Comeback tour complete! Last week was an incredibly good week on my part and if you were lucky enough to heed my warnings, you likely found yourself on the winning side of your matchup. My love list included Kyler Murray (who had his highest fantasy scoring game of the season) and Adrian Peterson (who had his highest fantasy scoring game of the season), but also Dede Westbrook and Greg Olsen who both had mundane fantasy days. I’m giving myself a bonus point to because I made mention of Diggs likely having a good performance in my Dalvin Cook description.
It was my hate list, though, that really made last week my best week to date. Jared Goff had by far his worst performance of the season, Dalvin Cook had his lowest scoring game of the season, Cooper Kupp had his worst game since last October, and Zach Ertz had his worst game of the season. It might’ve seemed bold to some people, but they don’t pay me the big bucks for no reason!
*Finishes tooting my own horn*
Now let’s get back to business and get into who I love and hate this week.
Who I love:
QB: A good rule of thumb is to find whoever the Dolphins are playing, and then go with lots of people on that team. I don’t know about playing lots of Bills players this week, but I would definitely start Josh Allen. He’s coming off of a bye week so that concussion he sustained a few weeks back against the Patriots should be behind him. But mostly he’s going against the Dolphins and they allow the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Moose’s Prediction: 288 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 56 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown.
RB: Joe Mixon has been one of the more disappointing fantasy players this season as he was a second round pick on average and is currently the 32nd ranked running back. This week the winless Bengals are looking to break into the win column and should have a good chance at doing so in a home matchup against the Jaguars who just traded Jalen Ramsey away. The Jags give up the second most yards per carry per game (5.2) and are giving up a whopping 6.6 ypc (!!) in their last three games, so look for Mixon to take advantage and lead the Bengals to their first victory.
Moose’s Prediction: 115 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 4 receptions, and 43 receiving yards.
WR: We got to witness some old man magic last weekend with a strong performance by Adrian Peterson, and now Larry Fitzgerald is going to take a dip in the fountain of youth and go over the century mark for the first time in over a month. He has as juicy a matchup you can have going against the Giants so you’ll want to have him in any lineups you can. Plus, Patrick Peterson (the Cardinals best player) returns from suspension this week, so the Cardinals should have a little extra excitement on their sidelines.
Moose’s Prediction: 11 receptions, 147 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown.
TE: Will Dissly is now likely out for the season after sustaining an achilles injury last week, so now it’s time to fire up Luke Wilson. Russel Wilson has relied on is tight end quite a bit this season in the passing game, and obviously Wilson is no Dissly, but he should see a share of the targets come his way.
Moose’s Prediction: 6 receptions, 81 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Who I hate:
QB: The Cowboys have seriously looked sluggish the last few weeks after coming out of the gates as one of the best teams in the league, and this week is no easy task versing a divisional opponent in the Eagles. This season, the Eagles have been getting torched by opposing quarterbacks (see Kirk Cousins just last week), but divisional games are always tough on the quarterbacks. Dak Prescott should remain on all benches, don’t get fooled into starting him because of what happened with Cousins.
Moose’s Prediction: 243 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 14 rushing yards.
RB: J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets! Sam Darnold returned to the field last week to lead the Jets to a big win over the Cowboys, but this week they face off against the undefeated Patriots. I’ve stated it in other articles and I’ll reiterate it again, Bill Belichik is a mastermind at removing a team’s number one option. That happens to be Le’Veon Bell this week, so he’s a player that should be remaining on your benches. In their previous matchup this season, Bell had a season low in fantasy production.
Moose’s Prediction: 53 rushing yards, 4 receptions, and 28 receiving yards.
WR: Tyreek Hill had his first game since returning from injury last week and came back in a big way recording two touchdowns. This week, though, he has the incredibly tough matchup of Chris Harris and the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs will still find a way to score (they almost always do), but it won’t be with Hill this weekend.
Moose’s Prediction: 6 receptions and 74 receiving yards.
TE: He broke records last year and he’s been in a groove the last couple of weeks, but George Kittle’s hot streak is coming to an end this week against the Redskins. It’s not because the Redskins have an elite pass defense or anything (they don’t), it’s because the 49ers love to run the ball and should have an easy time doing so. Jimmy G should be throwing the ball sparingly so look for other options this week.
Moose’s Prediction: 5 receptions and 55 receiving yards.
*one more toot of the horn*