Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback Trevor Siemian has just recently been named one of the new team captains as the team heads into its biggest match-up of the season against Oakland Sunday night. Both teams sit at 6-2, so the winner will take sole control of the AFC West.
With six teams on bye this weekend, you’re probably getting desperate for replacements for your Week 9 fantasy match-up. Especially if you’re in a 12-14 team league.
And, well, this may sound strange, but Siemian could be your Week 9 savior if you are a Tom Brady, Andy Dalton or Carson Palmer owner.
Siemian is only owned in 16.0% of ESPN.com standard leagues according to my research, and he just lost running back C.J. Anderson for the season. Not to mention he’s coming off just an eight-point performance against San Diego last week. But he has a favorable match-up Sunday night against Oakland’s defense, a defensive unit which has allowed 20+ fantasy points from opposing QBs five times this year.
So far this season, Siemian hasn’t exactly been a consistent producer in the fantasy realm. The 24-year old signal caller, however, did manage to put up a 38-point performance (312 yards, 4 TD) against a Cincinnati Bengals defense in Week 3. So we do at least know he has big-game potential in him.
This weekend, on the road in Oakland, Siemian has a real shot at putting up 20+ points for your fantasy squad, especially considering this game could turn into a shootout with Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on the other side of the field.
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