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KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 16: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs Defense And Andre Holmes

Head coach Andy Reid won’t let his team let up against the Raiders and blow an opportunity for a victory, and quarterback Alex Smith is too smart to take any opponent lightly.

11/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Brent Grimes #21 celebrates a second quarter interception with Jelani Jenkins #53 of the Miami Dolphins while playing the Detroit Lionsat Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Sammy Watkins, Dan Carpenter And Miami Defense

Both teams are far more effective on the defensive side of the ball, and injuries are also a factor.

11/13/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 2: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up prior to the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Brian Hoyer, Jeremy Hill And A.J. Green

At the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game did not appear to be an ideal television choice.

11/06/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 26: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers scrambles against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy Graham

The Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.

10/30/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 05: Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring on quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos 500th career touchdown pass to take a 7-3 lead over the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 41-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers And Julius Thomas

The Chargers and the Broncos have something more on their minds than the epic fantasy battle that is at hand when they meet in Denver Thursday night.

10/23/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Tom Brady, Chris Johnson And Rob Gronkowski

While the Jets have fallen badly, the Patriots have picked it up with two stellar offensive showings in the last two weeks. Tom Brady has found his rhythm, while tight end Rob Gronkowski is growing more dangerous each week. Here’s a look at the key players on each side and which players belong in your fantasy line-up.

10/16/2014

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Mike Valenti’s List: Do Not Trade For These Fantasy Football Players

Any Buccaneer: Just say no. Martin, Evans, Jackson, ALL. It’s a complete wasteland.

97.1 The Ticket–10/13/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 5: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Andrew Luck, Arian Foster And Reggie Wayne

Colts-Texans could come down to a last-second field goal, and it appears to be an excellent week to play perhaps the greatest placekicker in NFL history in the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri.

10/09/2014

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Jordy Nelson, Matt Asiata And Aaron Rodgers

These two bitter rivals will lock horns at Lambeau Field tonight in a key early-season NFC North showdown.

10/02/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Running back Alfred Blue #28 of the Houston Texans makes a cut against cornerback Tarell Brown #23 of the Oakland Raiders on September 14, 2014 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Texans won 30-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Five Fantasy Football Plays This Week

By: Mike Valenti SLEEPERS: Alfred Blue—Foster is about 70 years old and now has a lingering hamstring issue costing him games; No timeshare last week when Blue filled in. Jordan Matthews — I loved him […]

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2014

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