If you have a QB on your FF team that just isn't getting it done, don't be afraid to grab Josh McCown who is averaging the 7th most FF points per game from the QB position.
By Rich Winter
I often marvel at people that play the game of fantasy football that are stuck on the players they drafted and don’t maneuver to get better at certain positions when there is talent on the waiver wire.
Was visiting with a young guy, friend of mine the other day who has a pretty solid roster but due to injuries and such, is stuck with RG3 as his starting FF QB.
Sorry young fella, TC, RG3 ain’t going to lead you to squat.
It’s getting pretty late in the FF game with next week being the end of the regular season for most leagues across the country.
If I’m this young buck, I’m not sitting back and just letting the league happen, I’m making a move and I’m going after Josh McCown.
Say what you want about this career backup but over the last two games he’s been one of the better FF quarterbacks in the league. In fact, McCown has been more than serviceable this season as he’s ranked 7th against all QB’s in FF points per game (CBS Sports)
Here are those point per game totals from the QB position
1. Andrew Luck – 31.5
2. Aaron Rodgers – 31
3. Peyton Manning – 29
4. Jay Cutler – 27
5. Tom Brady – 24
6. Drew Brees – 23
7. Josh McCown – 23
12. Matt Stafford – 20.5
13. Colin Kaepernick – 20.5
14. Matt Ryan – 19.5
18. Philip Rivers – 18.5
25th – RG3 – 14.5
In case you haven’t noticed, Tampa Bay is finally starting to play some good ball. Add to that the Bucs are trying to make a superstar out of WR, Mike Evans and suddenly Josh McCown looks like a good play down the stretch.
Mike Evans stats last three:
7-124, (2 td’s) – 24 FF points
7-125 (1 td) – 20 FF points
7-209 (2 td’s) – 45 FF points
Still don’t believe me?
Josh McCown stats for the last two games
27-43 – 301 yards (2 TD’s) 39 rushing – 28 points
15-23 – 288 (2 td’s) – 23 points
I’m not one for taking a risk on a player who might be a one-hit wonder. McCown has done it two straight weeks.
Bucs @ Bears:
With Jay Cutler likely to make two or three mistakes and give the Bucs a short field (Jay will be Jay my friend Roberta (Bears Fan) says, I think Josh McCown is going to have a field day.
Don’t just sit there TC, make a move brother!
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