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Week 11 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Giants QB Eli Manning

Home date with the defensively challenged Bucs. Tampa has allowed a league worst 122.3 opponents passer rating.  Bucs have given up 23 passing TD and picked off just 1 pass.

 

Titans RB Dion Lewis

Colts have allowed 71 catches for 571 yards to opposing running backs this season. PPR Flex this week.

 

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery

Saints have allowed 12 TD to opposing WR this season. Shootout in New Orleans.

 

Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman

Opposing tight ends have been targeted 73 times this season vs. the Chargers. With 6 teams on a bye Heuerman is a decent dart throw.

 

Buccaneers K Cairo Santos

Giants have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing kickers. This could be a high scoring matchup of bad on bad football.

 

Cardinals Defense

Home matchup with the free falling Raiders.

 

IDP

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown

Moves into the middle with injury to Denzel Perryman. Will Dazzle with his play vs. the Broncos.

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

Week 12 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Chiefs QB Alex Smith

More turnovers than touchdown passes in his last 3 contests, but rebounds vs. the Bills.

 

Patriots RB Dion Lewis

Averaging 15 touches in 3 straight contests.  Sees the goal-line work and a threat in the passing game. Lewis is an RB2-Flex play.

 

Titans WR Corey Davis

Numbers are not there yet despite seeing a majority of the pass attempts.  Colts have allowed the most passes over 20 yards and the 2nd most passes over 40 yards.  Davis breaks out and scores his first NFL TD this week.

 

Panthers TE Greg Olson

Coming off IR should immediately make an impact vs. the Jets. Olson will feast in this matchup.

 

Falcons K Matt Bryant

Double digit points in 3 of last 4 contests.

 

Defense

Raiders at home vs. the Paxton Lynch led Broncos will play with some fire after Ken Norton Jr. was dismissed as the DC.

 

Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon

7 or more total tackles in 6 straight contests. Run heavy attack of Jaguars leads to tackle opportunities.

Don’t Sell Off Blount

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been one of the more valuable players in fantasy football this season.  With Tom Brady out the first four games with a suspension, Blount has been a monster rushing for 352 yards and four touchdowns.  Blount has 22 or more rushing attempts in 3 of 4 contests this season.  That high volume workload won’t continue all season, however the Patriots adjust their game plan to what is better suited to go against each week’s opponent.  Tom Brady is the Patriots best talent and the passing game will return to being showcased each week.  The popular viewpoint is that the Patriots will throw the ball a lot more and abandon the running game.  I’m not buying into that school of thought.

Last season, Blount ran for 703 yards and 6 TD in 12 games. He was placed on IR with a hip injury in mid-December. In an earlier season matchup, which resulted in 30-24 Broncos win, Blount was a non-factor rushing 9 times for 27 yards. Tom Brady threw for 280 yards and 3 TD while getting sacked 3 times. The Patriots were exposed in the AFC championship game vs. the Broncos for their lack of a credible rushing attack. Tom Brady attempted 56 passes throwing for 310 yards a TD and 2 picks. The Broncos sacked Brady 4 times.  The Patriots attempted 17 rushes for 44 yards to the tune of a paltry 2.59 yards-per -carry.  In 2015, the Patriots ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing yards per game at 87.8 yards

I believe the Patriots learned from the 2015 season by upgrading their offensive line with better run blockers.  Brady’s suspension necessitated featuring the rushing attack to start the season, but I believe it will carry over for the rest of the season.  NFL history isn’t kind to 39-year-old Quarterbacks. Tom Brady is no ordinary 39-year-old Quarterback, but still could use more help from the running game.

I don’t believe the other Patriots running backs are truly a threat to Blount’s workload.  Brandon Bolden is more of a special team’s player.  DJ Foster is an experienced player that hasn’t taken any workload away yet.  James White is third-down-back while Dion Lewis may be the one to take away some of Blount’s workload.  Lewis is on the physically unable to perform list and could return anywhere from weeks seven to week nine depending on his health.

The NFL has shifted more towards committee backfields in the last few years.  Fantasy players really need to focus on their league set up and scoring in evaluating players.  Blount while not as valuable in a PPR league as in a standard scoring lead league still will carry a lot of value with Tom Brady’s return.  I find it hard to believe that Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels will completely ignore how effective the running game has been the first four weeks of the season.