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- Rod Woodson Believes There’s Not A Lot of Great QB’s Today And Rules Should’t Dictate Defenders’ Play - February 10, 2019
- Kemba Walker Propels Hornets Over The Hawks - February 10, 2019
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (home vs. Washington Redskins) – I’ve said this in the beginning of the season – The Lions has one of the easiest fantasy schedules this season and Stafford’s stats is proof so far. Expect another great game from Stafford against the Redskins.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – Just when you think Dalton was falling off a bit, he’s been one of most consistent fantasy quarterbacks in the past two weeks. This week he faces the Cleveland Browns, who’s allowed 16 passing touchdowns against opposing quarterbacks. Andy is a must start this weekend!
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – You may not have another option to replace Wilson in your fantasy lineup. If you do, you may want to consider benching him (if the matchup is favorable). Here’s an interesting fact. The Cardinals defense has the third lowest completion percentage against and nine interceptions, which leads the league.
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Wentz has had a great start of the season, but reality is about to sink in as he faces his toughest challenge against Minnesota. There’s no way I would start him this weekend.
Aww Running Backs
Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Here’s the last four running backs that played against the 49ers defense: LeSean McCoy, David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, and Christine Michael, who all had great fantasy numbers. Doug Martin is out again so expect Rodgers to get the bulk of the carries.
James White, New England Patriots (away vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – Since Tom Brady has been in the lineup, White has emerged as the top running back for the Patriots. He’s out snapped LeGarrette Blount 73-54 in the past two games and is facing a Steelers defense who has given up eight touchdowns to opposing running backs.
Naw Running Backs
Oakland Raiders Running backs (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Reports are saying that Latavius Murray has been practicing but still is a game time decision. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard are splitting carries so even if Murray comes back and start, who knows who will be the bell cow in Oakland’s rushing attack. Avoid them all if you can.
Matt Forte, New York Jets (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – With Geno Smith starting Sunday, I just don’t have any belief in the Jets at all, especially the running game. Powell has passed him in total snaps in their past four games and Forte has not scored since Week 2 against my Buffalo Bills. Not a good situation in Jets land!
Aww Wide Receivers
Kenny Britt, Los Angeles Rams (home vs. New York Giants) – This is not considered a home game for Los Angeles since this game will be played in London, but I love this matchup for Britt, who’s been highly targeted in the last three games and productive.
Tyrell Williams, San Diego Chargers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – I’m expecting this game to be a shootout with the Falcons trying to take an early lead. Rivers will distribute the ball quite often and I see Williams making some big plays down the field.
Naw Wide Receivers
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints (away vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – Cooks was an “Aww” last week because I loved his matchup against Carolina at home. This week Cooks get a “Naw” because he’s an afterthought on the road.
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions (home vs. Washington Redskins) – Tate will have to have another great game in order for me to throw him back in my lineup as a starter. Just not sold on him yet.
Aww Tight Ends
Hunter Henry, San Diego Chargers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – I really like this rookie and wish I owned him in my big leagues. Henry big time play reminds me of Greg Olsen and has a favorable matchup against the Falcons.
Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – With Dwayne Allen out for Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, Doyle should be able to shine as the top tight end and red zone threat.
Naw Tight Ends
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – The Vikings defense is the truth and has not allowed a touchdown to a tight end yet this season. So far in the past two weeks, Carson Wentz hasn’t built a great rapport yet with Ertz so sit him till you see some positive flashes.
C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Just because Fiedorowicz has scored twice in his last three games, let’s not jump the gun and start him, especially if you just picked him up off waivers. The Broncos defense only has allowed one touchdown to a tight end this season.
Aww Team Defense
Baltimore Ravens (away vs. New York Jets) – Two words…Geno Smith! Yes, Smith will be the starting quarterback for the Jets, which should create a few turnovers to the Ravens.
Naw Team Defense
Houston Texans (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Here’s an interesting stat on why you should not start the Texans defense; they’re tied for 29th overall against the run in the past four weeks. Denver will most definitely run the ball on them Monday night.