Category Archives: Fantasy Football

Waiver Wire: Week 6

It is status quo once again, as another week has gone by with another plentiful list of injuries. Nonetheless, the waiver wire has many players who can help your fantasy team if you have been affected by injuries or are running into bye weeks.

(For each position, players are listed by waiver priority and are <50% owned in Yahoo leagues)

Quarterbacks:

 Jacoby Brissett, IND (12%)

Brissett has filled in admirably for Luck while he has been out with an injury. He has even elevated the rest of the offensive players, as the offense looked like a black hole while Scott Tolzein was leading it. Brissett’s ability to run allows time for his receivers to get open and the potential to gain fantasy points on the ground. Luck should be back relatively soon (or so they say), but he’ll still be out this week as the Colts get the porous Titans’ defense. Brissett will be worth a streaming option heading into the week. Add where needed.

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Fantasy Football: Deshaun Watson is the Real Deal

Rookies across the NFL have been extremely impressive through five weeks of the 2017 season, though over the last three weeks, no rookie – if not any NFL player – has been more impressive than Deshaun Watson. The 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft out of Clemson rightfully extinguished Tom Savage of his starting job after the first half in week one and has been a dynamic play-caller since. The Houston Texans held tough against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in a 42-34 loss while Watson threw five touchdown passes, including three to Deandre Hopkins. The Texans sit at 2-3, but Watson is poised to lead the Texans and your fantasy team to the playoffs this season. Here’s why I believe he is a must-own and must-start quarterback in all fantasy football leagues.

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QB Streams of the Week: Week 5

It’s hard to believe that we are already heading into Week 5 of the football season. By now, a lot of us may have our teams figured out, while others still are changing their lineup around every week trying to find some consistency. Week 5 doesn’t make this task any easier, as we are starting off with the bye weeks. This week, only 4 teams get the week off: New Orleans, Washington, Atlanta, and Denver. As far as QB’s are concerned, that means no Drew Brees, no Kirk Cousins, no Matt Ryan, and no Trevor Siemian.  For some teams, the bye weeks can leave rather large gaps in lineups, but with some of us that aren’t in a position to pin a 3-1 or 4-0 record next to our teams, finding the right bye week streamer is vital to getting that win we desperately need. Rest easy fantasy fans, help is on the way.  Continue reading QB Streams of the Week: Week 5

Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings

The staff at The Fantasy Report are now ready to publish their fantasy football rankings for week 5 of the NFL season. Below you will find links for Standard Scoring and PPR rankings. We understand that QB and DST are not affected by PPR, but it gives our PPR rankers a chance to give their rankings as well. ANy questions? Find us on Twitter @Fantasyreport_

Standard Scoring PPR
Quarterback Quarterback
Running Back Running Back
Wide Receiver Wide Receiver
Tight End Tight End
DST DST

Who Can Replace Dalvin Cook?

Many fantasy owners were left cringing by the conclusion of Sunday’s NFL games as a result of an injury-ridden week four. In the middle of the chaos, Dalvin Cook was lost for the season after a non-contact injury against the Detroit Lions, which was confirmed to be a near-complete ACL tear in his left knee. The rookie running back out of Florida State was on pace for over 1,500 rushing yards while averaging almost 24 touches per game. The Minnesota Vikings, and many fantasy owners who drafted Cook late, will certainly miss the rising star. All that bad news aside, just like the NFL season, the fantasy season must go on. Here are some players you could target from Minnesota to patch the holes in your roster.

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Waiver Wire: Week 5

Unfortunately, another week of great football has led to another week full of injuries. The waiver wire is full of available players again, but which ones will be worth an add?

(For each position, players are listed by waiver priority and are <50% owned in Yahoo leagues)

 

Quarterback:

 

Deshaun Watson (34%)

 

Watson burst onto the scene in pretty bad fashion, but that changed pretty quickly. Over the past two games, Watson has accounted for 7 total TDs. As a dual threat, Watson’s floor is much higher than other QBs. Through Week 4, he has averaged 37 yards rushing and he didn’t even play a full game in Week 1. The Texans are home for the next two games, and Watson has a full compliment of weapons with Will Fuller V returning from injury. He is already a top 10 QB, and there’s no reason he can’t finish top 12 on the season. ADD! ADD! ADD!

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NFL DFS: Week 4 DraftKings Picks and Pivots

With the controversial decision to pull the Sunday Night Football game off of the main slate, we’re left with just 12 games to choose from this week. The lack of teams like Green Bay and New Orleans on the main slate have led to some lower over/unders this week. To me, that opens up some unique opportunities in regards to game theory because ownership should be a bit spread out. If we can find an edge this week, we’ll make some money…so let’s dive right in.

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Week 3 Reflection: Players I Am DONE With!

Is everybody as fed up with this season as I am? It is usually at least 6-8 weeks before my fantasy football spirit is completely crushed, so a Week 3 slump is a personal record in my book. What is going on here? I’ll tell you what is going on here. In PPR leagues:

 

  • Alex Smith, Trevor Siemian, and Jared Goff are QB 1’s. Phillip Rivers, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton are QB 3’s. 3’s!!!!
  • Through 3 weeks, the combination of Chris Thompson, Tarik Cohen, Duke Johnson Jr & Alex Collins have outscored the combination of Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Le’Veon Bell, DeMarco Murray, and David Johnson.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have 2 Top 10 Fantasy WR and the Chicago Bears have 2 Top 11 Fantasy RB.  
  • The Jared Goff led St. Louis Rams are leading the league in scoring

 

Seriously…There are so many players, teams and situations that I am ready to bail on. You always want to give it just one more week, but in a 13 week fantasy season, starting off 0-3 or even 0-4 is a very difficult road to come back from, and one that leaves very little room for error. The fantasy season is definitely more like a marathon and less like sprint, but if you don’t do something when you are staring at 0-3 in the face, you might as well be running a marathon with a weighted vest and snowshoes.  

When you are in as many leagues as I am, you have an opportunity to have a lot of shares of different players. You might find yourself with one, or many of these players on your team, but these are some of them that I am officially DONE with: Continue reading Week 3 Reflection: Players I Am DONE With!