Let’s just have another article about the waiver wire dandies that are the Kansas City Chiefs running back situation, seems original!  The Google hit limit has been exceeded by fantasy writers who aren’t really breaking anything new to the news story that is the demise of J.C. and the rise of West and Davis.  Be creative man, that’s why Lego kits are more fun when you go rogue and build a space blimp instead of a firetruck as per your purchase.  Instead of pursuing more dirt to throw onto the fantasy run-game abyss in K.C., I am going flip it and reverse it and instead pick on their defense this week that takes on the Minnesota Vikings.  Because there is nothing like spitting on the grave of fantasy-dom then kicking their butts on both sides of the ball.  So this week, I am turning my black light away from it’s normal duty of inspecting the geography of hotel rooms and pointing it at.  At first glance, and after numerous minutes of research I have come to the conclusion that he is not related to the Damon Wayons character fro the The Last Boy Scout.  I was made aware of this by him being a fake made up character in a movie and Stefon being an actual WR asset for you this week.  Open Pandora’s box and continue down the fantasy worm whole known as my imagination…

There are certain things I always look for for fantasy usefulness.  First, is make sure my underwear is turned the right way, because the pee-hole must lineup or it gets awkward at bars and clubs and such when it isn’t.  Second, I look at defensive match-up.  Which in this case is very good as the Chiefs are bottom-three in team defense against the pass and bottom 10 overall.  The thing that looks awesome to me about this match-up is that they are just bad at covering the secondary and tertiary receivers.  Especially slot and speed guys.  Their numbers are pretty blah, even against blah receivers over the first five games.  (Granted Sanders and James Jones because of Rodgers is pretty nice)

Game WR2 Targets/Rec Yards/TD
Texans Nate Washington 11/6 105/0
Broncos Emmanuel Sanders 14/8 87/2
Packers James Jones 8/7 139/1
Bengals Mohamed Sanu 6/4 84/0
Bears Marquees Wilson 8/6 85/1

Those numbers are, on average, nine targets, six receptions for 100 yards and 3/4 of a touchdown.  Which in some formats, still gives you nothing.  Now, the last thing I look at for whether I want to add a guy on a flyer is snap count, and since he only played one game to date this number is a non-entity.  I know for a fact that he looks better than Charles Johnson, that guy Patterson, and since Mike Wallace is about as trustworthy as a shoe salesman with no feet, I am leaning towards the speedy elusive WR that has had a week off to gel with his quarterback that has 11 passes completed over 25 yards this year.  A dump-down slot receiver that looked very uncoverable last time out.

So why lean to Stefon Diggs? Well, if you own the Buccaneers’ or Raiders’ receivers this week, you are on bye and you most likely need a replacement because you picked up Crabtree as your number four off the waiver wire… don’t lie.  Amari was your number two and nobody was a real believer in V-Jax to invest with confidence in him.  So guess what, I know your roster and you need a WR3 this week.  No need to rush, don’t tell your friends though.  He is only owned in 1% of leagues which will grow only slightly because everyone forgets about players on bye weeks, that actually did something the week before.  He is Minnesota’s version of Willie Snead, they just don’t pass enough for anyone to care.  Oh, by the way, how are my last three calls doing… Duke, Willie, and Rishard? Yeah, that’s what I thought, owned all three in over 50% of leagues now.  Smokey Predicts: 10 Targets, 6 Receptions, 92 Yards, 1 Touchdown, and for giggles, 1 Carry for 7 Yards.

 

 

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  1. Teddy Heater says:
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    SMOKEY!!!! I was all up on Matthews and Snead, great calls mang! This just made my week, I was going to roll with Amendola as my bench is on byes and the rest have shizz matchups, so I’m all in on this one! Funny cause on Sunday I picked up CJ on every team in hopes he would be healthy and I didn’t give Diggs a look. From a great movie and off of MC Ren’s Shock of the Hour album and more than appropriate for this week’s pick I ask…………………..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-OYKd8SVrI

    • Smokey

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      @Teddy Heater: I got my shovel in hand…funny side note about the Warrioirs which is an awesome flick. The radio chick in the movie is the same chick from the Where in the world isCarmen Sandiego show….funny but true. Good luck with Stefon!

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Smokey: you are right about her being both of those! hahaha. can’t believe i didn’t see that movie till 3 years ago.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Smokey: Great call on Diggs!! You got me over the hump in all but one of my leagues, there wasn’t much hope when A Brown, Cooks and Hyde scored 17 points combined. I feel a little guilty cause I’m playing you in Smoke Show and I grabbed Diggs as soon as I saw the post. You need to change your name to Señor EN FUEGO cause…………

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERi5VX2Gl8M

  2. Biz says:
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    Good call Smokey! I unfortunately live in MD so as a former Terp he is already owned…

    Trade question if I may, was offered Lacy and Amari for Rivers and E. Sanders.. .my backup QB is Bradford. Is that rolling the dice too much at that spot?

    • Smokey

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      @Biz: Thanks man bring Freidgen…lol. Id hold on the Rivers side, back-up qb’s are wonky and the waiver wire is not all one week McCowns. Sanders is still way better than Amari regardless of the hype surounding Cooper and I do love Cooper.

  3. Quimmy says:
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    Got offered in my 12 team PPR league Ingram and Bennet for my Lacy and Christine Michael. Torn on this one

    • Smokey

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      @Quimmy: the Michael news from the team makes it hard. Will he finally be that guy or ever that guy. Unless you have Freeman at Rb I say no

  4. Tony Mags says:
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    Was offered C. West for Allen Robinson in a PPR league. My RBs are Lamar Miller, Vereen, Abdullah, Karlos Williams and Knile Davis. My WRs are Robinson, Beckham Jr, Marshall and Maclin. Do I accept this trade?

    • Smokey

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      @Tony Mags: I side on the fact that I think Knile is the eventual RB there, so if you wanna cuff yourself completely couldn’t hurt, just Robinson is a pretty decent WR to give up for a maybe.

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Smokey: yes, 2 of youse guys round here that remember knile being quite good in the past.

  5. Scratch this says:
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    Hey Smokes, longtime reader, very seldom poster – great read, but a Minnesota fan (and UMD) has been holding Diggs all year (keeper league with “inactive/free” rookie bench spot). Go figure. I’m looking to replace Mariotta in my rookie spot so i can start him, sometimes, (Bradford starter now). I also want to take advantage of this “free” rookie bench spot. What do you think of Crowder occupying this spot? You have to like the 82% completion, despite only 8.9/rec and 0 TD’s. Any other likely unowned rooks come to mind?

    • Smokey

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      @Scratch this: Thanks and thanks for your brand loyalty. Like Crowder while desean is out. Langford is eventually going to have to see what he has. First guy that came to mind.

  6. Bass! How low can you go? says:
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    Smokey this is a very timely article. I need to pick up a WR for Week 6 and 7 as bye-week fill-ins and pickings are slim. How would you rank Diggs, Cotchery, D. Green-Beckham and Dwayne Harris?

  7. David says:
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    Smokey, wouldn’t mind taking a flyer on this guy.

    I’m in a PPR league w/ 2qb’s and a pretty extensive lineup 2rb, 3wr, 1te, 2 flex.

    I’m dealing w/ QB issues and have Cam, Big Ben, Vick, Hoyer (the pool is very deep and never drafted a backup or dealt via waivers until Ben got injured). Gonna start Hoyer this week over Vick and I’m guessing on Hoyer being the guy to bridge the gap for me until Ben comes back (maybe next week, easy KC matchup). Vick may be expendable. Otherwise I have Terrance Williams, Riddick, or Rishard.

    Who’d you drop?

    Current Roster for this week BTW:
    QB1 Cam
    QB2 Hoyer
    RB1 Forte
    RB2 Lewis
    WR1 Julio
    WR2 AJ
    WR3 Hurns
    TE Gates
    Flex1 Riddick
    Flex2 Arrington

    Bench: Ben, Vick, Witten, Vincent Jackson, Rishard, TWill, Langford
    IR: LaFell (will have to drop someone when he is activated)
    Rookie: Justin Hardy (this I cannot change, from a remaining rookie draft)

    • Smokey

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      @David: T-Will is excess for you and really will never play for you based on guys on byes at WR. Hold Vick until Ben is def back

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