Week one is in the books. We had some predictable performances last week and some surprises, like who saw Austin Ekeler actually having a good game or Jared Cook looking like the second coming of Gronk. Was able to grab him in 2 of the 3 leagues I’m in and boy was I happy. If he is still available in your then I would question the IQ of the people you are playing with. Anyway let’s get to it…..
Tyrod Taylor @NO – Going against a defense that just got roasted by the beard man himself Ryan Fitzpatrick, this is a solid streaming option. In fact I would start all your Browns and Saints because I see that game being a shootout.
Jared Goff vs ARI – With 233 yrds passing and two TD’s, I like Goff this week, especially being at home. When him and Cooks get it going watch out.
Isiah Crowell vs MIA – Having a monster game in a surprising blow out win in Detroit, start Crowell if you got him. Bilal Powell got the first six carries of that game but after that it was the Crowell show finishing with 10 carries. As good as Darnold looked, I’m sure Bowles is going to try to limit his mistakes especially early on by handing the ball off in the red zone. Love Crowell this week.
TJ Yeldon vs NE- Fournette is still listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and still has yet to practice. Even if Fournette is active, I could still seeing Yeldon getting most of the love. Jax is gonna have to score to be in this game so Yeldon looks like a solid play especially being at home.
Josh Gordon @ NO- Hey remember that time Dale had two different browns on the love em list? YES I love me some Gordon this week. In a shootout game and looks to finally be an every snap player this week, start Gordon. His upside is just too much to pass up.
Geronimo Allison vs MIN – No one week wonder here folk, Allison is for real. Looks to be Rodgers number two go to guy, even against a tough D I like Allison. Adams is liable to be drawing most of the coverage so Allison should see a lot of looks
Jared Cook @ DEN – Looking like the best tight end of all time Monday night, I love Cook this week. Denver has been horrible against tight ends the last two years, plus it looks like Cook may be Carr’s safety blanket this year. Start em, pick em up, do what you gotta do just get him in your lineup.
Eric Ebron @ WASH – I’m drinking the Eric Ebron Kool Aid this week. I see a touchdown from him but the targets are up in the air. This makes for a weekly boom or bust but like the upside.
Defense/ Special Teams
Jets vs MIA
Houston @ TEN
Matt Ryan vs CAR – I’ve been burned by Matty Ice to many times I tell ya! Going against a good Carolina defense I don’t like Ryan this one. Or maybe that’s just because I don’t like him.
Tom Brady @ JAX- Yes I said it, bench the GOAT this week IF you have another option with a better matchup. JAX defense is just so tough and I see this being one of those grind it out low scoring games.
Lesean McCoy vs LAC – If you got a Bill, bench em! Easy as that.
Derrick Henry vs HOU – With Mariotta likely out, Henry is liable to see a ton of eighth man fronts in this one. Not to mention Dion Lewis cutting into those carries.
Larry Fitzgerald @ LAR – Going to be on Talib island, I don’t like this date for Fitzgerald. This game is going to be a shit show for the cardinals.
Chris Godwin vs PHI – Don’t be a prisoner of the moment, Ryan Fitzpatrick sucks and is no way shape or form going to have another game like last Sunday. Godwin scored last week but that’s about all he did. Not a good streaming option here.
Will Dissley @ CHI – This guy is a flash in the pan if I’ve ever seen one, don’t buy the hype if there were any there.
Jimmy Graham vs MIN – Another hyped up tight end that sucks with Aaron Rodgers. When are people going to learn Green Bay never uses tight ends?
Defense/ Special Teams
DEN vs OAK
SEA @ CHI