With four straight multi-touchdown games under his belt, Prescott
and this Cowboy offense seem to be hitting their stride. They’ve
established a balance led by a thunder and lightning running game,
and a blossoming talent in CeeDee Lamb. The Colts are still losing,
but playing hard, especially on defense against the run where
they allow only 3.9 yards-per-carry. Look for Dallas to play the
matchup, and pass the ball a bit more this week.
Imagine it’s early August, and I told you Geno Smith would
be a worthy starter with your fantasy playoff life on the line.
Well ladies and gentlemen, here we are! We’ve been waiting
all year for Smith’s Cinderella season to implode, and it
simply hasn’t. Smith has thrown for at least two scores
in five straight games, and gets an exploitable matchup against
a Donald-less Rams defense.
Down multiple starters on the offensive line against the best
defense in the NFL? No problem! Don’t get me wrong, San
Fran has an elite defense, but they’ve been fortunate to
face a mediocre lineup of quarterbacks and offenses. Kansas City
and their weapons carved the Niners up in Week 7, and Tua’s
quick release, and unrecoverable duo of Waddle and Hill keep me
confident he will produce.
There’s no arguing that the elbow injury Allen suffered
in Week 9 has had a tremendous impact. Since the injury he has
a 4-3 touchdown to interception ratio and 250+ rushing yards in
the last three games is how he’s maintained QB1 status.
The last time he faced the Patriots he had one of the best playoff
games of all time, but this is a desperate Pats team at home,
and a wounded wing could keep his numbers down.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but now is not the
time to turn to Ryan with the fantasy playoffs near. The Colts
line has been a problem all year, and Ryan has never been confused
with being Houdini. The Colts only shot is a heavy dose of Taylor,
and hope Ryan stays upright for 60 minutes.
After almost two years, Watson is set to make his 2022 debut
against a fading Texans team he once called home. With Cleveland’s
faint playoff hopes on life support can Watson be the spark the
offense needs? I’m skeptical it comes this week. Rust, emotion,
and a whole bunch of ill will is simply too much to fight against
in his first start.