Rush Nation, humble apologies for last week. Last weeks column didn’t make it out. I kept chopping and changing with all the COVID and injury news. However, by the time it was ready to go, it was all obsolete information. So apologies. I do cover a lot of the starts and sits on the matchups podcast so that should help you going forward.
We are now in semi final week (in 99% of leagues). The margin for error is thinner now than ever before. Therefore, I here to help you navigate the choppy waters and help you steer that ship into safer waters, and eventually the harbour.
And so, without further ado, here are my starts and sits for Week Fifteen.
Tom Brady isn’t wowing the media or the critics. However, he is doing enough to remain Fantasy Football relevant and remain in that “best of the rest” tier. This week he is nailed on for multiple touchdowns which gives him a nice floor and a high ceiling. Start him this week.
Tannehill is always a solid play. Derrick Henry will ensure that he doesn’t need to throw the ball too much vs Detroit. However, A.J. Brown and Corey Davis will be mismatches vs the Detroit secondary and Tannehill will exploit this where it counts, in the Red Zone.
With Chase Daniel likely to start this week, they will likely to keep the ball on the ground more. This will mean Swift will remain busy. Also, Tennessee are not great at stopping the run, so Swift could break free for big gains or a home run Touchdown.
McKissic will be very busy on Sunday and will be a must start in this Starts and Sits column if you have him in PPR. He will have a lot of short catches and short yardage, but he could see 8-10 catches easily if everything breaks his way and Gibson doesn’t start.
Jarvis Landry had been on an upward trajectory up until Monday Night Football. However, this is a get right game. Landry will avoid the nasty secondary match-ups by operating out of the slot. And Baker will continue to target him heavily. Therefore, start Landry comfortably this week.
Coutee isn’t a number one Wide Receiver. However, with Cooks trending to be back, Coutee will provide a great outlet when Cooks sees all the premium coverage. That means Coutee will be thrown the ball a lot in this game, as was the case two weeks ago. Also, the gamescript for this game will mean the Texans and Deshaun Watson will throw the ball well.
Tight End is a tough position for regular points. However, with Ebron facing the Bengals on Monday Night Football, this should be a plus match-up for him and an opportunity to get into the end zone.
Matt Ryan has struggled as of late under Raheem Morris. It’s not been a good season for him and the struggles behind the scenes are real. You cannot expect him to get it right against this Tampa Bay defense on Sunday chasing the Wild Card. There is likely no Julio Jones as well to rely on.
There is hope Teddy can be successful in this game. He will have to rely on Mike Davis to get a lot of the yardage. However, he is going to see a lot of blitz’s and the Packers will dial it up more and more until he makes the mistakes needed for the Packers to win. They will happen.
A few weeks ago I told you Todd Gurley was not someone you could rely on in the Fantasy Playoffs. He was pretty bad in the last few games and now he has the luxury of playing a defense that has conceded just one 100 yard rushing game to a Running Back in their last 37 games. Is Todd Gurley going to buck that trend? Not a hope!
For CEH read Todd Gurley above. He also has not had the opportunity to excel and justify his fantasy draft spot in recent weeks. And now he faces the number 1 run defense in the NFL this season. He is not going to get you into a playoff final. So make sure he’s on your bench.
Kirk would normally be in play most weeks. However, he is not in play this week. On top of not being overly productive in recent weeks, he gets to face one of the better secondaries in the NFL this week in the shape of the New York Giants.
Speaking of players struggling, here we have Jamison Crowder in the sits portion of this Starts and Sits column. Crowder is struggling since he returned from injury. And Sam Darnold is also not playing at a high enough calibre. Crowder will be irrelevant for the Fantasy Playoffs. And therefore, he probably shouldn’t be on your roster. Someone go get the scissors.
Schultz has not been a reliable option since Andy Dalton entered the QB hot seat for the Dallas Cowboys. However, since the 49ers give up the fewest fantasy points to Tight Ends in the NFL, he is a very easy sit candidate this week.
That is going to do it for Starts and Sits this week. Please so share this article if it helps you and share the love. Don’t forget to check out the Waiver Wire for low percentage owned add plays for your sits this week. And also please do check out all the wonderful content here at 5yardrush.co.uk.
However, until next week Rush Nation, Keep Rushing.
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