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Stock Market: Jordan Howard

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Jordan Howard :: HOWARD

(1/12/17) Jordan Howard had an awesome rookie season in 2016… on essentially 13 starter-type outings, Howard produced 252 carries for 1,313 rushing yards (5.2) and 6TDs, to go along with 29 receptions for 298 yards and 1TD. That’s a darn good season for a guy that essentially didn’t… Read Entire Write-Up


Week 17 Waiver Wire Grabs

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Who are the top Week 17 Waiver Wire Adds? Even though we recommend that no leagues run through Week 17, we still try and support all of you that play through Week 17. Here are the top waiver wire pickups for Week 17. Good luck to all!

Week 17 Top Waiver Adds

1. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay – Doug Martin will be inactive in Week 17, so Rodgers is the top pickup of the week.

2. Adam Thielen, Minnesota – While he isn’t available in every league, check waivers. Thielen had a monster 200-yard performance last week and needs to be grabbed and started in larger leagues as a WR3.

3. Alfred Blue, Houston – Blue got 25 touches last week and Miller is iffy at best for Week 17, as the team will possibly look to rest Miller.

More Week 17 Adds

J.J. Nelson, Arizona
Zach Zenner, Detroit
Paul Perkins, New York Giants
Charles Clay, Buffalo

Week 16 Waiver Wire Rankings

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Below are our Week 16 Waiver Wire Free Agent Rankings as you head into your championship Week 16 fantasy football match-up.

1 Tyler Lockett SEA (5) WR
2 Dontrelle Inman SD (11) WR
3 J.J. Nelson ARI (9) WR
4 Eli Rogers PIT (8) WR
5 Marqise Lee JAC (5) WR
6 Robby Anderson NYJ (11) WR
7 Justin Forsett DEN (11) RB
8 Dwayne Washington DET (10) RB
9 Hunter Henry SD (11) TE
10 Kenny Stills MIA (8) WR
11 John Brown ARI (9) WR
12 Dion Sims MIA (8) TE
13 Cameron Meredith CHI (9) WR
14 Anquan Boldin DET (10) WR
15 Tyler Boyd CIN (9) WR
16 Brandon LaFell CIN (9) WR
17 Jack Doyle IND (10) TE
18 Michael Floyd NE (9) WR
19 Paul Perkins NYG (8) RB

Week 15 Waiver Wire Grabs

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Below you will find our Week 15 Waiver Wire Add Recommendations heading into Week 15 of the 2016 fantasy football season. If you are in need of a plug-and-play type player heading into your playoff match-up, we might have a solution below.

UPDATE: We’ve been saying it for weeks, but be sure Adrian Peterson isn’t on waiver wires. He is practicing this week, and work is he could play this week (Week 15), which is way, way ahead of schedule, something we’ve learned to accept from superman. Whether or not you should start him this very week is another matter, so get on our forums to discuss that vs your options!

Bilal Powell (RB/NYJ)

Forte has been banged up a bit this year, and he suffered a knee injury in Week 14, to the point where he hears cracking and popping in the knee. That isn’t good. It’s tough to speak on Forte’s status as of this exact moment, but grab Powell and feel rather confident that his role will increase even if Forte somehow manages to play Week 15. If Forte misses Week 15, something we should find out after today’s MRI results get revealed, Powell could be a very, very good flex moving forward, or even poor man’s RB2.

Dontrelle Inman (WR/SD)

With three-straight games with a touchdown, it’s time to consider Inman an every-week fantasy WR3. His past three games: 6/119/1TD, 2/49/1TD and 6/71/1TD.

Kenneth Farrow (RB/SD)

This kid needs to be picked ASAP, as Melvin Gordon was carted off the field in Week 14 with a hip injury. Some recent reports suggest that Gordon may have escaped a season-ending injury, but MRI results will tell the true story soon. So, for now, assume Gordon is out for Week 15 and grab Farrow. Keep in mind, thought, that Ronnie Hillman also deserves consideration, as he will likely split some carries with Farrow, and a hot hand approach isn’t out of the question. Also, Hillman is better in pass protection, so game flow could dictate who is on the field. Know that. Stay on top of Gordon’s MRI results on our Breaking News Wire page.

Justin Forsett (RB/DEN)

Forsett out-touched Booker last week. It’s tough to count on either rusher in DEN right now, but Forsett is a decent grab if you need a RB badly. Juwan Thompson could also see more work moving forward. It’s not a great situation to mix into your playoff lineups this week, know that.

More Week 15 Adds

Charles Sims (RB/TB)
Pierre Garcon (WR/WAS)
Robby Anderson (WR/NYJ)
Tyler Boyd (WR/CIN)
Marqise Lee (WR/JAC)

Radio: Week 14 Playoff Prep

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Below is a Week 14 Fantasy Radio Show hosted by Russ Bliss and co-hosted by Smitty. Topics discussed in this Week 14 fantasy football playoff prep show include: Injuries, Start Bench Advice, Waiver Wire Advice, and more.

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Week 14 Waiver Wire

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Below are our Week 14 Waiver Wire Grabs. Struggling with injuries? Need a WR4 or RB4/5 heading into Weeks 14-16 of the remainder of the 2016 fantasy football season? Get your Week 14 add/drop fix below!

Ladarius Green (TE/PIT)

He’s back, proven by his 6 receptions for 110 yards and 1TD in Week 13. Don’t expect these kinds of numbers on a weekly basis, but he is the kind of TE, when healthy, that can pull in 4-5 passes for 50-60 yards and a solid shot at a score most weeks. Grab him if you need a TE.

Malcolm Mitchell / Chris Hogan (WR/NE)

His 8 receptions for 82 yards was almost expected after the news broke that Rob Gronkowski would be out. Gronk’s absence almost locks in solid targets for Mitchell moving forward! Same goes for Hogan, who will now see more targets moving forward. He pulled in 23 yards and a TD in Week 13.

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF)

LeSean McCoy is often injured, and if he was to take a seat due to injury, Gillislee would thrive per start. He is even flex-worthy each week in larger leagues, as he could score a TD even in his sharing situation.

Dontrelle Inman (WR/SD)

He seems to find the end zone lately, scoring last week and the week prior.

Adam Thielen (WR/MIN)

He has pulled in at least 5 receptions and at least 50 yards in each of his last three games. Last week, in Week 13, he pulled in 7 receptions for 86 yards.

Radio: Week 13 Show

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Take a listen to Smitty on Russ Bliss’ Week 13 Fantasy Football Show, as both Russ and Smitty discuss Week 13 Sleepers, NFL Injuries, Free Agent Pick-Ups and more.

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Week 13 Waiver Wire Adds

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Dion Lewis (NE/RB)

(Available in near 50% of all leagues)
We have advised for week now to grab this kid, as he is such a shifty play maker. He is being slowly worked back into the offensive game plan, so he still might not be this week’s top target according to most. He should be in your top 1-3, though. In Week 12, he ran the ball six times for 24 yards and added four catches on seven targets for 34 yards. While he is currently sharing carries/touches with James White and LeGarrette Blount, believe it or not, Lewis could grab ahold of more and more touches as the weeks unfold, yes despite Blount playing so well as of late. The thing is, though, there are enough total touches to go around just as long as Lewis eats into some of White’s workload, which is highly likely if Lewis stays healthy. This leaves him in that slash role, where he can run for 40-60 yards and pull in 5-7 passes a game for what will likely land him over 100 total yards most games (with a strong shot to score). Keep in mind that we’re talking about the Patriots rushing game, which is historically unpredictable from week to week. So, know there is risk counting on all of the above… however, he has monster low-end RB1 upside if he gets fully healthy and stays fully healthy. That’s a nice gamble for a waiver wire grab. Grab him!

Tyreek Hill (KC/WR)

(Available in near 65-70% of all leagues)
Ok, why is he still available in so many leagues? We talked him up weeks ago. Hill scored a rushing, receiving and return touchdown against the Broncos, becoming the first to do all three in a single game since Gale Sayers back in 1965. Some feel he isn’t going to be consistent, but I say this kid is the real deal and a dynasty gem. He isn’t likely available in many dynasty leagues, but check your league(s). However, in redraft, he makes a fine WR3/4 and he is available in 60-70% of most leagues.

Tim Hightower (NO/RB)

(Available in near 50% of all leagues)
Wow. Both Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower keep producing together in New Orleans. It’s crazy how both of these rushers keep thriving. In Week 12, Hightower totaled 105 yards (51 rushing, 54 receiving) all while Ingram ran for 146 yards and 1TD, while also pulling in a receiving score. Mark Ingram was insane in Week 12, that needs to be said. He has two 140+ rushing games in the last four games. He also has 4TDs in that span. While Hightower could have some bad games coming up should Ingram continue to shine, it’s important to note how productive one of these rushers would be if starting by themselves. Hightower is a must add for that reason, and he also has strong flex value right now in larger leagues.

Malcolm Mitchell (NE/WR)

(Available in near 80-90% of all leagues)
We advised everyone to grab this kid last week, after he pulled in 4/98/1TD against the 49ers… what does the guy do this past weekend against the Jets? Try 5/42/2TDs. He’s a must-player WR3/4 in larger leagues (with upside for more), and he is a potential gem in dynasty (and not likely available in competitive dynasty leagues).

Wendell Smallwood (PHI/RB)

(Available in near 70% of all leagues)
Ryan Mathews is officially out for Monday night’s Week 12 game against the Packers, and while Darren Sproles is expected to play, Smallwood has super-strong flex value in this Monday night battle. Smallwood isn’t likely open in any dynasty leagues, but clearly redraft leaguers have continued to leave him on the waiver wire. Mistake!

More Week 13 Adds:

Tyler Boyd (CIN/WR)
Anquan Boldin (DET/@NO)
C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU/TE)
Mohamed Sanu (ATL/WR)

Radio: Week 12 Show (Sleepers, Start/Bench, Injuries)

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Each and every week, Smitty goes on Russ Bliss’ NBC Sports Radio Program (The Red Zone), which is the longest-running fantasy football radio show in the world. Smitty and Russ (Fantasy Football Starters) talk about Week 12 Sleepers, Breakouts, Injuries, Start Bench Advice, Waiver Wire and more. Listen now!

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Week 12 Waiver Wire Adds

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Ok, first off, make sure Rob Kelley isn’t on waivers. He shouldn’t be, he was not only on our Bold Prediction list in August, he has been on our waiver wire free agency list multiple times this year. Check to be certain, but most SleeperU owners likely already have him, right? Here are your Week 12 top Free Agent Waiver Wire Pick-ups:

Sammy Watkins (WR/BUF)

We have been saying to grab Watkins for weeks now, but he is still available in a grip of leagues. Will he be back in Week 12? Maybe. Regardless, he should be grabbed, as he has low-end WR1 appeal (or at least high-end WR2 appeal) for any games he can start this year.

Thomas Rawls / Alex Collins (RB/SEA)

He shouldn’t be available, but according to both ESPN and Yahoo, he is still available in a large number of leagues. If you didn’t know, CJ Prosise is done for the year (scapula), so it’s time for Rawls to prove he can stay healthy, but folks, he already got banned up in Week 11. He is expected to play Week 12, but guess what, it’s time to look down the line, and my sleeper/stash pickup this week is Seattle RB Alex Collins. This is a Marshawn Lynch style rusher, and he has a nose for the end zone no RB on that Seattle roster has. My long-shot prediction is that within a couple weeks, he climbs into the driver’s seat, by way of injury or just flat-out production.

Tim Hightower (RB/NO)

Mark Ingram is currently in the concussion protocol, but he has more games to get cleared than normal given the longer week he has had. However, Hightower was awesome in Week 11 on his 12 carries, rushing for 69 yards, and he pulled in 8 passes for 57 yards. If starting, he is a huge threat to produce RB2 numbers. Grab him.

Wendell Smallwood (RB/PHI)

Both Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (fractured rib) left Week 11, so Smallwood was looking like the top pick-up of the week for a second. But, it looks like Mathews is only day-to-day, and Sproles could play through the injury. Still, there is still a shot both Mathews and Sproles sit, or are limited, and that means a window might be open for Smallwood, our favorite runner on that PHI roster. Grab him.

Christine Michael (RB/GB)

He was cut by SEA then grabbed by GB. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that he intends to get Michael ready for Week 12. What does this mean? Well, we witnessed them actually trade value for Knile Davis and fail to use him, so curb expectations… however, if in a position where you can grab and stash Michael, he’s worth a grab. He is more proven than Davis was, so it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see him start some games for GB this year in order to revive offensive balance.

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF)

LeSean McCoy (finger surgery) is said to be targeting no missed time, and the only reason he couldn’t come back into the game in Week 11 is because they could not pop his finger back in place. Still, the thumb requires surgery and you never know how BUF might walk this back and start Gillislee for a week. When starting, Gillislee is a solid RB2, so he must be grabbed (and should already be owned by all McCoy owners, as we’ve talked Gillislee up all off-season.

Kirk Cousins (QB/WAS)

His monster Week 11 games warrants pick-up consideraton.

Kenneth Dixon (RB/BAL)

That Ravens coaching staff continues to suggest they will run Dixon more, yet they don’t. However, he did have 6.7 yards-per-carry last week on his 6 rushes for 40 yards. If ever starting in BAL, watch out. We just can’t guarantee that BAL knows what they have in Dixon. Hey BAL, you have a star in waiting, wake up!

Eli Rogers (WR/PIT)

He didn’t have a great Week 11, but neither did Big Ben. He is still a fine WR3/4 in larger leagues.

Tyler Boyd (WR/CIN)

With AJ Green likely out for a bit (if not longer), Boyd sees a nice little bump in value. Now, he is still no more than a WR3 (in larger leagues), but he should be grabbed if you need a WR.