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John Georgopoulos

John T. Georgopoulos is a 24-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 and watch all his various shows at The Riot.

THE LOWDOWN: Week 14

QB Kirk Cousins MIN

I know everyone is aware of this, but I think it's amazing how much Kirk Cousins turned his season around since being called out by WR Adam Thielen in Week 4. Since being run down by his wideout, Cousins has tossed 20 TDs to just two interceptions. That's amazing...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 13

QB Lamar Jackson BAL

I have seen the future of professional football, and it’s Lamar Jackson. Is this really all that of an outrageous statement? After watching Jackson over the past few weeks, it’s obvious that he’ll be the model quarterback for future generations.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 11

Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett

Let's not pretend like there's anything else to talk about today other than the game-ending fracas between the Steelers and Browns on Thursday Night Football. Here's my summary: Myles Garrett is an animal, Mason Rudolph and Larry Ogunjobi are punks, Mike Tomlin is an idiot, and Maurice Pouncey is a hero.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 10

QB Lamar Jackson BAL

If not for his injury designation (as of Saturday afternoon), Lamar Jackson would be the top QB play for the week; but it's a testament to him that even with his score being dinged due to his "questionable" designation that he's in the Top 10.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 9

RB Josh Jacobs OAK

I don't know about you, but it seems to me that people are not giving rookie Josh Jacobs the credit he deserves. Fantasy owners probably tend to overlook Jacobs because he's not much of a receiving threat out of the backfield, but he's a good-looking runner.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 8

Tight End Hunter Henry San Diego Chargers

A new type of ranking system for a new breed of fantasy football players … the New Age Rankings. These rankings are strictly performance based, so players who have not played in at least one game (and produced stats) are not listed here.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 7

Josh Bynes ARI and Cooper Kupp LAR

In case it hasn't been painfully obvious, the Rams' offense isn't what it used to be; but the lone bright spot has been WR Cooper Kupp. Kupp has been outstanding, and going up against the third-worst defense against opposing WRs is a recipe for success... Don't let the Ravens historic defensive reputation throw you off, they've been shaky against the pass this year.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 6

Josh Bynes ARI and Cooper Kupp LAR

The Rams' offense isn't anywhere as intimidating as it was at this point last season, but one person who is definitely balling is Cooper Kupp. Kupp has been outstanding thus far, and is clearly the apple of Jared Goff's eye.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 5

WR Chris Godwin TBB

Yes, several pundits had Chris Godwin as a solid WR2 heading into the season, but how many had him as a WR1... on his own team? Godwin has actually out-produced perennial WR stud Mike Evans, and if anyone tells you they had predicted that being the case in 2019, immediately consider that person a liar...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 3

QB Josh Allen BUF

I had Lamar Jackson starting to make a meaningful impact in 2020, not this season – yet he has had two great games to open the season, and you can just see his confidence grow as a passer. Ditto Josh Allen and to a lesser extent Dak Prescott.

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FANTASY FORECAST: Consistency 2019

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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, ...

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FANTASY FORECAST: The Curse of 325

Taylon Smith DAL tackles Saquon Barkley NYG

Every year, readers will point out how this season will be different, that their favorite runner will buck the odds … and every season, the math holds up. Don’t be unnecessarily reckless; if you’re at the top of your draft, convince some other suckers to grab Saquon Barkley or Christian McCaffrey.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 16

QB Andrew Luck IND

I'm liking Andrew Luck this week in a must-win situation against the Giants... Jared Goff needs to regain some of his swagger, and quick; the Arizona defense may allow him that opportunity.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 15

RB Dalvin Cook MIN

While Dalvin Cook hasn't been running the ball all that well since his return from injury, he's been a decent RB2/Flex play over the last three games. The Vikings' RB has average 88 scrimmage yards, five catches and 0.67 TDs per game in that span, good for an average 18.2 PPG...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 15

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Matt Ryan has been having a really solid season thus far without as much hype as guys like Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, but he's one of three QBs with 4,000+ yards so far (along with Mahomes and Roethlisberger) and his 28 TDs are tied for sixth in the league.

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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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