Its playoff SZN folks and like many of you I am gearing up to battle for my spot in the Fantasy championship. For most players who have made it this far you probably already have your lineups set and ready to go. For others you’re probably looking for some type of miracle edge to take you to the promise land. Fear not young grasshoppers. Papa Chase is going to lead you through the Fantasy Jungle to a mystical place called the waiver wire to give you one key sleeper at each position to get you to the top.
Nick Foles (Eagles)
As the old adage goes, “Don’t fix it if it aint broken”. Unfortunately Carson Wentz is broken but with Nick going up against a Giants defense giving up the most points to Quarterbacks in the league he’s tough not to plug and play (ONLY IF YOU NEED HIM) Foles has been around the league for quite sometime and has had flashes of greatness. With receivers Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and TE Zach Ertz I don’t see this matchup as too big of a problem.
Juju Smith Schuster (Steelers)
If you follow me on twitter or listen to our podcast you know I’m a big fan of Juju. He is the future of Pittsburgh and at only 20 years old (Youngest cat in the league) he has had his games where he’s been a valuable play. This week Juju has a struggle bus of a defense he’s going up against (New England Patriots) and coming off of his suspension, He will be hungry for some football!
Mike Davis (Seahawks)
The Seahawks have had some struggles this year with finding the run game but Mike has really shown that he can bulldoze. Keep in mind that he is questionable due to injured ribs and groin but he’s facing a Rams defense giving up 4.7 yards per carry to opposing RB’s. Keep a close eye on him and if he’s cleared to play start this feller!
Ricky Seals-Jones (Cardinals)
Y’all ready to get Rickidy Rickidy Rickidy Wrecked!? Mr. Seals-Jones hasn’t put up big numbers in the past two games but if you’re playing matchup you already know that the Redskins give up the 3rd most points to opposing tight ends. Ricky should get his wings this week and soar like the Cardinal he is above the turf all the way to the end zone. As you can tell. I like me some Ricky!
Don’t sleep on these guys if you’re having playoff struggles and always remember.. DONT TINKER ONCE YOU SET YOUR LINEUPS!!
Trust your gut and rock and roll guys!
On Sunday the Los Angles Rams hosted the 10-2 Philadelphia Eagles who have been on a roll due mostly to the talented ass QB Carson Wentz. The Eagles found victory bringing them to 11-2 and clinched the NFC east with the dub. All of this is wonderful but the scariest thing imaginable also happened yesterday. Carson Wentz tore his ACL and is out for the remainder of the season.
For the Philly fans out there, I’m sorry but its not like you were going to win the Super Bowl anyway so the real issue here is where do Carson Wentz fantasy owners go now. For most leagues next week is the semi finals and before you start shitting your pants out of sheer fear we’d like to help you calm the fuck down and show you some good QB options out there that could lead you to victory in weeks 15 and 16.
“BORTLES COMBAT” sounds like a sweet two week team name to lead you to the ship and it just may do that. Ole Blake has been putting up some decent numbers in the past three weeks and has really connected with receivers DeDe Westbrook and Marquise Lee in the absence of Allen Hurns and Alan Robinson. Not to mention the Jaguars have the most FIRE defense in the league. The Jags will be facing the Houston Texans in week 15 who give up the 2nd most fantasy points to QB’s and travel to San Fransisco to take on the Niners in week 16 who are giving up the 4th most points to QB’s. Bortles is owned by 35% of fantasy managers in Yahoo leagues. If he’s on your waiver wire pick him up and “FINISH THEM”!
Despite his mediocre (or as he likes to think “Elite”) performances this past season, Joe has some favorable QB matchups throughout the remainder of the playoffs. With the winless Browns in week 15 giving up the 6th most points to QB’s and the Colts in week 16 for the Championship giving up the 9th most points to QB’s, what’s not to love? Now we all know that Alex Collins has really stolen the show but with Flacco’s increased targeting to Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin I think he’s about the best bet for Wentz owners this late in the season. Flacco has 14% ownership in Yahoo leagues.
Mitchell Trubisky (For The Bold Ones)
Now before you completely discredit my Fantasy Football knowledge hear me out. Mitchell hasn’t been anything spectacular this season in no way, shape, or form. However he is coming off of his best game of the season to a defense that gives up only the 22nd most points to QB’s. Call it the Bengals fluke or you can say that Mitchell is starting to get into rhythm with this “meh” Bears offense. Mitchell and The Bears will face the Detroit Lions in week 15. I don’t personally see Mitchell breaking 20 in this game due to them only giving up the 18th most points to QB’s but at the end of the day double digits should come. What I really like about this play is that the Bears play the Browns in week 16 and that’s when the sparks should fly. How amazing would it be if you could win your league with Mitchell Fuckin Trubisky!? Just rub that shit all in your opponents face. The Trub is owned by only 5% of fantasy players in Yahoo leagues and there’s really no surprise there.
We will all miss the excellence that was Carson Wentz this season but at the end of the day this is Fantasy Football and this shit happens. So go put on your big boy (or girl) pants and get ready for the showdown. One out of these three guys above could make all the difference!
The Marlins have reportedly agreed to trade right fielder Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees on Saturday and I’m shook af!
Its been said the Marlins were trading for Yankees 2nd baseman Starlin Castro but now we’re hearing he’s just being traded for a slew of no name players.
A SLEW OF MINOR LEAGUERS!
I’m going to go ahead and say that I’m in no way shape or form a Yankees fan so this is the scariest fucking thing in the world. When you take a guy that hit .281/.376/.631, led the league with 59 home runs and 132 RBI’s, plus his OPS was 1.007 and you pair him with Aaron Judge, DiDi Gregorious, and Gary Sanchez you get nervous. If your favorite team is in the AL, sorry but a title is going to be borderline impossible.
The real news here is that sneaky ass Derek Jeter has been probably plotting this move all along. Only Jeter would pull his best player to send him to the Bronx to finally create the ultimate batting powerhouse and no one will say shit because he knows and they know…. he’s Derek Fucking Jeter.
One thing good that may come from this is that uhh…mmmm…..NOTHING!
Nothing but sheer sluggery and magic from a team that I have no interest in. So it’s lights out baseball from now on “Rest of the AL”. Best bring your A game because Jeter don’t give a fuck and just let the Yanks get right back in the thick of it. As for you Yankees fans.. celebrate.