Attention all fantasy football gamers: Play Tim Tebow in week 7.
Need convincing? In three starts at the end of the 2010 season, Tebow ran for a touchdown in each game. He also had 4 touchdown passes and one 300-yard passing game. In those three games, he was the top fantasy QB in the league.
Tebow is not going to be a weekly 300 yard passer like Tom Brady or even Cam Newton. He’s more likely to rush for 150 yards and pass for 150 yards. One thing is certain, however. Tebow knows how to get six points up on the board.
In one half of play last week against the San Diego Chargers, Tebow ran and passed for a touchdown. His play energized the offense which in turn amplified the defense, and the Broncos nearly came back from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Chargers.
John Fox and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy are developing the “Tebow Package” more over the bye week. Expect a more spread out offense, and more plays from the shot gun. The run game will still be heavily favored, but also look for a lot of screen passes, much like what we saw on the Tebow to Knowshon Moreno touchdown play in week 5.
Need more convincing? The Broncos week 7 opponents, the Miami Dolphins, are 0-4. They are giving up 26.0 points per game, and their pass defense is ranked 31st. They have just 6 sacks (ranked 30th) and 2 interceptions (ranked 30th) on the season. If there were ever a team for Tebow to have a breakout game a, it would be against the Miami Dolphins.
The Broncos will likely be getting Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas, and Julius Thomas back from injury, giving Tebow plenty of options to pick a part the Dolphins passing defense. The Broncos offensive line has given up just 2 sacks in their least three games.
Tebow will be playing in his home state where the Dolphins home field advantage will nearly be negated.
This is Tebow’s day to shine brighter than the Florida sun. This will be fantasy owners’ day to gain some ground in their leagues.