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Micah Hyde (S - BUF)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Micah Hyde (S - BUF)
Micah has been a DB1 option over the home stretch and should be treated as one for Week 17 thanks to a plus matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jayron Kearse (S - DAL)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jayron Kearse (S - DAL)
Jayron has been a DB1 over the second half of the season and maintains that upside against the Cardinals in Week 17. Start him with confidence as a DB1 option with your league title on the line.
Jalen Thompson (S - ARI)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jalen Thompson (S - ARI)
Jalen has been an excellent fantasy option down the stretch and should push for DB1 numbers against the Cowboys during championship week. Fire him up as a DB1 for the plus matchup.
Jordan Whitehead (S - TB)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jordan Whitehead (S - TB)
Jordan Whitehead has been putting together an excellent run for the Buccanneers, but his rostered numbers suggest that IDP managers have not noticed. He is the DB10 in fantasy points per game since Week 8 and should be treated as a borderline DB1 for championship week. Whitehead recorded six solos, one assist, one interception, and three passes defended n Week 16 and should be good for another monster game against the mess that is the New York Jets. Start Whitehead where possible.
Taylor Rapp (S - LAR)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Taylor Rapp (S - LAR)
Taylor Rapp has battled inconsistency in 2021. He put up five solos and three assists in Week 16 after four straight duds and would normally be a sit if it were not for his Week 17 opponent. The Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens represent a plus matchup for all defenders regardless of position and have relinquished the most fantasy points per game to opposing safeties. Rapp has been more name than game for most of the season but appears set to produce as expected when it matters the most. Start Rapp where possible.
Darnell Savage Jr. (S - GB)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Darnell Savage Jr. (S - GB)
Darnell Savage has gotten hot at the right time. Savage recorded five solos, three assists, one interception, and one pass defended in Week 16. He now has at least five solos in two straight games (for the first time all season) and appears set up for another high tackle outing against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. He is hard to trust as anything more than a DB3 option, but he boasts DB2 upside in the plus matchup. Savage had one of his most productive games of the season against the Vikings in Week 11, recording six solos, one assist, and two passes defended. Start Savage where needed.
Jeremy Reaves (S - WAS)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jeremy Reaves (S - WAS)
Promoted to the active roster due to a COVID outbreak and injury, Jeremy Reaves has shined in his two starts. He racked up six solos, four assists, and one tackle for loss in Week 16 and was even better in Week 15 when he tallied nine solos and three assists. He is playing a near every snap role for Washington and figures to remain a starter in Week 17. Reaves has a plus matchup against Jalen Hurts and the Eagles in Week 17, giving him DB2 upside against what should be a ground heavy attack, even without Miles Sanders. Start Reaves as a DB3 with a DB2 ceiling.
Jerome Baker (LB - MIA)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jerome Baker (LB - MIA)
Baker was hot again in Week 16, recording five solos, one assist, 1.5 sacks, and two tackles for loss. He has 3.5 sacks in his last two games to go with nine solos and four assists, making him the LB1 overall since the start of the fantasy playoffs. Baker gets another plus matchup in Week 17, this time against the Tennesee Titans. The Titans have surrendered the 11th most fantasy points per game to the linebacker position, making Baker a strong LB2 option with LB1 upside. Start Baker wherever possible.
Jonas Griffith (LB - DEN)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jonas Griffith (LB - DEN)
Jonas Griffith has been excellent since stepping in as the starter for the injured Kenny Young. He went off in Week 16, recording six solos, seven assists, and three tackles for loss. Griffith is up to 14 solos and eight assists over the last two contests and is playing like an LB2. The former UDFA has played well enough (and Kenny Young poor enough) to get an extended look, even when Young is healthy, so Griffith is worth a priority add for those in deeper redraft leagues. Start him as an LB3 with LB2 upside for a Week 17 matchup against a Los Angeles Chargers team surrendering the second-most fantasy points to the linebacker position.
Anthony Barr (LB - MIN)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Anthony Barr (LB - MIN)
Anthony Barr was excellent in Week 16, racking up five solos, two assists, two interceptions, and two passes defended. While the Vikings continue to misuse his talent, he is heating up at the right time for fantasy managers. He has recorded at least four solos and seven total tackles in four of the last five weeks. Week 17 gives him a Green Bay Packers team he recorded 10 total tackles against back in Week 11. His floor may bar him from the LB2 conversation, but he is strong LB3 teeming with LB2 upside in the plus matchup.
Micah Hyde (S - BUF)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Micah Hyde (S - BUF)
Micah has been a DB1 option over the home stretch and should be treated as one for Week 17 thanks to a plus matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jayron Kearse (S - DAL)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jayron Kearse (S - DAL)
Jayron has been a DB1 over the second half of the season and maintains that upside against the Cardinals in Week 17. Start him with confidence as a DB1 option with your league title on the line.
Jalen Thompson (S - ARI)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jalen Thompson (S - ARI)
Jalen has been an excellent fantasy option down the stretch and should push for DB1 numbers against the Cowboys during championship week. Fire him up as a DB1 for the plus matchup.
Jordan Whitehead (S - TB)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jordan Whitehead (S - TB)
Jordan Whitehead has been putting together an excellent run for the Buccanneers, but his rostered numbers suggest that IDP managers have not noticed. He is the DB10 in fantasy points per game since Week 8 and should be treated as a borderline DB1 for championship week. Whitehead recorded six solos, one assist, one interception, and three passes defended n Week 16 and should be good for another monster game against the mess that is the New York Jets. Start Whitehead where possible.
Taylor Rapp (S - LAR)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Taylor Rapp (S - LAR)
Taylor Rapp has battled inconsistency in 2021. He put up five solos and three assists in Week 16 after four straight duds and would normally be a sit if it were not for his Week 17 opponent. The Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens represent a plus matchup for all defenders regardless of position and have relinquished the most fantasy points per game to opposing safeties. Rapp has been more name than game for most of the season but appears set to produce as expected when it matters the most. Start Rapp where possible.
Darnell Savage Jr. (S - GB)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Darnell Savage Jr. (S - GB)
Darnell Savage has gotten hot at the right time. Savage recorded five solos, three assists, one interception, and one pass defended in Week 16. He now has at least five solos in two straight games (for the first time all season) and appears set up for another high tackle outing against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. He is hard to trust as anything more than a DB3 option, but he boasts DB2 upside in the plus matchup. Savage had one of his most productive games of the season against the Vikings in Week 11, recording six solos, one assist, and two passes defended. Start Savage where needed.
Jeremy Reaves (S - WAS)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jeremy Reaves (S - WAS)
Promoted to the active roster due to a COVID outbreak and injury, Jeremy Reaves has shined in his two starts. He racked up six solos, four assists, and one tackle for loss in Week 16 and was even better in Week 15 when he tallied nine solos and three assists. He is playing a near every snap role for Washington and figures to remain a starter in Week 17. Reaves has a plus matchup against Jalen Hurts and the Eagles in Week 17, giving him DB2 upside against what should be a ground heavy attack, even without Miles Sanders. Start Reaves as a DB3 with a DB2 ceiling.
Jerome Baker (LB - MIA)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jerome Baker (LB - MIA)
Baker was hot again in Week 16, recording five solos, one assist, 1.5 sacks, and two tackles for loss. He has 3.5 sacks in his last two games to go with nine solos and four assists, making him the LB1 overall since the start of the fantasy playoffs. Baker gets another plus matchup in Week 17, this time against the Tennesee Titans. The Titans have surrendered the 11th most fantasy points per game to the linebacker position, making Baker a strong LB2 option with LB1 upside. Start Baker wherever possible.
Jonas Griffith (LB - DEN)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Jonas Griffith (LB - DEN)
Jonas Griffith has been excellent since stepping in as the starter for the injured Kenny Young. He went off in Week 16, recording six solos, seven assists, and three tackles for loss. Griffith is up to 14 solos and eight assists over the last two contests and is playing like an LB2. The former UDFA has played well enough (and Kenny Young poor enough) to get an extended look, even when Young is healthy, so Griffith is worth a priority add for those in deeper redraft leagues. Start him as an LB3 with LB2 upside for a Week 17 matchup against a Los Angeles Chargers team surrendering the second-most fantasy points to the linebacker position.
Anthony Barr (LB - MIN)
Sun, Jan 2
Player Note on Anthony Barr (LB - MIN)
Anthony Barr was excellent in Week 16, racking up five solos, two assists, two interceptions, and two passes defended. While the Vikings continue to misuse his talent, he is heating up at the right time for fantasy managers. He has recorded at least four solos and seven total tackles in four of the last five weeks. Week 17 gives him a Green Bay Packers team he recorded 10 total tackles against back in Week 11. His floor may bar him from the LB2 conversation, but he is strong LB3 teeming with LB2 upside in the plus matchup.
Mark Ingram II (RB - NO) - Mark Ingram suspended four games for PEDs
Thu, May 10
With the surprise news coming out regarding Mark Ingram's suspension Alvin Kamara needs to be moved up draft boards. Already in the first round conversation Ingram's ban has solidified Kamara as a top five option at running back and should propel him to at least 1,000 yards on the ground. With the Saints claiming they knew about the suspension possibility prior to the draft and that they will not be adding a street agent former Bill Jonathan Williams is the favorite to spell Kamara until week 5
C.J. Anderson (RB - FA) - C.J. Anderson signs with Panthers
Thu, May 10
The Carolina Panthers made a shrewd move in picking up recently released CJ Anderson from the Denver Broncos after failing to add a starter in the NFL draft. Fresh off his first career 1,000 yard rushing campaign CJ will look to assume the Stewart role in Norv Turner's offense and should push for RB2 numbers this season. His PPR ceiling is limited by the presence of Christian McCaffrey but the 5'8, 228 lbs back should push for 1,000 yards and 7 plus rushing touchdowns for the 2018 campaign.

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