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Fantasy Football: Post Week Five Waiver Wire

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019

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Zack breaks down some key positional players to add to your fantasy football teams post week five.

Quarterbacks

Teddy Bridgewater
The Saints became the latest team to take apart the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Teddy Bridgewater made the key quick throws but also finally got the ball down field. 3-0 with Bridgewater in the lineup should increase Coach Payton’s play calling with Bridgewater.

Andy Dalton
Dalton is a quarterback that continues to be dropped in the majority of fantasy football leagues. His value has never been starter worthy but keeping him as a spot starter is justified. Getting on the same page with their new coach has taken some time but don’t be surprised to see Dalton get back to week one’s numbers.

Gardner Minshew

Minshew continues to be one of the best surprises in football this year. His ability to keep the Jaguars alive in games has been a big plus for running back Leonard Fournette. When will the rookie wall come for Minshew? Likely a week or two before Nick Foles is close to coming back.

Running Backs

Kalen Ballage

Miami had a bye week and most certainly will shift their offensive focus. Ballage was a pre-season sleeper but that has not materialized due to the Dolphins being blown out every game. Don’t be surprised to see Ballage’s workload increase significantly this week against Washington.

Chase Edmonds
With David Johnson’s latest setback it has opened the door for Edmonds. Potential owners already saw the explosive capabilities of Edmonds on his touchdown run Sunday. PPR owners certainly could flex Edmonds while standard leagues pick their spots.

Wide Receivers

Dede Westbrook

Many whom drafted Westbrook had released him weeks ago. He was not getting involved in the offense and was dropping the ball too much. His usage is beginning to rise as the Jaguars become more comfortable with Minshew. It’s safe to say DJ Chark’s numbers will not continue and that should benefit Westbrook.

Robby Anderson

The pattern for Anderson has been continuous the past couple of seasons. Missing in action to a top twenty-fantasy receiver to conclude the year. It may take Sam Darnold three to four games but expect Anderson to be his typical self to finish out 2019.

Antonio Callaway

Callaway’s rust in Monday Night football drew sharp negativity from bettors and fans. His mistake on dropping a sure touchdown flipped their loss to the 49ers dramatically. As bad as his play was he will be heavily involved in the Browns spread offense.

Podcast Update: Role Change in Sports Betting Industry

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

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Zack Cimini discusses the future of his role in the industry. Expect more via notjustagame.com as he puts on more former hats for expanding in the industry.

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Potential Fourth Quarter Killers for Week Eleven

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013

Potential Fourth Quarter Killers for Week Eleven

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TY Hilton
The past two weeks Hilton has had second half statistical surges as the Colts have trailed. Against Tennessee the Colts shouldn’t get behind, or be behind by insurmountable points. At the same token I do not expect the Colts to adjust their offense at any point in this game. After the performance Andrew Luck had against the Rams the Colts are going to want Luck to regain all confidence. They’ll have him firing from quarter one until a kneel down occurs.

Tiquan Underwood
Mark Glennon’s first outing where he didn’t look like a third string quarterback was against the Atlanta Falcons about a month ago. In that game he hit Vincent Jackson on a couple of deep balls and nearly led a comeback in Atlanta. Tampa finally got their first win of the season against the Dolphins and should be able to be competitive against a reeling Falcons team. Atlanta should be giving extra attention to Jackson after what happened last game, leaving Underwood available for some big plays.

Rashard Jennings
Quietly Oakland is in the top five in the NFL rushing the football. It isn’t happening with a premier back carving up defenses each week. It’s happening with a duel threat quarterback in Terrelle Pryor. Houston is at the point where the team is going to start looking worse as the weeks go on. Case Keenum has dazzled with some touchdown passes to Andre Johnson, but the team has still lost both games he has played in. Teams that come into the season with high expectations that whittle away are always team to capitalize on. Jennings will get over 100 yards rushing on the road in Houston.

Rob Gronkowski
An area the strong Carolina Panthers defense still is vulnerable in is pass defense. The Panthers caught a break against the 49ers last week when Vernon Davis exited early with an injury. The backup tight end had a chance to haul in a throw late in that game that could of led to a touchdown. The prior week the Panthers struggled with Tony Gonzalez and I expect the Patriots to be able to attack the Panthers with Gronk the entire game.

Reggie Bush
I’m not buying the Steelers first impressive defensive performance against the Buffalo Bills. EJ Manuel was just returning from an injury and did not look comfortable the entire day. This is the same Steelers defense that has aged and has big time issues with speed. Detroit possesses that with its receivers and the all-important Reggie Bush. This game could possibly be Bush’s best game of the season.

Others: DeMaryius Thomas, Keenan Allen, Eddie Lacy, Pierre Thomas, and Pierre Garcon

Post Week Ten Waiver Wire Pickups

Monday, 11 November, 2013

Post Week Ten Waiver Wire Pickups

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Nick Foles
Foles followed up his great performance last week with three more touchdowns Sunday. Another potential waiver wire pickup in Riley Cooper was a big factor with two of the three touchdowns. Chip Kelly hasn’t announced Foles the permanent starter but it seems to be all but a lock that he will do. Foles can step right in and be your number one fantasy quarterback for the stretch run.

Mark Ingram
Wow an actual Mark Ingram sighting. It was starting to look like Nick Saban’s program was producing dud running backs in the NFL. The jury is still out as Ingram had his first effective game in a long time. It’s a good enough game to warrant Ingram as a strong waiver wire pickup this week to add depth at running back to your team.

Andre Brown
New York’s Andre Brown returned to action and gained over 100 yards on an even more promising thirty carries. Tom Coughlin is going to pound the football and try to save Eli the headaches of mistakes he has been prone to.

Golden Tate
After one or two games with an amazing catch an athlete catches your eye. At this point Tate has solidified himself as a fantasy football need. Even though Percy Harvin is set to return you have to envision the Seahawks limiting his snaps to preserve him for the playoffs. Tate is becoming the consistent big play threat for the Seahawks as the offense continues to take steps from the regression we saw a few weeks ago.

Tavon Austin
When Austin touched the ball Sunday he turned it into a big play score. He had two catches Sunday and both were long touchdowns and also had a fabulous punt return. He is the Colts TY Hilton but has not find his niche amidst with Bradford or Clemens. Maybe now the Rams can figure out a way to involve him in the offense on a weekly basis. He has too much speed and talent to be limited in this offense.

Griff Whalen
Andrew Luck’s home game comeback heroics finally conceded to a poor performance from Luck and the Colts overall. In order to find balance offensively the Colts must try to run the football with Trent Richardson and Donald Brown. Once they do so the passing game will open up again. Griff Whalen has an opportunity to be a difference maker as the team looks for receivers to snare balls in absence of Reggie Wayne.

Michael Crabtree
Crabtree is expected to be able to return at some point, more than likely late November to the field. He is the missing piece offensively to an offense that is void of a playmaker receiver. Anquan Boldin a solid possession receiver but he is not a playmaker at this point in his career. Vernon Davis has been filling that area and left Sunday’s game early with an injury. San Francisco must have someone step up soon or Colin Kapernick’s confidence may be shaken at an inappropriate time.

John Carlson
Christian Ponder isn’t one to elevate his wide receivers in terms of fantasy football, but at tight end he has with Kyle Rudolph. With Rudolph out for about a month, John Carlson is the guy up next to reach dividends with the Vikings. He had a solid game Thursday against a poor Redskins secondary.

Week Ten Potential Fourth Quarter Killers

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013

Week Ten Potential Fourth Quarter Killers

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RG3
RG3 and the Redskins just don’t want to make things easy on themselves. While that has been the case, there has been a fantasy points spree from RG3 late in games as a result. Thursday games this season have not necessarily been fantasy friendly but RG3 will break that mold.

Carson Palmer
Houston is in a dire situation that does not look good. Case Keenum shined against the Colts but will be facing a higher grade defense in the Arizona Cardinals. They’ll shadow Andre Johnson much better than the Colts did. Arizona has also been stout on defense at stopping the run. This is a perfect setup game for Palmer to have a coming out party with his arm. Look for Arizona to beat a poor Houston secondary time after time.

Matt Forte
Forte has had two great games, one against Washington before the bye week and last week against the Packers. New head coach Marc Trestman is putting on a show with his play calling. Everyone wants to talk about the Eagles being the most potent offense, but the Bears have been scoring at a higher rate this season. Watch Forte have another strong performance that leads into the fourth quarter.

Rashad Jennings
With Darren McFadden out Jennings gets a chance to fill the role he embraced as MJD’s backup in Jacksonville. Oakland needs their running game to be successful to have any shot at aiding Terrelle Pryor. It may not happen immediately this weekend, but Jennings should continue the trend of Oakland being a consistent threat for an RB2 in fantasy football.

DeMaryius Thomas
When Denver has big leads they don’t let off the gas. Peyton will still call audibles at the line of scrimmage to get the most out of a play. Against the Washington Redskins it resulted in a few miscues with interceptions. Other times it led to big plays. DeMaryius Thomas is a big receiver that no one wants to take down in the fourth quarter.

Keenan Allen
San Diego is going to need to throw a ton to try and compete with the Broncos. Over the last six weeks, Keenan Allen has been an ignition in the Chargers offense. Philip Rivers will continue to lean on his rookie and the Chargers will draw up favorable play calls for both. This game may be closer than people think but San Diego will certainly be in passing situations.

Others: Marshawn Lynch, Le’Veon Bell, Anquan Boldin, Jason Witten, Mike James, Frank Gore, and Zac Stacy.