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Now it’s time to bang out some more queries from the Bleacher Report app, rapid-fire style.
The only thing better than being wrong is being wrong quickly.
seahawkssuck has a running back question: “Le’Veon [Bell] or Josh Jacobs?”
The New York Jets looked light-years better offensively against the Cowboys in Week 6, but the New England Patriots are last in the AFC in fantasy points per game allowed to running backs. The Packers have surrendered the fourth-most. Jacobs all day.
More running backs from jakebek19: “Kerryon Johnson or Tevin Coleman?”
Again, this has more to do with the matchups than the backs themselves. Coleman splits carries with Matt Breida, but he also gets a top-five fantasy matchup with the Redskins. Johnson draws the opposite end of the spectrum: a bottom-five fantasy matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. It’s close, but Coleman gets the nod.
KingKenny32 has a flex problem: “Dede [Westbrook], [Austin] Ekeler or [Tyrell] Williams for flex. Full PPR?”
If Williams can get back on the field this Sunday at Lambeau Field, he’s the play even in a difficult matchup with the Packers. If Williams sits, it’s Ekeler in the hope that the Chargers can get something going on the ground this week against the Titans. Jacksonville’s passing game isn’t prolific enough to start their No. 2 receiver (Westbrook) over either player, even against the woeful Bengals.
More flex-ing from the_hive: “One WR, one flex. “[Austin] Ekeler, [George] Kittle, [Tyler] Lockett, [Terry] McLaurin, [Kenny] Golladay.”
All three of those wide receivers are comparable options, but Lockett has far and away the best matchup of the lot. The Ravens are 10th in PPR fantasy points per game given up to wideouts. He gets the start alongside Kittle, who’s a sure bet for heavy targets on a weekly basis.
kpowers4 is looking for some quarterback advice: “Dak Prescott or Josh Allen.”
I’d feel a lot better about Prescott’s rebound chances in Week 7 against a shaky Eagles secondary if the Cowboys weren’t so banged up offensively. Given that, the pick here is Allen against the flaming wreckage of the Miami Dolphins.
juvy_mendoza is just rubbing it in: “49ers or Bills defense?”
There really isn’t any wrong answer here. It’s two of the NFL’s better defensive units against two tomato cans that rank inside the top five in fantasy points per game allowed to team defenses: Washington and Miami. That said, the Bills are at home against the Dolphins, who are arguably the worst NFL team of the last decade. Buffalo it is.
estebanstevens has a wide receiver question: “Need to start 2 receivers. Which do I sit? [Calvin] Ridley/[Courtland] Sutton/[Terry] McLaurin”
This is another close call involving three comparable pass-catchers. McLaurin is just too hot to sit, so it comes down to Ridley’s two-game touchdown streak versus Sutton’s better matchup with an iffy Chiefs defense. It’s all but a coin flip. But in terms of fantasy points allowed, Ridley has a slight edge.
NateAntonik is rocking it old school: “Adrian Peterson or Golden Tate…PPR flex?”
New Washington head coach Bill Callahan followed through with his plan to run the ball more last week, resulting in a 100-yard day for Peterson against the Dolphins. But the San Francisco 49ers are a much different matchup. With Tate getting a point per catch, he’s the better play against the Cardinals.
Have other fantasy football start/sit questions? Post them here, on the Bleacher Report app or on Twitter @IDPSharks, and I’ll do my best to help.
Gary Davenport was the Fantasy Sports Writers Association 2017 Football Writer of the Year.