Another QB Bites the Dust

Colts Jacoby Brissett

This has been a crazy year for quarterbacks in Fantasy Football. In one Superflex 12-team Dynasty league I felt really good going into the season with a later round Fan Four of Drew Brees, Big Ben, Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles.

I knew I didn’t have a top five pick among them but I figured I could mix and match my way to play two solid quarterback options every week. Then I lost Foles and then another one’s gone and another one’s gone and now another one bites the dust. Here are some reinforcements for your Fantasy Football lineup. 

Quarterbacks to Add

Jacoby Brissett – 65% Available

Last year Andrew Luck scored 95 points in his first four games as the team showed they didn’t need him to throw 55 times a game to win in the NFL. This year Jacoby Brissett has scored 89 points in his first four games and is a solid replacement for your Fantasy Football team too. 

Andy Dalton – 64% Available

If you need a replacement at quarterback your choices are often between unproven rookies and average veterans. Andy Dalton has only scored 15 or more points in just over half of his games over the last 2 seasons. The average rookie is often closer to 40% for their Consistency Rating making Dalton a little bit more of a known factor. 

Sam Darnold – 87% Available

Last year Sam Darnold had his ups and downs with an emphasis on the downs. Sam only started one game this year and only threw for 175 yards and one touchdown. But that was against a tough Buffalo Bills defense that just held the GOAT Tom Brady to just 150 yards with no touchdowns and 1 interception. Darnold has a solid running back this year so expect improvement in his second season. 

Running Backs to Add

Raheem Mostert – 67% and Jeff Wilson Jr – 95%

Matt Breida is the number one running back with the San Francisco 49ers but sometimes it pays to back up the starter with the next men up. If you lost a starter and have an empty roster spot but don’t need a plug and play starter this week then I suggest speculating in one of the 49er backups. 

Alexander Mattison – 76%

The Minnesota Vikings have shown they are a run first team. Dalvin Cook is the 70% snap count starter but has never played a full season in the NFL. Mattison doesn’t offer much in the way of plug and play value but is a good investment IF something does happen to cause Cook to miss a few games down the road. 

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Wide Receivers to Add 

Diontae Johnson – 95% Available

Yes it is risky investing in wide receivers who have a green young hurler throwing the ball their way but the upside of Johnson is tremendous. This year it appeared this talented 3rd round draft pick out of Toledo would have to play understudy to Donte Moncrief. But Moncrief played himself out of the job so next man up is Dionte. 

Geronimo Allison – 76% Available

The big debate leading into the 2019 season was whether Geronimo Allison or Marquez Valdez-Scantling would emerge as a second viable Fantasy Football option with the Packers. MVS has gotten the second most targets and is the second option but Davante Adams got dinged which could give Gernimo more targets too. 

A.J. Brown – 90% Available

Betting against rookie wide receivers to emerge in Fantasy Football is usually a solid bet. But rookies do occasionally hit the ground running and the competition for touches in Tennessee is why A.J. Brown will be a solid Fantasy receiver this season. 

Tight Ends to Add

Trey Burton – 65%

Before the 2018 season one of the most hyped fantasy tight ends to emerge was Trey Burton. Burton showed some signs of solid pass catching ability and play making with the Eagles and now he was in Matt Nagy’s offense as the Travis Kelce-like option. Injuries slowed him down last year and early this year but he is worth a waiver wire investment now. 

Jack Doyle – 80% Available

Last year with the Indianapolis Colts we saw lots of injuries at the wide receiver position lead to more targets for the tight ends. TY Hilton missed his first game last week and some of the young wide receivers failed to turn their targets into catches. Doyle saw 8 targets and scored his first touchdown of the season. 

Conclusion

Don’t forget to go shopping on the waiver wires each and every week. Quite often during the Bye weeks a fantasy player will drop a player on a Bye that week to pick up a plug and play solution. Don’t wait until the next week they are eligible add that Bye week player right away.

In addition keep a list of our waiver wire picks from previous weeks and grab them if they are still available in your league. Each week since we are only showcasing players available in 60% or more of public leagues some other gems might appear in your league. 

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