ScarecrowGrin’s Fantasy Football 2 Cents ( 11/1/18 )
By: Robert L. Porter jr
Week 8 started off with a bang on Thursday night as the Houston Texans behind DeShaun Watson (40.96 PPR points), DeAndre Hopkins (26.20 PPR points) and Will Fuller (23.40 PPR points) as they disposed of the Dolphins 42 – 23. Kenyan Drake (23.50 PPR points) was the lone bright spot for a Miami team that looked out matched after 2 solid drives to start the game.
Watson was the #1 scorer in week 5. Some of the other guys in the top 5 are the usual suspects like James Conner (38.20 PPR points), Patrick Mahomes (36.02 PPR points) and Todd Gurley (33.50 PPR points) but the big surprise in week 8 was Oakland Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr (33.76 PPR points). After losing his starting Running back for the year and having his top Wide out traded away, Carr just threw for 224 yards and 3 TDs. He also added a rushing TD in their lost to the Colts.
Cam Newton (31.96 PPR points) showed that he is infact matchup proof. Going against the #1 scoring defense in the NFL, Newton carved the Ravens up for 271 total yards and 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 Rushing). Much like Newton, there were a few other QBs that preformed well in week 8. Carson Wentz (30.64 PPR points), Jared Goff (32.50 PPR points), Russell Wilson (29.42 PPR points) and last but not least Andrew Luck (29.36 PPR points) who passed for 239 yards and 3 scores to lead his team to a road win in the black hole.
Indianapolis RB Marlon Mack (28.90 PPR points) has been on a tear since returning from injury. He’s racked up a total of 72.10 PPR points in his 3 games back. With both Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, Mike Evans (31.90 PPR points) had a big day in Cincinnati. The Chiefs train just kept on rolling as it was Sammy Watkins (30.70 PPR points) day on Sunday versus the Broncos. Sammy snagged 8 passes for 107 yards and 2 TDs. Watkins had another Wide out match his exact fantasy output, the Detroit Lions Marvin Jones Jr. (30.70 PPR points) had 7 receptions 117 yards and 2 TDs in their home lose to the Seahawks.
WEEK 8 BREAKOUT CANDIDATES REVIEW
QB – Baker Mayfield – 18.10 points
RB – Jalen Richard – 14.40 points
WR – Geronimo Allison – 2.40 points
For every 83 point week from our Breakout Candidates there’s a 34.90 week. This was that week. Marquez Valdezs-Scantling was preferred over Geronimo Allison in this one and Randall Cobb returning didnt help. Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland offense was so much of a mess that head coach Hue Jackson and OC Todd Haley were relieved of their duties on Monday. Jalen Richard had a productive day, he only had 14 yards rushing but his 8 catches for 50 yards put him in the mid teens for fantasy points.
WEEK 9 BREAKOUT CANDIDATES
QB – Derek Carr – @ 49ers
RB – Nick Chubb – vs Chiefs
WR – Devin Funchess – vs Buccaneers
After a rough week we are looking forward to a big bounce back for us and our 3 choices of Breakout Candidates. We feel the need to up the ante. So with that in mind we expect at least 5 TDs combines from our 3 breakout candidates in week 9. Stop by next week to see how the faired.