Man Up/Step Aside [Dolphins at Ravens]
When you’re having fun (fun) When you’re having fun, Fly out the window (go, go, go) 🎵🎶🎵🎶
Find some time, Find some time to do something. Find some time, find some time to do something.🎵🎶🎵🎶
“Boredom” got a new best friend (boredom, boredom, best friend) 🎵🎶🎵🎶
Oh hey there! Didn’t you see reading this. Don’t mind me while I happily sing a song from Tyler the Creator “Boredom” which is a song about… being bored. Hopefully you’re definitely with a best friend or a few friends (if you have any) because this Thursday night game has “boring all over it”.
I’ll admit that this years Thursday night games have been pretty good, but the Ravens currently don’t have any healthy wide receivers and Michael Campanaro might be Baltimore’s best option at the position, outside of running back Javorious Allen. While watching my Red Zone this past week I honestly don’t remember them featuring the Ravens, and Justin Tucker is probably their best player without a doubt.
Miami has got to be the worst 4-2 team currently, but it’s not about how you win, it’s getting those wins however they can that’s been very important for them. Jay Cutler left Sunday’s contest with an injury, but the veteran Matt Moore did not look bad at all, and threw some nice darts to Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry. However Jay Ajayi continues to get a high amount of volume, but the yards are hit or miss. I might fall asleep a time or two tonight during the game, but there’s still some fantasy assets to be played during a week featuring six teams on bye.
It’s pretty simple. The Ravens defense can keep this a low scoring game, but whether Ajayi is running for 56 yards, or 130, you can also bet that he’s going to get no less than 20 carries in a game.
I highly doubt the Ravens like Allen very much, but Terrance West is hurt and Alex Collins is still splitting time. Allen won’t rack up the yards for you on the ground, but PPR is where you’re going to cash in with Allen.
Jay Cutler had tunnel vision for DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry, and now Matt Moore has tunnel vision for Stills. Stills is a solid flex play who is capable of a big play at any time.
I think this is the first time a kicker has been featured at all during my Man Up pieces, but “Legatron” is a special player and the past three weeks he’s been in double digits scoring. You may not be able to bank on the Ravens getting in the end zone, but you can always bank on Tucker drilling a fifty yarder.
Coming in to relieve Cutler, Moore posted 188 yards and two touchdowns. On a week featuring six teams on bye, Moore is a more than viable streaming option if you’ve lost Rodgers, Palmer or even still have Andrew Luck.
I can’t imagine anybody starting Flacco, but in a 14-16 team league there’s a good chance he’s rostered. Regardless the options for pass-catchers is thin, and the Dolphins defense has been really good.
I don’t care how thing your team is or hurting right now, you’re better off taking a zero than rolling out Campanaro and hoping for a prayer.
It has not been announced if Parker will suit up for Thursdays game, but if he’s a go look for better options if possible. Parker is more than capable of delivering, but we’re not certain how his ankle has healed, and the chemistry with Moore on the field now will take some adjustments.
If healthy, Watson would be a great streaming option here, being that the Dolphins give up receptions and yardage to tight ends in general. However, Watson did not practice on Wednesday, and game-time decisions on a short week is something fantasy enthusiasts look for each and every week. Yeah right…