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- Over the last few years Matt Stafford has teetered just below the elite QBs. With Megatron out, this year more than ever, has proven that Stafford's not elite.Heading into a Week 8 battle with what seems like a horrible ATL Def would seem like an easy start, but lets take a further look.ATL is giving up 274 yards, 1.1 TDs, and 0.6 INTs per game to QBs IN '14.Stafford, without Megatron, averages 208 yards, 0.75 TDs, and 0.25 INTs. Add in a trip to London with Megatron, Bush, Pettigrew, and Ebron out.Will Stafford exceed 274 yards and 1 TD versus ATL?
NoShare this Story×Google+posted by: ssmith610Opinion
- Watkins was touted as the top WR in the 2014 NFL draft. While he got off to a slow start, it is finally starting to show.Coming off a 14 target, 122 yards, 2 TDs effort in week 7, Sammy is set to explode again versus a NY Jets team giving up the most points to QBs, and the 9th most points to WRs on the season.As Rich Hribar pointed out @ XNSports Watkins is on a 1,259 yards, 11 TDs pace since Orton took over. He currently ranks 9th in targets among WRs; a number surely to rise with the RB problems facing BUF.Where will Watkins finish in Week 8?
WR1 - WR6
WR7 - WR12
WR13 - WR24
WR25 or LowerShare this Story×Google+posted by: ssmith610Opinion
- DraftKings is hosting its fourth straight Millionaire Maker contest, where one player will win $1 million.
Sportable wants to get one of our readers involved by offering to pay for their entry fee. All you have to do is register as a user on our site, vote below, and leave the lineup you think will win the $1 million in the comments section [with your Twitter handle to reach you].
Our DFS analyst T.J. Hernandez will choose the lineup he thinks has the best shot at winning the MM, and reveal the answer during a live Sportable Twitter Q+A this Saturday.
My LU is obviously the best. $$$ please.
I'll give Sportable half if you pick me.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreOpinion
- Rare are the football games featuring an O/U as high as this lofty 55. If Vegas is right, this could be a game full of real and fake football scoring.I favor GB skill players in this one. Via 4for4 aFPA, NO has allowed the 3rd most FPs to QBs & 2nd most to WRs. As I wrote this week, no team has allowed more yardage to opposing #1 WRs than NOS. They're also a plus matchup to opposing RBs.4for4 aFPA shows GB as a bottom 1/3 matchup to every position, but I'm confident Payton, Brees, and company can be productive anyways.You think the over hits?
OVER Even on this lofty line
Under IMO. Too high
Rodgers and/or Nelson FTW!!!!
Cadet for the WW & cheap DFS play!!Share this Story×Google+posted by: ffrittleOpinion
- Featuring an O/U just over 50, CHI@NE isn't predicted to be close. [NE -6.5].QBs: Both teams feature a middling fantasy matchup, via 4for4's aFPA. Brady comes in as the hotter hand though, averaging a 304-3 line over his last 3 games.RBs: CHI is a top ten aFPA defense, and NEP is a bottom five unit. Huge advantage to Bears. Queue up Matt Forte.WRs: NEP has stifled opposing WRs, and are 4for4's 7th worst WR matchup. Interestingly, CHI is 10th.TEs: Both CHI & NEP are top six TE matchups, via 4for4 aFPA. Queue up both Gronk & the Black Unicorn!
I'm believing in this spread
TIGHT ENDS IN THIS ONE PLEASE
Chicago keeps it competitive, IMO
Brady's hot hand continuesShare this Story×Google+posted by: ffrittleOpinion
- I'm fairly intrigued by the PHI@ARI matchup, and Vegas' line of 48, with a spread of only -2.5, seems to agree.If you're a believer in Chip Kelley's brain, as I am, your curiosity must be similarly piqued in what he can do after the bye. After shutting down Oakland's passing game last week, ARI has some defensive momentum stopping passing games... but I doubt they can do much to stop the Foles led passing attack, especially after their bye.ARI's secondary continues to be suspect, and PHI allows too many snaps against their defense to stop anyone.
OVER OVER OVER
PALMER PLZ (to Floyd if possible!!)
ERTZShare this Story×Google+posted by: ffrittleOpinion
- Game: Eagles @ Cardinals [4:05 pm ET, Sunday]Numbers to know: The Cardinals defense has somehow managed to be second against the run [72.5 yards per game], and 31st against the pass [284.8].Why you should watch: There are only four one-loss teams remaining, and two will go about the business of killing each other in this game. There are reasons to doubt the Cardinals, namely a defense still decimated by injuries. Over the next two weeks [they visit Dallas in Week 9] we'll see if they're legit.Pick: Cardinals [-2.5]What's your pick?
A Dawson's Creek sign Chip Kelly showsShare this Story×Google+posted by: SeanTomlinsonOpinion
- Game: Texans @ Titans [1:00 pm ET, Sunday]Numbers to know: J.J. Watt has hit a quarterback 22 times after seven games. To put that number in perspective, no other 3-4 defensive end has even 10 quarterback hits according to Pro Football Focus. Watt isn't fair.Why it will suck: You're well aware of Watt's dominance [a few more numbers: 46 hurries, five sacks, six passes defensed]. Now he's teeing off on Zach Mettenberger in his first start, who was notoriously statue-like in college.Pick: Texans [2/5]What's your pick?
The J.J. WattsShare this Story×Google+posted by: SeanTomlinsonOpinion
- The Arizona Cardinals are giving up the seventh-most fantasy points/game to opposing TEs this year, at a clip of 9.90 FPs/game.
ARI faces Zach Ertz and the Eagles this week. On the year, Ertz is averaging 16.1 receiving yards/reception, and has the most catches of 20+ yards at the tight end position on the season with seven such catches. ARI has allowed six 20+ yard receptions to TEs this year.
How many standard fantasy points will Ertz score vs. ARI this week?
16 or moreShare this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreOpinion
- It's easy to glance at the stats and come to the conclusion that DeMarco Murray's having one heck of a season. Through seven games, he's already ran for 913 yards. Not to mention he also has 159 receiving yards.
Going under the hood, we find Murray leads the league in rushes of 11 yards or more, with 31 such carries this year. DAL plays WAS this week, who has given up 13 such plays.
How many yards does Murray rush for vs. WAS this week? WAS is allowing 77.4 rushing yards/game, and Arian Foster only RB to run for 100+ [103 yards in Week 1].
126 or moreShare this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreOpinion
- CAR CBs Bene Benwikere and Josh Norman are out. The next man up is James Dockery, originally waived in roster cut down. With Percy Harvin out, Doug Baldwin took his 4.8 TG/G up to 9 last week.
If Bears CB Kyle Fuller plays it will be with a broken hand. Julian Edelman’s efficiency is down to 1.57 FPs/Tch but that will change against this ailing DEF.
Regardless of how Percy Harvin is used, the main beneficiary is Eric Decker with 20% of NYJ's TGMS. Geno Smith scores 3.34 FPs/G more with Decker. BUF allows 31.7 FPs/G to WRs.
Who's your flex appeal?
Baldwin is going to light CAR up
Edelman will bounce back this week
Decker is the play of the week
Who else are you starting?Share this Story×Google+posted by: FantasyGumshoeOpinion
- Jerick McKinnon gets Tampa Bay this week and the 5.5 Rec/G, 44.8 ReYDS/G, and 25.5 FPs/G they allow to RBs. McKinnon is earning 16.75 Tch/G and 0.84 FPs/Tch.
Ahmad Bradshaw is up to 22 total RZ looks and 58.82% of the Colts’ RZTDs for the year. Now Trent Richardson looks to be out vs. PIT. Someone has to score the 21.1 FPs/G PIT allows to RBs -- Bradshaw scoffs at regression.
Feeling lucky? Darren McFadden has quietly earned 17.5 Tch/G over the last 4 weeks & 0.68 FPs/Tch. CLE allows 4.3 Rec/G to 25.1 FPs/G to RBs.
Who's your flex appeal?
McKinnon is the Now and Later
Bradshaw scores again!
Run DMC is too risky for my liking
Who else are you starting?Share this Story×Google+posted by: FantasyGumshoeOpinion
- To stream or not to stream, that is NOT the question this week. We start with C. Palmer against a PHI pass D that has only shut down one opponent. ARI has averaged 75+ plays last two games and PHI bumps up the tempo.We end with R. Tannehill. Now that MIA has allowed him to run in read option situations, his floor is HIGH. Don't let one game fool you, this JAC "pass D" is brutal.J. Forsett is a must play for me in DFS. The matchup here is BAL guards vs. CIN DTs, and BAL crushes it.The J. McKinnon breakout happens NOW. TB interior run D is miserable.
You're underestimating PHI's D
Tannehill breaks 75 yards rushing, watch
Worried about Forsett getting vultured
McKinnon goes off for 150+ and a TDShare this Story×Google+posted by: DanSchneierOpinion
- Feel confident starting FA addition D. Baldwin this week. He draws A. Cason OR C. White in coverage on every play. Both have graded out in the bottom 15 of 100+ CBs in PFF's pass coverage.R. Fitzpatrick admitted that he should've fed A. Johnson more early on. He has the chance to vs. a TEN secondary burned over the top with struggling FS M. Griffin and CB Wreh-Wilson, who will see a lot of Andre.In a bind? Dial up O. Daniels at TE. The CIN pass D has been particularly weak defending TEs in recent weeks.What to do about Jimmy? I'll leave this to you.
Baldwin is too much $ on DraftKings
Johnson goes for 100+ and a TD
I can't trust Daniels-he's too old
I can't take another Jimmy goose eggShare this Story×Google+posted by: DanSchneierOpinion
- It's his backfield now.For two straight weeks, Jerick McKinnon has asserted himself as the featured back in Minnesota. During that span, he's out-snapped Matt Asiata 87-43, and out-touched him 38-10. I loved what I saw from the rookie McKinnon last week, becoming the first rusher this season to eclipse 80 yards, let alone 100, against the Bills defense.
Now he faces a bad Tampa Bay unit allowing nearly 130 yards per game on the ground, as well as the fourth-most fantasy points to backs.Over/Under: 89.5 rushing yards
UnderShare this Story×Google+posted by: Adam PfeiferOpinion