Category Archives: Football

Week 16 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

Played like Trash by throwing 7 TD combined in his last 3 games.  Jadaveon Clowney with quote of the year.  


Giants RB Wayne Gallman

13 catches combined in the last 2 weeks. Deep league PPR Flex vs. the Cardinals.


Patriots RB Mike Gillislee

Gets dusted off being inactive in the last 6 games. Facing former team wouldn’t surprise me if Hoody and McHoody don’t try to get Gillislee up to speed in case Burkhead can’t return for postseason.


Ravens WR Mike Wallace

Scored in double figures in PPR formats for 3 consecutive weeks. Colts have allowed 61 completions of 20 yards and 11 over 40 yards. Deep speed is Wallace calling card.


Chargers TE Antonio Gates

3rd on team in red zone targets since Week 10. Future Hall of Famer will dazzle us with his play vs. the Jets. Next Stop Canton.


Rams K Sam Ficken

Takes over with Greg Zuerlein going on IR. Titans provided enough of a challenge to stall some drives.  


Bears Defense

Home vs. the Browns. DeShon Kizer has thrown for 9 TD 19 INT and a 59.3 Passer rating.


Bears LB Lamarr Houston

Best known for tearing his ACL celebrating a sack dance, then getting cut by the Bears. Has returned to the Windy City with 4 sacks in his last 3 games.  

Week 10 Fantasy Basketball Circle Of Trust

Nuggets PF Trey Lyles

4-game week with three road games. Thunder, Wolves, Blazers, Warriors. Lyles is a big that has hit 13 from downtown in his last 4 games.  Also a solid free throw shooter.  Will help with shooting and do enough in the defensive stats meriting the pickup.  The return of Nikola Jokic didn’t cut into Lyles minutes as they shared the floor.  Short term add they should be owned until Paul Millsap returns. Available in 90% of ESPN leagues.


Suns SG Isaiah Canaan

15 points 7 assists and 5 boards in his Suns debut.  Injuries are the path to Canaan’s playing time. Daily fantasy owners may want to roll the dice on Canaan while he’s getting minutes. Phoenix is a disaster, but there are fantasy relevant.  Canaan is owned in 1.1% of ESPN leagues. 4-games this week on the road with the Mavericks and Clippers. Then at home with the Grizzlies and Wolves.


Jazz C Epke Udoh

4-game this week on the road with the Rockets and Thunder. Returns home for matchups against the Spurs and Thunder. Udoh is a short-term add with Derrick Favors dealing with an eye injury along with being in NBA concussion protocol.  Daily players looking for Blocks and Boards may want to roll with Udoh. Owned in 2.2% of ESPN leagues.  

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 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.




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 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 10 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Jets have allowed the most TD passes in the NFL.  Even without Mike Evans, Fitzmagic is a streamer in a revenge game. My bye week fill-in for Carson Wentz.


Giants RB Orleans Darkwa

49ers have allowed the most 1st downs on the ground with 72. Darkwa is seeing a majority of the workload and is worth a flex this week.


Rams WR Cooper Kupp

Texans pass defense has been a mess.  Kupp leads the team in red-zone targets and finds the end zone this week. I’m playing Kupp over Will Fuller and Josh Doctson.


Texans TE CJ Fiedorowicz

Expected to come off the IR this week. Tom Savage doesn’t have the arm to drive the ball down the field. Fiedorowicz could catch quite a few check downs.


Steelers K Chris Boswell

Should be busy vs. the Colts.


Patriots Defense

Have allowed 17 points or less in last 4 games. The Rocket Scientist should be able to force Brock Osweiler to turn the ball over.


Browns DE Myles Garrett

Has played in 3 games and has 4 sacks. Lions have allowed 26 Sacks and Garrett gets to Stafford.

Week 9 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Raiders QB Derek Carr

Picks apart the Dolphins pass defense that has allowed the 2nd highest completion percentage in the NFL.


Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake

Faces a Raiders defense that allows 120 yards-per-game on the ground.  Drake is worth a deep league flex play despite committee backfield.


Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

Has scored as many TD as me in his last 13 games. That changes with Brock Osweiler under center vs. the Eagles. Yes, I know it sounds silly.


Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook

Coming off IR, I have a sneaking suspicion Westbrook will be involved vs. the Bengals.


Giants TE Evan Engram

Rams are a tough matchup, but who else will Eli Manning throw to.  Engram has 11 catches for 142 yards in 2 TD in his last 2 games.


Saints K Will Lutz

8 or more points in every contest this season.


Cardinals Defense

Faces the 49ers and CJ Beathard’s 65.2 passer rating.


Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu

Just 1 interception so far this season. I believe Honey Badger snags a C.J. Beathard floater.  In previous matchup with 49ers had 12 tackles and a Sack.


Be Provactive On Westbrook

I am always looking to maximize the talent on my fantasy teams. My bench spots are held for value or upside. Sounds simple, but what is on my bench can’t be used to defeat me.  I’m having trouble filling out my last WR spots on all 5 of my teams. Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook is a player I have picked up in advance of his Week 9 return for all of my teams.


Westbrook started the year on IR with a core muscle injury suffered in the meaningless final preseason game.  The Heisman finalist didn’t bust out until his senior season at Oklahoma to the tune of 80 receptions, 1,524 yards and 17 touchdowns.  This preseason Westbrook looked good with 13 catches for 288 yards and 2 scores.  Granted, Preseason stats can be misleading based off what stringers played against.  His 6 ft 178 lb frame along with character concerns are a few of the reasons Westbrook slid to the 4th round.


As a fantasy player, I’m looking for opportunity.  Head Coach Doug Marrone has used a strong defense and running game to get the Jaguars to a 4-3 at the time of this post.  The Jaguars receiving corps leaves a lot to be desired.  Marquise Lee and Allen Hurns have combined for 50 catches 708 yards and 2 TD.  At some point teams will force the Jaguars to have to win a game throwing the ball.  I often look at matchups for teams coming off the bye. Teams get a chance to self evaluate and then get ready for the upcoming opponent.


With 2 weeks to get Westbrook up to speed, don’t be surprised if he’s a popular name after Week 9.  The Biletnikoff winner showed enough in the preseason and the opportunity is there.  If you have the roster space, I strongly recommend cutting some dead weight to stash Westbrook.

Week 8 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Falcons QB Matt Ryan

A road matchup with the Jets. Matty Ice has thrown just 1 TD in 5 of 6 games this season. The Jets are tied with the Patriots for most TD passes allowed with 15.  Ryan bounces back this week.


Jets RB Matt Forte

Has 13 catches combined in the last 2 weeks. Forte leads the Jets running backs in snaps the last 2 weeks. The finally healthy Forte is worthy of a flex play. Playing him over Rob Kelley in one of my leagues.


Redskins WR Josh Doctson

Played a career high 54 snaps last week as head coach Jay Gruden talked about wanting to see what Doctson can do.  Blown coverage is a regular occurrence in the Dallas secondary. Doctson is an emerging player. Playing him over Will Fuller IV in one of my leagues.


Bengals TE Tyler Kroft

Home with the hapless Colts. Kroft is tied for the team lead in red zone looks the last 3 weeks.


Bills K Steven Hauschka

Has made 3 or more field goals in 4 straight contests.


Bengals Defense

Home with the Colts. Defensive strategy is to find a team playing the Browns, Colts, or Bears each week.


Panthers LB Shaq Thompson

With Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis banged up, Shaq has made more plays in the scheme.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor

The Bucs defense has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Owners that lost Aaron Rodgers could stream Tyrod for this week.


Falcons RB Tevin Coleman

Home with the Patriots defense in what I anticipate as a shootout. The Patriots have allowed the 2nd most catches and yards to running backs. Coleman should be in your lineups.


Eagles WR Nelson Agholor

Monday night home matchup with the Redskins. Agholor was flourished with the move to the Slot. Agholor has scored in back-to-back games. Solid WR3 or flex play.


Redskins TE Jordan Reed

I anticipate Reed to be a serious threat vs. the Eagles defense. No more decoy routes. Reed Scores 1st TD of the season.


Titans K Ryan Succop

Should be able to do some damage vs. the Browns.


Panthers Defense

On the road vs. the offensively challenged Bears. Panthers may give up some points, but should force Mr. Biscuit into some turnovers.


Browns LB Joe Schobert

4 games with 8 or more total tackles. Should see plenty of tackle opportunities vs. the Titans.