Every Saturday, Sportsnet fantasy analyst Andy McNamara will answer all your fantasy football questions ahead of Sunday’s slate of games. If you’re looking for fantasy football advice, message him on Twitter using #AskAndy.
Trades, injuries and bye week replacements were the theme of the “#AskAndy” tweets heading into this Sunday. Some serious star power gets the day off as Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Saquon Barkley, Davante Adams and Tyler Lockett are all unavailable.
I received several 49ers-related questions as San Francisco heads into Sunday’s showdown versus Arizona with banged-up stars and interesting replacement options.
Here are a few of the best fantasy football questions sent via Twitter and Instagram.
From @BenNacson – Help! My RBs have been eaten by the bye week monster:( Options on the wire are McKissic, Henderson, Cohen, Richard and Mostert. Those last 4 could be viable if those starters are hurt I guess, I need one. Half ppr #AskAndy
Woof, that is a rough set of choices. Let’s begin by crossing off Mostert (questionable with a knee issue) and the rarely used Henderson.
I would lean toward Cohen, who has the best per game half-point PPR stats amongst this group (which isn’t saying much). The Bears gadget-man’s upside comes in his potential as a pass-catcher, rusher and kick/punt returner. McKissic’s a better dart throw in full PPR.
From Jason Macfarlane on Twitter – Hey Andy. Based on schedule and his ability, is Matt Ryan a good enough Fantasy QB to win a championship with? Should I try to trade for Wentz? #AskAndy
Wentz has been a fantasy bust this season so don’t trade for him. The Falcons’ record may not be great, but Ryan was a stud prior to his ankle ailment. That looks to be cleared up now. Lock in Ryan, especially with Devonta Freeman sitting due to injury.
From @FantasySoldier1 – Worried about Lamar Jackson volturing [sic] carries from Ingram… Chark on the Bench… Sanu I can pick up right now for free, what do you think? #AskAndy
You should be worried. Jackson is the only real reliable fantasy option on the Ravens, which creates a roller coaster for Ingram owners. Roll with Chark as the returning Nick Foles’ top target.
From @massie85 – Need your input. PPR, pick 1: kamara or fournette. Pick 2, Hopkins, John Brown, Parker, Diggs. #goingforit #mcnamaratrophy #AskAndy
Both running backs face top-10 rushing defences. I’ll ride with Fournette, whose workload should remain plentiful until Nick Foles gets back into the swing of things after his lengthy absence.
Diggs is coming off consecutive single-digit fantasy efforts and faces a Dallas defence allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Brown and Parker each had high-teen fantasy-point days the last time we saw Bills versus Dolphins. Parker gets my vote due to volume and likely Miami playing from behind and needing to throw more.
Hopkins is just about matchup proof. Deshaun Watson will find him when they face a middle-of-the-pack Ravens secondary.
From @MrPTP21 – Who do you like better this week Kyle Allen or Foles? #AskAndy
Allen’s only surpassed 17 fantasy points once since his Week 3 debut. Foles is a risk with the long layoff, but I’ll take the much higher ceiling potential of the Jaguars QB.
From @mando5000 – #askandy a doozy one this week….Kyler Murray or Jameis Winston this week…#whattodo #Sportsnet
100 per cent Famous Jameis this weekend. Little Kyler Murray is facing the daunting 49ers defence for the second time this season, but this round takes place in San Francisco. I’ll bet the home team limits the rookie, while Winston versus the Saints should produce a plethora of fantasy points.
From @JManGutti1 – #AskAndy Patriots defense or Raiders D this week?
I’ve got to go Raiders with the winless Bengals and a rookie quarterback travelling in.