The only major injuries last week were Mike James and Jay Cutler? Good, only 3% of fantasy teams were even mildly affected. Well, as long as neither of those two were your bread winners. In which case your team has a bit more problems than them getting hurt. Only three weeks left of the fantasy season, and if you’re locked in a struggle for a spot, check in here for my suggestions on how to get you to the playoffs.
Marry: Donald Brown1 – Running like he wasn’t from a UConn program these last few games, Brown has been making a case for being the back in Indy. Richardson will eventually die (fantasy wise) and be left to obscurity, leaving this guy to take the reigns at back. Now don’t go too crazy, he’s not a RB1. But RB2 territory is possible if the Colts start throwing points on the board and give him the ball.
Nick Foles – From the Bang squad to the Marry team, this kid clearly fits well in Kelly’s offense. Add in the fact the Eagles can’t play D to save their lives, he’ll get to throw plenty the rest of the year. He’s on bye next week, but he’ll certainly have a go of it for the playoffs.
Bang: Case Keenum – In a pinch at QB?2 Keenum has clearly shown he is competent in this game, which is pretty simple for him: your D is good and keeps you rested, let Tate run the ball, and toss it up for Andre to catch. How long will this last? Probably not much longer. Heck, even this game may not be the cake matchup it seems. But if I had to ride this hot hand a bit longer, it’d be into this week.
Kill:3 Le’Veon Bell – The Steelers are already rather incompetent fantasy wise, outside Antonio and Emmanuel, but now they face a brunt of run-stuffing defenses. In this order: Lions, Browns, Ravens, Dolphins (the one cupcake), Bengals, Packers, (then Wk 17 vs. Browns). Doesn’t look pretty, as all but the Dolphins are top 15 in the league with several top 10. I’m not saying don’t start the guy if you need to, but a trade now at good value is far preferable; don’t be surprised when his output goes down.
Last Week’s MBK:
M: Wright – Blarg
B: MJD – Nice
K: T-Rick – Trollolol