Well, I almost got my upset pick of the week. The Broncos needed a Pick 6 to beat the lowly Raiders. It was close. I ended up going 8-5 overall, not my finest week but still better than .600
This week should be different, in fact, I know it will be different. I’m ready to pick up some steam and move forward. Teams are sort of playing to who they are, the outliers have established themselves.
Kansas City is in a lot of trouble, they lost their franchise player, again, if you haven’t faded them, now’s the time.
We have our championship contenders, New England, Green Bay, Arizona, and Cincinnati.We have a few teams who will make runs, Denver, Atlanta, Carolina, and NY Giants. And then the teams who are playing for the #1 draft pick in 2016, Detroit, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, and probably Washington.
Alright, let’s get this week’s top plays out there. There are some good ones, I think.
- Tom Brady @ Indianapolis . This is the easiest play of the year. DeflateGate conspirators, arch nemesis. Brady will put up huge numbers to prove to everybody, not like he already hasn’t, that he is the best player in the league and the unfounded allegations sent his way was a wild goose chase.
- Eli Manning @ Philadelphia. I am plugging Eli here with the caveat that Odell Beckham Jr. is healthy and playing. The Eagles secondary has been shaky all season and allowed opposing quarterbacks to put up big fantasy numbers.
- Joe Flacco @ San Francisco. Like the Eagles, every team that played the Niners this season has seen easily moved the ball through the air against them. This is a no-brainer as the Niners are in limbo as of right now, they could make a push or they could fall off. I think this week determines that.
- Devonta Freeman @ New Orleans. Is there any other running back in the league as hot as Freeman? The simple answer is, no. He is currently playing out of his mind and cannot be stopped. Add a weak Saints run-d and you’ve got a scenario where he puts up big numbers.
- Adrain Peterson vs. Kansas City. The year off helped AP in terms of his legs and body. The Chiefs are mediocre against the run and will be deflated after losing their best player for the remainder of the season last week. AP will run All Day.
- Eddie Lacy vs. San Diego. Alright Eddie, you burnt many people last week. Your performance was very lacklustre and we’re going to need you to pick it up a bit. Speaking on behalf of all fantasy owners. Le’Veon Bell put up big numbers last week against the Chargers and Aaron Rodgers is a better quarterback than Mike Vick, so look for Lacy to rebound.
- Odell Beckham Jr @ Philadelphia. Again, this is assuming OBJ suits up and is ready to go. He has had a mediocre year, for him, but should be able to find his groove this week against the weak Eagles secondary.
- Brandon Marshall vs. Washington. A week off and a weak ‘Skins secondary in addition to the running game going. Marshall should put up better numbers this week.
- DeAndre Hopkins @ Jacksonville. He and Hoyer seem to have great chemistry. Hopkins racks up the catches, a sure fire PPR monster. Go Hopkins
1. Greg Olsen @ Seattle. Tyler Eiffert was able to find the end zone two times last week. However, Dalton is having a better year than Newton, look for Newton to move the pocket and find Olsen a bunch this week.
2. Crockett Gillmore @ San Francisco. Underrated, but not for long. If you haven’t already picked him up, you should. He will find the end zone this year, mark my words.
3. Rob Gronkowski @ Indianapolis. I’m not as high on Gronk this week as I have been in the past. But nevertheless, he is a must start, every week, no matter who the Pats are playing. Indy is fairly good against tight ends, but Gronk is Gronk.
Green Bay at San Diego. I expect this game to be a blow out by the Packers, after narrowly getting by the tough Rams. I predict another pick-6 going their way.