Bell Gets Revenge Game Against Jets: Fantasy Football Weekly
(Bloomberg) -- It’s revenge week for two former star running backs. Melvin Gordon’s Broncos go up against his former team the Los Angeles Chargers and Le’Veon Bell, who left the Jets for the Chiefs earlier this month, gets his chance to show up ex-coach Adam Gase.
Both are legitimate plays in weekly fantasy games, but let me tell you why Bell is the better value play.
The Chiefs are playing the Jets, the only winless team in the league. It’s not hard to imagine the Chiefs playing with a big lead and running the ball the majority of the second half. That could mean a large dose of Bell as the Chiefs rest starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Before we get to our value picks, lets recap how we fared last week:
RB: Zack Moss: (Actual 10.2, Proj. 6.4)
WR: Terry McClaurin: (Actual 22, Proj. 16.8)
WR: Chris Godwin: (Actual 23.8, Proj. 16.2)
TE: T.J. Hockenson: (Actual 16.9, Proj. 10.2)
QB: Matthew Stafford: (Actual 18.4, Proj. 19.4)
QB: Matt Ryan: (Actual 17.5, Proj. 19.3)
RB: Justin Jackson (Actual 10.5, Proj. 12.1)
Week Eight Value Picks
QB: Ryan Tannehill: The Titan has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks over the past 16 games. He faces the Bengals, who gave up five touchdown passes to Baker Mayfield last week. (19.6 points)
RB: Le’Veon Bell: Revenge game? Sure. The newest Chief will be motivated to go up against the Jets. Couple that with Kansas City probably running the ball a lot with a big second half lead. (9.7 points)
TE: Jimmy Graham: Bears need a bounce back win and the Saints are among the worst defenses against tight ends this season. (9.1 points)
TE: Rob Gronkowksi: Gronk and his old friend Tom Brady are picking up the pace. He’s scored and been targeted eight times in each of the past two games. (12.1 points)
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