Once a week SCO staff writers Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population.
To submit your fantasy football picks, you need to pick one player for each of the below categories, and write a brief explanation of why you have chosen him. Send your picks in to our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org to get them online.
This week we welcome Blair resource counselor Ms. Godwin, and freshman soccer player Jackson Carter.
Players who are locks to play this week.
Ben: Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams, RB
He's really good, and the Cleveland defense is pretty bad. Gurley didn't score in weeks 3 or 4 and still scored 15 points. He'll get into the end zone and will put up big numbers.
Charlie: Eli Manning, New York Giants, QB
Manning did poorly against the Eagles last week, but he has a bad history in Philly. He should go off again for 20+ points against the Cowboys.
Jackson: Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons, RB
He's going against the terrible Titans defense, and has had a monster season up to this point.
Ms. Godwin: Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB
The Redskins' defense has given up almost 500 rushing yards in two weeks.
Players who had one great performance, but we think won't do so well this week.
Ben: John Brown, Arizona Cardinals, WR
QB Carson Palmer has so many receiving threats, as well as three running backs, so you never know who's going to score the big fantasy points for them other than the quarterback.
Charlie: Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos, RB
The last few seasons, Ronnie Hillman has similarly had one or two games but then returned to mediocrity soon thereafter. This team could be taken back by CJ Anderson or even Juwan Thompson at any moment, so I don't trust Hillman at all.
Jackson: DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles, RB
DeMarco Murray has been good of late, but soon he'll be back to his low scoring ways.
Ms. Godwin: Chris Ivory, New York Jets, RB
Last week he had 143 rushing yards against the Redskins but will not do as well against the much better Patriots.
Week 2 Off the waiver wire:
Players who are under the radar, and can be picked up in most fantasy leagues.
Ben: Tim Wright, Detroit Lions, TE
Wright scores touchdowns. He's big, strong, and goes in for touchdowns. He was on the Patriots and even took some fantasy points away from Gronk, but now with the Lions' Eric Ebron out, look for Wright to be a good receiving TE.
Charlie: David Cobb, Tennessee Titans, RB
Cobb has been on the Injured Reserve the whole season, but looked like the de facto RB1 for the Titans. He returns in week 9 to a sorely lacking Tennessee backfield, and if he's on your waiver wire now is the time to stash him.
Jackson: Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings, WR
He got 12 fantasy point last week and looks like the best option among the Vikings wide receivers.
Ms. Godwin: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens, QB
He needs a bounce back game coming off a loss against the 49ers, even though the Cardinals defense can be pretty tough.
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