We have sort of an exciting week for start and sit. There are some smaller names with great match ups and that makes this more fun to write than usual. It might give me a chance to differentiate from other sites’ start/sits. Because every fantasy site and blog has a start/sit column, right? At least I hope so. These match ups are juicy and not terribly hard to find. By now, we have a pretty good idea which defenses to stack against and which matchups to try and avoid. Let’s start with a TNF play at the quarterback position.

Start

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater has been a 2 QB league godsend in some weeks. He’s actually had 3 pretty solid weeks, all of those games with multiple touchdowns. One of these games, in fact, was against the Atlanta Falcons who Carolina happens to face tonight! The Falcons are fantastic, at finding new and creative ways to let offenses throw all over them and lose those games late. Nick Foles, Matthew Stafford, Dak Prescott, and Teddy Bridgewater have had great moments against them this year. In their first matchup, Bridgewater threw for 313 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Falcons are coming off of a big heartbreaker against the Lions on Sunday and could yet again be in disarray on a short turnaround. The Panthers are coming off of an almost comeback against the Saints and are trying to get back in the division race. 

La’Mical Perine

I gloated about Perine in Tuesday’s buy/sell column. If you don’t feel like clicking out, I’ll rehash my point. Perine is starting to get more and more opportunities in the Jet’s backfield and it led to his first touchdown last Sunday. Frank Gore is pretty cooked as far as I’m concerned so there is no reason that Perine can’t take this backfield by storm. Or however much the offensive line allows him to at least. We can certainly find out this week against Kansas City who has given up a rushing touchdown per game and 4.9 yards per carry. 

Damien Harris

I think that this is the week that Harris gets his first career touchdown. In two of his first three games of 2020 (basically his first season), Harris has double digit touches. In his 2 games with double digit carries, he has averaged almost 6 yards per carry. If Harris can get the hot hand early against Buffalo this week, there is no reason he can’t get a lot of touches and have a some success. Buffalo has given up 9 touchdowns on the ground and 4.7 YPC in 2020 so far. The Patriots seem to be in big trouble at the QB position and I expect them to keep the ball on the ground a lot in this one. 

Travis Fulgham

Travis Fulgham came out of nowhere and has been a poster boy for consistency. Fulgham has a touchdown in three out of his first four games and at least 50 yards in each contest. The Cowboys have given up 17 touchdowns through the air so far. The Cowboys are a disaster in 2020 and so are the Eagles, but the Eagles are in prime position to keep pace in the worst division in football after a last minute come back against the Giants.  

Brandon Aiyuk

I also wrote about Aiyuk in the buy/sell. The 49ers have Seattle on deck who struggles against the pass. That is certainly not a secret. Aiyuk is coming off of a 115 yard performance and Deebo Samuel won’t be available this week. Kyle Shanahan is going to know how to attack this defense and will have to have success through the air to keep up with Russell Wilson

Richard Rodgers

I already highlighted Fulgham and I think stacking Fulgham with Rodgers will be ideal if you are streaming TEs. Ten days should be plenty of time for the Eagles to figure out how to attack the Cowboys. After a solid introduction the previous week, Rodgers found himself on the fantasy map following Sunday’s 6 catch for 85 yard performance. With both Ertz and Goedert on IR, Rodgers is a nice fit to continue to have success in this offense as long as this opportunity presents itself. 

Sit

Cam Newton

Cam started the season off with a bang, but ever since he came back from the Covid list he has seemed to have lost the momentum. Buffalo would usually be a smash matchup for a QB but this is a division game that I feel like will be ugly and low scoring. Cam doesn’t have a touchdown pass in the past two games to go along with his 5 INTs and the ground game hasn’t been as effective so I would look elsewhere.

Carlos Hyde

It’s sounding more and more like Seattle will be without Chris Carson but that doesn’t mean that I would be in a rush to throw Carlos Hyde into your lineup. The 49ers defense is starting to become daunting again and I really don’t think Hyde is all that impressive as a feature back. Before Sunday against Arizona, Hyde’s longest run of the season was for 9 yards. Seattle’s best game plan would be attacking the 49ers through the air. 

CeeDee Lamb 

Two words, Ben DiNucci. I had to google who the 3rd string QB for the Cowboys was, not going to lie. Lamb is completely unplayable. Zeke is playable because of volume and Cooper because of skillset and experience, but I am completely avoiding everyone else if Dalton can’t play. 

Jonnu Smith

I know that the Titans are playing the Bengals but Smith is still a hard pass for me if you can find a better option. The Titans are starting to use their other receiving options, especially with A.J. Brown back. Jonnu has 2 catches over the past two weeks, any back up tight end can do the same thing. 

 

  1. The sportsguy says:
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    14 team….non PPR, 1 pt every 15 yards, 6 plus .1 for length..

    Need 1 RB and 1 Flex

    Montgomery
    Gio

    Pascal
    Corey Davis
    Reagor
    Gabriel Davis

    Already playing Evans, Ridley and Keenan with Zeke

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Mont and gio

  2. Dominic Brady says:
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    So here is my roster (12 man/1.0 PPR)

    QB: Watson, Stafford
    RB: Zeke, Mixon, Gio, David Johnson, Antonio Gibson
    WR: Diggs, (lost) odell, parker, Tee Higgins, Brandon Ayiuck, AB

    So last week after odell got hurt I rejected a trade:

    I get Amari Cooper and Mckissic for Gibson and Parker

    Do you think I should approach this owner again and try to get cooper? I’m thinking of offering DJ and Higgins for Cooper. But idk if Cooper is worth it since Dak/Dalton is out.

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d just avoid acquiring Cooper

  3. William Hung says:
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    How would you rank the following RBs/WRs ROS in .5 PPR:
    – Reagor, Edwards, Ruggs III, Lazard, Preston Williams, JK Dobbins, and Perine

    • William Hung says:
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      Might be time to fire up Brian Hill off the waiver wire…

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Preston, Raegor, Dobbins, Ruggs, Lazard, Perine, Edwards

  4. Southside Dom says:
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    Non-PPR.

    Joshua Kelley or Justin Jackson at FLEX? @DEN

    And which one for WR3?
    Tim Patrick vs LAC, Preston Williams vs LAR, or Jalen Reagor vs DAL?

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      JJ and Raegor

  5. Ian says:
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    Josh Kelly or Denzel Mims. Which does your gut say has better
    ‘Keeper’ upside?
    Thanks + keep up the good work!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Mims after watching Kelley really struggle

  6. Hamtime says:
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    1. Mike Davis looks smoked. Is he a drop in a 14m? I have hooper on IR and I’ll have to activate him too. Who would you drop –m Davis, Preston, Mike Williams, dobbins, freeman, mims

    2. Hollywood or Perine in the flex this week

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think CMC is back next week and yeah he looked terrible so you can drop him

      Hollywood

  7. Pete says:
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    10 team league, PPR

    Which TE do I start?

    Hockenson
    Burton
    Rodgers

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gotta go Hockensen

  8. H says:
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    It’s sounding more and more like Hyde won’t be playing this Sunday. Which RB would your rather play this week and going forward? Zach Moss, Perine, Harris, or Murray? Thank you!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Harris and Harris

  9. Ed says:
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    How do you think is the better start at flex this week?
    Hollywood Brown or Melvin Gordon
    Also have Fournette but not sure how reliable he’d be even against the Giants.
    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I like Gordon the most

  10. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    MB! What up Boss Hog?! I hope you are doing well. Could you please help me out this week? I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you please help me for week 8? I really do appreciate it.

    QB-Carr/Ryan

    RB- M. Davis

    RB2- J. Taylor/D.Montgomery

    WR1- Agholor/Evans/Claypool

    WR2- M. Evans/Claypool /Agholor

    Flex- Claypool/Agholor/Evans/J. Taylor/D. Montgomery/

    TE- Jonnu Smith/Gronk

    K- Zuerlein

    D- Chargers

    Thank you!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      For sure!

      Carr, Taylor, Evans, Agholor, mont, Gronk

      • William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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        MB! Can I trust Montgomery this week? You wouldn’t flex Jonnu and also play Gronk?

  11. Nick says:
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    Tough call this week, Lindsay is back in action & I currently half Gordon in at flex. Do you roll with Gordon getting half the carries & hopefully goal line or try my luck with a bench guy like Lindsay, or J Jackson or deeJay Dallas (looks like he might be lead back in Seattle but they might just throw it all day….)..standard league.

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