PewterReport.com’s Andrew Scavelli will be joining News Channel 8’s Dan Lucas every Tuesday night on the 11 p.m. newscast to keep you up to date on the latest fantasy football news and discuss potential players to target for that week’s matchups.
Which quarterback should you treat your fantasy team to this week? What team is full of tricks at running back? Which tight end has big-time treat potential down the stretch? Which NFC East defense would be a tricky play this week and what defense in that same division could provide fantasy owners with a potential treat? Watch week 9’s Halloween edition of the Fantasy Football Forecast to find out!
Each week Scavelli will also be answering your fantasy football questions submitted to the comments section of our Fantasy Mailbox, which will be posted on Pewter Report’s official Instagram account @pewterreport every Monday afternoon. Below are the questions that were asked in our mailbox for this week’s edition of the FANTASY MAILBAG.
Question: Peyton Barber has scored a touchdown in two of the last three weeks. Can we expect similar production going forward now that Ryan Fitzpatrick is back under center?
Answer: That’s a good observation on Barber’s outlook as he only started to emerge as a fantasy option when Jameis Winston took over at quarterback, but I do expect the third-year pro to continue handling a similar volume of work alongside Ryan Fitzpatrick. In the first two games of the season with Fitzpatrick, Barber actually averaged more touches than he had in his last two outings but just happened to get a few more looks at the goal line. Barber will still receive those opportunities from inside the five-yard line if Tampa Bay’s offense finds themselves in that position and with rookie Ronald Jones battling a hamstring injury, there won’t be any threat to take away those opportunities away. It might be best to take a wait-and-see approach with Barber this week, especially as the team takes on a tough Panthers run defense, but he should still be a safe FLEX play in most leagues.