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Fantasy Football Advice: Week 3 Mailbag
Rest of Season: Raheem Mostert or Jerome Ford? – @capitanborchia
Choosing between running backs for the rest of the season can be challenging, but we’ve got you covered with the fantasy football advice you need to make this critical decision.
Raheem Mostert has been impressive, receiving 73% of snaps in back-to-back weeks. While Salvon Ahmed‘s recent injury and De’Von Achane‘s limited playing time might seem like opportunities for Mostert, it’s important to remember that Jeff Wilson Jr. will return. In the meantime, the 49ers have matchups against the Broncos, Bills, Giants, and Panthers, which could offer some decent opportunities for Mostert.
On the other hand, Miami has run the ball 39.7% of the time so far, ranking 21st in rushing percentage. In comparison, Cleveland maintains a 49% rushing percentage and a top-eight ranking in this category for the fourth year in a row under Kevin Stefanski. Even without Nick Chubb, it’s unlikely that Cleveland will drastically shift its run-heavy strategy.
Jerome Ford showcased his skills against the Steelers in Week 2, totaling with106 yards on 16 carries and three receptions for 25 yards and a TD through the air. While the Browns added Kareem Hunt on Wednesday, Sept. 20, Stenaski has made it clear that Ford is the starter.
Stefanski reiterates: "Jerome (Ford) is the lead back." #Browns
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 20, 2023
Considering these factors, Ford appears to be the more favorable choice, as he is fighting off a veteran rather than an emerging rookie and is on a run-heavier team. He is a low-end RB2 rest of season.
What Is Puka Nacua’s Value in a PPR League? Should I trade Him & Derrick Henry For Bijan Robinson – @Harrywolf
Assessing Puka Nacua‘s value in a PPR league is crucial, especially when considering trade offers.
Currently, Nacua’s value resembles that of a low-end WR1, largely due to his remarkable 17.5 targets per game. This ensures a high floor and significant fantasy production. However, his value may decrease to six-nine targets per game once Cooper Kupp returns, making him a valuable WR3.
Nacua currently offers the safest floor in fantasy, with still potential upside if Kupp returns to the lineup without dominating touchdown opportunities. To put Nacua’s value into perspective, he has as many targets as notable WRs like Jaylen Waddle, Terry McLaurin, D.J. Moore and Quentin Johnston combined, underlining his importance in his team’s passing attack.
Still, trading Nacua and Derrick Henry for Robinson might be a wise move. Henry’s performance has been just OK this season, and he’s now dealing with a toe issue. This trade offers a tier-one player and addresses concerns about Henry’s performance and the dip Nacua will see when Kupp returns.
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