Man Up Step Aside TNF Week 9
Are we going to see Christmas colored jerseys tomorrow night? Hopefully not, at least not in November. For two teams who have really surpassed expectations this season this should be a good football game for what it’s worth. The Rex Ryan circus act seems like it was ages ago. Goes back to the old saying “winning cures all”. Tyrod Taylor doesn’t need to do too much just do what’s best for the team, and with a good coach everybody is singing a new tune all of a sudden.
For the Jets you’ve got to think that the end for Josh McCown has to be coming up. If the Jets drop this game to the Bills which more than likely they will, it’s hard seeing McCown playing further into the season with their hopes of making the playoffs slipping away. It’ll be interesting to see if the Jets defense can contain the Bills run game, or how the Bills capitalize on, if any of the Jets turnovers.
I’ll admit I was so down on LeSean going into the season and for five straight weeks he was proving my point, especially by not finding the end zone until Week 7. Not that his production was bad, because it wasn’t. It just wasn’t that RB1 that we thought we would get right away. Even if McCoy doesn’t blow up like the two previous weeks, he’s a leader for the Bills and their only real weapon until Kelvin Benjamin comes along.
This is more of a dart throw, and for deeper leagues because if you have better options I wouldn’t advise starting Powell on a Thursday night. Buffalo for one has a terrific defense, and they’ve held running backs to the ninth fewest points in fantasy. However you’re not expecting Powell to do all his damage on he ground, because it’s his high-floor with his pass-catching skills that make Powell an interesting yet risky flex.
I have Tyrod starting for me in a few leagues with all the byes this week, but Tyrod always provides a safe floor each week in fantasy. He’s no gun slinger, but the rushing attempts keep him relevant for fake football. Also it’s hard to believe that he didn’t get his first rushing touchdown of the season until Week 8.
Robbie Anderson/Jermaine Kearse
Regardless which of these WR’s that you start both are great flex plays, and both can blow up any week. One week it’s Anderson, the next week it’s Kearse. Either way both players are getting enough looks from McCown to be rostered.
Nick O’ Leary
Not that your rushing to grab him off the waiver to start him anyways, but several people figured O’Leary would step into a larger workload and we’ll we’re still waiting for something to happen.
Ever since he got traded to the Bills Matthews hasn’t had much luck in becoming that dominant force the Bills need on offense. He’s fractured his chest, and is catching 1-3 balls per game. Step Aside for the whole season Jordan.
Just like Powell, Forte is cashing in on your fantasy lineup with his pass-catching and not so much from the ground work. He’s getting a solid workload, but after being limited due to a knee injury in a short week for an aging back is too risky to trust on a Thursday night.
In week one the Bills bull rushed McCown, and basically took him out of the game. Now on McCown’s home turf he may have a better game than his 187 yard performance and no touchdowns, but the Bills defense has been pretty good in forcing turnovers, so this could be a trap game for those having to start McCown.