Waiver Wire Wizardry: Pickups for Week 8


Joe Flacco (63% Y!): Over the last two weeks, Flacco has thrown for 7 touchdowns compared just 2 interceptions. Yes, they were against weak defensive units (Tampa and Atlanta), but Flacco is showing that he has strong connections with his bevy of hands in Baltimore. Involving Torrey Smith more, along with using Steve Smith and Owen Daniels, Flacco definitely has options to utilize in the passing game. He also has a strong run game with a 3-headed monster led by Justin Forsett. He has a 14:5 TD:INT ratio on the season and is an upper-tier QB2 with potential to be a low-end QB1 on a weekly basis. He gets the Bengals, Steelers and Titans over the next three weeks, all of which are beatable. He’s a great bye-week filler in the near future.

Carson Palmer (42% Y!): Palmer seems nearly recovered from a shoulder issue that plagued him for most of the season. Since his return, he’s thrown 4 touchdowns to just 1 interception. He has done a nice job of spreading the ball around to his plethora of weapons and has been complimented nicely by stud running back Andre Ellington. Palmer should be owned in more leagues due to his matchups to come (Eagles, Cowboys, Rams) and the ability of his weapons to make plays. Palmer throws the ball down-field quite a bit, and that’s what we fake gamers want to see!

Running Back:

Tre Mason (17% Y!): The Auburn rookie has been inactive more often than he has been in uniform this season. Yet he’s now one of the most intriguing running back adds of the year. He had a breakout game on Sunday (18/85/1) against Seattle and is now likely the top tailback for the Rams. Last season’s surprise star Zac Stacy has just not been able to get it going this season and saw no touches on Sunday. The only other back in the mix is Benjamin Cunningham, who looks to have established a role as the change-of-pace option. Easily the most talented runner in the St. Louis backfield, the job should be Mason’s so long as he produces in the weeks to come. While Mason is not likely to be a PPR-maven, the Rams like to run the ball enough for him to be a weekly FLEX option should he succeed with the gig. Pick him up in all formats.

Ronnie Hillman (58% Y!): Last call! Add in all leagues. Hillman had a big game on Sunday, tallying 103 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns against a stingy San Fransisco defense. Given the lack of burst with which Montee Ball played before his injury, Hillman is a candidate to keep this job for the remainder of the season. At the very least, he’s carved out a major role in this offense once the former returns. There is still no definitive timetable for Ball’s return, so continue to use Hillman with confidence in the weeks ahead.

With Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller out indefinitely, look for Bryce Brown to take over as Buffalo's lead back
With Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller out indefinitely, look for Bryce Brown to take over as Buffalo’s lead back

Bryce Brown (6% Y!): Both Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller are out indefinitely with injuries, leaving Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown to handle the backfield touches in their absence. Dixon has been active all year due to his special teams appeal but Brown is the more talented back and should be given a larger share of the touches between the 20’s. Brown is also the superior pass protector and that should only help to keep him on the field. Dixon will likely sub in when Buffalo gets close to the goal line. Brown has great stats in his young career, with over 4.6 YPC and 6 touchdowns. The only downside to Brown’s immediate future prospects are the tough matchups which Buffalo faces. Let all the noobs put in claims on Dixon, my money is on Bryce Brown taking the job and running with it.

Wide Receiver:

Doug Baldwin (23% Y!): With Percy Harvin out of the picture, many are predicting the ball distribution won’t change much since the former Viking wasn’t seeing many looks to begin with. The most logical beneficiary of the Harvin trade to the Jets is obviously Doug Baldwin. He’s been Russel Wilson’s favorite target all year long and Sunday it showed, as Baldwin broke out for a 7/123/1 line. Baldwin is now a clear-cut WR3 option in the coming weeks as he should be getting plenty of looks for a Seattle team that will be looking to get out of their funk. Fantasy owners in need of wide receiver help should put a considerable FAAB bid in on Baldwin this week.

Odell Beckham Jr. (50% Y!): After the Victor Cruz injury last week, the biggest beneficiary had to be Beckham, who slid right into the starting lineup. He posted a 4/34/2 line in week 7. Beckham is quickly becoming a favorite of Eli Manning and is arguably the best receiver on the team. His athletic ability and red zone use should help continue to lift his stock in the weeks ahead. He’s probably more of a WR3 right now, but upside remains. If he has another big game in week 9 (Giants are on a bye coming up), this is probably the last call to hop on the bandwagon.

Allen Robinson (15% Y!): As I stated last week, Robinson is Blake Bortles’ favorite target and considering how much the Jaguars are forced to throw the ball, he’s worth an add. The biggest problem with Robinson was that before Sunday, he hadn’t found pay dirt yet this season. I said he would find the end zone soon and voila! He finished with a healthy 7 targets and a touchdown as well and will continue to rack up the looks each week and can be safely deployed as a mid-tier WR3. He needs to be owned more than 15% of leagues. Anyone with a free spot on their bench needs to put Robinson there.

Tight End:

Owen Daniels (49% Y!): Overall, Daniels has disappointed fantasy owners ever since becoming the starting tight end for the Ravens after Dennis Pitta’s season-ending hip injury. He scored his first touchdown since his 2-score performance in week 2 and was targeted 9 times as well. Joe Flacco has been above average this season and in such a tight end-friendly scheme, Daniels is going to be a threat to provide gamers a healthy dose of points weekly. Don’t mistake Daniels for a game-changer, but he is more than serviceable considering the current pool of available tight ends.

Charles Clay (40% Y!): Whether it was a struggling offense or being hurt, Clay has been an utter disappointment so far after his breakout 2013. He finally had a good game on Sunday (4/58/1) and given his talent, this could be all Clay needs to get back on track. The key to his success is the progression of Ryan Tannehill. After Mike Wallace, Clay could easily become Tannehill’s #2 target with Miami’s lack of depth at the running back position. The Dolphins are forced to rely on their passing attack a lot and that could help Clay get back to last season’s form. If you need a tight end this week, he is definitely worth a look.

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Doug Moore is a fantasy football contributor at The Sports Script. Follow him on Twitter @DMM0822!


5 Burning Questions: Fantasy Running Backs

The fantasy football Season is upon us and our team here at The Sports Script wants to make sure you are completely prepared for your draft! Our football staff will be periodically releasing questions and answers to burning questions that the readers have at each position. Our talented team of writers  has you covered! Today we continue with our running back installment.

5 questions about fantasy RB:

1. Who are you taking with the #1 pick? Why?

Gallimore: I am taking Adrian Peterson. With Norv Turner in town I see the receptions increasing and AP getting the ball in space which will lead to good things. Also, truth be told, I am a huge AP fan and just like watching him play. Fantasy Football is about having fun too, right?

Moore: Jamaal Charles. Not sure why isn’t getting picked #1 overall in PPR. He’s a dynamic runner and a hell of a receiver. He had more receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns than Shady last season. Sproles is an Eagle now and should eat into McCoy’s targets. Charles will once again be the team leader in Kansas City in pretty much everything.

Hines: If you haven’t looked at it yet, make sure you read my column on why I think AP should be #1 in almost any fantasy format this year. In this article I compare AP to Jamaal Charles but the stats on AP really show why I think he is looking at a huge 2014.

Valero: Peterson. Charles just got paid and while he will be good this year, he just isn’t going to finish #1 overall. I actually think he finishes outside the top 5. McCoy will finish in the top 5 and don’t hate him at #1 but Sproles is going to cut into some of his targets.

2. Which late-round RB will make the biggest impact?

Gallimore: I am considering late round as anything after pick 100. Based on that, I like Chris Ivory with an ADP of 133 right now. He will be the goal line back and I just don’t trust Chris Johnson to run hard. If Ivory stays healthy (big if) he could be in line for a nice season. The Jets are going to run the ball a whole lot.

Moore: James White. The Pats like to rotate backs and he has impressed so far in camp. If Vereen gets hurt and/or Ridley has ball security problems again, White will be a starter and could easily put up RB3 stats. He is a 3-down back and will have the chance to get some serious touches right out of the gate if he keeps this up.

Hines: André Williams went #130 in my last mock draft on ESPN and I think he has a chance to be a s-t-u-d! He was already projected to be in the mix this year in a Coughlin offense that loves to run. Unfortunately, David Wilson’s injury is going to keep him out but his carries have to go somewhere and I think they are going to go to Williams. Look for him later when people are drafting “elite” defenses.

Valero: Mark Ingram is a guy that I am targeting super late in drafts. He’s not in the best situation for a running back, but I think he could have a nice season. He is the 47th ranked RB (according to Fantasy Pros) and I think he has a chance to finish in the top 25 this year which means he’d be a steal for fantasy owners.

3. Your biggest bust? Go.

Gallimore: I’m going with Arian Foster. He is already hurt and the Texans will be running a new system. It just doesn’t appear that Foster is into football at the moment (talking about retirement a bit). I wouldn’t touch him until the late 2nd or early 3rd round and he will be taken before that.

Moore: Tie between Bishop Sankey and Trent Richardson, but since Sankey is being drafted higher. He is going to be playing in an offense where they will pass the ball a lot.  Sankey may only end up being a 2-down back and Shonn Greene will take both 3rd down and goal-line touches. Sankey is being drafted as a mid-tier RB2, but probably won’t even perform as an RB2.

Hines: Frank Gore. Year after year we think Gore is going to decline and year after year he proves us wrong. That being said, I think 2014 is the year where we finally see a decline in workload and production. The 49ers also just released their backup RB in Kendall Hunter. Carlos Hyde is currently going undrafted in 10 team drafts. If you are looking for this year’s Zac Stacy, I think Carlos Hyde could be a game changer. Don’t sleep on him.

Valero: I have a laundry list of guys I don’t like this year but I am going to roll with Le’Veon Bell. While I like him a lot and think he has a ton of talent, the signing of LeGarrette Blount is really going to have an impact on Bell’s goal-line touches. Being selected in the top 10 right now, I just don’t see him finishing there.

4. Best handcuff target?

Gallimore: I tend not to target handcuffs just for handcuff sake. I look for someone who has skills to flourish and take over if possible. The obvious name on everyone’s list is Christine Michael so I won’t go there. Instead, I am looking at Charles Sims in Tampa. Thought of as a Matt Forte type as he can do it all given the chance plus he is Lovie’s guy and might get a shot even if Martin doesn’t get hurt.

Moore: Bryce Brown. The Bills wouldn’t have traded for him if they didn’t really like him. CJ Spiller is prone to getting hurt and Fred Jackson (while I adore him), could break down and need to rest. Enter Bryce in the most run-friendly offense in the league. He has talent but was always over-shadowed by Shady McCoy in Philly. He could put up low-end RB2 numbers if opportunity knocks.

Hines: Whoops, did I just combine questions 3 & 4? Carlos Hyde is one of my handcuffs for 2014, but my biggest handcuff would be Christine Michael. Michael will be backing up Marshawn Lynch and is the RB of the future in Seattle. If you are in a dynasty/keeper league, make sure this guy is on your team. I am also looking at Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw is “backing up” Trent Richardson in Indianapolis. Remember what T-Rich did last year? Draft Bradshaw at the end of your draft, even if you pass by Richardson.

Valero: Playing the handcuff game can be tricky. I like taking starting tailbacks early and often. Joique Bell is obviously the top handcuff this season but his ADP doesn’t represent him as such. So give me Terrance West, there has been a lot of ranting and raving about the guy in practice. Ben Tate is someone I love this year but an injury to him would make this West’s team and I think he would thrive.

5. Is Montee Ball a top 5 option?

Gallimore: I don’t think Montee Ball will live up to the hype. However, now with the appendectomy clouding things, his ADP might drop a bit to a point where he is worth taking. He still doesn’t hit the top 5 because I believe CJ Anderson will steal more touches than people realize.

Moore: Nope, and I’m skeptical he will even finish in top 10. I know he is in a Peyton Manning offense and Moreno put up RB1 numbers last year, but he didn’t have the ball security issues like Ball does. I don’t trust him until I see him keep a firm grip on the rock. If Ball starts repeating last year’s mistakes, he’ll be yanked quickly. He’s on a short-leash and has ball security issues, not a good recipe for a RB.

Hines: Montee Ball is the main man in Denver now. Moreno has moved onto “bigger and better” things, leaving the former Wisconsin stud in charge behind Peyton Manning. Ball is an explosive back who will get almost, if not all, the goal line carries but is that going to be enough to make it into the elite status on RB in 2014? While I do love Ball, I think we are looking at a solid option but one that finishes in the 8 to 13 range. The elite of the elite (Peterson, Charles, McCoy, and Forte) will most likely be ranked 1-4 in any order as long as health is costant. Lacy, Murray, Lynch and Foster look to be the top contenders for the 5th spot in 2014.

Valero: I am not on the Ball bandwagon just based on the fact he could fumble his way into the dog house with John Fox. Even if he protects the rock, I don’t see a top 5 finish out of Ball. He may finish inside the top 10, but I am totally against drafting Ball at his current ADP.

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2013 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

Fantasy Football season is upon us. Which means that millions of people around the world are drafting their teams. So I am here to bring you my latest rankings. Today I am going to give you my RB Rankings.

Rank RB Bye
1 Adrian Peterson – Min 5
2 Doug Martin – TB 5
3 Arian Foster – Hou 8
4 Jamaal Charles – KC 10
5 LeSean McCoy – Phi 12
6 C.J. Spiller – Buf 12
7 Ray Rice – Bal 8
8 Marshawn Lynch – Sea 12
9 Alfred Morris – Was 5
10 Trent Richardson –   Cle 10
11 Chris Johnson – Ten 8
12 Matt Forte – Chi 8
13 Maurice Jones-Drew –   Jac 14
14 Steven Jackson – Atl 6
15 Stevan Ridley – NE 10
16 Reggie Bush – Det 9
17 Frank Gore – SF 9
18 DeMarco Murray – Dal 11
19 Lamar Miller – Mia 6
20 Darren McFadden – Oak 7
21 Ryan Mathews – SD 8
22 David Wilson – NYG 9
23 Daryl Richardson –   StL 11
24 Ronnie Hillman – Den 9
25 Darren Sproles – NO 7
26 Shane Vereen – NE 10
27 Giovani Bernard – Cin 12
28 Eddie Lacy – GB 4
29 Rashard Mendenhall –   Ari 12
30 Andre Brown – NYG 9
31 Vick Ballard – Ind 8
32 Chris Ivory – NYJ 10
33 DeAngelo Williams –   Car 4
34 Benjarvus Green-Ellis   – Cin 12
35 Montee Ball – Den 9
36 Ahmad Bradshaw – Ind 8
37 Pierre Thomas – NO 7
38 Bernard Pierce – Bal 8
39 Danny Woodhead – SD 8
40 Mark Ingram – NO 7
41 Bryce Brown – Phi 12
42 Jonathan Stewart –   Car 4
43 Fred Jackson – Buf 12
44 Ben Tate – Hou 8
45 Jonathan Dwyer – PIT 5
46 Mikel Leshoure – Det 9
47 Shonn Greene – Ten 8
48 LaMichael James – SF 9
49 Roy Helu – Was 5
50 Zac Stacy – StL 11
51 Michael Bush – Chi 8
52 Daniel Thomas – Mia 6
53 Isaac Redman – Pit 5
54 Joique Bell – Det 9
55 Mike Goodson – NYJ 10
56 Kendall Hunter – SF 9
57 Isaiah Pead – StL 11
58 Joseph Randle – Dal 11
59 Christine Michael –   Sea 12
60 Johnathan Franklin – GB 4

NFL 32 Team Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

We’ll be talking about the Philadelphia Eagles today on our breakdown of 32 NFL Teams. Chip Kelly has been the topic of discussion during the Offseason and whether his college-style Offense will hold up in the pros. Kelly’s high speed Offense led Oregon to a 46-7 record over the past 4 seasons with a lot of big game appearances. Some question if Kelly left Oregon because he knew that an NCAA suspension was going to be placed on him. The Eagles are looking for their first winning season since 2010 and for a return to the Playoffs.

Offense: Philadelphia ran the 15th best Total Offense last season, but turned the ball over far too often; notably 37 total fumbles. Mike Vick played in 10 games for the Birds last season, throwing 10 interceptions, and fumbling 11 times (5 lost). Vick did throw for 12 touchdowns and 2,362 yards, but some were impressed by the play of rookie Nick Foles. Foles threw for 1,699 yards, 6 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, and 8 fumbles (3 lost) in 6 starts. He has a strong arm but many question if he’ll be able to execute Chip Kelly’s style of Offense properly. Notably the Eagles acquired Matt Barkley in the middle-rounds of the Draft. Barkley was the face of USC for his college career, but I find his arm too suspect at the time being. He has good accuracy but his ability to put zip on the ball needs to improve. Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson will be the main targets for whoever is throwing the football. Maclin has been consistent when healthy, accruing 3,453 yards receiving with 26 touchdowns in his 4-year career. He led the team with 12 plays over 20 yards in 2012. DeSean Jackson suffered fractured ribs and missed time last season. Jackson hasn’t quite lived up to his elite level of play in the past few campaigns so, hopefully, the addition of Chip Kelly will get him back to his high number of explosive plays. Philadelphia has many other notables at Wide Receiver, such as Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Arrelious Benn and Greg Salas. All will be fighting for playing time as well as a roster spot throughout Training Camp, and the season. Brent Celek has been the starting Tight End for the Eagles for 4 seasons, being reliable for the team during that time scoring a total of 18 touchdowns. Celek and Zach Ertz, who played for Stanford and was selected 35th overall in the Draft, will receive the main playing time. Ertz was thought to be a Jason Witten style of talent entering the Draft, so Celek’s reign as the starter might soon be coming to an end. LeSean McCoy solidifies the Running Back position. McCoy was on his way to this 3rd straight 1,000-yard season until a concussion knocked him out of the remainder of the season. McCoy scored a total of 20 touchdowns in 2011 and will be looking to regain that form under Kelly. He’ll be a key player in how the Offense is going to be run in 2013. Bryce Brown and Felix Jones will be fighting for the roll as number 2 back. Brown had a lot of character issues coming into the NFL, but ran 115 carries, for 564 yards, and 4 touchdowns in his rookie year. Felix Jones never lived up to the hype of being the explosive 1st round pick out of Arkansas, so he’s looking to get a fresh start to prove he wasn’t a total bust selection. Jason Peters missed the entire 2012 season with a ruptured Achilles, so he needs to show he’s still a solid option at Left Tackle. For the future, Philadelphia drafted Lane Johnson 4th overall and he’ll start out his rookie season at Right Tackle. If Peters can’t hold up or struggles in this upcoming year, I’m sure the team will not hesitate to switch Johnson over to the left side. Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans should be the Eagles starting Guards. Notably, the Eagles still have Danny Watkins, who they selected in the 1st round of the 2011 Draft, but he’s not consistent enough to start. Jason Kelce is returning from an MCL injury and will be the team’s starting Center. Kelce is regarded to be an ideal fit for the Offense that Chip Kelly is bringing over. This is going to be one of the most watched and scrutinized Offenses in the league this year. If all can stay healthy, Philadelphia has plenty of playmakers who can score a lot of points in the upcoming season.

Defense: Philadelphia only tallied 8 interceptions in 2012, ranking 15th in Total Defense (23rd against the run and 9th versus the pass). DeMeco Ryans led the team in tackles (113 total, 14 for loss) and is the starting Middle Linebacker. He was brought in from Houston to be the leader of the Defense last year, and that’s just what he did. Mychal Kendricks will be his partner in the middle. Kendricks was taken in the 2nd round of the 2012 Draft. He started 14 games for the Birds during his rookie year with 75 tackles. Casey Matthews, brother of Clay, is still a back up on the team that cannot seem to find his way onto the field. Trent Cole had a shockingly bad season for the Eagles with only 3 sacks. It was the worst of his career and he’ll have plenty of pass rushing opportunities to redeem himself as Outside Linebacker in the 3/4. Connor Barwin was brought in during Free Agency to start at the other Outside Linebacker. Barwin was disruptive in 2011 with 11.5 sacks, but only managed to bring the Quarterback down 3 times in 2012. Everette Brown is attempting to rejuvenate himself at back up along with Brandon Graham. Graham has been a major disappointment since being selected 13th overall in 2010, only accomplishing 8.5 sacks in 12 total starts. He did tie for the team high in sacks with 5.5 last season. The Defensive Line is very big and powerful for Philadelphia. Fletcher Cox had a good rookie campaign with 5.5 sacks. He’ll get the nod at End along with either Clifton Geathers or Vinny Curry. Clifton is a huge player at 6’7 330 pounds, and has a football bloodline similar to Matthews. He’s seeing his 6th team in 3 years and is hoping to stick and contribute. Vinny Curry was highly spoken of during the 2012 draft, and was thought to have been a steal for the Birds in the 2nd round. He couldn’t find his way onto the field a lot during his rookie year, so he improved his strength over the Offseason to be able to fit the Eagles’ new Defense. The anchor of the 3/4 will be Isaac Sopoaga, who comes from the 49ers. Sopoaga will be solid for the team against the run immediately. Antonio Dixon might sub for him during pass situations. Fans feel that Dixon is a perfect fit at Nose Tackle for Philadelphia’s new look, so it’ll be interesting to see how he performs when given the opportunity. The Secondary for the Birds was totally rebuilt during Free Agency. Kenny Phillips, who was brought in to play Free Safety, has had trouble staying healthy and was a playmaker for the New York Giants. Patrick Chung will be starting at Strong Safety and was a key member of the Patriots over the past 4 seasons. If both of these players can stay healthy throughout 2013, they’ll be a strong pairing for Quarterbacks to face. Kurt Coleman is a notable back up who intercepted 7 passes over his 3 year career, as well is Nate Allen who hasn’t panned out for the Eagles since being drafted 37th overall in 2010. Fletcher Bradley and Cary Williams were signed to be Philly’s starting Cornerbacks. Bradley has injury concerns but is a good pass coverer when on the field. Williams won a Super Bowl with Baltimore in 2012, intercepting 4 passes. Brandon Boykin will more than likely have the duty of covering the slot receivers as he tries to prove that he shouldn’t have been overlooked in the 2012 draft. Some thought Boykin was the steal of the Draft in round 4, so he’ll be looking to have a productive 2013. The Eagles have a lot of great talent that is and isn’t proven. If some of the guys that haven’t lived up to expectations can step up for the team in 2013, they could turn out to be a nuisance.

End Result: I predict that Philadelphia will struggle going 4-12, while trying to lay the foundation for seasons to come under their new Head Coach.

Week 16 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Championship Week is upon us all, some of you the title game is next week. But for everyone it’s an important week this week. Good luck to you all.

Must Start

Matthew Stafford v.s ATL – Coming off a rough week against the Cardinals, Stafford faces a semi tough matchup. But the Falcons defense before last week gave up 275+ yards in 3 straight games against QB’s. I think they just made sure to revenge last year’s playoff blowout. So look for the him to have a nice bounce back game this weekend.

Darren McFadden v.s Car – Carolina has been good against the run the last two weeks because they have jumped out to big leads. I don’t think they do the same against the Raiders. McFadden had his 1st 100 yard game since week 8 and should have another this week. I am always cautious about teams traveling across the country to face teams. But start McFadden regardless.

Alfred Morris v.s Phi – Whether Griffin plays or not Morris is a must start. But if RGIII sits again this week, his value peaks high again. He had a season high 27 carries last week and he has 100 yards or a TD in 4 straight games. He faces a Eagles team that has given up 100 yards on the ground in 10 straight games. Love the matchup, easy must start this week.

Steven Jackson v.s TB – Facing one of the tough defenses against the run in Tampa Bay. You would think Jackson might be good on the sidelines this week. Well I think that is wrong, he will have another solid week this week. He has 19+ touches in the last 4 games and has 14 catches out of the backfield in the last 3 games.

Pierre Garcon v.s Phi – Ever since coming of the injury this guy has been money. It doesn’t matter if RGIII or Cousins is at QB, he has 32 targets in the last 3 games. He is producing and should again this week against a weak Eagles secondary.

Danny Amendola v.s TB – Can we just call him Wes Welker 2.0? Could you imagine how many receptions this guy would have if he stayed healthy all season? He is a PPR machine, easy must start whenever he is playing.

Antonio Gates v.s NYJ – Gates found the end zone for the 5th time this year late in the game last week. I look for him have a very nice game against the Bad news Bears the Jets.

Must Sit

Andrew Luck v.s KC – If you have him as an only option this week, than I believe you should start him. But if you can get your hands on another option i.e. Wilson, Freeman or Flacco. I would start them ahead of Luck this week. They are ranked 7th against the pass this year in terms of yardage. The potential for a rough week is possible.

Jonathon Dwyer v.s Cin – Terrible matchup for him this week against a Bengals team that hasn’t given up over 50 yards on the ground in 3 games. Look for other options this week that have a better upside than Dwyer.

Chris Johnson v.s GB – Green Bay hasn’t been the best on stopping the run, but I don’t think this game will be close. I think the Packers will get out in front early taking the run out of this game. So if you have better RB’s on the roster to start, I would put them in the lineup.

Bryce Brown v.s Was – He is basically Fantasy Irrelevant now that McCoy has been named starter of the Eagles. Even with possibly splitting carries he is not worth the start this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Den – The young rookie will get to meet Champ Bailey this week. Bailey is one of the best this game has seen. I believe he will make him a non-factor in this game. Making him bench able this week in all formats.

Falcons D v.s Lions – I don’t trust the Falcons D we saw last week, they will struggle against the Lions. I think the Lions will get a lot of yardage and score over 20 points. Making them a not so hot start for this week.

Those are my week 16 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.