It has arrived! The first week of bye's is upon us and this week you'll be missing all your New England Patriots point machines. That alone could cost most people the entire week but your not most people. Your a genius! You take all your fantasy questions and woes to one place:
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Which quarterback do you think has the fifth most fantasy points so far this young season? I'm not even going to let you guess because you'd never get it. The answer is Tyrod Taylor. Mind blowing, I know but true.
Even more mind numbing? Until this morning he was only owned in 46 percent of Espn fantasy leagues. As of this moment he still only has 65 percent ownership. Regardless of your belief in his ability to play he is scoring points and soon it won't be a question of when he will break down but if he will slow down. Reason being is he is scoring at what seems to be a sustainable rate for his team. The Buffalo Bills have scored the third most points in the NFL this year.
Only the Arizona Cardinals and Patriots have scored more.
LeSean McCoy has been dealing with a hamstring injury since training camp and it doesn't seem to be getting any better almost a quarter of the way through the season. Normally this would be horrible for a team that has McCoy and "mistakenly" released veteran Fred Jackson. Enter Karlos Williams.
Although McCoy has been activate in all three games so far, Williams has found the end zone in each game. Two of those games Williams only had six carries and still found pay dirt. His excellent play as of late has caused the coaches in Buffalo to discuss possibly shelving McCoy until he is at full health. All McCoy owners should be Williams owners as well but he holds value moving forward for anyone, not just McCoy owners.
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Aaaaannnndddddd.... Johnathan Stewart got injured again. I know your not surprised, I don't think anyone is. He has a ton of talent but he cannot stay healthy. While it is nothing major for Stewart yet, Tolbert will get some increased work from his 7-10 carries a game to make sure Stewart is fine. Even if Stewart gets out of this unscathed, Tolbert will remain the goal line back in a run heavy offense so that points will be there. He is the most 'warrior' add of the year so far.
Ted Ginn Jr.
Maybe for the first time in his career Ginn has secured himself some fantasy value. Due to injury and maybe accidentally Ginn has quietly inserted himself into the Panthers offense as Cam Newton's favorite target. He isn't as big as Cam would probably like but he is quick and this season he has shown that his drop issues are a thing of the past. Of course Carolina will always be a run-first team but Ginn has the potential to break one every play and now has the targets for that to happen more often. More so this week against the horrendous secondary in Tampa Bay.
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It's finally happened. After years of waiting and for the sake of Roddy White's health, Hankerson has finally assumed the role of the number two wideout in the high flying Atlanta Falcons offense. White is getting older and more hurt seemingly with each second that passes so it could not have come at a better time for the dirty birds. It's still not known league wide yet because of last week but I'm telling you he is a guarantee. Get a hankering for Hankerson before some else does.
Yes there is tight end life after James Cameron for the dog pound. Last week the tight end for the Browns led the team in targets (10) and catches (7.) For those who watched the game it looked as if Browns quarterback Josh McCown was looking for Barnidge almost every play and found him most times and once for a score. With Gronkowski being a bye this week you'll take anything in sure but against a lackluster defense in the San Diego Chargers you might be surprised. As long as McCown is tossing the rock in Cleveland, Barnidge has value.
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Down goes Gilmore. That's how the famous boxing broadcast went, right? No? Oh well, Crockett Gilmore is injured. Flacco loves him some tight end. Maxx Williams is his replacement, if you really need a tight that bad Williams is your guy.
Basically until the St. Louis Rams can put a football over the goal line I'm going to tell you to stream whichever defense they play against. ESPECIALLY when the Rams are on the road. Even at home last week they only managed six points. What a joke, keep betting against them, it will pay off until they prove they can move the ball.
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