Sep 30

Working the Waiver Wire Like a Pro – Week 5

"I'm back and ready to roll, remember my 4 TD game last year?" "Marvin Jones" by emeybee

“I’m back and ready to roll, remember my 4 TD game last year?” “Marvin Jones” by emeybee

Week 4 has come and gone as I’m sure many of you can breathe a sigh of relief after seeing all of your star players with BYE written beneath their names. Week 5 only features two teams on bye week, the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders so obviously not a fantasy buffet there. In any event, there are still several attractive waiver wire options out there that can be a staple in your lineups going forward. Need more proof? Let’s take a look at a few players from the previous editions.

Andrew Hawkins, Brian Quick, Ahmad Bradshaw, Christopher IvoryLarry Donnell, Travis Kelce have all been recommended on here and at the time, none of them were higher than 32% owned. They are 19th, 18th, 7th, 18th, 5th and 9th at their respective positions on a per game basis. Every week there are new players carving out new roles in emerging opportunities. Take a look at who you should target for this week and beyond

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Sep 26

Good Vibes and Bad Vibes: Week 4

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Former Panthers WR Steve Smith by Keith Allison

UGH, week 4 is here and there are so many good teams getting the week off. This week is going to be hectic on fantasy owners especially ones with running back issues. Hopefully I can help and give you some insight into this week’s matchups. This is Good Vibes and Bad Vibes week 4 let’s get things kicked off with:

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Sep 26

Fantasy Football Pick ‘em or Kick ‘em: Week 4

Fantasy football is a weekly game.

This should be your mantra; your rule to live by. There are times to take longevity into account, but more often than not you’re playing the weekly match-ups hoping to beat your opponent right then and there.

To help you make the tough decisions throughout your lineup, I’m releasing my list of guys you should either pick for your starting lineup or kick to your bench.

And yes, this includes my argument for benching Andrew Luck this week.(Which was first discussed on the Fantasy Report Fantasy Football Podcast Episode 09)

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Sep 25

NFL Thursday Night Preview-New York Giants vs Washington

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After three weeks of NFL action we now know a few things; Aaron Rodgers isn’t good unless he’s playing at home, Tom Brady can’t throw the ball more than 10 yards down the field, and Eli Manning and Kirk Cousins are now better starting options in fantasy than both of them. Ok, obviously this is a joke. However, the two QB’s in tonight’s contest featuring NFC East rivals have both been playing very well over the last couple weeks. Add to that multiple big play wide receivers and a running back that just gashed the Texans for 176 rushing yards last week and you have a recipe for a shoot-out right? Not so fast… Continue reading

Sep 24

Trade Values: Week 4

“Holy bye week, Batman.” The first of three (6) team bye weeks is upon the fantasy football world. Owners will be scrambling for roster replacements as some very fantasy relevant teams (Broncos, Seahawks, Cardinals, Bengals, Rams and Browns) and players will not be playing this weekend. Hopefully you have prepared your team and stocked up on replacements prior to your waiver periods tonight and throughout the rest of the week.

With your team ready to go for the first bye-meggedon, you can take advantage of owners in your leagues that have not been so forward thinking. Now is the perfect time to try and trade for some stud players (ex. Marshawn Lynch, Demaryius Thomas or Andre Ellington) that will be forced to your opponent’s benches that will help you team for the rest of the fantasy season. Continue reading

Sep 23

Working the Waiver Wire Like a Pro – Week 4

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“Why is everyone dropping me? I’m just getting warmed up” by Thomson200

Week 4 is here and it’s the week we’ve all been dreading since the draft. Bye weeks. Six teams will be off including the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, and the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to Week 9 and Week 10, this is the only other week this season that features at least six teams that are off the schedule. The good news? If you drafted well and/or have been working the waiver wire like a pro these first few weeks, you’ll have a significant advantage over your opponent. Week 3 was a bit down in scoring with 14 teams scoring less than 21 points but there are still some encouraging players out there that can help you replace your studs. If you check out last week’s edition, you’ll note some great performances from a lot of my recommendations most notably the headliner Jared Cook who ended up outperforming Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas, and Rob Gronkowski. Let’s delve into the guys who can help you get that Week 4 win.

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Sep 22

Week Three Fantasy Review

Only two games left to be played in this Week 3, of the NFL season.  If you thought last week was strange, what until you read about what happened this week (as if you didn’t watch).  We saw Kirk Cousins outperform Matt Stafford and Aaron Rodgers COMBINED!!!  If that wasn’t enough, we saw LeSean McCoy average just 1 yard per carry against Washington.  Needless to say it was a frustrating day for many fantasy owners.  So, without any further delay, let’s look back on the major takeaways from this week’s contests.

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