After two weeks of exciting NFL action I am sure their are players that make you want to dougie and those who make you want to bang your head against some concrete. Worry not my friends BoSo is here to give you advice based on the trends occurring so far in the NFL. For those of you who own Jamaal Charles or Adrian Peterson (bangs head on keyboard) life just got hellacious. I’m sure you drafted these two guys in the 1st round and at worst 3rd which would be a steal in retrospect. You got to get value back from your high draft pick. With running backs it is somewhat easier because you just plug in the handcuff (their backup) and hope they can breakout. Luckily both of these players backups have performed admirably and have found the endzone more times than the big names. Matt Asiata and Knile Davis should be where you should look first. If you have an injured reserve spot put Adrian Peterson their for sure. Don’t ASSume he is done for the year. His situation is a lot different than Ray Rice’s until the legal process runs its course or a tape leaks of Adrian whooping his son. Much like Josh Gordon, Peterson is worth hording. Long term it could prove to be the difference between winning and losing. Imagine AP running completely fresh against a defense that is 11 weeks into the season.
Injuries are a part of football thus will effect your fantasy teams. The trick is to not panic. When an unproven guy is on deck he wants to prove he belongs. So be patient and don’t be afraid to pickup one of these “fillers.” Look at Zac Stacy and even Julius Thomas for that matter. Both players were undrafted in most standard leagues last year, now they are fantasy point accumulators.
Key Notes For Week 3:
QBs To play:
Kirk Cousins. With RG3 down and out for at least 6 weeks Cousins has been ballin like his brother Demarcus and has always looked sharp running the Redskins offense.
Andy Dalton. will likely have a big day against the Titans defense. Dalton has a great 1-2 punch of Gio Bernard & Jeremy Hill in the backfield plus if A.J. Green plays, which seems likely, He will surely rack up the points.
Tony Romo. I know what you are thinking but this isn’t a playoff game and the Rams offense has struggled so I figure Austin Davis who is practically a rookie (signed in 2012 as an undrafted rookie) will give Romo favorable field position.
RBs To play:
Darren Sproles. Listed as a backup Sproles as far from it and is actually cutting into the value of Shady McCoy. Look for Chip Kelly’s offense to implement Sproles more in the offense.
Khiry Robinson/Pierre Thomas. With the injury to Mark Ingram I suspect Khiry Robinson will be the beneficiary of the carries Ingram was receiving. It is sad because Marky Mark looked to be resurrecting his career. Pierre Thomas is always worth a look when a Saint’s back goes down because he is good ole reliable when it comes to goal line carries and catching out of the backfield.
Knile Davis. I spoke of Knile before but he should not be on any waivers. If he is scoop him up 0-100 cause Davis is a baller. I am certain he will prove he is a better back than Charles.
Bernard Pierce. Amid the Ray Rice scandal Bernard seems to be the guy no matter how well Forsett performs so I would say ride the wave until it comes crashing down.
Bobby Rainey. He is playing the Falcons defense tonight. Enough said. He also rushed for a 100+ against a stout Rams defense so he is worth the spot pick for the week.
Terrance West. With the injury to Ben Tate, Terrance his emerged as the lead back in the Browns backfield. Isiah Crowell has gotten a good bit of touches to and scored 2 TDs in the Browns first game so don’t be afraid to own them both.
WRs To Play:
James Jones. It seems as though Jones a rookie QB Derek Carr have formed quite a partnership so expect Jones to be targeted 10 or more times a game.
Andrew Hawkins. Being the Browns leading receiver in back to back weeks you can expect Hoyer to keep throwing Hawkins way.
DeAndre Hopkins. Facing the lowly Giants in this week’s match up expect all the attention to be on Andre Johnson which will give the adept Hopkins plenty of one on one opportunities.
Golden Tate. With triple teams and bracket coverages targeting Calvin Johnson. Golden Tate will be able to take whatever the defense gives him and I expect Stafford to take advantage of the openings.
Wes Welker. This may not seem look a smart play but the Broncos have too many weapons. Julius Thomas is scarily better than last season so the middle of the field will be wide open for Welker to sit in the zone and get catches off slant routes.
TE To Play:
Larry Donnell. Eli Manning is struggling but he loves throwing to Donnell who I expect will be one of the few bright spots for the G-Men.
Levine Toilolo. I don’t expect Matt Ryan to have a bad game at the dome. At 6’8 Toilolo makes a perfect redzone target.
Delanie Walker. Last week Walker had a superb game and Locker has proven that he loves throwing to tight ends.
Niles Paul. Paul will have a big day against some burley slow Eagle linebackers. He has been on a tear so look for the coaching staff to not rush back inconsistent and undurable Jordan Reed back.
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