It was the best of Cams, it was the worst of Cams, it was the age of Akers wisdom, it was the age of Newton foolishness, it was the epoch of Akers belief, it was the epoch of Newton incredulity, it was the season of Akers Light, it was the season of Newton Darkness, it was the spring of Akers hope, it was the winter of Newton despair. It was certainly the spring of hope for Cam Akersowners Thursday night as the rook toted 29 carries for 171 yards and hauled in 2 catches for 23 yards. We speculated last week that Akers was taking the Rams’ backfield by the horns but even I didn’t expect the kid to out touch Darrell Henderson (2 carries for 5 yards) 31-2. Neither did the brilliant Pigskinonator, who was extra bullish on Akers this week ranking him #14 among RBs compared to the expert consensus of #25, but only projected him for 15 touches. The L.A. runner just might be a league winning RB1 down the stretch, at the very least he looks like a rock solid RB2.

Unfortunately, it was the winter of despair for Cam Newton owners as the “quarterback” went 9/16 for 119 yards, 7 carries for 16 yards and 1 interception before being bench for Jarett Stidham (5/7 for 27 yards). This game scared the Dickens out of anyone who happened to make the unwise decision to start Newton in their playoff matchup. Odds are this is Stidham’s team for the final three weeks. Add him up in superflex league and ignore him everywhere else. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

Jared Goff – 16/25 for 137 yards, 4 carries for 11 yards, 1 passing touchdown, 1 rushing touchdown and 1 interception–he now has 18 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns on the season. With Akers trampling the Patriots like they were Mufasa and Kid Cam was a stampede of wildebeest, it wasn’t written into the game script for Goff to air it out. He still managed a less depressing fantasy line thanks to the touchdown scavenge, but you definitely aren’t thrilled if you started him.

Cooper Kupp – 5 catches for 33 yards and his 3rd touchdown. If we got fantasy points for the number of times announcers mention a players name then Kupp would’ve had a monster game. I started Kupp this week and told others to start him as well. So I felt like a real true to name jackass midway thru the 3rd quarter with a nightmare game script unfolding, but thank the fantasy gods because Coop bailed us all out with a touchdown.

Robert Woods – 5 catches for 32 yards. I’ve always been more of a Kupp man than a Trees-hugger, That said, Woods faced off against Stephon Gilmore a bit tonight, and did I mention the nightmare game script? Don’t read too much into this dud.

Damien Harris – 11 carries for 50 yards, 1 catch for 0 yards. I was a little spoked by Sony Michel’s (7 carries for 22 yards) workload in his return last week, but of course Bill dropped him this week like a Playstation 4. Almost all of Michel’s work on Thursday came on the final garbage drive. Harris is still the lead dog, although it might be tough to stomach starting him in this offense.

Jakobi Meyers – 4 catches for 47 yards. Maybe Meyers Lemon and the Big Harry, N’Keal Harry (3 catches for 49 yards), will fare better with Stidham at QB. Regardless, neither are startable until we see signs of life.

  1. William Hung says:
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    Not only was Kupp’s TD a welcome sight, but the fact he finished with 33 yards was an accomplishment – He had like 3 for 11 for 85% of the game, and his TD was a 2 yarder

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep thay late 22 yard catch felt good!

  2. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey DK

    I’m a slight underdog this week, struggling with my 2nd flex decision ina 12 team std

    It’s between Hunt Hines Deebo and Boyd

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He hasn’t been great lately but I’d go with Hunt in standard

  3. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    harry actually looked good last night, should’ve had a long catch (newton’s arm) or at least a long pass inter for sure. he’s like m-will a long pass inter every play chance guy (good lord if they called all those we’d get almost no offensive yards)

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      im down to only one league stashing harry though (14 team super flex superstandard (i.e. rush and receiving yards only 15 per point so qb worth even more, it’s weird)

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’ll probably be in on him next year. He’ll be cheap and we know the talent is there.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          oh yeah he’ll be super cheap, likely good too when they put somebody in there that has a eorking shoulder

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Fingers crossed. Actually I wouldn’t mind seeing Bill suck for a few years either.

  4. Dave says:
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    With Julio out for no apparent reason (he seemed healthy last week), which two would you start in my playoff matchup from Tyler Boyd, Dobbins, Curtis Samuel in a PPR (assuming he gets activated and Moore doesn’t play)?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dobbins and Samuel. No problem, good luck!

  5. scoboticus says:
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    Cam Akers is going to lead me to Consolation bracket victory!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Go get it!

  6. JC says:
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    Thankful for a bye week hoping Julio and/or Golladay play next week (yes, I believe in Santa too). I could be starting T.Y. and Beasley in the playoffs for goodness sakes.

    My question is what to do with Booker? He will never play for me with Cook, Monty, Gaskin, Gallman and JT on my team. Yet kept him so other teams could not utilize him. If Jacobs starts this week, would you still hold him or drop him for a defense option? 49ers on the wire and have Dallas next week. But I also roster the Bills (at Denver) and Pack v Carolina.
    Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Haha, I also believe in Santa and Antonio Gibson coming back next week.

      Drop Booker…is DeAndre Washington available?

      • JC says:
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        Yes. Should I drop Booker and Gaskin (Covid) adding Washington and 49ers?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No, keep Gaskin. He may or may not be fine next week.

          • JC says:
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            Got it.

            I keep looking at the 49er defense on the wire. Not sure they are good but they play Dallas next week. Someone will claim them for their Washington matchup this week though. So if I grab them, I have to part with Packers (Carolina), Bills (at Denver) or a WR….Boyd, Beasley, T.Y.? Or should I just hold and let someone take them?

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              I’d only own two defenses unless you can put gaskin in a covid/IR spot. Just pick the two you feel best about, they’re tough to predict.

              • JC says:
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                Golladay already in the IR spot – seemingly forever.

                Don’t go soft on me DT! Let’s go out on a limb here…I promise not to sue lol.
                Drop one from this list weighing weeks 15 and 16.

                Pack: Carolina, Tenn
                Bills: At Denver, At NE
                49ers: at Dallas at Cards

                • Donkey Teeth

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                  Ha lose the Pack

                  • JC says:
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                    There ya go! I agree as zero chance I play them vs Titans. Might as well cut bait now.

  7. JC says:
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    Got it.

    I keep looking at the 49er defense on the wire. Not sure they are good but they play Dallas next week. Someone will claim them for their Washington matchup this week though. So if I grab them, I have to part with Packers (Carolina), Bills (at Denver) or a WR….Boyd, Beasley, T.Y.? Or should I just hold and let someone take them?

    • JC says:
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      Sorry double post

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        No problem, got it above

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