It’s playoff time and guess who advanced? You guessed it, this guy. I got crushed in the last week of my season so badly, I didn’t even write about it last week. I had given up. But in a rematch with my end-of-season nemesis, I returned the favor.
It did not start off pretty, as Thanksgiving saw a lot of action and a little inaction. Dak Prescott struggled against the Bills. He still provided me with 22.7 fpts.
Julio Jones was declared inactive after Cole Beasley went off against the Cowboys. I should have seen that coming, but I was laced with tryptophan and wasn’t thinking straight. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
All of that, John Conner still out, and basically being forced to start N’Keal Harry, I saw my season slipping away.
However, thanks to solid performances from Austin Ekeler, Darius Slayton and Robert Woods, I was able to overcome my roster disaster and pull out the win and play another week.
Ekeler is continuing to be a reliable piece of my lineup. I still contend he is a flex star, but given my situation he is my RB2. To be fair, he has four touchdowns in his last six games and is averaging four receptions in that same time frame. At this point, he is still my RB2 behind Aaron Jones.
Darius Slayton has been a great addition over the last month, as the Giants are playing out the string and have health issues at the receiver spot. Slayton was good for 10.4 fpts and has averaged 10 targets over his last three games. If Golden Tate and Sterling Shepherd continue to have health issues Slayton stands to produce more over the next few weeks.
Robert Woods had a breakout game at Arizona and it is most likely the reason I am playing this week. Woods was targeted 19 times. He caught 13 of those for 172 yards. That was good enough for 30.2 fpts. Woods. however, has still yet to record a receiving touchdown this year. He is finding his groove with the offense, as he has averaged 13 targets in the last three games he’s played. If you’ve got him, play him.
Going into Week 2 of the playoffs I am going with these guys
QB Dak Prescott Although Baker Mayfield at home against the Bengals looks appetizing
RB Aaron Jones Jones has dropped off from the huge pace he was on. He gets the Redskins at home this week and should be able to turn it around.
RB James Conner Right now, he may be back. I will keep an eye on this
WR Robert Woods Keep feeding him the ball
WR Julio Jones If he’s healthy, I play him.
TE Darren Fells He’s providing value for me.
Flex Austin Ekeler This obviously changes if he gets pressed into RB2 duty
Players not on my team that I like this week
QB Aaron Rogers He torched the Giants last week on the road. This week he gets the Redskins at home. Rodgers will throw at least two touchdowns and 300 yards. Matt Ryan gets a Panthers team he torched a few weeks ago and they just fired their coach. Ryan will throw for three touchdowns and 275 yards.
RB Derrick Henry Henry has been consistent this year and he gets a Raiders team that has all but given up. Look for Henry to rush 100 yards and a TD. Nick Chubb against the Bengals looks enticing. He’ll get at least 90 yards, but look for Kareem Hunt to get the RB touchdowns.
WR Chris Godwin He’s becoming the primary man in Tampa. He has 20 targets and three touchdowns over the last three games. He goes up against a Colts team that has had issues with stopping the pass. DeVante Adams against the aforementioned Redskins could lead to a big day as well.
Good luck in your playoffs everyone!