Terrible Fantasy Advice: Week Eight

Even though I’m new to Terrible Fantasy Advice, you don’t have to worry. Two weeks ago I scored 145 points and lost by 35, this week I scored a sad 95, but won by 10. So, in other words, my credentials are impressive. Here we go.


What the heck happened to Sam Bradford? It might be a long season for him. “Son of NDSU” Carson Wentz was below average at best against one of the top defenses, which is to be expected as a rookie.

If you had Andrew Luck or Drew Brees, you were a happy kid on Sunday. If you own Ben Roethlisberger (like me), you will shed one tear for every week he is injured. Marcus Mariota is becoming a solid option, even over his draftee partner, Jameis Winston, who had a good game last week, but is still not showing the consistency fantasy owners are looking for.

If you are in need of a QB, keep your eyes open for guys like Tyrod Taylor, Kirk Cousins, Marcus Mariota and Mr. Controversy himself, Colin Kaepernick (if you are really desperate).

Running backs

Jay Ajayi. If this guy is still available in your league, drop your textbooks, put down that ramen or pull over to the side of the road and get this man on your team. If you thought Mike Gilislee would be a good pick-up for the injured LeSean McCoy, Donald Trump would say “wrong.” Melvin Gordon is quickly becoming one of the best backs in the league.

Matt Forte, Jeremy Hill and LeGarrette Blount all had very nice games, although Blount is the only one I would play consistently.

Last but not least, I would like to congratulate Arian Foster, who announced his retirement on Monday. Foster was great guy and fun player to watch.

Wide receivers

A.J. Green is a monster wearing a football uniform. Julio Jones is an alien wearing a football uniform.

Which Green Bay receiver do you play? Oh yeah, I’m giving you advice. I forgot. Play the one that scores the most points. Michael Crabtree will keep scoring redzone touchdowns, if the Raiders get in the redzone. Here’s a hint: take Allen Robinson out of your lineup.

If you are looking for someone to pick up, Michael Thomas, Davonte Adams and Brandon Lafell are all good options. Where will Odell take the kicking net for their honeymoon?

Tight ends

Will Tyler Eifert ever play? If you drafted him (like me) you are kicking yourself for not drafting Coby Fleener, Kyle Rudolph, Delanie Walker or anyone who has got like five points over the whole season. Speaking of Walker, I would say he is a top-five tight end this year.

Who’s a bigger disappointment this year, Travis Kelce or Greg Olsen? It’s a close race.

If you are in need of a tight end, Hunter Henry, Martellus Bennett or Jack Doyle are solid options.

I’m going to end this article with some knowledge for your brain: Rob Gronkowski is good at football.


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