Who would you start from tese two WR's. (Non-PPR..Std Scoring League)
WR..NO...R. Meachem (at Hm) vs CLE on a hot streak, great QB and a weak pass D. That said, he's one of 4 healthy choices for passes (Colston, Meachem, Moore, and Shockey)
WR..SD...P. Crayton (at Hm) vs NE Gates might not play and Naanee and Floyd will not play. Sproles might get involved some but Rivers could have no choice but to throw a bunch to Crayton and Davis (and maybe a limited Gates). The NE pass D is not necessarily any better than Cleve either.
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I like Patrick Crayton to have a more reliable 8-9 points whereas the upside at both players is very comparable. I agree that with the number of targets for Brees, the probability is lower for Meachem mathematically, but his talent and hot streak can compromise for alot of that. With a comparable upside I'd go with the guy most likely to put up a solid baseline performance.
The likelihood of a game heavy in passing is definitely in SD with Brady dropping in as opposed to the Browns who will likely get behind early to NO, who may rely on Betts and Ivory to keep the clock moving past the 2nd quarter.
I like Crayton too. Rivers has shown he can get him the ball and Davis has a history of "the drops" so they will look to Crayton first (if Gates is significantly hampered). I think Cleveland's D knows Meacham has the hot hand too. So if they have to pick someone to key on it will be him.
A lot of ppl are high on Crayton this week, but this is one of the few choices that I've seen where I would feel real comfortable putting him in. As it goes with NO offense, it's a bit of a crap shoot who gets the TDs. Like you said, there are a number of healthy options for Brees. So I am sure that Crayton will get more looks than Meachem. What he does with those is another story. My call is, check the status of Gates heading into the game. If he suits up, then I'd go Crayton. If not, then NE will be able to give special attn to the #1 WR by attrition.
PPR, I like Crayton over Meacham for sure. Meacham has that big play potential, but probably tops out about 3-5 catches. Crayton will likely be close to double that in receptions. Looks like an awefully safe play to me.
drhanl wrote:PPR, I like Crayton over Meacham for sure. Meacham has that big play potential, but probably tops out about 3-5 catches. Crayton will likely be close to double that in receptions. Looks like an awefully safe play to me.
Eddy, I apologize. I misread the non-PPR. just saw PPR. I would still go Crayton, although, it is much closer IMO. I still think Crayton is a safe pick this week. SD will still throw it 40 times. Crayton has to get 10 targets, at least.
i too would go with crayton. new orleans' receivers are hot one week and cold the next b/c of the numerous options. while meachem might have a great game, i think crayton is the one to be depended on more by his team. i'd go with him.