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Should you sell high on Derrick Henry?

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Plus, start Boston Scott or Will Fuller?

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Q: I appreciate the Swift suggestion from last week, huge boost to help me move to 5-1. In two PPR leagues I need a flex play:

League 1: Robert Woods, Travis Fulgham, or Anthony Firkser

League 2: Robert Woods, Tyler Lockett, Melvin Gordon, or David Johnson
— @a_a_ron_att

League 1: Fulgham has by far the best matchup of the bunch and I have him ranked only six slots behind Robert Woods. I like Woods’ floor, think that is rock solid but the Bears secondary has been extremely good this year at preventing touchdowns to wide receivers which is how Woods tends to put up his biggest points. Ride with Fulgham until he proves otherwise.

League 2: For me this boils down between Lockett and Johnson. Lockett is frustrating to start given his lack luster outings last couple of games but he and Russell Wilson are so in-sync that he could go for 100+ yards and two touchdowns any week. Johnson meanwhile has an AMAZING matchup against the Packers, who are giving up the most points to running backs this year in fantasy. His lack of usage in the Texans’ passing game has me a little worried but that might change with Bill O’Brien no longer in the picture. I’d start DJ. He’s a rock solid RB2 this week with easy RB1 upside.

Q: should I be worried about Derrick Henry with Taylor Lewan out for the season with a torn ACL?
— Terry P.

Honestly, selling high on Derrick Henry right now might not be the worst move. His numbers will be uber inflated now with his monster game against the Texans, but prior to Week 6, Henry was the RB14 in total points and RB10 in points per game (PPR). Obviously, those aren’t terrible numbers, but they are worse than the RB5 he is now with Week 6. The loss of Lewan is no good, but so is the Titans’ upcoming schedule. Tennessee plays the Steelers, Bengals, Bears, Colts, Ravens, and then Colts again. Every one of those teams, outside the Bengals, is top 10 in fewest points allowed to opposing running backs.

You’re never going to get a bigger return for Henry than you are right now so if you are at all worried about Henry slightly regressing moving forward—which is a very valid concern—I fully endorse the move to try and find a buyer for him.

Q: Non-PPR: Boston Scott, Darrell Henderson, or Will Fuller
— @fashion_nfl

I’m going to go with Boston Scott here in an effort to continuously put out good vibes into the world since I too will be starting him this week as a Miles Sanders manager. The good thing is that Scott easily had his two best games last year against the Giants, totaling for 266 yards and four touchdowns. I would fully expect Scott to see the bulk of the rushing work in Philly Thursday night as well as a solid amount in the passing game.

Personally, I’m choosing to stay away from the Rams’ backfield and Will Fuller will likely see a lot of Jaire Alexander this week against the Packers which isn’t great for him since Alexander has been a top corner so far this year. Let’s put our faith in Boston Scott together!

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