This week, you will be getting a little family lovin’. It’s basically a fantasy kind of lovin’ that has a family tree with no branches. So with Week 10 here already and the options to cover every week becoming harder and harder to nail, I figured I would lean to a position that I haven’t covered yet during the year. The quarterback position this week has two studs on bye and one that just fell down and broke his crown. So we are looking for the fill-in of the week for the signal callers… enter Kirk Cousins. For the week that you Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and to some level Andrew Luck owners have a void, he can be a nice fantasy pick-me-up for a nice home tilt against the Saints. Yeah, those same Saints that have been a fantasy goldmine the past several weeks. So we all know why you came, and unfortunately we are all out of the lovely shrimp ring and gourmet cheese plate, so why not stick around for some intimate family fantasy lessons of life and love?
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So… Washington is not the fantasy bee’s knees by any stretch of the imagination, and by glance at roster ownership across all formats, the most owned player is either John Riggins or Desean Jackson. I am awful at spelling, and even if I pretended to be bad, Jay is right there like the quicker-picker-upper of the Oxford format. So let’s pick on the Saints defense first, to plug our boy Kirk. They are last in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to the QB position. They haven’y allowed less than 20 points in any game, and that was to a Brandon Weeden led Cowboys team… nuff said. Continue the pile, yes we shall. They have allowed six 300-yard games so far this year and three in a row. They also have given up 13 passing touchdown’s in the past three games. So to summarize, they are awful defensively, especially against the pass, and Rob Ryan is going to be the first guy in the NFL unemployment line. These are all good, no great things for you and your fantasy QB bye.
So I don’t normally trust guys that you can interchange the first letter from his first and last name and his name still can read the same, see Cirk Kousins. He looked fantastic against a team similarly bad, but not as awful as the Buccaneers in Week 8. He threw for 3 TD’s and over 300 yards. Then the dreaded bye and basically a second bye by playing the Patriots. This is the week we get to see what is what for the Washington offensive juggernaut. he will have his full compliment of weaponry. Desean and Reed are both looking like healthy plays. Garçon looks like a reliable option this week as a WR3. The only conundrum is their run game, which may need to get involved somewhat for the offense to click. Not super-involved, but if Alf and Morris rush for 100 yards, it would only be the second time all year they have reached that number. But I digress, we don’t need it for Kirk to be awesome. He just needs to show up, the Saints defense will do the rest. Smokey predicts: 23/33, 304 Yards, 2 Touchdowns (and 1 Rushing Touchdown.)