As I write this, I have just returned from our one-year twins to the doctor's office for the one-year examination and the shots. And the process of giving his vaccinations to a 1-year-old is brutal.
My children have very expressive faces (all parents said, but still), and when we held them after the shots, they clearly showed us "how can you?", That would break even the strongest among us. Ah, we fantasy owners can tell us when it comes to the players we love who hurt us this year.
Like Julio Jones, who despite the no-touchdown of No. 6 PPR Receiver of the Year is. As I said last week, I'm fine with Jones numbers in a vacuum. If you complain about # 6, you have other problems. But the moment Marvin fucking hall to see a long touchdown is just so painful to watch.
· Like Jordan Howard, who has teased weekly with his potential make it impossible for the owners to remove him from their ranks because, chances are, they have no better choice, even as he undermines. One should rather know that one cuts off or cuts off and is finished with it.
· Like the Jaguars Defense, which occupies a low 25th place in the fantasy rating seven weeks after consensus # 1 and far, far too many fantasy players are overstaying it this season. Better days should be ahead, but if that does not deter everyone from designing a defense early, that will never do anything.
These are just empty thoughts as my kids sleep off their blows. Now for the week in Fantasy Advice, informed by the tools and information our Pro Football Focus team has put together. I look at some of the best and worst fantasy matchups of the week, starting with my # 1 Mismatch of the Week 8:
Mismatch of the Week
Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington
This section was originally written about Chris Carson, with Seattle playing against a Detroit team that allowed ridiculous rushing success to race this year. Of course, that changed on Wednesday morning when the Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison of the Giants have acted. Snacks might not overtake the defense of Detroit first … but then he could. He has a PFF rating of 89.9 so far this season (91.5 against the run). If there's a groundbreaking run-stopper out there, it could be Harrison.
So, logically, we turn against the team that [Harrisonlost. Only one other giant (Kerry Wynn) has a PFF of more than 78.8 against the run. Harrison Tackles Per Chance is 12.62, third among the defensive linemen. Even if Wynn can approach Harrison's production … well, who's approaching Wynns? The Giants are ready for a terrible defense. Meanwhile, Peterson has been the only relatively healthy and productive member of the Washington offensive for a month, with Chris Thompson and half of the picking corps injured and Jordan Reed disappointing. Washington will lean against Peterson against a new Giants-led defense.
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
I can hear the clicks of people dropping Dalton or at least hurrying him off their launch lineups after his quasi-catastrophic trip to Kansas City in Week 7. Well, hold yourself back. A Few Reasons for It:
· Dalton and the Bengals are notoriously bad in main playtime. The game against Kansas City was a night game; the game against Tampa Bay in week 8 is not. I do not really think that's a logical factor, but it would be remarkable if I did not mention .
· The Bengals have played three home games this year, four on the street. Dalton has a 7: 1 touchdown: Interception ratio in home games, 8: 7 on the road. The game on Sunday is at home.
· The Chiefs' defense has rejuvenated since its cruel start to the year. (Read more later.)
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Severe factors: The 49ers' defense is garbage. His real weakness is in passport coverage with a PFC coverage of 37.6, but his run defense rating is 65.6 and his attack is 38.6. There is nothing to like. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have seen rookie Josh Rosen fight, and now he's collapsed. Johnson is the only logical point of attack.
Soft Factors: Arizona has changed the offensive coordinators since the Denver debacle. In is Byron Leftwich, who is a remnant of the Bruce Arians regime, which means he knows how the ex-staff wanted to run his star back. And if you're a new OC, what are you going to do? If I am, I rely on my supposed fellows to distance myself from what the former guy fired and to leave a good first impression. That's a guess, but it's a very logical guess.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bengals have allowed the 10th most PPR points to have opposing wide receivers. They did so despite a relatively low total of 7 touchdowns for the position; The team has approved 1,266 meters for receivers (the fifth highest) and 100 for receptions (for the fifth). That's not so good for Mike Evans (average 2.5 yards after catch this year, 2.3 for his career) as for Humphries (6.9 YAC average). In addition, Humphries had 13 goals in 3.5 games with Ryan Fitzpatrick as quarterback; he has returned 18 in 2.5 games since James Winston.
Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Okay, so "Andrews" is the educated part of it, and that makes it hard. This entry requires you to successfully guess which of Baltimore's countless tight ends has the largest workload in week 8, and that could be the sticking point for this entire entry. That is, Andrews leads the Ravens' narrow ends in goals (20), yards (163) and touchdowns (he has the only 2) and is tied for lead in the receptions (14). Meanwhile, the only teams whose close ends have held Carolina (Baltimore's week 8 opponent) in check this year are Dallas (who basically had no close match) and the Giants (who did not have Evan Engram). Austin Hooper, Tyler Eifert, Vernon Davis and Zach Ertz have tasted.
Case Keenum, QB, Denver Broncos
Our impressions are so colored by what we see in the first few weeks of the season People still say the Chiefs are a sieve for QBs. But while Kansas City is not a vintage legion of boom out there, it has turned the corner into competence. The Chiefs allowed eight pass-downs in the first three weeks (to Philip Rivers, admittedly Ben Roethlisberger and Jimmy Garoppolo), but only three in four games (against Keenum and Blake Bortles, but also Tom Brady and Andy Dalton). They kept Keenum goalless. This is a defense that can do its job against below-average competition. We have already seen that Keenum belongs to the subparticles. Do not let him stream.
Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings of Minnesota
The teams have not even mastered 50 yards of their running backs against the Saints this year. They fought a bit more against running for passes. Well, Murray does not do that. He has 14 goals through seven games and has only once more than 2 goals in a game. Simply put, Kirk Cousins does not look past Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs – the two have so far dominated 55.3 percent of the Vikings' goals, most for a duo around the league . If you have Murray in your season league, someone will act for him before Dalvin Cook returns. Make a trade.
Josh Gordon, WR, New England Patriots
I buy Gordon for the whole season. I sell it for the 8th week. In addition to the obvious "patriots are likely to roll Buffalo and not shine through the air" factor, the best thing Buffalo does for the defense is Tre # Davious White doing his thing. White has shadowed two opposing recipients twice in the past four weeks, and while in Week 7 there was no shadowing of T.Y. Hilton, the Colts star, had only one reception for 8 yards in White's coverage. If he's shadowing Gordon in Week 8, the Patriots will go somewhere else.
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Team-versus-position numbers can always be misleading if you look no further. This is especially true of the narrow end where a game can and often does make the difference in a successful week and a miserable failure. That means the jaguars seem to be the right deal this year against the tough targets. They've hit Evan Engram, Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce this year, but they only allowed a touchdown on the position, and Gronkowski and Kelce are the only tight ends to outpace 35 yards against them. Ertz is still clearly a TE1, but its cap is lower this week than it has been for a while.
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