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Benjamin Ditlevson

I may be new to the Fantasy Football writing game, but I've been giving winning advice to friends and family for years. I have run numerous leagues including my league of record for 18 years. If I'm not working/studying Fantasy Football, I'm spending time with my wife and my furry, long-eared kids, Cinna and Grayson.

GRAB BAG: Week 17

RB Gus Edwards BAL

Gus Edwards took over as the main running back after J.K. Dobbins left with an apparent chest injury and didn’t get another carry. If Dobbins doesn’t play, Edwards could be a goldmine of fantasy points with the opportunity he will receive.

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GRAB BAG: Week 16

QB Andy Dalton DAL

Andy Dalton has performed valiantly in replacement of Dak Prescott. He hasn’t blown teams out of the water but he has been putting up okay numbers and still has plenty of weapons in the passing game with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

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GRAB BAG: Week 15

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The Chargers have allowed multiple touchdown passes in six of their last eight games. If you’re in need of a streaming quarterback, Carr could be your guy this week. He is still available in more than half of fantasy leagues.

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GRAB BAG: Week 14

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The Colts will face off with Las Vegas in Week 14 for a good wide receiver matchup. The Raiders have allowed four scores to wide receivers in their last two games and T.Y. Hilton is still on the waiver wire in nearly 55% of fantasy leagues.

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GRAB BAG: Week 13

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

Finally playing in a game where he didn’t have to fight nasty weather, Baker Mayfield dealt a successful fantasy day. Throwing for 258 yards and two scores made him a Top 10 fantasy quarterback in Week 12.

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GRAB BAG: Week 12

WR Curtis Samuel CAR

It seems like each week we look at Curtis Samuel and think, “he won’t be relevant again.” Then week after week, he proves us wrong. Samuel has scored five touchdowns in his last five games while averaging six catches in that time.

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GRAB BAG: Week 11

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Carr and the Raiders get a rematch with the Chiefs in Week 11. Carr threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns as the Raiders upset the Chiefs in Week 5. After that, they face the Falcons and Jets - two more juicy matchups.

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GRAB BAG: Week 10

QB Tua Tagovailoa MIA

After a disappointing NFL debut with only 93 passing yards, Tua Tagovailoa showed much improvement completing 71.4% of his passes for 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He looked calm and collected, completing passes to 7 different players. He is available in more than 75% of fantasy leagues.

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GRAB BAG: Week 9

WR Corey Davis TEN

After a huge Week 8 performance against Cincinnati, Corey Davis has more receptions and yards than A.J. Brown on the same number of targets in 2020. Most of us have been burned by Davis in previous years, but this year – a contract year – seems to be one for the books.

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GRAB BAG: Week 8

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

After his big stinker game in Week 6 and rumors that he may be benched, Baker Mayfield found himself on 65-85% of waiver wires. That number will change considerably this week.

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GRAB BAG: Week 7

WR Keelan Cole JAC

Even with D.J. Chark available, Keelan Cole came out with a stellar receiving performance against the Lions. He turned 9 targets into 6 catches for 143 yards - more than the rest of the team combined. It’s been said over and over again, but the Jaguars are going to lean on the pass late in their games due to playing from behind.

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GRAB BAG: Week 6

QB Andy Dalton DAL

It’s never fun to see a player suffer an awful injury like Dak Prescott did on Sunday - and we hope for the best. What very likely ends Prescott’s season gives 10 year veteran Andy Dalton the opportunity to lead a highly capable offense from here forward.

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GRAB BAG: Week 5

QB Teddy Bridgewater CAR

With our first “bye week” now in the books we look ahead to the start of real bye weeks. Detroit and Green Bay are up first with their Week 5 byes. This is where streaming quarterbacks and tight ends gets trickier. Don’t worry. We got your back!

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GRAB BAG: Week 4

WR Justin Jefferson & Adam Thielen Minnesota

After trying to heavily rely on Adam Thielen in the first two contests, Kirk Cousins seems to have identified his #2 target in the passing game. The first round rookie Justin Jefferson can still be found on about 65-75% of league waiver wires. This could be the start of something special.

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GRAB BAG: Week 3

QB Justin Herbert LA Chargers

Tyrod Taylor was declared inactive minutes before the matchup with the Chiefs. The rookie Herbert, with little time to prepare, stepped up and led the Chargers to an almost-upset against the defending Super Bowl champions completing 22 or 33 passes for 311 yards and a touchdown - an excellent start for a first-timer.

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GRAB BAG: Week 17

RB Gus Edwards BAL DT Geno Atkins CIN

Gus Edwards will see an increase in carries as Ingram will likely see very little work in Week 17, if any. Although, Pittsburgh has been tough against the run, they did give up 89 yards to Devin Singletary in Week 15.

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GRAB BAG: Week 16

RB Adrian Peterson WAS

For the majority of leagues, this is what the season all boils down to – one last week. You’ve fought hard, made trades, scoured the waiver wire all season and it is all coming to fruition. Destiny awaits. For some ...

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GRAB BAG: Week 15

RB Adrian Peterson WAS

It is probably the end of the road for Derrius Guice's 2019 campaign after suffering another MCL injury. Peterson will once again take over the large majority of carries and even against a tough Eagles run defens, Peterson's opportunity and skill will make him a fantasy starter.

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GRAB BAG: Week 14

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With the Ryan Finley experiment coming to an end, Dalton started Week 13 and led the Bengals to their first win of the season. We should expect Cincinnati to continue to play from behind - which means more passing for Dalton. He's an easier find as he is unrostered in over 90% of leagues.

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GRAB BAG: Week 13

RB Rashaad Penny SEA

Rashaad Penny is around 70-80% available, which should make him an easier find. Definitely worth a stash in standard formats - slightly less in points per reception formats - for anyone who already knows they are playoff bound.

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GRAB BAG: Week 12

TE Noah Fant DEN

There's a quite a few fantasy relevant tight ends that teams will have to temporarily replace this week and Noah Fant makes for a good option. He's roughly 70-85% available depending on your fantasy platform.

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GRAB BAG: Week 11

QB Kyle Allen CAR

Over the next four weeks, Carolina will see the Falcons twice - a juicy matchup for opposing quarterbacks - as well as the Saints who could force a shootout or pass-heavy game script. Kyle Allen is a legit talent and now he has the added confidence knowing his role is secure.

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GRAB BAG: Week 10

QB Nick Foles JAC

With the Broncos, Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots, Redskins and Texans all on bye this week, it's very likely that multiple teams in your league - possibly you included - are going to have considerable issues with filling a starting lineup. Luckily, there are still plenty of options for a one-week fill in for those of you with roster problems.

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GRAB BAG: Week 9

RB Raheem Mostert SF

Mostert had his highest number of carries since Week 3. If Breida or Wilson miss more time, Mostert is the main beneficiary of those vacant touches and with a Thursday night game against Arizona, a two-headed running game between Coleman and Mostert could emerge.

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GRAB BAG: Week 8

QB Kirk Cousins MIN

Kirk Cousins became the first player in NFL history to throw for over 300 yards and achieve a passer rating of at least 135 in three consecutive games. That's something to take note of.

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GRAB BAG: Week 7

QB Ryan Tannehill TEN

After taking over for Marcus Mariota, Tannehill was pretty solid. He completed 13 of his 16 pass attempts in about half of a game. It would be surprising if the Titans don't go with Tannehill against the Chargers in Week 7. This season was looking to be make-or-break for Mariota, anyway, and it seems like he broke.

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GRAB BAG: Week 6

RB Adrian Peterson WAS

If there's a week that you can comfortably start you Skins - if you have any - it's Week 6 against the Dolphins. Even with Jay Gruden gone. Adrian Peterson is one of the elite players of this generation going up against one of the weakest defenses this season.

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GRAB BAG: Week 5

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Tyler Eifert is healthy and capable of big games and he's more than 80% available. Add him to your team and you'll almost certainly get a boost at one of the toughest positions in fantasy football.

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GRAB BAG: Week 4

QB Jacoby Brissett IND

Saquon Barkley (ankle), T.Y. Hilton (quad) and Julian Edelman (chest) are some players who could miss time with injuries. And with Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger on the shelf, we got to see some newer, younger quarterbacks get an opportunity to shine.

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GRAB BAG: Week 3

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The real reason you want to add Mr. Witten to your roster is the Week 3 matchup with the tanking Dolphins. If you're in the more than 80% of leagues where he is available and you're still scrambling from the loss of Hunter Henry or the goose egg from O.J. Howard, #82 is your Week 3 safety net.

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GRAB BAG: Week 2

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Did you lose a player or two to injury this week and you’re trying to find a suitable replacement? Are you trying to improve the bottom of your roster and you’re not sure who to turn to? Have no fear! ...

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DRAFT DAY: Team Defenses

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Buffalo is a great team defense to start the year with and you should have little trouble taking them very late in your draft. They start the season with a set of very favorable matchups (at New York Jets, at New York Giants, vs. Cincinnati).

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QUARTERBACKS: Late Round Bargain Shopping

QB Josh Allen BUF

The Bills have improved the number and quality of weapons for Allen this offseason by adding wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley along with running back T.J. Yeldon. Beasley should act as a target-machine for Allen with John Brown being a reliable deep-ball threat. Yeldon’s pass catching skills make him a great third down target too.

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TIGHT END: Getting The Most Bang For Your Buck

Tight End Hunter Henry San Diego Chargers

Now fully taking over for future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry will have a lot of opportunities to make big catches on a team that values and utilizes it's TE to the fullest. And you don't have to burn an early pick on him, as he is currently being drafted at the end of the 5th round.

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