FFGB: Week 3
For the years that this site has been in existence, I've kept it about Fargo area sports as close to 100% of the time as I could. Did I mix other things some times and make parallel's that extend beyond the field, court & track? Absolutely, but only when the comparisons and inclusions made sense to me. Until now that is.
I'm quite certain that talking Fantasy Football will still be relevant to many of you but I admit that it has little to do with the prime directive.
I've talked Fantasy ball for almost half my life but being able to talk about something does not as naturally translate to the keyboard as you may think. Now that the season is underway, I've decided to lock in on the four key aspects of running a Fantasy team. There's a bit of tongue in cheek with the four categories but each is my personal recommendations for this week. All player considerations will be based on ownership and usage in Myfantasyleague leagues
"I’ve got the Pats Defense and I’ve got Josh Allen.... and no idea which I should go with this weekend. Available defenses are Denver, Washington, & Indy."
Indianapolis versus Oakland is a decent option but I would go with New England and add a different quarterback. Also worth considering that Josh Allen could run one in, to partially save his day if he's otherwise limited so it's not necessarily an either/or choice.
"Trade: Kupp & Fournette for Chubb? Do need help at WR."
Nick Chubb has been good for Cleveland but with the imminent return of Kareem Hunt his max value has an expiration date, no matter how good he continues to play. Fournette may never be that good this year but as the solo back compared to an eventual timeshare, he would give you a better chance when it counts the most, plus you would get Kupp who seems to be the top receiver for the Goff.
"Who would you trade for: C. Kupp or B. Cooks?"
Between those two I would choose Kupp, but it depends on the asking price and overall roster composition.
"Adam Thielen vs Bears or Sterling Shepard vs Redskins for this upcoming week?"
As much as I would like to consider Thielen a lock this week, the Bears defense may shut that entire offense down whereas Washington poses much less of a challenge though Jones is still very much an unknown as a passer so it's not without risk either. It's possible that the waiver would give you a better option but between these two, I would go Shepard.
"I've got Newton and Mayfield in my dynasty league, my waiver options for week 4 are below, who should I bid for? Options: Trubisky, Allen, Dalton, Rudolph or Minshew"
Minshew at Mile High is my best bet of this bunch.
"I have Saquon and now need a replacement cuz I have 0 depth. Trade Amari for Austin Eckler? I'd still have Kupp and Boyd. Thoughts?"
Eckler against Miami could end up being week 1 type production but before trading the top receiver in a good passing offense I would recommend scouring the available running backs and other trade scenarios.
"Would you trade Davante Adams and Kerryon Johnson for Nick Chubb and cooper kupp?"
As mentioned before, with Kareem Hunt coming back in a few weeks, Chubb's value is going to take a major hit. The addition of Kupp would not make up for that, not over what Adams and Johnson will be able to do in their respective offenses for the rest of the season.
Got an offer: Give David Johnson, get K. Allen & Gallman. Thoughts?? My other RBs are A. Jones & Ingram and WRs are Robby, Samuel, JuJu, & Kirk.
Keenan Allen is having a good season and Waymen Gallman may be able to come on with Barkley out. With a solid corp of receivers & rushers already on the roster I would just roll with the squad as is.
With the quarterback position getting more thin by the week, even for fantasy purposes, and by weeks starting, you may be in need of a 1-week plugin or for a guy with more upside than that. Going up against Denver, Carolina & Cincy over three of the next four weeks, the Jacksonville jorter could do the trick for you. Minshew's options aren't great but he's scored 20 points in all three games so far & I don't see that changing in any of those contests.
With more than 94% ownership in MFL, but only 13 points scored through three weeks and a healthy Alvin Kamara in front of him, Latavius Murry needs to go. The only thing that saved him in week 1 was a touchdown, otherwise his numbers would be even worst. Don't waste a spot on him for another day!
With a simplistic game plan on Thursday night and injuries to many of the top options, Miles Sanders may feast on Cheese. He was only started in 28% of leagues last week but don't make the same mistake twice!
Okay, so calling him a full-on must sit is over the top but because of the long history with the offense at the position, Sony Michel is far from the lock start that his 87% start rate would indicate. If you enjoy feast or famine players and sweating out Sunday or Monday night games then by all means, be my guest but for the rest of you, at minimum give it some thought before the games start!
It turns out that I was too easy on Brown in the preview posts. If you got him in the third round maybe your team isn't totally doomed right now but that still hurts! Let's be honest, anywhere north of the 10th round in a snake or 5% of the budget in an auction and he really messed you over. To go from being a surefire hall-of-famer with the possibility of being mentioned alongside Moss and Rice as the best receivers ever to being a pariah that may never play in the league again is a swan-dive like we've never seen before! What makes it worse is that because of his talent he may get another chance even this year, though I doubt it. So for Fantasy, he should at minimum be put on whatever version of IR your league may have or cut outright at the risk of future losses. I couldn't bring myself to give him the must cut designation but it was strongly considered!
But that's all for now.
Until next Tuesday, happy Fantasy hunting!