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Antonio Brown dropped an egg on me. Roethlisberger only putting up 20 points hurts a little but my opponent started Mendenhall and he got hurt on Thursday Night Football which led to 2.70 points! It might be a close one this week! Check it out.
|Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB||19.92|
|Rice, Ray BAL RB||-|
|Brown, Antonio PIT WR||6.00|
|Harvin, Percy MIN WR||-|
|Wayne, Reggie IND WR||-|
|Daniels, Owen HOU TE||-|
|Tynes, Lawrence NYG PK||-|
|Texans, Houston HOU Def||-|
|Brady, Tom NEP QB||-|
|Mendenhall, Rashard PIT RB||Turner, Michael ATL RB||-|
|Burleson, Nate DET WR||-|
|Decker, Eric DEN WR||-|
|Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE||-|
|Walsh, Blair MIN PK||-|
|Dolphins, Miami MIA Def||-|
Week 3 it was Danny Woodhead taking carries and a TD away from Ridley.
Last week it was Brandon Bolden with 16 carries for 137 yards and a TD. The Patriots style of offense is to use a few key players (Lloyd, Ridley, Gronk, Hernendez) mixed with a bunch of different options (Bolden, Woodhead, Welker, Edelmen, Branch). These options allow the Patriots to keep fresh options available but the main players have proven to put up great numbers for fantasy owners.
Fantasy Analysis: Brandon Lloyd and Stevan Ridley are must starts in any league. They will lose some targets/carries to their backups but have proven they will be the number 1 options in a strong Patriots offense playing the Denver Broncos in week 5.
Edited to include twitter responses:
Week 4 saw Battle and Mathews split carries about evenly. This was a major concern for Mathews fantasy owners as he was supposed to be the feature back after coming off injury in a struggling Chargers offense. This was also after the Chargers GM came out and said “Extremely talented players like Ryan get multiple opportunities to improve. What happens to fumblers is, first, they play less. Second, if it continues while they’re playing on a limited basis, then you don’t play for a while and you get to sit and think about it. Third, when you get the call to go back on the field and the fumbling continues, then you will be somebody else’s fumbler.”
Fantasy Analysis: Mathews should be used as a Flex option this week until we see how Chargers use him Sunday night vs. the Saints defense. If they continue to play Jackie Battle over him, he will have to be seriously considered a mid-level flex option until things improve.
P.S. Phillip Rivers is still terrible.
Micheal Turner is a solid RB2 option, Jacquizz Rodgers not so much #FantasyFootball #FantasyFootball
After week 3 Turners status as the primary back in Atlanta was questioned by a DUI arrest and then a fast paced offense that would be a better fit for Jacquizz Rodgers.
Week 4 comes around and Turner shows us what he’s about putting up 13 carries for 103 yards and 3 receptions for 68 yards and 1 TD on 5 targets. Impressive numbers to say the least. On top of this, Rodgers was limited to just 6 carries for 18 yards with 4 receptions for 40 yards.
Fantasy Analysis: Micheal Turner should be started in all leagues this week as a solid RB2 option versus a weak Washington Redskins pass defense. Jacquizz should not be even flexed at this point. Also look for Julio Jones to have more targets this week after he gets his hand injury straightened out which will help relieve some pressure on the run.