Fantasy Football Tips Week 3: Garappolo and McKinnon
Week two in the NFL was not nearly as exciting as week one, but it may be giving you more perspective on how your fantasy football team is shaping up.
I have learned in the last few weeks that I have a knack for sitting the guy who has a breakthrough week (I'm looking at you Bennett) and that my joke pick may not be much of a joke after all.
With the last pick of our inter-office league I took Jimmy Garappolo for no other reason than I thought it would be amusing. And to my own amusement, he has had a couple of pretty good weeks.
In fact last Sunday he was lighting it up. Garappolo actually out scored my starting QB Aaron Rodgers last week and he didn't even play an entire half!
Still his shoulder has him questionable for Thursday night's game against the Texans and their defense is no joke, so though he may not be starter material having him in a flex position may not be a bad idea if he takes the field.
And speaking of injuries, Adrian Peterson is definitely out for the next few months.
Some are even still saying it could be a season-ending injury, though Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer isn't saying that just yet.
If he was your starting RB, it's definitely time to move on and pick up another running back.
Back up Jerick McKinnon will be getting the starting role for the Vikings and is likely available in many leagues. And with the team's starting QB Teddy Bridgewater suffering a knee injury of his own in the pre-season, having a Minnesota RB may not be such a bad idea.