Fantasy Football Week 17 Rankings
BEAST DOME NATION.
A Fantasy Football season to remember for some. A Fantasy Football season to forget for others. While I have been as secretive as Dr. Dre when it comes to who is going to be a BEAST week in and week out this Fantasy Football season, I will give everyone the gift of my Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings.
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WEEK 17 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS
PEYTON MANNING VS. OAK
This is it. After Peyton Manning has been playing game manager for nearly a month, a matchup against the Oakland Raiders is just what the doctor ordered. This will be a Vintage Peyton Manning performance, and you will want to make sure you have him on your team.
AARON RODGERS VS. DET
A-Rodg has been easily the best fantasy QB of 2014. Going up against the Lions Secondary in a must-win game for the NFC North Division crown is going to bring out the best A-Rodg we can ask for. Discount Double Check that he is on your Daily Fantasy team because those yards and TDs will be there.
DREW BREES @ TB
This year we barely saw vintage Drew Brees, but he still managed to put up top 5 numbers at the QB position. Brees gets one last shot to show his worth against a Tampa Secondary that is easily beatable. It only helps that if the Bucs lose, they will have the #1 pick in the 2015 Draft. Look for some “blown” coverage often.
MATT RYAN VS. CAR
What’s cooler than being cool? Matty Ice. Matt Ryan will finish off the 2014 Fantasy Football season with a bang as he was easily the most dominant Fantasy QB during the Fantasy Playoffs. A QB that was recommended heavily for all VIPs if you missed out on the RGIII sweepstakes.
MATT STAFFORD @ GB
Staffy had a horrible season, but this matchup reminds me of that potential shootout both of these teams went through a few seasons ago when Matt Flynn threw for over 5 TDs and racked up a huge signing bonus. If the Packers do not play their cards right, Calvin Johnson can have one of his long overdue BEAST performances.
CAM NEWTON @ ATL
Supercam has one last chance to show that vintage-ness that Cam is always capable of putting up. The Falcons defense is one that has struggled to Cam many times in his career, and playing in a dome should allow Cam to show off that speed has been hindered by his ankle injury all season. Must-Win game should bring out the best Cam, and that is all you can ask for.
ANDREW LUCK @ TEN
Call it Luck. Andrew started the season like a Fantasy Football MVP, and then cooled off quickly and became a good #1 option. Andrew Luck against the Titans is one of the reasons you drafted Luck, especially with a Playoff spot locked up and playing for nothing more than seeding. No pressure, just throw them deep and see what happens.
TONY ROMO @ WAS
Tony Romo managed to put Top 10 QB numbers despite the fact the Cowboys finally decided to run the ball this season. Romo gets a nice matchup against a Redskins defense that Hellen Keller could probably manage an average fantasy game against. Once this game gets out of hand, Romo will be benched.
JAY CUTLER @ MIN
With Jay Cutler getting a second chance, the Bears want to have Ex-Sex one more time just to remember how good it feels. The Bears season is over, and there really is no reason to turn back to Jay after they threw him under the bus so many times this season. Cutler tore up the Vikings earlier in the season when he had Brandon Marshall, look for him to go out with a bang.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER VS. CIN
Big Ben will look to do work against a vulnerable Bengals Pass Defense in a Must-Win game. The Steelers have plenty of options in the passing game for Big Ben to get 300+ Yards week in and week out.
ELI MANNING VS. PHI
The Book of Eli suggests that if you trust Eli, he will burn. The Eagles defense has green light written all over it, now it is up to you to decide if Eli will throw for 300+ Yards and 2 TDs, or will he disappoint like he did in all of 2013. Odell Beckham Jr. definitely helps for a positive outlook.
ANDY DALTON @ PIT
Look for a heavy dose of AJ Green in a Must-Win game. When that happens Andy Dalton usually gets his fantasy numbers in the end. Dalton has been inconsistent all season long, but the matchup against the Steelers is definitely one that has its advantages.
RUSSELL WILSON VS. STL
If Russell Wilson had Calvin Johnson he would be a Top 3 QB. He does not, and every single week you have to hope a WR target you never heard of gets a TD.
RYAN TANNEHILL VS. NYJ
Tannehill will have to do his thing against a Jets defense that limits running backs. Ryan Tannehill has plenty of options to throw to and has finally proven to be the QB the Dolphins expected him to be.
MARK SANCHEZ @ NYG
Sanchez is playing for the starters job on Sunday, which means he should be fantasy worth to close out the season against a below average Giants defense. Mark is not the most trust-worthy option, but as long as Chip Kelly is calling plays you can roll with the Sanchize.
PHILIP RIVERS @ KC
P-Riv usually has his way against the Chiefs Defense, and this Sunday may present an opportunity for success. While it would be much easier for Rivers if he had Keenan Allen, the Chargers are loaded with options in the passing game. With no Ryan Mathews, look for Rivers to air it out.
RGIII VS. DAL
The talent is there, the pass attempts are not. While RGIII can go off against the Cowboys, without the pass attempts he is worthless. Look for him to manage the game as the Redskins try to win in a defensive type of matchup.
JOE FLACCO VS. CLE
Flacco will look to attack the Browns secondary wherever Joe Haden is not. Browns always play the Ravens tough which always makes things tough in the end. One more TD and Joe Flacco has a career high.
COLIN KAEPERNICK VS. ARI
Kaepernick will look to give his 49er faithful one last thing to cheer about in 2014. The matchup is not that great for a breakout performance, but if Colin runs watch out.
CASE KEENUM VS. JAX
Case will use this game as an audition to be the QB for the Texans in 2015. Jaguars defense presents an opportunity for a positive outcome, and the WR talent in Houston is always top notch. Look for some sleeper magic in this pick.
KYLE ORTON @ NE
Orton going up against a 2nd string Patriots defense is enticing. However trusting Kyle Orton is always a question within itself. A question you always do not want to be part of the answer.
JOSH MCCOWN VS. NO
Bucs are playing for the loss on Sunday as they guarantee themselves the #1 pick in 2015 with that outcome. McCown has the weapons and the matchup for a big game, but look for Tampa to go down softly as their is no positive in a victory.
DEREK CARR @ DEN
Garbage time. That is all you can hope for when going after Carr this week.
TEDDY BRIDGEWATER VS. CHI
Teddy has done a nice job with the Vikings offense this season, but he needs a big time weapon to be explosive. Move a player that is somewhat similar to Calvin Johnson to Minnesota and Bridgewater is a Top 15 QB in 2015.
CHARLIE WHITEHURST VS. IND
The Keenau Reeves of the NFL will get one more shot to show what he can do against a below average Colts defense. Charlie has the weapons to have fantasy success, just a matter if he actually performs well enough in real life for a good fantasy day. You never know what you are going to get.
CHASE DANIEL VS. SD
It is not much harder to be better than Alex Smith. Look for Chase to get similar numbers to what Alex Smith would put up. With the potential of no Jamaal Charles, Daniel could see over 25 pass attempts.
BLAKE BORTLES @ HOU
Bortles has an arm, but he never put it together his rookie season. You cannot even blame the talent as the Jags are filled with good WRs who can get the job done. Texans pass rush should have fun.
TOM BRADY VS. BUF
One half of Tom Brady is probably better than the list below. Do not use him in Fantasy.
GENO SMITH @ MIA
Geno has no arm and is better off used as Cornerback than a Quarterback. If the Jets stick with him as their future, it will be a very long time for that Superbowl in New York.
SHAUN HILL @ SEA
Shaun Hill in Seattle, ya right.
RYAN LINDLEY @ SF
CONNOR SHAW @ BAL
To be on this list, the player must be fantasy relevant for Week 17 in 12 Team Leagues.
ARIAN FOSTER VS. JAX
Only fitting that every Fantasy Expert continues to rank Arian Foster Top 5 every week. Arian Foster should tear up a Jags defense that has thrown in the towel weeks ago.
MARSHAWN LYNCH VS. STL
BEAST MODE going up against a Rams Defense is already one plus considering how he has tore them up his entire career. To make this situation even better he is in a Must-Win game at home.
DEMARCO MURRAY @ WAS
Murray should not be limited by the hand as much as we think. A good matchup for a RB who has easily been the BEAST pick of the year. Last season I ranked him higher than every expert, one year too early.
CJ ANDERSON VS. OAK
What Montee Ball should have been all season. CJ Anderson will end things off nicely against the cupcake Raiders defense in a Must-Win game for the Broncos to clinch the #2 seed.
MATT FORTE @ MIN
Forte will get one last chance to show what he can do in the Jay Cutler offense. Forte catches the ball more than any RB which is a weapons within itself.
LE’VEON BELL VS. CIN
Defenses have been able to limit his game ground as of late, and the Bengals will definitely come with a passion to try to limit him. Bell is too good and his season really took off to another level when LeGarrette Blount left for New England.
LESEAN MCCOY @ NYG
Slim Shady has a nice matchup against a Giants Defense he has torn up in the past. While this season has been a disappointment, he is finally starting to find the endzone more consistently as of late.
EDDIE LACY VS. DET
The matchup is not the best against the Lions, but there are few RBs who are running as well as Lacy right now. The Packers will always score points, and Eddie Lacy will always have a crucial role in the game plan.
MARK INGRAM @ TB
With the Bucs likely going for the loss this Sunday, Mark Ingram is a solid bet to find the endzone at least one. The Saints should be able to score at will on Sunday and as long as Khiry Robinson does not vulture Ingram, the Saints will dominate.
JEREMY HILL @ PIT
J-Hillionare is looking great with the 15+ carries coming his way every week. Easily one of the best rookies in the league Jeremy will get his number called often against the Steelers in a huge Sunday Night showdown for the AFC North title.
ALFRED MORRIS VS. DAL
Morris does much better when RGIII is at QB. The Redskins do not trust RGIII to throw the ball often, but defenses still have to respect his big play agability which hurts defenses when Alfred Morris is pounding them like a truck. Look for Al-Mo to get 20+ Carries in a huge home season finale for the Redskins.
JUSTIN FORSETT VS. CLE
*JAMAAL CHARLES VS. SD
Jamaal is Questionable to play, and he let down his fantasy owners last week in the Playoffs if you made it that far. With Jamaal questionable for Sunday, his carries will be limited regardless with Knile Davis always looking like a BEAST.
JONATHAN STEWART @ ATL
J-Stew has been a Monster to close out the season, and he gets the matchup he is looking for against the Falcons and their vulnerable Run D. Look for J-Stew to finish the season out strong and show why he is always a BEAST DOME favorite.
KNILE DAVIS VS. SD
Knile is ranked as if Jamaal Charles is not play. Davis always has the potential to go off for a Top 5 RB performance, but that is only if Jamaal Charles does not play.
JOIQUE BELL @ GB
The return of Reggie Bush is a factor for Joique to close out the season. While Bell should get his number called often this week against the soft Packers Run D, Reggie is always a threat to steal series, as well as plays.
MATT ASIATA VS. CHI
Asiata has done a solid job for the Vikings to close out the Adrian Peterson-less season. Better than what Toby Gerhart was capable of. The matchup against the Bears is a good one and Asiata will have a chance to end the 2014 season on a positive note for that big pay day when it comes.
FRANK GORE VS. ARI
Frank the Tank ended up being the winner in the Carlos Hyde battle as he is the last one standing. The matchup is not great as the Cards dominate against the Run, but the 49ers are also looking to end 2014 on a BIG note at home.
REGGIE BUSH @ GB
Reggie is still as dynamic as ever, the amount of plays he will see is not. Reggie Bush is the better version of Darren Sproles to close out the season, a season that was filled with injuries and reminding us all injury prone he is.
LAMAR MILLER VS. NYJ
Lamar really took his game to another level when Knowshon Moreno was knocked out for the season. The Jets run D is very tough which makes Miller a BUST potential. However with getting 18+ Carries a game and the only RB in the Dolphins system, he always has a good shot to find the end zone.
RASHAD JENNINGS VS. PHI
Andre Williams should play, but Rashad Jennings is likely to get his. Jennings had a tough time staying healthy in 2014, but when he was healthy he put up rock solid RB #2 numbers on a consistent basis.
GIOVANI BERNARD @ PIT
While Jeremy Hill will get the carries. Giovani will be the Darren Sproles for the Bengals to close out the season. Like I warned everyone early in the season, Giovani Bernard was a Sell High candidate.
JACQUIZZ RODGERS VS. CAR
JacQuizz the Face of BEAST DOME back in 2012 will get another shot to show us what he can do as a starter. Devonta Freeman is definitely a factor, but JacQuizz always has 100 Total Yards potential when he is a starter.
LATAVIUS MURRAY @ DEN
While Latavius is a great player, he will likely be out of the gamplan by halftime as the Broncos should BEAST the Raiders. Nothing to see here, besides a great RB who gives the Raiders a future in 2015.
BRANDEN OLIVER @ KC
Oliver will get his touches this Sunday against the Chiefs now that Ryan Mathews is OUT. Oliver reminds me of Darren Sproles, and Darren Sproles with 15+ Touches is a dangerous player.
ANDRE WILLIAMS VS. PHI
Andre will get his 10+ carries against the Eagles. With Rashad Jennings back, you cannot count on a productive day.
FRED JACKSON @ NE
F-Jax will lose touches with C.J. Spiller back. Last week Jackson made a living in the passing game, and going up against Patriots backups does make this matchup a little nicer.
ISAIAH CROWELL @ BAL
The Crow will get his carries against the Ravens and their top notch Run D. Nothing to see here on a Daily Fantasy Level, but Crow gives everyone a little reminder of vintage Trent Richardson.
CHARLES SIMS VS. NO
Sims will likely get a full audition against the Saints on Sunday as they have nothing to play for. Sims does have nice potential, but first the Bucs have to get their offense together.
CJ SPILLER @ NE
TERRANCE WEST @ BAL
T-West will get his 10+ carries but there is not a lot you can expect from them. Especially with the Crow in his way as well as Connor Shaw at QB.
CHRIS IVORY @ MIA
Ivory will look to get his usual 60+ Yards against the Dolphins. Ivory is a BEAST but the Jets offense is a joke as long as Geno Smith is QB.
BISHOP SANKEY VS. IND
Bishop will likely get a chance to show what he can do with 20+ carries to close out the season. Titans are playing for nothing on Sunday.
BRANDON BOLDEN VS. BUF
If you want a darkhose to get 20 carries on Sunday, Brandon Bolden is that guy. Patriots only going one half with starters, and Jonas Gray is already ruled OUT. LeGarrette Blount who is healing himself and Shane Vereen who is already vulnerable will likely sit.
TOBY GERHART @ HOU
Toby Gerhart does not bode well to do anything against the Texans.
DARREN SPROLES @ NYG
With Christian Polk now in the picture, Darren Sproles is as much RB#3 as he is RB#4 status in Fantasy Football. You can not trust him with limited touches there is no upside. He ruined the season of Shady McCoy and that is all he can take to the bank.
CJ2K @ MIA
CJ2K sputtered this season for the Jets, as did the entire team. Nothing is guaranteed with Geno Smith at QB who makes this entire offense garbage to close out the year.
TRE MASON @ SEA
While Tre is a solid player, he is not good in tough matchups. When it is Seattle at Seattle, that is a good matchup to avoid.
STEPFAN TAYLOR @ SF
No reason to use Taylor who is splitting carries with Kerwynn Williams. The 49ers defense is going to come to play, and the Cardinals offense is not a threat whatsoever.
DANIEL HERRON @ TEN
To be on this list, the player must be fantasy relevant for Week 17 in 12 Team Leagues.
CALVIN JOHNSON @ GB
Megatron was not Megatron this season. He might as well have been on the Cover of Madden this year, but he gets one last shot to have a Monster game against a Defense he has OWNED in the past. Better late than Never.
DEZ BRYANT @ WAS
Dez has been nothing short of a MONSTER all season long for the Cowboys. Dez has easily taken over the game and should be a HUGE fantasy threat against a Redskins defense that is not know for its defense.
DEMARYIUS THOMAS VS. OAK
D-Thom will look to end the season on a high note as the entire Broncos passing game has taken a huge hit in the final month of the year. Demaryius should be able to do what he wants against a Raiders Defense that is always vulnerable.
AJ GREEN @ PIT
If the Bengals need to wina game, they make sure to get AJ Green involved early and often. This Sunday Night going up against a Steelers defense that Green just bruned to over 200 Yards marks a good time to get him in your Daily Fantasy lineup.
ANTONIO BROWN VS. CIN
Brown is going to get his targets against a Bengals defense that has become more vulnerable as time has gone by. The Steelers have so many weapons that the Bengals cannot really double team any player.
JORDY NELSON VS. DET
Jordy always dominates against the Lions defense and Sunday December 28th should mark no difference. The Packers will look to tack on a lot of yards through the air, and Jordy should always be the favorite to lead the way.
JULIO JONES VS. CAR
If the Panthers are smart they triple team Julio Jones. In a must-win game at home there is no way the Panthers slow down Julio who is easily the most underrated WR in the game today.
RANDALL COBB VS. DET
Randall Cobb is a big play waiting to happen. His big plays did not happen so much this season as he was limited to less than double digit TDs, but he has still been a consistent BEAST.
ALSHON JEFFERY @ MIN
Last chance for Jay Cutler to put on a show, and if is going to happen it is because Alshon Jeffery was a big part of the action.
EMMANUEL SANDERS VS. OAK
Sanders has been one of the BEASTs of the year, and the Raiders secondary is no match for his speed. If Peyton Manning is going to go off on Sunday, Emmanuel will definitely have something to do with it.
ODELL BECKHAM JR. VS. PHI
Odell has changed the game for the Giants, and he will look to finish 2014 on a high note against an Eagles Secondary that is not really a threat. Just a matter if Eli Manning wants to get him a TD because he will be wide-open all game long.
GOLDEN TATE @ GB
If the Packers are smart, they will triple team Megatron which should lead to a wide-open field for Golden Tate to run all-around in. Golden Tate was part of the BEAST PICKS of the year collection if you did not get a chance to see.
RODDY WHITE VS. CAR
Roddy Show Stoppy could see a similar situation that Golden Tate will see this week. With the Panthers defense potentially all-in on stopping Julio Jones, Roddy White can tear up that secondary. Matt Ryan and Roddy White connection has been strong over the last month of the season.
KELVIN BENJAMIN @ ATL
Benjamin is easily a candidate for Rookie of the Year, and a big reason for that is Cam Newton trusting him like a #1/#2/#3 option. Look for Benjamin to get his targets in a HUGE game for the Panthers against a weak Falcons secondary.
JEREMY MACLIN @ NYG
J-Mac attack, another player part of the BEAST PICKS of the year collection. Goes up against a Giants Secondary that has problems that Maclin should be able to take advantage of. Maclin has been a rock solid WR#1 quality player all season long.
DESEAN JACKSON VS. DAL
D-Jax can make his whole fantasy game in one play. With RGIII throwing a flawless deep ball, there is a good shot Desean will get that big time play. Get him active.
ANDRE JOHNSON VS. JAX
Case Keenum needs to give Andre Johnson one last big game. Not only for Andre’s sake as he has seen target after target all season with nothing to show for it. Mostly for Case’s sake as this is his last chance to show he can be a starting QB in the NFL. For now.
SAMMY WATKINS @ NE
Good chance Sammy Watkins is able to get his big game in the season finale against a backup Patriots Defense. Watkins did not live up to his rookie hype, but he will likely end the season with over 1,000 yards which is good for something.
T.Y. HILTON @ TEN
Hilton will play this week, but there is a good chance he is limited as the Colts want to make sure he is healthy for the playoffs. Hilton will likely get one deep bomb TD, then ben benched. Andrew Luck looked really lost without him last week.
MARQUES COLSTON @ TB
Marques Colston has been vintage to close out the season ever since Brandin Cooks got injured. Ques is inching closer to the clear-cut #1 option in the Saints passing game when Brees does not look Jimmy Grahams way. No reason for Colston to not end 2014 on a high note.
DEANDRE HOPKINS VS. JAX
D-Hop could have a HUGE game against the Jags, but I am willing to put money on Andre Johnson seeing a heavy majority of the targets. Hopkins had a lot of fantasy success in 2014 and is a great QB away from being a consistent top 20 option.
MIKE EVANS VS. NO
With the Bucs playing for a loss and the #1 pick in 2015. You cannot trust any Buc in the final game. Even my Money BEAST DOME HALL OF FAME pick in Mike Evans.
VINCENT JACKSON VS. NO
With the Bucs playing for a loss and the #1 pick in 2015.
PIERRE GARCON VS. DAL
With the Redskins likely limiting the pass attempts for RGIII, you cannot count on Pierre Garcon to close out the season. All of a sudden everything RGIII and Garcon accomplished in the pass is simply a mirage.
STEVE SMITH SR. VS. CLE
Triple S will look to avoid Joe Haden this week and end the season on a high note. The 1,000 Yard/6 TD season is nearly accomplished as a BEAST PICK of the year.
MIKE WALLACE VS. NYJ
Mike the burner is quietly putting up a nice season. Never a trustworthy option with the emergence of Jarvis Landry, but a good player who is always capable of the HUGE play with his speed.
TORREY SMITH VS. CLE
Will Torrey get Joe Haden watch? My guess is yes as he has been the hotter WR between him and Triple S to close out the year.
KENDALL WRIGHT VS. IND
The matchup is right for Kendall, but you can never trust anything in the Titans passing game. If you want to take the risk in Daily, this is probably the week to do it.
KENNY STILLS @ TB
Stills will get his targets, but the list of players Drew Brees is getting involved continues to grow. Not a bad option by any means as Brees will have his big day, but not a safe option.
ANQUAN BOLDIN VS. ARI
The Choosen Quan will look to do damage in the season finale for the 49ers. It helps they are home, it does not help he is facing a tough Cardinals Secondary which will make Kaepernick have to be extra sharp.
JORDAN MATTHEWS @ NYG
Matthews runs one route for the Eagles with his 15 yard crossing pattern. Chances are Sanchize hits it a few times, timing will be key as fantasy football is all about location.
MALCOLM FLOYD @ KC
Floyd is the throwback Sunday #1 player for Rivers. Chiefs secondary has holes so it should not be surprising to see Floyd get his.
JARVIS LANDRY VS. NYJ
Jarvis has emerged with ODB Jr. from the sky. His potential and skills are top notch, but the list of WRs that see targets on the Dolphins is too much for Landry to be considered a safe fantasy WR.
DANNY AMENDOLA VS. BUF
Danny should get his chance to show what he can do as a #1. The Patriots will give him his targets this week as the top tier starters are only playing a half.
TERRANCE WILLIAMS @ WAS
T-Will made both of his catches count, and chances are he will get a lot of good targets against the Redskins who will be worried about shutting down Dez.
‘DOUG BALDWIN VS. STL
The #1 option for Russell Wilson is too inconsistent to trust. Baldwin had a good season to his standards, but not the standards of a #1 WR.
MICHAEL CRABTREE VS. ARI
Crabtree made the all-avoid team and he can never be trusted in any matchup. The 49ers will try to get something going, but likely in a low scoring game in the season finale.
REGGIE WAYNE @ TEN
Reggie never fully recovered from the ACL injury and looks nothing like the WR he once was. With the Colts not having much to play for, it would not be surprising to see Wayne play limited snaps.
RUBEN RANDLE VS. PHI
Randle has done a nice job of not showing much improvement since his rookie season. He will get his action when Odell Beckham Jr. does not, which is good enough for sleeper potential.
JAMES JONES @ OAK
While it seems Kenbrell Thompkins is becoming the #1 option, it will always be James Jones who was the staple of the Raiders WR core.
EDDIE ROYAL @ KC
Eddie Royal with Cheese will see more targets with no more Keenan Allen. To trust Royal is another story, but he will get 5 receptions no problem.
GREG JENNINGS VS. CHI
You would imagine Greg Jennings is the player who will have the best day in the season finale for the Vikings. He is the big name Free Agent they brought over two seasons ago who is as hit or miss as a drunk dart player.
LARRY FITZGERALD @ SF
Fitzgerald could of been setting NFL Record if the Cardinals gave him a QB. Hard to count on anything with their current offense.
CHARLES JOHNSON VS. CHI
Bridgewater does not really throw enough TDs or Yards for him to support more than 1 Fantasy WR. Always a risk when going with anybody in the Vikings passing game, I would avoid.
DWAYNE BOWE VS. SD
Chase Daniel could not do much worse than Alex Smith who has yet to throw a TD to Bowe. The matchup is not a bad one, and Bowe is long overdue for that 1 TD this season.
MARQISE LEE @ HOU
Not trustworthy enough to start in Fantasy, but the potential could someday be there. Take him off your radar.
PERCY HARVIN @ MIA
Percy cannot do his thing as long as Geno Smith is the QB. The explosion is always there, but getting the ball is another story.
ROBERT WOODS @ NE
Woods will see plenty of targets as the Bills go up against a 2nd string Patriots team. Always a huge risk when choosing him in Daily, but this could be a week where the risk is worth the chew.
ERICK DECKER @ MIA
Decker is too good to be with Geno Smith who is ruining his fantasy value. Decker will one day re-claim his fame, but not in the Geno Smith ERA.
CECIL SHORTS III @ HOU
Cecil should have been thriving all this time with Blake Bortles, but instead has been nothing more than a ghost in the Jaguars offense.
ANDREW HAWKINS @ BAL
Baby Hawk will get 8+ targets now that Josh Gordon is suspended. No guarantee he does much with them as Connor Shaw is a nightmare situation.
MICHAEL FLOYD @ SF
The passing game is too weak to depend on Floyd moving forward. With Carson Palmer he is a threat, without he is a BUST.
KENNY BRITT @ SEA
Britt is likely to get nothing, but the 5+ targets will somehow find his way.
WES WELKER VS. OAK
If you use Wes Welker in Daily Fantasy you are really taking a shot in the dark. Avoid him in all formats as that preseason concussion changed his entire outlook.
*TOP 10 only*
JIMMY GRAHAM @ TB
If we are going to see vintage Drew Brees, we will likely see vintage Jimmy Graham with it. To all those Fantasy Sites that told you to take him in Round 1, shame on you.
JULIUS THOMAS VS. OAK
JT cannot stay healthy, but if he can manage to play a full game against Oakland we can see the JT we all saw in 2013.
GREG OLSEN @ ATL
If Cam has a big game, it is likely that Greg Olsen is a big part of it. Get him active.
MARTELLUS BENNETT @ MIN
Tellus will get his targets for the Bears as Jay Cutler makes sure he finishes 2014 strong.
JASON WITTEN @ WAS
Witten getting more and more involved with the Cowboys passing game should finish the season strong. The BEAST TE for the Fantasy Football Championship game.
JORDAN CAMERON @ BAL
Connor Shaw will look to dump the ball to Cameron often. On the flip side they will need his blocking with that pass rush.
DELANIE WALKER VS. IND
The matchup is right, just a matter if Whitehurst throws accurate passes his way.
ANTONIO GATES @ KC
Flood Gates will get his targets as he has moved to the #1 role for the Chargers passing games now that Allen is done.
ROB GRONKOWSKI VS. BUF
Gronk in one half can probably outscore all of these TEs. Still not worth the risk.
JORDAN REED VS. DAL
Bad season for all the Redskins, Reed will have his chance to do something against a below average Cowboys defense. If they throw him the ball.
*TOP 10 only*
STEVE HAUSHKA VS. STL
CONNOR BARTH VS. OAK
MASON CROSBY VS. DET
MATT BRYANT VS. CAR
STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI VS. BUF
SHAYNE GRAHAM @ TB
RANDY BULLOCK VS. JAX
CODY PARKEY @ NYG
MATT PRATER @ GB
PHIL DAWSON VS. ARI
*TOP 10 only*
SEA SEAHAWKS VS. STL
Seahawks Defense in a Must-Win game playing the Rams, in Seattle. Check Please.
HOU TEXANS VS. JAX
Texans Defense in a Must-Win game playing the worthless Jaguars. Check Please.
DEN BRONCOS VS. OAK
Denver Defense in a Must-Win game playing against the Raiders, in Denver with a likely HUGE lead. Sack machines.
BAL RAVENS VS. CLE
SF 49ERS VS. ARI
BUF BILLS @ NE
Likely playing against a 2nd string offense for a majority of the game. They should get theirs.
MIA DOLPHINS VS. NYJ
As long as Geno is QB, whatever team they are facing should get their fantasy points.
PHI EAGLES @ NYG
Somehow the #1 defense, Eagles will look to add to sack totals.
NE PATRIOTS VS. BUF
If Kyle Orton is going to throw a lot, even a 2nd string Defense can get a lot of Sacks and INTs.
GB PACKERS VS. DET
Stafford does not always do so great on the road. Especially when it is below freezing. If you are looking for a huge wildcard pick this it.