Let’s start out by quickly taking a look at last week’s
results before diving head first into the previous seven weeks combined…
Blount: 18 for 41 yards (2.27 YPC)? OK Ė so he salvaged
a TD and ~9 points. Dion Lewis is back high-stepping in practice
and the Patriots donít get another good matchup until Week 11 @
San Francisco. Blount is better off on someone elseís roster, and
you most likely cashed in on a stud. I landed Tyler Eifert and Kelvin
Benjamin for Blount and Travis Kelce and laughed my way to the bank.
Eifert: Heís baaaack! After being limited to a dozen
or so snaps last week, Eifert played most of the game and road his
increased usage into 9-for-102 and a score on 12 targets. I bought
into him in three leagues over the last three weeks, and it could
end up making my playoffs.
Baldwin: Even with playing Arizonaís stout pass defense,
Baldwin led the team in targets (9), receptions (6), and yard (66).
As these numbers arenít very eye popping outside of targets, Iíll
hold my judgment until after this week when they face New Orleans.
Dixon: The Ravens love Dixon. The only problem is they
donít show it on game day as he only has 6 carries in three games.
Is he still recovering? Iím going to hold judgment until we get
to see him fresh off a bye in Week 9 against Pittsburgh at home.
Rivers: No surprises here. I called his bad game against
Denver, and now we get to see him against Tennessee this week. I
think we all know where heís moving on my list next week. Trade
for him now while you still can.
Landry: Like Rivers, Landry will put up serious numbers
this week. Heís coming off a bye week and gets the very burnable
Jets defense that will most likely be stacking the box against only
the fourth person in NFL history to rush for back-to-back 200-yard
games (see Jay Ajayi). Buy away and donít look back (especially
Wallace: I could see Wallace going either way this week
against Pittsburgh. Steve Smith is still not close to returning,
and Wallace could see increased targets until he returns. If he
blows up again, I will be forced to take the loss here.
Charles: No one (even Dr. Andrewís) knows whatís going
on with Charles. He had a clear path to recovery and the lead role
ripped away by an apparent re-injury of some sort, and now is most
likely lost for at least the rest of the fantasy season. I didnít
invest myself in him as I only offered scraps and hopefully you
did the same.
Washington: Latavius is back and is the ďlead dogĒ yet
again. I donít understand it. Iím still holding Washington in my
deeper leagues, but I canít keep holding him in ďundecidedĒ as heís
not making any case to be rostered.
Crowder: If DeSean Jackson doesnít get hurt (twice) last
week, then I have a hit here. He did, and Crowder parlayed his targets
into 9-for-107 and a score. You can’t predict this stuff folks.
I tried to be my own worst critic here and believe I did a decent
job at doing so.
I have fielded many questions over the last eight weeks and have
aided in a ton of trades. Some were blockbusters. Some were low-key.
Overall I would say I’m giving C+ to B- advice to date and
aim to raise the bar even more going into the trade deadline which
varies for all leagues.
I won’t be posting “trade bait and buy-low candidates”
this week so feel free to use the analysis I put into this article
to steer you towards the right trade moves this week As always,
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