By Ryan Sullivan
The fantasy football regular season is almost over and you’re either competing for the playoffs or playing spoiler against your friends. Here’s my start/sit for the final weeks of your season.
Start: Phillip Rivers (LAC) – Though the Chargers started poorly, they’re still in the hunt and have both sides of the ball working for them. With defenses like the Jets, Raiders and Chiefs, Rivers should get you more points than some of your other potential options.
Sit: Jared Goff (LAR) – Though likely to get backlash, this frequency of sitting Jared Goff would be for the matchups specically against the Eagles and the Seahawks. However, after these two games, Goff is a must-start against the fantasy-friendly defenses of TEN and SF.
Start: Alvin Kamara (NO) – This thunderous rookie has shown that he may be the very future of the Saints and that Mark Ingram, despite his great numbers, may be on his way out. With favorable matchups against the Falcons twice and against the shaky defenses of the Jets and Buccaneers, Kamara is a must start regardless of who you have slated.
Sit: Kareem Hunt (KC) – After what looked to be the steal of every draft, the rookie’s red hot start has been cooled down in recent weeks not putting up more than 10 points in his past four games. ESPN’s Matthew Berry recently remarked that Hunt was no longer a consistent starter, paralleling his decline with the Chiefs season.
Start: Josh Gordon (CLE) – Available on most waiver wires, the Brown’s season is all but over. Cleveland is still in their seemingly never-ending rebuild and will be looking to see what the speedy comebacker can do. Look for Gordon to pick up production for the rest of the season.
Sit: Jordy Nelson (GB) – While his counterpart Davante Adams has continued to thrive in the absence of Aaron Rodgers, Nelson’s success has been abysmal putting up no more than ve points in recent weeks. Think twice before putting the longtime superstar in your lineup.
Start: Evan Engram (NYG) – The one positive point for the Giants entering these ending weeks is the development and solidifying of Engram as one of the top TE’s of the future. Engram stands as the main target for the Giants, start him unless you have been lucky in the worst fantasy TE market in recent memory.
Sit: – Cameron Brate (TB) – Another seemingly successful steal in the draft has only put up six points in weeks 9-12. Brate is seeing no shortage of defensive talent in coming weeks making him a liability at the TE spot.
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