So while the end result wasn’t what most people expected, Jalen Hurts managed to deliver another 20-point performance against the Buccaneers with a score through the air and two on the ground. Justin Fields didn’t do as bad as I thought, but the points still weren’t there. Who are the starts and sits this week? Let’s find out.
Start of the Week;
Tua Tagovailoa vs Atlanta Falcons
That’s right people. Tua is my start of the week. He didn’t look all that great against Jacksonville, but he managed to put up over 20 points against them. I like him this week as he’ll take on the Atlanta Falcons. They are coming off a bye, and the Dolphins are coming off a humiliating defeat to the Jags. If I had to say what matters more, it is Tua doing well. Get him in your lineups.
Ryan Tannehill vs Kansas City Chiefs
Tanehill has been up and down this season, but I like him in this matchup surprisingly against the Kansas City Chiefs. Their defense is clearly not all there at the moment, and with AJ Brown back in the fold, Tannehill might have a decent opportunity to put up some points especially with so many quarterbacks on bye this week.
Joe Burrow vs Baltimore Ravens
This is probably my riskiest pick here, but it is hard to ignore how well Burrow has been playing this season. I know they gave Herbert the reach around last weekend, but it didn’t look like that team even showed up to play. With a shot at first place in the division, Burrow will look to gain a good amount of fantasy points for his team owners this week.
Sam Darnold vs New York Giants
The hype of Sam Darnold is slowly dying off, but I mean come on. You have to start him against the Giants. Their defense is terrible and gave up big points to Matt Stafford last week. Look for Darnold to get back into the good graces of his fantasy owners this week when he faces a depleted Giants defense. I also wouldn’t count him out rushing the ball either. It’s died down a bit, but it should pick up again this week.
Matt Ryan vs Miami Dolphins
Matt Ryan and the Falcons are coming off a bye week this week and will face the Miami Dolphins. Their defense is atrocious this year whether it is against the pass or the run. Ryan showed what he could do with Kyle Pitts last weekend finally, and he is getting back Calvin Ridley. He is available in a lot of leagues, so I would go pick him up if you are in quarterback hell.
Teddy Bridgewater vs Cleveland Browns
Jameis Winston vs Seattle Seahawks
Mac Jones vs New York Jets
Sit of the Week;
Daniel Jones vs Carolina Panthers
In a prove it year for the Giants, Daniel Jones is not doing his best. Now granted, the kid literally has no weapons out there as most of his team is injured. He took some bad bumps against the Rams last weekend, and honestly I do not see it slowing down anytime soon as he faces the Carolina Panthers this week. Their team has been solid despite a poor performance against Cousins and the Vikings last week.
Carson Wentz vs San Francisco 49ers
Wentz put up some decent numbers last weekend, but he was facing the Texans. Now he faces a whole new kind of beast in the form of the San Francisco 49ers. Although their defense hasn’t been the best this season, I can see them giving Wentz kind of a rough time. Temper expectations with Wentz this week folks.
Jared Goff vs Los Angeles Rams
Normally I am all about revenge games…not this one. Goff looked terrible last weekend against the Bengals, and now he faces his old team; the Los Angeles Rams. If you don’t think that Coach McVay is going to target Goff’s weaknesses in this game, then you are sadly mistaken. Honestly, Goff just doesn’t have a lot to work around him besides his backs, Hockenson and St. Brown. Do not start him this week.
Justin Fields vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fields played okay last weekend against the Packers, but again it wasn’t anything to jump up and down about. He has a much more difficult challenge this week when he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While it is true that their defense normally gives points away to quarterbacks, Fields is still fresh and learning a new Bears system. He might get lucky once or twice here, but I don’t see it going great for him.
Taylor Heinicke vs Green Bay Packers
Heinicke really let me down last weekend being a sleeper candidate against the Chiefs. He didn’t do anything special, and looked kinda bad near the end of the game. Maybe if McKissic plays instead of Gibson there might be some chance for a garbage time touchdown, but overall, Washington has not looked good, and neither does he. He’ll face a Packers defense this week so expect mild points from him.
Jimmy Garoppolo/Trey Lance vs Indianapolis Colts
Geno Smith vs New Orleans Saints
Case Keenum vs Denver Broncos