For some reason I find myself rooting for Goff, but I can’t figure out why. I think that the Rams are better than they play, but Goff is one of the surprising instances where he isn’t fantasy relevant when he feels like he should be. This doesn’t change this week coming off of a 10 point outing and now facing the fourth best defense against QBs. Let Goff rest on the waiver wire or your bench this week.
The matchups for Father Time Brady isn’t great on paper as he is facing the third best fantasy defense against QBs which is lead by Aaron Donald. Brady did rebound last week against the Panthers who’s defense is not nearly as good. I think Brady is able to continue to pass the ball a lot because I think Jones falls back to Earth against the defensive line so look for Brady to try to get his receivers into the game early and often.
Plays: Start Brady
The Rams RB Committee will be taking on the 11th best defense against running backs in fantasy. Last week, Henderson had 10.3 points and Brown had the better game with 19. The crazy thing is that Brown only had six carries, but he is the goal line back and two of the carries were TDs. Because of this split and the lack of TDs for Henderson, both of them retain flex appeal.
Ronald Jones put up misleading numbers in the game against the Panthers as about 15 of his points came off of a 98 yard TD run which obviously you can’t count on each week. That being said, Fournette wasn’t able to do anything when given the opportunity so I am fine sitting him for now. Facing the fourth best defense against RBs, neither of them have good matchups overall, although Jones figures to get the carries.
Plays: Flex Henderson and Brown, Sit Akers. Start Jones, Sit Fournette
Even though the Receivers are facing the 10th ranked TB defense against WRs, there is a lot of value here because it is assumed that the Buccaneers are going to be able to put up points and the Rams should be behind and needing to pass. You can start Kupp and Woods and Josh Reynolds sneaks into flex appeal coming off of a 17.4 point outing.
In PPR scoring at least this new WR group showed flashes of its potential. Mike Evans had 19.7 points, Godwin had 15.2, and Brown had 13.6 which will usually lead to a win for the Buccs and honestly seemed sustainable going forwards. The problem here is that the Rams have the best defense against pass catchers, but again I think that there will be volume from Brady to get the ball spread around.
Plays: Start Kupp and Woods. Flex Reynolds. Start Godwin, Flex Evans, and Flex Brown
Higbee was on fire last season and it hasn’t translated to this season. Even though he is going against the 25th ranked defense against TEs and tight end isn’t super deep as far as points, I don’t know that you can trust Higbee in your lineups.
You’re starting Gronk.
As always, good luck with your matchups this week (unless you’re playing me).