Wired -- But maybe this week? All of the above is true and you're not really a true fantasy football manager until you've been burned by a Ryan Fitzpatrick streaming start. But the allure of loading the Amish Rifle is that he has the ability to go off on any given week. This has the makings of that week. The Browns have been a middle-of-the-road defense when it comes to stopping fantasy quarterbacks but they've also faced some pretty bad quarterbacks. cough Luke Falk cough And that was WITH Myles Garrett rushing the passer. Now Cleveland is without its top pass rusher and facing an offense that has been several shades less than terrible recently. Considering Miami's void in the running game, the load will fall on Fitzpatrick's shoulders this week. Now if only we could be sure that those shoulders are healthy heading into Sunday.
Tired -- Carson Wentz isn't the same guy. Things have not gone according to plan for the Philadelphia Eagles this season. The team is 5-5 and possibly in need of help to make the playoffs. The Eagles have been riddled with injuries at a number of positions. But maybe the biggest disappointment has been the play of Carson Wentz. It's not that he's been bad, he's just been ... okay. That's not what the Eagles were hoping for from a player who'd been an MVP candidate just a couple of seasons ago. Fantasy managers are probably even more disappointed with a guy who is the QB14 but has struggled to crack 15 fantasy points in five of his last six contests. At this point, it seems like a big ask to trust Wentz in any of your fantasy lineups. 2b1af7f3a8