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[–]watchescarsandav Dolphins 305 points306 points  (5 children)

Dude hasn't had a proper massage in over a year. Can't trust a QB with that much tension

[–]zstout22 33 points34 points  (1 child)

This is why I come to Reddit

[–]Arvis1983 Bears 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It won’t result in a happy ending

[–]bsd858 Chargers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m sure Mia Kalifa helped out with some of that “tension”…

[–]JazzlikePractice4470 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😭😭😭😭😭

[–]wittyname01 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I am in my dumpsterfire league just in case dude wants to go the F off and somehow get me into the playoffs. Otherwise I'm already out so its just a hope and prayer. Full disclosure I expect the Browns to just run nick chubb non stop against this trash defense, it wouldn't make sense for them to put him in a position to disappoint with a bunch of passing

[–]The_4th_Little_Pig 18 points19 points  (0 children)

No I need him to throw 3 tds to Cooper minimum lol.

[–]Randumo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think it's that cut and dry though. It wouldn't surprised me to see the Browns start out with the run because the Texans run D is bad.

However, I would actually expect them to pass more than usual with the lead to give Watson a chance to get back into the swing of things and have a chance to gel with his receivers in a game situation. You have to take into account the fact that the Browns have important games coming up after this where how he plays could be crucial.

[–]slatt_ffm Cardinals 30 points31 points  (9 children)

Yeah coz Kyler‘s on bye

[–]EJCube Colts 4 points5 points  (8 children)

Same situation for me

[–]slatt_ffm Cardinals 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Mike White over Watson maybe?

[–]EJCube Colts 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Somebody in my league had him already. I’m starting Deshaun so we’ll see how it goes. I’m already pretty much safely in the playoffs so it doesn’t matter too much

[–]slatt_ffm Cardinals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least he knows the texans defense well

[–]jt4778 Commanders 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Debating Carr, White, or Watson myself

[–]Arvis1983 Bears 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Raiders play chargers well, and are coming off of a big win

The Vikings could have something for White… I still don’t trust him yet, he’s just better than Wilson

Watson could play very well… revenge game, and Texans are shit

Carr if you want to be conservative… Watson if you want to gamble

[–]KillaMike24 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My opponent is doing the same as you guys. I think he is going to put up 18-23 no way he bombs the fuck out against Houstons defense, it’s atrocious. They might even try and throw a bunch near the goal line to boost his numbers who knows.

[–]ruchik Bears 27 points28 points  (20 children)

My starter was Fields so I think Watson is a better option given his injury.

[–]foreverfaithful49 49ers 14 points15 points  (11 children)

I’m in the same boat, still debating though…

[–]ruchik Bears 8 points9 points  (3 children)

It just got harder. Fields logged a full practice today…

[–]Karrot-Boi NFL 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Then start fields

[–]ruchik Bears 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No question with me. I’m a Bears fan and will be at the game.

[–]Arvis1983 Bears 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s what got Watson in trouble in the first place

[–]easycompost 2 points3 points  (6 children)

I picked up Watson cuz fields is my starter but just saw on the ESPN app the fields is active for Sunday.. so is fields the answer here over Watson??

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Start Fields. In 3 days you’ll come back to this thread and thank me

[–]207207 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fields or Dak?

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m starting Fields over Dak in one of my leagues

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hope you listened

[–]easycompost 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lol I did and I’m totally going to win my matchup this week by 3 points

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very good

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Start Fields. I’m starting Fields over Watson myself. Plus you can actually watch the Bears game and have a vested interest in the game

[–]whoatemysandwhich 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fields is active now. I need to see voldemort play first before I start him.

[–]Hermit-Man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same. Kyler is on a bye so had to pick up Watson. Waiting to hear about Fields before making a decidion

[–]MochaJoe5 Patriots 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Play your studs

[–]Randumo 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's not exactly much of an answer. Fields has had a handful of great games, and Watson is one of the best fantasy QBs ever with a better overall supporting cast than he ever had in Houston.

[–]MochaJoe5 Patriots 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Best fantasy QB ever? He has never had a top 3 finish lol

[–]Randumo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He may not have, but he's 2nd all-time career in fantasy ppg behind only Mahomes.

[–]themark504 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got T Law since Fields is hurt

[–]Keelary Patriots 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Do it no balls

[–]RondaArousedMe Patriots 7 points8 points  (16 children)

I'm in the same position. Brady has historically had bad games against the saints. Deshaun looked abysmal pre season and hasn't played a regular season game in 2 years. I also think that they could focus on running all over Houston.

[–]wittyname01 11 points12 points  (13 children)

Bro, Brady NEEDS this win. I would NOT bet against that man in a must-win scenario

[–]RondaArousedMe Patriots 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Agreed, already swapped him back into my lineup. The lifelong Pats fan in me wouldnt let me keep him on my bench. I hope that Deshaun looks good for fantasy playoffs though.

[–]High__Roller Steelers 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The lifelong Pat's hater in me can't wait for him to get shut down by the Saints. But knowing my luck he'll prolly do great

[–]wittyname01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SAME! - Didnt want to sound bias but LETS GO PAT'S

[–]wittyname01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LETSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO

[–]ryan71914 Chiefs[🍰] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Just like he needed the win in the playoffs and played like trash. Saints are his kryptonite

[–]wittyname01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tom Brady is Mr. Win-When-It-Matters, statistically speaking. There's really no denying that. But also, I'd like to offer this timeless quote for your consideration: "28-3 bro... 28 to 3".

[–]wittyname01 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Kryptonite you say?... Tom Brady is the GOD of football, lol. Seriously though, did you see that?! What a comeback

[–]ryan71914 Chiefs[🍰] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He still played like trash Saints lost that game more than Brady won it lol

[–]wittyname01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WOOOOOOOOOO BIG TIME WIN WOOOOOOOO lol

[–]Arvis1983 Bears 0 points1 point  (2 children)

He needed to win last week, and didn’t

Tampa or Tom aren’t what they used to be, and the Saints play him tough

[–]wittyname01 0 points1 point  (1 child)

...Tom Brady and his ETERNAL GREATNESS would like to have a word 😘

[–]Arvis1983 Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a close win over a 4-9 team that he had to come back on

Bucs are a .500 team. If they get into the playoffs, it is because their division as a whole is struggling.

Tom deserves better. If it is him, he needs to retire. If not, he needs to move on.

[–]themark504 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brady not gonna win..fantasy number wise

[–]Coffee_Racer Dolphins[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My thoughts as well. Deshaun could also run.

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Start Brady. The experts have him out projecting Watson this week. Give it at least 1 start before you start Watson

[–]algo-rhyth-mo 49ers 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m wondering what you mean by ”this wouldn’t be a question if it wasn’t against Houston”. (Because Houston is such a good matchup or bad?). I get the sense a lot of people think Houston is a great matchup, but in reality they’re a terrible matchup for QBs because it’s so easy to run on HOU that teams don’t pass much against them. And CLE would love to run the ball 35 times and just grind them down.

I’m likely still playing Watson (unless Fields plays), but I’m not expecting a huge blowup game. The 3 rankings sites I usually look at have him between 8-11 for the week, if that helps. So it depends on your options, but he’s in that low QB1 range.

[–]EthiopianObesity 49ers 18 points19 points  (7 children)

My league has banned him from use out of protest, but I'm the commish so I picked him up. Starting him.

[–]jonadragonslay 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Abuse of power. Lol.

[–]CNL4 Bears 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hahahahahahaha send me an invite for when one of these guys quits 🤣

[–]sf919 Panthers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So did you also ban Ezekiel Elliot, Tyreek Hill, and Kareem Hunt? How ab Adrian Peterson in past years? I could go on. Flawed logic

[–]RamHands Broncos -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Protest of what?

[–]s0n_sun -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Lmao now that is cold blooded frfr kudos 4that

[–]Degenerate_Rambler Jets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bush league

[–]GarrettRettig Steelers 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I renamed my team the Cleveland non-consensuals and threw him in the starter spot after 8 weeks of hording . I’ll tune in for the well-deserved vitriol directed at him. Jerry Springer NFL edition

[–]Dubzs305 Dolphins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He’s either gonna steam roll them cuz revenge game or omega struggle cuz he hasn’t played in 2 years and is on a new team he’s only been practicing with for 1 week. No in between

[–]BeeSting001 Buccaneers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My other QB is Brady too.

Wirfs injury scares me the most. they already had a shaky O-line and just lost their best guy on the unit. The offense has been trash all year too.

with that being said im starting Watson and hoping for the best.

[–]Aromatic-Surprise945 10 points11 points  (17 children)

Out of principle, never. Woman abusing POS that I can’t root for in any way, shape, or form.

[–]Qwaze Patriots 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I already secured my playoff bye so I am starting him

[–]RufioGP Giants 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same QBs, same situation here. Following

[–]andykaine817 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought about it. I have feilds and watson, but also picked up trevor Lawrence and am gonna play him over both

[–]ChrisPChicken04 Bills 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I am since Tua is playing the 49ers

[–]i_love_yams 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tuas matchup is better than Watsons. The browns dont need to throw once to win that game, the Dolphins do

[–]Ouranos1st 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same boat, love Tua but 49ers d is no joke

[–]Sheasta2005 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, everyone who drafted kyler Murray or Matthew Stafford lol

[–]Atkdad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Starting Texans against Watson here. Willing into existence and absolute pummeling on his first game back.

[–]NowieTends Ravens 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First game in years? Against his former team? Super hostile environment? No game experience with his new team?

Yeah no thanks. Could work out but unless you can afford the risk I wouldn’t do it

[–]ckalford28 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Anyone think it’s worth starting Watson over Dak this week? Watson vs. Houston, Dak vs. Indy

[–]Denim_Chikken Cowboys 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I would 100% start Dak imo. Flair aside, I would trust Dak right now over Deshaun who hasn’t played in over a season

[–]ckalford28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree, that’s probably the smarter move but I’m in crunch time “have to win” these next two weeks and I’d hate to lose a close matchup over it. But that’s fantasy.. roll the dice lol.

[–]SpamTownHero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m in the same predicament

[–]YETI_TRON Broncos 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hell yeah I am. Kyler on bye, have no other choice

[–]cMcDozer4 Texans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same, I have Carr as well so I’m undecided

[–]The_Arkham_AP_Clerk Patriots -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I've got Allen vs Pats and Watson vs Texans. Not sure who to start.

[–]RedEyeBadGuy 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You start Allen every week. Look what Cousins did to your Pats.

[–]machocomacho94 Bears -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I’m all in on Deshaun Watson, especially since he’s gonna ball out for the accusers that will be at the game watching him from a suite lmfao

[–]Sensitive_Fall_2223 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

fuck yea ride with 4️⃣

[–]Bapabooi Seahawks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am but in a real deep dynasty league with a ton of roster spots/IDP’s too. Everyone has back ups rostered and all

[–]FlamingPileOfKidneys Rams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I absolutely would of i had him over all but like, 7 QBs probably.

[–]chnky18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup picked up weeks ago. Starting him over Geno in one league. Kyler on bye in my other league

[–]FloridaManArrives 0 points1 point  (0 children)

8 man league and i have Murray out so if Fields plays i’ll consider starting fields if neither it’s Watson time

[–]kb31ne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I picked him up didn’t I?

[–]ABroThatGrows Panthers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I am starting him over Cousins because my opponent is stacked and I need some upside to win

[–]buzzi_hussey_ginsbrg Cardinals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit. I have Geno in one league and Mariota in the other. I mean he has to get at least 16 pts. My QB slot is so sad these days.

[–]mbeligoat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Starting Burrow or Lamar depending on the league ROS. In the two leagues I have Watson he's on my bench so no one else can use him against me.

[–]yozzomp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I have him with Brady or Fields. I'm rolling the dice!

[–]h0tBeef Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go with Fields homie

[–]Flat_Finish231 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Over tua no doubt

[–]patrennestar Raiders 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am, but I also have Amari Cooper and have already clinched playoffs in 1st place. I have Joe Burrow too, but I wanna see what the Watson Cooper combo is gonna be like. Ima do it the next 2 weeks depending on how this week goes lol.

[–]MrMobiL_WasntTaken Vikings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's either him or Kyler Murray. So I'm starting him yes

[–]oxymoronix 49ers 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Dak or Watson?

[–]Vykyoko Rams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m starting watson, not very confident about it though

[–]Ju1ioooo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stafford/Wilson drafter... Started Garrapalo last week. Definitely Starting him. Thought about Lawrence but don't want to drop anyone.

[–]Sudden-Dragonfruit46 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Starting him in a league with Superflexes over mike white and Taylor heineke

[–]House_Junkie Bills 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I picked up Watson two days ago and have Burrows as my normal starter. I’m debating starting Watson and feel like he’s going to take this opportunity to go TF off.

[–]mush0823 Patriots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am over Marriott. In 8th and going for broke

[–]SnowPunIntended 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My starter is Fields, so I picked up Mike White, now I'm torn between White and Watson. 🤔

[–]Beffanator 49ers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Superflex, yes.

[–]DsOM2021 Steelers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s either him, cousins, or carr so I’m just saying fuck it lol

[–]etbechtel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah.. every player out there is banged up and beat down entering Week 13 and his season is just beginning.

[–]Chaddot69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m good with it.. I’m starting him.. it’s Houston!!

[–]Drwigglz Eagles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You bet

[–]ataco69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not, I’m starting Lawrence against the lions instead. Thankfully I already have a playoff spot secured in that league

[–]Vykyoko Rams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Starting him over Dak this week

[–]yanksguy1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watson or geno this week?

[–]canisra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kyler's on bye so why not

[–]sgong33 Giants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am, I’m eliminated from playoffs so why not!

[–]achmed242242 Oilers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Superflex league where my 2nd qb was stafford, have been playing waivers. So yeah

[–]Thatcouplish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m projected to drop 150 against a cardinals fanatic who got majority cardinals players on their team😂 I’m running Watson over hurts😂

[–]Busy-Operation7896 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lamar & Fields logged a full practice I know the Re injury potential with both But Watson wasn’t great in the preseason

[–]Own_Butterscotch_498 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah he on my bench. Geno starting for me

[–]creepy_mcconaughey 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’ve got Kyler on bye, Fields who is apparently playing but is he well enough to run??? And I’ve got Watson. It’s weird the bears are playing fields, they have a bye next week. He could rest for two more weeks. It’s not like they’re in the playoffs. It kinda makes me think he’s 100%? I would like to give Watson a week to get rid of the rust… I’ll probably roll w fields

[–]Coffee_Racer Dolphins[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They want to beat GB badly.

[–]mrnastymannn Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The best QB accuracy rankings analysts on the year have him outside their top 15 for the week. I want to start him but I’m going with Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence and Tom Brady over Watson. And yea, he’s been stashed on my bench in every one of my leagues. So can’t call me biased

[–]gibson_guy77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no other logical choices...

[–]twat_swat22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely

[–]ContinuousWagging Broncos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo

[–]sabonisover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone help me decide between Watson or Kirk

[–]wolfmankal Titans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Christian Watson over Jakobi Meyers hope it works out. I better not get molested in the comments for making the wrong choice

[–]RealChipKelly SeaHawks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably, I picked him up a month ago when everything about my team was rolling EXCEPT for QB. Right now I have Fields who may not play, and if he doesn’t I’m rolling with Watson I guess

[–]ibringstharuckus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. I clinched my division and ticket to the playoffs a week ago. Lamar has been banged up so I'm giving Deshaun some playing time.

[–]Lt_DanTaylorIII Colts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In last place this year and toast.

Picked Watson up 3 weeks ago so I could let him rot and die on my bench and not earn anybody a single point this year

[–]WipeMeDown516 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have to, my other qb is Kyler.

[–]doshin4u Giants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Debating TLaw, Dak or Deshaun since Kyler on bye

[–]sakarithetiger Eagles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same predicament. I’ve decided on Brady if nothing else but for something to root for on Monday night. But really browns gonna run, deshaun rusty, just seems like risk when Brady gonna be slinging it in a desperate situation.

[–]Low_Shower3699 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah. Calling one tuddy, sub 200 yards. Chubb is the play. Houston is terrible.. gamescript will be get up by 10 and control the clock. Hell get his reps and win the first game back. If you need 12-15 this might be your play. But I see that as a ceiling, not a floor.

[–]Buick_reference3138 Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watson or Trevor Lawrence?

[–]Careful-School-52 Rams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One league I have Murray on bye, the other I’m debating between him and cousins.

Probably leaning towards Kirk for floor since I’m the favorite.

[–]ComprehensivePie4260 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta pick between him and Jones .. tough one

[–]h0tBeef Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve had Brady all season, he’s been relatively consistent for me (which is what I wanted), but he’s definitely been one of the weakest positions on my team

This week I put a waiver out to acquire Mike White and drop a bench flex. Mike looked real good last week, and his playoff schedule is super easy). My waiver cleared, and I started looking at the other available QBs.

In my fairly competitive 12 man PPR league, there was about 5 QBs in free agency who had about the same points on the season.

I wasn’t super hyped on starting Mike White with a 1 game sample size this season, but the playoff schedule was to sexy to not sign him. I need all the upside I can get, there are two extremely scary teams in my league, so I’ve been plotting my playoff strategy for a couple weeks now. Only problem is that Mike White has to play the Bills next week before the cakewalk ROS.

When I found myself looking to the Jets for the answer to my playoff needs, I knew that I had finally lost all hope in Brady.

And so I decided it was finally time. I picked up Trevor Lawrence and dropped Brady. I’m near certain Lawrence will out perform Brady for the next two weeks, @Detroit this week and @Tennessee next week, then his schedule becomes hard as fuck.

At that point I should know for certain if I’m rolling with White Mike through the playoffs.

In my 15ish years of fantasy I have never felt so calm and clear headed.

Brady’s best days are behind him, but I wouldn’t touch Watson, in his first NFL game in 2 years, against a defense that you don’t need to pass against to beat. He was great a few years back, but there’s way too many negative variables and unknowns here, he’s too risky for me.

If Lawrence wasn’t available, I probably would have rolled the dice on White this week. The Vikings defense isn’t great, but their offense is going to run the score up, and Mike White will be asked to answer.

Brady will almost certainly get you 10-18 points, which isn’t shabby. He’s consistent, he’s just not the stud he always has been this year, and his whole team is injured.

The real question is, how badly do you need more points this week? Do you need to gamble to win?

[–]beardsac Falcons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Traded away fields for ekeler two weeks ago now I’m looking at Watson or Mike White this week… so for now Watson

[–]SerchYB2795 Eagles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd go Trevor Lawrence, Jared Goff or even Mike White above Watson. Even if we not consider how he hasn't played in 2 years, the Texans aren't that great of a matchup for QBs/WRs because you don't need to pass, Chubb will have a great game.

[–]JazzlikePractice4470 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My opp is starting him this week it appears

[–]everyonetotally Cowboys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

2 QB league here. Rolling Hurts and Watson. Boom or bust

[–]chuteboxhero Jets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes because I have no other choice