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Nick Lemma

Being from New York Nick is loud and persistent. Known as the Hot-Headed Italian within his circle, his opinions are bold with facts and stats to back them up. While playing across multiple leagues and serving as commissioner of his hometown league for the past 12 years, he’s been consumed by football. Being a seasoned player, he’s had success in various formats and league setups. When he’s not reading or writing about football he can be found spending time with his wife and son.

LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 17

QB Justin Herbert LA Chargers

Last week Herbert threw his 28th touchdown pass, breaking the rookie record previously held by Baker Mayfield. This week he gets the Chiefs, which would be a tough spot for a rookie going into Arrowhead, but with nothing to play for, the Chiefs will be resting starters.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 16

RB J.K. Dobbins Baltimore Ravens

J.K. Dobbins has been on fire as of late. He has scored now in four consecutive games and has averaged 13 carries per game during that span. This week he gets a matchup with the Giants, which have allowed 84 rushing yards per game this season.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 15

RB David Montgomery CHI & CB Carlton Davis TB

The Bears running back is heating up at the right time. This week he gets a juicy matchup against the Vikings, who allow 101 rushing yards and five receptions per game to running backs. Montgomery is starting to payoff right when you need him most.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 14

QB Justin Herbert LA Chargers

Take last week and forget about it, Herbert is talented, and Bill Belichick has been tormenting rookie quarterbacks for years. He gets a much better matchup this week against the Falcons, who have been better defensively as of late but are still very beatable.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 13

RB Wayne Gallman NYG

This week Wayne Gallman gets a matchup with the Seahawks, who allow 64 rushing yards per game and have given up ten touchdowns on the year. He is becoming an every-week start and while likely not available in your league, he is in some. If you need some help this week, he’s a great option.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 12

QB_Derek_Carr_OAK_2

After a few rough games, Carr posted good numbers last week against Kansas City. Atlanta has given up 22 touchdowns on the year and allows 314 passing yards per game. Derek Carr makes for an acceptable streaming option this week if you need a quarterback.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 11

QB Justin Herbert LA Chargers

Although he failed to break 200 passing yards last week, Justin Herbert gets a nice bounce-back matchup this week against the New York Jets. Herbert, who appears to be the front runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year, has at least two touchdowns in each game since Week 4.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 10

RB Nick Chubb CLE

Nick Chubb has been practicing all week and gets a juicy matchup as he returns from IR this week. The Texans have allowed the most rushing yards in the league, and have given up ten touchdowns, which is the second most. You should feel confident plugging Chubb back into your lineup.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 9

WR Damiere Byrd and QB Cam Newton New England

Cam Newton has not played like the QB1 we have grown accustomed to over the years, but this is an excellent spot for him. The Jets have allowed 16 touchdowns on the year to opposing quarterbacks, and although Cam hasn’t thrown a touchdown in his last three games, that changes this week.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 8

QB_Carson_Wentz_PHI_1

Carson Wentz has lost many of his weapons this season but continues to produce; he’s thrown for touchdowns in all but one game this year and had his first 300-yard game a week ago. The Cowboys have allowed 15 passing touchdowns on the year; Wentz makes a great streamer if you need one this week.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 7

RB James Conner PIT

Minus week one, where he exited early, Conner has been as steady as they come this year. He has over 100-yards in three of his last four games and has scored in each game during that span. This week he gets a matchup with the Titans, who allow 112.4 rushing yards per game.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 6

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben has been on fire since starting his comeback tour this year. He’s thrown for at least two scores in all four games and has just one interception. This week the Steelers take on a divisional foe in the Cleveland Browns that have allowed the 3rd most touchdowns to quarterbacks.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 5

QB Teddy Bridgewater CAR

Teddy Bridgewater has thrown six touchdown passes on the year and has at least one in all but one game thus far. He has plenty of weapons at his disposal and should provide a solid return if you are looking for a bye-week fill-in this week.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 4

Josh Bynes ARI and Cooper Kupp LAR

Kupp had his breakout game last week, catching nine balls for 107 yards and a score. He gets another juicy matchup this week against a Giants team that is not very good defensively. Kupp will always face competition battling Woods for targets, but there should be plenty to go around this week.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 3

QB Ryan Tannehill TEN

Through two weeks, Ryan Tannehill seems to have picked up right where he left off last season; through his first two games, he has thrown for 488 yards and six touchdowns. This week, he faces the sixth-worst team against the quarterback position in the Vikings.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 2

RB David Montgomery CHI

We weren’t too sure how the Chicago backfield would be split heading into this season, but after one game, David Montgomery played on 44.6 percent of plays compared to Tarik Cohen's 23.3 percent. Montgomery will be in for a busy day.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 1

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben played in just two games last season, but is back at full strength for this year and is ready to go. He gets a matchup with a Giants team this week that gave up the fifth-most passing yards and eighth most touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks last year.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 17

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Wentz and the Eagles find themselves in a must-win game, as they control their own destiny; they also get in with a Cowboys loss or tie. Wentz has been on fire as of late with six touchdowns and no interceptions in his last three games.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 16

LB Darius Leonard tackles RB Joe Mixon

With 13 minutes left in the opening half, the Bengals had a first and goal from the five-yard line. Mixon took the ball on three straight handoffs but failed to get in the end zone as the Bengals settled for a field goal. This was the type of game it was for him, as he couldn't really get going.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 16

QB Russell Wilson SEA & DE Sam Hubbard CIN

Russell Wilson was an early-season MVP candidate and should return to form this week against this defense. Even with Seattle’s run-first approach he has a chance to be the top-scoring quarterback this week.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 15

QB Ryan Tannehill TEN

Tannehill has been on fire since taking over the starting quarterback job in Week 6. He’s thrown multiple touchdowns in all but two starts, including a three-touchdown performance last week against Oakland.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 14

WR Allen Robinson CHI

Allen Robinson has been on fire the past three weeks, with touchdowns now in three consecutive games while averaging 10 targets per game during that span. This is the production we thought we’d be getting all year when drafting him this past summer and it’s better late than never.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 14

RB_Melvin_Gordon_SDC_2

The Jags have been beaten up on the ground all year allowing 113 yards per game, Gordon should be able to take advantage of a great matchup. Even with Ekeler in the mix, there should be more than enough to go around in this one.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 13

RB Aaron Jones and QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones did appear to get into the end-zone on the first play of the fourth quarter as he bounced it outside, however a holding call against the offense would negate the score. He got another chance late in the fourth and was stood up at the 1-yard line.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 13

QB_Jared_Goff_LAR_1

Goff has been bad the last three games there’s no denying that... This week is a strong bounce-back opportunity against a weak Cardinal defense coming off a bye week. It’s been five weeks since the Cards have held an opponent under 300-passing yards.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week12

DB Janoris Jenkins NYG

Late in the third quarter with just under three minutes left, Fournette kept the drive alive on a 4th&2 from the Titan 10-yard line. He made a catch on a screen pass and was tackled at the one and proceed to punch it in on the next play. Fournette would then get three cracks at breaking the plane again late in the fourth quarter.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 12

QB_Matt_Ryan_ATL_1

The Bucs have given up 340 yards or more in two of the last three games and have surrendered 11 touchdowns over that same span. Matt Ryan and the Falcons should be able to feast on this secondary, fire up Ryan this week and don’t look back.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – WEEK 11

WR John Brown BUF

John Brown is having his best year as a pro as he seems to have found a home in Buffalo with Josh Allen. He’s provided a decent floor in fantasy lineups this year, as he has has 50 or more receiving yards in each game so far.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 11

QB Jimmy Garoppolo SF

Garoppolo hasn’t been all that great this year and has just one 300-yard game on the year so far. But, that game just so happens to be against the same Cardinals he already torched. Garoppolo hasn’t done much this year, but this is a prime matchup for him if you need a bye week fill in at quarterback.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 10

WR_Tyreek_Hill_KCC_1

Tyreek Hill took off on a slant route from the line of scrimmage and just outran the coverage to the corner of the end zone. Kansas City would go on to lose this game on a couple of special teams blunders, but the offense is firing on all cylinders.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 10

QB_Jameis_Winston_TBB_1

After a rough few weeks, Winston has been playing better football as of late. This week he gets a juicy matchup against the Cardinals at home. The Cards have given up a league-high 24 touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks and have allowed over 400 yards passing in three of their last four games.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis

RB Josh Jacobs OAK

The first-round pick from Alabama is making a strong case for Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2019. Jacobs had nine red zone opportunities with two touchdowns last week. In the early stages of his career, he appears to have the makings of a generational player.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 9

QB_Matthew_Stafford_DET_1

Matthew Stafford has been on fire as of late. He has thrown for over 340 yards and has at least three touchdown passes in his last two games. With Kerryon Johnson going down and without a reliable running game, the Lions are going to have to throw the ball even more.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 8

RB Tevin Coleman SF

Tevin Coleman broke out in a big way on Sunday. He had five red zone opportunities (converted three for touchdowns) and had four total scores on the day... The San Francisco running game has been on fire this year and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 8

QB Josh Allen BUF

Second-year man Josh Allen is having a good season. With at least one touchdown pass in all but one game this year, he has also cut down on his turnovers the past two weeks, only throwing two interceptions. This week the Bills welcome the Eagles to town in a matchup that should feature Allen’s big arm.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis

RB Latavius Murray NO

If you handcuffed Latavius Murray to Alvin Kamara, great job there. If you held onto Murray for this long and were able to get him in your lineup this week, even better job. Murray ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon and saw a whopping 12 red zone opportunities.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 7

RB Devin Singletary BUF

Singletary is set to make his return this week after missing the past four weeks with a hamstring injury. Singletary looked great before he went down both as a runner and pass catcher, adding a different dimension to the Bills offense He gets a nice welcome back present in the Miami Dolphins and the third-worst run defense in the league.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 6

RB_David_Johnson_ARI_2

Johnson had himself a vintage David Johnson day, rushing for 34 yards and catching six balls for 68 yards. He had six red zone opportunities on the day and was able to convert on two of them for touchdowns.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 6

QB Kyler Murray ARI

If ever there was a week to roll the dice on Kyler Murray, this might be it. The Falcons are the worst team in the league when facing opposing quarterbacks. If the Cardinals can spread them out and give Murray some time he should be able to have his best game as a pro.

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