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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 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 8 “Ram Tough”

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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”

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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”

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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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THE DIVE: Week 5 “Home Not So Sweet Home”

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Cameron Brate will welcome the New England Patriots’ defense who has surrendered the 4th most points to opposing tight ends including touchdowns in each of the first three games. Look for a Week 5 shootout between these two teams with solid offenses and struggling defenses!

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THE DIVE: Week 4 “Great Expectations”

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Russell Wilson struggled mightily to begin the season. His performance history points to slow starts, but then heats up as the season continues. Many analysts predicted a Week 3 bust for Russell Wilson on the road in Tennessee, which couldn’t have been more untrue.

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THE DIVE: Week 2 “One Week Wonder”

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Weather can be forecasted with relatively high accuracy. After the opening week of the NFL season, I believe we can all agree that football cannot.   Week 1 could not have landed farther from the predictions of most analysts. Unless you ...

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THE DIVE: Week 1 “A New Hope”

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In the original Star Wars movie from 1977, the unlikely duo of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker joined forces alongside the Rebel Alliance to rescue the beautiful Princess Leia. Although Han preferred to run by himself, he played a core ...

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THE DIVE: Week 17 (Final Jeopardy)

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With Week 16 in the rear view mirror, most head-to-head fantasy leagues have concluded. However, some leagues play through Week 17 and will find value in reading “The Dive” this week. With several games with temperatures forecasted in the 30s ...

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THE DIVE: Week 16 (Frigid Finale)

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With Christmas on Sunday, Week 16’s schedule is one for the ages. There will be one game on Thursday, twelve on Saturday, two on Sunday, and one on Monday. Eight of these games will be played in temperatures forecasted for ...

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THE DIVE: Week 13 (Last Hurrah)

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Hopefully, your tummies were filled with delicious food and wallets emptied from shopping after Thanksgiving weekend. As the season hit its homestretch, the Dallas Cowboys cruised to their 10th win in a row while the New York Giants, Detroit Lions, ...

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THE DIVE: Week 12 (Turkey Bowl)

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Can you smell the aroma of Thanksgiving dinner already?   From the creamy mashed potatoes to the juicy turkey and the scrumptious stuffing, we are all thankful to partake in such an epic feast! In addition to the incredible meal ...

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THE DIVE: Week 11

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It would have been difficult to pack in any more action into Week 10. We saw rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott lead the Dallas Cowboys to their 8th straight win.   The Seattle Seahawks claimed some revenge against the ...

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