The Giants had four wide receivers leave Sunday’s game due to injury, led of course by Beckham. But with Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard also dealing with ankle injuries, this team is going to be desperate for pass-catchers. Lewis is the next man up on the receiving draft and seems destined to play extensively if Marshall or Shepard can’t play Sunday night versus the Broncos. Lewis had a touchdown in Week 5 and is an add in a deeper league for a receiver-needy owner looking for a dart throw. Tavarres King (re-signed) and Travis Rudolph (practice squad promotion) are also expected to see snaps for the Giants’ receiving group.
Why not do the same for fantasy baseball teams? If that last-place team is typically 100 points worse than the first-place team, giving them, say an 80-point head-start when they square off, certainly will help keep both players a lot more interested in the matchup.
The first responders that they honored before the game and the fans who they saluted after the game are their neighbors.
The Vikings can’t get right at quarterback, but to be fair, that’s part of the package when you trade for Sam Bradford. (It feels like Teddy Bridgewater played for them barely more recently than Fran Tarkenton did.) This is not the unit right now that can get into a legit shootout with Aaron Rodgers and make him pull out the dramatics the way he did against the Cowboys. Too bad, because there’s no reason to trust the Packers defense so far.
The Steelers’ defense has been their backbone, but it has not run into a buzzsaw like this, as Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt are both playing on MVP levels. Le’Veon Bell is living up to that in Pittsburgh, but Ben Roethlisberger is feeling the effects of limited explosiveness around him. Bell and Antonio Brown can replicate their work in last season’s playoff game to keep it close, but the Chiefs will win by scoring actual TDs in the rematch.