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    FanDuel Fortune Finder Week 4: We’re All Starting Jordan Howard


    The best thing about Jordan Howard is that he isn’t Jeremy Langford. If you’ve been loitering around fantasy football news on Twitter, then you would know that Mike Clay of ESPN has always hated Jeremy Langford. Myself, like many others, probably wished they listened, but now we get Jordan Howard.

    Over at FanDuel, Howard is listed at a beautiful $5,600 and is probably going to be in a lot of lineups.

    Howard gets the opportunity to be injected into one of the NFL’s worst offenses through three weeks and is probably going to get touches galore with basically every other Chicago running back hurt.

    The Lions run defense has been worse than most this year, allowing 114 yards per game, so even with Chicago’s offense being a wasteland, Howard probably won’t have a hard time getting going.

    Quarterbacks

    Matthew Stafford – $8,300

    Long story short, I love Matthew Stafford. Save his week two performance when he was robbed of two touchdowns, Stafford has had a great start to the season.

    On Sunday, Stafford takes on a Bears defense that has half of their starters injured, so it’s safe to say he’ll have a good game. The Bears do only allow 214 yards per game on the ground but have given up 83 points in just three weeks. Just about every Lion is a good bet in week four.

    Cody Kessler – $6,300

    Following his NFL debut, maybe we should have trusted Hue Jackson. Even though he didn’t score a touchdown, he kept the game close, completed 63 percent of his passes, and didn’t turn the ball over.

    Kessler gets a Redskins defense that is allowing 301 yards per game through the air and basically can’t stop anyone. Though Kessler doesn’t have the best weapons, Terrelle Pryor was a revelation in week three, Duke Johnson seems to be getting worked into the offense more, and Gary Barnidge is a reliable outlet.

    The Browns may play it safe with Kessler, but if they want to win he’s going to have to air it out.

    Running Backs

    Carlos Hyde – $6,800

    The fantasy gods and Chip Kelly graced us with, not one, but two garbage time touchdowns last week for Carlos Hyde.

    It’s evident that Blaine Gabbert won’t help the 49ers much, and despite the fact that they’ll fall behind in a lot of games, Kelly isn’t going away from the ground game.

    Dallas has only allowed 91 yards per game on the ground, but Hyde is the focal point of a very bad offense.

    Cameron Artis-Payne – $5,700

    Surprisingly, Artis-Payne turned in a really solid effort against one of the NFL’s best defenses.

    This week, CAP gets a defense that is allowing 120 yards per game against the run. No matter who’s in the backfield against the Falcons, they’re going to have a useful game.

    The only concern for CAP is what’s going to happen when the Panthers get to the red zone. Is Cam Newton going to pound it in or will Mike Tolbert vulture a touchdown?

    Duke Johnson Jr. – $5,400

    Fantasy wise, Johnson did nothing the first two weeks of the season but turned in a 15 touch, 81-yard week three. While Isaiah Crowell isn’t going anywhere, it looks like Hue Jackson is going to give more looks to Johnson.

    Working more in his favor, having a pass-catching running back in the fold will help Cody Kessler a lot. I don’t think you can count on Johnson for touchdowns, but if Johnson is going to get the ball 12 to 15 times per game he should be able to turn them into plenty of yards.

    Dwayne Washington – $4,500

    It seemed like everyone, myself included, expected Washington to be the ‘second coming,’ but that didn’t exactly happen. Still, his 10 carry, 38-yard performance was much better than what Theo Riddick did on the ground.

    All reports coming out of Detroit have been about how impressed the staff was with Washington and how they want to get him more touches.

    This week, the Lions will likely destroy the Bears which will lead to plenty of red zone opportunities and late game carries. Washington is cheap, and needs to be locked into lineups.

    Wide Receivers

    Marvin Jones – $7,600

    The NFL’s leading receiver against one of the most banged up defense in the NFL? Yes, that is all.

    Robert Woods – $5,400

    While Robert Woods is the most under-appreciated blocking receiver in the NFL, he doesn’t normally get a sufficient amount of targets to be useable in fantasy. However, with Sammy Watkins on the mend in week three, he turned in a decent 6 catch, 51-yard performance.

    It looks like Watkins is going to be out once again, which means Woods is a cheap option in daily fantasy. However, I would be a little concerned if Jacoby Brissett is starting for the Patriots because it could be low scoring game which means the Bills won’t be throwing the ball much

    Tight Ends

    Dennis Pitta – $5,400

    In general, except for a few standouts, tight ends have been pretty bad this year. In the past two weeks, Dennis Pitta has 15 catches on 20 targets, but has yet to find the end zone.

    For the most part, over the past two weeks both Jacob Tamme and Jace Amaro had solid afternoons against a supposedly improved Raiders defense. If Jace Amaro can have a good game, that’s enough for me.

    Zach Miller – $5,000

    While you got nothing from Alshon Jeffery last week, Zach Miller came along and caught eight passes for two touchdowns.

    If you read about why I like Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, and Dwayne Washington then you would know why I like Zach Miller.

    This game is going to be a high-scoring blowout if favor of Detroit, which means Brian Hoyer will be throwing the ball a lot.

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    Waiver Wire Bigfoot Hunting Week 4: Adam Humphries


    The purpose of this waiver wire column is to point out some lesser known free agent pick ups. We’re searching for Bigfoot! The thing is Bigfoot doesn’t really exist, or does he, but if someone were to find him it would be a huge discovery. Just like grabbing some random schmuck off the waiver wire, only for him to turn into the next big thing.

    Here are a few potential ‘next big things:’

    Adam Humphries

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been recommending Washington’s diminutive slot receiver, Jamison Crowder, because he’s been gobbling up targets and scoring touchdowns. Adam Humphries is basically a slightly bigger Jamison Crowder, but possibly in a much better situation.

    I have no idea if Humphries is for real, but he just turned in a 12 target, nine catch, 100 yard game in week three. He also snagged six of eight targets in week 2.

    The main thing working in Humphries favor is that he really doesn’t have any competition for targets as the Buccaneers potential number two receiver. There’s Austin Sefarian-Jenkins who got himself kicked off the team, Vincent Jackson is washed-up, a decent Cameron Brate, and that’s about it. There’s no else.

    The Buccaneers throw the ball a lot, and if this Humphries thing is for real, sign me up.

    Kenneth Dixon

    A lot of smart fantasy owners have been stashing Dixon on their I.R. spot, and Dixon is getting pretty close to being ready for playing time. He was supposedly going to be ready for week 4, but right now, nothing is confirmed.

    Even if he is out week 4, if he’s still available you should probably grab him. If one thing is obvious, Justin Forsett and Terrance West aren’t cutting it, and Dixon could take over the job within his first few game back.

    Orleans Darkwa

    When opportunity struck against Washington, Darkwa performed to the tune of 53 yards and a touchdown. Darkwa is someone that has been a decent performer whenever he gets touches, so if Rashad Jennings is out, Darkwa is a low-end RB2.

    Keep in mind, the sledding will be tough for Darkwa going forward considering he faces Minnesota, Green Bay, Baltimore, and LA in his next four games.

    DeAndre Washington

    It seems like Latavius Murray has been falling out of favor with the Raiders offense since last year, and the breakdown of touches proves that. Murray was supposed to be the Raiders workhorse running back, but he’s only run the ball 18 times in his past two games and hasn’t touched the ball more than 15 times this year.

    With that being said, it would appear that Washington is the speculative add over Jalen Richard. And if there’s one thing that this season has proved, grabbing backup runnings backs as a handcuff or taking a shot in the dark is not a bad idea.

    Washington does have two runs over 25 yards in two games, which does make his 6.5 yards per carry look worse, but he’s someone to keep in mind.

    Dwayne Washington

    We already know about Washington, but his value needs to be reinforced just in case he was dropped in your league.

    In his first game with Ameer Abdullah out, the world was expected of Washington and the return was, a modest, 35 yards on 11 touches. Not what everyone was hoping for, but fear not!

    First, it’s clear that Theo Riddick isn’t someone that should be running the ball more than 10 times per game. In week three, he only had nine yards on 10 carries. He just isn’t more than the best pass-catching running back in the NFL, and that’s okay.

    Also, keep in mind that the Lions were playing from behind since the first quarter against the Packers. They mounted a decent comeback, but basically had to abandon the running game. Not Washington’s fault.

    As I’ve said since April, I’m a huge Washington fan and even though his performance was worse than expected, his outlook hasn’t changed. Washington is going to be good sooner rather than later.

    Marqise Lee

    If things had gone as planned for Lee, he’d be the number two receiver in Jacksonville, not Allen Hurns. Injuries and ineffectiveness have derailed Lee for the first two years of his career, but it actually looks like he could be a valuable fantasy asset.

    In three games, 12 catches on 18 targets but, unfortunately, no touchdowns. Still, the Jaguars are still as bad as ever and they are going to have to throw the ball to win games. Even though Lee is technically behind Robinson and Hurns, Lee is worth monitoring if he continues his current pace.

    If I’m in a deep league and need a receiver, I’d go Crowder first, then Humphries, then Lee.

    Jaron Brown

    Some, including Kent Sommers, have been calling for Jaron Brown to get more playing time in Arizona. Michael Floyd is dealing with a concussion and just hasn’t done much with his 24 targets this year.

    Brown has 14 fewer targets than Floyd but has 11 more yards on just six catches. Brown has just been better.

    It’s hard to say if Brown can be anything, but none of the receivers in Arizona, Larry Fitzgerald not included, have not looked good at all. Brown isn’t owned in a single Yahoo league, so just keep an eye on him.

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    FanDuel Fortune Finder Week 3: The Return of Brian Hoyer?


    There are just some players, Brian Hoyer and Josh McCown being two of them, that just somehow wind up starting for their respective teams.

    As we know, Josh McCown saw his opportunity come and go with a shoulder injury, but now we get the fortune of watching Brian Hoyer start for the Bears.

    As it stands, Brian Hoyer is available for a very cost-effect $6,000 in FanDuel. As cheap as he is, Hoyer isn’t exactly a great real-life quarterback, but there have been plenty of times, including last year, where he was a fantasy bargain.

    In 11 games with the Texans, Hoyer finished with 2,606 yards, 19 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. He barely completed 60 percent of his passes, but in 11 games, those are pretty darn good numbers.

    I like Hoyer a lot this week against the Cowboys, and would certainly pair him with Alshon Jeffery. If there’s one thing Hoyer does well, it’s force the ball down the gullet of his top targets. Think DeAndre Hopkins last year, and even with Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron in two starts for the Browns in 2013.

    Jay Cutler is trying to play this week, if so, forget Hoyer.

    Dak Prescott – $7,100

    To date, Prescott has been like a lite version of what Tyrod Taylor was in 2015. While he hasn’t made the big plays Taylor was making last year, he also hasn’t been turning the ball or exactly setting the world on fire through the air.

    I think against Chicago, the game will be surprisingly high scoring, so that’s why I like both Prescott and Hoyer.

    Also, as we know the Chicago Bears are pretty horrible at cornerback and also lost Danny Trevethan and Lamar Houston last week. This could be a big game from Prescott.

    Jay Ajayi – $5,700

    I’m actually avoiding Tannehill against the Browns because, like many, I do think the game will be a blowout which will force the Dolphins to run more.

    It’s believed that the Dolphins will deploy a RBBC with Arian Foster out, but I truly believe Ajayi is going to handle most of the running back responsibilities. As long as he doesn’t fumble, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ajayi sniff 18 to 20 touches in a breakout game following a pretty rough two weeks.

    Melvin Gordon – $7,100

    I’m all in on Melvin Gordon, even at the somewhat hefty $7,100 tag.

    Since the preseason, Gordon has actually looked like the running back he was at Wisconsin, and he is set for all the touches he can handle with Danny Woodhead, Keenan Allen, and possibly Antonio Gates out.

    The Colts just aren’t good, expect Gordon to have a career game.

    Dwayne Washington – $4,500

    I love Dwayne Washington, I’ve been saying it since before the NFL draft, and it seems like he’s primed to take over lead ball carrying duties with Ameer Abdullah gone for the year. Note, I said ‘ball carrying duties’ because, as we know, Theo Riddick should dominate a majority of the snaps out of the backfield as a receiver.

    Washington does have a somewhat tough matchup against a solid Packers defense, but I expect the Lions passing game to come out swinging after getting somewhat robbed last week. That should take the pressure of Washington, and will likely lead to at least a few goal line attempts.

    I can’t say I know how many touches Washington will get, but he’s a surprising home run threat for some his size, and he will probably get all of the goal-line touches.

    Jamison Crowder – $5,000

    I love me some Jamison Crowder this week against the Giants.

    In two games so far, Crowder leads the Redskins in targets, catches, and is the only receiver or tight end to catch a touchdown. It’s clear he’s a favorite of Kirk Cousins.

    While Cousins has been really bad this year, his accuracy has been way off, but, fortunately, Crowder doesn’t run routes that are much more than 10 yards down the field, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Also, it’s worth noting that DeSean Jackson had a knee issue flare up, and if he’s out, bump Crowder up even further.

    Michael Floyd – $6,900

    Have you guys seen the Bills defense this year? They’ve been horrible, and that goes for Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby.

    To date, Floyd has done much, he only has five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown, but I think he’s the best play against the Bills.

    Darby and Gilmore have been getting out-muscled this year, and Floyd has the size and speed to take advantage of whatever issues Bills’ defensive backs are having.

    Jimmy Graham – $5,200

    I don’t think there’s been a more disappointing player the past two years than Jimmy Graham. Seattle just hasn’t worked out for him, but with his snap count increasing from week one, I think Graham has touchdown potential.

    With most tight ends, Jacob Tamme and Dennis Pitta aside, being absolutely horrible, the most you can really hope for is a few catches and a touchdown. I think Graham does that.

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    Waiver Wire Bigfoot Hunting Week 3: Grab Dwanye Washington


    A long time ago, before the 2016 NFL Draft, I wrote that Dwayne Washington could be a potential late-round breakout running back. I foresaw him being the next Karlos Williams.

    Fast forward to week two of the NFL season, Zach Zenner has fallen out of favor and Ameer Abdullah could have a somewhat serious injury.

    In limited opportunity, even with Abdullah and Theo Riddick playing, the offense has snuck in a few plays for Washington. In two games, Washington has six carries for 32 yards and one touchdown. Nothing special, but he hasn’t exactly had consistent touches to get any rhythm going.

    So, why am I so excited about Dwayne Washington, a sixth-round pick out of Washington that didn’t have a decorated college career?

    Well, he’s big, fast and a former receiver. That’s it, yeah. I’m the modern day Al Davis, all I care about is size and speed. Washington is a fluid athlete that doesn’t have the shiftiness of Ameer Abdullah, but he could have an opportunity at 10 or so touches. The Lions already showed in week one that they trusted him at the goal line, so don’t be surprised if he scores a few touchdowns in the coming weeks.

    If you’re huntin’ your waiver wire for some potential Bigfoots, here’s who else to target:

    Jamison Crowder

    Surprisingly, after two weeks, Crowder is tied for seventh in the NFL with 18 targets. Because he operates in the slot, he really hasn’t turned those targets into big plays, but he currently has 12 catches, 97 yards, and one touchdown on the season.

    Even though the Redskins have quite a bit of receiving options with DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and even Josh Doctson, it seems like Crowders is locked into the slot position.

    Crowder is a no-brainer add for PPR leagues.

    Jerick McKinnon

    It appears that Adrian Peterson is going to miss quite a few weeks, which leaves the door open for the ultra-athletic Jerick McKinnon.

    McKinnon hasn’t done much of anything the past two season while playing second fiddle to Adrian Peterson, but like I said, his athletic ability is off the charts and he has an opportunity for 15 to 18 touches.

    I would be concerned with Matt Asiata poaching touchdowns or even getting the lion share of touches, but McKinnon is the home run threat that you need to add.

    Fozzy Whittaker

    In the absence of Jonathan Stewart, Whittaker tore up the 49ers for 131 total yards on 19 touches. As it looks, Stewart’s injury is potentially serious which could lead to Whitaker taking over the Panthers backfield.

    On paper, it’s nice he’ll be getting touches, but don’t expect anything big in week 3 considering he’ll be facing the stout Vikings defense. Also, I really wouldn’t be surprised if, after two inactive weeks, Cameron Artis-Payne comes out of nowhere and gets touches.

    Jay Ajayi

    In week one, Ajayi found himself in the doghouse for how he reacted to losing the starting gig to Arian Foster, then he went right back in the doghouse after losing a fumble. It’s been a rollercoaster two weeks for Ajayi.

    With that being said, Foster’s groin injury seems to be somewhat serious which opens up plenty of touches for Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake.

    Personally, I think Ajayi the more talented of the two options, but he seems to be falling out of favor with Adam Gase. Who knows how it will play out, but in really deep leagues I’d go after both Ajayi and Drake.

    Bilal Powell

    Powell is being cut from fantasy teams at a pretty quick rate because Matt Forte has been getting nearly 30 touches per game, but I wouldn’t mind finding a way to roster Powell.

    Forte is a 30-year-old running back with as much tread on his tires as any running back in the league. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Forte, whose been pretty durable over his long career, to suffer an injury and miss some time. In no way should you be starting Powell, but if he’s available or was cut and you have a spot open, considering letting him ride your bench.

    Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Spiller

    In week two, running backs were dropping like flies which could open the door for some free agent signings. Hillman and Spiller are the top two free agent runnings backs available and could find their way onto a team in no time. If you’re in a really deep league, it might not be a bad idea to consider these two free agents.

    Kyle Rudolph

    It looks like the Vikings should have thrown in another first round pick in their trade for Sam Bradford following how good he looked against the Packers. In that game, he clearly favored Stefon Diggs and the usually disappointing Kyle Rudolph. If you need a tight end it’s not a bad idea to go after Rudolph considering the Vikings will be throwing as much as ever with Adrian Peterson out.

    Jordan Howard

    So, um, Jeremy Langford. It’s become apparent that Langford just isn’t good, and his value was entirely built upon volume and he just isn’t doing anything with his touches.

    Following a fumble, and a few negative runs, Jordan Howard got quite a bit of run towards the end of the Eagles game and it could be the shape of things to come. Earlier in the week, John Fox was very discouraged by Langford’s week one performance, so it may be Jordan Howard time in Chicago.

    Jacob Tamme 

    Who leads the Falcons in targets and catches? Julio Jones, right? No, Jacob Tamme. It’s apparent that Tamme has become one of Matty Ice’s favorite targets, and with a lot of tight ends underperforming, Tamme has top 10 tight end value at the moment.

    Quincy Enunwa

    In two games, Enunwa has posted a very respectable 14 targets, 13 catches, 146 yards and one touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been looking his way more than anyone expected, and with Brandon Marshall dealing with some sort of MCL injury, Enunwa is a must-have for teams needing a wide receiver.

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    Week 2, Mostly Wrong, Fantasy Football Predictions

    1. Seth Roberts goes for 50 yards and a touchdown

    I’ve brought up Roberts twice this week so why not one more? My thinking is that Oakland vs. Atlanta has the chance to be a pretty high scoring game, and Desmond Trufant will be busy trying to stop Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Because of that, Roberts should be open more often than not with plenty of targets coming his way.

    2. Chris Thompson bust out for 5 catches, 70 total yards and a touchdown

    It was clear, following Washingtons’ week one loss that Thompson was the superior running back over Matt Jones. Thompson played 20 more snaps than Jones and even scored his first career rushing touchdown. Thompson’s pass-catching ability is going to keep him on the field more, and maybe we’ll even see him take over primary running duties.

    3. Eric Ebron scores another touchdown and will continue to cement himself as a top-five tight end

    Week one was a bad week for fantasy tight ends, but not for Eric Ebron. He caught all five of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown. The Lions lack a true red zone threat outside of Ebron, and he’s in for what could be a Tyler Eifert-esque season.

    4. Jameis Winston destroys the Cardinals

    I don’t know what I mean by ‘destroys,’ but how about 300 yards and three touchdowns? Winston carved up the Saints in week one, and while the Cardinals pose a much more formidable threat, Winston is the type of quarterback that just somehow finds a way.

    5. Stefon Diggs snags seven catches for 130 yards and a touchdown

    With Shaun Hill at quarterback, Diggs was somehow able to post a decent fantasy line, but things are going to get much better with Sam Bradford. Side note: I do like Bradford more than most.

    Against the Packers, the Vikings are probably going to be playing from behind, unless their defense is as good as most people think, and that should lead to another productive day for Diggs.

    6. Don’t bench T.Y. Hilton, he’s going to catch a long touchdown

    Plenty of people are a bit down on Hilton because the Colts are taking on the Broncos, but I say otherwise. Hilton was targeted 12 times in week one but only turned that into six catches for 79 yards.

    Hilton should be in for another busy day, and if the Colts are struggling to score, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Luck launch a few down the field to ignite the offense.

    7. Victor Cruz outperforms Sterling Shepard

    When it was all said and done, Cruz and Shepard pretty much finished with the same stat line in week one against Dallas.

    My reasoning for preferring Cruz, I think he’ll be a little bit more active down the field versus Shepard in the slot, so I could see more yards and touchdown coming from Cruz.

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    Waiver Wire Bigfoot Hunting: Add Jeremy Kerley


    I don’t need to tell you to add Carson Wentz, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams or Mohamed Sanu because you already know that. Hopefully, in Waiver Wire Bigfoot Hunting, we’re able to uncover a few more obscure targets to help you on your long road to a fantasy championship.

    1. Jeremy Kerley

    The word is pretty much out on Kerley after an 11-target week one performance, but I’m sure a lot of people are down on him because Blaine Gabbert is his quarterback.

    Honestly, that really shouldn’t matter because it’s not like Gabbert can accurately throw the ball more than 20-yards down the field, and Kerley operates mostly out of the slot.

    There’s a lot to like about Kerley going forward simply because there’s not much else going on in the San Fran passing game to take targets away from him. On a side note, I’m not really concerned about Kerley against Carolina, I’d have no problem starting him if need be.

    2. Dontrelle Inman

    Inman is basically the contrarian add to those that missed out on Tyrell Williams so you need to talk yourself into Inman being the better add.

    It’s believed that Inman is going to be playing in the slot, and if the targets are there, he has a decent shot at value going forward. In deep leagues, he isn’t someone that should be sitting on the waiver wire.

    Also, Inman did have some success in 2015 with a 13 target, eight catch, 82 yards, and one touchdown game in week 15.

    3. Chris Thompson

    The Redskins looked horrible in week one, and Matt Jones was certainly part of the problem.

    With Jones struggling, Thompson was only afforded six touches, but he did score a touchdown and is the Redskins best receiving back. If Jones continues to look mediocre, and the Redskins continue to play from behind, Thompson could be seeing the field more often than not.

    4. Nelson Agholor

    I’m really surprised Agholor is only owned in 12 percent of Yahoo leagues. In week one, Carson Wentz was a revelation and while you can’t assume he’ll be consistent, Agholor is the clear number two receiver. I’d pass on Agholor for Kerley, but don’t be surprised if he carves out a decent role going forward.

    5. Seth Roberts

    I brought up in the FanDuel Fortune Finder, and he could be a decent play for those in dire needs of a receiver. He’s carved out the slot-receiver/third receiver role for the Raiders, and that resulted in 60 snaps and one touchdown in week one.

    Cornerbacks are going to be keying in on Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, which could lead to Roberts have success.

    6. Brent Celek or Trey Burton

    Tight ends were horrible in week two, for the most part, and that trend seems like it will continue. One of the lone bright sports was Zach Ertz, but it looks like he’ll be out week one.

    Someone is going to have to step up in his absence on Monday night, and Burton is definitely the more exciting option of the two.

    7. Chris Conley

    It’s hard to recommend Conley because Alex Smith and the Chiefs offense simply can’t sustain two fantasy receivers, but Conley needs to be on your radar based on measurables alone.

    He’s 6’2″, 205 pounds with 4.35 speed and was targeted seven times in week one. Jeremy Maclin is always an injury concern, and Conley has can’t-miss big play ability barring Alex Smith is willing to take a shot down the field.

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    FanDuel Fortune Finder: Guess Whose Back?


    FanDuel Fortune Finder is all about finding the best options in your daily fantasy games so that one day you’ll be as successful as Bradley C.

    Josh McCown – $6,000

    McCown isn’t even the oldest starting quarterback in the league but it certainly seems like it. I feel like whenever he gets the start, it’s like when they let the old people out of their nursing home once a week for their exciting trip to Walgreens.

    As old as he may be, last year, McCown still proved that he was no slouch, particularly against the Ravens. In two starts against Baltimore, McCown torched the Ravens for 669 yards, 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    At $6,000, the price is right for McCown, and don’t be worried about how well the Ravens fared against the Bills in week one, the Bills are just really bad right now.

    Philip Rivers – $7,700

    People are going to fade Philip Rivers because he will be without Keenan Allen going forward, but I say otherwise.

    The Chargers are one of the most pass-heavy teams in the NFL, and in what has the potential to be a shootout against the Jaguars, Rivers isn’t just going to stop throwing the ball because he’ll be without his stud receiver.

    The Jaguars defense is much improved from a year ago, but Rivers has a few interesting receiving options in Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams that will step up in the loss of Allen.

    Rashad Jennings – $6,300

    Yawn, yes you’re obviously going to be using plenty of players from the Giants and Saints matchup. However, one thing worth noting that I discovered from the fantasy football subreddit, since week 14 of last season, Jennings leads the NFL in rushing yards and in rushes of over 10 yards. Start Jennings, start whoever you want from that game, I don’t care.

    Jeremy Langford – $6,500

    Cheap touches at a cheap price. Langford doesn’t really do anything that well, but he was pretty much on the field for the entirety of his week one matchup and touched the ball 19 times.

    He probably won’t have a flashy game, but he really is one of only 8 to 10 undisputed starting running backs in the league.

    Chris Thompson – $5,200

    As a whole, the Redskins were pretty horrific in their week one loss to Pittsburgh, but Chris Thompson was a dim bright spot. He only had six touches but did score his first touchdown, and looked quite a bit better than Matt Jones.

    Thompson is the third-down back for the Redskins, and if Matt Jones continues to look uninspiring, Thompson could be in for a heavier workload.

    Victor Cruz – $5,700

    I’m a bit confused about the Cruz vs. Sterling Shepard fantasy battle, but right now I’m giving the edge to Cruz. In week one, Cruz played 50 of 56 snaps and caught his first touchdown in two years.

    Like we all know, the Giants are in for a shootout against the Saints, but for some reason, I just feel better about Cruz over Shepard.

    Seth Roberts – $5,300

    Roberts is the slot receiver in the Raiders pass-heavy offense, and while he’s clearly behind Cooper and Crabtree, he does have some sneaky value.

    While the Raiders top two receivers gobble up most of the targets, Roberts was on the field for 60 snaps in week one and even caught a touchdown.

    With Desmond Trufant likely locked on Cooper and Crabtree, Roberts could find himself in for a pretty active day.

    Brent Celek – $4,800

    Rookie quarterbacks love their tight ends blah, blah, blah. We’ve all heard that a million times but it’s kinda true.

    In week one, Zach Ertz was targeted seven times by Carson Wentz, and it looks like he’ll be out on Monday against the Bears.

    Celek really isn’t an inspiring option but he could at least snag a touchdown. Also, keep in mind that Trey Burton could see more playing time at tight end too.

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    What can we Expect from Arian Foster in Miami?

    Arian Foster is one of the most special players in the NFL for me, at least in regards to fantasy football. The second year that I did fantasy was in 2010, the year that Arian Foster burst onto the scene.

    During that 2010 fantasy draft, I snagged Arian Foster in like the 12th round of our draft. That year we drafted a bit earlier than normal in August, and the Texans were playing a preseason game. No joke, about 15 minutes after I picked Arian Foster, Ben Tate went down with his ACL injury.

    The rest is history, but I came away with a huge steal, and we all know what Arian Foster went on to do in the following years.

    Now, after another injury-plagued season, Arian Foster has found his way onto the Miami Dolphins.

    So, is Arian Foster a draftable commodity in 2016?

    Well, if the Miami Herald report about Foster being the favorite to start is true, then Foster is probably going to go in the first eight rounds of your draft.

    As we know, Foster missed the first three games of 2015, and upon his return was pretty bad for the most part. He only averaged 2.6 yards per carry on 63 attempts. Pretty bad, but certainly excelled in the passing game, catching 22 passes for 227 yards.

    Foster is not the same running back he was five years ago, he’s going to be a 30-year old coming off an ACL tear, but could this be his last hurrah?

    It’s clear the Dolphins aren’t content with Jay Ajayi, despite a somewhat decent showing last year, so Arian Foster is probably going to lead a 60-40 timeshare at worst.

    Immediately when Foster signed, the first thing we really heard him say was that he expects to be heavily utilized in the passing game.

    As I stated before, Foster struggled running the ball and did pretty much all of his damage as a receiver.

    Adam Gase was only an offensive coordinator for three years before he became a head coach, so there really isn’t much to suggest how much he utilized running backs in the passing game, but it’s clearly something Foster excels at.

    Long story short, Arian Foster has found his way into another starting running back job, and this will likely be his last shot. He may not be as slick as he used to be or have the same cutting ability, but he’s going to get touches.

    He’ll likely be more valuable in PPR leagues, but Arian Foster is a big name which will likely cause his draft stock to soar.

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