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Week 11: Sneaky Starts

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We are entering the last of the bye-weeks for the season. This should help with sit/start questions in all formats moving forward, but for this week, it's still pertinent. Between bye-weeks and injuries, it's making the landscape a bit rough for many teams.

Fantasy Football isn't won at the draft, it can be lost there, but it's not won there. It's won through roster management, whether that be trading for a slumping star, or getting rid of someone you know won't keep up a historic pace, *cough* Will Fuller *cough*. Waiver wire can be a solid place to find solid fill-in players. The deeper into the season we get, the less likely you'll find a solid week-to-week contributor, but we actually have one of those in this week's article.

Let's dive right in to this week's edition.

Week 11: Sneaky Picks for Fantasy Football 
Dontrelle Inman - Wide Receiver - Chicago Bears Dontrelle Inman joined the Chicago Bears and made an immediate impact after barely …

Week Five: Sneaky Picks

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Last Week's Results
This week was little rough on my projections for sneaky players to start with only one player of the four meeting expectations. This goes to show that it's a hard gig to analyze the player, team, match up, and try to extrapolate a viable assessment. It IS difficult, as I'm learning. Just ask my money-league team that's still suffering from the loss of  David Johnson
So before we get into this week's sneaky picks, let's have a look at last week's and see how I fared.

Austin  Seferian-Jenkins
My projection: Eight targets, 7 receptions for 59 yards.

Actual Stat-line: Four targets, four receptions, for 46 yards.

I was a little off on this one. ASJ has 10 targets through his first two games back. He's worth a stash and a start during bye-week streaming at what has been arguably a poor season so far for the position.

Jaron  Brown
My projection: Seven receptions for 71 yards.

Actual stat-line: Eight receptions on 12 targets for 105 yards.

Week Four: Sneaky Picks

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Another week in the books, and we are starting to see track-able trends beginning. I like starting this post with the results from the previous week's projections. It shows the ones I got right, the ones I got close, and just as importantly; the ones I whiffed on. So keeping up with that trend, let's take a look at last week's sneaky picks and how they fared.

Last Week's Recap
Andy Dalton:
My projection: 289 yards, two touchdowns, one interception.

Actual stat-line: 212 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions.

Close enough for the stat-line and for the re-emergence of Andy Dalton as the Red-Rifle instead of the Red-Regret. Andy Dalton was someone I was high on heading into this season. He's got some serious weapons in a healthy A.J. Green and the (hopeful) emergence of rookie running-back Joe Mixon. If Tyler Eifert could stay healthy, he would also be in that conversation. Moving forward with Dalton, he's a streamable QB2 with upside. I believe he's got th…

Week Three: Sneaky Picks

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If you read last week's entry, and took any of my advice, you were probably fairly happy with the results. Fantasy Analysis is a similar to being a weatherman, you can properly interpret all the data and get some right, and some wrong. Last week, I had them mostly right. Before we get into this week's sneaky picks, let's go over last week's projections and results. 
Antonio Gates: My projection: five receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown. 
Actual stat-line: Two receptions for 11 yards and one touchdown. So, I got the touchdown. He only had two receptions, but he WAS targeted five times, so it was certainly close in the reasoning. 
Jaquizz Rodgers:  My projection: 18 carries for 71 yards and one touchdown. 
Actual stat-line: 19 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown. 
Nailed it. 
Chris Hogan: My projection: I didn't have an actual stat-line projected for Hogan. I simply projected he was the sleeper target for the game. 
Actual stat-line: He finished with five reception…

Week Two: Sneaky Picks

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Welcome to week two of the NFL season! Week-one certainly had some surprises. No one could have predicted that Alex Smith would top the charts as the best fantasy QB in the league or that Andy Dalton would almost complete more passes to the opposing team than to his own wide receivers. Kareem Hunt came out and showed everyone why he belongs in the NFL. Le'Veon Bell owners were severely disappointed by a poor fantasy output.

To quote Aaron Rodgers R-E-L-A-X...relax.

It's only week one.

So as we enter week-two (at the time of writing, Thursday night's stinker of a game is already over) let's take a look as some sneaky players heading into week-two's games.

1. Antonio Gates 
LA Chargers - tight end

Yes, he's old for an NFL player that has sustained the kind of punishment that constantly going over the middle brings. Mr. Gates is still a fantasy relevant tight end. This week the Chargers take on the Miami Dolphins at home. This is a special game for the Chargers …

Three Sleepers for 2017

We are in drafting season for fantasy football. Some of you may have already had yours, some of you are viciously prepping for one, and some of your may be a week or two away. For what it’s worth, I’m a long-time advocate of waiting until the last week of August  and even into September for the most current news, camp battles, and injury reports.

Preseason is underway, injuries are occurring and most importantly, we are seeing who’s passing the “eye-test” at their positions.

So this week, we’re going to lock in on some sleeper candidates you should be looking at, and why they may be a hot value for your team.

Robby Anderson: WR - New York Jets

There’s really not much positive going on where the Jets hang their helmets. Brandon Marshall is gone, Eric Decker has shuffled off to Tennessee, and just when we all starting to warm up to Quincy Enunwa, he’s out for all of 2017 with a neck injury. This brings us to Robby Anderson. He’s got some talent, and he’ll be targeted plenty. He’s worth …

Player Profile: Marvin Jones

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Player Profile: Marvin Jones


If it isn’t here for you and your league yet, draft day is on it’s way. For me, this is like the Christmas season. Instead of decorations it’s player projections. I’m not listening to Christmas Carols, I’m listening to expert podcasts. It’s not hot cocoa with marshmallows, it’s coffee to keep me awake whilst I crunch stats and run my projections. All leading up to that glorious evening and the auction draft to kick it all off.
In my continuing series, we take a look at another player who’s going for value prices/picks in mock drafts so far.
In 2016 Marvin Jones came out of the gate on fire. After the first six weeks he was in the top 3 receivers behind only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. In week two he had 118 yards on 8 receptions.  In the third game of the season he torched Green Bay’s secondary for 205 yards on only six receptions and had two touchdowns. For people who were wondering how Stafford would handle being without Megatron, it seemed like the a…