If you have Matt Ryan or Brandon Jacobs on your fantasy team – look for alternatives this week.
In Atlanta, Roddy White is missing the first game of his career, Julio Jones is out for the season. Ryan’s receivers are expected to be Harry Douglas, Kevin Cone, Drew Davis and Brian Robiskie. Tampa Bay’s defense is allowing 247.8 yards per game passing and has allowed eight passing touchdowns with six interceptions in five games. Everything adds up to a bad fantasy week for Ryan.
Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) did not practice Saturday and is questionable against the Vikings according to The New York Post. With Jacobs playing Monday there is a chance he plays – but you might not want to risk it. Fill your lineup now, just in case, so you aren’t scrambling Monday. If you gamble on Jacobs and lose – you will likely have to use Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox or Toby Gerhart as a Monday night filler at running back.
I have a few fantasy basketball drafts coming up soon. Rotisserie leagues are so much different than head-to-head. I enjoy both, but I have had success using drastically different approaches for each. In roto, I try not to finish last in any category. For example, I won’t draft Dwight Howard in roto because he hurts free-throw percentage too much (I promise it has nothing to do with being a fan of the Lakers. Leaving the Lakers took guts – but no glory). In a head-to-head, I don’t care about free throws because Howard is so good accumulating numbers in field goal percent, rebounds and blocks.
Would any of you be interested in a Gazette fantasy basketball league? The football league is a lot of fun, and we have had great reader interaction with the football pick’em. If you guys want to do one – let me know and I will start one up.