Jared Goff: Fantasy Football Outlook 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Jared Goff throws a pass during a game against the Houston Texans (Harry How/Getty Images)

During Week 10 of the NFL season, sophomore Rams quarterback (and former number one overall pick) Jared Goff put up a second consecutive monster fantasy football performance. Goff's 311 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Giants in Week 9 netted him 28.4 fantasy points in standard leagues. In Week 10, he proved that was no fluke by throwing for 355 yards against Houston. He connected for another three scores, ending the day with 26.5 points. Two of the touchdowns came on passes to Robert Woods, who had the best game of his career.

Cause For Excitement?

Definitely. But it's tough to go all-in on Goff just yet. He took major advantage of two weak matchups; the Giants have allowed more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks than any other team in football (20.8), while the Texans have allowed the third-most (20.1).


That's not to take away from Goff's performance. He did exactly what he was supposed to do: beat up on weak passing defenses. The problem is that his schedule gets a lot tougher from here on out. Below, we'll take a quick look at the opponents he'll face for the remainder of 2017. The number in parentheses is where that team rank on the list of toughest defenses against quarterbacks this season.

Jared Goff's Remaining Opponents

Week 11: @Minnesota Vikings (10th)

Week 12: New Orleans Saints (11th)

Week 13: @Arizona Cardinals (28th)

Week 14: Philadelphia Eagles (16th)

Week 15: @Seattle Seahawks (7th)

Week 16: @Tennessee Titans (17th)

Week 17: San Francisco 49ers (29th)

At first glance, it's not a terrible schedule. But your fantasy league most likely doesn't play into Week 17, if you have a half-decent commissioner. If that's the case, Goff will end up facing passing defenses in the top 50th percentile for four out of his remaining six weeks. Not to mention another defense that just barely misses the cut.

It's not grim by any means. Goff only faces one top-ten passing defense, so viewing it from that perspective makes the situation more palatable. Still, it's tough to trust a breakout when it comes against two of the three worst passing defenses. With matchups against the Vikings and Saints ahead in the next two weeks, now might be your best chance to sell high on Goff. If you can get anything resembling a top-20 wide receiver, I say make the trade.

C-SPAN

Ken Starr, a conservative pundit and frequent Fox News guest, is best known for his dogged attacks to find impeachable offenses by President Bill Clinton during a multi-year investigation into every aspect of the Clinton family's lives.

In the end, Starr found an extramarital affair which was used to impeach Clinton and that Clinton lied under oath about his personal life.

Keep reading...
Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is known by some to hurt his client more than help him.

Such was the case on Monday afternoon, after Trump's impeachment defense attorney, Jane Raskin, defended Giuliani on the Senate floor, dismissing the idea that he went to Ukraine to look for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

Keep reading...
Fox News // Fox News

New allegations from former National Security Advisor John Bolton in his upcoming memoir have thrown a wrench into the efforts of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team to bypass a vote for additional witnesses.

According to Bolton, Trump told him explicitly that he wanted to withhold congressionally approved aid from Ukraine until its President announced investigations into Trump's political rivals.

Keep reading...
JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images // Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Congressman Justin Amash (I-MI) left the Republican Party in July of last year after frustration with its enabling of President Donald Trump.

Since then, Amash has publicly taken Trump and others to task for lying, and he sided with Democrats in favor of Trump's impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Amash is at it again after Trump tried to dismiss new allegations by former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who wrote in a manuscript of his upcoming memoir that Trump sought to withhold congressionally approved aid from Ukraine until its President announced investigations into the Bidens.

Keep reading...
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

After three years in office, President Donald Trump's average approval rating has never risen above 50 percent.

While he enjoys a high approval rating among the Republican party, a new hashtag trending on Twitter is highlighting those who were so repulsed by him that they left the party all together.

The hashtag #ILeftTheGOP, apparently started by former Conservative writer Cheri Jacobus, shot to one of the top trends on Twitter.

Keep reading...
STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images // Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Just one day after President Donald Trump's lawyers insisted during his Senate impeachment trial that the President did nothing wrong, reporting from the New York Times made the job of defending Trump even more difficult.

The Times reported on the upcoming memoir from Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton, which asserts that President Trump sought to withhold $391 million in congressionally approved aid from Ukraine until its President announced an investigation into his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

If true, Bolton's assertion would confirm previous second-hand testimony regarding the existence of a quid pro quo in Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Keep reading...