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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 7

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New Orleans will be taking on Carolina in an NFC South divisional matchup. Marcus Davenport and Marshon Lattimore have had an extra week of recovery, and will be desperately needed in this contest. Look for the Saints to apply pressure to Teddy Bridgewater all game, resulting in a bunch of sacks.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 6

TE Rob Gronkowski & QB Tom Brady Tampa Bay

Did Rob Gronkowski re-emerge as a legit fantasy option during an NFL weekend that featured 14 tight end touchdowns? FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson answers that question and kicks the tires on the fantasy prospects of four other tight ends ...

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 6

WR Deebo Samuel SF

The 49ers are out for blood after that embarrassing loss, and this contest against the Rams could be a shootout. Deebo Samuel should be busy in this one, which means it could be his breakout game in 2020. Flex the sophomore with confidence in Week 6.

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DFS STACK ATTACK: Week 6

WR Justin Jefferson & Adam Thielen Minnesota

Justin Jefferson has impressed since becoming more involved in the offense, averaging a staggering 19.5 yards/reception. With the Falcons focused on Adam Thielen, Jefferson should have no issues handling soft coverage from a terrible secondary.

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KEEPING AHEAD: High Fives with MJ

WR Henry Ruggs Las Vegas

The mess just keeps coming. Dak Prescott out. Le’veon cut. A.J. Green quit. More positive tests shutting down facilities – currently the Atlanta Falcons (and their opponent, the Vikings) are the latest potential COVID-impacted teams. Like I said, it’s a ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 6

RB Myles Gaskin MIA

Myles Gaskin is a great bet to see another 20 touches this weekend against the laughable Jets, so owners should get him in their lineups as a strong RB2 play. He will give you at least 80 yards and a score in Week 6.

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KEEPER STOCK WATCH: Week 6

WR Darius Slayton, NYG

The Giants have the perfect recipe for fantasy success for a wideout – their defense is horrid, they have no running game, the competing wideouts are not good, but just good enough to warrant some coverage by opposing defenses, and, while it can be argued this isn’t wonderful, Daniel Jones loves to throw to him.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 6

WR Cole Beasley BUF

We had a Tuesday Night Football game between the “So this is what a field looks like” Tennessee Titans and the “Hey our QB Josh Allen was taken after Sam Darnold in the same draft” Buffalo Bills that kept Tennessee with a perfect record.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 6

QB Kirk Cousins MIN & DE Markus Golden

This week Kirk Cousins faces Atlanta, the second-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. This secondary has been gutted all season and just made Teddy Bridgewater look like a Hall-of-Famer in Week 5. If you are someone who lost Dak Prescott last week (ugh …), give Cousins a look in Week 6.

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FLAVOR OF THE WEEK: Matt Breida, RB, Miami

RB Matt Breida MIA

Saturday's blowout win over San Francisco was the first time that Matt Breida hit that double-digit touch number this year, so why am I recommending adding him? In this game you don't want to be relying on waiver priority to get a player after he becomes an obvious add, like Mattison this week; you need to get in before it happens.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 5

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With his skills declining at age 32, I suspect that A.J. Green knows the team is phasing him out of the offense. I also suspect he’ll have the world’s slowest healing hamstring. Dump Green and get another player with some value before it’s too late.

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DFS STACK ATTACK: Week 5

WR DeAndre Hopkins Arizona

Hopkins has been everything Arizona hoped for, and quickly established himself as the bell-cow of this offense. He is seeing a whooping 11.5 targets/game, which is third most in the league. Hopkins and Murray have developed a great chemistry and the Jets have absolutely no one whom can cover him.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 5

WR Jamison Crowder NYJ & Jordan Poyer BUF

Why in the world are people still sleeping on Jamison Crowder? He has played in two games, has averaged over 10 targets, and has over 100 yards receiving in both contests.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 5

RB Antonio Gibson WAS

Antonio Gibson needs to be in your starting lineup this week against a Rams defense that is allowing just over 120 rushing yards a game. At minimum, he should see 15 touches and all the goal line work.

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FANTASY IMPACT: Week 5

RB Joe Mixon CIN

Joe Mixon is the player with the most unknowns moving forward but this is also the best opportunity to sell high. He plays Baltimore and Indianapolis the next two weeks which will drag down his value.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 5

QB Cam Newton New England Patriots

The shocker of the week was announced that QB Cam Newton of the Patriots tested positive for Covid-19 and the game was moved to a Monday Night game if there were no more positive tests. There were no more positive tests and the game was played Monday night.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 5

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A game against the hapless New York Jets should help this unit finally meet expectations. Sam Darnold has more bad plays than good, and now it seems like he may not even play. It seems inevitable he, or his replacement Joe Flacco, will commit multiple turnovers.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 4

LB Darius Leonard tackles RB Joe Mixon

Mixon is the first Cincinnati player to rack up two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown in a game since Corey Dillon did it during the 2001 season. Heading into Week 4 action, Mixon topped a lot of fantasy analysts’ sell or must-trade lists. Following his massive outing, should fantasy managers opt to hold onto this guy?

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 4

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Only three other NFL teams besides Tampa Bay have allowed more receiving yards to opposing backfields, so look for Ekeler to continue serving as a regular chain mover for the Bolts as they try to keep up as heavy underdogs.

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DFS STACK ATTACK: Week 4

TE Mark Andrews BAL

Mark Andrews is certainly pricey, but a deflated ownership makes the cost worth it. He and Lamar Jackson barely missed on some huge plays, and would carry more ownership had they translated to fantasy points.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 4

RB Antonio Gibson WAS

Yes, Baltimore is a very tough matchup, but Washington is going to need its promising rookie if they want to stay competitive in this contest. Gibson continues to be the lead dog here, and he has never averaged less than 4 yards per carry so far in his rookie season.

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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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FANTASY IMPACT: Week 4

LB Darius Leonard tackles RB Joe Mixon

Mixon is worrisome as he is averaging 3.2 yards per carry against questionable defenses. He only has faced a stacked box on 7.7 percent of his carries. If you can sell him at 3rd round player value, go for it.

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 4

RB Carlos Hyde SEA

Carlos Hyde should see at least 15 total touches against a beatable Miami defense. Russell Wilson has been on fire throwing the ball, but that should only open things up more for the run game. Keep an eye on Carson’s health, but it’s looking like Hyde is the one to start on Sunday.

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THE DIVE: Week 4 “Buffalo Wild Wins!”

WR Allen Lazard GB & Marshon Lattimore NO

Thankfully, Week 3 saw less injuries, yet still gave us many monster performances from players including Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Alvin Kamara, Tyler Lockett, Dak Prescott, James Robinson, Jared Goff and Austin Ekeler. New England running back ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 4

Fall Leaves in New England

The end of Summer has come and gone. It is the time where New England locals bid a fond farewell to the hummingbird although ours left officially on 8/31. When you are quarantining it appears that you seem to notice things like this.

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