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Sunday 23rd Apr 2017

Amazingly, we are done with 25% of the season, and of course there are surprises. As in raise your hand if you thought that Tyrod Taylor would be having a better season than Andrew Luck.

OK, I don't see any hands, and though I did freeze Doug Martin in my National Internet Fantasy Football League (NAIFFL), curated by Lord Zola, it was not out of any prescience, as opposed to I can freeze a running back, and I had Martin, and he was the best, so I thought "what the hell?"

Well, following his great 2012 campaign, Martin has struggled, but over the past couple of weeks, he has four scores and 229 yards and suddenly the Tampa runner becomes a potential bargain in DFS and a great #2 back in a season-long format.

What about the Packers, when Randall Cobb and James Jones are covered and Davante Adams is hurt? This week it was Ty Montgomery, who bagged his second score in three weeks and who makes a nice cheap third wideout, depending upon the defense covering Aaron Rodgers and company.

Most teams who have Jamaal Charles most likely grabbed Knile Davis as a handcuff, and if so, now that might be needed with Charles out. The Chiefs are certainly struggling, and they completely fell flat against the Bears when Charles went out with a bad knee. I am not sure what that means aside from Davis will be the go-to back if you seek touches, and Alex Smith will probably have to throw more as his team might well be trying to come from behind.

For the Tight End watch of the week, how about the Bengals' Tyler Eifert, who snagged a pair of Andy Dalton passes for 90 yards and eight receptions on 12 targets? Eifert now has five scores after starting strong the first few weeks of the season, then disappearing. However, if you don't have a premiere Tight End, Eifert more than makes a good platoon play.

Another Tight End to check is Derek Carrier, the Falcons receiver who caught a pair of throws and scored a TD with just his sixth reception. Tight End is so weird, and unless you have Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham or Travis Kelce, there are not too many must plays.

What that means is your team drags two or three points from the spot save the week Coby Fleener gets three scores and 107 yards and ideally you have him active.

Still, it is good to play those odds, and the truth is among all the players who might be floating around the spot, I do like Larry Donnell, whom I picked up with the Eric Ebron injury, and who helped a lot this week with a late score against the Niners. Donnell should be snatched up among the three as a bye play, if not starter for your team at this point.

OK, who is Josh Huff, the Eagles wideout who bagged four catches and his first score of the season during the Philadelphia whomping of the Saints? Huff was a third-round pick last year out of Oregon, and he definitely helped spark some offense in his previously dormant team, so again, keep an eye on the kid as a potential cheap DFS play and perhaps roster stash in your season-long format as bye protection.

I am a big fan of the likes of Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles, running backs who can catch and break away and run back punts and such. The Lions' Theo Riddick, who caught ten passes Sunday, might prove to be in that mold of player. Riddick does not carry the ball much, but he has 228 receiving yards over his first five games, and that is pretty good.

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