PRESQUE ISLE, Me. (WAGM) - Three games and six teams played yesterday and if you're playing against Amari Cooper or Ezekiel Elliott or in my case, both of them, I'm sorry. For the rest of you, there is still opportunity to make some last minute adds and give your team the extra push it needs to get yourself a nice late season W.
Lamar Jackson made his first start of what many think will be many as a Baltimore Raven last week and he did not disappoint. He was electric on the ground rushing 26 times, an NFL record for a QB, for 119 yards. He only passed for 150 and an interception, but now that he proved he can use his legs in a real NFL game, now it's time to show off the arm and what better team to do it against than the Oakland Raiders. Unless you have a top five quarterback, you can start Jackson this week.
This is why fantasy football can be so frustrating sometimes. I mean who? Josh Adams? Rookie out of Notre Dame? This dude barely made the team, yet here he is producing in what should be an improving offense. Sure they've lost three of their last four, but Adams has average nearly seven yards per carry in his last three and while that'll be hard to top again, it should get him more carries. The Eagles are also at home against the Giants, the G-Men are bottom ten in the NFL in rushing yardage per game.
Ever heard of the phrase, "Ride the Lightning" well that's what I'm doing this week. The Colts are on fire right now. Andrew Luck and his beard is throwing the ball around like its 2014. He's thrown three or more touchdowns in his last seven games. And when a QB is hot, you stash his weapons. Inman had a slow start to the year but he is trending up. Scored last week against Tennessee and has seen at least six targets in two of the last three games. If you're wide receiver core is banged up or if you're having trouble deciding who goes in that flex spot. Riding this Colt may be a key to your victory.