Skip to main content
Derek Lofland photo

Derek Lofland

FantasyPros
Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
4d
Player Note on Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
The Saints are 18th against fantasy tight ends, Gronk would need to score a touchdown this week to be fantasy relevant.
Jared Cook (TE - NO)
4d
Player Note on Jared Cook (TE - NO)
Cook had 4 receptions for 40 yards against the Bears 31st ranked fantasy tight end defense, so there is not a ton of upside against the Bucs 23rd ranked fantasy tight end defense.
Austin Hooper (TE - CLE)
4d
Player Note on Austin Hooper (TE - CLE)
The Chiefs are 26th against fantasy tight ends, but Hooper is the 4th option in the offense and his fantasy upside is limited by the Browns commitment to the running game.
Robert Tonyan (TE - GB)
4d
Player Note on Robert Tonyan (TE - GB)
The Rams are 11th against fantasy tight ends, but Tonyan's touchdown upside keeps him in the fantasy discussion.
Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
4d
Player Note on Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
The Bills are 25th against fantasy tight ends, Andrews has an excellent chance to find the end zone this week.
Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
4d
Player Note on Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
The Browns are just 27th against fantasy tight ends, Kelce is in a class by himself at home in a great matchup coming off 2 weeks rest.
Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
4d
Player Note on Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
Beasley had 5 receptions for 57 yards in the Wild Card Round and he will have a tough matchup against the Ravens 3rd ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.
Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR)
4d
Player Note on Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR)
The Packers are 5th against fantasy options, I would not expect a huge game from Kupp on the road in a tough matchup.
Antonio Brown (WR - TB)
4d
Player Note on Antonio Brown (WR - TB)
Brown scored a TD last week and he will be a touchdown dependent fantasy option on the road against a Saints team that dominated the Buccaneers in the regular season.
Marquise Brown (WR - BAL)
4d
Player Note on Marquise Brown (WR - BAL)
The Bills are 6th against fantasy wide receivers, Hollywood Brown is a boom / bust option on the road in a tough matchup.
Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
4d
Player Note on Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
The Saints are 18th against fantasy tight ends, Gronk would need to score a touchdown this week to be fantasy relevant.
Jared Cook (TE - NO)
4d
Player Note on Jared Cook (TE - NO)
Cook had 4 receptions for 40 yards against the Bears 31st ranked fantasy tight end defense, so there is not a ton of upside against the Bucs 23rd ranked fantasy tight end defense.
Austin Hooper (TE - CLE)
4d
Player Note on Austin Hooper (TE - CLE)
The Chiefs are 26th against fantasy tight ends, but Hooper is the 4th option in the offense and his fantasy upside is limited by the Browns commitment to the running game.
Robert Tonyan (TE - GB)
4d
Player Note on Robert Tonyan (TE - GB)
The Rams are 11th against fantasy tight ends, but Tonyan's touchdown upside keeps him in the fantasy discussion.
Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
4d
Player Note on Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
The Bills are 25th against fantasy tight ends, Andrews has an excellent chance to find the end zone this week.
Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
4d
Player Note on Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
The Browns are just 27th against fantasy tight ends, Kelce is in a class by himself at home in a great matchup coming off 2 weeks rest.
Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
4d
Player Note on Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
Beasley had 5 receptions for 57 yards in the Wild Card Round and he will have a tough matchup against the Ravens 3rd ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.
Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR)
4d
Player Note on Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR)
The Packers are 5th against fantasy options, I would not expect a huge game from Kupp on the road in a tough matchup.
Antonio Brown (WR - TB)
4d
Player Note on Antonio Brown (WR - TB)
Brown scored a TD last week and he will be a touchdown dependent fantasy option on the road against a Saints team that dominated the Buccaneers in the regular season.
Marquise Brown (WR - BAL)
4d
Player Note on Marquise Brown (WR - BAL)
The Bills are 6th against fantasy wide receivers, Hollywood Brown is a boom / bust option on the road in a tough matchup.
Carson Palmer (QB - FA) - Carson Palmer retires
Fri, Jan 5
News Reaction on Carson Palmer (QB - FA) - Carson Palmer retires
Palmer only played 7 games this year and he had only 1,978 yards passing, 9 passing touchdowns, 7 picks and a QB rating of 84.4. He was averaging only 19.5 fantasy points per game. The Cardinals were going to need to find their quarterback of the future in the 2018 NFL Draft, regardless of whether Palmer retired. Hopefully they will make a great choice, because the Cardinals have a lot of good skill position players that would benefit from better QB play than they experienced in 2017.
Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB) - Aaron Rodgers taking snaps at practice
Thu, Nov 16
I think a lot depends on how the Packers do in the next few weeks. If they are eliminated from playoff contention by the time Rodgers is eligible to return, it makes no sense for the Packers to bring him back and risk an injury in a lost season. If they are still alive, they will bring him back in an attempt to save their season. Rodgers is worth a bench stash in all leagues. He is an elite QB1 when healthy and could help a team in the fantasy playoffs.
Tyrod Taylor (QB - LAC) - Tyrod Taylor BENCHED for Week 11
Thu, Nov 16
News Reaction on Tyrod Taylor (QB - LAC) - Tyrod Taylor BENCHED for Week 11
Taylor was efficient with a 64.2 completion percentage and 91.4 QB rating. The problem is the fantasy production was nonexistent with 10 touchdowns passes in 9 games and only 187.1 pass yards per game. Peterman had experience playing in a pro style offense in college. We don't know if he will be ready to play at the NFL level, so take a wait and see approach with all players not named RB LeSean McCoy. They could improve or regress, it just depends if Peterman is up to the task this year.

Go to the Fantasy Accuracy Reports to see how this expert stacks up.