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Ricky Sanders

Director of Puns at RotoCurve
Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. In March of 2017, he officially joined RotoCurve as VP of Operations.

His daily MLB premium article "Sanders' Studs", has quickly become a must read for all serious DFS players. You can also find Ricky every day on the RC Twitter account, providing FREE analysis via periscopes. Ricky is also a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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Last week, coverboy Ben Roethlisberger, who garnered a fair amount of tournament ownership, threw a ridiculous five interceptions (INTs)! . Really, other than Kelvin Benjamin, every single player in the article struggled and guys like Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore were popular options. Essentially, it was a successful week, so the hope is to keep the momentum going. Heading into Week 6, the fades article is back and as bold as ever.

Without further ado, let’s get to work…



Alex Smith, Chiefs – According to, Alex Smith leads the quarterback (QB) position in fantasy points through five weeks but now is not the time to jump on the bandwagon. This week, Travis Kelce is questionable to play after clearing concussion protocol on Sunday only to suffer memory loss at halftime. If the medical staff has any doubts whatsoever, he will likely sit this week and Demetrius Harris will take over as the team’s top tight end (TE), which would be a huge loss. Even if he suits up, Kareem Hunt draws a matchup against a Steelers defense that just allowed 181 yards rushing to Leonard Fournette. In fact, the Steelers have allowed 5.1 yards per carry (YPC) to opponents and a whopping 136.6 rushing yards per game. Oh, by the way, Hunt leads the NFL in rushing yards by 143 after five games and game flow should play in the running game’s favor with the team listed as 4.0-point home favorites. The way Ben Roethlisberger has looked to this point, the Chiefs could be playing from ahead by double-digit points, so for me there are too many potential negatives. Instead, pivot to the likes of Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson, who both should do some serious damage in fantastic matchups (at Tennessee and home versus Cleveland) this weekend.

Good luck in Week 6!

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