Here we are almost at the end of the season unfortunately. I speak for all of us when I say Some or our leagues have been frustrating, and some have been successful. Hopefully most of your teams will enter the playoffs within the next two weeks. This season has had many ups and downs for players across the NFL but surely has had some awesome moments. If this is the last week in your regular season or the first week of your playoffs good luck to you and your quest towards the Championship
Studs: This should go without saying but please start your studs. These are the guys that got you to this point. I’ve witnessed a bunch of times we’re Fantasy players try to get cute and start what they think might be a “sleeper” for the week and bench one of their studs because, well their stud doesn’t have the greatest matchup and they just have this feeling. For the most part get your studs in because at the end of the day that will give you your best chance to win.
Sony Michel: Michel has somewhat of a dud game last week but that was against a stingy rush defense in the Vikings. This week he goes against Miami’s Defense that has given Up the third most rushing yards to running backs this year. Belichick is known to attack the weak points in opposing teams and should feed Michel in this matchup.
Gus Edwards: Please note that Edwards is dealing with a minor ankle injury so verify his availability before gametime. That being said the Chiefs provide a plus matchup for Edwards and the Ravens. They are lacking other offensive weapons so expect Edwards to be utilized extensively. He’s carried the ball 60+ times in the last three weeks and that level of usage should continue. Chiefs have given up the most fantasy points to running backs in the NFL this season.
Jameis Winston: Playing against the Saints and high projected point total Winston looks to be a good option this week. He has three receivers that are playing great right now in Evans, Humphries and Godwin. The Saints have a top rush defense that coupled with the Bucs poor rushing offense look for Winston to be throwing early and often.
LeSean McCoy: McCoy has had mostly a down year and showing his age but can still produce. Week 10 McCoy shredded the Jets defense for his best game of the season with 113 yards and 2 tds . He’s also averaged 21 touches per game the last 4 games. Perfect matchup for McCoy to be a solid RB2 this week.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling: 9.9 Ppr points combined over the last three weeks. Going out on a limb here but I think he gets back on track this week. interim coach Philbin will look to get the Packers back on track this week. Great matchup for the packers passing attack with Rodgers leading the way. I think the coaching change will bring excitement to the team this week as well as strong passing matchup against the Falcons. If you are looking for a under the radar high upside play you might consider MVS for your Wr3 or flex spot.
Josh Adams: The Eagles get a tough rush Matchup this week when they take on the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys shut down the duo of Ingram and Kamara last week and shouldn’t have trouble shutting Adams down this week. Should be a relatively low scoring game and the Cowboys haven’t allowed a rushing TD since week 9.
Russell Wilson: The news came out this week that Doug Baldwin will be sitting at least this week out giving Wilson one less weapon. Wilson has really been rolling as of late but he gets the stingy Vikings Defense that has shutdown everyone that they face the last several weeks. He still might have to be started depending on roster structure but he’s risky this week.
Marlon Mack: Hines will be back in the fold this week limiting Mack’s touches for sure through the air. That coupled with the fact that he has Houston’s defense to contend with this week. Houston’s D ranks in the top 5 for yards per carry and total rushing yards. If you have a better option this week leave Mack on the bench.
Demaryius Thomas: Averaging just 32 yards per game since coming to the Texans Thomas is a risky play. The Colts surprisingly have been good against the pass this year allowing the 5th fewest points to WR’s in the league. I believe he’s a risky play with limited upside this week.
**disclaimer be careful with Derrick Henry next week!!
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