Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus: Week 13, Volume I

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Every week during the season NFL Network and NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (November 29th) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer.

What are your thoughts on Josh Gordon returning for the Browns this week? “So Gordon is a stash. I don’t want to play him this week. He hasn’t played since 2014. The talent there alone makes him worth picking up and just seeing what happens because you still have four weeks left in the fantasy season so maybe he could help you at some point. But I don’t think I’d do it this week against the Chargers.”

What do you make of Dak Prescott’s struggles? “He’s turning the ball over way too much. From what I’ve heard from people I know around the Cowboys is the team right now is in a bit of disarray. The offensive line hasn’t been as good this season. People forget, you lose Doug Free and Ronald Leary to free-agency. Ezekiel Elliott is clearly not there. If you have players you can pick up off the waiver wire or already have: Josh McCown, Case Keenum or Jared Goff. There are players you can pick up.”

What should I do with T.Y. Hilton? “Sit him. That’s the bottom line. I had him as a start last week because the matchup was ridiculously good. He can’t get it done and it’s not his fault. It’s the quarterback position. Andrew Luck’s absence has zapped him of any value and he’s got an awful schedule down the stretch. I don’t know if you can play T.Y. the rest of the season, honestly. The Colts and T.Y. Hilton miss Andrew Luck.” 

Are you still in favor of streaming defenses week-t0-week? “Streaming defenses has become extremely popular in the last few years. The Raiders are a perfect example of a streaming defense. The Titans are a streaming option this week. Get them into your lineup. The Bears at home against Garoppolo are a good play. The Miami Dolphins suddenly are a very good streaming option. Those are some of the better options based on the match-ups that you can play. Unless you have the Jags or maybe the Rams, who have been good all season, you are streaming defenses week in and week out. Typically it’s a pretty good strategy but nothing is fool proof.”

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