I really like the Start Sit Assistant and who should I start tool. Most of the time I agree with their suggestions. But each week there are a handful that I must take a contrarian view on.
Harris scored in the last three games, with over 100 yards in the last two games for a total of three times this year. He will get 15-20 touches. LAC has given up second most FP to the RB position. I think NE wants to run the ball to control the clock and limit LAC possessions.
Sanders will get 3-5 catches, 50-90 yards but is unlikely to score. He has scored in two out of six games. Although Miami has given up the second most FP to WR’s, the Bills will likely have a big lead early and turn to the run. Should be a good day for Moss and Singletary.
Harris over Sanders
Gainwell is replacing Miles Sanders who was placed on IR and has already demonstrated his ability rushing and receiving. He’s healthy, with fresh legs, going up against a not very good Detroit defense. He’s a bit of a roll of the dice because Philadelphia is struggling on offense with play calling and QB. The question is will he get the ball enough?
Shepard will see plenty of targets if he stays in the game. He’s still listed as questionable Saturday night and doesn’t play till Monday night. If he does play, how effective will he be with his opportunities? Who to pivot to on Monday if needed?
This is the first we will see Jeudy since week one, having missed the last six games due to an ankle sprain. It’s possible he hits the field in game condition and can carry a full load. It’s more likely he’ll be limited in a game he probably won’t be needed to win.
Gainwell over Shepard or Jeudy.
Lockett was boom or bust with Wilson, he’s just bust without him. He’s only had two receptions in each of the last two games for a total of 47 yards.
Mitchell will receive the bulk of rushing opportunities with Garoppolo at QB. He could have another over hundred yard plus TD day against an average Bears defense.
Mitchell over Lockett.
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