Monday, November 20, 2017


-The insane production by the New Orleans Saints running backs continued unabated Sunday as Mark Ingram rushed for 134 yards and a score on 11 carries, while also adding 3 catches for another 21 yards.  For Ingram, this marked the fourth monster week for him in the last five games and he has fully moved into top tier status among running backs in fantasy football.  Meanwhile rookie teammate Alvin Kamara kept up his end of things as well by rushing for 42 yards on 11 of his own carries, while adding 6 catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.  Kamara is putting up WR 1 numbers this season despite being a running back and he has done enough to help on the ground as well to also put himself in the RB 1 class in PPR formats.  Just ridiculous production out of the two this season and anyone who owns stock here going into the playoffs will be a force to be reckoned with.

-Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette got himself back on track after a couple of rough weeksby rushing for 111 yards on 28 carries in the team's win over the Cleveland Browns.  Fournette's average was not great but the fact the Jags gave him so much work despite being questionable with an ankle injury tells us the ailment is not going to be an issue moving forward.  Yes Fournette is still chasing his September excellence but at least he is looking sound health-wise for now.

-Doug Martin is absolutely killing his fantasy football owners right now as he put up yet another dud Sunday in rushing for 38 yards on 19 carries, while adding just two catches for another 6 yards.  Martin has been horrific for the second year in a row now for the team and it might be time for the Tampa Bay Bucs to take a look at someone else.  Simply put, Martin should not be started in fantasy football moving forward considering how had he has been.

-DeShon Kizer has been absolutely abysmal as a rookie for the Brown in 2017 and he reached a new low Sunday by turning the football over four times in the team's loss to the Jaguars.  Kizer completed just 16-of-32 throws for 179 yards with 1 TD and two INTs, while he also added two lost fumbles.  Late on his throws and unable to read defenses, these are very bad signs for Kizer long-term.

-Nothing doing for Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson who rushed for just 26 yards on 14 carries, while adding one catch for another 13 yards.  After an initial burst from Peterson when he arrived in Arizona, he once again looks like a washed-up back.

-Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was terrific again on Sunday despite a continued suspect collection of receivers; completing 22-of-32 throws for 322 yards.  The loss of Chris Thompson to a broken leg is a big problem for Cousins though but the guy seems to get his numbers no matter who his receivers are.  Cousins remains one of the most underappreciated players in all of football.

-Every week Minnesota Vikings wideout Adam Thielen makes an appearance in this space and it speaks to how big a season he is having.  Thielen went nuts again Sunday in catching 6 balls for 1223 yards and one score and he has been every bit the WR 1 this season despite being drafted as a WR 3.  We venture to guess Thielen will end up on a good number of league champions this season.

-Boy does Miami Dolphins wideout Kenny Stills love playing with QB Matt Moore.  Once Jay Cutler exited with a concussion, it was the Still-Moore show like a few weeks ago as the two hooked up 7 times for 180 yards and a score.  If Moore gets the start next week, Still is well worth a WR 3 add.

-Jarvis Landry kept up his recent TD binge as he scored once as part of his 6-catch day for 95 yards.  Jay Cutler has certainly unleashed some nice TD potential from Landry this season and that has put him more in the WR 2 mold in all leagues as opposed to his previous WR 3 standing.

-Robert Woods was in the midst of another huge afternoon for the Los Angeles Rams but then was forced out with a shoulder injury.  Prior to getting injured, Woods caught 8 balls for 81 yards as he continued a big three-week stretch where he has put himself on the fantasy football map.  Check back on the injury status of Woods during the week and get a replacement in place just in case.

-Samaje Perine has a big workload ahead of him now that Chris Thompson has been lost for the remainder of 2017 with a broken leg and he looked good Sunday in rushing for 117 yards and a score on 23 carries, while adding one catch for nine yards.  There is little in the way of competition now for carries on the Washington Redskins and if still on the wire, Perine should be added everywhere.

-Carson Wentz fantasy football owners had to be a bit annoyed to see a few rushing scores by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of the team's blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys but in the end the second-year passer got his numbers in completing 14-of-27 passes for 168 yards.  Wentz also added 13 rushing yards and 3 converted two-point conversions for good measure as he remained the top producing QB in 2017 fantasy football by a solid margin.  What a year. 

-Devontae Booker may finally be the one emerging from the mess that has been the crowded Denver Broncos backfield by the looks of things on Sunday.  Booker rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries, while adding five catches for another 54 yards in the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.  With Jamaal Charles falling by the wayside, Booker now seems to have nudged ahead of C.J. Anderson in a 60/40 split.  While not ideal. Booker should be added in PPR formats if still available. 

-Andy Dalton has always run hot-and-cold for the Bengals and his fantasy football owners by the meter pointed upward Sunday as he tore apart the Broncos defense to the tune of completing 15-of-25 passes for 154 yards and 3 scores.  Right now Dalton is protecting the football and he is trending upward with a delicious matchup on tap for Week 12 against the winless Cleveland Browns.

-New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was more of a decoy than anything Sunday as he managed just 3 catches for 36 yards.  The totality of Gronk's season so far as has been quite underwhelming but there is simply no way you can ever bench him in any given week.

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