Welcome back squad! Hopefully you didn’t miss me too much last week and were able to get a W on your record in a very exciting weekend of NFL action. I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but the season (especially fantasy) is quickly approaching the end! fsi… Time to get that roster into playoff form so you can front flip into the winners circle, Antonio Brown style!
Hot Off the Wire
Stevie Johnson, WR Chargers (65.5 percent owned in ESPN format)
Long story short, Keenan Allen is out and everyone remembers when Stevie was one of the top pass catchers out there. Malcom Floyd may also be out so Phillip Rivers, whom already has over 3,000 yards this season, will be looking for a new set of hands. Johnson is next in line. He finished last week’s game with his season high in receptions at 7.
Danny Amendola, WR Patriots (67.6 percent)
Another case of the injury woes as Tom Brady, the only player with more yards than Rivers, has lost his best receiver as well in Julian Edelman. Luckily for Brady he has more targets than Rivers including Amendola, who had 10 receptions for 79 yards after Edelman left the game last week. Brady spreads the ball better than anyone so Dan is a man to have.
Tony Romo, QB Cowboys (63 percent)
He’s Back! Much the opposite of our other two players as this man is just off the IR and ready to get back under center. Unfortunately it may be too late for his team, but he can definitely still help your team. He is the only top-tier QB available to the public and unless you have Brady I would pick this man up immediately. Peyton Manning owners, I’m talking to you.
Sit and Start
Derek Carr, Raiders QB (Start)
13 touchdowns in the past three games makes this young QB one of the hottest fantasy players in recent weeks. Mark my words, he is the best out of all young passers in the league right now and he has a pair of studly receivers at his side. He will look to trash a struggling Detroit defense this week.
Andy Dalton, Bengals QB (Sit)
Coming off of the first loss of the year where the Red Rifle really didn’t look to be himself against a lax Texans team. He has had a great season, but this weekend when he visits the Cardinals on the road, he will not at all be favored. The Cards bring the heat in the secondary that not even Dalton’s hair can match. Sit!
Darren McFadden, Cowboys RB (Start)
The once great Raiders back has come alive behind the league’s best offensive line. He has easily become an every week back for those who have owned him in the last couple of weeks and is really a player that is worth more than just the flex spot on your team. This week he plays Miami, who has given up every opportunity to rushers this year. Romo will be playing in first game back so the run will be heavy.
Doug Martin, Bucs RB (Sit)
My Eagles have given up just one game where a running back wemt for over 100 yards and Doug Martin will not be the second. Doug needs to get working in the end of this contract year but it will not be this week. Look for the pass game to take flight on a sketchy Philly secondary.
Allen Robinson, Jaguars WR (Start)
I’ll start by saying that the Jags are not the joke of the league that they use to be, and they actually may be favored this week against Tennessee. Robinson has emerged as the top target for Bortles and their pass attack has been quite potent to this point. Look for him to tear up the field this week in a game I can definitely see the Jags taking home.
Randall Cobb, Packers WR (Sit)
The Pack will be taking their three game skid home to face the NFC North leaders, the Minnesota Vikings. This year Cobb has honestly disappointed, especially with Nelson out, and he will not pick it up this week when they face a very underrated and dominant Vikings defense. I have a feeling Rodgers can pull out the win, but it wont be with much help from Cobb.
Thanks for joining me this week on the Island. As always feel free to hit me up for any advice you may need.