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Week 6 Fantasy Football News 2017 Season

Jameis Winston – QB – Tampa Bay Buccaneers   10/15/17  Posted 5:06pm CT

Winston was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Guru Analysis: Winston initially tried to play through the injury in the first half of Sunday’s eventual 38-33 loss to Arizona, but Koetter pulled his quarterback from the game after he tossed three straight incompletions on a three-and-out drive early in the second quarter. Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bucs to 33 second-half points, suggesting the offense will at least be in decent hands if Winston misses time beyond Sunday. For what it’s worth, Winston said after the game that he expects to be back soon, Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Another update may be available Monday once the Bucs have results from their quarterback’s MRI.

Aaron Rodgers – QB – Green Bay Packers      Posted 10/15/17 5:04pm CT

Rodgers broke his collarbone Sunday at Minnesota and may miss the rest of the season.

Guru Analysis:  Rodgers sustained the injury on a hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, landing awkwardly on his right arm in the process. With a diagnosis confirmed, Rodgers is a prime candidate to land on injured reserve in the coming days. While Brett Hundley will finish out the contest and likely be named the starting quarterback moving forward, the Packers will also do their due diligence in restocking the position, either via trade or free agency.

Carlos Hyde – RB – San Francisco 49ers    Posted 8:36pm CT

On Saturday, Benjamin Allbright said that the 49ers have ‘received and made calls’ regarding Carlos Hyde. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Guru Analysis:  This news comes a week after it was reported that the 49ers and Hyde had begun contract extension talks. The 49ers are in the middle of a massive ground up rebuild that started in the front office. Hyde is arguably the best player they have on offense, and he also carries the most return in the trade market. It seems as if the 49ers are content in cutting all ties to the previous regime regardless of talent or potential to build around. If you are a Hyde owner the time to sell is dangerously close. It may not be a bad idea to throw some feelers out to see what you can get. Hyde’s days as a boarderline RB1 are gone and he is going to be hard to trust as a starter going forward.

Ezekiel Elliott – RB – Dallas Cowboys    Posted 8:34pm CT

Ezekiel Elliott remains eligible to play for the time being, according to Pro Football Talk. The U.S. District Court will prevent the NFL from suspending Elliott until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rules on Elliott’s petition for rehearing. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Guru Analysis:  Until a petition for rehearing is filed and resolved, Elliott will remain eligible to play. With the team on bye, this doesn’t change anything immediately, but it seems like a suspension could be further delayed by continued appeal. Elliott and the Cowboys take on the 49ers Week 7.

Travis Kelce – TE – Kansas City Chiefs         Posted 10/14/17 9:37am CT

Coach Andy Reid expects Travis Kelce to play in Week 6 barring any unforeseen events. Kelce practiced again on Friday and has been removed from the Cheifs’ final injury report. (Source: Terez A. Paylor on Twitter)

Guru Analysis:  Kelce’s status looked questionable earlier in the week but it looks likely that he will play in Sunday’s game against the Steelers. For the time being, Kelce should be active in all lineups and treated as an elite TE1.

Derek Carr – QB – Oakland Raiders   Posted 10/14/17 9:35am CT

Derek Carr has been officially listed as the starter for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Carr was removed from the Raiders’ final injury report after being a full a participant in Friday’s practice. (Source: Michael Gehlkin on Twitter)

Guru Analysis:   Derek Carr will return to the starting lineup after missing just one game with a transverse fracture. Even though Carr is not likely 100 percent, he should bring a spark to a struggling Raiders offense. Returning quickly from a back injury, Carr should be considered a risky yet high-upside QB2 against an exploitable Chargers defense.

Ezekiel Elliott – RB – Dallas Cowboys      Posted 10/14/17 9:32am CT

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the NFLPA will request an “en banc” hearing on behalf of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Guru Analysis:  Per Schefter, an en banc hearing is “a hearing of the full panel of judges with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.” Although unlikely at this point, the before mentioned hearing will likely give Elliott the greatest chance of remaining on the field. The NFLPA will request that Elliott’s six-game suspension, which is presently reinstated, remain at a stay while his application for the en banc is under review. The NFLPA has 14 days to file.

Matthew Stafford – QB – Detroit Lions        Posted 10/14/17 8:30am CT

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (ankle) will play Week 6. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Guru Analysis:  While he is listed as questionable on the injury report with an ankle injury, Stafford will indeed play Sunday at New Orleans. In a plus matchup facing an unreliable Saints’ defense, Stafford has QB1 upside for Week 6.

Rob Gronkowski – TE – New England Patriots   Posted 10/14/17 8:24am CT

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh) told the press he’s “ready to go” for Week 6. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Guru Analysis:  Although he missed Week 5’s win over the Buccaneers with a thigh injury, Gronkowski is trending toward an active designation for Sunday’s encounter with the Jets. If he plays, and he is fully expected to, Gronkowski will be in the high-end TE1 mix for Week 6.

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C.J. Anderson – RB – Denver Broncos               Posted 9/17/17 10:18amCT

Anderson pounded the ball for 118 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries and added another 36 yards and a touchdown on three catches in Sunday’s 42-17 win over Dallas.

Guru Analysis:  Ezekiel Elliott’s status and potential impact on the game dominated discussions ahead of Sunday, but it was Anderson who controlled the contest. Anderson got humming early with a 28-yard gain on the team’s second drive. He then followed up with a 16-yard touchdown grab on a quick pivot on third and long in the second quarter and scampered for a 23-yard touchdown run in the third. Anderson, a notorious slow-starter, has reached 88 total yards in each of the Broncos’ first two contests of the season – a total he reached just five times in his previous 22 regular-season games. The return of Devontae Booker as soon as next week is worth monitoring, but it’s hard to picture Denver shying too far away from Anderson while he’s rolling.

Derrick Henry – RB – Tennessee Titans                               Posted 9/17/17 10:11amCT

Henry rushed 14 times for 92 yards and a touchdown, but wasn’t targeted in the passing game during Sunday’s 37-16 win at Jacksonville.

Guru Analysis:  Henry benefited from DeMarco Murray’s precautionary second-half exit due to hamstring tightness, setting a new career high in rushing yards. His 17-yard score to make it 16-3 in the third quarter was the first of three Tennessee rushing touchdowns, with tight end Delanie Walker and fullback Jalston Fowler getting the other two from one and three yards out, respectively. Should Murray’s injury prove serious enough to keep him out, Henry would make for a strong play even with a tough Seahawks defense in town next week.

Odell Beckham – WR – New York Giants       Posted 9/17/17 10:05amCT

The Giants believe there’s a “good chance” Beckham (ankle) will play Monday against the Lions, but his status is still “up in the air” for the Week 2 matchup, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Guru Analysis:  It appears the Giants will wait until pregame warmups before officially ruling Beckham in or out for the contest, leaving his fantasy owners in a tough spot this week. Beckham’s upside probably makes it worthwhile to keep him active in deeper formats where the alternatives aren’t as appealing, but even if he suits up, the wideout could be significantly hobbled and may struggle to deliver his usual top-flight production. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, Beckham, who was a limited participant in practices this week, recently relayed that his left high-ankle sprain carries a projected 6-to-8 week recovery timetable; he’s currently at about the four-week mark.

Ezekiel Elliott – RB – Dallas Cowboys               Posted 9/17/17 10:02amCT

Elliott carried nine times for eight yards and caught four of five targets for another 14 yards during Sunday’s 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Guru Analysis:  Elliott was bottled up all day and finished with an average of 0.9 yards per carry — the worst game of his career by a long shot. The team endeavored to get him involved in the passing game, but he failed to make a significant impact in that respect as well. Elliott’s cause wasn’t aided by Dak Prescott’s inability to establish a rhythm, which allowed the defense to continue keying in on him. He will face another stern road match-up next week against the Cardinals, but a player of his ilk should bounce back in a featured role.

Melvin Gordon – RB – Los Angeles Chargers         Posted 9/17/17 9:43amCt

Gordon carried the ball nine times for 13 yards and a touchdown, while converting eight targets for seven receptions and 65 yards in Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Dolphins.

Guru Analysis:  The Chargers only ran the ball 14 times in Sunday’s game, but it’s still discouraging to see Gordon held to under three yards-per-carry for a second consecutive game. Despite all the big-bodied receiving options available on the Chargers, Gordon has still been a red zone weapon, scoring his first rushing touchdown of the new campaign early in the contest. Healthy receiving totals have buoyed the third-year running back’s stats somewhat, as he’s remained a stable check-down option for quarterback Philip Rivers, but he’s simply under-performed thus far on the ground. Things won’t get much easier against the Chiefs next week.

Jarvis Landry – WR – Miami Dolphins                  Posted 9/17/17 9:40amCT

Landry (knee) brought in 13 of 15 targets for 78 yards in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Chargers. He also misfired on one pass attempt and lost seven yards on his sole rush.

Guru Analysis:  Landry took advantage of a Chargers secondary missing star cornerback Jason Verrett (knee), equaling his career high in catches while serving as Jay Cutler’s favorite target on the day. The fourth-year wideout showed no ill effects from the minor knee ailment that had afflicted him late in the practice week, and his rapport with Cutler certainly provides plenty of reason for optimism going forward. He’ll look to build on his season-opening effort versus the Jets in Week 3.

Martellus Bennett – TE – Green Bay Packers        Posted 9/17/17 9:39amCT

Bennett caught five passes for 47 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons.

Guru  Analysis:  Bennett could have had a bigger game Sunday night, but he dropped several passes thrown his direction and finished with fewer than 50 receiving yards for the second time in as many weeks as a Packer. The good news for Bennett and his fantasy owners is that he led the Packers with 11 targets, so it’s clear quarterback Aaron Rodgers is already comfortable throwing the ball in his direction often.

Jordy Nelson – WR – Green Bay Packers         Posted 9/16/17 8:15pmCT

Nelson (quad) never returned to Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Falcons.

Guru Analysis:  Nelson was removed on the opening drive, and while the Packers never officially he ruled him out, he didn’t make it back into the game. Geronimo Allison took over a regular spot in three-wide sets, with Trevor Davis entering the mix in the fourth quarter when Randall Cobb suffered a shoulder injury. The Packers didn’t provide updates on their injured receivers at the conclusion of Sunday’s game.   Hopefully for the Packers sake, Nelson can get back to full strength quickly or this team could be in trouble.

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Todd Gurley – RB – Los Angeles Rams        Posted 9/12/17  11:59pmCt

Gurley rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on 19 attempts and caught five passes for 56 yards during Sunday’s win over Indianapolis.

Guru Analysis:  There were a lot of positives to take away from Gurley’s Week 1 showing. He found the end zone and showcased promising upside as a receiver, which was an aspect of his game that has been questioned in the past. However, he also rushed for just 2.1 yards per carry. With the Los Angeles defense taking over the game early, Gurley often rushed in predictable run situations, so it’s probably wise not to overreact to either the highs or lows of Sunday’s showing. Gurley should be viewed as a strong starting option heading into a Week 2 matchup against Washington, and posting another solid outing would bode well for his fantasy outlook moving forward.

LeSean McCoy – RB – Buffalo Bills            Posted 9/12/17  11:56pm CT

McCoy rushed 22 times for 110 yards and caught five of six targets for another 49 in Sunday’s opener against the Jets.

Guru Analysis:  McCoy briefly exited this one with a wrist injury, but was able to return without issue. His day could’ve been much bigger, but Buffalo twice scored via the air from one yard out before letting fullback Mike Tolbert vulture a one-yard score on the ground. While the elusive and explosive McCoy is still Buffalo’s best option for moving the ball into scoring position, Tolbert’s proficiency in close will limit the former Eagle’s looks near the goal line.

Eli Manning – QB – Baltimore Ravens            Posted 9/12/17 11:53pmCT

Manning completed 29 of 38 passes for 220 yards and one interception in Sunday’s 19-3 victory over the Giants.

Guru Analysis:  The entire Giants offense struggled in the absence of Odell Beckham (ankle), with Manning unable to do much even against an inexperienced group of Cowboys corners. The main issue seemed to be the deficiencies of the offensive line, as Manning was constantly under pressure and had no running game to help open up passing lanes. While Beckham’s impending return should help Manning move the ball easier, the Giants’ blocking up front is clearly a problem and could be a liability moving forward.

Joe Flacco – QB – Baltimore Ravens           Posted 9/12/17 11:49pmCT

Flacco completed nine of 17 passes for 121 yards, a touchdown, and a pick in Sunday’s win over the Bengals.

Guru Analysis:  While much of the talk around Flacco in recent months has been his knee and back injuries, it’s easy to forget that the statuesque passer has been pretty average since Gary Kubiak skipped town three years ago, his completion percentage improving as his touchdown:interception ratio and yards per attempt took dives. Flacco benefited from a 46-yard catch-and-run from Jeremy Maclin and a few quick passes to Danny Woodhead on Sunday. Look for the Ravens to lean heavily on the run and quick timing passes this season in an effort to get Flacco back on track.

David Johnson – RB – Arizona Cardinals              Posted 9/12/17 10:58amCT

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will have surgery on his left wrist and will miss 2-3 months.  The Cardinals will place Johnson on IR with the chance to return this year.

Guru Analysis:  Undoubtedly this is the biggest injury in the young 2017 season (sorry Allen Robinson).  Johnson is the heart & soul of the Cardinal offense and more than likely the heart & soul of your fantasy football team if you drafted him.  Hopefully you drafted depth at the RB position.  Of course, losing Johnson in any league format no matter what your roster may look like is devastating  but it’s not the end of your fantasy season.  with any luck, Johnson will be back prior to the fantasy playoffs.  Until then you will need to work the waiver wire and take some upside with players like Tarick Cohen – RB- Chicago Bears or Johnson’s back-up, Kerwyn Williams.   Don’t panic!

Dolphins-Buccaneers Game will not be played in Miami on Sunday due to the looming threat of Hurricane Irma.        Posted 9/5/17 7:40pm CT

Guru Analysis:  The league will more than likely move this game to Nov. 19, which is a bye week for both teams.  It’s always rough on teams when changes like this take place, however, player and fan safety is of the up-most importance.  FantasyGuruNation.com will keep you updated with the game status.  Check your lineups and prepare to make the necessary moves for players involved with this game.  

Andrew Luck – QB – Indianapolis Colts        Posted 9/2/17 5:48pm CT

Indianapolis Colts officially remove Andrew Luck from PUP list on Saturday afternoon.

Guru Analysis: Luck coming off PUP gives Indy a brief sigh of relief, but the situation for the franchise star remains murky.  Jim Irsay indicated Luck may not be ready for week 1 and with only a few days remaining prior to the start of season, it seems Scott Tolzien will be the starter when the Colts take the field against the Rams on 9/10.  I would still draft Luck in the 8-9 round. Colts took him off the PUP list, they feel he is coming back shortly.  His fantasy production is off the charts when healthy.  If you drafted Luck, play the best QB match-ups you can off the waiver wire in your league until he is back.

Brock Osweiler – QB – FA                                  Posted 9/2/17 537pm CT

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Broncos are expected to aggressively pursue the free-agent quarterback, per sources, citing Denver as Osweiler’s likely landing spot.

Guru Analysis:  Broncos looking for a back-up quarterback with the injury to Paxton Lynch. Osweiler would step in right away behind starter Trevor Siemian, mirroring the role he played under Peyton Manning for four seasons in Denver.  This would be an opportunity for Osweiler to turn his career around with a team he had success with before his fall from grace.

Willie Snead – WR – New Orleans Saints            Posted 9/1/17 5:03pm CT

ESPN Insider Field Yates is reporting Willie Snead is being  suspended for the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.  It was originally a four game suspension but was reduced to three after his appeal.  An off-season DUI charge led to the violation.

Guru Analysis:  The Saints have weapons even without Snead but it does affect them.  With the loss of Brandin Cooks, Snead was looked upon to settle in as the Saints WR2.  Michael Thomas will have his work cut out for him.  Coby Fleener will have to step up his game in his second season with the Saints.  

Victor Cruz – WR – Chicago Bears                      Posted 9/1/17 4:55pm CT

Reports out of Chicago saying the Bears will release Victor Cruz.

Guru Analysis:  Looks like the end of the road for the Salsa King of the NFL. Most thought Cruz would of made the roster with the season ending injury to top wide-out Cameron Meredith. Evidently his salary was to much to bear (ok, my keen sense of humor jumping in).  

Brock Osweiler – QB – Cleveland Browns         Posted 9/1/17 4:47pm CT

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo is reporting the Cleveland Browns are releasing Brock Osweiler.

Guru Analysis:  Brock Osweiler, once the heir-apparent to Peyton Manning, gets beat out by a rookie QB.  This doesn’t surprise anyone the least bit.  I had thought Osweiler might be able prove his worth during the off-season but when your getting paid millions you gotta produce.  This is probably the best thing for the Browns and Osweiler will find a QB situation which fits him.  he flashed some talent in Denver and someone will give him another chance.

Ezekiel Elliott – RB – Dallas Cowboy              Posted 9/1/17 0150am CT

According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter the NFLPA has requested a restraining to prohibit any suspension of Elliott. The NFL’s director of investigations testified in the hearing on the appeal of Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension on Tuesday that she would not have recommended discipline for the Cowboys running back based on what she found, a source told ESPN.

Guru Analysis:   Well, this appears the NFL might have botched the entire investigation and hearing of Ezekiel Elliott.  This especially bodes well for the fantasy football world team managers who were able to pick Elliott at a discount.  Personally for me in one of my leagues, I had the overall 1st pick and of course took David Johnson. Guess who was still sitting there when it came to my turn in Round 2?  That’s right, Mr. Elliot. I snatched up in true Guru style.

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Joe Haden – CB – FA                                              Posted 8/30/17 3:40pm CT

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports the recently released Joe Haden is expected to sign a three year, 27-million dollar deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Guru Analysis:  The Steelers tighten up their defensive backfield with Haden playing opposite of Artie Burns.  This move works only as long as Haden can stay healthy. 

Ahmad Brooks – LB – FA                                          Posted 8/30/17 1:51pm CT

Both NFL Network and ESPN are reporting that Ahmad Brooks will be signed by Green Bay Packers on a one-year deal worth up to 5 million.

Guru Analysis:  Brooks adds flexibility and depth to the Packers defense.  Even at age 33, he has some gas left in the tank.  This signing allows Clay Matthews to move around the defensive formation which benefits the entire defense.  Another short-impact move by Ted Thompson with low-risk and high-upside.

Jordan Matthews – WR – Buffalo Bills                           Posted 8/29/17 2:44 pm CT

ESPN has reported that Head Coach Sean McDermott says he is “cautiously optimistic” of Jordan Matthews suiting up for Week 1 against the NY Jets.

Guru  Analysis:  If you know the Guru, I have always thought well of the other “Jordy” in the NFC.  Jordan Matthews may not be what you typically would want in a WR1.  He drops passes that he should catch.  He isn’t the fastest or quickest. However, this is a football player with some true grit and he isn’t afraid to come out of the slot.  He finds a way to get open and he can be a solid PPR option, if healthy.  In Buffalo, Matthews could put up some solid stats.

Vance McDonald – TE – Pittsburgh Steelers/San Francisco 49ers                Posted 8/29/17 11:57am CT

NFL Network is reporting that the Steelers have traded their 2018 fourth-round pick to the 49ers for TE Vance McDonald.

Guru Analysis:  If this fantasy football news report holds true, the Steelers are investing heavily in McDonald as this was their one skilled position that lacked big-play-breaking potential.  McDonald has the talent and ability to fill this void.  He displayed his game-breaking ability in a pathetically anemic offense with the 49ers.  Huge upgrade for him and the Steelers.  Worthy of TE streaming play with the potential of a mid-range TE2.

Leonard Fournette – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars           Posted 8/28/17 12:46pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) has been practicing more lately and will be ready for Week 1.

Guru Analysis:  The Jaguars and his fantasy owners are breathing a bit better after reports came out that the rookie was practicing and confident of being in the backfield Week 1.  Fournette is projected to be the top rookie running back in 2017.  As long as health holds up (foot), he is expected to be the workhorse in Jaguars backfield.  He looks to be solid RB2 with high upside.

Demaryius Thomas – WR – Denver Broncos            Posted 8/29/17 02:42am CT

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (groin) missed practice Monday, Aug. 28.

Guru Analysis:  Thomas missed practice due to a groin injury which is not considered to be threatening him from being on the field come Week 1 of the season.  Regardless of who might be behind center, Thomas remains a high-end WR2 option.

Jarvis Landry – WR – Miami Dolphins          Posted 8/28/17 11:53am CT

Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry was informed by head coach Adam Gase that there is no chance the team trades him.

Guru Analysis: In PPR leagues, Landry ranks as of the most reliable, although his TD ratio to receptions is a bit lackluster. We’ve heard all summer long that DeVante Parker looks primed for a breakout season. Landry does have the appeal of the contract year, but if Parker stays healthy, there may not be enough room for Landry. Landry is a WR2 in PPR formats.  If the trade rumors are true, could Landry end up in Chicago?  Also, you never know, if the Patriots may want a short term replacement for Julian Edelman.  Now wouldn’t that be something!

Julian Edelman – WR – New England Patriots      Posted 8/28/17 11:17am CT

Edelman tore his ACL Friday night against the Lions in the third preseason game and will miss the entire year.

Guru Analysis:  Undoubtedly, this has been the biggest injury so far during the 2017 preseason. The chemistry between Julian Edelman and Patriots QB, Tom Brady, is undeniable.  Edelman will be missed.  He always gave Brady an option underneath, over-the-top, basically whenever Brady needed someone open….there always was Edelman. Now Brandin Cooks looks to benefit a bit more as well as Chris Hogan.  Don’t rule out Danny Amendola as a PPR candidate due to Edelman’s season ending injury.  Amendola has the hands, quickness, and grit but an injury history of his own gives us reservations.  Make no mistake, Brady and the Patriots will move on without Edelman but the ride may not be as enjoyable.

Cameron Meredith – WR – Chicago Bears         Posted 8/28/17 11:03am CT

Cameron Meredith suffered a knee injury this weekend, with reports indicating that he tore his ACL.

Guru Analysis: Meredith burst onto the fantasy scene in Week 5 last year, catching nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts. He is talented and there were high hopes were for an even better 2017 campaign. The Bears receiving prior to this weekend was already slim. Now they will look to Kevin White to fill the void as their WR1.  Kendall Wright gets a bump up as the Bears WR2.  This could end up being a messy situation with this Bears offense.

Brian Hoyer – QB – San Francisco 49ers            Posted 8/28/17 7:11am CT

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 12 of his 17 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 27.

Guru Analysis: If you have seen the movie, Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner.  There is no doubt the journeyman quarterback portrayed in the movie was written about Brian Hoyer (or at least that’s what I think).  Brian Hoyer isn’t a terrible QB, this undrafted Michigan State alumnus has been good enough to hang around in the NFL since 2009. We have seen quarterbacks thrive in Kyle Shanahan’s offense in the past, and Hoyer isn’t a bad gamble as a low-end QB2.  Besides, he’s the type of player, we all love to root for.

Latavius Murray – RB – Minnesota Vikings           Posted 8/27/17 7:49pm CT                                                                                

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 27, finishing with two carries for six yards and two catches for 10 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.

Guru Analysis:  Murray has missed most of training camp due to offseason surgery.  In the meantime, he has been supplanted by the rookie, Dalvin Cook, the Florida State phenom. Cook has shown versatility as a runner and a pass receiver out of the backfield. Cook is worth a look as an RB2 while Murray is no more than a low-end RB4-5 at this point.

Pierre Garcon – WR – San Francisco 49ers          Posted 8/27/17 7:21pm CT

San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon finished with six catches on seven targets for 64 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 27.

Guru Analysis:  Garcon was a playmaker with the Redskins and the Colts.  He is teamed back up with Kyle Shanahan and will be the top option in the San Francisco passing attack.  Garcon is primed for a solid PPR season on a team that will fall behind early and often. Awesome candidate to be a top 15 receiver in 2017.

Josh Doctson – WR – Washington Redskins                Posted 8/27/17 6:36pm CT

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson did not play in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 27.

Guru Analysis: Washington has big plans for this super gifted receiver, that’s if, he stays healthy long enough to get on the field. Given his injury history, it is fair to assume there might be a problem. If healthy, he should be one of Washington’s top three receivers and is worth a flier in deeper leagues.

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