Dalton Del Don

  • NFL Stock Watch: Melvin Gordon rising, Eddie Lacy falling

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    Melvin Gordon: He looks like a completely different back this year compared to his rookie campaign, as Gordon has improved his YPC, has yet to fumble and has already scored three touchdowns after failing to reach the end zone last season. Moreover, he secured all three of his targets in Week 2, and he should be a much bigger part of San Diego’s passing offense with Danny Woodhead (ACL) out for the year (although it’s worth noting the team signed Dexter McCluster, who will help out some in that capacity). Gordon is second in the NFL in first down runs and is going to be treated as a true workhorse now, and with a highly favorable upcoming schedule (@Ind, N.O., @Oak), he’s locked in as an obvious RB1. There’s a real argument fantasy owners should prefer Gordon over Todd Gurley at this point.

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  • Week 2 fantasy wrap: Philip Rivers tops Mostly NFL Notes

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    Philip Rivers got 9.2 YPA with a 4:0 TD:INT ratio in a dominant performance Sunday, as he carved up a shaky Jags defense despite missing Keenan Allen and losing Danny Woodhead early. Rivers struggled badly without Allen last season, but San Diego is better equipped to replace him in 2016, as newcomer Travis Benjamin secured all six of his targets for 115 yards and two scores, while Tyrell Williams is 6-4, 205 with 4.4 speed and looks like a potential beast. Antonio Gates has lost a step at age 36 but is still a legit red-zone threat, so Rivers can maintain QB1 status despite the losses on offense. He gets highly favorable matchups the next two weeks, when the Chargers travel to face the Colts and then get the Saints at home.

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  • Todd Gurley's slow start, injury issues in Week 2 Fantasy Freak Show wrap

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    The Sunday night edition of the podcast opens with Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don discussing yet another disappointing performance by Todd Gurley and what to do with the back who cost such a high draft pick. The duo also talk about the slew of injuries throughout the league in Week 2 and the fantasy ramifications each presents in an all new Fantasy Freak Show podcast.

     

  • NFL Stock Watch: Jameis Winston rising, Devonta Freeman falling

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    Jameis Winston: He got 8.5 YPA and tossed four touchdowns on the road against an Atlanta secondary that allowed just 19 scores through the air all of last season, as Winston’s ascent into superstardom continues. Winston should be treated as a top-10 fantasy quarterback at minimum, and he gets the added benefit of facing the Saints in Weeks 14 and 16 during the most important time for fantasy owners. Meanwhile, it was also encouraging to see Mike Evans have a nice game against a Falcons defense that ceded the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers last year.

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    Kelvin Benjamin: There’s little question now Benjamin is back as Carolina’s clear No. 1 WR. He saw 12 targets and ripped off 91 yards and a score against arguably the league’s best secondary in Denver, and he’s only going to get better the further he’s removed from knee surgery and back into game shape.

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  • Fantasy Freak Show podcast: Keenan Allen's injury puts damper on Week 1

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    Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don talk about Keenan Allen’s devastating injury and Spencer Ware’s huge game in our Week 1 wrap Freak Show pod. The duo also discuss the high-scoring games in New Orleans and Indy, the defensive struggle in Seattle and the other significant performances from Sunday.

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  • Week 1 fantasy wrap: Spencer Ware tops Mostly NFL Notes

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    Spencer Ware totaled 199 yards and a score, cementing his status as Kansas City’s feature back while Jamaal Charles continues to recover from knee surgery. Ware should remain the team’s GL back all season, and after securing all of his targets in the preseason, he hauled in 7-of-8 for 129 receiving yards Sunday, which is huge news for his fantasy value. The Chiefs’ schedule is rough over the next three games (@Hou, NYJ, @Pit) but really eases up after that, and Ware is a must-start right now regardless of matchup…The Chargers typically shut down opposing No. 1 wideouts, so Jeremy Maclin’s outing was actually impressive…The 21-point comeback was the largest in KC’s franchise history, and Alex Smith’s 34 completions were a career high…After failing to reach the end zone during his rookie campaign, Melvin Gordon scored twice in the game’s first 16 minutes, as apparently all he needed was a little microfracture knee surgery.

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  • Mostly NFL Notes: A 2016 NFC Season Preview

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    NFC East

    Comments/Fantasy predictions: I had Dallas winning the division comfortably before Tony Romo went down, but now who knows, as Dak Prescott is a major wild card. There’s a case to be made Prescott’s big preseason will carry over into regular season success, but I’ve downgraded Dez Bryant a decent amount. According to DVOA, Dallas had the worst passing offense (-24.0%) in the NFL last season, and the Cowboys have won just once over their last 14 games without Romo. At least the team’s rookie backfield seem to be in sync…Ezekiel Elliott finishes as the No. 2 fantasy back and wins Rookie of the Year unanimously.

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    Comments/Fantasy predictions: Carolina can (and will) regress quite a bit this season and still comfortably win this division (for the fourth straight year)…Over the last six seasons, Jonathan Stewart has 16 rushing touchdowns (and six 100-yard rushing games)…Kelvin Benjamin fails to live up to his ADP, while Devin Funchess more than earns a profit.

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    MVP: Aaron Rodgers

  • Mostly NFL Notes: A 2016 AFC Season Preview

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    AFC East

    Comments/Fantasy predictions: New England gets three home games all in which they’ll be favored during the four weeks Tom Brady is suspended, so they’ll be just fine as usual…Martellus Bennett scores 10 touchdowns, while Chris Hogan finishes with more fantasy points than Michael Crabtree…Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker scored touchdowns on one out of every 11.7 targets last season. The rest of the Jets were targeted 42.4 times for every TD…Matt Forte doesn’t finish as a top-20 fantasy running back.

    Tyrod Taylor easily leads the NFL in rushing yards among quarterbacks, while LeSean McCoy bounces back with RB1 numbers…The only thing that can prevent Sammy Watkins from producing a top-five WR fantasy season is health…Opposing kickers were an NFL worst 21-of-29 on FG attempts (and even missed three extra points) against the Dolphins last season…There are a lot of young players on the roster capable of breaking out, but Ryan Tannehill (career 6.9 YPA) ultimately holds them back…Jordan Cameron isn’t worth rostering even in 2TE leagues, while DeVante Parker emerges as the team’s top option on offense.

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  • NFL Stock Watch: Down goes Tony Romo

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    Tony Romo has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his back, with the latest reports suggesting his earliest return would be after Dallas’ Week 7 bye. It’s another tough blow for Romo, who simply can’t stay healthy and will be coming off another major back injury (he’s already had two surgeries) at age 36. He can be removed from draft boards in standard fantasy leagues. Enter Dak Prescott, who’s been the most eye-opening player in the NFL during preseason games, when he’s produced a 7:0 TD:INT ratio while getting 9.1 YPA. He’s an obvious upgrade over previous Dallas backup QBs (the team has won once over their last 14 games without Romo), but it’s one thing to perform in the preseason and another when it counts.

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    James White: A second knee surgery is going to sideline Dion Lewis for 8-10 weeks, moving White into the role as New England’s passing down back. He’s not as good as Lewis, but it moves White way up draft boards, especially in PPR formats. It’s too bad Lewis simply can’t stay on the field.

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  • NFL Stock Watch: Jameis Winston, RG3 and Funchess rising, Matt Jones falling

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    Jameis Winston: He was abnormally young for a rookie starting QB and threw for 4,042 yards and got 7.6 YPA, which are two thresholds Joe Flacco has never reached during his eight-year career (and last season was the first in which Flacco missed a game). Winston’s six rushing touchdowns were a fluke and unsustainable but so was Mike Evans hitting pay dirt just three times on 147 targets (after scoring 12 TDs as a rookie). Winston got into much better shape during the offseason, and the Bucs hit the jackpot during the fantasy playoffs, as they face New Orleans during Weeks 14 and 16. Winston just finished a rookie season that suggests he’s going to take a leap in year two, and he gets to face a historically bad Saints defense that yielded an 8.7 YPA with a 45:9 TD:INT ratio last season when it matters most in 2016.

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