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Fast Five facts/Injury reports and More

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Fast Five Facts leading into Week Eight

All Stats Are Courtesy of The 33rd Team's Edge 

1.) 58% of Trevor Lawrence's Rush attempts are by design. That ranks highest among Quarterbacks in the top 10 for rushing.

2.) Tony Pollard's 4.3 yards after contact leads all RBs in that category (minimum 20 rushes)

3.) Chris Olave leads all wideouts with 953 Air Yards.

4.)Travis Kelce leads all skill positions with 7 touchdowns 

5.) The Philadelphia Eagles AND New York Giants have the stingest defenses against the pass. Both teams have a catch-allowed % of 54.4%.


Week 8 NFL Prop bet courtesy of MySpari.Com

Morning Friends! Last week Ken Walker came through in a big way.

Most books have not put out lines for Sunday, so It's hard for me to give out a pick for Sunday's games. But I do have a lean that I will hammer if it comes out.

Tyreek Hill OVER 6.5 receptions.

Over the last four weeks, Hill has seen enormous target share and has had seven catches in all four games. Facing off this week against the hapless Lions, I expect the Cheetah to do well again!

Let’s get paid!

Week 9 College Football Pick 

The college season is almost over already (Sad Trombone noise). On a positive note, Bijan Robinson did go over his 105.5 rushing yards prop, so chalk that up as another W for the DD Squad. We've found a play we like here for Week 9 

Chase Brown Over 130.5 Rushing Yards

The Cornhusker defense has been VERY friendly to the running back position this season, ranking 115th out of 131 FBS teams. Brown has surpassed this total easily in the last two games and should continue to be the workhorse for the Fighting Illini.

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Last week, we talked about Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker, so it is only natural to talk about the Volunteer WR that is rising draft boards as well. Junior WR Jalin Hyatt is having a massive breakout season which was boosted when he caught six balls for 207 yards and five touchdowns against Alabama. 

Hyatt is already outproducing his first two seasons exponentially (stats shown in player card above) in roughly the same number of routes run (167 in 2020, 172 in 2021, and 209 so far in 2022, respectively per PFF). He has definitely been the beneficiary of Hooker’s dominant play. 

Likewise, with Hooker, Hyatt's final tests will come in the final stretch of games: vs. Kentucky this week, at Georgia next week, the potential SEC Championship game, andTennessee'ss bowl game. Between his final performances, his incredible athleticism (reported 4.3 rang 40-yard dash), and the lack of WR depth, especially in the 2nd/3rd tier of this 2023 Draft Class. Jalin Hyatt could rise up draft boards even more. He very well could bethis year's, Jameson Williams.

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With October winding down and Halloween around the corner, we are gonna play a game of trick-or-treat with the 2023 rookie class using our October ADP.

Bijan Robinson @ 1.01 - No doubt in my mind Bijan Robinson is the prize jewel of the 2023 draft class but is pulling the trigger on him more of a trick than a treat?  I want to explore trading down off the 1.01 and pick up multiple assets and future capital from a team that must have the name Bijan Robinson on their roster.  Treat yourself to Blake Corum at 2.02 or Zach Charbonnet at 2.08 right now as an alternative if you need some running back depth.

Hendon Hooker @ 1.11 - Coming off the board this month as QB4, Hooker has made his way to the back end of the first round.  If Hooker gets selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, being able to walk away with him at the back of the first is a treat I will take every single time.  Should Hooker fall to the second round or worse, I imagine he has an equally brutal fall from grace as Malik Willis and the other 2022 quarterbacks we had high hopes for.

Quentin Johnston @ 2.03 - The TCU wideout has had his ups and downs this season but is coming on strong in recent weeks and finds himself our WR4 in October. At 2.03, I am calling Johnston a treat with his upside, assuming he garners the capital I feel he deserves. The same idea as Bijan, if I can trade back in the middle of the first off Addison, Boutte, or JSN to pick up Johnston, plus I am exploring that every time.

Michael Mayer @ 2.05 - Few things scare me more than spending draft capital on rookie tight ends.  Thankfully Mayer has fallen to the middle of the second in October, but he’s still a trick to me with such a deep class at the other skill positions.  I am confident I could use my second-round rookie pick to acquire a proven tight end today that can provide my roster with adequate production without the growing pains of a rookie.

Treat yourself to a peak at the October ADP below!

James Conner (ribs) has been practicing in a limited capacity and is trending toward returning this week. Cordarelle Patterson (knee) is potentially returning next week and posted a video of him running near full speed. Chuba Hubbard (ankle) remains out of practice, so keep an eye on his status. Ezekiel Elliott (knee) may or may not have a sprained MCL and bone bruise, as reports have been refuted, but we can’t trust what the Cowboys say about injuries. 

Russell Wilson (hamstring) continues to practice in a limited capacity, but he has repeatedly stated that he intends to play and didn’t do high knees on the airplane for four hours for nothing. Ryan Tannehill (ankle) was able to practice in a limited capacity and should be able to play. Mac Jones (ankle) was taken off the injury report and reportedly will start. 

In breaking news, Ja’Marr Chase (hip) is dealing with a hip injury that is expected to keep him out for 4-6 weeks, possibly labral or a tendinopathy. Amon-Ra St. Brown (concussion sort of) remains in concussion protocol but is expected to clear since he never actually had a concussion. Allen Lazard (shoulder) will likely miss this week after suffering a shoulder injury, likely an AC sprain. Nico Collins (groin) is expected to miss this week due to a groin strain. Davante Adams (illness) continues to miss practice, but most of the time, players are able to return in time to play, so keep an eye on his status. Michael Thomas (foot/toe) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) continue to miss practice and have no timetable for return. Corey Davis (knee/MCL) is unlikely to suit up for this week. Deebo Samuel (hamstring) has missed two practices due to a hamstring strain and is trending toward missing this week. 

David Njoku (ankle) will likely be out 3-4 weeks with an ankle sprain, suspected high ankle. Darren Waller (hamstring) is trending upwards towards playing this week. 

From Thursday night, Mark Andrews suffered a shoulder injury (likely AC sprain), reportedly mild, and Rashod Bateman suffered a re-injury of his prior foot sprain (right foot, it would appear by initial video). Gus Edwards sustained a right hamstring strain during a hyperextension mechanism, and we have yet to hear about the severity. All three are at risk of missing next week, with the Ravens on bye in week 10. 

There are many more updates, especially after full injury reports come out, so be sure to tune in to the Destination Devy Injury Pod that drops on Sunday morning before setting your lineups, and follow me @jmthrivept for live updates.

Beyond the Mic🎙

Adam gives some tips on squads that lost some major players this week due to injury

Oh, man. We lost Breece, the final nail in the RB coffin. Now we have a high-end receiver injury to Ja'Marr Chase, which is expected to sideline him for at least 4-6 weeks. I'm no doctor, and we should make sure we are closely tapped in with Jeff Mueller as more develops on this, but 2022 has been hit by a slew of injuries to high-end players at every position!

We are all feeling the rigidness of being a contender, but to what extent is it random? Maybe you are lucky and have mostly dodged the injury bug, but there is a team in one of my leagues who is currently down Lance, Russ, Breece, Javonte, Metcalf, Burks, Waller, and now Chase. This is your reminder of the importance of liquidity on your contenders. You can forget being a top contender if you catch that many injuries, but if you still have your 1st, you will at least be rewarded with an early 1st. Even if you've avoided numerous injuries, losing Ja'Marr Chase for multiple weeks this late in the year can really set your team back. In a scenario like this, having liquidity gives you a protected asset that you can use to find replacement points in your lineup. On the flip side, if you're rebuilding, make sure you are striking deals with contenders who are dealing with injuries!

 @FantasyGenes gives us his two matchups for week Eight.

Barbeque Chicken Alert!! Let's get into the matchups that I like this week.

Derrick Henry vs Texans

Henry is on a streak of 3 straight 100-yard games, and no better way to get to 4 than to play your division rivals who suck at stopping the run.  Also, keep in mind the last two times he played the Texans in 2020, averaging 28-231-2.  The Texans run defense:

  • 135 rush yards given up per game(last)

  • 31.9 fantasy pts per game to RBs(last)

  • Last in Rush DVOA

  • Start Henry with confidence.  Taking his Prize Picks prop at 100.5 rush yards.

Philly pass catchers vs. Steelers

The Steelers have not been good at defending the pass, especially with 3 starters being out with injuries the last few weeks.  Per PFF WR/CB Matchup, AJ Brown has the week's best matchup vs all Steeler corners.  Pitt has allowed the last 3 weeks:

  • 47.7 fantasy pts per game to WRs (31st)

  • 250 rec yards per game to WRs (last)

  • 17.0 yards per rec (last)

  • Start all pass catchers AJ Brown, D Smith, and Dallas Goedert with confidence. AJ Brown prop at 70.5 rec yards on PrizePicks.  Even though he is 3/6 for the season over this number, the matchup is really good, and this should be in play. DeVonta Smith at 55.5 rec yards should be on the radar also.

@Just_Ike09 is buying the hype on this QB...

Justin Fields had a rough start to the 2022 season as he only threw for 297 yards (2 TDs, 4 INTs), completed just over 50% of passes & rushed for 95 yards on 27 carries. 

Over his last four games, he’s the fantasy QB7, including the QB4 over the previous 3. He’s coming off back-to-back games with 80+ rushing yards showing us that upside we’ve wanted to see. So, what changed?

The OC in Chicago is finally calling/designing plays that tailor to Fields’ strengths - moving the pocket, easy throws, play action & designed runs. In week seven vs. the Patriots, he had a single-game career-high 11 designed runs (28%). Needless to say, the offense was humming.

I believe he can keep this going as a QB1 ROS. Week 8 vs. Dallas will be difficult, but after that, he has coming up (ranking vs. QBs): Miami (25th), Detroit (31st), & Atlanta (32nd). This is a great time to buy Fields before it’s too late!

 @EricVanekNFL gives us his best options in Week Eight.

We survived the Week 7 apocalypse!!!! Well, some of us did; these damn injuries keep piling up! Hopefully, that stops for a little while now, but we’re onto Week 8 now. I will give you some plays I like this coming week this week. Chargers and Chiefs players are on bye this week for you, so we’ll need some help. 

I will be looking at FantasyPros ECR rankings to give you a look at guys outside the top 12 at QB, top 24 RB, top 36 WR, and top 12 at TE as some sleeper options to play this week.

At QB this week, I am actually going to dig down deep to QB 23. Andy Dalton is the new starting QB for the New Orleans Saints. A lot of garbage time last week for Dalton made him a top 5 QB against Arizona. Now, this week, against a struggling Las Vegas D as well, and at home, I think Dalton can be an excellent streamer for you this week. Dalton should be able to be a guy you can play this week and get you hopefully to that 18-20 point mark.

Next up, I’m going to go with RB 29 on the week, and that is RB Tyler Allgeier for the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are running the ball so much; they’re also at home. With how they’re using these backs right now, you have to play with them the volume they’re getting. With that volume, that is going to be the reason why I want to play Allgeier this week. He pounded one in on the goal line last week, and I could see the same again this week as well. Fire up some Allgeier this week.

At the WR spot this week, I am going to go with WR37 on the week Wan’Dale Robinson. Wan’Dale has been getting hyper-targeted since his return; I can see this week being a bit of a higher-scoring game against Seattle. I think Wan’Dale could have a pretty big game this week. I will do whatever it takes to get Wan’Dale into my lineups this week. Especially in PPR leagues, I would be absolutely shocked if he’s not above 10 PPR points this week. I expect more like 18-20 for him this week, hoping he scores.

At the Tight End spot this week, I think this is pretty easy for me if you’re streaming, and that is Harrison Bryant of Cleveland. He is TE22 this week, and honestly, he should be closer to the top 12. Bryant has always been a good target, just not a super freak athlete like Njoku. Bryant can sit in the zones, catch the ball and make some plays. He can do some work in the red zone too. Njoku is most likely out, and so is Pharoh Brown, the third TE who also suffered a concussion. Bryant should play close to 100% of snaps since they’re going to have to call up TEs from the practice squad behind him. Fire up some Bryant this week!

Good luck to everyone in Week 8 let's win some games! 

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