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Rex Burkhead has six TDs this year (three receiving and three rushings). Averaging 4.2 yards per carry over 63 carries (63/267/3) and 8.1 yards per reception (23/187/3). Rex Burkhead is a tough runner that grinds out yards to finish runs.
Rex Burkhead plays against the Texans, Cardinal, and Chargers over the next three matchups. The Texans just gave up 126 and 104 rushing yards to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in week 10, 99 yards to James Robinson in week 9, and 77 to Jamaal Williams in week 7. Whilst the Cardinals held Zack Moss and Devin Singletary to 20 and 15 rushing yards week 10, Carlos Hyde and Chris Carson to 68 and 34 rushing yards, and Zeke Elliott to 49 yards previous to that.
Week 13 v the Chargers offers a very favorable match up with Kalen Ballage rushing for 68 yards in week 10, Devante Booker and Josh Jacobs 8/68/1 and 14/65/1 week 9, and Philip Lindsay 6/83/1 in week 8 so a good fantasy match in deep leagues.
Damien Harris just rushed for his third 100 yard game of the year v the Ravens (85/471/1 on the year since his return) and averaged 5.5 yards per carry and 78.5 yards per game.
He faces a favorable matchup against the Texans week 11 and Chargers week 13, but a tough assignment v the Cardinals week 12.
Nyhiem Hines put up 20/70/5.8/1 on the ground and 6/5/45/1 v the Titans week 10 and on the year has 41 receiving targets (41/33/265/4) and faces the Packers, Titans, and Texans over the next three matchups.
The Packers just gave up 109 yards to James Robinson week 10. They gave up 163 yards, and 63 receiving yards to Dalvin Cook week 8. They also gave up 113 rushing yards to Ronald Jones in week 7. The Titans and Texans similarly have given up big games. With the Titans giving up big rushing games to 62 yards to Giovani Bernard. also 82 yards to James Conner and The Texans 126 and 104 rushing yards to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in week 10. Then 99 yards to James Robinson week 9, and 77 to Jamaal Williams in week 7.
So Nyheim Hines has three favorable games where fantasy owners can play him with confidence.
Christian McCaffrey missed week 10 with a shoulder injury and could miss week 11 v the Lions as well. He has averaged 4.2 yards per carry over 92 rush attempts since Stepping in for Christian McCaffrey. But upon the return of Christian McCaffrey, his workload drop to one carry for three rushing yards. The Panthers must regret giving Christian McCaffrey a big workload week 9 (18/69/1 and 10/10/82/1). I believe they will not repeat this for the next few games.
In deep leagues, Mike Davis is a good play as the Panthers play the Lions and Vikings over the next two matchups. The Lions have given 206 and 89 rushing yards put on them by Dalvin Cook and Jordan Wilkins last two weeks. The Vikings despite a poor pass D have only given up 108 rushing yards per game over the last three games.
Wayne Gallman is now the main running back with Devonta Freeman now on IR for the next three games, he faces the Bengals and Seahawks next two matchups.
Wayne Gallman has five TDs in the last four games averaging 60.5 yards per game and a TD every nine touches over the last four weeks (54/199/3.7/1.25 per game) and faces the Bengals and Seahawks next two matchups.
The Bengals have given up 112 yards to Derrick Henry, 124 to Nick Chubb,95 to Miles Sanders, and 84 to Austin Ekeler this year. So plenty of opportunities for Wayne Gallman to continue his good form next week.
Boston Scott had a 56 yard TD run v the Giants last week. In the previous match up v the Giants he also had a big game (12/46/0 and 5/3/46/1) as well as running for 70 yards v the Cowboys (15/70/4.7) week 10.
He faces the Browns and Seahawks over the next two matchups. Josh Jacobs recently put 128 yards on the Browns and James Conner 101 yards. So the combination of Miles Sanders and Boston Scott could prosper in week 11.
D’Andre Swift put up 16/81/5/0 and 5/5/68/1 against Washington last week. The last two weeks combined for 29/145/5/0 and 10/8/101/2 finally gaining control of the Lions backfield.
The Lions face the Panthers and Texans next two matchups. The Panthers last three matchups have given up 192 rushing yards to Ronald Jones (98-yard rushing TD). Also 131 to the Falcons week 8 and 130 to Saints week 7.
So D’Andre Swift fantasy owners players him with confidence this week!
DeMarcus Robinson has two TDs in the last two weeks. That is similar to Nelson Agholor as they do not have volume. But they have high TD upside in deep leagues (8/7/87/2 in the last two weeks).
The Chiefs play the Raiders and Buccaneers the next two weeks. The Raiders have given up 300 plus receiving yards on multiple occasions this year (Chargers 326, Browns 406, Chiefs 340, and Saints 312 ). They conceded 14 passing TDs. The Buccaneers struggled against the Saints in week 9 allowing Drew Brees to pass for 222 yards and 4 TDs. This could happen again if the Buccaneers defense is slow off mark in week 12.
As Kenny Golladay remains week to week. Both Marvin Jones Jr and Marvin Hall have seen an uptake in targets 16/9/202/1 over the last three games. Prior to week 7 he only had eight targets (8/3/52/1). Marvin Hall got his second TD of the season v Washington week 10 and with his speed and building, chemistry will only continue. He will receive deep target opportunities from Matt Stafford having an average Yards after Catch of 30.5 last week and 28.5 weeks 8 v the Colts.
The Lions face the Panthers and Texans next two matchups. The Panthers just gave up 341 passing yards and three TDS to Tom Brady in Week 10. Week 9, 372 passing yards and four TDs to Patrick Mahomes. As well week 8 281 passing yards to Matt Ryan. The last three weeks show that Matt Stafford and his Lions receivers have a great opportunity to air it out. This makes Marvin Hall a strong play in deep leagues. The Texan defense allowed Jake Luton on his Jaguars debut to pass for 304 passing yards on his debut in week 9. Aaron Rodgers 283 and four week 7, and Ryan Tannehill 364 and four week 7.
Marvin Hall has two favorable matchups coming up. So pick him up off the waivers as along as Kenny Golladay continues to miss time.
Fantasy waiver Sterling Shepard
Sterling Shepard has had 32 targets since week 7 (32/26/219/1). And played on average 77 percent of the game snaps.
The Giants face the Bengals and Seahawks next. The Bengals just gave up 333 passing yards and four TDs to the blow out by the Steelers (36-10). They also have given up 250 yards passing plus on four occasions (Browns, Steelers, Colts, and Jags). Also, the Seahawks average 357 passing yards across the first nine games of the season (three games over 400 passing yards)
So if Daniel Jones can find some form Sterling Shepard carries TD upside in deep leagues.
Fantasy waiver Cole Beasley
Cole Beasley put up 13/11/109/1 v the Cardinals week 10, and seven of his ten games this year has six or six-plus targets averaging 64 yards per game.
The Bills are on a bye week. Week 11 and 12 they play the Chargers and 49ers. The Chargers average 244 passing yard against and 1.8 TDs and the 49ers 219.60 and 2.1 TDS. Both teams have defense injuries across the DB’s. This is an opportunity for Josh Allen to stretch the field and Cole Beasley to continue putting up strong fantasy performances.
Fantasy Waiver Josh Reynolds
Josh Reynolds over the last three games has seen 27 targets (27/16/190). He recorded 10/8/94 v the Seahawks Week 10. He averages 5.3/3.3/46 over the season so a great flex play in 12+ team leagues.
The Rams play the Buccaneers in week 11 in what could be a high scoring affair. This means Josh Reynolds will be extremely valuable to the Rams to find separation and make play big plays when Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods are being closely monitored.
Week 12 v the 49ers with no Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle. As well as a weakened 49ers Defense is the prime opportunity for the Rams to put up a big score.
Fantasy Waiver Jakeem Grant
Jakeem Grant has received ten targets across the last two games since Isaiah Ford was traded to the Patriots (10/8/78/1). He plays the Broncos and Jets the next two matchups.
The Broncos recently gave up 284 yards and three TDs to the Falcons in week 9. They gave up 278 yards and three TDS to the Chargers in week 8. The Jets do not fare much better with recent giving up 274 v the Pats and 416 v the Chiefs.
Jakeem Grant is plug and play in deep leagues of 12+ teams with Preston Williams on IR.
Fantasy waiver Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers over the last four weeks has posted 37/27/346/0 and played 93 percent of the snaps averaging 13.8 fantasy points.
The Texans gave up 304 yards to Jake Luton on his debut week 9. Also 283 passing yards and four TDs to Aaron Rodgers week 8. Cam Newton can continue to build on his growing confidence following the week 10 win over the Ravens. The Texans are the perfect game to continue the Patriots winning streak and hunt for the playoffs.
As Julian Edelman is unlikely to play again this season, Jakobi Meyers is now the go-to guy in the passing game. For the rest of the season and a must play in 12+ team leagues.
Fantasy waiver Willie Snead
Willie Snead in the past three weeks has become more involved in the Ravens offense with 18/14/207/2.
The Ravens play the Titans and Steelers next two matchups. The Titans gave up 308/1 to Philip Rivers week 10, and 335/2 to Nick Foles in week 9. So a chance for Lamar Jackson to bounce back from the Patriots week 10 loss.
The Steelers will be a tough matchup and the perfect game for Willie Snead as Marquise Brown. Mark Andrews will be man-marked. Leaving Willie Snead the chance to find open space in the back field for a high TD upside in 12+ team leagues.
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