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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: All-2018 Team

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

One of the bigger surprises this year, and the top “Waiver Wire Wonder” of the season, is Phillip Lindsay. Denver is a team that over the years has produced some unlikely fantasy gold at the running back position, and I know many owners in leagues that I play in make it a point to make sure several Denver backs are selected on draft day.

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 17

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Welcome back for the Week 17 edition of “Red Light, Green Light”, your matchup guide for all of this weekend’s NFL contests. While this piece is not intended to be solely a start/bench list, it can be used for some ...

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 17

QB Josh Allen BUF

Josh Allen would make a great Week 17 fill-in if you have a need at quarterback. Allen is available in 62 percent of leagues and this next week, Allen and Buffalo go up against Miami. The offense will be able to move the ball a little better than last week.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 17

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Woe to have been the Todd Gurley owner who tried to do the right thing by grabbing his backup Malcolm Brown in case something happened, only to see him get injured in practice and the Rams not bother to replace him.

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VIP EARLY GRAB BAG: Week 17

RB Jamaal Williams GBP

Since taking over the lead running back duties in place of the injured Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams has played exceptionally well and has become a highly relevant fantasy running back in the process. Williams toted the rock 15 times in yesterday’s game against New York and accumulated 95 rushing yards and a touchdown in the process.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 16 Injury Fallout

LB Anthony Walker IND sacks QB Marcus Mariota TEN

Mariota left Saturday’s game against the Redskins with a stinger injury on his throwing arm in the second quarter. He was listed as questionable to return, but he did not re-enter the game. After the game, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that Mariota is “still being evaluated.”

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 16

QB Andrew Luck IND

I'm liking Andrew Luck this week in a must-win situation against the Giants... Jared Goff needs to regain some of his swagger, and quick; the Arizona defense may allow him that opportunity.

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 16

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Welcome back for the Week 16 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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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 16

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Detroit has been playing musical starters while Kerryon Johnson has been on the shelf, and the latest hot hand they have been using is Zach Zenner. Only 45 yards on 10 carries, but more importantly, Detroit is using him at the goal line and he hit paydirt in Buffalo last week.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 16

LB Nick Vigil CIN

Nick Vigil’s five solos last week against Oakland represented his best effort since returning —which could indicate he’s nearing 100 percent ahead of a Top 10 matchup with Cleveland.

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 16

RB Jamaal Williams GBP

Jamaal Williams looked great for Green Bay on Sunday. He ran for 55 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 42 yards as well. He is available in 99 percent of leagues and faces the New York Jets in Week 16.

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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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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: Week 15

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Welcome back for the Week 15 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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GRINDERS & GAMBLES: Week 15

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“Grinders and Gambles” is duct tape for teams in need of help. This list is for deeper leagues or for those in shallower leagues who are picking up players in free agency after waivers have run. Grinders are the guys ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 15

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Another country heard from! For the second week in a row, he hauled in four passes but this week in Buffalo one of those went for a touchdown. The Jets are going to be passing the ball in each of their remaining games, so look for Anderson to be making more fantasy noise down the stretch.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 15

LB Anthony Walker IND sacks QB Marcus Mariota TEN

It’s gotten lost in the greatness that has been Darius Leonard’s incredible rookie season, but Anthony Walker hasn’t exactly been cat food — he’s just three stops this side of 100 tackles and has at least nine stops in four his past five games.

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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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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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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 14

RB Jeffery Wilson SF

With nothing to lose, San Francisco has been throwing caution in the wind. For the second week in a row, Jeff Wilson has not only been active, but has been a key component of the game plan, getting several touches on the field.

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IDP WAIVER WIRE: Week 14

LB Gerald Hodges ARI

Gerald Hodges has now tallied double-digit tackles in two straight games as the new MIKE (middle inside) linebacker for Arizona. There’s little reason to think he can’t make it three big stat lines in a row on Sunday.

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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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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 14

QB Josh Allen BUF

At first it seems odd suggesting a Buffalo quarterback, but have you seen his stats lately? Allen is available in 96 percent of leagues and just came off a great game against Miami where he threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 135 yards.

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VIP EARLY GRAB BAG: Week 14

WR Courtland Sutton WR

Courtland Sutton is still an unreliable option to plug into your starting lineup, but he holds high-end WR3 value if he can continue to see upwards of 7+ targets per game. For now, though, consider him a low-end WR3/borderline Flex play in 12-team leagues.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 13 Injury Fallout

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Olsen left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with a right foot injury in the second quarter. He limped off the field before being carted to the locker room, and he did not return to the game. After the game, Olsen indicated that he ruptured the plantar fascia in his foot.

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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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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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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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