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We're going over the Thursday night recapping today's show and, of course, the late window of games for Week 10, which, as I commented on yesterday's show We actually have Mawr late window games this week than we do early window games.
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So now that we got all that out the way we have to kick things off here, I want to start off with the injury report because the injury updates from yesterday because I want to talk about that Thursday night game after.
The fact is, there's some things that I want to go on a rant on that some are fantasy relevant, some not necessarily directly fantasy relevant, but could be in things that look forward down the road.
So there's quite a few things wanna cover in that game yesterday.
Ah, lot of things that had me raising my eyebrows, quite frankly.
So let's start off with the injury updates from the games that we talked about in yesterday's show.
Kicking it off with David Johnson.
He continues not to practice.
We talked about this yesterday that we do not think he's gonna play on Sunday.
We believe do Johnson will be the guy who get the full workload and because he's in position to get the full workload.
We're looking at it from a half point PPR league.
We're looking at the fact that they're probably gonna have to throw the football predominantly to move the ball.
Browns have been decent against the run.
Duke Johnson is not the most efficient runner out there to begin with.
He's a better pass catcher than he is a runner.
Frankly, we expect him to come in at RB 12 and have a nice floor for you against Cleveland with the possibility to score, because again, he's getting a full workload.
So he's gonna have.
He's gonna be in on those goal line situations.
That's the good news there.
So Duke Johnson, if he didn't have, if you had him backing up David Johnson hopeful, you did, hopefully able to pick him up.
He was somebody who still available and a lot of waiver wires up until yesterday.
I don't think so much today, rightfully so.
Hopefully will pick him up and plug and play him.
I think you can get comparable fantasy production that you're gonna get out of David Johnson in the first place against Cleveland.
So Nick Chubb, we move on him same game, other side of the ball.
He did not have a knee brace yesterday.
That was a good news.
He participated in all the individual drills.
From all accounts.
He looks very sharp.
He looked very good.
Cleveland still trying Thio, you know, not be overly optimistic in the sense of they don't think they're gonna get their hopes up too high.
But they plan on having Nick Chubb for this game and a critical match against Houston in a critical win against Houston.
And for fantasy football standpoint, Nick Chubb could not be coming back to a better matchup.
They are 32nd against the running back right now.
It is phenomenal, Nick.
Shall we talked about him? He's my top five running back on the week.
Some Nick Chubb. We expected to be good to go.
Antonio Gibson were able to talk about that during the show yesterday.
Broke right through.
He came back to practice and a limited capacity yesterday, so he looks like he's going to be out there and playing.
I went yesterday show.
Make sure go back and check it out.
I talked about how j d McKissic I believe will be heavily involved, especially the past game, especially because Alex Smith is the quarterback heading into this one.
They want their guys who understand pass protection the most out there more often than not.
So while Antonio Gibson I still expect him to lead the way and carries, I almost think from a snap share standpoint, we might see a close to 50 50% split between the J.
McKissic and Antonio Gibson.
So while Antonio Gibson, I have the high end RB two given the matchup here, I still think J D McKissic might be actually be a Low and RB two for this week.
Somebody I like to play somebody like to play a lot in DFS leagues.
So go ahead and check that out.
That looks like Gibson will play here.
That's the good news that we had some a little iffy on him when he's coming out with a shoulder injury and did not practice on Wednesday, weren't sure that that was all about, because that's something that popped up well after the game that we didn't really hear about during the game last week.
Kenny Golladay continues not to practice.
We weren't expecting Kenny Gallery to play this week.
Anyway, we didn't even have him ranked.
We don't have a project or anything like that.
So can you gotta expect to be without him again this week? Unfortunately, and really got to view him as still being weak, the weak.
You're dealing with a hip issue that could take longer to heal, uh, than a lot of other injuries that you would possibly come across.
So something to kind of keep in mind there.
It might be another week or two before we concede Kenny Galati out there on the field, Unfortunately, so I just have something in mind.
Plan out your roster construction over the next two weeks to be without Kenny Golladay and get prepared in that sense.
Alshon Jeffery Miles Sanders, both practicing full.
We talked yesterday about how this eagle receiving corps could really be all over the place.
There's a lot of different range of outcomes that could possibly be without Sean Jeffrey coming back, especially if the Philadelphia Eagles feel like they are obligated to get Jeffrey out there on the field as a starter.
I don't know if that will come to be the case We'll be watching this game really closely to get an idea of what this receiving group, what their fantasy values gonna be moving forward right now.
I would still play Travis Fulgham as a wide receiver three because he's just been too good, I believe, to take him off the field.
But outside of that, there is a rotation that we're gonna have to see come to fruition before I am trusting another Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver in my lineup.
Even Travis Fulgham, I think, has to take a step down and what his ceiling could possibly be, depending upon what they need to play Alshon Jeffery for how much they feel like they need to play Alshon Jeffery, given his contract, given the fact that he's finally back.
So we're gonna see all that kind of play out on Sunday.
Miles Sanders, on the other hand, he's a top 10 running back.
We expect him to be good to G O.
No worries, really, for me there.
Devonta Freeman, on the flip side of that, left yesterday from practice, aggravated the ankle issue.
We do not expect him to play any longer.
We expect wing Goldman to be the guy.
It's not a good matchup because the Philadelphia Eagles, no matter who the running back, was going to be for this anyway.
But we have seen when Goldman be productive over the past two weeks.
You score touchdowns over the past two weeks.
I do worry about Alfred Morris continuing to be a thing, but I also worry about that running game in general.
As long as the Eagles have Fletcher Cox, there are very difficult team to run on.
That continues to be the case.
If I can at all help it, I'm trying to avoid this backfield at all costs, if that's an option to me.
Tate also left practice early yesterday.
Two Giant has had some really bad luck as far as guys leaving practice yesterday, and he's gonna beam or of a game.
Time decision is that's what we're hearing about now, at least at a judge, or still some optimism that it's going to play for your fantasy football purposes.
It probably better if he did it, because at least you know if he doesn't play, there's an extra target slot that goes with Sterling Shepard that goes with variously and and you might be able to work some value off of that, depending on you know who Dairy sleigh is going to actually shadow in this game? Is he going to stick to the perimeter Dairy slate in order you're gonna or go after the actual number one targeted wide receiver of the past few weeks in Sterling Shepard remains to kind of be seen.
We've seen them foot fought back and forth.
Our senses going into the game is that it should be Darius latent.
For the most part, that sleigh is gonna be on.
But that's not that hasn't been a given fact throughout the year.
They have kind of switched it up.
Sometimes when they say, you know what, slay.
We'll let you go into the slot and follow some of these receivers around, depending on the situation that it is.
I wouldn't be surprised if this wound up being one of those games.
Unfortunately, you're probably not gonna know before game time.
Darius lighting to somebody who's nothing more than a hit.
A boom or bust low end wide receiver.
Frankly, at this point, we do have Sterling Shepard is a low and wide receiver three, Given the target volume that he's had.
There's a decent Florida comes with a Sterling Shepard right now, but still nothing great.
Nothing from a high ceiling.
The Eagles have this situation.
I don't really talk about this too much yesterday.
I'll talk about it now.
The Eagles are in the situation where they seemingly will play down to the competition, and that's really been the big issue.
The one constant, though, is that if their defense is healthy, they don't play down to the competition.
Is the offense that does? So the offense might put the defense in some tough situations.
But overall, if this defense comes to play the way that they can against this Giants team, I think John is gonna be a really difficult time moving the ball, no matter what weapons they have available to them in this game, is why the Eagles are top three defense stream for me this week.
So we're gonna figure this out and I was honestly, I would try to stay away from it other than Shepherd because they know he's gonna get 8 to 10 target.
That's pretty much a given for him heading into this week.
Moving on here we got Chris Godwin.
He was limited in practice over the past couple of days.
That's gonna continue to be the case.
I honestly I don't know unless his fingers miraculously gets 100% better that he's gonna be a full participant in practice again.
At any point this season, you're just you're not gonna push him too much when he's dealing with, you know, pins in his finger.
The important part is that he should be good to play.
And while it was disappointing against the Saints last week, the entire offense was disappointing.
That's one of those games we talked about on Monday, where you said, you just gotta you gotta crumple it up and throw it away.
That's one of those games where you just don't take any data from it.
You don't take any fantasy expectations out of it.
You say You know what? It was just a lost game, something aberration.
You throw it out and you move on and you continue with the fantasy value that you had in store for these guys in the first place.
And whether Chris Godwin, that's it's like a wide receiver to that has not changed.
So as long as he's out there on the field, when you can fire him up in your line, especially in the Carolina Panthers, who are this could be a shootout.
This could be a shootout game, or I feel like the Panthers might run to a buzz saw because we could see really Tampa Bay deciding, Hey, you know what? We got an extra chip on our shoulder heading into this matchup, so it's gonna be very interesting from that standpoint.
Plus on the Carolina side of things and our last injury update for you from yesterday slate of games that we talked about, Chris McCaffrey is not gonna be available.
He hasn't practiced all week.
They've already come out and said that they expect him maybe to come back next week.
But it's gonna be a Mike Davis game, so there's gonna be extra reason for Tampa Bay to be able to tee off on these guys.
I don't think Caroline's gonna able to run the ball particularly effectively, so all those things kind of roll into Tampa Bay having a leg up in this game.
I think that maybe dominate this game. Quite frankly.
I know Carolina's play Kansas City really tough last week, and they played really well all season long.
But this is one of those narrative games where you could just see the energy.
You can see the situation where they're just kind of walking into a buzzsaw.
That is Tampa Bay, because we know that there are much better team than what we saw a week ago.
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Now we could get into this Thursday night game, which there is a lot of things I wanted to take out of this game, the first one that jumps out to me and I'm taking mental notes when I watch these games and stuff like that.
So I you know, I have some things to talk about.
I know what I want to talk about, at least when I come onto this show and the big thing that stood out to me.
That Thursday night game was the defense of play calling off, the Tennessee Titans made 00 sense all game long.
You know what Philip Rivers wants to dio.
He wants to throw the ball within 10 yards and he wants to throw the ball over the middle of the field.
That's the red zone, that that's his red zone.
That's his target.
That's his hot spot. That's where he wants to go with the football.
And yet, time and time again, I had to sit back and watch Tennessee sit there in a soft zone for absolutely no reason, playing eight yards off the ball on soft zone in the middle.
That's why Philip Rivers was able to have the game he was.
He went over 300 yards in his game.
He had a passing touchdown.
He was very efficient with his throws.
I don't know what the play calling for Tennessee Titans was.
Now I know that their defense typically is a bend, but don't break type of defense but know who you're playing There's no reason to play eight yards off the ball against a quarterback who can stretch the field.
Do you know what to go over the middle? It just made absolutely no sense that they look, I know you don't.
I talked about this yesterday.
You don't get a chance to get a lot of game planning in going into a Thursday game.
But this is a divisional matchup.
You know who you're playing against.
I think you could make some play calls, were playing a little bit tighter, the line of scrimmage.
It just made no sense to me at all.
That was just one of those things that stood out to me as far as like the game, the actual game itself went, and that kind of dictated how this flow went.
The car Colts, excuse me, dominated time possession.
I mean, it wasn't even close that I'm watching the entire game and I felt like I rarely, ever even saw Tennessee's offense on the field, and that was a big reason why and that affected everything from a fantasy standpoint.
You had Michael Pittman go over 100 yards, seven catches, eight targets, Ah, lot of people are gonna be talking about him.
They were already some silver lining, some hopeful eyes out there on a Michael Pittman.
Maybe establishing himself.
Maybe there will be a pass catcher of value.
T Y Hilton was out on T way home.
Came back in this game.
He was full on Michael Pittman was the number one wide receiver.
Keep this in mind Most teams are not going to do with the Tennessee Titans did against Philip Rivers.
Most teams are going to squeeze this offense.
Most teams have squeezed this offense to this point.
That's why they're passing.
Attack hasn't been very good.
So I'm not gonna go suddenly and jump over hoops and through obstacles to go pick up a Michael Pittman next week.
He still Tops is gonna be a wide receiver for on the low end, one at that.
This is his 1st 100 yard game.
I like him as a talent, but his lungs filled rivers of the quarterback there.
I cannot trust his passing attack at all. From fantasy standpoint.
I know they had a good game here against Tennessee.
Tennessee does not have a very good defense, and I just remarked on what the play calling was, which I think had a bigger role in what happened in this game necessarily than just talent.
So I'm not staying away from it to I held himself five targets, four catches, 40 yards.
You know, whatever.
I'm not touching these cold pass catchers.
Like I said, I like Michael Pittman.
But unless he starts to get targeted, Ah, lot in the red zone, which isn't necessarily the case, he still like to go to the running backs.
I still like to go to tight ends.
I'm not jumping over hoops to go get a Michael Pittman, and I think that's gonna be the narrative out of a lot of people heading into next week that he's somebody you can target on leave.
I'm on leave. I'm desperate.
I need I need somebody who has a pulse.
That's the only way I would do it.
I warned you guys fair warning and hopefully your part.
You listen to me on this show. You listen to me on this advice.
I told you the second you trust Jordan Wilkins because he had more carriers and Jonathan Taylor, the past two weeks and looks good that he was gonna get you eight carry.
I think the exact words I said was eight carries for 23 yards.
He actually got you ate carries for 28 yards in this game and was had one target for nothing in the passing game.
There's a three man hot hand rotation going on with the Indianapolis Colts, and my big take away from this game is that Jonathan Taylor is not somebody who can play in your line ups anymore.
Plain and simple, all this trade value just went out the window.
This is a great matchup on paper again that he did absolutely nothing for.
We still had him ranked as a low end RB, too, because I believed in the town.
I believe that they would on a Thursday game, where you're keeping things more simple that maybe you go back to him whether or not he's in the doghouse or not, and that's playing into it has nothing to do with anything for fancy football purposes right now because you still started the game.
They still got him involved.
They actually got him involved in the passing game early on and but that was it.
I don't even know if I saw Jonathan Taylor in the second half very much.
Frankly, it was all name Heinz.
After halftime, Taylor finished a game to catch is 25 yards onto targets.
That was all in the beginning half all in the beginning of half Name Heinz, 12 carries, 70 yards a touchdown, five catches, 45 yards, a touchdown name Heinz might be the most now, I want to say valuable, but the most predictable.
As far as what his role is going to be, not necessarily carry standpoint.
I think it would be very rare that he's actually the one dominating the carries in the rushing yards.
But you know, he's at least going to have a role within the offense because you know he's going to be the past catcher of Philip Rivers.
It always makes him the only dependable running back from that standpoint, But even then it's still very inconsistent as far as what his stat line has been from a week to week basis because his offense is widely inconsistent again.
I go back to Philip Rivers, I go back to Frank Reich, the play calling and Rivers play has made this offense very inconsistent and make it almost, I think now, after that game, officially Ah, fantasy Wasteland.
How are you going to play Jonathan Taylor after a seven carry, 12 yard performance in which he didn't fumble the ball but still barely played the second half, a game in which the Colts were leading for most of its and dominate the completely led the entire second half? Tennessee didn't score a point in the second half.
They didn't give it to him.
The ice, the game.
They gave it to Jordan Wilkins.
They gave it to name Heinz.
Jonathan Taylor wasn't a thing.
You cannot put Jonathan Taylor in your line ups anymore until he shows you otherwise.
Until the Colts show you otherwise, and that's going to take more than one good week.
That's gonna take back to back weeks off them featuring Jonathan Taylor, and I don't know that's gonna happen at any point this season.
Can you drop him? No, you can't drop him.
You can't, but you're not gonna be able to trade them, and you're not gonna be able to play them.
And that's a sad That's the sad truth.
right now on Jonathan Taylor coming out of this game very, very unfortunate for all those guys out there who expecting big time performances out of him.
But there's no way you come out of this game feeling like you can play John Taylor back in your lineups again anytime soon.
Let's flip things over to the Tennessee side of the ball.
Ryan Tannehill again? A.
They're not being aggressive with them.
They're not rolling him out nearly as much as they used Thio, which is affecting his fancy value overall because he's not using his legs now.
I said coming into this game that I wasn't sure if this was the game, that he would get back to using his legs.
Given how this defense plays, they play fast.
Leonard's back there.
It's hard to get running room unless you're a Lamar Jackson type of quarterback, which you know Ryan Tannehill's mobile, but nowhere near what Lamar Jackson can dio.
So, as a result to that, I wasn't sort of this was definitely going to be the game where we see Ryan Tannehill get himself back to where he was, and it was they still tried to lean too much on Derrick Henry.
They took it, took them too long in the second half, toe, actually spread the ball out and get throwing again.
They wanted having a turnover on downs when they were trying to make a drive happened at the end of the game.
He was beaten, brutalized pretty much all game long.
That offensive line did him absolutely no favors.
I do think there's still better days ahead for Ryan Tannehill.
There's a tough matchup for quarterbacks on paper.
It came, it came true.
I'm not too worried about it.
I think you continue playing.
Ryan Tannehill is a top 12 quarterback because I believe they're gonna get back to getting him using his legs again.
They tried to go toe abou a couple times.
It didn't work because the culture kind of ready for it.
But that's something they're gonna have to get back to utilizing in this office because they haven't done a very good job of doing that and Ryan Tan on his best when he's on the move throwing the football, they're gonna have to get back to that.
I think you're gonna see some adjustments out of this many by.
I trust this Tennessee coaching staff.
They have earned my trust in that respect where they actually do the logical thing at the end of the day.
So I believe you're going to see that believe Ryan Tannehill will still be a top 12 quarterback.
For the most part, it just may be a little bit matchup dependent on a week to week basis moving forward.
But it wasn't a great game here again.
Derrick Henry, 19, carries 103 yards.
The fantasy ****ysis on him stays the same.
Not just that he's an elite running back, but that no matter what the game script is for Tennessee, Derrick Henry is gonna get his touches.
Plain and simple goes over 100 yards from this one.
The only thing he didn't do for you a score.
So was it this big blow up Derrick Henry game that you like to see note.
But against a tough colds defense, they still get over 100 yards to still get a solid performance.
That is what Derrick Henry is all about.
He will always give you a nice floor, even if he's not breaking off 50 yards for a touchdown.
But the receiving game is what we have to talk about.
Brown seeing only four targets in this game, one catch 21 years now.
It could have been a much better stat line because they came out of this game looking for a J. Brown.
The very first play was that one catch for 21 yards out of a J.
And then on the next play, Brown dropped what was a beautiful pass, really, by Ryan Tannehill, and it would have been over a 50 yard touchdown.
He put it right in the breadbasket, and A J.
Brown just didn't handle it, and there was nobody in front of him.
He had beaten the corner.
There was nobody there.
He would definitely scored a touchdown on that one.
And that would have been a big fantasy day in a fantasy that we've come to expect at A J.
After that drop happened, he only got two more targets the rest of the game.
Out of that in the game script, where they were trailing by a ton.
No, technically, there's not not a great matchup on paper, and part of this was the cultures dominated time possession again in Tennessee, Titans doesn't have the ball very much, but the fact they only got four targets.
This is very concerning.
And it goes back into this narrative that, after looking at this game, is kind of hard to ignore that A. J.
While he is a high end wide receiver to with a big ceiling, a wide receiver, one type of ceiling, he is still very much a boom or bust type of wide receiver to We're just has these low floor games.
And unless he breaks off a big play, or if they decide to actually feature him on a level where he's getting a target.
That game, which hasn't happened very often this season, he can.
He can kind of you know how I let you down.
You kind of let you down.
He's gonna have those games.
Reason the top 10 of wide receiver, no doubt about it.
That's the type of player he is.
But there's not a consistent volume share going his way.
And remember, last year is kind of what happened this point last year, first half of the season, it was very inconsistent as far as what the target share he was getting.
And in over the second half when Ryan Tannehill took over A J.
Brown was then getting 8 to 10 targets game and then dominating as a result of that.
Well, Ryan Tannehill's been the quarterback all season long, so as a result to that, I don't know if we're getting less.
Corey Davis were to get injured.
I don't know where ever, at any point, going to see a.
Brown wind up in a situation where he's getting 8 to 10 targets consistently, I think you're gonna have to view him as a wide receiver to a guy.
You have to play in your lineup, of course, because the talent there and what he could do with the ball, even on a few touches.
But he's gonna have to be a guy that you have in the back of your mind might be.
A boom or bust might be a low floor player any given week, and you kind of have to prepare your roster construction.
Based off of that, you might have to go with some guys with some higher floors and some different spots.
Rather take a bunch of chances because A.
Brown does not consistent player right now.
Now, on the flip side of that, he is four targets, however small, that is.
We're still second was still second on the team behind Geno Smith and Corey Davis, who had six targets. Piece.
Now let's talk about Geno Smith.
He gets the rushing touchdown, but he maintains his month long average of two catches for 14 yards.
Now, technically, the six targets.
That's like four more targets and we've seen him get over the past few weeks, although I will say at least two of those four targets that he didn't catch where balls thrown, well, lowers had he never had a shot for Geno Smith? Unfortunately, I mean, you're begging for a touchdown.
But how is that any different than the 20 tight ends that you're looking at from streaming in any given week? So he maintains where we had him before the game started, which is that tight end, 15 on, basically, that has the talent to turn around, but again has asked the block too much.
And we saw it last night with Ryan Tannehill fighting for his life against that Colt defense because that offensive line is not very good for Tennessee right now.
It's just not It's too banged up.
I told you guys I wasn't gonna use you.
I told you guys gonna be a wide receiver four, and it's probably gonna finish at the end of the day.
Five catches, 67 yards on six targets.
Nothing exciting here, but a floor game.
Specially half 0.
4 point PPR leagues again, Him and A. J. Brown.
They just seem to trade off on which one's going to get the target share that week.
And then when Adam Humphreys comes back into the mix, it adds another dilemma of whom gets the targets.
There's kind of providing more evidence for the boom or bust a J.
Brown fantasy value moving forward, unfortunately, because he should be better than that.
He should be a guy who's knocking on the cusp of being a wide receiver one every single week.
But this Tennessee offense isn't playing very well right now.
I think you're gonna see some adjustments coming out of that many by, so I feel I feel good about Corey Davis being a wide receiver for the rest of the way I feel.
You know, Geno Smith is somebody that will wait and see on this.
If you could turn around for now, he's gonna be in the late teens of tight ends for us, probably on every given week.
Brown continues to be a wide receiver to hit or miss Prospect.
Nothing really changes too much.
Other than you're hoping you see Tennessee turn a corner and get back.
Maybe not what they were last year, but maybe closer to at least, they were at the beginning of the season.
When there are more efficient offense, we'll see if they make those adjustments or not.
That wraps it up for a Thursday night recap.
So now we could turn around and get back into our previews.
Get back into our late week matchups for we 10, figuring out the injury, updates, figuring out the fancy expectations, and we kick all that off with the Denver Broncos in the Las Vegas Raiders.
And again, I told you guys last week I had Drew lock.
I believe he was ranked 12 going into the week and he came through for me and I told you guys last week that I thought that was gonna probably be the highest that I ever ever have drew lock ranked.
And I thought that was that.
Was that Waas? Because I'm not a Jew lock fan.
I don't think is a very good quarterback.
He's not a very consistent quarterback.
But what keeps happening over the past couple of weeks is one they had.
They played two teams that have a tendency to implode in second half Chargers in the Falcons.
Two decent matchups on paper and to situations were the game.
Scripts never fell behind big going into halftime.
And then they had to do nothing but just throw the football and then drew lock issues his legs.
Defense is, we're playing more prevent.
Defense starts to hit Jerry Judy starts to hit Tim Patrick start.
Even last week, he started to hit KJ Handler quite often, and he's able to rack up some famous.
He points in garbage time.
He's the pro fantasy garbage time quarterback so far the past couple weeks.
Well, guess what I draft.
I'm ranking Drew.
Lock a quarterback 11, so I actually have a little bit higher, one spot higher than I did a week ago because they might find themselves in a very similar situation.
It's a good matchup on paper against the Raiders, and I have a very good defense you can throw on them to, because the Raiders, with the way they play football, they usually get off to a good start.
So there's a real chance.
For the third week in a row, the Broncos gonna be in a situation against a below average defense and down by a couple of scores heading into halftime, where they have to turn the ball over the Drew lock and they have to get past number has to get more aggressive, and they have to start swinging around a little bit more, and they have to come back from behind where you can get high volume, get some garbage time points in the second half.
This third week is set up exactly how these last two weeks went and these last two weeks drew locks in the top 10 quarterback.
All that goes to say that you know what he's streaming option this week.
Quarterback, 11 12 and leagues.
He's a low on Q B one.
I'm hoping this is the last week.
I have to get to say that because I don't want to say that.
I don't wanna have to lock aside because you're playing with fire you're playing with with guys talking about guys that will burn you the second you trust you drew lock falls in that category.
But just on paper, examining what's happened the past couple of weeks examining what could happen this week, what's more likely to happen this week? It sets up nicely where you could have another repeat of the past couple of weeks.
So Drew Lock comes in a Q B 11.
And, yeah, I don't feel great about it as you could tell.
But that's where the numbers go, so I think you can stream him if you're in a tough situation.
Melvin Gordon, Phillip, Lindsay What do you do with this scenario? I mean, the Denver backfields kind of turned to the Kansas City backfield, where it's a question of are they even gonna get utilized? It's not a question of what's the split.
How does Phil Blends and Melvin Gordon both being involved, cut into each other because that's a factor? But that's not even the main factor anymore.
It's are the running backs in general just gonna be used again? It goes to the game script now on paper, On paper, it's a great matchup against the Raiders.
They're not very worst against the run.
They are against the pass.
But it was Atlanta and they didn't get these guys going at all.
Fell down behind early.
How to pass a lot in second half when they have to pass a lot, The arrow goes to Melvin Gordon, but both of these guys have low floors and, really, frankly, not particularly very high ceilings.
Unless one of them breaks one.
And if I'm betting on one of these running backs to break one, well, then it would be Phillip Lindsay.
We have Melvin Gordon ranked at RB 16.
I have Phillip Lindsay ranked at RB 28.
It's still on paper, a 55 45 split and carries in favor of Phillip Lindsay over Melvin Gordon over the past couple of weeks.
I think that's gonna continue to be the case ever since the d u I.
There definitely seems to be an effort on the team's part to get Phillip Lindsay more involved.
I definitely feel.
I definitely get the vibe that Melvin Gordon is not just putting carries with Phillip Lindsay, but is a little bit in the dog house as well.
Now the part that Bales amount is the passing game, because Phil blends can't block.
He missed a couple of block assignments last week and one that he didn't miss the assignment, but he's got completely blown up on, and it didn't matter that he was in the way, as is.
What happens when you're that small? So is a situation where Gordon again could see about seven targets in this game.
Get five catches for 45 yards, something similar to what he did last week and still have a decent floor for you.
And we're dealing with some heavy by weeks where a lot of guys that you trust this is our BTU's is RB ones are not available to you, which again excuse the landscape, which is why Melvin Gordon winds up being a mid tier RB two for us and why Philippines winds up being a high NRB three for us.
Not gonna feel great about it, But on paper against the Raiders is the matchup that you at least can entertain the idea of playing a Phillip Lindsay and I think, playing Melvin Gordon, especially if you're a half 0.
4 point PPR league.
Now I'll say this, and I'll talk about this often if you're in a standard league.
I don't know how much I want to play Melvin Gordon because there's a low floor there, especially he doesn't score.
My rankings are a little bit different when it comes to standard leagues.
When on Melvin Gordon is instance, but he's an RV to that.
You just you're not gonna feel good about it.
But I doubt you have a better option this week, And that's kind of what we're gonna expect is gonna be all about the game script.
If Denver can actually be in a close matchup early on in this game, then we might see these running backs get better utilize, and they have been over the past couple of weeks.
But if they don't if they fall behind by a couple scores again early, you're gonna be in trouble.
So looking at Rocks construction look at your options, but we do have Melvin Gordon as a mid tier RB two infield Lindsay is a top in R B three.
Now let's talk about the wide receiver.
So Jerry Judy is dealing with an injury.
He has been able to practice on a limited capacity.
I think we just got a news alert.
Actually, that Vic Banjo says that he's pretty optimistic that Jerry Judy is gonna be able to play and really, since Tim Patrick I went down with his hamstring injury a couple weeks ago, I know he came back last week, but when he went down, Jerry Do is actually started to come into his own a little bit.
We're starting to see him get target a little bit more.
We're starting to see him get involved a little bit more, get open a little bit more, Be more of that.
You know that great rookie wide receiver that we kind of expected him to be.
So he's been kind of in a nice rhythm over the past couple of weeks.
It would be tough to see him not be able to continue that.
We want to see him develop, but even if he's out there and even if he's playing well, we still haven't wide receiver 33 on the week.
He's still a wide receiver.
I think everybody understands that. It's about the volume for him.
Can I get you that floor? I think he is that a decent player in this matter to get you a nice floor, even dealing with the injury because it sounds like we expect him to be out there.
I am also good with you guys.
Playing Tim Patrick as a wide receiver three last week gets you to touch down.
I know outside of that you're not particularly happy about the stat line.
Four catches, 29 yards.
But the fact was that when he came back in the game last week after being out for the last couple of weeks with a hamstring issue, he went back to his Courtland Sutton role.
He's still playing the red zone guy.
He's still playing that number one look perimeter guy, where Jerry Judy is kind of operating in and out with KJ handlers Faras, who's in the slot, who's on the perimeter, different routes and stuff like that.
Operating Mawr as a safety blanket.
Tim Patrick has big play potential again.
If I have drew lock at quarterback 11 because of while the game script I expected to go or could very well see it go.
Then Tim patched in a situation where he has a plus matchup that he can take advantage of and can make a big play.
And he is a decent bet to score a touchdown.
No, a fan is no affect being banged up right now.
Not being his normal self has kind of opened up this doorway where Tim Patrick is now in my eyes, the number one red zone target and as pretty much played out in the field when he's been out there since Noah fans been a little banged up, he's just not himself.
Now, fan, we have a tight and 13, and if you had fan, I think you have to continue to play him.
I don't I'm not gonna drop him for anybody in particular, but has been a low for with him because he's just not 100% right, but has good chances.
Anybody score a touchdown and he's still seeing a healthy amount of targets each week.
So yeah, I think you have to tighten 13.
Makes them a top 10.
A top end tight into, but I think have to continue to play him, even though it has been agreed the past couple of weeks.
Then you have to hang in there on that.
But again, Tim Patrick, I'd like him as a wide receiver. Three.
I think you go ahead and play him. I think he played Jerry. Judy.
I'm still going to have to wait and see KJ handler.
Get continue to be, I should say involved Mawr Mawr the way he has been over the past couple of weeks for me to be feeling good about plugging him into my lineup because I still view him as more of a big play threat guy, not a guy who should be getting a lot of opportunities on a consistent basis, but the targets were there last week.
If that continues, and who is somebody who might creep up into my wide receiver three status as well? We'll keep our eyes on him, but that's something I'm looking to plug and play this speech.
Let's flip it around rare side of the ball.
Let's talk about Josh Jacobs now.
It's not a good matchup.
I think we all understand that the best way to move the ball, Denver Broncos to throw the ball on them.
I think we all get at this point, and I know there's this narrative out there.
After last week, I was like, Well, are they cutting back on Josh Jacobs workload? You know, Devontae, Booker got involved.
I think I love how quickly people forget things from week to week.
I love I love the short term amnesia that seems to go on throughout the fantasy football industry the week before.
Josh Jacobs, who hasn't been really 100% healthy at any point this season, frankly, had 31 carries.
So wouldn't it be more likely that maybe after having a game where he had 31 carries and he hasn't been 100% healthy, for they decided the following week to try to get some other guys a little bit more involved to give him a little bit of a break? He still led the team in carries.
He still got you a touchdown last week.
Is he as involved in the passing games you were hoping he would be? No.
But we also if you actually had a brain and you understood that everything Mike Mayock and John Kerry were saying was crap in the first place Because you know exactly how Gruden likes to call his place.
You know how he likes to rotate his running backs? Not only how he likes to utilize his guys that, you know, there's only gonna be a limited amount of, you know, potential for Josh Jacobs to actually get involved in the past.
Keep, even though he is a very good pass catcher.
You were expecting that.
Anyway, you listen to show you're expecting that Josh Jacobs had 31 carries the week before.
Yeah, they decided to get Booker a little bit more involved, giving a little bit of a break last week.
I have zero reason to think that Josh Jacobs won't get at least 18 carries in this game.
I set the Raiders to be up early.
I expected the usual, and they're always gonna utilize the run.
Jon Gruden is always gonna wanna have the running game be very much involved there.
One from a play calling standpoint.
They're one of the most balanced teams in the NFL between run past ratio.
Jacobs was going to be fine.
His volume is not a concern of mine.
It was the situation from the week before having 31 carries.
You give him a little bit of break last week.
Still lead team carries.
Still got two touchdown.
Josh Jacobs is still a low nrb one.
I am not worried about the floor.
It's not a great matchup again on paper, but he's always a threat to score a touchdown or two in a game.
You continue to play him in the top 10 running back, period.
Do I hope he gets a little bit more involved in the past game, especially in this matchup in particular? Yes, I do.
But we can't hold our hopes out for that because that's been very inconsistent throughout the year, Not just in Jacob's case, by the way, but for every Raiders running back.
It's not like they're throwing Jalen chart out there, every passing, playing, getting him 5 to 7 targets like they were a week ago or a year ago, I should say, or Devontae Booker in that role, either.
The ring back unit as a whole hasn't really been very involved in the past game.
That part is a little bit surprising because that's not usually what Gruden likes to dio.
He usually likes to get the running back unit, at least somebody involved in the past game on a consistent basis.
But that also plays into what we've seen at a Derek Carr.
What we see now with Henry rugs.
He's actually looking to throw the ball down the field a little bit more aggressively this season, which is why I think they've been have such they have a pretty decent balance attack.
It's not overly explosive, but they have a decent balance attack, and it's opened up some things.
They're Waller top five tight end, especially this week, And there's no Travis Kelsey.
Anybody else you could make you want to say Darren Waller is number one tight end.
I can't argue with you.
He's been the most consistent pass catcher for the Raiders.
Decent match up here for tight ends against Denver Broncos.
But Waller's is pretty much as safe as they come, as far as what his floor is any given week at the tight end position.
Outside of that, I don't have anybody that I'm looking to play for the Raiders, Henry rugs Bryant averages in the thing.
Hunter Renfroe has been decent over the past couple of weeks, but still, there's still this weird, inconsistent target share going on between him and Darren Waller, depending on who's gonna have that more involved game.
Nelson A Galore is one of those guys again.
That kind of falls in that category for me, where if you actually wanna have the cojones to trust him the second you do, he's gonna he's gonna burn you.
I mean, even last week, Yes, you had that big touchdown, but he only had two catches on the game.
There's not a lot of volume really going to any of the past catchers outside of Darren Waller on this team.
So I'm firing up Josh Jacobs.
I'm firing up Darren Waller.
I'm going to avoid the rest of the Raiders players, if I can at all, help it.
Is he somebody who's a little bit interesting to me? India.
Fast, because one day I think he's due for a bomb.
Yes, to Is this the game where against the Denver Broncos, where is more effective throwing the football to move the ball? The possibility of him getting a bomb kind of increases, and he's had over the past couple of weeks.
Yeah, that's there.
I'll entertain the idea from a DFS standpoint, But no way am I gonna trust to play him to read Dr Lee because his floor is literally zero.
So let's move on here.
Let's move with the Chargers was moved in Miami Dolphins Battle of top end rookie quarterbacks.
Battle of the five and six pick.
We have Justin Herbert against to attack Lavoe.
Herbert, of course, being the better fantasy option.
Q b eight, Especially the way he's played lately.
Keenan Allen Safe is a wide receiver.
One is they come because he has not.
I don't think he's gotten less in double digit targets every game since Justin Herbert started, so he's a top six wide receiver for us this week.
Now, outside of that, what happens? I told you guys last week I was not going to sit there and fire up Mike Williams with confidence until I saw at least one more game where he was significantly involved while key to now was playing all four quarters.
Now, he wasn't forgotten about the way he has been in weeks passed last week but it still wasn't eight targets.
While Kia now is getting double digit looks, the offense is still not predicated on getting Mike Williams as involved as he should be, frankly, so willing.
To somebody who comes outside of our wide receiver, 36 does.
He had the big play capability 100% But again, you're going for a very much a wide receiver for boom or bust option out of Mike Williams this week.
So if you need to take a home run hit, he's somebody that could fall into that category for you.
But again, you're talking about the possibility of a low floor because the consistent target shares just not there.
Maybe it'll change around some point this season because from an NFL standpoint, we're kind of still at the midway point, even though from a fancy season standpoint, you are in full playoff mode.
But right now I'm not trusting it.
There should be better options available to you, Hunter Henry tight and 15.
He's kind of fall in that same category of a junior news smith for me, where the talents there the opportunities is not plain and simple still haven't been able to him in the end zone when targeting him.
It's usually one of the last reads on the play.
He's going Keenan Allen, running back Mike Williams and then Hunter Henry, and that's kind of a big reason why he just hasn't had the floor that he really should.
Unfortunately, he's a great tight end.
I think it's still a great player, but the opportunities that he should be having just aren't there.
So again, he falls in the same category.
New Smith Anywhere.
From a talent standpoint, you don't wanna drop him.
You don't wanna move on from him.
But from a fancy standpoint, it's time to start looking at other options.
Other guys who are actually getting targeted, consistent basis, especially in the red zone.
When examining the tight end position, I'd rather have a Jimmy Graham this week than a hunter.
Henry something keep in mind there.
So the real question everybody's mind trying to figure out is the running backs.
We don't expect Justin Jackson to play.
He hasn't practiced all week.
Anthony Lynn already came out and said he's probably arrest this week.
Get the knee right, have him back for a week 11.
So he's right now.
We consider him doubtful he'll probably be out.
Maybe even by the end today, Tremaine Pulp is gonna be back.
We saw Pope operate in front of Joshua Kelly a week ago.
We no Pope has a similar skill set toe a Justin Jackson, something that the charges value quite dearly because they like having that running back, that they feel like they have in their back pocket, that they can check the ball down to pretty consistently.
Like I said, Justin Herbert, to me, looks like the way at least he attacks.
The field is very similar to a young Philip Rivers.
I look for my safety blanket and Keenan Allen.
I target him over and over and over again.
And then when I can't get the ball of him, I checked down to my secondary safety blanket, which is the running back coming out of the backfield.
I do believe Tremaine Pope is actually going to operate as the number one running back of the charges this week.
He looked good when they gave him the opportunity a couple weeks ago, and again, like I said, he has a very similar skill set to a Justin Jackson, which they value dearly in their offense.
So I see a game in which training pub comes in as RB 35 for us on the week.
I think he has a decent floor.
I think you're gonna see him get very much involved in the passing game, which is what's gonna give him that decent floor.
And if he has any efficiency, is a running game.
This is somebody who could really be a very solid flex play for you guys this week.
So I'm not shying away from a pope, and he's a guy who is still widely available out there.
I do believe this will be a Pope game.
We know what Caitlyn blotches at this point.
We know that Joshua Kelly is clearly whether it's the dog House is just simply a bench player and just an afterthought in just a guy, a body that can throw in there every once in a while to absorb some hits.
That's all he is now.
He's not fantasy relevant, so I believe Tremaine Pope will be the guy.
I do think you could play him as a flex play move on the Dolphins side of the ball.
Matt Brita looks like he's gonna surprise us all.
We didn't think he would.
We thought he would have to have least two weeks for him to come back from that hamstring issue.
But he was able to practice this week limited on Wednesday, limited yesterday.
We're still waiting for the practice report today, but it sounds like he's gonna play it.
Sounds like he's gonna be out there if he is.
I think you can play him as an RV three.
I think you can play him as a flex option.
They have to find a way to get a running game involved because while to have played much better last week than the week before, he's still not a place where you could just make this one dimensional and put the whole game one to his shoulders.
And as we saw last week without at least, um, at Brita without Myles Gaskin, the running game is not very good.
Jordan Howard was terrible, fell in the end zone, but overall he was terrible.
It was sal***e a med.
They had to bring off off the practice squad who actually looked at least decently efficient at times to give them something in the running game.
So I think Matt Breed is gonna get leaned on a bit here.
So if he plays and at this point, we expect them to and we're gonna update our rankings because right now, we don't have him ranked way.
Don't expect him to play coming into the week.
Well, that updated for you guys either tomorrow or some before Sunday morning.
So you guys ready to go when you're setting your lineups? Kind of Look at the ballot.
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Look at the **** made RMD stands Football show tab, weekly rankings.
Look at some of the value pieces.
He's gonna be up there in your B three territory.
Probably a high end 12 because he'll be involved in the passing game and he'll probably get most of the carries now.
Is Jordan Howard still gonna be a thing at the goal line? Yeah, Unfortunately, it looks that way as much as he is terrible between twenties.
Right now, it looks like they are going to allow him to continue being the goal line.
Carrie, when they get inside, you know, three hardline basically, so you're gonna have to deal with that.
But the floor is what you're gonna look for.
Adam at breeding.
Devante Parker comes in a wide receiver, 21.
The Chargers have done a decent job playing against teams number one wide receiver because they have Hayward still be able to take that away.
But they're not gonna be pressing Williams.
He's out for at least three weeks after the injury last week and until he got hurt, it looked like Preston Williams was turning into to his number one target because the past couple of weeks, that's what he had been up until that point.
So is this gonna turn to a situation now where pressure Williams goes down and as a result of that, all the targets head towards Devante Parker and maybe a little bit towards my Kasicky? Because the keen Grant, I mean for his explosive he is.
We know he's only gonna be involved in the offense to a certain level.
He's not gonna be a guy commanding 7 to 9 targets in the game.
So I think Devante Parker has a high floor wide receiver to even though normally speaking is not a great match against the charges for number one wide receiver because he's gonna have to be force fed the ball in this game, I believe by to it gonna have to be.
So I like the floor of a tomato Parker.
Maybe not his ceiling this week, but as a wide receiver to I do like what his floor should be.
With pricing Williams out in the extra target share, heading his way, they're gonna be ableto and when Williams out, they're gonna probably move him around a little bit more changes.
Gonna probably let him line up in the slot a little bit more, get a few more mismatches, get him going because the passing game is gonna have to flow through him first in this team.
As a result of that, too.
We talked about my kasicky.
He might be an offshoot of getting some of those extra targets.
He comes in a tight end, 14 for us.
I don't like it.
I don't trust them, but it's hard to ignore what happened last year.
Given a similar situation, it's also hard to ignore the options that tight end this week, which are pathetic to say the least.
So he comes a tight end 14, even though I'm not a huge fan, cause there might be some extra targets heading his way.
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And, of course, we've been talking about the injury updates for today's window of games that we've been talking about and our fantasy expectations.
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That means you invited Bernard.
Fire him up is a high end RB two.
He's been a very trustworthy play since Joe Mixon has been out.
I know this is not a great matchup on paper with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but because we know how involved Bernard will be in the passing game.
He still operates, especially in half point in four point PPR leagues on a safe floor, so we feel pretty good about that.
We feel pretty good about him being an R B two and the one thing I will be a little concerned about and I'll add this in for the fancy now is that last time before their bye week, we saw Somatogen pre Ryan actually get involved in a decent level.
He had 10 carries.
The Gene my Bernard's 15.
He also wound up with a goal line touchdown.
Uh, definitely little concerning because do you know my brother or someone who's getting all the work while Joe Mixon was out before that point? But again, like I said, because of the passing involvement in smoggy Peter Ryan is not gonna be involved in the passing game.
It all Jean Bernard still gives you a high floor.
He still scored a touchdown himself in that game, and he's actually scored a touchdown every week.
That Joe Mixon has been out so far.
So you go ahead.
You fire him up is a high end RB two with a guy who has a high floor.
I wouldn't worry about that too much.
I will say about the Joe Mixon injury, though this is getting really, really annoying.
And almost to the point where I have to say, Is this an A J green situation now? Contracts really wise.
It's not because Joe Mixon already got paid where last year a J.
Green when he got hurt in every single week.
We're like, Okay, this is the week he comes back.
This is the week he's gonna come back, and it just never happened.
You kind of understood why a.
J was not gonna push himself to get back.
Why the Bengals? We're gonna push himself to get back.
Because nobody knew where a.
Green was even going to be at the at the beginning of the following year because off his contract situation, Well, that's not the case with Joe.
Mixed him now on the flip side, when mixing, they have made a long term investment for him.
So I get being cautious.
I get making sure he's 100% healthy, especially when you're probably not gonna make the playoffs of the Cincinnati Bengals.
But this has been weird from the start, where we never really got information is exactly what the foot issue was.
We kept being told that it was a day to day thing.
We kept expecting that he would at least have a chance to play every given week.
And then we really thought of like, Okay, they'll wait till their bye week and then make sure 100% healthy and come back to follow me.
Well, now he didn't practice to get at all again this week.
It wasn't out there at all.
So now all of a sudden do we not expected to play this week, But because he still has not practiced since getting this injury, we have to question whether or not he's gonna be available next week.
It's really a nightmare scenario where we just we don't know exactly what the injury is.
We don't know why he's on this timeline.
Was it actually a high ankle sprain? They just never told us, which would mean a 4 to 6 week window.
Is that what happened? We were all left to guess and wonder.
All we have is that it's a foot issue.
All the insiders from around the Cincinnati Bengals, all they talk about is the fact that he's dancing around.
He doesn't seem to be that hindered by whatever the injury is.
It is not something that's making him not be able to walk around crutches or have to have surgery or anything like that.
But yet he continues to not practice.
They continue to hold him out, and it starts to feel like an A J green situation where you start to wonder, Are you ever going to bother to bring him back this season? I still lean towards that being.
Yes, because again, it's not the same contractual situation.
But it's really, really odd that we are still really kind of left in dark a month later about what's actually going on with Joe mixing, so we'll have to see exactly what's going on with that.
In the meantime, you fire up Giovanni Bernard, hopefully for the mixing owner you have you know have been are, and I can't imagine being a mixing owner and not because you've been left without an R B one for a month now.
And you still keep holding out hope every single week that you're supposed to have him back and I don't know when that's gonna be the case, because we still haven't seen in practice, so we don't know where the progression is because we don't know what the injury was in the first place.
That whole scenario is just very strange and very detrimental to fantasy owners right now.
But Bernard again will be an RV to this week.
So that was the big update that we got.
We also got that, you know, Jerry Judy expected to play TV Hawkinson his back.
We talked about him a little bit.
I forgot to put him on there because he was somebody who actually missed, uh, Thursday's practice.
But he was back today.
He's gonna be expected to be good to go.
So all those injury updates came out during this time frame, and Mark Ingram is practicing today.
After sitting out yesterday, he's expected to play on Sunday again rendering the entire Baltimore Ravens backfield completely useless.
So now we got rid of some of those updates were coming through, actually, during the commercial break, let's get back into the game that we still need to preview for the rest of this show.
Starting off with the Buffalo Bills starting off with the Arizona Cardinals.
Definitely the shootout game, at least on paper for Week 10 got Josh Allen has been on fire, especially last week in Seattle.
Kind of got him back to being what he was toward the beginning of the season.
We'll see if that continues.
Arizona's defense is at least a little bit better, even though they're banged up right now.
Ah, little bit better than what we see out of Seattle on a weekly basis.
Kyler Murray has been the Q B one, and he's just he's running even when he's not efficient throwing the ball.
He's running at nearly not quite, but nearly the clip of a Lamar Jackson from last year, which is giving him this ridiculous floor.
So if he does have a decent day, not a great day but a decent day throwing the football, he's gonna continue to be a Q B one.
So both of these guys top three quarterbacks.
You play them, plug and play them and you, you're good to go.
We'll go back to the bill side of the ball real quick because, well, I wanna talk about the running back situation.
I have Zach Moss and Devin Singletary, right, right next to each other.
Moss at 26 Devin Singletary a 27 making them both RB threes, making them both disgusting, making them both plays that I wish I could just avoid, if at all possible again recognizing that with these by weeks, we tend with some of these injuries, you may not have better options, and unfortunately, having them rank right next to each other doesn't really give you a great Windows.
To which one's a little bit more valuable.
It seems the team is moving Mawr Mawr toward Zach Moss.
But even if that's the case, from a total opportunity standpoint, from a total touch standpoint, it's still pretty 50 50.
The only thing that I can, I feel confident in saying is that when it comes down to the red zone, when it comes down to the goal line carries, that does seem to now be Zach.
Mosses don't mean because that he has outplayed Devin Singletary in the past couple weeks.
Remember two weeks ago, he had 22 touchdowns, but the past couple of weeks he has outplayed Devin Singletary at that part of the field pretty, pretty confidently.
So That's the only thing that I can really say.
Which is why I have Zach Walsh ranked one spot in front of Devin Singletary, where I would have a little bit more confidence in Moss because I do believe that he at least has a chance.
If he doesn't get vulture by Josh Allen himself, he has at least a better chance to score a touchdown.
So that's why you have a little far ahead you could.
Like I said, you could play building RB threes Low and RB two fillings for your by weak players.
Never gonna feel good about this situation, though.
It is backfield, because it's again.
It's even when you start to break down.
What's the split going to be between a Devin Singletary inexact Moss? It's another team out there that we talked about where the bigger question becomes.
Are you actually going to involve the backfield? It all, and that's not something that's consistent in the week to week basis.
So I like Zack most a little bit better.
Both RRP threes, both of situations that if I have other options, I will try to avoid it.
If at all possible.
Savan digs comes in at wide receiver 12.
I've talked about him every single week this year with pretty much the same lens, which is he has as much of stealing as anybody else out there. But he has.
He has almost a Keenan Allen level floor because of the double digit targets that he's just consistently seeing on a week to week basis.
And again, this game being one that, on paper looks like, could be the shoot out of the week.
I feel pretty good about what Stefon Diggs is gonna be able to give you on his return this week.
John Brown miss. Wednesday.
He's gonna miss every single Wednesday for the rest of the year.
Probably he's back in practice on full yesterday.
He'll probably practicing full again today.
John Brown, every single week in my eyes, as long as he's out there on the field, is a boom or bust wide receiver for option for you that you can play if you're hoping for a big play, especially in games where it looks like on paper is gonna be a shootout like this one.
The back side corner for the for the Cardinals is banged up.
Buddha Baker is questionable if he's going to play.
This opens up doors for guys like a John Brown to possibly be able to get that big play that you're looking for now.
He actually had a nice floor game.
He actually had ah pretty involved Target share last week.
What we expected it to be the case against Seattle.
I I primed you guys all up for that.
I primed you guys up for the idea that if John Brown had a nice game because of his name value because of the way that offenses play because of Josh Allen, he's somebody you could actually probably put into a package deal to sell for, for if you needed a you know, a better player down the road like a Nick Chubb.
He was that he was that wide receiver three after last week that I thought you could package in and see if you could buy low on on the type of player like that before he came back.
Um, things of that nature he'll still be a guy who's a wide receiver for boomer Bus hit for us this week, and again, I stay with the same lens on Cole Beasley.
If John Brown's out there, I'm not gonna trust playing Cole Beasley because his involvement becomes very much in question is what you're going to see in any given week.
So could he get you that seven catch performance for 90 yards? Plus, he could.
It's just a likely he gets you to catches for 23 yards.
So again, I'm not touching Cole Beasley when John Brown's out there on the field because it's just too inconsistent.
And it's not like he has a super high ceiling to begin with where you're going for a boom or bust option, either.
So I'm not playing cold easily football in the Cardinal side of the ball.
The big question on everybody's mind is Kenyan Drake actually going to play what looked like a horrendous ankle injury.
When it happens a small terra situation, we thought at least it would be a high ankle sprain type of timeline where before to six weeks, this guy has pushed himself and pushed himself and pushed himself, and he's practiced in a limited capacity now, both Wednesday and Thursday.
We're still waiting on the Cardinals practice report that'll come out.
You know later in the day with them being on the West Coast.
What is looking like Drake at the very least, could wind up being a game time decision.
Now, if he's out there, how much of a workload he would get? Would he be limited? I'd have to imagine.
Yes, I'd have to imagine that if Drake plays while it might not be 50 50 completely down the middle between him and a Chase Edmunds, it could be like a 55 45.
Maybe, at best, a 60 40 split that I think we're looking at between Drake and Edmunds.
I do not believe for a second that if Drake comes back and plays that he's going to be healthy enough to come back and get a full workload as the lead running back for Arizona, the way they treated it before.
And even then, he wasn't like he was getting great production.
Everybody, if you're Kenya, drink.
You're well aware that you were not getting the production at a drink that you were hoping for this season, even though the volume has been there and I just don't see that volume, I don't see that 19 to 20 carries in this first game back for Drake, where I think, frankly, he's coming back too soon.
Now I understand why he's trying to push himself to come back because he knows the second Chase.
Edmunds has a great game as the lead back.
That could be it for him, given his contract situation.
So I get why he's trying to push himself to come back.
But I think he's coming back too early.
I think he's gonna be a high risk for re injury.
And if you have Chase Emmons, I think you need to make sure you're holding onto him because there's a real chance it could still want to being his backfield again.
Not just this week, cause he still could be.
Jake could still be ruled out, but if he does come back, I think there's a real chance for a re injury here, too.
It's not a good situation, so I don't think Drake should be coming back this week.
But I really think at the end of the day he's gonna probably want to be a game time decision, so let's look at it from a different aspect of it.
Talked about. We think it might be a close split.
Where does that leave a Drake and in Edmonds in this game? Well, it would leave them both.
It would leave drink as a low NRB to it would leave Chase Edmunds as an R B three.
I still believe Edmond's probably would wind up being more involved in the passing game, even if Drake plays this week.
Just given, you know, ways to take some workload off a drink.
A big one would be not having him involved in passing work as much.
So I think Emma's is still somebody you could probably play in the Flex this week, but you're not gonna love the ceiling because you're not gonna know what kind of volume you're really getting.
Something goes a trick.
I think he's Somebody could still play the low on R P.
Two because I expected to get more of the carries if he actually does play.
There's a Buffalo defense that running backs have been able take advantage of, but again, if he doesn't score a touchdown, he has a low floor and I don't think he's looking at the same volume that he was looking at in weeks past when you were pretty much just getting floor performances at a canyon, Drake.
So you're not gonna be left with the feeling of you have a high ceiling out of either one of these guys.
Now, let's say drink does not play Chase.
Edmunds would then become a high end RB two just because the volume last week I know he had tunnel volume wasn't great against Seattle.
Your excuse me? Uh, against the dolphins there you're expecting more production.
The Dolphins defense is now, I think proven to everybody that there are real deal.
This is a real thing.
This is not the Dolphins of all.
This is a pretty solid defense group.
So while he definitely should have had better number, especially based on the volume that he got, no doubt the Dolphins defense is definitely better than what this bill is.
Defense is right now. It just is.
So I think Edmonds, if he was to get that kind of volume again this week, I think we would see a much better game.
At the very least, you see a high floor that would make him a not a low and a high end RP two in my book.
So that's what we're looking at from a fantasy value standpoint, depending upon whether or not drink place.
We got a wide receiver group.
I know it's been maybe a little bit more inconsistent than we've grown used to over the past a few weeks recently.
Still, DeAndre Hopkins.
We still know he's number one.
Look, we still know collar.
Murray wants to get on the ball. We still know he's a candidate.
Double digit targets.
He comes into my wide receiver to in the week.
I don't care that the previous White is guarding him.
What did that matter for? D. K.
Trevi is white while he's a good corner, really has yet to show me that he can actually take away the elite of the elite wide receivers in this league.
Really haven't seen that be the case, so I'm not gonna worry about it too much from a DeAndre Hopkins standpoint.
He's my wide receiver to in the week, the real, the real, uh, you know, and ****ysis here comes with Christian Kirk, who's been on fire.
I think he has five weeks now where he scored in every game.
I want to say six touchdowns.
If I could remember all the top my head, maybe seven, because, yeah, I think you have two games.
We had two touchdowns.
Piece. We actually might be at seven now.
Over the past five weeks, at over 100 yards last week, he has set himself up as the second wide receiver in this offense.
And while all this attention goes to DeAndre Hopkins and they're double covering him and cloud covering him, Christian Kirk's getting one on ones and they already and he already has report going back to college with Kyra Murray.
And he's playing really well, and he's playing as a deep threat, and he's a guy you could plug in.
We haven't 31 on the week, the wide receiver three with big upside, especially in this matchup against Buffalo Bills, which Josh Norman has been a horrendous backside corner.
So I like Christian Kirk a lot in a game in which we expect another shootout, possibly so.
Christian Kirk is gonna be in my line ups without a doubt my receiver 31 frankly, that might be a little bit too low you might.
He should be probably closer to a wide receiver to.
So let's move on here.
Let's talk about the Seattle Seahawks.
Let's talk about the Los Angeles Rams.
Should be a good game on paper with the Rams coming off the bye, we'll start on that side of the ball.
Jared Goff could be six.
Yeah, Jared Goff is my top streaming quarterback of the week.
Shouldn't really come a surprising in Seattle, especially being nice at home, where Jared Goff always plays much better.
Coming off the bye we're seeing today is a very good coach, a very good game planner playing in Seattle, which is the worst secondary in the entire league.
And although Cooper cops, a little bit banged up at the moment, still has a healthy, healthy enough Cooper cop where we expect him to be fine for the game and Robert Woods, he should be okay in this one.
Darryl Henderson is somebody who's been questionable, but they have stayed pretty strong on the idea that Henderson is going to play this Sunday.
He did come back and practicing limit capacity yesterday, so that bears fruit that that should be the direction in which he's heading.
We have him as a low NRB to Barbie 19 on the week is still Darryl Henderson's job.
As long as he's healthy and out there.
Now, if he is hindered by that injury, could we see, you know, Sprinkle of Malcolm Brown Sprinkle of cam makers? Yet because this is still a situation in which three running backs could be involved in any given moment. That's why we have Derek.
Illness is more of a low NRB, too.
Still, a good matchup on paper should be a high scoring game.
And Henderson, they've been pretty strong on, was gonna practice this entire time.
He's had two weeks to get healthy, so it's gonna be Derrick Hudson's bought.
We think you play them is low NRB, too.
I think the big thing comes to the wide receivers we have. Robert Woods.
Why Receiver? Three on the week Cooper Cup wide receiver, seven on the week.
When's the last time we were actually able to rank these two guys not just as high end and wide receiver twos, but both is wide receiver Once I know that might seem crazy, but given the matchup given this situation being that they're at home what they're probably going to have to do to be able to keep pace with the Seattle Seahawks in this game.
In order to win it, you're gonna have to lean on those guys.
And being that they're such good route runners both Robert wasn't Cooper Cup.
I expect them to have no issues with getting separation in this game.
So I know cops banged out Settlement wide receiver.
Seven. Robert Woods. Have a great game.
You're gonna see a lot of targets.
Go both their waists.
Kind of like the Dolphins game, except just more efficiency, because I mean, that game we saw Cooper Cup get 2020 targets.
He's not gonna 20 targets in this game.
But could both cup and Robert Woods get double digit targets? 100%? 100%? I love nothing else.
I love their floors this week, and they both have the best feeling that they're gonna possibly have.
And if they both go off.
Given the nature of this Rams offense, you might have an opportunity before your trade deadline's kick in, Most of them kicking in it.
We 12 to may be sell high on the Cooper Cup and Robert Woods before your playoff stretch, so I'm gonna kind of keep in mind there, too.
But I'm playing these guys.
I'm playing golf, playing Woods, playing Cup with high confidence in this game and Henderson.
The only thing I'm not touching is the tight end situation jailed ever.
Tyler Higbee kind of split right now is for targets.
Hey, we're still playing ahead.
But we know that's because he's a better blocker, which helps us, you know, absolutely zero for fancy football.
It doesn't really matter.
They've kind of rendered their tight ends useless.
Unfortunately, when it comes to fantasy, we talked about Seattle Seahawks.
There's a lot to go over here is Faras.
You know Russell Wilson? Top five quarterback Tyler Lockett.
I know he's been, um, or Boomer bust option as a late, but he's still a, you know, high end wide receiver to with a high ceiling.
Even last week, we only had four catches for 40 yard to believe it was.
He still was in a situation where he could have had two touchdowns.
There's a target.
It would've been a tough play, but there was one where the ball.
He didn't have a shot at it in the end zone, and he also got tackled the one yard line on one of his catches early on in that game.
So he was in line where he possibly could have had two touchdowns last week and just giving his offense wait.
Russell Wilson's playing, even though he's been a little bit more boomer bus, I think locking somebody had to continue to play every single week in your lineup.
I don't think you question that too much.
You just know you might be dealing with a little bit of a floor, especially if it's d K.
Metcalf going crazy that week, which could happen any given week.
Metcalf, of course, is a wide receiver Juan's top 10 wide receiver for us this week.
No surprise there.
The only question is Chris Carson.
Now they're optimistic about Chris Carson, but he still has not practiced to this point again.
We might not find out about this until later, later on today, but he still is in practice.
I can't see him playing if he doesn't practice again today.
Now, if he does As of right now, we have him ranked at RB 20 if he does play.
And as far as Carlos Hyde is concerned, from what we understand, Chris Carson's close to returning to fielding Carlos Hyde is.
So if Chris Carson can't return the field this week, where it's very questionable or a game time decision, we don't expect Carlos Hyde to be out there.
So what does that mean? Well, D J Dallas Travis Homer.
They kind of split up the workload last week.
I still believe when they get in close, it's gonna be more deejay Dallas.
But now you have to also throw in the fact that Alex Collins could be a little bit more involved after he finally came back to the NFL last week.
I don't know how much I'm gung ho about playing deejay Dallas or really any of the Seattle running backs.
If it's not Chris Carson, I don't know how gung ho I am about that, and the Rams have actually been pretty tough from running back to begin with, so I don't know.
I'm looking to play a deejay Dallas, if I can all help it.
But if Carson doesn't go he would probably be the highest rank because he has the best chance for a touchdown and he would be a low NRB three.
Just kind of give you an idea there.
Let's move on to the 40 Niners and Saints.
Gerry McCann comes in our B 21 again.
Nick Mullins, a starter.
Therefore, Jared McCann, we believe, will be the starter.
And even though we don't expect him to have a good day against the Saints on the ground, he'll be involved enough in the past again and have a decent floor making him a low and R B two.
It's not gonna be pretty.
I don't think you have potential for a high ceiling game or anything like that, but there's gonna be a floor there, brand I You comes in a wide receiver 30.
We're leaning towards Deebo, Samuel not being able to return in this game.
We did get word today before we came on.
The show that Kendrick born is going to travel with the team has been cleared, so he'll be out there.
But we know that means Brand Naik will be the number one target now.
That also means that he'll probably be shadowed by Lattimore.
But we know why you're gonna get involved in and around.
We know they're gonna move him around and outside of him and Jordan.
Reed, I don't know how Maney, dependable pass catchers Shanahan feels like he has right now.
So just due to pure potential volume and the fact that we expect the 40 Niners that have to get a decent amount of garbage time because I think they're gonna be trailing and have to come back in the entire second half, I think Brand IE becomes a wide receiver.
Three in that instance, Jordan Reed.
Unfortunately, number eight tight end of the week.
I say that, unfortunately, because it's not gonna be situation you feel great about, But we've seen Jordan Reed.
I know last I know against the Packers, he didn't do much, but that was his first game back on practice, and he was really activated more out of necessity than them really want to activate him that particular week.
This was more of the week that they were thought he would be closer to 100% for, but we know that he has the opportunity score touchdown.
We know Nick Mullins will target him.
He's done it before in the past, and really rest of season is where it's interesting for a Jordan Reed because we know him or George Kittle.
If he can stay healthy, I think he actually has a consistent opportunity share heading his direction.
So it's not just that I don't feel great about it for this week, but it's the fact that you pick up Jordan Reed.
He could potentially be a top 10 tight end for you this week and is something that you could maybe hold onto.
Now remember, they do have a bye week in Week 11.
When you're in the situation, you're streaming tight ends.
Jordan is someone who could maybe locked down that position for you, at least give you a decent Florida count on each and every week.
Let's move into the Saints with all of his weapons back with the 40 Niners in dire straits, and I don't think a team in the situation, they could put a lot of pressure on them.
Offensively, I do have Drew Brees as q b 13.
I think he has a much higher for now that Michael Thomas is back.
Sanders is back that he has his full plethora of weapons.
So while he still doesn't have him look great, I look at the Tampa Bay game, and even though I throw it out from a Tampa Bay perspective from the same perspective, I look at it this way.
When you have your full ****nal of weapons, breeze looks like he's, I know mentally.
He's just a sharp as ever.
And now he has one on one on one on one who has the best match up.
Because now you can't cloud cover Michael Thomas because you actually have a competent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
So if Jared Cook in the middle, so album, come on, come out of the backfield.
So with that, the game breaks down real simply, and this could be similar, you know, not, as you know, high of a ceiling, but kind of like what Peyton Manning did that year with Denver Broncos, where he didn't physically didn't have the town anymore.
But he no, he knew mentally where to go with the ball and he had so many good weapons and he could kind of just spread it out and give the guys one on one and give them chances to make plays.
Drew Brees kind of a similar situation now.
So while Sanchez goes, defense is banged up.
They have been, has been very solid.
Still, I still have this game with the Saints at home.
Drew Brees being Q B 13 on the week.
Very much a viable play for you paying what your situation is.
Alvin Kamara, RB two.
I know it hasn't been as great as of late, but it's album tomorrow.
He's an elite RB one.
He'll be involved in the passing game.
Highest the floors.
You're good to go there.
Michael Thomas, Wide Receiver. Eight.
I think last week was a good showing for him.
From a physical standpoint, five catches, 56 yards.
I think will continue to be more involved.
They will continue to get more targets.
He's a top 10 wide receiver for us because he's Michael Thomas.
He won the best wide receivers in the game, and I think the corners of the 40 Niners are not good enough to be able to keep up.
Emmanuel Sanders is a low and wide receiver three because he is benefiting and will continue to benefit from the attention.
Now Michael Thomas is gonna have to draw, and he's been starting to get more in rhythm with Drew Brees as of late two.
Funny enough, though, is not somebody we have sniffing the top 12 this week.
His opportunities have gone way down each and every week so far.
And now Michael Thomas back in the lineup.
I think he's pretty much in that category of Touchdown our bus guy and you're not expecting, you know, that 5 to 7 target shares so he doesn't really have a floor picking up the pace a little bit.
We got the Cincinnati Bengals.
We got the Pittsburgh Steelers Borough Top 15 quarterback.
You can throw the ball in the Steelers.
Now I do worry about his floor because the Steelers air so good at dominating the line of scrimmage and you know they're gonna do it against Cincinnati Bengals.
But the volume, I think, will give Burrow a decent floor enough.
So where if you have Burrows your quarterback, you've been streaming quarterbacks and you find locked onto Joe Burrow.
I'm not gonna drop Joe Burrow for another option.
If I have a player I could burn and maybe pick up a Jared golf and play him over Joe Burrow.
But I'm not gonna be dropping Joe Burrow because he's gonna be a top 10 quarterback more times than not for the rest of the season.
Just given the volume that he's been putting out there.
And he's been playing very well with his weapons that he has just not a great game.
Before we got the news, of course, he was gonna be our be 15 for us on the week.
A mid tier RB two.
We could pretty much.
I don't know if Bernard is gonna be 15 or not being pretty much slide gardens, That same range of that RB two area.
Now that we know, it's probably gonna be him.
They haven't officially rolled mixing out, but he didn't practice at all.
Tyler Boyd, wide receiver, 11 Tee Higgins, wide receiver, 26 Again.
The wide receivers have had success against the Pittsburgh Steelers and again, which we would expect Cincinnati to have to come back from behind for the to be garbage time points.
I think you have high floors for both of those guys.
You know what I'm staying away from is a J. Green.
I got to see them get back on the point where he is that third heavily targeted wide receiver.
Because before they went to the by, it looked like maybe all in Tate had usurped him from a snap standpoint.
And from a target standpoint, that's something I'm gonna have to see play out coming out of the bye week s.
So I'm not gonna be playing in a J.
Green in this game on the Steeler side of the ball.
Ben Roethlisberger is going to be healthy enough to go, which is great news, because e mean, technically, he still has to clear the concussion.
The covert reserve list protocols.
But he's tested negative so far this week.
They expect to be able to actually activate him tomorrow.
So you should be okay for Sunday was able to practice this week. Virtual.
I get all that we saw.
You know that, you know, kind of play out with Max Stafford.
We wasn't a sharp, but it's not like Ben Roberts burgers been doing a whole lot this year.
Anyway, he's kind of playing back.
He has so many weapons that he kind of let the game come to him.
He could look for who has the best match up.
I don't expect that to change.
It's not a tough defense here with Cincinnati Bengals, and, more importantly, it's in Pittsburgh.
So I talked about, you know, a couple days ago that the Steelers were kind of like the Philadelphia Eagles were little tend to play down to their opponent.
But the other factor with the Steelers is when they're on the road.
Not only we played down their opponent, they also don't play as well on the road.
These Ben Roethlisberger doesn't play as well on the road.
So the fact that this games at home a divisional matchup, I don't have as big of his concern of stealers playing down to their opponent necessarily.
So I think we'll be okay.
I think he is a low end streaming option, depending on what's available to you.
But the most important thing is that he keeps guys like Deonte Johnson at wide receiver to level, keeps chase Claypool.
The wide receiver three level keeps juju Smith Schuster at a high end wide receiver, three low and wide receiver to level as long as he's out there.
All three of those guys are guys that I'm comfortable and confident in playing and getting production out of Eric Ebron.
Believe it or not, Number one. Tight end of the week.
The Bangles air terrible against tight ends, first and foremost, and even with all those weapons pass catchers a bronze been consistently involved.
Every single week has been crazy, but he is, and he's getting red zone targets.
So from a floor standpoint, from a ceiling standpoint from the available tight end standpoint this week, Eric Ebron by number one.
Tight end on the week.
That's where we are now.
Taita James Connor Uh, in my RV seven.
I did put in the top 10 again.
I'm going to chalk up last week to one of those game script, the game plan.
Whatever happened in that game, Ben robs for getting hurt.
Steelers just kind of let that game from a play calling standpoint.
Get away from them a little bit.
James Connor, Even though snap count wise left a lot of people concerned when you actually get the touches, it wasn't close.
It was still Connors Backfield is another good matchup.
I think there will be an emphasis to get Connor Mawr involved in this game.
Get the running game itself more involved in this game, to take some pressure off a big Ben and keep him healthy because they need him healthy.
If they want to continue to run that they're on right now.
So let's move into the Ravens and the Patriots.
Not playing, not playing a single Patriot player.
If you're in the deepest of leagues and you need a flex play, you could maybe go to him because even though I don't love the matchup, I don't love his stealing.
I do think there's going to be targets heading his way, so there's an argument that he'll at least have a floor for you.
He won't use you.
There'll be something there.
Outside of that.
It's not even a conversation.
Well, David Harris play probably.
Do I care? No, they're not gonna able to run the football in the Baltimore Ravens, not playing Cam Newton because the only value he really gives you is running the football.
I don't think is a great success rushing the football against one of the best defensive front sevens in the NFL who are as athletic and as fast and as big as Cam Newton is anyway, upfront.
Even without players, Campbell, which they probably won't have this week.
Actually, they definitely will have this week.
Not playing a single Patriot player in this game at all.
I really don't think I should go into shock.
On the flip side, I think Lamar Jackson has a chance to get back to being top five.
That Patriots defense not only played terrible against the Jets, but they really haven't been sharp it all this year. Now they do.
They probably gets to fund Gilmore back to this game.
So maybe that effects marquees Brown.
That wide receiver.
14 A little bit more, But this is a chance.
This is an opportunity for this Ravens passing attack, especially to get right and get their guys involved.
Mark Andrews is tight and seven for us.
If he doesn't score in this game, then I will send up the red flag and I will talk about Mark Andrews.
Maybe being a guy who just has to be streaming option.
You don't have to own.
But right now I'm still strong on.
I think Mark Andrews can be a top 10.
Tight end will be a guy who gets back into the end zone more times than not and stay as your solidify tight end guy who can give you an advantage at to the position.
Here's the matchup that they need because you're gonna be able to run the football.
Now it's annoying that Mark Ingram is gonna be back, because again, if Mark Ingram back, that means I don't wanna play.
Dial's I don't wanna play Edwards and I don't wanna play Mark Ingram because the rotation of the three of them just kills each other's fantasy upside, but it still should be effective.
I mean, play action pass should be there.
I mean, they should be able to get this passing attack going.
If they don't this game, it probably won't happen.
So I'm gonna go on the optimism that I believe in the talents.
I believe in this situation.
Lamar Jackson, Top five quarterback marquees Brown, wide receiver, 14.
I'm playing these guys Mark Andrews tight and seven, playing these guys that I'm playing with confidence in this match against Patriots defense.
That's the Sunday night game, too.
By the way, let's move into the Monday night game.
We got the Vikings and Bears is my.
Why not being an ugly Monday night game? It might be a boring one might be a low scoring one.
I think it is a good chance that it will be because the album cook, although he's our number one running back on the week because you can't deny what he's done the past couple of weeks.
Shadow defense is for real, and I don't think this is gonna be a game.
We're going to see down a cook, breaking off 15 yarders every time he touches the ball.
So he has a little bit lower of a ceiling.
I guess you could say, but he's still our number one guy because he's absolutely fire.
He's absolutely tremendous, and it doesn't really matter what Devens playing against.
He could still always carve him up and he's involved in passing game.
But I do think Adam feeling Justin Jefferson will be a little bit more involved and I'm feeling coming in as a wide receiver to Justin Jefferson a low end wide receiver to the perimeter is where you can attack Chicago if you have decent wide receivers.
Brown. Have a good game against them.
You can attack them a little bit special in that zone coverage.
The question is gonna be.
It's Monday night and his Kirk cousins.
That's gonna be the problem.
That's where these two wide receivers both have low floors coming into this match up because it's a prime time game.
The quarterback is Kirk Cousins.
Unfortunately, I'm still gonna play them is wide receiver twos.
I'm still gonna play.
Justin Jefferson is a boom or bust option because I believe Kirk Cousins will have to throw the ball more than 18 times in this game, probably closer to 25 to 30.
That should give them some extra opportunities that they haven't really had over the past couple of weeks.
But again, there is going to be a low floor risk factor given Kirk Cousins a primetime game.
And given that Chicago's defense has played really, really well, flip it on the other side.
I can't believe this.
I had to double check this one, too, but Nick Foles is actually my Q B 13 on the week.
He managed to get 300 yards last week.
Even if it happens in completely ugly, terrible fashion late in the game, in garbage time against this Minnesota defense, there's a chance he could pull it off again this week, And that's why I wanted to be a Q B 13.
I don't want to stream him if you have other options available to you, but if you're super desperate because of this matchup, I would have to think about it now.
There is a caveat to that.
We are doing that ranking based on the idea that Alan Robson is going to play, who got hurt in practice yesterday, had to leave early with a knee issue.
We don't know how serious it is.
We haven't gotten the practice report from Chicago Bears as of yet today.
Stevie is able to get back out there, practice again today.
If Alan Robson does not play, the Nick Foles is, ranking will drop for us.
On the flip side of that is Alan Robinson himself.
He's a must play.
We had him at wide receiver four have a top five wide receiver this week, given the matchup given his target share that he sees on a given week with Nick Foles, a quarterback he's as trustworthy has this high of a floor as much of stealing is really anybody out there.
But again, he is now dealing with an injury that he wasn't dealing with last week.
So we're gonna have to keep our eyes on that.
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We'll keep you up to date on Al Robson throughout the weekend, something you're gonna have to watch.
David Montgomery's another guy.
Practicing limit capacity.
We're gonna wait and see on him to also another guy.
It's tougher with these Monday night games because they don't have to give this reports.
Really. We don't know a lot until Saturday.
So again falls on Twitter at Belly of MDF show will keep you update if David Montgomery can go, we haven't RB nine.
Yeah, I have a top 10 running back.
The volume has given him a high floor as solid RB two floor every single week, and when he scores a touchdown, he flirts with that low nrb one territory.
This is a prime matchup for him to score a touchdown in.
That's pretty much that's what it boils down.
So you're really from a fancy standpoint.
That's where David Montgomery's at.
Even though it could still not be pretty given this matchup, given he has probably a better than 50% chance to score a touchdown.
This one, he comes in right there.
So that's gonna do it for a late window of games because I'm not playing anybody else in Chicago Bears.
Oh, I'm no, I take that back.
Yes, Jimmy Graham comes in.
He is a top 10 tight end for us this week.
You do play Jimmy Graham.
He's being really good Priority targets in there, unfortunately, went a little bit long, so I'm not gonna be able to do the mailbag segment for you guys.
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