Every year, experts through out the fantasy football industry post some far out predictions in hopes they will look like geniuses at the end of the season. Essentially being the first to call such bold predictions can earn an analyst some major street cred if that prediction comes to fruition. Leading me to reference the term “monkey see, monkey do”, as I share with you today my first bold predictions article. Now with out further ado, here are my bold predictions for 2017.

1.) Leonard Fournette will be an all out bust his rookie year with the Jags.

2.) Sam Bradford, Marcus Mariota, and Blake Bortles will be top ten fantasy quarterbacks this year.

3.) Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, and Ben Roethlisburger will end up in the bottom 15 of fantasy quarterbacks this year.

4.) Cam Newton will be the number one fantasy quarterback and Kelvin Benjamin will finish in top five for WR

5.)  Wendell Smallwood and Matt Breida will finish as top twenty running backs this year.


NFL Free Agency: Eric Decker signs with Titans on one year deal.

June 18th, 2017

According to multiple news sources, Eric Decker has left New York for the Tennessee Titans. Immediately bringing up questions in the fantasy football community on how the trio will be used for 2017. An offense with the fourth most rushing attempts in 2016, it’s important to project whether Rishard Matthews or Corey Davis will be the odd man out of the receiver rotation.

First, I think we should be realistic here and consider this to be a legitimate red flag for top draft pick Corey Davis. Remember, Tennessee’s first round pick is still recovering from off-season ankle surgery and is the same injury that pre-maturely ended his collegiate career. Along with Decker providing injury insurance. Head coach Mike Mularky will certainly want Decker to mentor the young receiver as well. 

However, I don’t necessarily believe he’s the odd man out in their receiver rotation. That title more than likely will reside with Rishard Matthews. He unfortunately, has to compete with a rookie as electrifying as they come in Davis and everyone wants to see what this kid can do on Sundays.

Fantasy Outlook:

Obviously, we must let this play out to see where it goes but I think this puts a dent in Davis’ fantasy stock in re-draft formats and leagues with minimal keeper settings.

Nothing changes for me in Dynasty formats, as his long-term upside is still the highest of any other player in this draft class. Although owners who are considering using their first-round pick on him will need to be patient with his progression in this offense.



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2017 NFL Draft: Top rookies for fantasy

With the completion of the NFL draft fresh in the rear-view mirror, several intriguing options have emerged from the NFL’s flagship event in Philadelphia. Lightly scraping the surface, I am going to recommend a few players here to key in on, add them to your favorites to follow their progression through training camp. While some are blatantly obvious, others you may have never heard of until now, so here they are….

All Formats

1. Corey Davis WR, Tennessee Titans

• Davis is potentially lightning in a bottle with the Titans who essentially landed on a team that sports a rising star at quarterback and one of the league’s best offensive lines. He is in a rare position of being one of the only receivers in this draft to potentially snag the top spot on the depth chart to start the season. A player who boasts an NFL level skill set, he has the best odds of achieving what Michael Thomas did last year with the Saints. Buyer be aware, Davis has an extensive injury history and recently missed both his final game in college as well as the NFL combine due to injury.

2. Christian McCaffrey RB, Carolina Panthers

• Panthers brass surprised me with this pick as the defensive minded team usually will go high on defense in their draft approach. However, it was one of my favorite picks this year as current starter Jonathon Stewarts injury plagued career could net heavy playing time for the Heisman Trophy award runner up. McCaffery is like the Incredible Hulk version of Danny Woodhead and is a player that is a perfect fit behind or beside Cam Newton in this offense. With elite pro bowlers Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olson ready for a rebound year. Coach Ron Rivera has added a potentially devastating weapon to his arsenal on offense which should only strengthen further an already explosive group. Although the insanely high usage in college is of concern, leading some to wonder if he can even handle a three down role at the elite NFL level.

3. Kareem Hunt RB, Kansas City Chiefs

• Out of all the talented running backs in this draft class, Hunt is the one who lands in the dream destination for running-backs. Coach Andy Reid is one of the greatest minds currently in the NFL at running the football and adds a very capable option to the Chiefs run first attack on offense, as they attempt to move on from long-time fantasy elite rusher Jamaal Charles. His competition, Spencer Ware, stumbled in the starting role after taking over for the aforementioned Charles, who went down early in the season with yet another devastating knee injury. If Hunt can pick up Reid’s complicated run blocking schemes and fast pace of the NFL he could very well be the Jordan Howard of this year’s rookie rushers.

4. DeShaun Watson QB, Houston Texans

• Watson is arguably the most pro ready QB in this draft, which is not saying much considering this year’s talent pool is widely viewed mediocre at best. However, pairing Watson with DeAndre Hopkins and elusive pass catching back Lamar Miller could make this offense hum with QB guru head coach Bill O’Brien molding the proven winner into a solid NFL quarter-back. A bonus, the league’s top defense backs this offense and gets a huge boost as megastar pass rusher JJ Watt projects to return fully healthy from his season ending back injury. Essentially relieving the traditional pressures felt by top rookie quarterbacks who typically are charged with suffering through major growing pains of rebuilding franchises. Yes, Tom Savage has been given the keys to the Texans offense going into training camp but with his checkered injury history on the table my money is on surely on Watson. Although Houston has legitimate concerns with their offensive line and playing time is no guarantee in year one, Watson should be drafted in all keeper based formats for his long-term upside in this offense.

PPR League Formats

1. Joe Mixon RB, Cincinnati Bengals

• With Geovani Bernard still recovering from a devastating knee injury the Bengals decided to take out an insurance policy on him, and possibly, even replacing the injury plagued rusher completely when they drafted pass catching specialist back Joe Mixon out of Oklahoma. A player who did almost all his damage in the passing game, he feels like the Andre Ellington of this draft class and will be a guy the Bengals will attempt to mold into a three down back but his immediate impact obviously will be in PPR formats.

2. Mike Williams WR, Los Angeles Chargers

• Lots of mouths to feed in this Chargers offense with Keenan Allen set to make another cameo appearance in 2017. However, Williams has elite NFL wide receiver upside and the Chargers desperately need a healthy receiver going forward. They have addressed their offensive line issues from last year which should allow Rivers to do his thing in the passing game. More than likely he will be brought along slowly with so many talented receivers ahead of him, no need to rush unless injuries occur. Although if he performs well I could see him beating out Dontrelle Inman for the teams third receiver position by mid-season.

3. Evan Engram TE, New York Giants

• Coach McAdoo must be pleased with adding a talented playmaker to his tight end position, one that routinely has been a mediocre nightmare during his tenure. With Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr. lining up outside, it will be very interesting to see how the Giants offense uses Sterling Shepherd with Evans, especially when considering the rookie tight end is only 220 pounds and is built more like a wide receiver than a tight end. If he can pick up the Giants scheme quickly, Evans could be a matchup nightmare for defenses already focused on trying to slow down Odell Beckham Jr & Company on the outside. Which makes Evans a solid Dynasty draft selection as well.

Standard & Touchdown Dependent Formats

1. Leonard Fournette RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

• There’s no denying the dominance displayed by Fournette his freshman year at LSU, which was jaw dropping to say the least. However, 2016 told an immensely different story about the Jaguars new running back. Raising a red flag as his stock literally soared and fell with his offensive line’s production in college. Behind a weaker offensive line as a sophomore, Fournette suddenly became timid in his runs out of the back field and revealed an inability to elude breakdowns in blocking at the line of scrimmage, clearly explaining why he was demoted to second string. Jacksonville took a huge gamble on him with their fourth overall pick considering their o-line is one of the more dysfunctional units in the league. However, with turnover prone QB Blake Bortles at the helm, I would imagine the Jags will try to limit his red zone turnovers by feeding Fournette near the goal line.

2. Dalvin Cook RB, Minnesota Vikings

• Cook would be a lock for my All Formats top players section if he had gone to a team with a better offensive line and less competition at the running-back position. However, he landed right in the middle of a full-blown post Adrian Peterson makeover. One that includes former Oakland Raiders bruiser Latavious Murray and Minnesota mainstay Jerick McKinnon. On paper, Murray appears to be the proverbial punching bag to start the season but he has a major uphill battle against him as he will have to transition from running behind the best offensive line in football in Oakland, to running behind one of the league’s worst units in 2016. Minnesota did sign some free agent o-linemen in the offseason which, in theory, should allow a noticeable improvement from last year. Although my guess is the Vikings will take a similar approach to how the Tennessee Titans used DeMarco Murray and Derick Henry.

3. David Njoku TE, Cleveland Browns

• Njoku appears to be the more complete tight-end in this draft class and, in my opinion, has the highest upside of the rookies at the position from a total snaps basis year one. Head coach Hue Jackson has a history of feeding capable tight-ends in his offense, evident in his time as offensive coordinator in Cincinnati as he routinely fed Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert to great success. However, the massive elephant in the room with Cleveland is, how good or bad will the quarter-back play be in 2017?

4. John Ross WR, Cincinnati Bengals

• Another solid pick for the Bengals, a team still desperate to fill the limited targets behind pro bowler A.J. Green. Sophomore receiver Tyler Boyd flashed at times in his rookie season but failed to run away with the job as he left the door open for veteran receiver Brandon LaFell, who seized the other outside receiver spot opposite of Green and pushed Boyd inside to man the slot position. Cincinnati clearly took the best player available of need as Ross broke Chris Johnsons 40-time record at the combine with his blazing speed. One could argue that in this run heavy to set up passing plays to Eifert and Green offense, he is too much of a risk for most formats. However, in touchdown based league settings those 3-5 passes per game out of the slot against nickel corners should be more than enough opportunity for Ross’s explosive skill set and should be a threat to break a big touchdown on any given Sunday.

Dynasty Leagues

1. Solomon Thomas DE, San Francisco 49ers

• First year 49ers GM and former player, John Lynch, absolutely took Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace to the woodshed in their draft day deal that saw San Francisco essentially get paid a king’s ransom to draft the player they wanted all along. Thomas is an absolute game wrecker who can pay immediate dividends playing next to sophomore team mate DeForrest Buckner, who was very solid down the stretch in his rookie campaign. Just the thought of these two bull dozers terrorizing the weak NFC West offensive lines for the near future should have Dynasty owners licking their chops on draft day.

2. Damonte Kazee CB/S, Atlanta Falcons

• Very interesting pick here with the team selecting another hybrid safety considering Keanu Neal was selected by the Falcons in last years draft. However, Atlanta has some serious holes in this defense and It appears the initial plan here is to upgrade the Falcons horrible nickel back position. As incumbent starter, Brian Poole, was one of the top ten cornerbacks in the category for yards per coverage snap surrendered last year per Amazingly enough, Poole was still the second highest rated corner on the Falcons roster. Like Neal, Kazee will get every opportunity to play as a rookie for a defense expected to have a solid pass rush.

3. Krishawn Hogan WR, Arizona Cardinals

• Undrafted free agent wide receiver out of Mariana, Hogan is your typical troubled player who falls to the bottom of college football but has a skill set that could have played with the big dogs. Given the circumstances, he is a long shot to replace Larry Fitzgerald’s pending retirement but at the very least he is a big athletic body who can occupy the role Michael Floyd once held in this offense as the Cardinals have a serious issue with size at receiver outside of Fitzgerald. He should get a solid look from the coaching staff entering training camp for that reason. If he gains the trust of these old school coaches, we could see a meteoric rise from a guy with loads of confidence who has A LOT to prove.

4. Juju Smith-Schuster WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

• I have never been the type of person to completely rely on knuckleheads returning from being knuckleheads. With Martavis Bryant on a similar path as the once elite Josh Gordon, a briefly elite receiver whose career derailed as he can’t keep his head out of the clouds, pun intended. In comes JSS, who will have every opportunity to separate himself from the tainted shadows of Bryant if he continues to struggle with his issues and could end up being a very nice sleeper stash in PPR formats with big Ben’s elite ability at spreading the ball around in mind. However, he is an aging QB who could be one injury away from retirement but taking JSS could pay off for the dynasty owner that has Roethlisberger and not Antonio Brown in the upcoming season, at the very least.

5. Joe Williams RB, San Francisco

• Williams is a player who was handpicked by rookie head coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch. Before leaving Atlanta, we saw Shanahan draft Tevin Coleman his first year as offensive coordinator there and the plan was for Coleman to assume majority control of running back duties. However, Coleman’s injury history and Devonta Freeman’s sheer will to retain a role in the offense altered the original trajectory slightly, forcing a committee. In San Francisco, Carlos Hyde is absolutely no Freeman and who is one of the most injury prone rushers of the last four years in the NFL. With Williams’ talent, a guy who runs so patiently behind his blockers waiting to hit the hole with explosive ability and has that breakaway speed to boot. As a Houston Texans fan, I got the privilege of watching Arian Foster for a long time and Williams literally reminds me exactly of him, a smaller version of course. Foster’s greatness was in his ability to stay calm and patient in letting the play develop, then exploding through the hole at first light with deceptive speed. Keep a watchful eye on what goes down in San Francisco before week one kicks off as this guy could easily go from relative unknown to house hold name in a few short weeks, just like Foster did.


NFL Draft- Top prospects watch.

 While the 2017 draft is widely being considered in many circles as a mediocre class, there are still some very intriguing options available to choose from if they land with the right team. Lets take a quick look at a few top prospects to watch for in the upcoming draft…..

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Juggernauts top 10 on Fantasy Pros ECR rankings for week 14.

As Shaun Bott and Joey Palazzolo relentlessly compete against the top experts in fantasy football with a possible place at the table in expert consensus on the line. Grinding against experts assembled from across the industry on their consensus rankings system specifically designed to see who the most accurate in the world  are on a week to week basis. Pitting 120 plus nation wide panel of experts against each other for industry supremacy. Our experts placed in the top ten for week fourteen and both had some very notable achievements this week…

Joey Palazzolo


First up, the higher ranked Joey Palazzolo who finished week 14 on fire and ended up placing fourth overall out of 120+ experts world wide. Joey absolutely crushed wide receiver this week and only one other expert finished higher in the rankings then he did. However, his most brilliant play was being one of only eight experts not to take a minus 36 on David Johnson this week, against a Miami defense that was getting drilled by running backs leading up to that contest and was the defining move that turned a top ten finish into a top five week.  


 While netting only two top accuracy titles for Tyler Boyd and Rashad Jennings, Joey didn’t quite receive the fame he was owed for his fourth place overall ranking as he tied on several other players for top accuracy with other experts, essentially sharing titles on several other players for top expert. Overall, his fourth place overall and second place wide receiver finish are both in season high’s for the Juggernauts.

Shaun Bott

Shaun finished in 9th for the week and, if not for leaving Julio Jones and Michael Thomas high in his rankings before rankings locked at the start of Sundays noon contests, he would have been a lot higher up in the final standings and to his defense, unlike the other experts we have day jobs we have to go too, Shwe do this because we love it.

shauntop10Even with the Jones and Thomas blunders, Shaun still managed to finish in 4th place at the WR position as he nailed top expert on a ridiculous five wide receivers this week essentially calling the production of Taylor Gabriel, Pierre Garcon, and Anquan Bolden, while also being the expert who had Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Benjamin the lowest in his rankings, essentially predicting their busts to the T, one could only imagine where he would have finished if he had adjusted Jones and Thomas before noon’s kickoff. shauntop10pos1

Although that was not even his best position group at wide receiver, he completely crushed the QB rankings for week 14 and if not for having too much Confidence in Sam Bradford, he would could have easily been number one this week.

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Week 10 Waiver adds

Jay Cutler CHI

Da Bears have probably the easiest schedule of any quarterback down the stretch versus the pass with Tampa Bay up this weekend to start. Cutler is notoriously known as a player who flourishes in great matchups and flounders in average and tough matchups. If you are an owner that is concerned about your current QB’s schedule down the stretch, take a flyer on Cutler and try to swing a trade with the owner of Alshon Jeffery if you don’t already have him.

Case Keenum LA-

Case is merely a streamer option for week 10 as the Rams schedule is Bi-polar, to say the least, to finish the season. If you are in need of a fill in quarterback this week, his Week ten matchup versus the Jets is a gem. Although they do travel cross country to play in The Meadowlands so expectations should be tempered but, against this defense I am reminded of his big game on the road against the Lions earlier this year.

Kapri Bibbs DEN-

Coach Kubiaks frustrations with his rookie rusher, Devonte Booker, has reached a point where he has publicly stated that Bibbs will see an increased work load. As his performance showed Sunday night against the Raiders, he has very explosive stuff and could be huge down the stretch as the Broncos are in a division that is loaded with terrible run defenses.

Chris Ivory/TJ Yeldon JAX-

With the Jaguars new offense on display Sunday in Kansas City. You can certainly see that they are taking a more balanced approach, getting running backs involved and also short to mid range passing schemes.

Kenneth Farrow SD-

With the amount of work Melvin Gordon has put in with his awesome sophomore season, the signs of that workload could rear its ugly head sooner rather than later. IF you are an owner with Gordon on your roster, Farrow has seemingly secured the spot of Gordons handcuff. With Dexter McCluster now on IR and a non threat for receiving snaps, he could be a very hot commodity should Gordon miss any time due to injury or a work load reduction if the Chargers are eliminated from playoff contention.

JJ Nelson ARI

Nelson has emerged as the second the receiver in Arizonas offense and is now starting opposite Larry Fitzgerald. Now there is always the threat of Quarterback favorite John Brown regaining his form of last season to take his spot back, but as of now, Nelson is a guy who you can add immediately if you are in need of wide receiver help for the foreseeable future.

Rishard Matthews TEN

Matthews has taken over the number WR role in an offense that has a very generious schedule versus the position going forward. Mariota is proving to be capable of running an NFL offense, even though he still makes huge mistakes that continue to cost his team victories. That bodes well for Matthews who showed flashes of brilliance in Miami before signing with Tennessee in the offseason and should be a matchup dependent add start going forward.

Marqise Lee JAX

With Jacksonville’s offense continuing to struggle under Blake Bortles, Lee has a huge opportunity in place under new offensive coordinators more balanced approach that will also increase the value of the Jaguars running backs.



Waivers: Week 9 waiver adds

With week 9 being the second of the two major bye weeks this year in fantasy football with a third of the league on bye in week 8 and 9 combined. Warning signs to fantasy owners that the home stretch run for the playoffs are here and typically is when teams start making moves in personnel decisions based on starters first half player performances. Here are some waiver adds you need on your roster now, as their potential to evolve very quickly should not be left to chance on next week’s waiver claims. 


Josh McCown CLE

  • With Josh McCown now back at the head of the table in Clevelands offense, he has proven time and time again that he absolutely loves to challenge defenses through the air and will have a beautiful one – two punch of Coleman and Pryor. Kesslers possible reurn from injury is a concern but if head coach Hue Jackson sticks with McCown, he will make multiple Browns positon players fantasy relevant going forward and faces some vulnerable defenses against the pass.

Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ

  • Fitzpatricks season started terribly as he held out in a contract dispute with the Jets brass and has clearly had an effect on his performance ss far. Essentially leading him to being dropped in most leagues and, with the emergence of Quincy Enunwa and the two headed monster leading the ground game in Matt Forte and Billal Powell. Fitzy wont be down for long, as the Jets are in a position to fight for a playoff spot look for Fitzpatrick to round into form into the coming weeks and put up numbers that more closely resemble his performance from last season.


Mohamed Sanu ATL

  • Now finally healthy, Sanu displayed his immense upside in the slug fest against Green Bay on Sunday and finally showed us why I was very high on him earlier in the season in this offense. Look for Jones, who continues to get beat up from a massive workload, to get some possessions off going forward as the Falcons look to keep him healthy for the NFL playoffs. Not too mention, the Falcons have one of the worst divisions versus the pass in football and now get to take advantage of those match ups.

Corey Coleman CLE

  • Coleman left Baylor University in style, catching 20+ touchdowns from an injury plagued QB position that saw him catch touchdowns from three different quarterbacks. With McCown now back at Quarterback for the Browns and a favorable schedule, the paired showed in week two as they hooked up for two touchdown passes in the first quarter against the Ravens before both left with injuries. They are primed and ready to closed this season strong on offense, as Coleman and Pryor will be fantasy gold if they can avoid injury going forward. 

Russell Sheperd TAM

  • With Struggling veteran Vincent Jackson now on IR, it has opened the door wide open for someone to help rising stars Jameis Winston and Mike Evans in the passing game. The unlikely guy to step up was, journey man receiver/kick returner Russell Sheperd. A player who, in minimal usage on offense has shined since Jacksons IR designation. The Bucs are trying to save him for special teams as he is their captain but, if he continues to perform like this they will have no other choice but to expand his role going forward as the Bucs have some juicy divisional matchups coming up on the schedule. 


Dion Lewis NWE

The deadline for the Patriots to make a decision on Lewis’ reurn from the pup list looms around the corner. If you are an owner in need of a running back with all the injuries at the position this year then add Lewis and hope for the best. There is a good possibility that the Patriots will place him on IR as Belichick has been known to play it safe with his star positon players but if he’s ready, and with James White’s deteriorating usage the past couple weeks. Lewis could provide a huge boost for owners as we push towards the fantasy playoffs. 

CJ Prosise SEA

  • Prosise is a guy I have been high since Seattle drafted him in April and if not for an injury plagued start to his career, in my opinion, would have taken the starting job in the Seahawks backfield. As he showed against the Saints on Sunday, he has loads of talent and ability to be a super star at the NFL level. Not only did he outplay Michael, who appears to be running out of gas from the massive early season workload as Russell Wilson has struggled to stay healthy. The Hawks are in desperate need for a playmaker on offense as injuries have decimated this team on both sides of the ball. Look for head coach Pete Carroll to get Prosise heavily envolved in the offense, especially in passing situations. Micheal should still retain starter status and get the bulk of rushing attempts out of the backfield but Prosise is a dangerous weapon that compliments him perfectly in this offense. 

Rob Kelley WAS

  • Kelley got his first shot at a starting gig with Matt  Jones sidelined with an injury in week 8 and was clearly better than the aforementioned Jones. The Redskins coaching staff are rumored to be frustrated with Jones’ struggles to hold onto the football and with Kelley” performance on Sunday, he showed that he is more than capable of providing the balance to Washington’s arial assault it desperately has needed all season. If Jones injury lingers through their week 9 bye, we could see a change a long term change at the RB position for the Redskins, who have a tough schedule against the run but have a good enough passing game to keep defenses honest. 


CJ Fedorowics HOU

  • With Osweiler favoring short to mid range passes due to a number of issues with his limitations at the quarterback positon. Fedorowics has been killing it the past three weeks and hes become one of Houston’s top red zone targets along with Lamar Miller and should be added immediately as the Texans schedule gets much easier going forward with the toughest part of their schedule now in the rear view mirror. 

Gary Barnidge CLE

  • A non factor in the Browns offense when McCown went down with an injury in week two. A quarterback who loves feeding the tight end between the twenties to move the ball, Barnidge work load has been very consistent since the gun slinging quarterbacks return and should be added in all formats as the Browns offense looks to be a potent beast under head coach Hue Jackson as their early season injuries derailed the teams progression.

Cameron Brate TE

  • If he is still available on waivers, Brate is a player who is a must own as quarterback Jameis Winston looks for the tight end over the middle often late in games as Mike Evans draws so much attention away from the middle of the field. If you are an owner who is in need of tight end help or an additional flex play option, Brate will have solid matchups to produce in and should be deployed situationally going forward in favorable matchups.