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Big play scoring, pick one: Chase Young, Jason Pierre-Paul or Harold Landry?
This one is easy for me, and I am going with Chase Young. He had a great start to the season before getting hurt, and had a tough match-up last week. That said, he had a week to get back up to speed and gets the Giants, who are giving up a lot of pressure this season to defensive ends.
JPP gets the Packers, who are not giving up a lot of points to defensive linemen (or linebackers, depending on your site and his eligibility). Landy gets an ok match-up against Houston, and would be my second choice. In order of most playing time, Young is clearly receiving the least so far, but I am willing to be on his ability and this match-up to make him my pick.
Start two of Budda Baker, Shawn Williams and DeShon Elliott
Shawn Williams is the easy sit for me and it isn’t close. Only playing in two games, Williams essentially hasn’t done anything this year (2 solos and 1 assist), and has played in 25% of less of the defensive snaps in both games. Budda is the DB 11 so far this year, and I don’t see a reason you’d look to sit him. Elliott has been hit and miss, with two games in double digits, two at 3.50, and one at 5.50. I don’t like that inconsistency, but I like it far more than Williams who is barely playing. For right now anyway, Williams is more of a name than a fantasy asset.
Sit one: Myles Garrett, DeForest Buckner or Jonathan Allen?
This one is a nice problem to have. Garrett is a must start for me. He is the DL2 at 60 points, and has not had less than 9 points any week. Pittsburgh is a middle of the road match-up to me, but I am not sitting Garrett. That leaves Allen and Buckner, and between those two, I am sitting Allen. Bucker is the DL 17 so far this year with 34.50 points.
The past three weeks have been uninspiring, averaging 4 points a game in that span, but he plays Cincinnati this week, who has been giving up points in droves to opposing defensive lineman. Allen has an ok match-up against the Giants, but they give up points more to defensive ends than tackles. Allen (DL 29) has also had three games out of five with 3.5 or fewer points so far this year. Of those three, I am sitting Allen pretty easily this week.
Pick one start: Anthony Walker or Bobby Okereke?
This is a weird one. I am going with here Anthony Walker They are scoring about the same with stud middle linebacker Darius Leonard out; Walker (26.00) has one more point than Okereke (25.00). Before Leonard was hurt (the first three games this season), Okereke was playing more, but Walker outscored him 12.5 to 7 in those games.
I think it is clearly Walker if Leonard plays based on what we have seen this season, but I am going with Walker even if Leonard is out. If Leonard is out again, I don’t see a problem with starting either or both against Cincinnati this week.
Pick two of Chuck Clark, Antoine Winfield Jr and Rodney McLeod
I am going with Clark and Winfield. All three are close in scoring this year; Clark is at 43.50, Winfield is at 40.50 and McLeod is at 40.00. All are also at 21-23 solo tackles for the year. When it is that close I am going with matchups. Clark against Philadelphia is the best of the three, in teams of points opposing teams are giving up to safeties.
Neither Green Bay (going to Tampa Bay) or Baltimore (facing Philadelphia) give up a lot to opposing safeties, but I see more opportunities for Winfield against Green Bay than McLeod against Baltimore. I do have a noted bias in favor of Winfield though, so make of that what you will.
Start two of Carl Lawson, Montez Sweat and Kerry Hyder
Montez and Kerry are my picks here. Kerry has been a model of consistency in points this year, with 9.00, 9.00, 7.50, 5.00 and 7.50 I feel that is something great to have in your DL 2 slot. I like him over Lawson, who has been hit and miss, and faces a tough Indianapolis offensive line. Sweat is an easy start for me. The same issues the Giants offensive line will have with Chase Young will apply to Sweat, and Young playing may draw even more protection focus away from Sweat.
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