Time to set those lineups again, boys and girls. The San Francisco 49ers embarrassed themselves to kick off Week 7, but there will be plenty of other teams making fools of themselves before the weeks over. Just don’t run a Chuck Pagano fake punt and no one will remember it by Wednesday.
Anyways, here’s some help picking players in both your season-long leagues and on DraftKings:
Star of the Week—Todd Gurley, RB, St. Louis Rams: Todd Gurley wasn’t even supposed to make his NFL debut until this week after tearing his ACL last season, but instead he has four games under his belt heading into the matchup with the Cleveland Browns.
So Gurley’s got his feet under him, and he’s playing the Browns. It’s the perfect storm.
Gurley put up 146 yards on the Arizona Cardinals and 159 on the Green Bay Packers, both on the road. Now he’s at home against the Browns. You do the math.
Todd may not have found the end zone yet, but the yardage he’s putting up is more than enough to help you win. Maybe he’s been saving up all the TDs for the home crowd this week.
Don’t Do It—Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Bradford actually looked really good against the New Orleans Saints, and people were talking about how he finally turned the corner. Apparently they don’t realize just how bad the Saints defense is.
Bradford looked trashy again this past week against the New York Giants. His team may have won, but 280 passing yards and three interceptions to one touchdown doesn’t really help anyone much from a fantasy standpoint.
This week Bradford will be lining up across from the Carolina Panthers defense, so if he thought the Giants D was tough, I’m not sure what he’ll do this week. The Panthers have eight interceptions this season and have only given up five touchdowns, so Bradford definitely has his work cut out for him.
The Eagles have a bye after this week, so may Bradford can get his act together during the off week. Until then, it’s probably better to keep him on the sideline.