Two 2004 Draft picks take the helm to face off Sunday in an important fantasy matchup.
A battle between two Quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2004 Draft takes place Sunday. Both have won two Super bowls and both look to take their teams into the playoffs this season. For fantasy players in the last week before the playoffs this is probably a critical game.
Let’s get right to it as you are starting both number one receivers from both teams. It could be a high scoring game similar to the one between the Steelers and the Cowboys back on November 13th. The Giants are the 16th overall defense while the Steelers have moved to 19th. The jump may be due to two relatively easy opponents the last two weeks. I think Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown want to put on a show to see who the real top dog is in the league. Steelers fans know the answer. Le’Veon Bell is a must start each and every week, and the challenge comes with which players could be sleepers on Sunday. I am starting Ben Roethlisberger but I’m not 100% on his rival under centre.
MIGHTS: Ladarius Green, Eli Manning
This will be Green’s fourth game as a Steeler and Ben may just be getting comfortable throwing to him. He hasn’t had more than 4 targets in a game but last week against the Colts he managed sixty yards of two receptions. With a sure focus on Brown, Green could sneak out a couple more longer catches and maybe get into the end zone for the first time as a Steeler.
Manning has had four quality fantasy outings in as many weeks but the Steelers defense may end that little run. They are giving up an average of just below 15 fantasy points to opposing Quarterbacks. With home field advantage they could keep Manning at that number.
MISSES: Rashad Jennings, Eli Rogers
While Pittsburgh is giving up a lot of points to Running backs, Jennings has been pretty poor all season. If he is sharing time I would sit him this week assuming you have other options. On the other side Rogers I have been playing the last couple weeks only to be disappointed and I am benching him this week.
Looking for a much needed win for the playoff push.