by Nick Ercolano
December 20, 2017
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Offensive Player Injuries
Aaron Rodgers (I.R.)/Davante Adams
Antonio Brown (Calf)
Marqise Lee (Ankle)
DeSean Jackson (Ankle)
Amari Cooper (Ankle)
Emmanuel Sanders (Ankle)
Jeremy Maclin (Knee)
Chris Hogan (Shoulder)
Leonard Fournette (Ankle)
Joe Mixon (Concussion)
Tevin Coleman (Concussion)
Rex Burkhead (Knee)
O.J. Howard (Ankle)
Hunter Henry (I.R.)
Defensive Player Injuries
Thomas Davis (LB - CAR - SSPN)
Joe Haden (CB - Steelers)
Bobby Wagner (LB - Seahawks)
Denzel Perryman (LB - Chargers)
Leonard Williams (DL - Jets)
E.J. Gaines (CB - Bills)
Guys I love
Philip Rivers @NYJ - going against NYJ 5th most FPs to QBs, likely without Leo Williams like I said before - get the man in your lineup - had his first bad week in like 6 weeks in Week 15 but forgive and forget.
Matt Stafford @CIN - Don't fret the matchup, the Bengals are ridiculously banged up - missing Pacman Jones, Vontaze Burfict, Dre Kirkpatrick, both Nick Vigil and Kevin Minter placed on the IR. It's possible Burfict and Kirkpatrick return but who knows. The Bengals d, over their last 7 games have allowed 286 yards of offense to opposing QBs per game and have allowed multiple scores to the last 3 QBs they've faced - at least 19 fantasy points to 4 straight QBs. This team, banged up, with nothing to play for - I just don't think they get it done against Staff.
Keenum, Joe Flacco and Bortles all have great matchups/opportunities to bring you in between 18-22 fantasy points as well.
Cmac - JStew vs. TB - I was all in on Cmac last week the boi delivered big time -- I really like both guys this week against this TB front - they didn't have Gerald McCoy after he messed up his bicep a couple of weeks ago - we saw what Devonta Freeman did to them. McCoy's status is up in the air, but he didn't practice at all last week. Lavonte David missed last week and his backup got hurt is on the IR now, another hit to this depleted D.
Dion Lewis vs. BUF - Absolute must start without Burkhead in the lineup - I would be shocked if he finished with less than 16 fantasy points.
Kyle Rudolph @GB - Left briefly but came back in last week, scored his 5th TD in last 4 games. Huge part of this redzone game. Jimmy Graham is the only TE this year that has more targets inside the opp 10-yard line. This team has gotten killed by QBs, especially without Rodgers in the game. They've given up 3 TDs to TEs in as many games, including 9-116-1 to Greg Olsen last week.
I also like Eric Ebron - I wrote about him in my waiver wire sheet you guys can check out. Same with Cameron Brate if O.J. Howard/DJax sits and Thomas Davis.
Guys I don't like.
Matt Ryan - Goes on the road versus NO, their D has allowed just 198 passing yards per game over their last 9 - that includes the 354 yard game from Goff when they didnt have Lattimore or Crawley their top 2 d-backs. Ryan's thrown for more than 225 yards just once over his L6 games, multiple touchdowns once over his last 5. The Saints are not good agaisnt the run, they rank 29th allwoing 4.5 ypc, with Freeman on fire I expect them to lean heavily on the run, to help quiet and keep this crowd relaxed, should be a wild game with a lot on the line. I just don't like Ryan to come through for your fantasy team.
Carlos Hyde vs. JAX - This d has taken a big turn for the better against the run, they were bad over the first half, but I knew that would play itself out eventually, their pass d is too good not have their run d improve. They haven't allowed a RB to hit 80 rushing yards since Week 6 and are allowing the 7th fewest FPs to the position on the year now. I think the bigger problem here is the fact that Jimmy G is an actual QB and isn't checking down like Hoyer and Beathard were. Hyde has avgd just 2.6 targets and 1.6 receptions a game in the 3 games with Jimmy G at QB, in the 11 previous games he was averaging 6.6 targets and 4.4 receptions. JAX allowing the 6th fewest rec yards/game (35) to opposing RBs. I just don't see them getting a ground game going and the math doesn't add up for a big receiving workload for Hyde.
Lamar Miller vs. PIT - we saw what happened in the blowout loss to JAX last week, we're gonna see it again against PIT. He's averaging 3.2 ypc over their last 5 games - with Haden back they should have an easier time putting all the outside pressure on DHop with T.J. Yates at QB. It won't be a hard matchup for this defense, a lot of the struggles are from the line too, they're 21st RB per Football Outsiders, also 27th in open field rank which speaks more too the RBs ability and they're 26th in pass blocking. It's just not a good situation for Miller.
Antonio Gates - before y'all get hyped about Henry being out - Gates doesn't have much left in the tank, he'll probably be a package type player - you're banking on a TD with Gates.
Jason Witten vs. SEA - Bobby Wagner should be healthier and he's an amazing cover LB - K.J. Wright might also be back, he sufffered a conco in Week 14 so he's had some time to rest after missing Week 15. SEA has been pretty lockdown this year against TEs, 7th fewest FPs to the position over their last 4 games, they're giving up 17 receving yards to the opposing TEs 0 touchdowns... The bigger story here is Zeke being back to, look for him to get a ton of work and eat up this clock.
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