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Breakout performances by Zeke (39.9 points) and Amari Cooper (33 points) along with some very poor performances from Jordy Nelson (1.3 points) and Marcus Mariota (8.9 points). With all these breakouts and busts performances, there are a lot of decisions to be made this week. Point system is done in non-ppr ESPN scoring system.

 

Must Start: Jared Goff against the Giants. Goff is having quite the sophomore year campaign. He is the 12th best ranked QB and is averaging 15 points a game. The Ram’s offense is the best scoring offense in the league and has scored 27+ points every game this season except for one. The giants defense has allowed 14 passing TDs this season (top 5 most this season) and has allowed the 5th most passing yards this season. Look to have Goff run wild against the Giants defense.

 

Nelson Agholor against the 49ers. Three main reasons that just scream to start Agholor. Number 1, Carson Wentz is an absolute monster, he will man handle the 49ers horrible defense and keep finding Agholor all day. Number 2, Agholor for some reason is still considered WR2 on the Eagles even with the struggles of Jeffrey. That means whoever the 49ers’ starting CB is will be guarding Jeffrey while the 49ers second string will be placed on Agholor. Number 3, the 49ers defense has allowed the 6th most passing yards this season and 12 passing TDs.

 

Joe Mixon against the Colts. Mixon started the year in a three-way competition for the RB1 spot in Cincy, but emerged as the top string. The Colts run defense is horrendous allowing 10 TDs to opposing RBs this season, the most in the league. They also have allowed the 7th most yards to opposing running backs. With Cincy’s offense getting back on track look to see Mixon finally have his big breakthrough game

 

Sit: Matthew Stafford against the Steelers. New general rule of thumb, just don’t expect good games from QBs and WRs going up against them. The Steelers scary secondary is only allowing 5.6 yards per pass attempt which is tied for the best in the league and has allowed the lowest amount of passing yards this season. Stafford who is averaging 16.1 points a game has a very good chance to only see a big point hit.

 

Doug Baldwin against the Texans. The Seahawks offense is just average and with no run game, defenses will continue to just target their passing game. The Texans have allowed the 6th least amount of yards this season and have allowed the second least amount of completions to opposing teams. With no run game in Seattle, Baldwin is a very scary start against the very good pass defense in Houston.

 

Kareem Hunt against the Broncos. I know it’s bold, I know it’s crazy, but every arrow points to sit the number 2 ranked RB who is averaging 19.2 points a game. The Broncos have not allowed a rushing TD all season, and have had to play RBs like Zeke, McCoy, and Melvin Gordon (Gordon twice). Not only have they not allowed a TD all season, they are only giving up 3 yards a carry (Best in the league) and are ranked number 1 in yards allowed this season. If Zeke only scores 2.2 points against a team, you have a right to sit Kareem Hunt.

 

Waiver Wire Pickups: Kenny Stills is only owned in 15.4% of leagues and is starting to become the favorite target on the Dolphins. With Jay Cutler injured, Matt Moore is set to step in, and that is a great sign for fantasy owners who will have Stills. In all of Moore’s three starts last season, Still’s caught a touchdown and last week had two from him. In Still’s last two games he has had 15 points and 27 points. With Moore at QB look to see Still’s numbers to be consistently large.

 

Ted Ginn Jr. is only owned in 58.3% of leagues and is ranked as the 31st ranked WR in the league. He is averaging 12.1 points per game and with Willie Snead still not 100%, he is getting a lot volume form Drew Brees and Ginn’s numbers will keep spiking.

 

Josh McCown is only owned in 12% of leagues and has averaged 22 fantasy points in the last two weeks. With QB injuries all over the league, McCown, the 13th ranked QB in the league, is a solid replacement for the time being where they should be down in a lot of matchups and will force McCown to throw a lot more passes.

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