Another week of Football is here as the craziness continues. We at Maryland Sports Blog(Matt Bachota and I) are here to give you our starts and sits for the week. Maryland Sports Blog will be covering the Redskins-Panthers and Ravens-Titans games this weekend.
Start: Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston
First, Matt Ryan may be coming off a subpar 14 point fantasy performance, however, he’s still ranked as the #3 Quarterback for Fantasy by NFL.com experts as he has produced 2 30+ point performances, and in one, he put up over 40 points. Next, Jameis Winston is a start due to him playing a Falcons defense with injuries surrounding the team. Winston will be facing off against Ryan in what should be a shootout.
Sit: Joe Flacco and Marcus Mariota
To clarify, neither of these Quarterbacks aren’t exactly the best fantasy option for you to pick up or draft. Joe Flacco has yet to put up 30 points in a game this season, and faces a surprisingly tough Titans defense. Marcus Mariota faces a top 5 defense in the Ravens, so he is a sit for this week.
Start: Sony Michel and T.J. Yeldon
Sony Michel is a start due to him having two huge games running the Football and he matches up against an overall weak Chiefs defense. T.J. Yeldon is listed as the number one Jaguars runner on the depth chart and expect him to get plenty of carries as the Jaguars play a tough Cowboys secondary.
Sit: LeSean McCoy and Kenyan Drake
First, LeSean McCoy has only had one decent game this season and faces off against an excellent Texans front seven with the likes of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Kenyan Drake has been a gigantic fantasy bust for many owners, despite having a touchdown last week, he faces a tough Bears defense who have Khalil Mack.
Start: Tyler Boyd and Julian Edelman
Tyler Boyd is start due to him playing well last week against the Dolphins as he scored. Besides him scoring, A.J Green has a tough matchup making more looks for Boyd in the slot or out wide. Boyd has been a nice piece to the offense as they find ways to get him open. Julian Edelman is an automatic start against the Kansas City Chiefs despite having a 5 point non PPR performance against Indianapolis, as he matches up against a weak secondary and will likely get more targets this week.
Sit: Corey Davis and Kenny Stills
Despite shocking the Eagles with a game winning overtime catch, Corey Davis faces a tough Ravens secondary with the likes of Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson, Marlon Humphrey, and Jimmy Smith, making him a sit. Next, Kenny Stills faces an excellent Bears defense who don’t tend to give up many points to Recievers whatsoever. Stills only scored 1.70 non PPR points last week, which makes him a safe sit.
Start: Austin Hooper and Cameron Brate
Austin Hooper is a start due to him having a solid game last week with 9 receptions for 77 yards against the Steelers defense. Hooper faces another week linebacking core in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and should get at least 8-10 targets. On the other hand, Cameron Brate also faces a weak defense in the Falcons who don’t have Deion Jones or Vic Beasley Jr for this week’s matchup.
Sit: David Njoku and Antonio Gates
David Njoku is a safe sit due to him still waiting to have a 10 point or more game, as he has yet to do this season. Antonio Gates has realistically had one solid game for fantasy points this season, by scoring 8.70 in non PPR leagues, however, it was off 2 receptions for 27 yards and a Touchdown. Gates will most likely be covered by the Browns solid Linebacker core.
Start: Ka’imi Fairbairn and Cody Parkey
Ka’imi Fairbairn has put up a combined 25 points in the two weeks against the Colts and Cowboys, making him a start against the Bills. Cody Parkey has been a surprise Kicker this season, and should expect to get plenty of opportunities as he matches up against a subpar Dolphins defense.
Sit: Robbie Gould and Ryan Succop
Robbie Gould is a sit since he is up against the tough Los Angeles Rams, who will likely run away with the game. Ryan Succop faces a tough Ravens defense who tend to give up a limited amount of points per game.
Start: Vikings and Bears
The Vikings are a start due to them facing a 1-4 Cardinals team who have yet to generate much offense, despite defeating an awful 49ers team without Jimmy Garroppolo. The Bears are an automatic start against the Dolphins as they don’t need to worry much facing a subpar offense who are on a two game losing streak and should continue to play worse.
Sit: Broncos and Panthers
The Broncos are a sit due to them paying the red hot Rams offense who have too many weapons for Denver to handle. The Panthers defense should be sat this weekend due to them consistently having weak secondary play and they gave up 31 points to the Giants last week who are known to have a terrible offensive line.