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Exploiting the Matchups: Week 7 Start/Sit
Yesterday
Will ageless Frank Gore keep rolling in a juicy Week 7 matchup with the Lions? Luke Hoover says don't forget Gore's backfield companion.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 6 Start/Sit
October 11th
The returning Jameis Winston looks like a strong play coming off the Buccaneers' bye. Who else does Luke Hoover recommend to click or bench in Week 6?
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 5 Start/Sit
October 4th
Despite the Packers' crowded backfield, Luke Hoover can't resist Aaron Jones' upside in a friendly Week 5 matchup with the Lions.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 4 Start/Sit
September 27th
Luke Hoover expects another big week from Sterling Shepard, who should see more attention from Eli Manning with Evan Engram injured.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 3 Start/Sit
September 20th
Luke Hoover reminds fantasy owners that it helps to use a quarterback against the Chiefs, and that happens to be the 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 3. Can he finally pay off on his preseason hype?
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 2 Start/Sit
September 13th
Luke Hoover wants fantasy football players to trust Royce Freeman this week after his underwhelming Week 1 performance. Conditions should improve for him and several other names in Week 2.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 1 Start/Sit
September 6th
Luke Hoover acknowledges that Week 1 can be wildly hit-or-miss for fantasy lineups, but he still sees obvious upgrades -- including Philip Rivers -- and downgrades.
Exploiting the Matchups: A Golden Opportunity
December 28, 2017
Golden Tate may be frustrated to miss out on the playoffs, but he'll still be motivated by the possibility of reaching 90 catches and 1,000 yards for the season while facing a banged-up Green Bay secondary.
Exploiting the Matchups: The Roaring Lion and the Toothless Tiger
December 21, 2017
With Marvin Lewis likely headed out the door, the lifeless Bengals provide an accommodating matchup for Detroit's Matthew Stafford and Theo Riddick.
Exploiting the Matchups: Full Nelson Time
December 14, 2017
The return of Aaron Rodgers bumps Jordy Nelson back into the fantasy picture in a big way. Luke Hoover has the details on that and all of the picks for Week 15.
Exploiting the Matchups: Kizer the Riser
December 7, 2017
With Josh Gordon already looking comfortable, DeShone Kizer enters Week 14 against the Packers boasting the weapons, matchup and scrambling ability to make up for his inconsistent passing.
Exploiting the Matchups: Time to Cook the Giants
November 30, 2017
With Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper likely sidelined, the Raiders will rely on Jared Cook, Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton to come up with big plays in a favorable matchup against the Giants.
Exploiting the Matchups: Hibernation Time for Bears' Howard
November 22, 2017
Luke Hoover analyzes the Week 12 matchups, good and bad. Is Chicago's Jordan Howard destined to be grounded against a stiff Eagles run defense?
Exploiting the Matchups: Sterling Silver
November 16, 2017
Eli Manning and Sterling Shepard figure to stay hot while playing from behind against a generous Kansas City pass defense.
Exploiting the Matchups: Don't Mess With the JuJu
November 9, 2017
Martavis Bryant's return to the lineup shouldn't prevent JuJu Smith-Schuster from staying hot in a favorable matchup with the Colts.
Exploiting the Matchups: Stay at the Hilton for a Change
November 2, 2017
T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle have a good opportunity to pile up stats in a likely come-from-behind effort against the injury-marred Houston defense.
Exploiting the Matchups: Raven About Ajayi
October 26, 2017
Luke Hoover analyzes the Week 8 matchups and likes what's ahead for Jay Ajayi, who faces a Ravens defense this week that cannot stop the run. Check out the rest of his starts and sits.
Exploiting the Matchups: A New Brett in Titletown
October 19, 2017
Brett Hundley starts his tenure as the Packers' starting quarterback with a favorable matchup against the Saints at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Check out the rest of Luke Hoover's upgrades and downgrades for Week 7.
Exploiting the Matchups: Unleash the Beast
October 12, 2017
Facing a leaky Chargers run defense, Marshawn Lynch is poised for his first big game in a Raiders uniform. Check out all of Luke Hoover's picks and pans for Week 6.
Exploiting the Matchups: Manning the Bench?
October 5, 2017
Luke Hoover looks at some under-the-radar plays for Week 6. Will Eli Manning get enough opportunities to pay off Sunday against the winless Chargers?
Exploiting the Matchups: Start Mixon It Up
September 28, 2017
Joe Mixon stands to benefit from the combination of a new offensive coordinator and a matchup with the Browns.
Exploiting the Matchups: Cam and Co. Get Sainted
September 21, 2017
Luke Hoover has this week's starts and sits as the Carolina offense finds itself in a favorable spot, welcoming the hopeless New Orleans defense to Charlotte.
Exploiting the Matchups: Rivers Will Flow
September 14, 2017
Luke Hoover analyzes the best plays for Week 2, including the Chargers' Philip Rivers, who faces a vulnerable Miami secondary.
Exploiting the Matchups: Will Bell Go Quiet Week 1?
September 7, 2017
Luke Hoover analyzes the Week 1 matchups and is not confident Le'Veon Bell will return his usual rewards in the season opener against the Browns.
Exploiting the Matchups: New Year, New Running Backs
December 29, 2016
Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in the last week of the regular season as well as those you may want to find an alternative for.
Exploiting the Matchups: 'Tis the Season to Be Gurley
December 22, 2016
Luke Hoover analyzes which players are positioned in favorable matchups during championship week for most fantasy leagues.
Exploiting the Matchups: Fitzgerald's Farewell?
December 15, 2016
Luke Hoover details which players receive favorable matchups in Week 15, including the Cardinals' No. 1 wideout, Larry Fitzgerald.
Exploiting the Matchups: Every Day He's Russellin'
December 8, 2016
Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 14, and those you may want to find an alternative for.
Exploiting the Matchups: Cooking Up a Playoff Run
December 1, 2016
Luke Hoover lays out the players with the most favorable of matchups in Week 13, as well as some you may want to find an alternative for.
Exploiting the Matchups: Fly Eagles, Fly
November 23, 2016
Luke Hoover hones in on the best matchups of Week 12, with the Packers' woeful defense a recurring theme.