In this article KFFL breaks down fantasy football busts of the week. Some high-level players will be included, because you need to know when is time to sit a player even though it may not seem appropriate. Primarily, however, we will address the midrange to low-end fantasy options that you rack your brain over each week. Read on to learn which of these players that you wouldn't want in your lineup.
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
Fantasy value: No. 1
- Cincy dialed it up last year under defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. They finished in the top 10 in interceptions and were capable sack artists.
- Unfortunately, the Pats allowed the third fewest sacks per game (1.13) and just 0.81 interceptions per contest to opposing defenses last year. Quarterback Tom Brady's knee is another year healthier, and this offense is solid at protecting the football. Less Laurence Maroney (groin) might be a good thing.
- Though the Pats aren't a solid matchup, Cincy could still be a decent play if your league doesn't heavily weigh points or offensive yards allowed. This is more of a "don't expect a brilliant week" selection," but the Bengals can still produce a few sacks and turnovers per contest.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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