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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson has played NFL fantasy football since 1994 and has been a featured columnist at FantasySharks.com since 2008. His 18 combined years of professional writing experience includes a five-year stint as a contributing writer/editor at KFFL.com. He has been a featured contributor to The Fantasy Football Guide since 2008 and has been published regularly in the award-winning USA Today Sports Fantasy Football preview. Matt is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and holds a degree in journalism from Northern Illinois.

TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 15

QB Mitchell Trubisky CHI

Throwing with more accuracy, flashing his mobility and playing with far more confidence and a stronger command of the offense, Trubisky has resembled the playmaker that the Bears thought they were getting three seasons ago.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 14

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ usage of their tight ends has been super frustrating this season, and now the Bucs are tinkering with their backfield just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 13

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Heading into Week 13 action, Derrick Henry has either rushed for at least 100 yards or found the end zone at least once in 11 of 13 contests played while averaging 20 touches and 106.7 combo yards per contest.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 13

WR Amari Cooper DAL & CB Josh Norman WAS

Things don’t look good for Amari Cooper. His schedule is challenging, and don’t forget that Cooper isn’t 100 percent. He has been playing through a nagging knee injury during a good chunk of the season.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 12

RB Nick Chubb CLE

The numbers tell the story: Kareem Hunt has emerged as a third-down back in a backfield that resembles the Melvin Gordon/Austin Ekeler duo in its prime last season. Will Cleveland continue to operate a committee backfield for the rest of 2019?

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 11

RB Damien Williams KC

This past Sunday, fantasy mangers woke up to find out that LeSean McCoy, who had struggled in Week 8 and Week 9, was a healthy scratch, leaving Williams as the Chiefs’ main ball carrier against the Tennessee Titans. Is Damien Williams the guy in the Kansas City backfield for the rest of the regular season?

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 10

RB Devin Singletary BUF

For this first time this season, Devin Singletary out-touched Frank Gore in a contest... The Bills would be idiots not to give one of their most explosive playmakers a sizable fantasy friendly role going forward.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 9 Edition

RB David Montgomery CHI

The David Montgomery bandwagon is rolling after his surprising and long overdue breakout performance this past Sunday, but FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson isn’t ready to jump aboard just yet. Matt tells us why and gives us his take on ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 8 Edition

RB Chase Edmonds ARI

Is there a new king of the backfield in Arizona? Is there hope for a certain struggling Los Angeles tailback? Is a tight end unfriendly offense in Minnesota suddenly tight end friendly again? FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson answers those ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 6

QB Kirk Cousins MIN & DE Markus Golden

This is the version of the Vikings offense that we’ll probably see going forward. The aggressive play-action passing is a natural fit for Minnesota because defenses have to respect workhorse tailback Dalvin Cook’s ability, and the scheme gives Cousins the best chance to succeed.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 6

TE Gerald Everett LA Rams

Is a certain high-octane offense starting to miss Kareem Hunt? Do the Los Angeles Rams have another fantasy relevant receiver? Senior FantasySharks.com writer Matt Wilson answers those questions and sifts through the aftermath of some crazy Week 5 action in his newest edition of “Traps & Trends.”

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 5

TE Austin Hooper ATL

Austin Hooper’s Week 4 eruption outing aside, his production is sustainable, and I think he’ll continue to average 8.3 targets per contest. By the way, the fourth-year pro is currently on pace for a career-high 132 targets after drawing a career-high 88 looks this past season.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 4

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

When Mayfield tried to hang in the pocket and throw, he is flashing happy feet, is dropping his head and not looking downfield and is anticipating pressure that sometimes wasn’t there (seeing ghosts). Can Cleveland rework and improve its offensive line? We’ll see.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 3

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Hey! Aren’t you supposed to be the NFL’s top dual-threat quarterback? How come you didn’t carry the ball when your team needed a touchdown during the closing minutes of Thursday Night Football?

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 2 Edition

QB Lamar Jackson BAL

Did the studs on your fantasy teams stink up the joint in Week 1? If that’s the case, you’re probably dealing with a case of the “Week 1 Freakouts.”  Take a deep breath and relax. Senior FantasySharks.com writer Matt Wilson ...

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 1

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Cooper Kupp returns healthy from ACL surgery, and Todd Gurley – if you believe the Rams – is supposedly all systems go. We should once again see the version of the Los Angeles offense that outscored all teams except the Kansas City Chiefs this past season.

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