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The Infirmary Report- Week 13

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, December 5, 2021

Some say the number 13 is unlucky… and perhaps it is. When it comes to football and injuries, no bad luck is needed. It’s week 13 of the NFL season and multiple high-profile names are on the list. Wether or not the accursed number has anything to do with it matters not. It’s a sport that delivers injuries quicker than Amazon delivers Christmas gifts. Speaking of gifts, The Infirmary is always here to give the gift of knowledge!

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The Infirmary Report- Week 12

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, November 28, 2021

Apologies for disturbing that post-Thanksgiving coma, but there is still plenty of football left in Week 12 of the NFL season. Sunday will be much more entertaining, with some key divisional matchups and teams jockeying for playoff seeding. Heat up those Turkey leftovers, kick back and enjoy another day of bird and ball. There’s work to be done first, however. The Infirmary is a busy place.

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The Infirmary- Special Thanksgiving 2021 Edition

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, November 25, 2021

The first, and least desirable, game of the Thanksgiving slate is shaping up to be even uglier; both starting quarterbacks are likely out for the matchup. No Justin Fields on Turkey Day is a bummer, but at least we get D’Andre Swift in this one. The second year back is No. 5 in PPR scoring, and with Jamaal Williams getting work. Some didn’t think this was possible. But it is and he’s killing it; he ranks No. 4 in Snap Share at the position, and No. 1 in Targets and Receptions. Oh, and his Dominator Rating is a stellar 32.5 percent, good for No. 4 among qualified backs. He’s in for a day on Thursday.

The obvious issue here is the Cowboys receivers. Dallas did not play well last week against the Chiefs, and the injuries were certainly a part of it. They’ll have to rebound against the Raiders, and they still will be without both Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Michael Gallup led receivers with 10 Targets, but failed to capitalize. He’s had a quiet return from IR thus far, but Dallas will need him to step up Thursday, even if the run game is working well.

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The Infirmary Report – Week 11

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, November 21, 2021

This is another one of those, “don’t rest on your laurels” check points. The payoff to the grind of it all is in sight. And in a week with a blank IR room and only the Rams and Broncos on BYE, there is still much to discuss. With both good news and bad, The Infirmary is here to provide the essentials for fantasy managers.

Rashod Bateman is primed for a big game with Marquise Brown sitting out. He’s seen a 27.7 percent Target Rate since entering the lineup, good for No. 17 at the position. Not to mention, he’s facing off against the No. 26-ranked pass defense. The Bucs will be without Antonio Brown again, and face Tom Brady’s nemesis- the New York Football Giants. This offense needs to step it up. Speaking of the G-Men, they’ll be without Sterling Shepard. Once again, it’s Kadarius Toney time.

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The Infirmary Report- Week 10

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, November 14, 2021

Nine weeks down, nine left to go. It’s crunch time as fantasy football leagues approach the playoffs. As for this week’s action, there’s chaos abound. Returning quarterbacks, backup quarterbacks, beat up backfields and a star wideout on a new team- this week has it all. Relax… The Infirmary has it covered!

Sure, it’s great Dallas is getting Michael Gallup back, and Scott Miller’s return for Tampa would come at a much needed time. The big news, however, is Seattle getting their signal caller back. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are gearing up to make a run, and it‘s time to simply Let Russ Cook. It’s entirely possible; coach Carrol’s recent comments suggest he’s aware of his fate sans the great quarterback. It’s like Russ himself said – “No more pin, time to win.”

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The Infirmary Report- Week 9

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, November 7, 2021

Week 9 cresembles every other week in the NFL, as far as injuries go. The exception for this week, is the reinforcements making their way back from the ole Injured Reserve. Quarterbacks are once again a highlight and the tight ends have started their own section within the injury club. No matter, The Infirmary is here to be the guiding light through these trying times.

For Jeremy McNichols truthers, now is the time. There is no direct fill-in for Henry, but McNichols will be a valuable asset for the remainder of the season. Per usual, most names on the Questionable list will suit up in the end, but there’s never a guarantee. For the Cardinals, Kyler Murray suiting up is as far from a guarantee as can be.

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The Infirmary Report- Week 8

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, October 31, 2021

The midway point of the season approaches; it is now time to batten down the hatches, so to speak. For championship contenders, the playoff push has already begun. No information can be missed during this time, and lucky for fantasy managers The Infirmary is here to assist!

Austin Ekeler was added to the injury report late in the week. That’s never a good sign. However, reports indicate it was due to soreness and he’s likely to play. If he misses, Justin Jackson becomes an obvious play but don’t forget about Joshua Kelley. While rookie Larry Rountree began the season as the No. 3 back, it’s been Kelley the past two weeks. He’s a worthy flier if Ekeler should miss any time. Don’t forget about the potential in that player profile…

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The Infirmary Report- Week 7

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, October 24, 2021

Hopefully, Infirmary readers have followed the sage advice of the report and have assembled roster depth that would rival The Avengers (That super hero roster is deeeeep!). It will be needed, as this week seven isn’t that different from post-Thanos-finger-snap in the movies; between the BYES and the injuries, it feels like half of the fantasy football world is missing. It isn’t quite that bad, however. Let’s get into it… Infirmary Assemble!

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The Infirmary Report- Week 6

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, October 17, 2021

In a Baltimore offense that is now pass heavy, even if out of necessity, Rashod Bateman may be just what doctor Lamar ordered. Dude has the workout metrics, the college production and is Best Comparable to Stefon Diggs. Remember Odell Beckham’s rookie year? Ready yourself for a bit of Deja Vu.

Taylor Heinicke is running out of pass catchers. Aside from stud Terry McLaurin, the pass-catching talent is lacking. However, DeAndre Carter is a compelling option. After a touchdown catch in Week 4, Carter went on to have a solid game last week, posting four receptions for 62 yards, adding one rush for 11 yards. He’s been around for some time, but does have intriguing aspects to his player profile. Gotta love the cheapies for DFS.

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The Infirmary Report- Week 5

by The “Mad Chatter” Ryan MK, October 10, 2021

Welcome to Week 5, Mad Caps. In previous years, this was considered the unofficial “quarter mark” of the football season. It is at this point that the fantasy community realizes some things; no one knows as much as they thought they did, and football really hurts (hence, the piling up of bodies in The Infirmary). It’s not likely to get any prettier as the season goes along, but it’s OK! As Aaron Rodgers once said, R-E-L-A-X… The Infirmary has your back!

Dalvin Cook is iffy for the Vikings, but the smart choice is Alexander Mattison in this spot. Even if Cook plays, he’s not likely to get a full workload. Sure, The Infirmary has been low on Mattison, but in his relief appearance against Seattle, Mattison rolled for over 170 all-purpose yards. There’s no reason he can’t do the same against a porous Lions run defense.

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