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QB Ryan Tannehill TEN

Since the AFL/NFL merger, only 14 quarterbacks have produced seasons in which they averaged greater than 9 yards per pass attempt on 200 or more throws. Tannehill is very likely to become No. 15.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 15

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I was leading by eight points as late as 11:15 p.m. on Monday Night and tight end Zach Ertz caught a touchdown to send the game into overtimes. Then I was up by those same two points until tight end Zach Ertz caught the game-winning touchdown and went for 30 points on me. I lose on the last play of the game.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 15

QB Mitchell Trubisky CHI

Throwing with more accuracy, flashing his mobility and playing with far more confidence and a stronger command of the offense, Trubisky has resembled the playmaker that the Bears thought they were getting three seasons ago.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 14

QB Kirk Cousins MIN

I know everyone is aware of this, but I think it's amazing how much Kirk Cousins turned his season around since being called out by WR Adam Thielen in Week 4. Since being run down by his wideout, Cousins has tossed 20 TDs to just two interceptions. That's amazing...

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 14

QB Lamar Jackson BAL

Buffalo at home, may just have the horses to get this done but until Lamar Jackson stumbles and falls, ride Baltimore while the riding is good. Two great ground games go at it here; coming down to special teams and quarterback play to determine the outcome.

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 14

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Welcome back for the Week 14 edition of “Red Light, Green Light”, your matchup guide for all of this weekend’s NFL contests. While the information conveyed below piece is not intended to be solely a start/bench list, it can be ...

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RISERS & FALLERS: Week 14

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Has there ever been a more inconsistent wide receiver in the league? Just when you think that Diggs’ goose is cooked, he manages to right the ship. And then, just as things look to be completely in his favor, he vanishes like a fart in the wind.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 14

RB Kareem Hunt CLE

I’m going to continue beating the Kareem Hunt drum, due to the fact that many still don’t want to trust him. He has scored in each of his past two games, and now faces a top-5 matchup for running backs when the Bengals come to town.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 14

RB Austin Ekeler LAC

Ekeler has been as consistent a fantasy player as you’ll find this season. He’s a good bet for 10-15 points week in and week out, which is impressive considering he’s the backup to Melvin Gordon. Ekeler does most of his damage in the passing game and has caught a touchdown pass in four of the last six games.

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REAR-VIEW: Week 13 Recap

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Tom Brady may have only completed half of his passes but he had a good passing day for fantasy (25.3 fantasy points). Brady has been at the top of the league in passing attempts over the last few weeks.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 14

LB Darron Lee NYJ

Streaming the Jets simply means you are banking on a bad game from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Granted, Fitzpatrick just lit up the Eagles defense last Sunday but that success is not sustainable, especially traveling to frigid New York.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 14

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Hello and greetings. For everyone in the normal world, I have news. It is snowing in New England with an unusual flurry. However, we are better in New England at handling the elements than most. So it is without further ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 14

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ usage of their tight ends has been super frustrating this season, and now the Bucs are tinkering with their backfield just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 13

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Heading into Week 13 action, Derrick Henry has either rushed for at least 100 yards or found the end zone at least once in 11 of 13 contests played while averaging 20 touches and 106.7 combo yards per contest.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 13

QB Lamar Jackson BAL

I have seen the future of professional football, and it’s Lamar Jackson. Is this really all that of an outrageous statement? After watching Jackson over the past few weeks, it’s obvious that he’ll be the model quarterback for future generations.

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 13

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Welcome back for the Week 13 edition of “Red Light, Green Light”, your matchup guide for all of this weekend’s NFL contests. While the information conveyed below piece is not intended to be solely a start/bench list, it can be ...

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 13

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Cincinnati is a good matchup for the Jets' passing attack, and maybe the Andy Dalton-led offense can put some points on the board (this game has quiet shootout appeal). It's time we put our faith back in Robby Anderson.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 13

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The Eagles defensive unit has seen a sudden resurgence in recent weeks. In their last 4 games, they have yet to allow an opponent to score more than 17 points. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be a sitting duck this weekend against the Eagles stellar pass rush with multiple sacks and turnovers on the table in this contest.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 13

WR DeVante Parker MIA

Parker has quietly had a very nice season for the Dolphins. In PPR leagues, he’s scored double-digit fantasy points in all but two games. He only has four touchdowns at this point, but he’s the clear number one option for Ryan Fitzpatrick and has seen a whopping 31 targets over the last three weeks.

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 13

QB Sam Darnold NYJ

Darnold’s early season numbers were very inconsistent, but since returning after a four-week absence for illness related reasons, the former USC Trojan has been getting steadily better week by week. He has put himself at the very top of the quarterback streaming list with upcoming games at Cincinnati and at home against Miami.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 13

Thanksgiving Game Cleveland Browns

It's Battle Royale II but this time it's in Pittsburgh. Cleveland is still reeling from the players they lost in the last fracas and this is going to turn into another very physical game with a lot of penalty flags being thrown. Expect both coaches to fan the flames in an effort to keep their teams motivated.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 13

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Coming off of a bye week, Kyle Rudolph is still available in 62 percent of leagues. He was highly touted during the fantasy draft this season, then came out of the gates really slow. He was hobbled with some nagging injuries but now seems to be feeling better and hitting his stride. If you can still get him I would advise it as he has five touchdowns in his last five games.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 13

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone I know and don’t know. I will be giving thanks this year for what my family possesses. I wish your time with your family brings about a more Norman Rockwell moment with that turkey than a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation sequence of events with the same type of bird.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 13

WR Amari Cooper DAL & CB Josh Norman WAS

Things don’t look good for Amari Cooper. His schedule is challenging, and don’t forget that Cooper isn’t 100 percent. He has been playing through a nagging knee injury during a good chunk of the season.

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