2014 FantasySavvy Football: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 7

By: Kevin Lewis

If you saw me suggest to sit DeMarco Murray and actually listened, I sincerely apologize. If you didn’t listen to that idiotic suggestion, we can all forget it happened. Yes?  Yes? Cool.

Start

Andre Holmes, vs OAK- Arizona is currently 32nd in WR fantasy points against. On top of that, they currently have given up the 4th most 20+ yard passing plays in the NFL. Andre Holmes has been targeted 28 times, and nine of those are on passes 20 yards or longer. Holmes has a good matchup this week. Exploit it.

Odell Beckham Jr, @DAL- With Victor Cruz down for the season, one would expect Beckham’s workload and statistical production to rise. I know he only had 2-28 last week, but the entire Giants offensive line forgot they had a game that night. While the Cowboys have allowed the fifth fewest points to wide receivers, I say you start Beckham anyway. And I think he offers WR2 potential for the rest of the season

Roddy White, @BAL- White has been a monumental disappointment all season. He expressed disappointment in his play recently and I think he’s due for a big game. The Ravens have given up the sixth most fantasy points to wide receivers this year and in a game that should feature a lot of pass attempts, one would think White is DUE. I think he has a big game.

Brandin Cooks, @DET- This is all a hunch. Graham might be slowed a bit by injury, and Colston has generally been bad this year. Despite how good the Lions defense is, I think Cooks is going to have a lot of opportunities. He’s caught at least 5 passes in 4 of his 5 games. I think he’s a sneaky good PPR play this week.

Jordan Cameron, @JAX- Cameron finally let his presence in the 2014 NFL season be known last week with a 3-102-1 line against the Steelers. Cameron is locked and loaded as the #1 target in Cleveland and is going against the fourth most generous defense to opposing TEs in the NFL. Start him, sit back and laugh.

Keenan Allen, vs KC- Allen has had a slow start to the season and I get the frustration with him. That said, he still leads the Chargers in targets, catches, and yards. Eventually that production will step up and it will start this week against a Chiefs defense he tormented to the tune of 14 catches for 213 yards in two meetings last season. Be patient with Allen.

Jordan Reed, vs TEN- Jordan Reed rewarded those who started him last week with an 8-92 line in his return. The oft injured, but extremely talented tight end only saw 50% of the snaps last week but was targeted 11 times. Against a defense that’s let up the sixth most points to opposing TEs, Reed is a cinch start here. And for the rest of the year, he’s a mid TE1 when healthy.

Lamar Miller, @CHI- I expect that this I the last time I will put his name here as he will be a borderline RB1 the rest of the way. Knowshon Moreno’s injury means Miller is the man in that backfield now and he has produced well when given the opportunities this year (5.2 YPC on 63 carries, and 15 catches for 95 yards). The Bears yield 4.3 YPC. Miller is a high end RB2 for this game.

Sit

The entire Jaguars backfield, vs CLE- I don’t have mind blowing analysis here. The Jaguars aren’t very good, their run game is even worse

Zac Stacy, vs SEA- It’s tough sledding for Stacy. He is on a poor team and now is firmly entrenched in a time share with Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason. The Seahawks have given up 3.1 YPC on the season. In my opinion, Stacy is bench fodder for the time being.

Jerick McKinnon, @BUF- I like McKinnon a lot going forward but given his pass blocking issues, the coach saying he wanted to dial back on his touches, and the Buffalo defense (2nd least points allowed to RBs), it would be a wise idea to wait a week to start him

Brian Quick, vs SEA- While the Seahawks pass defense  has taken a step back, they’ve done a pretty good job dealing with primary WRs as they’ve held Dez Bryant, Jordy Nelson and DeMaryius Thomas in check. I expect a lot of the same for Quick.

Ronnie Hillman, vs SF- I know Hillman had a good game against a really good Jets run defense but the Jets essentially dared the Broncos to run the ball. The Niners have allowed the fourth least points to opposing RBs. I think he’s at best a shaky flex option this week.

Bishop Sankey, @WAS- We keep waiting for the breakout with this guy. Ken Whisenhunt talks him up every week, only for him to put up pedestrian numbers. Washington has allowed the sixth least points to fantasy running backs this season. Sit him down

Mark Ingram, @DET- While Detroit’s defense is really good, this isn’t about them. Ingram is fresh off an injury and we know how Payton is with his RB distribution. I’d hold off on starting him until his role becomes clearer.

Mohammed Sanu, @IND- The Colts give up the fourth least points to WRs this season. While the targets will be there for Sanu, I’m not sure the success will be.

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2014 FantasySavvy Football: Week 7 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Our rankings aren’t the same ol same ol. We don’t always play it safe and we aren’t afraid to take chances. To decipher on Flex questions for RB/WR’s, take the RB and drop him 10 spots from his original ranking. Then compare that spot to the WR ranking. Go with the higher. Or push the WR up 10 spots and see if he has a better ranking the the RB.  Tiebreaker goes to the RB. Follow us on twitter @FantasySavvy. Also feel free to ask questions.

QB’s

  1. Peyton Manning vs SF
  2. Aaron Rodgers vs CAR
  3. Andrew Luck vs CIN
  4. Phillip Rivers vs KC
  5. Colin Kaepernick @ DEN
  6. Joe Flacco vs ATL
  7. Tony Romo vs NYG
  8. Drew Brees @ DET
  9. Russell Wilson @ STL
  10. Cam Newton @ GB
  11. Jay Cutler vs MIA
  12. Carson Palmer @ OAK
  13. Matt Ryan @ BAL
  14. Ben Roethlisberger vs HOU
  15. Andy Dalton @ IND
  16. Eli Manning @ DAL
  17. Matt Stafford vs NO   *No Calvin, it’s like Dante Culpepper without Randy Moss.
  18. Alex Smith @ SD
  19. Kirk Cousins vs TEN
  20. Derek Carr vs AZ
  21. Blake Bortles vs CLE
  22. Ryan Tannehill @ CHI
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ PIT
  24. Brian Hoyer @ JAC
  25. Kyle Orton vs MIN
  26. Teddy Bridgewater @ BUF
  27. Charlie Whitehurst @ WAS
  28. Austin Davis vs SEA

RB’s

  1. DeMarco Murray vs NYG
  2. Marshawn Lynch vs STL
  3. Matt Forte vs MIA
  4. Arian Foster @ PIT
  5. Jamaal Charles @ SD
  6. Le’Veon Bell vs HOU
  7. Andre Ellington @ OAK
  8. Brandon Oliver vs KC
  9. Giovani Bernard @ IND
  10. Ben Tate @ JAC
  11. Justin Forsett vs ATL
  12. Eddie Lacy vs CAR
  13. Alfred Morris vs TEN
  14. Ronnie Hillman vs SF
  15. Ahmad Bradshaw vs CIN
  16. Lamar Miller @ CHI
  17. Fred Jackson vs MIN
  18. Frank Gore @ DEN
  19. Andre Williams @ DAL
  20. Joique Bell vs NO
  21. Reggie Bush vs NO
  22. Jerrick McKinnon @ BUF
  23. Khiry Robinson @ DET
  24. Jeremy Hill @ IND
  25. Storm Johnson vs CLE
  26. Steven Jackson @ BAL
  27. Jonathan Stewart @ GB
  28. Isiah Crowell @ JAC
  29. Bishop Sankey @ WAS
  30. Knile Davis @ SD
  31. Trent Richarson vs CIN
  32. Mark Ingram @ DET
  33. C.J Spiller vs MIN
  34. Darren McFadden vs AZ
  35. Matt Asiata @ BUF
  36. Roy Helu vs TEN
  37. Bernard Pierce vs ATL
  38. Pierre Thomas @ DET
  39. Antoine Smith vs BAL
  40. Zac Stacy vs SEA
  41. Juwan Thompson vs SF
  42. LeGarrette Blount vs HOU
  43. Tre Mason vs SEA
  44. Benny Cunningham vs SEA
  45. Carlos Hyde @ DEN
  46. Denard Robinson vs CLE
  47. James Starks vs CAR
  48. Terrance West @ JAC
  49. Maurice Jones-Drew vs AZ
  50. Lorenzo Taliaferro @ ATL
  51. Peyton Hillis @ DAL
  52. Ka’Deem Carey vs MIA

WR’s

  1. Dez Byrant vs NYG
  2. Jordy Nelson vs CAR
  3. Brandon Marshall vs MIA
  4. Demaryius Thomas @ SF
  5. Antonio Brown vs HOU
  6. Steve Smith vs ATL
  7. Kelvin Benjamin @ GB (Concussion stay tuned Sunday Morning, but should play)
  8. Alshon Jeffrey vs MIA
  9. DeSean Jackson vs TEN
  10. Randall Cobb vs CAR
  11. Mike Wallace @ CHI
  12. T.Y. Hilton vs CIN
  13. Michael Crabtree @ DEN
  14. Larry Fitzgerald @ OAK
  15. Michael Floyd @ OAK
  16. Golden Tate vs NO
  17. Emmanuel Sanders vs SF
  18. Andre Johnson @ PIT
  19. Mohammad Sanu @ IND
  20. Andre Holmes vs AZ
  21. Brandon Cooks @ DET
  22. Sammy Watkins vs MIN
  23. Reggie Wayne vs CIN
  24. Anquan Boldin vs DEN
  25. Keenan Allen vs KC
  26. Torrey Smith vs ATL
  27. Ruben Randle @ DAL
  28. Cecil Shorts vs CLE
  29. Terrance Williams vs NYG
  30. Odell Beckham @ DAL
  31. Roddy White @ BAL
  32. DeAndre Hopkins @ PIT
  33. Dwayne Bowe @ SD
  34. Brian Quick vs SEA
  35. Marques Colston @ DET
  36. Pierre Garcon vs TEN
  37. Kendall Wright @ WAS
  38. James Jones vs AZ
  39. Cordarrelle Patterson @ BUF
  40. Justin Hunter @ WAS
  41. Eddie Royal vs KC
  42. Malcolm Floyd vs KC
  43. Wes Welker vs SF
  44. Andrew Hawkins @ JAC
  45. Allen Robinson vs CLE
  46. Doug Baldwin @ STL
  47. Marquise Lee vs CLE
  48. Davante Adams vs CAR
  49. Markus Wheaton vs HOU
  50. Jarvis Landry @ CHI *Mike D sleeper pick on radio show last night
  51. Stevie Johnson @ DEN
  52. Jermaine Kearse @ STL
  53. Greg Jennings @ BUF
  54. Miles Austin @ JAC
  55. John Brown @ OAK
  56. Hakeem Nicks vs CIN
  57. Andre Roberts vs TEN
  58. Devin Hester @ BAL
  59. Brandon Lloyd @ DEN
  60. Jerricho Cotchery vs HOU
  61. Robert Woods vs MIN
  62. Brian Hartline @ CHI
  63. Kenny Stills @ DET
  64. Ricardo Lockette @ STL
  65. Jarius Wright @ BUF
  66. Preston Parker @ DAL
  67. Brandon Tate @ IND
  68. Paul Richardson @ STL  *6’3 Rookie from Colorado, maybe gets bigger role this week

TE’s

  1. Julius Thomas vs SF
  2. Jordan Reed vs TEN *Cousins loves Tight Ends!!
  3. Travis Kelce @ SD *New star is emerging
  4. Greg Olsen @ GB
  5. Vernon Davis @ DEN * Still working his way back to full health, but good matchup here
  6. Jordan Cameron @ JAC * Been inconsistent this year, but great matchup
  7. Delanie Walker @ WAS
  8. Antonio Gates vs KC
  9. Larry Donnell @ DAL
  10. Jason Witten vs NYG
  11. Martellus Bennett vs MIA
  12. Dwayne Allen vs CIN *Seems to be scoring every week
  13. Heath Miller vs HOU
  14. Clay Harbor vs CLE
  15. Charles Clay @ CHI
  16. Owen Daniels vs ATL
  17. Coby Fleener vs CIN *Also been scoring lately
  18. Jared Cook vs SEA *Runs 4 yard drag routes all game
  19. Josh Hill @ DET
  20. Luke Wilson @ STL
  21. Ladarius Green vs KC
  22. Scott Chandler vs MIN
  23. Niles Paul vs TEN
  24. Garrett Graham @ PIT
  25. Ben Watson @ DET

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1
Peyton Manning (DEN) at NYJ

1 4 1.1 0.4
2
Aaron Rodgers (GB) at MIA

2 8 3.0 1.3
3
Matt Ryan (ATL) vs. CHI

1 10 3.8 1.7
4
Andrew Luck (IND) at HOU

1 9 4.1 1.5
5
Philip Rivers (SD) at OAK

2 10 5.2 2.1
6
Russell Wilson (SEA) vs. DAL

2 9 5.9 1.5
7
Jay Cutler (CHI) at ATL

2 12 6.1 1.7
8
Eli Manning (NYG) at PHI

3 25 8.0 2.5
9
Nick Foles (PHI) vs. NYG

5 17 9.8 2.3
10
Matthew Stafford (DET) at MIN

4 20 10.4 2.4
11
Colin Kaepernick (SF) at STL

3 20 11.3 2.4
12
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at CLE

7 22 11.3 2.2
13
Tom Brady (NE) at BUF

10 23 15.0 2.8
14
Joe Flacco (BAL) at TB

7 26 15.3 3.1
15
Cam Newton (CAR) at CIN

10 24 15.4 2.4
16
Andy Dalton (CIN) vs. CAR

9 29 16.7 3.7
17
Tony Romo (DAL) at SEA

9 24 16.6 3.0
18
Kirk Cousins (WAS) at ARI

9 26 17.5 4.4
19
Ryan Tannehill (MIA) vs. GB

13 27 19.6 2.9
20
Brian Hoyer (CLE) vs. PIT

12 27 20.3 3.0
21
Carson Palmer (ARI) vs. WAS

10 34 20.7 6.2
22
Austin Davis (STL) vs. SF

9 29 21.6 3.4
23
Jake Locker (TEN) vs. JAC

9 33 21.8 5.5
24
Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) vs. DET

12 30 22.6 3.4
25
Blake Bortles (JAC) at TEN

15 31 23.3 3.1
26
Drew Stanton (ARI) vs. WAS

15 34 25.0 4.6
27
Charlie Whitehurst (TEN) vs. JAC

15 32 25.7 4.1
28
Mike Glennon (TB) vs. BAL

16 30 23.8 2.9
29
Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU) vs. IND

13 30 25.3 3.0
30
Kyle Orton (BUF) vs. NE

17 31 26.6 2.6
31
Geno Smith (NYJ) vs. DEN

17 32 27.6 2.6
32
Logan Thomas (ARI) vs. WAS

23 32 28.2 2.6
33
Derek Carr (OAK) vs. SD

24 33 28.7 1.9
34
Michael Vick (NYJ) vs. DEN

25 35 31.5 2.2
35
Matt Schaub (OAK) vs. SD

30 54 34.7 8.2
36
Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) vs. DAL

31 46 38.5 7.5
37
Zach Mettenberger (TEN) vs. JAC

31 42 33.6 4.3
38
Colt McCoy (WAS) at ARI

32 38 35.0 3.0
39
Johnny Manziel (CLE) vs. PIT

32 33 32.5 0.5
40
E.J. Manuel (BUF) vs. NE

33 56 44.5 11.5

 

1
Matt Forte (CHI) at ATL

1 6 1.4 0.8
2
Marshawn Lynch (SEA) vs. DAL

1 5 2.3 1.0
3
Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at CLE

1 8 3.1 1.1
4
Giovani Bernard (CIN) vs. CAR

3 9 5.4 1.4
5
Arian Foster (HOU) vs. IND

1 11 4.5 1.7
6
DeMarco Murray (DAL) at SEA

2 18 7.3 2.7
7
LeSean McCoy (PHI) vs. NYG

1 22 7.5 3.0
8
Eddie Lacy (GB) at MIA

4 26 8.0 2.9
9
Andre Ellington (ARI) vs. WAS

4 19 9.3 3.1
10
Frank Gore (SF) at STL

6 27 11.7 3.3
11
Branden Oliver (SD) at OAK

5 36 11.4 3.9
12
Ben Tate (CLE) vs. PIT

6 26 12.1 3.2
13
Andre Williams (NYG) at PHI

4 50 12.4 5.2
14
Alfred Morris (WAS) at ARI

3 29 16.7 4.5
15
Fred Jackson (BUF) vs. NE

9 45 17.3 5.3
16
Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) at HOU

11 27 16.4 3.0
17
Justin Forsett (BAL) at TB

10 53 18.6 5.1
18
Joique Bell (DET) at MIN

8 39 18.5 6.7
19
Lamar Miller (MIA) vs. GB

8 47 20.0 7.0
20
Steven Jackson (ATL) vs. CHI

13 33 21.5 4.1
21
Bishop Sankey (TEN) vs. JAC

13 44 21.7 6.0
22
C.J. Spiller (BUF) vs. NE

13 36 23.0 3.9
23
Doug Martin (TB) vs. BAL

12 38 23.6 5.2
24
Christopher Ivory (NYJ) vs. DEN

12 38 23.8 4.2
25
Matt Asiata (MIN) vs. DET

11 38 23.9 5.1
26
Zac Stacy (STL) vs. SF

10 41 25.5 4.8
27
Stevan Ridley (NE) at BUF

15 40 26.1 5.0
28
Ronnie Hillman (DEN) at NYJ

11 39 27.7 5.6
29
Shane Vereen (NE) at BUF

16 41 28.0 4.7
30
Trent Richardson (IND) at HOU

15 41 29.0 4.9
31
Darren Sproles (PHI) vs. NYG

11 41 30.2 5.4
32
Jeremy Hill (CIN) vs. CAR

16 40 31.0 4.4
33
Knowshon Moreno (MIA) vs. GB

7 47 30.6 7.1
34
Darren McFadden (OAK) vs. SD

26 52 33.7 3.6
35
Storm Johnson (JAC) at TEN

18 56 34.3 6.4
36
Reggie Bush (DET) at MIN

9 65 34.6 11.2
37
Jerick McKinnon (MIN) vs. DET

28 63 37.3 4.5
38
Chris Johnson (NYJ) vs. DEN

27 47 37.3 3.4
39
Antone Smith (ATL) vs. CHI

27 60 40.4 5.5
40
Jonathan Stewart (CAR) at CIN

27 62 40.8 6.7
41
Carlos Hyde (SF) at STL

34 57 41.3 4.1
42
Bobby Rainey (TB) vs. BAL

26 54 42.5 4.9
43
Lorenzo Taliaferro (BAL) at TB

32 68 43.2 5.5
44
C.J. Anderson (DEN) at NYJ

18 62 46.5 7.9
45
Benny Cunningham (STL) vs. SF

29 62 44.2 5.6
46
LeGarrette Blount (PIT) at CLE

25 63 46.0 6.3
47
Shonn Greene (TEN) vs. JAC

29 65 40.5 8.5
48
Darrin Reaves (CAR) at CIN

31 72 47.8 7.5
49
Isaiah Crowell (CLE) vs. PIT

30 61 46.1 6.1
50
Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) vs. SD

31 63 48.1 6.4
51
Bernard Pierce (BAL) at TB

31 59 46.6 5.7
52
Roy Helu (WAS) at ARI

28 76 50.0 7.3
53
Terrance West (CLE) vs. PIT

34 67 49.0 5.8
54
James Starks (GB) at MIA

25 68 53.1 8.0
55
Donald Brown (SD) at OAK

26 55 41.9 7.7
56
Theo Riddick (DET) at MIN

37 75 53.7 8.8
57
Ka’Deem Carey (CHI) at ATL

31 74 60.9 6.9
58
George Winn (DET) at MIN

33 72 55.0 9.1
59
Peyton Hillis (NYG) at PHI

37 78 54.1 7.1
60
Juwan Thompson (DEN) at NYJ

34 78 57.3 8.8
61
Damien Williams (MIA) vs. GB

35 86 69.6 18.2
62
Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) at CIN

35 78 59.3 9.0
63
Dexter McCluster (TEN) vs. JAC

38 71 55.5 7.8
64
Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) at CIN

38 78 57.6 8.9
65
Derrick Coleman (SEA) vs. DAL

39 86 73.6 17.6
66
Denard Robinson (JAC) at TEN

39 67 52.7 5.6
67
Devonta Freeman (ATL) vs. CHI

39 67 55.3 5.3
68
Ray Agnew (CLE) vs. PIT

40 89 69.0 12.1
69
Alfred Blue (HOU) vs. IND

40 68 56.9 6.8
70
Jay Prosch (HOU) vs. IND

41 91 65.7 12.1
71
Ronnie Brown (SD) at OAK

41 72 58.2 8.5
72
Shaun Draughn (SD) at OAK

42 85 59.5 10.3
73
Jacquizz Rodgers (ATL) vs. CHI

42 72 61.8 7.0
74
Robert Turbin (SEA) vs. DAL

44 77 61.2 6.4
75
James White (NE) at BUF

46 99 69.6 11.5
76
Jackie Battle (TEN) vs. JAC

47 101 70.6 13.7
77
Stepfan Taylor (ARI) vs. WAS

47 80 62.6 7.7
78
Joseph Randle (DAL) at SEA

48 86 65.8 7.2
79
Jordan Todman (JAC) at TEN

52 83 65.2 6.6
80
Daniel Thomas (MIA) vs. GB

53 81 68.9 7.9
81
Latavius Murray (OAK) vs. SD

54 104 71.0 16.0
82
Lance Dunbar (DAL) at SEA

54 78 64.2 5.8
83
Bilal Powell (NYJ) vs. DEN

56 89 70.7 6.5
84
Kyle Juszczyk (BAL) at TB

56 85 71.1 7.0
85
Jonathan Grimes (HOU) vs. IND

57 98 69.5 8.9
86
Dri Archer (PIT) at CLE

58 93 74.9 8.6
87
Marcel Reece (OAK) vs. SD

58 82 68.3 6.8
88
DeAngelo Williams (CAR) at CIN

59 100 79.5 20.5
89
Brandon Bolden (NE) at BUF

60 90 76.9 9.9
90
Darrel Young (WAS) at ARI

60 79 70.8 6.0
91
Trey Watts (STL) vs. SF

62 87 75.2 6.4
92
Leon Washington (TEN) vs. JAC

63 104 75.1 12.0
93
Jorvorskie Lane (TB) vs. BAL

63 99 84.7 15.6
94
DuJuan Harris (GB) at MIA

64 102 79.0 12.8
95
Patrick DiMarco (ATL) vs. CHI

65 92 79.7 11.1
96
Mike James (TB) vs. BAL

66 103 75.1 11.0
97
Dan Herron (IND) at HOU

68 97 82.5 14.5
98
Cedric Peerman (CIN) vs. CAR

70 93 82.8 8.2
99
John Kuhn (GB) at MIA

71 93 82.1 6.2
100
Michael Cox (NYG) at PHI

71 92 79.8 6.9
101
Anthony Dixon (BUF) vs. NE

72 94 80.4 7.8
102
Robert Hughes (ARI) vs. WAS

74 97 85.5 8.3
103
Will Johnson (PIT) at CLE

76 94 85.8 6.5
104
Will Ta’ufo’ou (JAC) at TEN

77 95 85.4 6.0
105
James Develin (NE) at BUF

78 101 86.0 9.0
106
Frank Summers (BUF) vs. NE

80 96 86.2 5.7
107
Silas Redd (WAS) at ARI

87 105 96.0 9.0
108
Henry Hynoski (NYG) at PHI

87 102 96.0 5.5
109
Jamize Olawale (OAK) vs. SD

89 100 95.8 4.1
110
Joe Banyard (MIN) vs. DET

91 103

 

1
Julio Jones (ATL) vs. CHI

1 17 1.9 1.7
2
Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at NYJ

1 6 2.0 1.2
3
Antonio Brown (PIT) at CLE

1 10 3.1 1.3
4
Jordy Nelson (GB) at MIA

1 10 3.9 1.4
5
Brandon Marshall (CHI) at ATL

1 21 6.5 2.9
6
Alshon Jeffery (CHI) at ATL

2 14 6.7 2.1
7
Dez Bryant (DAL) at SEA

4 29 8.0 3.4
8
Jeremy Maclin (PHI) vs. NYG

4 19 8.9 2.8
9
Randall Cobb (GB) at MIA

3 30 8.9 3.1
10
Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at NYJ

2 22 10.0 3.0
11
Golden Tate (DET) at MIN

5 29 12.0 3.7
12
Vincent Jackson (TB) vs. BAL

7 30 14.7 4.5
13
Steve Smith (BAL) at TB

6 39 15.0 5.4
14
Victor Cruz (NYG) at PHI

8 34 16.3 5.9
15
Roddy White (ATL) vs. CHI

4 40 16.4 5.3
16
Percy Harvin (SEA) vs. DAL

6 31 17.5 4.8
17
Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) at CIN

6 66 19.5 7.5
18
Mike Wallace (MIA) vs. GB

10 83 20.1 8.6
19
Keenan Allen (SD) at OAK

5 41 20.5 5.7
20
Ty Hilton (IND) at HOU

4 36 19.0 5.9
21
Pierre Garcon (WAS) at ARI

7 60 21.5 7.4
22
DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) vs. IND

12 41 22.7 5.6
23
Julian Edelman (NE) at BUF

12 37 24.4 4.5
24
Michael Floyd (ARI) vs. WAS

12 52 25.2 6.5
25
DeSean Jackson (WAS) at ARI

12 42 25.8 6.0
26
Reggie Wayne (IND) at HOU

10 40 26.2 5.0
27
Wes Welker (DEN) at NYJ

12 44 27.6 6.5
28
Brian Quick (STL) vs. SF

12 46 27.7 6.2
29
Andre Johnson (HOU) vs. IND

7 40 27.0 6.2
30
Rueben Randle (NYG) at PHI

9 45 29.3 7.0
31
Mohamed Sanu (CIN) vs. CAR

12 59 29.9 8.8
32
Kendall Wright (TEN) vs. JAC

11 45 30.3 6.3
33
Michael Crabtree (SF) at STL

17 50 31.7 5.9
34
Sammy Watkins (BUF) vs. NE

22 73 33.5 6.5
35
Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) vs. WAS

6 53 34.5 6.5
36
Justin Hunter (TEN) vs. JAC

22 57 36.3 5.9
37
Terrance Williams (DAL) at SEA

16 59 36.5 6.6
38
Torrey Smith (BAL) at TB

17 50 37.7 5.8
39
Eric Decker (NYJ) vs. DEN

22 70 39.1 6.5
40
Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) vs. DET

16 61 39.8 7.6
41
Andrew Hawkins (CLE) vs. PIT

27 62 40.3 5.5
42
Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG) at PHI

23 87 42.7 8.7
43
James Jones (OAK) vs. SD

28 86 42.6 7.0
44
Eddie Royal (SD) at OAK

29 63 43.7 5.7
45
Anquan Boldin (SF) at STL

15 66 45.0 6.1
46
Markus Wheaton (PIT) at CLE

31 63 46.4 5.3
47
Allen Robinson (JAC) at TEN

26 94 47.1 7.6
48
Malcom Floyd (SD) at OAK

7 70 51.9 9.9
49
Greg Jennings (MIN) vs. DET

33 70 49.6 5.6
50
Allen Hurns (JAC) at TEN

36 73 51.3 7.3
51
Mike Evans (TB) vs. BAL

39 89 53.0 10.4
52
Cecil Shorts (JAC) at TEN

26 82 58.4 13.0
53
Devin Hester (ATL) vs. CHI

31 82 55.8 9.6
54
John Brown (ARI) vs. WAS

39 79 53.1 7.0
55
Andre Holmes (OAK) vs. SD

39 82 53.9 8.3
56
Calvin Johnson (DET) at MIN

5 89 58.9 26.0
57
Brian Hartline (MIA) vs. GB

25 85 55.1 7.1
58
Kenny Britt (STL) vs. SF

27 87 59.2 9.3
59
Miles Austin (CLE) vs. PIT

37 81 56.3 6.9
60
Jordan Matthews (PHI) vs. NYG

40 72 55.2 5.7
61
Doug Baldwin (SEA) vs. DAL

28 82 59.2 8.0
62
Louis Murphy (TB) vs. BAL

44 99 59.0 11.0
63
Andre Roberts (WAS) at ARI

39 81 66.0 9.1
64
Steve Johnson (SF) at STL

40 101 61.8 10.4
65
Davante Adams (GB) at MIA

35 80 59.4 8.1
66
Riley Cooper (PHI) vs. NYG

42 81 62.2 8.7
67
Hakeem Nicks (IND) at HOU

36 84 61.9 8.4
68
Jeremy Ross (DET) at MIN

39 104 68.9 10.3
69
Brandon Tate (CIN) vs. CAR

33 120 65.8 14.2
70
Danny Amendola (NE) at BUF

30 115 80.2 12.2
71
Jarius Wright (MIN) vs. DET

41 86 65.0 8.8
72
Nate Washington (TEN) vs. JAC

37 90 68.5 8.6
73
Santonio Holmes (CHI) at ATL

38 104 78.1 10.9
74
Cody Latimer (DEN) at NYJ

40 90 65.3 17.7
75
Robert Woods (BUF) vs. NE

42 80 67.4 6.2
76
Brandon LaFell (NE) at BUF

43 88 62.5 6.6
77
Tavon Austin (STL) vs. SF

43 98 75.3 9.2
78
Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) vs. DEN

44 87 70.3 8.0
79
Taylor Gabriel (CLE) vs. PIT

46 84 71.5 7.8
80
Jermaine Kearse (SEA) vs. DAL

47 87 71.4 7.8
81
Harry Douglas (ATL) vs. CHI

47 83 70.4 10.6
82
Dexter McCluster (TEN) vs. JAC

48 93 73.6 9.1
83
Marqise Lee (JAC) at TEN

48 92 76.5 9.5
84
Travis Benjamin (CLE) vs. PIT

52 105 72.6 10.4
85
Dane Sanzenbacher (CIN) vs. CAR

52 94 79.2 8.3
86
Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) at CIN

53 89 72.9 8.9
87
Ted Ginn Jr. (ARI) vs. WAS

54 107 87.4 14.1
88
Jacoby Jones (BAL) at TB

55 101 82.1 10.7
89
Corey Fuller (DET) at MIN

55 99 78.6 8.5
90
Chris Givens (STL) vs. SF

56 96 79.9 7.6
91
Aaron Dobson (NE) at BUF

60 100 78.8 10.3
92
Denard Robinson (JAC) at TEN

61 91 76.7 9.2
93
Donte Moncrief (IND) at HOU

63 121 95.5 15.0
94
Jarvis Landry (MIA) vs. GB

64 101 79.4 8.2
95
Josh Huff (PHI) vs. NYG

65 127 94.7 22.3
96
Brandon Lloyd (SF) at STL

65 100 78.0 8.6
97
Austin Pettis (STL) vs. SF

66 105 87.5 8.2
98
Jason Avant (CAR) at CIN

68 113 87.4 9.6
99
Justin Brown (PIT) at CLE

69 116 92.0 12.7
100
Mike Williams (BUF) vs. NE

69 89 78.9 6.0
101
Solomon Patton (TB) vs. BAL

71 119 92.0 20.0
102
Preston Parker (NYG) at PHI

71 111 82.7 11.5
103
Denarius Moore (OAK) vs. SD

71 108 89.3 13.3
104
Cole Beasley (DAL) at SEA

72 97 84.8 7.7
105
Ryan Broyles (DET) at MIN

73 117 98.9 13.2
106
Ricardo Lockette (SEA) vs. DAL

73 110 88.7 9.6
107
Marlon Brown (BAL) at TB

73 107 82.5 9.4
108
Rishard Matthews (MIA) vs. GB

74 123 98.0 14.6
109
Brandon Gibson (MIA) vs. GB

74 118 95.5 16.3
110
Vincent Brown (OAK) vs. SD

74 118 92.6 13.5
111
Stedman Bailey (STL) vs. SF

74 117 92.9 13.9
112
Marquise Goodwin (BUF) vs. NE

75 113 92.1 12.6
113
Damaris Johnson (HOU) vs. IND

75 109 92.4 8.7
114
Ace Sanders (JAC) at TEN

76 111 90.1 12.1
115
Greg Salas (NYJ) vs. DEN

79 102 89.0 7.9
116
Seyi Ajirotutu (SD) at OAK

80 135 109.8 20.0
117
Lance Moore (PIT) at CLE

80 123 100.0 15.2
118
Philly Brown (CAR) at CIN

80 118 91.1 12.9
119
Jarrett Boykin (GB) at MIA

81 89 85.7 3.4
120
Aldrick Robinson (WAS) at ARI

82 131 105.3 20.1
121
Kenbrell Thompkins (OAK) vs. SD

82 130 93.8 18.5
122
David Nelson (NYJ) vs. DEN

83 124 103.2 11.5
123
Adam Thielen (MIN) vs. DET

84 133 109.0 15.7
124
Dri Archer (PIT) at CLE

85 128 106.5 21.5
125
Eric Weems (ATL) vs. CHI

87 108 100.0 9.3
126
Brian Tyms (NE) at BUF

89 125 107.0 18.0
127
Andre Caldwell (DEN) at NYJ

89 113 98.8 9.1
128
Charles Johnson (MIN) vs. DET

90 139 114.5 24.5
129
Mike Brown (JAC) at TEN

90 114 105.8 9.8
130
Kamar Aiken (BAL) at TB

92 119 105.8 8.7
131
Dwayne Harris (DAL) at SEA

93 122 105.3 9.4
132
Keshawn Martin (HOU) vs. IND

95 125 112.2 9.8
133
Brice Butler (OAK) vs. SD

96 130 115.2 11.2
134
Robert Herron (TB) vs. BAL

97 128 110.8 13.6
135
Bryan Walters (SEA) vs. DAL

98 112 103.0 6.4
136
Paul Richardson (SEA) vs. DAL

103 126 115.0 9.4
137
James Wright (CIN) vs. CAR

103 114 107.3 4.8
138
Russell Shepard (TB) vs. BAL

106 138 123.7 13.3
139
Ryan Grant (WAS) at ARI

106 131 116.0 10.0
140
Chris Hogan (BUF) vs. NE

109 132 120.5 11.5
141
Josh Morgan (CHI) at ATL

110 129 119.5 9.5
142
Jeff Janis (GB) at MIA

114 122 118.0 4.0
143
Brenton Bersin (CAR) at CIN

115 126 119.3 4.3
144
Devin Street (DAL) at SEA

115 123 120.0 3.6
145
Bruce Ellington (SF) at STL

119 129 122.6 4.1

 

1
Julius Thomas (DEN) at NYJ

1 2 1.1 0.3
2
Rob Gronkowski (NE) at BUF

1 5 2.2 0.7
3
Greg Olsen (CAR) at CIN

2 22 4.4 2.4
4
Martellus Bennett (CHI) at ATL

2 10 4.4 1.7
5
Delanie Walker (TEN) vs. JAC

2 12 5.1 1.8
6
Antonio Gates (SD) at OAK

3 11 5.4 1.5
7
Larry Donnell (NYG) at PHI

4 14 7.4 1.8
8
Jordan Cameron (CLE) vs. PIT

5 16 8.9 2.6
9
Heath Miller (PIT) at CLE

6 25 11.0 2.7
10
Owen Daniels (BAL) at TB

4 23 11.2 3.2
11
Dwayne Allen (IND) at HOU

1 18 11.5 2.7
12
Zach Ertz (PHI) vs. NYG

8 20 12.1 2.5
13
Jason Witten (DAL) at SEA

3 19 12.4 2.9
14
Vernon Davis (SF) at STL

5 27 12.6 3.6
15
Jordan Reed (WAS) at ARI

6 26 14.7 3.9
16
Jared Cook (STL) vs. SF

9 27 16.5 3.3
17
Eric Ebron (DET) at MIN

9 28 17.5 3.4
18
Niles Paul (WAS) at ARI

9 38 19.8 5.2
19
Charles Clay (MIA) vs. GB

3 34 18.4 3.4
20
Timothy Wright (NE) at BUF

10 34 19.4 4.4
21
Garrett Graham (HOU) vs. IND

7 42 24.8 4.9
22 11 32 21.7 3.4
23
Jermaine Gresham (CIN) vs. CAR

14 33 26.1 5.0
24
Clay Harbor (JAC) at TEN

14 37 22.0 4.3
25
Ladarius Green (SD) at OAK

12 40 24.2 4.3
26
Coby Fleener (IND) at HOU

13 30 23.2 3.3
27
Luke Willson (SEA) vs. DAL

15 37 23.7 4.0
28
Richard Rodgers (GB) at MIA

16 43 29.4 6.6
29
John Carlson (ARI) vs. WAS

17 45 28.2 4.6
30
Andrew Quarless (GB) at MIA

17 38 28.2 4.8
31
Scott Chandler (BUF) vs. NE

17 34 27.0 3.9
32
Brent Celek (PHI) vs. NYG

18 47 34.0 6.3
33
Brandon Myers (TB) vs. BAL

19 52 29.8 6.0
34
Mychal Rivera (OAK) vs. SD

19 51 31.2 5.5
35
Brandon Pettigrew (DET) at MIN

19 45 34.6 6.7
36
Jace Amaro (NYJ) vs. DEN

19 37 25.9 3.9
37
Levine Toilolo (ATL) vs. CHI

20 35 28.2 3.9
38
Derek Carrier (SF) at STL

22 68 37.0 12.6
39
Chase Ford (MIN) vs. DET

22 46 34.0 5.9
40
Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) vs. DEN

23 43 34.8 5.2
41
C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU) vs. IND

24 58 32.9 8.5
42
Rhett Ellison (MIN) vs. DET

25 54 37.6 6.6
43
Joseph Fauria (DET) at MIN

25 51 39.3 10.8
44
Ryan Griffin (HOU) vs. IND

26 65 38.5 11.6
45
Robert Housler (ARI) vs. WAS

26 49 43.4 8.8
46
Logan Paulsen (WAS) at ARI

27 61 45.5 10.8
47
Vance McDonald (SF) at STL

27 60 45.3 12.9
48
Lance Kendricks (STL) vs. SF

27 39 33.2 3.8
49
Jacob Tamme (DEN) at NYJ

28 50 37.5 6.4
50
Jim Dray (CLE) vs. PIT

34 49 40.2 5.4
51
Adrien Robinson (NYG) at PHI

38 62 46.7 10.9
52
Daniel Fells (NYG) at PHI

38 50 42.9 4.1
53
David Ausberry (OAK) vs. SD

39 66 48.2 9.2
54
Gavin Escobar (DAL) at SEA

39 53 47.6 4.7
55
Cooper Helfet (SEA) vs. DAL

41 51 45.8 3.7
56
Dion Sims (MIA) vs. GB

41 48 44.0 2.3
57
Crockett Gillmore (BAL) at TB

42 72 57.0 15.0
58
Gary Barnidge (CLE) vs. PIT

42 55 47.0 5.7
59
Jack Doyle (IND) at HOU

46 56 51.0 5.0
60
Ed Dickson (CAR) at CIN

47 57 51.2 3.8
61
Brian Leonhardt (OAK) vs. SD

47 50 48.5 1.5
62
Dante Rosario (CHI) at ATL

48 50 49.0 0.7
63
Nic Jacobs (JAC) at TEN

49 53 51.0 2.0
64
Chris Gragg (BUF) vs. NE

53 78 62.3 11.1
65
MarQueis Gray (MIN) vs. DET

54 57 55.5 1.5
66 55 76 65.5 10.5
67
Bear Pascoe (ATL) vs. CHI

56 67 62.0 4.5
68
Luke Stocker (TB) vs. BAL

59 79 69.0 10.0
69
Matt Spaeth (PIT) at CLE

62 71 66.5 4.5

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FantasySavvy Football: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 6

Advice for seasonal and daily leagues here. Look for our Rankings early Sunday Morning and some more film breakdown upcoming.

Start

WR Brandon Marshall- This is more for daily leagues because if you have Marshall in your garden variety fantasy league, you aren’t going to sit him in all likelihood. Trestman made it a point to point out how the Bears need to get Marshall the ball. He wasn’t listed on the injury report, and we all know Cutler loves him. Throw him out there in all your leagues.

WR Golden Tate- The going rate for Tate in fanduel right now is $6,400. That is incredibly reasonable for the #1 target on the Detroit Lions. Tate has 15 catches for 250 yards and a TD in the last two games with Johnson being as gimpy as he is. Johnson is listed as doubtful for Sunday and Tate should once again carry the load Play the man with confidence this Sunday.

TE Luke Willson - This isn’t about analytics and I don’t have much to back up my suggestion, except that Dallas is 32nd in TE fantasy points against. This is all a hunch and namely for those of you who have bye week (read: Graham, Jimmy and Kelce, Travis in particular), so go at your own risk.

WR Eric Decker- I know the perils of Decker at this point. His hamstring issues won’t go away, and Geno Smith is his QB. When he has played he has been pretty good, and if he plays Sunday there is a good opportunity for him. I know the Broncos are currently 5th in opposing points let up to fantasy WRs but someone has to move the ball for the Jets, right?

RB Andre Williams- With Rashad Jennings out for the near future, Andre Williams has no competition in the Giants backfield. He touched the ball 22 times (82 yards, 1 TD) last week as Jennings exited early in the third quarter. Philly’s run defense has allowed the 14th most fantasy points in the league. Williams is also $6,700 on fanduel.

RB Jeremy Hill- Times have been pretty slow for Hill as he hasn’t seen a lot of usage. I suspect that with AJ Green sidelined, that he will be a bigger part of the Bengals gameplan both in the run and pass games. The Panthers are also 29th in RB points against. I think it will pay off to start Hill this week.

Editor’s Pick * Storm Johnson- Coach Gus Bradley talked up Johnson before Week 5 saying he was impressive in practice. No doubt he realizes that Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson are just not getting the job done. Gerhart is slow and is not fit to be an every down starter. Robinson is not an every down back and more of just a player to utilize on certain plays and in the passing game. In steps Johnson, now with Gerhart OUT this week, it looks like Storm may get full duty. Of course, Jordan Todman does remain in the mix and you never know what an NFL coach might do, but I think the upside is there and Gus Bradley against praised Johnson this week. Johnson also ran decent last week. This is a good matchup against the Titans who will not blow anybody out with Charlie Whitehurst, so look for Johnson to recieve around 10-15 carries with all the Goal Line opportunities. Blake Bortles can move the ball, Marquise Lee returns this week, things are looking up for the Jags in this game. This is a good spot play in my mind and Johnson has a very good shot to run away with the job after this game.

Sit

Matthew Stafford- I know this is a tough one for those of us who religiously carry one QB but Stafford has been a relative disappointment this season and I think it’s worth sitting him if you have a backup or there is someone on waivers worth picking up. He’s only 14th in fantasy points; the Vikings run defense isn’t particularly good and he’s without Calvin. If you can afford to sit him, do so.

DeMarco Murray- I know, I know. He’s been the best back in the sport this season. I know he’s really hard to replace but the Seahawks are the best fantasy defense against RBs in the NFL. 38 yards is the most the Seahawks have allowed to an RB this season. If you have enough depth to do so, find a replacement. I think it will be a long Sunday for Murray.

Tom Brady- I know there is excitement over Brady’s performance on Sunday night as the team looked a lot better than it did previously. I expect him to revert back to the mean on Sunday against the Bills who have allowed the sixth least fantasy points to opposing QBs this year and currently have 17 sacks. I expect this to be a tough game for Brady on the road.

Zac Stacy- Stacy currently ranks 35th amongst RBs in points, is currently nursing injuries, and the Niners have stymied RBs all year to the tune of the 7th best fantasy defense against RBs. Sit Stacy and live to tell about it.

Cordarrelle Patterson- If you’re still holding onto hope that Patterson gets back to week 1 form, this is probably not the week to try your luck and start him. The Lions have given up the 4th least fantasy points to WRs, are an excellent real life and fantasy defense and Patterson should essentially be on probation until he proves it.

Cam Newton- I fully expect Newton to improve over the course of the season as he perhaps gets healthier. That said, even after his performance I think you should bench him this week. He currently ranks 25th amongst QBs in points, and goes up against a unit that gives up the 7th least amount of points. Sit him

Editors Pick- Doug Martin- Martin is not the back he was in his rookie season. He goes down easy, and is not making defenders miss or breaking tackles as much. There have been some injuries to Martin in the past couple years and maybe it just slowed him down. Whatever the case he has not been impressive. Bobby Rainey has been better in my mind and I think Rainey will get a bigger role this week. Regardless, this is not a good matchup against a reinvigorated Ravens Defense. Leave Martin on your bench in all formats.

 

 

 

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FantasySavvy Football: Week 5 Film Review and Recap, Part 1

We do this to help you get ready for the upcoming week and gain some clarity for the rest of the season. Stay tuned for Part 2. Also look out for out Start Em’ Sit Em’s, Trade advice, Radio Show and Rankings. Thanks for reading, follow us on twitter @FantasySavvy.

 

Minnesota @ Packers

  • Eddie Lacy got back on track after struggling the first four weeks of the season. Lacy displayed his power and strength in this matchup and shined for fantasy owners running for 105 yards on just 13 carries, finishing with two TD’s. Playing against Minnesota did indeed help and Lacy probably will not be the monster fantasy back many expected, but he plays with the Packers who will have many scoring opportunities and double digit TD’s is in the horizon. In other words, there shouldn’t be need to worry about him, but there may be some duds along the way.
  • Davante Adams got his first TD of the year. Will he become more of a factor in the offense as the season goes on? Despite that I don’t believe he is overly talented, he does play with Aaron Rodgers which means he will be in for some good performances along the way. Rodgers also did just praise his route running and ability to get open after watching the Week 5 tape. However I did hear one well known expert say he was better than Randall Cobb and will emerge over him which I completely disagree with. Keep in mind this was said about two weeks ago, which in the meantime Cobb has 3 TD’s to Adams’ one while also having more than a 100 more yards receiving.
  • There seemed to be some doubt and hating on Cobb. Yes he won’t keep up his TD rate, but if he doesn’t score he will make up for it in yards and catches. The guy is just a talented and versatile player, I have no clue why people were even getting on him. Just awful analysis.
  • What to do with Cordarrelle Patterson? First, Patterson is not the best route runner in the world. But there were several times where he was open in this game and Christian Ponder was just completely lost out there just dinking, dunking, throwing awful passes. Second, Patterson had 3 carries for 104 yards in the first game of the year. Since then he has one carry. It’s an absolute joke. Patterson said he wants the ball more then Mike Zimmer said he needs to get open. How about creating more opportunities for him Zimmer? Zimmer is defensive minded coach and looks clueless on how to use Patterson. I am also surprised Norv Turner hasn’t developed anything. I will give Turner the benefit of the doubt however and except him to create more ways to get Patterson in space. Bridgewater is returning, Patterson is going to become relevant very soon. Patience is a virtue, remember how Patterson came on last season.

Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville

  •  Markus Wheaton just can not be relied upon at this point. Just one catch for 17 yards against the Jaguars? Ultimately his lack of progression is what is preventing Big Ben from becoming an Elite Fantasy QB. Ben only has so many weapons in the passing game. Their is still time for Wheaton to emerge but right he now he needs to be on your bench.
  • Bortles made some good throws, but faced a lot of heat and made a lot of bad decisions. He is a rookie and is still learning the position. When Marquise Lee and Cecil Shorts return healthy he should become Fantasy Relevant. I would hold Lee, he may become the go to guy in this offense. Allen Hurns is still average and Allen Robinson doesn’t wow me. Although him and Bortles have the best rapport so far.
  • Rookie and 7th round pick Storm Johnson got some burn this game (4 carries for 27 yards) but he instantly looked better than Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson, although that’s not saying much. Still he’s worth a stash to see what he does. I think his workload is only going to increase and this offense is only going to get better. Could be a nice pickup for you. You can never have enough Running Backs. Johnson kind of runs like Knile Davis from Kansas City. Straight ahead with power, no nonsense, is not afraid of contact.

Houston @ Dallas

  • Cowboys are talking about limiting DeMarco Murray’s carries and for good reason, he’s on pace for over 400 carries. Joseph Randle is a good handcuff, but still isn’t worth owning otherwise. However, it may help Jason Witten get more looks as well as Terrance Williams. Dez will be Dez. Nobody else is relevant on this Cowboys offense from a fantasy perspective. Be patient with Witten for another week or two. Playing Seattle this week won’t help his cause however.
  • Dez Bryant’s catch to seal the game. That is all.
  • Arian Foster when healthy has looked like one of the best backs in the league. Last week was a great week to target him, but his owners still may be in doubt about him. Keep trying to trade for this guy. The injury risk is there, but I believe the reward outweighs the risk and you may not have to give up an arm and a leg for him.
  • Andre Johnson still has it, he’s just playing with a very average QB.

Tampa Bay @ New Orleans

  • Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas and even Tavaris Cadet all played well. That is the problem however as this is a very crowded backfield. And coming off their bye this week, Mark Ingram may return for Week 7. Robinson has ran well in Ingram’s absence, but no doubt Ingram will get looks again once he returns. Pierre Thomas caught a ton of his infamous screen passes and ran hard and broke tackles like he usually does. Cadet ran a great in and out ” Gates” route for a TD. Robinson is truly the only one worth starting with Ingram out. When Ingram returns both are worth owning and using as decent flex plays. Pierre Thomas will probably remain the odd man out along with Tavaris Cadet. All 4 backs have talent it’s just so crowded and the Saints spread it around more than any other team.
  • Brandin Cooks continues to be a factor in the offense. Screens, fake reverse screens, quick slants, etc. He still hasn’t broken many big plays however, but I am sure they are coming soon. Interested to see if they start targeting him deep a bit more. Expect some new wrinkles after the bye.
  • Marques Colston seems to start slow every single year. Slow, but still has the big body and if you own him you might as well just keep him on your bench until he starts to heat up. He has heated up every year and this one should be no different. He’s a low-end WR2 at best however.
  • Jimmy Graham shoulder sprain is not considered serious and he should be back for Week 7. Expect the Saints to return to form after the bye. Brees doesn’t look as sharp as he usually does, but that should change. He’s due for a 4 TD game.
  • Thank God for Mike Glennon, because the Bucs were doing nothing with Josh McCown. Makes you question how the GM and Coaches evaluate talent. Glennon keeps Vincent Jackson relevant. Mike Evans also might make his return this week. Louis Murphy played admirably filling in for Evan with two TD’s, but that will come to an end now. Austin Seferian-Jenkins might take a little while to get going but by the end of the year could be worth using. Big Body, athletic Tight End who should only get better. Just not really usable at the moment.
  • Doug Martin I thought ran decent in this game, but still only averaged around 3 YPC and his longest carry came on a 16 yard run came when the Bucs ran the clock out before overtime. Bobby Rainey I believe is better, although not by that much. He still deserves more playing time and seems to always to do more with his touches than Martin. Both backs will continue to kill each other’s value. If Rainey got the looks Martin got, he would be usable, but the Coaches seem to think Martin is way better than Rainey just like they thought Josh McCown was better than Mike Glennon.

Buffalo @ Detroit

  • First, Was Alex Henery trying to throw this game? Every one of his kicks wasn’t close and wobbled in the air. I don’t think I have ever seen so many bad kicks by a kicker in one game. It looked like they hired somebody of the street to kick for them.
  • George Winn looked OK to me. He hit holes hard but doesn’t possess any legit explosiveness, and is not really a threat in the passing game. I picked him up in one or two leagues and after watching the game tape I am not too ecstatic. Also that Lions offensive line does not seem to be creating many holes.
  • Reggie Bush is going to be average this season, leave him on your bench. Unfortunately and I hate to say it because I used to love Reggie Bush, but the decline is on it’s way. He can still be a threat in the passing game, but will not get enough carries and the Lions O-line will not create the holes Reggie will need for success.
  • Matthew Stafford just doesn’t impress me. Without a healthy Calvin I would never start him. Calvin is his crutch and the key to his success. Golden Tate will benefit from Calvin’s Injury and must stay in lineups. Tate is just a gritty player who has always been good after the catch. Targets have been up and he has taken advantage.
  • Eric Ebron had a TD called back, and with Calvin banged up, they need to start utilizing his talents more. He did however say he felt like a ” Zombie” trying to learn this offense. May take time and may not happen for him at all this year. It’s tough to assess, but the talent is obviously there.  End of the day I don’t trust Stafford to get Ebron the football consistently at this point.
  • Sammy Watkins benefits a lot with having Kyle Orton at quarterback, because unlike Manuel, Orton can actually throw comebacks, outs and slants with some consistent accuracy. Although, Watkins saved Orton at least 3 times on passes that were thrown either behind or over his head. Especially on the last drive of the game Watkins snapped back his hands to catch a pass that was thrown behind him to put the Bills in FG range. Watkins is going to be excellent in PPR leagues. Hopefully the TD’s follow.
  • I still blame Doug Marrone for the way he uses C.J. Spiller. They ran one stretch play in this game and Spiller had absolutely nowhere to go. The rest of the runs were handoffs right up the middle. Spiller could have been a little more patient on some of them, but Marrone needs to be way more creative with how he uses him. It’s really pathetic. Fred Jackson is a power runner who can move bodies and hit the hole hard, Spiller could hit the hole a bit harder himself , but Marrone can’t use Spiller like he uses Jackson. Spiller had just 10 carries for 8 yards. Just awful and it’s really frustrating. He came into this game with 10 targets and got 4 in this game. One was an awful throw by Orton, another they threw to the short side of the field and there was defender right when he caught it. The other two Spiller had space and got a first down on both. Marrone needs to get Spiller in space more often and get him matched up with LB’s in the passing game. He has no idea how to use him, Chan Gailey did. Spiller can not be trusted at all right now and should be on your bench until the Bills coaches come to their senses. Fred Jackson is the play in this backfield, since they throw him more screen passes and he is better suited for Marrone’s up the middle runs. Seriously the run play is the same almost every time.

 

 

 

 

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FantasySavvy Football: Week 5 Player Rankings

The best player rankings in the Industry are here. Also check out our Targets report and our Radio show from Friday. Follow us on Twitter @FantasySavvy to catch everything as it breaks. Also subscribe to this page.  Next week look for our Film Review column to return on Wednesday.

 

QB’s

  1. Peyton Manning vs ARI
  2. Drew Brees vs TB
  3. Eli Manning vs ATL            (Bold I know, but This guy does have two SB rings and has looked excellent of late. Has great matchup, also Beckham JR. returns)
  4. Russell Wilson @ WAS
  5. Tony Romo vs HOU
  6. Ben Roethlisberger @ JAC
  7. Andrew Luck vs BAL
  8. Colin Kaepernick vs KC
  9. Matt Ryan @ NYG
  10. Phillip Rivers vs NYJ
  11. Nick Foles vs STL
  12. Cam Newton vs CHI
  13. Jay Cutler @ CAR
  14. Joe Flacco @ IND
  15. Matt Stafford vs BUF  (Calvin may not play, Stafford will have no crutch to lean on)
  16. Andy Dalton @ NE
  17. Blake Bortles vs PIT
  18. Mike Glennon @ NO
  19. Tom Brady vs CIN
  20. Alex Smith @ SF
  21. Austin Davis @ PHI
  22. Drew Stanton @ DEN
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ DAL
  24. Kirk Cousins vs SEA
  25. Jake Locker vs CLE
  26. Kyle Orton @ DET
  27. Brian Hoyer @ TEN
  28. Gino Smith @ SD

RB’s

  1. Le’Veon Bell @ JAC
  2. DeMarco Murray vs HOU
  3. Jamaal Charles @ SF
  4. Marshawn Lynch @ WAS
  5. Matt Forte @ CAR
  6. Frank Gore vs KC
  7. LeSean McCoy vs STL        (Think he finally finds running room this week)
  8. Rashad Jennings vs ATL
  9. Giovani Bernard @ NE
  10. Zac Stacy @ PHI
  11. Andre Ellington @ DEN     (Should catch a bunch of passes)
  12. Arian Foster @ DAL
  13. Alfred Morris vs SEA
  14. Reggie Bush vs BUF
  15. Justin Forsett @ IND    (The back to rely on in Baltimore at the moment)
  16. Montee Ball vs AZ         (C.J Anderson might spell him more often this week)
  17. Khiry Robinson vs TB
  18. Ahmad Bradshaw vs BAL
  19. Jeremy Hill @ NE
  20. C.J. Spiller @ DET                ( 10 targets this season which is a joke, I think Orton may use him more in pass game)
  21. Bishop Sankey vs CLE
  22. Ben Tate @ TEN                (Probable, but says he’s questionable? LOL)
  23. Isaiah Crowell @ TEN     (Talented back, all indications are he has moved ahead of West)
  24. Shane Vereen vs CIN
  25. Stevan Ridley vs CIN
  26. Steven Jackson @ NYG
  27. Chris Ivory @ SD
  28. Darren Sproles vs STL
  29. Doug Martin @ NO         (Never have been a fan)
  30. Trent Richardson vs BAL
  31. Fred Jackson @ DET
  32. Knile Davis @ SF
  33. Pierre Thomas vs TB
  34. Andrew Williams vs ATL      (Might start to work into the gameplan more and more)
  35. Donald Brown vs NYJ          (2 YPC is all that needs to be said)
  36. George Winn vs BUF        (I’m prediciting 50 yards and a TD)
  37. Bernard Pierce @ IND     (Pierce could easily get the bulk this week)
  38. Lorenzo Taliaferro @ IND
  39. Toby Gerhart vs PIT
  40. Darin Reaves vs CHI
  41. LeGarrette Blount @ JAX
  42. Roy Helu vs SEA
  43. Fozzy Whitaker vs CHI
  44. Carlos Hyde vs KC
  45. Denard Robinson vs PIT
  46. C.J Anderson vs ARI          (More carries?)
  47. Terrance West @ TEN
  48. Benny Cunningham vs PHI
  49. Brandon Oliver vs NYJ       ( I like this guy, just not this matchup)
  50. Tavaris Cadet vs TB
  51. Joseph Randle vs HOU
  52. Storm Johnson vs PIT       (Going to see carries this week, will he emerge? There is a shot. Gerhart and Robinson have underwhelmed)
  53. Alfred Blue @ DAL
  54. Shonn Greene vs CLE
  55. Jaquizz Rodgers @ NYG
  56. Antoine Smith @ NYG
  57. Ka’Deem Carey @ CAR    (Must handcuff if you have Forte)
  58. Stepfan Taylor @ DEN
  59. Ronnie Hillman vs AZ
  60. Chris Ogbonnaya vs CHI

WR’s

  1. Dez Bryant vs HOU
  2. Demaryious Thomas vs AZ
  3. Julio Jones @ NYG
  4. Antonio Brown @ JAC
  5. Calvin Johnson vs BUF  (50/50)
  6. A.J Green @ NE
  7. Keenan Allen vs NYJ
  8. Brandon Marshall @ CAR
  9. Kelvin Benjamin vs CHI
  10. Victor Cruz vs ATL
  11. Steve Smith @ IND
  12. Jeremy Maclin vs STL
  13. Alshon Jeffrey @ CAR
  14. Emmanuel Sanders vs AZ
  15. Percy Harvin @ WAS
  16. Vincent Jackson @ NO
  17. Michael Crabtree vs KC
  18. Michael Floyd @ DEN
  19. Andre Johnson @ DAL
  20. Larry Fitzgerald @ DEN
  21. Reggie Wayne vs BAL
  22. Roddy White @ NYG
  23. DeAndre Hopkins @ DAL
  24. Brandon Cooks vs TB
  25. Julian Edelman vs CIN
  26. Golden Tate vs BUF
  27. Brian Quick @ PHI
  28. Sammy Watkins @ DET      (Should only improve with Orton)
  29. Dwayne Bowe @ SF    (Feel like Alex Smith and will hit the still talented Bowe often)
  30. Wes Welker vs AZ
  31. Marques Colston vs TB
  32. T.Y. Hilton vs BAL
  33. Pierre Garcon vs SEA
  34. Ruben Randle vs TB
  35. Eric Decker @ SD   (very questionable)
  36. Terrance Williams vs HOU
  37. Torrey Smith @ IND    (Can see a quality game here, possible breakout)
  38. Doug Baldwin @ WAS    (Will breakout eventually, why not now?)
  39. Eddie Royal vs NYJ    (Some crazy stat where Jets CB Kyle Wilson is allowing 140 QB rating when covering Slot WR)
  40. Andrew Hawkins @ TEN
  41. Anquan Boldin vs KC
  42. DeSean Jackson vs SEA
  43. Allen Robinson vs PIT
  44. Jordan Matthews vs STL
  45. Kendall Wright vs CLE
  46. Miles Austin @ TEN
  47. Mohammed Sanu vs NE
  48. Markus Wheaton @ JAC
  49. Allen Hurns vs PIT
  50. Justin Hunter vs CLE
  51. John Brown @ DEN
  52. Brandon LaFell vs CIN
  53. O’Dell Beckham vs ATL         (Think he makes an impact first game back)
  54. Malcolm Floyd vs NYJ
  55. Stevie Johnson vs KC
  56. Louis Murphy @ NO
  57. Jeremy Kerley @ SD
  58. Devin Hester @ NYG
  59. Riley Cooper vs STL
  60. Andre Roberts vs SEA
  61. Hakeem Nicks vs BAL
  62. Aaron Dobson vs CIN
  63. Jerricho Cotchery vs CHI
  64. Robert Woods @ DET
  65. Kenny Stills vs TB
  66. Greg Salas @ SD
  67. Mike Williams @ DET
  68. Ace Sanders vs PIT
  69. Donte Moncrief vs BAL
  70. Stedman Bailey @ PHI

TE’s

  1. Jimmy Graham vs TB
  2. Julius Thomas vs AZ
  3. Travis Kelce @ SF  (Slowly becoming a stud)
  4. Greg Olsen vs CHI
  5. Larry Donnell vs ATL
  6. Delanie Walker vs CLE
  7. Rob Gronkowski vs CIN
  8. Vernon Davis          ( Doubtful to play)
  9. Niles Paul vs SEA
  10. Antonio Gates vs NYJ
  11. Martellus Bennett @ CAR
  12. Jason Witten vs HOU
  13. Heath Miller @ JAC
  14. Zach Ertz vs STL
  15. Dwayne Allen vs BAL
  16. Luke Wilson @ WAS
  17. Austin Sefarin-Jenkins @ NO
  18. Owen Daniels @ IND
  19. Eric Ebron vs BUF
  20. Coby Fleener vs BAL
  21. Jared Cook @ PHI
  22. Clay Harbor vs PIT
  23. Ladarius Green vs NYJ
  24. Garret Graham @ DAL
  25. Jace Amaro @ SD
  26. Jermaine Gresham @ NE
  27. Logan Paulsen vs SEA
  28. Anthony Fasano @ SF
  29. Lance Kendricks @ PHI
  30. Levine Toilolo @ NYG

 

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FantasySavvy Football: Team by Team Targets Report

Always a great report for our readers, enjoy the data. Expect another update after Week 8.

Arizona Cardinals

Michael Floyd-

22 targets

11 catches(252 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 22% of pass plays

Larry Fitzgerald

21 targets

10 catches(107 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 21% of pass plays

John Brown

15 targets

9 catches(109 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 15% of pass plays

Andre Ellington

12 targets

9 catches (50 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 12% of pass plays

Note: Interesting to note that neither Larry Fitzgerald or Michael Floyd have hauled in a TD yet.

Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones

41 targets

29 catches (447 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 26% of pass plays

Roddy White

29 targets

14 catches(187 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 19% of pass plays

Harry Douglas

17 targets

12 catches(121 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 11% of pass plays

Note: Nothing of circumstance to see here. Harry Douglas is the rare example of where handcuffing a WR makes sense.

Baltimore Ravens

Steve Smith

42 targets

25 catches(429 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 27% of pass plays

Torrey Smith

21 targets

8 catches(138 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of pass play

Justin Forsett

19 targets

16 catches (63 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 12% of the time

Owen Daniels

17 targets

14 catches(113 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Maybe I am wrong here but Steve Smith being targeted 10 times a game has to curb itself some time soon, no?

Buffalo Bills

Sammy Watkins

32 targets

17 catches(197 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 24% of the time

Robert Woods

29 targets

11 catches(119 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Fred Jackson

24 targets

19 catches(170 yards, 1 TD

Targeted 18% of the time

CJ Spiller

10 targets

10 catches(81 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 8% of the time

Notes: With Orton in at QB, maybe he can revive Robert Woods’ fantasy value. Sammy Watkins also has a lot to gain. Editors note: The Bills are absolute morons for not getting C.J. Spiller more than 10 targets.  His perecentage should be way up. Doug Marrone or Doug Moron?

Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin

36 targets

21 catches(329 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Greg Olsen

31 targets

21 catches(254 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Chicago Bears

Martellus Bennett

37 targets

29 catches(295 yards, 4 TD)

Targeted 24% of the time

Alshon Jeffery

32 targets

20 catches(262 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Brandon Marshall

32 targets

16 catches(144 yards, 5 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Matt Forte

30 targets

24 catches(194 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Notes: Matt Forte is on pace for 96 catches. That will ease up I presume but nice to note anyway. Don’t panic with Brandon Marshall. He says he’s close to full strength this week and I assume his numbers will pick up.

Cincinnati Bengals

Giovanni Bernard

19 targets

12 catches(148 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

AJ Green

18 targets

12 catches (233 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Mohammed Sanu

17 targets

12 catches(164 yards, 1 TD

Targeted 20% of the time

Notes: I don’t expect Gio to continue to lead the Bengals in targets but if he is at or near the top of the list, that’s clearly great for his value. Keep an eye on Marvin Jones as he recovers from his injury. Editors Note: Green’s targets look low, but he got hurt in Week 2 and had a bye last week. 

Cleveland Browns

Andrew Hawkins

33 targets

21 catches(244 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 33% of the time

Notes: Hawkins probably won’t be targeted as much with Cameron coming back but he should still hold some value in PPR leagues. Editors Note: Miles Austin not listed here I assume because Kev has no faith whatsoever in this guy.

Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant

33 targets

23 catches(291 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 28% of the time

Jason Witten

23 targets

15 catches (156 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Terrance Williams

21 targets

14 catches(179 yards, 4 TDs)

Targeted 18% of the time

DeMarco Murray

11 targets

9 catches(68 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 9% of the time

Notes: If you can upgrade Jason Witten, I think now is the time to do it. Between the Cowboys run first style and his lack of TD potential there are going to be a lot of frustrating weeks with him.

Denver Broncos

Emmanuel Sanders

34 targets

25 catches (334 yards, 0 TDs

Targeted 30% of the time

Demaryius Thomas

27 targets

13 catches (141 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 24% of the time

Julius Thomas

17 targets

14 catches(160 yards, 5 TDs)

Targeted 15% of the time

Detroit Lions

Calvin Johsnon

36 targets

21 catches (341 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 24% of the time

Golden Tate

31 targets

24 catches(317 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 21% of the time

Reggie Bush

23 targets

18 catches(112 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 16 % of the time

Joique Bell

16 targets

9 catches(73 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 11% of the time

Eric Ebron

12 targets

6 catches(72 yards, 1TD)

Targeted 9% of the time

Notes: Golden Tate continues to be remarkably efficient and Eric Ebron is on the uptick.

Green Bay Packers

Jordy Nelson

52 targets

34 catches(525 yards, 4 TDs)

Targeted 34% of the time

Randall Cobb

34 targets

24 catches(273 yards, 6 TDs)

Targeted 22% of the time

Davante Adams

17 targets

10 catches(90 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Jordy Nelson is on pace for a cool 1600 yards and Randall Cobb is on pace for for 20 TDs. Jordy might finish as the #1 WR in fantasy this year.

Houston Texans

Andre Johnson

34 targets

22 catches (262 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 30% of the time

DeAndre Hopkins

25 targets

18 catches(291 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 22% of the time

Arian Foster

15 targets

11 catches(84 yards,0 TDs)

Targeted 13% of the time

Notes: It’s rough starting Andre Johnson these days, and DeAndre Hopkins is standing out. Ryan Fitzpatrick makes it hard to have week to week faith in either of them though.

Indianapolis Colts

TY Hilton

38 targets

22 catches (291 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 22% of the time

Reggie Wayne

33 targets

23 catches(307 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Coby Fleener

19 targets

10 catches (109 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 11% of the time

Hakeem Nicks

18 targets

12 catches(94 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 11% of the time

Ahmad Bradshaw

16 targets

14 catches(134 yards, 4 TDs)

Targeted 9% of the time

Notes: Balanced attack here

Jacksonville Jaguars

Allen Robinson

26 targets

17 catches(192 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Allen Hurns

24 targets

12 catches(254 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 17% of the time

Notes:  Allen Robinson is worth owning in all formats

Kansas City Chiefs

Travis Kelce

24 targets

18 catches(259 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Donnie Avery

24 targets

14 catches(156 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Dwayne Bowe

17 targets

11 catches(153 yards, 0 TDs)

Notes: Kelce is coming.

Miami Dolphins

Mike Wallace

35 targets

20 catches(246 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 23% of the time

Brian Hartline

26 targets

16 catches(161 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Charles Clay

22 targets

14 catches(111 yards, 0 TD)

Lamar Miller

17 targets

12 catches(53 yards, 1 TD)

Notes: Mike Wallace is a rock solid fantasy option this year, and hopefully action starts to pick up for Charles Clay.

Minnesota Vikings

Greg Jennings

28 targets

17 catches(235 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Cordarrelle Patterson

25 targets

15 catches(189 yards, 0TD)

Targeted 15% of the time

Jairus Wright

24 targets

14 catches(196 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 15% of the time

Matt Asiata

21 targets

12 catches(111 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 13% of the time

Jerick Mckinnon

16 targets

8 catches(53 yards,0 TDs)

Targeted 10% of the time

New England Patriots

Julian Edelman

36 targets

26 catches(283 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Rob Gronkowski

26 targets

13 catches(147 yards, 3 TDs)

Shane Vereen

19 targets

14 catches(93 yards, 0 TDs)

New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Graham

42 targets

32 catches(340 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 26% of the time

Brandin Cooks

30 targets

23 catches(199 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Marques Colston

23 targets

12 catches(185 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Pierre Thomas

13 targets

12 catches (110 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted9% of the time

Notes: While Pierre Thomas isn’t on the field as much he still average 3 catches per game. There is hope he turns it around

New York Giants

Victor Cruz

32 targets

18 catches(299 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 23 % of the time

Larry Donnell

31 targets

25 catches (236 yards, 4 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Reuben Randle

30 targets

19 catches(156 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Notes: It will be interesting to see how Odell Beckham Jr. plays into all of this.

New York Jets

Jeremy Kerley

27 targets

16 catches (144 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Eric Decker

23 targets

14 catches(204 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Jace Amaro

14 targets

11 catches(125 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 10% of the time

Notes: Player to watch here is Jace Amaro. He has a lot of ability and his workload is picking up by the week.

Oakland Raiders

James Jones

28 targets

21 catches(272 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Andre Holmes

21 Targets

11 catches(148 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Notes: Andre Holmes is a name to watch. After all someone has to move the ball for the Raiders besides James Jones

Philadelphia Eagles

Jeremy Maclin

46 targets

20 catches(353 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 28% of the time

Riley Cooper

25 targets

15 catches(125 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 15% of the time

Jordan Matthews

24 targets

15 catches(121 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Zack Ertz

20 targets

13 catches(220 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 12% of the time

Notes: Foles erratic play hasn’t helped, but they need to find ways to get Zack Ertz the ball more. That said, there are a lot of mouths to feed in Philly.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown

39 targets

29 catches(427 yards, 5 TD)

Targeted 28% of the time

Heath Miller

27 targets

21 catches(197 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Markus Wheaton

26 targets

19 catches(227 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Le’Veon Bell

23 targets

19 catches(192 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 16% of the time

Notes: Antonio Brown is really REALLY good at football. Heath Miller is a rock solid lower end tier 1 TE

San Diego Chargers

Eddie Royal

29 targets

17 catches(236 yards, 4 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Keenan Allen

29 targets

22 catches(244 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Antonio Gates

23 targets

17 catches(215 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Malcom Floyd

15 targets

9 catches(187 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Hang tight with Keenan Allen in case you were panicking abut him.

San Francisco 49ers

Michael Crabtree

32 targets

24 catches(230 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 26% of the time

Anquan Boldin

28 targets

21 catches(231 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 23% of the time

Stevie Johnson

17 targets

14 catches(174 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Vernon Davis

12 targets

9 catches(91 yards, 2 TD0

Targeted 10% of the time

Notes: Crabtree and Vernon Davis are the only ones here that can be placed into weekly lineup reliably.

Seattle Seahawks

Percy Harvin

17 targets

15 catches(106 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Doug Baldwin

16 targets

10 catches(105 yards, 9 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Marshawn Lynch

10 targets

8 catches(81 yards 2 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Watch out for Luke Wilson. He can pay dividends

St.  Louis Rams

Brian Quick

22 targets

16 catches(235 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Jared Cook

21 targets

15 catches(177 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Notes: Brian Quick is really coming into his own as a player in the third year of his career. As a WR3, you could do a lot worse.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vincent Jackson

35 targets

13 catches(134 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 26% of the time

Mike Evans

27 targets

17 catches(203 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Louis Murphy

11 targets

6 catches(99 yards,0 TD)

Targeted 8% of the time

Austin Sefarian Jenkins

9 targets

4 catches(70 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 7% of the time

Notes: With Evans out and Sefarian Jenkins questionable, Louis Murphy might be a sneaky flex play for a couple of weeks.

Tennessee Titans

Delanie Walker

32 targets

22 catches(317 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Kendall Wright

30 targets

19 catches(176 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 23% of the time

Justin Hunter

26 targets

9 catches(138 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Notes: Hunter, even as inconsistent as he is, is poised to take the #2 job from Nate Washington. If you have the room, stash him. The ability is there

Washington Redskins

Pierre Garcon

38 targets

24 catches (256 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Niles Paul

28 targets

21 catches(313 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Desean Jackson

26 targets

15 catches (207 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Notes: Lots of value to be found in the redskin passing game. Paul and Jordan Reed might cancel each other out a little bit but if you can own both, it is probably preferable to do so.

 

 

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