Start Of the Week: Matthew Stafford vs Atlanta Falcons
Stafford is this week's QB that has the fortune of playing the Falcons. Congratulations Matt. Through six games, the Falcons have allowed the most passing yards (2,107) passing TD's (18) and fantasy points (AVG: 29.07 PPG !!!) to opposing QB's this season. Any QB with a pulse should be 'Start of the Week' when facing Atlanta, but it helps that Stafford has a list of receiving weapons that includes Kenny Golladay, TJ Hockenson, DeAndre Swift, and Marvin Jones. The Falcons are generous enough for every one of those options to be start-worthy this week. None more so than the one in charge of getting them the ball. Fire up Stafford with confidence.
Others to consider: Matt Ryan (ATL) - DET, Justin Herbert (LAC) - JAX, Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) - @TEN
Sit of the Week: DErek Carr vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carr has been better than advertised this season. With 20+ points in three of five games, and a few upsets under his belt, he has the Raiders looking like a real contender. BUT... I would avoid him at all costs this week. With his entire starting offensive line currently on the COVID-19 reserve list, and the status of their availability for Sunday's game very much in question (RT Trent Brown has already been ruled OUT) it's tough to imagine Carr not running for his life against a terrifying Tampa defense currently piling up the second-most sacks in the NFL. Through six games, the Bucs also have the second-most takeaways. Think about it, this defense made Aaron Rodgers look like Sam Bradford last week. What do you think is going to happen to Carr?
Others to consider: Jared Goff (LAR) - CHI, Andy Dalton (DAL) - @WAS, Gardner Minshew (JAX) - @LAC
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