FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BUSTS Gurley is Girly. Can You Digg It?
FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BUSTS
Gurley is Girly. Can You Digg It?
BEAST DOME NATION.
There have been two picks of mine that stick out like a sore thumb to the Troll Nation of this site. Rightfully so, these two players out performed my Rankings with 1 Big Play that saves their day. This week, these two players matchup eachother in Minnesota this week when Stefon Diggs and the Vikings go up against Todd Gurley in the Rams.
For the first time both of these players are matching up against teams that are respectable. You can read more of my shots at each of these players below that you will have trouble arguing against.
WEEK 9 Fantasy Football Bust
Keep in mind there are a lot of teams on Bye Week this week, so to find discrepancy in any position is slimmer than usual.
TYROD TAYLOR vs. MIA
MUNTRADAMUS QB RANK #15
ECR QB RANK #11
Ty”God” Taylor has been exceptional this season with his ability to put up vintage Michael Vick stats. Coming off of a leg injury and facing a Miami Dolphins team that still has belief they can make the playoffs makes this matchup not so great for Tyrod. For starters his WR core is only down to a hobbled Sammy Watkins. If Tyrod cannot run like we all remember he was able to early in the season, this is a start you will wish he was on your bench.
TODD GURLEY @ MIN
MUNTRADAMUS RB RANK #14
ECR RB RANK #2
Gurley is coming off of back-2-back weeks facing opposing offenses that have been going 3 and out faster than you can ready this sentence. Finally a tough road game against an offense that knows a thing or four about playing keep away and owning T.O.P. This is the week we finally see Gurley look human. If Gurley pulls this one off, he will no longer be on the Bust list. I have never doubted his talent, I always doubted Nick Foles and the Rams system. This week we finally see the System let down Gurley.
LAMAR MILLER @ BUF
MUNTRADAMUS RB RANK #23
ECR RB RANK #9
Two good games against the Titans and Texans coming off the Bye Week had everyone excited for what Lamar Miller can do to close out the season. A matchup against the Bills who can only stop the run should remind us that Week 8 against the Patriots where Miller was not able to run for 30 yards is his reality. This is a tough matchup, look for Tannehill to try to win the game.
STEFON DIGGS vs. STL
MUNTRADAMUS WR RANK #33
ECR WR RANK #16
Diggs was bailed out with a long TD in the 4th quarter against Chicago, and got all his points on one play against the Lions on Blown coverage. Now Diggs has a real matchup against the Rams Secondary. I was wrong about Charles Johnson reclaiming his role as the Vikings are clear on Diggs being Teddy’s guy. However a real defense can show that this Diggs hype was all matchup based and now he faces a defense that will remind us why he is WR#3 Quality at best.
ALLEN HURNS @ NYJ
MUNTRADAMUS WR RANK #34
ECR WR RANK #23
Last week the Jets fell apart against Derek Carr, this week we will see the Jets Defense come back to life against the Turnover prone Blake Bortles. Hurns will likely see a lot of Antonio Cromartie, which does not bode well when you compare size of players. We also have to remember that a lot of Hurns success came when Julius Thomas was out, he is now back which means not as many targets.
RISHARD MATTHEWS @ BUF
MUNTRADAMUS WR RANK #42
ECR WR RANK #24
Yes it does appear that Matthews has claimed the #2 WR job for the Dolphins. However he is not the clear cut #2 target in the passing game led by the inconsistent Ryan Tannehill. Jordan Cameron is always a threat to dig a larger role now that Dan Campbell (ex-TE) is the head coach. Kenny Stills is being featured more and more, but still less than what we expected. You also have Greg Jennings and Davante Parker who are wondering why they cannot see enough targets. This is clearly a Jarvis Landry offense with a bunch of role players, hard to trust Matthews as a #2 WR in Fantasy Football.