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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 12

RB D'Andre Swift DET

Will Dameon Pierce bust out of his production slump? Will D’Andre Swift re-emerge as a fantasy asset in time for the playoffs? Can Mike White, Jordan Love and a running back nicknamed “Bam” help your team down the stretch? Senior ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 12 Injury Fallout

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On the Packers' first offensive drive of the second half in their Sunday night loss to the Eagles, Rodgers was sandwiched by multiple defenders on a sack, and appeared visibly shaken up. Rodgers remained in the contest, but appeared to be laboring through his throws, and eventually headed to the Packers' locker room at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 11

RB David Montgomery CHI

Have the Tennessee Titans finally put together an effective passing attack? Is David Montgomery operating as a workhorse ball carrier again? Who are the two new starting tailbacks and will you find them on the waiver wire? Is it time ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 11 Injury Fallout

RB Joe Mixon CIN

With Mixon out of action for about two-and-a-half quarters, his fantasy managers had to watch as Samaje Perine (82 total yards on 15 touches) cashed in on three Joe Burrow touchdown passes. As we know, Mixon’s recovery from a concussion could go either way in advance of the team’s Week 12 matchup against Tennessee.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 10

RB Christian McCaffrey San Franscisco and LB Khalil Mack LA Chargers

Have Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette morphed into committee running backs? Can you trust Kadarius Toney? Is there finally a fantasy relevant Houston Texans wide receiver not named Brandin Cooks? Senior columnist Matt Wilson answers those questions and sifts through ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 9

QB Justin Fields Chicago Bears

With the Bears using Fields on more designed runs during the last month, he has notched a rushing score in three straight contests and rushed for 80-plus yards in three of his last four, which gives the second-year pro a higher and more solid fantasy floor.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 8 Wrap Up

QB Zach Wilson NYJ

Is Justin Fields emerging as a fantasy asset? What about Zach Wilson? Should you try to trade Kyle Pitts? Is Taylor Heinicke a safe streaming option? Senior columnist Matt Wilson answers those questions and sifts through the Week 8 injury ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 8 Injury Fallout

WR Cooper Kupp, LA Rams

While Kupp isn't out of the woods yet (more testing to come this week), fantasy managers can likely breathe a sigh of relief. If Cooper Kupp sits out Week 9 versus the Buccaneers, it would be a massive blow to the Rams' offense, as he's been just about their only reliable source for moving the football.

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THINGS I THINK: Week 8

QB Jared Goff and RB D'Andre Swift Detroit Lions

Detroit is expected to have both running back D'Andre Swift and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown back against the Dolphins. Both players are essentially must-starts when healthy, but while the Dolphins have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this year it's still difficult to trust Jared Goff given than his last touchdown pass came in Week 4.

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TRAPS, TRENDS & TOSS-UPS: Week 7

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Is it time to dump Aaron Rodgers? Have the Dallas Cowboys replaced a game manager named Cooper Rush with another game manager named Dak Prescott? Is it time to take rookie tight end Greg Dulcich more seriously? Senior columnist Matt ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 7 Injury Fallout

QB Ryan Tannehill TEN

Players always tend to be overly optimistic when it comes to their injury outlook, so the fact Tannehill is in a boot is a red flag. Malik Willis would be in line to draw the start in Week 8 versus the Texans if Tannehill can't go, and registers on the 2QB/SuperFlex streaming radar given his immense rushing upside.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 6 Wrap-up

RB Aaron Jones and QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

Will a Green Bay Packers offense that has scored just 10 points in its last six quarters continue to struggle? Are Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon still must-start guys? Is Bailey Zappe a legit plug-and-play bye-week replacement? Is ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 5 Injury Fallout

WR Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins

Entering Week 5 questionable with a quad injury, Tyreek Hill was knocked out of Dolphins' blowout loss to the Jets in the fourth quarter with a different lower body ailment, and did not return. Prior to the injury, Hill had put up 60 total yards on 9 touches. He was seen wearing a walking boot after the game, but the injury is not believed to be serious.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 5

RB Najee Harris Pittsburgh Steelers

Are Najee Harris’ days as a workhorse tailback numbered? Is it time for Christian Kirk managers to hit the panic button? Can Darius Slayton help your fantasy team? Senior columnist Matt Wilson answers those questions and sifts through the Week ...

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 4

LB Darius Leonard tackles RB Joe Mixon

Is it time to trade Joe Mixon? Is Michael Carter the right Jets tailback to manage? Should fantasy managers take Geno Smith more seriously as a streaming option? Senior columnist Matt Wilson answers those questions and sifts through the Week ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 4 Injury Fallout

RB Jonathan Taylor Indianapolis Colts

The heavy workloads appear to be catching up to Jonathan Taylor, who was on the team’s injury report earlier in the week with a toe issue. With Indianapolis on a short week drawing the Thursday night matchup (against Denver), Taylor is going to be up against it to play.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 3

WR D.J. Moore CAR

Is David Njoku finally emerging as a legit fantasy asset? Is it time to give up on D.J. Moore? Is Mack Hollins a safe waiver wire addition? Senior columnist Matt Wilson answers those questions and sifts through the Week 3 ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 3 Injury Fallout

QB Mac Jones New England Patriots

Jones was injured on the Patriots' final offensive play of their loss to the Ravens when he got his legs tangled up underneath DE Calais Campbell. Jones is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain, and will undergo a MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis/severity.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 2 Injury Fallout

RB James Conner Arizona

Given James Conner’s history of ankle problems, it wouldn’t be a shock to see his latest injury result in missed games. Based on Sunday’s usage, it appears Darrel Williams is viewed as Conner’s direct backup, and would stand to inherit a sizable workload.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 2 – Recap

Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds tackles Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.

Is Austin Ekeler underachieving? Have gaudy passing numbers gone the way of the dinosaur for Tom Brady? Were Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle the only wide receivers to go off in Week 1? Senior columnist Matt Wilson answers those questions ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 1 Injury Fallout

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Late in the 4th quarter of Dallas' Sunday night loss to the Buccaneers, Prescott banged his throwing hand on a follow-through, and was seen having a stress test performed on the sideline before heading to the locker room. Prescott is now expected to have surgery and miss approximately 6-to-8 weeks.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 1

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Many were wondering whether back-to-back league MVP Aaron Rodgers (22/34 for 195-0-1) could still manufacture No. 1 fantasy quarterback numbers without Davante Adams…and we got our answer. Rodgers’ fantasy outing against the Minnesota Vikings was brutal.

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GAME DAY FLASH: Week 1

WR Allen Lazard GB & Marshon Lattimore NO

The one thing the Packers don't need is to get thinner at wide receiver. Well.. they are thinner at wide receiver as Allen Lazard had his ankle stepped on in the final week of training camp and he will not play this week.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 16

RB Javonte Williams DEN

Gordon and Williams, the fantasy RB17 and RB14 heading into Week 16, respectively, disappointed with their worst fantasy outings of the season. With Drew Lock subbing for the injured Teddy Bridgewater (concussion), most fantasy experts expected Denver, one of the NFL’s better running teams, to let Gordon and Williams carry the offense.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 15

RB Devin Singletary Buffalo

Is Duke Johnson taking command of the Miami backfield? Is Gabriel Davis moving into the starting lineup permanently? Is Devin Singletary the main man in the Buffalo backfield? Can two Detroit wide receivers help your playoff fantasy team? FantasySharks.com senior writer ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 15 Injury Fallout

WR Chris Godwin TBB

In addition to its starting running back, Tampa Bay also lost both starting receivers during the first half of its Week 15 loss to New Orleans. Godwin went down when he was tackled low by a New Orleans defender after a short reception over the middle of the field.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 14

RB Rashaad Penny SEA

Is Rashaad Penny a late-season savior for your fantasy team? Is Aaron Jones a late-season fantasy team killer? Is a new running back emerging in Dallas behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard? Does Keenan Allen have a handcuff now? FantasySharks.com ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 14 Injury Fallout

QB Lamar Jackson BAL

Fantasy managers simply have to wait with bated breath until a more concrete diagnosis and recovery timeline becomes available for Jackson. For a quarterback who relies on mobility the way Jackson does, any sort of lower body ailment that could compromise his elusiveness and open field speed is a major concern.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 12

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Is Cam Newton washed up as a fantasy asset after his dud Week 12 outing? Is Matt Breida taking command of the Buffalo Bills’ backfield? Is DeSean Jackson a playoff run fantasy asset? FantasySharks.com senior writer Matt Wilson answers those ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 12 Injury Fallout

RB Dalvin Cook MIN and LB Adarius Taylor TB

Dalvin Cook suffered a shoulder injury during the Vikings' Week 12 loss to the 49ers, and did not return. Cook remained face down on the turf after the play was blown dead, and appeared to be writhing in distress while clutching at right pectoral area before being taken to the Vikings' locker room on a cart.

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