Week 13 of the NFL season is upon us. In many fantasy leagues, Week 13 is the final week of the regular season. The Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans are on byes this week, so their players won't help you. That being said, there is still help to be found. Who am I considering this week? Here are some thoughts. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!!--Mike B.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers. I'm not a Kaepernick fan by any stretch of the imagination, but the guy puts up points. He had a huge week against Miami, and gets to face the Bears this week. He could be a surprisingly good start this week.
Jared Goff, QB, LA Rams. Goff is a bit of a desperation start, but he has the potential for a big week. He looked good in his second start, and may continue to improve. If you're stuck at the position, give him consideration in a deeper league. He faces the Patriots this week, so there's some garbage time point potential here.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans. Made the playoffs but the guy with Mariota has no backup plan and needs to drop him? Take a look and see if you can snag Mariota off of waivers if your QB is your weakest link. If you haven't clinched yet, don't put off getting a guy that can get you in to get Mariota, however.
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens. It feels like I recommend Dixon every week lately. That's because he's still un-owned in far too many leagues. He's a waiver wire RB that can come in and help you win NOW. If you need that, then Dixon is your guy.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings. Do you want Adrian Peterson on your team for your championship game matchup if he's healthy? Then go get him now! He's on track for the end of the season, so he needs to be added if you have any chance of making the post season as a playoff weapon.
Rex Burkhead, RB, Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, Jeremy Hill is the #1 RB in this offense, but with Gio Bernard out, Burkhead will get looks as a chance of pace back. He's a potential flex play.
Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys. A speculative add, but does Zeke Elliot make it through the season on fire or does he hit the rookie wall? If he hits the wall and/or faces injury, you want Morris on your team.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers. Don't forget Le'Veon Bell's recent history of late-season injuries. Williams is an insurance policy, but if Bell goes down, Williams is the best backup RB in the league. Worth a speculative stash if you have room.
Tyreek Hill, WR, KC Chiefs. Hill has continued to be surprisingly productive in Kansas City. If you need help at the receiver position this week, he's a must add.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons. Gabriel is hugely touchdown dependent, but if you don't mind gambling on a score, he's worth a speculative start. He could pay off nicely if he scores.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins. Monitor Jackson's health and Patrick Peterson's health closely. if Jackson remains healthy this week and Peterson is ruled out, you will absolutely want to start Jackson against the Cardinals.
Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears. Wilson has emerged as the #1 receiver in the Chicago offense, and will likely hold that spot until Alshonn Jeffery returns from suspension. He may not put up a huge game this week, but he could do well enough to help you compete.
Quincy Enumwa, WR, New York Jets. Did someone in your league cut Enumwa at some point this season? Do you need help at WR? Then what are you waiting for? Go out and get him for his matchup against the Colts!
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles. Is Green-Beckham finally finding his stride in the NFL? If he is, he could put up a nice game for Philly this week. Then again, we're talking about an offensive unit where Vince Papale could win the #1 receiver role, so Green-Beckham has a good chance for lots of looks.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals. Another week without AJ Green is another week with Tyler Boyd. He looked good last week for the Bengals and continue to produce as the #1 receiver in that offense until Green is healthy.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills. Is Watkins still sitting on waivers in your league? Then what are you waiting for? Go get him. NOW.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins. If Jordan Reed is out this week, then Davis becomes almost a must start. Enough said.
Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers. McDonald and Kaepernick have been on a bit of a hot streak together lately. If the wire is barren at TE and McDonald is available, go get him. He's a great streaming option against the Bears.
San Diego Chargers D/ST. The Chargers defense has made me believe! This unit is looking surprisingly good to everyone except huge Denzel Perryman and Joey Bosa groupies. They could be a useful streamer start this week against Tampa Bay.
Chicago Bears D/ST. Remember when the Bears used to be a dominant defense every week a few years back? This week's matchup against the 49ers might bring back memories of those days. This is a great unit to stream this week, even with Chicago's uncertainty on offense.
Week 12 of the NFL season is upon us, and injuries are hitting hard. Andrew Luck is dealing with a concussion, and Jay Cutler is out for the season. So is Gio Bernard. AJ Green is dealing with a hamstring injury, LeSean McCoy is injured, and so is Ryan Mathews. Mercifully, there are no bye weeks this week, but this late in the season, every injury hurts, and every advantage helps. Speaking of advantages, Adrian Peterson might be returning in mid-December. He's worth a speculative add...NOW...in all formats. Go get him. Who are some guys I'm looking at? Here are some thoughts. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!--Mike B.
Matt Barkley, QB, Chicago Bears. With Cutler and Hoyer both injured, it's Barkley's turn to take the reigns for the season. Barkley's not a long-term answer for your fantasy team, but he's an intriguing hold right now. He might struggle given some of the holes in Chicago's team; he struggled in his first stint under center as a Bear. That being said, with more experience in the offense, he could put up a decent week.
Jared Goff, QB, LA Rams. Don't let Goff's lackluster first start scare you off. I think the upside is there for him to put up good numbers down the stretch. The kid has Matt Ryan-type talent, and that talent could show up when everything clicks for him in the NFL. He's worth a speculative add.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins. I've never been a huge Tannehill fan, but he has a nice matchup against the 49ers this week. If you're grasping at straws, he's a good one to latch onto. You could do much worse this week.
Scott Tolzien, QB, Indianapolis Colts. Tolzien is a bit of a desperation play in the Indy offense, but if the waiver wire is barren and you're a gambling type, he's worth a roll of the dice since he will likely be starting in Indy this week.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz is still available in a lot of leagues, especially small leagues. If you're dealing with uncertainty under center and Wentz is available, he might be your best option this week.
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens. Sooner or later, Dixon is going to break out in a huge way with a monster game. Pick him up before that happens against you.
Mike Gillisee, RB, Buffalo Bills. Gillisee is a speculative add in that he might not see much of an increase in workload this week, but watch the situation closely in Buffalo as we near game day. Gillisee could put up a nice game if he emerges with a large workload.
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints. Hightower seems to have established himself as the top RB in New Orleans. Go get him now if he's still available.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings. Peterson is targeting a return from injury to the Vikings in December. If he's available in your league, he needs to be rostered immediately. He might not take another snap this season, but if he does, you want it to be for your team.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles. Smallwood should see a sizeable number of looks this week thanks to injuries in Philly. That makes him an enticing fantasy option in all scoring formats. Pick him up now.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton has to throw to someone this week, and Tyler Boyd should be his main WR target. Boyd should put up solid numbers as the de facto #1 receiver in this unit. He's worth starting.
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs. Hill is looking solid in Kansas City. He's put up some fantastic numbers the past few weeks, and should continue that trend this week. If you're hurting at WR and miss out on Boyd, Hill could be your guy this week.
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans. Sharpe finally had a breakout game this week. Will it continue? If it does, he could put up some great fantasy numbers down the stretch. If you need a flex start or want to fill a roster spot, Sharpe is your guy.
Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay Packers. Cook had a huge game against the Redskins, and that bodes well for his future production with Green Bay. If things are clicking for him, then now is the time to have him on your roster.
Buffalo Bills D/ST. This week, the Bills face the Jaguars. As solid as this Bills unit has been, they should put up a nice game against Jacksonville.
New York Giants D/ST. This week, the Giants get to play the Browns. Enough said.
Tennessee Titans D/ST. This is a unit that could put up some sneaky good numbers against a Bears offense on their third starting quarterback for the year. Worth a spot start.
Week 11 of the NFL season is upon us. This week, the Atlanta Falcons, the Denver Broncos, the NY Jets, and the San Diego Chargers take the week off. Tony Romo returns to the active roster for the Cowboys, but Dak Prescott will continue to start. In other news, Rob Gronkowski is injured again, and may miss this week with a lung injury. Jared Goff will make his first NFL start this week. With fantasy regular seasons nearly ending, it's time to make that last final push for a playoff spot. Who am I streaming this week? Here are some thoughts. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!--Mike B.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers. While I don't like Kaepernick's personal choices on how to communicate his personal views, I do like him as a potential fantasy streamer at quarterback. His talent in the run game gives him added value for your team. He's worth a spot start as needed, as long as he stays healthy.
Jared Goff, QB, LA Rams. I think Goff could put together at least middle of the pack numbers for the Rams this week, but there's the potential for even more upside against the Dolphins. He's a risky start, but he could pay off nicely for you this week. Well worth a roll of the dice if you need an option.
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens. Dixon was one of the top RBs in this year's draft class and should continue to put up useable numbers as he acclimatizes to the NFL. He's a player on the rise.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans. If Henry is available in your league, now is the time to snag him. The Titans offense is on the rise and he should see more looks as the year goes on.
Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins. As of now, Kelley appears to have taken the top role in the Redskins backfield and should be owned accordingly. Well worth a grab if he's available.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets. Every week, Powell gets no respect, but every week, he puts up respectable stats. If you need a fill-in or a flex guy, Powell is always worth a look. He's never flashy but he generally won't put up a complete dud either.
CJ Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks. Prosise looked great in the passing game, and that should give him value even if/when Thomas Rawls returns (note, Rawls is also a guy you could stash right now especially if you have room on your roster). He should be owned in most formats.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, San Francisco 49ers. I'm not a Kaepernick fan at all, but that won't stop me from praising Jeremy Kerley here. He had another huge game this week, and in PPR formats, he's well worth a risk-reward start. Sometimes he won't do much, but other weeks he'll put up 20 points. Worth a look.
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans. The Titans offense has finally found its stride. If you haven't bought in yet and Matthews or Wright are still on the waiver wire, go get them. NOW.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills. If you're in a small league, Watkins' owner may have dropped him because of his injury. Now is the time to snag him in case he returns from IR if you have room.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans. As I said with Rishard Matthews, the Titans are finally rolling on all cylinders. Go get Wright especially in PPR leagues. You won't regret it.
Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots. If Gronk doesn't play this week, then Bennett becomes a must start at the position.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts. Doyle has emerged as a key cog in the Colts offense this year. He's worth a grab in all formats if he is somehow available on waivers.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions. Ebron is quietly putting together a solid year. He should be a top ten option at the position this week. He also might be on waivers in your league. Take a look.
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans. The Raiders have gotten better at covering tight ends since last season, but Fiedorowicz could still be in line for a big game. He's worth a look if you need some help at the position.
Detroit Lions D/ST. The Jaguars are giving up a lot of turnovers right now, which is good for opposing fantasy defenses. If you need a streamer with high upside, this unit is worth a shot.
Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST. This week the Steelers play the Cleveland Browns. Enjoy.
Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season is upon us. This week, the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, and Indianapolis Colts take the week off. Today is also election day in the US, and regardless of your political stance, if you are able to vote, please do so. Voting is a privilege we take for granted all too often, but let's take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by so many so that we are able to vote. I'd like to say thank you to all who have made sacrifices for our nation to ensure the rights that we hold dear as Americans. That being said, the fantasy regular season is quickly nearing its conclusion, which means that you want to make a strong final push towards the playoffs. You might need some streamers to help you towards the postseason, either to cover injuries or to fill in on bye. Who am I considering this week? Here are some thoughts. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!--Mike B.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens. While Average Joe isn't a guy you want to depend on as an every week starter, against the Browns, he will put up above average numbers. Get that man into your lineup this week.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz is emerging as a solid option on a seemingly weekly basis. He's not quite an every week fantasy starter, but he is a guy that will keep you competitive as a fill in. If you're current quarterback is on bye, give Wentz a long look this week. He faces the Falcons, who give up tons of points to opposing quarterbacks.
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens. Dixon is starting to earn a bigger workload for the Ravens. That means you should start paying more attention to him as a fantasy player. He's one of the best RBs of his draft class, and will only improve with more looks.
DuJuan Harris, RB, San Francisco 49ers. With Carlos Hyde once again injured, Harris stepped in and had a phenomenal game. He's worth an add even if you're just holding onto him as an insurance policy for Hyde. If he starts, you should start him.
Chris Ivory, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars. Ivory finally broke out in a big way for the Jaguars this week. Their new offensive coordinator has found ways to use him, and he could put up some solid points totals down the stretch. Well worth a grab, especially if you're thin at the position.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots. Lewis has a very good chance of being back for New England this week. That means he should be owned in your league, especially in a PPR setting. If he's on waivers, go get him.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets. Powell always has flex potential. If you're thin at RB and need a one week fill in, he's worth a look.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks. Rawls could be back in time for week 11. Especially if you're in a small league with small rosters, Rawls could be a guy sitting on waivers due to his injury. Don't be too slow to pick him up. Grab him now before it's too late.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals. Marvin Lewis likes to bring along his rookies slowly. Now, 10 weeks into the season and after the bye, Boyd should start seeing a bigger role in the Bengals offense. Back in week 8, he had 5 catches. With no surefire #2 established in Cincinnati, Boyd could emerge in that role soon.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons. In a deep league and desperate at the position? Gabriel is a player for you. He had a surprisingly big week 9, and could build off of that this week. Not a guy you need in smaller leagues, but in large leagues, he is definitely worth monitoring.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Humphries is a surprisingly important piece of the Bucs offense. Mike Evans is the #1 WR there, but Humphries has the potential to be the #2 guy in that offense on any given week. He's flashed some this year and is worth a gamble if you're thin at the position this week. Also, if Evans misses time this week due to his concussion-like symptoms, Humphries becomes almost a must-start.
Marquise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars. Lee has taken on a bigger role in the Jacksonville offense lately. While he's only worth starting in deeper leagues right now, he is a player that should be squarely on your radar. At least monitor his situation.
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans. While Wright is looking like the #1 in Tennessee, Matthews had a really nice week 9. He's worth a grab as well if you're thin at the position.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings. I've had Patterson here before, but he had a pretty nice game week 9 in a PPR setting. He's always going to be big-play dependent, but if you need a miracle in a deep league, Patterson could be worth a roll of the dice.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers. Rogers had a really good week in week 9. Can he build off of it? He's worth a speculative grab at least.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans. I'm a huge fan of Wright right now, especially in PPR leagues. He's becoming the most productive WR in the Titans offense, and can put up sneaky-good numbers especially in PPR formats. If you're thin at WR, Wright could be your answer.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brate is finally seeing his role increase with the Buccaneers. He's not going to singlehandedly win you a matchup, but he certainly won't lose you one either. If you're hurting at the position, give him a look this week.
Lance Kendricks, TE, LA Rams. Kendricks is seeing lots of targets for the Rams lately, and gets to face the Jets this week. The Jets have been relatively generous towards tight ends this week, making Kendricks a worthwhile streamer.
Baltimore Ravens D/ST. This week the Ravens play the Browns. Enough said.
Kansas City Chiefs D/ST. The Chiefs get to play the Panthers this week. Why is that important? Because the Panthers have given up a ton of turnovers. That means that they could provide lots of points for the Chiefs D/ST from a fantasy perspective. This could be a semi-risky start, but this is a matchup that I like.
Week nine of the NFL regular season is upon us, which means that your fantasy season is more than halfway over. This week, the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and Washington Redskins all take the week off. That means that for many teams, there is a real need to turn to the waiver wire to cover bye weeks. Who do I like this week? Here are some ideas. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!--Mike B.
Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings. Bradford had a horrible Monday night game against the Bears, which means he may have gotten cut in your league. If that's the case, grab him for this week. He's not going to win your matchup for you, but he won't lose it either.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets. I'm not a huge Fitzpatrick fan, but he may be on waivers in your league given his rough start to the season. If nothing else, he's useful in deeper leagues as a one-week fill in.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers. The Saints have no defense, and Kaepernick has the potential to put up decent stats this week thanks to his mobility. He's not a great quarterback, but as a fill-in, you could do much worse this week.
Case Keenum, QB, LA Rams. As long as Keenum is still starting for the Rams, he's a guy that should be rostered in your leagues. Don't let a single rough game scare you away from what has been a pretty productive season.
Josh McCown, QB, Cleveland Browns. I'm not a huge McCown fan, but he's the Browns best option under center. He also can be useful from a fantasy perspective. If the QB market is slim, McCown is a possibility this week.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger may have gotten cut in your league due to injury especially if it's a small league. If you're hurting at quarterback, now's a good time to grab him, he could return this week.
Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barber has developed into a key part of the Buccaneers offense. If you need a one week flex play, he's an option.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans. Henry is starting to earn more of a role in the Tennessee offense. Grab him now before it's too late. His value should skyrocket if his carries continue to increase.
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints. If you spent a high draft pick on Ingram, you're likely unhappy. Hightower keeps building a bigger role in the Saints backfield. That means he should have a spot on your fantasy roster. If he's available, get him now.
Robert Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins. Kelley has the week off, so he's not going to help you this week. However, he appears to have carved out a nice role for himself in the Redskins offense. He's a guy that should be stashed on your roster.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots. The Patriots are on bye this week, but Lewis will be returning very soon. Stash him.
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles. Sproles is starting to look like the #1 RB in Philly, which means lots of fantasy points. He's not available in all leagues, but if he is in yours, grab him now.
Charcandrick West, RB, KC Chiefs. With Jamaal Charles dinged up, West is a must add in all formats if he's available. Pick him up.
Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns. Coleman will soon be healthy again. He is back in practice and could play as early as this week. That means he needs to be on your team. If he's a free agent, grab him.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins. Crowder had a dry stretch in the middle of the season which may have led his owner in your league to drop him. He's picking up consistency again, so now is the time to pounce if he's available. Grab him now.
Percy Harvin, WR, Buffalo Bills. Harvin might struggle a little this week as he learns a new offense in Buffalo, but someone has to fill the void left by Sammy Watkins. If nothing else, Harvin has big play potential this week and is at least a desperation start if needed.
JJ Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals. Injuries have given Nelson a much bigger role in the Arizona offense. They have a week off to get healthy, but he could be a useful option down the stretch. Pick him up now.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins. Stills has finally found a role in the Miami offense. That makes him an intriguing fantasy sleeper. Well worth a roster spot, and he's even a potential starting option this week depending on what your receivers look like.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans. I started Kendall Wright in week 8 and he won my matchup for me. Wright is the #1 WR in the Titans offense and could very well still be available in your league. Grab him while you still can.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions. Ebron is always an intriguing option at tight end, and he has flashed at times with the Lions. Now that he's healthy again he's a must add.
Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens. As long as Pitta is healthy, he's a must-own in fantasy. Each week he's a borderline starter which makes him a useful one-week fill in if needed to cover byes.
Dallas Cowboys D/ST. This week the Cowboys play the Browns. I like defenses that face the Browns. The Cowboys could have a big week this week.
San Diego Chargers D/ST. The Chargers have a very good defensive core with a lot of talent. This unit could put together a really nice game against the Titans this week.
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