Man Up/Step Aside Week 8
Halloween is upon us, Stranger Things 2 was just released last night at midnight, and we’re just about halfway through the season. I don’t know about you, but this time of the year is my favorite. You’ve got great Oktoberfest beers from several breweries. The weather is perfect outside, the leaves start changing colors, the World Series has been great so far and of course football! With six teams on a bye we still have a great slate of games for Sunday and a blockbuster of a showdown on Monday night. The Seahawks look to terrorize the rookie Deshaun Watson, The Browns are torturing their fans and QB’s making us all guess who’s going to play each week, and the Falcons continue their dreadful horrifying tour of the AFC East teams which have resulted in losses, and the Jets are next to give Atlanta a tour in their house of horrors.
Terrelle Pryor owners are traumatized by the fact that they spent a 3rd-4th round pick on him, and the same could be said about Martavis Bryant. Speaking of horrors anybody who started any of the Dolphins players went to bed with nightmares because watching Miami attempt to play football last night was horrifying. But not everything has to be scary this weekend, because besides the scares and ghouls coming up the treats play a big part such as candy corn, chocolate bars, sweet tarts etc, and some of those teams are going to be giving away plenty of treats to opposing defenses. Indianapolis comes to mind, possibly San Francisco, and the Bears on the road. Whatever you or your team gets just be grateful you’re not ending up with Browns tickets. With that said I apologize to London, as they are the ones with a true nightmare on their hands by having to watch the Browns with their QB carousel and Case Keenum.
I’m not sure how many times Trubisky will be allowed to throw the ball here, but if the Bears want to manage this game as best as possible, Howard is their go to guy here with amount of volume he’s been getting.
This is a duo that both can be started in one lineup. They’ve been showing out ever since Peterson left, and the receiving work both backs get make them must starts.
With Charles Clay still sidelined and six teams on a bye, O’Leary has been hitting at least 50 yards his last two games, and now he faces an Oakland defense that has a tough time containing tight ends.
A.J. Green/Andy Dalton/Joe Mixon
Trusting any of the Bengals players last week probably killed your chances of winning, but not this week. Start your Bengals with confidence on a bounce back week. Also Malik Hooker is out for this game so Brandon Lafell can be a sneaky play as well.
So turns out Thompson was legit, and to all the owners who bought low, congrats. Dallas has a hard time stopping pass-catching backs, and with the Redskins being at home Thompson should light up the Cowboys defense.
Juju has only reached 50 yards once, however Martavis Bryant might not even play on Sunday night, or see a high amount of targets. With all of Bryant’s moaning, complaining and trade demands expect the rising rookie to have a great second half of the season starting this week.
I could list several guys from the Monday night game, but Thomas was the one who struggles last week, and in what I think could be a shoot out, Thomas is due for a bounce back game.
If I’m wrong here fine, but I just can’t buy into the fact that Watson is supposed to go into Century Link Field and light it up.
I’m done with Matt Ryan. Overall he’s not a bad quarterback he’s a very good quarterback, but when are the Falcons going to be the Falcons? Until I see change from Ryan and the offense, especially this week on the road against a stingy Jets defense I’m staying away.
You just never know when Jackson could go off for a 70 yard bomber, but going up against a Panthers defense that’s not giving up much yardage to wideout could be long day for Jackson and people playing him in fantasy.
Welp how did we end up here? In a perfect world Pryor was supposed to blow up the stat sheets with Cousins throwing him the ball, and now he’s getting benched and seeing Doctson get starting reps over him. Until Pryor can get a clearer role you’re going to have to hang tight and keep him on your bench.
Murray finally had a good game last week, but the Vikings run game is one not to trust, and if the Browns can get anything right it’s stopping the run which they have actually been good at this season.
The Cowboys should have an easier time stopping Kelley, rather than Thompson. He’s averaging below 3.5 yards a carry and is one of the few backs who has yet to score a touchdown this season.
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