Hot or Not: Week 7 Edition


Week 6 ended up being not so kind for this past week’s edition of Hot or Not. Some players didn’t even see the field due to injury (Reed and Fuller). Others, like Sproles (1 rec, 4 yards) and Walker (1 rec, 21 yards), just straight out flopped. Luck, Gordon and Jeffery put up modest days, as only Luck was able to find the end zone. With another week down, we look forward to the upcoming slate of games. Here’s to another edition of hot or not! Cheers!

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Waiver Magic Week 7: Faith Edition

Sometimes you have a player that scares you to death whether you are starting them, they are on your bench, or you are playing against them. Sometimes you have no choice but to play them because of bye weeks, sometimes you will have a choice of what to do with them and they will blow up on your bench while the guy you started instead does nothing. Sometimes it’s a big name guy who you drafted in the first round, sometimes it’s a waiver pickup, but when push comes to shove you only have a few options as to what to do with this person: bench them, drop them, trade them, or have faith and play them.

Faith as it pertains to fantasy football isn’t purely a baseless belief that a player will perform well simply because of who they are or what we perceive their role on a team to be, it is based on numbers, too, numbers that deserve respect. Targets, touchdowns, receptions, yards after the catch, yards after contact, career yards per game; there are many numbers that tell the story of an NFL player and when the numbers are right, you should have faith in that player. Odell Beckham Jr. proved himself worthy of our faith this weekend and Tom Brady continues to inspire faith since his return last week, but players like Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson are doing their best to test us. Now that we are through 6 weeks of the season, it is time to either stick with your studs or find someone new to have faith in, and that’s what this week’s edition of waiver magic is all about. Who can you pick up this week off the waiver wire and have faith in starting them this week and beyond.

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2016 Fantasy Football Playoffs Stashes

The ultimate goal in fantasy football is to win a championship. Not only do you usually win the prize pool, you also get something to brag about until next season. The first step to enjoying this ultimate success comes in the regular season. It comes by drafting and maintaining a team that is capable of carrying you into the playoffs. By this point in the season, you may have a good idea if that’s something you have accomplished this year. However, getting there is only half the battle.

It’s not good enough to just get into the playoffs. I have seen plenty of great fantasy teams get taken down by bad match-ups or under-performing players. To counteract this, some owners will make trades or use the waiver wire to find players that have tantalizing playoff schedules. Of course, your ability to do this depends entirely upon how strong your roster is. If you’re a comfortable 6-0, you can probably count on making the playoffs. If you’re 3-3, your mind is going to be located more in the present.

So, which players can make the difference for you in the playoffs this year? Read on to find out. Playoffs will be considered weeks 14-16 for this article. Continue reading 2016 Fantasy Football Playoffs Stashes

Week 7 Edition: 4 Players with Historical Success Against Their Opponent

The 2016 NFL season is going way too fast as Week 7 is upon us. Last week, poor QB play found a way to deplete historical trends. Alex Smith and Demaryius Thomas were disappointments in terms of how they historically performed against their opponents. Luckily, Lamar Miller and Randall Cobb had very good fantasy production and continued their historical success against their opposing teams. In this article, I have four new players for week seven that historically dominate their opponents.

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Feast or Fade? Week 7 First Look

This weekly-ish list is designed to give you a look at some individual players that figure to feast on the competition in the upcoming weeks, as well as some who might fade off into fantasy oblivion. Or at least see a noticeable dip in production in the near future.

Week 6 happened in the blink of an eye so let’s get right to it. Here are the players that will feast and fade for week 7. Continue reading Feast or Fade? Week 7 First Look

FanDuel Plays for Week 6

Breakouts and busts are consistent in not only season long fantasy football, but DFS as well. Some will attempt to ride the wave and hitch their lineups and wallets on a player’s hot streak, while other, more savvy players will take the opportunity to see value in players that might have failed during the prior week. Look for teams like the Houston Texans to bounce back as they face one of the worst defenses in the NFL in the Colts. The prices for all Houston skill players have been reduced vs. the previous week (Brock Osweiler -$300, Lamar Miller -$100, DeAndre Hopkins -$100 and Will Fuller -$300). Those extra few hundred dollars can make or break your lineup, especially in a week that there is little value elsewhere.


It is important to have a short memory as a DFS player, that one week does not make a trend and that you need to trust your lineup making and player selection processes.


This week I’ll be back at it, finding the values, pivots and good matchups for both GPPs and cash games , and also will review week 5’s picks. Continue reading FanDuel Plays for Week 6

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