NFL Fantasy Championship Saturday
Texans @ Buccaneers
The three players who I believe will win you your fantasy leagues this week are Will Fuller, Deshaun Watson, and Jameis Winston. I believe this will be one of the highest scoring games in the league this year and I see a ton of deep shots. There is no better receiver at tracking the ball downfield than Will Fuller. Between Fuller's speed and Watson's arm, this is a team that can take advantage of a bad defense. The Buccaneers secondary is one of the league's worst and I can see the Texans receiving trio all having great games. Kenny Stills had two touchdowns last week and DeAndre Hopkins has had 100 yards in back to back games. This defense is going to put extra attention on these two receivers which creates an opening for Fuller to step up. The Bucs defense won't be able to stop this Texans offense, but I don't see this Texans defense stopping Jameis Winston. If Jameis Winston can have a similar touchdown to interception ratio as last week, it will be hard for the Buccaneers to lose. This will be the first time that Jameis will be without his top two receivers so we are going to need to see guys like Breshaud Perriman and OJ Howard step up. Perriman was the most added player in fantasy football this week off of waivers so all eyes are on him. This will be a high scoring affair and expect Will Fuller, Deshaun Watson, and Jameis Winston to all have breakout games. Final Stat Prediction: Will Fuller 5 receptions, 125 yards, 2 touchdowns. Deshaun Watson 330 yards, 3 touchdowns passing, 1 rushing touchdown. Jameis Winston 404 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions.
Bills @ Patriots
I don't believe there will be a whole lot of points scored in this game, but I do see one specific player breaking out. This player is good, old Cole Beasley. Beasley has a touchdown in three consecutive game and now he has to go against the best pass defense in the NFL. When I say the best pass defense in the NFL, that doesn't sound too good right? Well wrong. The Patriots best nickel DB, Jonathan Jones, is out with a groin injury and Devin McCourty is questionable with the same injury. This is a hole in their defense that has been outstanding all year. Let's also talk about Bill Belichick's philosophy, take away what the opposing team is best at. I think we can all agree that the Bills are at their best when Josh Allen is on the move and Devin Singletary is running hard. So the Patriots are going to try and make Josh Allen a pocket passer, which will be money for Cole Beasley. I see this game finishing as a relatively low scoring game, but I think Cole will be the breakout star. Final Stat Prediction: 8 Receptions, 120 yards, 1 touchdown
Rams @ 49ers
This is another game that I believe will be a bit low scoring. Both of these teams are coming off of very different losses, but I think the 49ers will bounce back. When the Rams were on this hot streak, teams weren't getting much pressure on Jared Goff. Goff strugglels against pressure and I believe Robert Saleh will start to dial up 5 man pressures after struggling to get to the quarterback the past few weeks. The obvious fantasy start in this game is George Kittle, but I think the Rams are going to put a ton of attention on him. I see the breakout player in this game being Deebo Samuel. The Rams number two corner back, Troy Hill, is out and that's who would've been guarding Samuel. With Jalen Ramsey covering Emmanuel Sanders and Kittle most likely drawing a double team, this is opportunity for Samuel. I see Deebo Samuel winning you your fantasy league this year. Final Stat Prediction: 6 receptions, 101 yards, 1 touchdown