Last week’s boom or bust plays busted all over my screen. Andrew Luck goes for 354 and 4 TD’s without giving any love to Donte Moncrief. Oh good grief! The Colts talk him up, and then fail to pass the memo onto Mr. Luck… and all of us who played him got fu*ked. Oh well, we move on and get ourselves ready for Week 10. There are a lot of flex-filled teams on the bye this week, and I’ll be honest, I’m having trouble putting a positive spin on it. The Colts, Texans, Vikings, Patriots, Washington Football Team and Chargers are all chillin’ on sofas this weekend, leaving us scrambling to the wire or calling up a”stash” on our bench to fill the void.
Note: All evaluations are based on 0.5 PPR, and ranks are from FantasyPros.com.
This should be an easy one, but the experts have put a call to Beckham to bust up the Seahawks more than Bryant to wreck havoc on the Jets. Maybe there is some superstition going on here because Bryant has 5 TD’s in the last three weeks. These experts must be saying to themselves that there is no way he can do this again. The law of averages will tell you the possibility of keeping this up every week is scarce. Screw those possibilities. What he is showing me is that his 6’4″ frame is good at the goaline and the recently hot Big Ben is using it well. Stupid vertical advantage. See the connection? What I can say is he has only been playing for three games and has killed it over that time. Coincidentally his QB is playing really well too. Must be the addition of a second real target. Sorry Markus Wheaton fans.
Beckham got most of his value on Monday night late in the game when the Giants were playing catch up. This week, he gets the Seahawks in Seattle, and that should usually spell DOOM. You know… because they are the legion of BOOM? (But in reality, they are giving their legions gloom.) Sorry Sky and Tehol. Last week, the Raiders played a close one, utilizing the Seahawks poor coverage of TE’s and passing to their RB’s. No player on the Raiders had over 50 yards receiving, while the ball was caught by 9 different receivers. If Victor Cruz was healthy and Beckham was a third option, then I might be more inclined to lean his way. I’m not trying to ignore his 8 catches on 11 targets, but his QB also attempted 52 passes. That’s 13 more than his previous high this year. He also threw 11 to Rueben Randle’s way too. But he kinda sucks. Damn, I’m creating an internal struggle here. Is Beckham the new number one in N.Y.? The T.Y. Hilton of the Giants? Doesn’t matter, he’s playing in Seattle this weekend and you never know with Pete’s crew. I’ll hope to get this answered in Week 11… cause it ain’t happening this week.
I’m betting on Bryant this week. He looks like the new number one… haha, I’m kidding. I was making a ridiculous bold statement to see if you’re paying attention. If you own either of these guys, it means most likely they are either your WR3 or Flex option. If you own both, it means you are waiver wire savvy and I give you an over-the-net high five! Dude, not so hard, I have to drivel once a week. I like Bryant against the Jets passing defense, which, by-the-way, has given up the 13th most points to WR this year. Winner: Martavis Bryant
Why you going three way down here J-FOH? It has to be done, there is too much name recognition and I don’t want you all sleeping at the wheel. You can say I’m your rolling down the windows, blasting some Iron Maiden, and popping a few No Doz. WAKE UP! This week, Tre Mason gets the number one rush D when it comes to fantasy, the Arizona Cardinals. Yuck!!! Andre Williams gets to travel to Seattle with a date against the team that has given up the 9th fewest points to RB’s this year. Blah! Who, if you haven’t heard, are pretty good at home. But wait, there is a guy who is trending back up, got 10 touches last week (7 carries and 3 receptions) and back in week 8 got two TD’s. Lorenzo with a benzo (NSFW), is my guy this week. Like I prefaced in the beginning, it’s some slim pickins with players like Ahmad Bradshaw, Matt Asiata, Jerick McKinnon, Jonas Grey, Brandon Oliver, and even Roy Helu in deeper leagues all chillin with the homies for the bye. This week, Lorenzo gets the Titans and their 9th worst fantasy run defense or is that given up the 9th most points to fantasy running backs defense? It doesn’t matter, they suck. He is looking more and more like the “power back” in B-More and with that comes TD opportunity which is kinda important to scoring points. It’s a tough week and I’m going boom or bust again. I have to. Lorenzo can be counted on for at least 10-12 touches with a lot more to spare. The Ravens can turn this into a blowout and we can see that increase in touches. Don’t get wrong here folks, this has more to do with matchups than anything else. Mason looks solid going forward and Williams has potential but Lorenzo is someone who can end up being the man when it’s all said and done. He plays behind a 29-year-old Justin Forsett, so if you decide to pick him up for this week only, you might want to reconsider him a stash for later on. I’m banking on Forsett not holding up. Winner: Lorenzo Taliaferro
If you didn’t notice I’m not big on the Giants this week. It’s been a roller coaster and a half for their fans. Speaking of their fans, I can’t help but think this is some message about their season. Please add your comments below.
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