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#1 Buftex



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:42 PM

Having a tough time setting my lineup this week.  Normally I stick with "my guys" every week, but this week, I am thinking of playing the matchups.  It is PPR league, we have to start 2 wr's and 2 rb's, and can use either a WR or RB as our FLEX.  I got some great players with bad matchups....


Which 5 would you start?


Wide Receivers (must start 2):

Mike Evans (at Denver)

Odell Beckham (at Minnesota)

Kelvin Benjamin (at Atlanta)

Tavon Austin (at Arizona)



Running Backs (must start 2):

Mark Ingram (at San Diego)

Melvin Gordon (vs New Orleans)

Carlos Hyde (vs Dallas)

Christine Michael (at NY Jets)




Also,ay QB, I am leaning toward Carson Palmer (rebound game?) vs LA Rams, but my other option is Jamies Winston at Denver,

I have yet to start Winston, but he has had two monster games in 3 weeks...but it is Denver, in Denver!


As always, I appreciate the input from you all!




#2 CountryCletus


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:15 AM

As you have them listed I would go with those top two WRs and tops 3 RBs.... And Palmer....

No question!

#3 Matt in KC

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:19 PM

Start Palmer over Winston.  Winston in Denver is not the right time to give him a try.


Tough choice on your flex, a great problem to have with such good players.  I would definitely sit Austin and Michael, and I would definitely start Beckham, Ingram and Gordon.


The others

Mike Evans - He is having a big year, and the Bucs might be behind and throwing most of the games.  Can he dominate a Broncos secondary holding opposing WRs to 114 yards per game, 3rd best in the NFL?  With 14 targets last week, that has to temp you in a PPR league.


Kelvin Benjamin - I am starting him and think he will be targeted a lot, but last week's performance (for whatever reason) has to be worrying.  

9/26" “Yeah, we’ve got to find a way to get him the ball more. That starts with me,” offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. “But we’ve got to make sure we’re doing it in a way that we’re not just trying to force him the ball.”  Whatever that means. . . .


Carlos Hyde - He is having a solid year, but doesn't get too many passes.  Hyde has a better match up than Evans or Benjamin this week, against the Dallas 13th-worst rush defense (YpG).


On average, most experts rank them Hyde over Benjamin over Evans this week.


If it were me, I think I would sit Benjamin until it is clear he and Newton are back on the same page.