smitty fantasy football advice

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)


  1. Avatar joe sim on November 30, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Vernon Davis wil reeds injury could be a great play. Athletic enough even against the cards this week.

    • Smitty Smitty on December 1, 2016 at 3:29 am

      Yep, great call. Reed is iffy at best this week.

    • Avatar Cablejacks on December 3, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Cards very good against the TE this year I’ll pass using him this week

  2. Avatar Cablejacks on December 3, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Agree about D Lewis, he’s going to have at least one or two huge ppr games

    • Smitty Smitty on December 5, 2016 at 7:32 am

      If Blount gets hurt he will explode. Just worth mentioning.

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