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5 days agoNew York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas made both of his extra points and his only field goal attempt in Monday's loss to the Eagles. As with most games this season, Rosas' fantasy value is limited by his mediocre offense. The Giants simply don't get the ball into scoring position enough for him to be a fantasy-viable kicker, even next week against the Dolphins.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
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5 days agoEarly on, the New York Giants Defense did a solid job against a banged-up Eagles offense. They took advantage of an Eagles offense without Alshon Jeffrey, Nelson Agholor, Jordan Howard, and Lane Johnson, getting pressure on Carson Wentz, forcing errant throws and sacking him three times. However, they were never able to get any turnovers and the Giants' utter lack of offense in the second half allowed the Eagles to gather some momentum as the game wore on. Even against the Dolphins and turnover-happy Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Giants are not a recommended streaming defense with so much on the line for fantasy teams.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
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5 days agoPhiladelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi did almost nothing in a Week 14 win over the New York Giants, running the ball just twice for a total of five yards. He saw one target in the passing game, but was unable to come down with a catchable ball. Ajayi has played a very small role on the Eagles offense since being signed, and it has become clear that he is nothing more than depth in the running back room at this point.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  @ WAS
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,700
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5 days agoPhiladelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders was thoroughly outplayed by Boston Scott in a Week 14 win over the New York Giants. Sanders averaged just three yards per carry, running the ball 15 times for 45 scoreless yards. He added four catches for 24 more yards. Scott, meanwhile, accrued 128 yards from scrimmage and made some explosive plays throughout the game. Sanders was forced to leave the game for a bit in the second half due to an injury, but he was able to return soon after. Sanders should still get the start in Week 15, but Scott has certainly earned more playing time and should eat into the upside that Sanders possesses.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  @ WAS
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,900
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5 days agoNew York Giants tight end Kaden Smith was a no show on Monday night. He saw five targets from Eli Manning but was only able to catch two of them for nine yards. Smith was a nice story after solid production last week, but he was never likely to have sustained value. With it probable that either Evan Engram (foot) or Rhett Ellison (concussion) will be back next week, Smith’s time on the fantasy radar may be over.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,500
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5 days agoNew York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was second on the team in targets with seven but only hauled in four passes for 28 yards. Whenever he is on the field, Shepard is a magnet for targets, regardless of who is under center. His consistently high volume means that he could be an intriguing, albeit risky, WR3 option next week against the Dolphins mediocre pass defense.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,800
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5 days agoNew York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate was an afterthought in his first game with Eli Manning under center. The first-year Giant caught only one of his five targets for 11 yards. With Darius Slayton emerging and Evan Engram possibly returning next week, Tate is falling down the receiving pecking order and could be just a WR4 next week against the Dolphins. It would be safer to find another option for your fantasy playoffs.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,000
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5 days agoNew York Giants running back Saquon Barkley was bottled up in Monday’s loss to the Eagles. The Eagles run defense is among the league’s best, so Barkley rushing 17 times for 66 yards was not a surprise. However, in a rainy game with Eli Manning back under center, it was honestly shocking that Barkley was only able to muster one yard on three catches. Why the Giants star has seemingly been phased out of the passing attack is anybody’s guess, but it has severely capped his fantasy value. He has a get-right game next week against the lowly Dolphins, but Barkley is just a low-end RB1 now.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $8,200
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5 days agoSacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield had a great game in a 119-118 win over the Houston Rockets, scoring 26 points with six triples, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 33 minutes. His night included a clutch, fadeaway three that tied the game with eight seconds left, leading to teammate Nemanja Bjelica's game-winner. After starting December off ice-cold, the 26-year-old has made at least five triples in two straight games on 64.7 percent shooting and will look to stay hot against the defensively solid Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.--Tim Capurso - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   12/15 @ GS
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,300
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5 days agoPhiladelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott showed some real explosiveness and big play ability in a Week 14 overtime win over the New York Giants. Scott ran the ball 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown, adding six catches for 69 more yards. Scott looked like the best running back in an Eagles uniform all season in this one, making it look easy as he averaged almost six yards per carry in the rain. Scott got a little extra run in the second half as Miles Sanders had to miss some time with a minor injury. Scott could see his role grow in Week 15 against Washington.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  @ WAS
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,800
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5 days agoNew York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton exploded in the first half of the Giants loss to the Eagles on Monday night. Slayton and Eli Manning connected on two early deep balls as Slayton seemed to beat Ronald Darby at will. He corralled five of his six targets for 154 yards and two touchdowns, but the rain and the Giants’ ridiculously conservative gameplan caused Slayton’s fun to end prematurely. With Daniel Jones likely to come back next week, Slayton remains a low-end WR3 in an easy matchup against the Dolphins, unless Evan Engram also comes back to take away more targets.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,500
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5 days agoNew York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had some magic working early in his first game back in the starting lineup since Week 3, delivering two touchdown passes to Darius Slayton, but the potion wore off as the rain picked up and the Giants collapsed on primetime TV. After his hot start, Manning remained inaccurate and immobile in the pocket. He finished with 15 completions on 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns. The stats will look fine, but this Giants team is unquestionably better with Daniel Jones under center, and the expectation should be that Jones takes the job back next week against the Dolphins if his ankle heals up.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,800
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5 days agoPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was solid in a rainy overtime win over the New York Giants in Week 14. Wentz completed 33 of his 50 pass attempts for 325 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his touchdowns went to tight end Zach Ertz, with the second one being an overtime walk-off score. Wentz was left with just Greg Ward and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as the only healthy wide receivers on the roster after Alshon Jeffery left in the second quarter with a foot injury. It's a concern for Wentz's Week 15 outlook, but a good matchup against Washington helps.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  @ WAS
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,500
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5 days agoPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was forced to leave Monday's game against the New York Giants due to a foot injury. Jeffery limped off the field after going down while running a route in the second quarter. He was carted into the locker room from the sideline. He made zero catches on two bad targets before getting hurt. It's a devastating blow to fantasy owners who trusted Jeffery after his huge Week 13 performance, but potentially even worse for the Eagles, who are left with just Greg Ward and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as the only wide receivers in uniform.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
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5 days agoCleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love couldn't find his touch in the loss to the Celtics on Monday night, scoring just seven points in 26 minutes on 3-for-12 shooting from the field and 1-for-8 from deep to go along with 10 rebounds. Love's hot start to the season seemed too good to be true, and he's fallen back down to earth and into the fantasy abyss, averaging nine points per game on 35.2 percent shooting over his last six games -- that's while missing three games in between as well. Love is a potentially hot-trade candidate, and that seems like the only thing that could save his fantasy value right now. Trade him for pennies on the dollar, or play the risky waiting game to see if he ends up in a place that would better utilize his talents. Neither option is likely to bring the plentiful numbers he was producing earlier in the season, however.--Daniel Lubofsky - RotoBallerSource: NBA.com
Next Matchup:   12/16 @ TOR
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,400
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5 days agoCleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson feasted against a weak Celtics frontcourt, with 17 points and 11 rebounds. He was 8-for-11 from the field but a ghastly 1-for-7 from the stripe, bringing his season average to just 56.8 percent. Still, Thompson is having a career-best season with averages of 13.8 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. On an expiring deal and a lowly Cavaliers team, Thompson is an ideal trade candidate. which could hamper is production depending on the team he ends up with. With the NBA opening trade possibilities for all recently signed players on Sunday, it might be wise to test the market for Thompson while he's still able to reach this unexpected value.--Daniel Lubofsky - RotoBallerSource: NBA.com
Next Matchup:   12/16 @ TOR
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,800
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5 days agoBoston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was a two-way contributor in a win versus Cleveland, dropping 19 points and 11 rebounds to go with two steals and two blocks in just 29 minutes of play. A few efficiency issues aside -- he's shooting just 41.2 percent from the field -- Tatum has embraced a leading role in Boston and has so far answered that challenge encouragingly. As the season progresses and his legs grow weary, though, it'll be interesting to see if he can maintain this All-Star level production for a Celtics team looking to go as high in the standings as possible.--Daniel Lubofsky - RotoBallerSource: NBA.com
Next Matchup:   12/18 @ DAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,000
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5 days agoBoston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown poured in 20 points in a win over the Cavaliers on Monday night while grabbing seven rebounds and shooting 9-for-15 from the field. Brown is playing at a level worthy of the max extension he signed this past offseason, with four-straight games of at least 20 points and seven of his last eight. The return of Gordon Hayward didn't seem to affect Brown's production in the slightest, and that's encouraging for fantasy owners who are riding this All-Star level production from the fourth-year forward.--Daniel Lubofsky - RotoBallerSource: NBA.com
Next Matchup:   12/18 @ DAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,700
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5 days agoBoston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward posted solid all-around numbers in his first game since suffering a broken left hand, registering 14 points, five rebounds, and four assists. This was Hayward's first taste of action in a month, and he looked fine, shooting 7-for-10 from the field in 26 minutes. Before going down, Hayward was beginning to look like his former All-Star self. Barring another bizarre injury -- which he admittedly can't seem to avoid -- there seem to be no lingering effects from his most recent ailment, and the numbers should return to form accordingly even with the presence of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.--Daniel Lubofsky - RotoBallerSource: NBA.com
Next Matchup:   12/18 @ DAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,400
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5 days agoMemphis Grizzlies small forward Kyle Anderson has been ruled out for Monday’s contest against the Golden State Warriors due to right heel soreness, the fifth consecutive game he will miss due to the ailment. The fact that Anderson’s status went as close to tip-off as it did may bode well for his return to the court in the near future, but Memphis will likely rely on Solomon Hill to fill in until Anderson is able to return. His next chance at suiting up comes Wednesday versus Phoenix.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Memphis Grizzlies
Next Matchup:   12/16 vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,600
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5 days agoMemphis Grizzlies small/power forward Jae Crowder will be available to play in Monday’s contest versus the Golden State Warriors after having been listed as questionable due to an illness. Crowder has started all 22 games this season for Memphis and while he may be a bit under the weather, the fact that he has been cleared to take the floor bodes well for his odds of seeing a normal minutes allotment. He continues to boast contributions across the stat sheet, entering play Monday tied for his career high in both makes from three-point range (2.2) and rebounds per game (5.8).--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Michael Wallace
Next Matchup:   12/16 vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,600
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5 days agoNew York Knicks shooting guard Wayne Ellington has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game versus the Portland Trail Blazers due to left Achilles soreness. The ailment will keep him out for the second straight game, with the Knicks’ other plethora of guards likely to absorb his modest minutes allotment. After three consecutive seasons of averaging at least 2.4 made threes per game, Ellington has seen that number crater to just 1.2 on a nightly basis this season, giving him little fantasy value in any-sized season-long format. His next chance to return comes Wednesday against Golden State.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   12/15 @ DEN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,000
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5 days agoPhiladelphia 76ers shooting guard/small forward Josh Richardson has missed each of his team’s previous six contests due to right hamstring tightness, but has left the door open for suiting up Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets. Without Richardson available, Furkan Korkmaz has entered the starting five and seen an increased role, while James Ennis has also benefited coming off the bench. Prior to his injury, Richardson was finding his offensive rhythm within the Philadelphia offense, shooting 45.6 percent on the season, which is on pace to set a new career high. Check back prior to tip-off to see if the Sixers will have him at their disposal.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   12/15 @ BKN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,100
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5 days agoThe Miami Heat will once again be thin at the point guard position for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with the duo of Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic ruled out well ahead of tip-off. Winslow’s back injury will keep him sidelined for a third straight game, while Dragic has not progressed enough from his groin ailment and will miss his fifth consecutive contest. Without either man in the mix, rookie Kendrick Nunn figures to see a hefty workload at the point guard spot, although the Heat have proven adept at covering for any missing pieces. The next chance Winslow or Dragic will have at returning comes Friday versus the Lakers.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Ira Winderman
Next Matchup:   12/16 @ MEM
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,500
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5 days agoMiami Heat center Bam Adebayo is questionable to participate in Tuesday’s contest versus the Atlanta Hawks due to a right groin contusion. Adebayo is yet to miss a game thus far in 2019-20, and despite having also picked up a questionable designation ahead of Sunday’s outing, he wound up playing 41 minutes. Should Adebayo’s health take a downturn, Kelly Olynyk would likely benefit and draw an additional handful of minutes. Check back closer to tip-off to get a read on Adebayo’s status ahead of what should be a favorable matchup with a Hawks frontcourt that he has already notched a double-double against this season.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Ira Winderman
Next Matchup:   12/16 @ MEM
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,200
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5 days agoGolden State Warriors point/shooting guard Jacob Evans has been cleared to suit up for Monday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, which would mark his first appearance since Oct. 28. Evans has missed each of Golden State’s past 21 contests due to a left adductor strain, but now figures to be featured in the Warriors’ offensive gameplan going forward. He dropped 14 points across 22 minutes on opening night, and while it may take a few games for him to reclaim a fantasy relevant workload, he should become a solid source of points and threes for owners once his time on the court ticks up.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   12/15 vs. SAC
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,000
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5 days agoNew York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (flu) is "pretty close to 100 percent," according to head coach Adam Gase. Bell didn't practice last Thursday or Friday and was absent from the Jets 22-21 win over the Dolphins in Week 14. This is great news for the Jets who lost backup Bilal Powell to an ankle injury late vs Miami with a quick turnaround this Thursday at Baltimore. The matchup is brutal for Bell, but assuming he's fully recovered he should get his usual 20-plus touches and be in the RB2 mix based on volume. Ty Montgomery would be the next man up for New York should Bell have a setback and should see some passing downs work, not enough to warrant an add in fantasy, however.--Mike Schwarzenbach - RotoBallerSource: Rich Cimini
Week 15:  @ BAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,200
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5 days agoToronto Raptors point/shooting guard Fred Vanvleet has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls due to a right knee contusion. Vanvleet departed Sunday’s outing versus Philadelphia early, which put his status for Monday up in the air almost immediately. Without Vanvleet in the mix, Norman Powell and Terence Davis figure to see increased roles, while Kyle Lowry should handle nearly all of the ball-handling duties. Vanvleet -- who has been an ironman early on, averaging 36.6 minutes per game, the fifth-highest total in the league -- is next eligible to suit up Wednesday versus the Clippers.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Eric Smith
Next Matchup:   12/16 vs. CLE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,900
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5 days agoHouston Rockets center Tyson Chandler has been ruled out for Monday’s contest versus the Sacramento Kings due to flu-like symptoms. Chandler will be sidelined for the third game in a row, which will likely force Houston to deploy their small ball lineup for an extra handful of minutes. Chandler holds extremely limited fantasy value, having attempted more than two shots in a game just once all season. His next chance at returning comes Wednesday versus Cleveland.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Cayleigh Griffin
Next Matchup:   12/16 vs. SA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,000
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5 days agoNew Orleans Pelicans power forward/center Derrick Favors will miss his 12th consecutive game Monday versus the Detroit Pistons due to personal reasons. Although Favors has returned to the team after missing time due to his mother’s death, head coach Alvin Gentry stated that the Pelicans would be without Favors on Monday, although they hoped to have him for Wednesday's game. Without Favors in the mix, rookie Jaxson Hayes has traditionally been the team’s starter, but Gentry will pivot to Jahlil Okafor against Detroit. Both big men figure to stay heavily in the mix, but it appears Okafor has the inside track to a larger role for DFS purposes.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Andrew Lopez
Next Matchup:   12/15 vs. ORL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,300

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