Fantasy semifinals are here, and of course, my dynasty warriors begin to struggle. Let’s hope week 16 will be better than week 15, otherwise the championship game is in jeopardy.
Leage format is an SFLEX, half PPR dynasty.
1x QB / 1x SFLEX (QB/RB/WR/TE) / 2x RB / 2x WR / 1x FLEX (RB/WR/TE) / 1x TE / 1x K / 1x DST
Justin Herbert (at HOU)
Patrick Mahomes (vs PIT)
These ones are no-brainers, as my bench QBs are Gardner Minshew and Jordan Love.
Austin Ekeler (at HOU)
Josh Jacobs (vs DEN)
Bench: Damien Harris, Michael Carter, Sony Michel. Rhamondre Stevenson, Samaje Perine, D’Ernest Johnson, Dontrell Hilliard, Justin Jackson, Demetric Felton, Larry Rountree, Kene Nwangwu.
Should Ekeler be out (there are conflicting reports whether or not he’s on the Covid list), I’d consider starting Justin Jackson for him.
Ja’Marr Chase (vs BAL)
Diontae Johnson (at KC)
Bench: Amari Cooper, Jakobi Meyers, KJ Osborn, Gabriel Davis, Mecole Hardman, Josh Reynolds, Josh Palmer.
Chase is a bit unstable, but the Ravens secondary isn’t scary, so there’s hope he’ll bounce back from his abysmal week 15 production. For Amari, I’m not so sure, he’s not even a flex option at the moment. I’d prefer Osborn (if Thielen remains out) or Gabriel Davis (Beasley is definitely out, Sanders probably too). Even Josh Reynolds looks flex-startable these days.
Pat Freiermuth (at KC)
Or James O’Shaughnessy (at NYJ), in case Freiermuth is not available with his concussion. I’m short-stacked on TE, have no other healthy options.
Any of the above bench RBs / WRs. I’m currently leaning towards Gabriel Davis (see above). Sony Michel or Michael Carter are options, too.
Jason Sanders (MIA, at NO)
Bench; Tyler Bass (BUF, at NE).
Waiver options: Evan McPherson (CIN, vs. BAL), Matthew Wright (JAC, at NYJ).
I think I’ll roll with Sanders here.
Cincinnati Bengals (vs BAL)
Bench: Buffalo Bills (at NE)
Waiver options: Green Bay Packers (vs. CLE), Denver Broncos (at LV). Guess I’ll stick with the Bengals.
Any thoughts / concerns / ideas?