Amari Cooper will play in Week 3

Brant Tedeschi Sep 22nd 3:40 PM EDT.

After being limited in practice all week, Amari Cooper has been officially removed from the injury report as of today. This means that there is a great chance that Cooper plays in Week 3.

Fantasy owners should feel confident to keep them in their lineups for Week 3. So far this season, Cooper has been so-so tallying 9 catches for 95 yards and one touchdown. Week 2 Cooper only had 5 targets and 4 receptions compared to 13 targets and 5 receptions in Week 1.


Jordan Howard will play in Week 3, but we trust Cohen

Brant Tedeschi Sep 22nd 3:21 PM EDT.

The Chiacago Bears have removed Jordan Howard from the injury report according to Chris Emma. This means that Howard will likely play in Week 3 due to the new terms of injury reports.

Last week Howard had his arm in a sling, followed up by limited practices leading up until today. Friday is the first day he has practiced in full and will be the lead back on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Top 4 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers for Week 3

Brant Tedeschi Sep 19th 1:05 PM EDT.

There are plenty of choices out there to help deepen your bench for receivers or use them as injury replacements. This list starts off with J.J. Nelson and has a few surprises along the way.

1. J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals | 37% OWN


Top 4 Waiver Wire Running backs for Week 3

Brant Tedeschi Sep 19th 12:28 PM EDT.

Reliable running backs have become increasingly more difficult to come by, and Week 2 was no exception. The top 3 waiver wire running backs for this week are led by Samaje Perine and D'Onta Foreman.

The order in which these are shown is the order you should put in your waiver wire requests.


Busting Common Myths Vol. 2: Ty Montgomery Can't Handle a Bell Cow Workload

Will Scheib Sep 15th 12:02 PM EDT. Edited 12:03 PM.

One of my fondest childhood memories is watching the show MythBusters. On it, 5 expert scientists come together to test common myths such as the spinning bullet myth, the myth that falling on water from a significant height hurts worse than falling on concrete from the same height, and many others for truth.

In the spirit of this show, I am starting a series of pieces testing common fantasy football beliefs for accuracy. Remember, in this series, we don't just tell the myths, we put them to the test!


Top 3 Waiver Wire Running Backs for Week 2

Brant Tedeschi Sep 12th 4:19 PM EDT.

Week 1 had plenty of surprises, some good and some included losing David Johnson for 8 to 12 weeks. Fear not, we have you covered in this weeks top 3 fantasy running backs to target to help fill the void or strengthen your bench.

The following running backs are in the order of where you should prioritize a pickup for Week 2.


Antonio Brown has huge week

Brant Tedeschi Sep 10th 4:35 PM EDT.

Antonio Brown was drafted 3rd in most fantasy leagues and he proved why his ADP is so high on Sunday. Brown hauled in 11 catches on 11 targets for 182 yards and no touchdowns. The only thing missing is of course a touchdown to complete a monster week.

The Pittsburgh Steelers started off slow offensively and barely escaped Sunday with a victory over the Cleveland Browns. In fact, Brown was the lone offensive player who did much of anything for the Steelers.


Leonard Fournette ready for tough challenge against Texans

Brant Tedeschi Sep 9th 5:51 PM EDT.

Leonard Fournette and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a very tough match-up in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. Despite the tough match-up, Fournette should be starting in all formats and will likely get 15+ touches in the contest.

The workload should be there all season for Forunette, but with a match-up this tough I would expect Fournette to be a low end RB1 or high-end RB2. We have him projected to get 15 touches and 74 total yards.


Chapman back in the closer role

Brant Tedeschi Sep 9th 5:35 PM EDT.

Aroldis Chapman picked up his 17th save today against the Texas Rangers and closing out a 3-1 win for the Yankees. Chapman is now posting a ERA back under 4 with 3.92 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

This marks his first save since August 15th. Chapman worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning in 12 pitches and two strikeouts. It looks like Joe Girardi made good on his promise earlier today to reinstate Chapman as the team's closer.


The Streamer's Guide to DSTs: Week 1

Will Scheib Sep 6th 12:42 AM EDT. Edited 12:57 PM.

The Streamer's Guide is a series meant to help those of you who want to stream quarterbacks, tight ends, and/or defenses for some (or all) of the season. Streaming is the process of picking up and starting a player each week who is normally not a starting-caliber (or even roster-caliber) option at their position but who has a good matchup that week. This strategy, if played right, can net you the same amount of points as a mid-tier starter at any of the above positions. It is mainly used if you punted the QB/TE/DST position in the draft, your starter at any of those positions gets hurt, or you drafted Andrew Luck. Ready to get started? Let's hop right in!

For streaming defenses, I look at three things: the quality of opposing team's offense, the Vegas spread, and whether the team is at home. The reasons for the quality of the opposing offense and whether they play at home are pretty obvious, but the reason for the spread may not be. I look at the spread because it is a general rule that favored teams score more defensive points. For this week, I came up with 3 units who might be worth a look in 10 or 12 team leagues.