I don’t know what to say. Alan is slowly turning into Matthew Berry. It’s one thing to go 1-2 in Week 1 with your fantasy picks. With no preseason, you didn’t fully know how everything would play out.
But to follow up that disappointing performance with another 1-2 record is sad. I mean I feel like I’m putting this team on my back. My back is starting to hurt and it’s only Week 3.
But, I am not perfect and fell short, finishing the week at 2-1. I do have a winning record for the season, as I’m currently sitting at 5-1 while the disappointing Alan Berry is 2-4. I’m not saying who you should listen to, but the records speak for themselves. However, I would like to apologize for my Emmanuel Sanders pick.
Even with all the losses we have on the Hebrew Hammer’s side, we still have a combined record of 7-5. Not bad considering who my partner is. But, I need him to step up. After all, Jordan never won anything until he got his second star.
Freaks/Cheeks: From The Mind of Alan Berry (2-4)
Freak: Drew Sample
The “jack-of-all-trades” tight end will be a sneaky start this weekend. After C.J. Uzomah suffered a season-ending Achilles injury last Thursday, Sample filled in valiantly. He secured 7 grabs for 45 yards late in the fourth quarter, and is now the de facto starter at the position.
Sample will suit up against the porous Eagles defense that allowed THREE touchdowns to Tyler Higbee last week. If you’re thin at the position like most fantasy owners are, throw him into your starting lineup with decent confidence.
Freak: Devin Singletary
Zack Moss is questionable to play on Sunday after injuring his toe last weekend. Moss is the thorn to Singletary’s production. Aany missed time should allow Singletary to thrive.
As a starter last season, his numbers mapped out over 16 games would’ve seen him net over 1,600 yards. Expect Singletary to have a great fantasy day and to have a couple opportunities at the goal line on Sunday.
Cheeks: Mike Davis
Davis is expected to shoulder the rushing load in wake of Christian McCaffrey’s ankle injury. After the injury, Davis was able to reel in eight catches for 74 yards in McCaffrey’s absence.
Unfortunately for fantasy owners who spent half of their budget on Davis, this production isn’t sustainable. McCaffrey’s success in Bridgewater’s offense has come in the running game and Davis has had little success in that department. The carries should be distributed among the backfield while Curtis Samuel should see a fair share of the vacant targets.
Freaks/Cheeks: From The Mind of Ezzus the great (5-1)
Cheeks: Michael Gallup
When the Cowboys drafted CeeDee Lamb, everyone was trying to figure out who would be the odd man out. It seems as if Gallup is indeed that, which is why he’s cheeks this week. Gallup has only been targeted 10 times through the first two weeks. That puts him at 5th on the team.
The production is not there to warrant his 12.6 projected fantasy points, especially when he hasn’t scored over 10 points this year. Just think about this: last week, the Cowboys needed to come back from being down 26-7 and Gallup still only got five targets.
Personally, I can’t trust him to start on any of my teams. You should do the same.
Cheeks: Leonard Fournette
Now, I know Fournette rushed for over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns last week. But, he still only rushed the ball 12 times.
Oh and don’t forget that he still has Ronald Jones taking carries away from him. Even though he didn’t get many yards, Jones still took 7 carries away from Fournette.
Denver does rank as the 8th worst passing defense, so look for Tom Brady and his weapons to put the fantasy points this week. Until Fournette becomes the lead back, I would sit him. Jones will cut into his production until he solidifies the starting role.
Freak: Noah Fant
Fant has come out hot the first two weeks of the season and I think he continues again this week. The Bucs let Jared Cook cook them for 5 receptions and 80 yards in Week 1. I can see Fant having similar stats. He could also add a touchdown.
Jeff Driskel starting is a good sign for Fant. The majority of Fant’s yards came after Driskel subbed in the injured Drew Lock.
Driskel seems like he has an early connection with Fant. Look for the tight end to be his security blank for this game. Driskel handled himself well against the Steelers defense. Hopefully he can do the same against the Bucs.
I would plug Fant into my lineup every week for the rest of the season. If you have any concerns about him just check out this great catch he made last week.
By Elias Makhlouf and Alan Ross