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Start Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson?

Plus, Curtis Samuel or Dallas Goedert?

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Q: Should I ride the hot streak of Curtis Samuel or switch to Dallas Goedert for my flex this week? 1 PPR for WR and 1.5 PPR for TE
— @a_a_ron_att

This is an excellent question. I am riding the Curtis Samuel train until proven otherwise even against the Buccaneers secondary. While they’ve been strong this season, the Bucs have allowed the sixth most receptions to wide receivers this year and have been vulnerable to receivers rushing the ball, something Samuel has done a fair amount of recently.

Goedert is by no means a bad start—especially when you’re getting 1.5 points per reception—but I want to see what the Eagles passing game looks like with all it’s pieces back before relying on Goedert. With Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, and Miles Sanders back, Goedert might now see the high target share we saw back in Week 1.

Q: Need 3 of 4- Kipp, Theilen, JJefferson and Fulgham
— @votap_05

I’m going to assume your Kipp is actually Kupp, unless you’re playing in one of those special fantasy football AND movie character leagues and you’re wondering should you be starting Kip Dynamite to which the answer is yes and always yes.

Cooper Kupp is an obvious start with the Rams taking on the trash ass Seahawks secondary. Travis Fulgham has proven week in and week out to be a reliable fantasy starter ever since he’s gotten a starting role in Philly. Things might change with Jalen Reagor returning but I’ll trust him until I see otherwise. The choice then comes down to which Vikings receiver do you start and man that’s a pickle because honestly, part of me says neither. But go with Adam Thielen. I don’t love him this week—he’s my WR20 against the Bears—but I could see him getting a heavy target load as the Vikings try and battle against a tough Chicago secondary.

Q: Would you go with Damien Harris, JD Mckissic, or ride with Kenyan Drake even though he might be limited?
— @AlexButterfie19

J.D. McKissic has the honor of being my “player I’m irrationally hyped about” of the week so clearly he’s who I’m gonna tell you to play. The Lions are allowing the most fantasy points to running backs this season and with Alex Smith under center last week, McKissic saw a staggering 14 targets. He’s been a reliable RB3 this entire season and he’s a reliable RB2 this week (might even sneak into RB1 territory, that’s just how dumb hyped I am).

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