Dalton Del Don

  • NFL Stock Watch: Christine Michael rising, Randall Cobb falling

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    Christine Michael: He ran for 106 yards and scored the first two touchdowns of his career in Week 3, and impressed while doing so even if it was a favorable matchup. Thomas Rawls is going to miss multiple weeks with a fibula injury, so there’s a big opportunity for Michael to take full control of Seattle’s backfield. The Seahawks’ immediate upcoming schedule isn’t ideal (@NYJ, bye), but it really eases up after that. Michael should be treated as an RB1 right now, and if a draft were held today, he’d be gone within the first three rounds, if not sooner.

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    Carson Wentz: It’s taken the raw rookie coming from North Dakota State who missed most of the preseason with an injury all of three games to be in the QB1 discussion, as Wentz has been one of the biggest surprises so far in 2016. He’s the real deal.

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  • Fantasy Freak Show pod: Kenneth Dixon and other waiver wire adds

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    Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don open the podcast discussing fantasy ramifications from all of the Week 3 fallout, including how much to spend on waiver wire targets such as Kenneth Dixon, Terrelle Pryor, Jordan Howard, Dak Prescott and Trevor Siemian, among others. The duo also play a game of “panic or patience” regarding struggling players like Randall Cobb and Golden Tate in an all fantasy football podcast getting you ready for Week 4.

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  • Week 3 fantasy wrap: Carson Wentz tops Mostly NFL Notes

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    After throwing for more than 300 yards and two scores against a Steelers defense that entered having allowed just one passing TD over two games, the legend of Carson Wentz continues to grow. He now sports a 5:0 TD:INT ratio on the season, and it’s clear his early success wasn’t just a product of an easy schedule. Wentz has lit the league on fire despite coming from an FCS school and missing most of the preseason with a rib injury. He’s gotten 7.5 YPA and became the first rookie in NFL history to throw more than 100 passes without an interception. He’s also capable of running even more than he’s shown (although it would help if he learned to avoid contact better). Wentz sure looks like a future star, and he’s fully capable of being a major fantasy asset right now as well. Just check out this play Sunday in which he improvised and found Darren Sproles for a 73-yard TD. He’s the real deal.

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  • 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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    Song of the Week: Dawes – When The Tequila Runs Out

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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.

    NFC North

    NFC South

    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.

    NFC West

    MVP: Aaron Rodgers