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Fast Five facts/Injury reports and More

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Fast Five Facts leading into Week Fourteen

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

1.) Derek Carr uses 38.5 seconds of play clock in between plays. That leads all starting quarterbacks.

2.) Dalvin Cook leads all running backs with 342 Yards before contact in Zone read rushes.

3.)Tutu Atwell has a 3.59 YPRR from the slot position. Eighth highest among wideouts.

4.)David Njoku sees 57.1% of targets when he is lined up out wide. Highest among all Tight Ends in the NFL.

5.) The Tennesse Titans have allowed 17 Receiving touchdowns. Most in the NFL

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No fancy player card this week as we are looking into one of the biggest headlines from this last week. The biggest news this past week, besides 1000+ names in the transfer portal, was by far and away Colorado’s new head coach Deion Sanders. Not only is Deion bringing his own status to the program, but he’s also bringing his Louis V luggage. One of the headlines of that “luggage” is his son, 2024 QB, Shedeur Sanders.

Shedeur was a 4-Star prospect, according to 247, and the 26th-ranked QB in the 2021 Class. The QB prospect put up two very good years at Jackson State. During his freshman year, he put up 3231 passing yards, 30 TDs, 8 INTs on a 65.9% completion percentage. He then followed it up with 3383 passing yards, 36 TDs, and 8 INTS. He also improved his completion percentage to 70.2%. Throughout the two years, Sanders also added 613 “true” rushing yards per PFF (does not account for negative yardage due to sacks) and 8 TDs on the ground. The QB led Jackson State to a combined 23-2 record over the last two years, including two conference championships and a perfect 12-0 record in 2022.

Deion has already named Shedeur the QB1 at Colorado, and I cannot wait to see him take the field in the Pac-12 in 2023. Shedeur has dominated the SWAC for two consecutive years and looks to climb the 2024 QB rankings, as well as pump up his draft stock, as he now has a grand stage to perform on.

As the college season comes to an end, some of the prospects we were hopeful would declare for the NFL draft have made the decision to go back to school. In some instances, these prospects are entering the transfer portal to pursue new opportunities elsewhere with a different program. Here are some of the key names that will not be a part of the 2023 rookie class:

Kayshon Boutte (WR, LSU) - Boutte was being drafted with an ADP of 8.8 as our WR4 up to this point but has decided to go back to LSU for another season. This is the biggest blow to the 2023 class as Boutte takes another year to refine his craft before he enters the NFL draft.

Jaheim Bell (TE, South Carolina) - Bell was a summer favorite for us more than anything, as his ADP peaked in June at 25.3 but since fell to 45.6 as our TE6 more recently. He has entered the portal, so our fingers are crossed he finds a destination that will better utilize his skill set.

Ray Davis (RB, Vanderbilt) - Davis leaves our 2023 ADP at 44.3 as our RB20, a mostly forgotten prospect taken as a dart throw type in the fourth round of our mocks. He proved he can handle a workhorse role with over 250 touches this season, so it will be interesting if the next school he goes to will feature him the same way.

There have been several quarterbacks who have dropped from the 2023 class already, which has certainly hurt the options NFL teams will have to choose from this draft cycle. Our ADP was mostly fading all of these quarterbacks, as we had little hope any of them would earn early draft capital. KJ Jefferson, DJ Uiagalelei, Michael Penix Jr, Devin Leary, and Kedon Slovis will all become part of the 2024 class instead of declaring for the 2023 NFL draft.

Lamar Jackson (left PCL sprain) remains out of practice and is likely doubtful to play, making Tyler Huntley a must-add due to his rushing upside. Trevor Lawrence (toe) has missed two practices so far, and while he stated he thinks he will play, we will have to wait and see his status as he’s in jeopardy of missing. Tua Tagovailoa (ankle) was limited in practice but is expected to play without limitations.

Josh Jacobs (finger) injured his right pinky finger Thursday night, but was able to tape it and return to the game. Likely not missing any time unless surgery is required. Christian McCaffrey (knee) remains limited in practice but expects this to continue throughout the rest of the season and to play without missing time. Saquon Barkley (neck) was added to the injury report on Thursday, but I would expect him to still play this week. Joe Mixon (concussion) is expected to clear protocol for this week and return. D’Onta Foreman (foot) has been limited in practice but stated he is 95% sure that he will play this week. Damien Harris (thigh) remains out of practice and is unlikely to play this week. Kenneth Walker (foot) remains out of practice, which is notable because DeeJay Dallas (high ankle) has also been out of practice, while Travis Homer (knee) has been able to practice in a limited capacity, though I would probably stay away from this backfield entirely for now.

Mike Williams (ankle) has been testing his ankle at practice in a limited capacity so far, and has a shot at returning this week. Jaylen Waddle (fibula) has been limited in practice, and with the rare tag of Fibula, I’m thinking it could be a bone bruise or high ankle-type injury that will likely linger for a while, though we can probably still safely play him in fantasy. DeAndre Hopkins (illness) and Rondale Moore (groin) did not practice on Thursday, but I would expect Hopkins to play while Rondale likely is out. Tee Higgins (hamstring) was added to the injury report on Thursday, so keep an eye on his game status. Courtland Sutton (hamstring) remains out of practice and is unlikely to play this week, while Jerry Jeudy (ankle) did not have any reported setbacks and should slot in as WR1 for Denver. Brandin Cooks (calf) and Nico Collins (foot) are both trending toward missing this week. Kadarius Toney (hamstring) has been able to return to practice in a limited capacity, but I would not plan on him being fantasy viable for the rest of this season as the Chiefs likely limit his overall snaps and touches. Diontae Johnson (hip) was downgraded to DNP on Thursday, though it may just be load management for him as he has gotten a few Thursdays off from practice. Treylon Burks (concussion) remains out of practice, most likely meaning he will not play this week.

David Njoku (knee) remains limited but told reporters he plans to play. Hayden Hurst (calf) has been deemed doubtful to play this week. Of note for future news, it does sound like Darren Waller (hamstring), and Dallas Goedert (AC sprain) will be able to return off of IR when eligible and play next week.

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🎙

@ATM and @IowaMichael conducted a mid-season startup. Here are some of their observations.

The 2023 dynasty season starts in 4 weeks! While you should be trying to win your dynasty league, if you are positioned well as a contender, it is also important to prepare for the 2023 season and how the values will change in this off-season. There have not been many startups since the start of the season, and because we are unable to track player value shifts with startup ADP. Mike and I are in the midst of a startup right now, and the shifts for some players are pretty extreme from the startup data we had in August.

The first 9 picks were quarterbacks, which I think many would expect, but Tua Tagovailoa at the 1.08 and Justin Fields at the 1.09 I think, will be surprising for a lot of people. Wide receivers as a whole have risen in ADP, especially in the early rounds, and only two running backs came off the board in the first 2 rounds at 2.07 (assuming Bijan Robinson is the 1.01) and 2.12 (Jonathan Taylor). Trey Lance came off of the board at 2.06, and after him, the next quarterback, who is currently in the NFL, did not come off of the board until 4.10. The falloff at the quarterback position happens fast in startups which shows how bad the quarterback landscape really is today.

This startup information should help you form new takeaways on how to approach the 2023 season from a startup standpoint but also in the type of players you should be looking to buy and sell for the long off-season of 2023. Quarterback is KING is Superflex. The wide receiver position has seen a significant bump in value, and running backs have taken a big dip since startup drafts last year. The tough part will be deciding when you should buck the trend and take running backs if the position continues to get faded for wide receivers (Based on this draft, I think that point comes in the late 3rd to early 4th). Dynasty startups and player values will be very fun to watch this offseason, and thinking about it now and getting ahead of your league mates can help you make moves to better position your dynasty team.

Here is a link to the draft board:

 @FantasyGenes gives us his two matchups for week 14.

Amon-Ra St Brown vs. Vikings

Amon-Ra has had a decent history vs. the Vikings in his short career, 8 for 75 in 3 games. The Lions have had Chark and Williams back in the fold, but we know Amon-Ra is the main guy, regardless of who might pose a threat. The Vikings' pass defense:

  • 21 routes ran per game from the slot per game (21st)

  • 33% Targets Per Route Run from the slot (1st)

  • 14.5 fantasy pts per game from the slot (3rd)

  • Allow the most rec yards per game (203)

  • Allow the 2nd most fantasy pts per game (39.9)

  • Allow the 5th most fantasy pts to the slot per game (21.9)

D'Onta Foreman vs. Seattle

Foreman has been a very solid RB since CMAC has been traded to SF. When Foreman has been able to rush at least 15 times(4 games), he has averaged 120 rushing yards. The Seattle rush defense:

  • Allow the 2nd most fantasy pts per game (28.6)

  • Allow the 7th most rush yards per game (112)

  • Allow the 2nd most rec yards to RBs per game (49)

  • 24th in rush DVOA

 @EricVanekNFL gives us his best lineup options in Week 14.

Week 14! This is it, the final week before playoffs start. Man, has this season flown by. It always seems like it too. This is the crunch time though. Hopefully, I can help you out here to get you some key pieces to help you make your playoffs or keep your playoff standing currently.

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, it is really ugly in the back half. A lot of the streamers have some difficult matchups, and/or I just can’t trust them. There’s Ryan Tannehill vs. Jacksonville but without Treylon? I don't think I can trust him. That’s why I’m going back to the well this week. Mike F’N White! Mike White is against Buffalo. I’m expecting the Jets to have to pass the ball a bit again in this one. White threw it 57 times last week, two weeks in a row of over 300 yards passing. I think Mike White, of the back-end players, is a great streamer this week of those options. I will be firing up some Mike White again this week.

The RB this week I am going to go with is RB25, and that is D’Onta Foreman. Foreman is going up against Seattle, and the Panthers coming off a bye should be rested up a little bit here. I think Foreman can go out there and have a really good game with a TD or two, possibly as well. I think Foreman should be able to do that this week for ya. I think this is sneaky a higher-scoring game this week where both teams could be in the upper 20s here. Foreman should be solid.

To double up on the Mike White play at WR44 this week, I am going to fire up Corey Davis. Davis had a really solid game last week as well, even with Garrett Wilson having a monster game. I think Davis is a very solid veteran WR option who just gets the job done. The Jets probably have to throw the ball a little bit in this game as well. I am comfortable with Corey Davis this week to pair up with Mike White. I think Davis has a shot at the end zone as well.

At TE this week, I am going to go with TE21 David Njoku. Now, this is probably a conservative ranking by the rankers because they’re not sure if he will play. I think Njoku suits up this week and plays, and I think he and Watson showed a little chemistry together in training camp and preseason games. I think Njoku could be a solid option there for the Browns. If Njoku does not play, my pivot would be to TE Noah Fant of the Seahawks. For that matter, I think Fant played pretty well last week and the last few weeks. I would be willing to throw Fant in my lineups.

Good luck, and let's make those playoffs!

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