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Michael Leone

Michael Leone is a former Buffalo News sports clerk who has won several daily fantasy sports championships. His fantasy football column will appear weekly at [BN] Blitz.


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Quarterback Start Brett Hundley, QB, GB — Hundley will start at QB for the Packers with Aaron Rodgers hurt. Hundley will face a Saints team that has been surprisingly annoying to pick on at times. Their defense is improved, and that's had a somewhat exponential impact, allowing the Saints to play more ball control and limit plays for the opposition. With all that s…

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 29.1 210.5 1.4 0.4 5.9 29.0 0.2 17.4 TB QB Jameis Winston* 39.7 291.3 1.3 1.2 2.6 10.5 0.1 17.3   Both Tyrod Taylor (BUF) and Jameis Winston (TB) project as middle-of-the-pack QBs this w…

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Quarterback Start Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS — Cousins currently ranks 11th in fantasy points per game, but he's a Top-5 option this week at home. San Francisco is a team we tend to pick on because they increase both quality and quantity for opposing offenses. They allow an above average amount of plays and currently rank 26th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA. …

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Quarterback Start Jacoby Brissett, QB, IND – Truth be told, I wanted to write up Carson Palmer (ARI) for the third time in five weeks, as he'll see plenty of volume against a struggling and hurt Philadelphia secondary. That would be boring, though, and Palmer is now owned in 63 percent of Yahoo leagues. Meanwhile, Brissett is owned in just 10 percent of Yahoo leagues,…

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard PPR BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 29.1 183.6 1.0 0.4 5.9 31.1 0.2 15.2 15.2 CIN QB Andy Dalton 30.7 217.0 1.3 0.8 2.8 10.8 0.1 14.5 14.5   This is one of the ugliest games of the week from a fantasy perspective, feat…

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Quarterback Start Carson Palmer, QB, ARI and Jay Cutler, QB, MIA – We hate to be redundant in this spot, but two QBs who are generally available to stream on waiver wires are the two QBs we've recommended the past two weeks: Palmer and Cutler. Palmer should see lots of high-quality opportunities. With David Johnson getting hurt in Week 1, the Cardinals have adopte…

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard PPR ATL QB Matt Ryan 33.0 300.2 2.0 0.4 1.8 6.0 0.0 20.1 20.1 BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 34.8 228.0 1.1 0.6 5.5 33.1 0.2 17.4 17.4   Tyrod Taylor (BUF) is a more efficient QB than he's given credit for. He curren…

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard PPR DEN QB Trevor Siemian 34.1 245.9 1.3 0.8 3.4 7.0 0.1 15.4 15.4 BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 29.4 161.1 1.0 0.5 5.8 29.1 0.1 13.5 13.5   Neither Trevor Siemian (DEN) nor Tyrod Taylor (BUF) is worth playing in DF…

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Quarterback Start Jay Cutler, QB, MIA – Cutler's ceiling might be capped this week if the Dolphins are playing ahead for most of the second half against the lowly Jets. However, he's still a phenomenal streaming target. The Miami team total sits at a respectable 24.5 points, and Cutler should make up for some lost volume with efficiency in a positive game script. The …

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Quarterback Start Carson Palmer, QB, ARI – Last season Jared Goff (STL) accrued -66.78 NEP (Net Expected Points) passing, according to NumberFire. That ranked dead last in the NFL by a mile. In Week 1 against a terrible Colts team, Goff posted 14.58 NEP passing, the third highest total on the week. So just how bad are the Colts? You can throw on the usual small sample …

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard PPR CAR QB Cam Newton 32.0 231.1 1.7 0.8 4.8 22.6 0.3 19.0 19.0 BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 33.6 222.1 1.0 0.5 5.0 27.1 0.2 16.0 16.0 Cam Newton (CAR) is an every-week starter right now in season leagues, despite a shaky…

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard PPR BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 28.7 209.0 1.2 0.4 5.8 34.9 0.3 17.8 17.8 NYJ QB Josh McCown 31.9 210.5 0.8 1.1 1.8 6.2 0.0 11.4 11.4   This is a game to avoid QBs. Tyrod Taylor (BUF) is startable almost every week…

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Quarterback Start Sam Bradford, QB, MIN - A healthy Stefon Diggs, an expanded role for efficiency monster Adam Thielen, and the drafting of rookie RB Dalvin Cook gives Bradford some minor upside over the whole season. Specifically in Week 1, Bradford is the best streaming target. It’s as simple as playing a horrific Saints defense that bleeds fantasy points to the QB p…

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With the NFL season two weeks away, let’s take a look at the fantasy values of some Buffalo Bills for season-long drafts utilizing ESPN’s Average Draft Position over the last seven days. The Stud LeSean McCoy, RB (ESPN ADP: 7.5, Positional ADP: 3) In his 2017 Football Preview, Warren Sharp referred to McCoy’s 2016 season as “...one of the most overlooked seaso…

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The term sleeper in fantasy football has become so overused that it’s tough to tell exactly what it means. For our purposes, we want to identify players whose floor/ceiling combinations or pure upside makes them players you can confidently target before their current ADP (average draft position). If you get caught dozing in your drafts, you may miss an opportunit…