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John Georgopoulos

John T. Georgopoulos is a 23-year veteran of fantasy sports journalism. John’s Fantasy Forecast series has won the prestigious Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) award for Best Series, and he’s been nominated as an FSWA Award finalist on nine occasions. You can also listen to his weekly, non-sports NSFW opinions at The Riot.

THE LOWDOWN: Week 14

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

Oakland has given up the greatest number of fantasy points to opposing tight ends, so this might be one of those weeks where Ben Roethlisberger looks for Vance McDonald a bit more than usual.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 13

QB Andrew Luck IND

Andrew Luck kept his impressive streak of tossing at least three TDs in a game going last week. The streak now stands at eight games, during which Luck has tallied 27 TDs against just eight INTs...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 12

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I've always liked Tevin Coleman's skills, and he's certainly played adequately since running mate Devonta Freeman-- but I'm a bit disappointed that he hasn't taken his production to the next level.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 12

QB Andrew Luck IND

Lost among all the fabulous QB play this season has been Andrew Luck's comeback season. After having missed all of last season to injury, Luck has done away with lingering concerns that he'd regain his old form.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 11

RB Dalvin Cook MIN

I'm looking forward to seeing how the Vikings make use of Dalvin Cook. Coming off a bye, the Vikings' coaching staff stated this week that they had no concerns about Cook participating in full practices-- great news for fantasy owners...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 11

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I’m sure 95 percent of the owners out there figured that Jack Doyle would’ve been the tight end to have in Indianapolis, but the team forgot it wasn’t Andrew Luck who had the chemistry with Doyle – it was Jacoby Brissett.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 10

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Welcome to The Lowdown for Week  10. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! For Whom the Bell Tolls Following the Steelers’ big win over ...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 10

RB James White NE

There are a few people I know who still view James White as a third-down back; those people are idiots. White has piled up 766 rushing and receiving yards, combined with 61 receptions and 10 total TDs... that's some pretty good, RB1 type of production.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 9

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Let's admit it: Fitzpatrick should've never have been benched for Jameis Winston... Fitzpatrick figures to be one of the better performing field generals this week, but one of the few guys who is a stronger play this week is Cam Newton.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 9

RB Marlon Mack IND

He missed a couple of games due to injury, but Colts RB Marlon Mack currently shakes out as a RB1 according to the NAR, ahead of guys like Adrian Peterson, David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay. Mack has been good enough to reign in the number of throws that Andrew Luck has to attempt every game.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 8

Wembley Stadium London England

Ah, yes... London. Home of Shakespeare, tasteless food and warm beer... and for three times this season, play host to an NFL game. Needless to say, games played in London stink. I live on the East Coast, so that means a 9:30AM start for me-- which means not really being able to wake up early enough to check all the latest updates. I chuckle at the thought of somebody on the West Coast waking up at 6:30AM, because I know that'll never happen.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 8

RB Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs

Kareem Hunt is starting to ball the last couple of weeks: as a matter of fact, he’s moved up five spots – from #11 to #6 – in just one week. If you’re playing Kansas City, I’m sure every team looks to take away the pass and risk having Hunt beat them ... which means Hunt should be seeing a lot of open space on Sundays for the remainder of the season.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 7

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The deal this week that sent Carlos Hyde from Cleveland to Jacksonville took me a bit by surprise, although it makes sense. By making the trade, Jacksonville is basically admitting a couple of things: (a) Leonard Fournette won’t be back any time soon, (b) T.J. Yeldon can’t shoulder the load by himself, (c) handing Blake Bortles an extension was a mistake.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 7

RB Sony Michel NEP

Keep an eye on first-rounder Sony Michel. In the last three games, Michel has rolled up 316 rushing yards and punched in four touchdowns. While backfield mate James White is nine spots ahead of him, I have a feeling that Michel’s role will continue to increase as the season wears on ...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 6

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Other than Saquon Barkley, it seemed as if the entire team gave up after its first series. No fire, no hustle... just going through the motions. I get that Eli Manning is old and is less mobile than the Statue of Liberty; but can we at least try to buy him some time in the pocket?

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 5

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Carson Wentz is playing himself back into Top 10 levels, and since the Vikings seem to have forgotten how to play defense, there's good reason to have him in the top spot this week...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 5

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Zach Ertz is looking like he’s the best tight end in the NFL right now; while he’s second in points per reception (PPR) scoring, he’s much more consistent than Travis Kelce, Jared Cook and George Kittle ...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 4

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick TB

Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 4. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! I Is a Fantasy Football Expert The Rams-Vikings game this past ...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 4

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Will Fuller is a great deep threat who complements Hopkins perfectly and seems to be completely in tune with Watson; his main flaw, obviously, is his inability to stay healthy. His ceiling is so high, however, that I think he's worth a roster spot on your squad.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 3

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Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 3. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! How This Column Works You know the difference between guys like ...

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FANTASY FORECAST: Offensive Value Plays

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After employing the process below for IDPs and getting some positive feedback from the Sharks community, I decided to do the same for the offensive players. Notice that this column isn’t about “sleepers”; it’s about identifying players who are likely ...

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FANTASY FORECAST: Consistency Rankings

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One of the most difficult tasks in head-to-head fantasy leagues is trying to determine who the “hot” and “cold” players will be in any given week. You can’t use historical or seasonal averages because, well… by their very definition, averages ...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 17

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Rams stud Todd Gurley's regular season totals will be exactly what they are now, since he'll be shut down for Week 17. But his performance this season has been spectacular, and the debate can now begin as to whether he or Le'Veon Bell is the top tailback in the NFL. For right now, the numbers clearly point to Gurley as being the best.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 16

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Zeke Elliott makes his way back to the field this week. You have to discount Elliott's match-up a little bit due to his time spent away from the game, but he still should get the majority of touches against the Seahawks...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 13

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Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 13. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! What Have Y0u Done For Me Lately? The Giants have decided ...

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