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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson has played NFL fantasy football since 1994 and has been a featured columnist at since 2008. His 18 combined years of professional writing experience includes a five-year stint as a contributing writer/editor at 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.


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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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 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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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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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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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 writer Matt Wilson ...

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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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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 17 Edition

QB Sam Darnold NYJ

When the Monday night clash between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos goes in the books, so will the 2018 fantasy football season for most of us. Check out Matt's list of fantasy stars that he thinks will trend up or down for the 2019 season.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 15 Edition

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

Week 14 of the NFL season will forever live on in the memories (or the nightmares) of fantasy managers because of the monster performances from Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, Amari Cooper and George Kittle, and because of the laundry list ...

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 14 – Thursday Edition


Derrick Henry didn't erupt against the Jets as many had expected, but the early-down bulldozer still hit pay dirt for the fifth time in his last six games. Even though Jacksonville has yielded the sixth-fewest rushing yards and the second-fewest rushing touchdowns to the tailback position, the touchdown-dependent Henry has some things working in his favor.

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 13 – Thursday Edition


Although Dak Prescott hasn’t eclipsed the 300-yard mark this season, he has tossed multiple touchdown passes in two of four games played with Cooper. New Orleans has been stingy against the run, as noted, so this matchup projects for high-volume throwing from Prescott.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 13 Edition

WR Antonio Callaway and RB Carlos Hyde CLE

Callaway enjoyed one of his best outings of the season, reeling in four passes for 62 yards and his third touchdown of the season on five targets. It’s the third time in Callaway’s last four games that he either scored or amassed 50-plus receiving yards.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 12 Edition


This past Sunday, we finally saw the Hilton that we remember from 2016. He erupted, hauling in all nine of his targets for 155 yards and two touchdowns during his team’s home win over the Tennessee Titans.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 11 Edition


Mike Evans' showing against Washington was a major disappointment. Facing a Burgundy and Gold defense that had hemorrhaged the most catches, the most receiving yards and the most scoring grabs (tie) to the wideout position during the last month.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 10 Edition


Have the San Francisco 49ers provided us with another fantasy-relevant quarterback? Is it time for Mark Ingram owners to smack the panic button? Should Tarik Cohen owners think about doing that, too? Is another tight end emerging in what has ...

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