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DRAFT DAY: Six Players to Target

RB Raheem Mostert SF

The absence of Jeff Wilson Jr. will give Mostert more chances with the ball throughout the first couple months of the year. After that, third-round pick Trey Sermon and the inevitable return of Wilson could easily cut into carries and targets.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 17

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Denver has gotten healthy on defense, and will disrupt the Raiders offensive plans. Derek Carr will return from injury to face a unit with a decent pass rush that is good in coverage. This is not a good matchup for the Raiders, and I expect the Broncos to not allow many points on the board.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 17

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With the Giants playing from behind against Baltimore last week, Shepard was a favorite target in the loss. He ended the day with nine catches for 77 yards, including one that went for a score. The Giants will need to win on the final week to keep their playoff hopes alive, so look for Shepard to once again be a busy ball catcher.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 17

Defensive End Arik Armstead San Francisco

Arik Armstead has picked it up a bit of late — he has 13 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss over the past two weeks. Seattle has also allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to defensive linemen this year.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 17

QB Mitchell Trubisky CHI

Mitchell Trubisky has the faint undertone of victory marinade. The Chicago quarterback is available in 76 percent of leagues and he plays for a team that is fighting for a playoff spot. Chicago will most likely be slinging the ball around for the majority of the game which translates to a lot of opportunity for Trubisky.

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GRAB BAG: Week 17

RB Gus Edwards BAL

Gus Edwards took over as the main running back after J.K. Dobbins left with an apparent chest injury and didn’t get another carry. If Dobbins doesn’t play, Edwards could be a goldmine of fantasy points with the opportunity he will receive.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 16

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger having only 7 yards passing, something is amok. I guess this is just a weird year. This means that I can proudly say Christmas being early is the least of my worries as I am actually in the finals of my fantasy football championship.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 16

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The Bucs take on the Lions this week, giving them a great opportunity to get back on track. Detroit is banged up offensively, and Matthew Stafford will be under constant duress; he’s not very mobile and should take multiple sacks.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 16

QB Jalen Hurts PHI

This week against Arizona Jalen Hurts put his stamp on the starting job for the rest of the season. As if there needed to be an announcement, but Hurts has been named the starter for next week, in a very plus game against Dallas.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 16

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is sacked by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Todd Davis

It took a while, But Kubiak was proven right. With Eric Kendricks sidelined the last few weeks with a calf injury, Todd Davis has assumed an every-down role at middle linebacker. Just as he was in Denver, Davis has been productive, piling up 26 total tackles and a sack.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 16

RB Salvon Ahmed MIA

Ahmed was the first Miami running back to record a 100-yard rushing day in two years. If Gaskin stays on the Covid-19 list against Las Vegas on Saturday, Ahmed will have a chance to become the second in two years.

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GRAB BAG: Week 16

QB Andy Dalton DAL

Andy Dalton has performed valiantly in replacement of Dak Prescott. He hasn’t blown teams out of the water but he has been putting up okay numbers and still has plenty of weapons in the passing game with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 15 Injury Fallout

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire KCC

Le'Veon Bell no longer appears to have the burst that once made him an elite talent, but he still displays good patience and vision, which counts for something in this high-flying offense. If Edwards-Helaire is out, then you can consider Bell a solid top-20 option against the Falcons.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 15

LB Kenny Young LA Rams & QB Cam Newton New England

The Rams face a New York Jets team in Week 15 that isn’t exactly lighting it up offensively this season. But the Jets have actually been decent in terms of fantasy points allowed to linebackers this season, and with Micah Kiser already ruled out Young should see an IDP-relevant workload for at least one more game.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 15

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Cleveland has the horses to pressure the quarterback, and should do so very effectively against the Giants and Daniel Jones. Expect the Browns to contain the Giants running game, forcing Jones into too many passing situations.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 15

RB Gus Edwards BAL

Gus Edwards has been hotter than hot lately. The Baltimore running back is available in 82 percent of leagues and any manager who has a need at running back would be foolish not to pick him up.

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GRAB BAG: Week 15

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The Chargers have allowed multiple touchdown passes in six of their last eight games. If you’re in need of a streaming quarterback, Carr could be your guy this week. He is still available in more than half of fantasy leagues.

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THE DIVE: Week 14 “The New Season Begins”

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Remember me? Is it a revenge game? Not really, as it appeared that Cincinnati and Andy Dalton parted ways peacefully after last season. However, bank on the idea that Dalton is going to raise his performance against his former team in Week 14 as Dallas’ playoff homes hang on by a thread.

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THE GREY REPORT: Week 14

Lamar Jackson & Derwin James

Is Lamar Jackson back or will Cleveland stay hot and slow him back down? Is Russell Wilson ready to return to his early season form or will his recent funk continue? David Grey will breakdown all the matchups in this ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 14

RB Ty Johnson NYJ & LB Jerome Baker MIA

The Jets have minimal healthy options at running back, so Ty Johnson steps in immediately as the top and only option. He lit up Las Vegas for 104 yards on 22 carries, including one for a score. He will be the every down back for the Jets and should be the top priority on waivers this week.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 14

LB Matt Milano BUF

Matt Milano appeared to get through the game unscathed and didn’t favor the shoulder. That speaks well to his role increasing steadily and rapidly moving forward — while A.J. Klein had his moments (especially as a pass rusher) while Milano was out, Buffalo needs its best coverage linebacker as it pushes toward the playoffs.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 14

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Minnesota has found its stride offensively in recent weeks, but doesn’t match up well with this Tampa Bay unit. Tampa Bay has a great run defense and will be able to limit Dalvin Cook. Kirk Cousins will be forced to throw more often, which opens a path to turnovers and sacks.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 14

QB Teddy Bridgewater CAR

If you do have a need at quarterback going into Week 14, look no further than Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina. Bridgewater is available in 75 percent of leagues. This week should also see the return of Christian McCaffrey who is essentially the Panther's top receiver.

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GRAB BAG: Week 14

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The Colts will face off with Las Vegas in Week 14 for a good wide receiver matchup. The Raiders have allowed four scores to wide receivers in their last two games and T.Y. Hilton is still on the waiver wire in nearly 55% of fantasy leagues.

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KEEPING AHEAD: Late Season Trends

RB Antonio Gibson WAS

It defies all logic, but here we are. And let me further add that if you have Antonio Gibson or James Robinson on your rosters, you not only have a potential league-winning player for the 2020 season, but easily one of the top five keeper prospects for 2021 and beyond.

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FANTASY FLEX: Week 13

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At least Joe Burrow threw the ball at least 40 times each game. He also did it with good accuracy which racked up receptions for all three receivers. Now, it is looking like a worse version of the Arizona receivers from last year.

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FLAVOR OF THE WEEK: Keke Coutee, WR, Houston

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Is it possible Keke Coutee was just mismanaged by a terrible coach? Sure, absolutely. It’s also possible his wounds were self-inflicted. Once he entered the doghouse no one on the team stuck their neck out for him. The range of potential outcomes are vast, but this is an add now ask questions later game.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 13

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Week 13 is the final regular season game in my fantasy football league. And in a fantasy football league first, for this writer and probably the first in fantasy football history, I will not know the outcome of my week ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 13

RB Cam Akers LA Rams & LB Kendall Beckwith Tampa Bay

Cam Akers only had nine rushes against San Francisco, but he made the most of them going for 84 yards in total with one ending up as a long touchdown run. He is worth a grab and stash right now as the Rams seem to be taking a ‘hot hand’ approach, and his past week might be enough to give him the inside track.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 13

RB Latavius Murray NO

Latavius Murray is still available in 54% of leagues and despite Alvin Kamara as the de facto starter, he still gets great opportunity for production every week. Next week will be another opportunity for Murray to get lots of touches, and if you have a need at the RB position, then he makes for a risk worth taking.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 13

LB Troy Reeder LA Rams & RB Dion Lewis NY Giants

The Rams didn't get the win Sunday, but Troy Reeder was a force, piling up 15 total tackles and 12 stops in the loss. Reeder isn't going to rack up those kinds of gaudy numbers every week, but he's shown considerable statistical upside when afforded the opportunity to make plays to this point in his career.

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STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 13

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Chicago faces off against divisional foe Detroit this weekend. The Lions are a mess, Matthew Stafford has a hand injury and Kenny Golladay has missed the past two games. Their offense has become vanilla and stagnant as a result. The Bears should have no issues limiting Detroit’s scoring chances...

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