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So Gronk was cleared today, which is great news!
I'd definitely go with Lacy. He's been solid since the bye and the Packers with their beat up receivers have to adjust
I'd go Brown. Pittsburgh's not going to be able to run against Baltimore. I like Hilton basically every week, but I can never rank him better than a mid- to low-tier WR2 simply due to his boom/bust nature
Hilton's another guy, like Russell Wilson and Larry Fitzgerald, that you can't really play the matchups with and just have to deal with the ups and downs. Otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy trying to decide when to start or sit them.
I LOVE Blackmon this week. Randle certainly has a prime opportunity to put up fantasy digits, but Manning could just as easily go back to Nicks/Cruz and succeed while Randle is left with just a handful of targets. Blackmon's a lock for double-digit targets.
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The first three are really close, but I'd rank them Woodhead, Jacobs, Powell for this week. At WR I'd sit Douglas. A No. 3 WR pushed into a No. 1 role to face Darrelle Revis. Not a good recipe. Unless you're hungry for disaster.
I love them both, but frankly I think Davis is both safer and the more upside considering the number of targets going his way now. Earlier he was saving his fantasy value by getting in the end zone. But he'll need to be a big part of the passing game again this week with Alteraan Verner (sp?) shutting down Anquan Boldin.
I think I'd roll with Keenan Allen there. Williams still has Miles Austin to deal with for snaps/looks. Woodhead is solid, and honestly a close call with Allen, but Allen's getting so many targets the last three weeks that he's tough to bench.
Good question. I think he will based on necessity. Malcom Floyd and Denario Alexander are out for the year, and now Eddie Royal's on the shelf with a foot injury. Allen took a little time coming on since he's a late-round rookie, but I liked him coming out of the draft and obviously Philip Rivers likes him. Nothing he's shown in the last three weeks looks like he's a rookie who's just learning the ropes. So long as Rivers continues to throw like his old self, I think Allen's going to be a strong WR start almost every week.
Yes. I originally did my rankings assuming Jones would play, but I don't believe he practiced today. That probably lifts Boykin into the mid- to late-20s for me.
I still think Rodgers will try to force some balls in to Jordy, but the secondary option is likely to be Jermichael Finley.
Romo was probably the bigger disappointment based on his matchup. That would be the case this week as well, because Romo against Philly is simply too good a matchup to resist. If he can't have a big fantasy day in this one, he's going to be a tough guy to trust moving forward.
Mathews in the past has been a decent pass-catcher, but that's a role Woodhead has pretty much dominated. Mathews has just seven catches this season and none the last two weeks. So the more they pass, the more of Woodhead you'll see. I don't think they want to be really pass heavy--in games they compete in they'll be balanced. So in those games Mathews can do OK. But I don't know if upward trending is the phrase I'd use to describe him.
Gotta go Woodhead. That matchup is too juicy to resist.
I think Jones' return impacts Marlon Brown more than Smith. That said, I don't think Smith's a no-brainer WR1 every week. It's still going to be based somewhat on matchups. But there are few weeks where Smith is going to rank in "bench" territory for me.
Thompkins, Edelman, Amendola, Dobson, Collie. I actually dropped Amendola in a league simply because I need the roster space and can't play the will-he-or-won't-he-play game every week. I think the guy is very talented and could be a huge fantasy producer if he's healthy, but I just don't buy that he'll be trustworthy for more than a game or two the rest of the way.
I think it might be more about the offense than the QB for Celek. Foles has played most of the last two games, and Celek has just four targets in those combined. If anything the stats show Foles got MORE love with Vick under center.
Well, the two of those guys certainly do snipe each other's fantasy value, and Dalton hasn't had much of a fantasy season to this point. I do wonder why they don't do more to get their TEs involved because both are talented pass catchers. Not sure if it's by design or what, but I have to think as teams start focusing more on Gio Bernard that things will open up for Gresham and Eifert.
I would go with Foles. He's got almost 500 yards passing and 5 TDs in his last 6 quarters, and four of those came against a tough Tampa defense. Certainly think this could be a get-well game for Manning, but he's been SO turnover prone that he's hard to trust when you have another good option.
Edelman. The Jets are tough against the run, not great against the pass. Patriots generally take advantage of other teams' weaknesses. That gives Edelman more opportunity. Plus Boldin draws Verner this week at corner, and he's about as good as they come.