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THE LOWDOWN: Week 15

RB Dalvin Cook MIN

While Dalvin Cook hasn't been running the ball all that well since his return from injury, he's been a decent RB2/Flex play over the last three games. The Vikings' RB has average 88 scrimmage yards, five catches and 0.67 TDs per game in that span, good for an average 18.2 PPG...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 15

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Matt Ryan has been having a really solid season thus far without as much hype as guys like Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, but he's one of three QBs with 4,000+ yards so far (along with Mahomes and Roethlisberger) and his 28 TDs are tied for sixth in the league.

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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 ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Week 14

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Bill Parcells would say that “water always returns to its level“ whenever a player got off to a hot or slow start to the year. This is the case for Doug Baldwin. Over the last few weeks he has started to trend closer to what we expected from him at the beginning of the season.

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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 14

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Russell Wilson has been consistent and great all season long and shows no sign of regressing. He has great matchups for the playoffs so if there is any way you can land him before they start, do it. Trade Aaron Rodgers for him if you have him.

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RED ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Week 13

WR Josh Reynolds LAR

Josh Reynolds leads the league in red zone targets over the last three weeks. He has averaged three opportunities and a touchdown per week. He took over for Cooper Kupp when Kupp went on Injured Reserve earlier in the year and the offense hasn’t missed a beat.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 12

QB Andrew Luck IND

Lost among all the fabulous QB play this season has been Andrew Luck's comeback season. After having missed all of last season to injury, Luck has done away with lingering concerns that he'd regain his old form.

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 11

RB Dalvin Cook MIN

I'm looking forward to seeing how the Vikings make use of Dalvin Cook. Coming off a bye, the Vikings' coaching staff stated this week that they had no concerns about Cook participating in full practices-- great news for fantasy owners...

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 11

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I’m sure 95 percent of the owners out there figured that Jack Doyle would’ve been the tight end to have in Indianapolis, but the team forgot it wasn’t Andrew Luck who had the chemistry with Doyle – it was Jacoby Brissett.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 11

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The progression of Jared Goff from Year 1 to Year 3 is exactly what an organization looks for in their franchise quarterback. If Baker Mayfield can evolve the way Goff has, the Cleveland organization will be in good hands for the next ten years.

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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 11

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Sell the GOAT. It may seem I’m just performing a kamikaze on my credibility as a writer, but I firmly believe the time has come where the value that you paid for Tom Brady in your drafts (or trades) far outweighs the production you are going to see from him.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 10

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Four quarterbacks have totaled at least 14 fantasy points in every game this season. They are Patrick Mahomes (obviously), Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers … and Philip Rivers. Starting in Week 11, the Chargers will face Denver, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Kansas City, all of which are considered to be favorable matchups

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GRINDERS & GAMBLES: Week 10

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Dak Prescott’s fantasy stock has dropped significantly as he puts up low-end grinder numbers week after week. He plays a Philadelphia defense that has been hit-or-miss but he should have a decent floor this week.

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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 10

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Stafford had about one of his worst outings that I think I have ever seen from the guy. And in the Fantasy Stock Market, that is code for “Buy Low.” While he is no Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, if he can be had for a cheap price he’s worthy of some starts in the next few weeks.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 10 Edition

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Have the San Francisco 49ers provided us with another fantasy-relevant quarterback? Is it time for Mark Ingram owners to smack the panic button? Should Tarik Cohen owners think about doing that, too? Is another tight end emerging in what has ...

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LIKE / DISLIKE: Week 9

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His fantasy owners would like to see him throw for more passing yards and run for more rushing yards, but let’s take it one step at a time and appreciate that Russell Wilson has turned it around as of late. With a couple more weeks of stellar play, he’ll start to creep back into mid-level QB1 territory.

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GRINDERS & GAMBLES: Week 9

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Adam Humphries is still grinding. He is a nice grab if you need a steady receiver in deeper leagues. Keep in mind this team could be rotating quarterbacks as both have a tendency to make really nice throws...to the other team’s safeties.

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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 9

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For the second week, David Johnson has made it on my list, and my advice still hasn’t changed. He is having a horrible year, but at some point he is going to bounce back. Arizona managed to pull off a win this week, so something has got to be clicking (even if it was against San Francisco).

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 9 Edition

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Is it time to give up on Doug Baldwin? Is it time to trust DeVante Parker? Who is Aaron Rodgers’ second-favorite wideout? Is there a new sheriff in the Philadelphia backfield? Senior FantasySharks.com writer Matt Wilson tackles those questions in ...

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RED ZONE TARGET ANALYSIS: Week 8

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I know the Raiders have Doug Martin on the roster but he is Doug Martin and that's all you need to know about him. Richard has been productive as a receiving running back, mostly because the Raiders are always playing from behind. I expect that he will add about 10-12 rushes a game now with Lynch out and dominate the touches.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 8

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Derek Carr has failed to go over 15 fantasy points in every other game this season. The Raiders are a hot mess in every sense of the word, and they just traded their best wide receiver (Amari Cooper) to the Dallas Cowboys.

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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 8

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I don’t know whose buying on Andy Dalton at the moment (probably people who are just desperate at quarterback), but if you have him, get rid of him. For four straight games, he has been decreasing in yardage as he adjusts back to his old average Andy Dalton self.

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GRINDERS & GAMBLES: Week 8

QB_Dak_Prescott_DAL_3

He is surprisingly available in many leagues due to his inconsistent and lackluster start. Prescott has been solid over the last few weeks and should continue to put up points for both the Cowboys and fantasy GMs. The Amari Cooper signing should help him immensely.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 8 Edition

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This was Jordan Reed’s third straight performance under 50 yards. The sixth-year pro has scored just once (Week 1), and he hasn’t caught more than six passes or amassed more than 65 yards in a contest despite averaging a solid six targets per game.

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NEW AGE RANKINGS: Week 7

RB Sony Michel NEP

Keep an eye on first-rounder Sony Michel. In the last three games, Michel has rolled up 316 rushing yards and punched in four touchdowns. While backfield mate James White is nine spots ahead of him, I have a feeling that Michel’s role will continue to increase as the season wears on ...

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 7

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With Jay Ajayi now on Injured Reserve, Wendell Smallwood had six of his season-long 15 red zone opportunities last week. This is only going to get better as the season progresses and he is someone who you can count on not only this week but for the rest of the season.

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LIKE/DISLIKE: Week 7

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Since returning from the knee injury that sidelined him for the first two games, Carson Wentz is on track to duplicate his phenomenal 2017 season and once again finish as one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in 2018. Wentz has thrown for at least 275 passing yards, two touchdowns and has totaled at least 20 fantasy points in each of the last three weeks.

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GRINDERS & GAMBLES: Week 7

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As we have firmly established, the Dolphins exist to crush my hopes and dreams. The Brock Osweiler we saw during an amazing game Sunday was the same Brock that Houston saw. That didn’t turn out well for Houston. Don’t be Houston.

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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 7

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A report has come out that Gruden is hearing offers for Amari Cooper.....I'm so confused by this man. He literally makes no sense when it comes to running the team. On top of this, Cooper has been a freaking roller-coaster of points. I want to be rid of this headache, trade him away.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 7 Edition

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So far this season, Jordan Reed has started five straight contests and is currently ranked either first or second on Washington in targets, catches, receiving yards and scoring grabs, but he hasn’t generated anything resembling elite production. The sixth-year pro has hit pay dirt just once (Week 1), and he hasn’t caught more than six passes or amassed more than 65 yards in a contest despite averaging a solid six targets per contest.

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 6

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Welcome back for the Week 6 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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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 6

WR Courtland Sutton WR

Quick question! Who leads the Broncos wide receivers in red zone targets? The answer: Courtland Sutton. Surprised? The Broncos are facing the Rams this week, which means they are going to need to throw the ball to keep pace with one of the best offenses in the game.

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