You shouldn’t prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone. Because, in fact, all that glitters is not gold.
What the heck does all of that mean? Just because a chick is hot doesn’t mean that you are going to enjoy spending time with her the next day or the day after that. Take a look at the following lineup:
This team should be unbeatable. But it’s not. As a matter of fact the next lineup listed below which looks like it is probably the worst fantasy football lineup in the history of fantasy football and the owner that set it should be banished from the sport, combined for 157.54 points in Yahoo! half point leagues would have kicked the first team’s ass this week and probably any other team it played.
QB: Josh McCown (21.94)
RB: C.J. Anderson (24.30)
RB: Terrence West (15.40)
WR: Martavis Bryant (22.30)
WR: Preston Parker (17.40)
TE: Mychal Rivera (15.40)
FL: John Brown (15.80)
K: Brandon McManus (11)
DST: New York Jets (14)
But how many of these books you’ve judged by their covers are worth rostering for the rest of the season?
Martavis Bryant is now officially a MUST OWN. This is his third week in a row on this list and I put him here this week for a reason. According to Yahoo! he is only owned in 62% of leagues. That number should be much closer to 100%. If you are somehow in one of the 38% of the leagues that he is available proceed directly to the waiver wire claim line. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Pick this guy the f-ck up! He now has 6 touchdowns, 14 receptions and 310 yards in his last and only 4 games this season. That makes him the most valuable wide receiver over the last month. Enough said.
All three running backs for Cleveland scored a touchdown last week. I wonder when the last time that happened was? There was a lot of talk surrounding West coming into this game and with 26 carries for 94 yards and touchdown, he is definitely the back I’d want to own out of the three. I actually dropped Tate last week to make room for bye week fill-ins.
Thank you very much C.J. Anderson for rendering Hillman useless last week. Just when I finally pull the trigger to start him, he rushes 6 times for 13 freaking yards! Meanwhile Anderson carried 13 times for 90 yards on the ground and had 4 receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown in the air. What does this mean moving forward in Denver? Who knows. But if you have a spare roster spot I wouldn’t be afraid to use it to speculate on Anderson, but I am expecting last week to be more of an aberration than the norm.
Mychal Rivera has now put together 3 solid fantasy weeks in a row. Over that span he has 21 catches for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns. While that’s no Martivis Bryant, it is top notch output from the tight end position. I actually like his schedule going forward and would consider adding Rivera if you don’t own one of the obvious tight end studs.
John Brown has been hit or miss all season. Four hits and 3 misses. It’s pretty tough to start a guy that’s hit or miss, so I’d say let this one be someone else’s miss.
That’s all I have for you this week. Who needs studs? Not me. I’ll be back next week with another lineup of players you never would have expected to like.