FantasySavvy 2015: Week 4 Player Rankings


  1. Aaron Rodgers @ SF
  2. Peyton Manning vs MIN
  3. Tyrod Taylor vs NYG
  4. Derek Carr @ CHI
  5. Carson Palmer vs STL
  6. Matt Ryan vs HOU
  7. Cam Newton @ TB
  8. Drew Brees vs DAL
  9. Russell Wilson vs DET
  10. Andy Dalton vs KC
  11. Phillip Rivers vs CLE * missing 3, possibly 4 OL today.
  12. Blake Bortles @ IND
  13. Sam Bradford @ WAS
  14. Matt Stafford @ SEA
  15. Eli Manning @ BUF
  16. Alex Smith @ CIN
  17. Colin Kaepernick vs GB
  18. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs MIA  *Game in London
  19. Ryan Tannehill vs NYJ * Game in London
  20. Jameis Winston vs CAR
  21. Ryan Mallet @ ATL
  22. Teddy Bridgewater @ DEN
  23. Brandon Weeden @ NO
  24. Josh McCown @ SD
  25. Nick Foles @ AZ
  26. Kirk Cousins vs PHI
  27. Jimmy Claussen vs OAK


  1. Jamaal Charles @ CIN
  2. Latavius Murray @ CHI
  3. Eddie Lacy @ SF
  4. Karlos Williams vs NYG
  5. Devonta Freeman vs HOU
  6. Frank Gore vs JAC * Only if Luck is active, if not drop 10 slots
  7. Melvin Gordon vs CLE
  8. Carlos Hyde vs GB
  9. Mark Ingram vs DAL
  10. Jonathan Stewart @ TB
  11. Matt Forte vs OAK
  12. Adrian Peterson @ DEN
  13. Joseph Randle @ NO
  14. Marshawn Lynch vs DET * gametime decision
  15. C.J. Anderson vs MIN
  16. Jeremy Hill vs KC
  17. Arian Foster @ ATL * gametime decision
  18. Chris Johnson vs STL
  19. Giovani Bernard vs KC
  20. T.J. Yeldon @ IND *if Luck OUT bump up 5 spots
  21. Demarco Murray @ WAS
  22. Chris Ivory vs MIA
  23. Ameer Abdullah @ SEA
  24. Danny Woodhead vs CLE
  25. Matt Jones vs PHI
  26. Isaiah Crowell @ SD
  27. Lamar Miller vs NYJ
  28. Darren Sproles @ WAS
  29. C.J. Spiller vs DAL
  30. Alfred Morris vs WAS
  31. Thomas Rawls vs DET *with LYNCH OUT move up 10 spots
  32. Lance Dunbar @ NO
  33. Charles Sims vs CAR
  34. Andre Williams vs BUF
  35. Doug Martin vs CAR
  36. Bilal Powell vs MIA
  37. Duke Johnson @ SD
  38. Todd Gurley @ AZ
  39. Ronnie Hilman vs MIN
  40. Ryan Mathews @ WAS
  41. Shane Vereen @ BUF
  42. Chris Thompson vs PHI
  43. Theo Riddick @ SEA
  44. Alfred Blue @ ATL * move up 16 spots if FOSTER OUT
  45. Fred Jackson vs DET * move up  14 Spots if Lynch is OUT


  1. Julio Jones vs HOU
  2. Randall Cobb @ SF
  3. Demaryious Thomas vs MIN
  4. T.Y. Hilton vs JAC * LUCK Pending, move down 20 spots if OUT
  5. O’Dell Beckham @ BUF
  6. Larry Fitzgerald vs STL
  7. A.J. Green vs KC
  8. Amari Cooper @ CHI
  9. Emmanuel Sanders vs MIN
  10. Brandon Marshall vs MIA
  11. Calvin Johnson @ SEA
  12. DeAndre Hopkins @ ATL
  13. Jeremy Maclin @ CIN
  14. Keenan Allen vs CLE
  15. Brandin Cooks vs DAL
  16. Mike Evans vs CAR
  17. James Jones @ SF
  18. Jordan Matthews @ WAS
  19. Donte Moncrief vs JAC * Move down 15 spots if LUCK OUT
  20. Pierre Garcon vs PHI
  21. Percy Harvin vs NYG
  22. Anquan Boldin vs GB
  23. Jarvis Landry vs NYJ
  24. Stevie Johnson vs CLE
  25. Allen Robinson @ INDY
  26. John Brown vs STL
  27. Marvin Jones vs KC
  28. Michael Crabtree @ CHI
  29. Robert Woods vs NYG
  30. Doug Baldwin vs DET
  31. Golden Tate @ SEA
  32. Vincent Jackson vs CAR
  33. Terrance Williams @ NO
  34. Travis Benjamin @ SD
  35. Nelson Agholor @ WAS
  36. Mike Wallace @ DEN
  37. Allen Hurns @ IND
  38. Ted Ginn @ TB
  39. Marques Colston vs DAL
  40. Rishard Matthews vs NYJ
  41. Torrey Smith vs GB
  42. Andre Johnson vs JAC
  43. Roddy White vs HOU
  44. Kenny Britt @ AZ
  45. Ruben Randle @ BUF
  46. Cecil Shorts @ ATL
  47. Willie Snead vs DAL
  48. Leonard Hankerson vs HOU
  49. Philly Brown @ TB
  50. Phillip Dorsett vs JAC


  1. Greg Olsen @ TB
  2. Jimmy Graham vs DET
  3. Travis Kelce @ CIN
  4. Jordan Reed vs PHI
  5. Tyler Eifert vs KC
  6. Charles Clay vs NYG
  7. Ladarius Green vs CLE
  8. Jason Witten @ NO
  9. Eric Ebron @ SEA
  10. Coby Fleener vs JAC * LUCK OUT drop 15 spots,
  11. Jordan Cameron vs NYJ
  12. Martellus Bennett vs OAK
  13. Richard Rodgers @ SF
  14. Owen Daniels vs MIN
  15. Kyle Rudolph @ DEN
  16. Gary Barnridge @ SD
  17. Jared Cook @ AZ
  18. Larry Donnell @ BUF
  19. Zach Ertz @ WAS
  20. Ben Watson vs DAL

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FantasySavvy 2015: Week 4 Daily League Lineups

By Kevin Lewis:

Fanduel Cash Game

QB Aaron Rodgers($9200), @San Francisco– The man is a machine. The Niners are dreadful. Run him out there with supreme confidence.

HB Latavius Murray($7500), @Chicago– The Raiders are playing the Bears. Do I really need to expound on why it’s a good idea to start a RB against that “defense”?

HB Karlos Williams($6300), vs New York Giants– The Giants have given up the fifth most fantasy points to RBs. Williams has no competition for touches in the Buffalo backfield and he should get a ton of them. He’s also probably the most chalk play of the week.

WR Randall Cobb($8200), @San Francisco– He’s off to a roaring start and once again, the Niners stink. Pair him with the best QB in the league and hope that this isn’t a trap game for Green Bay.

WR Donte Moncrief($6300), vs Jacksonville- I’m going to continue to write him in this space until he goes a week without a touchdown.

WR James Jones($6000), @San Francisco- The guy scores every week and the Niners haven’t stopped anything in two weeks. Don’t overthink this.

TE Travis Kelce($6400), @Cincinnati- Prepare for the sizzling hot narrative. Kelce went to school here and I think he’s due for a big game. Cincinnati’s linebackers struggle in coverage to boot. While I’m weary of Alex Smith, Kelce creates a lot of what he gets on his own anyway.

K Matt Bryant($4800), vs HOU

D Denver Broncos($4700), vs Minnesota- It’s going to be a long day for the Vikings.

Fanduel Tourny Lineup

QB Aaron Rodgers($9200), @San Francisco

HB Karlos Williams($6300), vs New York Giants

HB Latavius Murray($7500), @Chicago

WR Randall Cobb($8200), @San Francisco

WR Jordan Matthews($7000), @Washington– It’s gonna be difficult for the Eagles to run the ball against Washington’s stout run defense. Washington also has nobody even remotely equipped to deal with JMatt. 1+1=2. I’m well aware of what the weather may have in store but I’ll take my chances on Matthews vs those CBs regardless.

WR Anquan Boldin($6400), vs Green Bay- All hunch here. San Francisco should be trailing for the majority of the contest and Vernon Davis is also out. Who are they going to target? Torrey Smith? Exactly.

TE Martellus Bennett($5500), vs Oakland- The Raiders have hemorrhaged about a million catches and 10 million yards to tight ends in 2015. Martellus Bennett is the lone wolf with Alshon Jeffery likely to miss the game. I get that Jimmy Clausen sucks but you can probably do worse for $5,500 at TE

K Chandler Catanzaro($4800), vs STL

D Denver Broncos($4700), vs Minnesota
DraftKings Cash Games

QB Andy Dalton($5900), vs Kansas City Chiefs- The Chiefs have already given up 10 touchdown passes in three games, and Dalton has thrown nine. Their secondary is banged up as well. I expect Dalton to continue his strong start to the season.

HB Matt Forte($7100), vs Oakland Raiders– He plays almost every snap. He should be re-involved in the pass game this week against a far less intimidating Raiders defense. Really good, safe play

HB Karlos Williams($3600), vs New York Giants

WR AJ Green($7600), vs Kansas City Chiefs– Completely matchup proof

WR Amari Cooper($6300), at Chicago Bears– Cooper has 290 yards in his first three professional games and he’s barely old enough to drink. The Bears gainfully employ Alan Ball and Kyle Fuller. Plug and enjoy.

WR Anquan Boldin($4800), vs Green Bay Packers

TE Martellus Bennett($4500), vs Oakland

Flex  Latavius Murray @ Chicago ($6,300)

DST Seahawks($3700)- The Lions are a dumpster fire.

DraftKings Tournament

QB- Tyrod Taylor($5800), vs New York Giants– The Giants have given up 300+ yards passing in each of their first three games. For some reason Taylor is still $5800 on DK.. Take advantage

HB Matt Forte($7100), vs Oakland Raiders 

HB Jamaal Charles($7600), @ Cincinnati Bengals– The Bengals defense is quite strong but I’ll always take my chances with Charles in full point PPR due to his load, and the amount of passes he might catch from Checkdown Master.

WR Amari Cooper($6300), at Chicago Bears

WR James Jones($5300), @San Francisco

WR Jordan Matthews($7000), @Washington

TE Martellus Bennett($4500), vs Oakland

Flex Robert Woods vs NYG- Watkins out, Taylor completing 70% of his passes, Woods will get plenty of burn against a very weak Giants secondary and defense.

D Denver Broncos($3300),vs Minnesota

**  Editors Picks  (Steve D)


QB- Bortles ($6,800) HB Lacy ($7,800) HB L. Murray ($7,500) WR Cobb ($8,200) WR Julio Jones ($9,400) WR Robert Woods ($5,400) TE Jordan Reed ($5,600) K Gano ($4,700) D Chargers ($4,400)


QB- Andrew Luck ($7,800) HB L. Murray ($6,300) RB Karlos Williams ($3,400) WR Randall Cobb ($7,400) WR T.Y. Hilton ($6,700) WR Amari Cooper ($6,300) TE Greg Olsen ($5,400)  Flex Ladarius Green ($3,200) D Cardinals ($3,400)

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2015 FantasySavvy: Waiver Wire Week 4

Not a ton on the waiver wire this week that we haven’t already talked about. Devonta Freeman exceeded my initial expectations and if he’s available needs to be picked up asap!! Check out my past waiver articles here for guys that may not be mentioned in this Weeks edition.


Michael Vick, PIT

Big Ben went down with an MCL injury along with a bone bruise and the early report is he will miss 4-6 weeks. I think it could be the full 6 weeks if not longer. At his age, an MCL injury coupled with a Bone bruise could take a while to heal. Granted he will have the best treatment and a QB doesn’t need the full mobility of a skill position player, but nevertheless, I think it will be about 6 weeks. Michael Vick gets yet another shot to try to revive his career after another recent failed attempt with the NY Jets. Let’s face it,, Vick is very inaccurate, can’t read defenses that well and is extremely injury prone. However, this is a pretty nice offense he walks into with Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and a returning Martavis Bryant in Week five. Vick will frustrate with interceptions, overthrown balls, fumbles, but I think he can remain fantasy relevant while playing in this offense. He is also still a legit threat to run the football. This is strictly short term, because Vick could get hurt in the coming weeks, but if you are a Ben or Romo owner and the pickings are very thin at QB, Vick should provide some decent fantasy results.

Johnny Manziel, CLE

We have talked about Manziel already, but I am bringing him back up, because he’s probably back on your waiver wire after the Browns mistakenly decided to go back to Josh ” I am better off as an Insurance Salesmen” McCown. Just be ready, because Manziel should have this job back in a few weeks, once Mike Pettine comes to his senses, if he has any, they did sign McCown in the first place, expecting him to be a viable starter. But my gut tells me, Pettine knows this team is still a few years away and he wants to teach Manziel a lesson after last year and doesn’t want to hand him the reigns just yet. He will be forced to soon though.


Karlos Williams, BUF

I’m not sure who Williams reminds me of, he’s got a fairly unique running style. Maybe a mix of Darren McFadden and Rashard Mendenhall? Not sure, but Williams, is a no-nonsense type of runner. He hits the hole hard and finishes runs with power. RB’s who play with Mobile QB’s have a history of success since the threat of the QB run opens up lanes for the RB. Williams, a rookie from Florida State, has opened the year averaging 7.8 YPC with three TD’s. He is expected to start this Sunday against the Giants, as LeSean McCoy is out this week. This is a pretty intriguing pickup, and it seems like it could pay out for Fantasy Owners. He has pretty good burst, isn’t the most agile guy, but I like his physical running style. Maybe a mix of Knile Davis/Priest Holmes type. Somewhere in between.

Thomas Rawls/Fred Jackson, SEA

Jackson is likely the back sitting on benches as he was assumed to be the clear handcuff for the prestigious Marshawn Lynch, but Rawls was the one getting the rock last week after Lynch went out. Rawls finished with 104 yards on sixteen carries, while Fred Jackson did little. Lynch is a question mark this week against the Lions, so I wouldn’t advise going all in on Rawls or Jackson this week. If Lynch is out, I would expect Freddie J to get a little more burn then what he got last week. The Seahawks liked Rawls enough to release Christine Michael, but with Jackson there, I don’t think any guy will provide significant return, also Lynch could be fine.

Charles Sims, TB

Sims isn’t great, but he’s the preferred option when the Bucs are trailing, which will be often. Doug Martin was fools gold this preseason and he stinks. Sims could take the job outright, then again we may see Bobby Rainey soon.

Chris Thompson, WAS

Matt Jones owner were burned last week, partly by his fumble in the endzone, but mostly because of the gameflow. Kirk Cousins stinks and so does the Redskins defense. The Skins are going to be trailing a ton of games and that is why I am worried about Matt Jones and especially Alfred Morris. In games where the Skins are playing legit offenses, they will be forced to throw, leaving Thompson as the main cog. He played nearly every snap down the stretch as the Skins went into comeback mode, finishing with a TD and around 100 yards. He is the Skins version of Lance Dunbar. He’s for very deep leagues only 14-16 teams and when the Skins are playing a superior opponents, which could be every week actually!!


Just a quick overview of the WR’s, since it’s pretty slim pickings this week. DeSean Jackson could possibly return this week, if not next, so if he’s out there, go snatch him up. Robert Woods, eh. Marvin Jones, Eh, I don’t trust Dalton long-term. I would still be stashing Breshad Perriman, the Ravens desperately need him. I mentioned it before, but I will mention it again, Dorial Green-Beckham out there in your league? Grab him NOW!!! Guy is slowly emerging and looks pretty beastly. Not sure what Whisenhunt is doing by holding him back, maybe he’s making him very hungry. Victor Cruz is another add if he’s out there as he should return this week.The talent is still there as well as the rapport with Eli. Giants offense should improve as season goes on.


Max Williams, BALT

The talented rookie got his shot when Crockett Gilmore went down against the Bengals, finishing with three catches for 44 yards. Gilmore is highly questionable against Pittsburgh, and Williams could get his shot to earn more playing time with a good performance. The Ravens are so thin with weapons that Williams should get a decent amount of looks and could be a mainstay this season. It’s worth a shot, there is legit talent here.

Charles Clay, looks for real with Tyrod Taylor, also if Antonio Gates is still lurking in your league, he needs to be snatched.

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2015 FantasySavvy: Waiver Wire Week 3

One note regarding pickups in this column. You won’t see me repeat the same guys twice over the course of a season unless I see a need. Also I won’t state obvious guys. This column is mostly for 12 team leagues and up. 10 team leagues can be in the discussion.

One quick strategy when it comes to pickups. Think a week or two or even three ahead. Depending on how your team is positioned in the standings and the whether you can afford to accommodate on your bench, you should be creative with your pickups. Ex: Beckham Jr. last season. He didn’t return til week 5 and was out there on many waiver wires until then. The talent was there all along and if you would have thought ahead, instead of say keeping two defenses, two QB’s or Brandon Bolden on your bench, you could have put a Dynamic talent like ODB on your bench and reaped the benefits.

Another example would be to stash a talented backup. Last year this was C.J. Anderson. I think I had Anderson from Week 2 last year, but when Hilllman took over and when Anderson got absolutely no burn, I was forced to cut him. In this case I suppose I had him too early. But Hillman’s injury led to Anderson’s domination down the stretch last season. So look for RB’s, TE’s, WR’s, even QB’s  that can step in case of injury, etc and showcase their talent. Trust your gut if you truly like a guy and stick with him on your bench for as long as you can.

Scope your leagues wire, it may look bare at first, but if you look again you may see some opportunities that won’t help you right away, but in a few weeks they could be gold.


I listed Alex Smith, Dalton, Tyrod Taylor, Manziel, etc, last week, so there isn’t much to add. I will say that Tyrod Taylor could be in for a pretty nice season with the Bills. The running yards will be there and he should put up some decent numbers week to week. Same with Manziel, once the Browns realize he is their best option.

Derek Carr, Oak

Carr had a good rookie season using Rookie standards and added to that success this week against what was supposed to be a stingy Ravens secondary. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree both went over 100 yards and Carr finished with three TD’s and 350 yards passing. The Raiders, dare I say it, are “Due” for a turnaround after so many miserable years. Maybe this is the start of it with Carr, Cooper, Crabtree and Murray on this offense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ

I hate to ever recommend this guy, but this is probably the best offense he’s every played in with Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall at WR. 244 yards against the Colts last night, four TD’s in two games? As of now I would stay away unless you are forced to use him like I am in a 16 team league, because Gino Smith still looms and Fitzpatrick does this every year, starts out hot then fades like a silent fart in the wind.


David Johnson, ARI

Johnson the rookie out of Northern Iowa, had two TD’s on Sunday, one on a kickoff return to start the game and another on a toss where he went untouched into the endzone. Three TD’s already this year. Please don’t bank on Chris Johnson, he is a shell of his former self and has had his time in this league. The back to own is David Johnson, despite him technically being the backup. The Cards have already stated they will give him more burn this week. He has a solid speed/power combo and could be effective the rest of the year. Ellington has been injury prone the last two seasons so he is no sure bet to maintain the job. In this explosive offense with a healthy Carson Palmer, Johnson is a must-add this week if he is available in your league.

Matt Jones, Skins

If somebody dropped him after last week, YOU NEED TO GRAB THIS GUY ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this guy coming into the year. The skins ran the ball 37 times last week, so there could be room for Jones and Morris here. Plus Jones has better hands and his blocking is fine, so he will most likely be the guy playing when they are trailing, which should be often.

Ronnie Hillman, Broncos

Anderson was the guy last year, but he doesn’t look like the same back thus far, while Hillman has looked better. We will see what happens here, but Hillman is a must-own playing in this Denver offense, with the potential to possibly take his job back. RB’s with Peyton Manning are almost automatic to produce nicely.

Devonta Freeman, ATL

Tevin Coleman looked like he had the strangle hold on the job, but it looks like he will be out a few weeks with a rib injury. Freeman steps in as the #1 and while I am not overly excited about him, he does have the body to take the punishment in this league. A Maurice Jones-Drew type build (not nearly as talented) Freeman has decent quickness, good agility and runs with a little bit of power. Good offense, great opportunity for Freeman to showcase his talents. I just don’t think he will show enough to keep the job when Coleman comes back, but I hope I’m wrong. Regardless, starting RB’s are a commodity in Fantasy Football and he should have the job for at least the next 2-4 weeks.

Backups to keep an Eye on

Jeremy Langford seems to have a secure hold as the backup to Matt Forte and is a solid handcuff for Owners. Karlos Williams also is another solid handcuff for McCoy, who has been somewhat iffy with injuries lately. Others that could step in and produce nicely with an injury. Josh Robinson, Indy……Damien Williams, Miami, ……Bobby Rainey, TB, …Khiry Robinson, NO……..Antonio Andrews, TEN


Dorial Green-Beckham, TEN

Slow but steady wins the race. Beckham, 6’5, 225, could slowly creep up more and more each week and eventually take reigns as the top WR on this Titans team. Think A.J Green. A ton of upside here, he needs to be added after showing promise in his 2nd NFL game by beating Joe Haden for a TD last week.

Michael Crabtree, OAK

Crabtree is still young, talented and has been forgotten about. Over 100 yards last week, playing with Carr who could be on his way to a successful season, the reward heavily outweighs the risk here.

Doug Baldwin, SEA

Baldwin has always been a pretty talented WR. He fits somewhere along the lines of a fair mans Steve Smith, Hines Ward/Golden Tate type. The Hawks are playing more uptempo this year and Baldwin is seeing about 8 targets a game so far. I like the prospects of this. Also Seattle’s D doesn’t look to be as dominate as years past, so the Hawks could be throwing a lot more this season. I think Baldwin is going to have his best season to date.

Aaron Dobson, NE

Probably the Patriots lone true deep threat, Dobson had 87 yards on seven catches last week, after doing nothing in Week 1. Probably will remain inconsistent all year, but they did draft this kid expecting him to have an impact. You could do much worse, there is some promise here.

Ty Montgomery, GB

Davante Adams where are you? Davante Adams who I read last year was better than Randall Cobb, where are you? This guy has been so hyped, much like Jermichael Finley was and for no good reason. Adams could be a disappointment this year, although it’s still too early to really tell. Aaron Rodgers can work wonders for anyone. I like what I saw out of Montgomery last week and I don’t think it’s that bold to say he could out perform Adams this year.

Travis Benjamin, CLE

Super Speed. Similar to a Dante Hall type, but looks to be a better WR overall. Josh McCown would hurt him, but playing with Manziel I am willing to bank on it. Six catches this season, three for TD’s.

Soon it’s time to pickup

Breshad Perriman, BAL Perriman is sitting there, forgotten, while people scramble for the hottest thing from last week. You may be able to wait one more week, but after that I think you have to move. Reports will come out, he’s running full speed, etc, etc, . Ravens #1 draft pick this year, Legit QB in Flacco, limited weapons on offense, the ROI potential is crazy here.


Crockett Gilmore, BAL

Kind of slow, but somewhat athletic, I think Gilmore’s performance was more of a result playing Oakland then anything. Rookie TE Max Williams still looms in the background, but I guess if want to take a shot on Gilmore, go hed, just don’t expect much.

Antonio Gates, SD

Time to stash, He will be back in 3 weeks and things should return to normal with him and Rivers.

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FantasySavvy 2015: Week 2 Daily League Lineups

By Kevin Lewis:

Fanduel Cash Lineup

QB- Drew Brees vs Tampa Bay ($8900)

Brees is in a bounce back game against the terrible Tampa Bay defense at home in the dome. Yes you have to pay the $8900 but he’s probably the safest option on the board

HB- Jeremy Hill vs San Diego ($8400)

Hill is one of the best backs in football.. Good matchup at home against the Chargers and the volume will be there against a team that struggled against Ameer Abdullah

HB- DeMarco Murray, vs Dallas ($8300)

Revenge gameeeeeee… Dallas defense typically struggles against the run, the volume will be there and the Eagles shouldn’t have any real issue moving the ball. Divisional games unpredictability is rather concerning but I think Murray’s floor is pretty safe this week.

WR- Jordan Matthews, vs Eagles ($7000)

Matthews had 10 catches and 102 yards and a TD robbed from him on Monday in an off night of sorts. Without Orlando Scandrick, the Cowboys secondary is even more unimposing and Matthews should eat in the slot.

WR- Larry Fitzgerald, at Bears ($5900)

Fitzy looked great last week and he’s going against a team with an overall poor defense with an even poorer secondary. A Palmer/Fitz stack could also work if you want to save a little at QB.

WR- Pierre Garçon, vs Rams( $5400)

Desean Jackson is out. The Skins running game is probably not going to be as productive as it was last week and Garçon should probably see at least 10 targets. This is a good spot to capitalize on his cheap price.

TE- Martellus Bennett, vs ARZ ($6200)

If Jeffery is indeed out, Bennett might shatter the record for most targets in a game. Even if he does play, AZ has been hemorrhaging production to tight ends for years. Bennett is a great play.

K- Josh Brown, vs ATL ($4500)

Giants should score plenty of points.

DEF- Miami Dolphins, @JAX ($5100)

Blake. Bortles.

Fanduel Tourney Lineup

QB Russell Wilson @ Green Bay ($8500)

There should be a lot of points in this game. Green Bay’s defense can be had even though Wilson struggled the last time he saw these guys. I feel like the exposure to him will be fairly low and his ceiling is extremely high.

HB- Jeremy Hill vs San Diego ($8400)

HB Matt Forte vs ARZ ($8900)

Lots of targets.. Lots of carries… Could return a big on the 8900 investment although I get being more comfy saving money on Murray or Jeremy Hill

WR Jordan Matthews vs Dal ($7000)

WR- Larry Fitzgerald, at Bears ($5900)

WR- Pierre Garçon, vs Rams ($5400)

TE- Martellus Bennett, vs ARZ ($6200)

K- Josh Brown, vs ATL ($4500)

DEF- Miami Dolphins, @JAX ($5100)

Draft Kings Cash League

QB- Sam Bradford( $5900), vs Dallas
Sam Bradford got it going in the second half last week and I don’t expect him to slow down against a suspect Cowboys secondary in a game that Vegas has marked with the highest O/U total of the week.
RB- Mark Ingram ($5900), vs TB
Tampa Bay stinks. The Saints should spend plenty of time in the lead of this game. That should spell quite a few Ingram carries. And if he’s used in the passing game again, Ingram could blow away his $5000 price point
RB- Marshawn Lynch($7200) @GB
GB struggled with Matt Forte last week. Marshawn Lynch saw 8 targets last week.. If he sees similar pass game usage along with SEA keeping the game within reach, he could have a big game.
WR- Jordan Matthews ($7100), vs Dallas
WR- Larry Fitzgerald($5400), at CHI
WR- Pierre Garçon($5000), vs STL
TE- Martellus Bennett($4500), vs ARI
FLEX- Carlos Hyde($5100), at PIT
While he probably won’t have a game like last week, his usage and the defense he’s playing against are pretty attractive.. I would fade him in tournaments but for his price point you could do worse in cash games
They’re playing against the Raiders. Enough said.
Draftkings Tourney Lineup
QB Cam Newton($7200), vs HOU
The same Texans defense made Alex Smith look good last week. We all know how hard a feat that is. The floor for Cam is pretty terrifying but that’s the nature of what we anticipate to be a low owned GPP play
HB Tevin Coleman($4900), at NYG
Coleman showed well against a good Philly run defense last week with a 20 carry for 80 yard outing. The Giants back seven is arguably the worst in football. He made his bones on explosive long plays in college and you get the feeling he may break onethis Sunday. He shouldn’t be that popular either.
HB Mark Ingram($5900), vs TB
WR Mike Evans($7400), @NO
Evans shouldn’t be too popular this week and Tampa should probably get waxed in this game which means a lot of garbage time. I think this is the least Evans will be owned all year so if he pops that’s good for those who do roster him.
WR- Jordan Matthews($7100), vs Dallas
WR- Pierre Garçon($5000), vs STL
TE- Greg Olsen($4900), vs HOU
The entire world is mad at Olsen for the dud he dropped in week one. Houston made the Alex Smith to Kelce combination look like Brees to Graham. That Cam/Olsen stack could win some money in the GPPs
FLEX Eric Decker($5100), @IND
Going with the #2 pass catching option in a run first offense isn’t usually prudent… But Decker will see a lot of time in the X and slot positions and probably will avoid Vontae Davis the majority of the night. The Jets could possibly end up throwing more passes than they are comfortable with and that bodes well for Decker’s chances… If you don’t mind the cloud hovering over who Revis will end up covering than Donte Moncrief is a good pivot if you’re feeling frisky.
D- Baltimore($2900)

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FantasySavvy 2015: Week 2 Waiver Wire


Alex Smith (KC)

It appears Travis Kelce will finally be utilized in this offense and that is certainly excellent news for Alex Smith and this KC offense. Smith looked crisp Week 1 throwing for 243 yards with three TD’s. Jeremy Maclin draws real attention away from Kelce and vice versa. Andy Reid as the signal caller, Jamaal Charles in the backfield, this could be a career year for Alex Smith. He might be looking at 30+ TD’s for the first time in his career. That may be lofty, but there is a lot of upside with this Chiefs offense this season.

Marcus Mariota (TEN)

The Titans and Ken Whisenhunt appear to be using Mariota the right way. Some read option type O with quick reads and Mariota showed he could get the ball out fast. The kid is athletic, can throw on the run and at 6’3 has a good view of the field. The weapons aren’t elite, but Kendall Wright, Delanie Walker and some others (Dorial Green-Beckham down the line) and MM could have a nice rookie year. Most definitely worth snagging in two QB leagues, keeper and deep leagues. Or if your starter is a Matt Stafford, Cutler, Tannehill, Eli type, then snatching up Mariota and playing match-ups is a great idea. So far, so good, for the rookie, the upside and talent is there and after going 13-16 with 4 TD’s in Week 1, he’s worth taking a shot on.

Andy Dalton (CIN)

Dalton is usually fools gold, but there are some changes in this offense this season. Jeremy Hill takes a lot of pressure off Dalton and helps moves those chains putting the Bengals in scoring position. Tight End Tyler Eifert is now healthy and it gives Dalton another legit option in this passing game to go along with A.J. Green. Marvin Jones and Mohammad Sanu also aren’t bad options. Dalton will certainly have his terrible throws and ups and downs, but don’t forget he threw a combined 60 TD’s in 2013 and ’14. I would still pair him with another QB and play match-ups, but Dalton should be in for a bounce-back year.

Colin Kaepernick (SF)

The 49ers looked rejuvenated, like they did a 360 from last years disappointing season under Jim Harbaugh. A ton of three TE Sets with a power running game from Carlos Hyde, brought back visions of Old school ground and pound type football. Lombardi Like, and it was refreshing to watch. They seemed to make things simple for Kaepernick, a lot of roll outs, layered routes that he could use his athleticism to makes plays on. Kaepernick still seems a bit uneasy throwing the ball, but Carlos Hyde aka “Los Los” looked like the next up and coming back in the NFL and Kaepernick is only going to benefit tremendously from his presence. The weapons are still there also with Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis. With Hyde and this power running game look for Kaep’s running stats to increase as well as scoring opportunities.

Other Possibles

Johnny Manziel and Tyrod Taylor could be decent pickups granted they gather enough rushing yards to pay dividends. Taylor has much better supporting cast with Watkins, Clay and McCoy and a Defense that will give him many of possessions, but Manziel has more potential. If you’re in a 16 team or 2 QB league, snatch these guys up if you need the assistance.


Dion Lewis (NE)

When I watched Lewis in college, I was impressed by his agility and quickness. The Eagles drafted him, but it just never worked out and he really never got a full opportunity with LeSean McCoy there. The first time I saw Lewis in that Pats uniform wearing #33, I immediately thought of Kevin Faulk, and it appears the Pats are going to use him in that type of role. Yes, LeGarrette Blount returns this week and should be the main RB, but Lewis should still have a solid year. I don’t see how BB could have Lewis ride the bench after his Week 1 performance. Lewis did fumble at the GL, which is scary when it comes to BB, but he put Lewis back in the game after. Brandon Bolden stinks and Tavaris Cadet doesn’t seem to be in the mix as of yet, so Lewis should be on the field plenty and Brady loves to checkdown to his backs. PPR leagues especially, go grab this guy.

Darren Sproles (PHI)

Sproles just continues to get it done year and year out. Even with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews sharing the backfield, Sproles went off for 126 total yards with 7 catches. He needs to be rostered if you’re having RB depth issues. An injury to Mathews and/or Murray would open a world of opportunity for him and we know that he would easily seize it.

Benny Cunningham (STL)

Benny!!! Benny!!! The king of catching dump off passes and going for 10+ yards is Benny Cunningham. It looked like he was St. Louis’ entire offense at some points. Why weren’t the Seahawks giving him any attention? I really couldn’t believe how easily St. Louis was moving the ball on them. Cunningham finished with 140 total yards with four catches on Sunday. He actually is a fairly talented player and should be quite useful for your fantasy teams while Tre Mason and Todd Gurley remain out. He seems to be the third favorite however, so once these two talented backs come back, Cunningham will prob be fantasy irrelevant. He’s good temporarily and could have full reigns again in Week 2.

Lance Dunbar (DAL)

Dunbar looked shifty and was a key piece in the Dallas offense on Sunday Night in their defeat over the G-Men, finishing with eight catches for 70 yards. With the injury to Dez Bryant who could be out until November and Dunbar’s performance Sunday night, he could remain a useful pawn in this Dallas attack. Dunbar should see an uptick in snaps come week 2.


James Jones (GB)

JJ came back to Green Bay and in his first game back, it appeared he never left, catching two TD’s from Aaron Rodgers. One of them was a really nice snag and you can tell that Rodgers trusts him in the redzone. Three years ago Jones was the one who had 14 TD’s on just 64 catches. Davante Adams everybody and their Mothers fantasy favorite was outplayed by Jones, which frustrated a ton of Adams owners. Adams doesn’t seem to have the full trust of Rodgers as of yet, especially in the Redzone and this is an area where Jones should continue to thrive. The Rodgers, Jones combo is worth investing in.

Donte Moncrief & Phillip Dorsett (IND)

With T.Y. now 2-4 weeks , one of these guys will certainly emerge. I like the prospects of Dorsett, even with is muffed punt and dropped pass, but Moncrief could be the safer pick after finishing with six catches for 46 yards and a TD on 11 targets. Dorsett had two catches for 45 yards on three targets, but coach Chuck Pagano said ” He is more than ready”, indicating he has a lot of confidence in the youngster. There could be room for both in this offense with T.Y. out, so snatch em up!!

Terrance Williams & Cole Beasley (DAL)

Williams is a no brainer add with Dez out, as he can get downfield, should get a good amount of looks in the Redzone and has a good rapport with Romo overall. Beasley I’m not as sold on, but he could be pretty useful in PPR leagues. I don’t see a lot of TD’s, but Romo is playing at such a high level, Beasley may be worth an add just based on that and the fact that Beasley emerged towards the end of last year.

Tyler Lockett (SEA)

This kid has so much talent , if he is still out there and you have room for him, I would snatch him up. He could be Seattle’s version of Percy Harvin/Randall Cobb.


Two 2nd Year TE’s

Austin Sefarian Jenkins could be Jameis Winston’s best friend as he struggles through his rookie season. 2nd year Tight Ends tend to blow up and Eric Ebron is another candidate as well. Both guys are talented and worth adds if your TE is suspect. Both guys could have big years, I like it. Ebron I like more.

Coby Fleener (IND)

Fleener should be out there in a ton of waiver wires. This is the guy who led the Colts in TD’s last year with eight and he could return to relevance the next few weeks with Hilton out. The Jets have been historically terrible at covering the Tight End and then the Colts play the Titans and Jacksonville in weeks three and four.

Ladarius Green (SD)

Gates will be out the next three weeks and Green stepped up in his absence in week one with five catches for 74 yards and a TD. Always athletic, Green was a bit of an afterthought since he was starting the season coming off a concussion. Rivers loves his Tight Ends and Green just got it done versus a legit Lions Defense.  Green should be fairly productive until Gates returns.

Heath Miller (PIT)

What can you say about this guy, he just continues to have productive seasons. Always a bit inconsistent however, he’s better left as a matchup play. However, Markus Wheaton still looks somewhat unimpressive, Le’Veon Bell will be out another week, Bryant not coming back til Week five, so Miller looks nice a nice spot start in Week 2 against the 49ers.


Guys like Stevie Johnson, Tyler Eifert, Dwayne Allen, Duke Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, etc I am assuming are not on your waiver wire, if so your league is Weak!!!. But snatch these guys up!!!

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FantasySavvy 2015: Week 1 Player Rankings

Welcome to the 2015 season as all the games are set to go off later today. Make sure to follow us on twitter @FantasySavvy and check our weekly radio show at Any lineup questions you can email me at  All the best this season.


  1. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI
  2. Tony Romo vs NYG
  3. Andrew Luck @ Buffalo
  4. Carson Palmer vs NO
  5. Russell Wilson @ STL
  6. Peyton Manning vs BAL
  7. Drew Brees @ ARI
  8. Eli Manning @ DAL
  9. Cam Newton @ JAC
  10. Sam Bradford @ ATL
  11. Matthew Stafford vs SD
  12. Matt Ryan vs PHI
  13. Ryan Tannehill @ WAS
  14. Teddy Bridgewater @ SF
  15. Philip Rivers @ DET
  16. Jay Cutler vs GB
  17. Derek Carr vs CIN
  18. Andy Dalton @ OAK
  19. Colin Kaepernick vs MIN
  20. Alex Smith @ HOU
  21. Jamis Winston vs TEN
  22. Joe Flacco @ DEN
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs CLE
  24. Tyrod Taylor vs IND
  25. Marcus Mariota @ TB
  26. Kirk Cousins vs MIA
  27. Blake Bortles vs CAR
  28. Brian Hoyer vs KC
  29. Josh McCown @ NYJ
  30. Nick Foles vs SEA


  1. Eddie Lacy @ CHI
  2. Jeremy Hill @ OAK
  3. C.J. Anderson vs BAL
  4. DeMarco Murray @ ATL
  5. Adrian Peterson @ SF
  6. Matt Forte vs GB
  7. Latavius Murray vs CIN
  8. Jamaal Charles @ HOU
  9. Marshawn Lynch @ STL
  10. Justin Forsett @ DEN
  11. Jonathan Stewart @ JAC
  12. Carlos Hyde vs MIN
  13. Andre Ellington vs NO
  14. LeSean McCoy vs IND
  15. Mark Ingram @ AZ
  16. Lamar Miller @ WAS
  17. Chris Ivory vs CLE
  18. Joseph Randle vs NYG
  19. T.J. Yeldon vs CAR
  20. Ameer Abdullah @ SD
  21. Doug Martin vs TEN
  22. Frank Gore @ BUF
  23. Rashad Jennings @ DAL
  24. Melvin Gordon vs DET
  25. Shane Vereen @ DAL
  26. Matt Jones vs MIA
  27. Devonta Freeman vs PHI
  28. Giovani Bernard @ OAK
  29. Isaiah Crowell @ NYJ
  30. Darren McFadden vs NYG
  31. Alfred Blue vs KC
  32. Benny Cunningham vs SEA
  33. Duke Johnson @ NYJ
  34. Danny Woodhead vs DET
  35. Tevin Coleman vs PHI
  36. Ryan Mathews @ ATL
  37. Joique Bell @ SD
  38. Darren Sproles @ ATL
  39. Bishop Sankey @ TB
  40. Fred Jackson @ STL
  41. Charles Sims vs TEN
  42. Damien Williams @ WAS
  43. Khiry Robinson @ AZ
  44. Roy Helu vs CIN
  45. Ronnie Hillman vs BAL
  46. Reggie Bush vs MIN
  47. Dernard Robinson vs Car
  48. Chris Johnson vs NO
  49. Dexter McCluster @ TB
  50. Josh Robinson @ BUF
  51. Andre Williams @ DAL
  52. Buck Allen @ DEN
  53. Bilal Powell vs CLE
  54. David Johnson vs NO
  55. James Starks vs CHI
  56. Lance Dunbar vs NYG
  57. Jerrick McKinnon vs SF
  58. Terrance West @ TB


  1. Dez Bryant vs NYG
  2. Julio Jones vs PHI
  3. O’Dell Beckham @ DAL
  4. Calvin Johnson @ SD
  5. Randall Cobb @ CHI
  6. Demaryious Thomas vs BAL
  7. A.J. Green @ OAK
  8. DeAndre Hopkins vs KC
  9. Brandon Cooks @ AZ
  10. Jeremy Maclin @ HOU
  11. Mike Evans vs TEN
  12. Amari Cooper vs CIN
  13. Alshon Jeffrey vs GB
  14. Emmanuel Sanders vs BAL
  15. T.Y. HIlton @ BUF
  16. Larry Fitzgerald vs NO
  17. Andre Johnson @ BUF
  18. Charles Johnson @ SF
  19. Brandon Marshall vs CLE
  20. Nelson Agholor @ ATL
  21. Jordan Matthews @ ATL
  22. Jarvis Landry @ WAS
  23. Sammy Watkins vs IND
  24. DeSean Jackson vs MIA
  25. Anquan Boldin vs MIN
  26. Mike Wallace @ SF
  27. Davante Adams @ CHI
  28. Stevie Johnson vs DET
  29. John Brown vs NO
  30. Steve Smith Jr. @ DEN
  31. Golden Tate @ SD
  32. Vincent Jackson vs TEN
  33. Allen Robinson vs CAR
  34. Kendall Wright @ TB
  35. Keenan Allen vs DET
  36. Roddy White vs PHI
  37. Terrance Williams vs NYG
  38. Corey “Philly” Brown @ JAC
  39. Ruben Randle @ DAL
  40. Michael Floyd vs NO
  41. Marques Colston @ AZ
  42. Doug Baldwin @ STL
  43. Torrey Smith vs MIN
  44. Brian Quick vs SEA
  45. Pierre Garcon vs MIA
  46. Brandon Coleman @ AZ
  47. Dorial Green-Beckham @ TB
  48. James Jones @ CHI
  49. Marvin Jones @ OAK
  50. Allen Hurns vs Car
  51. Eddie Royal vs GB
  52. Michael Crabtree vs CIN
  53. Percy Harvin vs IND
  54. Cole Beasley vs NYG
  55. Davante Parker @ WAS
  56. Greg Jennings @ WAS
  57. Tyler Lockett @ STL
  58. Cecil Shorts vs KC
  59. Philip Dorsett @ BUF
  60. Devin Funchess @ JAC
  61. Brian Hartline @ NYJ


  1. Greg Olsen @ JAC
  2. Jimmy Graham  @ STL
  3. Jason Witten vs NYG
  4. Martellus Bennett vs GB
  5. Travis Kelce @ HOU
  6. Jordan Cameron @ WAS
  7. Jordan Reed vs MIA
  8. Kyle Rudolph @ SF
  9. Dwayne Allen @ BUF
  10. Coby Fleener @ BUF
  11. Owen Daniels vs BAL
  12. Delanie Walker @ TB
  13. Larry Donnell @ DAL
  14. Tyler Eifert @ OAK
  15. Vernon Davis vs MIN
  16. Richard Rodgers @ CHI
  17. Zach Ertz @ ATL
  18. Eric Ebron @ SD
  19. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins vs TEN
  20. Virgil Green vs BAL
  21. Ben Watson @ AZ
  22. Josh Hill @ AZ
  23. Jacob Tamme vs PHI
  24. Ladarius Green vs DET
  25. Marcedes Lewis vs CAR
  26. Mychal Rivera vs CIN
  27. Crockett Gilmore @ DEN
  28. Rob Housler @ NYJ
  29. Jeff Cumberland vs CLE
  30. Maxx Williams @ DEN

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