New Orleans Saints
I’m happy for Jed but…DON’T YOU EVER STEAL FANTASY POINTS FROM MY RUNNING BACKS AGAIN!
I’m going to state the obvious and then I’ll move on: Brees will bounce back from last week’s not-so-breesian performance (14.10 fantasy points), no way the Falcons defense will stop him.
Atlanta is allowing more than 20 fantasy points to running backs per game. Yay! Pierre Thomas is the real deal. Over the last four weeks he has been a top-10 fantasy running back, scoring more points than Reggie Bush, Matt Forte and Knowshon Moreno with his 225 rushing yards, 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Darren Sproles is having an up-and-down season: in the first game against the Falcons he ran for 22 yards on 8 carries and caught all 8 passes directed to him for 88 yards but he is listed as questionable and did not practice yesterday so he is unlikely to see a lot of playing time.
Darren Sproles – Week 12
Finally Marques Colston looked like the real Marques Colston in the past two weeks and that brings joy to Saints fans and fantasy owners. In the last two games he racked up 187 yards and one touchdown catch and I don’t expect his production to lower anytime soon. After a quiet week 11 Kenny Stills can use his speed to tear this struggling Falcons defense so I’m expecting at least one big play for the young wideout. A top-15 fantasy receiver, Stills has 3 scores in the last four games and this week fantasy points are almost a certainty.
Jimmy Graham hasn’t recorded a touchdown reception in the last two games but he still leads in fantasy points among tight ends. You are nuts if you even think about not starting him.
One day Garrett Hartley is going to give me a heart attack! Anyway, even if he missed 6 field goals, he’s still the 6th best kicker in terms of fantasy points as he scored 92.0 points on the season. Last week’s 3/3 definitely boosted his confidence and the Falcons are dead last in fantasy points allowed to kickers so there’s no doubt: start him.
Garrett Hartley – Week 12
Corey White I love you but…c’mon man! This defense is good on the field but that doesn’t translate into fantasy points. Again. This week, however, I feel pretty confident to start them against a poor Falcons’ offensive line. In the first meeting the Saints recorded 3 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery and allowed 17 points.
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(all stats are from Nfl.com, if not specified otherwise)