Lance has languished at the end of deep rosters or the waiver
wire the entire season, but it seems that heís about to
pay off big in the fantasy finals. With Jimmy-G iffy to play,
Lance should get a chance to make a start in a smash spot at home
against the Texans. Lance hasnít seen the field in months,
and should be better prepared than he was during his extensive
playing time in Weeks 4 and 5. With a solid rushing floor and
monster upside, Lance is worth a long look.
Joe Burrow reached his final form last week against this Ravens
defense as he schooled a struggling Baltimore pass defense for
the 4th most yards in NFL history. Stafford has admittedly looked
bad at times (including last week's 3 INT game), but this matchup
is simply too good to avoid. With a banged up backfield, look
for the Rams to throw early and often. Iíd also be looking to
stack OBJ if possible.
Two weeks ago Hurts gashed this defense for one his best games
as a pro and Washington is coming off an embarrassing loss to
their division rivals. Hurts has been an asset all season because
of his high floor (he has no single digit scoring games) and that
shouldnít change in the fantasy season finale.
Baltimore needs this game badly, so I think Jackson gives it a
go even at less than 100%. The Rams defense hasnít quite
played up to the level they should have, but have done a solid
job at holding down running quarterbacks due their athleticism
on the D-line. Heís nearly impossible to sit due to his
rushing ability, but if his ankle slows him down, heís simply
too turnover prone (career high 13 interceptions) as a passer
this year to put unwavering trust in.
With Wentz likely out, this game probably turns into a battle
of attrition with the Colts running the ball and bleeding the
clock. The Indy defense is by no means world-beaters, but with
teams now taking away Hunter Renfrow, and still no Waller, Carr
doesnít have enough reliable weapons to hit the big numbers
youíll need this week.
The shocking loss to the Texans last week dulls the shine of an
amazing sophomore season for Herbert, but it still feels like
this offense has underachieved at times. Missing the big body
of Mike Williams allows defenses to shorten the field, and Denver’s
strength is their boundary defense. Both teams need this game
to stay alive and I’m tempering expectations for Herbert