Shaky pass pro from Prosise and the release
of Michael gives Rawls a clearer path to playing time.
Week 10 Review
Let’s start out by taking a look at last week…
Dixon: Dixon easily had his best game as a rookie returning
from injury with 6 carries for 38 yards and 5 catches for 48 yards.
This usage is and yard total is on a clear upward trend and his
flex appeal in PPR leagues is strong. If you bought in, Iím almost
positive it was cheap and you could be in for some big games. If
itís a keeper/dynasty league, he is 100% the future.
Harris: Harris took a backseat to Carlos Hyde and went
back into the land of fantasy obscurity. If you sold him to a Chip
Kelly fan as a high upside back, more power to you!
Ivory: Another game playing from behind. Another Jaguars
game where the run game got abandoned. Hopefully you sold while
Bell: I got called out in the comments for putting Bell
as a “buy-low” but nevertheless he has shown his true
colors. After weeks of solid usage but less than elite numbers,
he had his breakout game. In one league I watched Derek Carr and
T.Y. Hilton get traded for Bell… I think some Bell owners
were down the past few weeks with the exit of Roethlisberger and
RB2 games from their stud RB.
Landry: Landry has been held in check for a few weeks
now so I am forced to put him in the miss column. I feel like he
has good games in front of him, but I must hold myself accountable.
Kaepernick: Kaepernick has been decent in recent games.
Against Arizona he actually looked viable by throwing and running
for a TD. The 55 rushing yards is a nice boost as well. Swing and
Sanders: Like Landry, I still feel Sanders has good production
in front of him, but it was Demaryius Thomas who had the touchdown,
more catches, and yards so I have to take the L here.
Trade Recommendations After Ten Weeks:
I made quite a few shifts this week considering all that
has happened. Rogers is emerging as a weekly contributor so we'll
keep him undecided until further production or regression. Benjamin
has seen consistent targets but isn’t turning it into much
production fantasy wise. Newton has been shaky but doesn’t
warrant a miss yet. Blount scored 3 touchdowns against Seattle
and has SF this week so he could easily go to the misses column.
Robinson has been scoring and getting more looks so he could easily
go to the hits. Hunter Henry got moved to a hit as a sell as Gates
Prosise: If youíre able to pick him up this week and
start him, I definitely would. His numbers last week against New
England speak for themselves (153 total yards and 7 catches). Prosise
showed well in the pass game and should get 10 carries to boot this
week. The return of Rawls after a Christine Michael departure says
it all however. Prosise is not a between the tackles runner and
struggles mightily in pass protection which is the most important
aspect to NFL success as a RB. Luckily he lines up in the slot and
out wide so he still has a place on the team. This could spell success
in deeper league PPR formats, but his ceiling is certainly capped
at the moment. I think you know who will be in the buy-low sectionÖ
Nelson: Coming off his best game of the year where 3
quarters of the game was garbage-time, Nelson is a prime sell high
candidate. Why you ask? Mainly because of schedule (@WAS, @PHI,
HOU, SEA, @CHI, MIN) but also because the Packers offense is sputtering
out of control without an established run game. Enter James Starks
and Christine Michael. Sell now while the getting is good and you
can capitalize on a stud in return.
Hopkins: I have zero investment in fantasy in Hopkins
at the moment, and I feel like Iím going to miss out big time in
the next few weeks as he has a soft schedule (@OAK, SD, @GB, @IND,
JAX, CIN). Will Fuller has also been absent from the stat sheet
since week 4. Iím not saying give up the farm here, but give up
one or two marginal talents for Hopkins, and you will be rewarded
Rawls: The Seahawks have nearly the toughest schedule
coming up for RBs (ranked 31st on Fantasy Pros), but when you factor
in the volume and lock on goal-line work I really consider Rawls
a prime bounce-back candidate. It might take him a few weeks to
get going, but keep in mind that Rawls averaged 5.6 YPC last year
and should be able to pick up where he left off with the Seahawks
offense on a serious upward trend. Buy now but beware of the tough
Marshall: Since Week 5, Marshall has been a fantasy bust.
A trip to New England should fix that. In his last matchup with
the Pats, Marshall had 8 catches for 115 yards and 2 scores. The
Patriots defense is awful lately and then Marshall will get to feast
on IND, SF, MIA, and then NE again for the fantasy super bowl (in
most leagues). Snag him while you can and thank me later.
I’m constantly wheeling and dealing so hit me up on
twitter, the comments section, and/or email
for advice. At the end of the season I will do a review again
of all my recommendations and bring in real life examples of all
trades that I’ve either helped broker or completed myself.
As always keep those conversations active and hopefully you can
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