Let me just say right now, last Sunday was not very good to my picks. That being said, let’s recap:
James White: Five carries, 26 rushing yards, four catches, 63 rushing yards, eight fantasy points
Will Fuller V: One catch, four yards, zero fantasy points
Dustin Hopkins: 1/2 field goals, 1/2 extra points made, three fantasy points
Derrick Henry: Seven carries, 54 rushing yards, five fantasy points
Ted Ginn Jr.: One reception, five yards, negative two fantasy points
Dwayne Allen: Six receptions, 50 receiving yards, 11 fantasy points
Where I Was Wrong: Everywhere basically
Where I Was Right: Ted Ginn. That’s all
Now on to the next one
Winner: Jordan Howard, RB Chicago Bears
Last Week: 16 carries, 118 rushing yards, one receiving touchdown, 21 fantasy points
Percentages: 90% ownership, 83% starting
Why He’s A Winner: Injuries to many running backs has nearly dried up the fantasy well for backs if you need help this week. Howard scored his first touchdown of the season last week against Indy. He should have a good week against Jacksonville, making for a solid RB2.
Waiver: Giovani Bernard, RB Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week: Nine carries, 50 rushing yards, nine fantasy points
Percentages: 82% ownership, 36.5% starting
Why You Waive Him: Unless you have injury-questionable Jeremy Hill and are keeping Bernard as a handcuff, Bernard has likely underperformed for you. Patriots have had some success stopping the run, so approach with caution if you need him for players on a bye week.
Winner: DeVante Parker, WR Miami Dolphins
Last Week: Two receptions, 70 receiving yards, seven fantasy points
Percentages: 68% ownership, 21% starting
Why He’s A Winner: Miami has played from behind often this year, like a lot. They will have to try to keep up with an elite Steelers offense this week. Parker also saw an average of 35 yards per catch, so Parker could see a lot of targets if things get ugly in Miami
Waiver: Victor Cruz, WR New York Giants
Last Week: Zeroes across the board
Percentages: 45% ownership, 13% starting
Why You Waive Him: A crowded receiving core. A struggling Eli. Coming back from years of injury. This is a mixture for little to – in last week’s case – no fantasy points for Cruz. He might be worth consideration this week playing Baltimore, but don’t expect much.
Winner: Zach Ertz, TE Philadelphia Eagles
Last Week: Three receptions, 37 receiving yards, three fantasy points
Percentages: 86% ownership,
Why He’s A Winner: Ertz return was lackluster at best, but expect more contribution from him this week in Washington against a Redskins defense that has had issues covering tight ends thus far. Ertz also has already cut into the production of fellow tight ends Brent Celek and Trey Burton, so drop them without me writing a paragraph telling you to.
Waiver: Alfred Moris, RB Dallas Cowboys
Last Week: Six carries, 33 rushing yards, three fantasy points
Percentages: 21% ownership, 2.3% starting
Why You Waive Him: While some backups have upside, Morris has shown little upside in his role, having not seen more than seven carries or 40 yards in any game this season. A matchup against a good Green Bay rushing defense will mean more of the same for Alf. He may find value if you stash him on your bench in deeeep leagues, but not much more than that.