The Ditch List: Has The Time Come To Give Up On Julian Edelman?


It shouldn’t be surprising that Edelman led the Patriots receiving corps in snaps. He also “busted out” with 9 receptions (on 10 targets), so you would think there would be optimism. However that’s not the case as he mustered just 60 yards and didn’t find the end zone.

He’s clearly among the go to receivers on the team, as he was the only player targeted more than 5 times on a day LeGarrette Blount was given 24 carries. Despite the targets and the return of Tom Brady, though, the output simply hasn’t been there. Read more

Week 8 Rankings (2016): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While there are some health issues at the bottom of the rankings (Cody Kessler, Geno Smith and Brian Hoyer were all forced out in Week 7 and are out for Week 8), the bigger issue comes thanks to six teams being off on byes.  While there are obviously more than enough usable options, the list does come off as shallower than normal.  Let’s take a look:

  1. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Atlanta
  2. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Green Bay
  3. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Buffalo
  4. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Kansas City
  5. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Seattle
  6. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Washington
  7. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders – at Tampa Bay
  8. Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals – at Carolina
  9. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Houston
  10. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Arizona Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 7 Fallout: Chris Thompson, Ka’Deem Carey, Russell Shepard & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:


Chris Thompson – Running Back – Washington Redskins
It was a disastrous day for “lead” back Matt Jones, who not only struggled running the football (10 carries for 27 yards), but also lost a crucial fumble.  That led to a committee being formed, with Thompson leading the way with a strong all around day:

  • Rushing – 12 carries for 73 yards
  • Receiving – 7 receptions for 40 yards Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Tevin Coleman, Mike Gillislee, Spencer Ware & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 7 I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit? Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things:


Tevin Coleman – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons
Obviously he’s had his moments, but over the past three weeks he’s totaled 19 carries for 60 yards and 0 TD.  While he also is a factor catching the ball, his numbers in these three weeks are skewed by one huge performance:

  • Week 4 – 3 receptions for 14 yards
  • Week 5 – 4 receptions for 132 yards and 1 TD
  • Week 6 – 1 reception for 7 yards Read more

Going Deep: Will Andrew Luck Connect with Chester Rogers?

by Ray Kuhn

Injuries. That is the theme this week for the Indianapolis Colts’ receiving corps. Andrew Luck has more injured receivers than healthy ones as he enters Week 7.

Luck will be facing the Titans without Philip Dorsett, Donte Moncrief, and Dwayne Allen. Quan Bray has also been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury leaving Rogers, Devin Street, and recently promoted Tevaun Smith to catch passes along with T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle. Read more

The Dump List: Is It Time To Move On From Jordan Howard?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The Chicago Bears are in a free fall, and you can argue that at this point there isn’t a useful fantasy asset among them. That said, the situation at running back has become a complete disaster (in other words worse than the rest of the team), and the potential is there for it to grow even messier.

Just when we though Jordan Howard had settled in, things have taken a dramatic turn over the past two weeks. Just look at his numbers, compared to Ka’Deem Carey’s:

  • Howard – 22 carries, 56 yards, 1 TD
  • Carey – 19 carries, 98 yards

In other words it hasn’t even been close. Carey has brought potential production, while Howard has struggled to get anything going Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2016): Week 7: Drew Brees (Sit), Jacquizz Rodgers (Start) & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:


Start – Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland

He’s thrown for under 300 yards in each of the past four weeks, though over the past three he hasn’t thrown an INT (against 4 TD).  While that may make you a bit skeptical, the matchup turns him into a Top 5 option.  Cleveland is allowing the third most points per week to opposing QB, including 16 TD (behind only the Lions).  Last season against the Browns he had 5 TD (plus one rushing) and 0 INT.  Fire him up in all formats. Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

The good thing about the bye weeks being spread out this season is that it has been easier to forget about the kicker position. Even though the position is inconsistent and comes with a high degree of variability, often beyond the kicker’s control, it doesn’t mean the position shouldn’t be evaluated each week. Let’s take a look at how they rank for this week:

  1. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at New York Jets
  2. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. San Diego
  3. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  4. Cairo Santos – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. New Orleans
  5. Josh Lambo – San Diego Chargers – at Atlanta
  6. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Tennessee
  7. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – vs. Chicago
  8. Mike Nugent – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland
  9. Dustin Hopkins – Washington Redskins – at Detroit
  10. Brandon McManus – Denver Broncos – vs. Houston Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Entering last week there was just one game that shaped up to be a high scoring affair. The Saints and Panthers match-up certainly lived up to those expectations, but they were not the only teams to light up the scoreboard. This week figures to bring a little more offense to the table, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some defensive values to find.  Let’s try to find where that value is:

  1. Denver Broncos – vs. Houston
  2. Minnesota Vikings – at Philadelphia
  3. Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland
  4. Baltimore Ravens – at New York Jets
  5. New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  6. Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
  7. Buffalo Bills – at Miami
  8. Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Minnesota
  9. New York Giants – at Los Angeles
  10. Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2016): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Tight end is a mess, isn’t it?  Maybe that’s extreme, but after the Top 8 on this list the rest of the names almost become interchangeable thanks to injuries and matchups.  Keep that in mind as you set your lineup for the coming week as part of your decision will come down to overall upside vs. ideal matchups:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  2. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – vs. Indianapolis
  3. Hunter Henry – San Diego Chargers – at Atlanta
  4. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
  5. Zach Miller – Chicago Bears – at Green Bay
  6. Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens – at New York Jets
  7. Gary Barnidge – Cleveland Browns – at Cincinnati
  8. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. New Orleans
  9. Julius Thomas – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Oakland
  10. Cameron Brate – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at San Francisco Read more