It’s that time of year…you know, the time where you take your well-earned cash and put it down on a football team in hopes of getting more back! Well, I stink at gambling, but I still do it from time to time because reasons.
So, here’s a few gambling tidbits to help you through the next weekend of football:
If you are in a fantasy league, hopefully it’s one where you can rake in some cash, because otherwise, why bother? Here are some players to consider following the first full week of professional football:
1) James Jones
He exploded on the scene with a pair of touchdowns. It helps with him having a successful past in Titletown, and it’s also a good thing any time Aaron Rodgers is throwing your way. He’s not a WR1, but in a pinch could serve as a WR2 or Flex position. Worth a look if available on waiver wire.
2) Cole Beasley
With star wideout/pompous asshat Dez Bryant out for some time, Beasley is a good pickup if available. He won’t get the touchdowns that Bryant did, but he’s a reliable safety valve and should get plenty of looks. A must-have if in a PPR (points per reception) league. Much like Jones, a WR2 or Flex
3) Marcus Mariota
A huge debut is going to garner a lot of attention for the #2 overall pick. If you drafted him as a backup, dangle him as trade bait for a QB-needy team. You could reap some huge dividends (ALWAYS sell high). If you happen to be own a team that is thin at QB, don’t trade the farm for this guy. In all likelihood, this was his best game of the season.