Kenyan Drake
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There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Week 10 Byes: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia
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Get ‘em
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 4 of 5 targets for 48 yards, TD. Three straight games with a score.
Kenyon Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins – Lost a fumble, but finished with 104 total yards (six receptions).
Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets – 96 total yards, 2 TDs. If he got cut loose in your league, he’s worth an add.
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – 311 yards, 4 TDs. Solid QB2 and spot starter.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 2 of 8 targets for 68 yards. WR depth with Pierre Garcon out.
Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – 2 of 2 targets for 79 yards. Borderline TE1.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 8 of 12 targets for 75 yards, TD. Averaging 76.7 yards in his past three games.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seatttle Seahawks – 70 total yards.
Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins – 61 total yards and a TD. Bench depth, particularly in PPR leagues as the Miami RB situation plays out.
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams – 4 of 5 targets for 70 yards, 2 TDs. Averaging 65 yards in his past six games.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 4 of 6 yards for 24 yards, 2 TDs. Has yet to reach 35 yards in a game this year.
Jacboy Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts – 308 yards, 2 TDs. Second game in a row with 2 TDs. Worth considering as a QB2, but needs to prove more.
Trey Burton, TE, Philadelphia Eagles – 2 of 4 targets for 41 yards, TD. Zach Ertz should return following the bye.
Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 66 total yards, 3 TDs. Bye week and then Jay Ajayi should command more carries.
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins – 311 yards and 3 TDs.
Eric Decker, WR, Tennessee Titans – 3 of 4 targets for 21 yards, TD. Hasn’t proven to be a reliable fantasy option yet.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals – 2 of 3 targets for 23 yards, TD.
Johnny Holton, WR, Oakland Raiders – 44-yard TD catch.
Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills – 6 of 7 targets for 53 yards, TD. Banged up his knee.
Tavarres King, WR, New York Giants – 3 of 6 targets for 33 yards, TD.
Julius Thomas, TE, Miami Dolphins – 6 of 8 targets for 84 yards, TD. Had two yards in his previous game.
Deonte Thompson, WR, Buffalo Bills – 7 of 10 targets for 81 yards, TD. Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews figure to dominate the targets going forward.
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 9 of 9 targets for 141 yards. Big game, but had not topped 50 yards since the first game.
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Kenyan Drake
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Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
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Bye Week:  Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts – The Texans are tied for 25th with 14 passing touchdowns allowed. Playing from behind, Brissett will have to pass a lot.
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – The Giants rank 27th in the league with 258.7 passing yards allowed and tied for 25th with 14 passing touchdowns given up.
Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets – Buffalo ranks 29th in the league with 266.4 passing yards allowed per game.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants – Rams have allowed 123.1 yards per game and eight rushing scores.
Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams, RBs, Miami Dolphins – Gets first crack following the Jay Ajayi trade. If he falters, Williams could seize the job. Oakland is  120.4 rushing yards per game.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans – Baltimore has allowed 132.8 rushing yards per game. Could be enough for Henry and Murray to be productive.
Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden, RBs, Dallas Cowboys – Same deal as the Dolphins. This situation is up for grabs.
Brandon Coleman, WR, New Orleans Saints – Tampa Bay has allowed 274.7 ypg.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Buffalo Bills – The Jets have allowed 17 passing scores. I don’t think Kelvin Benjamin will be quite up to speed.
Curtis Samuel and Russell Shepard, WR, Carolina Panthers – With Kelvin Benjamin moving on to Buffalo, additional targets are available.
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams - The Giants rank 27th in the league with 258.7 passing yards allowed and tied for 25th with 14 passing touchdowns given up. Averaging 64 yards in his past five games.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – Always a bump when Jordan Reed misses time.
Ed Dickson, TE, Carolina Panthers – Again, targets are up for grabs in Carolina.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts – Should be active against Houston.
Oakland Raiders Defense – Miami is averaging 13.1 point per game.
San Francisco 49ers Defense – Arizona is inept without Carson Palmer.
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Calais Campbell
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 team defense rankings.
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Houston Texans
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Los Angeles Rams
7. Oakland Raiders
8. Cincinnati Bengals
9. Kansas City Chiefs
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Detroit Lions
12. Tennessee Titans
13. Buffalo Bills
14. Denver Broncos
15. New York Giants
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Jake Elliott
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 kicker rankings.
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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1. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
2. Ka’imi Fairbairn
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
5. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
7. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
8. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
9. Blair Walsh, Seattle Seahawks
10. Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
11. Giorgio Tavecchio, Oakland Raiders
12. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
13. Steven Hauschka, Buffalo Bills
14. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
15. Phil Dawson, Arizona Cardinals
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Travis Kelce leap
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 tight end rankings.
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
3. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
4. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Evan Engram, New York Giants
6. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets
7. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
9. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
10. Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins
11. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
12. Tyler Croft, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
14. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
15. Ed Dickson, Carolina Panthers
16. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
17. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
18. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
19. A.J. Derby, Denver Broncos
20. Nick O’Leary, Buffalo Bills
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2017 NFL Picks – Week 9

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Here are the Lester’s Legends NFL Picks. These picks are straight up and for fun. I went 11-2 last week and my Lock Pick (Philadelphia) took care of business. I’ll take the Saints for my Winner Lock.
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Overall Record: 73-46 (.613)
Lock Picks: 7-1 (.875)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W), SEA (W), PITT (L), HOU (W), TENN (W), PHI (W)
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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New York Jets over Buffalo
Tennessee over Baltimore
New Orleans over Tampa Bay (Winner Lock)
Los Angeles Rams over New York Giants
Philadelphia over Denver
Atlanta over Carolina
Jacksonville over Cincinnati
Houston over Indianapolis
Arizona over San Francisco
Seattle over Washington
Kansas City over Dallas
Oakland over Miami
Green Bay over Detroit
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Julio Jones Super Bowl
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 wide receiver rankings
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
4. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
6. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
7. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
8. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
10. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
11. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
12. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
13. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
14. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
15. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
16. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
17. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
18. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
19. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
20. Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
21. Ted Ginn, Jr., New Orleans Saints
22. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23. Devante Adams, Green Bay Packers
24. Robby Anderson, New York Jets
25. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
26. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
27. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
29. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
30. Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
31. Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets
32. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins
33. Will Fuller, Houston Texans
34. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
35. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
36. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
37. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
38. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
39. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
40. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Todd Gurley
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 running back rankings.
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
7. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
8. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
9. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
11. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
12. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
13. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
14. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
15. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
16. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
17. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
18. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
19. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
20. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
21. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
22. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
23. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
24. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
25. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
26. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
27. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
28. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
29. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
30. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
31. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
32. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
33. Matt Forte, New York Jets
34. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
35. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
36. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
37. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
38. DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders
39. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
40. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
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Russell Wilson running
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 quarterback rankings.
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
3. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
6. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
7. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
8. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
9. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
10. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
11. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
12. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
13. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
14. Josh McCown, New York Jets
15. Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts
16. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Eli Manning, New York Giants
18. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
19. Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers
20. Tom Savage, Houston Texans
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Paul Richardson
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There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
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Get ‘em
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 6 of 6 targets for 104 yards, TD. Two straight games with a score and averaging 71.7 yards in his last three games.
Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers – 56 total yards and TD.
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 143 total yards. Averaging 68.3 yards per game. Had his first two receptions of the year.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts – 12 of 14 targets for 121 yards, TD. 25 receptions in his past three games.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts – 63 total yards, TD.
Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks – 6 of 7 targets for 105 yards, 2 TDs. Three TDs in two games and five on the year.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 7 of 10 targets for 193 yards, TD. 4 touchdowns on the year. Stock is rising.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – Lone bright spot with 5 catches (10 targets) for 65 yards. Averaging 66.3 yards and a TD in his last three game.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Travis Benjamin, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – 5 of 9 targets for 64 yards, TD.
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots – 83 total yards.
Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland Raiders – 3 of 4 targets for 51 yards, TD.
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons – 4 of 6 targets for 47 yards, TD.
TJ Jones, WR, Detroit Lions – 4 of 8 targets for 88 yards.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks – 6 of 8 targets for 121 yards.
Josh Malone, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – 2 of 3 targets for 35 yards, TD.
Tre McBride III, WR, Chicago Bears – 3 of 5 targets for 92 yards.
Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets – 257 yards, 2 TDs.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 2 of 4 targets for 6 yards, TD. Averaging 21.5 yards in his last six games.
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