Each week I’ll be taking three similarly ranked players and tell you if they are a start (they will score more than the average for the player currently at the position where they are ranked) or a sit (they will score less than the average). I’ll also rank them. Then, I’ll take the Yahoo Fantasy Football app’s predictions and see if I’m doing better or worse. The scoring will be 4 point passing TDs, HPPR, but the predictions work for 0 PPR or 1 point-per-reception scoring, as well. Note: Yahoo! might update their projections mid-week, in which case I’ll update this article.
Week 6 score: Yahoo 2-10, Me 6-6
Overall Season score: Yahoo 10-14, Me 16-8
Start or Sit Daniel Jones, Jimmy Garoppolo, or Jacoby Brissett Week 7
Start or Sit Daniel Jones Week 7
Average Weekly Score for the 13th-Ranked QB in 2019: 18.14
After a legendary, 4-touchdown first start, Jones has left fantasy owners empty handed, finishing out of the top 12 in three straight weeks. However, his opponents those weeks (Washington, Minnesota, New England) have solid defenses, unlike his week 7 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals. Throw in the fact that half his receiving options have been injured, and he gets Barkley and Engram back, and this could be a sneaky good game against a Cardinals secondary that has had ZERO interceptions this year. So I say start Daniel Jones week 7.
Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football predicts Jones will score 16.71 points, so they want to sit Daniel Jones in week 7. However, news about Barkley and Engram practicing just broke, so expect this to change later in the week,
Start or Sit Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 7
Average Weekly Score for the 14th-Ranked QB in 2019: 16.81
Jimmy Garoppolo still hasn’t worked the kinks out enough to be a fantasy asset, topping 15 points only once in five games. Combined with the 49ers stout defense and top-notch running game, there’s not a lot of game script for Jimmy G to produce. They play Washington week 7, and they have a decent enough defense that I’m going to staunchly recommend you sit Jimmy Garoppolo in week 7.
Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football predicts Garoppolo to score 16.97, which is a narrowly decided vote to start Jimmy Garoppolo in week 7.
Start or Sit Jacoby Brissett Week 7
Average Weekly Score for the 16th-Ranked QB in 2019: 16.03
Not a ton of hard thinking needed here: T.Y. Hilton has had a bye to recover from a quad injury and Houston’s secondary isn’t good. Definitely start Jacoby Brissett in week 7.
Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football estimates Brissett will score 17.08 points, so they say start Jacoby Brissett in week 7.
Daniel Jones, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Jacoby Brissett ranked for week 7:
Evan Hoovler (that’s me): Brissett > Jones > Garoppolo
Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football: Bissett > Garoppolo > Jones
Be sure to check back next week to see which of us is the superior fantasy prognosticator.
[Photo Credits: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2018_Jimmy_Garoppolo_(cropped).jpg, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacoby_Brissett.jpg, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_Jones_NFL_Draft.png]