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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 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.

 

Bonus

 

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Week 6 Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust

Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Throws for 300 yards vs. the Saints on the road. The Saints have allowed a 101.2 opponents passer rating.

 

Saints RB Alvin Kamara

Lions defense allows just 74.6 rushing yards per game. Kamara helped make Adrian Peterson expendable. Kamara is a must start going forward.

Bonus

 

Patriots RB Mike Gillislee

Faces the Jets on the road in a great matchup. The Jets allow 102.6 yards per-game on the ground. Gillislee is a non-factor in the passing game, but should be bounce back this week.

 

Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.

Coming off the bye at home with the Redskins. I anticipate Pryor being significantly more involved coming off the bye. The window to buy low closes today.

 

Bears TE Zach Miller

Tough road matchup with the Ravens. Miller looks to be Mitch Trubisky’s top target this week.

 

Packers K Mason Crosby

Great kicker, not worried about missed extra points last week.

 

Texans Defense

Highly doubtful they give up 42 points to the Browns at home. Cleveland with Kevin Hogan at the helm shouldn’t present much of a threat.

 

Bears DE Akiem Hicks

High motor player that will get some hits on Joe Flacco.