I’m in the first round of the playoffs and the matchups are 2 weeks long. Thanks to Will Fuller and Antonio Gibson going off for my opponent and Kyler Murray and Deandre Hopkins putting up their worst weeks, I’m down 70 points and I need upside.
Unfortunately, Murray and Hopkins face the Rams and Jalen Ramsey, seriously limiting their ceilings for big games. I need some help!!
Scoring in this league is as follows -
10 points for all TDs
10 pt bonus for +300/100 yds passing/rec/rush
1 point per reception
I have the following decisions -
Kyler Murray v LAR
Mitchell Trubisky v DET (he has been HOF in his career v Lions)
RB (pick 2)
Kareem Hunt @ TEN
Jonathan Taylor @ HOU
Devontae Booker @ NYJ
WR (pick 2)
DK Metcalf (I’m starting him)
Deandre Hopkins (shadowed by Jalen Ramsey)
Juju Smith Schuster v WAS (WAS has been really good v WR and he’s got D Johnson and Claypool to compete with)
TY Hilton @ HOU - I know....he’s been bad this year...but look at his career vs Texans and they are down their best CB.
Flex - one of the above
Remember, I need to make up a 70 point gap...so playing it safe is out of the question. I know conventional wisdom is play your studs....but is it realistic to think Murray’s shoulder is fine and he’ll rebound versus the best pass defense?
Also, Hopkins has faced Ramsey 7 times in his career and Ramsey has gotten better of him 4 times. Hopkins best line was 6-100-0...that won’t win me this week.
QB - Trubisky
RB - Taylor
WR - Metcalf
WR - Hilton
Flex - D Booker
Am I crazy? Lol. Thank you and Happy Holidays!! WHIR!!