Start/Sip Pourcast - Week 6 - A Breida Part
“A Breida Part”
Before I talk fantasy, I want to talk a little reality football, and praise the league for making a big move that was a long time coming. Vontaze Burfict (LB - who cares) lost his appeal and will sit out the rest of the 2019 season, without pay. The dirtiest player in the NFL is finally getting the treatment he deserves, and it is a cause for celebration. According to Reuters, he “will forfeit nearly $1.2 million -- $879,412 in base salary and $284,375 in per-game roster bonuses -- during the suspension.” If you ask me, it’s not enough, but it’s certainly something. My not-so-bold prediction… He will be signed by another team shortly after he enters free agency. And, he will be the same dirty player he’s always been. Burfict is the Gregg Williams of players.
Week five was a case study in how a litany of things can go wrong, anyone of which going the other way would’ve meant two key victories in fantasy leagues. The 49ers defense scored just enough to kill me in one league, but not quite enough to get me a victory in another. Baker Mayfield has been a colossal dud. Robbie Gould really could’ve missed one more field goal. Mike Evans could’ve gotten nine receiving yards… Nine. And, then there’s Matt Breida. In one of the most confusing fantasy back fields in the NFL, Breida continues to set himself apart from the rest of the pack. While he’s still poised to be a great disappointment at the worst possible time in fantasy leagues, Matt has continued to impress, thus far. I still maintain he will bite you in the ass. Honestly, it would’ve helped a lot if I hadn’t had to play against the top scoring team in two leagues, and the second highest scorer in another. But, that’s the way the fantasy cookie crumbles. On to week six!
Adrian Peterson (RB - WAS) @ MIA
With a major coaching change in Washington, and an interim head coach who believes the Redskins were not nearly running the ball enough, AP could be in line for more opportunities.
Kyler Murray and Christian Kirk (QB, WR - ARI)
This is the week where Kyler Murray blows up. The Cards go up against the worst pass defense in the league, even worse than Miami and New York. Atlanta couldn’t stop a bad check from being written at their stadium pro shop, right now. On the other side of the ball, Matt Ryan should keep the air game in full play, forcing even more throws from Kyler, who could stand to make more throws. The only thing that would prevent this play is if Kirk’s ankle keeps him out, but he’s been practicing in a limited fashion, and Friday will tell all.
Gerald Everett (TE - LAR)
This one’s kind of a bold pick, but I really believe the 49ers defense can shut down the talented tight end, this week.
Jon Hilliman (RB - NYG) @ NE
If you picked up Wayne Gallman, which I would have cautioned you against, you got one good week out of him, then he got hurt, and you wasted a waiver pick. Now, the third string rookie has to go up against the toughest defense in the league, in Foxboro. It’s going to get ugly.