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Is It Legit? Week 13: The End (Maybe?)
The end of the first year of the “Is It Legit” list is bittersweet. It has been difficult in the later weeks to try and avoid repeats and to find someone that can make an impact on your fantasy team. I have made some really good choices throughout the weeks, but there have been a few abysmal ones. We do not get them all correct, but I hope I have been able to guide you to fantasy success this year. I have not decided if I am going to change the focus of the list moving into the playoffs, so this may not be the last you hear from me. Without further ado, the final list of the year…maybe?
(Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos)
Courtland Sutton has largely been disappointing since he became a regular starter. In the 4 weeks since Demaryius Thomas was traded, Sutton has only caught 11 passes for 234 yards and 1 touchdown; he tallied 4 receptions for 85 yards and a score yesterday. Had the Broncos been more inclined to throw the ball, Sutton would likely have had even more success, but the Broncos running game was too much for the Bengals. Moving forward, Sutton should only be considered a gamble flex play if you do not trust anyone on your roster. The Broncos schedule for the next few weeks is fairly easy (49ers, Browns, Raiders) so there are far worse plays during the playoffs than Sutton.
(Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills)
Let me preface Zay Jones with this. No. Never play any member of the Bills’ offense under any circumstance ever (Maybe LeSean McCoy in a PPR League if all of your other running backs get sick). With that being said, Jones had a solid game against the Dolphins yesterday. He grabbed 4 receptions for 67 yards and 2 touchdowns. As it seems natural with the Bills, the week after an 8 reception, 93 yard, and a touchdown performance, he had zero catches. It is impossible to predict what happens in this offense so I say do not bother. Stay far far away.
(Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay)
Unfortunately for Chris Godwin, the Buccaneers offense is another entirely unpredictable mess. He was their best receiver yesterday with 5 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown, however there have been plenty of games where Godwin has little success. He has caught 21 out of his last 23 targets which leaves some potential to play as a flex in a PPR league. But unfortunately for all Tampa Bay players, they play three of the better defenses in football the next three weeks (Saints, Ravens, Cowboys). I would avoid the Tampa offense if you can.
(Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns)
I am shocked to find that this is Jarvis Landry’s first time on the list. For someone who was so hyped about before the season, he has not been as productive as everyone had imagined; this is only his 3rd time this season eclipsing the 100 yard mark. Landry hauled in 6 catches for 103 yards yesterday, however he is coming off four straight games with less than 50 yards. He only has 2 touchdowns this season and has a catch rate of 55%. None of these stats lead me to have faith in his success.
(Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders)
I am not sure how they did it, but the Raiders hung with the Chiefs for the whole game. Prior to yesterday, Jordy Nelson had caught 5 passes for 36 yards in his last 5 games. I am not sure where this 10 catch for 97 yards performance came from but he can still play. I do not think anyone on this team outside of Jared Cook has any value, so those of you wondering about Jordy Nelson, if there are any of you, can get rid of him without worry.