Murray was harassed by Aaron Donald and the Rams defense Monday
night, turning the ball over twice and taking a few game sealing
sacks. Detroit has been surprisingly decent against the pass this
year, but thatís more an indictment of their rush defense
than anything. With little athleticism at linebacker, Murray should
be able to get a ton of production on the ground and in the air.
Unexciting, but surprisingly consistent as a fantasy quarterback,
Cousins sports a Rodgers like 27-5 touchdown to interception ratio,
has a bad defense that canít hold leads, and even with the
loss of Adam Thielen, has the weapons to threaten all levels of
the field. Chicago was predictably embarrassed last week against
the Packers, and wonít provide much resistance even at home.
With Covid again ravaging the NFL Iím looking for intact
offenses with good matchups and Garoppolo checks all the boxes.
Heís been playing lights out for weeks now and right at
300 yards and two scores in both of his previous two games. With
the offense clicking as well as it has since their Super Bowl
season, heís worth a long look if you need an option in
the fantasy playoffs.
Good for a weekly benching or two at this point in season, Newtonís
star has faded quickly since rejoining Carolina. Sloppy play and
turnovers overshadow his ability to net you a rushing touchdown.
On the road against a desperate Buffalo defense is not my idea
of the secret playoff sauce.
There seems to be sunshine poking through the Pacific Northwest
gloom as the Seahawks have won two straight. The offense got rolling
against a tanking Houston team, but LA will provide a much stiffer
test if they can somehow curb their current Covid outbreak. Iím
not a believer in the Rashaad Penny resurrection and DK Metcalf
has disappeared, making me very hesitant to trust Russ this week.
This is a tough one to reconcile, but Dak hasn’t played
well since lighting up the Raiders on Turkey Day. The Giants are
walking dead, but December division games, especially on the road,
can be rough. Dak has the ability to carry your team in the playoffs,
but he’s just as likely to send you packing into the offseason.
If you have a deep bench, consider some other options.