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10-Team Auction Dynasty Draft

This is a 10-team weekly locking roster with a lineup breakdown of positions including corner infielder, middle infielder, and utility.  The pitching lineup breaks down to 3 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, and 3 pitchers. In this total point’s league, scoring for hitters is slanted more for Home Runs and RBI. While Strikeouts, Wins, Saves, and Holds are the major scoring categories for pitchers.  This is an auction draft and the first 9 players are this year’s keepers with costs going up $5 each year. 

This team has won the championship in consecutive seasons. Being able to have Pete Alonso, Gleyber Torres, Cody Bellinger, Nick Castellanos, and Luis Robert as building blocks is huge. I drafted Torres in another league for $26 dollars. Bellinger is well worth the $26. Alonso and Castellanos at $6 is a maximum return on cost.  Robert is a $6 gamble I’m taking.  

This is the most money I believe I’ve ever spent on keeping pitchers.  Walker Buehler, Blake Snell, Jose Berrios, and Liam Hendricks also give me a good base.  Buehler is a Cy Young candidate. Snell is coming off injury and won the Cy Young. Berrios is incrementally taking steps forward each season. I want to own him when the full breakout takes place.  Banking on this being the year. Hendricks would have gone for double his cost if among the player pool. As much as I despise spending money on pitching, these pitchers justify their costs. 

Walker Buehler LAD, SP$11

Nicholas Castellanos Cin, RF$6

Blake Snell TB, SP$11

Cody Bellinger LAD, RF$26

Pete Alonso NYM, 1B$6

Jose Berrios Min, SP$11

Liam Hendriks Oak, RP$6

Gleyber Torres NYY, SS$11

Luis Robert CHW, CF$6

Kris Bryant ChC, 3B$20

Alex Bregman Hou, 3B$34

Manny Machado SD, 3B$20

Paul Goldschmidt StL, 1B$19

Adalberto Mondesi KC, SS$10

Frankie Montas Oak, SP$5

Taylor Rogers Min, RP$7

Ken Giles Tor, RP$6

Franmil Reyes Cle, RF$6

Sean Murphy Oak, C$1

Craig Kimbrel ChC, RP$4

Francisco Mejia SD, C$1

Mike Foltynewicz Atl, SP$6

Michael Kopech CHW, SP$3

Mitch Keller Pit, SP$1

Jo Adell LAA, CF$1

Kevin Newman Pit, SS$2

Moving to some of the players I drafted, the resumes for the top hitters in the lineup speak for themselves.  I’m going to focus more on the multiple position eligibility assembled among my core players. Kris Bryant can play 3 positions in this lineup configuration.  Alex Bregman and Manny Machado can play 4 positions. Gleyber Torres can play 3 positions. Cody Bellinger fills out 3 spots in my lineup. Kevin Newman helps out in 3 positions.      

Bidding up other owners cost me twice in this draft.  I wanted to mess with one owner in bidding up Paul Goldschmidt.  I was willing if he dropped Goldy on me at that price. Matt Olsen was the player I was going to target at 1B.  Olsen ended up going for $15 dollars. That $4 more dollars on Goldschmidt could have gone into another good player. That’s a risk I felt was worth taking.  Adalberto Mondesi was me bidding up an autobidder and trying to spend her money. My intention wasn’t to draft Mondesi, however I’m ok with the result. Bidding up other owners is part of the play in an auction draft.  I tend to not bid up players I wouldn’t want just in case they get dropped on me.  

Franmil Reyes and Frankie Montas were my 2 middle-late must haves in this draft.  My Tammy Wynette came out for those 2. Reyes with full-time at-bats is a cheaper version of Nelson Cruz in my opinion.  Montas went for $11 in my previous draft. Playing in multiple leagues I tend to draft some of the same players. Mike Foltynewicz and Mitch Keller were keepers from my other draft.  Foltynewicz burned fantasy owners with 3 months ERA’s over 6.00. His August ERA in 5 starts was 3.90 and in 5 September/October starts the ERA was a sparkling 1.50. The blowout in Game 5 vs. the Cardinals doesn’t carry much weight for me as a fantasy owner.  Foltynewicz pitched hurt early last season and was sent to the minors. Physical health and something clicked in the minors as he came back up to pitch like an ace the final 2 months of the season. 3 other owners play in both leagues and knew of my thoughts on Foltynewicz so I had to spend more on this go-round.  Keller’s xFIP made me a believer. HIs ERA was 7.13 last season but the xFIP came in at 3.47. With a new coaching staff and new approach to pitch sequencing, it’s possible Keller takes a step forward. I view him as a building block for next season.   

My relief pitching left something  to be desired in the first draft, so I spent a bit more this time around.  Taylor Rogers, Ken Giles, and Liam Hendricks give me safe options while Craig Kimbrel is a wild card. Giles is in a walk year and possibly could be moved at the deadline. I’d rather wait and see for that to happen, than miss out on production in the meantime.  Kimbrel’s 13.0 SO/9 was my reasoning for the selection.  

The catching position is where I had to go cheap with more money spent on pitching than usual.  Sean Murphy and Francisco Mejia give me 2 young options with solid minor league track records. Whether they can put it together in the show is another story.  

Michael Kopech and Jo Adell are my cornerstone guys for next season.  I anticipate both making major splashes at some point in the 2020 campaign.  The plan is for them to stay on my roster all season regardless of what league they are at the moment. 

Overall I’m happy with the power and multiple position eligibility assembled in my hitters. Pitching wise these players fit my M.O. has younger arms with high SO/9.  My team is built to defend the crown and has some blue chip talent to build around for next season. The window on this group is closing in 2020 as some of the keeper costs will be too rich for my blood.            

12-team Auction Dynasty League Draft

This is a 12-team weekly locking roster with a lineup breakdown of positions including corner infielder, middle infielder, and utility.  The pitching lineup breaks down to 3 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, and 3 pitchers. In this total point’s league, scoring for hitters is slanted more for Home Runs and RBI. While Strikeouts, Wins, Saves, and Holds are the major scoring categories for pitchers.  This is an auction draft and the first 5 players are keepers. I was thrilled to keep Luis Robert, Catcher Will Smith, Liam Hendricks, Mike Foltynewicz, and Mitch Keller. Robert is a no-brainer with service time bought out. Smith’s fall off scares me, but was cheap at a thin position.  Hendricks is in a good situation to pick up where he left off last season. I like to go cheap on closers so Hendricks fits the bill. More on Foltynewicz and Keller later in the post. I was able to stay cheap for my keepers this season. Keepers can stay for an additional 2 years and go up 1.5 times in cost each season.   

Will Smith LAD, C$2

Mitch Keller Pit, SP$2

Liam Hendriks Oak, RP$2

Mike Foltynewicz Atl, SP$3

Luis Robert CHW, CF$2

Mookie Betts LAD, RF$33

Jose Ramirez Cle, 3B$24

Trevor Story Col, SS$25

Gleyber Torres NYY, SS$26

Jose Altuve Hou, 2B$19

Brian Anderson Mia, 3B$4

Eddie Rosario Min, LF$10

Eric Hosmer SD, 1B$3

Craig Kimbrel ChC, RP$7

Kyle Hendricks ChC, SP$7

Zac Gallen Ari, SP$6

Nick Senzel Cin, CF$2

Matthew Boyd Det, SP$13

Caleb Smith Mia, SP$1

Michael Chavis Bos, 1B$1

Dustin May LAD, RP$1

Ryan Mountcastle Bal, 1B$1

Shaun Anderson SF, SP$1

Danny Jansen Tor, C$1

Hunter Harvey Bal, RP$1

Austin Hays Bal, RF$1

Nate Pearson Tor, SP$1

Nico Hoerner ChC, SS$1

My assessment of the draft is I have a lot of power up in the middle in nontypical power positions.  Gleyber Torres, Trevor Story, and Jose Altuve all should be among the elite at their positions. Jose Ramirez is a bet on a bounceback.  Mookie Betts is a safe franchise cornerstone and Eddie Rosario is a solid source of power that is not yet a brand name. Rosario has 24 or more Ding Dongs in 3 consecutive seasons and drove in 109 last season.    

1B is the one area the roster is lacking star power.  Eric Hosmer for $3 I believe is a good value. Hosmer, despite a .310 OBP, drove in 99 runs.  I don’t believe Hosmer is in a full decline at age 30. Michael Chavis can provide power at 1B/2B.  The player’s that Chavis would have to beat out for playing time don’t scare me.  

Nick Senzel has struggled with injuries throughout his young career.  Offseason acquisitions may take away from Senzel having an everyday spot in the lineup.  I can see Senzel playing in a super-utility role and forcing his way into the lineup. Brian Anderson has multiple position eligibility and has over 1,133 career major league at-bats.  If Anderson is going to take a step forward this is the year to do so. I was willing to gamble $4 that he does so. Austin Hays is a former 3rd rd pick that may see a lot of playing time on a bad team.  Anderson and Hays fit into one of strategies of targeting young players on bad teams in the later rounds of drafts.

Pitching is often the area in which I will spend the least amount of money.  Starting pitching will open up the purse strings more so than Closers. Relief pitching is way too volatile to invest large sums of money into.  Last season Liam Hendricks came out of nowhere for 25 Saves and took away the job from Blake Treinen. 2018 saw Treinen Save 38 games and receive CY Young votes. Playing the Saves game on waivers provided plenty of opportunities. Ian Kennedy with 30 Saves, Taylor Rogers 30, Carlos Martinez 24, Hansel Robles 23, Emilio Pagan 20.  Saves are often available on waivers if you pay attention. None of those pitchers were on my radar at the draft in terms of Saves. I invested cheap in Saves on this team and will play the waivers game again.       

Kyle Hendricks is a homer pick as one of my favorite players in all of baseball.  He doesn’t provide the strikeout rate of the elite, but The Professor gives the lineup solid metrics.  With an improved bullpen Hendricks may be in line for a few more Wins.      

I take the Hugh Hefner approach to pitching, I’m always looking for newer-younger models.  Zac Gallen has the looks of an ace and goes for a fraction of the cost. I traded Gallen away at the deadline last season as part of trade to acquire Mookie Betts. The owner kept 2 of the 3 players I sent along in the deal (Yordan Alvarez and Austin Meadows) and put Gallen back into the pool.  The 10.8 SO/9 is worth the early investment.       

Advanced statistics such as xFIP and SIERA help me to find pitchers that could provide more value than acquisition cost in drafts.  Boyd for $13 dollars would give you the impression I need my head examined. At that stage of the draft pitchers came at a premium and draft costs went up in the process.  His ERA was 4.56 and he gave up a league worst 39 Gopher Balls. The xFIP was 3.88 SIERA 3.61. Boyd had 238 strikeouts to go with a 9-12 record for a bad Tigers team. My belief is that Boyd has dealt with some bad luck the last 2 seasons.  A market correction could mean Boyd outproduces his draft cost. Keller is a perfect example as his ERA was 7.13 last season but his xFIP came in a 3.47. With a new coaching staff and new approach to pitch sequencing, it’s possible Keller takes a step forward.   Zac Gallen is a player I’ve followed for a few years. I traded Gallen away at the deadline last season to acquire Mookie Betts. The owner kept 2 of the 3 players I sent along in the deal (Yordan Alvarez and Austin Meadows) and put Gallen back into the pool. The 4.15 xFIP and SIERA of 4.24 on Gallen don’t paint as rosy of a picture as the 2.89 ERA.  Numbers are part of my decision making process, but some of the picks are based on a gut feeling. My hunch is Gallen takes a step forward in 2020.        

Looking into each pitchers season in splits also helps to find hidden value.  Foltynewicz burned fantasy owners with 3 months ERA’s over 6.00. His August ERA in 5 starts was 3.90 and in 5 September/October starts the ERA was a sparkling 1.50.  The blowout in Game 5 vs. the Cardinals doesn’t carry much weight for me as a fantasy owner. Foltynewicz pitched hurt early last season and was sent to the minors. Physical health and something clicked in the minors as he came back up to pitch like an ace the final 2 months of the season.  $3 is a steal for Foltynewicz in my opinion.  

Besides xFIP and SIERA, I also pay close attention to SO/9 in looking for upside.  

The biggest head scratcher in this draft would probably be Craig Kimbrel, the first pitcher I selected.  2019 was a noted dumpster fire for Kimbrel. 6.93 ERA, 0-4 record, 13 Saves in 23 appearances. The xFIP4.75 and SIERA 3.91 calm the dumpster fire a bit as does the 13.0 SO/9.  His command started to show signs of leaving in Boston in 2018. That was part of the reason he was unsigned for so long. The 13.0 SP/9 makes Kimbrel a gamble I’m willing to take.  My gut feeling is Kimbrel can replicate the numbers with the Red Sox and with Liam Hendricks coming so cheap I could gamble on Kimbrel a bit more. Scared money doesn’t make money.         

Caleb Smith’s xFIP and SIERA paint an uninspiring picture, however his 9.0 SO/9 is worth a $1.  Smith pitches in a still spacious ball park and is a trade candidate.  

The end of my draft was upside lottery tickets. Ryan Mountcastle is a dynasty stash/trade chip due to his power and multiple position eligibility.  Dustin May and Nate Pearson could possibly avoid shutdowns due to the shorter season. Both can be cheap keepers for 2021 and 2022. Hunter Harvey is my speculative choice to Save games for the Orioles this season.  Not sure how Mychal Givens can possibly be put in the role again.   

Shaun Anderson was sent to Triple A after the draft.  I view him as a wait and see stash.    

Danny Jansen’s career .367 minor league OBP was worth a flier.  I wanted an insurance policy if Will Smith busts. Nico Hoerner did alright in limited action for the Cubs last season.  With the logjam the Cubs have in the infield it wouldn’t surprise me if Hoerner didn’t break camp. He’s a dynasty stash to me that could be up later in the year after more seasoning.          

Overall I really like a majority of this team. If I had to do the draft over again I would have spent more money on starting pitching earlier so my hand wasn’t forced to overspend on Matt Boyd.  The Craig Kimbrel cost could be another one I would like a do over. I will definitely have to play the waiver game for Saves again this season.     

Fantasy Football Busts Of 2019

Fantasy Football is a fluid as year to year things change.  The players on this list were breakouts once and can be bouncebacks in 2020.  Unfortunately these players did not perform to their draft costs. A myriad of reasons for the down seasons can vary from injuries to inadequate coaching.  Coaches not being truthful about injury reports was another to take note. The 2019 season provided many interesting statistics however one in particular stands out.  Before the season If you told me Lamar Jackson would rush for more yards than Todd Gurley and David Johnson combined I would have taken that bet. (1207-1202)

Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Unfortunately the step forward from year 1 to year 2 was a step backward.  Passer rating dropped from 93.7 to 78.8 interceptions went up from 14 to 21.  TD dropped from 27 to 22. The surrounding talent at the skill positions improved with the acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr.  Unfortunately incompetent coaching on the offensive side of the ball spearheaded by Freddie Kitchens and Todd Monken played a contributing factor in Baker’s demise.  He also played a part in being careless with the ball. I am willing to spend a late round pick as a QB2 on Baker in 2020. 

Rams QB Jared Goff

Pass attempts went up by 65 from 2018 to 2019.  Sadly yards were down by 50 to 4,638 and TD’s dropped from 32 to 22.  Sean McVay was unable to get his offense on track all season. Goff got exposed as play action was non-existent and the defense got the doors blow off a few times this year.  Goff maybe learns from the struggles of 2019 and improves in 2020. I spent a middle round pick on Goff this year as my QB2. I may consider doing the same again as I don’t believe McVay’s offense stinks again in 2020.  I guess even “Super Geniuses” have down years.     

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky

Much of the hope built in 2018 was wiped away in 2019. “What The F^%$ Was That” is the best way I describe Trubisky’s play and Matt Nagy’s play-calling in 2019.  Trubisky’s accuracy and decision making got exposed in year 2 of Nagy’s offense. Trubisky did play hurt with left shoulder and hip injuries limiting his ability to make plays with his feet.  Nagy didn’t do Trubisky any favors with his play-calling either. Completion percentage dropped from 66.6 to 63.2 and TD’s down from 24 to 17. 2020 is a pivotal year in Trubisky’s career as he’s playing to get the 5th year option picked up.  Improving on footwork should be his main priority this offseason. QB2 late if you draft Mahomes or Lamar Jackson.   

Panthers QB Cam Newton

Played thru foot injury for 2 games before shutting it down for the season.  Across the leagues I play in Newton was drafted ahead of Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, and Kyler Murray.  Underwent foot surgery in December and theoretically should be ready for the off-season program. Whether it’s in Carolina or somewhere else is to-be-determined.  Newton is a QB2 gamble entering drafts next season. 

Cardinals RB David Johnson 

As a first round pick Johnson’s season was an unmitigated disaster. 345/2 and 370/4.  Didn’t scoring a rushing TD after Week 6. After the Week 7 injury fiasco of 1 carry for 2 yards vs. the Giants, DJ was useless for fantasy owners.  Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury not being forthcoming with the injury details contributed to the problem. Noted Kliff. Kenyan Drake was acquired in a trade and took the job away. Johnson’s cap number means he’ll more than likely be around in 2020.  I’ll have to re-examine the Cardinals offseason before drafting Johnson again at any cost. 

Steelers RB James Conner

464/4 and 251/3 in a lost season.  Week 8 saw Conner go for 145 yards against the Dolphins. The Steelers were the most snake bit team in the NFL this season.  I’d consider Conner again in drafts at nearly a similar cost in 2020. 

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman

His Week 16 performance helped win me a league championship. 2 rushing TD this season. 88 rushing yards was his season high (accomplished twice).  59/410/4 TD kept Freeman rosterable. 2020 is an interesting case for Freeman as injuries along the offensive line I believe played a part in his down season.  If the Falcons don’t draft a RB, I’d consider Freeman again a few rounds later.   

Chiefs RB Damien Williams

Over-drafted due his late 2018 success. Missed 5 games due to injuries, but wasn’t that effective when healthy. Just 3 games with over 100 total yards this season.  In his first 6 games played rushing for 30 yards or less. I watched a lot of good players get passed over in favor of Williams drafts. For 2020, I probably will pass on Williams unless it’s really late. 

Patriots RB Sony Michel 

912 rushing yards and 7 TD. 0 games with 100 yards rushing. 1 game with 3 TD and 0 scores in 11 of 16 games. Just 12 receptions on the season. 2020 drafts I may be more inclined to select Damien Harris with a later pick. 

Raiders/Patriots WR Antonio Brown

1 game for 4/56/1 was his season.  Fantasy owners that spent a 2nd round pick on AB were burned twice. Countless valuable players were passed over in favor of Brown.  Then many of those fantasy owners failed to strike while the iron was hot and trade away Brown. (Something I mentioned on my segment on a Milwaukee Radio Fantasy Football show.) Strangest fall from grace I’ve ever seen from an athlete in his prime. Hopefully Antonio Brown receives the help he may need.  

Vikings WR Adam Thielen

30/418/6 TD.  Week 7 vs. the Lions caught 1 ball for 25 yards and a TD. His season was essentially over. Missed 6 of the last 9 games with injuries. Was active and caught nothing in 2 contests and 3 for 27 yards vs. the Chargers in Week 15.  Fantasy owners burned a roster spot hoping for Thielen to return. I don’t believe Mike Zimmer was truthful with the injury updates on Thielen. I’m noting that Zimmer isn’t truthful about injury updates for 2020. If healthy, Thielen should be a high upside bounce back candidate.  

Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.

73/1,035/4 TD for Beckham in Cleveland.  64 players had more receiving TD than OBJ in 2019. Not what owners were expecting with that early of a draft choice.  The Browns were the winners of the off-season in 2019 and it didn’t translate to the field. Injuries also played a part.  I would consider OBJ in drafts next season at the right price.   

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

42/552/3 TD is quite a precipitous fall from 111/1,426/7.  JuJu missed 4 games with injuries and was done in by inadequate play at the QB position.  One of my favorite bounce-backs in 2020, don’t let JuJu fall in drafts. 

Rams WR Brandin Cooks

Streak of 4 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons was snapped in 2019. 42/583/1 isn’t what owners expected from the deep threat in McVay’s offense.  The Rams took a step back as referenced in my Goff write-up, but Cooks struggled with concussions. Concussion history and lack of red zone TD’s have taken Cooks off my board the last 2 seasons. The draft cost for Cooks is often too rich for my liking. 

Chargers WR Mike Williams

One of my biggest disappointments in football in 2019. I strongly endorsed Williams as a keeper for 2019. On 66 targets had 43 catches for 10 TD. Imagine if Williams got 90 targets in 2019. He did for 49/1001/2 TD. In researching this piece I was surprised to see Williams actually hit the 1000 yard-mark.  Averaged a league high 20.4 yards per catch. Williams reportedly played thru knee pain in 2019. Free-falling in the draft in 2020 is the only way I’d consider Williams.   

Colts TE Eric Ebron

13 TD in 2018 down to 3 TD in 2019.  Lesson don’t chase touchdowns in fantasy football. Ebron will likely looking for a new home in 2020.  Depending on where Ebron goes he may be a TE2. 

Buccaneers TE OJ Howard

34/459/1 TD playing with a QB that led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards.  A lot of these guys on this list were hurt, Howard played in 14 games. Howard was typically drafted in that round 6 to round 9 range of drafts.  28 Tight Ends scored more fantasy points the Howard in one of my PPR leagues. Bruce Arians historically doesn’t utilize the TE in his passing attack.  Howard is a candidate to get traded. In change of scenery, I may have some shares of OJ.  

Week 16 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Bengals have allowed the 3rd most yards per attempt to opposing passers.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman

Early round pick sunk a lot of battleships this season with just 1 rushing TD.  All hope is not lost as the Jaguars allow opposing rushers 5.1 yards-per-carry and have allowed the 2nd most rushing TD with 19. 

Bears WR Anthony Miller

6 or more catches in 4 of his last 5 games. Bear Down. 

Eagles WR Greg Ward Jr.

6 catches for 71 yards and a TD last week. Injuries create opportunities for this former college QB. 

Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Just 2 catches each of the last 3 games. I say Henry dazzles us with his play vs. the Raiders.  

Dolphins K Jason Sanders

I see the Dolphins scoring frequently vs. the Bengals.

Broncos Defense

5 interceptions in 3 starts so far for David Blough. I see more turnovers in Denver.

Panthers SS Eric Reid

6 or more total tackles in 5 consecutive times. Colts should provide tackle opportunities. 

*DANCE WITH WHAT BROUGHT YOU!!!!!

Week 9 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Mavericks SG Tim Hardaway Jr.

Luka Doncic is out with an ankle injury leaving a lot of shots available in the Mavericks offense. Hardaway should see a higher usage rate with Luka on the shelf. Hardaway should be in lineups for this 4-game slate.

Knicks PG Elfrid Payton

3-games this week. Interim Coach Mike Miller seems more inclined to use Payton in a crucial role. From watching Knicks games this season, the offfense has more flow with Payton over Smith or Ntilikina. If I can see it, so can Knicks coaching staff.

Hornets C Cody Zeller

Consecutive double-doubles with PJ Washington out. Zeller may remain a starter with Washington unavailable. The Hornets 4-game schedule makes Zeller a streaming option.

Week 15 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Cardinals have allowed a league-high 32 Passing TD and a league-worst 113.9 opponents passer rating. I anticipate a shootout in the desert. 

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay

PPR Flex play vs. a Chiefs defense that is generous to opposing running backs.

Titans WR AJ Brown

Averaging 9.4 Yards after the catch. Brown has emerged as a big play threat and that should continue vs. the Texans. Keep his name in mind when preparing for drafts next season.  

Panthers TE Ian Thomas

The Seahawks defense has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing Tight Ends.

49ers K Robbie Gould

Should be busy at home vs. the Falcons. 

Seahawks Defense

Since the bye week, Panthers QB Kyle Allen has turned the ball over in 6 of his last 7 games.  

IDP

Jaguars MLB Donald Payne

29 total tackles in last 2 games since taking over for Myles Jack. 

Week 8 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Bulls PG Kris Dunn


The ever changing Boylan rotation has now led to Dunn seeing 29 or more minutes in 4 of 5 games. This could be to add a defensive presence to the floor, but also build up trade value. Dunn can help fantasy players looking to improve in steals. The Bulls play 4 games this week.

Wizards PG Ish Smith

3 straight games of scoring in double figures. 6.7 APG in those comtests as well. With Isaiah Thomas recovering from injury, Smith should be in lineups. Wizards play just 2 games this week.

Rockets SG Ben McLemore

Former lottery pick has turned into a solid rotational piece in Mike D’Antoni’s offense. McLemore has scored in double figures in 4 consecutive games. Has played 20 or more minutes in 10 of 12 contests. Owners looking for 3 point shooting may want to stream McLemore in a 4-game week.

Week 14 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill

Has made himself relevant with 12 TD and 4 INT in 7 starts this season.  Raiders have given up 27 passing TD.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams

Has 5 receiving touchdowns this season.  Redskins gives up 131.6 yards-per-game on the ground. Williams is a safe PPR Flex play. 

Dolphins WR Devante Parker

Has finally arrived this season with 5 or more catches in 6 of his last 7 games.  Big game potential vs. the Jets.   

Ravens TE Mark Andrews 

Bills have allowed the fewest points to opposing Tight End. My best advice for the playoffs is don’t get cute, dance with who brought you. If you own Andrews, play him. 

Texans K Ka’imi Fairbairn

Texans will move the ball against the Broncos and Fairbairn should be busy. 

Texans Defense

Drew Lock made some plays in his debut, but I see him forcing throws and turning the ball over. 

IDP 

Eagles MLB Nigel Bradham

13 total tackles in the last 2 games.  Giants with rushing attack and short passing game present high tackle opportunities. 

Week 13 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Jets QB Sam Darnold

8 passing TD and 2 rushing TD in last 4 games.  Bengals allow a 104.3 Opponents passer rating and have the 2nd fewest Sacks at just 16.  

Colts RB Jonathan Williams

Making the most of his opportunity with back-to-back 100 yards games.  Titans have allowed 100 total yards and a TD in last 3 games. Should be universally owned at this point of the season. 

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook

6 or more targets in 8 contests this season. Dede has only 1 TD this season, but has a solid chance to score vs. the Bucs.

Colts TE Jack Doyle

With Eric Ebron out and Jacoby Brissett playing risk averse, Doyle should set a season-high in catches. 

Jaguars K Josh Lambo

Bucs have allowed a league most 25 field goals made this season. 

Eagles Defense

Road matchup with the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Dolphins. 

IDP

Jets LB Neville Hewitt

Making plays in the middle of Jets defense with CJ Mosley out.  5 or more total tackles in 6 of 7 games played this season.