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We did preview the early Sunday games, and we preview the Thursday night game in yesterday's podcasts of You did not See it on SportsCastr who did not check it out on your favorite audio podcast at Make sure you go ahead and do so, but we gotta recap the game from last night, which, for a lot of people who are in the fantasy playoffs, had a lot of guys going in this game because a lot of people own quite a few parts off the Ravens and maybe even some of the Jets as well, although hopefully templates when you guys on the Jets side of the football.
But we got to go ahead and recap that because we have a lot that may dictate what you need to do for your matchups come Sunday, based upon some of the performances that we saw in this game.
Starting off with, of course, the Baltimore Ravens.
Is there anything that he can't? D'oh! And I love how people going into this game.
We're a little bit worried.
We're saying, Hey, you know what? He's gonna have the quad issue.
We don't know if he's going to really be able to run around like he's normally going to do So, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Lamar Jackson was healthy.
Lamar Jackson was active.
Lamar Jackson broke the Michael Vick record for rushing yards for a quarterback in last night's game.
You knew Lamar Jax is going to do Lamar Jackson things, especially against the New York Jets.
He goes for 15 of 23 212 yards, five passing touchdowns, 55 passing touchdowns and, once again, zero interceptions.
Oh, and by the way, his rushing was just fine as he went for 86 yards on the ground.
Lamar Jackson cannot be stopped more.
Jackson is the G code for fantasy football, and now the Ravens are going to 12 and two.
So if you have Lamar, you're off to a wonderful start in your second round off the playoffs.
And this is a guy at the quarterback position who very well may be the first quarterback since Michael Vick that make it rain in the first round going in the draft next year, we will have to see how that works out, But there's a real chance he could be because he's putting up our B one numbers along with throwing the football.
There's nobody who's more consistent than him.
From a fantasy football perspective, it's absolutely ridiculous.
And where would he be without his companion, Mark Ingram, 13 carry.
So again he's sticking with his gets 13 to 16 touches on a regular basis, but in this game scores a touchdown.
76 yards hasn't touched down in this one and doesn't really give you too much in the air, Normally doesn't.
But in this game he was able to lease give you a receiving touchdown on Lee one catch on Lee 10 yards on Lee, two targets on the day but gets you receiving touchdown.
And that's all you need for Mark Ingram to be an R B one for this week, and he will finish as such.
And that's progressive territory.
Comes with the Ravens with the way they're playing football right now.
Yeah, Mark Ingram has those games like he had last week, where you might only get you 50 rushing yards.
Maybe doesn't find the end zone because Lamar is running around like a banshee and they you play action the Mark Andrews in this one.
But all all key Baltimore Raven players, all guys that you would have played in your fantasy matchups scored last night.
That was really the great thing about it.
You had Mark Andrews four catches, 52 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.
Continues to be the lead past catcher for this team, but his partner in crime marquees Brown, four catches, 45 yard touchdown on four targets.
I didn't have that big play, which is what you typically play him.
But because he finds the end zone and this one, he has a solid performance.
So if he did take the chance on marquees Brown in a plus match up, he still came through for you at the end of the day and nothing to complain about here.
You keep firing these guys up every single week and you will again next week as well on the jet side of the ball.
I have to say, Levy on Belle performed better than I thought he would.
Now, from a fantasy perspective, he got you about what I expected him to do.
Which is why I told people you might want to go ahead and bench him, which is he only got about eight points.
10 points of your in full point.
PPR leaks because he actually receive the ball.
I thought I thought his one caveat has won safety blanket and PPR League is that he would actually get quite a few catches.
He only had to catch us in this game for just a yard and only had two targets.
They didn't dump the ball down very much, considering Sam Darling was under pressure.
But he did get 21 carries.
You did get 87 yards, and that was about four yards a carry.
And that's more efficient, honestly than I thought he was going to be able to do.
So your standard leagues.
He got you a fine performance on the day.
It's not going to win.
You lose your league's, you're not gonna win, you're weak.
But he's not gonna. It didn't lose it, either.
But hopefully, your part MD Nation, You listen to the show.
You took the advice.
You left him on the bench because I do believe you're going to have other options.
Are gonna have much more upside that are going to provide you with more eight points next weekend.
Being that this is the playoffs, you squeeze out every single point that you can possibly get.
Now, the reason talking lave yon Bella because the only other person that was fantasy relevant in this game, and not just fancy relevant but wand up having a great fantasy day was Jamison Crowder.
Six catches, 90 yards, two touchdowns on 11 targets, and the unfortunate part is that he probably did all of this at a any week in which nobody played him.
This is the guy who had a bit of a dry spell over the past three weeks, past month or so here, and as a result, nobody's gonna play him against Baltimore Ravens, and yet he probably has his biggest game of the year.
Now what it does mean is that what I've been harping on all along, which is James A.
Crowder, still be wide receiver that I trusted most on the jet because even when he was going through his down performances over the past few weeks and Robbie Anderson was doing very well, he had still been getting his targets.
He still been getting 79 targets, eight targets.
He still had been up there, so the opportunities were there.
I didn't think the execution was going to come in as the Baltimore Ravens, that's for sure, but the opportunities have continued to be.
Therefore Jamison Crowder.
Now Robbie Anderson was actually not terrible in this game, for catch is 66 yards.
He had six targets, so it's clear to me that Crowder Anderson are going to be targeted enough where they actually might have some opportunities.
If you're looking at D.
F s over the next two weeks, if you're looking at your possible championship matchup, so we need one of them is a wide receiver. Three.
These are guys are getting the opportunities right now that you can kind of look at that.
Should have some opportunity.
But look, Eddie is that you don't want trust the Jets wide receiver in your fantasy plans.
You don't really want to test the Jets team in your fantasy playoffs, and they have another tough match up next week.
So I pretty much stay away from it and stay away from Sam Darling, who was pretty terrible in this game.
Only turn 18 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, nothing to write home about and nothing you're gonna want a stream heading into next week.
Now, now we recap that that game from last night, which from fantasy perspective was pretty good, had a lot of good stuff for you on that one.
Now it's time to get into our previews.
Now it's time to go back and picked up where we left off yesterday and talk about our late afternoon games of Sunday night game and the Monday night game.
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All right, Next up, we have the first preview show that we are going to talk about, which is Jacksonville and Oakland.
First off, we gotta talk about the injuries.
Do you th arc Not going to play in this game.
I really, frankly, for life of me.
Can't understand why they won't just go ahead and put him on the I R.
Because with that high ankle spring that he has and with where the Jaguars are as Faras playoff matchups go.
I don't see why there seems to be a point in trying to have him play still this year and trying to have him come back at all in the next three weeks.
He's not gonna play this week, though.
That was important to focus on as far as your fantasy matchups go.
What does that mean? That means Dede Westbrook is going to be a high end wide receiver.
He's going to get the extra target share that he wasn't seeing before.
Gardner Minshew against Oakland.
It's still a great match of guard.
Dementia is a decent quarterback.
You can get the ball to his weapons.
I know some people wanna throw Chris Conley as a sleeper.
I could understand why in some senses he would be to you.
But here's my problem with Chris Conley when you're talking.
Redraft playoff leaks is that this is a guy that, even though he might see more of a target share, be more of a situation where he can have the opportunity to produce than he would have ended the plus match up here.
I still haven't issue with trusting a guy who has really been the odd man Al, who really hasn't been that at all in the entire season.
I know this is a different situation, but with Dede Westbrook still there with them going to dump the ball off the letter for net, I just don't understand why you're in a redraft league.
You would actually trust the play Chris Conley.
Now, if you're doing the F aster during torment, leagues totally even scenario, because that's somebody you can get for dirt cheap right now.
Who would be a contrarian play in a good matchup? Those types of guys you look for India Vest tournament leaks.
So in that respective, you know, totally different scenario something you can actually look at.
But do not play him.
Do not trust him in your fantasy.
Redraft playoffs is pretty much what I'm trying to tell you now.
As far as everyone else goes, Minshew is still assuming quarterback for me.
And as you can see on the screen behind me, if you're watching on SportsCastr, we're gonna go ahead and show you how the MDC football show website works.
M d F f show Doc calm and you go here you go the page and go the rankings.
We have standard.
We have half point.
We have full point P p R.
For the sake of the show, we're going to stick with the half point PPR rankings from most Parsons.
That's does is the industry Ah, standard that most of you will play on.
And that's what we're going to use to go through with our rankings as we talk about each and and every one of these players.
Now for the quarterback position.
Talking about gardener Minshew I do have him in the streaming territory, but he doesn't have the ceiling that he would have had if you had D J chart.
His number has been his number one weapon.
He's super explosive.
You got plus match against the Raiders.
You figure the deep ball would have been there, and it just doesn't have that same ceiling he would have had in that scenario.
But because it's still Oakland because Oakland is terrible, I still have Gardner Minshew at number 10 on the weak overall for quarterbacks, making him a Q B one making him streaming option because I still believe this guy has enough weapons.
Has enough capabilities against a great enough matchup that he will still be able to give you a floor.
When you're streaming quarterbacks special playoffs, you're looking for guys.
I can give you 18 to 20 points, and this is a guy who can definitely give you that kind of production in this scenario.
So that's what we're kind of looking at here.
That's what we like to see.
Gardner meant you write their number 10 on the week, which is why I have a mystery here.
Now, as Faras, the Raiders side of the ball goes, we have to talk about Josh shake ups.
He has been clear for practice.
He has been practicing a limited past in the past couple of days, but it's definitely very telling that head coach John Gordon wouldn't commit to him being definitely being able to play.
And that is really concerning because they're coming off of a week where he was a last second inactive.
We all expected him to play, and suddenly DeAndre Washington had to take the reins.
We're talking about a guy who, when he does play just usually somewhere between 18 to 20 carries in the game, has been a low, an RV one at the very least, I hae an RV to for pretty much every single scoring format out there and going up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A great match of a defense who, frankly, has looked like they have completely just quit on this organization over the past two weeks, are not trying to tackle anybody right now.
Any running game you have whatsoever will be very, very effective against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the moment.
So that's what you're.
That's what you're looking for here.
So what we don't know is Jacobs is going to play or not.
We have to figure he's going to be a game time decision again this week.
And as you see, I am actually projecting Josh shake ups do not play this week.
I don't think he's going to with the way that he was an active last week, with the way that they won't commit to him this week with just him being the future of this organization.
The future of the running game.
I don't I don't see them taking the chance with that shoulder being actually broken, and even if they do, it's a chance where they have to know he's gonna be a high risk for aggravating it for injuring it.
So that's where I don't understand why they would take the chance.
That's why I have DeAndre Washington number 27 on the week for half point PPR League.
But I do believe he is going to be the guy that they wind up going to now.
Hopefully, after last week when he was an active.
If you're Josh Nichols owner, you were able to pick up DeAndre Washington because he definitely helped your team.
Lee, if you lost lives like it definitely wasn't because of the Andre Washington He gave you a great performance, and I believe that he will be very likely able to give you another great performance in this week as well.
Obviously, I have him as a high end r b three ah hyeon flex plate, but he does have the potential to give you R B two type level production heading into this week without a doubt in my mind.
So that's why I love DeAndre.
Washington He has the upside to go with it.
Just have him ready to go.
I'm just not going.
I'm not going to expect Jake was play, but he is going to be a game time decision Hunter Renfroe just to kind of mention him real quick.
He was back at practice in a limited capacity, but we are also not expecting him to play either.
Now, the reason Hunter Renfroe significant because you're not gonna be playing on to run from Even if he was active this week anyway, the reason he is significant is because if he can play dare Waller loses targets.
I think we kind of all know this at this point, like we saw what happened when Hunter Renfroe started getting worked.
Maura and more into the rotation and what happened there was water suddenly went from having seven and nine targets to dipping down, being 4 to 5324 And it just wasn't working out very well for Darren Waller and during that stretch, and you had to keep playing him because of his talent because of the tight end position.
And since he's gone back out again, has been back to Darren Waller is getting back to seven and nine targets.
He's been back to having a high floor.
He's been back to being one of the main pass catchers in general for the Oakland Raiders.
Now it shouldn't work that way.
And the Raiders were actually smart.
They'd be able to use Renfro and Wall at the same time because Waller, to me, is still their best offensive playmakers.
Faras the past catchers go.
He's more of a mismatch. Is more dynamic.
He serves his purpose, but they're Waller's the big mismatch here.
So Hunter Renfroe, playing for them shouldn't take away two targets.
But it clearly does with the way they run the offense, so we don't run for the play.
That means we are confident in Darren Waller against the Jackal Jaguars here at home in Oakland.
We expect to get somewhere between 79 partners.
We expect in the finish as a tight end, one for the week, and I will pull up exactly what I have him ranked that for you this week, right here real quickly, and we have him number six overall for the week here.
So that's what you're kind of looking at.
They're having as a top tight end, has potential truly to be a top five guy this particular week, but We do have him at number six overall for the week, As you can see on SportsCastr right there.
The half point PPR leagues again, of course, So played their Waller.
You can play Tyrone Williams.
He's going to be another guy.
He always has the wide receiver.
He's always a guy who's going to have a chance to be able to get a touchdown, which is always gonna put him in that territory.
The issue is he doesn't get very many targets on a consistent basis.
He's actually been looking at some between three and five on a consistent basis, and that's been regardless of the situation between Renfro or Wall or whatever is going on in that in that part of the field, he does not getting his targeted as consistently and as much as he really should be now.
Typically, I would say the Jaguars are still a much better past coverage team right now than they would be running the football.
But there is no Josh Jacobs and go DeAndre Washington.
They probably won't want the ball quite as much is at home.
You won't guys that have the potential to score.
He is one of those guys and I'm gonna pull it up for you Real here real quick in the second to where I have him ranks.
But he's also a guy that you know that if he doesn't score touchdown, he's got a very low, very low floor.
That's the issue kind of run into with Tyra Williams when you're talking about him in this matchup in particular.
So the question becomes, Do you want to take that chance on him? I would lean towards it.
I mean, obviously depends on your lineup, but it depends on what your options are, what your options are.
But he's probably one of the guys that has more of a chance to score a touchdown than most of the people out there.
And you know, I haven't ranked number 41 on the week just because just kind of reflect the fact that he hasn't inconsistent that he does have a low floor.
So I actually haven't closer to wide receiver for territory and Ideo.
Why Receiver three.
But he does have touchdown potential, so it just kind of keep that in mind, probably towards not being able to not having a play on the probably towards.
You should have better options, especially if you're a playoff team.
But he's You can definitely do worse than Tyrone Williams this particular week.
Next match up that I want to talk about here.
Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals.
First off, we'll talk about Cleveland.
We'll talk about it.
Would be J here.
We don't know how much is true this, right, because all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Oh, B J.
Has his groin issue.
And now this is supposed to be.
Why that he hasn't played a CZ well and look, the biggest problem has still been Freddie Kitchens has been a terrible play caller.
Mayfield has been awful, and that's still the main issue.
That's still the main reasons why that O.
Has not gotten off has not gotten this season.
As soon as they got off the starters, we're at the end here.
Hasn't had this season that he was expected to have that he really should have had.
Now the Goran issued.
Yes, he may be in pain.
That very well may be true.
And from what you know, some comments from team Some comments from Baker.
Mayfield has said it.
It sounds like this may have been an issue since August that he should have had surgery in August, and he's been playing through it because going into the season, all the excitement that the team had, so maybe it could have been.
Maybe it could have been.
Here's the fact we're not gonna let O.
B J off the hook because he has been active.
He hasn't human listed for a groin injury until the past couple of weeks, so we're not gonna use this as an excuse.
It was just a down your terrible year, and we're still gonna look at Baker.
We're still gonna look at Freddie Kitchens and say, What did you guys do to ruin this? And we'll see if o.
J is around next year? There's a lot of rumors flying around about him not wanting to be around.
The Browns gave up a lot to get him, so it would be hard for me to imagine that they would just as quickly move on from him, especially when you're going to be looking to have a bounceback season next. He's now.
If this is fast forward a year from now, and we're still talking about them being disappointing.
Ah, year from now, Yes, then then I would 100% by that he will move on, that they would move on from him.
But they gave up way too much as offseason.
He was never intended to be a one year and done player with the Cleveland Browns with the amount they gave up on draft capital and trade capital, I should say to go get him, so that was never the plan here.
So the people trying to say he was a rent a player totally disagree.
That doesn't match up with what we had seen to get him to Cleveland in the first place.
So I do believe he's going to be a Brown next season.
The question is going to be, Is he going to be healthy? Are we actually gonna know he's healthy? And Kim Baker and Freddie Kitchens bounce back from this terrible season? What's going to change? I think that's going to question we're gonna have to wrestle with in the off season as faras today goes, which is what we really care about in your second round of playoffs as Faras today goes.
I kept saying this over and over again on social media.
When people bring up O b J, he is take away the name.
Just take away the name.
He is nothing more than a low and wide receiver.
Who has upside in the right match ups.
Now, this week against Arizona Cardinals.
This would be the right match up, so I would say that he definitely has upside.
He has the ability.
Catch a deep off, he might have a chance to get into the end zone.
And that's kind of what you're talking about here.
Odell Beckham as.
Why have him ranked number 21? As you can see on the screen, I have make number 21 for half point PPR leagues, so you can kind of go there and, you know, be able to play him as a low end.
I haven't actually ranked, is low and wide receiver to.
That's just how bad Arizona has been on defense.
That's how much opportunities have been produced to the wide receiver position in general.
But Jarvis Landry is still the wide receiver that I trust.
You're in Cleveland the most.
You still the guy I expect to get the most of targets.
You can definitely fired up right now, especially the way he's been playing as a surefire wide receiver, too.
If I can find him on here, I have his number 11.
So if you're in 12 Phoenix, I actually have it on the low end, wide receiver, one side with the match up With the way he has played, Jarvis Landry is a must play to me.
Um, as Faras tub goes, Tubbs must play cream hunts.
The must play is really funny that all these guys in this plus match against Arizona cars are must place, except for the quarterback.
Now Baker is the streaming option.
I don't want to get you guys twisted it with all those guys.
Who are you? I feel you have to play.
You don't have to play O B J, but with all those guys, I feel like you have to play in this particular match up with the way they have played as of late.
It's kind of surprising to see that we wouldn't have Baker Mayfield rank higher than what we do, but he is somebody who's been on the waiver wire.
He is somebody who could be a streaming candidate, and we have him ranked this week trying to pull it up here as we speak.
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Well, I haven't drank that number 18.
Thank you. Sorry about that.
So I haven't right number 18 on the week that does put him in streaming Cara Cory.
I would say while I have him ranked 18 is because he's in a group of guys with Kirk Cousins and Derek Carr and Jared Coffin Collar Murray.
He's kind of lump in that range of people who have potential to be Q B ones on the week at any given moment.
And I do believe he has the upside potential in this match.
Up with everyone else.
Having a plus magic is the Arizona Cardinals that he could find a way in there.
Now I do like him a lot, Maur India s leaks because when you're talking about you're redrafting, talk about your play.
I was talking about streaming quarterback.
He doesn't have the floor because he just had games where he just flat out has played horribly this season, and when he does that, there's nothing you could do about it.
Doesn't matter who they're playing on defense, and you find yourselves looking at, like, Why did I play Baker Mayfield in my playoff matchup and got screwed yet again? So that's what I want to take into consideration.
He does have a low floor.
That's why I like him on the like.
I like him a lot more.
India Best tournament leagues and, as you can see on the screen behind me, were watching on SportsCastrs hand alert that Alexander Madison missed another practice session.
He's good to go down.
A cook may not have a backup behind him.
He's still been getting a lot of the work.
But maybe they don't pull him as much in the fourth quarter.
Is almost doesn't reactivate that shoulder injury.
So might be a really big week here for Dalvin Cook Quite pasta against the Chargers if that continues to be the case.
Moving on to our next match up to talk about here.
I'm sorry. We can't move on.
You didn't talk about the Arizona Cardinals had a lot to break down and clean inside the ball.
Hold on one second.
So on their little Cardinals, it is pretty simple, is pretty straightforward.
I haven't ranked 15th on week.
He is Somebody who's in streaming territory is somebody who has some upside.
Cleveland's defense has been really hit or miss, and without Myles Garrett, they don't have the consistent pass rush.
So while they might be on to play good defense, if Cuyler decides to actually pick up and run, he could have a decent fantasy date, but kind of like Baker Mayfield in the same mold.
Here he has a very low floor because we've seen him in games where he hasn't run and when that happens, when he doesn't run, he's not only not a Q B one for fancy football purposes, but he winds up being in the bottom tier.
He winds up being in the low twenties for the week when he doesn't give you that rushing production.
That something you cannot afford the half when you're talking about your famous the playoffs right now, so he has a floor that I can't trust.
I'm probably going to stay away from playing him, and he doesn't have the upside off a Baker Mayfield, necessarily to go along with it, or some of the other quarterbacks in that streaming territory that we're talking about here as I go to the screen, you can kind of see it behind me there, you know, talking.
Even Eli Manning.
I have a little bit ahead of him, but Tom Brady, Josh Allen, all guys that have ahead of calamari, all guys I have had of Baker Mayfield as far as everybody else in the Cardinal's, I believe you can play.
Kenyon Drake is clear.
He's a starting running back.
Still, it's clear the team is sour David Johnson and that Chase Edmunds does not demand a big role now that they have Kenyon Drake in the field.
Drink hasn't really gotten more than 15 touches since being with team, so in that sense, it's a little bit annoying because he's not giving you great production.
He's not giving you Aton volume, but what he is doing is he being effective with touch that he does get he's given.
Other than giving you the big performance against San Francisco the first time around.
He has given you a floor each and every week that he's been part of the team.
Whether you know it doesn't matter what scoring format your and he's been able to get you Stainer leagues.
It's been like a 78 point floor.
Each and every week and 1/2 point for point.
PPR League were able to get to that double digit range if he scores a touchdown, this guy will be an RV to and this is a great matchup because Cleveland, the one thing they're really struggling to do right now is tackle is to play against the run and this is a good game where I think he will have a chance to score.
I haven't ranked number 19 on the week in half point.
PPR leagues at the moment as you can see it right there and that's both is mostly based on the fact that it's a good match up and I think he's got a very opportunity to be able to find himself in the end zone this particular week.
So that's what I'm expecting at a Kenyan drink.
I think you can fire him up as a very low in our be, too, but more of a high in flex play than anything else.
As far as the wide receivers go, Christian Kirky has some upside here, but you don't love it.
Cleveland still has their corners and tax the most part, but just not their safeties.
If you're playing Christian Kirk, you're playing him in half point or full point PPR leagues.
You're playing him in the sense that he's going to be able to give you a floor because of the target volume that he should have.
And and to be clear here, he's the only wide receiver who I'm going to play.
Ah, from the Arizona Cardinals side of the ball.
As you could see her.
I have Christian Kirk drink number 25 on the week at the wide receiver position for half point PPR leagues.
He's the only one with a play.
I'm not gonna play Larry Fitzgerald.
His floor has been too low.
He hasn't had the same volume that he had earlier on the season, and especially with Christian Kurt back in the line of this is not gonna happen.
So I'm okay with Kirk as a wide receiver.
As if Lex play in half point full point, PPR league says You'll have a decent floor.
I don't like the big ceiling and I'm good with Kenyon Drake.
Outside of that, I probably would try to stay away from playing Arizona Cardinals in my fancy playoff matchups Next day that we got to talk about is the Rams and the Cowboys.
And thankfully, there's not really too much injury news to cover here.
I mean, we know Mari Cooper is limited, but we expect him to play and everyone else is going to be able to be good to go in this game.
So we're talking about Jared Goff.
You're talking about guy who has played really well. As of late.
He was, you know, Abel Torch Arizona, which is something you should be able to do, especially when you have the weapons that they have.
But he's also he also played really well against Seattle Seahawks.
The other key to the parts of that, though.
Well, the two key parts of that thing is that one Seahawks have been below average all year long as the past.
We all know this, but the other thing was that it was at home so going on the road to Dallas is really the question mark here.
Right now, the cir***stances seem to kind of lineup because Wyles on the road, it's in a dome.
So you will have the deal with the elements, which is usually the main issue for them.
It's not really traveling east.
Not all the East.
It's only one time zone over form Los Angeles.
So it's not like you're going.
You're actually going from west to East Coast here, which is usually another issue for Jared Goff in particular.
Ah, and you're playing against a defense that, as of late, has kind of looked like Jacksonville in the sense of the look.
Like they've kind of quit on the field at times here.
And so you kind of find yourself in a situation.
Where do you play? Jared Goff and I could pull it up back here again, but I had him in that same territory with collar.
Murray with Baker Mayfield with Kirk cousins.
I haven't at number 16 on the weak.
As you can see behind me, it puts them in the streaming territory.
It puts him in the streaming conversation, but he's gonna have a low floor because he's on the road and because you're playing against what is to assist statistically, an above average defense, which usually just means disaster for him this season.
Here's one other thing that I will put as a silver lining in his ball court, and that is they've been playing a lot better offensively.
But Sean McVeigh has been.
God has gotten back to what they've done previously, what they've done in the past to help them out, to make them a very good offense.
They've gotten back to RAM style play calling with the levels were playing all three levels with the wide receivers with playing the zone run scheme.
Getting Todd Gurley back involved in the passing game last week, especially, was a huge one, giving him the workload giving letting him be the workhorse again is a big one.
So if they continue to do that against Dallas with the way they have been playing as of late, I do think Jared Goff will have a fine floor and have a decent ceiling along to go along with it because he has the weapons to make place.
We all know that has always been the appeal of golf.
It's always been the issue with him, pretty much his entire season, because while he's played and looked terrible times fantasy, why's he still been able to produce? Because he still has those weapons, especially when they're calling Ram Blake plays and just is there's been inconsistent, but I actually think I would feel more confident.
Let's say even I have color murder ranked one spot ahead of him.
I think I would actually be more confident playing Jericho off in my lineup this week than I would a condom Mary, that I would've Baker Mayfield.
Then I would occur.
Cousins, uh, then I would've Eli Manning a lot of those guys that have ranked in that range.
I think I would feel more confident about Jared Goff not losing me the week then those other guys.
I'm just gonna put that out there, Todd Girl, You got to play him.
Robert Woods. You have to plan.
He's on a two week hair right now that he's just been getting all kinds of targets and with the way they've been lining up with the formations, have been playing a lot more to tight end sets.
That's a big reason why Cooper cut loss all a huge amount of snap shares last week, and that's a big reason why Robert was beginning target the way he does.
Look, the one guy you can't play his brain and cooks.
It's just clear between concussions between the down season.
He's just he's just the odd man out of the offense right now.
And a lot of that has to do with the fact that you've been utilizing the tight end.
So you know, somebody's gotta be the odd man out.
Used to be the title position. Now it's not.
Now they're using the tight, and it doesn't matter who it is, either.
By the way, Tyler Higbee.
You know, if Joe never can't go, we're still waiting on the word on that.
It looks like he's gonna be a game time decision, but we are leaning towards ever it not being able to play again.
Tyler Higbee is somebody you can fire up and play as a wider I'm sorry as a top, tight and streaming option this particular week, so you can go ahead and pick him up and play him there as well.
That's what we've been looking at You got played.
Robert Woods can play Brandin cooks and Gerald ever.
Like I said, we'll wait to see the game time decision.
If Joan ever it doesn't play, then I would say Yes, you have to play him and pick him up as a streaming tight an option as well just because the volume's been there.
They've been utilizing the tight end as such in that capacity, so just kind of keep that in mind as we kind of have to utilize them for the Rams there on Dallas side of the ball, fire everybody up, everybody, look, the ramp.
Stevens has been playing well, if this is true, but being that this is in Dallas, even if the offense doesn't play well, even if the Rams defense is is competing is is giving them a hard time.
Ramsey's able to frustrate Cooper because he's shadowing them.
Whatever the case may be, it's still gonna be at home.
They're still gonna have a lot of volume.
I fully expect that Prescott to throw the ball of 40 plus times in the scheme.
You're always gonna play Zeke.
He's always gonna be an R V one, but Prescott gonna throw the ball 40 or more times in this week, which I expect him to.
D'oh is especially just based off the way Dallas has been playing as of late and has been has there.
Blake or play calling has flowed over the past couple of weeks.
You had the fire Dak Prescott up have to, and I believe I even have him inside the top 10 this week.
Guess I have a number eight on the weak.
That mostly has to do with volume because it's not a great matchup against Dallas.
What? I mean, I'm sorry.
It's not another rematch against the Rams in Dallas, but the volume is going to be that the volume has been there.
That's good for Mary Cooper, who? I don't care.
He's getting shot at by Jalen Ramsey.
He's just been He's been a wide receiver one all season long.
You have to fire him up.
You have to play him.
And I like Michael Gallop like my own cab quite a bit as a low end.
Why Receiver three, who has upside potential? So I like Michael Gal quite a bit, too, and you could play him in that role.
Does he have the D ceiling that he's had over the past couple of weeks in this matchup? No, not so much.
But you can play Michael Gallop this week.
You can take that shot and be he can be your home run fire for the week.
He is somebody who does very much have an opportunity of 100 yards or touchdown or both in this match up.
And he's the one who's not gonna see Jalen Ramsey.
So he will have the plus matchup, which may even help him out.
More so, especially early on in the game with the wave they played.
So that's what we're expecting here.
Jameis Winston, as you can see, is good to go for Sunday that officially coming out from thes hand Bay Buccaneers organization there.
Next thing we want to talk about the Sunday night game between the Atlanta Falcons.
We're not quite the Sunday night game.
Atlanta Falcons Anderson Just before the Niners.
Still the four o'clock game? No way.
I didn't mix it up.
Minnesota charge Working, which I thought was what we were on is this Sunday night game? Yes, the four tires and the Falcons.
There's another pretty straightforward match up here, too.
As far as fancy, you know, goes you have to play Julio opposite along the matchup.
It's San Francisco in San Francisco, but you have to play.
I think you have to play Devante Freeman.
You don't love the match up here, but the one thing teams have been able to do some what up is is be able to run to some success against San Francisco.
And the other part to that is that the Falcons offensive line.
They get their rookie once from the guard back there gonna be a healthier offense of line that we've seen for most of this season.
So I do think is gonna open up for demand a fair man, and you're playing half point PPR League and you play in full point PPR leagues with no Calvin Ridley.
I do think there's gonna be a few more time with him playing.
Yes, 18 I can get a pass rusher on a consistent basis.
I do believe there's gonna be quite a few more dump offs, quite a few more opportunities in that sense.
Devante Freeman in this matchup.
I just think he gives him a safe floor.
Does he have? Ah, big ceiling? No, he absolutely does not.
And I have him ranked as the number 31 running back on the week.
So I had him as, Ah an r B three and half point PPR league.
No, he doesn't have a big ceiling, but he does have a four he can claim in the flax, especially in halfway full point.
PPR league now have your standard league.
Maybe not so much because you don't really love his chances to be able to score a touchdown just cause he's only done it once the season.
That's kind of the issues you have with him here.
In standard legal, he does have more of Florida half point full point, PPR scoring Austin Hooper.
Now it follows the same suit as Julio follow seems to as the Monte Freeman.
You don't love the match if you don't love the situation.
But given the tight end position given while Austin Hooper had provided you with before the injury, I don't see how you can't play awesome Hooper this week.
You can't have him in your labs unless you are able to pick up a really good streaming tight end, maybe a Ram's head on.
Maybe it's Keller Higbee.
Maybe a job ever on Lee.
Then what? I think you're in a situation that you could actually get away with not playing awesome Hooper this week.
But otherwise how? How can you not? How can you? There's nobody else out there that you can play.
Who's going to have more of it upside than Austin Hooper and the way he has played this this this season, I have his number five tight end on half.
One PBR leagues for the week.
We saw what Jared cooked it last week.
The tight end position is something that can be a weakness for the foreigners in the inside.
Remember, this is not a fully healthy defense right now.
Sorry, Richard Sherman is not going to play this week.
They have some other injuries at the linebacker corps as well, so there's gonna be some opportunities for guys that maybe normally wouldn't be there in Austin.
Hooper, I think, is a big benefactor of two things.
One of that fact of the foreigners being a little bit banged up on defense, but two with no Calvin Ridley for the rest of the season, Austin Hooper should be getting those targets that Julio is not seeing.
For the most part, I don't know.
Russell gauges somebody who's a nonfactor for me 100% this week.
No matter what fantasy perspective you're coming from, whether it be your read Dr, your playoff leagues will be your DEA.
Faster tournament leagues doesn't matter.
He's gonna be a relevant to me in this one. It's awesome.
Hooper's Julio Jones and, to some lesser degree, Dumont's a Freeman in the flax.
As a guy, I would give you a floor that's about it, But that's kind of what you're looking at here.
I think you have to play now in San Francisco side of the ball.
I think it's actually a little trickier than people want to make it out to be now.
There were some kind of some some comments from Kyle Shanahan about Bream moster.
Having got himself to a point where he deserves a have the lead role and and that's kind of what we've seen over the past couple of weeks, we've seen him take over that lead role.
That's that's not a surprise to us at this point.
That's what the direction they're headed.
As I'm surprised at this point, that's what they want to D'oh.
What is a little bit of surprises that to think and I talked about this in yesterday, show a little bit because it came up in the mailbag.
Question is a little bit of a surprise to me to think that heaven Coleman won't get an opportunity against his old team tohave a revenge game.
And it's not just having Coleman here.
We're talking about Kyle.
Shannon is arranging for college.
Shanahan against Atlanta with Tevin Coleman on top of it, who he had a lot of success with, went in.
Atlanta is hard for me to believe.
Coleman is not going to have more of a role.
This particularly given the cir***stances that he's having the past couple of weeks.
It's hard for me not to believe that and the person who would be hurt by that would be Raheem Mostert.
Now, I'm not saying that you need to play Tevin Coleman or that he's a sleeper, but what I am saying is that I don't think you can play calm because of the per duck, the lack of production that he's given you the past couple of weeks, the lack of volume.
But I also don't think you can play Rahim moster.
And trust me, he most, even if he is the quote unquote lead back heading into this week. Even in a plus.
Mash up because I in my heart hearts don't believe that Tim Coleman's not gonna have a role, and that would take away from most of the only person to me that I know for sure.
What we're going to get is bat Brita.
We know for sure where you are going to get 9 to 12 touches out of Matt Brita.
We know for sure that in this matchup, if he gets those touches, he will be able to be someone who's considered in your flaxen your lineups.
He'll have the potential to be a a play making, big play home run threat.
That's the only one in the back field that I can trust and go into this game knowing what I'm going to get most of it.
As far as everybody else goes.
That's kind of straightforward.
May know Sanders, obviously playing him George Kendall.
Obviously, you're playing up and even Debo to a lesser degree right now.
You have to consider him to be, Ah, wide Receiver three and somebody that you can possibly consider playing as well.
I mean, he's been on a tear as of late.
I haven't loved his target share every single week, but it's been good enough to the point you've been involved enough into the Office of Point, where he is somebody who does have some upside, especially if this game warden turned to a little bit of scoring magic.
Remember, Elena does have the ability to score with the 40 Niners, especially since they're banged up a little bit on defense.
So if this does turn into a little bit of a shootout game, which it does have sneaky potential to, it's not predicting predicting more of a blowout.
But it does have the potential to turn to a shootout situations, because if they play to their capability, the Falcons that is gets a banged up During our defense, there might be more points in this game going back and forth, and general, then we would have expected.
Normally speaking, that plays in the Jimmy Garoppolo being a streaming quarterback for me this week.
That that and that plays into Debo Samuel being wide receiver 34 a half point PPR for me this week.
So somebody you complain the Flex somebody who might be a wide receiver three for you and have the possibility score because he hasn't worked in the red zone as well.
As far as grapple of being a streaming quarterback.
I'm trying to pull it up for your for you guys.
We have him at number seven on the week, so we have him inside the Q B one.
We haven't definitely somebody you can go ahead fireman play The The thing that would worry me about Garoppolo is if the 40 Niners can just run the ball, play defense and dominate this game, they may not ask him to do too much, so he might not have the ceiling that he has had in some of the match ups over the over the last month.
So I see some of the plus masters at his hat, where he's been able to be in the top five quarterbacks for the week, and this is that type of match up again.
I know people want to take advantage of that.
That would be my only concern.
My only concern would be do they just dominate this game, be able to run the football and don't ask me to do too much.
But even if they do that, those silver lying I have a Jimmy Garoppolo in that situation is that he will have a safe floor for you.
He is going to get two touchdowns.
He's probably going to throw for 250 yards, no matter what the game script, no matter what the game flow, is in this one because the matchup is there, and it should be that simple for him to be able to do so.
So give taking that into consideration.
That's why we have a Q B seven.
I believe he has one of the safest floors that you can kind of sink your teeth into, but I truly believe his ceiling is a little bit in the question.
But if the Falcons can score like I said, he will be able to put up the performance that you would be looking for when you're looking to stream him anyway.
And he is somebody you can pick up in Stream.
If you've been doing that so far in your playoff matchups, next game that we want to talk about here is finally the Sunday night game.
Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Chargers.
So the big thing on the Viking side of the ball right now, the reports are they keep saying it over and over again, barring a setback because he's had a couple setbacks now, barring a step back, Adam Dylan is expected to play on Sunday Night Football.
Keep your eyes peeled, whether it be almost ultimate account at M.
Whether one check out belly up at belly up fantasy or at belly of football is to keep the news alerts up there as well.
Make sure checking out on Twitter because you're gonna wanna watch this all the other Sunday morning if he still has had a setback or not.
And you're gonna wanna wash this going into that game, too, because the issue you're gonna have is he could very well have a setback in warm ups.
That's where it's tricky, right? Because it is Sunday night game that we're talking about.
So you have something that you have the money game.
If he goes out, you don't have somebody who's on the coal to the Saints.
You don't have another player on the Vikings and Chargers.
You get a view, am dealing, you don't have maybe a Mike Williams.
Instead, you could be in trouble.
And not to mention being how much difficulty he has had with this injury.
He's somebody who's definitely a high risk for re injury the Sunday night.
So I don't even know how much you can trust playing Adam feeling even if he does play and uh, all the top of my head.
I can't exactly remember where I have him ranked.
I'm gonna pull it up for you here.
But I don't have him ranked particularly high because we're worried about him being re injured.
I have this wide receiver, 44 on the week in half point PPR leagues, and it has a lot to do with the fact that we think that he is a high risk for re injury high risk.
And it's also it's also a bad matchup.
The Chargers are healthy and secondary.
Right now, they have played a lot better.
Last week, granted, it was the Jaguar is a team that looks like they might be quitting on their coach right now, so we can't take all that.
Minnesota's playing much better, but this is in Los Angeles.
This is a defense that has his talent intact.
They very well could play pretty well.
And with Adam dealing with the risk of re injury, I don't think he's somebody can trust.
It's why have him ranked borderline wire? Seaver five in the wire issue before territory.
I know you've been holding on the Adam deal and he's active in this game.
It's gonna be very hard for you not to play because this is what you've been waiting for.
I wouldn't I think you have other options.
Either gets too much of a risk.
And unless you have a mite Williams type or somebody on the Saints or something on the Colts, like Zach Pascoe, maybe as well.
If t y Hilton doesn't go and we'll talk about that in a minute, I don't know if I would take the chance in playing Adam deal in that week without having some sort of backup plan because he could have a setback in any given moment.
He if you don't plan and he's active, yes, there is a possibility that you may regret it.
Yes, because he's Adam feeling he could have a wide receiver to performance, cause that's typically what he is when he's healthy and good to go in this office.
He's typically a wide receiver, too.
So I'm not saying that's out of the realm of possibilities here.
If he's active, which is that's the whole temptation, right? That's the whole reason why you might consider playing him in the first place.
But what I'm saying is that in a situation on the playoffs for you don't wanna take too many risks.
This is not an area where I would take that risk just me personally.
But you guys got to do what you guys gotta do for your team's your lineups, your situation, what you think you have to do to maximize your points.
But that's where we kind of have the expectations step for him right now.
So obviously that was a lot of impact just for Adam dealer.
But that's pretty much all you have to unpack for Vikings.
We have Kirk Cousins kind of just outside the real streaming territory for quarterbacks on the week.
We can talk about that a little bit.
Don't love the matchup, and Stefan Diggs is somebody who's going to be a wide receiver.
Three with Upside is pretty much what he's been every single week.
Yes, he used to be a wire c for two more weeks.
We do have a break 20th so we kind of having that borderline Y receiver to territory and half point PPR leagues at the moment.
But his is production's been so inconsistent.
Even without Adam feeling in the situation where you thought his floor would be much higher because he should be getting more of the target share, you should be getting more of that volume on a more consistent basis.
That's what you would come to expect.
So the fact that that really hasn't been the case is a little bit concerning, and the other thing was to find Eggs.
While the matchup isn't great, that really hasn't mattered too much.
I mean, the last big game that he had the five catches 121 year.
Our performance that he had a few weeks ago that came against Denver, which is one of the harder matches they had had in the past month.
Some of the easier matches has when he's gone for five or 44 3 for 29 that's kind of in the issues to find big.
There's been no rhyme or reason to it.
Just a matter of, Does he catch the big bomb that day? Is he the guy that I am with? I'm feeling coming back.
You figure he has to have a little bit a lower floor.
Hayward is going to shadow Stefan digs in this game, so he is going to get the tougher matchup of the two.
We haven't blown wide receiver to.
We have him as a guy who could definitely have the upside for you, so he's definitely somebody who could be played in your life and I'm not saying that, but I just have a similar.
My expectations far is what his ceiling's going to be this particular week and I do have some concerns about what kind of form going to get out of him as well.
You're probably not gonna better option, though I'm just stressing some caution in the area.
If you do have other options that maybe you want to take a more of a home run threat approach to if you want, take a flier on somebody else.
Maybe that guy who's in your top end of your team that maybe you take out for that flyer play if you think you need to get Ah, boost in scoring this week.
But if you're a situation where you feel you're very competitive, you're very locked in or you think you even have an advantage, then, yeah, I'm sticking with Stefan Diggs because that would be the safer route to go.
We know what his capabilities are, what he's done so far this season, and obviously you playing down the cook down.
Cook actually has as the great matchup here because Chargers haven't been very good against the run.
And as we talked about with no Alexander Madison, possibly ah, you may not have to worry about them pulling him as early as they normally.
D'oh, not that I would, anyway, because I think this is going to be a pretty competitive game between the two and the only pulled once they have the games well in hand.
But even if they were somehow to blow the Chargers, which I guess is a possibility, the chances of him getting pulled go way down if there's no Alexander Madison there to take him out.
So definitely Loved Album cooked this week, expecting the fishing top to like he normally does on the week for the Chargers side of the ball.
I think it's pretty sure forward who do you have to play there? It's a plus matchup for the wide receivers because the secondary has been absolutely horrendous.
Xavier Rhodes is probably not gonna play in this game, but Keenan Allen Mike Williams even is somebody you can kind of play.
He's got some high upside in this one.
We have him ranked number 27 on the week for wide receiver, so he isn't but that we think has a good chance to have a pretty solid game in this one.
We have not loved the target's share that he's seen as of late because it's only been a couple targets here and there, but he's hasn't making the big play.
He finally got into the end zone last week.
He's only two weeks removed from 100 yard performance.
So while he definitely has a low floor because he doesn't have nearly as many opportunities as he should because the plus match because you've been able to make the place when he has gotten those opportunities, he is somebody that we think you can fire up and play as a high and wide receiver. Three.
Who does have some potential heading into this match up? Obviously, you had fully awesome heckler, especially in half point for point.
Obviously, you had play Melvin Gordon with the way they've been able to utilize him, and the way that Minnesota has been that great against the run over the past month in their own right as well.
The only person you're not playing is Philip Rivers.
You can't trust Philip Rivers.
It doesn't and it's not a home road thing.
It's not a match up basting.
It's what Philip Rivers decides to show up that day thing.
That's all it is, And I'm not going to string quarterback, where you have absolutely no idea what type of player you're going to get that particular week? Absolutely not.
So you're staying away from Philip Rivers.
I think most people know that most people should have a better streaming option in mind this particular week, then Rivers for that one.
So for our last game that we're gonna talk about in our preview matchup, we have the money night showdown between the Indianapolis Colts between New Orleans.
From a fantasy perspective, there's some things that we have to talk about here, especially Jared Cook.
He had the concussion last week, had the big performance before he had a concussion.
Ah, practicing limit capacity yesterday, practical in a limited capacity again today.
That is a good sign for a guy who's been in concussion protocol.
Our expectation is that he will get clearance to play now.
Obviously, I still hasn't officially happened.
Obviously, you're gonna have to make sure you're following along on Twitter at M.
D S f f chauffeurs player news update, notifications to know for sure exactly what's going to happen there.
But for all intensive purposes, we do believe that there's a very good chance he is going to be able to play, and that's means he's somebody that we think he's going to be all fired up and be a tight and one for you.
This week he's somebody's been utilized Maur.
So as of late, as they figure, they have to get the ball to somebody outside of Michael Thomas in the passing game.
And also partly due because the fact that I'm Kumar has been nearly as as involved as he normally is in the passing as well.
It has been nearly as effect either.
So we have Jared Cook number 10 on the week at the tight end position for half when PPR league.
So we do have them at that bottom end, tight end, one territory.
So that's something you can kind of sink your teeth into there.
Obviously you have to play. I'm Tamara.
I actually, Alkmaar is going to have a good game this week.
I really d'oh! I know he's been very disappointing as of late, and I know on paper that the Colts are a decent defense.
The thing I've been harping on, and if you've been listening to the MD Spanish football show, you already know this and that is I am not a believer in the Cold Stevens when they actually play against good offenses.
I don't believe they actually take anything.
Anyone in particular thing away? I don't believe they're actually that effective.
They don't have a great pass rush.
They don't have Ah, great past coverage.
They're average and pretty much every category across the board.
And that's why I don't worry about things like that.
Malcolm are We have number 12 on the weak, and that's you know, that's before we have taken.
We haven't taken out the rankings of the players.
As you can see, there were Mark Ingram, number 11.
Ah, we haven't taken out the players that played in last night's game yet.
We will be doing that later on, but right now we would have Alkmaar number 12.
We have Melo and R B one, but he's somebody who could give you a top three performance in this matchup.
And I think you can do that against the Colts because I don't think their defense does take that away.
The only thing I would be worried about Malcolm our owner, would be dairies.
Leonard is just going to shadow album tomorrow, and they have done stuff like that in the past with various Leonard at times with running backs coming in the back field.
If he's going to shadow Alvin Kamara everywhere on the field, when he goes for passing routes that I would be a little bit worried.
But even then, you're still talking about a guy who I think is very much going to be involved after not getting involved that much in the high shootout game.
That was last week with the San Francisco 40 Niners.
I do believe he's somebody who's going to have more of a volume share this particular week, going to have more of an emphasis to get him the ball.
So I'm good with Tamara there.
Um, not gonna play the TV's Murray.
Obviously, he's just He's not consistent getting that 9 12 carry work that we always kind of expect him to get and hasn't really been consistent with getting that.
So you can't really play the tables.
I believe he is too low before the play him as a flex this particular week.
So you have that you have to do Drew Brees.
We do have him as somebody you can play at the quarterback position, trying remember off top of my head, but we do have him.
I believe in the top 10.
We d'oh Number nine quarterback on the week in half point. PPR leagues.
Drew Brees Here is somebody that we believe you can go ahead and play.
Um, there's a decent match up.
I think there's actually might be a decent point scored in this game that you're gonna be able to the Khan take advantage off.
And he just had his best performance of the year against the best defense that they played this year and Sanders before here.
So he's definitely something you can trust.
He's playing really well right now, so I'm not going to be worried about that either as far.
And Michael Thomas, obviously he goes without saying.
As far as the cold side of the ball goes, T Y Hilton. He is practicing.
They're opening the door for him.
Being able to play T Y Hilton is not, is not.
Repeat is not someone that you can play.
You can't plan this week, even if he's active for a couple of reasons.
One is the money night game, so you're not gonna know he's officially active because he's probably gonna go down to game time decision until Monday night.
So let's give Zach Pascual.
You're gonna have very few options available to you to replace him.
If your plan is to actually play T Y Hilton, that's that's number one.
Number two is This is a calf injury, has given him a lot of issues, has been very inconsistent in the way progressed where it so it didn't look like he's gonna play out the season all of a sudden this week.
Oh, it feels much better.
Is a high risk for re injury.
And even if he's active and playing, we don't expect him to actually have a full snap count workload.
We expect to be very limited.
We don't like to be out there for 90% of the offensive snaps, so there's just no way in the world, especially in a situation where when he is on the field, he's gonna have to go against Marshon Lattimore.
There's no way in the world I'm playing T y Hilton.
There's way too low the floor.
They're way too good of a chance for you to just get goosed and totally screwed in your match up, so there's no way I'm playing him.
Here's where the issue comes in.
If he does play at all, Zach Paschal loses his wide receiver.
Three flex appeal Because the one thing about you helping playing is that he will lessen the sealing off all of the other pass catchers.
While he himself may not produce him, not do as much, he will lower him.
So we saw the against Houston.
He came back in that game, didn't play a full workload, and yet nobody was able to really do anything in the past catching game because he came in on because they had a focus and try to get him the ball because he was active in that matchup, and as a result, no one did well.
So if TUI home plays, I don't believe Zach Passport can be plays Wide Receiver three either.
So that's kind of situation you're in where if you have Paschal, you're playing on playing him in that territory, you may want to look for other options and less to your health, or if you have other options that Monday night, maybe, but it kind of throws a damper on everybody else, the only guy I'm still going to play with confidence.
The only I'm still going stream confidence is Jack Doyle, because he's still somebody in a situation where they're gonna throw the tight end.
They have to, especially in this matchup.
And regards was going on the wide receiver position.
That is going to be the safest option for Jacoby percent in this ball game.
And while he did have a great week last week with no air, you brought the targets of their targets are there and he's a guy who composite score a touchdown.
So we're talking about a tight in position.
Jack Doyle is definitely somebody that you can go ahead and stream this week.
I'll pull up exactly where we have him reigns Here.
We have a number 19 on the week.
That's that's too low.
We're gonna have to fix that.
That's too Oh, he should be in the top one tight end territory.
The bottom bottom end of the tight and one streaming territory, as somebody you should be looking at in this matchup is Jack Doyle.
You have to play him. You have to.
Still a great offensive line is still a territory where he's gonna get probably 18 and 20 carries.
They're gonna have to lean on him.
He's gonna be their best offensive player, especially with the questions around T Y Hilton.
So you have to play Marlon Mack as an RV to he's been inconsistent.
This is not a good match against the Saints, but he didn't have a good match against have banging still found the end zone.
That's kind of what you're looking at here.
He's going to be a guy just gonna have the potential to score, and I think they're gonna have to lean on him in this game.
And at least still, he will still get his volume.
So as long as those things are true, he is still somebody.
Give me an R B two type of performance.
I do believe you have to play Marlon Mack.
That wraps up our previews.
Hopefully, we'll give you good advice.
Hopefully, that vice will carry you to the championship next week.
We can't wait to talk about that, but episode is not done yet.
We have now the mailbag segment it again.
If you're on SportsCastr watching this and right now drop your fantasy football question in the chat and we will answer.
It's as part of the segment, but as always, we have pre selected questions from people who have hit us up on social media at Twitter at NBS FF show on Facebook at M D F F show and have also hit us up through the email from the website www dot and the other show dot com.
So let's start off with those questions is we have Steve from Twitter? Who asked me, Should I bench Odell Beckham or leave EON for Montgomery in the Flax? And I probably should have had this one on yesterday's show, but hopefully you didn't play live young because, yes, I would have told you the bench, either.
Odell and Bench Levy on Belle for David Montgomery this week in The Flex.
I know it's been it's been a rough couple of weeks for David Montgomery's been inconsistent season for David Montgomery.
But again, kind of like the Rams, we've seen Matt Nagy kind of get back to the basics of what made his offense successful in the first place.
They are oppose Mr Dubinsky.
We've seen David Montgomery go back to getting his normal work share that he had seen previously, where he's back to getting closer between 16.
The coin carries in a game, and it's a plus match against the Green Bay Packers.
You can run the ball on that.
So I do think David Montgomery is the flex player you wanna have in that week's matchup.
So, yeah, I would go ahead and fire him up and I would bench O'Dowd and I would hopefully Didn't player leave you already from last night? Next up, we got Betsey from Twitter.
She asked Josh, Alan or Jacoby percent this week, and we put that up on the screen.
Stars Rankings go between those two.
Look, Josh Allen definitely has the safer floor in this one, and we have, as you can see here we have Josh Allen, number 12 quarterback on the week while the edge Jacoby percent the number 20 quarterback on the weak and just without T y Hilton without having a real clear kind of weapons with Saints defense that outside of last week has played pretty well so far this season.
We just really, I think that you call us.
That's going to have a low floor in this one, especially not particularly high ceiling, and Josh Allen Wyles, the Pittsburgh Steelers, which has been a very good defense.
I do believe he's going to run a little bit more than we saw him do last week.
It was definitely going to throw the ball a lot better than we saw last week.
It doesn't get much worse than what we saw him do against the Baltimore Ravens.
He's just somebody right now.
Like I said, if you're in 12 team lead we have is the lowing Q B one.
He has a safe floor.
He has a safe floor.
You get somebody who's gonna probably get you between 16 18 points.
Now I think there's maybe guys out there on the streaming territory that might have more upside.
So if you're looking for more of an upside play, you can look at some other options like a baker. Mayfield.
Ah, like a Jimmy Garoppolo.
Ah, skies of that nature, Ryan Tannehill.
If he happens to still be available in your league's, he was on the waiver wire report guys like that, but with Josh, and he does have a say floor.
That's gonna be the option between the two of those guys.
Next up we have Get it up here.
We have Dan from Facebook.
He asked me, Anthony Miller or Mike Williams. Full point.
PPR League Hands down Mike Williams.
We do not have Taylor Gabriel expected to play in our rankings, and yet we still have Anthony Miller in the low forties as faras the wide receivers go and half point PPR leaks and as a full point, PPR league is the same thing we have in the low forties, and they're at their as well.
Mike Williams, like we talked about that in the Chargers preview of what we expect, but he did.
If he just he has the ceiling in a plus matchup.
He has the opportunity to hit a home run, and now the lid finally came off of the end zone.
We can have some confidence that he can have an opportunity to score a touchdown in this game as well.
We expect it to be a competitive game for all 4/4 mean teams will have to be aggressive through out the match up plus match up here I'm playing definitely playing Mike Williams over Anthony Miller this week.
Definitely just has way more upside in the floors between the two are, frankly, about the same.
We don't know about Tilly Gabriel, and that does affect anti Miller in some capacity.
But even if he does not play, we still have Mike Williams ranks significantly higher.
So definitely fired.
Mike Williams there, Dan.
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