Week 8 Preview

WAS (1-6) @ MIN (5-2) – Thursday Night Football – Not an overly exciting start to week 8 of the NFL season. The Redskins are currently giving up 250.6 passing yards per game and 134.4 rush yards per game. The numbers may be a little bit skewed due to the low scoring and low yardage game played last week against the 49ers. Minnesota should be without star WR Adam Thielen, but that shouldn’t mean much they’ll look to put the ball in Dalvin Cook’s hands and chalk up another W for themselves. In the absence of Thielen, I like Diggs’ chances of getting a TD as Washington is giving up an average of 2 TDs per game. Minnesota is giving up 258.7 passing yards per game and an average of 2 TDs per game, so there is some opportunity for Terry McLaurin to find the endzone as well. Also if you want to take a walk down narrative street: Kirk Cousins revenge game against the Redskins AND Case Keenum revenge game against the Vikings AND Adrian Peterson revenge game against the Vikings. For Minnesota we are starting: D. Cook and S. Diggs with confidence, Cousins is a low end streamer and you can stream the D/ST as well. For Washington you can start: T. McLaurin and I’d just leave it there.

DEN (2-5) @ IND (4-2) – A struggling Broncos team heads to Indianapolis to take on a Colts team that is on fire as of late. It seems to me that this Colts team is winning with good old fashioned coaching, Frank Reich has been excellent in putting his team in situations to win ball games against tough teams. Currently, the Broncos are giving up 205.4 passing yards per game and 107.3 rushing yards per game, so their defense has been pretty successful lately. The Colts are a balanced squad with a slight tendency towards running the ball, which is really the strength of this Broncos defense as they have only given up more than 100 rush yards twice this season. The Colts do have an oustanding offensive line so I like Marlon Mack’s chances of getting close to the 100 yard mark, but not his chances of finding the endzone as the Broncos haven’t given up a rushing score in the last 4 weeks. On the other hand the Colts are currently giving up 268.2 passing yards per game and 111 rushing yards per game. I have a bad feeling about Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay not getting enough to have fantasy value, I do feel pretty good about Courtland Sutton’s chances of having a good day with his new role as THE GUY in the Denver passing game (Emmanuel Sanders was traded to the 49ers this week). I’m clearly picking the Indianapolis Colts here, but for fantasy purposes we can start: M. Mack, T. Hilton, and C. Sutton.

TB (2-4) @ TEN (3-4) – This should be an evenly matched game, both teams are struggling on the season. Had the Titans not benched Mariota, this would have been a game between the 2015 first and second overall picks, who both have been struggling and have questionable futures with their teams. But that isn’t the reality we live in and Ryan Tannehill will be leading the Titans against Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers. Tampa is currently giving up a league high 320.7 passing yards per game and only 68 rush yards per game. So, I don’t like Derrick Henry in this game (even though the Titans prefer to run the ball), but surprisingly I think A.J. Brown and Corey Davis both have a chance to put up good numbers. Tennessee is giving up 251 passing yards per game and 2.4 passing touchdowns, while also surrendering 95.1 rush yards per game. I don’t have a good feeling about the production of Ronald Jones or Peyton Barber since they share the workload and havent been very effective rushing the ball. But you should still start C. Godwin and M. Evans. I’d leave both Winston and Tannehill out of my starting lineup. I don’t have a good feeling about either defense so leave those on your bench too, if your desperate maybe the Titans as J. Winston is turnover prone. I like Tennessee to win this game. Oh and Adam Humphries revenge game.

ARI (3-3-1) @ NO (6-1) – Arizona has been doing better lately, they’ve actually won 3 in a row, but they’ve faced the Giants, Falcons and Bengals so not playoff contenders by any stretch of the imagination. New Orleans has won every game since Drew Brees went out with his injury, and I like them to win this game too. Kamara and Brees are both questionable for this game, I doubt they will be needed to win this one anyway. If the Saints organization is smart they should let those two sit out another one. Arizona has been giving up 285.6 passing yards per game and 129.1 rush yards per game. So this gives the Saints RB plenty of work to do, whether Kamara is back or not, if he isn’t then start Latavius Murray as an RB1, Michael Thomas is still a WR1, and Teddy Bridgewater is a streaming option in this one. The Saints are giving up 256.9 passing yards per game and 90.7 rush yards per game. So if you picked up Chase Edmonds on waivers this week I’d leave him on your bench, if David Johnson plays I’d still start him though. There is room for a Cardinals WR to have success here but I’m not sure who it will be, I’d vote for Christian Kirk if he’s available for the game, Kyler Murray isn’t a streaming option in my opinion in this one.

CIN (0-7) @ LAR (4-3) –
Unlucky Bengals coach Zac Taylor gets a homecoming as he returns to face the Rams in L.A. this week. The winless Bengals are hurting for a win this year, and the Rams have had a couple bad losses so far, but they got themselves back on track last week with a win against Atlanta, they should win here easily too. The Bengals are giving up 249.4 passing yards per game and 189 rushing yards per game and have given up over 200 yards on the ground in 4 of their 7 losses so far. This means I like Todd Gurley this week, I also have a feeling that if the Rams get up big that they’ll let the number 2 RB get some work too (which is likely) so if Malcolm Brown is active I’d have him as a high end flex option with upside if he isn’t then insert Darrell Henderson with the same expectations. I don’t expect the Rams to need to throw the ball much this week. On the flip side the Rams are giving up: 251 passing yards per game and 95.9 rushing yards per game, so I don’t feel very good about Joe Mixon finding himself here and since the Rams added Jalen Ramsey I don’t feel very good about the Bengals passing attack either.

NYJ (1-5) @ JAX (3-4) – This should be an interesting matchup between Sam Darnold and Gardner Minshew, hopefully Sam isn’t “seeing any ghosts” in this game. With Jalen Ramsey now in L.A. this passing defense should be a little worse for the wear. The Jaguars are currently giving up 263 passing yards per game and 117.1 rush yards per game. So I like Le’Veon Bell in this contest; I don’t feel great about Sam Darnold, so leave him out of your lineups. If Chris Herndon is active this could be a good chance to play him if your desperate, but I’d give it another week and see how he does. The Jets are currently giving up 269 passing yards per game and 92.2 rushing yards per game and 1.7 rushing touchdowns per game. This means that Leonard Fournette should have a pretty good game as well, definitely put him in your lineups. The Jets are giving up 7 yards per pass attempt, so I’d give Minshew the nod if your in need of a streamer, either D.J. Chark or Dede Westbrook will have a good day and probably a touchdown so I’d feel pretty confident playing either of them. I’m taking Jacksonville in this one to get themselves to .500.

NYG (2-5) @ DET (2-3-1) –
A lackluster matchup in Detroit this week, prior to placing Kerryon Johnson on IR, I would’ve said they were the best two win team in the NFC. With the loss of Kerryon, I’m going to pick the Giants to find a way to win again. Detroit is currently giving up 299.2 passing yards per game and 139.2 rushing yards per game. So there should be a lot of opportunity here for the Giants playmakers, Saquan Barkley should be a locked and loaded RB1, I feel good about Evan Engram too (since it doesn’t take much to be a TE1), also either Shepard or Tate should have a good game but I don’t think both will. The Giants are giving up 275.1 passing yards per game and 131.4 rushing yards per game. This means one of the Lions RBs will have a good day, I’m suggesting that its Ty Johnson here, they should want to evaluate his abilities. Marvin Jones had 4 touchdowns last week, but I don’t think he’ll do that again, start him and Golladay. If your in the streaming market Stafford and Daniel Jones are both options you can look at.

PHI (3-4) @ BUF (5-1) –
The Eagles take a short trip up to Buffalo to take on a solid Bills team. The Eagles have lost their last 2 games, while Buffalo has won their last two. On paper these two teams should be fairly evenly matched, I’m going to take an upset pick here of the Eagles. The Bills are currently giving up 214.8 passing yards per game and 91.5 rush yards per game. This doesn’t give much opportunity to the Eagles playmakers, they are going to have to find a way to make the big plays when they have the chance. Buffalo actually under performed their expectations against an awful Miami team so we’ll see how they do this week. The Eagles are giving up 287.9 passing yards per game and 89.4 rush yards per game. What all this means is, I wouldn’t play any running backs in this game (J. Howard, M. Sanders, F. Gore, D. Singletary). But there should be some opportunity for the Bills pass catchers, if they can improve upon their season average of only 241.8 passing yards per game. I like Josh Allen, Cole Beasley and John Brown here to keep this close. I don’t feel very good about Wentz or Jeffery. But both D/STs could be good as both teams are turnover prone.

SEA (5-2) @ ATL (1-6) –
It looks like at least Atlanta has started to see the writing on the wall, they are not making the playoffs this year, I hope that wasn’t a secret for anyone. With the Mohamed Sanu trade this week another Falcons playmaker has left the nest. Seattle lost to a tough Ravens team last week, but they should rebound here. The Falcons are giving up 278.1 passing yards per game and 113.7 rushing yards per game. I like Chris Carson’s chances here of finding the endzone giving him a high floor. Realistically the Seahawks’ should be able to win this game anyway they want to. Russell Wilson should have a good game, but if they get up early he likely won’t need to do much, obviously you should still start Tyler Lockett. On the flip side, the Seahawks are giving up 258.6 passing yards per game and 108 rushing yards per game. If Devonta Freeman is active, which he should be since he was ejected last week, then I like his opportunity here. If Matt Ryan plays this is a good spot for him too, but since he’s battling this injury I have concerns about this whole Falcons offense. You’re obviously still starting Julio no matter what.

LAC (2-5) @ CHI (3-3) –
Okay, homer pick here, surprise surprise going with the Chicago Bears here, I don’t think I’ve picked against them since I started writing this blog. But they are in need of a rebound after dropping two straight games. This is a Chargers team who found a way to defy the odds and be awful this season. The Chargers are giving up 229 passing yards per game and 117.1 rushing yards per game. So the Bears will have to win either by running the ball, which they haven’t been so successful with this season but their defense will probably score and their offense will do just enough to secure the win. The Bears are giving up 261.7 passing yards per game and 94.3 rushing yards per game. Melvin Gordon has struggled since returning and Austin Ekeler has still found success, I like his opportunity to continue that trend and think that Gordon will continue to struggle. Phillip Rivers has been sub par so far this season, so keep him out of your lineups. I do like either Mike Williams or Keenan Allen to score, but I’m not sure which one it will be.

CAR (4-2) @ SF (6-0) –
The Panthers return from bye to take on the undefeated 49ers. Fantasy owners are definitely happy to have Christian McCaffrey return. I’m picking San Francisco to keep their undefeated streak going, but Carolina will keep it close and it wouldn’t surprise me if they found a way to win. Carolina is giving up 250.2 passing yards per game and 119 rushing yards per game. So Tevin Coleman and Matt Brieda should both have opportunities to be successful, Coleman was the goal line back in the last game so he may find opportunity here again. Kyle Shanahan has said he expects Emmanuel Sanders to be available for them this week, so I expect him to make his new toy have a successful first outing. The 49ers are currently giving up 159 passing yards per game and 90 rush yards per game. So it may be a tough game for the Panthers. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Christian McCaffrey puts the team on his back and moves the ball, he’s an RB1. But I’d shy away from the other Panthers players.

CLE (2-4) @ NE (7-0) –
The struggling Browns take on the undefeated Patriots. Not going to pick against New England here. But I do want to just say how unfair it is that the league gives the Patriots a schedule that is literally cake. They have all but ensured that they have a high seed in the playoffs, they didn’t need any help to make that happen in the first place. Okay, now that I’m off my soapbox, the Browns are giving up 240.2 passing yards per game and 154 rushing yards per game. So, I like Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead (if he plays) to have good performances and be start-able assets. You’re going to play Tom Brady no matter what, but its highly possible that he has a performance similar to Monday Night. You’re playing Julian Edelman, especially in a PPR format. The Patriots are giving up 172.3 passing yards per game and 74.7 rushing yards per game. So this means like every other week this season, you’ll be starting the fantasy MVP, the New England D/ST. Leave Baker out of your lineup; if you have OBJ, you’re likely playing him, but if your gutsy enough to make the call put him on your bench as Belichick has a way of taking away the top option for the opposition. You’re still starting Nick Chubb no matter what.

OAK (3-3) @ HOU (4-3) – Houston
lost a tough game last week, this could be the salve that cures that for them. Oakland won’t be a pushover opponent for them though, so they’ll actually have to fight for this win. Oakland is currently giving up 301.7 passing yards per game and 86.7 rushing yards per game. Good thing Houston isn’t winning any games on the backs of Carlos Hyde or Duke Johnson. But I’d expect Deshaun Watson to have a huge performance again, DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills should have nice games that make their fantasy owners happy. By the way if Stills is out there on your waiver wire, he shouldn’t be! On the flip side, the Texans are giving up 294.6 passing yards per game and 84.3 rushing yards per game. The rush defense is actually pretty good, and they haven’t given up any rushing touchdowns since week 5, so I’d be cautious starting Josh Jacobs. If you want hot takes here’s one YOU CAN STREAM DEREK CARR. You’re starting his weapons: Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller. I’ll be watching this game to see how they incorporate Zay Jones, oh and keep an eye on if Tyrell Williams is active.

GB (6-1) @ KC (5-2) – Sunday Night Football –
Listen to this headline: Mahomes vs Rodgers!! That had a ring to it didn’t it, that would’ve been a game to see. But it looks like Mahomes will miss this week unfortunately. So we’ll see Matt Moore vs Aaron Rodgers, woohoo. Anyway, have to side with the Packers here they are on fire. Right now the Chiefs are giving up 250 passing yards per game and 148.9 rushing yards per game. They stepped up their defense when Mahomes left last week, but Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams should have a field day here and both have a chance to score. I’m having a feeling that Rodgers could have another good game, but don’t expect a 6 TD performance. Fingers crossed Davante Adams is healthy enough to give it a go. I could go into the Packers defensive numbers, but you’re starting your Chiefs weapons no matter what, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Leave the ancillary receivers on your bench. You can still start LeSean McCoy, I’d be worried about Damien Williams.

MIA (0-6) @ PIT (2-4)
– A team in full on tank mode takes on a struggling Steelers team. Pittsburgh should win here, if for some reason the Dolphins find themselves in a position to win I would expect that they put in Josh Rosen to get them back on the losing track. Okay, sorry Dolphins fans, I shouldn’t bash your team. The Steelers should win here, easily. They’re coming off a bye and Mason Rudolph should be back under center. James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster should both find success. Benny Snell is a quality handcuff if Conner doesn’t play. I’d leave all the other pass catchers out of my lineup though.

ON BYE:
DAL: D.Prescott, E. Elliott, A. Cooper, M. Gallup, J. Witten
BAL: L. Jackson, M. Ingram, M. Brown, M. Andrews

Week 7 Picks and Preview

KC (4-2) @ DEN (2-4) – Thursday Night Football – A less than exciting matchup for Thursday Night Football. But Kansas City is coming off of its second consecutive loss, it seems that teams have figured out the recipe for defeating the Chiefs. Denver is coming off of consecutive surprising wins. Denver has been pretty effective against opposing Quarterbacks only giving up 207.5 yard per game and less than a touchdown per game to opposing signal callers. Defensively in the past 2 weeks the Broncos haven’t given up a touchdown yet, the lone touchdown scored by the Chargers was on a punt return, so they have been very effective in that regard. This game could end up being closer on the field than what it currently looks on paper, given that it is a divisional matchup and primetime game. I’m going to side with Reid and the Chiefs to get themselves back on track. For fantasy purposes on the Chiefs we are starting: Mahomes, McCoy, Hill, Kelce, and you can take your shot with any of the secondary Chiefs WRs (Pringle, Robinson and Hardman) they will all be dependent on the long touchdown reception for fantasy value, I would avoid Damien and Darrel Williams. For the Broncos we are starting: Freeman, Lindsay, Sutton, and Sanders as a flex, in 2 QB leagues Flacco could be an ‘ok’ start but in 1 QB leagues he should be on waivers.

LAR (3-3) @ ATL (1-5) – This is a game between two teams that have been surprisingly disappointing. The Rams have lost their last 3 games and the Falcons are just a struggling team in general. The defending NFC Champion Rams have come out the last 3 weeks and been punched in the mouth by the Bucs, Seahawks and 49ers and could possibly be out Todd Gurley again. The Falcons have just been poor on defense, but their offense has still be successful, currently averaging 408.7 yards per game. Defensively the Falcons are currently giving up 276 yards per game to opposing passing offenses and 117.7 rushing yards per game to the opponent. The Rams are currently averaging 287.3 passing yards per game and 98.3 rushing yards per game on offense which are fairly pedestrian numbers given how successful their offense was last year. Defensively they are giving up 255.5 passing yards per game and 105.5 rush yards per game which is lackluster given their sheer talent on defense. Some important news surrounding the Rams, CB A. Talib was placed on IR and CB M. Peters was traded away, they did acquire CB J. Ramsey from Jacksonville via trade, at this time it is not known if Ramsey will start or not. Additionally star RB Todd Gurley is still questionable for the game so keep an eye on his availability. Even with the questions surrounding so man players for the Rams I still have to pick them to win this game. For fantasy purposes on the Rams we are starting: Gurley (if available), Brown (if available), Henderson (if neither Gurley or Brown are available), Woods (WR2), Cooks (WR2), Kupp (WR1), Everett at TE if you are desperate and as a streaming option this week Goff could get himself back on track. For the Falcons we are starting: Ryan (QB1), Freeman (RB2), J. Jones (WR1), C. Ridley (WR3/Flex), and Hooper (TE1).

MIA (0-5) @ BUF (4-1) – The Bills return from their week 6 Bye to a favorable matchup against a struggling Dolphins team. Realistically it will be difficult to see the Dolphins finding a way to win this game. Defensively the Bills are giving up 201.4 passing yards per game and 88 rush yards per game, which are pretty good numbers. The Dolphins offensively are averaging 200.4 passing yards and 58.2 rush yards per game, which are both less than what the Bills give up. Defensively the Dolphins give up 274.4 passing yards per game and 169.6 rush yards per game, which are awful numbers. The Bills offense has had an extra week to prepare for this game and will likely have rookie RB Devin Singletary returning to the lineup. In this game you are definitely picking the Bills with high confidence. For the Bills we are starting: J. Allen (QB1), D. Singletary (RB2 if active), F. Gore (RB2), C. Beasley (WR2 in PPR only), J. Brown (WR2) and the Bills D/ST; if you are struggling at TE Dawson Knox could be a streaming option. For the Dolphins you should not be starting anybody at all, keep any Dolphins on your bench or waiver wire.

JAX (2-4) @ CIN (0-6) – Another game between struggling franchises. Minshew Mania travels to Cincinnati to take on the Red Rifle and the Bengals. It is important to note that the Bengals will likely still be without star WR A.J. Green for another week. This should be a pretty good game, I’m going to lean with the Jaguars in this game but I’ll take a look at the numbers anyway. Defensively the Jaguars, who just lost their top CB (even though he hadn’t played for the past couple of weeks) are giving up 260.8 passing yards per game and 131.2 rush yards per game which is much different from the dominant Jags defense that we know. Offensively the Jags are putting up 252.8 passing yards per game and 127.5 rush yards per game, which given they are starting a rookie 6th round pick (Minshew) this is actually a pretty impressive average. The Bengals on the other hand are defensively giving up 248.5 passing yards per game and 184.5 rush yards per game, which is awful they are getting gashed on the ground right now. Offensively the Bengals who were fairly successful early in the year are currently only producing 274.5 pass yards per game and 56.5 rush yards per game. For fantasy purposes on the Jaguars we are starting: Minshew as a streamer, Fournette, Westbrook and Chark and the defense is a possibility but keep your expectations low. For the Bengals we are starting: Mixon (RB3), Boyd (WR2) and Eifert in the most desperate of streaming needs.

MIN (4-2) @ DET (2-2-1) – Another divisional matchup this Sunday. This should be a good game here with both teams still vying for a chance to win the division. The Lions have lost their last two games by a combined 5 points total and have played every game close so far this season. The Vikings have been pretty dominant in their wins and have been really close in their losses. This game has upset potential written all over it, but I’m going to side with the Vikings to win, lets take a look at the numbers to see why. Defensively the Lions are giving up: 291.6 passing yards per game and 133.8 rush yards per game. The Vikings offensively have been throwing the ball more over the past 2 weeks but are currently averaging: 229 passing yards per game and 159 rush yards per game. Defensively the Vikings are giving up: 241.2 passing yards per game and 91.5 rush yards per game, which is a pretty solid defense. The Lions are currently averaging: 277.4 passing yards per game and 107.6 rush yards per game. For the Vikings we are starting: Cook (RB1), Thielen (WR2) and Diggs (WR2), I don’t love Cousins this week but if he has another big day we could be looking at him as a weekly streamer. For the Lions: K. Johnson (RB2), Golladay (WR2) and M. Jones (WR3), Hockenson could be a starting option if you don’t have anyone better, I would avoid Stafford if possible.

OAK (3-2) @ GB (5-1) – The Raiders are returning from their bye week to play a really strong Packers team. I’m going to pick the Packers to win here but lets look at why. The Raiders are currently giving up: 276.2 passing yards per game and 92 rush yards per game. While the Packers are averaging: 265 pass yards per game and 105.8 rush yards per game. The Packers reliance on the rushing attack has been much to the dismay of Aaron Rodgers fantasy owners as it has dramatically reduced his value. FUN FACT: Rodgers’ 16 game pace is 21 touchdowns. Which should improve this year as that would be lower than he has thrown in any season in which he has played a full 16 games. The Raiders rush defense has been much improved this year over the past couple of years and I think the Packers will find that they aren’t as successful in that aspect of the game. I would look for Rodgers to start connecting with his young WRs and move the ball through the air even if he himself doesn’t throw many touchdowns. The Packers are vulnerable to opposing rushing offenses currently giving up: 124.5 rush yards per game so we should see the Raiders run the ball efficiently. For fantasy purposes, keep an eye on D. Adams to see if he plays it currently does not look like he will be active. For Fantasy purposes on the Packers we are starting: Rodgers (low-end QB1), A. Jones (RB2), J. Williams (RB3/flex), J. Graham (TE1), keep an eye on the availability of the WRs as someone there will have value. For the Raiders: J. Jacobs (RB1), D. Waller (TE1) avoid Carr, T. Williams and a sleeper pick would be Zay Jones their newly acquired WR.

HOU (4-2) @ IND (3-2) – An AFC South game that should end up being a really good watch. Houston and Indianapolis both defeated the Chiefs in the past 2 weeks with strong rushing attacks. I’m going to leave with Houston winning this game, so lets take a look at why. Houston is currently averaging: 274 passing yards per game and 139.8 rush yards per game. Indianapolis is currently averaging: 212.4 passing yards per game and 142 rush yards per game. Defensively the Texans are averaging: 289.3 passing yards per game and 88 rush yards per game. The Colts are averaging: 260.2 passing yards per game and 113.2 rush yards per game. Analyzing the numbers you’ll see the Colts are attacking games smartly and with a heavy emphasis on the rushing attack. Houston has been able to win games using both the ground and passing attacks. Defensively the Texans are very strong against the run, and that is where Indy wants to focus their talent since they have such a great offensive line (which is not something that Colts fans have been able to say for a very long time). Against opposing receivers the Texans are average so there may be some opportunity there but I don’t think the Colts have what it takes to exploit that. This should be a close game but I’m looking for the Texans to win it here. For fantasy purposes on the Texans we are starting: D. Watson (QB1), Hyde (RB2/flex), D. Hopkins (WR1), W. Fuller (WR2/3). For the Colts we are starting: M. Mack (RB2), Hilton (WR2), and if you need a streamer Brissett is an option, but there are likely better choices on the waiver wire.

ARI (2-3-1) @ NYG (2-4) – A matchup between two teams that took QBs in the first round this year. We will get to see Kyler Murray vs Daniel Jones, so this should be a pretty exciting matchup. We know that Arizona has been impressive offensively this year that isn’t a surprise, but how the Giants played last week against the Patriots defensively was very impressive. I’m going to pick the Cardinals in this one. Lets take a look at this matchup in more depth, the Cardinals are currently averaging: 277.3 passing yards per game and 122.7 rush yards per game. Defensively they are giving up: 296 passing yards per game and 132.8 rush yards per game. The Giants on the other hand are offensively putting up: 246.2 passing yards per game and 105.3 rush yards per game. Defensively the Giants are giving up: 303.7 passing yards per game and 127.3 rush yards per game. So realistically both of these offenses should have an opportunity to be successful and big news Saquan Barkley should be back in the lineup. This is actually a game I could see being full of fantasy goodness! On the Cardinals you are starting: K. Murray (QB1), David Johnson (RB1), C. Kirk (WR2), L. Fitzgerald (WR2). For the Giants you are starting: S. Barkley (RB1), G. Tate (WR3), E. Engram (TE1), D. Jones if you are feeling risky could be a good streaming option.

SF (5-0) @ WAS (1-5) – This game isn’t going to be to difficult to pick the 49ers are my pick to win here. Washington finally found its first win of the season last week against an even worse Miami team. The 49ers are actually still undefeated, their defense is playing lights out and they are running the ball effectively. I could delve into the numbers, but there isn’t a need to do that here. On the Redskins you can still start T. McLaurin and in a PPR league you can still start C. Thompson. On the 49ers you can start: Garroppolo as a low end QB1, D. Pettis as a risky flex, G. Kittle (TE1), T. Coleman and M. Breida as well as the 49ers D/ST.

LAC (2-4) @ TEN (2-4) – A game between two teams at the bottom of their division trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. Some important news the Titans will be starting their backup QB Ryan Tannehill, but I don’t view that as much of an improvement over Mariota. I’m going to lean with the Titans in this game, lets take a look at the numbers to see why. The Titans are currently offensively putting up: 220.5 passing yards per game and 102.8 rush yards per game. Defensively the Titans are only allowing: 238 passing yards per game and 104.5 rush yards per game. The Chargers on the other hand are putting up: 298.7 passing yards per game and 80.2 rush yards per game. Defensively the Chargers are allowing: 213.3 passing yards per game and 120.5 rush yards per game. Both of these teams are better than their schedules indicate. I’m leaning with the Titans because the change of starting QB could be the spark that the team needs to get it going, they tend to rely on Derrick Henry rushing the ball to get downfield and this Chargers defense has not been effective against the run. The Chargers have been leaning on the passing game even with the return of Melvin Gordon and the Titans have been pretty effective against the passing game. For fantasy purposes on the Chargers we are starting: M. Gordon and A. Ekeler, H. Henry and K. Allen. I would leave Rivers and Mike Williams on your bench this week. For the Titans we are starting: Derrick Henry and thats it, I don’t trust any of the WRs on this team until we have at least a week of data with the new QB to analyze.

NO (5-1) @ CHI (3-2) – We should have a pretty good game here between the Saints and the Bears. There is big injury news for both teams, the Saints star RB Alvin Kamara is dealing with an injury right now and he is questionable for Sunday, the Saints have signed 2 RBs so far this week so keep an eye on this. Chicago has placed offensive lineman Kyle Long and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on IR. Chicago starting QB Mitch Trubisky is likely to play coming off of a non throwing shoulder injury. I’m having a tough time picking this game, I think this could be the place where Teddy Bridgewater gets his first loss of the season, so I’m picking Chicago. Lets look at the numbers. The Saints are offensively putting up: 254.7 passing yards per game and 104.3 rush yards per game. Defensively the Saints are allowing: 257.8 passing yards per game and 102.8 rush yards per game. The Bears on the other hand are putting up: 202.8 passing yards per game and 80.6 rush yards per game. Defensively the Bears are allowing: 257.8 passing yards and 83 rush yards per game. The Bears have been leaning on their strong defense to win games, you have to believe that they want their rushing offense to be stronger though. This is a Bears team that is struggling on offense and as a fan I’m questioning if Trubisky is actually the answer for them. The Saints have been impressive since Drew Brees left with his injury and haven’t lost since he went out. With Kamara struggling with an injury this could be the place where their luck runs out especially in the open air at Soldier Field. For fantasy purposes we are starting: M. Thomas, J. Cook, David Montgomery (as a flex if your desperate) and T. Cohen (in a PPR), A. Kamara if he starts, if not play L. Murray.

BAL (4-2) @ SEA (5-1) – One of the games I’m most excited to watch here. I’m going to pick the Seahawks but lets take a deep look into why. Both teams have very similar styles of play hoping to rely on running the ball to milk the clock and win games and have mobile QBs. The Seahawks are averaging: 284 passing yards per game and 130.5 rush yards per game. Defensively the Seahawks are allowing: 277.8 passing yards per game and 92.8 rush yards per game. The Ravens on the other side of the ball are averaging: 260.3 passing yards per game and 205 rushing yards per game. Defensively the Ravens have recently acquired M. Peters from the Rams, but are currently allowing: 282.2 passing yards per game and 80.7 rushing yards per game. Both teams have been successful in limiting opposing teams rushing attacks and have been vulnerable to pass catchers. So if this game is going to come down to which team has the best quarterback I have to side with Russell Wilson, he is mobile and has pinpoint accuracy, compared to Jackson who still has some inconsistencies when throwing the ball.

PHI (3-3) @ DAL (3-3) – A Sunday Night Football Game that I am excited to watch. The Eagles travel to Dallas and the winner takes the lead in the division. Dallas has lost their last 3 games and Philly has won 2 out of their last 3. I’m going to pick Philadelphia here lets take a look at why. The Cowboys are currently averaging: 314 passing yards per game and 138.8 rushing yards per game. Defensively the Cowboys are allowing: 257 passing yards per game and 93.8 rush yards per game. On the other side of the ball the Eagles are averaging: 247 passing yards per game and 111.2 rush yards per game. Defensively the Eagles are allowing: 296 passing yards per game and 72.8 rush yards per game. The Eagles have been limiting opposing rushing attacks and funneling everything to the passing game, which is surprising given they are very vulnerable there. The Cowboys may be down top WR A. Cooper, at this point it does look like he is trending towards sitting. With that news, I look for the Eagles to get their pass catchers involved and even see Miles Sanders get some action in the passing game to find a way to win. For fantasy purposes we are starting: Prescott, Elliott, Witten, Gallup, Cooper (if available), Wentz, Sanders, Ertz, Jeffery and D. Jackson if he plays.

NE (6-0) @ NYJ (1-4)Monday Night Football – We can’t overthink this game too much. The Jets surprised the Cowboys last week, but I don’t expect them to do that to the number 1 fantasy defense of the Patriots. Brady struggled against the Giants last Thursday, but again I think we don’t need to read too much into that. It should be noted if your intending to start Le’Veon Bell, the Patriots 73.7 rush yards to opponents and it is likely Belichick will want to limit Bell’s production. If you’re able I’d sit all Jets in this game, your are starting the NE D/ST, J. Edelman, J. Gordon (if he plays), S. Michel, R. Burkhead (if he plays) and T. Brady. I’m shy away from James White in this contest, I don’t foresee that they will be throwing enough to get him involved enough for fantasy value.

BYE WEEKS
Carolina – C. McCaffrey, K. Allen, G. Olsen, D.J. Moore, C. Samuel
Tampa Bay – J. Winston, R. Jones, P. Barber, O.J. Howard, C. Brate, M. Evans, C. Godwin
Pittsburgh – J. Smith-Schuster, V. McDonald, J. Conner, B. Snell,
Cleveland – B. Mayfield, N. Chubb, O. Beckham Jr., J. Landry, R. Seals-Jones

Why Aaron Rodgers is still a great QB

Rodgers took over the starting role from a “retiring” Brett Favre for the 2008 season. Since then Rodgers has been spectacular as an NFL Quarterback and has even been speculated as one of the best of all time. So far in his time as the starter Rodgers has won 2 MVP awards (2011 and 2014), a Super Bowl (2010) and 7 Pro Bowls (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018) just to name a few things. As far as his resume is concerned not many more have a better list of accomplishments than Rodgers.

Over the past few years Rodgers has faced some adversity and some have questioned if he is really as talented as previously thought. In 2017 Rodgers missed a majority of the season due to a broken right collarbone, this was his second collarbone injury the first being in 2013. Then during the following (2018) season, Rodgers suffered a knee injury that plagued him all season even though he did play in all 16 games. It was later revealed that Rodgers had suffered from a tibial plateau fracture and a sprained MCL in his left knee. Over the previous 2 seasons Rodgers has played in 23 games, passed for 6,117 yards, and thrown 41 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. This would make his per game average: 265.9 yards, 1.7 touchdowns and .3 interceptions per game over that period. (For comparison Tom Brady’s per game average over the same two seasons has been: 279.1 yards, 1.9 touchdowns and .5 interceptions.) Rodgers career per game averages since 2008 are: 269.4 yards, 2.1 touchdowns and .4 interceptions.

Therefore, what we are seeing is that compared to his career where he has been called one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game Rodgers has only slightly downgraded in yards and touchdowns per game and has improved slightly in interceptions per game. So it does seem that questions as to whether or not Rodgers is still as good as he was believed to be are unfounded given his statistics by comparison. Only time will tell how the rest of Rodgers career will unfold, but it is safe to say Rodgers will continue to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation until his retirement. It is probably worth noting that Rodgers is currently on pace for 4182 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

Week 6 Picks

NYG (2-3) @ NE (5-0) – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – Last week Danny Dimes and the Giants came back to Earth in their loss to the Vikings and the Patriots took care of business as usual against an inferior opponent (Washington). NE Coach Bill Belichick is 17-5 against rookie QBs and are 11-0 at home, with their last loss to a rookie QB coming in 2013 to Geno Smith according to a northjersey article. In a game that will likely see the Giants missing most of their stars including Engram, Barkley, Shepard, and backup RB Gallman; I do not think that the Giants will have what it takes to change the current narrative. Look for this game to improve the Patriots stat line to 12-0 at home

CAR (3-2) @ TB (2-3) – LONDON GAME – Carolina is currently 3-0 with Kyle Allen as the QB, which is pretty impressive given that they’ve played the Texans, Jaguars and Cardinals. Tampa’s current win streak has been alternating wins and losses so they should be due for a win this week on that trend. Over the last 3 weeks Carolina has been carried to their wins on the back of Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers are averaging 183 rushing yards per game right now which should be in for a tough day given that Tampa is currently averaging 70 yards per game to opposing rushing offenses. It does look like Tampa has been especially susceptible to opposing passing attacks, so far this year they have given up over 339 yards per game. So if Kyle Allen is able he may be able to take advantage of that with his current set of weapons (McCaffrey, Moore, Samuel and Olsen). Carolina is currently giving up 134 yards per game to opposing rushing attacks, so this could be a good day to start Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber. Crazy things tend to happen in the London games and this is a divisional match up, but I can’t pick against this streaking Carolina team.

PHI (3-2) @ MIN (3-2) – This should be a very good and competitive game, both teams are coming off of strong wins against sub par teams. Minnesota has been leaning on Dalvin Cook and the ground game this year so far averaging 166 rush yards per game and 208 passing yards per game, much to the chagrin of the Minnesota receiver duo of Diggs and Thielen. This will present some issues against this Eagles defense since they are giving up an average of 63 rush yards per game and 288 passing yards per game. To flip the script, the Eagles are going with a balanced attack with 111 rush yards per game and 235 passing yards per game on average which will be facing a strong Minnesota defense that is giving up 228 passing yards per game and 88 rushing yards. All things considered, this matchup does not look good for Dalvin Cook fantasy owners, but if you have him there is no way you are putting him on your bench. The team here with the best tools to win this game is the Vikings because if they can’t run the ball they do have the weapons to win in the passing game with Cousins, Diggs and Thielen.

WAS (0-5) @ MIA (0-4) – Is there a less exciting game on the schedule this year than the Redskins at the Dolphins? Two teams “tanking for Tua”. Here’s the difference between these two teams, Miami has a plan and it is heavily steeped in the 2020 NFL draft. Washington on the other hand just fired their head coach Jay Gruden and are hesitant to put their first round QB (Haskins) in the line up. I think that says a lot about where this franchise is right now. Neither team is especially strong offensively or defensively but at least Washington has some of the pieces in play to compete and win games. As far as fantasy goes, we can only look at starting McLaurin and the Redskins defense, we should be avoiding all Dolphins players at this point.

HOU (3-2) @ KC (4-1) – WOW, I have to say as a native Hoosier nobody who isn’t a Colts fan would have expected them to beat the Chiefs this past week. But if there is one thing that game taught us its the recipe to beat the Chiefs, who right now are just awful on defense giving up 251 passing yards per game and 155 rushing yards per game. Last week we witnessed Deshaun Watson completely explode with a stat line of 426 yards and 5 TDs and for just the second time in his career he wasn’t sacked. Now it will be worth following Mahomes to see how this potential injury progresses, but it is highly likely it is minor and he will be fine to start this game. You have to expect that Andy Reid and Mahomes are at work right now getting ready for this game as a bounce back statement, keep an eye on this one but the Chiefs should win a good game.

NO (4-1) @ JAX (2-3) – Another battle of backup QBs as Minshew Mania takes on Teddy Two Gloves. Gardner Minshew has been absolutely electric as the starting QB for Jacksonville, who has relied on his services much more than their vaunted defense, which is having some difficulties right now. Teddy Bridgewater has been much more of a game manager in the stead of Drew Brees, but he has been getting wins for the team. This game is in Jacksonville and New Orleans is heavily favored. If Jalen Ramsey doesn’t play this game could end up being very difficult for the Jags. But I have to assume the Saints keep rolling like they have but this could end up an upset for the Saints especially if Gardner Minshew wants his legend to continue growing. For fantasy purposes you are definitely starting: Kamara, Thomas, Chark and Fournette. If your looking for a streaming QB Minshew may be your guy as he is widely available. If your desperate Dede Westbrook and Ted Ginn are flex options that have an opportunity to score.

SEA (4-1) @ CLE (2-3) – PHEW! That Monday night game was AWFUL for the Browns. They look like a team that is still trying to get themselves together, even though they sold the farm to make the team this year a competitor. The Browns are currently trending in a alternating win-loss pattern and they are coming off of a loss, just saying. The Seahawks are continuing exactly how they were last year, a good not great team that runs the ball but has an excellent QB in Russell Wilson that can bail them out if they fall behind. The Seahawks did manage to defeat a good Rams team last week and their offensive line performance has been much better this year than in years past. Baker has looked awful, and has turned over the ball a lot this season. This could be the game we see Odell Beckham finally do what we expected him to do but don’t expect Baker to be fantasy viable. On the other side of the ball the Browns are giving up an average of 150 yards per game to opposing rush attacks, this could be a big game for Carson and Penny. This seems like it could end up being a trap game but the numbers bear out that we need to lean with the Seahawks.

CIN (0-5) @ BAL (3-2) – Cincinnati, another team that seems to be aiming for a more competitive 2020 season. Baltimore a team that opened up the season looking like contenders. Baltimore barely won last week against Pittsburgh and it took OT to secure that “dub”. Baltimore is a run first team, averaging 192 rushing yards per game and they have a JUICY matchup against a porous Cincinnati defense who is giving up 167 rushing yards per game to opponents. For fantasy purposes, your definitely starting Ingram, L. Jackson, Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews if he plays. For the Bengals, I would fade Boyd as his matchup with Marlon Humphrey is not very good (see the OBJ performance 2 weeks ago); Dalton is off the table as a streaming option this week, and if you have Mixon you likely need to start him, he could find the end zone so expect flex numbers at best. Baltimore should win this game handily and increase their lead on the division.

SF (4-0) @ LAR (3-2) – I do not know anybody who could’ve seen this coming: the undefeated and division leading 49ers are taking on a Rams team with 2 consecutive losses. This 49ers team has been really impressive so far and they have been absolutely incredible with their rushing attack averaging 200 yards per game. San Francisco’s defense has been pretty impressive as well. A lot of talk has been made about how Aaron Donald hasn’t had the numbers lately, I think this will be the game that he changes that. This game actually seems like it will be very competitive and fun to watch. The Rams are a slight favorite, but their resistance to to put a heavy workload on Gurley and Goff’s inconsistency could make this a tough game. I’m going to lean with an upset pick of San Francisco, we will find out if this 49ers team is for real.

ATL (1-4) @ ARI (1-3-1) – We finally witnessed Kyler Murray’s first win as an NFL QB, now they will take on a Falcon’s team that has lost 3 straight games, including a blowout last week to Houston. Lets dig into the numbers on this one. Both teams have been a pushover defensively. Atlanta is averaging 331 passing yards per game but only 67 rushing yards per game. The disparity is likely due to the fact that the Falcons have been chasing points most of the time, but as we know if you can’t control the line of scrimmage it is extremely hard to win games. Defensively Atlanta has been a sieve, giving up 263 passing yards per game and 120 rushing yards per game. You have to think that after his past few seasons in Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn might be sitting on the hot seat. On to the Cardinals, currently they are averaging 264 passing yards per game and 126 rushing yards per game. Which is a far cry from the air raid passing system that was so hyped up in the offseason. It does look like we have seen the Cardinals figure out that they need to run the ball a little bit more since they have David “freakin'” Johnson. Defensively, the Cardinals are sub par, treading water and trying to find their way, currently they are giving up 284 passing yards per game and 138 rushing yards per game. This game actually shapes up to be REALLY good for our involved fantasy players. Your starting Julio, Ridley, Freeman, Johnson, Kirk and Fitzgerald. It is worth noting that David Johnson and Devonta Freeman have been not someone you can count on so far but this matchup looks so good on paper that they should both be able to thrive and get their footing, this is the last week you should be able to buy low on both of them. Matt Ryan should be started but will likely turn the ball over at least once, this could be a chance for Kyler Murray to have a big game. Austin Hooper should be started wherever possible! I’m going to take the Falcons here because Ryan is a savvy veteran and Quinn is an experienced head coach in desperate need of a win, but this is definitely my shootout pick of the week!

DAL (3-2) @ NYJ (0-4) – A winless Jets team playing host to a Dallas team that has lost its last 2 games. This does feel like an opportunity for the Cowboys to get right. This will be Sam Darnold’s first game back since the mono diagnosis. We know that Dallas wants to put the ball in Zeke’s hands and let him run the clock out as much as possible because they are averaging 140 rush yards per game. The problem there is the Jets rush defense has actually be pretty effective only giving up 87 yards per game. But we know when push comes to shove the Cowboys are capable of throwing the ball and nobody in the New York secondary scares me from a coverage stand point. Currently the Cowboys are coming up with 321 passing yards per game on average and the Jets are giving up 272 passing yards per game. Its clear this is likely a strong game for Dallas. For fantasy purposes you are most definitely playing Zeke, Amari, Dak and Le’Veon. In bigger leagues Gallup and Robby Anderson are in play as well as flex options. Also of note: if Chris Herndon is activated from his suspension this week he is in play as a tight end streaming option.

TEN (2-3) @ DEN (1-4)

– A struggling Titans team coming off of a loss travels to Denver to face a team that is coming off its first win of the season. Tennessee is a team looking to fit together their puzzle pieces, they have a good RB and a couple reliable receivers (for NFL purposes, not fantasy), followed up by a strong defense. What seems to be Tennessee’s problem is inconsistent QB play and questions about if he is their franchise guy or not. This is a more competitive Broncos team than their record reflects. Flacco has actually been a sufficient QB for them, he isn’t putting up Mahomes-like numbers or even Andy Dalton-like numbers for that matter. But Flacco has been sustaining both Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders all while their tandem of RBs works the ground. On paper both these teams are pretty similar and this should end up being a pretty good game. Denver’s defense has had some significant struggles though and for that reason I’m going to take the Titans here for a chance to get their season back on the right track.

PIT (1-4) @ LAC (2-3) – This is a game between two teams who are both have seasons uncharacteristic of their recent memory. Pittsburgh fell behind early when they lost Roethilsberger for the season. And now will be going into battle with their 3rd string QB Devlin Hodges at the helm. I will admit from the limited action we saw of Hodges he did push the ball downfield but you have to think that with a full week of practice we will see a lot of check downs and short throws. On the other had we have a Chargers team that stumbled out of the gates, every game they’ve lost has been by 1 score. I’m going to side with the Chargers here for a chance to get their team back on track and keep their playoff hopes alive. For fantasy purposes we are Definitely starting Allen, Rivers, Ekeler, Gordon and Hunter Henry if he plays. Mike Williams is a flex option for deeper leagues and the Chargers defense is in play if needed. For the Steelers, Conner is a solid RB2 and JuJu is a WR3 with WR2 upside, I just don’t believe that they will use him much.

DET (2-1-1) @ GB (4-1) – MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – This should be a pretty competitive division game on Monday Night. A Detroit win would give them the lead in the division. Green Bay is coming off of a statement win in Dallas, which saw Aaron Jones have 4 TDs. Green Bay this year has committed to running the ball more and relying on Rodgers less (isn’t that what we saw from LeFleur from his time in Tennessee?). Surprisingly, Detroit has been fairly ineffective on the defensive side of the ball, I think this may be from a lack of playmakers. Currently, they are giving up 293 passing yards per game and 124 rushing yards per game. The Packers offense is bringing to the table a per game passing average of 261 yards and rushing average of 93 yards. The improved Packers defense is giving up 258 passing yards per game and 138 rush yards per game, compared to the Lions offense which is compiling 280 passing yards per game and 120 rushing yards per game. Both teams will likely try to rely on running the ball. I’m not a believer in this Lions team just yet, so I think the Packers win this game. For fantasy purposes we are definitely starting: Aaron Jones, Kerryon Johnson, Davonta Adams (if he plays), Jimmy Graham (surprisingly), Aaron Rodgers and Golladay. In a pinch you might be able to play Marvin Jones or TJ Hockenson.

TEAMS ON BYE THIS WEEK
CHI (3-2) – D. Montgomery, A. Robinson, CHI D/ST, T. Cohen
IND (3-2) – J. Brissett, M. Mack, T. Hilton, E. Ebron, J. Doyle, N. Hines
OAK (3-2) – D. Carr, T. Williams, D. Waller, J. Jacobs, J. Richard
BUF (4-1) – J. Allen, F. Gore, D. Singletary, BUF D/ST, J. Brown

Week 5 Preview

NE (4-0) @ WAS (0-4) – We aren’t going to over think this game either, New England is a tough team. If Washington is going to be starting their rookie QB Dwayne Haskins this is going to be a massacre. We know that Belichick in his career doesn’t allow rookie QBs to do much against his defenses.

BUF (3-1) @ TEN (2-2) – Tennessee is favored in this game. But these Bills have been playing exceptionally well. They held what seemed to be an unstoppable Patriots team in check last week. If the Bills are down Josh Allen that would make this game a little more difficult but either way this game would have been decided by the defenses. I’m looking for the Bills to find a way to pull this out and increase their hold on the division.

BAL (2-2) @ PIT (1-3) – The Steelers finally got their first win on Monday night and they get to take the Ravens on in Heinz field. This Steelers team didn’t move the ball downfield in their last game, instead utilizing the wildcat and their RBs as the main pass catchers. Pittsburgh is vulnerable to opposing rushing attacks and the Ravens definitely have a rushing offense that can do damage. Look for the Ravens to run all over this weak Pittsburgh defense and the Steelers won’t be able to answer. Maybe for the JuJu owners out there this will force the Steelers to push the ball downfield.

ARI (0-4) @ CIN (0-4) – In a matchup of winless teams someone has to come out victorious. The Bengals failed in their last such opportunity against a winless team on Monday night. Both first year coaches are getting desperate for their first win. On a short week going across the country, I don’t think the Bengals will be able to stifle this potent Cardinals offense. Lets pick the Cardinals in an upset to win.

ATL (1-3) @ HOU (2-2) – Houston is heavily favored in this game. Atlanta has turned the ball over a lot this year, but Houston’s defense hasn’t played that well. This game has shootout potential written all over it. I’m going to lean with Houston though, because Matt Ryan’s offensive line has been porous to say the least which will give the Houston pass rush a chance to feast.

TB (2-2) @ NO (3-1) – Teddy Bridgewater has played really well in his first 2 starts for the Saints. So far he has defeated the Seahawks and the Cowboys, who are both good teams. This week he will face a team that isn’t quite as good with Tampa. We all saw or at least heard about how Tampa defeated the Rams last week. New Orleans can’t hang with a team that can put that many points on the board, considering that Teddy hasn’t thrown more than 200 yards in any contest. Kamara, Thomas and Bridgewater should all have good days but they won’t be able to hang up enough points to outscore Tampa in my upset pick of the week.

MIN (2-2) @ NYG (2-2) – We can’t over think this game. Sure Danny Dimes has been exciting to watch in his first two starts. But those were against sub par teams. He is actually going to be facing a legitimate team here. The Giants are allowing over 100+ rushing yards per game and the Vikings want to run the ball. Really with the talent the Vikings have they should be able to do whatever they want with the Giants defense. But we have a good idea what they will do, look for Dalvin Cook to have a big day and maybe even to see some Alexander Mattison.

CHI (3-1) @ OAK (2-2) – As I have said before, Chicago is my favorite team and it might be a homer pick but I’m still going to pick them. However, I do have good rationale, Trubisky will likely miss this game, but in my opinion Chase Daniel looked better in the game anyway. Daniel may have a chance to expose a poor Oakland defense in this game. Oakland’s offense has performed surprisingly well this season, but let’s be real they can’t compete against some of the better defenses in the NFL.

NYJ (0-3) @ PHI (2-2) – Sam Darnold at this point hasn’t been cleared yet but he could take his starting mantle back in this game. The Eagles have been vulnerable to opposing passing offenses, but the Jets aren’t potent enough to remain competitive with the Eagles. Look for Philly to take this one pretty easily.

JAX (2-2) @ CAR (2-2) – Carolina is favored in this game. This game features two backup QBs who have performed well. Minshew Mania has taken over Jacksonville as he has rallied them to a 2-2 record. Kyle Allen has gone undefeated in since he took over for an injured Cam Newton and brought the Panthers to 2-2 as well. This game is in Charlotte and even though it will be low scoring it should actually be a pretty fun game to watch. I’m going with the home team here both teams will want to run the ball so look for good days for Fournette and McCaffrey.

DEN (0-4) @ LAC (2-2) – Denver has lost its last 4 contests and the Chargers are coming off of a victory against the Dolphins. We have seen this Chargers team lose to both the Lions and the Texans. If there is a team that knows how to find a way to lose games they should win it is the Chargers. I think this game will be closer than we would like to think it will be and Denver will have their fair share of shots to win this game. But I think the Chargers will find a way to eke out a win here.

GB (3-1) @ DAL (3-1) – Both teams are coming off of a home loss in games I would say both were expected to win. Both teams entering this contest are 3-1. But if we look back on how Green Bay was defeated last week we would see it was the running game and with Dallas using Ezekiel Elliott to pound the rock, I’d say they have a very impressive ground game. I think the Cowboys win this game handily.

IND (2-2) @ KC (4-0) – The Colts are coming off of a loss to Oakland, but they were without star LB Darius Leonard and starting WR T.Y. Hilton. This is going to be another W in the win column for the Chiefs and I don’t think it will be particularly close.

CLE (2-2) @ SF (3-0) – Our Monday Night Football game should actually be pretty interesting. Cleveland who just won a game against a very impressive Baltimore squad and an undefeated San Francisco team that is coming off a bye week. San Francisco is actually favored in this game. But I think it will be a shoot out. San Francisco’s defense has been pretty good this season but they haven’t faced anyone like what the Browns have, I’m going to lean with a passionate Baker Mayfield in an upset victory here.

Week 5 Thursday Night Preview

Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks

As we get ready to kickoff week 5 of the NFL season, lets talk about the upcoming Thursday Night Football game. The Rams are coming off of an upset loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which saw Jared Goff throw the ball 68 times. The Seahawks are coming off of a win in Arizona which saw Chris Carson heavily utilized. Tonight’s game should have fantasy implications for a lot of people so let’s delve into the specifics of this game.

QUARTERBACKS

Jared Goff-last week Goff threw the ball 68 times and they lost the game. This week he will face a defense that is allowing 255 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks and giving up over a TD per game. Goff is currently averaging 7.2 yards per pass attempt and the Seahawks are giving up 7 yards per pass attempt. This shapes up to be an average game for Goff, he should perform similarly to how he typically does, making him a low end QB1 or a high end QB2. If you have better options I would leave him on your bench.

Russell Wilson-Wilson is coming into this game facing a Los Angeles Rams defense that is ranked 10th in total yards allowed per game and 15th in passing yards allowed per game. This Rams defense has been fairly inconsistent lately given the star power they have on that side of the ball, while they are still in the upper half of the league against opposing signal callers, I don’t think that the defense will be responsible for keeping Russell Wilson’s numbers down. The Seahawk’s offense leans more on running the ball than throwing, look for Wilson to be productive and efficient in the passing game, but not to put up top end numbers. Due to Wilson’s ability to run the ball and the fact that he is averaging 22 rush yards per game, you can start Wilson as a low end QB1.

RUNNINGBACKS

Todd Gurley-Gurley will be going against a Seahawks defense that is allowing 79 yards per game to opposing RBs on the ground. However, Gurley is still seeing a dip in his production on the ground due to his lack of carries. Last week he only received 5 carries, which is absolutely disgusting, but this could have been due to the negative game script in which the Rams faced in their loss to Tampa. Prior to that Gurley was averaging about 15 carries per game and about 2 targets per game. All things considered it doesn’t seem like the Rams want Gurley to shoulder the entire rushing workload that we came to expect after his 2018 season. I would look at Gurley as a solid RB2, with the potential to find the endzone in tonight’s game.

Malcolm Brown-The main person digging into Gurley’s workhorse role in this offense is Brown. He’s been getting a little bit of 25% of the snaps in this offense and has been averaging over 6 carries per game and about 1 target per game. However, outside of week 1 in which he found the endzone twice, he has been largely ineffective averaging only 19 yards per game and having only taken in 1 of his 3 targets and converting it to 10 yards. I do not expect Brown to change that tonight, expect him to be fairly ineffective again, look for him to be a low end flex play at best due to his potential to find the endzone at any time due to this offense.

Chris Carson-The workhorse of this Seahawks offense has been Carson. Currently averaging 16 carries per game and 65 yards per game, he has only found the endzone once this season. Last week was Carson’s first game this season without a fumble, so he is trending in the right direction on that front, however his main competition in the backfield (Penny) has been out the last 2 games and Carson hasn’t seen any major uptick in his production or his workload. So with Penny returning this week we will see how that impacts his totals. Currently the Rams defense is giving up 91 yards per game and over a TD per game to opposing RBs. So this game does give Carson a chance to find the endzone and get some work as it does seem the Seahawks would want to bleed the clock as much as possible. I’m looking for Carson to continue his streak, look for him to have a pretty good day and likely find the endzone at least once, he is going to be a safe RB2 tonight, play him with confidence.

Rashad Penny-Per Seattle Coach Pete Carroll, Penny will be returning today for his first contest since week 2. Assuming he is completely recovered from his hamstring injury we will project him to take his full allotment of snaps. In his first two contests, Penny played in 26% and 33% of snaps respectively. So far on the season, Penny has rushed the ball 16 times and picked up 80 yards and a TD. So if he continues this pace we can expect him to be fairly irrelevant for fantasy purposes. Given that Carson redeemed himself with his performance last week and that this is Penny’s first week back, lets expect Penny to play a little and get back in the groove of playing the game, keep him on your bench this week and lets see what he does in his first game back.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Cooper Kupp-Since their week 1 tilt in which they gave up over 400 yards passing to the Bengals, the Seahawks defense has been much more effective only giving up an average of about 200 yards per game. Over the last 3 weeks Kupp has had over 100 yards receiving in each contest and has averaged about 8 receptions each game. Kupp has performed so far this season as the Rams WR1, I expect him to outperform the rest of the Rams pass catchers in this game, but its not likely that he sees another 100+ yard game. I expect Kupp to end up a strong WR2 in standard and half PPR, but in PPR he’s likely to finish as a WR1 this week.

Brandin Cooks-Cooks has performed well over the first quarter of the season. He is currently averaging 74 yards per game and has been getting about 8 targets per game. It looks like the Rams are utilizing Cooks’ downfield speed to target him as the field stretcher, right now he is averaging 17.5 yards per catch which is the most among Rams pass catchers. Because of his ability to break a big play like this with less targets, it still keeps him in the low end WR2 category.

Robert Woods-For fantasy purposes, Woods has been underwhelming in the first 3 weeks of the season, last week found Woods getting his highest point total on the season, hopefully redeeming himself for fantasy purposes. Woods’ 15 targets last week was tied for the team lead (with Kupp). It does appear this Rams offense targets Woods as the WR2 in this offense, but it looks like the ball just has not quite bounced his way yet, as he also has zero TDs. Woods should play as a solid WR2 in this tilt.

Tyler Lockett-Currently leading the team with 32 targets, he is operating as the teams WR1. He will be going against a defense that is allowing 255 receiving yards per game. Lockett’s number vary dramatically based on if the Seahawks are trying to catch up in a game or not, this contest should be pretty competitive so I expect Lockett to perform fairly close to his average, of about 6 receptions per game and about 82 yards per game. Lockett has received a TD in every other game, by those numbers he should catch a TD tonight, but that doesn’t seem very likely. We will view Lockett tonight as a high end WR3.

D.K. Metcalf-The rookie is currently the number 2 target on the season for this team. Metcalf is only averaging about 55 receiving yards per game and about 2 receptions per game. His catch percentage so far this season is only 43% so he could do much better there, he is averaging 17.9 yards before catch right now and catching less than half his passes. He is a big play threat but he needs to work on his consistency before he can be relied upon as a weekly fantasy option, if your desperate you could consider him a low end flex play, but you would likely be better served to leave Metcalf on your bench while he builds rapport with his QB.

David Moore-Moore found himself back in the lineup in week 3 after an offseason injury held him out of the first 2 contests. It does seem that he is working towards getting a larger allotment of snaps considering in week 3 he had 24% and in week 4 he had 40%, so look for him to play more this week. In each of his first 2 games he has only received 2 targets, this could be a game where he receives more than 50% of snaps for the first time this year and gets more than just 2 targets. If you have Moore on your team then I would leave him on your bench and see what this week provides for him, Moore is a player I believe in on this team, even though it does look like Metcalf has taken the spot that was originally intended to be his. If Moore performs well tonight and has a role to play he could be someone you look at as a stash player moving forward.

TIGHT ENDS

Tyler Higbee-The Rams has a system that provides 3 fantasy viable wide receivers, this doesn’t typically leave a lot for their TEs to work with. In the 3 games he’s played this season, Higbee has received about 5 targets per game and received about 27 yards per game. Higbee will likely be pretty irrelevant in tonight’s contest, this is a player that is best served on your leagues waiver wire.

Gerald Everett-Everett has averaged just 3.75 targets per game and just 21.75 yards per game. As previously noted, these Rams TEs are not fantasy viable options. Everett belongs on your league’s waiver wire right next to Higbee.

Will Dissly-Dissly could be in line for more work this week. In his first game without former teammate Nick Vannett on the squad, he received 7 receptions on 8 targets for 57 yards and TD. If this pace continues he could be a TE1 on the season. All told his season long numbers do not look as good right now, but he has major potential to find the endzone tonight. This is a player you likely picked up on waivers, but I recommend that you start him with confidence as a low to mid level TE1.

Fantasy Notes

In my experience, I dislike playing my players that are in the Thursday night game, especially if I have multiple starters in that position. For whatever reason it makes me panic over the next few days until Sunday that they didn’t score enough, I just feel like it puts me behind the 8 ball. But in tonight’s game the players your starting are likely going to perform well enough not to give you that worry. In my case, tonight I’ll be starting Woods and Carson.

Thursday Night Game Review

Can I just say WOW. A much better game for Thursday Night Football than last weeks contest. Green Bay ended up losing the game 34-27 at Lambeau Field. Who would’ve thought that on a night when Aaron Rodgers threw for over 400 yards and 2 TDs that the team would’ve lost. Lets take a deep dive into what happened.

In the first quarter Green Bay’s defense held the Eagles scoreless, while the offense put up 10 points and Aaron Jones found the endzone. Early in the first quarter we did have a scare when RB Jamaal Williams went down with a head/neck injury and was carted off. This opened up the possibility for Aaron Jones to get all the teams carries. Good news is that Williams has told press that he is “ok”. In other big news from the quarter Davante Adams had a huge first quarter.

To start the second quarter the Miles Sanders returned the kickoff 67 yards on an electric return to set up the Eagles with good field position, which was capped off with a 6 yard TD from Wentz to Jeffery. Then the Packers answered with another field from in close, unable to punch it in to the endzone. Which the Eagles answered with another touchdown drive of their own with Wentz connecting with TE Dallas Goedert for a 3 yard touchdown strike. On the following possession, Aaron Rodgers fumbled on a Barnett strip sack, setting the Eagles up with a short field. Wentz and the Eagles were able to turn that short field into a 1 yard touch down run from Jordan Howard. The Packers take over the ball and Rodgers leads them down the field in 50 seconds to score before the end of the half.

To start the 3rd quarter the Eagles forced a punt from the Packers and scored on a 20 yard wheel route from Wentz to Howard. Later in the 3rd, Rodgers connects with Jimmy Graham on a 14 yard touchdown pass. Which the Eagles answered with a 2 yard touchdown run for his third touchdown of the day.

There were no scores in the fourth quarter, highlights from this quarter include having 6 attempts inside the Eagles 10 yard line and 4 attempts from the 1 but they failed to convert for a touchdown that would have secured the lead. There is a lot of criticism surrounding the Packers in this drive due to the fact that on all 6 of those attempts they didn’t run the ball a single time. The Packers defense held up and forced a punt, which Aaron Rodgers took down the field to the Eagles 3 yard line before throwing an interception on a pass intended for Marques Valdez-Scantling. The Eagles held the ball for the rest of the quarter and won the game. In big news from this quarter, Davante Adams left midway through the quarter with what looked like a toe/foot injury after a big time catch. There was also another big injury to Avonte Maddox when he collided with teammate Andrew Sendejo, we are still waiting for an update on this injury.

Week 4 Game Picks and Previews

PHI (1-2) @ GB (3-0)
My pick is GB in this game. Green Bay’s Defense has been outstanding so far this year. But from the numbers, they can be exploited with the ground game. However, Philly doesn’t seem to be too keen to win game by running the ball instead trusting Wentz to my plays with his arm. Combine this with the fact that Philadelphia is very vulnerable in the passing game and I don’t think that Philly has what it takes to stop Green Bay’s winning streak. Can you say Lambeau Leap anyone?

TEN (1-2) @ ATL (1-2)
My pick is ATL. They are slightly favored by the experts. Atlanta has lost some pieces on defense, but Tennessee’s offense has been horrific over the first 3 games. I don’t think that Tennessee has what it takes to exploit any of the weaknesses that Atlanta may have on defense. Obviously, Atlanta has one of the most potent offenses in the league with playmakers all over the place. I’m trusting the Dirty Birds here.

NE (3-0) @ BUF (3-0)
My pick is NE. Obviously it is difficult to go against the reigning Super Bowl champs. Buffalo has played well the first 3 weeks, but someone here has to lose and I do not think that a lot of teams in the NFL right now have what it takes to slay the dragon guarding its pile of gold in New England.

CLE (1-2) @ BAL (2-1)
My pick is BAL. Baltimore was on fire before losing last week to KC. Even in that game there were still explosive offensively. Baltimore is favored in this one heavily by the experts. Its clear that the hype in Cleveland was a bit premature this offseason. Baker is exhibiting the signs of a sophomore slump and this isn’t going to be the get right game that he needs.

KC (3-0) @ DET (2-0-1)
My pick is KC. Obviously, Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes are offensive juggernauts. Detroit has won its last 2 games, but neither have been statement wins, it just seems like they got lucky. You can’t go against the Chiefs in this one. If anyone can scheme defensively its Matt Patricia, but he doesn’t have the personnel to compete here.

OAK (1-2) @ IND (2-1)
My pick here is OAK. Indianapolis is a heavy favorite in this contest. But we saw Oakland take down a really good defense week 1 against Denver and then its not very surprising that they took an L against KC and MIN. So, sure they don’t have what it takes to compete with the big boys of the NFL, but this mid tier of teams they are right in the mix with. I think this could be the upset of the week, especially with Indianapolis likely missing stud LB Darius Leonard.

LAC (1-2) @ MIA (0-3)
My pick here is LAC. This Miami team is a dumpster fire, they look horrible. They have played some good teams to start the season, but the Chargers are not going to be the salve that soothes the Dolphins issues as a team. I expect the Chargers to get up early and then use their capable running backs to grind out the clock. BOLT UP!

WAS (0-3) @ NYG (1-2)
My pick here is WAS. Okay, so the Giants finally got a win when they started their rookie QB, the hype is unreal right now. Lets take a step back, he’s still a rookie making his second start and if it weren’t for a missed field goal he would have lost his first start. Washington may have lost all of their games so far, but they have been competitive in all of them. I’m going with my gut here and taking the Redskins. HTTR.

CAR (1-2) @ HOU (2-1)
My pick here is HOU. Carolina will be without starting QB Cam Newton, but didn’t Kyle Allen look good last week? Maybe that was just a fluke. I need at least one more week to be able to trust it. Besides, Deshaun Watson is a franchise QB and if he wants his big payday soon he has to win these types of games.

TB (1-2) @ LAR (3-0)
My pick here is LAR. Its difficult to pick against the reigning NFC champions. Tampa got defeated by Rookie QB Daniel Jones and the Giants last week. The Rams are a good team, albeit different from when they won the NFC title last year. Tampa’s defense doesn’t have what it takes to slow the combination of Coach McVay and signalcaller Jared Goff.

SEA (2-1) @ ARI (0-2-1)
My pick here is SEA. Seattle had a tough loss last week to the Saints. But it proved one thing: when the game is on the line Russell Wilson can perform. While I do not think Arizona is going to give the Seahawks that tough of a run, on the off chance they start putting up loads of points, we know Russell can respond. Arizona can’t keep up with Seattle in this one, but I’m sure it’ll be a close one.

MIN (2-1) @ CHI (2-1)
My pick here is CHI. Okay, if I have to make an admission to those of you who don’t know me, I am a Bears fan. So this may be a bit of a homer pick. But, doesn’t Chicago’s defense look good? Sure they have their offensive woes, but their defense may just carry their team back to the playoffs. Now onto Minnesota, what a BEAST is Dalvin Cook? Minnesota is relying on the run game to win games, but Chicago has a stingy rush defense and when Minnesota decides they need to start throwing the ball expect Khalil Mack to be in Cousins’ face quickly. BEAR DOWN!

JAX (1-2) @ DEN (0-3)
My pick here is JAX. The favorite here is actually Denver, but Minshew Mania has taken over. Gardner Minshew looks good, but I expect this to be a low scoring defensive game.

DAL (3-0) @ NO (2-1)
My pick here is DAL. The favorite in this game is actually New Orleans, but without Brees I don’t know if I can take them over the Cowboys. Dallas has looked good, they haven’t played a whole lot of really good teams, so this will be their first real test. But if they want to differentiate themselves from the rest of the mid tier NFL teams they need to win this one against a vulnerable New Orleans team. Dallas is rolling look for the ‘Boys and Zeke to roll this one.

CIN (0-3) @ PIT (0-3)
My pick here is CIN. The favorite here is Pittsburgh, but again without Roethlisberger they haven’t looked very good at all. Cincy has put up a lot of points and been competitive in most of their games, this isn’t a good look for first year head coach Zac Taylor. I have a feeling this could be a pretty exciting Monday night game, even though its between 2 winless teams desperate for a win.

Thursday Night Game Preview

Alright so for our first piece of actual fantasy advice we will be looking forward to Thursday nights contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia has been on a 2 game losing streak and the unbeaten Green Bay Packers are the home team.

QBs

Carson Wentz-He is currently averaging 267.7 yards per game and 2 TDs per game. Which are mediocre stats at best, assuming he has no turnovers that’s just 18 fantasy points in a 4 point per passing TD league. Not to mention that he will be going against one of the leagues stingiest defenses in Lambeau, which is only giving up 223.7 yards per game and less than a TD per game. This game shapes up to be negative for Philadelphia’s QB. We’ve seen coach Pederson rely on Carson to win their lone game this season, but to beat the Packers they will likely want to exploit Green Bay’s rush defense instead. If you have better options I’d recommend benching Wentz this week.

Aaron Rodgers-So far this season his performance has been underwhelming and not exactly what we signed up for when we drafted him as early as he was this year. He is currently averaging 217.7 yards per game and 1.3 TDs per game. Realistically this is only 12 fantasy points in a 4 point per passing TD league if he has no turnovers. He is facing a Philadelphia defense whose secondary has been playing poorly so far and are giving up 300.3 yards per game and 2.3 passing TDs per game. To win this game the Packers will need to rely on the passing game which we haven’t seen Coach LeFleur do yet this season. Aaron Rodgers is a solid QB1 this week by my projections, so far they have won every game relying on the ground game and haven’t needed his skills yet this should be a contest where he can showcase his abilities.

RBs

Miles Sanders-The Rookie second rounder had a lot of hype this off-season and has likely under performed his expectations. He is currently averaging just 35 rush yards per game and 28 receiving yards per game. These numbers are boosted mostly due to his week 3 performance in which he had 53 rushing yards and 73 receiving yards. He has still yet to find the endzone yet this year. Assuming he can hold on to the football and he can get a solid workload this game actually shapes up in his favor. Green Bay is giving up 130 rushing yards per game and over the past 2 weeks has been gashed by Dalvin Cook and Phillip Lindsay. Sanders has an opportunity to have a great game this week if only the Eagles would let go of their RBBC approach. Because of that he is a risky flex with RB2 upside.

Jordan Howard-He doesn’t provide much in the passing game. But the Packers defense can be exploited with the ground game. Howard had the TD last week, and it is possible that he could fall into the end zone again this week. Right now he is only averaging about 8 carries per game and around 33 yards per game. It is unlikely he does much in Thursday’s contest but for our purposes we will consider him a low end flex with very little upside.

Aaron Jones-The Packers top RB currently is averaging 17 touches per game, thanks in large part to a heavy workload in his week 2 game which saw him getting 23 carries. Jones clearly has been the lead back in Green Bay, but Coach LeFleur said he would like to keep the touches between both of his backs similar. Given that Jones has been pretty successful so far this season averaging 58 yards per game and he already has 3 TDs this season. However, last week we saw his work load go down to 11 touches and only 20 yards, what saved his fantasy bacon was the 2 TDs he scored. This is a tough match up for him given that the Eagles rushing defense has only given up an average of 57 yards per game and only 1 TD in the last 3 contests, which happened t o be in the last game. Expect Jones to come up with low end RB2 production in this contest.

Jamaal Williams-Williams is currently averaging 11 touches per game and has turned those opportunities into approximately 47 yards per game. Coach LeFleur has told press that he would like to keep both RBs equally involved. It is clear that Williams has been less successful with his touches than the other RB in his backfield has. With this being a tough matchup and a RBBC I’d keep Williams on your bench this week.

WRs

Alshon Jeffery-Jeffery is expected to be active in this contest. It is not clear if he will only be a decoy or if he will be completely healthy. He will see a tough matchup against a Green Bay secondary that will likely be pretty stingy in Thursday’s contest. If you have him I would expect high WR3 with upside for low WR2 production, given that this is his first game back after 2 weeks away with injury.

Desean Jackson-Is injured and will not be playing.

Nelson Agholor-Agholor had a good game last week with 2 TDs likely due to the fact that the 2 WRs ahead of him on the depth chart were out. This week Jeffrey is back so Agholor should pick up WR2 duties for the team. It still isn’t a great matchup in Green Bay, but the safeties should be dedicated to assisting in double teaming Ertz so it could leave options for Agholor and Jeffery to get open. With this being the 3rd or 4th read in this offense I would expect a flex performance from Agholor at best.

Davante Adams-The Packers team leader in targets and yards has struggled over the past 3 contests. This should be a get right match up for him against an exploitable Eagles secondary. If you believe the hype Rodgers told press this week that he intended to get Adams more involved and that 4 targets in his last contest was not enough. He is currently averaging 7 targets per game and 66 yards. If you drafted Adams its not likely you have a WR you can count on more than him, I expect him to be a safe WR1.

Marques Valdez-Scantling-Has there been more of a surprise so far this season than MVS. Tied for the team lead in targets, he is a favorite of Rodgers when he throws the deep ball. He is currently averaging 7 targets per game and about 56 yards per game. He has upside in this contest because it is likely the Eagles will try to double team Adams and minimize his impact on this game which could give MVS some open looks. I expect MVS to be a WR3 with upside to finish as a high end WR2.

TEs

Zach Ertz– The Eagles leader in targets and yards has a tough matchup this week against a strong Green Bay secondary. He will likely see double coverage and a lot of the Green Bay safeties Savage and Amos, who are tough defenders. Without the stats I can tell you that you drafted Ertz high and you likely don’t have a better option on your bench. With the stats I will say that Ertz is averaging 10 targets per game and around 63 yards per game. Even if he struggles he should get enough targets that he can salvage your fantasy day. No matter what he is still a TE1.

Jimmy Graham-Has there been anyone more disappointing at this point in the season that Jimmy Graham? He gave us a goose egg last week and only had 1 target in the last 2 games. Including Graham, Rodgers has utilized 3 different TEs so far this season. If you want to take a walk down narrative street, Rodgers did say to press that he needed to get Graham more involved in the offense. I don’t believe that hype very much and I’d leave Graham on waivers where he belongs.

Intro

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