Got a few BYE (Mahomes) and injury (Michael Carter, Amari Cooper) issues this week in my half-PPR league.
So I need a player for my RB/WR/TE FLEX spot. And the candidates happen to be all on the same NFL team:
Damien Harris (RB/NE)
Rhamondre Stevenson (RB/NE)
Jakobi Meyers (WR/NE)
The Pats have a home game against the Titans, who are more fantasy-friendly to WRs. Advantage Meyers.
But the Pats’ backfield is a lot more productive than their WRs (and especially Jakobi). Advantage RBs.
But which RB do I pick? Harris, who should still be the lead back? Or Stevenson, who’s cutting juicy chunks out of Harris’ performance and may also see a few targets?
There is a fourth option: Dan Arnold (TE/JAX). He’s seen very steady usage in recent weeks - until he suddenly put up a goose egg last week. And now James O’Shaughnessy is scheduled to be activated off IR this week. Not a sexy option by any means, even though the Jags have a perfect matchup for TEs (vs ATL).
I’m almost tempted to pick up Dontrell Hilliard (RB/TEN) off waivers and throw him in as a lottery ticket.