McA's MLB Trade Deadline Takes

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McA's MLB Trade Deadline Takes

As we are roughly six weeks out from Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, McAuliffe decided to sit down and look at the standings and find the 15 teams with the best chance of making the postseason and what their team needs are.

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I ADDore You

Baseball is back, so it's time to write our first post of the season. I couldn't be happier the season is here, so here comes the daily waiver wire fodder.

Streaming Pitcher for 4/12/2018

Ian Kennedy (KC) v LAA (28.7%)

Kennedy has shown flashes of greatness from time to time. The Angels aren't the best match-up right now, but there are slim pickings on the wire for Thursday.

Hitter for 4/12/2018

Eduardo Escobar (Min) v Lucas Giolito (11.6%)

Escobar has been having a good start to the 2018 season and gets to go against a young pitcher that has struggled with control. The problem with adding hitters against the young pitchers is that if Giolito is on, he could make this add look very questionable.

Adds

Asdrubel Cabrera 2B/3B/SS, NYM (43.8%)

Cabrera is hitting 341 with 3 HRs to start the season and has great multiple position eligibility. There is no reason that Cabrera should be owned in under 50% of leagues

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Tyler Skaggs SP, LAA (44.8%)

Skaggs is throwing hard again and has a 1.69 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. He should be added everywhere...PERIOD.

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NFL Honors

MVP: Tom Brady

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TB12 brought home the award, and I think that was probably the correct decision. The Patriots weren't the juggernaut that all the "experts" thought they would be, but they were still the best team in the NFL, yet again. Brady was poised to win the award again once young gun Carson Wentz went down with an ACL. Todd Gurley was also getting some ground swell but in our NFL today, QB is king. I'm sure TB12 is happy to receive this trophy, but the one that he really wants will be decided tomorrow.

Man of the Year: JJ Watt

I think most of us already gave Watt this award before the season even started. Watt didn't get to have the NFL season that he would have liked, but I think this is a great consolation prize. Watt raised an obscene amount of money in efforts to help the Houston area in wake of the hurricane Harvey tragedy. Over $37M is definitely worth this award. Well done JJ.

NFL Coach of the Year: Sean McVay

In my personal opinion, this was absolutely the correct decision. I also believe that anyone that has an opinion otherwise needs to revisit how they felt about Jared Goff after last season. If all McVay did was turn Goff from a bust to a Pro Bowler, that would have been enough to win the award for me. However, that's not all he did. McVay also led the Rams to the NFC West title and turned a flailing offense into a dynamic unit that could go off any week, and did most weeks. The Rams are a young, up and coming team and that goes for McVay as well.

Offensive Player of the Year: Todd Gurley

TGIII has been one of my favorite players from back with he was a freshman at UGA. I have a good friend of mine, Ricky, that we would debate about him being the best freshman RB in the country. He came into the NFL a little unceremoniously, coming off a torn ACL. Last season was a lost season for Gurley, the Jeff Fisher led offense was about as bad as my son's 8 year offense, but this season was his year. Todd was the best RB in the league and that's saying a lot when Le'Veon Bell was still a part of it. Gurley was getting some steam to win the MVP, but that award has become the QB only club. Expect Gurley to continue to be in this discussion for years to come.

Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Donald

I listed to a former offensive lineman talk about this award and they debated between Donald and Calais Campbell. Both are deserving players but his logic for picking Donald was this; as a lineman, the one player you don't want anything to do with is Aaron Donald. I never played in the NFL, so I'm going to take his take as golden, and say this was the correct decision as well. As a closet Jags fan, I would have loved CC to win, but Donald is an absolute maniac.

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Alvin Kamara

Has there ever been a year that 4 players could have won the award on any other given year? Kamara was the best of the bunch and was awarded for that. Kareem Hunt, Leornard Fournette or Christian McCaffrey could have won this award if it wasn't for the pure efficient dominance of Kamara. That's not even mentioning Deshaun Watson. This bunch of rookies, especially the backs are going to a whole lot of fun to watch for years to come. Kamara shared a backfield with Mark Ingram and could have an even bigger workload in the coming seasons.

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Marshon Lattimore

If anyone would care to listen to me, they would have heard me screaming from the rooftops about Lattimore. In his first season in the NFL, he has already established himself as a top level shut down CB, and a complete game changer for a defense. Lattimore did have some injury concerns, but when he was in the lineup, he was special. There were other defensive players that made a difference for their teams, but there wasn't a close second place to Lattimore for this award.

Comeback Player of the Year: Keenan Allen

Allen played a full, injury free season and showed just how good of a player he is. Unfortunately, Allen seems to be available for this award every other year. Allen is one of, if not the best short target WR in the NFL. Allen is going to keep producing at an elite level, especially with Rivers behind center. Here is to having Allen never be up for consideration for this award again.

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MCM - Bortling

The final week of the regular season saw some weird things. Brady had under 10 points in a Patriots win, Jordan Howard had under 5 points against the worst run defense for fantasy, and Brandin Cooks, Julio Jones and Mike Evans combined for under 10 points. Not what you’re looking for if you were looking to get into the playoffs with a late season push.

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QB

Blake Bortles (Jax) - 24.9 Points

Bortles had a really good matchup with the Colts, and he actually didn’t Bortle it. He threw for over 300 yards and had 2 TDs with no picks. Blake was a fantastic fantasy option a couple of years ago because of how bad his team was, he’s not that anymore. If Bortles can stay away from the big mistakes, this team can go as far as it wants, yes, as far as it wants.

RB

Alex Collins (Bal) - 21.8

The Lions defense like to give up [points to running backs, so this really isn’t too big of a surprise. Collins was a love of mine early on, and I’m glad that he has rewarded my willingness to add him early. Collins is the workhorse back in Baltimore and is a must start for the playoffs.

WR

Tyreek Hill (KC) - 30.5 Points

Hill is the best boom or bust candidate in the NFL. One week Hill might catch 7 balls for 41 yards and the next week he catches 6 balls for 185 and 2 TDs (that was this week). You can’t ever sit Hill and with the KC defense hemorrhaging points, Hill could very well win a few championships.

TE

David Njoku (Cle) - 13.4 Points

We have been waiting for this TE class to emerge outside of Evan Engram. OJ Howard has had his games and now Njoku showed a little of his promise. With Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon back on the outside, Njoku could be seeing some favorable matchups. Maybe Cleveland has a little something brewing in regards to their skill position players.

 

It’s playoff time! Yes, we are talking about playoffs!

 

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Shane's Week 13 Rankings

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Shane's Week 13 Rankings

For many of us this is the last week of Fantasy regular season. These could be the rankings that determine if you're playing for the $$$ or in the consolation bracket.

I use half-point PPR as my logic as it can be used to help set a lineup in both standard and PPR leagues.

TOP 25 QUARTERBACKS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Tom Brady NE at BUF
  2. Russell Wilson SEA vs PHI
  3. Kirk Cousins WAS at DAL
  4. Philip Rivers LAC vs CLE
  5. Carson Wentz PHI at SEA
  6. Drew Brees NO vs CAR
  7. Cam Newton CAR at NO
  8. Tyrod Taylor BUF vs NE
  9. Jared Goff LAR at ARI
  10. Matt Ryan ATL vs MIN
  11. Case Keenum MIN at ATL
  12. Derek Carr OAK vs NYG
  13. Marcus Mariota TEN vs HOU
  14. Ben Roethlisberger PIT at CIN
  15. Matthew Stafford DET at BAL
  16. Josh McCown NYJ vs KC
  17. Dak Prescott DAL vs WAS
  18. Brett Hundley GB vs TB
  19. Alex Smith KC at NYJ
  20. Andy Dalton CIN vs PIT
  21. Blake Bortles JAX vs IND
  22. Blaine Gabbert ARI vs LAR
  23. Jay Cutler MIA vs DEN
  24. Deshone Kizer CLE at LAC
  25. Jacoby Brissett IND at JAX
 Ravens workhorse RB  Alex Collins  has a solid Week 13 matchup against the 28th against the position Lions

Ravens workhorse RB Alex Collins has a solid Week 13 matchup against the 28th against the position Lions

TOP 25 RUNNING BACKS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Le’Veon Bell PIT at CIN
  2. Leonard Fournette JAX vs IND
  3. Todd Gurley LAR at ARI
  4. LeSean McCoy BUF vs NE
  5. Alvin Kamara NO vs CAR
  6. Mark Ingram NO vs CAR
  7. Melvin Gordon LAC vs CLE
  8. Carlos Hyde SF at CHI
  9. Christian McCaffrey CAR at NO
  10. Jordan Howard CHI vs SF
  11. Marshawn Lynch OAK vs NYG
  12. Alex Collins BAL vs DET
  13. Lamar Miller HOU at TEN
  14. Kareem Hunt KC at NYJ
  15. Devonta Freeman ATL vs MIN
  16. Samaje Perine WAS at DAL
  17. Dion Lewis NE at BUF
  18. Rex Burkhead NE at BUF
  19. Joe Mixon CIN vs PIT
  20. DeMarco Murray TEN vs HOU
  21. Latavius Murray MIN at ATL
  22. Jerick McKinnon MIN at ATL
  23. Adrian Peterson ARI vs LAR
  24. Jamaal Williams GB vs TB
  25. Kenyan Drake MIA vs DEN

TOP 25 WIDE RECEIVERS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Antonio Brown PIT at CIN
  2. DeAndre Hopkins HOU at TEN
  3. Julio Jones ATL vs MIN
  4. Keenan Allen LAC vs CLE
  5. Adam Thielen MIN at ATL
  6. Michael Thomas NO vs CAR
  7. AJ Green CIN vs PIT
  8. Mike Evans TB at GB
  9. Brandin Cooks NE at BUF
  10. Tyreek Hill KC at NYJ
  11. Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs LAR
  12. Jamison Crowder WAS at DAL
  13. Jarvis Landry MIA vs DEN
  14. Doug Baldwin SEA vs PHI
  15. Devin Funchess CAR at NO
  16. Davante Adams GB vs TB
  17. Alshon Jeffery PHI at SEA
  18. Robby Anderson NYJ vs KC
  19. Demaryius Thomas DEN at MIA
  20. Golden Tate DET at BAL
  21. Stefon Diggs MIN at ATL
  22. Cooper Kupp LAR at ARI
  23. Emmanuel Sanders DEN at MIA
  24. Josh Doctson WAS at DAL
  25. Dez Bryant DAL vs WAS

 

 If he is good to go (and you're willing to trust a Patriots Injury Report)  Chris Hogan  could be a sneaky FLEX play

If he is good to go (and you're willing to trust a Patriots Injury Report) Chris Hogan could be a sneaky FLEX play

TOP 50 FLEX OPTIONS

RANK/PLAYER/POSITION/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Marqise Lee WR JAX vs IND
  2. Chris Hogan WR NE at BUF
  3. Rod Smith RB DAL at WAS
  4. Alfred Morris RB DAL at WAS
  5. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT at CIN
  6. Isaiah Crowell RB CLE at LAC
  7. Mohamed Sanu WR ATL vs MIN
  8. Sterling Shepard WR NYG at OAK
  9. DeSean Jackson WR TB at GB
  10. Orleans Darkwa RB NYG at OAK
  11. Rishard Matthews WR TEN vs HOU
  12. TY Hilton WR IND at JAX
  13. Marvin Jones Jr WR DET at BAL
  14. Derrick Henry RB TEN vs HOU
  15. Duke Johnson RB CLE at LAC
  16. Tevin Coleman RB ATL vs MIN
  17. Danny Woodhead RB BAL vs DET
  18. Matt Forte RB NYJ vs KC
  19. Doug Martin RB TB at GB
  20. Jordy Nelson WR GB vs TB
  21. Corey Davis WR TEN vs HOU
  22. Jeremy Maclin WR BAL vs DET
  23. Kenny Stills WR MIA vs DEN
  24. Jermaine Kearse WR NYJ vs KC
  25. Ted Ginn Jr WR NO vs CAR
  26. Ameer Abdullah RB DET at BAL
  27. Devontae Booker RB DEN at MIA
  28. DeVante Parker WR MIA vs DEN
  29. Sammy Watkins WR LAR at ARI
  30. Bilal Powell RB NYJ vs KC
  31. Frank Gore RB IND at JAX
  32. Tyler Lockett WR SEA vs PHI
  33. Zay Jones WR BUF vs NE
  34. Nelson Agholor WR PHI at SEA
  35. Marquise Goodwin WR SF at CHI
  36. Seth Roberts WR OAK vs NYG
  37. Cordarrelle Patterson WR OAK vs NYG
  38. Mike Wallace WR BAL vs DET
  39. Jay Ajayi RB PHI at SEA
  40. Austin Ekeler RB LAC vs CLE
  41. Corey Coleman WR CLE at LAC
  42. Randall Cobb WR GB vs TB
  43. Brandon Lafell WR CIN vs PIT
  44. CJ Anderson RB DEN at MIA
  45. Tarik Cohen RB CHI vs SF
  46. Jonathan Stewart RB CAR at NO
  47. Marlon Mack RB IND at JAX
  48. James White RB NE at BUF
  49. Byron Marshall RB WAS at DAL
  50. Josh Gordon WR CLE at LAC

TOP 25 TIGHT ENDS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Rob Gronkowski NE at BUF
  2. Travis Kelce KC at NYJ
  3. Zach Ertz PHI at SEA
  4. Jared Cook OAK vs NYG
  5. Jimmy Graham SEA vs PHI
  6. Evan Engram NYG at OAK
  7. Delanie Walker TEN vs HOU
  8. Jack Doyle IND at JAX
  9. Vernon Davis WAS at DAL
  10. Kyle Rudolph MIN at ATL
  11. Greg Olsen CAR at NO
  12. Julius Thomas MIA vs DEN
  13. Jason Witten DAL vs WAS
  14. Charles Clay BUF vs NE
  15. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins NYJ vs KC
  16. Hunter Henry LAC vs CLE
  17. Benjamin Watson BAL vs DET
  18. Tyler Kroft CIN vs PIT
  19. Austin Hooper ATL vs MIN
  20. CJ Fiedorowicz HOU at TEN
  21. Cameron Brate TB at GB
  22. OJ Howard TB at GB
  23. Eric Ebron DET at BAL
  24. David Njoku CLE at LAC
  25. Ricky Seals-Jones ARI vs LAR

 

 Linebacker  Marc Barron  leads the 4th ranked Rams defense in both tackles and interceptions

Linebacker Marc Barron leads the 4th ranked Rams defense in both tackles and interceptions

TOP 16 DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Jacksonville vs IND
  2. Los Angeles Chargers vs CLE
  3. Los Angeles Rams at ARI
  4. Baltimore vs DET
  5. Tennessee vs HOU
  6. Pittsburgh at CIN
  7. Philadelphia at SEA
  8. Chicago vs SF
  9. Detroit at BAL
  10. New England at BUF
  11. Denver at MIA
  12. Kansas City at NYJ
  13. New Orleans vs CAR
  14. Seattle vs PHI
  15. Minnesota at ATL
  16. Houston at TEN

 

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Un-Waivering Love Week 13

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Un-Waivering Love Week 13

First of all, with this season of thanks just passing, I want to thank everyone for your continued support and being understanding as this little Fantasy Football brand gets some changes off the ground. Also, much gratitude for allowing us the time off last week to spend with our families. 

Players you should target in your league's Week 13 Waiver Wire. Scoring is ESPN 1/2 point PPR scoring. Owned Percentages using ESPN. 

QUARTERBACKS

Week 12 was a little strange for QB's in Fantasy. Three of the top 7 Fantasy QB's would qualify for this column (being less than 50% owned). Josh McCown NYJ had 30.1 Week 12 points, Case Keenum MIN 29.3 and, Brett Hundley GB 25.4. I would need to be in ROUGH shape at QB to consider adding any of these for a playoff push. They all have decent Week 13 Matchups but McCown and Keenum don't play a defense in bottom half against QB's after Week 13 and Hundley plays Minnesota in Week 16, which for many leagues is Fantasy Championship. 

FYI Philip Rivers LAC who had 33.9 points Week 12 against the Cowboys ends the year playing the 23rd, 19th, 21st, and 20th defenses against QB's. He is still available in 34% of leagues.

 

  Rod Smith  scored the only TD for the ineffective Cowboys offense on Thanksgiving

Rod Smith scored the only TD for the ineffective Cowboys offense on Thanksgiving

RUNNING BACKS

Rod Smith DAL 11.8 Week 12 points. Available in 79% of leagues. If I was forced to own a Cowboys RB until Zeke came back it would be Smith not Alfred Morris. Morris will absolutely get more carries but that is where his upside ends. Rod Smith is slightly more involved in passing game loggin 6 catches over last 3 weeks and being a 6'3" 235 lb converted Fullback he could get the goal line carries as exemplified on Thursday with his 2 yard TD carry. 

Devontae Booker DEN 4.3 Week 12 points. Available in 75% of leagues. Booker has been nipping at CJ Anderson's heels for a few weeks now and finally in Week 12 he out-carried and out-touched him. His 6 carry for 11 yard and 2 catch for 22 yard performance was by no means something to write home about he has looked more explosive and well-rounded than Anderson, making him the back to own in Denver with a Week 13 road trip to the terrible Dolphins.

Jacquizz Rodgers TB 4.2 Week 12 points. Available in 94% of leagues. Rodgers only has value when Doug Martin is out. Well, Doug Martin left Sunday's game with a concussion. The whole Tampa backfield is a mess but if Martin does miss Week 13 a matchup with the 25th against RB's ranked Packers may be an okay play for Rodgers if you're missing Martin. Peyton Barber may vulture some carries as well but pay no mind to his 12.7 Week 12 points, his stat line was 6 carries 7 yards and 2 TD's which both game when game was well in hand for Atlanta.

Rex Burkhead NE 18.3 Week 12 points. Available in 56% of leagues. A mainstay of this column, Burkhead is the real deal averaging double-digit fantasy points since his return 5 weeks ago. Needs to be owned in all leagues and started in most.

Handcuffs/Fliers you should watch: Senorise Perry MIA, Byron Marshall WAS, Andre Ellington HOU

WIDE RECEIVERS

Zay Jones BUF 10.8 Week 12 points. Available in 89% of leagues. The rookie from East Carolina started the season with strong bust possibilities, but has recently bounced back. He still is not reeling in targets at a rate owners would like to see, but he is for sure still being targeted. Jones has a stout 38 targets over the last 5 weeks, turning those into 18 catches and 2 TD's. If Kelvin Benjamin misses time with the knee injury, Jones should be the main benefactor playing catch-up to the Patriots next week.

Marquise Goodwin SF 9.8 Week 12 points. Available in 88% of leagues. Two words: Jimmy Garoppolo. Goodwin has been decent even with CJ Beathard at QB putting up more than 65 yards and 7 fantasy points in 5 of the last 7 games. We don't know much about Jimmy G as a starter, but it's hard to imagine him being a downgrade from Beathard and his 69.2 QBR. Also, if Goodwin's foot injury hampers him San Francisco has two rookie WR's that would fill the void in Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor. Of the two I would prefer Bourne. 

Oakland WR's Seth Roberts, Cordarelle Patterson, Johnny Holton all available in 99% of leagues. With Crabtree serving a two game suspension and Amari Cooper most likely missing Week 13 due to injury someone is going to need to take advantage of the terrible Giants pass defense. The TE Jared Cook will be the main target but the WR's will also need to play a part. Roberts is probably the safest play with Patterson providing the most "boom or bust" potential and Holton being the biggest wild card.

Yes I am aware Josh Gordon CLE is coming back. I would still rather have Corey Coleman until I see otherwise

Other Deep-league considerations: Jermaine Kearse NYJ, Cody Latimer/Bennie Fowler III DEN, Paul Richardson SEA

  Julius Thomas  has become a rare bright spot on a sad Dolphins offense.

Julius Thomas has become a rare bright spot on a sad Dolphins offense.

TIGHT ENDS

Julius Thomas MIA 7.7 Week 12 points. Available in 74% of leagues. Thomas started the season rather slowly but has bounced back the last 4 weeks averaging 4 catches and 43 yards in that span, adding 2 TD's into the mix. A Week 13 game against the 31st against TE ranked Broncos who have allowed a TD to TE's 5 of last 7 weeks should make him a strong TE1.

Ricky Seals-Jones 15.2 Week 12 points. Available in 98% of leagues. What's the old saying? Once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is a pattern. Well we are in the coincidence stage with Seals-Jones. I wouldn't trust the 6'5" 240 lb rookie converted WR in my starting lineup just yet but he is certainly a deep-league stash and if you are in a Dynasty league you need to add him RIGHT NOW, he is only 22!

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

Los Angeles Chargers 18 Week 12 points. Available in 58% of leagues. Aside from the "they play Cleveland Week 13" copout answer, the Chargers Defense has been absolutely on fire since their Week 9 bye. They have logged 9 INT's and 3 defensive TD's in last 3 weeks.

 

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MCM - Who the Heck is Ricky Seals-Jones

After a couple of weeks off, MCM is back! Things have been a little hectic for the Wilson family, and for the FNH family. After lots of changes, we are in a good place, for both families.

 

QB

Philip Rivers (LAC) - 28.7 Points

Rivers has a nice schedule going forward. Next 4 weeks he has Cle, Wsh, KC, and the Jets. Rivers could win some very important games for you going forward. Expect Rivers to be a top 10 QB for the rest of the season.

RB

Joe Mixon (Cin) - 22.5 Points

Mixon was suppose to be the most talented RB in the draft this year. He’s been MAYBE the 6th most productive (Fournette, McCaffrey, Cook, Hunt, Kamara). It was nice to see Mixon go over 100 and get a score, but it was against Cleveland. I never thought Mixon was going to be a superstar  to start his career, and I still believe that. Take this while you can.

WR

Robby Anderson (NYJ) - 26.6 Points

Anderson had a good end of the 2016 season when Bryce Petty took over for the Jets behind center. Most of us thought that Anderson was a QB dependant player. 4 straight double digit games in standard scoring has proven otherwise on that one. I like Anderson as a 2 going forward.

TE

Ricky Seals-Jones (Arz) - 13.2 Points

What the heck is going on here. Last 2 weeks, RSJ has 17.4 and 13.2 points in a standard league. He didn’t have a point before that. 3 and 4 catches respectively in the last 2 weeks. Apparently this guy is a thing. Such is life for the TE position.

 

I appreciate everyone’s patience in this time of change and craziness.

 

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Shane's Week 11 Rankings

The four teams on bye Week 11 are: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco

I use half-point PPR as my logic as it can be used to help set a lineup in both standard and PPR leagues.

 

  Derek Carr  has thrown for 300 yards 3 straight weeks, but 3 INT's has kept his fantasy numbers down. A Mexico City game against 31st against QB ranked Patriots looks promising.

Derek Carr has thrown for 300 yards 3 straight weeks, but 3 INT's has kept his fantasy numbers down. A Mexico City game against 31st against QB ranked Patriots looks promising.

TOP 20 QUARTERBACKS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Tom Brady NE at OAK
  2. Carson Wentz PHI at DAL
  3. Alex Smith KC at NYG
  4. Russell Wilson SEA vs ATL
  5. Derek Carr OAK vs NE
  6. Dak Prescott DAL vs PHI
  7. Drew Brees NO vs WAS
  8. Kirk Cousins WAS at NO
  9. Matthew Stafford DET at CHI
  10. Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs TEN
  11. Eli Manning NYG vs KC
  12. Jared Goff LAR at MIN
  13. Philip Rivers LAC vs BUF
  14. Jay Cutler MIA vs TB
  15. Matt Ryan ATL at SEA
  16. Blake Bortles JAX at CLE
  17. Marcus Mariota TEN at PIT
  18. Case Keenum MIN vs LAR
  19. Ryan Fitzpatrick TB at MIA
  20. Andy Dalton CIN at DEN

TOP 25 RUNNING BACKS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Le’Veon Bell PIT vs TEN
  2. Mark Ingram NO vs WAS
  3. LeSean McCoy BUF at LAC
  4. Melvin Gordon LAC vs BUF
  5. Leonard Fournette JAX at CLE
  6. Kareem Hunt KC at NYG
  7. Todd Gurley LAR at MIN
  8. Jordan Howard CHI vs DET
  9. Alvin Kamara NO vs WAS
  10. Jerick McKinnon MIN vs LAR
  11. Tevin Coleman ATL at SEA
  12. Lamar Miller HOU vs ARI
  13. Jay Ajayi PHI at DAL
  14. Chris Thompson WAS at NO
  15. DeMarco Murray TEN at PIT
  16. Kenyan Drake MIA vs TB
  17. Marshawn Lynch OAK vs NE
  18. Alex Collins BAL at GB
  19. Adrian Peterson ARI at HOU
  20. Joe Mixon CIN at DEN
  21. Doug Martin TB at MIA
  22. Jamaal Williams GB vs BAL
  23. Duke Johnson CLE vs JAX
  24. Rex Burkhead NE at OAK
  25. Dion Lewis NE at OAK

 

  Jarvis Landry  has a TD catch in 5 of his last 6 games. It is unlikely the streak will end against Tampa who is 29th against WR's.

Jarvis Landry has a TD catch in 5 of his last 6 games. It is unlikely the streak will end against Tampa who is 29th against WR's.

TOP 25 WIDE RECEIVERS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Antonio Brown PIT vs TEN
  2. Julio Jones ATL at SEA
  3. Mike Evans TB at MIA
  4. Michael Thomas NO vs WAS
  5. Doug Baldwin SEA vs ATL
  6. DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs ARI
  7. AJ Green CIN at DEN
  8. Dez Bryant DAL vs PHI
  9. Tyreek Hill KC at NYG
  10. Jarvis Landry MIA vs TB
  11. Adam Thielen MIN vs LAR
  12. Larry Fitzgerald ARI at HOU
  13. Michael Crabtree OAK vs NE
  14. Sterling Shepard NYG vs KC
  15. Alshon Jeffery PHI at DAL
  16. Brandin Cooks NE at OAK
  17. Demaryius Thomas DEN vs CIN
  18. Stefon Diggs MIN vs LAR
  19. Golden Tate DET at CHI
  20. Amari Cooper OAK vs NE
  21. Marqise Lee JAX at CLE
  22. DeVante Parker MIA vs TB
  23. Jamison Crowder WAS at NO
  24. Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs CIN
  25. Nelson Agholor PHI at DAL

TOP 50 FLEX OPTIONS

RANK/PLAYER/POSITION/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Robert Woods WR LAR at MIN
  2. James White RB NE at OAK
  3. Alfred Morris RB DAL vs PHI
  4. Ameer Abdullah RB DET at CHI
  5. Latavius Murray RB MIN vs LAR
  6. Juju Smith-Schuster WR PIT vs TEN
  7. Marvin Jones Jr WR DET at CHI
  8. DeSean Jackson WR TB at MIA
  9. Mohamed Sanu WR ATL at SEA
  10. Orleans Darkwa RB NYG vs KC
  11. Isaiah Crowell RB CLE vs JAX
  12. Damien Williams RB MIA vs TB
  13. Ted Ginn Jr WR NO vs WAS
  14. Jeremy Maclin WR BAL at GB
  15. Tyler Lockett WR SEA vs ATL
  16. Jordy Nelson WR GB vs BAL
  17. Sammy Watkins WR LAR at MIN
  18. Davante Adams WR GB vs BAL
  19. Rishard Matthews WR TEN at PIT
  20. Samaje Perine RB WAS at NO
  21. Javorius Allen RB BAL at GB
  22. Paul Richardson WR SEA vs ATL
  23. Cooper Kupp WR LAR at MIN
  24. Kelvin Benjamin WR BUF at LAC
  25. Corey Davis WR TEN at PIT
  26. Josh Doctson WR WAS at NO
  27. Danny Amendola WR NE at OAK
  28. Tarik Cohen RB CHI vs DET
  29. CJ Anderson RB DEN vs CIN
  30. Theo Riddick RB DET at CHI
  31. Rod Smith WR DAL vs PHI
  32. Terrance Williams WR DAL vs PHI
  33. John Brown WR ARI at HOU
  34. Kenny Stills WR MIA vs TB
  35. Mike Wallace WR BAL at GB
  36. Randall Cobb WR GB vs BAL
  37. Bruce Ellington WR HOU vs ARI
  38. Derrick Henry RB TEN at PIT
  39. Austin Ekeler RB LAC vs BUF
  40. Devontae Booker RB DEN vs CIN
  41. Brandon LaFell WR CIN at DEN
  42. Eric Decker WR TEN at PIT
  43. Roger Lewis WR NYG vs KC
  44. Martavis Bryant WR PIT vs TEN
  45. Dontrelle Inman WR CHI vs DET
  46. D'Onta Foreman RB HOU vs ARI
  47. Jamaal Charles RB DEN vs CIN
  48. Giovani Bernard RB CIN at DEN
  49. DeAndre Washington RB OAK vs NE
  50. Shane Vereen RB NYG vs KC

 

 

  Travis Kelce  is #1 TE in Fantasy so far. The Giants are last in Fantasy against TE's so far. This could be bad.

Travis Kelce is #1 TE in Fantasy so far. The Giants are last in Fantasy against TE's so far. This could be bad.

TOP 25 TIGHT ENDS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Travis Kelce KC at NYG
  2. Rob Gronkowski NE at OAK
  3. Zach Ertz PHI at DAL
  4. Evan Engram NYG vs KC
  5. Jared Cook OAK vs NE
  6. Jimmy Graham SEA vs ATL
  7. Jordan Reed WAS at NO
  8. Delanie Walker TEN at PIT
  9. Kyle Rudolph MIN vs LAR
  10. Jason Witten DAL vs PHI
  11. Cameron Brate TB at MIA
  12. Tyler Kroft CIN at DEN
  13. Charles Clay BUF at LAC
  14. Hunter Henry LAC vs BUF
  15. Austin Hooper ATL at SEA
  16. Vernon Davis WAS at NO
  17. Benjamin Watson BAL at GB
  18. Jermaine Gresham ARI at HOU
  19. Julius Thomas MIA vs TB
  20. Mercedes Lewis JAX at CLE
  21. David Njoku CLE vs JAX
  22. Eric Ebron DET at CHI
  23. Martellus Bennett NE at OAK
  24. CJ Fiedorowicz HOU vs ARI
  25. Tyler Higbee LAR at MIN

 

TOP 16 DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Jacksonville at CLE
  2. Arizona at HOU
  3. Cincinnati at DEN
  4. Houston vs ARI
  5. Baltimore at GB
  6. Detroit at CHI
  7. Denver vs CIN
  8. Los Angeles Rams at MIN
  9. New Orleans vs WAS
  10. Philadelphia at DAL
  11. Kansas City at NYG
  12. Los Angeles Chargers vs BUF
  13. Minnesota vs LAR
  14. Pittsburgh vs TEN
  15. Green Bay vs BAL
  16. Seattle vs ATL

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Un-Waivering Love Week 11

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Un-Waivering Love Week 11

Players you should target in your league's Week 10 Waiver Wire. Scoring is ESPN 1/2 point PPR scoring. Owned Percentages using ESPN. 

BONUS TIP: Week 11 marks the end of bye weeks which means your focus on Waiver adds needs to start changing a bit as well. Instead of thinking so much about streamers and weekly matchups, start focusing on solidifying your starting lineups for a playoff push and playoffs themselves. For example, instead of adding that RB flier that may have a decent matchup next week, add your RB1 and maybe even RB2's handcuff (player that would fill in for them should they be injured). Another strategy I like to implement is looking 1 week ahead on Defense matchups (for example looking at Week 12 matchups this week) and carrying 2 D/ST's. Again, I am caring less about depth and more about my most quality starting lineup. 

 

 For  Eli Manning  Week 11 home game against the Chiefs who are 28th against QB's could be a bright spot in an otherwise extremely disappointing season

For Eli Manning Week 11 home game against the Chiefs who are 28th against QB's could be a bright spot in an otherwise extremely disappointing season

QUARTERBACKS

Eli Manning NYG 18.9 Week 10 points. Available in 52% of leagues. Okay bear with me on these next two. Yes I am aware of what Eli and the Giants as a whole have been in 2017. BUT, if you need a one week streamer to replace Cam Newton or Josh McCown in a deeper league for Week 11, Eli may be the way to go. The Chiefs are ranked 28th against QB's and 7th against RB's, so to compete the Giants will HAVE to throw and over the last 4 weeks Eli has thrown 6 TD's and just 1 INT in matchups that included Denver, Seattle, and the Rams. 

Blake Bortles JAX 17.3 Week 10 points. Available in 85% of leagues. I promise I haven't gone crazy. For many of the same reasons Eli is a good stream, so might Bortles. Cleveland is 26th against QB's this year and despite all their faults are excellent at stopping the run, which is Jacksonville's bread and butter. The Browns have also allowed 19 passing TD's to only 6 INT's, which is by far Bortles biggest weakness. 

NOTE: Case Keenum MIN is worth a mention. The Abilene native's 304 yds and 4 TD game against the Redskins was absolutely amazing, but I wouldn't pick him. Take away the 2 games against the Redskins, Buccaneers, and Browns, who are all bottom 10 against QB's, and he hasn't scored more than 15 pts in a game. Every Vikings opponent for rest of the season is in the top half of the league against QB's.

RUNNING BACKS

Rex Burkhead NE 13.8 Week 10 points. Available in 88% of leagues. It's always nerve-wracking playing a Patriots RB, but over the past 2 weeks since returning from injury it seems Burkhead has carved out a steady role. The former Bengal has resumed the job of slot-receiver RB that he played in Cincinnati and has put up double digit games in two consecutive weeks. Combine that with up coming games against Oakland, Miami twice, and Buffalo twice Rex Burkhead is my top RB add for Week 11.

Austin Ekeler LAC 24.4 Week 10 points. Available in 98% of leagues. If you are a Melvin Gordon owner this needs to be your #1 Waiver priority. The undrafted rookie from DII Western State has been textbook boom or bust this season. He has scored more than 12 points in the 3 games he has scored TD's, in games he hasn't scored he has scored less than 5 points a game. However it looks like the Chargers are trying to get him more involved with 19 carries and 10 targets over the last 3 weeks. Even with Gordon healthy, his explosiveness may qualify him for deep-league FLEX consideration.

Jamaal Williams GB 11.3 Week 10 points. Available in 97% of leagues. Jamaal Williams point total wasn't all that impressive in Week 10 but his usage was. Williams racked up 20 carries for 67 yards and threw in a bonus 7 yard catch in the grind-it-out win over the Bears. Williams should continue to be the workhorse back as long as Ty Montgomery and Aaron Jones are banged up in an offense that is trying to hide their QB.

Samaje Perine WAS 6.5 Week 10 points. Available in 94% of leagues. With Rob Kelley suffering a sprained MCL and high ankle sprain it is doubtful he returns in any time to be Fantasy relevant. Enter Samaje Perine and his 3.2 yards per carry. If the Redskins are going to establish any running game at all for the remainder of 2017, it will come through Perine.

Handcuffs/Fliers you should watch: Trey Edmunds NO, Cameron Artis-Payne CAR, JD McKissic SEA, Andre Ellington ARI, Charles Sims TB

 

 In his Bears debut  Dontrelle Inman  was the leading WR with 6 catches for 88 yards.

In his Bears debut Dontrelle Inman was the leading WR with 6 catches for 88 yards.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Dontrelle Inman CHI 11.8 Week 10 points. Available in 99% of leagues. The Bears have been missing a big-bodied possession receiver since Cameron Meredith went down. Thus why they traded for the 6'3" 205 lb 4th year Virginia Cavalier. Inman had fallen out of favor with the Chargers despite averaging 50 yds a game in 2016, but built instant chemistry with Trubisky putting up 6 catches and 88 yards in his first game as a Bear. He should instantly become the number 1 target in a suffering passing game.

Marquise Goodwin SF 16.6 Week 10 points. Available in 90% of leagues. Marquise Goodwin is completely big play dependent (he had 103 yards on 2 touches Week 10, one 83 yd catch and one 18 yd run). However at some point, these big plays become a pattern. Goodwin has at least 65 receiving yards and 7 fantasy points 4 of the last 5 weeks. He doesn't touch the ball much, but at 21 yds a reception, he turns them into points when he does.

Other Deep-league considerations: Roger Lewis NYG, Donte Moncrief/Chester Rogers IND, Joshua Bellamy CHI, Brandon LaFell CIN, Keelan Cole JAX

TIGHT ENDS

Jermaine Gresham ARI 14.9 Week 10 points. Available in 99% of leagues.  Gresham didn't have much chemistry with Carson Palmer, but Drew Stanton may be a different story. In the two games since Stanton has become the starter Gresham has scored 9.3 and 14.9 Fantasy points and caught a TD in each. Week 11 the Cardinals face the banged-up Texans who are 27th against TE's. So if you are a Jack Doyle or Sefarian-Jenkins owner, Gresham may be worth a look.

Austin Hooper ATL 13.9 Week 10 points. Available in 54% of leagues. Hooper has 6 targets in 3 straight games and a TD in 2 of the last 3. Unfortunately Hooper is also just as likely to put up a 1 point dud as a double-digit game (3 a piece). Although a Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks who just gave up 14.9 points to Jermaine Gresham may warrant a start for him.

If you are in a very deep league Mercedes Lewis JAX is another stream option. He has been targeted 11 times in last 2 weeks and is going against the Cleveland Browns who are 30th against TE's.

 

  Nick Vigil  leads the Bengals in tackles with 72 so far in 2017.

Nick Vigil leads the Bengals in tackles with 72 so far in 2017.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

Cincinnati 3 Week 10 points. Available in 62% of leagues. The Bengals defense isn't the powerhouse it has been in previous years but are worth consideration against the Broncos. Denver has allowed at least 3 sacks in 7 of 9 games this year and have given up a defensive TD in 3 of the last 4. If nothing else it is a safe play not having to worry about Osweiller putting up many points. 

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Shane's Week 10 Rankings

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Shane's Week 10 Rankings

The four teams on bye Week 10 are: Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Oakland

I use half-point PPR as my logic as it can be used to help set a lineup in both standard and PPR leagues.

TOP 20 QUARTERBACKS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Russell Wilson SEA at ARI
  2. Tom Brady NE at DEN
  3. Dak Prescott DAL at ATL
  4. Matt Ryan ATL vs DAL
  5. Drew Brees NO at BUF
  6.  Matthew Stafford DET vs CLE
  7. Jared Goff LAR vs HOU
  8. Cam Newton CAR vs MIA
  9. Tyrod Taylor BUF vs NO
  10. Ben Roethlisberger PIT at IND
  11. Josh McCown NYJ at TB
  12. Kirk Cousins WAS vs MIN
  13. Eli Manning NYG at SF
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick TB vs NYJ
  15. Marcus Mariota TEN vs CIN
  16. Andy Dalton CIN at TEN
  17. Brock Osweiller DEN vs NE
  18. Philip Rivers LAC at JAX
  19. Jacoby Brissett IND vs PIT
  20. Case Keenum MIN at WAS

 

  Carlos Hyde  saw 12 carries and 9 catches Week 9 against the Cardinals. Things shouldn't slow down Week 10 against the paltry Giants defense.

Carlos Hyde saw 12 carries and 9 catches Week 9 against the Cardinals. Things shouldn't slow down Week 10 against the paltry Giants defense.

TOP 25 RUNNING BACKS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Le’Veon Bell PIT at IND
  2. Ezekiel Elliott DAL at ATL
  3. Leonard Fournette JAX vs LAC
  4. LeSean McCoy BUF vs NO
  5. Carlos Hyde SF vs NYG
  6. Todd Gurley LAR vs HOU
  7. Devonta Freeman ATL vs DAL
  8. Lamar Miller HOU at LAR
  9. Christian McCaffrey CAR vs MIA
  10. Jordan Howard CHI vs GB
  11. Alvin Kamara NO at BUF
  12. Mark Ingram NO at BUF
  13. Melvin Gordon LAC at JAX
  14. Jerick McKinnon MIN at WAS
  15. Doug Martin TB vs NYJ
  16. Chris Thompson WAS vs MIN
  17. Adrian Peterson ARI vs SEA
  18. Orleans Darkwa NYG at SF
  19. DeMarco Murray TEN vs CIN
  20. Joe Mixon CIN at TEN
  21. Aaron Jones GB at CHI
  22. Matt Forte NYJ at TB
  23. Duke Johnson Jr CLE at DET
  24. Isaiah Crowell CLE at DET
  25. James White NE at DEN

TOP 25 WIDE RECEIVERS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Antonio Brown PIT at IND
  2. AJ Green CIN at TEN
  3. Julio Jones ATL vs DAL
  4. Doug Baldwin SEA at ARI
  5. Demaryius Thomas DEN vs NE
  6. DeAndre Hopkins HOU at LAR
  7. Dez Bryant DAL at ATL
  8. Michael Thomas NO at BUF
  9. Golden Tate DET vs CLE
  10. Stefon Diggs MIN at WAS
  11. Adam Thielen MIN at WAS
  12. Brandin Cooks NE at DEN
  13. Sterling Shepard NYG at SF
  14. Marvin Jones Jr DET vs CLE
  15. Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs SEA
  16. Keenan Allen LAC at JAX
  17. Jarvis Landry MIA at CAR
  18. DeVante Parker MIA at CAR
  19. Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs NE
  20. Robby Anderson NYJ at TB
  21. Marqise Lee JAX vs LAC
  22. Robert Woods LAR vs HOU
  23. Devin Funchess CAR vs MIA
  24. TY Hilton IND vs PIT
  25. Kelvin Benjamin BUF vs NO

 

  Mohamed Sanu  has 3 straight weeks of more than 9 points and is a solid FLEX play against the Cowboys ranked 25th against WR's.

Mohamed Sanu has 3 straight weeks of more than 9 points and is a solid FLEX play against the Cowboys ranked 25th against WR's.

TOP 50 FLEX OPTIONS

RANK/PLAYER/POSITION/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. DeSean Jackson WR TB vs NYJ
  2. Ameer Abdullah RB DET vs CLE
  3. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT at IND
  4. Mohamed Sanu WR ATL vs DAL
  5. Jordy Nelson WR GB at CHI
  6. Jamison Crowder WR WAS vs MIN
  7. Tyler Lockett WR SEA at ARI
  8. Frank Gore RB IND vs PIT
  9. Jermaine Kearse WR NYJ at TB
  10. Bilal Powell RB NYJ at TB
  11. Tarik Cohen RB CHI vs GB
  12. Sammy Watkins WR LAR vs HOU
  13. Corey Davis WR TEN vs CIN
  14. Theo Riddick RB DET vs CLE
  15. Rishard Matthews WR TEN vs CIN
  16. Latavius Murray RB MIN at WAS
  17. Cooper Kupp WR LAR vs HOU
  18. Tevin Coleman RB ATL vs DAL
  19. Kenyan Drake RB MIA at CAR
  20. Josh Doctson WR WAS vs MIN
  21. Terrance Williams WR DAL at ATL
  22. Marquise Goodwin WR SF vs NYG
  23. Ted Ginn Jr WR NO at BUF
  24. Dion Lewis RB NE at DEN
  25. Paul Richardson WR SEA at ARI
  26. Danny Amendola WR NE at DEN
  27. Davante Adams WR GB at CHI
  28. CJ Anderson RB DEN vs NE
  29. Rob Kelley RB WAS vs MIN
  30. Damien Williams RB MIA at CAR
  31. Derrick Henry RB TEN vs CIN
  32. Brandon LaFell WR CIN at TEN
  33. Will Fuller V WR HOU at LAR
  34. Taylor Gabriel WR ATL vs DAL
  35. Marlon Mack RB IND vs PIT
  36. Allen Hurns WR JAX vs LAC
  37. Ricardo Louis WR CLE at DET
  38. Jonathan Stewart RB CAR vs MIA
  39. Ty Montgomery RB GB at CHI
  40. Adam Humphries WR TB vs NYJ
  41. Curtis Samuel WR CAR vs MIA
  42. Randall Cobb WR GB at CHI
  43. Erick Decker WR TEN vs CIN
  44. John Brown WR ARI vs SEA
  45. JJ Nelson WR ARI vs SEA
  46. Chris Ivory RB JAX vs LAC
  47. Kenny Stills MIA at CAR
  48. Devontae Booker RB DEN vs NE
  49. Rex Burkhead RB NE at DEN
  50. Matt Breida RB SF vs NYG

TOP 25 TIGHT ENDS

RANK/PLAYER/TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Rob Gronkowski NE at DEN
  2. Evan Engram NYG at SF
  3. Jimmy Graham SEA at ARI
  4. Jack Doyle IND vs PIT
  5. Kyle Rudolph MIN at WAS
  6. Delanie Walker TEN vs CIN
  7. Jordan Reed/ Vernon Davis WAS vs MIN
  8. Cameron Brate TB vs NYJ
  9. Jason Witten DAL at ATL
  10. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins NYJ at TB
  11. Hunter Henry LAC at JAX
  12. Tyler Kroft CIN at TEN
  13. Ed Dickson CAR vs MIA
  14. Charles Clay BUF vs NO
  15. Austin Hooper ATL vs DAL
  16. AJ Derby DEN vs NE
  17. David Njoku CLE at DET
  18. Martellus Bennett GB at CHI
  19. Julius Thomas MIA at CAR
  20. Garrett Celek SF vs NYG
  21. Coby Fleener NO at BUF
  22. Eric Ebron DET vs CLE
  23. Dion Sims CHI vs GB
  24. Tyler Higbee LAR vs HOU
  25. OJ Howard TB vs NYJ

 

 

 Calais Campbell and the  Jaguars Defense  are going against a Chargers O-line that has only allowed 11 sacks all year.

Calais Campbell and the Jaguars Defense are going against a Chargers O-line that has only allowed 11 sacks all year.

TOP 16 DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

TEAM/OPPONENT

  1. Los Angeles Rams vs HOU
  2. Detroit vs CLE
  3. Jacksonville vs LAC
  4. Pittsburgh at IND
  5. Carolina vs MIA
  6. Seattle at ARI
  7. Chicago vs GB
  8. New Orleans at BUF
  9. Minnesota at WAS
  10. Green Bay at CHI
  11. Tennessee vs CIN
  12. Miami at CAR
  13. Cincinnati at TEN
  14. New York Jets at TB
  15. New York Giants at SF
  16. New England at DEN

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