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Michael Carline

Mike is an avid fantasy football player and competes in keeper leagues that are open year round. He is an elementary school teacher by trade so we can only assume that he must also have the patience of a Saint. We hope you enjoy his viewpoint.

RED ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Week 14

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Bill Parcells would say that “water always returns to its level“ whenever a player got off to a hot or slow start to the year. This is the case for Doug Baldwin. Over the last few weeks he has started to trend closer to what we expected from him at the beginning of the season.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 13

LB Darius Leonard tackles RB Joe Mixon

The only player who has a chance to do any damage versus the Colts is T.J. Yeldon who has done a good job in filling in for Fournette this year. If the Colts shut him down this game has shutout written all over it.

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RED ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Week 13

WR Josh Reynolds LAR

Josh Reynolds leads the league in red zone targets over the last three weeks. He has averaged three opportunities and a touchdown per week. He took over for Cooper Kupp when Kupp went on Injured Reserve earlier in the year and the offense hasn’t missed a beat.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 10

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Nobody does a better job of adjusting on the fly than the Patriots and this will be another week for them to work on things. The Patriots should be up early and force Mariota into passing situations, taking away the strength of the team, their running backs.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 9

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It is becoming "put up or shut up" time for Marcus Mariota. He was supposed to make a jump at some point between last season and this but we just haven't seen it. I like the Cowboys as the best stream of the week.

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RED ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Trade Deadline Special

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When Baltimore traded for Ty Montgomery it officially ended any impact Allen had in the Baltimore offense. Montgomery is by far the more talented player and will be a great third down back for Baltimore. This will also mean that Alex Collins, who is the better power running back, will no longer give way to Allen for short yardage touchdowns.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 8

LB Kyle Van Noy NEP

Let's get one thing clear the Patriots are not a great defense, they may not even be that good of a defense. The Bills are just awful on all sides of the ball. They may very well be the worst team in the NFL and an all time worst offense. Add to that the only player you worry about LeSean McCoy is in the concussion protocol and even when healthy has looked old and slow.

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RED ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Week 8

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I know the Raiders have Doug Martin on the roster but he is Doug Martin and that's all you need to know about him. Richard has been productive as a receiving running back, mostly because the Raiders are always playing from behind. I expect that he will add about 10-12 rushes a game now with Lynch out and dominate the touches.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 7

LB Denzel Perryman LAC

Week 7 of the NFL season has some really good match-ups for those of us who like to stream defenses or have a defense on a bye week. The best match-up of the week comes bright and early Sunday morning just over the pond in London.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 7

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With Jay Ajayi now on Injured Reserve, Wendell Smallwood had six of his season-long 15 red zone opportunities last week. This is only going to get better as the season progresses and he is someone who you can count on not only this week but for the rest of the season.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 6

WR Courtland Sutton WR

Quick question! Who leads the Broncos wide receivers in red zone targets? The answer: Courtland Sutton. Surprised? The Broncos are facing the Rams this week, which means they are going to need to throw the ball to keep pace with one of the best offenses in the game.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 5

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Obviously I am not a fan of the Buffalo offense but its defense isn’t that bad. Two weeks ago the defense shut down Minnesota and if it can do that to Minnesota it can do it against Tennessee. Marcus Mariota hasn’t taken that next step we all expected him to make and Buffalo can exploit that.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 5

WR Corey Davis TEN

What a difference a week makes! With a healthy Mariota and not having to play in a ridiculous storm like he did week 1, Corey Davis had a great week. He had 9 catches for 161 yards and his first red zone score of the year. If you are one of the owners who was patient and kept him good for you.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 4

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The fact is, that without anyone contributing on offense, Zeke Elliott just isn't getting the opportunities he needs to be a Top-3 running back. Unless something changes in the Cowboys offense, consider examining your trade options.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 3

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a great wide receiver and if he continues to get this kind of volume he is going to score a lot of touchdowns. On the other hand if it doesn't begin to translate into scores, Big Ben could start looking to his many other options in the red zone.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis

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As we start the season we are starting to look at trends and one of the biggest trends to look at is targets. Targets tell us who is most likely to get the ball on a particular play.  When you ...

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 16

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Carolina is playing at home against what could be the worst of the opponents this week. The Buccaneers turn the ball over a lot and the Panthers will feast on this and push them to be the highest scoring daily fantasy team this week.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 15

LB Craig Robertson NO

The Saints are the play of the week in Week 15. The Saints have had a much better than expected defense this year; they create turnovers and rush the quarterback ... Bryce Petty will step in at quarterback and if there is one thing we know about Bryce Petty, it's that he is no Josh McCown.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 11

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If you can stream Washington with the Patriots who play the Bills and Dolphins when the Redskins play the Chargers and Cowboys, you will have a nice pair of defenses to stream your way through your playoffs.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 9

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The Texans have one of the best run defenses in the league while also being in the top half of the league at sacking the quarterback. Brissett is going to have a tough day and the Texans are a lock to finish as a Top 3 defense.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 8

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The Vikings defense is one of the best in the league and they continually shut down the best offenses in the league. The Browns are not one of the leagues best offenses in fact, they may be the worst offense in the league.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 6

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The Giants will be without their top 4 wideouts (as of now Sterling Shepard is in a walking boot), they can not run the ball with any consistency, and their season is all but over. Denver on the other hand has one of the best defenses in the league and is playing at home. There are no sure things in life but the Broncos are as close as you can get.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 5

CB Byron Maxwell MIA

The duo of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry are formidable pair but so is the Miami rush defense. The Dolphins have the 4th best rush defense in the league. With Ndamukong Suh clogging up the middle it will be tough to find holes.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 4

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Green Bay has a Top-10 defense so far this year. They are the ninth-best team in the league in quarterback sacks while Chicago has one of the worst pass offenses in the league. Chicago is also one of the worst teams in turnover differential in the league.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 3

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Tennessee at home vs Seattle: The Seahawks offense is an absolute mess right now. They currently have the 29th ranked passing offense in the league. To put that into perspective, the Jets, Jaguars, and Colts are all ranked ahead of the Seahawks ...

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 2

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Baltimore Ravens at home vs Cleveland Baltimore’s defense last week looked like the classic turnover heavy defense that we know and love in Baltimore. They forced Andy Dalton into 5 turnovers while allowing no big plays. When we look at ...

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 1

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Unless things change drastically in New York, the trend is going to be start anyone playing the Jets. The Jets currently have one weapon on offense and that is Bilal Powell. With Buffalo focusing on Powell you can expect a very good game from the linebackers, especially middle linebacker Preston Brown.

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PRESEASON: Week 1 Wrapup

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What a week it has been. For the most part we should all be happy with the way the games went, with no major injures in any game. It was everything outside of the games that made this such an ...

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3 UP/3 DOWN: Tight Ends

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I love a good risk and I will take a gamble when it makes sense. For me it just doesn’t make sense to pass on Leonard Fournette or Tom Brady to take Gronkowski. The risk just doesn’t equal the reward.

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5 UP 5 DOWN: Wide Receivers

WR_Doug_Baldwin_SEA_1

Russell Wilson has built up a trust factor with Doug Baldwin and that isn’t going away. If I can get him a full round later than some of those other guys, I will be very happy with my boring but consistent pick.

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5 UP 5 DOWN: Running Backs

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If Ameer Abdullah is healthy he is the lead back in Detroit and can be a dynamic runner. If you draft him as a RB3 and he does get hurt your level of investment won’t be high so it is a low-risk, high-reward situation.

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