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Sunday, December 18, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL SATURDAY NIGHT WRAPUP

So who started Matt Moore in their fantasy football playoff?  My goodness Moore showed that he is every bit as capable of being a starting QB in the NFL and it would not be a shock if he is leading a team in Week 1 of next season.  That is especially true off his tremendous performance Saturday night as Moore made his first start in years replacing the injured Ryan Tannehill and proceeded to carve up the New York Jets to the tune of 12-of-18 passing for 236 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT.  Moore in particular was very sharp with the deep ball as he connected on bombs to Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry.  Moore gets the Buffalo Bills next week and all of a sudden he looks like someone we would absolutely roll with in two-QB formats in the finals.

-Then there is the truly insane situation with the Jets backfield as they announced shortly before the game that Matt Forte would be active against the Dolphins despite dealing with a torn meniscus in his knee.  As a result, many Bilal Powell owners benched him outright in seeing a strict timeshare situation.  With it being the fantasy football semifinals and you having to be extra cautious as an owner, this was an understandable move.  Well Powell started the game and of course went wild to the tune of rushing for 84 yards on 16 carries. while also catching an insane 11 passes for 78 more yards.  It was a PPR special all the way for Powell and no doubt there are scores of his owners who are crying in their breakfasts this morning over the missed opportunity.  At the very least, Forte's age and Powell's obvious ability should mean the Jets cut the former and make the latter the strict starter next season.  If that were to materialize, Powell would be a swell and borderline RB 1 in PPR formats.

-Wow Brandon Marshall has been as big as bust as you can get this season.  With his numbers WAY down across the board this season, the rock bottom came Saturday night as he caught just one pass for 11 yards.  By now most of Marshall's owners are looking for another option to use in his place but many also reflexively played him given the stature of his name.  Well Marshall has been ungodly bad this season and now one has to wonder if age is catching up with or if the putrid Jets QB play has been more responsible.  Either way, Marshall's days as a WR 1 are finished for now at least.

-Jarvis Landry has always been a PPR delight with his high catch totals but in standard formats he has been less valuable given his lack of TD's.  Well Landy did a standard league deal against the Jets by catching 3 passes for 108 yards and a score.  Nice and compact outing.


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