Just like that, it was two back to back weeks for a 3-0 finish for the selections in this column. Granted an Eagles Wide Receiver did finish at 27 but I guarantee you nobody started him in Fantasy, so I’m taking the W there. With COVID rearing its ugly head once more picking players is getting harder as teams are on bye also. I’ll do my best to find the diamonds in the rough for you Rush Nation, are we Allen in?
Here is how the week went for my three selections, the scoring will be 0.5 PPR.
- DJ Moore – WR 49 – 6.5 Fantasy Points = Win
- Julian Edleman – WR 67 – 5 Fantasy Points = Win
- Eagles Wideouts – WR 27 – 12.7 Fantasy Points = Win (Travis who?)
Moore may be a talent and he may still be classed as the WR1 in Carolina right now but for all of us, this just isn’t true anymore. Robbie Anderson is leading the team in yards, receptions and touchdowns through four weeks. Moore might be a buy low still but we may eventually see his stock worth nothing if it continues to fall. Moore could bounce back against the hapless Falcons this week.
COVID! That’s what happened to the Patriots against the Chiefs. Firstly Cam caught it and didn’t play. Then Stiddham and Hoyer were woeful in the split time they played. Edelman caught four of his six targets against the Chiefs whilst also having two terrible drops. One was returned for a touchdown on a terrible night for Julian. For Edelman to start cooking again he needs super Cam back under centre in week five.
The Eagles Wide Receiver room is a stinking hot mess right now. Their top scoring Wideout in week four was Travis Fulgham. I know right, who? Alshon Jeffery should be back soon and will give Carson Wentz a little more stability at the position.
Week Five Selections
A bonus one here. Scotty Miller Vs the Bears. This Column gets written on a Thursday evening before the game starts. The Bucs are without OJ Howard, Chris Godwin and Evans is a game-time decision. Whilst Miller is the only cow in the field the Bears defence is pretty good currently at shutting down Wide Receivers. When you read this it will have already played out so this isn’t a lock just my thoughts for the Thursday night game.
The bears are giving up just 16.9 Fantasy Points Per Game to opposing Wide Receivers. If Brady can’t get things going again this week and Evans does indeed miss the Bears can focus on Miller and cause him issues.
Dwain Haskins has been benched this week and we get to see new Football Teams Quarterback Kyle Allen take the stage. Whilst this could be a blow-up spot for Terry as Allen may use him as a safety blanket I cant see good things in his week 5 fortunes.
McLaurin will see shadow converge from Jalen Ramsey this week. Ramsey has allowed just one touchdown so far this season and is allowing just 9.5 Fantasy Points Per Game. This spells trouble for Terry as Allen may be pressured by Aaron Donald more times than he likes and Ramsey could box out McLaurin all day long. I’ve got McLaurin inside my WR2 tier at 22. This I believe is his ceiling and I’ve got worries about Ramsey’s talents keeping Scary Terry in check. If he gets into the paint then I expect around 17 points, realistically I think it’s more like 10/11 and that’s not why you’re starting McLaurin.
There is always the wildcard pick that I throw in here. I am high on Allen this week in a tasty matchup against the Saints. Allen has become quite the target for rookie Quarterback sensation Justin Herbert. Whilst Herbert has lost all three of his starts Allen has been excellent for the Chargers and Herbert. His targets have been 8, 10,19 and 1. Which is beautiful for Fantasy. What isn’t so good is he only has one touchdown to date, in week three. He will need to find the end zone to be relevant again this week.
Marshon Lattimore has been a little disappointing for the Saints this year in their Secondary. He has all the talent in the world and I think this could be his bounceback game. If he shadows Allen it could make getting a tuddy hard work and then you could be relying on Allen catching 15 balls to give you a score you are happy with. I’m saying if there was to be a top ten Receiver get into hot water this week it could well be Allen. The Saints are allowing just 20 FPPG to opposing Wideout Corps and if Mike Williams gets some targets it could spell the end for Allen getting into the top 12 for Fantasy owners.
Until next week Rush Nation, Keep Rushing.