Look who’s joined the QB1 party! Heating up in a big way
over the last four weeks (11 touchdowns, only 1 INT) Cousins has
helped Minnesota rise from the dead, especially last week where
he did the heavy lifting in a big comeback win against the Panthers.
Yeah, he’s taken advantage of some lesser defenses along
the way, but that’s exactly what he gets this week against
Jacksonville. The Jags are one of the most generous defenses in
the league against quarterbacks, and with Cook banged up, and
Thielen set to return, Cousins could be looking at a third straight
The Las Vegas Grudens took one of the chin last week, getting
pummeled by the spoiler playing Falcons. Carr, who has been so good
all year, was an absolute disaster, turning the ball over 4 times,
and totally failing to get anything going against a defense that
has been a punching bag much of the year. Let’s call last week a
mulligan for the Raiders, as they now enter the dreaded “must win”
territory. What a perfect time to feel better about yourself than
spending an afternoon hosting the 0-11 Jets. The J-E-T-S made Brett
Rypien look like an NFL caliber quarterback, and are only playing
for pride at this point, which doesn’t mean as much to million dollar
athletes. With Josh Jacobs nursing an ankle injury, I think Gruden
let’s Carr sling it more than normal, which should be enough for
a solid fantasy outing.
If you are a Kamara owner, just the name Taysom probably brings
your blood to a boil. But while he is slowly sabotaging the season
for some of the other Saints skill position players, he’s
carving out a nice niche for himself as a fantasy quarterback.
Yet to throw a touchdown, Hill has found the end zone 4 times
on the ground in his two starts, and has established a very palpable
floor as a starter. Hill was fantastic when these two teams met
a few weeks ago, and I think he’s a good bet for another
After looking more like a popgun than a Red Rifle in his first
few Cowboy appearances, Dalton has been better the last few weeks.
But as the fantasy playoff push begins, better isn’t going
to cut it. Baltimore desperately needs to scrape together a few
wins, and although their defense is a shell of their former selves,
they have plenty to overwhelm the Cowboys.
Taking nothing away from the immense courage and strength Smith
has shown just to return to an NFL field, this is a fantasy article,
and frankly, he wouldn’t be on the field if Washington had
another option. They can’t beat Pittsburgh by throwing the
ball around, and Smith can’t play the Lions every week.
No longer the threat to run he once was, Smith is not a realistic
53-879-8. No, that’s not a partial phone number on a bathroom
stall, but rather the stats of one Will Fuller, the freshly suspended
wideout of the Houston Texans. Replacing that production is one
thing, but trying to replace his field stretching ability that
opened up the entire offense is going to be impossible. Watson
loses the team’s only legit deep threat, and now must rely
on Brandin Cooks to be the WR1, something he’s not exactly
suited for. I fully believe Watson to be an elite talent, and
the type of quarterback who makes those around him better, but
this loss is going to be felt against a tough Colts defense.