TSF Round Table
Welcome back to the TSF round table where the guys at Truth Serum Football are joined by Mr. Ben Kayser! Week #16 of the NFL is upon us and we're here to answer some of the burning questions for this week of NFL action. Have a question you want us to answer? Tune into our YouTube for our Live Start/Sit every Sunday at 9am CST.
Week #16 questions
- Call it, how will the Steeler’s season end?
Joey: In turmoil. I have been saying they won't win a playoff game if they can't run the rock. (Before it was cool)
Zach: I think they’ll get back on track and win their wildcard game but won’t be up to the task in the divisional round.
Travis: In the first round of the Playoffs by whichever team they play.
Pynakker: I think the Steelers lose the next two games and the Browns take that division!
Jason: The Steelers will get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.
Ben: The Steelers continue their late season skid, first losing to the Colts and then being stunned by the Browns in week 17.
- Do you have Jalen Hurts as a QB1 for Championship week?
Joey: Locked in at QB4. Start him with full confidence.
Zach: Yes, I have him as a low end QB1 this week and for next season.
Travis: I have everybody that plays Dallas as a QB1. I will limit my expectations this week as I do feel that this will be a big Miles Sanders game.
Pynakker: Yes! I have Jalen Hurts as a top 5 qb this week against DAL.
Jason: Yes, I do. He has shown each week since he took over as starting QB that he is more than capable of putting up QB1 numbers every week.
Ben: Not only do I consider Hurts a QB1 for week 16 championships, I am playing him with confidence in several leagues as my superflex play or one where my normal starting QB has a tough matchup. The Dallas defense scares no one in fantasy football, so if you have Hurts, you should absolutely play him.
- What is your upset of the week?
Joey: Would the Rams over the Seahawks count after gifting the Jets their 1st win 1 week too soon for Christmas? Mark it down, even without Cam Akers, the Rams are the better team.
Zach: Raiders over Dolphins.
Travis: Tennessee Titans bearing the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay is favored by 3.5 and I think Ryan Tannehill does just enough to put them over the hump in this game. Derrick Henry has been feasting and Green Bay has had trouble stopping any RB. The thing that truly worries me in this game is Green Bay’s quick strike ability and for Rodgers and Adams to exploit this secondary over the top. Take the over and give me the upset Tennessee 34-31
Pynakker: Jags over Bears, Minshew is going to be Minshew from last year and tear up them Bears!
Jason: My upset this week is the Broncos over the Chargers.
Ben: I expect the Vikings to beat the Saints. The Vikings have consistently had the Saints’ number in the playoffs and since they are fighting for their playoff lives, I expect the Vikings to play their very best football. As much as it pains me as a Packer fan, I cannot ignore the Vikings ability to come up big when playing a Brees/Payton led offense.
- Is there any rookie RBs this year you believe will be first round picks in fantasy drafts next season?
Joey: There are a few that should definitely be considered dependent on offseason moves. Akers, Dobbins, Swift, Gibson, and even CEH. Let's wait to see what happens. All of these fuckers have the talent to squeeze in.
Zach: Quite a few have a good chance depending on what happens in the offseason. I see James Robinson or Antonio Gibson having the best shot.
Travis: Give me Jonathan Taylor at the turn. I think a lot of this will depend on the outcome of what we see out of some of these rookies during these last two weeks and the playoffs. JT has been running it up as of late and I think a couple of great performances especially if they were to go up against a tough defense in the playoffs would give people more confidence to draft him there. Swift, Dobbins, Gibson, and Akers are all going to come at a great value in your drafts in 2021.
Pynakker: Jonathan Taylor is closest to being able to bring it I think, he’s finally getting into his groove and showing he is the guy I thought he was in the beginning of the season.
Jason: I believe that DeAndre Swift will creep into the back end of Round 1 in next year's fantasy drafts. When healthy, he has proven he can put up big numbers and will be worthy of first round consideration next year.
Ben: I think most of the rookie running backs will be strong 2nd round picks but I have trouble believing most will be worth 1st round picks or if you do draft one, you will be reaching. I think James Robinson is the most likely that could go in round one. Robinson has proven himself to be a reliable runner and pass catcher, compelling arguments exist to take either one late in round one. All the other rookie backs have question marks that make them unlikely to be 1st round picks unless things change substantially this offseason.
-Taylor had some abysmal games and has to contend with Mack and Hines taking snaps from him
-Edwards-Helaire has had some trouble punching the ball into the end zone and ultimately that offense will continue to run through Mahomes. Add Bell to the mix and it muddies things even more for one of the newest Chiefs.
-Swift must contend with a crowded backfield, with A. Peterson and Kerryon Johnson. However, more than likely Swift will probably be a late first or early second round pick next year, depending upon who the Lions next coach is and what happens with their locker room.
-Gibson's quarterback situation and Washington Football Team in general make trusting him in the first round unlikely but could be a great value pick depending upon how far he falls.
-Akers has an extremely small sample size to use and also a very full backfield to compete against.
-JK Dobbins will be living in Lamar's shadow. Even if Lamar's passing improves significantly, he will still vulture goal line TDs and a backfield shared with Ingram, Gus Edwards, and Jackson limit all of running backs upside for fantasy football
- What player is about to go off and win folks a Championship?
Joey: No super obvious answer from me here. Digging deep because Leonard Fournette fucking sucks... But the matchup is as juicy as my wife's ass and he should have the opportunity to "stick it in a few times" just as his bitch ass did last week.
Zach: My guy David Montgomery!
Travis: I mentioned it earlier on how I believe this is a Miles Sanders week. If you are still in the fight and have Sanders starting it will pay dividends in the championship to have owned him.
Pynakker: Jalen Hurts is the guy! I think he’s shown he is the guy that the Eagles needed! And anyone who’s been coasting with qbs like Brees who have been less than average could win big with the young qb.
Jason: Derrick Henry. He is going against Green Bay's awful run defense. If you have him for your Championship, he may very well bring you the W.
Ben: I believe either Robert Tonyan or Diontae Johnson will provide the difference in many championships. Both can produce impressive stat lines but consistency has been an issue. In the case of Johnson this is due to drops and for Tonyan, it's contending with Davante Adams acting as a well known and successful target hog in the Green Bay offense.
That’s it for this week guys. We will see you Sunday with our Start/Sit. As always, stay true.
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