As fantasy owners, we've been waiting all season to see whatwould provide once he got back on the field. He didn't disappoint against Atlanta, unless you were using him in a touchdown-only league. The rumors that he would be on a snap count of 20 or 30 plays were completely false. The worries about him being rusty were also debunked almost immediately. Atlanta's defense is not the strongest, so we'll have to see how he fares against the this week. He should have some really big weeks during the fantasy playoffs, which is what really matters. Those who took the risk and drafted him will be completely vindicated. My only concern is the reliance on their running game. That offensive philosophy might eat into Gordon's fantasy totals.
Odell Beckham Jr. is another receiver who has rewarded the patience of fantasy owners who stuck with him. He missed thefirst four games but has now scored double digit points in five of the seven games he's played. I'm sure the attention paid to him by defenses will increase but he showed on Sunday that even double teams can's stop him. His schedule down the stretch sets up perfectly for a strong finish. My concern with for him is his quarterback. If Eli is off, that will obviously affect OBJ. Let's hope that the offense finds it's groove and this was the beginning of a hot streak.
If you ownand are going to make the playoffs, it's time for rejoicing. His schedule between now and Week 16 is fantasy gold. He faces four weak defenses and should put up some great numbers. We deserve this because of suffering through his four goose eggs and a one-point game. I believe we'll see the real Megatron rise and dominate like he did in Week 1. I hope my lack of concern about his last two games is not misplaced. Detroit has faced two great defenses and that has resulted in a lack of production from the as a whole. I believe Detroit makes a push for the playoffs with Matthew Stafford-to-Johnson leading the way.
Wide receiver rankings, rest of season
(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)
|34||Steve Smith Sr.||BAL||48||24||36||39|
|39||Cecil Shorts III||JAC||45||35||--||28|