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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 13 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Vikings QB Case Keenum

Thrown for over 280 yards in 4 straight contests. Falcons haven’t given up a TD pass in 3 of their last 4 contests.  Have to roll with the hot player.  

 

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

Hasn’t scored a rushing TD since Week 3 but you have to dance with what brought you.  Hunt should remain in lineups.

 

Bucs WR Mike Evans

Hasn’t scored a TD since Week 7. Should feast on Packers DB’s for first 100 yards game of the season.

Bonus

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook

Leads team in Targets, Receptions and Receiving yards in last 2 weeks. Deep league play vs. the Colts.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Ran 9 more routes than Antonio Gates last week. Gravy matchup vs. the Browns.  

 

Jaguars K Josh Lambo

Should be busy vs. the Colts

 

Raiders Defense

Home matchup with the newly inserted Geno Smith for the Giants. Raiders statistically are near the bottom of the league in team defense.  Home vs. Geno helps those stats.

 

Rams DL Aaron Donald

Sacks in 5 of his last 6 contests.  Cardinals offensive line has allowed 83 QB hits and 29 sacks.

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.