Fantasy Football Advice From Creed
by Chris Karlson on Friday, October 25th, 2013
For me and many others (people who drafted C.J. Spiller, MJD, Julio Jones, etc.), this has been a tumultuous fantasy football season. However, it’s not over ‘til its over. The fun of fantasy football lies not with the overall record, but with the ups and downs from week to week, the range of emotions from one minute to the next. Even though I’m in last place, watching RedZone all day will never get old. Having the chance to beat a friend in a virtual game based on yards and touchdowns by various players on different teams may seem trivial, but if you think that, you’ve obviously never played fantasy football. The opportunity to rag on your opponent for a whole week, to come in on Tuesday morning, or Monday if you’re lucky, and just look at him and laugh is unparalleled. To help you in your fantasy endeavors (football, that is) this week, I’ve got a few players whom you should definitely play, definitely not play, and try and acquire as soon as possible.
Vincent Jackson (WR-Buccaneers)- After a few bad weeks and an apparent lack of effort, VJ is back. His new rookie quarterback seems to only be able to look his way, and he’s just a beast to cover for a 5’ 10’’ defensive back. Play with confidence.
Eddie Lacy (RB- Packers)- Lacy is simply a force. He has silenced all questions about his weight coming into the season and broken out, especially considering the historically sloppy Packers running game. With a few top receivers hurt, look for Aaron Rodgers to give him the ball plenty this week.
C.J. Spiller (RB- Bills)- Another lackluster, sub-1-yard-per-carry week has left me and everyone else looking elsewhere for running backs. Both Fred Jackson and Tashard Choice seem to get the bulk of the carries, and CJ has been hobbled by injuries all year. It pains me to say it, but look to move him and leave on the bench (maybe) for good.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (RB- Bengals)- The Law Firm was once a solid play from week to week, getting goal line carries and the majority of the load for the Bengals, but there’s a new sheriff in Cincinatti. Gio Bernard is now the Bengals’ feature back and may develop into a breakout star in years to come. Leave BenJarvus on the bench this week.
Danny Woodhead (RB- Chargers) - Danny Woodhead may be the quickest, shiftiest player in the league. His role in the Chargers’ pass-happy offense has led to a breakout year so far, and he should continue to get third down/goal line work. Despite the resurgence of Ryan Matthews, which I’m sure will be fleeting, Woodhead should continue on as a near top-10 play this week and into the future.
Alshon Jeffery (WR- Bears)- Alshon seems to no longer be living in the shadow of one Brandon Marshall, but rather, he is casting it himself. While B-Marsh gets all the attention, the 6’ 6” Alshon has blossomed into a deep threat and consistent performer, even despite the questions at quarterback.
Take this advice, and good luck the rest of the way.
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