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Marc Griffis

Marc Griffis has competed in fantasy football, baseball, and basketball leagues since 2005. Marc has written "The Dive" for Fantasy Sharks since 2010. Additionally, his expertise is featured in David Gonos' E-books "101 Fantasy Baseball Tips" and "101 Fantasy Football Tips". Lastly, Marc competed in the Fantasy Sports Trade Association SiriusXM Fantasy Baseball experts' league from 2012-2014.

THE DIVE: Week 7 “Remember Who You Are”

Tight End Hunter Henry San Diego Chargers

Welcome back Hunter Henry! The Los Angeles Chargers tight end was one of the lone bright spots in a home loss against Pittsburgh. The Chargers offense should rebound in Week 6 when it visits Tennessee, who surrenders the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

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THE DIVE: Week 6 “Boom or Bust”

RB Matt Breida SF

Although Tevin Coleman returned and carried the ball 16 times, Matt Breida was a major focal point of the offense with 11 carries for 114 yards, three catches for 15 yards, and scored twice. Expect more Breida in Week 6 when San Francisco visits the Los Angeles Rams.

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THE DIVE: Week 5 “I Will Survive”

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Sure, you can argue that he’s shown inconsistency especially last season, but his last two weeks are impossible to ignore. If Jameis Winston is your backup quarterback or sitting on the waiver wire, he needs to be owned and started.

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THE DIVE: Hit the Ground Running – Week 1

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

With veteran quarterback Joe Flacco now running the offense, there should be more opportunity for second-year running back Phillip Lindsay. Although Denver’s offense never reached full steam last season, Lindsay was a rare bright spot with more than 1,000 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games.

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THE DIVE: Week 17 “Better Late Than Never”

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With New England running more of a ground game as opposed to an aerial assault in 2018, most New England receivers and star tight end Rob Gronkowski have disappointed their fantasy owners much of the season. However, the absence of Josh Gordon has helped veteran wideout Julian Edelman finish the season hot with an average of 11 targets per game.

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THE DIVE: Week 15 “Expect the Unexpected!”

CB Desmond Trufant ATL and WR Robert Woods LAR

Robert Woods has been targeted at least five times and gained at least 70 receiving yards in every game except Week 1. The Rams should return to offensive domination when they welcome Philadelphia, who have surrendered the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers, and was just recently torched by Amari Cooper.

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THE DIVE: Week 12 “Monday Night Mayhem”

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It can be difficult trusting a talented running back who is clearly splitting his workload, even on the prolific offense of the New Orleans Saints. Although Alvin Kamara may produce more points in your fantasy football league especially in PPR format, veteran back Mark Ingram has been extremely effective .

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THE DIVE: Week 11 “Leading The Pack”

WR Alshon Jeffery PHI & CB James Bradberry CAR

Even with the amount of wideouts in Philadelphia, Jeffery should break out of his brief slump when he visits the New Orleans secondary, who has surrendered the most fantasy points (including most receiving yards and touchdowns) to wide receivers.

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THE DIVE: Week 8 “Ram Tough”

Safety Maurice Alexander LA Rams

As we look ahead at Week 8, let’s rewind through several few Week 7 highlights.  Can the Los Angeles Rams be stopped…or even slowed down?  They won their 7th straight and continue as the NFL’s only undefeated team as they ...

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THE DIVE: Week 7 “Off the Radar”

RB Frank Gore MIA

Some believe that 16th century Spanish explorer Ponce de León found the "Fountain of Youth" in Florida, Miami Dolphins’ veteran running back Frank Gore has rediscovered it in 2018! At 35 years old, he is the oldest running back in the NFL, yet just became the first to rush for 100-yards against the Chicago Bears’ defense.

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THE DIVE: Week 6 – “The Big Breesy”

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Atlanta has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, including three passing touchdowns allowed in each of the last three games. Over his career, Jameis Winston has a 110.0 quarterback rating with 14 total touchdowns in five games against Atlanta..

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THE DIVE: Week 5 “Almost Famous”

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Although Week 5 was brimming with amazing performances, there were several events that “almost” happened.  After winning last week, the Cleveland Browns almost won their 2nd game in a row, but lost a lead in a bitter overtime defeat.  The ...

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THE DIVE: Week 4 “Temporary Ground”

RB Chris Carson SEA

Just when it appeared that rookie Rashaad Penny would receive the bulk of carries in Seattle over Chris Carson, Week 3 proved otherwise. Penny only managed 8 yards from seven carries, while Carson broke out for 102 rushing yards, 22 receiving yards, and a touchdown last weekend.

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THE DIVE: Week 2 “Storylines”

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With a home matchup against the Indianapolis Colts’ defense who allowed over five yards per carry in Week 1, look for Chris Thompson to have an encore performance and serve as a low-end RB2 or FLEX with a high ceiling.

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THE DIVE: Week 1 “First Impression”

RB Matt Breida SF

Although the start of every NFL season offers its typical share of intrigue as teams welcome new stars, last year’s breakout performers aim to deliver an encore, and rookies work to shine on the big stage. Superstars like Aaron Rodgers, ...

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THE DIVE: Week 17 “Trophy or Bust”

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Although he hasn’t topped 50 yards receiving since Week 11, Vernon Davis has scored in two of his last three games. With a matchup against the New York Giants’ secondary who has allowed the most fantasy points including most touchdowns to opposing tight ends, Davis should be a key target for Kirk Cousins this weekend.

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THE DIVE: Week 16 “All I Want For Christmas”

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With a matchup against the Buffalo Bills who have allowed the most points and 2nd most rushing yards to opposing running backs, Lewis needs to be started as an RB2 or Flex with high upside. He ran for 92 yards against Buffalo in Week 13, but should receive even more work this weekend.

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THE DIVE: Week 15 “Re-Charged!”

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If you have been fortunate enough to find your team in the semi-final round of playoffs, then starting players with consistency and a solid track record of performance is key. Enter Jason Witten. Although he only received two targets last weekend, he did score for his 2nd week in a row.

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THE DIVE: Week 14 “Playoff Push”

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Carr played his best game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7 when Oakland upset their division rivals with a stunning comeback victory on the final play of the game. He will rise to the challenge again this weekend when Oakland hosts Kansas City who is allowing the 5th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

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THE DIVE: Week 8 “Fantasy Trick or Treat”

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After an impressive rookie season, Dak Prescott has only looked better as a sophomore. Prescott was drafted primarily as a QB2 or even left on the waiver wire in more shallow leagues, but has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in fantasy football this season.

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THE DIVE: Week 6 “Giant Misstep”

RB James White NE

Although James White only has accrued 76 rushing yards, he leads all running backs in receptions with 29 which has accounted for 230 receiving yards. He is yet to score a touchdown, but should have a high probability with Tom Brady throwing to him.

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