Fantasy Football Start Sit
Better late than never right?
It’s not how early you get the right line up set, it’s that the right line up gets set!
Russell Wilson at ATL: Did you forget about that playoff game last year? I’ll tell you what, Russell didn’t. 385 yards passing and 60 rushing. Oh, and Atlanta was good back then.
Nick Foles at GB: We know it’s Chip Kelly’s offense and they want to score. When a guy comes off 7 touchdown passes and is the quarterback of a fast paced offense like the Eagles you know what you do? Start him.
Other QBs to feel good about: Philip Rivers vs DEN, Eli Manning vs OAK, Jake Locker vs JAC
Zac Stacy at IND: Must start status. Over 250 yards against the Seahawks and the Titans. Stats like, the Rams haven’t scored a rushing TD since blah blah blah always crack me up when the situations don’t relate. Like, some team hasn’t done some feat in 20 years. Pretty sure 20 years ago has nothing to do with today, and pretty sure the Rams have not had Zac Stacy running until recently.
Andre Ellington vs HOU: Bruce Arians said 20 touches is the goal. I say, that’s minimum. Have you seen this kid recently??? Do you remember Rashard Mendenhall?? 2+2 guys....
Ben Tate at ARI: Arian Foster is out, maybe for the year, and Ben Tate is a free agent this offseason. Imagine the guy ahead of you at your job left you in charge of a project, and the result of how you did on that project directly resulted in your next job and whether you become set for life financially? What would you do?
Other RBs to feel good about: Andre Brown vs OAK, CJ Spiller at PIT, Mike James vs MIA
Riley Cooper at GB: See Foles, Nick. Cooper is averaging 90 yards per game over the past 4 and that is with a huge stinker from their QB situation (13 yards) included. Just stay away from the country concerts Riley.
TY Hilton vs STL: Threw this one in because TY is clearly must start. I thought he might need a week to get acclimated to his new role, nope, he’s studly already.
Kendall Wright vs JAC: Call this one a hunch. Does not have a 100 yard game yet this season and only has 1 touchdown. All that said, the targets are there (8 a game) and the confidence is there (recent coach’s comments about his talent and desire to get him the ball). Locker is back in the swing and the Jags are porous across the board. He will at minimum hit 100 yards or score this game, maybe both.
Alshon Jeffery vs DET: What’s up Jay Cutler? Shootout in Detroit maybe..... Chicago can’t stop anybody anymore which means they better score. Detroit will be more than happy to oblige.
Other WRs to feel good about: Emmanuel Sanders vs BUF, Terrance Williams at NO, Doug Baldwin at ATL
Garrett Graham at ARI: Arizona gives up double what the second worst team against TEs does. they flat out cannot defend the tight end. Also, you can rest assured they will be focused on Andre Johnson after last week’s performance.
Colin Kaepernick vs CAR: Carolina might be the hottest team in football and they boast one of the hottest defenses. I mentioned recently I really liked Kaepernick moving forward as he gets some of his weapons back but that does not include this week. Hold on one more week before Colin gets unleashed.
Terrelle Pryor at NYG: It seems like Pryor nearly rushes for 100 yards every game which heightens his floor dramatically. The problem are his weapons. He just does not have enough around him and the Giants, after a slow start, have severely limited passing TDs over the past few games. I love Pryor’s talent, but it’s a tough match up.
Other QBs to feel nervous about: Matt Ryan vs SEA, Joe Flacco vs CIN, Case Keenum at ARI
Ray Rice vs CIN: Remember the 4th and 26? Remember 2000 yard seasons? Remember the consideration over the number 1 pick? Nostalgia is great isn’t it. You know what isn’t nostalgic though? 2.7 yards per carry. Only one game with more than 15 carries. there comes a point when maybe things just aren’t going to turn around.
Fred Jackson at PIT: CJ Spiller is baaaaaaacccckkkk. Jackson has been a model of consistency this season. Standing ovation for the guy. We always think Jackson is going to be done and he keeps producing. Well, expect that to trend downward as Spiller’s health returns. EJ and Spiller are the Bills future and I expect to see a lot of them.
Maurice Jones-Drew at TEN: See Ray Rice but substitute 2.7 YPC with 3.2 YPC.
Other RBs to feel nervous about: Darren Sproles vs DAL, Rashard Mendenhall vs HOU, BenJarvus Green-Ellis at BAL
Steve Smith at SF: Whether you have noticed or not, Smith has actually not topped 69 yards receiving yet this season. The 49ers have their stifling defense back, get Aldon Smith back to rush Super Cam, and will be focused on taking away Smitty. This should be a slug em out kind of game which should mean tough sledding for the Panthers star receiver.
Anquan Boldin vs CAR: I talked about Colin Kaepernick above and the same train of thought works when considering Anquan Boldin. Not to mention, regardless of match up, Boldin hasn’t scored since week 4 and hasn’t topped 100 yards since that fluke week 1 performance.
Roddy White vs SEA: First game back, and it’s against a Seahawks defense that MIGHT be a little peeved about what these Falcons did last season. Oh, and Sherman MIGHT be a little peeved about his match up with Roddy last time.
Other WRs to feel nervous about: Cecil Shorts at TEN, Mike Wallace at TB, James Jones vs PHI
Julius Thomas at SD: Peyton Manning is his quarterback and he’s on pace for 20 touchdowns. You are most likely starting him. But he is still healing a bum ankle and the Chargers have been very successful at defending tight ends. One thing we know about Peyton and the Broncos, they have so many weapons there is no reason to force it to a particular player if the match up isn’t there. Keep your expectations low.