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Kyle Yates’ Week 8 Monday Night Football Fantasy Projections

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Mike Evans is ready to shine with teammate Chris Godwin on the sidelines.

Here are my Monday Night Football fantasy projections for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Giants

Date/Time: November 2, 8:15pm ET
Spread
: Buccaneers -12.5
Over/Under: 45.5 points
Implied Vegas point totals
: Buccaneers 29, Giants 16.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

POS NAME COMP/ATT PASS YDS TDs INTs RUSH YDS TDs FPTS
QB Tom Brady 24/38 258 3 0 1 0 22.45
POS NAME CARRIES RUSH YDS TDs RECS REC YDS TDs FPTS
RB Ronald Jones II 15 65 1 1 12 0 14.42
RB Leonard Fournette 11 43 0 4 36 0 10.1
POS NAME CARRIES RUSH YDS TDs RECS REC YDS TDs FPTS
WR Mike Evans 0 0 0 5 59 1 14.21
WR Scotty Miller 0 0 0 4 46 1 12.4
WR Tyler Johnson 0 0 0 2 18 0 2.72
POS NAME CARRIES RUSH YDS TDs RECS REC YDS TDs FPTS
TE Rob Gronkowski 0 0 0 5 56 1 14.03

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New York Giants

POS NAME COMP/ATT PASS YDS TDs INTs RUSH YDS TDs FPTS
QB Daniel Jones 20/32 204 1 2 21 0 10.29
POS NAME CARRIES RUSH YDS TDs RECS REC YDS TDs FPTS
RB Wayne Gallman 10 37 1 4 37 0 15.32
RB Dion Lewis 1 3 0 2 10 0 2.15
POS NAME CARRIES RUSH YDS TDs RECS REC YDS TDs FPTS
WR Sterling Shepard 0 0 0 5 47 1 12.98
WR Darius Slayton 0 0 0 3 43 0 5.99
WR Golden Tate 0 0 0 2 21 0 3.17
POS NAME CARRIES RUSH YDS TDs RECS REC YDS TDs FPTS
TE Evan Engram 0 0 0 2 25 0 3.7

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Quarterback

Tampa Bay: Brady has been on fire recently. While he does get a slight downgrade with Chris Godwin out of the lineup for this game, he should still be viewed as a rock-solid QB1 start in this matchup.

New York: Jones always has the chance to pick up fantasy points with his rushing ability, but there’s no chance I’m playing him against this Bucs defense. He should be avoided this week.

Running Backs

Tampa Bay: Jones had been looking terrific on the ground the past several weeks, but his deficiencies in the receiving game reared their ugly head yet again last week. Jones now has four drops on 26 targets this season. With Fournette healthy now and right behind him on the depth chart, he can’t afford to continue to drop the football. Jones is hanging on by a thread to this job and one more drop, or missed blitz pickup, and Jones could be riding the bench for a very long time. He’s still worth rolling out as a mid-range RB2 due to the other available options, but he absolutely comes with risk. Fournette stepped in last week and was heavily involved in this offense. He was explosive on the ground, averaging 4.5 yards per carry, and was also heavily targeted out of the backfield. Fournette is in strong FLEX consideration this week, or could even be rolled out as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 if you’re in need of a fill-in option. There’s also the slim possibility that Fournette just simply outright wins this job sooner than later.

New York: Devonta Freeman is sidelined for this one, which means that Gallman will get the nod here. However, that doesn’t exactly mean that you should be rushing out to start him in an extremely tough matchup. Gallman’s a mid-range RB3 that should struggle to get things going on the ground, but could see some work through the receiving game to provide a safe floor. However, you almost certainly have better options available on your roster.

Wide Receivers

Tampa Bay: When Godwin is in the lineup, Evans is essentially irrelevant. However, now that Godwin is out and Antonio Brown is not yet able to join the active roster, Evans is back in the WR2 conversation. He should see plenty of targets in this matchup and he can be viewed as a solid WR2 with upside. Miller has been pulled in and out of the starting lineup all season and there’s a possibility that we never see him on the field again once AB joins. However, he is looking like an extremely solid play this week with Godwin out. Miller will line up against Ryan Lewis and Miller should be able to win that matchup regularly. He’s a low-end WR3 play with upside this week.

New York: Shepard entered back into the lineup last week and immediately saw a large percentage of the targets go his way. He’s always soaked up targets in this offense, but his health has been the main concern for his long-term fantasy outlook. In this offense, it’s hard to trust any one receiver, but Shepard should be the Giants WR that we’re looking to start this week. It’s not going to be pretty, as the Giants offense is projected to struggle mightily, but Shepard should see enough volume to be viewed as a mid-range WR3. Slayton takes a huge hit with Shepard coming back into the lineup. While he can always hit the big play, he’s an extremely risky option to plug into your lineup this week. Slayton should draw coverage from Jamel Dean, who has been solid all season. Slayton’s a boom-or-bust FLEX option in week eight.

Tight Ends

Tampa Bay: Gronkowski is back to the Gronk that we’ve come to know and love. He’s seeing a consistent amount of targets in this offense from Brady and he always has the chance of finding the end zone any given week. Gronk can be plugged into your lineup as a solid TE1 this week.

New York: Engram was heavily featured by the Giants last week, but it still didn’t amount to much from a fantasy perspective. Engram’s a low-end TE2 in this matchup against the Bucs defense that is only allowing 7.3 fantasy points on average to opposing TEs.

FantasyProjection Buster: Miller has been given the opportunity to step up previously this season with Godwin out of the lineup and it hasn’t happened. Will this be another one of those games? If so, Miller could fall drastically short of my projections for him.

 

 

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Mike Tyson dominant as he fights to a draw with Roy Jones Jr. in exhibition – National Post

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Mike Tyson showed age has not robbed him of his power as the former heavyweight champion, in his long-awaited return to the ring, dominated Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was surprisingly ruled a draw.

While there were no ringside judges to score the eight-round contest between two of boxing’s all-time greats, both over 50, and no official winner, the World Boxing Council formed a set of judges that remotely scored the bout.

“I’m used to doing it for three minutes,” 54-year-old Tyson said of the shorter rounds. “Sometimes, that two minutes felt like three minutes. I’m happy I got this under my belt to keep doing this and go further.”

Mike Tyson (left) is interviewed after his split draw against Roy Jones, Jr.) during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Tyson, 15 years removed from his ignominious defeat to Irishman Kevin McBride in the last professional fight of his career, came out firing and was in control of the bout the entire way.

Jones Jr, 51, was the more visibly fatigued of the two fighters but managed to pick up the pace in the later rounds enough to earn the win on one scorecard and a draw on the other while Tyson took the third scorecard.

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Investigators search doctor’s office in Maradona death probe – Al Jazeera English

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Tearful Leopoldo Luque tells reporters he gave investigators all records of his treatment of the football star.

Argentine police have searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona’s doctors, taking away medical records as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old football star that caused a wave of grief across the country.

Neurologist Leopoldo Luque told reporters after the searches that he had given investigators all of the records of his treatment of Maradona, as well as computers, hard drives and cellphones.

Weeping at times, he insisted he defended his treatment of the troubled football legend, who died on Wednesday of a heart attack following a November 3 brain operation.

“I know what I did. I know how I did it … I am absolutely sure that what I did the best for Diego, the best I could,” he said on Sunday.

Luque said he was not Maradona’s chief physician, but part of a medical team.

The search order was requested by prosecutors in the affluent Buenos Aires suburb San Isidro and signed by a local judge, according to a statement issued by the prosecutor’s office.

“Yesterday [Saturday] the investigation and substantiation of evidence continued with the taking of statements from people including direct relatives of the deceased,” it said.

“By virtue of the evidence that was collected, it was considered necessary to request searches at the home and office of doctor Leopoldo Luque,” the prosecutor’s office said in the statement.

The prosecutor’s office is overseeing a probe into the medical attention that Maradona received before his death, which caused an enormous outpouring of emotion across Argentina and among football fans across the world.

It provided no information on what prompted the investigation.

Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday said he would ask for a full investigation of the circumstances of the football legend’s death, criticising what he said was a slow response by the emergency services.

“The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy,” Matias said on Thursday in a Twitter post.

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Argentine police search home of Maradona's doctor while probing soccer star's death – CBC.ca

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Argentine police searched the home and office of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor on Sunday as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star, which caused a wave of grief across the country.

Reporters saw several police officers stationed at the door of the offices of neurologist Dr. Leopoldo Luque in Buenos Aires’ Belgrano neighborhood.

Court investigators have been taking declarations from Maradona’s relatives, according to a statement from the San Isidro prosecutor’s office, which is overseeing a probe into the medical attention Maradona received prior to his death on Wednesday.

It said investigators were trying to secure Maradona’s medical records.

Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people following a vigil at the presidential palace where tens of thousands of weeping fans lined up to filed past his coffin.

Maradona died of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he had been recovering from a brain operation Nov. 3. He had suffered from a long series of medical issues, some related to addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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