I have missed you all. Time away makes the heart grow fonder, or maybe it’s distance. Hmmmm. Regardless, insert something overly emo and heartfelt and attach my name to it. Bam. For you guys.
The NFL season continues to roll on and the squeeze is on for all of us. Well, maybe not you 7-0 and 6-1 guys. Unless you are winless, you still have a shot, and odds are most of us are somewhere in between. This is the time to really start digging in for the playoffs. Teams with great records can start taking some risks on guys coming back from injury or with upcoming byes, those fighting hard may need to switch things up to avoid those types of problems. Week 8 will be a big one. With 6 teams on bye, there are plenty of bye week issues that could deter teams in need of wins, making it all the more important to get these start/sit decisions right. Time to step up and get those wins.
Robert Griffin III at DEN: He hasn’t throw for over 300 yards since week 3. He has thrown a pick in every game except one but he is trending upwards. He has rushed for 161 yards the past two week, signaling his legs are getting healthy and he is becoming more comfortable on them. This week he gets the Denver Broncos, who have given up the most points per game to opposing QBs. This is the week Griffin throws for over 300 again. Big week for the Third.
Colin Kaepernick at JAC: Save the ladies who enjoyed his ESPN magazine shoot, Kap has been a huge disappointment so far this season. He hasn’t topped 20 fantasy points since week 1. and has been in the single digits three different times. This week he gets the cure all Jaguars however, who are giving up the second most fantasy points to QBs this year. Kap has been running more recently, which have helped, and the 49ers should be able to run roughshod over Jacksonville.
Others to feel good about: Russell Wilson at STL, Michael Vick vs NYG, Andy Dalton vs NYJ
Stevan Ridley vs MIA: Sure, he was benched. He stunk. He didn’t score the first 5 weeks. He didn’t top 53 yards rushing until week 6. BUT, no mas. He has scored 3 TDs in the past two weeks and has carried the ball 31 times during the span. This week he will take on a Miami defense that is far and away the worst team at stopping fantasy running backs which should allow Ridley to rack up another nice day statistically.