NFL Fantasy Live 11/3/14 With James Koh, Michael Fabiano, Molly Qerim, Adam Rank, and Akbar Gbajabiamila.
Here’s what you missed from Monday’s show:
- Roethlisberger: 12 touchdowns in two weeks. Nobody saw that coming. Start or look to trade him.*
- Preview of the Colts vs Giants: Expect Andrew Luck to play very well, Hakeem Nicks will look to put up numbers against his former team, Reggie Wayne is more of a security blanket in their offense, Ahmad Bradshaw is also going against his former team and should have a good game, Andre Williams will struggle against the Colts 3-4 defense, Odell Beckham is the best option for the Giants, Larry Donnell will disappoint, Eli is good for about 14-16 points.*
- Injury Report: Nick Foles, Philip Rivers, Arian Foster, Lamar Miller, Wes Welker. Foles should miss 6-8 weeks, Mark Sanchez is officially on the radar. Foster has a bye week to heel, but you should pick up Alfred Blue.
- Top Performers: Akbar says Roethlisberger is now an official elite fantasy QB this year, he loves Jeremy Hill, and he likes Mike Evans’ future, but not for this season. Akbar says Jeremy Maclin will continue to play with swagger. Fabiano thinks Tannehill is underrated, and he prefers Asiata over McKinnon. Ronnie Hillman is undervalued. Antonio Brown is a number one WR with our without Roethlisberger’s production. DeSean Jackson is going to continue to do what he’s doing.
- Fabiano patted himself on the back for predicting Travis Kelce’s double digit fantasy outting, and likes Heath Miller this week at TE.
- Akbar called it regarding Carson Palmer, who scored 19.76 points this week.
- Fantasy RB strategy for the second half: Ranks says to stream RB’s like defenses by playing back with favorable matchups, Fabiano says trade two good RBs for a great RB, Akbar says just play the matchup.*
- Week 9 disappointments: Philip Rivers, Mike Wallace, DeMarco Murray.
- Notable QBs on byes this week: Tom Brady, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Philip Rivers. Pick up Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, or Mike Glennon.
- Groom your lineup: Add Matt Asiata over Denard Robinson, add Mark Sanchez over Blake Bortles, add Josh Gordon over Martavis Bryant.*
(asterisks are placed next to the points with which I strongly agree.)
Broadway’s Breakdown: I certainly didn’t see it coming as far as Ben Roethlisberger’s second 6-touchdown game is concerned. Unbelievable. I certainly am not saying he’s fantasy elite yet, but I think you can really manufacture a beneficial trade if he is on your roster. I like all the Colts in tonight’s game. I like Fabiano’s assessment of Mark Sanchez… “on the radar” is a perfect way to put it. I’m not going to pick him up on any of my 24 teams. I disagree about picking up Alfred Blue, however. He’s only averaged 3.4 yards/carry this year. Hopefully you have better options if you need a RB. Jeremy Hill was spectacular and surpassed my expectations. The one thing everyone is missing is the fact that Giovani Bernard will probably return in a few weeks. Then what happens? RBBC for two great backs? Not enough touches to go around. And finally, I don’t have 100% confidence in Matt Asiata the way the guys on the show do. After all, he’s nothing more than a touchdown vulture, and there are going to be weeks where he doesn’t get in the endzone. I would only start him if I’m a significant underdog hoping for a multiple-touchdown effort.
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