Hey guys, I’m Zarek Massey, the new editor in chief of the Zahiri Sports Blog. Without further ado I’m gonna touch into the sleepers, overrated players, starts of the week, and sits of the week at each position.
Start of the Week: Peyton Manning
I didn’t really have to tell you this though. The best fantasy QB in the league in a primetime game against his old team while tensions are running high? This game has “shootout” written all over it, and I fully expect him to get 35 points in most standard leagues, if not more.
Jay Cutler: This week Cutler’s Bears face the Redskins. While RG3 and the Redskin’s should turn things around in the coming weeks, the defense shows no signs for a potential turnaround. The Redskins defense has been atrocious. While Orakpo and Kerrigan are getting things done, the Redskins are sorely lacking interior lineman and Father Time seems to finally be catching up with London Fletcher. But the worst part of this “defense” is far and away the pathetic potluck of horrible players they call a secondary. Deangelo Hall has been atrocious, Wilson has been all but running away from his assignments, and to top it off, their best cornerback, rookie David Amerson, may be sidelined with a concussion. Bacarri Rambo does not have the size to cover Martellus Bennett, no one should be able to stop Forte (who I will get to later), and don’t even get me started on Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The hardest thing for Cutler to do might be deciding which wide open target to throw to. Start him with confidence. I say he gets atleast 25 points.
Mathew Stafford: While Stafford is facing a very respectable defense in Cincinatti, I don’t see a way the Bengals can cover 6’5 Maegatron, 6’6 Kris Durham, 6’7 Joseph Fauria, and still keep up with Reggie Bush and Ryan Broyles. This offense is becoming near unstoppable, so start Stafford.
Sit of the Week:
Colin Kaepernick: I know Colin Kaepernich hasn’t exactly been winning games for your fantasy teams, and while he will breakout one of these days, that day won’t be today. Facing a very underrated Titans defense, Anquan Boldin should be blanketed by Alterraun Verner, who is playing at an all-pro level with 4 interceptions and 17 pass defensed.
Tom Brady: Expext the game against the Jags to be a low scoring, grind it out affair. That defense is very underrated and right now, the Jets are hungry. While Tom Brady is still Tom Brady (and he gets Gronk back), I don’t think he will reach 18 points this week.
Ryan Tannehill: The Dolphins are now facing a healthy Bills secondary, and Jairus Byrd and Stephon Gilmore could be as good as any S-CB duo in the league. Like the other AFC East showdown, expect this on to be a low scoring game also, with the Bills being intent on not letting Mike Wallace ger the ball. I think Brian Hartline could have himself a solid day but I also expect him to be Tannehill’s go to guy. Tannehill at most should be getting 225 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Sleeper of the Week: Drumroll please!!!
Geno Smith: Why Geno Smith? I know I said earlier that the game will be a low scoring affair, but the Patriots are banged up. No Aqib Talib, no Tommy Kelly, no Jerod Mayo. Geno should have a decent passing game, but I also expect the Patriots to dare him to use his legs. And I think he will burn the Patriots with his legs.