Some league’s will start their fantasy playoffs next week, if so, this is your final chance to make that push for a spot. We will be without some of the best fantasy players for the next few weeks, and for some, the rest of the season. Here are a few players that you can start or sit to help you win your matchup.
Matthew Stafford – The next game against the Jaguars is no where near considered a big game. Therefore, Stafford should be back to his usual self and throw for 300 yards and a few touchdowns.
Elijah Mitchell – Deebo Samuel will be out for the 49ers this week and I see them running the ball a ton. The Seahawks are second worst in the NFL in fantasy points given up to running backs. As long as Mitchell gets at least 18 touches, he will produce and be big for San Francisco if they win in Seattle.
Marquise Brown – Brown, with how much Lamar Jackson goes to him hasn’t scored a touchdown since week seven, before their bye week. I can’t imagine that drought continues and even without scores, Brown has put up consistent numbers all season.
CJ Uzomah – This pick is a shot in the dark, especially with how little Joe Burrow has gotten him the ball lately. Uzomah though, does have a favorable matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. LA’s defense has allowed the second most fantasy points to tight ends and have given up nine touchdowns in 11 games to the position.
Pat Freiermuth – Most young and rookie tight ends aren’t very productive their few season’s in the league. Freiermuth though, has been a reliable option for Ben Roethlisberger as of late. He has produced double digit outputs in five of the last six contests and has a good chance making it six out of seven with the Steelers playing the Ravens, who give up the fourth most points to the position.
Josh Allen – Allen has been up and down in his previous matchups with the Patriots and even through this season so far. He was able to bounce back and play well against the Saints, but was still intercepted twice. New England’s strength lies in the back end of the defense will present Allen’s biggest challenge of the season yet.
David Montgomery – The Arizona Cardinals defense reminds me a lot of Thanksgiving with how much they’ve stuffed opposing running backs this year. Montgomery won’t have much help as Justin Fields has had his rookie hiccups and there is no reliable receiver for Fields to go to.
Terry McLaurin – This will McLaurin’s first team taking on the Raiders, who are stingy when it comes to big games from receivers. They do so by pressuring the opponents quarterback and get over two sacks a game to effect their timing and rhythm.
TJ Hockenson – Hockenson has not been productive much at all this season. It doesn’t get any easier for him as he plays a Vikings squad who have allowed so few yards to tight ends and has given up only one touchdown to Packers backup Josiah Deguara.
Elijah Moore – The Eagles have been really good at locking down receivers, ranked third best in points allowed. Moore was doing really well when Joe Flacco and Mike White were under center. Rookie Zach Wilson is now back and when he is in the lineup, you might as well have Moore on your bench because Wilson doesn’t look his way enough.