The T.Y. Hilton rollercoaster should be
on the rise this week at home against the shaky Titans-D.
Grab a Helmet
Hilton vs TEN: Take a look at the numbers, T.Y. Hilton
is the Adrian Peterson of receivers! Hilton either hits really big
yardage numbers (153, 177, 175) or barely registers on the stat
sheet (57, 49, 30, 19, 27, 15, 23). Though maddening, itís seems
to be the way of the receiver in 2017. There are a scant few guys
putting up consistent weekly numbers, so Iím willing to gamble on
Hiltonís talent. The Colts are home and coming off a bye week. Tennessee
tends to play down to its competition, especially on the road, and
Hilton roasted them twice last season. If you have Hilton youíve
likely endured the roller coast this season, so I see no reason
to get off now!
Davis vs NYG (Thu): Davis has soaked up 26 targets in
the three games heís started for Reed, totaling at least 67 yards
in each contest. Sure, he doesnít visit the endzone much, but in
a sea of mediocrity heís been a solid fill-in fantasy starter. He
has an absolutely delicious match-up with a Giant defense that treats
tight ends like they are invisible. Davis should find all kinds
of room to run around, (and have a turkey leg or two) and it would
be an upset if he doesnít find the endzone, as the Giants have given
one away in every game this season minus last week when Travis Kelce
rolled up an 8-109-0 line. Fire Davis up as a TE1 lock.
Richardson @ SF: What do you get when you combine an
offense that has to pass to move the ball and a defense that canít
stop the pass? You get solid starting options in Baldwin and Richardson.
Itís honestly painful to watch the Seahawks run the ball, and frankly
itís been literally painful as well. Seattle is forced to trot out
practice players and retreads on a weekly basis, and I know they
have to try to run the ball, but we all know Russell Wilson and
the passing game is going to carry this offense. San Fran has been
a gritty team for most of the year, but they are going to be outmatched
in this one, and I think both starting Seahawk receivers have big
fantasy days and are as confidant of plays as I could find at the
Grab Some Pine
Any Bears Receiver @ PHI: Thereís
spreading the ball around, and then thereís whatever the Bears
offense is doing. Granted they have the least pass catching talent
in the league, but with every tight end and receiver on the roster
only seeing about 4 targets a game, there isnít a single pass
catcher you can hang your hat on. In a game they are likely going
to have to throw often in, I just have no way to decide who they
might funnel targets to because it's simply not the way they do
things. Please, for your sanity, look away from any player not
named Jordan Howard.
Lee @ ARI: I think if Jacksonville were allowed to,
they would run the ball 60 times per game. They donít because
this isnít 1940, but when they do, it likely wonít be to Marqise
Lee that often this week. As the most reliable and experienced
receiver on the team, itís a good bet that Lee is going to see
lots of Patrick Peterson this week. Mere mortals stand little
chance against Peterson, and itís likely that Bortles looks to
his tight ends and backs in this one. The floor and ceiling are
frightening low for Lee this week and Iíd look at plenty of better
Agholor vs CHI: I honestly believe that Chicagoís defensive
coordinator Vic Fangio deserves some Coach of the Year consideration.
Despite being devoid of big name talent on defense, this Chicago
team has somehow held in check some of the most powerful passing
games in the NFL. Agholor is trending way down lately, compiling
only 54 yards on 6 catches in his last three games. This Eagles
offense is as diverse as any in the league, and uses their personnel
much like the Patriots do, as it seems to be game plan dependent.
The Bears have been strong against slot receivers this year, so
I look for a passing game plan that features the backs and Alshon
Jeffery, leaving Agholor as a desperate fantasy start.