SIT: Running Back, Matt Forte – New York Jets
The Buccaneers are much more susceptible to getting gashed by quicker running backs than they are heavy ones. The Jets have two of the first type and only one of the latter. If Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire are effective early, then Forte could see his touches limited.
START: Safety, Marcus Maye – New York Jets
This only helps you if you play with a defender in your league, but I figure if I’m putting a kicker on here, why not add a defensive player.
Maye is a star in the making, and playing against an offense with its back-up quarterback starting without their best receiver just feels like a great game waiting to happen.
SLEEPER: New England Patriots Defense
The Broncos don’t like Trevor Siemian anymore and Paxton Lynch is ‘injured’. Denver is grasping for quarterbacks, and the offense is sputtering because of it. This may be the only shot you have at starting the Patriots’ defense for the rest of the year.
SIT: Quarterback, Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins
The Vikings are the fourth hardest defense for quarterbacks to get fantasy football points against. So look elsewhere there.
START: Running Back, Orleans Darkwa – New York Giants
Darkwa appears to be the number one guy until New York drafts Saquon Barkley next year, and he’s facing a 49ers defense allowing more than 24 points per week to running backs.
SLEEPER: New York Giants Defense
You know what doesn’t help the back-up quarterback you inserted into a struggling offense who just lost his best possession receiver? Basically, telling the whole world he’s just your side-quarterback until you find a good main-quarterback. The Giants defense might capitalize. Might.