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We have for you guys, you know.
We got tonight's game right.
We got the Houston Texans.
We got to cancel the Chiefs and right off the bat We have big news discussing this game because right off the bat we have Brandon cooks who is truly going to be a game time decision, according to reports.
And even if he does play, we don't know how much he's going to be able to play.
It sounds like he's going to be limited.
Wolf Fuller becomes a must start as a result of this, because clearly, not only is gonna be the number one wide receiver, but he might be the Onley target the Shawn Watson chooses to go to.
Now, if Brandon Cooks is out or limited in some capacity, Kenny Stills will step in there other than if you're playing d efs tonight.
I'm not worried about Kenny Stills about looking to play Kenny Stills in any capacity in tonight's game.
We're talking about things not to expect.
That's a great I mean, look at this game in particular.
Houston Texans CAn't SEE CHIEFS This is a great example off how far away we normally are at this point in the season, not just us, but everybody.
And what I mean by that is brain and cooks.
We didn't know that he even had this significant a quad injury until last week.
When they talk about they have been managing his reps in practice as a precautionary reason.
That was what they listen to a precautionary reasons.
Now we get to the start of the season and we find out well, it was hardly precautionary.
We don't know if he can play or how much he can play in tonight's Week one matchup in the A F C Conference championship rematch for Week one to kick off the NFL season.
It just shows you how much we did not get to cover.
People were not in on every single one of these practices this year.
It's a shortened training camp.
And until the regular season started, which was Tuesday, teams didn't have to give injury designations or truthful ones at that, at least so Brandon Cooks is a prime example of how wonky week one might wind up being And how much we find out that we don't know there's running backs, uh, committees that are that we don't actually have a clear picture on.
We have estimated guesses, but we know less about this week one matchup than we ever have.
And that's a prime example of it.
Is this game, so I just kinda wanna go that high, right? Because that that thought occurred to me earlier today before we recorded this.
I'm not playing them tonight.
I do still have him ranked, but on Lee because, you know, if he is out there, this is a game where I do think the Houston Texans gonna be trailing quite a bit in the second half.
So we just had to still rank him in case he does play.
But I brought him all the way down the wide receiver 42 meaning there is no reason to s****om.
Leave him on your bench.
We don't know what we're gonna get out of if even winds up playing tonight.
Not playing Kenny Stills.
Like I said outside of DFS format tonight on Draftkings or fanduel.
I'm not playing Kenny stills.
So the only guy I'm playing is, well, fuller.
As far as receivers go for the Houston, Texas, and Fuller comes into our top 10 for the week.
He's our number nine receiver and half point PPR leagues.
Like I said, they're gonna be trailing at some point in this game.
Or at the very least, there could be a lot of points scored from both teams in this game.
Will Fuller is healthy.
As of right now, this is a good matchup for him.
And if there's no Brandon cooks or limited brain and cooks, will Fuller might look be looking at double digit targets tonight.
Of all the players on both teams, well, full or hat might be my biggest.
Must start outside of the quarterbacks.
Obviously, we know David Johnson.
He makes his debut as a Houston Texan.
What's that going to entail? I mean, we have a lot of questions about David Johnson.
What his use is gonna be what? How Bill Brian's going to utilize him what the play calling is going to be now.
They don't have DeAndre Hopkins.
This is the crazy thing.
I hate preseason games as much as the next person, But it shows you from an ****ysts standpoint, from a fantasy owners standpoint, when you don't have preseason games, how many questions that you have going into this week that we just have no clue on.
We don't even have e not The preseason gives us the best idea anyway to begin with, because coaches are going to show their full hands.
But we don't even have a semblance of an idea off what this offense is even supposed to look like.
All right, David Johnson as my RB 23.
So I 12 man leagues, I'm telling you, you gotta start major RB to at least a flex play, and you're gonna be starting David Johnson while he's healthy.
But, man, how much do we not know? Its's just crazy to me.
Here's what we do now.
Let's focus on what we do know.
So that way, you guys will make sure your helped out from this.
We do know that as long as David Johnson healthy, he's going to be the Belle Cal.
We do know that because there's no DeAndre Hopkins, and this game is gonna be a limited to no brain and cooks.
He's gonna get quite a few receptions or at least be targeted quite a bit in the past game, even though the Houston, Texas don't necessarily have that history have that background.
But I don't see any other choice going into this match up.
Kenny Stills of somebody who was on the roster bubble at one point.
Now he knows the offense, and he'll be part of that and everything like that.
But nothing that were about fantasy wise there.
So that's what we do know.
So you play David Johnson, you play Will Fuller.
You play to Shawn Watson.
Everything else is a wait and see approach When it comes to the Houston Texans on the can't see Chief Side of the Ball.
Not much news to really talk about here.
Travis Kelsey was full go in practice.
He was listed as limited.
I guess it was on Monday, but no real issue there.
He's good to go.
Tyreek Hill is good to go.
Walk is good to go.
Hartmann's good to go, Clyde ever to layer is good to go.
I didn't think it was a little bit interesting that it was just a couple days ago, the Eric, the enemy came out and said, or I should say, uh said again reaffirmed the word I'm looking for their reaffirmed that if clients ever player is not able to pass, protect that he will not play or at least playing a limited capacity.
I thought it was interesting that it was just a couple days ago that he decided to mention that aspect again, something I harp on big time when it comes to rookie running backs.
But I'm not worried about Clyde.
Ever tell Air? I think that's his way of saying that We're not just going to hand you the job even though everyone knows the job is yours.
I think that's his way of getting that message across the Clyde over its lair.
Outside of that, Darryl Williams has been taking first team reps.
DeAndre Washington is no longer an issue.
Ah, so it's It's Darryl Williams.
Darryl Williams is the guy.
He is the one who is going to be working in with Clyde Edwards. Hilaire.
He's gonna people tuning.
He's gonna give me them breathers.
And my big question for this backfield is, is Darryl Williams going to be the goal line guy.
Is that what his role is going to be? Because I don't see Clyde over till areas the gold one guy with a short yardage back.
He's not built that way throughout.
Williams does have a report from last year of playing pretty well when called upon by Andy Reid, and he's been taking a lot of first team reps that I would assume that means they have some kind of role envisioned for him.
Outside of just giving Clyde, I would tell her brother who's not gonna be a guy who carries the ball 18 to 20 times a game.
We've talked about that on this show.
That's why I don't have them in the first round.
The question, I think becomes is he going to get go on opportunities? If the relatives that goal on guy, then Clyde hours later Ceiling might be kept a little bit because he might not be looking at the same touchdown share as some of these other backs that you take it? But that's that's the question.
That's another question we need an answer to.
It's the only question I have on the Kansas achieves.
You know how to play Mahomes, Hill, Kelsey, Our Tulare.
I mean, all those guys who just mentioned, or either one or top five at their position this particular week.
And Clyde Edwards Hilaire.
I have him ranked at number 10 for the week at the running back position as well.
So Kanzi Chiefs Go Unite Go! The only guys.
I'm not playing to Sammy Watkins and Michael Harmon because in their situation, I got to see what that rotation really winds up being.
DiMicco Harmon usurp Sammy Watkins and Sammy Watkins.
Still the number two guy.
I think those are all question marks that need to be had, so we'll get.
We'll get to see that in a little bit.
That pretty much wraps up our Thursday night game.
We're gonna recap this game, of course, and tomorrow's show to kick things off when we talk about the late afternoon Sunday games Sunday night and the two Monday night games.
Remember, there's two Monday night games in Week one for this week.
Next up, we've got the Seattle Seahawks.
We got the Atlanta Falcons.
This is another game that very well might be high scoring.
These air to defense is that are I want to say mediocre at best.
I think most people would agree with that.
Two offenses that are very good, very productive.
It's been stated time and time again that Chris Carson has looked good since coming back.
He wasn't injured when he missed time and training.
Camp was having some family off the field stuff that he had to attend to.
He's good to go.
Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, D K. Metcalf.
The only question became for the Seattle Seahawks that when they resigned Josh Gordon, I think they did so with e intent or the idea that Josh Gordon was going to be reinstated ahead of Week one.
That has not officially happened yet, so we don't know.
There's actually going to be an available Josh Gordon come this week, and at this point being that it's Thursday, we still haven't heard any news about him actually being reinstated.
I would go as far to say that probably will not happen this week, and even if it did at this point, I don't think he would play.
So I don't think Josh Corn is gonna be a factor this week.
We might maybe next week we'll see what's going on there when no one's really sure what the holdup is on the reinstatement.
It just reinstated Randy Gregory, who, if I'm picking between the two, I definitely think Josh Gordon deserves to be reinstated more so than Randy Gregory does.
So no one's really sure what the exact holdup is right now.
But as far as fantasy purposes, you're gonna play Gordon anyway.
It's just a question of those Russell Wilson have yet another weapon to go to or not.
That was the only real question.
But again, this Atlanta defense You love all these guys.
You know Wilsons are Cube five for the week.
I believe we have him.
Yeah, we have, um RB 16 And that might even be too low.
He's a mid level RB to toe high end RB two Tyler Lockett.
We've talked about Tyler Lockett on this show.
How we love him. We think he might finishes a wide receiver.
We have him as a wide receiver 12 for this week in particular, along with D K.
Metcalf coming in at wide receiver 28.
So he's somebody that you think you can start as a Flex play, possibly a low end or I'd receiver to It is a great matchup.
You take advantage of it on the only question mark.
It really comes with the Seattle Seahawks. Exactly.
What is that tight end situation going to be like? Is it Greg Olsen? Is it will distantly who has impressed in training camp over the past couple of weeks? Or is it all reliable from last year? Jacob Hollister.
Now our impression is that it's gonna be Greg Olsen in there as the main starter as the main pass catcher.
But they have talked about rotating their tight ends quite a bit, so that that's going to be my question mark heading into that game.
What's that going to look like? I think you have a lot of other better options outside of a great Olsen, who will be our lead guy for Seattle, that you shouldn't have to play him this particular week. He is our tight end 16.
You should have some other options at your disposal if you're in 10 12 team leaks on the Atlanta Falcons side of the ball again.
Not a lot of news.
Not a lot of things to be concerned about.
As far as injury goes, Matt Ryan is actually coming in as our Q B three on the week it's in Atlanta.
This is not the same Seattle defense.
They don't even have Jadeveon Clowney anymore.
They don't have the same pass rush.
They did, and the secondary has been subpar since the departure of Earl Thomas.
Julio Jones is ready to go.
Calvin Ridley is ready to go.
Todd Gurley is ready to go.
Hayden Hurst is ready to go playing all these guys.
I'm even playing young Hoak, who I can pull it out for you.
We don't talk about kickers much on this show, normally speaking, but he's even one of our top kickers this week.
He's our kicker.
Five because he's gonna have plenty of opportunities to score.
You're playing everybody on the Atlanta Falcons who matters from a fantasy perspective, and you're doing so with a high expectation.
Todd Girls in R B seven.
Yeah, that's right.
Todd Gurley is our RP seven.
This week is kind of the same concept.
When you think about a Wolf Fuller, when you think about Sean Jackson, he's healthy Now.
He's in a good matchup.
They talked about how much of a workload they would like to be able to give him as part of the game plan.
15 to 25 touches again.
That's what third cutter said.
Now, obviously, is a little bit of coach speak.
But the point is that their game plan is to use him as the Bell call back, and he's healthy as of now.
He had raving reviews in the scrimmage for a couple weeks ago.
We talked about that in last week's show, so Todd Gurley Sky's the limit for this week in particular.
That's why he's on our B seven in a good matchup.
This is not a Seattle defense to fear, especially in Atlanta.
Julio Jones are wide receiver one on the week, and I can look it up here.
Even Calvin Ridley comes in as our wide receiver 11.
So we're projecting your Falcons in a 12 million lead to have too wide receiver ones this week.
Atlanta Falcons offense all the way, all the way.
Of course, you're starting him.
We were talking about him is our top five tight end all week long.
This particular week he comes in, as are tight end seven.
And that's mostly because we have Hunter Henry coming in, as are tight end five, because the matchup he has, we know Mike Williams.
We're gonna talk about that in tomorrow's show in the four o'clock games.
So play everybody in Atlanta that should.
That should come without a doubt to begin with next game.
This might be more of a slobber knocker, or it could be a blowout.
I mean, there's a there's a wide range of outcomes when you're talking about the New York Jets and you're talking about the Buffalo Bills.
And, of course, the big reason why there's a wide range of outcomes.
These Air one, these Air, two teams that are as talented as some of the others.
Buffalo Bills have a good amount of talent, but that's the team that likes to play.
Conservative likes to play, not to lose, and that type of team will normally play down to its competition rather than destroy the lesser competition.
And everybody's writing off the Jets defense.
Jesse, this is gonna be good.
Don't get me twisted, but Greg Williams has a history of overachieving defense's.
I mean, hell, you could look at the Jets last year and say that they over achieve from where they finished under Gregg Williams and what they should have had.
Now they have even less talent than that this year.
And that's That's the concern, right? That's concerned.
But this game, this is an A F C eases the Jets and bills these air to conservative type teams.
Is it going to surprise me if this team is 22 17 17 14? No, it's not gonna surprise me at all.
Would it surprise me? The Buffalo Bills decided to blow out the Jets, 35 to 3.
No, I think both of those outcomes were Justus likely in this scenario.
So the question from a fantasy perspective is, which one of those are you going to get? And as far as the Jets concern, I think it's pretty obvious I'm okay with plainly and Ian Bell, and I'm okay with playing Jamison Crowder outside of that.
No Breshad Perriman Denzel Memes.
They did return to practice yesterday and practice in full, which was a little bit surprising given all the hubbub surrounding them going into this week where we're going to see them.
Perriman's dealing with knee swelling members still coming back from a hamstring, Although it sounded like last week he was a little further ahead than Breshad, Perriman was in his recovery to the field.
But are you? Why you gonna play Perryman against Davis White? Why you gonna play Denzel millions or rookie wide receiver who has not practiced that much in training camp? We don't know what his actuals you know, playing times, going to be the only wide receiver who we know is going to get targeted a bunch, even though this still isn't a great matchup for him.
But in the slot gets a little bit of a better matchup is Jamison Crowder.
When we talk about him, we talk about how I value him as a top 36 wide receiver this season because of the target share that he gets because of the offense that he is because of who his quarterback is.
Everything lines up for the slot receiver to just get targeted a bunch.
Its volume is the name of the game.
For James, the crowd or volume is the name of the game For Levian Bell, that's gonna be the question of this game are the rumors.
True is what the beat writers saw in training camp.
The 60 40 split, as far as the carries are concerned between Levian Bell in Frank Gore, is that really going to play out on Sunday? That's gonna be the big question we're gonna have a levy on.
Beltline is gonna wanna know about, because volume is what saved him last year.
But this is the most important thing.
And this is why, even though we did move down, leave Young Bell a few a few spots in our pre draft rankings leading into this week because of the frank or news, we didn't move him down drastically, and we were still higher than pretty much the entire consensus.
We still had him as a top 20 running back this season, especially when talking about half 200.
4 point PPR leagues.
And the reason for that is there is no reason that he should be losing volume when it comes to the passing game and PPR leagues happen.
PPR leagues you people who had Levian Bell last year, you remember it may not have been pretty.
It may not have been the most exciting thing.
But if you plug Levian balance to your lineup, you got an R B two performance almost every single week.
He was almost as consistent as they can because he was getting the reception's.
That part's not going to change.
And with Breshad Perriman, who's not as good as Robby Anderson, we don't know what we're going to see.
A Denzel Memes this season.
Still, Adam Gay says the offensive coordinator or a head coach.
Whatever you wanna call him that all lines up.
The Levian Bell very well might have to be the second most targeted player on this Jets team.
So I'm not worried about it from that standpoint and even get the Buffalo Bills, which isn't a great matchup.
Obviously, we still expected to get enough receptions to be just fine, and that's why I have him as my r B 13.
It's gonna be one of the ugliest RV 13 performances you're ever going to see, but he's killed coming in that range because his floor is this gonna be that high.
We're talking about half point for NPR leaks, so it was going to just to your plan.
If you're curious where we have James A. Crowder at.
I could pull it up for you.
Jamison Crowder is at wide receiver 35 for this particular week.
Remember, you can always check out these rankings that I have for you. I have standard.
I have half 350.
4 point PPR on belly up.
Fantasy sports dot com.
Any time they're updated, they're good to go.
We'll be updating them throughout the week cause you know, as we get through injury, news and whatnot will have to talk about that.
Uh, well, we gotta talk with the Buffalo Bills first.
So on the bill side of the ball again, not a lot of news.
You don't expect the have a ton of news from each one of these teams heading into Week one.
Normally speaking and being that this is a training camp of mystery.
Anyway, I just have more questions than we do actually news and notes when it comes to the different situations.
Of course, the big question that we're all waiting to be answered for the Buffalo Bills is what's really going to be the role between Devin Singletary ANZAC Moss.
At least early on this season, is there going to be a 50 50 split.
Did Devin Singletary fumble his way out of it already in training camp, as some reports have suggested? Or is the the impact of Zach Moss overblown? At least as far as what his significant playing time is going to be early on in the season? Is it still something that he's actually working into? And not actually at that point just right now? It just yet.
That's gonna be another question mark about this team.
How does Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs is chemistry match up in this particular game? I'm not big on it.
I think the Buffalo Bills are gonna come in, Are gonna play not to lose, are gonna play conservatively.
So I think I think you have is one of those situations.
I do not have Stefon Diggs ranked in a situation where you have to start it.
I do recognize this is a good matchup, and if you're going to be playing Stefon Diggs this year, you have to play on this week against the New York Jets.
But I have a wide receiver 43 half point PPR leaks.
Yeah, why was your 43? We didn't hear really much about Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs chemistry.
What negatively or positively.
Either way, we didn't hear much about it.
We did hear that Josh Allen was still having inconsistencies.
Reading defense is still having inconsistencies with accuracy down the field, and I just don't know how aggressive the bills are going to come out being.
This is still a team whose identity is defense and playing clean football on the offensive side of the ball.
Would it surprise you to find gigs? Put up a top 15 performance now? Absolutely not, even though I haven't right at 43.
So it wouldn't surprise me, obviously.
But he's not a must start for me.
He's not, Um, I start for me is Josh Allen.
It's a team that might throw the ball 20 times this week because they don't have to do anything more than that.
Now I like Devin Singletary.
I shy away from Zach Moss because we don't actually know what the rotation truly is going to be.
What I do know is that Devin Singletary will at least get the bulk of the work or the majority of the work.
I should say we won I can feel very confident in saying that. And he's my RB 24.
As a result, he's definitely a guy that I have, and there's an R B two.
We also need to see what the share is gonna be between Josh Allen and John Brown.
Cole Beasley, who early on in the season at least he very well might have more chemistry with than he does with Stefon Diggs.
Just because the way this offseason went so in my rankings.
Stefon Diggs at his absolute floor? Absolutely.
That's why I'm not telling you not to play Stefon Diggs.
Even though I haven't ranked at 43 I'm telling you why haven't right that 43 what my concerns are and why I would when it comes to this offensive particular.
Why I would rather wait a week to see how it all unfolds.
To see how they're passing a game with their identity in the passing game is going to be what their plan of how they're going to utilize the Faan digs.
Where on the field are you rotating in and out was split between him and John Brown And where's Josh Allen at in his development as a quarterback.
There was a lot of questions that I have that I would rather see how it plays out in Week one, because I do think there are, Ah, lot of other receivers that are on my team that have better matchups this week that I can count on a little bit more that have a little bit less questions about.
And that is really ultimately, it boils down to.
I'm not gonna blame.
If you play digs, though.
That's pretty much it. I'm not gonna play.
I'm not gonna play John Brown this week.
I'm gonna play Singletary.
If you drafted, Josh Allen is your late quarterback.
You have to play Josh Allen looking it up.
Now he is our Cube 16 so he's not a must play.
He's not a must play for me, either.
But if you drafted him late, he's probably your guy, so you're probably gonna need to start him.
But the only must cord in my rankings, he only must play.
That I have is Devin Singletary and keep in mind in case you guys don't know, because some people haven't Tyler Brass.
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He is the kicker for the Buffalo Bills.
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Ah, so exciting, So excited.
Can't wait for kick off tonight.
So next time you got the Chicago Bears, you got the Detroit Lions.
Travis Key did get to start.
That happened last week.
We'll see how long that last.
And of course, you know you're not starting them, so there's no questions there.
The only note is that David Montgomery actually was able to do individual practice or in I'm sorry individual work at practice yesterday.
So he's officially a limited participant practice because I was actually able to do something.
I still don't think he's going to play this week.
When the initial timeline first came out, it sounded it sounded like he was in line to miss at least the first two weeks of the season.
But if he is able to do individual work now on this was Wednesday.
This was yesterday, so he's able to do it on a Wednesday.
That is at least a very good sign that he could actually be back for a week to and from what we can tell is on Li, listed as questionable for this week.
Now, we still don't think he's going to play much this week.
It would still be a little bit student coming back from return, still doing the groin injury.
Ah, it can be a little bit tricky in its own right, so we would not play even if David Montgomery is active.
I'm not playing David Montgomery this week.
I need to see what he looks like with that groin issue and what the Bears air coming.
Even if he winds up being active which way lean towards him being having more of a chance next week than this week anyway.
So what does that do for Tree Cohen? Because the Bears didn't bring anybody in.
Right now, the only other running back on the depth chart is Ryan Nail.
If you're asking yourself who Yeah, that's right, who is No.
One? So could Torrico, in his role, be expansive for a week? One where he's not just a guy who they bring in for gadget plays? He's not just a guy who they bring in for receptions, but he actually might be looking at Dare I say 12 to 15 carries this week.
And when you add the fact that it's Detroit and it's a great matchup in Detroit might have one of the worst defense is in the NFL this year.
When you look at them on paper with some of the losses they've sustained, well, three Cohen automatically becomes a guy that you have to look at for DFS play, which, by the way, I can't believe I didn't mention this earlier.
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But Torrico is gonna be one of those guys we're probably gonna talk about, and I have him in halfway PPR leagues as my running back 19 on the week.
I haven't as an R B two with note, with possibly no David Montgomery or at least a limited one.
So Torrico is somebody who should be in your lineup this week.
It's a great matchup, and he's got a great situation to get, Ah, lot of extra work that we're not gonna be used to seeing Trico on getting.
And, you know, from all reports, he's Mawr shape this year than he's ever been.
So that's actually true.
You should be good to go.
And I think guys with speed are gonna kill in Week one.
Think about this.
Defense is haven't had time to really practice tackling.
I know that sounds crazy, but it's a fundamental aspect of game that's actually been getting worse and worse over the past couple of years, especially towards beginning this season anyway.
But when you add in this season and the social distancing and not really wanting to have their guys come into too much contact, that they could help it.
Defense is haven't been tackling as much.
They're gonna be rusty in that territory in that in that in that in that yeah, in that territory in that category this this week.
Communication is not gonna be at an all time high.
There's gonna be sloppiness is going to be miscues.
There's gonna be busted coverages guys would speed this week on offense.
I think we're gonna have a huge advantage in Week one.
A huge advantage.
So it just all goes to say, Torrico is somebody who I think you do need to have in your starting lineup this week.
And then, of course, when it comes to receivers, you know it's Alan Robinson.
There's no more dairy sleigh.
There's yes, they drafted rookie.
But I'm not worried about a rookie against Allen Robinson.
There's nothing to worry.
The only thing that could screw up Alan Robinson this week is his own quarterback in Mitchell, Robiskie, which is in the realm of possibility.
Of course, it is because its missile Stravinsky he could.
He could single handily torpedo Allen Robinson in a great matchup.
But this is somebody you have to start.
If you drafted him, it's a like I said, there's no Darius Slay.
It's a great matchup.
The other day, we know he's gonna get targeted a ton.
So Allan Robinson definitely deserves to be in your starting lineups as far as their starting tight end going to be not gonna plan for fantasy purposes.
But Jimmy Graham is expected to start.
Just a little tidbit will watch and see when Cole combat winds up getting hit shot on the Detroit Lions side of the ball.
Now DeAndre Swift.
Everyone kind of has their eyes on this.
Is he gonna play in Week one? It's looking more and more like he might be active.
He was able to be a limited participant in practice yesterday.
He is trending in the right direction.
The question is going to be with the amount of training camp time that he's missed.
Even if he is active on Sunday.
What's his impact going to really be playing time wise? I don't know if we have the answer to that question, To be honest, and if he's not gonna be very impactful As far as playing time goes, why don't the Adrian Peterson is either Because he just got there a week ago and there's as far as Adrian Peterson what he brings to the table.
You're not gonna play him over.
Carry on, Johnson now he might spell him with a carry on.
John's gonna play over, Carry on Johnson and while against Chicago, maybe not the best match up in the world.
Remember, they don't have Hicks.
And last year, when Chicago didn't have Hicks, this was a defense that you could run on.
Now there's a lot of questions to go into that I mean, Detroit Lions offensive lines out the best in the world.
It's still gonna be a past first team, so you know all that has to go into it. But carry on.
Johnson is somebody who might be a nice little flecks play for your team this week.
We have been our B 29 putting them right in a flex territory.
We don't expect DeAndre straight to be hugely involved after missing the past couple of weeks and just getting himself back.
We don't expect Adrian Peterson just signed a week ago to be heavily involved.
So for at least Week one, this might be carried on Johnson's backfield and a matchup that isn't actually as bad as it looks on paper or at first.
At first glance, as far as other news and notes and this one just came out this morning was Kenny Golladay.
Apparently yesterday in practice, he popped up with a hamstring issue.
Now I put issue in quotes because the way that the Detroit Lions are reporting this is that he it's not.
It's not serious.
He's not expected at this point in time.
The tone is he's not expected to miss on Sunday, the right now there.
He was limited participant in practice today, so that's a good sign because of this.
If this popped up yesterday, they already knew about this yesterday and he was still a limited participant in practice today.
Then that means this truly is not that serious because if it was significant, any kind of way he wouldn't be practicing today at all because they already knew it wasn't like it popped up today so that that's that's a key focal point that I need.
You guys keep in mind, especially became reality owners, so it does sound like it truly is more of a precaution.
That is something that we actively have to be worried about come Sunday.
So Kenny Golladay is expected to play.
But of course we'll keep our eyes on this, especially in tomorrow's practice, we'll know a little bit. Mawr.
Make sure you're following us on Twitter at belly up M D F F show for those player news notifications, but you're playing Golladay of eggs active like you're playing carry on Johnson playing.
You can play Matthew Stafford.
He's actually a Q B 17.
That might be a little bit low, but there's a lot of quarterbacks a lot of good match up this week.
It's kind of what it boiled down to, like literally the The difference between Matt Stafford q B 17 and a Tom Brady at q B 10 is bless than one point or one point exactly as literally.
The difference between my Q B 10 my Q B 17 1.
1 wear this way and Matthew Stafford's up in my top 10.
That's how tight it ISS with these quarterbacks this particular week.
So because I have just because I haven't Q B 17 doesn't mean I'm saying, Don't start.
Matthew Stafford is really tight, is really close.
And if you drafted him as your late quarterback, the Chicago Bears defense is not a matchup that I'm definitely going to shy away from.
Is it a good defense.
Yes, it's a good front seven, but these teams have so much experience playing each other, he still has a pretty high floor.
Does he have the big ceiling that he's going to have in certain matchups this season that we know we can have because of the volume that he's gonna sometimes put up? No, not necessarily, because I do think they're gonna have that offensive line is gonna have a lot of trouble with that front seven of the Chicago Bears.
You might see a lot of pressure in his face this week, but I don't know how effect.
I don't know how effective you're gonna be to run the ball would just carry on Johnson.
They might put more emphasis on passing the game, so I think he has a final floor.
He's not a must are, obviously, because I'm a Q B 17 but he's not a guy who have to shy away from if you're taking him late in your draft and you don't want to stream Week one, which is understandable, but not a must start.
Look what Kenny Golladay let's say he is active and there's nothing really to worry about, but maybe he's not 100%.
Hicks. Explosive self.
I like Marvin Jones in the back side of Chicago secondary.
It's nothing to be afraid of.
I like what his history against Chicago Bears.
You normally does pretty well against them, and we have him at wide receiver 22.
So we like Marvin Jones quite a bit this week.
Kenneth Galati news only amplifies that to some degree or lease amplifies the floor that I believe Marvin Jones might have now.
Marvin Jones is always going to be that guy that could explode or dud out.
I won't go as far as saying he's touchdown dependent because he's not quite touchdown dependent, but it definitely goes a long way in his top wide receiver performances.
And he's always a guy who kind of gets overlooked.
But we like Marvin Jones this week quite a bit, and we have him as a basically the must start.
We have him as a low end.
Why are you super too? So Kenny Golladay Marvin Jones Carry on, Johnson.
Those were your must starts for Detroit Lines this week.
I'm not starting TJ Hawkinson, but I am gonna be curious as to how he looked when he talked about that ankle injury that he still wasn't 100% how they're going to utilize him.
Is there more of a game plan to get him or featured in this offense? So that's gonna be a question I have for watching the game.
But I'm not gonna be playing TJ Hawkinson this week.
We have a tight and 25 next game staying in the NFC North.
We got the Green Bay Packers.
We got the Minnesota Vikings.
Of course, we'll kick this off with Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers, R Q B 15 again.
Kind of like Matthew Stafford.
There, he could catapult into the top 10.
I will say this, and I haven't updated since this news came out.
But Daniel Hunter, the defense of and the premier pass rusher of the Minnesota Vikings, did go on the I R.
And it looks like he's most likely done for the season.
They you know, they said he's still eligible after three games, but he's most likely done for the season.
So between that and this Minnesota Vikings having a new look secondary still not gonna be a bad secondary.
But Mike, you is going to have to show that he's developed in some kind of way from the really be able to lock down at the corner position.
Any Rogers might have a decent match up in front of them, but, well, Matt LaFleur, come out and say, Hey, guess what? I drafted another running back for a reason.
Not necessary to use a J.
Dillan this week.
If I'm at that, Hey, I'm still a run first guy at heart.
That's what I want to do.
So how the Green Bay Packers looks as a whole as their second season under Matt LeFlore.
That offense that's going to be the next question.
And honestly, I don't think it's gonna be a high scoring game.
Both usually have the Minnesota Vikings in the Green Bay Packers usually have one game that's really tight, really low scoring the divisional rival and then that second game of the season, when they usually open up on each other and they might be like a 30 to 27 type of game.
I don't think this is gonna be that game.
I think this is gonna be a lower scoring game.
I think this is a lot of guys with a lot more upside.
And Aaron Rodgers does this particular week, given some of the matchups out there.
So he's not a must start, but again. Kind of like Stafford.
If you took him late in your drafts to be your quarterback, you don't wanna stream Week one.
It's not a situation where I don't feel like I can't start him, either.
Erin Jones obviously must start.
Hunter only amplifies that he's gonna be involved.
I mean, there's not much to say about Erin Jones.
You have Erin Jones. You're starting Erin Jones.
I don't think we have to say much more.
You know, the question at the running back is what you know.
Is Jamal Williams still in his normal role? Will a J.
Dillan get an early role that the answer to that question has mostly been no from the people who are close to the team that they don't expect a J Dillan to be playing? Ah lot uh, in the beginning of season? Erin Jones, R B 11.
By the way, on half point, PPR leagues case you guys were wondering.
So that is going to the questions there.
But you're playing Erin Jones playing Davante Adams.
Uh, Like I said, he's going up against my Hughes, who's still developing as a good corner, but that is there going to be their lead guy.
He also doesn't shadow.
So Adams isn't gonna see shadowing.
He's gonna get moved all around the field because you've got to get Adam's best mismatches because you can, because you don't actually have receiving corps that you really respect or really care about having to get the ball.
So you're gonna have to get to Montana.
He's the one guy that I think can rival Michael Thomas.
Faras targets go this season because he's in a similar situation where he's just He's the guy, it's him.
And then, frankly, it's nobody else.
So he's a guy who's gonna be game plans to get, like 8 to 10 targets a game, and this isn't a match of it scares you.
He's our wide receiver four on the week.
Not that you were debating whether or not the play Davante Adams, but there's nobody else.
I'm playing Jay Stern, Burger I want to see how the tight end situation goes.
Is M****illes de Luis still the starter because of blocking purposes? How much is Jay Stern Burger get on the field? How much is Aaron Rodgers? Look for him? Could he be that second target to Davante Adams is in the realm of possibility, But these are questions that will have while watching the game.
And we'll talk about them on Monday when we recap all these games on the Minnesota Vikings side of the ball.
Not a lot of news and notes there.
You know, obviously you played Dalvin.
Cook our our before for the week.
Remember what the 40 Niners did against the Green Bay Packers defense last year in that playoff game? Same system that Gary Kubiak's running is Dalvin Cook That defense.
Dom Capers, is just not very good against that type of offense.
For whatever reason, he's never really been able to adjust to it.
I mean, Dalvin cook very.
He his ceiling is RB one this week.
There's nothing about the Green Bay Packers defense.
It scares me as faras run defense goes.
So you have possibly you have possibly a guy who could finish the R. V one this week.
The big thing is Adam feeling this is where I'm going to get a lot of people.
So Adam feelings on, um, a start.
He's my wide receiver 36.
So I have him at the very end of the wide receiver.
If you have three receivers starting and as a flex guy, so he is somebody who I'm starting, but he's not a must start wide receiver.
Three sixties on the very tail end of the guys that we would have starting in our lineups, any other three receiver leagues or flex leaks or, you know, to receiver leagues with the Flex.
That's what I mean by that.
I know I've already.
I mean, my rankings went live.
I think it was on Tuesday.
I already got a bunch of negative feedback for this, and I expected that I didn't care.
And those of you who didn't watch my rankings there listening to the show are watching this show right now.
Are probably all dropping your draws to because I seem to be the only one who recognizes that this offense being run first that Adam feeling without Stefon Diggs when having to play on the perimeter is not the receiver that he is with Stefon Diggs playing in the slot.
He's not the same guy.
And when you combine that, Green Bay has a pretty good secondary that's also young and still developing, and they might be ready to take the next step up this year when you combine that last year a week one, Kirk Cousins threw the ball What, not even 20 times? I just talked about how Gary Kubiak Dalvin cook what they might be able to do this Green Bay defense.
As far as running the football goes, there's there's not gonna be a pressing need for the Vikings to throw in this game.
I'm gonna tell you that right now, so we are looking at probably less than 30 passes.
What do you think about it? Does Adam feeling get force fed? 50% of those he could.
That's definitely within the realm of possibility.
Am I projecting him in my ranking him at his floor? Yeah, probably.
But you have to take these things into consideration.
We have not seen him having to play on the perimeter without Stefon Diggs as the number one guy without having that one a one b Justin Jefferson.
I like Justin Jefferson, but we still got to see how much playing time he's even gonna have because this is not an offensive.
Plays through receivers a lot, but even when they do, it's Jefferson in the slot.
Johnson isn't somebody who I expect to get a lot of work or be a big factor.
So it does point Adam feeling getting a lot of targets, but also points to a defense who has a good young secondary that, Hey, you know what? We can cloud cover Adam thing. Especially.
He's going to be on the perimeter of the majority of the time and take him out of games, and I've seen him disappear.
When that happens, He's not the type of wide receiver who can go up against double coverage on a consistent basis or cloud coverage.
And still, he's not Michael Thomas.
You can't still come away with the ball on a consistent basis, even when that's even when that defense is tilting completely towards him, he will disappear in those situations.
I expect Green Bay to do that against him, Week one.
So I still have him as a starter.
He's still gonna get overwhelming majority of the targets.
Something wide Receiver 36.
So somebody can play in your lineup, but I don't have him for a high ceiling, and he's not a must play for me.
What receiver? 36 low and wide receiver three flex play at best this week.
I know a lot of people don't agree with, but that's that's that's the one I'm holding on.
That's the one that I feel very confident about.
As far as guys who I'm not excited about going into Week one, and we talked.
This is consistent for what we talked about in the off season because I wasn't big on Adam feeling this entire year.
He was one of my bus guys in the best five bus five sleeper, five wide receivers that we talked about a few weeks ago.
Everyone's amping him up.
Well, he's the number one receiver Jakubiak offense.
Number one receiver typically does do well in a Kubiak offense, but that number one wide receiver is usually a true prototypical perimeter wide receiver.
One Adam dealing is not.
That's the problem. That's the difference.
I guess he's still somebody who you can plug in your lineup somewhat received 36 my saying Belgium.
But we're definitely the lowest on and feeling out of really almost probably anybody out there on.
We'll see what happens. I could be wrong.
I'm wrong a lot.
Anybody who does this, you know, does the fancy extra thing does the rankings are gonna be We're gonna be wrong more than our right.
It's just being, you know, right more than the other guys, or being right as much as we can or giving, not even being right or wrong.
It's about giving you all the information.
All that takes all the variables to give you the best possible perspective to be the best fantasy player that you could possibly be. That's what it's about.
So the other day, I'm just warning you have cautioned to get before getting overly excited by Adam feeling in this crazy volume that he might get or might not.
That's the big one that I was gonna get a lot of people as far as everybody else, it's cooked.
It's Adam feeling like I said, you can start.
Outside of that, I'm not playing anybody else in Minnesota.
Vikings not playing her cousins.
You can't play Justin Jefferson yet until you see exactly how this workloads going to, ah, play out and there's nobody else have.
No, we we The only other question I'm gonna have I'm gonna be interested to see is Do the tight ends get Mawr involved in the passing game this season, which could be a possibility with no more Stefon Diggs.
And of the two you know, there's ER Smith take the next step up over Kyle Rudolph when it comes to actually catching the ball for the tight end position.
Or is Kyle Russell heavily involved? Next game.
Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots? I have a lot of questions in this game.
Not a lot of news.
And nose Devante Parker returned practice on Wednesday.
He was been limited capacity, but it looks like what they have stayed true on.
Their message has been for the past couple of weeks that he would definitely play Week One is going to be the case, so no, no reason to worry about the Monte Parker.
From a health standpoint, I don't love him against the Fong Gilmore, necessarily in this Week one matchup, But there's no reason to be worried about him.
From a health standpoint, we have him ranked where we have.
We have Devante Parker, ranked wide receiver, 23.
So is a low end wide receiver to this particular week.
Still, could be a lot of targets his way.
Still, expect the Patriots to win this game.
So I still expect the Dolphins that have to be coming back and throwing, throwing a bunch in the fourth quarter, and it's still Ryan Fitzpatrick.
We know that he's the one guy out there who just he has no problem throwing jump balls to his outside perimeter wide receivers.
And he'll do that with the Monte Parker.
So I don't love the matchup.
I don't love this ceiling, but I still have him as a low and wide receiver to not playing Fitzpatrick against Patriots.
That's not happening.
Jordan, Howard, Matt Breed and this is gonna This is gonna be another question.
What is truly the split as far as playing time goes between these two, I mean, our expectation is in line with what the reports have been from the coaching staff as far as what you know is going on in campus.
Faras what they see and that's we expect Jordan Howard to get the bulk of the carries, and we expect Matt breed it to get the bulk of the reception's.
The question is going to be how Maney carries Mapfre to get.
Ultimately, Matt Breed is the guy who we think is gonna have more value by the end of the season.
But Jordan, how are we know? As long as he's getting his carries long as he's getting his goal line work, he becomes a very valuable flex asset, at least because of what he's able to do.
And he's always the guy who gets undervalue.
But he's always efficient when he's actually out there on the field.
That's the other thing to wear.
How we got back Preta two guys that have not been the most durable over the past couple of seasons.
Now in half point PPR leagues.
We have Matt Breeder ranked ahead of George Howard.
We have Matt Brita at running back 26 some or reflect sky situation that we're kind of looking at there and I'm trying to find Jordan Howard, at the moment, having a little difficulty doing that.
Um, but George Howard, we have him being more valuable in a standard league because he's more likely to get the goal line here and get two touchdowns we have.
We have Jordan Howard running back 32 in half point leaks.
We have him in that flex category as well.
Now, here's the one thing I do like for Matt Brita and Jordan Howard.
There's no Donta Hightower for the New England Patriots.
He opted out for the year, and whenever Hightower has not been in the lineup, they have struggled defending against the run.
Now, I don't know what adjustments Belichick has made because, you know, in this case, he's had a month to know that he's not gonna have Hightower to for the entire season.
So I'm sure being his Bill Belichick, he's trying to find or has found some way to adjust to that.
But you know, that's been their Achilles heel throughout the past couple of years.
Whenever Hightower was injured, you knew that you were gonna be able to run on the New England Patriots that week.
It's just how it worked, Chan Gailey as much as he likes to go for wide receivers, he likes to run the ball, too.
So I think this might actually be a decent matchup for Matt Brita and Jordan Howard as well This week.
I kind of like Matt bring a little bit in D.
EFS because he is that type of guy.
We know that if he gets the scene, if he gets a path, he could break one.
We've seen him do it time and time again.
When was in San Francisco 40 Niners doing it? A lot of touches.
When we had the opportunity to break one, he took advantage of it.
He might have that a couple times.
This game, so kind of interesting in that sense, is Flex guys that we're talking about there with Matt Breed and Jordan Howard, depending on the scoring format that you're in.
I'm not playing Preston Williams this week again.
This is still a good New England secondary, even though they lost some guys.
But I'm definitely gonna be watching him very, very closely.
Remember last year? Preston Williams, Devante Parker, Pretty much for 50 50.
As far as the target share grows with wide receivers in Miami.
Dolphins impressing Williams rookie year.
It was until he got hurt.
Devante Parker blew up.
It was until he got hurt that Michael said he blew up.
So I'm not gonna play Preston Williams this week, but I'm gonna be watching him very closely.
Are you 100% healthy because you are coming back earlier than necessarily expected at this point? So are you 100% healthy? Do you look like the guy who last year struck us is somebody who very well might be on his way to legitimate wide receiver one Not not wide receiver on a fancy but legitimate, prototypical NFL starting wide receiver perimeter guy.
He looked like he was on his way to being that guy, being a Courtland Sutton type in a J.
Brown type of guy who looks like he's coming into a budding superstar.
He looked like he was that guy.
So are you back to that, or are you gonna need a year coming off the A C l to get back to your explosiveness? Thes air, things we're gonna watch as far as pressing Williams goes, but only a wide receiver 49.
He's not somebody who were playing it in and this'll weekend fantasy.
He's the guy who I have a big question mark.
I'm not as high. I'm making cities.
A lot of people are definitely not against doing a Patriots very good.
Now they don't Patrick Chung, and we're gonna have to see exactly how that plays out when Garden tight end.
But typically speaking, this has been a defense.
Been pretty tough against tight ends in the past and again.
Chan Gailey, How are you going to use my kasicky? This is my big question.
This is a big big reason why I haven't been big on him is because Chan Gailey has yet to show me that he's going to feature a tight end position in his offensive career.
It has been a big reason why I haven't been big on my kasicky.
I also want to know, Have you taken the next step up in your route running abilities? Because I point out time time again for a guy who is athletic as he is, which is the biggest reason why the people who are my kasicky lovers are on his bandwagon because of his athleticism, right? Well, did you take it and implemented into your route running? Are you getting separation now on a higher level.
So I have a lot of question marks when it comes to my Kasicky.
I'm not playing him this week.
He's not a guy who I would have in my starting lineup, and that should come as no surprise.
When we talk about him this offseason, I have a tight and 20 but I do have him as a guy that definitely to watch because there's a lot of question marks where if it goes the other way, chant, maybe maybe Chan Gailey uses him as a more of a wide receiver hybrid than just a tight end.
Maybe he has improved his route, running capabilities and his separation abilities.
If those things ring true, there might be sick.
You might be the sleeper that some people out there thinking to be, or it could go the way that I've been more leaning towards, which is this offense is not built around utilizing a tight end.
My kasicky is a better athlete than he is a football player, so we're gonna be watching that closely to see our early indications on that battle, one way or another.
But outside of Devante Parker and possibly Howard or Brita as Flex Place, I'm not playing anybody else in the Miami Dolphins.
As far as New England Patriots go, Obviously, Cam Newton, one of is one of our sleeper quarterbacks.
Cam Newton is a guy that we have ranked as a Q B 14 but he definitely has top 10 potential against the Miami Dolphins were being more conservative on him because, well, we don't know where his shoulders at.
We haven't been able to see too much trouble.
Julian Edelman is the Onley wide receiver that apparently not only that he looks for, but really, in our estimation, the only wide receiver who's dependable for him to go to in the first place.
And we also have to see exactly what type of offensive Patriots are going to run we can do.
And are they gonna run more of an RP Oh power type of team around him where he's gonna be able to utilize his legs more? So is that going to definitely be the case? But I do like the matchup here, and if they do let him run.
I like we might be able to do for you from a fantasy perspective.
So he's somebody who's definitely a streamer quarterback.
A sleeper quarterback for us this week, but not a must start if you have other options.
I actually find interesting this week, so I have him ranked one spot behind that Brita at RB 27.
Well, the Dolphins have a very good secondary this year, especially since it seems like he's giving Howard, as is actually going to be able allowed toe to play Week one.
They do not have a great front seven when it comes to run.
Stopping David Harris is out.
We know Rexburg has this.
The guy who is a little bit annoying with the touches that he gets it is not gonna be significant.
We know James wife's gonna get the reception's.
The question is, what do we expect that a Sony Michelle Now there's been talk that they're gonna ease them back in, but I don't think they have really have a choice to ease them back in.
I don't unless their plan is gonna actually utilized Rex Burkhead toe more significant degree.
I don't see how Sony Michelle's not the overwhelming majority ball carry.
I don't see how this isn't like it was last year when it was Michelle and James White backfield.
We know David Harris this week, and it's not a matchup that you shy away from socially.
Michelle is somebody that we have in a flux conversation as an R B three James White.
I think he's one of the safer Patriot players to play, and I would play him this week.
I definitely trust that Cam Newton.
If he doesn't find Julian Edelman, we'll check it down to James White.
And he's just a songs.
He's getting his targets.
He's a safe as they come now.
I actually haven't drank a little bit lower than Sony Michelle this week, but I haven't RB 30 overall, and he's always gonna be that guy who's going to be more of a high floor flex play for you in any given week.
You're never playing James White with a big ceiling, but I'm okay with playing in the Flex this week.
Julian Edelman is the Onley wide receiver that I'm starting on the New England Patriots and maybe the only wide receiver that I started New England Patriots all year long because I'm not a fan of to kill Harry, not a fan of his talent.
Never have been going back to last year coming out of college, and I haven't heard anything that this way in my mind, if anything has been reaffirmed that I've questioned this guy, being able to get separation and actually making himself be available.
And I talked about this before.
If Cam Newton cameras on a guy who throws you open, he's a guy who has to see you get open.
I think that's why it's been so many reports about him staring down, waiting for Julian Edelman to get open.
Because, Julian, I'm gonna get open.
It doesn't have to throw him open.
You have to throw to kill Harry Open.
Cam Newton doesn't do that, so I don't think that's gonna be a great match.
Will he revert back to his Kelvin Benjamin days, Devin Funchess days where there's gonna be times he's going to throw it up there and try to let me kill Harry.
Go after a 50 50 ball, especially when you're closer down to the red zone.
Yeah, but it's not gonna be the kill.
Harry doesn't have the talent of a young Calvin Benjamin.
He's not that much of an ogre, so I don't think there's gonna be a match made in heaven and can do.
His career is a different quarterback than when he was then.
He's not a guy who I think is gonna look to launch the ball down the field all the time.
I think he's gonna try to play it more conservatively when it comes to the passing game, especially just to give him, if nothing else, to give him less wear and tear on that shoulder.
So I like Julian Edelman.
He is our wide receiver 19 so we do have him a solid wide receiver to and that's it.
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A few more games to talk about we have.
If I could never pull this up, we have the Philadelphia Eagles and we have the Washington Redskins now on the eagle side of the ball.
Surprisingly enough, Jalen Rigor was actually bag of practicing the limited capacity.
We still we still do not believe that he is going to play Week one, but this definitely bodes well for his possible week to availability.
But here's the thing about Jalen Rigor because he has, hey, had to miss the last few weeks of training camp due to this injury, and he seemingly is coming back faster than the original timeline was set for.
We don't know what his impact is, even gonna be once he's actually back and active.
So he's somebody who I'm or okay with as a pickup or if you drafted him, you know, you keep on stashing him, but I don't think you're going to really be able to utilize this guy until the second half of the season, or until the Sean Jackson gets hurt, whichever, you know, whichever comes first.
But I think that's what's gonna have to take for Jalen.
Regular have fantasy value, but it was interesting that came back to practice today.
The big question is mild.
It sounds like it's leaning more towards him being active, But I will say the comments coming out of Doug Peterson yesterday were not very, uh, confident building, not inspiring.
There's a good word looking forward, not inspiring to me when it comes to wanting to play mile standards.
Now if he's active, you got a plan.
You drafted him as a RB one.
It's against the Washington Redskins, or it's against the Washington football team.
God, I have to get better at that again.
Washing football team washing football team washing football team.
You say it three times and hopefully you actually remember it.
But it is a great matchup.
We haven't at RB 20.
The reason we have them as low as we do because we're a little bit concerned about the comments of Doug Peterson talked about yesterday, which was that they might.
Even though he might be active, they might ease him in.
They might not give him a full workload this week right off the bat.
Now we're not starting Boston Scott over Miles Sanders.
If he's active to be clear there, the only way we would start Boston Scott at all or even contemplate him in our lineups would be if Miles Sanders actually going to miss the entire game.
But now DFS might be a little different story.
If you want to take a contrarian play, we find out for sure that Mile Standard is gonna be limited, which we won't do until Saturday.
But if he's out there, you got a plan.
It stinks that he already has a hamstring injury, especially.
This is one of the few guys we're looking at that it was really in line to have a huge workload because they didn't bring in anybody else.
But it's also the fact that he didn't bring anybody else that I think he's going to be active and more on the side of being close to 100% than not this Sunday, because if they were really truly worried that Miles Sanders was not gonna be able to play this Sunday or that they wouldn't be able to use him that much.
I feel pretty confidently that they would have brought in another running back of sorts and maybe not necessarily Devante Freeman type, but even even just a just a guy off the practice squad.
They haven't done that.
They still just Boston Scott and Corey Clement behind him.
So I think that's why it's a good indication of Milo Sanders definitely going to play this week, and he has to play in your lives.
But maybe Tampa your expectations and have him in your mind is more of a guy who might be giving you low NRB to production this particular week rather than the low end RB one that you would hope for when you drafted him and when you would normally hope for in the matchup against Washington football team got a right that time.
Now, Carson Wentz, you're starting him.
While this might be an improved pass rushing secondary, uh, improved pass rushing front seven for Washington is still not a secondary to fear of at a mile.
Sanders is in fact going to be limited.
Well, this team's gonna do nothing but for the ball.
So I laid Carson Wentz.
We haven't a Q B six this week.
He's a must start for us.
The Sean Jackson is a big time sleeper for us this week.
Every single league that I have, the Sean Jackson in, he is starting for me this week.
Is it partly what he did the Washington last year in week one? Yeah, it's partly due to that.
We know he always loves his revenge games.
It's also a fact that he's going to be the number one targeted wide receiver this week.
There's no Jalen Reagor.
There is no Alshon Jeffery. Definitely.
He's definitely gonna play this week.
He might be back in week three.
Week four is what we're looking at for him, but he's not gonna play this week.
J. D. Garcia Whiteside.
I'm not a fan of his talent, anyway, but not a guy that we expect to get a lot of targets out of.
Greg War is going to start starting slot receiver going into this week again.
Another guy that is just a guy at this point.
So the only the only person on the team that just Sean and Miles Sanders limited.
So the only person on the team that Sean Jackson is going to be competing for for those top targets on the team overall this week, Zach Ertz, Zach Ertz might out targeted.
As far as the wide receivers go, it's gonna be just on Jackson.
And there's nobody in the secondary who could stay with him All.
All all reports have been that DeShawn Jackson isas.
Fast as he's ever been, we're big on destroying Jackson this week.
Every single team I have and I haven't right that wide receiver 27.
So I'm not like saying I have him ranked, you know, on top 15 or anything like that.
I haven't pretty much in the wide receiver three territory, but he's a wide receiver.
He's a flex plan that I think you have to start Ertz obviously s****om.
If you wanted to start, Dallas got her as a streaming tight end.
This is a particular week that I could look at doing it because of the lack of weapons and the guys who are already injured for the Philadelphia Eagles.
But it still do so, knowing that he is a touchdown.
The pendant guy for your fantasy teams this week.
Moving on to the Washington side of ball. Terry MacLaurin.
And even then, I have some reservations about exactly the ceiling of Terry McLaurin this week because he has to go up against Darius Slay.
Remember, this is not the same Philadelphia Eagles team that we've seen the last couple of years.
This is a secondary that you're not just gonna walk in and take advantage of. They had Darius Slay.
Now he's gonna be able to take out the number one receiver on the opposing team.
So we still tear. McLaurin is a guy.
Have you drafted him? You start.
Um, we haven't met Wide Receiver 29.
So we haven't won with wide receiver three territory, But that's why we have them lower.
We don't have him as a guy who I think has a big stealing this week because he's gonna be matched with very slight.
We don't like that matchup and the rest of his offense.
There's nothing else to key on to take attention away from Terry MacLaurin and various ladies.
One of you guys hope followed McLaurin wherever he goes, and then you're still dealing with, you know, Where's Dwayne Haskins at? In his development, we still don't know exactly what that running back field is going to be like.
That's why I'm not saying you do not start to know. Gibson. Number one.
Eagles even been pretty good against the running back for the past couple of seasons, and I don't expect that to change this year.
But number two, we don't know exactly what his Kerry workload is going to be or what Peyton Barber's involved is going to be or the guy who's actually listed as a starter, even though I think it's a joke, is that J.
D McKissic, what exactly his involvement going to be? That's going to be a big thing we're gonna watch this week.
What's the rotation in that backfield right now? Early in the season is Antonio Gibson.
Somebody who's gonna probably take over at some point this year, Yes, but I don't think it's automatically right out the gate.
That's why I don't have him as a must start.
I do have them in the flex territory because when you think about Terry McLaurin being taken out by Darius Slay, think about what? The Eagles will probably be in the lead by a couple of scores most of this game.
They probably will have to throw the ball quite a bit in the second half, and Antonio Gibson might eat off of that.
We have, um, RB 31 as a result, but still a Flex play, and I would lean towards having better options.
Having guys, I'd rather play the Antonio Gibson and let this thing kind of play out. Week one.
This is a game that might have shootout potential on the Raiders side. The ball.
It's pretty clear cut.
Who you, who? Your plan.
Josh Jacobs has to play.
Obviously, this will be our first crack to see.
Does he? Is he actually in line to get double the receptions from last season? The Raiders, who have talked about him being Mawr involved in the passing game? Does that actually ring true? And this will be our first crack at seeing that we haven't as an R B nine this week.
It's a great matchup against Carolina Panthers.
I mean, this is the defense that you're going to go hog wild on us faras your offensive players go.
He's one of my favorite DFS plays this week.
We'll talk about him on that Saturday night Show the DCs DFS Challenge.
Make sure you tune into that around 9 15 on Twitter or on Facebook.
We'll be going live.
We're gonna talk about him because he's one of my favorite guys.
I actually have him.
I believe in the top 36 of wide receivers.
I haven't Wide Receiver 33 Look, Henry Rugs has been good in all, and they liked him throughout training camp.
But they talk about, we'll play in the slot, We're gonna move him around.
We're gonna do this and that.
The one guy they have stayed consistent on from the get go was going to definitely be a starter from Week one before the Tyrell Williams News came out with him going on the i R, which is pretty much catapulted Henry and rugs and to being the other starting wide receiver.
But before that injury happened, it was Henry was gonna play a little bit of slot.
We're definitely gonna work him in, but Brian Edwards is definitely our outside receivers starter? Definitely.
And if nothing else that Brian Edwards walks into the Tyrell Williams role of last year, well, we know he's gonna be utilizing the red zone.
We know he's a big body wide receiver.
We know he fits that.
We know he has a better skill set than what it was he was drafted at.
So we like Brian Edwards a lot, especially in a game with a great matchup.
And again, that could be a shootout.
So I like Brian Edwards quite a bit here.
And Henry rugs, even like him as a DFS play this week, is well, for obvious reasons.
Great matchup and a guy who is definitely gonna be explosive.
And we have a wide receiver.
He's not a guy that I think you have to start in your redraft leagues because we still don't know exactly what the volumes share is going to be.
But I think Brian Edwards, in a situation where I could expect 5 to 6 targets out of him minimum, and that's why enters the flex conversation your redraft leagues this week.
If maybe you have a guy who's banged up a little bit or if you guys really tough matchup and you rather go with somebody who's a bigger possible ceiling.
Not starting. Hunter Renfroe.
I do want to see how Hunter Renfroe Darren Waller co exist on the field together.
That's the question that I'm going to be looking for.
Because last year when Hunter Renfroe was on the field, it killed Darren Waller is value.
But as I said, going into the show with higher Williams now gone Darren Waller, uh, with Rhonda Renfroe, the only guys really from last year for Derek Carr Waller being around a little bit longer.
He's really the biggest veteran presence as far as the pass catchers go for Derek Carr.
So does that wind up being, what? The Trump card? Basically between the two.
So that's going to be interesting to see Darren Waller somebody.
You're definitely starting to tighten position.
Drafted was a tight and one we have is tight and six on the week on the Carolina side of the ball again.
Nothing of news or noteworthy.
No injuries we gotta talk about.
Thankfully, Teddy Bridgewater is one of our top streaming quarterbacks of the week again, going up against one of the worst defense is, and again that could very well be a shootout.
We have a Q B 11.
We have him as a guy with a high ceiling this week.
This is gonna be our first chance to see Matt Role and Joe Brady implement this new offense with this new quarterback and with all these great weapons.
Robby Anderson, D J.
Moore, Curtis Samuel, Ian Thomas, who is 100% full.
It was practicing and full yesterday, coming off to surgery and then Christian McCaffrey.
He's got all these weapons a great match against the Raiders defense.
A game that might go into shootout territory we have is one of the top streaming quarterbacks, so you can go to this week.
We love Teddy Bridgewater.
So he's a guy. You can start Chris McCaffrey.
We don't need to talk about him.
Now this show has been low on detained more heading into this season.
I've talked about it several times, I think, because one this offense is an offense is designed to spread the ball around.
They're not designed to target one wide receiver, head and shoulders above others.
Will he lead the way in targets? Yes, absolutely.
But will it be the ungodly volume that he saw last season? Which is what saved his fantasy value? No, I don't believe it will.
I believe there will be more of a share to Robby Anderson, the Kurdistan when Ian Thomas.
And of course, we all know Christian McCaffrey's going to get his as well in the passing game.
And because he's not a guy who scores more than five touchdowns a year, there's some ceiling toe what his fantasy value can be.
Having said all that, these are Wide Receiver 21 this week.
Definitely a must plays wide receiver to probably has one of the highest floors and will continue to be one of the guys who have one of the highest floors all throughout the year.
Especially talking about half point or four point PPR leagues.
And it is a great matchup here.
It wouldn't surprise me.
He has top 10 potential this particular week because of the matchup, but we're not D.
Moore is not gonna be wide receiver one for me at any point this season.
I will tell you the guys unless he just shut it down my throat proved me wrong, which could Which could be the case.
Anything is possible as it stands right now, I don't plan on him being a wide receiver, one for me and point this season.
He doesn't have enough touchdown potential, and I'm coming right now.
This offense is not gonna be designed around D.
J. Moore first and then everybody else.
It's going to be everybody else going to be spreading it out.
I like him a lot in D efs.
He's really cheap, and he's a guy in this situation, has big play capabilities, and I guarantee you.
And one of the big reasons why were his biggest Teddy Bridgewater this week as we are is I guarantee you he's going to prove that everyone this week right off the bat that he's a better deep ball throw than anybody wants to give him credit for.
Nobody wants to give him credit deep, although they all want to treat him as a game manager.
That's because of the situation and what he was asked to do the past couple of times we've actually seen him start on the field, especially with Saints.
That's not what he is as a starter.
Now he's an accurate guy.
He wants to attack more of the intermediate part of the field, but he can throw a good deep all.
Robby Anderson is going to give him that opportunity to do it this week.
I like Anderson for a big play this week, so he's definitely a sleeper play of mine.
I like I said, I love him in DFS.
Contrary and play and get cheap.
We haven't wires here, 41 with upside potential this week.
As far as our rankings go, you're not playing Curtis Samuel this week.
We still got to see what exactly his involvement is going to be compared to the other weapons on this offense.
He's a guy that I think very well might be the odd man out when it comes to this, and Ian Thomas is nothing more than a sleeper tight end for us as well.
I mean, yes, it's a great matchup.
We still have a tight end. Eight.
He's still a guy who has to impress me.
I I throw him in there because I know he's gonna be targeted, but he's still a guy who has to show me kind of like my Kosecki.
Are you an athlete or your football player to tighten position? And that's kind of what I need to see out of Ian Thomas.
And I'm not necessarily sold that.
He's not just more of an athlete in a football player, the Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
For the Colts, it's gonna all gonna be about what is the rotation between Marlon Mack and Jonathan Taylor and name Heinz? Remember, we had to throw him in? What is this offense exactly? Gonna look like a Philip Rivers is going to be what Philip Rivers offenses have looked like in the past.
Or is this going to be a different offense? Philip Rivers.
What is the wide receiver situation behind T Y Hilton on the Indianapolis Colts? According to the death chart, Mike Jr is only a wide receiver. Four.
Where is Paris Campbell at? In his development.
Well, how does healthy does Jack Doyle look, a lot of question marks on this team and not a lot of must place.
Now you're playing at the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What makes everything easier? So T Y Hilton, you know he's a guy comes into this season as a wide receiver.
Three for us, coming into this week around the top 36 territory, Why was You know, actually, I haven't much lower than that.
That's actually a little bit surprising.
I haven't had a wide receiver 46.
There's a lot of there's a lot of look.
There's a lot of water receivers like this week.
So he's another guy who I wouldn't be surprised.
It came in a wide receiver, 36 but he's the guy We had rank coming into this season as a wide receiver three.
And the question for him was going to be.
If Paris Campbell's truly going to play the slot, well, then what's your role? Are you going to get the opportunity toe? Also rotate in on a consistent basis and become filled? Rivers new.
Keenan Allen Are you gonna be designated the perimeter where I don't think Philip Rivers can throw the deep ball anymore? Not with any kind of accuracy, not with any kind of purpose.
So that's something to watch, too.
But off everybody, T y Hilton is the guy that I'm having my eye on getting some reports now that David Montgomery didn't actually do much yesterday.
So it just goes to our point of.
We don't think he's going to play outside of that.
I actually don't know.
You probably spend a high draft pick on Jonathan Taylor, but I wouldn't start.
I don't know if I would be comfortable starting him for sure this week and you know you go by my rankings.
I definitely don't have him starting this week because Marlon Mack is the starter.
Now we have one beat writer.
I don't know how much credit put into this today.
But one beat writer came out today saying that Jonathan Taylor was drafted to spell Marlon Mack in the mid game to keep them fresher for the fourth quarter, kind of suggesting that they drafted Jonathan Taylor to keep Marlon Mack fresher this season and just feature Marlon Mack this year.
I don't I'm not quite that far.
I know I've been one of the lowest people on Jonathan Taylor this year because I don't like the fact that I think this is truly a three way committee 19 Heinz getting the passing down work and then Marlon Mack splitting the carries with Jonathan Taylor and That's why I think he's just his ceiling is just really capped as far as what he's gonna be able to do unless he does take over at some point this season, which I don't think is a given like everybody else does.
But I'm not quite a point where I'm like Jonathan Taylor was only drafted to spell Marlon Mack here and there. I'm not.
I'm not on that side of things.
I thought I was low, but that was crazy.
I have Marlon Mack is running back 39 this week.
I have Jonathan Taylor.
We'll just say lower than that.
I can't find it here.
We have John Taylor lower than that, so neither one of them are must starts for us.
But I will say if you have them, I mean, you're not gonna get any better matchups than the Jacksonville Jaguars.
So if you want to play one of them in the Flex because they're going, they both do have ceiling potential.
Either Marlon Mack or Jonathan Taylor or both are going to have opportunities to break one in this game.
I haven't RB 38.
I actually have one spot ahead of a Marlon Mack this week.
Um, the reason for that I was actually just about to get into that.
Why? I think Jonathan Taylor does have a little bit, maybe more ceiling than Marlon Mack does, because if I have to pick between the two to break one, it would be Jonathan Taylor.
But I think they both could, But I have them both outside of that top 36 area where you're looking at them flex positions because I just I think they both have low floors because we don't know what the rotation between these three running backs they're going to be.
And if they don't break one, they're not getting a lot of volume.
It just could lead to issues.
Somebody's gonna get a touchdown in this game.
I'm gonna lean towards that touchdown being unless John Taylor breaks a big one.
I'm gonna lean towards that touchdown being Marlon Mack because he's going to be the quote unquote starter, and I think being that he is a veteran guy, I think he's gonna get first crack at the goal line, whether you think that's right or wrong, whether I think that's right or wrong, I think Taylor definitely has more talent, Marlon Mack, but that's going to be the reality of the situation.
And this is another situation where I'd rather just let it play it out like one and actually get my first taste of how it looks, even though it's a great matchup.
You might hate yourself for missing out on it because it is a great matchup, but I'd rather see how it plays out.
What is the ideal situation of how the Colts one? Because they're they're gonna be able to run the ball.
They should dominate this game.
So they're gonna be able to be in the game plan of utilizing Marlon Mack and John Taylor as much as they would want to in this game like they would have throughout the entire season.
So we're gonna get a good idea off.
What is the rotation between those three? What is the idea behind in that backfield? We're gonna have a good idea this week.
I'd rather let it play out, so I would like to see what, Helen, I don't know how many cults I'm really actually starting this week and even see why whole and I think there's other guys who have more of a ceiling this particular week to go with on the Jacksonville Jaguars side of the ball.
I'm starting D J H Arc, and I'm starting Chris Thompson as a possible flex.
Devono sic Bo went on the i R today he's gone.
So this is gonna be Robinson and Thompson's backfield majority.
Robinson probably get more of the carries, but this is a team is gonna be down by a couple scores, probably for the majority of this game.
And I just think Chris Thompson, as long as he's health, he's going to have more value than anybody in this back field for the rest of the season because he is going to be Jay Gruden's guy throwing the football, too.
And this is a team that I plan on being shot down a lot, and this is a team that might throw the ball over 600 times this year out of necessity.
Kinda like the Carolina Panthers did a season ago, that that could be what we're looking at.
So I like Thompson.
I like dark and I'm not playing Minshew, period.
It's kind of sum that up next up last game that we're gonna talk about and before we get to the mailbag segment.
So excited we went long today.
But you know what? It's the first.
It's the first episode back.
There's a lot of talk about, and I'm just excited.
Football's back, football's back, guys.
So to wrap it up for the early Sunday games, we got the Cleveland Browns.
We got the Baltimore Ravens, and obviously you have to play next job as number one.
Well, I guess I should have let.
The number one is that there's no injury news for either one of these teams.
So that's the good news there.
You have to play Nick Chubb.
We have him at RB 15.
I don't necessarily love the matchup.
The Baltimore Ravens.
Their defense is gonna be interesting now.
Them getting rid of Earl Thomas hurt some things when it comes to the passing game of how dominant I thought they could be as a whole because I thought with Earl Thomas and Marcus Peters now for a full season and the additions they made to that defensive line, I don't know they had a weakness.
Now I do think you can beat them deep a little bit.
But when it comes to the running game, I mean with Clay's Campbell there and and and just that e it's a beefy D line, beefy D line.
I don't know how well you're going to run the ball against, typically speaking, but the job's great systems Great.
You know, he's still in R B two.
He started writing about 15 just not a great matchup.
So don't I just wouldn't expect RB one production out of him this week, but it'll come Cream hunt our B 22.
Another guy that we have.
We actually have him as our.
We have him as an R B 2.
5 point PPR leagues.
I'm telling you right now, Kareem Hunt going to be the guy who catches the ball and and I believe we'll at least have a 40 split when it comes to the carries.
Believe is gonna be 60 40 or no, it's gonna be 65 35 split when it comes to carries, and then a 65 35 split in cream hunts favor.
When it comes to receptions, essentially being a two way back, and the fact that they just gave him a two year contract extension pretty much told me everything I need to know to confirm my notion that Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb we're gonna be sharing this backfield pretty much confirmed that for me.
So I haven't as an R B two as well.
Now, of course, he's a lower NRB, too.
He doesn't have the potential, the ceiling.
That's really the Nick Chubb does, and this is this still isn't a great matchup, but I think there's a chance that because they have such a beefy defensive line that the cream hunt as the pass catcher might have a better floor than Nick Chop in this particular game.
Especially talking about half point for one of ER leagues.
But there are guys that I'm playing as.
He is a wide receiver to for us this week at wide receiver 14.
Is Marcus Peters a good corner? Yes, but you could still beat Marcus Peters and he also does not follow wide receiver.
You plays on one side of the field, so they're gonna be able to move Beckham around they're gonna be able to move him with with Landry kind of in and out.
And like I talked about this before, even though it is going to be a run first team, even they don't throw the ball a ton.
They don't have a third receiver.
All of the targets for the wide receivers are all going to go toe O b J and Jarvis Landry.
Obviously not 100% of them, but 90%.
Yeah, that's where it's gonna go between those two guys.
So they're gonna get enough target share to just enough volume to make sure they have high floors.
If he's 100% healthy, we know that he could be a wide receiver, one any given week.
So he's a must play, high end wide receiver to for us this week.
Jarvis Landry is our wide receiver, 25 having just outside the wide receiver to territory have him as a high floor flex play.
He's always gonna be a high floor type of player in your half point for one PPR leagues anyway, So why you have on your team? He's consistent as they come.
Do I love the match up this week again? No, not really.
Their ceilings air capped as a result of that, but they still have high floors.
I'm still playing awesome, Hooper.
If you drafted also who you have to play off because you draft him as a tight end one.
We have him ranked tight and nine this particular week because we know Baker.
Mayfield loves his tight ends when it comes to the red zone.
So Hooper is going to be a guy who could get a touchdown any given week and that.
And if you do that as a tight end, you're going to be a guy who could be a top 10 tight end any given week as a result of that.
So you're playing Austin Hooper not playing.
Make your egg field.
I don't like I said, I've made many times already with the Browns.
Don't love the match up.
Not going to be a high volume passing team.
I don't have Baker.
Mayfield is a guy you can start coming into the season I had in the low twenties.
I have a Q B 28 this week's you're not playing Baker Mayfield.
We got to see what, exactly how he looks in this new offense.
We have to see that it's going to be the question mark we're gonna be asking ourselves.
So we'll be watching for on the Baltimore Ravens side of things.
Nothing to say there.
You're playing them marquees Brown playing him.
You're playing them.
The only question is, do you play J.
Dobbins, too? And my answer to that would be no.
He might have a decent week this week.
He might be a flex worthy player.
I'm not ruling that as a possibility.
We have this RB 33 so we do have him in that flex conversation.
I do think he's going to be involved.
I do think he's going to get Double two touchdowns this week, but again, it's another situation because we have such little data.
I would tend to think I have other safer options that I can go to and kind of let this week play out as my indicator of what I can kind of expect moving forward with marketing with j k dot But now I could tell you what it is that we do expect As of right now, we expect him to like I said, get maybe 8 to 10 carries and get at least 3 to 4, maybe 2 to 4 receptions.
Probably a better way to say it.
So we expected to get double digit touches At the end of the day.
We expect Mark Ingram to get at least 15 carries at the end of the day.
And with this team, I don't think Cleveland, the team that scares you as faras run game goes, especially when it comes to the way the Baltimore Ravens around the football.
That could be enough touches to give you, you know, Definitely Flex Top 36 Top 24 type of performance.
I would rather take the shot on the Dobbins than a DFS League this week.
Then in a redraft, though, because you should have other.
Like I said, you have other safer options that you kind of turn to.
He is on our flex territory, as Faras ranking goes, but I would rather if I can see how this week plays out before I go A.
Dobbins and just kind of give me a more solid ground foundation heading in the week to that wraps up the previews for the Thursday night and the early games.
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We have first up football head from Twitter asked me, Joe Burrow or Kirk Cousins this week.
Um, my first inclination would be to say neither and that if you could pick up a Teddy Bridgewater, we'd rather have you do that.
Or if you could pick up a Tyrod Taylor against Cincinnati Bengals.
We'd rather have you do that.
There were two guys air usually available in most your leagues, so my first answered you football heads would be the neither.
And look at Steve.
One of those two guys are available.
If you're in a league where they're not, we can focus on the question itself between Joe Burrow and Kirk Cousins, and this particular week, we have Joe Burrow ranked at Q B 23 and we've Kirk Cousins ranked at Q B 25.
Here's what I'll say.
Why would lean towards Borough? He has some of the Russian abilities that you look forward to give you that floor and because they're going against the Chargers, who expect to dominate that game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Even if Borough doesn't look good in the first half, there's a very good chance they're gonna be coming from behind in the second half.
He's going to get an added amount of volume.
He does have a healthy A J.
Green. He has a healthy John Ross.
He has Tyler Boyd.
They have Joe Mix and they have weapons there.
It's so it should be able to move the ball even though this is going to be a very good charters defense, especially while they're healthy this season.
But remember no Derwin James, so that deep ball does become a little bit more open.
So just the overall volume.
I definitely believe Joe Burrow is going to have more volume this weekend. Kirk Cousins.
And that's why we kind of give him the nod if you have to choose between you two.
But ultimately I would say Teddy Bridgewater or Tyrod Taylor if you could help it that way.
We have Sydney who emailed us.
Ask this Jack Doyle or Dallas got her now, obviously, sleeper streamer tight end, I would ask.
You have better options available? I would, you know.
Typically, I would preferably not go with either one of those guys if you can help it this week.
But if you don't, we have Jack to a tight end. 21.
We have Dallas got her a tight end. 24.
Remember, Trey Burton is out for at least the next three weeks.
We talked about them, how I'm not really super excited to start almost any other guys, even though it's a plus, match because the Jacksonville Jaguars, because there's so many times there's so many questions about how we expect that playing time to roll out or what we expect to see the offense. Three.
Only guy I feel OK about starting as my flexor.
My wide receiver three is T Y Hilton, but somebody still has to be the red zone target.
Michael Pittman really is in the wide receiver before they suggest on the depth chart.
Whether that's true or not, I don't know.
But if he is, I mean his playing time might be relegated to minimum at best.
Well, Jack Doyle might be a guy who is just targeted a bit. Maurin this game.
He's one of the few trustworthy targets in this one.
Philip Rivers like going to the tight end.
There's a lack of red zone targets.
There's a path for Jack Doyle Toe.
Have a solid game in this one in this matchup where Dell has got where, you know.
Yes, the Eagles are dealing with a lot of injuries, but you still have to compete with Zach Ertz.
You're going to compute Sean Jackson, at least for this game.
Ah, mile standards of Boston.
He's to touch down the pennant where Jack Doyle actually might be looking at 5 to 7 targets this week.
I think there's just more before there, and he does have.
I think, just as much of a likelihood as Dallas Godard does is scoring this particular week.
So I would I would lean towards Jack Doyle.
But I would ask, You know, Is there Ian Thomas available? Is there an Eric Ebron available? Is there a great Olson available? Like there's other tight ends? I think I would stream ahead of them if you had the opportunity to go that route.
Bryce from Facebook, asked us, Sammy Watkins or Will Fuller.
This should not.
I'm surprised by this question.
This shouldn't be a question.
All our hands down. I mean, we talked about this today.
This is the Thursday night games. That's why I chose this question.
That was a good when they kick us off.
Our finished off with that.
We don't know Sammy Watkins from Michael Harmon.
We don't have a lot of training camp data.
We don't actually know if Sammy Watkins is definitely that second water.
Stephen Tyreek Hill we assume he is.
He's listening to depth chart, as is.
And even when he has been, he has been the most overly productive guy.
He's been kind of disappointing since joining Kanzi.
Chiefs Wolf Fuller's in a situation where brain and cooks is either not playing tonight or he's going to be limited.
So Will Fuller will be the wide receiver, one in a situation where we could either see a shootout or Kansas City blowing the Houston Texans out and the Texans having to throw the ball a ton in the second half.
And as long as, well, Fuller's healthy.
You have to play him because he has wide receiver, one potential any given week that he's actually healthy for just a matter of when does he get injured? Because it's been his story of his career.
But for this week, I mean, well, Fuller's ranked is our wide receiver.
Nine. He's a wide receiver, one for us.
He's a top 10 guy, so I shouldn't be a question there, either.
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