Bell Gets Revenge Game Against Jets: Fantasy Football Weekly

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)

Low Volatility

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: Teddy Bridgewater: The Panthers have been competitive this year under new coach Matt Rhule. Bridgewater goes up against a Falcons defense that is giving up the second most yards per game. (Projected for 18.5 points)

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: Kareem Hunt: The Browns will go back to the ground game this week. Their opponent, the Raiders, gave up more than 200 yards rushing on the road earlier this season to the Patriots. (20.6 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)

WR: Brandon Aiyuk: The 49er is coming off a 115 yard receiving game. Should be the main guy with teammate Deebo Samuel out. Plus, he gets the Seahawks who are giving up the most passing yards per game. (13.1 points)

WR: Travis Fulgham: He’s emerged as the Eagles lead receiver. Faces the Cowboys, who are giving up a league worst 34.7 points a game. (13.9 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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