Fantasy Football Final Four

This weekend marks the final four weekends for many fantasy football leagues. I would be in it but had some bad injury luck. Devante Parker’s 2nd quarter concussion meant he only netted 2 points. If he scored his expected 10 points, I would have won.

I do hope he is OK, however.

Be that as it may, I didn’t build the BSF on excuses. We soldier on which means helping those in the Final 4 win their games. If you need help this week due to injury or non-performance, here are some ideas that might be on your waiver wire.

QB

Drew Lock – Lock has played lights out since coming on as a starter. Lock is the QB of the future for the Broncos, but his immediate success has to have fans excited. Lock has a QB rating of 111.4 with 5 TDs and two picks. More importantly, Lock is 2-0. Now, he faces his stiffest test yet, against Steve Spagnulo and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are vastly improved defensively.

Eli Manning – Eli had an inspired performance on Monday night football against the Eagles, Notching 2 TDs, and looking like the Eli of old in a driving rainstorm. Today, he will face the Miami Dolphins, who are not a good team. For fantasy purposes and if you need a QB, Eli might be a great option if you need a win.

RB

Boston Scott – Jordan Howard’s mysterious neck shoulder injury has kept him out of 5 games, and rookie Miles Sanders turned up with an injury of his own. Enter Boston Scott, who has toiled on both the New Orleans and Philly practice squads. Scott had a breakout game on National TV, which seemed to surprise everyone except people who watch him every day (his teammates and coaching).

Scott is short (5’6″) but stout and able to run between the tackles. Washington had a hell of a time stopping Aaron Jones last week, so I expect the Eagles to run early and often on them. Scott will be a big part of that.

WR

Corey Davis – The former number 5 overall pick has struggled mightily this year, only notching 33 receptions for 460 yards and 2 TDs. That’s why he is on the waiver wire!

Davis is a good pickup this week because of the Houston Texans’ awful pass defense and the fact that Tennessee’s pass offense is tearing up defenses. The Titans get most of their production from AJ Brown, Derrick Henry, and Adam Humphries. With the attention on those players, Corey Davis could have a sneaky good game. If you need a WR this week, Corey Davis might be a good option.

TE

Tyler Higbee – Higbee had a season-high 11 targets against the Seahawks with seven receptions and 116 yards. Higbee will likely be available in most leagues. The Cowboys have struggled defensively lately, so I like how things line up for Higbee.

OJ Howard – Howard has been inconsistent this year, but arguably had his best game last week pulling down four receptions for 73 yards in the Bucs win over the Lions. Howard is a monster talent, and you have to wonder is he finally putting it together. Today, he goes against a Detroit team that is 30th against the pass. With Chris Godwin getting a ton of attention as the number 1 guy, Howard should get some opportunities. If you need a TE off the waiver wire today, go with him.

Defense/Special Teams 

Buccaneers – The Bucs DST is a good pick up this week. The Lions are below average in giving the ball away, plus they have a 3rd string QB. The thing about the Bucs is that they give up points by the boatload.

They are currently 32nd in the league in yards surrendered, but they are 5th in forcing turnovers. So couple that with Detroit’s trouble with scoring points, the Bucs are an excellent pick up this week.

 

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