B Todd Frazier

Toddfather has a .375/.444/1.063 slash rate the last 7 days.  The matchups in Cincy are tough with Bauer and Gray, however the ballpark makes Frazier worthy of being in lineups.        

Brewers SP Zach Davies

Home starts on Monday vs. the Padres and Saturday with the Pirates. 3.91 and 1.087 WHIP in his last 5 starts.  Bombed in his only start of the season vs. the Padres. Opposes Garrett Richards in his first start of the season coming off Tommy John.  2.31 ERA in 4 starts vs. the Pirates this season.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bengals QB Andy Dalton

49ers defense made a lot of changes this offseason.  It takes time for a defense to gel. In this matchup, Dalton is worth streaming. 

Bills RB Devin Singletary

On the field for 48 of the Bills 69 offensive snaps in the opener. Worth a flex play vs. the Giants.

Redskins WR Terry McLaurin

3rd Rd Pick out of The Ohio State University caught 5 for 125 and a TD in the opener last week. Case Keenum has to throw to someone and McLaurin looks to be the target.  Hat tip to my friend Josh Cardin on taking McLaurin in our Dynasty League draft. 

Raiders TE Darren Waller

Mentioned quite a bit on Hard Knocks. Waller looks to be the 2nd option behind Tyrell Williams. I see the Raiders having to play catch up in this contest. 

Titans K Cairo Santos 

Should be busy vs. the Colts. Knocked in kicks from 37 and 53 last week. 

Texans Defense

I would expect them to come out pissed off after blowing last week’s game vs. the Saints.  Gardner Minshew in his first NFL start could be in trouble. 

IDP  

Packers LB’s Za’Darius and Preston Smith

I was impressed with what both players did in Week 1 vs. the Bears.  Should get after Kirk Cousins in the home opener.

Week 23 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Tigers 2B/3B Dawel Lugo

.333/.346/.588 slash rate the last 14 days.  Lugo has multiple position eligibility and may be worth streaming for daily players.  6 home games this week, 3 with the Yankees and 3 vs. the Orioles. 

Astros OF Josh Reddick

Last 14 days Reddick has a slash rate of .371/.450/.657. 4 home games with the A’s and 3 on the road with the Royals.  Batting just .232 in 60 PA vs. the A’s this season. With how Reddick is rolling I wouldn’t put too much stock in season stats vs. A’s. Should be in lineups regardless of league format.

Yankees SP J.A. Happ

Just one start this week on Thursday vs. the Tigers in Detroit.  I’m looking past the 5.38 ERA this season. Happ has a 1.250 WHIP and 9.9 SO/9 in the last 28 days.  The Tigers are batting just as a team .240 on the season. Happ will be in a few of my lineups this week.  

Week 1 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Lions QB Matt Stafford

Went undrafted in many fantasy leagues this summer. Matchup with the Cardinals presents a potential shootout. 

Patriots RB Sony Michel

My belief is the Patriots will run the ball a bit more in 2019 than in years past. I have no fear of Michel losing significant work to Damien Harris or James White.  Love the TD scoring potential.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard

Heavily targeted vs. the Cowboys with Golden Tate suspended.  Only 1 career TD vs. the Cowboys in 6 games, that changes this week.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Dazzles with his play vs. the Colts. Will provide terrific mid-round value this season.  

Browns K Austin Seibert

Won the job over incumbent Greg Joseph. Should be busy vs. the Titans

Eagles Defense

At home vs. Case Keenum and the talent deficient Redskins.  I’m banking on Keenum turning the ball over. 

IDP

Bucs LB Devin White

My favorite player in the 2019 NFL draft.  Matchup with the run-heavy/short passing game 49ers should provide plenty of tackle opportunities.

Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Pirates 2B/SS Kevin Newman

I picked him up in one league with Jose Ramirez going down and in another to replace Elvis Andrus.  Newman over the last 28 days has raked to the tune of .320/.365/.515. Also has 13 steals this season.  Newman can help in all formats at this stage of the season.  

Cardinals 2B/SS/3B Tommy Edman

.385/.407/.462 slash rate the last 7 days.  His OBP for the last 28 days is .364. Daily players looking to improve their percentages may want to roll with Edman.  HIs hot bat should keep him in the lineup for consistent AB’s.  

Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani

Stream worthy for the playoffs as a 2 start pitcher. Home on Monday with the Phillies and on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.  Projected opposing starters are Drew Smyly and Mike Leake. 0.769 WHIP in his last 2 starts. I’m using DeSclafani in one of my lineups this week.