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  • Storylines to watch in Blackhawks’ second half Jan 26, 2015 9:01 PM
    Can Patrick Kane win the MVP? What figures to happen in the tight Central division? What are the key games coming up for the Hawks? Read on ...

     
  • A good ‘Buddy’ remembers Mike Spellman Jan 23, 2015 7:34 PM
    Every time my phone rang and I saw it was Mike Spellman calling, a smile always came to my face. The loss of Mike Spellman leaves a void in all of our hearts.

     
  • Steelers’ Bell reaps MVP accolades Dec 18, 2014 9:01 PM
    It's time to hand out the fantasy football awards for 2014. Who is MVP? Surprise player? Comeback player? Check out the award winners plus John Dietz's good and bad bets for the all-important Week 16.

     
  • Book it: Bold NFC predictions for 2015 Dec 11, 2014 6:40 PM
    John Dietz takes a look at some bold NFC predictions for 2015. What does his crystal ball say about Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray and others?

     
  • Fantasy Football: Time to fine-tune your roster for playoff run Nov 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    It's make-or-break time for many fantasy owners this week. See what John Dietz's advice is and who the all-important good and bad bets are for Week 13.

     
  • Dietz: What’s happened to Brees? Nov 20, 2014 8:06 PM
    Where has Drew Brees been? Somebody find him before it's too late ...

     
  • Hawks roll out red carpet to celebrate Richards’ 1,000th Nov 18, 2014 11:55 PM
    Sunday against Dallas, Brad Richards had what coach Joel Quenneville said was his best game in a Hawks uniform. And it couldn't have come at a better time as Richards' wife, son, mom and dad were all at the United Center to witness his 1,000th game in the NHL.

     
  • Patrick Kane scores 3 points in Hawks’ 6-2 win Nov 16, 2014 10:32 PM
    Kaner!! 3 points to end his drought in #Blackhawks' 6-2 win

     
  • Fantasy Football: Take advantage of woeful Bears Nov 13, 2014 7:32 PM
    If Bears fans have to watch their team go down in flames, they might as well help their fantasy football teams by loading up on players who are about to torch them.

     
  • Where Big Ben is concerned, superlatives fail Nov 6, 2014 7:28 PM
    Trying to come up with a strong enough adjective to describe what Ben Roethlisberger did the past two weeks is basically impossible. In the last two games, we nearly need to higher-level math to add it all up: 65-for-86, 862 yards, 12 touchdowns — and 94 Steelers points.

     
  • Fantasy Football: Surprises, duds at halfway mark Oct 30, 2014 7:18 PM
    The NFL season is halfway over, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest surprises and biggest duds across the fantasy football landscape.

     
  • Dietz: Chasing points can leave owners out of breath Oct 22, 2014 8:11 PM
    Chasing the points in fantasy football normally doesn't work. Hot one week, gone the next. The solution to helping your team for the rest of the season is to identify players who may not be sexy but who can give you a steady stream of points week in and week out. John Dietz identifies those players this in this week's column.

     
  • With Graham out, can Saints shoulder fantasy load? Oct 15, 2014 7:22 PM
    How will Jimmy Graham's injury affect Drew Brees and the Saints? for starters, John Dietz is apprehensive about QB Dew Brees' numbers until Graham returns. As for the rest of the Saints' point producers? It’s a conundrum, for sure.

     
  • Struggling? Betting sites offer owners new hope Oct 11, 2014 6:39 PM
    Those of you who spent high draft picks on LeSean McCoy, Montee Ball or Jamaal Charles haven’t exactly gotten the return on investment you were hoping for. Now there’s news out of Detroit that the Lions will “strongly” consider sitting Calvin Johnson this week as he attempts to recover from a high ankle sprain. Oh, and A.J. Green was carted off the field Wednesday after re-aggravating a toe injury that’s nagged him since the opener. He’s reportedly out for Sunday. Then of course, there’s those of you who drafted Adrian Peterson. Six high-profile names — all six likely taken in the first 15 picks of your draft — and they have done (or are about to do) next to nothing. What’s a frustrated fantasy owner to do? We wait all summer for this time of year, then you lose one or two of these guys and you’re 1-4 and throwing in the towel. Here’s where I usually say, “Don’t give up. Make a trade. Make some shrewd free-agent moves.” Easier said than done sometimes, right? There is another avenue to keep your interest piqued on a weekly basis that has exploded this season, and it has to do with online websites that offer weekly prizes if you can outwit other foes. Those of you in it purely for the money may want to check them out. According to a Bloomberg News story, the site FanDuel says it will pay out $400 million this year and could top $1 billion in 2015. Another site — DraftKings — is giving 92,400 participants the chance to win $1 million for just a $27 entry fee. More than 15,000 others will receive money. So if you’re down on your luck in your “normal” league, maybe it’s worth a shot to prove you’ve still got what it takes on a weekly basis where injuries won’t affect you in the long term. I’d love to hear from readers who have tried this avenue and what they think of the experience. Write to me at jdietz@dailyherald.com. RB help: With Denver’s Montee Ball (groin) out for about a month, his owners would be wise to keep their eye on second-year man C.J. Anderson. The bruiser out of Cal has all of 3 carries on his NFL resume, but if Denver wants to run the ball on the goal line, you’ve got to figure they’re going to give it to the 224-pounder and not the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Ronnie Hillman. Anderson could be a flex play in bigger leagues, so take a chance if you are desperate. Getting defensive: Anybody wondering why it’s a gamble to take a defense/special teams in a fantasy draft’s middle rounds need look no further than Seattle, which ranks about 29th depending on your league’s points system. The Seahawks went at the end of the sixth round in one of my drafts and the Niners (17th in fantasy points) were the next D/ST taken at the end of the eighth round. Meanwhile, I took a chance on the top-ranked Eagles with my second-to-last pick and plucked the Chargers (a top-10 team and rising) off the free-agent market after Week 2. Just a friendly reminder for next year that this phase of the game often boils down to nothing more than luck. Good bets • Giants QB Eli Manning at Philadelphia. This could be the highest scoring game of the year in the NFL. A 45-42 final wouldn’t surprise me. • Bengals RB Giovani Bernard and WR Mohamed Sanu vs. Carolina. With A.J. Green out, the Bengals will feed the rock to Bernard and get Sanu involved enough that he should flirt with 10-11 points. • Chargers RB Branden Oliver at Oakland. Where did this guy come from? The undrafted rookie out of Buffalo piled up 182 yards on 23 touches with 2 TDs last week against the Jets. Ryan Mathews remains out and Donald Brown is likely out with a concussion. Oliver is almost a must-start against the league’s worth run defense. • Jets RB Chris Ivory vs. Denver. Risky call here, but New York must run early and often to try and keep the ball out of Peyton Manning’s hands. A 60-yard day with a TD seems possible for Ivory. • Lions WR Golden Tate at Minnesota. Two huge weeks have vaulted Tate into fifth place in receiving yardage in the NFL. With Calvin Johnson hobbled, it’s Tate owners piling up the points. • Patriots WR Julian Edelman at Buffalo. In two games against the Bills last year, Edelman had 16 catches for 144 yards and 2 TDs. • Skins TE Jordan Reed at Arizona. Slated to return from a hamstring injury, Reed is a near lock for 8-plus points. Bad bets • Panthers QB Cam Newton at Cincinnati. The Ravens and Bengals are tied for fewest TD passes allowed at 4. • Niners QB Colin Kaepernick and WR Michael Crabtree at St. Louis. In four starts against the Rams, Kaepernick (4 TDs, 192 pass yards, 45.5 rush yards per game) has been just awful. • Patriots RB Stevan Ridley at Buffalo. The second-best rush defense in the league, the Bills have yet to allow a TD on the ground. • Rams RB Zac Stacy vs. San Francisco. What a bust Stacy’s been. He’s averaging a mere 13.8 touches a game ... and he gets the Seahawks after this one. Ugh. • Skins RB Alfred Morris at Arizona. Tough to run on the Cardinals. • Titans WR Kendall Wright vs. Jacksonville. Some Wright owners will look at his monster fantasy numbers last week and think, “Hey, now he’s playing the Jaguars. He’s a must start!” True, he scored twice, but he also averaged just 7.8 yards on 6 catches and added 43 yards on 2 rushes. Way too risky a play for me at this point. • Chargers WR Eddie Royal at Oakland. Teams beat the Raiders on the ground. Philip Rivers is still a QB1, but figuring out how he’ll spread around his 250 yards and 1-2 TDs is a tall order. • Cowboys WR Terrance Williams at Seattle. Williams is a top-10 fantasy WR at this point thanks to his 5 TDs, but expecting more than 5-6 points in this matchup is pure fantasy! • Eagles TE Zac Ertz vs. N.Y. Giants. Ertz hasn’t scored since Week 1 and is averaging just 45.5 yards per game since. jdietz@dailyherald.com

     
  • The sleeping Giants have awoken Oct 2, 2014 9:33 PM
    Don't look now tut Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and the Giants are showing a pulse. It may just be time to believe in the G-men again.

     
  • Overcome slow start with shrewd trades, free agents Sep 25, 2014 9:21 PM
    You're 0-3. Or 1-2. Your roster is full of under-performing stiffs like Eddie Lacy, Keenan Allen and Tom Brady, and you're already thinking, “Wait till next year.” If that's the case, as it obviously is for about half of you, don't throw in the towel yet.

     
  • Need help at QB? Go get Cutler — now Sep 18, 2014 8:08 PM
    Whoops.News: What else can I say after last week’s slightly off-base prediction that Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler were bad bets in the Bears’ game at San Francisco?News: Yeah — whoops is right.

     
  • Using Week 1 clues to see the fantasy future Sep 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    Whether it’s your first day on the job or the first time meeting the parents of your girlfriend or boyfriend, first impressions are important. Same goes for the first week of the NFL season. So let’s get right to mine, shall we? • Three teams — the Bears, Eagles and Chargers — lost extremely important parts of their offensive lines last week. As fantasy players we rarely pay attention to the big guys, but they are the oil that makes a finely-tuned offense run. San Diego will be without center Nick Hardwick for the rest of the season, a crushing blow seeing as he’s been the team’s best offensive lineman three years running. The Bears also lost their center — Roberto Garza — as well as guard Matt Slauson to ankle sprains. And the Eagles are also reeling as all-pro guard Evan Mathis has an MCL sprain and tackle Allen Barbre is done for the year. Barbre was backing up second-year tackle Lane Johnson, who is suspended for the first four games. If these teams start overheating in the next week or two, adjust accordingly. • The Falcons are back. After an injury-riddled 4-12 season in which only nine teams scored fewer points than Atlanta, I like this team to make the playoffs and finish in the top eight in points scored. • Victor Cruz owners should be worried as Eli Manning and the Giants look completely lost. • Pittsburgh’s Markus Wheaton (unowned in 34 percent of cbssports.com leagues) needs to be on every roster. He’s a viable long-term solution to potential underperformers like Cruz. Ben Roethlisberger trusts his second-year wideout and a big season is coming. • If you are an RG3 owner, have patience. His opener was awful but in some respects encouraging as he completed 29 of 37 passes. The problem is he didn’t take any shots downfield. Watch for that to change in a hurry as the schedule gets a lot easier the next three weeks. • Carolina WR Kelvin Benjamin. Stud. Enough said. Play him every week. • Not so good: Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden combined for a laughable 2.0-yard-per-carry average against the Jets. MJD actually had a long run of 12 yards, meaning his other 8 carries went for minus-1 yard. Somewhere, Marcus Allen must be thinking about a comeback. • Real good: Niners RB Carlos Hyde. Explosive. Shifty. Superstar in waiting. It would not at all surprise me to see him score against the Bears this week. He’s already a viable flex play. • Four defenses that may not provide much fantasy support this season yet are owned in a majority of leagues are St. Louis (Chris Long is out 8-10 weeks), Pittsburgh, New England and Kansas City. Want a great option as a replacement? Grab San Diego, owned in just 10 percent of leagues. Check out their incredibly weak schedule and you’ll see why the Chargers may just end up in the top 10 before it’s all said and done. • Four players who will surprise you all season: Knowshon Moreno, DeAndre Hopkins, Jake Locker and Geno Smith. • Wait and see: Jags rookie WR Allen Hurns had quite a debut with 4 catches for 110 yards and 2 TDs. But remember — Hurns is the team’s third WR when Cecil Shorts returns, which may be this week. My guess is this undrafted free agent doesn’t average 40 yards or score more than four more times the rest of the way. Good bets • Jets QB Geno Smith at Green Bay. Bit of a crazy pick here, but Smith (23 of 28) was very solid at home against the Raiders and could easily be in the top 10 among QBs this week. • Titans QB Jake Locker vs. Dallas. Now this pick isn’t so nuts. Locker has a stable of wideouts that will be household names in fantasy circles very soon. Justin Hunter, Kendall Wright and Nate Washington present big problems for defenses, and they were impressive at Kansas City. Watch for Locker to flirt with a 300-yard, 3-TD game. • Titans RB Shonn Greene vs. Dallas. Greene will score at least once and eclipse 100 yards against a defense that was just hit fairly hard by Frank Gore (16-66) and Carlos Hyde (7-50). • Niners RB Frank Gore vs. Bears. Maybe Lance Briggs will actually hit the right gap Sunday night. Or maybe not. • Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno at Buffalo. This guy may end up being the steal of every fantasy draft. • Bucs WR Vincent Jackson vs. St. Louis. When a stud like Jackson is held to 4 catches for 36 yards, an 8-catch, 120-yard, 1-TD game has a tendency to follow. • Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald at N.Y. Giants. Last year, Fitzgerald (1 catch, 22 yards last week) was held to 45 yards or less five times. He followed those up with double-digit fantasy points four times. • Giants TE Larry Donnell vs. Arizona. Jordan Cameron owners, take note: In an otherwise putrid performance by New York, Donnell (5-56-1 on 8 targets) was a bright spot Monday night. Facing the team every TE abuses, watch for another solid outing. Bad bets • Bears QB Jay Cutler at San Francisco. Nice fantasy start by Cutler, who ranks seventh among QBs after a 349-yard, 2-TD, 2-INT opener. This is a time to bench him, however, as the Bears are going to be without two starting offensive linemen plus receiver Alshon Jeffery and maybe even Brandon Marshall. • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson at San Diego. You have to pick and choose your spots with Wilson, who averaged just 215 yards with 12 TDs in eight road games last season. The Chargers’ defense looked very good Monday night and will be amped up for this one. • Lions RB Reggie Bush at Carolina. While Knowshon Moreno may have been the steal of our drafts, I’m beginning to wonder if Bush won’t be a classic bust. Nine carries for 15 yards? Out-touched by Joique Bell 16-15? Time to get nervous. • Chargers RB Ryan Mathews vs. Seattle. Any good bet RB above is a much better play than Mathews. • Giants WR Victor Cruz vs. Arizona. Chargers QB Philip Rivers managed just 10 completions for 107 yards to wide receivers last week. Eli Manning is in for a long day and finding Cruz will be a tough task. • Saints WR Brandin Cooks at Cleveland. This kid is the real deal and a WR3 from here on out. • Bears WR Brandon Marshall at San Francisco. Even if Marshall plays, he’s banged up. The Bears will look to establish the run and that Niners D is solid despite missing two key players. jdietz@dailyherald.com

     
  • Some tips for when fantasy football trade winds blow Sep 4, 2014 8:15 PM
    Sitting down to breakfast the other day, I heard a “buzz, buzz” coming from the table. Turns out it’s my son’s cellphone with a trade offer coming through: “Dietz, I will give you Vincent Jackson and Marques Colston for A.J. Green.”

     
  • Pair of top receivers would be great catch Aug 30, 2014 7:45 AM
    The stud running back theory. Remember that? Eons ago — OK, 12-15 years ago — my advice to newbie fantasy football players was to do anything in your power to acquire two stud running backs in the first two rounds of your draft. No longer. The NFL has become such a pass-heavy league, with a record nine quarterbacks throwing for more than 4,000 yards last season, that it’s imperative to ... draft a stud QB? No! It’s imperative to draft at least one — and possibly two — of the top pass-catchers in the league. The short list in my mind includes: Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones, Saints TE Jimmy Graham and perhaps Jordy Nelson. Grabbing two of them gives you an amazing anchor to your team. At RB, you can still grab a solid one in Reggie Bush or Frank Gore, and fill in your No. 2-4 RB holes with any combination of guys who have the potential to explode. As for a quarterback, wait until nearly everyone else has one and there will still be a Jay Cutler, Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson on the board. Now, of course, not everybody is going to get two of those WRs — and some of you won’t follow that advice at all — so let’s take a quick look at four receivers I believe will exceed their expectations to produce solid week-to-week numbers. 1. Seattle’s Percy Harvin (average draft position: 51). If I had some real guts, I’d rank Harvin as a top-10 receiver. Alas, I wimped out a bit and put him at 12. Harvin has yet to score more than 7 TDs in a season and hasn’t come close to playing a full season since 2011. But he looks awfully good and has the talent to easily score eight times while posting a 1,200-yard season. 2. Indy’s T.Y. Hilton (ADP: 69). Yes, Hakeem Nicks is on board and Reggie Wayne returns after suffering a torn ACL last year. Hilton, though, figures to slightly better his numbers from last year (82-1,083-5) thanks to Andrew Luck’s continued development and the fact the Colts are going to be running a no-huddle offense that will keep scoreboard operators awfully busy. 3. Jeremy Maclin (ADP: 73). DeSean Jackson’s gone. Nick Foles is one of the hottest young QBs in the game. Eagles coach Chip Kelly wants his team to run as many plays as possible. And in the pre-Kelly offense, Maclin averaged 67 catches, 893 yards and 7.3 TDs. Trust me when I say that he’ll be one of the better WR2s in fantasy. 4. Marques Colston (ADP 77). It was definitely a down year for Colston in 2013 and he’s not going to run by any corners this year either. But on a high-octane offense like the Saints, the veteran is a good bet for 6-7 TDs and at least 1,000 yards. Last-minute advice: When you are stuck in the middle rounds debating on two or three different receivers, take the one who is on the higher-scoring team. The second — and sometimes third — receivers on Denver, New England, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, Green Bay and New Orleans offer much more upside than anybody on Cleveland, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Carolina, St. Louis or Oakland. Guys like Emmanuel Sanders, Danny Amendola, Riley Cooper, Terrance Williams, Jarrett Boykin and Kenny Stills will have many more opportunities to score than anybody on a team with a wretched quarterback. Tight ends: Death, taxes and Jimmy Graham. There are fewer sure-fire bets in fantasy football than the Saints’ TE producing big numbers by season’s end. I have no problem with owners using a late first- or early second-round pick on him. The next three guys — Vernon Davis, Julius Thomas and Rob Gronkowski — are going to fight it out for second place. Gronk would nearly be a lock to win, but his injury history makes me extremely gun shy. If you don’t get one of the top four, concentrate on building WR or RB depth and leave the TE spot until the 10th-12th rounds (or even later if you want). In those rounds, expect to see Kyle Rudolph, Martellus Bennett and / or Jordan Reed on the board. Those of you wanting a second TE or a keeper possibility, I love the Chargers’ Ladarius Green. Once Antonio Gates is out of the picture, Green will walk right into top-5 TE territory. Also keep an eye on the Eagles’ Zach Ertz, the Lions Eric Ebron and the Colts’ Dwayne Allen. John Dietz ranks the wide receivers Player, team Projected Projected Comment yards TDs Cream of the crop 1. Calvin Johnson, Lions 1,450-1,700 11-15 Only one w/150+ targets last 3 yrs. 2. De. Thomas, Broncos 1,325-1,450 11-13 13 100-yard games last 2 years 3. A.J. Green, Bengals 1,300-1,500 10-12 As consistent as they come 4. Dez Bryant, Cowboys 1,250-1,425 10-13 Most TDs among WRs last 2 years Still rock solid 5. B. Marshall, BEARS 1,325-1,450 9-11 Avg. 5 yrs. w/Cutler: 105-1,303-9.2 6. Julio Jones, Falcons 1,250-1,400 8-10 Pace after 5 games: 131-1,856-6 7. Jordy Nelson, Packers 1,250-1,350 8-11 Only 1 TD last 9 games 8. Alshon Jeffery, BEARS 1,275-1,375 8-10 Had better numbers with McCown 9. Antonio Brown, Steelers 1,250-1,400 7-9 Only Josh Gordon had more yards 10. Vincent Jackson, Bucs 1,250-1,350 8-9 24 TDs last three seasons 11. Keenan Allen, Chargers 1,175-1,275 8-10 5 TDs last four games of 2013 Still solid 12. Percy Harvin, Seahawks 1,000-1,100 9-11 If healthy, career year coming 13. T.Y. Hilton, Colts 1,175-1,300 6-9 Five games of 120-plus yards 14. Jereymy Maclin, Eagles 1,100-1,275 7-9 Should thrive with Jackson gone 15. Randall Cobb, Packers 1,000-1,150 7-9 Looking for first 1,000-yard season 16. Andre Johnson, Texans 1,200-1,300 5-8 73 catches for 1,000 in career 17. C. Patterson, Vikings 800-900* 8-10 Could get 90 touches 18. Marques Colston, Saints 1,075-1,175 7-10 Tied career low TDs last year (5) 19. Roddy White, Falcons 1,100-1,250 5-8 He’ll bounce back 20. Larry Fitzgerald, Cards 975-1,100 7-9 Avg. 7.0 TDs last four seasons A notch below ... but no worries yet 21. DeSean Jackson, Skins 1,100-1,200 6-8 RG3 scares me right now 22. Victor Cruz, Giants 1,050-1,175 6-9 No TDs after Week 4 23. Pierre Garcon, Skins 1,100-1,250 5-7 5 or more catches EVERY GAME! 24. Torrey Smith, Ravens 1,050-1,175 5-8 Explosive potential 25. Golden Tate, Lions 975-1,175 6-8 Numbers could soar with Stafford 26. Em. Sanders, Broncos 875-1,200 5-10 Welker’s concussion clouds issue 27. Reggie Wayne, Colts 1,000-1,200 5-7 Luck will rely on veteran 28. Eric Decker, Jets 950-1,125 6-8 How will he fare as team No. 1 WR? 29. Michael Crabtree, Niners 950-1,100 6-8 NIners O needs to get it in gear 30. Kendall Wright, Titans 1,100-1,200 4-7 Much better in PPR formats 31. Anquan Boldin, Niners 1,050-1,150 5-7 Most yards (1,179) since ’06 32. Michael Floyd, Cards 975-1,125 6-7 38% of yards came in 3 games Questions beginning 33. Mike Wallace, Dolphins 950-1,050 6-7 4 TDs in last six games 34. Wes Welker, Broncos 600-1,200 4-10 VERY RISKY PICK (concussion) 35. Julian Edelman, Pats 950-1,100 5-6 Targeted 151 times last season 36. Ter. Williams, Cowboys 875-1,025 5-7 3rd among rookie WRS in fant. pts. 37. Markus Wheaton, Steelers 875-1,075 4-7 Unproven but talent is there 38. Mike Evans, Bucs 825-1,000 4-7 Rookie an intriguing pick 39. Kenny Stills, Saints 800-1,000 5-7 On this offense, worth a look 40. Riley Cooper, Eagles 825-925 5-7 5 of 8 TDs came in two games The next 15: DeAndre Hopkins, Texans; Sammy Watkins, Bills; Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs; Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers; Brian Hartline, Dolphins; Doug Baldwin, Seahawks; Nate Washington, TItans; Justin Hunter, Titans; Cecil Shorts, Jaguars; Steve Smith, Ravens; Hakeem Nicks, Colts; Greg Jennings, Vikings; Danny Amendola, Patriots; Rueben Randle, Giants; Tavon Austin, Rams John Dietz ranks the tight ends Player, team Projected Projected Comment yards TDs Cream of the crop 1. Jimmy Graham, Saints 1,100-1,275 11-14 Avg. last 3: 90-1,169-12.0. WOW! Rock solid 2. Vernon Davis, Niners 800-925 7-10 Avg. last 5: 815 yards, 8.8 TDs 3. Julius Thomas, Broncs 750-800 8-10 Neck and neck with Davis 4. Rob Gronkowski, Pats 775-1,050 7-12 Do you trust him to play all year? Still solid fantasy starters 5. Jason Witten, Cowboys 875-975 5-7 TDs last 5: 8-3-5-9-2 6. Greg Olsen, Panthers 775-850 5-7 800-plus yards last two 7. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings 650-725 6-8 Should eclipse 60 catches 8. Jordan Reed, Skins 700-800 5-6 499 yards in just 9 games last yr. 9. Dennis Pitta, Ravens 675-775 5-6 He’ll be huge for Ravens offense 10. Charles Clay, Dolphins 725-800 4-5 1 of 6 TEs w/100 targets last year The next 6: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Delaine Walker, Titans; Martellus Bennett, BEARS; Tim Wright, Patriots; Zac Ertz, Eagles; Coby Fleener, Colts 5 to keep a close eye on: Ladarius Green, Chargers; Dwayne Allen, Colts; Tyler Eifert, Bengals; Eric Ebron, Lions; Jace Amaro, Jets

     
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