So let’s analyze last week people. Both my starts and sits of the week stunk. That’s a good thing for Tyler Lockett who I put there for that very reason, but it was a terrible thing for Chase Claypool who was my start of the week. Ben just couldn’t get anything going with him. It’s weird, but overall it is what it is. Let’s see who you’ll need to start and sit this week for wideouts people!
Start of the Week;
DJ Moore vs New York Giants
It might be unusual to put Moore in this column given how great he has been, but he has had some stinkers these last couple of weeks, and people are already trying to trade him. Stick with him people. I promise you it will be worth it. That goes without saying as he will face the Giants this week who gave up touchdowns to both Woods and Cupp last weekend. Moore should be in your lineups for this week people. Do it!
Robert Woods vs Detroit Lions
Speaking of Bobby Trees, he shows up again on this section of the column after putting up a touchdown against the Giants last weekend. I think that Woods is gonna blow up this week against the Lions. They will be doubling Cooper Kupp for a majority of this game, and that gives Robert Woods the opportunity to strike. The Lions defense is trash and this should be a good play for all you Bobby Trees owners out there.
Jaylen Waddle vs Atlanta Falcons
Waddle is beginning to make a nice names for himself in Miami as he scored twice last weekend against the Jaguars. He should have no problem doing the same thing this weekend as the Dolphins will take on the Falcons. Yes their defense got a week of rest, but typically that is when teams make mistakes, and honestly this defense wasn’t great to begin with. Start Waddle with confidence.
Darnell Mooney vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While Allen Robinson is struggling, Mooney is thriving with Fields under center. He is by far his favorite target, and he comes into this game against the Buccaneers with a great opportunity. Aside from last Thursday, the Bucs have been terrible at guarding wide receivers this season. Mooney is the best wide receiver in terms of points on the Bears, so he become an automatic play against the Bucs defense.
Rashod Bateman vs Cincinnati Bengals
I loved this kid in college. I loved watching his film. I loved watching him in first career game against the Chargers last weekend. He tied Mark Andrews in terms of targets. The yards weren’t quite there, but it was the kid’s first game as a Raven. I expect he will make a big splash fantasy owners everywhere soon. That might come soon as he and the Ravens will face the Bengals this week. You can bet the Ravens will be preoccupied with Andrews and Brown which will give Bateman a chance to show his stuff. The best part is that he is available in a majority of leagues on the waiver wire, so go get him quick. I already did.
DeVonta Smith vs Las Vegas Raiders
Mecole Hardman vs Tennessee Titans
Hunter Renfrow vs Philadelphia Eagles
Sit of the Week;
Odell Beckham Jr. vs Denver Broncos
This game for Beckham gives me nightmares knowing Case Keenum is the quarterback. Then again, he wasn’t doing very well with Baker under center either. However, the Browns will probably need to lean on the pass a little more knowing Chubb and Hunt will be out for the game. Beckham however, is nursing an injury as well and should be monitored. He just isn’t getting ball enough either, and all these reasons makes me make an easy decision to sit him.
Tyler Lockett vs New Orleans Saints
Just like I predicted last weekend, Tyler Lockett is on the sit list for me again. The kid just does not have chemistry with Geno Smith. Throws were not given very much to him against the Steelers, and when they were given to him, they were very mediocre at best. It’s hard to believe, but I can’t start him again until Wilson is the quarterback. So scratch him this weekend against the Saints.
Henry Ruggs III vs Philadelphia Eagles
It’s hard to believe, but the Eagles are actually pretty good at defending wide receivers. So the next question I am sure you are asking is this; “Why is Renfrow a sleeper, but Ruggs a sit?”. I am very glad you asked. Ruggs was targeted I believe only four times in that game against the Broncos. That’s a number I don’t like. However, Renfrow is targeted so much more because he’s a security blanket for Carr along with Waller while Ruggs is a down the field speedster. It’s just not a good play this week.
Jakobi Meyers vs New York Jets
It’s weird for me to do this because I have become a big Jaokbi Meyers guy, but the Jets have actually been pretty good at stopping receivers. The Jets held him to under eight points in their first encounter and honestly, I believe the Patriots will once again rely on their defense and run game to silence the Jets leaving Meyers in the cold. He could get double digit points, but honestly I’d say 10 at the most. Flex him if you have to, but it’s risky.
Corey Davis vs New England Patriots
Davis and the Jets are coming off a bye week, and will face the Patriots once again. Davis showed promise at the beginning, but the Jets offense as a whole has just been really bad. Zach Wilson constantly makes bad throws and continues to get intercepted to the point where Davis can’t get anything going. I see a similar fate happening to him this week last time; not a lot of points and a bunch of angry fantasy owners.
Brandon Aiyuk vs Indianapolis Colts
Amon-Ra St. Brown vs Los Angeles Rams
Michael Pittman Jr. vs San Francisco 49ers