We’re past the halfway point in the 2019 fantasy season, and at this point, you’ve either lost all hope (me) or are right in the thick of the playoff hunt.
If you haven’t yet given up, here’s some advice to follow during a critical Week 9 of play.
- Jameis Winston vs. Seahawks
This season, Seattle has allowed 400 pass yards to Andy Dalton, 400 to Jared Goff, and 450 to the 97-year-old Matt Schaub. I know Winston has been brutal lately (and that might be sugar-coating), but this is simply too good of a match-up to ignore. I’d be shocked if he didn’t go for at least 300 yards and a pair of scores against Seattle this weekend.
- Robby Anderson vs. Dolphins
Despite rumors swirling, Anderson stayed put at the deadline, and he continues to serve as the Jets de-facto #1 receiver. He’s been bad this year - just like the entire Jets team - but look for him to feast on a poor Dolphins secondary that’s without star CB Xavien Howard for the rest of the season.
- Jordan Howard vs. Bears
Chicago has been awful against the run this year, allowing backs like Josh Jacobs and Latavius Murray to gash them on the ground. In a “prove-it” match=up for Howard, I’d expect him to get the ball rolling and try to show the Bears why they made a mistake.
Take a moment to appreciate Jordan Howard and Eagles OL smothering a top 5 defense— Thomas R. Petersen (@thomasrp93) October 31, 2019
Howard is averaging 4.4 yards/carry this season.#Eagles pic.twitter.com/rUG0I5cL4S
- Jacoby Brissett vs. Steelers
I know he keeps on putting up touchdowns, but Brissett scares the crap out of me this week. Pittsburgh has a rejuvenated defense with youngsters Minkah Fitzpatrick and Devin Bush leading the way, while the Colts are without their top playmaker in T.Y. Hilton for the foreseeable future. Throw in the fact that the offense struggled against Denver, as well as that Zach Pascal is now the team’s #1 WR - and that should tell you all you need to know.
- Marquise Brown vs. Patriots
In his first week back since injury, it’s hard to trust Brown against the league’s top defense.
- Chiefs RBs vs. Vikings
Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy, even Darwin Thompson - doesn’t matter. Kansas City’s backfield is far too crowded to put your faith into starting anyone, especially against a vicious Vikings team.