Week 9 Waiver Claims, NFL Trade Shake ups and Coaching Changes

There is a lot of shakeup in the NFL and fantasy.

I want to give you practical fantasy football help today, so you can stay a successful course in getting to the top of your league.

If you have not already made your waiver wire claims in season long fantasy football, here are the top options out there in most leagues as of today’s writing. These may apply towards 10 man leagues. After your waivers have cleared here on wednesday these guys could very well be left.

You probably will need the help with NFL bye weeks going in full motion this week. This includes: Bengals, Cardinals, Colts, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars

Free Agent Players as of 10/31/18

subject to change up until kickoff

At Quarterback

QB: Andy Dalton: Yes as the #1 option for week 10 and beyond he may be worth stashing with the only tough game being at the Ravens in week 11

Alex Smith: With an easy game for week 9 vs. Atlanta, Smith is a good plug and play for this coming week only. Try to stack him with Jordan Reed if available as well.

If you have no other option, Joe Flacco should be there vs. and easier matchup this week vs. Pittsburgh, even though its a division game.

At Running Back:

Good luck as there are few options here. You may want to check your team and see what you have to offer in a trade unless breaking injury news comes about.

RB: Duke Johnson As the mentioned shake up in coaching change, we could finally receive what was advertised in his signing to a contract this year, to more results on the field, as the play calling should change for the better.

Darren Sproles/Wendell Smallwood: While this isn’t much of an option, the following weeks will help us see which guys will get the most touches and touchdown opportunities moving forward as this will change from week to week, as the eagles get no trade done before the deadline.

Wide Receiver:

Chris Godwin: If you happen to have gotten Ryan Fitzpatrick from waivers already, this could still be a great stack play for you. As M. Evans gets the outside to deep routes, along with D-Jax, and Godwin getting a lot of mid range looks from Fitz.

Calvin Ridley: Don’t sleep a WR2//3 on the Atlanta team that poses heaving offensive targets, and gives them up, calling for great high scoring games coming up the 2nd half.

Christian Kirk: Yes surprisingly, Kirk along with Ridley, these rookie WR’s are still free agents in your league, so get Kirk if still needing someone, as he is a great deep threat, being behind in games, for Josh Rosen.

Effects of Trades in NFL:

D. Thomas to the Texans

If you happened to have picked up Keke Coutee in a league, you now have to contend with D. Thomas from the broncos. Bad news for Coutee Hype, which was well deserved before this. Courtland Sutton gets his opportunity.

Ty Montgomery to the Ravens.

This trade will minimally impact the Packers fantasy players, however largely now effecting the Ravens offense, as it appears they were looking to replace Danny Woodhead, Alex Collins owners are now looking for any other options.

Golden Tate to the Eagles:

Tate is largely affected, as no longer is he the #1 option for Matt Stafford, but now is the #2 or 3 option for Carson Wentz. The QB is not a drop off but the offense is. Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay owners rejoice.

Coaching Change

The reboot for the browns will be interesting even more so the the Cardinals OC change. We should see different splits to get this team on a winning track, and I would expect Mayfeild’s development to be the key. Look for things to open up a bit for Jarvis Landry, Antonio Calloway, and David Njoku, along with Duke Johnson as mentioned.


Week 3 NFL DFS Rankings for Fanduel, DraftKings with Standard Deviation and Variance rating

These stats factor in the usual standard deviation and coefficient variable rating that I do on a weekly basis. It easy to figure for yourself a player not on the list. For nfl player rankings using this model, I like to use the past 5 games sample size, so that we don’t go too far back, nor too small of a sample size. Here’s the calculator link if your into fantasy football analytics, here is the calculator. This deviations and variables will be for the Main Sunday NFL Fanduel Slate, so numbers will of course vary on dratkings, mainly because of the 1 point per reception scoring there.

Here’s a video as a brief overview of the Cash Game outlook for week 8:

We’ll add another video at the bottom of this post for the Tournament style lineup considerations, later this week, so check back by saturday.

Here are the Tournament/Sleeper Plays for week 8 DFS:

Week 6 NFL DFS Plays for 2018

Out of your season long league and need somewhere to turn to get into the game this week? This will prep you for the best plays you can make with the highest projected totals in order as the lower you go down this list, the higher the player, the less risk the play will be. As you work your way down though, depending on which position you want to pay down on, the higher the risk when it comes to the amount you’ll pay in your salary cap on either draftkings or fanduel. This is for the sunday-monday slate of games.

Fantasy Football Peripheral Rankings by Team for Week 6 2018

This week we are getting a bit more advanced, as we must perfect and refine our process for the 2018 season so that we can gain an edge on the competition that so many players are trying to get. This is a very important edge because it is based on the opportunity the player receives on a consistent basis, which is based on the team opportunity.

Teams with most offensive snap opportunities along with their QB’s

Roethlisberger /Steelers: 355

P. Rivers/Chargers 322

Falcons/M. Ryan 354

C. Newton/Panthres 1 more game needed

J. Goff/Rams 333

A Rodgers/Packers 377

T. Brady/Pats 337

P. Mahomes/Chiefs 338

D. Watson/Houston 375

Vikings/K. Cousin 336

A Dalton/Bengals 329

A. Luck/Indy 374

Bortles/Jags 351

R. Wilson/Seahawks 318

Bears/Trubisky 269 – only 4 games

J. Winston – only taken %6 of snaps this season.

A. Smith/Redskins 275 4 games played

Mayfield/Browns – %53 of snaps this season.

S. Darnold – 305 snaps – lowest amount of snaps for any QB/team that has played %100 of teams QB snaps.

J. Rosen/Cards only %48 of snaps this season.

J. Allen/Bills 284 snaps – %90 of snaps so far this season.

C. Beathard/49ers – taken $45  of snaps.

D. Watson/Texans 375 snaps

J. Flacco 375 snaps. Only played %90 of team snaps this year so far.

D. Car/Raiders 359 snaps

M. Mariotta/Titans – Played %68 of snaps

D. Prescott/Cowboys – 309 snaps

C. Keanum/Broncos – 345 snaps

R. Tannehill – 266 snaps Lowest amount of snaps played by any QB who has played all 5 games.


Consistency Rakings                 Proj.               Mean              S.D.               C.V










B. Mayfield; 16.9.9 Pts Proj. Potential for much greater in is small sample size. Is making difficult throws and maturing fast!

C. Hyde;


Week 5 NFL Fantasy Standard Deviation Rankings Projected for Fanduel

This Report provides the Standard Deviation and Co Efficient Variable for week 5 NFL fantasy action, most Positions on the fanduel slate. For more on the SD, and CV metrics, visit: Wealthy Fantasy Football Keys to Consistency in Fantasy Football for Winning your leagues. Check out the Week 5 Studs you want to play at the bottom for Fanduel

Here’s the Video for a better explanation and understanding:


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Week 5 NFL Fantasy Standard Deviation Rankings Projected for Fanduel

NHL Rankings for NHL DFS 2018-19 Season

Just doing a DFS Rankings Special Article to get you the help you need before entering your lineups for the 1018-19 NHL Season.

1. Alex Ovechkin LW WSH
2. Nikita Kucherov RW TB
3. Connor McDavid C EDM
4. Sidney Crosby C PIT
5. Evgeni Malkin C PIT
6. Brad Marchand LW BOS
7. Blake Wheeler RW WPG
8. Steven Stamkos C TB
9. Tyler Seguin C DAL
10. Auston Matthews C TOR
11. Nathan MacKinnon C COL
12. Taylor Hall LW NJ
13. John Tavares C TOR
14. Patrick Kane RW CHI
15. Patrik Laine LW WPG
16. Connor Hellebuyck G WPG
17. Jamie Benn C DAL
18. David Pastrnak RW BOS
19. Andrei Vasilevskiy G TB
20. Brent Burns D SJ
21. Claude Giroux C PHI
22. Erik Karlsson D SJ
23. Evgeny Kuznetsov C WSH
24. Victor Hedman D TB
25. Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL
26 Phil Kessel RW PIT
27 Dustin Byfuglien D WPG
28 Mitchell Marner RW TOR
29 Jakub Voracek RW PHI
30 Pekka Rinne G NSH
31 Mark Scheifele C WPG
32 Johnny Gaudreau LW CGY
33 Sergei Bobrovsky G CBJ
34 Anze Kopitar C LA
35 Jonathan Quick G LA
36 Joe Pavelski C SJ
37 Braden Holtby G WSH
38 Filip Forsberg LW NSH
39 Tuukka Rask G BOS
40 Jack Eichel C BUF
41 Shayne Gostisbehere D PHI
42 Artemi Panarin LW CBJ
43 Vincent Trocheck C FLA
44 Patrice Bergeron C BOS
45 Aleksander Barkov C FLA
46 Brock Boeser RW VAN
47 Martin Jones G SJ
48 Seth Jones D CBJ
49 Frederik Andersen G TOR
50 Jonathan Marchessault LW VGK
51 Drew Doughty D LA
52 Marc-Andre Fleury G VGK
53 John Carlson D WSH
54 P.K. Subban D NSH
55 John Gibson G ANA
56 Patric Hornqvist RW PIT
57 Mikko Rantanen RW COL
58 Leon Draisaitl C EDM
59 John Klingberg D DAL
60 Roman Josi D NSH
61 Ryan Getzlaf C ANA
62 Rickard Rakell RW ANA
63 Matt Murray G PIT
64 Alexander Radulov LW DAL
66 Tyson Barrie D COL
67 Torey Krug D BOS
68 William Karlsson C VGK
69 Mathew Barzal C NYI
70 Ilya Kovalchuk RW LA
71 Sean Monahan C CGY
72 Sean Couturier C PHI
73 Kristopher Letang D PIT
74 Dougie Hamilton D CAR
75 Nicklas Backstrom C WSH
76 Devan Dubnyk G MIN
77 Carey Price G MTL
78 Sebastian Aho C CAR
79 Ben Bishop G DAL
80 Max Pacioretty LW VGK
81 Jake Allen G STL
82 James Van Riemsdyk LW PHI
83 Brendan Gallagher RW MTL
84 Kyle Palmieri RW NJ
85 Nikolaj Ehlers LW WPG
86 Alex Pietrangelo D STL
87 Cam Atkinson RW CBJ
88 Rasmus Ristolainen D BUF
89 Clayton Keller RW ARI
90 Wayne Simmonds RW PHI
91 Charlie McAvoy D BOS
92 Jaden Schwartz LW STL
93 Oliver Ekman-Larsson D ARI
94 Brayden Schenn LW STL
95 Antti Raanta G ARI
96 Ivan Provorov D PHI
97 Matthew Tkachuk LW CGY
98 Mark Stone RW OTT
99 Ryan Ellis D NSH
100 Rasmus Dahlin D BUF
101 Jeff Carter C LA
102 Keith Yandle D FLA
103 Morgan Rielly D TOR
104 Cam Talbot G EDM
105 Ryan Suter D MIN
106 Logan Couture C SJ
107 Dustin Brown RW LA
108 Jeff Skinner LW BUF
109 Viktor Arvidsson LW NSH
110 William Nylander RW TOR
111 Reilly Smith RW VGK
112 James Neal RW CGY
113 Jeff Petry D MTL
114 Mark Giordano D CGY
115 Mathew Dumba D MIN
116 Mikael Granlund C MIN
117 Jonathan Huberdeau LW FLA
118 Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
119 Corey Crawford G CHI
120 Brayden Point C TB
121 Mike Smith G CGY
122 Jonathan Toews C CHI
123 Zachary Werenski D CBJ
124 Mike Hoffman LW FLA
125 Nico Hischier C NJ
126 Nick Bjugstad RW FLA
127 Duncan Keith D CHI
128 Chris Kreider LW NYR
129 Teuvo Teravainen C CAR
130 Gabriel Landeskog LW COL
131 Eric Staal C MIN
132 T.J. Oshie RW WSH
133 Aaron Ekblad D FLA
134 Ryan Johansen C NSH
135 Jake Guentzel LW PIT
136 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM
137 Semyon Varlamov G COL
138 Nazem Kadri C TOR
139 Cory Schneider G NJ
140 Dylan Larkin C DET
141 Kyle Connor LW WPG
142 Jake Gardiner D TOR
143 Roberto Luongo G FLA
144 Jason Zucker LW MIN
145 Evgeny Dadonov LW FLA
146 Jimmy Howard G DET
147 Mikhail Sergachev D TB
148 Carter Hutton G BUF
149 Tom Wilson RW WSH
150 Alex DeBrincat RW CHI