Category Archives: Football

Week 13 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Has left a lot of yards on the field this season and hasn’t adjust his style of play of fit the skill sets of teammates. Due to rebound big vs. the Cardinals.  

 

Ravens RB Gus Edwards

Back-to-back games over 115 yards rushing. Falcons have given up 13 rushing TD and 5.1 YPC.

 

Panthers WR DJ Moore

I put him in the Circle vs. the Bucs for Week 9 and Moore disappointed with 1 catch for 16 yards. Last 2 games combined Moore has 15 catches for 248 yards and a TD.  Devin Funchess status could impact Moore’s usage. Even if Funchess returns roll with Moore vs. the Bucs.

 

Raiders TE Jared Cook

Chiefs have allowed a league worst 812 receiving yards to opposing tight ends. Cook has scored a TD in back-to-back games.  

 

Seahawks Kicker Sebastian Janikowski

Offense should be able to move the ball vs. 49ers defense.

 

Seahawks Defense/ Broncos Defense

Backup QB’s vs. an NFL defense can lead to the fantasy gold that is turnovers.

 

IDP

Raiders LB Tahir Whitehead

7 or more total tackles in 5 straight games.

Week 12 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Eagles QB Carson Wentz

Doubtful that Wentz has another stinker this week vs. the Giants.

 

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

Packers have allowed 100 plus yards from scrimmage to opposing running backs in 6 consecutive contests.  Cook’s speed on turf will expose Packers linebackers lack of ability to play in space.

 

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton

Adds the dimension of verticulation to the Broncos offense. His career high is just 3 catches in a single game. Sets new career high as the Steelers safeties can get beat over the top.

 

Buccaneers Tight End Cameron Brate

With O.J. Howard out for the season, Brate is a worthy streamer vs. the 49ers.  

 

Texans K Ka’imi Fairbairn

Titans have a bend, but don’t break defense which should give Fairbairn opportunities this week.   

 

Jaguars Defense

A tantalizing road matchup with Josh Allen and the Bills.

 

IDP

Bengals MLB Hardy Nickerson

Fills in in the middle with Preston Brown out for the year. Had 11 total tackles last week.

Week 10 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Home matchup with the Falcons. Mayfield has thrown 2 TD in 3 straight games. The Falcons allow a 102.5 opponents passer rating.

 

Bears RB Tarik Cohen

Lions have given up 8 total touchdowns to opposing running backs so far this season. Cohen’s big play ability should keep him in your lineups.  

 

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Dolphins don’t have enough talent in their secondary to stop all of the Packers weapons. MVS has passed Randall Cobb in the pecking order. MVS is worthy PPR Flex.

 

Redskins WR Maurice Harris

Opposing slot receivers have made the Bucs walk the plank this season. Harris is a worthy streamer if Jamison Crowder sits again. Harris caught 10 for 124 last week vs. the Falcons.

 

Saints TE Ben Watson

Bengals have allowed 53 catches for 602 yards and 5 TD to opposing Tight Ends.  I picked up Watson to block him from getting used against me this week.

 

Chargers K Mike Badgley

All ACC selection at the “U” in his senior season. Kicked earlier this season for Chargers and takes over job from Caleb Sturgis.

 

Chiefs Defense

Sacks and Turnovers will negate points and yards Cardinals will muster.

 

IDP

Chargers DT Corey Liuget

Should dazzle with his play vs. the Raiders turnstile offensive line.

Week 9 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott

Played well in 2 games before the bye, gets a new weapon added to arsenal in Amari Cooper.  Good bye week replacement for Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz.

 

Browns RB Nick Chubb

Chiefs allow a league worst 5.4 YPC.  With a new head coach and offensive coordinator I anticipate Chubb getting a full workload.

 

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton

50 yards or a TD in 5 straight games as the 3rd wheel behind Demaryius Thomas. With Demaryius gone, look for Sutton to add another dimension to the Denver offense. I own him in 4 of 5 leagues.

 

Panthers WR DJ Moore

The Buccaneers have allowed a league highest 20 receiving TD. Slot receivers have carved up Tampa Bay this season. Moore’s target share has increased each week.

 

Packers TE Jimmy Graham

Patriots have allowed 41 catches for 505 yards and 5 TD to opposing tight ends.

 

Panthers K Graham Gano

The Buccaneers give up an average of 33.3 PPG.

 

Cowboys Defense

Have allowed a best 8 Passing TD so far this season.  Titans offense is a mess.

 

Titans LB Jayon Brown

7 or more total tackles in 5 straight games. Should be busy vs. the run-heavy attack of the Cowboys.

Week 8 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky

Thrown for over 300 yards and rushed for over 45 yards in 3 straight games. Footwork and pocket presence is better than it was early in the season. Jets have given up an average of 25.1 PPG.  Trubisky is a streamer with 4 teams on bye. Bear Down.

 

49ers RB Raheem Mostert

Matt Breida is banged up and with a game coming up on Thursday, Kyle Shanahan may have to spread the workload out. Mostert is a 4th year pro that has bounced around the league and is finally getting an opportunity. Ran a 4.32 40 yard dash in college. The matchup with the Cardinals is gravy as they have allowed a league worst 128.1 YPG on the ground and league worst 12 rushing TD.

 

Packers WR Geronimo Allison

Injuries have curtailed a breakout for Allison this season. 5 or more catches in 3 out of 4 games played. Also over 60 receiving yards in each game played. Rams have given up 7 receptions over 40 yards this year. Flex play this week.

 

Bucs TE OJ Howard

High scoring affair with the Bengals. In a thin position, Howard has scored in double digits in PPR scoring in 4 of 6 games played.

 

Redskins K Dustin Hopkins

8 or more points in 3 straight contests.

 

Steelers Defense

Coming off the bye should be able to put up points vs. the Browns. 3 or more sacks in 4 games, including 7 in the opener vs. the Browns.

 

Jets Safety Jamal Adams

6 or more total tackles in 6 of 7 games this season.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bengals QB Andy Dalton

Chiefs have given up 104 first downs thru the air and allow 28.7 PPG.  Play Dalton in a shootout.

 

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson

Dolphins allow 118.2 yards per game on the ground. May still lose short yardage work to LeGarrette Blount, but is worth a ppr flex play.

 

Ravens WR Michael Crabtree

Saints allow 12.7 Yards Per Reception. 5 or more catches in 4 games this season. Stable baseline with Red Zone Looks.

 

Browns TE David Njoku

Buccaneers have allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing Tight Ends. Njoku has 5 or more catches in 3 straight games.

 

Rams K Greg Zuerlein

Check to see if he’s still available in your league. I surprisingly was able to pick him up in a league.

 

Colts defense

Bills have allowed 24 sacks and 37 QB Hits so far this season.  Derek Anderson coming off the street behind a shaky O-Line should produce turnovers.

 

Bears S Adrian Amos

Patriots should be able to get into the 2nd level of the Bears defense creating tackle opportunities for Amos.

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 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