The trade deadline has either passed or is fast approaching in all leagues.
The time to secure your stronghold and obtain the best warrior's possible is coming to an end. It is the last hour to draw alliances with other teams in the league. Teams with too many RBs and need WR depth or the team carrying two TEs and lacking depth elsewhere. Send out ALL the ravens and see what answers and counters return your way. The schedule is tough for many, but also fairly easy for a few. Go grab those few warriors the will thrive in the coming weeks of winter ( the playoffs).
If you go back a few posts we discussed the sometimes unpopular tactics of salesmanship and manipulation. While sometimes seen as crude in the game of Fantasy football it is all about winning. Now is the time to act. Blow up your roster if you are on the brink of making the playoffs, trade a stud on your team for two potential starters or trade two starters for the stud that will make your team championship worthy. If you are a Zeke owner on the brink of the playoffs...trade him to a top seed team and sell them on that playoff comeback. If you are the team with so much WR depth that 1-2 good players watch from your bench every week...go get yourself a stud RB or TE.
Hopefully this article helps a little bit as we discuss end of the season schedules, potential studs to have going into the final weeks and players that could bust your line-ups over the next few weeks. As always, “ Winter is coming “ and it is time to get ready for it in these last moments. Prepare!
Week 10 Stud Recap:
Jared Goff, LAR QB - 25/37, 355 yards, 3 TD
Kirk Cousins, WAS QB - 26/45, 327 yards, 1 TD, 4 rush, 5 yards, 2 TD
CJ Beathard, SF QB - 19/25, 288 yards, 2 TD, 5 rush, 15 yards, 1 TD
Mark Ingram, NO RB - 21 rush, 131 yards, 3 TD
DeMarco Murray, TEN RB - 14 Rush, 42 yards, 2 TD, 4 rec, 30 yards, 1 TD
Austin Ekeler, LAC RB - 10 rush, 42 yards, 5 rec, 77 yards, 2 TD
Robert Woods, LAR WR - 8 rec, 171 yards, 2 TD, 10 targets
Adam Thielen, MIN WR - 8 rec, 166 yards, 1 TD, 12 targets
Sterling Shepard, NYG WR - 11 rec, 142 yards, 13 targets
Jimmy Graham, SEA TE - 6 rec, 27 yards, 2 TD, 9 targets
Jermaine Gresham, ARI TE - 5 rec, 64 yards, 1 TD, 7 targets
Garrett Celek, SF TE - 4 rec, 67 yards, 1 TD, 6 targets
Put Me in Coach: Waiver Wire Adds
Dion Lewis, NE RB - Lewis has slowly taken over the lead back role for rushing attempts in the Patriots offense with Mike Gillislee getting a healthy scratch and looking more like a safety option for the other 3 more versatile backs. With the ability to get constant rush and reception attempts Lewis should be rostered in most formats. 37% owned.
Mike Wallace, BAL WR - Although Wallace has struggled with injury lately and Joe Flacco doesn’t look anything like his old self, the Ravens have one of the easiest schedules moving forward for WR and QBs making Wallace a pretty nice piece to add to your roster for the playoffs. 35% owned
Josh Doctson, WAS WR - Doctson may not be getting as many targets as owners hope for, but he is getting looks in the red zone EVERY week and that counts for something. Coach Gruden keeps saying that he will get Josh more involved and it is only a matter of time before he does. 26% owned.
Kenny Stills, MIA WR - With Cutler coming back as QB for the fins Stills value dropped a bit, but he still as managed stay relevant enough to merit a roster spots in most 10-12 team leagues. His big play potential gives him a high enough ceiling despite his low floor. 26% owned
Rod Smith, DAL RB - The committee in Dallas is still in there despite what coaches are saying. None of the backs looked overly qualified in week 10 and they should share touches again moving forward until one stands out. Still Rod should be owned for his potential to lead the backfield situation in the coming weeks.14% owned.
Corey Coleman, CLE WR - Cleveland needs a go to receiver. Last week the offense actually showed signs of life and hopefully Kizer and Coleman can get the connection going again. When healthy Coleman instantly becomes fantasy relevant in PPR leagues despite his team as he will be the clear WR1. 11% owned.
Rex Burkhead, NE RB - Burkhead is like a multi-tool pocket knife, he can do so much. Everyone knows the Billy B loves to have gadget players that can trick defenses and line up in multiple spots….enter Rex Burkhead. Burkhead will get rush attempts each game and should play a part in the sneaky schemes of the NE offense. Look forward to more 10+ point games. 11% owned.
Kenny Golladay, DET WR - Matthew Stafford looks pretty damn good recently and his long ball is there. Marvin Jones Jr. took that role over the past few weeks, but now that Kenny is healthy again he will eat into those deep targets and should see his fair share. Being a deep threat and talented young prospect should give Golladay a nice floor and possible TD potential each week. 10% owned.
Marquise Goodwin, SF WR - Despite the tragic news that came out the day of the game about unborn child, Goodwin still managed to play and pull in a touchdown. Just a further sign that he is a deep threat and going to be a big part of this offensive system moving forward. Look for him to see more targets after the bye week. 10% owned.
Jamal Williams, GB RB - William’s has been a coach favorite since he was drafted and looked great during the pre-season and the sample we got in week 10. With injuries plagueing the GB backfield it looks like Jamal will finally get his chance. The versatile back will look to see a high snap count and should receive a good amount of carries this week. 3% owned.
Dontrelle Inman, CHI WR - Inman was picked up to boost this offense and saw 8 targets. He looks to continue moving forward as an essential part of the CHI offense and his atheltic ability should allow him to be fantasy relevant weekly in most leagues. Worth an add. 1% owned.
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Jeremy Maclin, BAL WR - 14 targets 150 yards 1 td last 2 weeks. Maclin also has one of the easiest schedules coming up and through the playoffs. If you can grab him up for a decent value make your move now!
Sterling Shepard, NYG WR - 22 targets 210 yards last 2 weeks. Sterling Shepard is now the go-to receiver in New York and should continue to see an extremely high target share. NYG schedule is pretty forgiving moving forward and should place Shepard on everyone’s radar.
Stefon Diggs, MIN WR - averages just under 7 targets per game. Only 5 per game last 3 games.. Had one monster game vs tampa “diggs is happening” other than that hasnt been great all year.. But will be betternow hes healthy
Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR - 29 targets last 3 games with 2 TDs. Despite the QB change it seems like D.thomas is remaining relevant both in fantasy and the Broncos offense. He has become a good safety net for Brock and is always a redzone target with his athletic ability. Denver has a great schedule coming up and if you can grab D.Thom, do it.
Keenan Allen, LAC WR - Allen has 25% of the Chargers target share and only has 1 TD on the year with his value trending down lately. However, the team wants to make sure stays involved meaning the targets will continue and with the schedule easing up over the next few weeks the TDs should come in.
Kareem Hunt, KC RB - plays the giants this week …. All you need to know… still getting targets 16 over last 4 games…. Last time he only had 9 carries they next week they gave him 18 had one of best games of year.
Corey Davis, TEN WR - 10 targets, 4 catches for 48 yards last week. Davis should’ve had a touchdown that didn’t end up counting that could have instantly made him more relevant. However, this means he is still flying under the radar for some leagues. Get him while you can. He is the best WR on TEN and Marcus Mariota wants him involved. The Targets should be a promising sign.
Orleans Darkwa, NYG RB - Darkwa has 60 carries in 4 games and looks to be the Giants lead back. Although the TDs have not come yet, the usage and potential are a great sign. If you can scoop him up for an RB3 for the playoffs you could be in a good spot. The running schedule moving forward is one of the easier in the league.
Tiered Rankings: Week 11
QB - Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Dak Prescott
RB - Le’Veon Bell, Kareem Hunt, LeSean McCoy, Mark Ingram, Melvin Gordon, Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara, Todd Gurley, Jordan Howard
WR - Antonio Brown, Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, Dez bryant, AJ Green, Keenan Allen, Doug Baldwin, Adam Thielen, DeAndre Hopkins, Jarvis Landry, Mike Evans, Alshon Jeffery, Brandin Cooks
TE - Zach Ertz, Rob Gronk, Travis Kelce, Evan Engram, Jimmy Graham
QB - Kirk Cousins, Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr, Philip Rivers*, Case Keenum, Eli Manning, Derek Carr
RB - Tevin Coleman, Lamar Miller, Jerick McKinnon Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson, Jay Ajayi, Rex Burkhead, Duke Johnson Jr., Doug Martin
WR - Tyreek Hill, Amari Cooper, Devante Parker, Stefon Diggs, Michael Crabtree, Demaryius Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald, Sterling Shepard, Marqise Lee, Emmanuel Sanders, Golden Tate
TE - Jason Witten, Jared Cook, Delanie Walker, Kyle Rudolph, Charles Clay, Hunter Henry, Austin Hooper, Cameron Brate
QB - Matthew Stafford, Tyrod Taylor, Matt Ryan, Jared Goff, Marcus Mariota, Jay Cutler, Ryan Fitzpatrick
RB -Joe Mixon, Kenyan Drake, Javorius Allen, James White, Dion Lewis, Marshawn Lynch, Alex Collins, Ameer Abdullah, Isaiah Crowell, Demarco Murray, Orleans Darkwa
WR - Marvin Jones Jr., Robert Woods, Mohamed Sane, Desean JAckson, Davante Adams, Danny Amendola, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Corey Davis, Jeremy Maclin, Kelvin Benjamin, Cooper Kupp, Jordy Nelson, Jamison Crowder
TE - Vernon Davis, Julius Thomas, Tyler Kroft, CJ Fiedorowicz, Benjamin Watson, Eric Ebron, Martellus Bennett, Jermaine Gresham
WEEK 11 Over/Under: Projection Prediction
Over : Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger
Under : Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick
Over : Jordan Howard, Duke Johnson Jr
Under: Lamar Miller, Adrian Peterson
Over: Alshon Jeffery, Sterling Shepard
Under: AJ Green, Tyreek Hill
Over: Jared Cook, Cameron Brate
Under: Jordan Reed, Delanie Walker
Favorable Playoff Schedules:
2.) Cam Newton
3.) Philip Rivers
4.) Ben Roethlisberger
1.) DeMarco Murray
2.) Kareem Hunt
3.) Jordan Howard
4.) Melvin Gordon
1.) Hunter Henry
2.) Cameron Brate
3.) Travis Kelce
4.) Kyle Rudolph
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