I could start with the "well, here's the playoffs" type of mumbo-jumbo and I just did.
This is the time of the fantasy year where everyone starts overthinking it. I have gotten over it to a degree and try and play as though this was just a normal week.
Yet you hear on Twitter, as we do every season, "you can't start him for your fantasy playoffs" or some such thing. Those who have been around know the routine.
Are you willing to start the recently activated from IR John Ross or the diminutive fireball Darwin Thompson after a garbage time tryout? How about a sudden riser like Tyler Higbee or riding the wave with Drew Lock rather than taking a chance in bad matchup with your usual and not-so-reliable quaterback of late.
The risk taker wins the championships. I learned that a long time ago. If you play the averages too closely, you will lose more than you win. Your opponents will fear your team the most because you confound expectations and challenge conventional orthodoxy.
Do not be averse to taking a chance in your flex and/or another spot when faced with the tough decision. Be bold and good luck. Get out there and kick some ass. Let 'em know who's boss.
2019 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings
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This week's changes at the top of the positions in brief...
Derrick Henry moves into the RB number two spot. Like last season, he is peaking at the right time for your fantasy playoffs.
Julian Edelman and DJ Moore ride into the four and five spots at WR. Edelman is the only solid route runner the Pats have at the moment. DJ Moore is volatile, but so far the consistency has held up over recent weeks.
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Riser and Faller of the Week
Riser: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
Landry is clearly the heavy target of Baker Mayfield and not Odell Beckham. The honor of Riser of the Week was a close choice between he and Devante Parker, but I gave it to Landry because this is very first time he has ever touched the top ten.
Faller: Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots
On another team, would Sony Michel do better? It's been a mix and match backfield on the Patriots for 10 seasons or more. But if Michel was a solid workhorse, I'm sure Belichick would let him own it. Then again, I have yet to see a true bell-cow allowed to emerge on the Patriots since Kevin Faulk.
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