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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 15 Edition

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

Week 14 of the NFL season will forever live on in the memories (or the nightmares) of fantasy managers because of the monster performances from Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, Amari Cooper and George Kittle, and because of the laundry list ...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 14

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

Oakland has given up the greatest number of fantasy points to opposing tight ends, so this might be one of those weeks where Ben Roethlisberger looks for Vance McDonald a bit more than usual.

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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 (and Monday’s) NFL contests. While this piece is not intended to be solely a start/bench list, it can be used ...

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BOLD PREDICTIONS: Week 14

RB Dalvin Cook MIN

In the four games since he’s returned from the world’s most nagging hamstring injury, Dalvin Cook has caught at least three passes in every game and is averaging 4.5 receptions per game. Expect Cook (who is Minnesota’s primary pass-catching back) to have his best fantasy performance of the season.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 14

RB Peyton Barber TBB

Peyton Barber received 16 carries in week 13 against Carolina, and I expect him to see another 15-20 carries this week. This is an "attackable" matchup for Jameis Winston to get the ball near the goal line, which is where Barber excels.

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RISERS & FALLERS: Week 14

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

Where will we be drafting Lindsay in 2019? We all thought that Royce Freeman was going to be the rookie back to own but out of nowhere we see the 24-year-old out of Colorado completely steal the show. Lindsay plays much larger than his 190-pound frame would leave you to believe and his intensity level borders on insanity.

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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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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 14

RB Christian McCaffrey CAR

McCaffrey leads all running backs in receptions (80), receiving yards (663), is tied for second in receiving touchdowns (6) and has hauled in at least five receptions in all but one game this season. He is wreaking havoc on opposing defenses on a weekly basis and is primed to continue his incredible pace in Week 14 against a horrendous Cleveland defense.

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PICK’EM & SURVIVOR: Week 14

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The Chargers play very well in Los Angeles as they’ve won eight out of their last ten games at home. On the other hand, the Bengals do not travel well against teams with winning records. It looks like the Bengals will be without A.J. Green as well.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 14

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

On the last week of our fantasy football season, RB Phillip Lindsay, RB James Conner, and QB Deshaun Watson went for a combined 70 points. Only Phillip Lindsay went for a 28 burger but that was enough. I have been winning by getting 90 points from my Top 3 players and coasting in.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 13

QB Andrew Luck IND

Andrew Luck kept his impressive streak of tossing at least three TDs in a game going last week. The streak now stands at eight games, during which Luck has tallied 27 TDs against just eight INTs...

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 13

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The lines makers haven't caught up to Buffalo yet and still discredit them as a bad team and while neither one of these teams would be considered good, it's the Bills that are better than many give them credit for.

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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 (and Monday’s) NFL contests. While this piece is not intended to be solely a start/bench list, it can be used ...

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RISERS & FALLERS: Week 13

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While Atlanta continues to showcase how different the same team can be from year to year, Matt Ryan keeps showing us the beautiful creature that is created when a capable quarterback is paired with a flat out awful defense.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 13

RB Frank Gore MIA

Frank Gore is averaging 17 touches per game the past three weeks, which is plenty to work with in the fantasy football world. Kenyan Drake is also banged up (again …), so keep an eye on that. I like Gore whether or not Drake plays in this contest.

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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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GRINDERS & GAMBLES: Week 13

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Winston’s next two games should require him to throw a ton. If he can keep it away from the other team’s corners he should give fantasy GMs a decent floor, even if it is garbage time production.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 13 Edition

WR Antonio Callaway and RB Carlos Hyde CLE

Callaway enjoyed one of his best outings of the season, reeling in four passes for 62 yards and his third touchdown of the season on five targets. It’s the third time in Callaway’s last four games that he either scored or amassed 50-plus receiving yards.

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 12

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Welcome back for the Week 12 edition of “Red Light, Green Light”, your matchup guide for all of this weekend’s (and Monday’s) NFL contests. While this piece is not intended to be solely a start/bench list, it can be used ...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 12

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I've always liked Tevin Coleman's skills, and he's certainly played adequately since running mate Devonta Freeman-- but I'm a bit disappointed that he hasn't taken his production to the next level.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 12

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Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it be brief. As mentioned last week, The Progno is away at a family funeral this week. He will be back next week.

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THE GRIND: DFS Week 12

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

Taking the upside into consideration along with the fact that Baker Mayfield is playing better football – throwing multiple touchdowns in four straight outings – leads me to believe he is the best value at quarterback on the slate.

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BOLD PREDICTIONS: Week 12

WR Josh Gordon & QB Tom Brady NE

Josh Gordon has started to come into his own as a member of New England. He’s tallied 13 receptions (on 27 targets), 253 receiving yards and a touchdown in the previous three games and just had a bye week to get more in sync with the G.O.A.T.

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