Let’s just have another article about the waiver wire dandies that are the Kansas City Chiefs running back situation, seems original! The Google hit limit has been exceeded by fantasy writers who aren’t really breaking anything new to the news story that is the demise of J.C. and the rise of West and Davis. Be creative man, that’s why Lego kits are more fun when you go rogue and build a space blimp instead of a firetruck as per your purchase. Instead of pursuing more dirt to throw onto the fantasy run-game abyss in K.C., I am going flip it and reverse it and instead pick on their defense this week that takes on the Minnesota Vikings. Because there is nothing like spitting on the grave of fantasy-dom then kicking their butts on both sides of the ball. So this week, I am turning my black light away from it’s normal duty of inspecting the geography of hotel rooms and pointing it at. At first glance, and after numerous minutes of research I have come to the conclusion that he is not related to the Damon Wayons character fro the The Last Boy Scout. I was made aware of this by him being a fake made up character in a movie and Stefon being an actual WR asset for you this week. Open Pandora’s box and continue down the fantasy worm whole known as my imagination…
There are certain things I always look for for fantasy usefulness. First, is make sure my underwear is turned the right way, because the pee-hole must lineup or it gets awkward at bars and clubs and such when it isn’t. Second, I look at defensive match-up. Which in this case is very good as the Chiefs are bottom-three in team defense against the pass and bottom 10 overall. The thing that looks awesome to me about this match-up is that they are just bad at covering the secondary and tertiary receivers. Especially slot and speed guys. Their numbers are pretty blah, even against blah receivers over the first five games. (Granted Sanders and James Jones because of Rodgers is pretty nice)
Those numbers are, on average, nine targets, six receptions for 100 yards and 3/4 of a touchdown. Which in some formats, still gives you nothing. Now, the last thing I look at for whether I want to add a guy on a flyer is snap count, and since he only played one game to date this number is a non-entity. I know for a fact that he looks better than Charles Johnson, that guy Patterson, and since Mike Wallace is about as trustworthy as a shoe salesman with no feet, I am leaning towards the speedy elusive WR that has had a week off to gel with his quarterback that has 11 passes completed over 25 yards this year. A dump-down slot receiver that looked very uncoverable last time out.
So why lean to Stefon Diggs? Well, if you own the Buccaneers’ or Raiders’ receivers this week, you are on bye and you most likely need a replacement because you picked up Crabtree as your number four off the waiver wire… don’t lie. Amari was your number two and nobody was a real believer in V-Jax to invest with confidence in him. So guess what, I know your roster and you need a WR3 this week. No need to rush, don’t tell your friends though. He is only owned in 1% of leagues which will grow only slightly because everyone forgets about players on bye weeks, that actually did something the week before. He is Minnesota’s version of Willie Snead, they just don’t pass enough for anyone to care. Oh, by the way, how are my last three calls doing… Duke, Willie, and Rishard? Yeah, that’s what I thought, owned all three in over 50% of leagues now. Smokey Predicts: 10 Targets, 6 Receptions, 92 Yards, 1 Touchdown, and for giggles, 1 Carry for 7 Yards.