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    Harold Varner III. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports Once you get past the favorites, these PGA Championship dark horse picks have long odds but a real sleeper chance to win at Southern Hills.  Particularly when it comes to a major championship, the favorites to win always get the biggest look. So with that, it’s no surprise that I have Rory McIlroy as my outright pick to win the 2022 PGA Championship along with sprinkles on guys like Hideki Matsuyama and Shane Lowry. And names like Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and many others always look attractive. But the truth of the matter is that favorites don’t always win golf tournaments. Subsequently, we wouldn’t be doing our due diligence if we didn’t take a hard look at PGA Championship dark horse picks and sleepers that have the game to win this week. With an emphasis on ball-striking — approach play in particular — along with the ability to play well around the green, let’s take a look at five sleepers who could make noise at Southern Hills...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse With the fantasy football playoffs quickly approaching, finding sleepers at any position in football can be crucial to winning big games. In fantasy football, sleepers emerge on a weekly basis which can be huge for your team, but equally as bad if you miss out on them or even play against them. This week, we’ll try to get ahead of the competition and secure these potential sleepers in hopes of providing big points for your squad.10 wide receiver sleepers for fantasy football Week 1010. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ersBrandon Aiyuk had a rough start to his season, battling a lingering injury while failing to record more than four catches or 45 yards in any game this season. That all changed last week when he caught 6-of-8 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. Aiyuk may finally be returning a mid-round ADP that drafters invested in him during fantasy drafts, and he’ll be in play this week as a WR3, hoping that he’s able to stabilize his floor.9. Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville...
    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 31: P.J. Walker #6 of the Carolina Panthers under center during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 31, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia He would be a fantasy football steal. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) The NFL season is already in Week 10, which means your fantasy football season is either leading you towards the playoffs or looking to trade. The 2021 NFL season is well underway, and for those of you who play fantasy football, you have a very good idea of where your season is trending. There have been plenty of surprising stories across the league, especially at quarterback, where some no-name guys are winning fantasy owners’ matchups weekly. Here, we look at 10 sleeper quarterbacks to target in fantasy football this weekend.10 QB sleepers to target for fantasy football 2021 Week 1010. P.J. Walker at ArizonaWith Sam Darnold being placed on Injured Reserve, the Carolina Panthers will start Philip Walker against the Arizona Cardinals on the road this weekend. Walker is a guy who has solid playmaking ability, but...
    CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the NFL Cleveland Browns passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) We have officially entered Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season, and here are ten quarterbacks that could be sleeper fantasy football picks this week. The 2021 NFL season is well underway, and teams are starting to distinguish themselves as potential playoff contenders. In fantasy football, it is time to make a move towards the playoffs as well, and having an elite quarterback is crucial to getting you where you want to go. Here is a look at 10 signal-callers who could be solid sleeper adds in Week 9.10 QB sleepers to target for fantasy football 2021 NFL Week 910. Baker Mayfield at CincinnatiThe Cleveland Browns are coming off a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and will once again battle it out in AFC North action this weekend. This time, Baker Mayfield and company will take on the Cincinnati Bengals, and I believe Mayfield could...
    Kenneth Branaghs Belfast wins TIFF Peoples Choice Award Why this fund combination is better than the S&P 500 Finding legit sleepers who are causing start 'em, sit 'em headaches for fantasy football owners is a weekly chore. Inevitably, injuries, bad matchups, and previus-week ineffectiveness will have you searching for backups to start, whether they be from the waiver wire, players on your own bench, or possible trade targets. Having a 'sleeper detector' handy will give you an edge on the rest of your leagues. Every week, several players will come of out nowhere and finish inside the top 24 of their respective positions, and Week 2 figures to be no different.  We won't bore you with obvious starters, so don't be too shocked when you see Trey Sermon on the list, who indeed carries more risk this week than he did footballs in Week 1. Rondale Moore showed signs of fantasy relevancy early, even with a talented group of WRs around him. Also, please don't cringe when you see the Raiders' defense -- we have good reasons. As always, we're not asking you...
    San Francisco 49ers running back Trey Sermon (28): (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports) Fantasy football was wild in Week 1, but there is a real opportunity in Week 2 to lean into some of the players who faltered to make a killing. Running backs actually got off to a better start in 2021 than they did last season. Actually having a training camp and a preseason definitely helped the running backs build some momentum. In 2020, only three running backs ran for over 100 yards in Week 1. This past Sunday, five running backs broke the century mark. Not many people had Melvin Gordon or Elijah Mitchell in their starting lineups, but they do now. This week, fantasy players are looking for an advantage now that everyone has seen what’s coming. The offenses have revealed themselves, and we understand what teams plan to do with their offensive weapons. There were major lineup surprises like Trey Sermon getting benched and Marlon Mack taking exactly zero snaps. There were also things that made perfect sense like Christian McCaffrey leading the league in fantasy...
    While Golden State’s front office navigates a hectic free-agency period in search of helpful veterans, some of the Warriors’ youngest players will be participating in NBA Summer League. Some will be competing for a chance to make the team while others will be focused on sharpening their skills. Before a five-game slate in Las Vegas, the Warriors will play two games in the California Classic in Sacramento against the Sacramento Kings (Tuesday, 8 p.m. PT) and the Miami Heat (Wednesday, 5 p.m. PT). A quick, local warmup before heading to the 30-team annual event in Las Vegas. Golden State will open Las Vegas play on Monday, August 9, against the Orlando Magic and play four more games after that. The team will be led by Santa Cruz Warriors head coach Kris Weems and headlined by No. 7 pick Jonathan Kuminga, No. 14 pick Moses Moody and 2020 second-round pick Justinian Jessup. Warriors fans, coaches and front-office executives will be eager to see how those three perform in their first NBA action, and could be surprised by a few...
    Didn’t we just do this a few months ago?  Trust me, I’m not complaining about seeing Augusta National more than once in a 12-month period. In my mind, The Masters is the Super Bowl of the PGA Tour season, and as Jim Nantz likes to say, “it’s a tradition unlike any other.” It also offers some of the most competitive and fun DFS golf opportunities you’ll find all year. You can basically ignore all of the amateurs and the old timers playing this weekend. It’s all about the 50 players who have a legitimate chance to win this weekend. My job is to provide you with the golfers I feel have the best combination of price, ownership, and level of play to help you win come Sunday. It is always extremely difficult to narrow down my DFS Playbook to these select few, especially from the top tier. I wouldn’t fault you if you played anyone priced $9,000 and up. MASTERS BETTING: Best bets, sleepers | Top props I say this every time the Masters rolls around, but it truly is a singular event that every fan...
    This week, the PGA tour shifts its sights to Augusta National — in my opinion, the crown jewel of them all — for the 2021 Masters. The course has bentgrass greens and measures at about 7,475 yards for a par 72. There are a ton of iconic holes, but nothing tops the Amen Corner stretch of 11, 12, and 13. Dustin Johnson, the defending champion, comes in as the betting favorite with +950 odds — understandably so, as he set a tournament record in 2019. The field should feature 88 golfers playing for the iconic green jacket. When it comes to the weather, there are supposed to be, rain-free, perfect conditions (fingers crossed). The track itself is projected to play fast and firm. This year’s event will be a little different than last year, as fans will be allowed back at a limited capacity.  WIN CASH WITH ROTOQL & BETQL: Start free trial Per Rick Gehman, the two most correlated stats that lead to success at this event are “Driving Distance” and “Strokes Gained: Total.” Betting on golf always seems...
    NCAA Tournament bracket picks: East Region Best storyline Georgetown is back. Well, the Hoyas aren’t back to being that Georgetown, but they’ve got a guy who looks a teeny bit like Allen Iverson on the floor (freshman guard Dante Harris) and a guy who looks exactly like Patrick Ewing on the bench (because he is Patrick Ewing, now the head coach). And they pulled off a miraculous Big East Tournament run to go from 9-12 on the regular season to 13-12 and sitting on the No. 12 seed line in the NCAAs. It is the program’s first trip to the tournament since 2015. This was the first Big East Tournament title since 2007. And it’s an enormous sense of validation for Ewing, whose team was picked to finish last in the Big East after such talented players as James Akinjo and Mac McClung transferred out during last season. MORE MARCH MADNESS: TV schedule | Printable bracket | Odds All-region team Player Position Team McKinley Wright Guard Colorado James Bouknight Guard Connecticut ...
    What is sedition? US Capitol breach was almost textbook example, legal expert says U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao becomes first Trump cabinet member to resign in protest Fantasy Hockey 2021: Sleepers to consider late in drafts By Jordan Mazzara, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo Sports Stars with established production fly off the board in the first few rounds. Most of the players in that stretch are household names, often in situations unchanged from the year prior. The difference between making the playoffs and winning a fantasy championship is successfully picking players in the mid-to-late rounds, primarily achieved by finding breakout stars and bounce-back players alike. Most of these players are due for a promotion in the lineup — including on the power play.  Let's take a look at some personnel who are being slept on and why they could end up being fantasy staples by the end of the season. Dylan Strome, Chicago Blackhawks (ADP: 170.1)We’ll find out very quickly if Strome has what it takes to be a No. 1 center in the NHL. With Kirby Dach (wrist) out for the year and Jonathan Toews (illness) out...
    Most year-long fantasy football leagues wrapped up play with Week 16 championship games, but if you’re still playing through Week 17, you’re in luck. There are still plenty of quality D/ST units to trust and with several teams playing in big matchups this week, our Week 17 fantasy defense rankings will be strong and owners will have plenty of streamers to choose from in key start ’em, sit ’em decisions. For leagues playing in Week 17, it’s always a good rule of thumb to trust solid defenses in good matchups that have something to play for. That’s why the Colts, who are fighting for a playoff spot, garner the top spot in our rankings this week. They’re taking on the Jaguars need to win to have a shot at the postseason. The same can be said of the Ravens (@ Bengals), Saints (@ Panthers), Steelers (@ Browns), and the Washington Football Team (@ Eagles). All have something to play for and are in strong enough matchups. WEEK 17 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Kicker There are still a few out-of-contention...
    Most fantasy football leagues end their seasons during Week 16, but if you’re in one of the few leagues that play on through Week 17, you’ll be in for some tough start ’em, sit ’em decisions this week. With many teams officially out of the playoff race and a couple of teams already locked into playoff spots, our Week 17 fantasy QB rankings will look a little different than most expect. Notably, Patrick Mahomes is hard to trust this week because the Chiefs have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Given Andy Reid’s tendency to rest starters late in the year in “meaningless” games, Mahomes may not play much against the Chargers, if at all. At the most, he would probably play one half, so fantasy owners will have to weigh whether one half of Mahomes is better than a full game of Drew Brees (@ Panthers), Ben Roethlisberger (@ Browns), Russell Wilson (@ 49ers), or top QB streamers in meaningful matchups. Luckily, outside of Mahomes’ Chiefs, there aren’t any playoff teams that have clinched specific seedings, so the...
    If you’re still alive in the fantasy playoffs, congratulations for making it this far, but now the start ’em, sit ’em decisions get even tougher. Thanks to some injuries at running back — namely Christian McCaffrey, Raheem Mostert, James Conner, and Ronald Jones — the depth of some teams will be tested this week, and many owners will have to rely on sleepers and streamers to advance. Even if you aren’t dealing with injuries, finding a high-upside flex play or a newly minted high-volume option for the flex spot can bolster your chances of winning a fantasy championship. Ahead of Week 15, Jeff Wilson Jr., Jalen Hurts, Russell Gage, and Gerald Everett represent some of the best under-the-radar options who can be trusted by fantasy owners to deliver victories. WEEK 15 FANTASY: Busts | Start ’em, sit ’em Our Week 14 sleepers ended up being solid, and we had at least one player “hit” at each position. J.D. McKissic panned out at RB while Philip Rivers and Kirk Cousins had decent days at QB. At WR and TE, Darnell Mooney ended...
    The fantasy playoffs are finally here for most leagues. At this point, streamers at various positions matter more than ever. That might ring most true at tight end. Our Week 14 fantasy TE PPR rankings will sift through all the frustrating options and try to help you find worthwhile starters so you can live to play another round. This week, Dalton Schultz (@ Bengals) is easily one of the best PPR streaming targets. Schultz is averaging six targets per game, tied for the seventh most among TEs, and he is taking on a Bengals defense that has been among the worst in the league at defending the position all year. Schultz is a bit of a risk in standard formats because he plays for a bad offense, but in PPR, he should be a top-12 play. WEEK 14 STANDARD RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker Similarly, Logan Thomas (@ 49ers) will move up a bit despite a difficult matchup because of his high target floor. Thomas has seen at least four targets...
    If you’ve either clinched a berth in your fantasy football playoffs or have a good shot at qualifying after this week, congratulations! Revel in your glory for a few minutes and then take some time to do something that many fantasy owners start doing in earnest at this point in the year: Look ahead. With just a few weeks left in the fantasy season, picking up players that can produce in Weeks 14, 15, and 16 is paramount to earning an advantage in the playoffs. Streamers, sleepers, and injury replacements are massively important this year, so grabbing the next hot free-agent pickup without using waiver wire claims or FAAB money on them is crucial. The process of adding streamers is always risky. Sometimes, you add the wrong guy and they flop. Other times, the player you release to get a streamer will go off and becomes the top waiver-wire option. There’s nothing more frustrating than that for fantasy owners, but when you time an addition properly and add the next big pickup before he becomes a hot commodity, it...
    Normally when there are no byes, our rankings are loaded, but that’s not necessarily the case with our Week 12 fantasy QB rankings. Sure, almost all of the the big names are there (save Drew Brees), but some tough matchups for other star quarterbacks (Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers) could still cause plenty of start ’em, sit ’em headaches on Thursday and Sunday.  Most, if not all, of the above QBs will still be started in most leagues, but borderline QBs Cam Newton (vs. Cardinals), Ryan Tannehill (@ Colts), and Jared Goff (vs. 49ers) are probably best suited for your benches. Roethlisberger (vs. Ravens) is also risky, but he’s established a high floor and had two TDs against the Ravens in their first meeting this year, so he’s not completely off-limits. However, you can probably find a QB with more upside. WEEK 12 STANDARD RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker Among those borderline starters who are elevated by their matchups, Carson Wentz (vs. Seahawks), Derek Carr...
    It’s not that bad of a week for quarterback byes, as just two of the four (Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan) are regular fantasy starters (Jets and Cowboys QBs are also off), but our Week 10 fantasy QB rankings are still a bit rough. Tough matchups for several good/borderline QBs and favorable matchups for up-and-own signal-callers will have owners wondering which sleepers they can trust and which potential busts, if any, they should stick with.  Lamar Jackson (@ Patriots), Tom Brady (@ Panthers), Drew Brees (vs. 49ers), Ryan Tannehill (vs. Colts), Matthew Stafford (vs. Washington), Joe Burrow (@ Steelers), and Cam Newton (vs. Ravens) all have tough matchups on paper, but Jackson is still a must-start and both Brady and Brees have too many weapons to truly be off-limits. The other four are probably best left on benches, though.  WEEK 10 STANDARD RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker Rising up to potentially take their spots are Jared Goff (vs. Seahawks), Derek Carr (vs. Broncos), Baker Mayfield (vs. Texans), and Carson Wentz (@ Giants). If you want...
    After byes thinned out the top tier of our fantasy TE rankings the past couple of weeks, this week brings a pleasant change. Mark Andrews is returning to our Week 8 fantasy TE rankings along with Mike Gesicki, Trey Burton, and Irv Smith Jr., and Jonnu Smith and Noah Fant both figure to be healthier after finishing their respective games last week. That will provide a boost to the top of the rankings, and fantasy owners will (hopefully) find themselves relying on fewer sleepers and waiver wire streamers than usual this week. The byes are kind to tight ends this week. Logan Thomas and Darren Fells headline the group (along with Dan Arnold and Tyler Eifert, who was out last week), and both are somewhat TD-dependent streaming options. The absences of Fells and Thomas will thin out the streamers a bit, but that shouldn’t matter for most fantasy owners. WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker This week’s top streamers are, unsurprisingly, playing against NFC East opponents. Dalton Schultz (@ Eagles)...
    Week 5 of the fantasy football season is here, and there are a lot of variables that fantasy owners are facing on a weekly basis when constructing their teams. From massive injury issues to the COVID-19 breakout in the  Titans’ organization to the movement of the Patriots-Chiefs game, it seems that each passing week in fantasy football has created a new challenge. This week, scheduled byes are starting up and four key teams will be off in Week 6 with the Patriots, Raiders, Saints, and Seahawks all set to be idle. With that approaching, fantasy owners will soon be scrambling to check the waiver wire and find worthwhile streamers and sleepers. At this point in the post-Week 5 waiver period, looking ahead and grabbing a free agent that could be the next “must-have pickup” can be a viable strategy. It’s likely there are a few spots on your roster that are revolving doors at this point — or, you should, at least. Yes, it’s nice to hold onto your favorite preseason sleepers, but after four games, it’s time to start...
    Week 5 of the fantasy football season is here, and there are a lot of variables that fantasy owners are facing on a weekly basis when constructing their teams. From massive injury issues to the COVID-19 breakout in the  Titans’ organization to the movement of the Patriots-Chiefs game, it seems that each passing week in fantasy football has created a new challenge. This week, scheduled byes are starting up and four key teams will be off in Week 6 with the Patriots, Raiders, Saints, and Seahawks all set to be idle. With that approaching, fantasy owners will soon be scrambling to check the waiver wire and find worthwhile streamers and sleepers. At this point in the post-Week 5 waiver period, looking ahead and grabbing a free agent that could be the next “must-have pickup” can be a viable strategy. It’s likely there are a few spots on your roster that are revolving doors at this point — or, you should, at least. Yes, it’s nice to hold onto your favorite preseason sleepers, but after four games, it’s time to start...
    One could argue that the tight end position is the most frustrating in fantasy football. Others will argue that kicker and defense are harder to predict, but at tight end, the position is always so thin that if you’re trying the streamer strategy, it’s difficult to find an effective starter most weeks. That said, PPR makes it a bit easier to find worthwhile players because there are a handful of TEs that see at least a few more targets per game. Relying on them is easier than relying on the TD-dependent sleepers, so the target-heavy players will rise in our Week 5 fantasy TE PPR rankings. In truth, there aren’t a lot of high-volume tight ends in the NFL. Those that are tend already to be the top players at the position position, like Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller, and Zach Ertz. But there are some other PPR sleepers emerging, such as Logan Thomas and Dalton Schultz. They are both being targeted relatively frequently, so they could work their way into the streamer conversation against the Rams and Giants, respectively, in Week...
    We’re heading into Week 4 of the fantasy football season and some fantasy owners are really needing to make dramatic changes to their teams. Countless injuries have knocked star players out, and plenty more key players are dinged up and dealing with day-to-day/week-to-week statuses. Because of these injuries, the ineffective play of some stars, the COVID-19-related postponement of the Steelers-Titans game, and the official start of bye weeks in Week 5 (Packers and Lions), fantasy owners are scrambling to check the waiver wire to find worthwhile streamers, sleepers, and potential starters. Late in the week, the “must-have pickups” are usually gone, but ahead of the post-Week 4 waiver period, it’s important to look ahead and try to find some available free agents that can help you in weeks beyond this one. At this point, you should be comfortable dropping one or two players from your bench (or you should be able to put someone in your IR spot in Yahoo leagues when they’re officially ruled out). As nice as it may be to hang onto some handcuffs, if you need...
    We’re heading into Week 4 of the fantasy football season and some fantasy owners are really needing to make dramatic changes to their teams. Countless injuries have knocked star players out, and plenty more key players are dinged up and dealing with day-to-day/week-to-week statuses. Because of these injuries, the ineffective play of some stars, the COVID-19-related postponement of the Steelers-Titans game, and the official start of bye weeks in Week 5 (Packers and Lions), fantasy owners are scrambling to check the waiver wire to find worthwhile streamers, sleepers, and potential starters. Late in the week, the “must-have pickups” are usually gone, but ahead of the post-Week 4 waiver period, it’s important to look ahead and try to find some available free agents that can help you in weeks beyond this one. At this point, you should be comfortable dropping one or two players from your bench (or you should be able to put someone in your IR spot in Yahoo leagues when they’re officially ruled out). As nice as it may be to hang onto some handcuffs, if you need...
    Rank Player 1 DeAndre Hopkins, ARZ vs. DET 2 Michael Thomas, NO vs. GB. We’ve got Thomas in here for now, but his ankle injury could still keep him out longer, so we’ll have to keep an eye on him all week. Matters are complicated further by a Sunday Night Football kickoff for the Saints. Thomas himself is as simple as, play him if he’s active, but if you’re counting on him, you’ll need someone from the Saints, Packers, Ravens or Chiefs as a potential replacement if Thomas’ availability comes down to Sunday. 3 Davante Adams, GB @ NO. Adams didn’t return to Sunday’s game after leaving with a hamstring injury, so that’s worth monitoring throughout the week to see whether a possible absence would raise the value of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard. 4 Chris Godwin, TB @ DEN. Godwin has to clear concussion protocol to play – if he’s active, he’s in your lineup. 5 Amari Cooper, DAL @ SEA 6 A.J. Brown,...
    Rank Player 1 Davante Adams, GB vs. DET 2 DeAndre Hopkins, ARZ vs. WAS 3 Michael Thomas, NO @ LV. Thomas tweaked his ankle late in Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers in which he’d only caught three passes for 17 yards. You can’t sit a healthy Thomas — ever — but he’s not as sure a thing for Week 2 as we thought he was for Week 1. 4 Chris Godwin, TB vs. CAR. A head injury late in Sunday’s game leaves Godwin’s Week 2 status in doubt. If he plays, he’s likely to light up a Panthers defense that just allowed 34 points to the Raiders. 5 Tyreek Hill, KC @ LAC. 6 Julio Jones, ATL @ DAL 7 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. ATL 8 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. NYG. Robinson and Anthony Miller both managed solid games in Week 1, and the Giants might be an even friendlier fantasy matchup than the Lions. Mitchell Trubisky has proven to be streaky...
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