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Week 6 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston

Owns a career 110.0 passer rating vs. the Falcons.  Falcons and Buccaneers are the 2 worst scoring defenses in the NFL. Shootout in Atlanta.

 

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch

Faces the Seahawks in London. Seattle is giving up 129.0 yards per game on the ground.

 

Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones

I’m forced to play him in a deep league. Saw more touches than Peyton Barber in Week 4. Tide slowly turning in Jones favor. Good matchup ultimate dart throw.

 

Texans WR Keke Coutee

Texans throw the ball a ton as evidenced by Deshaun Watson’s 4 straight 300 yard games. Coutee has done damage in the slot to the tune of 17 catches for 160 yards combined in last 2 games. Injuries to Bills secondary means Coutee could be busy again this week.

 

Bengals TE CJ Uzomah

Steelers have allowed 99 yards per game to opposing Tight Ends. Blows season high of 3 for 45 out of the water this week.

 

Texans K Ka’imi Fairbairn

3 or more field goals in 3 straight contests.

 

Packers Defense

Home on Monday Night Football vs. the 49ers. Ignore the 29 or more points allowed in 3 of 5 games. CJ Beathard has a propensity to turn the ball over.  

 

Bengals Safety Jesse Bates

8 or more total tackles in 3 games this season. Should be busy vs. the Steelers explosive offense.

Week 5 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Redskins QB Alex Smith

Saints have allowed an opponent’s passer rating of 128.7.  I love to go with players coming off their bye week. Smith gets first 300-yard game of the season.

 

Packers RB Aaron Jones

Lions allow 157.8 yards per game on the ground. Projections for Aaron Jones are criminally low. Jones further cements his role in Packers offense this week.

 

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook

Lining up more in slot this season and paid dividends last week.  Chiefs Slot CB Kendall Fuller has been burned thru 3 contests this season.  Slot receivers vs. the Chiefs could be weekly waiver wire gold.

 

Steelers TE Vance McDonald

Shootout with the Falcons. If you pay attention to the Circle Of Trust, the Falcons defense is one of my targets for receivers due to injuries.

 

Packers K Mason Crosby

Should be busy in Detroit with injuries in receiving corps.

 

Titans Defense

3 or more sacks in 3 of 4 games this season.  Blitz a lot on defense and Josh Allen struggles picking up the blitz. Could be pinball points for Titans in Buffalo.

 

Redskins Safety Montae Nicholson

5 or more total tackles in all games so far. Should be busy with Saints high powered offense.

Week 4 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Ravens QB Joe Flacco

Road matchup with the Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed 10 passing TD already this season. Opponents have a 97.2 passer rating.

 

Patriots RB James White

Sony Michel should see more of the rushing work, while White will play more with Rex Burkhead going on IR.  White is a solid PPR flex play.

 

Chargers WR Mike Williams

3 TD in his last 2 games. Proving why he was an early 1st round pick.

 

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert

On the road in what projects to be a track meet with the Falcons.  Injuries in the back 7 have limited their effectiveness. Eifert is coming off a 6 catch performance last week.

 

Falcons K Matt Bryant

Track meet at home vs. the Bengals

 

Browns Defense

5 interceptions in 3 games so far this season. Raiders offense is struggling to score points. Derek Carr has thrown 5 INT already.  With Baker Mayfield under center the defense shouldn’t have to play an overload of snaps.

 

IDP  Titans DT Jurell Casey

Eagles have allowed 10 Sacks and 23 QB hits so far this season.  Casey has 3 sacks combined in his last 2 contests.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

Raiders have 2 sacks in 2 games so far. Opponents passer rating of 79.0 isn’t sustainable with a lack of pass rush.  Tannehill is a 2-QB or deep league play.

 

Patriots RB Sony Michel

Lions are giving up an average of 179.5 yards per game on the ground. 5.6 yards-per-carry.

 

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin and TE George Kittle

Chiefs have allowed 73 receptions for 876 yards and 6 TD in just 2 games this season. This will be the game of the day on Sunday Ticket.   

 

Vikings K Dan Bailey

Perfect landing spot for Bailey. Should be universally owned as Vikings kicker.

 

Bears Defense

Sam Bradford and his 55.6 Passer Rating is a sitting duck. The Countdown clock is ticking for Josh Rosen’s debut.

 

Eagles LB Jordan Hicks

7 or more total tackles in both games. Colts Andrew Luck is averaging 5.9 Yards-Per-Attempt. That should lead to Hicks having a lot of tackle opportunities.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Bounces back in a big way vs. the Lions. Detroit is a team that is retooling their roster and has holes on defense. Jimmy G won’t throw 3 picks again.

 

Patriots RB Sony Michel

Check Sunday’s injury report. I believe Michel will be unveiled vs. the Jaguars. The Patriots will have to try to run the ball vs. the Jaguars to slow down the pass rush.  Rex Burkhead isn’t healthy and James White is more a pass catching scat back. Worth a roll of the dice in the flex.

 

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett

Doug Baldwin is out with an MCL injury creating more targets for Lockett.  Speed kills and Lockett should be able to blow past the Bears secondary.

 

Giants TE Evan Engram

8 catches and 98 yards combined in both games vs. the Cowboys last season. Don’t put too much weight into Engram’s stats vs. the Jaguars. Will get back on track vs. the Cowboys.

 

49ers K Robbie Gould

Should have plenty of opportunities vs. the Lions.

 

Chargers defense

Will dazzle on the road vs. the Josh Allen led Bills.

 

Colts Weak-Side Linebacker Darius Leonard

9 total tackles last week.  The Redskins will try to run ball and throw check downs presenting Leonard with tackle opportunities.   

Week 1 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Chargers QB Philip Rivers

Threw 10 interceptions last season with 3 in both games vs. the Chiefs. Lot of changes to the Chiefs defense this season. I anticipate a dazzling performance from Rivers.

 

Redskins RB Chris Thompson

I don’t see Adrian Peterson, Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine or anyone else cutting into Thompson’s passing game workload. Solid PPR Flex this week.

 

Rams WR Robert Woods

A road matchup with the Raiders as the 2nd game on the MNF doubleheader. My commitment to excellence will be to make waiver pickups this season based off who plays the Raiders that week.

 

Bears TE Trey Burton

Will be heavily involved in making the Packers Safeties and Linebackers play out in coverage.

 

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis

Dazzled the coaching staff in winning a camp battle over Roberto Aguayo.  Chargers offense should provide Sturgis with plenty of scoring opportunities.

 

Saints Defense

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs will have to play catch up leading to Sacks and Interceptions.

 

Dolphins MLB Raekwon McMillan

Tore his ACL and missed last season for Dolphins. Struggled in coverage at The Ohio State University, but has opportunity to make plays in Miami.

10-Team Snake PPR Draft

10-Team PPR Snake Draft with the 6th pick. Scoring in this league is slanted towards QB’s with a point for completion. Passing and Receiving TD are worth 4 points, while a Rushing TD is worth 6 points.  This league also has bonus points for long TD’s. Lineup configuration is QB, RB, RB/WR, WR/TE, WR/TE, WR/TE, Def, K. I was surprised to see David Johnson there at 6. Christmas came early with OBJ there in Round 2.  Passed on Travis Kelce and Amari Cooper to get Stefon Diggs. My belief is Diggs is in for a huge year. With QB scoring I had to go up and get Andrew Luck in Round 4. Could have paired Diggs with Kirk Cousins, but in this format I expect Luck to score more points. Taking Luck made me out on Derrick Henry.  Kenyan Drake in the 5th round I feel comfortable at that price.

Chris Hogan and Corey Davis are value picks at that stage of the draft. I targeted 3rd down backs with upside in Chris Thompson and Tarik Cohen. I believe Cohen will be heavily involved in Bears offense this season. Alshon Jeffery in the 8th round I’m willing to wait for him to return.  Patrick Mahomes was a cock block to make sure I had 2 good QB. The 11th Round saw the Jaguars, Rams, and Vikings defense all go right in a row. Took Kerryon Johnson instead of Eagles Defense. That may be one choice I regret. Pivoted to taking the Saints a few rounds later. Sony Michel is a high end lottery ticket at that stage of the draft. New England didn’t draft him to ride pine.  Trey Burton was a homer pick. I don’t have to play a TE in this format, but I love his upside in the Bears offense. Overall pretty pumped about my lineup and depth from this draft.

FALL GUY STUNTMAN ASSC.
6 David Johnson, Ari RB  
15 Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR  
26 Stefon Diggs, Min WR  
35 Andrew Luck, Ind QB  
46 Kenyan Drake, Mia RB  
55 Chris Hogan, NE WR  
66 Corey Davis, Ten WR  
75 Alshon Jeffery*, Phi WR  
86 Chris Thompson, Wsh RB  
95 Patrick Mahomes, KC QB  
106 Kerryon Johnson, Det RB  
115 Tarik Cohen, Chi RB  
126 Saints D/ST D/ST  
135 Sony Michel, NE RB  
146 Trey Burton, Chi TE  
155 Harrison Butker, KC K  

Round 1 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Padres OF Franmil Reyes

2 road games vs. the Diamondbacks and 4 on the road against the Reds. Tough to find a better parks for a hitter. Reyes has taken over as the starting RF for the Padres and made the most of it.  Slash rate of .407/.515/.889 over the last 14 days. Owned in 2.2% of ESPN and 4% of Yahoo leagues.

 

Astros DH Tyler White

Taken over the DH spot from Evan Gattis.  .333/.388/.689 slash rate the last 14 days. White faces the Twins for 3 at home followed by 3 on the road with the Red Sox.  Owned in 36.3% of ESPN and 41% of Yahoo leagues.

 

White Sox SP Reynaldo Lopez

2 home starts this week on Monday vs. the Tigers and Sunday against the Angels.  2 or less earned runs in 4 of last 6 starts. Tigers are batting an American League worst .235 vs. Right-Handed Pitchers.  The Angels meanwhile have lost 7 of their last 10 at the time of this post. It’s tough to trust a 5-9 Pitcher at playoff time, but these 2 starts make Lopez a worthy streamer. Owned in 10.6% of ESPN and 12% of Yahoo Leagues.   

10-team IDP Dynasty League Draft Recap

10-team Dynasty Keeper IDP league with the 4th overall pick.  Draft choice goes up one round each season. My Keepers were Chris Hogan (6th), Kyle Rudolph (7th), Will Fuller V (12th), David Johnson (13th), Tevin Coleman (18th), Deion Jones (20th), Carson Wentz (21st), Jamal Adams (24th), Dion Lewis (Franchise Tag), Chris Carson (Franchise Tag). I’m thrilled with my draft to build a competitive team for not only this season, but the future.  Mistakes I made were not keeping Aaron Donald for a 15th and Jarrad Davis for a 24th. I ended up redrafting Davis in the 16th rd. I wanted to have as many available draft choices to target keeper players. Thrilled to get D.J. Moore, Sam Darnold, Mike Gesicki, Courtland Sutton, and Anthony Miller. Lamar Jackson wasn’t as high on my draft board as the other Rookie QB’s, but felt like I got value at that stage. I was the first to take a Rookie QB and grabbed Darnold.  Baker Mayfield went a round later. I passed on Christian McCaffrey to draft Andrew Luck. Most elite QB’s were kept and others were drafted early. Had to go up and get the QB I wanted. Decided to pass on Jimmy Graham to get Trey Burton. I considered trying to trade the pick for a Graham drafter, but was afraid of missing out on Burton. IDP’s are young and disposable. I was filling out offensive keepers while other owners were drafting defensive starters. I play waivers on defense, so why waste mid-round picks.  Feel free to comment on how I did.

Fall Guy Stuntman Association
RB Ezekiel Elliott
WR A.J. Green
QB Andrew Luck
WR Allen Robinson
TE Trey Burton
WR Marquise Goodwin
WR Chris Hogan
TE Kyle Rudolph
WR D.J. Moore
QB Sam Darnold
TE Mike Gesicki
WR Will Fuller V
RB David Johnson
WR Courtland Sutton
RB Isiah Crowell
LB Jarrad Davis
DL Marcus Davenport
RB Tevin Coleman
QB Lamar Jackson
LB Deion Jones
QB Carson Wentz
DL Brandon Graham
WR Anthony Miller
DB Jamal Adams
LB Raekwon McMillan
LB Darius Leonard
DL Leonard Williams
DB Justin Simmons
DB Adrian Amos
QB Joe Flacco
RB Dion Lewis
RB Chris Carson

12-team Snake Draft

12-team Snake PPR Draft. 4 Points for Passing TD. Starting Lineup is QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, Flex, Def, and K.  My one regret is waiting too long to take a TE and getting Jack Doyle. I’m doubtful of Doyle replicating his 2017 season.  Sony Michel should have been Trey Burton. I got pissed on missing out on Burton so I doubled back to snag Drew Brees as my 2nd QB. With Cam Newton’s physical style, I wanted an elite 2nd QB.  I missed McCaffrey in my previous drafts and wasn’t going to let it happen again. I passed on Julio Jones to get OBJ. Too tired of inconsistent production from Julio. Thrilled I was able to take Joe Mixon in the 3rd.  7th round passing on Chris Thompson to get Kerryon Johnson is one that could be questioned as well. I sided with Johnson since Lions traded up to draft him. The Hugh Hefner approach of looking for newer younger models was apparent at the end of the draft with DJ Moore, Mike Gesicki, Aaron Jones, and Calvin Ridley.  Depth and potential trade chips fill out the bench. Overall I’m happy with the roster comprised on the Dazzling Dizzler.

 
9 Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR  
16 Christian McCaffrey, Car RB  
33 Joe Mixon, Cin RB  
40 Amari Cooper, Oak WR  
57 Cam Newton, Car QB  
64 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pit WR  
81 Kerryon Johnson, Det RB  
88 Sony Michel, NE RB  
105 Drew Brees, NO QB  
112 Jack Doyle, Ind TE  
129 DJ Moore, Car WR  
136 Mike Gesicki, Mia TE  
153 Aaron Jones, GB RB  
160 Calvin Ridley, Atl WR  
177 Broncos D/ST D/ST  
184 Wil Lutz, NO K