Gary’s guest on today’s “Rivals Fantasy Football Show” was Jeff Erickson, senior writer at RotoWire.com and host of “RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today.” Here are some of the conversation’s highlights:
Melvin Gordon is back with the L.A. Chargers. He won’t play this Sunday, but Erickson expects Gordon to get extended touches as early as Week 5. As for current starter Austin Ekeler, he’s going to get fewer opportunities, depending on the match-ups.
Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had the large volume as he’s had in past years. It seems the Packers are firmly committed to a running game.
Philadelphia could definitely use a talented CB such as Jalen Ramsey, who wants out of Jacksonville. Erickson said that the Eagles and Kansas City are the teams he’s heard are most interested in trading for Ramsey.
Erickson agreed with Gary, who said that picking up the Jets’ or Bills’ defense is a good play because both of those teams will go up against a hapless Miami offense twice this season.
A caller asked Erickson to choose among Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford, Daniel Jones, Phillip Rivers. Erickson went with Phillip Rivers because the Chargers are playing the Dolphins.
Patriot WR Josh Gordon should be a good play this week because Julian Edelman is banged up and, of course, Antonio Brown is no longer with the team. Erickson says he expects Gordon to get a heavy workload going forward. And because the Pats are facing a tough opponent (Buffalo), he thinks they may have to pass the ball late in the game.
Golden Tate may be a good pick-up after he returns from his four-game suspension. Erickson says he thinks Tate will get a lot of targets.
Mark Andrews or TJ Hockenson? Andrews is a little banged up right now. A lot depends on how much he can practice this week. If healthy, Erickson prefers him over Hockenson. Hockenson could be a good play, however, as the Chiefs-Lions game could be a high-scoring affair.
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