START: Tre Mason, RB – St. Louis Rams
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For most leagues it’s the playoffs in fantasy football. St. Louis has no passing offense and a great defense. Tre Mason has taken over as the number one back for the Rams. He will get his chances to run (and catch) the ball. He had put up over 100 yards rushing against Denver then took a small step back versus San Diego. Mason should be ripping up the Redskins on Sunday and get every chance to do so. Do not make the mistake of starting another running back ahead of him. Get him in your line-up.
SIT: Marqise Lee, WR – Jacksonville Jaguars
Remember Allen Hurns? Of course you do not. He is a wide receiver for the Jaguars who had 110 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns in week one. I think a fist-fight broke out about waiver wire priority in one of my leagues as everyone in the fantasy football universe fought to grab this unknown. Now Lee has a single touchdown grab and six catches and everyone is fighting for a Jaguars receiver again. Sorry, not buying it. Rookie quarterback chucking the ball to a rookie receiver while trying to avoid J.J. Watt on Sunday. Good luck!
SLEEPER: Kenny Stills, WR – New Orleans Saints
In the preseason, I preached Stills as a sleeper, a diamond in the rough in a deep Saints wide receiver corps, and then the season started. With Stills stashed on the bench of all of my fantasy teams, I watched as he played a minor role early in the season. A breakout in week seven against New Orleans (topping 100 yards receiving and a touchdown) had him as a bye fill-in before he got lost again on the roster. Now, with back-to-back games with 98 and then 162 yards receiving (and two touchdowns in his last three games), Stills is stepping up down the stretch. If you have him, start him. If he’s still on waivers, grab him. If you’re playing against him, sorry.