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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 10 for QB’s and Te’s and top 20 for WR’s in the weekly ESPN rankings on who I think will flourish and who will disappoint this upcoming week.  I do not review those ranked higher since they are probably highly drafted and unable to be benched especially with the lack of depth a RB.  Last week was my first bad week, I went 3-6 in the Play them and 4-4 in the Bench them.  We have our 3rd bye week with the Atlanta and Miami being off.  Let’s get to this week.

Play Them;

Jay Cutler (11) – He had a bit of a rough game last week but get the best defense to go against in the Giants this one, start him comfortably.

Nick Foles (17)- He stepped in for almost 200 yards and 2 TD’s last week, I would expect something similar with more yards vs the Bucs.

Willis McGahee (21)- He will get a ton of carries again and should get a few goal line chances, not many running backs guaranteed to his workload.

Danny Woodhead (26) – With Mathews out, he is their best option and has even gotten a few goal line carries, he should perform as a RB2.

Marcel Reece (34) – With McFadden out, last year he had a few huge games and I would feel another coming this week, especially with Jennings banged up as well.

Alshon Jeffrey (20)- Continue to ride his hot streak especially against the Giants.

Justin Blackmon (26)- He ran free all last week versus the Rams last week and in what should be a trailing mode all game, should rack up the targets.

Terrance Williams (30)- He may have won the job over Austin and now gets the Redskins, another awful pass defense.

Garrett Graham (10)- He was close to a TE1 and now with the Daniels injury, I can see him being a top 5 guy especially against the Rams.

Bench Them

Colin Kaepernick (11) –   At this point, he should be n all benches, he is not running and wait till Crabtree comes back.

Eli Manning (17)-  On the road in Chicago, if int’s count as negative points, he cannot be started the rest of the year.

Darren Sproles (23) – He is just not getting the touches and has had only 1 good game all year.

Bilal Powell (24)-  It looks like with Goodson and Ivory back he is in a complete 3 way job share, not an optimal situation.

Maurice Jones Drew (25) – There is nothing that can happen to have him as a starter on your team,  if he could not rip up the Rams who is he going to have success against.

T.Y Hilton (22) – He did have a huge week but he is way more boom or bust this year with more bad games than good.

Hakeem Nicks (25)- While he looked good last week, the Bears are a different animal and expect much regression.

Dwayne Bowe (30)- Another guy everyone is getting tired of waiting for, much better options out there.

Jared Cook (14)- There is no way you can continue to hope and pray he replays the week 1 production.

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

 

Mike

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.