Last week I talked about the future of the quarterback position in Pittsburgh, and with the return of Big Ben, the Steelers’ fortunes could be looking up. However, an under performing starlet, an improving second year pass catcher and a dynamic rookie make up a disappointing depth chart; so, this week I am taking a deep dive into the wide receiver position.
When light starts to dim – as it already is – on the 2019 NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one big question to address – will they bring back franchise leader Jameis Winston? Winston, who is 25 years young, had the most famous Jameis type performance perhaps he ever could of had last week in a 38-35 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Winston launched the ball through the air to the tune of 456 passing yards, and 5 total touchdowns, including one on the ground. Winston also threw for 3 interceptions and battled a thumb injury which caused him to miss some of the game. Some may ask, what makes a 3 turnover performance so special?
After a torrid hot start to the 2019 season, John Ross quickly found himself on IR. A tragic loss not only for Bengals but for fantasy owners everywhere. Ross was looking to finally breakout from his early career slump before a shoulder injury cut down his season in half. Now set to return for week 13 with a cupcake schedule to close out the year and absolutely nothing to lose, here’s why John Ross will win you your championship.
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It’s becoming clear that Todd Gurley is no longer able to sustain carries like he used to. While this is disappointing in it’s own right, it paves way for the creation of a future star that the Rams already have. Darrell Henderson Jr., who was the Rams’ 3rd round draft choice, has been heating up the past couple weeks as HC Sean McVay is starting to give him more work due to Malcom Brown’s injury. Henderson has rushed for 11 times the last two weeks, including a 49 rushing yard performance against the Bengals where he also added two catches for 20 yards. Now, obviously none of these numbers are at all impressive, but now that Henderson is getting more work, could he be a waiver wire pick up on the verge of a huge breakout? Let’s find out.
With San Francisco debuting their brand new alternate throwback-inspired jerseys, they wanted to ball out in style. While their big ballers on defense stayed hot against CMC and the Carolina Panthers offense, we saw one of the 49ers big offensive acquisitions from the off-season finally pay off. Tevin Coleman absolutely exploded for 105 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, adding another 13 yards and 1 touchdown through the air. Now, with TC being apart of a running back committee that includes Matt Breida, it ponders the question whether or not if this is what we can expect from Coleman, or if this was a one off performance. Let’s take a deeper look.
In 2017, Leonard Fournette was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1st round as the 4th overall pick. The LSU back brought life to the Jacksonville Jaguars and gave them a shot in the Playoff’s. He also forced Blake Bortles to step up and had the best year in his career. Unfortunately, after controversial calls, the Jaguars lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. But Fournette was still a fantasy relevant player.
The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the most potent and powerful offenses in the entire National Football League. Week in and Week out we know they will put up points and have great fantasy football finishes. When you own Chiefs wide receivers they will have their massive boom games, but they will also have extreme bust games. In this article we will discuss why you cannot and should not trust Chiefs wide receivers in fantasy football. This is not me saying drop them, or bench them every week, this is me saying if you’re looking for a consistent play or someone you can put in your flex with confidence, it is not Chiefs wide receivers.
We are almost a quarter of the way through the football season. It always seems like a long summer before football starts and then when it does the season seems to fly by as you closely watch your matchups, talk about your stellar performance last weekend, or wallowing in another loss. Every year there are break out performances and some nice surprises in fantasy that turn out to be gems that can make or break a season. Unfortunately, there is a flip side of that equation. There are players that get drafted that have a bad year or are put into bad situations that make them under perform your expectations from where you drafted them. There is still time to make changes to a roster to try and salvage a season, but is it time to try and make those changes?
When Andrew Luck decided to hang up his cleats, Colts fans booed and fantasy owners cried. However, the team has not faltered in the face of adversity. And because of that, Jacoby Brissett is playing the best football of his life. We are seeing Brissett really benefit from the system and cast he’s playing with, as well as significant development as a passer. Brissett is currently proving he can actually be a QB 1 for fantasy teams around the world, and may be the reason you can win a championship. Whether he’s trade target or someone stashed on your bench, here’s what you need to know about Brissett.
Daniel Jones came out for the New York Giants and won a game nobody thought he would. He came out and won the game with out Golden Tate, and Saquon Barkley, who was injured in in Sunday’s game with a right ankle injury. We do not know the severity of the injury just yet, Saquon says he won’t be out long, but he is undergoing an MRI today.
Every week there always seems to be those couple of guys who just come out of no where and if they were in your lineup, then you thrived, and if they were on your bench, you wept. To win in fantasy football you have to make the right start/sit decisions. In this article we will go through 3 players I think are sneaky starts and could help you win in week 3 of the 2019 fantasy football season.
Heading into week 3 if you have a Chief running back you are probably tearing your hair out right now. With injuries to Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy a player that has been written off for dead in fantasy football for 2019, Darwin Thompson could be a really solid week 3 start.
Dede Westbrook was one of my favorite players coming into 2019. I thought he was the number one on his team and he finally had a competent quarterback throwing him the ball. That all changed when quarterback Nick Foles was injured on the second drive of the season. After a preformance where Westbrook was bailed out with a touchdown and then a terrible week two, we have to answer the question. Is it time to drop Dede Westbrook?
Week 2 is now in the books and we are heading into week 3 of waivers with many questions. Everyone is in a different situation with their teams. Some may be 2-0 with their roster looking really good. Some may be 0-2 with many holes on their team. You could have lost some players over the weekend you need replacements for. I have my list of waivers here that could improve your team.
Once a fantasy superstar and all around offensive juggernaut, Cam Newton has so far disappointed. With Christian McCaffery’s surge to become the Panthers number one play-maker, the Carolina offense has had to rely less on Cam. Now, you would think with reduced pressure, Cam would be able to get more comfortable and consistent. Right? Wrong. Cam has looked sluggish, lazy and simply not like that MVP level Quarterback we once knew. Which for fantasy owners, is a big red flag. With rumors swirling about this possibly being Cam’s final season either for the Panthers or in the NFL as a whole, will he overcome adversity and help lead your team to a championship? Or will he continue to crumble as he proves that more than kryptonite can kill superman.