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Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.

CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 17

QB Sam Darnold NYJ

The rookie QB has had his share of bad games in 2018, but he looks like he’s starting to figure it all out. Darnold has been great over the last two weeks, throwing for five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He’s making better decisions and has really built some nice chemistry with wide out Robby Anderson.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 16

RB Gus Edwards BAL DT Geno Atkins CIN

Gus Edwards should see plenty of work this weekend against the Chargers as both teams will look to run often and control the ball. It’s not the greatest matchup for Edwards, but based on his volume, he needs to be in fantasy lineups.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 15

WR Amari Cooper DAL & CB Josh Norman WAS

Amari Cooper has been putting up video game numbers and is getting the ball early and often. He’s a must start the rest of the way and is playing the type of football that could carry fantasy owners to their championship. He gets the Colts next, so enjoy the ride that Cooper is on right now.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 14

RB Aaron Jones and QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

With Green Bay in disarray, Aaron Jones has been one of the only bright spots for the team. He’s found pay-dirt in five of the last six games and is proving to be a solid pass catcher.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 13

RB Austin Ekeler LAC

With news that Melvin Gordon is out for a few weeks with a knee injury, Ekeler is now an elite RB1 for fantasy owners. He possesses both running and receiving skills and will be a lock for 15-20 touches while Gordon is out.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 11

RB Dion Lewis TEN

Lewis is clearly the number one running back for the Titans and has a great matchup in Week 11 against the Colts. Derrick Henry still sees a lot of the goal line work, but Lewis out touches him nearly 2-1 every week. Look for Lewis to have a solid game both rushing and catching the ball..

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 10

WR Tyler Boyd CIN

Boyd is in line for a huge day with A.J. Green on the shelf for a few weeks. He is the clear cut number one option in Week 10 for the Bengals and couldn’t have a better matchup.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 9

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

Royce Freeman looks like he’s on the wrong side of questionable again this week so Lindsay should see another 20 plus touches against Houston. In this day in age 20 touches out of your running back is sacred, so throw him out there as a high-end RB2 in Week 9, expecting 100-yards and a score again.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 8

WR Josh Gordon & QB Tom Brady NE

Josh Gordon has been improving each week with the Patriots as his role continues to grow. If he keeps staying out of trouble and gains the trust of Tom Brady then he could be a scary player for the next few years. Gordon had his first 100-yard receiving game for the Pats last week and played 95% of the snaps.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 7

RB Kerryon Johnson DET

Coming off the bye week, Kerryon Johnson is primed to have a good game. He’s clearly been the best running back for the Lions thus far and is starting to get more work. He’s averaging 5.7 yards per carry on the season and gets a Miami defense in Week 7 that is allowing just under 120 rushing yards per game.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 6

RB Sony Michel NEP

Sony Michel has a mouth-watering matchup this week at home against Kansas City. Though this game projects to be a shootout, the Chiefs defense has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Expect a third straight big effort from Michel in Week 6.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 5

RB_Kenyan_Drake_MIA_1

Many people, including myself, thought Drake would be one of the fantasy breakout players of 2018. He’s been anything but that and has barely received any touches the last two weeks. Over that span, Drake has run the ball just eight times. Yes I said eight, for a total of six yards.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 4

WR Allen Robinson CHI

Allen Robinson has been the no. 1 option in the passing game for the Bears, getting a healthy 28 targets over three games so far. He has yet to find the end zone, but has put up at least 50 yards in each game with at least seven targets. It’s just a matter of time before he finds pay dirt...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 3

WR_Quincy_Enunwa_NYJ_1

Enunwa has passed Robby Anderson as the top receiving option for the Jets. He’s healthy and clearly the favorite target for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. He’s had 21 targets through two weeks and should continue to see double-digit targets tonight at Cleveland.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 2

RB James White NE

It seems as if nearly every Patriots running back is banged up already so James White’s usage should go up in Week 2. In a tough matchup at Jacksonville, expect New England to check down to White early and often because of the defensive pressure.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 1

RB James Conner PIT

Well it looks like Le’Veon Bell’s holdout is going to run into the start of the season as he has yet to report to the team. This opens the door for James Conner to have a full workload in Week 1. The team has been very impressed with the second-year running back all preseason..

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 17

WR_Jamison_Crowder_WAS_2

Crowder started the year as an afterthought, but has really picked it up the last half of the season. He’s scored all three of his touchdowns in the last five games and has a plus matchup with the Giants this week.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 16

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Kenyan Drake has breakout written all over him for 2018 and still has a few weeks left to shine this year. He should get a big workload against the Chiefs this week and will not disappoint.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 15

WR_Martavis_Bryant_PIT_1

Bryant has quietly received 22 target over the last three weeks, including 10 last week against the Ravens. His numbers haven’t been great as nearly every week it’s the Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown show but Bryant has serious sleeper appeal this week, in what could be the game of the year against the Patriots.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 14

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Joe Mixon suffered a concussion in the first half of the Bengals game last Monday night and in all likelihood doubtful for Week 14. Due to this news, Giovani Bernard’s fantasy value just skyrocketed.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 13

QB Case Keenum MIN

Case Keenum was the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November and has led Minnesota to a division lead. The Vikings travel to Atlanta this weekend in what could end up being a shootout; expect Keenum to have another strong day.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 10

RB_Orleans_Darkwa_NYG_1

Darkwa has established himself as the lead back for the Giants. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but he gets a good amount of volume, which is rare for running backs these days.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 8

RB_Jay_Ajayi_MIA_1

Nearing the halfway point of the season, Ajayi has been one of the bigger busts in fantasy this year. He still hasn’t found the end zone and is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry. Sure he has a couple 100-yard rushing games, but he just doesn’t look good doing it.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 7

RB Orleans Darkwa NYG

After last week, it looks like Darkwa has solidified himself as the starting back for the Giants. Not only did he get a whopping 22 touches, but he turned those touches into 130 total yards.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 6

RB_C.J._Anderson_DEN_1

C.J. Anderson now gets a dream matchup on Sunday against a Giants team that doesn’t look like they even want to be on the field. He’s coming off his bye so he should be well rested and ready to handle 20 plus touches.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 5

RB_Thomas_Rawls_SEA_2

Rawls is the definition of a sleeper right now because we don’t really know what kind of work load to expect out of him. Starting running back Chris Carson is lost for the season so Rawls and Eddie Lacy are going to handle the backfield duties for now.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 4

RB_Wendell_Smallwood_PHI_2

LeGarrette Blount is still in the mix and is the goal line back, but Smallwood looks to be the one to own in fantasy. He turned 14 touches into 80 yards in Week 3 and has an OK matchup against the Chargers on Sunday.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 3

QB Jay Cutler MIA

With a game under his belt, look for Cutler to start throwing down the field more to his talented receivers. The New York Jets defense has already allowed five touchdown passes in the first two games of the season so look for Cutler to have a big day.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 2

TE_Eric_Ebron_DET_1

Ebron had a quiet opening week of the season, but he was hurt in the preseason so he should start getting more targets. He faces a New York Giants defense that got torched by Jason Witten last week so look for Detroit to get Ebron involved a lot more than his two-catch performance in Week 1.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 17

RB_Darren_McFadden_DAL_1

Bold Predictions Jacquizz Rodgers has big day in Week 17. It seems that Rodgers is the preferred choice as the starting running back in Tampa Bay right now. This was evidenced by Doug Martin being a healthy scratch last week. ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 16

Tight End Hunter Henry San Diego Chargers

Bold Predictions DeAndre Hopkins puts up a huge Week 16. Hopkins found new life last week with Tom Savage at quarterback. Even though he didn’t find the end zone, he still had eight catches for 87 yards on 17 targets. ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 15

WR_Marqise_Lee_JAC_1

Bold Predictions  Bilal Powell will be a top-5 fantasy RB in Week 15. Powell hasn’t been used properly all year by the Jets, but finally got his chance after Matt Forte went down early on with a knee injury last ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 14

WR_Julio_Jones_ATL_1

Bold Predictions Bench Julio Jones in Week 14. Jones is dealing with turf toe which isn’t a minor injury. Even though he played through it last week and had a big game, most of his damage was done before he ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 13

TE_Kyle_Rudolph_MIN_1

Bold Predictions Dion Lewis breaks out in Week 13 Lewis has been seeing his workload increase each week and is looking more and more like the explosive weapon he was last season. He out-touched James White 10-4 last week and ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 11

WR_Cameron_Meredith_CHI_1

Bold Predictions Thomas Rawls outproduces C.J. Prosise. Rawls is due back this week which meant there was no room for Christine Michael. Michael was waived yesterday and that opens the door for Rawls to be the early down back for ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 10

QB_Drew_Brees_NOS_1

Bold Predictions Marcus Mariota will outscore Aaron Rodgers. Mariota has been perhaps the hottest quarterback in the league over the last five games. He’s thrown for 13 touchdowns and ran for two more. Although Rodgers has been putting up solid fantasy numbers, ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 9

WR_Tavon_Austin_LAR_2

Bold Predictions Tim Hightower out touches Mark Ingram and finds pay dirt. After a first quarter fumble, Ingram was benched for the rest of the game for Hightower. Hightower ended up getting nearly 30 touches for over 100 yards. The ...

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