SCARECROWGRIN FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEKLY: CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

SCARECROWGRIN FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEKLY: CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 16

If you are still tuning In for our insight, that means you have made it to your fantasy football championship game. If this is the case we congratulate you, if you’re only here for the good fantasy info then we thank you as well. We are gonna do something a bit different this week and just give you the Top 3 plays from each fantasy position ( with a little extra )so you can set the best line up possible so you can win that championship.

QUARTERBACK

1. Tom Brady vs Buffalo – After the Bills were able slow him down in the first meeting (8.32 fantasy points), expect Brady to come into this game looking for the kill in a revenge scenario and they have home field advantage throughout the playoffs hanging in front of them. So I’d expect Brady at his best this week.

2. Cam Newton vs Tampa Bay – After a slow start to the season, Newton has found his 2017 MVP form. The Panthers showed that addition by subtraction is a real thing as after the traded Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess has stepped into the #1 role and looks to be a better fit than KB every was. Two more things, first Cam’s favorite target Greg Olsen is back healthy and second Tampa’s pass defense leaves a lot to be desired. A Hot Cam + iffy defense should = big points

3. Russell Wilson @ Dallas – Before last weeks beat down by the Rams, Wilson was a top MVP candidate and look for him to get back to that form as he takes his wounded team into Jerry’s World to take aim at the Cowboys young secondary. Since the running game is nonexistent look for Russ to do it all in a game that could see a lot of points scored.

OTHER SOLID STARTS

Case Keenum @ Green Bay

Matthew Stafford @ Cincinnati

RUNNING BACK

1. LeVeon Bell @ Houston – This one is simple, Antonio Brown is out with a torn Calf muscle and Ben Roethlisberger looked banged up down the stretch against New England so expect Bell to get 30+ touches.

2. Kareem Hunt vs Miami – Andy Reid has seen the light and he realized that he needs the ball in Kareem Hunt’s hands to succeed. This dual threat is back had a hot start then he faded in the middle of the year but he’s back now. Miami just gave up a huge day to LeSean McCoy and I’ll expect the same from Hunt.

3. Todd Gurley @ Tennessee – Gurley has scored 97.30 fantasy points in the last 3 games. While Jared Goff has played well, it obvious that Sean McVay knows what player is the key to his team making a deep playoff run.

OTHER SOLID STARTS

Alvin Kamara vs Atlanta

Melvin Gordon @ New York Jets

WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Julio Jones @ New Orleans – The Atlanta Falcons are trying to secure a playoff spot so they can defend their NFC title. Matt Ryan hasn’t had a good year but when the chips are down he’s sending The ball in Julio’s direction. I expect Atlanta to be down early and them to have to throw themselves back into the game.

2. Michael Thomas vs Atlanta – Drew Brees targets this kid once every three passes and after he had 2 TDs overturned  vs the Jets, I expect a huge day from Thomas as the Saints go for revenge of a late loss just 2 weeks ago.

3. Jarvis Landry @ Kansas city – Landry’s 21 targets and 18 receptions in the last 2 weeks say to us that Cutler trust him and in the fantasy playoffs you need guys you can trust. The volume he gets makes him a good play but add the red zone looks he gets and it makes him a great play.

OTHER SOLID STARTS

Brandin Cooks vs Buffalo

Adam Thelein @ Green Bay

TIGHT END

1. Zach Ertz vs Oakland – the Tight End is a Quarterbacks best friend, now make that Quarterback your back up and that Tight End one of the leagues best and this should be a no brainer. Another factor is, Oakland has been horrible against Tight ends all year.

2. Evan Engram @ Arizona – Engram is coming off a 14 target game. He even had a rush attempt. Eli Manning is throwing to either him or Sterling Shepard. Expect a huge stat line in this next match up.

3. Greg Olsen vs Tampa bay – last week Olsen showed that he’s back and healthy. He say 12 Targets from Cam’s 31 attempts. Look for that level of volume to continue as this passing due has a lot of making up to do for missed time.

OTHER SOLID STARTS

Delanie Walker vs Los Angeles Rams

Jimmy Graham @ Dallas

DEFENSE/ SPECIAL TEAMS

1. Baltimore vs Indianapolis – the Baltimore defense has been one of the best this year in fantasy football. They’ve had 6 games this season with at least 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery not to mention their 5 TDs. They average about 13 fppg and they should do even better this week.

2. Jacksonville @ San Francisco – Jimmy G. has given the 49ers a spark with his play but he’s not putting the ball in The End zone. The Jags are the top pass defense and they still have a shot at a first round bye with some help so expect them to come out fired up.

3. Pittsburgh @ Houston – Even with out Ryan Shazier, expect the Steelers defense to get after the Texans. Coming off a heartbreaking loss last week, the team is anxious to get back on the field and put that game behind them. They will double DeAndre Hopkins and Houston doesn’t have much else.

OTHER SOLID STARTS

Philadelphia vs Oakland

Los Angeles Chargers @ New York Jets

KICKERS

1. Justin Tucker vs Indianapolis – a wizard from 50+ or anywhere on the field for that matter.

2. Will Lutz vs Atlanta – Drew Brees and his running back tandem moves up and down the field at will but has had some trouble punching it into the end zone.

3. Chris Boswell @ Houston – Boswell plays in one of the hardest stadiums to kick field goals in and still manages a great percentage. In a dome with that offense, expect very good numbers this week.

OTHER SOLID STARTS

4. Harrison Butker vs Miami

5. Graham Gano vs Tampa Bay

BREAKOUT CANDIDATES WEEK 15 (RESULTS)

QB – Jameis Winston – 31.76

RB – Jay Ajayi – 10.90

WR – Jordy Nelson – 6.80

Our week 15 BOC’s didnt kill it but Jameis Winston did post almost 32 fantasy points. Jay Ajayi’s work load wasn’t what I expected with a back up QB but he still got to just about 11 points. Jordy was a no show. No BOC’s this week. Good luck in championship week to all our readers.

Its been a phenomenal fantasy football season and we would like to that you all for stopping by weekly to get our fantasy input, Breakout candidates and so many other nuggets of info. Until next fantasy season we at Scarecrow grin.com say…………… Good Luck and Take Care.

 

 

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