Column: Logan’s Run – NFL Week 9

Fantasy football tips

Players to watch

Michael Carter

Breece Hall is one of the biggest fantasy injuries of the year, and luckily for fantasy owners, he has a very capable backup in Michael Carter. The Jets relied on a strong rushing attack during their surprising streak of success this year because the passing game was stagnant even after the return of Zach Wilson.

George Pickens

One of the big trades of this season’s trade deadline was Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears for a 2nd round pick (personally I think the Bears overpaid), but now George Pickens, who was already a solid fantasy WR, moves into the WR 2 position and needs to split targets with one less receiver.

Isaiah Likely

This is a player who could thrive based on how serious the injury to Mark Andrews is. Last week Likely finished as the number 2 fantasy TE with 19.7 PPR points. The Ravens offense is a very run-and-play-action-focused offense where the main targets are the tight ends.


Waiver Wonders

Tyler Conklin

Tyler Conklin and Breece Hall were really the only players you might start on the Jets on your fantasy lineup and now Hall is out. Conklin is the number 6 fantasy tight end this year and is one of the few consistent TEs this year. Rostered in 14.1% of leagues.

Tyler Allgeier

Tyler Allgeier isn’t a player who is going to put up 20 points once every 3-4 weeks, but as the Falcons’ starting RB he has been consistently around 10-ish fantasy points each week, excluding last week’s 17.5 point game against the Panthers. There is only one slight concern and it is that the Falcons have a committee backfield, as he needs to almost split carries with the backups. Rostered in 55.2% of leagues.

Justin Fields

Fields has surprisingly been almost a top 10 fantasy QB as the QB 11 on the year. This is surprising considering he has thrown the 27th fewest passes in the NFL out of the 32 NFL teams. But Fields has been great on the ground and is second in rushing yards for a QB and tied for second for rushing touchdowns for QBs. Rostered in 50.6% of leagues.



Love: Romeo Doubs

As the Packers have been surprisingly slow on offense this year, there are really only two receivers that Aaron Rodgers looks to more frequently than the others: Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs. With Lazard out last week and possibly this week, Doubs looks to lead the team in receiving yards like he did last week when he tallied 16.2 fantasy points in the Packers loss. 

Love: Miles Sanders

Some fantasy owners might have been a little mad about Miles Sanders fantasy production last week as he only recorded nine carries. On the upside, he averaged 8.7 yards-per-carry and a touchdown. This week, he plays a poor Texans defense who will most likely be focused on the passing game and AJ Brown, after his 3-touchdown game last week, which could open up the run game for Sanders and the Eagles.

Love: Raheem Mostert

Raheem Mostert has been an important piece in a high scoring Dolphins offense and now, backup Chase Edmonds has been traded away, already with the 16th most rushing attempts in the league this year and averaging 4.5 yards per carry, Mostert could increase his workload and therefore production in general.

Hate: Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor has been the main disappointment of fantasy football this year (maybe alongside Najee Harris). It felt like Taylor was the unprecedented first pick in every league. Thankfully in my league, I had pick 2 and just missed him, taking Austin Ekeler, who is currently the number 1 fantasy RB this season. It’s not that Taylor hasn’t been getting enough carries; the problem is his efficiency with his runs. The main killer, though, is that Taylor only has one rushing touchdown so far…last year he had 18!

Hate: Jakobi Myers

Jakobi Meyers has overall been fine for fantasy this year as the WR 26 but this week he needs to go against the second best defense against WRs, the Colts. It does not help that Mac Jones has been severely underperforming so far this year as the Patriots’ passing game has never really gotten going with Jones yet.

Hate: Jared Goff

One of the big trade deadline moves was TJ Hockenson being traded to the Vikings. Now with his only major offensive weapon at receiver being Amon-Ra St. Brown, Goff needs to face the sixth best defense against the pass in the Packers in a divisional matchup, and the worst part is,  St. Brown has been hurt all year and might not even play this week, or might play in a limited fashion just like D’Andre Swift.


Some Reflections…

Travis Etienne

Etienne is a player who I think can keep putting up the numbers he is putting up right now. He was the RB 7 on the week with 25.2 fantasy points, recording 156 yards and a touchdown on the ground while also getting 3 catches for 6 yards.

Panthers Players

Unfortunately, I was against both DJ Moore and D’Onta Foreman this week in fantasy. I said both would do well and they definitely did, Foreman scoring 31.8 points as the RB 5 on the week and Moore scoring 27.5 points whose performance was highlighted with a 62-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left in regulation finished as the WR 5.

Daniel Jones

Jones finished as the QB 25 on the week with 9.0 points. The main problem was just not moving the ball. Jones recorded no turnovers but also had no scores, and he just didn’t really do much in general with 176 passing yards.

Parris Campbell

Campbell only recorded three touches in last week’s gam,e but at least he made the most of them, with two catches for 43 yards and a rush for 28 yards. This was still enough to have him finish with 91 points, which wouldn’t kill your team, but it wasn’t definitely good. 

Q and A

Q: I have Derek Carr as my QB, and he has averaged 14 points and just got 1 point. Should I try to trade for a different QB?

A: If you have excess bench players who might be valuable you can try to trade for a QB on someone’s bench if they are doing well but always check waivers first and don’t try to force any trades where you end up giving up too much for a QB who is not really worth it.

Brady M

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