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Chris Sweet – Senior Fantasy Analyst: The Wagner Wire

It’s time again for a 69 pack of thoughts, musings, facts, and anecdotes from your Sweet Fantasy.

  1. The Patriots D is going to force Tom Brady to throw a lot this year.
  2. Brandin Cooks showed what kind of an impact he can have last week. He is still going to be frustrating to own week to week.
  3. Deshaun Watson is going to have some big fantasy weeks in this league.
  4. Is it just me or does D’onta Foreman already look like the best RB on the Texans?
  5. Jared Goff and the Rams offense looked amazing against the 49ers. If they can have a similar game against the Cowboys it will be time to take notice.
  6. I bet Tyrod Taylor misses Sammy Watkins and Robert Brooks.
  7. Kareem Hunt is still good. I don’t see him slowing down.
  8. Alex Smith has a decent shot at a Top 12 QB finish this year.
  9. Tyreek Hill can’t score a long TD every week…right? He can’t, can he?
  10. Philip Rivers missed a lot of guys against the Chiefs.
  11. I like Rivers and Keenan Allen to have a big game against the Eagles this weekend.
  12. The Chargers really need Melvin Gordon to stay on the field. There is nobody else there.
  13. Jordan Howard is still a really good runner. His fantasy value is going to depend on positive game scripts.
  14. Tarik Cohen is the safer guy to start each week in a PPR.
  15. The Falcons could be 1-2. Even really good teams need a few breaks.
  16. If I’m in a redraft I might see if the Julio Jones owner wants to sell at a slight discount.
  17. Austin Hooper doesn’t seem like he’s going to get much volume.
  18. Ameer Abdullah is never going to be as good as I want him to be.
  19. It’s easy to forget that Stefon Diggs was a 5-star recruit out of High School. He is helping us remember.
  20. Sam Bradford and Case Keenum are a lot closer in skill than the Vikings want you to know.
  21. Laquon Treadwell has been so bad that Michael Floyd on his 3rd chance might take his job in a few weeks.
  22. Jameis Winston is probably always going to be this type of QB. That should be just fine for fantasy owners.
  23. This is your last chance to buy Doug Martin cheap.
  24. It’s a good week to play Desean Jackson in DFS.
  25. I don’t think Cam Newton is bouncing back this year.
  26. Christian McCaffery needs a lot of touches to be fantasy relevant.
  27. I still don’t think Devin Funchess is good.
  28. The Saints should really let AP go.
  29. Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram could be a really good pairing.
  30. Drew Brees is quietly going to own every QB record when he retires.
  31. Willie Snead returns this week. This should help Michael Thomas.
  32. Shad Khan should just move the Jaguars to London full-time.
  33. Marcedes Lewis has 4 catches on the season. He is currently the 8th ranked TE. What a terrible position.
  34. Leonard Fournette is being overshadowed by how dominant Kareem Hunt has been.
  35. Jacoby Brissett looks like he will be a backup in the league for a long time.
  36. Now might also be a good time to check with TY Hilton owners before Andrew Luck comes back.
  37. Deshone Kizer is going to make a lot of mistakes but he should give you a decent floor each week.
  38. Duke Johnson is starting to look more and more like the RB to own in Cleveland.
  39. It might be a week too late to buy Joe Mixon. It definitely will be too late by Sunday Night.
  40. Andy Dalton still doesn’t have a serviceable Offensive Line but the new OC should help his fantasy value.
  41. Joe Flacco threw for 28 “Elite” yards last week. That Offense is going to be a real roller coaster ride.
  42. It’s hard to tell in a blowout like that but Alex Collins looked like the best runner on the Ravens.
  43. I know Ben Roethlisberger has very pronounced Home/Road splits but he hasn’t looked like the same Quarterback this year.
  44. Martavis Bryant should have had a long TD early in that game.
  45. If Ty Montgomery is out for more than a week or so the Green Bay run game is in trouble.
  46. I sure hope Davante Adams is ok. No room in the game for hits like that.
  47. I still don’t know if the Titans are good or not.
  48. Derrick Henry is gonna have to wait a few more weeks before we crown him.
  49. Rishard Matthews is one of the more underrated WR in football.
  50. Chris Thompson is making the most of every touch he gets. Sort of like Tevin Coleman last year.
  51. I’m losing faith in Terrelle Pryor.
  52. The Raiders laid an egg on Sunday Night.
  53. Derek Carr doesn’t have long to forget about it before playing the Broncos tough D this week.
  54. Amari Cooper has 148 yards receiving and 1 TD total in 4 career games against the Broncos.
  55. Either the Broncos or Raiders will be 2-2 after a hot 2-0 start.
  56. Jamaal Charles has looked decent in his current role.
  57. Russ Wilson had a big game but it was almost all garbage time.
  58. Chris Carson didn’t do anything this week to lose touches.
  59. Doug Baldwin is a Game Time Decision. Paul Richardson would be a decent fill in if he can’t go.
  60. We should all probably stop anointing anyone the successor to Larry Fitzgerald until he retires.
  61. The Cardinals run game is not faring well without David Johnson.
  62. Carson Palmer can still make a few throws against mediocre Defenses.
  63. Carlos Hyde continues to be an every week start and should be a mid to low-end RB1 all year.
  64. Brian Hoyer can hang in a shootout.
  65. DeVante Parker is starting the year off well. The breakout is coming soon.
  66. Ignore Jay Ajayi’s stinker last week. A date in his hometown of London against the Saints putrid D is calling.
  67. The Jets stink but Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson are going to have some weeks.
  68. With Matt Forte out there is no excuse for Bilal Powell to not have a big game.
  69. Charles Clay is available in too many leagues.

Butterfly? Uh Uh, That’s old. Let me see that Tootsee Roll. Your Sweet Fantasy will be back next week for another 69.

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