By: Cam Farnham
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I have been all aboard the Tyrod hype train from the beginning. He is a true dual threat QB who can score you points with his feet or his arm. Going up against a Bengals defense who are giving up 14 points a game, I expect Taylor and co to break out this week.
The 13th ranked fantasy QB goes into this week as a must Start. The Panthers defense has allowed a 70 percent completion percentage to opposing QBs to the middle of the field. Expect Stafford and the Lions to put up major points this week.
Not so fast! Don’t fall for this trap. Cam Newton performed like the MVP we know last week against the Patriots, but I am not buying it. The Patriots Defense has proven to be one of the worst in the league via the pass. A sneaky great D in Detroit calls for trouble for Newton. I expect him to finish outside the top 12 in points for QBs this week.
The Texans pass rush has caused some serious problems this year. Although the Chiefs have been the best team in the league this year, I believe Smith and co will have some serious problems. Smith will be under pressure all game, making it a very tough match up. Sit Smith this week.
The injury to Paul Perkins opened the door for Gallman last week. He rushed for 42 yards on 11 carries, and caught a touchdown in his first action of the year. The feature back in New York is going to get his opportunity against a Chargers D that has not been very good at all (27th ranked fantasy D).
Duke Johnson Jr.
If you are in a PPR league, Johnson should absolutely be on a roster. Coming in as the 16th ranked RB in fantasy, Johnson is a serious threat in the backfield. With reliable hands, he has pulled in 20 catches so far, and that number is only going to go up. Crowell has been a non factor, meaning Johnson will have more of a workload.
Don’t trust a committee of running backs is rule number one. With Montgomery unlikely to play, the Packers who are a pass heavy team have Williams as well as Jones that will get carries. Until I see some production out of Jones, I would not start him. Not now. Not ever.
See first sentence right above.
In a pass heavy attack, i expect Jones to get back into the double digit point column. One thing that is going to help him is going up against the Panthers D. The targets will be there, and so will the production.
With Jarvis Landry catching the underneath routes, the deep threat to stretch the field is Parker. Parker has been pretty good so far, with nearly 10 points in each match up. This is the week he and the Dolphins offense will break out. I like the Dolphins, I like Parker.
Jeffrey has procuded for fantasy owners so far. The 13th ranked fantasy WR has shown when he stays on the field healthy, he can be trusted. Touchdowns have saved Jeffrey so far, and without them, he has been decent at best. Being lined up against Patrick Peterson is not going to go well. Im sure you have a better option then Jeffrey. Sit em.
Remember when Jeremy Maclin was an absolute threat on the Eagles? Neither do i. Times have changed with him. The 52nd ranked receiver does not deserve to be started this week. The average depth of Maclins targets is just 6.6 yards. If you have to start him, I consider crossing your fingers. The whole game.
I mean look at his stats. This should be an easy one. He is the number one receiver for this Eagles team. Start. Start. Start.
The Ravens are allowing almost 15 yards per catch to opposing TE’s. Last week, Cook had 8 targets from QB E.J. Manuel. I believe the chemistry will stay, and Cook will have a big game. I mean lets fact it, if Cooper and Crabtree aren’t going to do anything, someone has to.
I did not see this coming. Rudolph is averaging less than 4 targets a game. With the production of Diggs and Thielen, I do not expect Rudolph to be very productive. When Bradford comes back and his healthy, Rudolph gains some appeal, but for now I wouldn’t trust him.
Consistency. Until I can see some of that, Henry is not someone I want in my lineup. He is the 26th ranked TE, and has only had over 2 catches once in four games. I like Antonio Gates over Henry this week.