I have really been pounding the keyboard this week, but it is a labor of love. Zach will be back next week for all of your start/sit needs, and I have you covered today. The two most disappointing quarterbacks are on a bye along with the season’s WR1, among others. The starts and sits are more crucial than ever as we head into the middle weeks of the fantasy football regular season. Let’s get those wins! We’ll start with quarterbacks. 

Quarterback

Start

Jared Goff

Jared Goff was awful last week against the 49ers, but don’t let it deter you from slotting him in your lineups against one of the worst secondaries that I can remember. In the two previous games before last Sunday, Goff threw for a combined 812 yards and three touchdowns while also running one in. I expect Goff to get his season total in touchdowns into the double digits when the game in Atlanta is all said and done.

Kyler Murray 

Kyler is facing off against the New York Giants who have given up the 2nd most passing yards per game in 2019 and are currently ranked 23rd in defensive DVOA according to Football Outsiders. Kyler Murray has at least 16 fantasy points in all 6 of his rookie season starts and has 125 rushing yards combined in his last two starts. David Johnson will be a game-time decision, but Murray might be getting Christian Kirk back this week.

Deep League/Streamer Options Ryan Tannehill and Gardner Minshew

Sit

Philip Rivers

If you drafted quarterbacks late and your starter is on a bye, you might want to find a better option than the struggling Philip Rivers. Rivers has thrown multiple touchdown passes in 4 out of 6 games this year, but Tennessee is pretty stingy against the pass. The Titans rank 6th in yards per game given up through the air this season. The Titans don’t score enough for there to be any value in garbage time. This is probably just going to be an ugly low-scoring game. 

Running Backs 

Start 

Tevin Coleman

Tevin Coleman has 36 touches in his two games since returning from injury. He also has a touchdown in each of those two games. I expect the 49ers to take control of this one early and for Tevin Coleman to take this one home against Washington. The Redskins are giving up 134 rushing yards per game which is good for bottom 5 in the NFL. 

Joe Mixon

Mixon was awful last week and probably has some people thinking about throwing him on the bench this week, but Jacksonville is not very good against the run. Jacksonville is giving up 131.2 yards per game on the ground this season. In the 3 previous games before last week, Mixon had at least 60 yards rushing in each game. I usually advise against Mixon, but I think this could be a break out week.

Sit

Latavius Murray 

I know that people who have been stashing Murray are excited to slot in Murray while Kamara is out, but I would probably advise against it. The Bears are extremely stingy against the run only giving up 83 yards per game on the ground. This feels like a 16 carries for 50 yards type of game for Murray.

Wide Receivers

Start 

Allen Lazard

Davante Adams is already ruled out for Sunday and Marques Valdez-Scantling and Geronimo Allison are long-shots to play on Sunday. That leaves Allen Lazard who Aaron Rodgers speaks really highly of. I expect Lazard to see plenty of targets and hopefully get into the endzone. On Monday, Lazard caught 4 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Sit

Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson is coming off of his biggest game of the season with the return of Sam Darnold, but the Jets will be running into a buzz saw on Monday night. Stephon Gilmore has arguably been the best corner in football in 2019 and will look to shut down the Jets’ biggest downfield threat. We’ll have to wait one more week to get excited about Anderson again. 

Tight End

Start

Gerald Everett

We will be stacking all of our Rams this week in the passing game. Everett was a disappointment last week following a career game against Seattle the Thursday before. Everett was still very much a part of the game plan and caught a couple of passes. I’m confident that you can slide Everett right back into your lineups against the limping Falcons

Sit

Delanie Walker

Delanie Walker has a combined 57 yards receiving in the past 3 games. Walker also hasn’t scored a touchdown since week 1. Ryan Tannehill will be under center, but I think that will be better for a player like Adam Humphries coming out of the slot. 

  1. Bobbaybouche1 says:
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    MB! Thanks for the start&sit post – as an Adamas owner, I picked up Lazard and will be starting him in hopes he’ll go off.

    I currently have jamies winston on my bench but am thinking of dropping him for Sam Darnold as a stash. Should I hold Winston or drop him for darnold for rest of season?

    Thanks again!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Darnold stash is the move

  2. Stumanji! says:
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    With McCaffrey on bye and now Kamara out, my RB corps are running thin. Thankfully I have Mixon as my “RB1” as a glimmer of hope but my RB2 isn’t pretty. Who do you like between Tarik Cohen vs NO, D. Henderson @ Atl (M. Brown is out), or Mark Walton @ Buf (whispers of him cutting into Drake’s touches). Blech.

    1/2 PPR.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yuck, Cohen I guess

  3. Steven says:
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    love your write-ups.!

    What do you advise on these two trades?

    1. Trade T. Lockett to obtain M. Gordon?
    2. Trade H. Henry to obtain D.J Chark?

    Thanks, MB

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Thank you!

      Yes and yes!

  4. Cheeeeeeeze says:
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    Need some advice this week for my flex spot… Lazard, Darrel Henderson or David Montgomery.

    Non-PPR league. Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Lazard if you want to get spicy, Montgomery I’d you want to play it somewhat safe

  5. toolshed says:
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    Do you think nyj is a viable streaming option after this week based on their schedule? They should be get mosely back next week.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yep, that’s what I’m doing in a lot of leagues

  6. patdaddy1985 says:
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    Mack or Gurkey tomorrow?

    • patdaddy1985 says:
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      Gurley?*

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gurley

  7. Mak says:
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    2 QB league: which 2 would u start out of josh Allen, Tom Brady, Wentz?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Allen and Brady

  8. Craig says:
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    I have 2 spots for running backs and 3 running backs to play. I need to bench one of them for week 7 but i cannot decide who to sit. My RB’s are Derrick Henry, Austin Eckler, and Todd Gurley.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Ekeler

  9. Jim says:
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    Would you play Darrel Henderson over Lat Murray this week ? I could see Murray getting a lot of work with Brown most likely out and Gurley less than 100%

    Also, would you drop Wentz to add Darnold I see Wentz has a brutal schedule compared to Darnolds cake schedule.

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah, I’d play Murray over Henderson, and yeah, I’m really in on Darnold

  10. Ed says:
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    Hi. I’m in a ppr league trying to decide between my 2 RBs and flex spots this week.
    Austin Ekeler
    Mark Ingram
    Joe Mixon
    Tevin Coleman
    Calvin Ridley
    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Coleman Mixon and Ingram

  11. Frank says:
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    12 team full ppr. Lineup is thin for my 2 flex spots… Juju is on bye and Davante is out.

    I have Meyers, Henderson, Ito, and Mattison, to pick from for the 2 flex spots. Not exactly ideal. I have Meyers and Henderson in right now. Also have Peyton Barber on the bench on a bye.

    These guys are on the wire.

    Kumerow
    Slayton
    Erickson
    Duke Williams
    Jaron
    Ebron
    Goodwin
    Gabriel
    Snead
    Demaryius
    Stills

    Kumerow, Slayton, Erickson are most added in that order. I kinda like Duke’s matchup. What decisions would you make here.. who add, drop, start? Thank you!

    • Frank says:
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      Correct, Duke is added more than Erickson and Ebron isn’t available

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Meyers and Slayton. Drop Ito

      • Frank says:
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        Thanks. I didn’t mention that I have Devonta.

  12. Chet says:
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    MB, which TE do you like better this weekend, Waller (foot injury?) at GB or Everett at ATL? Thanks.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      waller

  13. Trader says:
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    Everett or Mattison in my flex spot?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Everett

  14. RyGuy_4 says:
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    So I tried to include Mixon in some trade offers to get rid of him… and eventually just dropped him early last week.

    When are all you ‘perts gonna finally stop overvaluing him???

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