Tomorrow’s Newspaper: Jake Kumerow and waiver wire prescience for week 12

The curious case of Leonte Carroo, the NFL edition, is in the midst of its third year. A player with a 63.9-percent (99th-percentile) College Dominator Rating and 20.7 (95th-percentile) College YPR at a Division I school should be, for all intents and purposes, bust-proof.

Jake Kumerow doesn’t jump off the (web)page as an athlete. He does stand out as it relates to college production and efficiency. Also working in his favor is the fact that he not only received effusive praise from Aaron Rodgers, but he also backed it up with great preseason performances before being placed on injured reserve prior to Week 1.


Lineup Makers for Daily Fantasy – Week 12 Edition

D.J. Moore’s on-field playmaking ability is best-illustrated by his 2.92 Yards Per Route, which ranks No. 8 among qualified NFL running backs and will likely be matched up frequently with Trey Flowers, PlayerProfiler’s No. 100 cornerback.

FanDuel did not adjust Cameron Brate’s near-stone-minimum salary in the wake of O.J. Howard’s season-ending injury. Brate is too cheap to pass up and he will see plenty of targets to pay off his price. He is viable for cash games and GPPs.


Gus Edwards is a priority add in all fantasy football league formats

Gus Edwards gives fantasy games hope for a productive Baltimore backfield after taking over for the inefficient Alex Collins. But Edwards benefitted from Lamar Jackson’s dynamic presence and Cincinnati’s league-worst rush defense in his Week 11 breakout, two factors that can’t be ignored.

Tre’Quan Smith dropped a 10-157-1 line in New Orleans mega-blowout of Philadelphia. In that game, Smith played 71-percent of the snaps and ran a season-high 30 routes while catching his fourth TD. He offers massive upside in the Saints No. 3 ranked offense, which has scored more than 40 points in each of its past three games.


Tomorrow’s Newspaper: DaeSean Hamilton and waiver wire prescience for week 11

A key to winning consistently in fantasy football is identifying potential breakouts before they happen. Stashing players that would become hot adds with a big game before any of your competitors have a chance to acquire them is a winning strategy in any format.

DaeSean Hamilton is used to competing for targets with talented players, as he did with Saquon Barkley, Chris Godwin and Mike Gesicki at Penn State. Considering that he broke out as early as he did despite competing with those players offers a glimpse into his ceiling. Denver is averaging nearly 40 passes a game with a gunslinger QB in Case Keenum, and Hamilton has a real chance to break out in the second half.

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Matt Kelley is excited to play Carson Wentz and Eagles receivers Alshon Jeffery and Golden Tate this week. Alvin Kamara is sports car that operates better at home on turf.

Michael Thomas could be the highest owned wide receiver this week if Ronald Darby is out for the year.


Lineup makers for Daily Fantasy – Week 11 Edition

The “Lamar Jackson Era” is upon us. Dating back to college, Jackson had the 8th-deepest average throw distance. John Brown is one of the NFL’s signature field stretching wide receivers, and his 18.1 average target depth ranks No. 3 among qualified wide receivers. With the erratic Flacco at the helm through 10 weeks, Brown’s 64.2% catchable target rate ranks No. 103. 

Josh Adams is the minimum price on FanDuel and his HC said he was going to get more work. He is the cheapest way to get exposure to the highest-scoring game on the DFS slate. Adams has been efficient on his touches with the best Juke Rate and the 6th-most yards created per carry.


John Ross Offers Stretch Run Upside in Fantasy Football

John Ross showed perfect timing in his return from a groin injury with star wide receiver A.J. Green out with a toe injury. The current dynamic in Cincinnati’s receiving corps makes Ross, not Tyler Boyd, the Bengals receiver to utilize in fantasy football during Green’s absence.

Josh Adams outplayed Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement during that time while seeing three red zone carries and averaging 6.8 YPC. That’s right on par with Adams’ 6.9 College YPC, which ranks in the 96th-percentile. He demonstrates that the efficient running style he perfected at Notre Dame translates well to the NFL.