Alright, alright, alright. I hear you, I know i screwed up when it came to that Broncos Giants game Sunday night, believe me I was equally if not more devastated by the outcome of the game than any of you. I know i told you to start C.J. Anderson who managed a miniscule 17 yards. I told you to bench Manning, although he really only had one TD and mediocre yardage so that call wasn’t all bad. But, that’s fantasy for you, sometimes you win em, sometimes you lose em, but you gotta get back on the horse each week. So here we go.
Start Em’ QB
Tyrod Taylor has been decent so far this season as he has been working with a lackluster supporting cast with the exception of LeSean McCoy. Losing Jordan Matthews and Charles Clay definitely hurt Taylor’s value. But, that being said Taylor has kept the Bills competitive as they find themselves 3-2 going into a favorable matchup with the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers who may find themselves again without Jameis Winston. The Bills defense gives Tyrod plenty of opportunities and hopefully he can continue to get involved in the run game. Taylor should prove to be a nice streaming option this week, or a decent pick up if you lost Aaron Rodgers last week.
Sit Em’ QB
Jameis Winston so far hasn’t quite lived up to the Hardknocks hype, but he has flashed moments of greatness. However, this week he finds himself day to day with an injury in his throwing shoulder. Just when the gang was all getting back together with the return of the Doug Martin, Jameis goes and gets hurt continuing the curse of Ryan Fitzpatrick. While that sounds bad it has been reported that there is no structural damage and he should be good to go soon. However, even if he does suit up Sunday he will face the Bills defense that has been excellent so far this season. I actually hope Dirk Koetter does bench him, as any more stress on that shoulder could be a set back, either way I would make plans to have someone else in your starting lineup.
Start Em’ RB
Adrian Peterson was traded to the Cardinals and just like that he is back on the map. Cruising for 134 yards and 2 TDs, Peterson made some noise in his debut for the Cards. The run blocking was finally there giving Adrian opportunities to run. This week Peterson gets an even more inviting matchup as the Los Angeles Rams have allowed the most points to opposing running backs. If Peterson gets the start and the blocking is half as good as it was last week, look for Peterson to have a second big outing this weekend.
Sit Em’ RB
DeMarco Murray has been pretty solid this season, but the looming threat of Derrick Henry is always overhead. Murray definitely gets the start when he is fully healthy, but a running back by committee has emerged and it is impossible to tell who will emerge from it. The two seem to split touches evenly, and it differs each game who seems to get the goal line carries. Not only is Murray splitting carries, but he faces the Browns run D which is one of the only saving graces of this football team. You probably drafted him early so in deeper leagues you may not have other guys to slot in, but I would consider Murray a flex play with RB2 upside if he can secure a TD. However, temper expectations for Murray as his workload is unclear and the matchup is not particularly inviting.
Start Em’ WR
Dez Bryant has been all over the place this season, but has still proven to be Dak Prescott’s best target. With his massive frame and big play ability, Bryant has been shadowed by top corners thus far this season resulting in just modest performance. However, he finally gets a very inviting matchup against the San Francisco 49ers who have been struggling mightily this season and are allowing the 11th most points to opposing receivers. Look For Dak to be looking Bryant’s way a lot in this one. I expect him to eclipse the 100 yard mark and he should hopefully secure a TD delivering WR1 results this week.
Sit Em’ WR
A.J. Green after a slow start has come back to action displaying his big play ability and rapport with Andy Dalton. He has secured TDs in his last three games and is hitting midseason stride. That being said he faces the Steelers this week who just gave Kansas City their first loss due to their defensive efforts and I think that same defense shows up again. Further, A.J. Green’s history facing the Steelers isn’t great and Joe Haden should he shadowing him the majority of the game. Again in deeper leagues you may not have the opportunity to sit Green, but I wouldn’t be expecting a double digit outing in standard leagues in his matchup this week.
Quags’ Tight End Picks
Start ‘Em TE
Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans is 100%, without a doubt my guy this week at the tight end slot. Mariota’s coming back for his second week returning from injury and if you’re going to get back into the swing of things offensively, picking apart the Cleveland Browns is the perfect opponent to get that done against. With the 17th ranked pass defense, it is a team built around a dumpster fire and behind his strong offensive line, Mariota should have plenty of time to sit back in the pocket and drop dimes to Walker in the red zone.
Sit ‘Em TE
Hunter Henry who has been falling short big time to start the season. His past two performances have been uplifting for fantasy owners putting up weeks of 9 points and 10. BUT he’s got a pretty tall task rushing him this week in the form of a divisional opponent, the Denver Broncos. Sure the Broncos have been a bit underwhelming since the Peyton Manning era had came to a close, but their defense has barely lost a step. They currently sit as the top dog in regards to yards allowed per game, and 6th in passing yards. It’s simple. No matter who you have in your fantasy lineup, if they’re up against especially at Mile High, sit their asses. It’s not worth it.
Written By: Rizzo (@nicholasrizzo1)