After a week off, the SCFE Fantasy Football Podcast is back! As it has been said many times on this site, it has been a very, very strange first 5 weeks of the NFL season. And who better to talk about how things have changed than our very own Matt Modica.
Matt joined us back in the preseason to talk draft strategy. Between injuries and guys just flat out underperforming, we’ve got a lot of new guys leading the league in Fantasy points.
The one guy I remember Matt being really high on in the offseason was Ben Roethlisberger. Through the first two games of the season he looked like the third-best quarterback in the league. Then he went down with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise. Initially it looked like one of those injuries that would keep him out all season. Luckily for his managers, and the managers who have Antonio Brown, he looks like he may be on track to play in Week 7. He has been ruled out for Week 6, but Week 7 is possible.
Matt and I also talk about the Charcandrick West phenomenon. Managers around the country were rushing to add him after Jamaal Charles tore his ACL. I think there is a Charizard-based meme or nickname to go along with Charcandrick if he plays well.
And of course we have to talk about the biggest beneficiary of injuries: Devonta Freeman.
We also go over how a lot of guys are improving this year. A trio of quarterbacks are taking big steps forward this year and have been given the chance to lead their teams through the air. Andy Dalton has become a top-tier QB, Carson Palmer is rediscovering his old form and Blake Bortles has blossomed in his second season running Jacksonville.
Whether through injuries or having their teams place more trust on them, we’ve had a lot of guys bust out in a big way.
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