Which fantasy stars are ‘good to go’ in Saints-Panthers matchup?
Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Minute is brought to you by the Gillette Fusion Proglide, now with Flexball Technology. It’s shaving, rebuilt. Well for the second straight week, we get a Thursday night football matchup where you don’t really need to worry about benching your fantasy assets. It’s the Saints. It’s the Panthers. [MUSIC] Everybody is basically good to go. Wanna lead with a couple of guys from the Saints roster who were surprisingly good in week eight. We start with Brandon [UNKNOWN]. Rookie-receiver had a tremendous day, absolutely tremendous day against Green Bay. Goes off for 98 yards, two touchdowns. He got one of the scorers on the ground. Fantasy owners have been waiting for this guy to make any noise at all. The thing you need to remember about Brandon Cooks, he is still averaging over seven targets per game. It’s almost seven and a half targets per game. That didn’t change in week eight, that has been relatively consistent throughout the season. At that workload he’s going to be great. Is he gonna score every week? No. That’s not gonna be the case. This is The Saints we’re talking about. It’s a spread the wealth offense. You never count on one guy being a consistent producer. But Cooks is gonna be a great play if you can park him in a wide receiver three spot, he’s gonna be great for you all year. And we need to talk about Mark Ingram he comes back, little dicey in his first game back from injury but then it was 24 carries and 172 yards and a touchdown against Green Bay, took full advantage of a great matchup [MUSIC] And he’s got another good matchup here, too. Carolina, on the season, allowing 5.2 yards per carry. Ingram should go off again. This should be a great week for him. You look at where he was before his injury early in the season. He was the number five running back in fantasy. So you absolutely start him, must trust, must play rest of season. And let’s look at the Panther’s backfield. Ugh, it’s not great. We have DeAngelo Williams coming back from injury. He’s had the ankle issues. It’s kind of a bummer really because Johnathan Stewart had been running well. Hadn’t made a lot of noise yet, but 94 total yards against Seattle. That was a great sign. I expect Stewart to still remain the lead back in this one as Williams gets back up to speed. Do not start DeAngelo in this one. If you wanna flex Jonathan Stewart he’s on the approved list for me. Yahoo!