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Fake Teams fantasy football mailbag: Which Steelers’ receiver do you start?

Plus should you start Keelan Cole?

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Welcome to the Fake Teams’ fantasy football mailbag. In the bag this week: trying to fill the Antonio Brown hole and more.

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Onto the mailbag:

Q: Pick top 2 for WR and flex: Fitz, Diggs or McKinnon
— @rickyimperiali

Damn that’s a tough conundrum. I’m aboard the Stefon Diggs train this week as Green Bay has not been great against wide receivers this year. Obviously Adam Thielen is the real guy to start as he suddenly has become the go to guy in Minnesota (who saw that coming?) but I think there will be enough volume to go around. So that leaves the debate between Larry Fitzgerald and Jerick McKinnon. Both have favorable matchups, Fitz is facing the terrible Giants defense and McKinnon is going against the Packers who’ve been very subpar against the run. I think Fitz is the way to go. You know he’s going to get the targets and McKinnon, while great, is battling with Latavius Murray for touches. So yea, Diggs and Fitz.

Q: Martavis Bryant or JuJu Smith-Schuster this week?
— Dan T.

If you have both, I’d pick Juju. I’d fully expect him to put up some grand numbers against the Texans. If you have Bryant, I think he’s definitely worth the start as well. He had a big game against the Patriots once Brown went down but I think Smith-Schuster will be more involved this weekend.

Q: Trying to fill the void left by Antonio Brown... Is Cole worth risking over Tate, Diggs or Sanu?
— @whorleyt

Now I do love Keelan Cole and think that if you need a filler for your flex or a quick wide receiver fix you should pick him up. Also if you want to roll with the big risk, big reward, Cole is the way to go! That being said, I don’t think he’s worth starting over some of the guys on this list. Like I said above, I’m aboard the Stefon Diggs train this week and I like Golden Tate against the “we’ve given up” Bengals. Here’s my rankings:

  1. Stefon Diggs
  2. Golden Tate
  3. Keelan Cole
  4. Muhammad Sanu

Q: If I beat my wife in the fantasy football championship this weekend, do I actually win?
— @HeathCapps

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