It’s the return of the Fantasy section on DNA of Sports, every Saturday find our tips, our favorites, and the pitfalls to avoid.
It’s time for money time. For some leagues, it is already the penultimate game of the regular season. Last crucial choices so as not to spoil the work and the performances accomplished since week 1. The last pitfalls, the last byes to manage, there are still a few decisions to be made to lock your spot in the playoffs, or to go and win it on the wire .
The safe bet: Jalen Hurts. Even if he can’t play the Packers defense every week, the Eagles quarterback remains one of the most reliable guarantees to secure big points.
The bet: Justin Fields. He’s just come back from his shoulder injury, but he doesn’t need his shoulder to run. And when it comes to facing a defense that has just foundered against a runner quarterback like him, Fields could pay off big for his return to the game.
The safe bet: Dameon Pierce. After two poor performances in the last 2 weeks, his awakening is expected. Facing a particularly weak Browns run defense, Pierce should reiterate why he’s still in the Offensive Rookie of the Year discussion.
The bet: Rashaad White. Good on the ground and involved in the pass, the rookie is on a good dynamic. Even with a possible Fournette return, he should remain Tampa’s preferred backfield option.
Avoid: Jeff Wilson. The weeks follow each other and may not be the same for the Miami runner. Going to face his former team, Wilson could be heavily limited by a defense that knows him well. Better keep him on the bench.
The safe bet: Garrett Wilson. The rookie shines when Zach Wilson isn’t the starting pitcher. With White in charge, he should once again confirm his talent and bring points against the Vikings, who are only 27th against fantasy receivers.
The bet: Josh Palmer. As 3rd receiver, Palmer could be the good surprise of the week. With Mike Williams’ status still uncertain, his role could still be a major one. With two matches over 18 points in November, he showed he could turn a matchup upside down. The Raiders’ defense isn’t the most intimidating from the air, either.
Avoid: Courtland Sutton. The very definition of the brilliant player whose potential is curbed in a mediocre attack. Little chance that the wheel will turn this week for the Broncos and Sutton in particular.
Top 5 waivers of the week
1. Mike White – QB
2. DeShaun Watson – QB
3. Isaiah McKenzie – WR
4. Kyren Williams – RB
5. Van Jefferson – WR
The first qualified for the playoffs is known. Thanks to his victory over Antoine, Elioth gets the first spot. Despite this defeat, our world champion remains on waivers in favor of two matches from the end. Just like Tiffany who returns to 2nd after her victory over Xavier.
Behind this trio is the great battle. Four teams for 3 places. Largely defeated by Brice and the 50 pts of Jacobs, Alain sees the pack come back to his height. A pack taken for Romain, wide winner of Alex. Marc beats with a short head Gregory stayed in contact. Unlike Victor beaten by Mathieu and who therefore takes a match behind the other competitors in the playoffs.
The duel of the week will precisely oppose Victor to Alain in a face to face crucial for the qualification.