This week was the best week I’ve had as far as points go. But as many fantasy owners know, just because you get a ton of points doesn’t mean your opponent isn’t going to.
That was how things went for me this week. I don’t think I could have picked any better, besides my quarterbacks maybe. Jason Vander Laan again put up an enormous number of points that any fantasy football owner would drool over.
A big addition in points for the Bulldogs was running back Jahaan Brown who had his best game of the season so far with 126 yards and a touchdown. Anyway, I’m now 1-4 against the best of Ferris State. Maybe next week I’ll start three quarterbacks.
Here is this week’s roster.
QB1: Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears: Cutler seems to be finding his footing this year. He’ll be playing against a Detroit Lions defense who has been about as solid as a piece of Swiss cheese. Detroit let up 49 points last week on their home turf.
QB2: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: If I could pick Rodgers every week I would. He is just that good. The Chargers defense will be coming off a shorter week after playing on Monday night. We all know what Rodgers can do to a healthy defense, let alone a tired one.
RB: Devontae Freeman, Atlanta Falcons: Freeman has been an absolute animal the past few weeks. I don’t think that’s going to change on Thursday against a lackluster New Orleans Saints defense.
WR1: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals: The veteran has been looking as young as ever lately, catching six TDs this season including one last week against Detroit. Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer will look his way plenty of times, especially in the end zone.
WR2: Brandon Marshall, New York Jets: Aside from having the best last name imaginable, B-Marsh is coming off a bye week and will therefore have fresh legs this week against Washington. Look for him to catch one, possibly more touchdowns on Sunday.
FLEX: Dion Lewis, New England Patriots: Lewis kind of came out of nowhere this year as a dual-purpose running back. He gets most of his action through the air, and is unbelievably quick after the catch. I wouldn’t be surprised if he catches a couple TDs against the Colts.
D/ST: Buffalo Bills: All good things must come to an end eventually. The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-0, but I expect them to have an off week against a high-powered Buffalo defense.
K: Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins: Hopkins was hurried to make a last second, game tying field goal last week to bring their game into overtime. After seeing that, I have faith that this guy can make a kick from anywhere at anytime.