20 Points more than second place in a 50 person league ain’t too shabby.
Winning a quick C-note off of a $5 dollar play isn’t either.
It’s time to give you my plays for the week. My team post will be out tomorrow…
THE PLAYS :
Quarterback: David Carr ($7,000) This dude is for real. Carr has had over 20 fantasy points in four of his last six games including a monstrous game against an extremely solid Jets defense. I have him ranked as my #10 quarterback this week and for that price he is definitely worth it. It should be an old-fashioned shootout in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Quarterback : Eli Manning ($7,800) Eli torched the Saints last week for 6 TD’s and is heading to Tamp Bay to face a defense that is 30th against fantasy quarterbacks. Odell is healthy and it looks like Dwayne Harris might actually be able to catch the ball after all.
Quarterback: Blaine Gabbert (5,400) Call me crazy but there has to be some reason Kaepernick is being benched for this guy. Why not spend a couple ducats on a tournament just in case he plays reasonably well. The rest of your team will be stacked considering he costs less than a broken toaster.
Quarterback: Matt Ryan ($8,000) The 49ers secondary is real bad and until they do something different I’m going to urge you to play whatever QB is lined up against them.
Running Back: Mark Ingram ($7,700) Ingram continues to run the ball extremely well and is facing the Titans who look more desperate than Tom Hanks in Cast Away.
Jonathan Stewart ($6,600) “Chunky Soup” continues to impress me. He has has had double-digit fantasy points in the past 3 games including 21.1 at Seattle. His price is too enticing not to play.
Running Back: Chris Ivory ($7,500) If the Jets have any chance to score points this week, they must run the ball early and often. Chris Ivory knows how to run people over and the Jaguars do not know how to tackle.
Running Back: Doug Martin ($7,100) The “Muscle Hamster” price is well worth it at home vs. the Gmen. He runs similarly to Mark Ingram who averaged 5 yards a carry vs. New York last week.
Wide Reciever: Brandon Lafell ($5,200) I don’t understand how this guy is so low. Tom Brady is his quarterback and he is facing the Redskins who might not know how to cover themselves with a blanket. *****
Wide Receiver: Julio Jones ($9,200) Nike.
Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown ($8,700) I like him more as a tournament play but there is no reason why he should not be a top 5 wideout vs. the Raiders at home.
Wide Receiver: Odell Beckham Jr. ($9,000) 3 TD’s last week, and he should probably get two more this week against a sloppy Tampa Bay defense,
Tight End: Greg Olsen ($6,400) Olsen is a very consistent option at TE and has been targeted 28 times in the last 3 weeks. He should be able to find his way into the end zone vs. Green Bay.
Tight End: Benjamin Watson ($5,400) Watson exploded for 25.2 fantasy points against the Giants and should have no trouble gaining yards against the Titans.
Tight End: Jacob Tamme ($5,200) He may not be that good but he caught 10 balls last week and his price allows for more room to operate for the rest of your squad. I’m not scared one bit of risking him against the 49ers.
Kicker: Sebastian Janikowski ($4,500) I don’t explain kickers.
Defense: Jets ($4,700) For a formidable talented defense, they are extremely cheap. I expect them to get to Bortles early and often.
Defense: Atlanta ($4,900) They are playing Blaine Gabbert who has no weapons and no arm. Check please.
***** = play of the week.