PRESQUE ISLE, Me. (WAGM) - Before I get into my weekly tirade on the landscape of fantasy football, I must make an apology the absence of the week five fantasy football minute. Due to my duties for the 5:30 and the 6, the Fantasy Football Minute was an unfortunate casualty, but I'm back and we're moving forward, just like your team once you play these next four guys:
The Fitzmagic has turned into a Fitztragedy and the reigns of the Bucs fall back to former first overall pick Jameis Winston. Lest we forget that Jameis lead the league in passing in the month of December last season. He averaged close to 320 yards per game with two touchdowns. He's back in the saddle with his old pal Mike Evans and is facing the Atlanta Falcons who have given up the 8th most passing yards this season and the second most passing touchdowns. All aboard the Jameis hype train!
I know that this may not be breaking news, but the Colts are awful. Why should you care? Because they are constantly playing from behind and that means they have their passing down back on the field, a lot. And that back is Nyheim Hines, he had 22 touches last week, turned it into 90 yards and did you know, he has more receptions than the following names: Travis Kelce, AJ Green, Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski? Well if you didn't, now ya do.
Adding and playing wide receivers is all about playing the hot hand at QB. It's like being at the craps table when a dude is throwing hot dice, ride the wave, man, ride the wave. And the wave I'm riding is Deshaun Watson and by association, Keke Coutee. Watson is absolutely dealing, the Texans have zero running game and Keke has 17 receptions in his last two games. And oh yeah, they're playing the Bills this weekend, but plot twist! They have good cover corners on the outside and while Will Fuller and Deandre Hopkins will be battling...guess who's in the slot making noise, that's right Keke.
The week off gave me time to contemplate my problems at tight end and at the end of my solemn reflection, I came up with nothing. But like my strategy on the basketball court when the jumper isn't falling...shoot your way out of the slump. My tight end add of the week is CJ Uzomah. Uzomah is replacing Tyler Eifert who is out for the season and his competition for targets, Tyler Kroft, also got hurt. Bengals are playing Pittsburgh who is giving up 99 yards per game to tight ends this season. I know I've said this before but, I've got a good feeling about this one.