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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 16

Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds tackles Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.

Are we seeing big changes in the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers backfields? Will Austin Ekeler get back to scoring touchdowns? FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson answers those questions, updates us on the latest injuries and gives a ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 15

RB David Montgomery CHI

The success of David Montgomery remains one of the NFL’s more surprising late-season stories. During the Chicago Bears’ 33-27 upset win over the Minnesota Vikings, Montgomery steamrolled the Vikings defense with 32 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 14

WR Keke Coutee HOU

Keke Coutee, facing heavy coverage, managed just three receptions for 24 yards and one touchdown on three targets while Chad Hansen topped Houston with seven catches for 56 yards on seven targets.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 13

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Apparently Matt Patricia was holding the Detroit offense back because Stafford erupted against Chicago for a season-high 402 passing yards and three touchdowns ... without Golladay in the lineup.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 12

RB Alvin Kamara NOS

Is it time to panic about Alvin Kamara’s reduced workloads? Is there a lead dog finally emerging in the Washington backfield? Is there a passing of the torch happening in the Los Angeles Rams backfield? FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 11

RB J.K. Dobbins Baltimore Ravens

Out-touching Edwards and Ingram by a count of 17-3-2 in the game doesn’t mean that Dobbins’ name is cemented in stone as Baltimore’s No. 1 runner, but the team clearly wants him to stake his claim to the job.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 10

RB Nyheim Hines IND

Is Hines the new lead dog in the Indianapolis backfield? No. Listed at 5-foot-9, 196 pounds, Hines isn’t going to be pounding the rock between the tackles 15-20 times per game. Has Hines earned a bigger role going forward? Yes.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 9

WR D.J. Moore CAR

The Panthers coaching staff had spent the first half of the season failing to make good on promises to get speedy and versatile Curtis Samuel more involved in the offense... During the last two weeks, however, D.J. Moore’s role has been shrinking while Samuel’s role has been expanding.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 8

RB Jonathan Taylor Indianapolis Colts

His role as a receiver has been largely disappointing during the last month, and now Jonathan Taylor’s rushing workload took a hit during the Indianapolis Colts’ Week 8 win over the Detroit Lions.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 7

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire KCC

Should Charles Edward-Helaire managers hit the panic button with a still very capable Le’Veon Bell in the backfield mix? Senior FantasySharks.com writer Matt Wilson answers that question and takes a look at three other changing backfields in his newest edition ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 6

TE Rob Gronkowski & QB Tom Brady Tampa Bay

Did Rob Gronkowski re-emerge as a legit fantasy option during an NFL weekend that featured 14 tight end touchdowns? FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson answers that question and kicks the tires on the fantasy prospects of four other tight ends ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 5

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With his skills declining at age 32, I suspect that A.J. Green knows the team is phasing him out of the offense. I also suspect he’ll have the world’s slowest healing hamstring. Dump Green and get another player with some value before it’s too late.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 4

LB Darius Leonard tackles RB Joe Mixon

Mixon is the first Cincinnati player to rack up two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown in a game since Corey Dillon did it during the 2001 season. Heading into Week 4 action, Mixon topped a lot of fantasy analysts’ sell or must-trade lists. Following his massive outing, should fantasy managers opt to hold onto this guy?

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 3

RB Rex Burkhead NE

What’s the best way to sum up the Week 3 action? Try this: Fewer injuries, but more questions. Is there clarity in the New England Patriots backfield? Is the New York Giants backfield a lost cause? Are there two on-the-rise ...

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 3

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The following is part of our VIP Membership Content – become a subscriber today to access this 62-page weekend primer! For an extensive look at all the games this coming week, look no further than our Game Capsules. This is ...

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