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Sit one: Carlos Dunlap, Stephon Tuitt or Cameron Jordan
Tuitt plays the Cowboys who have been atrocious (they give up the 3rd most points to opposing defensive ends). Tuitt is a must start of these three. Dunlap only has 26.50 points on the year as part of a rotation in Cincinnati, but is on a new team in Seattle for this game. Unfortunately Seattle plays Buffalo, and Buffalo gives up the 9th fewest points to opposing defensive ends. Jordan averages 6.8 points a game and is playing Tampa Bay, who is giving up the 11th fewest points a game to opposing defensive ends.
If I am sitting on these, it is Dunlap. He may be energized by playing for a contender, but he will still be adapting to a new team and I don’t see a high likelihood of him out performing Dunlap or Jordan, who has been a model of consistency at DE for his career.
Start two: Joe Thomas, Deion Jones, Eric Kendricks and Myles Jack
Joe Thomas is not playing nearly as much with Leighton Vander Esch, so he is an easy sit for me. Myles is coming off an injury, and should play, but be sure to check for that. He has gotten at least 6.50 points this season (along with 9.00, 9.50, 9.50 and 15.50). Houston, facing Jacksonville, is also in the middle of the road in terms of points given up to linebackers.
Deion has double digit points in 5 of 8 games this year,and all of the last three, by in large through TFLs and sacks. Denver, Atlant’s Week 9 opponent, gives up the 10th most points to opposing linebackers. Detroit, the Week 9 opponent for the Vikings, gives up the 12th most points to opposing linebackers, and Kendricks is averaging 10.7 points a game so far this year. Given all of this, I am going with starting Kendricks and Jones.
Start one: Rock-Ya Sin or Jeffrey Okudah
Sin has 26 points on the year, with 5 games with 3.50 or under points. He faces Baltimore, who give up the fewest points to opposing cornerbacks this year. Okudah has 46.50 points for the year, and the Vikings (his opponent this week) give up the 7th most fantasy points to opposing cornerbacks. Okudah is the easy start if a cornerback is required.
Sit one: Quinnen Williams, Stephon Tuitt and Josh Allen
This is the easiest one for me right now, although at the start of the year I would have called myself crazy: Sit Josh Allen. We discussed Tuitt above, and this week he is almost a must start for me. Quinnen plays against the Patriots, who give up the 5th most points to opposing defensive tackles. Josh Allen has a lot of talent, but between a poor supporting cast around him, injuries and just a bad year in general, he has barely scored for fantasy teams this year. With two options doing very well this year, Allen is an easy sit for me, until further notice.
Start one IL: Christian Wilkins and Danny Shelton
Wilkins faces Arizona this week, who gives up the 5th fewest points to opposing defensive tackles. On the season, Wilkins averages 6.2 points a game on a 66% snap share. Shelton has a 62.6% snap share, and averages 3.7 points a game. The Lions are playing Minnesota this week, and they are right in the middle in terms of points allowed to opposing defensive tackles.
Wilkins has the worse match-up, but I am still playing him. He has a higher upside and is just a better fantasy player when compared to Shelton. Shelton has fewer tackles (more assists than solos actually) and big plays, and assisted tackles just don’t get you the points you want. Shelton also has an injury concern and may not play, so give me Wilkins.
Sit one: Ryan Kerrigan, Calais Campbell and Emmanuel Ogbah
Ogbah averages 8.2 points a game and plays Arizona, who are right in the middle in terms of points allowed to opposing defensive ends. Campbell averages 7.4 points a game (although he has one game of 25.50, another of 9.50, and all the rest at 4.00 or below), but faces Indianapolis, who give up the 8th fewest points a game to opposing defensive ends.
Kerrigan averages 5 points a game, and did not score in 3 games of his 7 games so far this year. That said, I am sitting Campbell. Kerrigan scored 7.00 against the Giants (his Week 9 opponent) three weeks ago, and I think he has a higher upside than Campbell. If like the match-up a lot better, and both have a low floor.
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