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Dynasty Decision: Is The Texans’ Tom Savage Worth Stashing?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The Houston Texans have already taken their starting quarterback job away from Ryan Fitzpatrick once, turning things over to Ryan Mallett.  After Mallett was lost for the season due to a pectoral injury the Texans now face the decision of turning things back to Fitzpatrick or giving fourth round selection Tom Savage a chance.

At this point we know what Fitzpatrick is, and that’s nothing that’s going to excite anyone.  That’s not to say that Savage is a sure thing, but in dynasty formats it seems like a gamble worth taking.  He should get an opportunity, even if it doesn’t come in Week 13, and the Texans have a need for a QB of the future.  Why not find out what he can do? Read more

Three Wide Receivers I’m Trying To Avoid For Week 13 (Mohamed Sanu & More)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

These are not players that I am 100% sitting this week, depending on my alternatives (we will get to those players later on this week in our Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em column).  Instead these are guys I am reconsidering having them in my lineup for a variety of reasons:

 

DeSean Jackson – Washington Redskins
at Indianapolis

Sure Jackson has been more boom than bust this season, but that hasn’t been the case over the past two weeks:

  • vs. Tampa Bay – 4 receptions for 35 yards
  • at San Francisco – 2 receptions for 39 yards Read more

Deep League Waiver Worthy: Why Now Is The Time To Grab Antonio Andrews

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It was about three weeks ago that we mentioned the Titans’ Antonio Andrews as a potential deep league target (click here for the article).  Since then, amazingly, the Tennessee rushing game may have actually gotten worse.

Bishop Sankey, also a rookie, has been expected to emerge as the lead back with Shonn Greene falling into the background.  Unfortunately it just hasn’t happened.  Maybe Sunday was the tipping point as Jim Wyatt of The Tennesseean (click here for the article) gave the team’s rushing attack an “F” saying:

“The Titans continue to do nothing in the run game. Yes, Shonn Greene scored on a two-yard run, and Bishop Sankey had a nifty 13-yard gain. But the Titans managed just 52 rushing yards as a team on a 2.7-yard average and Sankey lost a fumble.” Read more

Three Running Backs I’m Trying To Avoid For Week 13 (Marshawn Lynch & More)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

These are not players that I am 100% sitting this week, depending on my alternatives (we will get to those players later on this week in our Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em column).  Instead these are guys I am reconsidering having them in my lineup for a variety of reasons:

 

Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks
at San Francisco

It’s hard to imagine sitting Lynch, though his value is going to be diminished on Thursday night.  While he’s rushed for nine touchdowns this season, they’ve come in just four games.  Even more interesting, all nine have actually come at home (though that’s more an interesting stat more than something to read into).

In two matchups with the 49ers last season Lynch was less than stellar from a yardage standpoint though his days were saved by TD (he scored a total of 4 TD in the two games): Read more

Moving Targets: Week 12: Bryce Brown, Chris Hogan & More

by Ivar G. Anderson

Finally, the last bye week of the season. We lose our Pittsburgh and Carolina players this week, but I will take that knowing that come Week 13, all our players are available for lineup duty…at least, those that are healthy and have not been released from their teams. This week, the chart below features the top 51 targeted players through Week 11. On to this week’s target chart: Read more

Why Alfred Blue is An RB2

by Ray Kuhn

Yes, it is true. And there, I am done with the rhyming. I will stick with the purpose of this site, and that is to talk about fantasy football.

Things are not looking good for Arian Foster as we enter Week 12, and conversely the outlook for Alfred Blue is very good. Blue’s value this season has been directly tied to Foster’s health, and it appears the rookie running back will have substantial value as a handcuff for at least one more week.

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First Guess: I Think I Ranked Jeremy Hill too Low

by Ray Kuhn

Rankings are an in exact science. Even though that is the truth, should I really be telling you that? I mean after all you use these rankings as at least a starting point for roster decisions.

Sometimes it only takes an hour into the early games for it to become apparent that rankings or roster decisions were wrong. At that point, and then as Sunday turns into Monday, it is pretty easy to second guess where a particular player was ranked.

But this week, I am second guessing my initial ranking of Jeremy Hill on Saturday, before he even takes the field. In retrospect, I have him ranked too low.

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Deep League Prospecting: Is Charles Johnson Worth a Look?

by Ray Kuhn

Teddy Bridgewater needs to throw the ball to someone. I mean, he is the quarterback, so of course he does. And in today’s NFL, quarterbacks must pass the ball in order to move downfield. So am I really saying anything that is groundbreaking?

The answer is a resounding no. That is not the analysis you have to come to RotoProfessor for. Not when fantasy playoff berths are at stake.

But if you are looking for help at wide receiver this week, especially in deep leagues or as a cheap option in DFS, then my question might make a little more sense.

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Josh Gordon is Back

by Ray Kuhn

Did you really think that I wasn’t going to have something this week on Josh Gordon? I mean every other website is, so why not RotoProfessor? Yahoo even declared Tuesday, the day Gordon was no longer officially suspended “Josh Gordon Day”.

And do you know what, all of the attention is warranted. We, or at least every Gordon owner, have only been waiting for this moment for the past 11 weeks. You have every right to be excited. I know I am.

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Fantasy Fallout: Who Will Catch Passes in Denver?

by Ray Kuhn

I know I say this all the time, but there is a large part of fantasy football success that is based on opportunity. And right now, a very good example of this resides in Denver.

The Broncos backfield situation appears to muddled, but I would argue it is clearer than it actually appears. Ronnie Hillman is likely done for the season and Montee Ball didn’t have an impact in his return this past week. In fact Ball re-aggravated his groin injury, so I don’t think we have to worry about him going forward. Every indication, is that it appears to be C.J. Anderson’s backfield.

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