Drake's Takes: MNF Fun
The fantasy football regular season may be over for many of you but that doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying the rush of winning.
Here at TopProp Fantasy, we provide you with the opportunity to do what you love to do: debate who will score more fantasy points.
Simply, put your money where your mouth is. Your fantasy team might be done but the chance to win cash sure isn’t.
Tonight we’ve got an interesting set of offenses with Arizona and New England.
The first contest is a battle of workhorse runners in James Conner (+3 bonus) vs Rhamondre Stevenson.
Conner has been a monster since returning from injury. He’s posted four consecutive top-20 PPR weeks including two top-five performances. His role is outstanding for fantasy. Last week he played 97% of the Cardinal snaps. He owns every role in this backfield.
He’s never coming off the field for other backs to get work and that is music to our ears.
You simply can’t ask for someone to have a better role than James Conner has. 88% route participation last week. 100% of the two-minute offense. This is PPR gold.
Don’t think that Rhamondre Stevenson is any slouch though. He’ll have the Pats backfield to himself with Damien Harris out.
Last week that meant a 98% snap share and the same 100% two-minute role for the Pats electric runner. Stevenson has three straight top twenty PPR performances.
Stevenson might not be the runner that Conner is but he can surely make up for that in the passing game. Stevenson has caught six or more balls in five of his last six games.
The Patriots' defense enters the week as the second toughest matchup for opposing running backs. For that reason my choice is clear.
Drake’s Take: Rhamondre Stevenson > James Conner
My second play is Greg Dortch (+1.5 bonus) vs Kendrick Bourne. Yes, I know these are the elite of the elite but stick with me here.
Dortch slides back into the slot where he’s had some success this season with Rondale Moore out. In Arizona’s Week 9 game he saw 10 targets and converted those into a 9-103 day.
Well, Moore is still out and the Patriots' defense will have its hands full with DeAndre Hopkins and Hollywood Brown. That leaves Mr. Dortch free to roam the middle of the field.
The bonus points to me aren’t even an issue as Bourne ran just 16 routes last week. Now I understand that Jakobi Meyers won’t play but the Pats offense is so pathetic and spread out that Meyers won’t be a factor.
Take Dortch to the bank courtesy of your pal Mr. Monday Night.
Drake’s Take: Greg Dortch > Kendrick Bourne
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