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In this week's Fantasy Prescription, we take a look at players who are turning around their performance during the second half of the season.
With 9 weeks officially in the books for the 2017 fantasy season, those of us whom the fantasy Gods have smiled upon thus far have no doubt found great fortune with unexpected performances from players like Mark Ingram, Chris Thompson, and Evan Ingram.
Sadly, any sports season whether fantasy or reality has a second act in which our players must continue to perform. In order to continue toward the destination of that elusive fantasy title, owners must continue to look for those players that will add even more good fortune to our teams. Keep the case of Kareem Hunt fresh in your minds. Once upon a time, Hunt owners were popping champagne as they celebrated what seemed like a cozy ride to the championship. Now, it has been since week three where Hunt scored a Touchdown and Hunt owners must find more points elsewhere.
Suffice to say, where there is fantasy there will be breakout players. Here's a list of players to target who's second half will aid you in your playoff run.
Averaging about seven targets a game, Parker, now finally healthy again, will be able to continue the nice start he had early on this season. Coming into the year, we loved Devante Parker for not just his obvious talent but because of the fact that new Dolphins QB Jay Cutler loves to eye down one receiver thus leading to a top fifteen WR. Parker looked like he would be that guy before his high ankle sprain in week 5.
If this past Sunday night game showed the world anything, it was that Parker has just as much talent to make a spectacular catch as any other WR in the league. With the departure of Jay Ajayi, the Dolphins will be looking to jump start their offense with more explosive plays and that's where Parker comes in.
Before he went down, Parker averaged around 70 yards receiving and nice targets a game.
As mentioned in the QB article, we are all in on Stafford continuing his recent good performances into the second half of the year. A large portion of that faith in Stafford comes purely from the recent reemergence of Marvin Jones.
Upon signing with the Lions in 2016, it was apparent that Jones was intended to help fill the void that Calvin Johnson left after he retired. Starting off at a great pace that same season, Jones seemed like he would be a slam dunk WR1. Sadly, those first four games of 2016 were all the juice that owners got from Jones as he put up mediocre number for the rest of the year.
Well, here we go again. After three straight games with double digit targets, Marvin Jones looks ready to cash in on all the promise and hype we had for him last year. He and Stafford are displaying great chemistry which looks to dispel any worries of a repeat of last years disaster.
Remember weeks one and three when Stefon Diggs made all us sorry we didn't draft him on our teams?
Well now is the time to rectify the mistakes of the past. Now fully healthy, Diggs looks to help the Vikings maintain their lead in the NFC North. The talent for Diggs has always been there, but a litany of injuries has kept the potential star from ever truly breaking out. Hopefully for the remainder of the season, his injury woes are behind him and he can reach his full potential.
With numerous comparisons to Antonio Brown, Diggs has proven to be a formidable force in open space. He can make plays through the deep ball, with the dump passes, and through the middle of the field. Simply put, Diggs is a beast and you need to do anything you could do to get him before he has another big game.
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