#1 By: Hry, December 6th, 2017 07:26
Gotta play 2 out of Diggs/Funchess/Watkins/Stills/Marqise Lee. Half ppr. Playing the 1 seed, so willing to gamble a little on variance.
#2 By: Matt, December 6th, 2017 10:00
Personally I like Watkins the least here. I just don't trust him to get volume even with Woods out and I'd guess that this will be a low-scoring game with Philly dominating time of possession because they'll be able to run on LA. But he does have a potentially big ceiling.
I think NE has gotten their defensive issues in order and I can see that game getting out of hand early (which admittedly does lend itself to some garbage time), so I'd be hesitant to play Stills. Again, he's shown a big ceiling as well.
If word comes out that Xavier Rhodes will shadow Funchess I'd be hesitant to play him as well, especially since Cam is not the most accurate or efficient QB.
Diggs just needs volume. If he gets 7 or 8+ targets he's a lock for a big game, but recently his volume has not been what his owners were hoping for. Again, big ceiling.
So that leaves me with Lee. I don't expect Jacksonville to be able to run a ton on Seattle so Lee should get targets.
None of these options are a lock but I'd probably play Lee and Diggs. But I'm not confident in that. Hopefully this analysis helps you make your own decision. I'm playing Diggs in all my leagues where I play this week so I'm hoping for lots of targets.
#3 By: Genghis Khan, December 6th, 2017 10:44
Chalk says to start Funch (WR #13 this week) and Diggs (WR #26 this week), other 3 WRs have mid-30's projections.
Funch is a high-end WR 2 and all the rest are WR 3 dart throws, so unless you have a gut feeling, one has to start Funch. Ever since Kelvin Benjamin left, he's been a WR 1 (per a Fantasy Douche tweet this week).
The trend is NOT the friend of Diggs and he's basically replaying last year FF season again (hot start, slow finish, should have sold high).
The NFL has an image problem. I think they officiate Prime Time games a bit differently; differently in such a way that they produce higher scores. The grid below is my calcs prior to last week's games.
Kenny Stills, in my opinion, has usurped DeVante's role. He's getting paid big money so he'll be there next year when they allow Jarvis to walk as an unrestricted free agent. Dolphins historically do well against the Patsies in Mi-ham-ME (should be good weather). And it's Monday Night Football. Follow the points.
#4 By: Hry, December 6th, 2017 19:12
Thanks for the input. I think it'll be hard to start Funchess if Rhodes is shadowing him--he's ruined receivers a lot better than Funchess this year
#5 By: Genghis Khan, December 14th, 2017 14:22
So who did you go with? Looks like all your wide receivers under-performed so, in the end, like most managerial decisions, it didn't even matter. Kind of surprising, all the WRs' teams scored average to well above-average points.
Correct answers were:
Funchess - 3/59/1 - team scored 31 points, 18 directly to JStew
Watkins - 3/21/1 - team scored 35 in losing effort, Cooper Kupp had himself a day
Diggs - 6/64/0 - team scored 24 against Funchess's bunch, maybe with Rudolph out, Diggs can return to glory?
Lee - 5/65/0 - team scored 30, damn you Dede!
Stills - 2/18/0 - team scored 27, and more importantly vanquished the Patsies, if only I had started Cutler instead of Brady, I'd still be in the playoffs...