It’s crunch time for all of you Fantasy Footballers out there, and Kings Court and I are here to help you with that playoff push. Last week, I was able to ride Antonio Brown and Julio Jones to a 130-61 victory and move to 2-0. Let’s take a look at Game 3 in our friendly competition.
KC- Russell Wilson. Every single game, Russell Wilson is the safest pick at quarterback. Apart from Week 5, he has scored over 20 fantasy points in seven games. While the Eagles may be one of the best teams in the NFL, Wilson is going to step up regardless. This could be one of the most entertaining games to watch all year. Stay tuned.
ST- Carson Wentz. Wentz is on pace for a really surprising MVP award thanks to his insane touchdown average and 10-1 record. I’ve got the Eagles rolling past a good Seahawks team in a shootout which makes for a great game for the young QB. Not to mention, the L.O.B is playing without their top secondary in Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor. I can’t say it enough: look out!
KC- Le’Veon Bell. Once again, not too much creativity here; Le’Veon is clearly the best running back in the NFL. He is also playing the Cincinnati Bengals who have a bottom-five run defense this year. With Ben Roethlisberger aging, Le’Veon is going to continue to get better as the season goes.
KC- Orleans Darkwa. This could be a huge sleeper pick up in a lot of eight-team leagues. Going from barely playing in the first three weeks, to being the leading rusher of the Giants, Darkwa has been perfect. Heading up against an awful Oakland Raiders’ defense playing alongside a new quarterback, look for Mcadoo to emphasize the run this game.
ST- Leonard Fournette. I’m going with the rookie RB again against a really bad Indy defense. The Jags are 7-4 and likely to blow out the Colts, which gives Fournette a lot of touches in garbage time. Furthermore, even in a close game, Blake Bortles has been pretty terrible this year which paves the way for Fournette to carry the offense one way or another. It should be a career day for the LSU alum.
ST- Jordan Howard. I was a big fan of Howard last year, and he’s had a pretty good 2017 season as well. While the spotlight will be on Jimmy Garoppolo and Mitch Trubisky in this game, Howard will quietly lead the Bears to victory thanks to one of the worst run defenses in the NFL in San Francisco. I’m expecting 100+ yards and at least one score.
KC- Keenan Allen. Coming off of back-to-back 150+ yard games, Allen is playing some of the best football in the league right now. Going up against the Browns, look for the Chargers to be on the field for the majority of the game, giving Allen even more chances for catches. In my eyes, there’s no reason why his 150-yard streak ends today.
KC- Davante Adams. Going up against by far and away the worst passing defense in the NFL (the Bucs), Davante Adams is in the middle of a hot streak since the bye week. Since Week 10, he has had either a touchdown or 100 yards in every game. Rodgers’ favorite target will be open all day, just watch.
ST- A.J. Green. I’m a doubter when it comes to Green. There’s little doubt that he’s a top-5 WR in the league, but usually he is one of those boom-or-bust fantasy guys. Well, on Monday night I’m going with boom. Cincinnati is up against a really good Pittsburgh run defense which opens the door for Andy Dalton to exploit the young secondary. Green is his favorite target, so I’m looking at at least a couple of big plays from #18.
ST- Mike Evans. If you haven’t already found out, I’m big on matchups. Evans has pretty much been a bust in 2017, but with Jameis Winston returning from injury against a porous GB defense, Evans is on tap for some serious red zone targets. His stats will depend on if he finds the end zone, but I believe in him.
KC- Jared Cook. With the Raiders top 2 receivers out with a concussion and suspension, Carr is going to struggle to find people to throw to. While Cook will most likely be double teamed on some plays, he will be (by far) the Raiders’ best red zone target.
ST- Todd Gurley. Gurley is usually an RB1 in most leagues, but I’ve downgraded him because of Jared Goff’s surge. Head Coach Sean McVay is leaning more toward the pass which takes away from Gurley, however, he is far too talented to bench. Depending on which version of Arizona’s defense shows up, and how L.A. mixes up their play calling, I think Gurley will have a solid double digit accounting worst case scenario.
Also, Be sure to head over to Kings Court and check out our Fantasy Basketball predictions as well. He was able to beat me 4-1 last week, but I’m hoping next week is a different story!