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Fantasy Football: Play \ Bench

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Each week in this space, I will review players who are ranked outside the top 150 for QB’s and TE’s and top 20 for WR’s in the weekly ESPN rankings.  This will be who I think will flourish and who will disappoint in the upcoming week.  I do not review those ranked higher since they are probably highly drafted and unable to be benched.

Play Them:

Russell Wilson (11)- He in my mind is a top 8 QB and gets a shaky Carolina defense.

Michael Vick (13)-I think he is going to go crazy in the Chip Kelly offense and ride him while healthy.

Joe Flacco (17)- The last time he saw Denver they had a ton of success, with no Von Miller, he should have a great day.

Darren McFadden (23)- Another guy to play while he is healthy plus he gets the Colts who have major issues stopping the run.

Ahmad Bradshaw (25)-He is practicing fully and will show the Colts what he gave the Giants and take this job and run.

Ryan Mathews (30)- We have all been burned by him in the past but I am all in this week against an overrated Texans defense.

Hakeem Nicks (22)- He did not look great bit gets an awful Cowboys secondary and he will not be any healthier than he is this week.

DeSean Jackson (27)-This matches up with my pick of Vick but as long as he is healthy I see a huge performance against a bad Redskin pass defense.

T.Y. Hilton (31)-I like the matchup versus the Raiders plus this year he explodes into a weekly WR2.

Fred Davis (15)-The Eagles showed a ton of holes on the defensive side of the ball which will be exploited by the Redskins with short safe throws.

Bench Them

Robert Griffin (11)-I think the Redskins play it very safe with him and he has a pedestrian game.

Lamar Miller (20)-There has been so much talk about a job share plus he is playing an underrated Browns defense.

Daryl Richardson (23)-The Cards defense is solid and Richardson has never carried the load, I do not see enough production to warrant a starting position in the fantasy world this week.

Eddie Lacy (24)-There is just no way I would start a rookie against the 49ers run defense, only way to get point is a lucky red zone carry or 2.

Mike Wallace (24)-Joe Haden will shutdown this one trick pony in a low scoring game.

Eric Decker (26)-This is where we see him losing targets plus playing the Super Bowl champ as a big underdog with a chip on their shoulder.

Steve Johnson (30)-The Patriots will double team and shut down the only real experienced receiving option for the rookie QB.

Martellus Bennent (14)-He will have issues getting free against a tough Bengals defense.

Thanks for reading and please free free to ask any questions on Twitter.

 

 

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.