One of the hardest things for fantasy football owners during the week, is setting lineups with tough choices. Most teams will have some depth which can make them go back and forth on who to start.
Sports Mockery is here to help with three showdowns to make those decisions a little easier.
Big Ben takes on the Cleveland Browns who he faced in Week 1 (365 passing yards, 1 TD) and should have a solid game. The Browns have given up the eighth most points to fantasy quarterbacks which bodes well for Antonio Brown and company. At least two touchdowns should be easy for Mr. Roethlisberger.
Brady looked like his vintage self against the Cincinnati Bengals and hopefully is on the verge of returning to top 10 QB status. This week he takes on the Buffalo Bills, who seem to always play tough against the Patriots. While it’s a good sign that TB may have turned the corner after a slow start in the fantasy world, it would still be nice to see him perform back to back first.
Play: Ben Roethlisberger
Miller has been solid in Knowshown Moreno’s absence as the Miami Dolphins lead running back the past two weeks (172 rushing yards, 2 TDs). So with reports that Moreno hopes to return in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, some owners may be scared to put Lamar into their lineups. Moreno won’t be cast into a huge role should he return and will have to get used to playing with an elbow brace. The Packers defense has been bad against the run so expect Miller to put up solid RB2 numbers whether his running mate plays or not.
Bishop Sankey burned owners last week after Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt vowed to give him more work, which wasn’t the case (eight carries for 27 yards). This week he takes on a Jaguars defense that hasn’t been able to stop anyone. In addition to the nice match-up, Shonn Greene might miss the game which could finally showcase Sankey’s talent. As an owner you’d be better off waiting until we actually see him perform, but his time SHOULD come very soon.
Play: Lamar Miller
Terrance Williams just keeps finding the end zone for the Dallas Cowboys. He has five touchdowns on the year despite low target volume (5.2 avg per game) and while his match-up against the Seattle Seahawks looks tough, TW will have a chance to perform. Dez Bryant is going to get a lot of attention from Richard Sherman and company, so that could leave Williams with some opportunities to get vertical and score on the road.
Justin Hunter finally “broke out” last week posting a 3-99-1 stat line. While a 75-yd TD pass helped inflate those numbers, it’s still a great sign to see him play 68 of 70 snaps for the Tennessee Titans. He could have a nice game against the lowly Jaguars in Week 6 but it’s hard to pencil him into lineups after four bad games. Like Bishop Sankey, Hunters time is coming, but owners are better off seeing how he responds to last weeks game before starting him.
Play: Terrance Williams
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