Take a look at your fantasy football league's home page. You'll find your league's leader in roster moves is listed there, probably somewhere in the 25-45 roster move range. Are you near the top of that list?With Week 12 approaching there are several key players out with injuries (like Bengals WR A.J. Green, or Lions RB Kerryon Johnson), which means there are actually a bevy of really good, smart high-ceiling picks ups as the Thanksgiving games and weekend approach. Here are a few players to try and pick up, if you need some help, this week:QB: Lamar Jackson, RavensJackson made his first NFL start last week for the injured Joe Flacco and showed he has the makings of a fantasy darling with 117 yards rushing. He also had 150 yards passing. Throw an asterisk next to Jackson, however, as John Harbaugh said there's a chance Flacco returns in Week 12. If he doesn't, Jackson could put up impressive numbers against the Raiders.Also consider: Jameis Winston, Buccaneers, Colt McCoy, RedskinsRB: … [Read more...] about Fantasy football waiver wire: Pick up high-ceiling Tre’Quan Smith, Lamar Jackson and more
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While not as lengthy as last week's fantasy football injury slate, the below players have the ability to make or break several fantasy teams as the push for a playoff berth continues.Here's what we know about a bevy of key offensive weapons:Cooper Kupp, WR, RamsThe Rams feared the worst after Kupp left Sunday's game with a potentially torn ACL. It was confirmed Monday morning that Kupp's 2018 is over. This development makes Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods even more valuable in the dynamic L.A offense and makes Josh Reynolds a reasonable pick up as the team's third WR.A.J. Green, WR, BengalsGreen's toe injury will keep him sidelined for at least a few more weeks, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting that he will be out until at least December. Week 13 falls on December 2, meaning that's likely the soonest the Bengals top target will return. With his potential reemergence, he is certainly worth keeping on IR (at least if your team is heading for the playoffs).James Conner, RB, … [Read more...] about Fantasy football Week 11 injuries: The latest on A.J. Green, James Conner, Cooper Kupp and more
The home stretch is beginning for fantasy football players as Week 10 approaches — with playoffs slated to start in many leagues in just four weeks. One of our longest injury reports yet, paired with continued bye weeks (for Baltimore, Denver, Houston and Minnesota) will make things tough next week. Here's a brief overview of some of the key pieces of news for the new week and a few pieces of advice for owners of players listed below:A.J. Green, WR, BengalsThe Bengals are hopeful but things aren't looking great for their ace receiver Green — leader on the team in yards and touchdowns — who left Sunday's game with a toe injury. ESPN.com is calling the injury "serious" and Green is meeting with doctors early this week to determine if surgery is required. It sounds like Green could miss some time. The only other wide receiver on Cincinnati's roster with double digit catches is Tyler Boyd, whose value would skyrocket should Green miss any time. The next two men … [Read more...] about Fantasy football Week 10 injuries: Updates on A.J. Green, Leonard Fournette, Stefon Diggs and more
Okay, let's be honest — there are really two reasons to be interested in the NFL trade deadline, which passes at 4 p.m. Tuesday. One is to find out if your team will be a buyer (like the Texans) or a seller (like the Lions). The other is to try and take advantage of the fantasy shake up.We've already had some huge deals for fantasy football purposes: Carlos Hyde to the Jaguars, Josh Gordon to the Patriots, Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. There were three more Tuesday, as the Broncos sent wideout Demaryius Thomas to Houston, Detroit sent WR Golden Tate III to Philadelphia and the Packers sent Ty Montgomery to the Ravens. Here's a look at how these deals will effect your fantasy leagues.Golden Tate to the EaglesGolden Tate III, WR, EaglesTate could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Eagles offense, stuck in neutral through eight games at 4-4. The consensus seems to be the the wideout, who has four-straight 90-catch seasons, should be a tough guy to … [Read more...] about Fantasy football: What are impacts, implications of Golden Tate, Demaryius Thomas, Ty Montgomery trades?
Attempting to foresee which Patriots running back will take the lead has been a difficult preseason challenge over the last few years. In 2018, an early candidate is Rex Burkhead. Still, there are mitigating concerns around the 28-year-old this season. While searching through running back fantasy rankings before a draft, there are a few things to consider about Burkhead’s role in the New England backfield. After initially signing a one-year deal with the Patriots in 2017, the versatile running back re-signed in early 2018 on a three-year contract. It came following a season in which Burkhead compiled eight touchdowns (five rushing, three receiving) in 10 games. Shortly after deciding to return to the Patriots, Burkhead watched as the team drafted running back Sony Michel in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. On the surface, it made him a member of a crowded depth chart. Yet Michel has battled an injury through preseason, and will take time to get up to speed as a rookie. … [Read more...] about What we know about Rex Burkhead’s injury status and fantasy football value