New York Giants
Eli Manning is back on the Start ‘Em list for the second week in a row. Last week Manning played the Cowboys and he finished up with about 20 fantasy points. This week, he gets an even tastier mathcup against the laughable New Orleans Saints. Expect another productive fantasy performance for Eli Manning.
Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy played a marvelous game last week against Jacksonville’ revamped defense, but fantasy footballers got little to show for it. This week however will be a different story. In his career against the Vikings, Lacy has been a beast, where he’s averaged over 15 fantasy points against them on the road. If you’re a Packers fan, or own Eddie Lacy, you should be licking your chops!
Ryan Matthews was also on the Start ‘Em column last week, and it payed off for those who listened to me, as he scored over 13 fantasy points against the Browns. This week he gets an even better matchup against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Expect another dynamite performance from Matthews.
New York Giants
Sterling Shepard impressed in his NFL debut against the Cowboys, catching an unbelievable touchdown pass from Dak Prescott. This week, he plays the New Orleans Saints defense, and I think by now you’ve realized how pitiful their defense is. Shepard is a rock solid WR3 this week.
Jordan Matthews hans’t always been one of my favorite fantasy wide receivers. Last week against Cleveland however, I saw the same Jordan Matthews as I saw when he was a rookie. He looked comfortable with Carson Wentz as his quarterback, and Wentz obviously trusts him much more than Sam Bradford ever did. Matthews is an obvious WR2 or FLEX starter this week against Chicago on Monday Night.
Gary Barnidge is on this list, not just because he’s playing the Baltimore Ravens, but because Josh McCown is his quarterback, and Josh McCown’s favorite target is Gary Barnidge. So, just ignore the fact that Barnidge gave you a goose-egg last week, and keep him as your fantasy starter. You won’t regret it!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Don’t fall into the trap. Jameis Winston is not a trustable fantasy quarterback, even after his 4-TD performance against the Atlanta Falcons. Winston is just too young and inconsistent at this spot in his career. This week, Winston plays against the Cardinals stout defense, who is sure to rebound from a so-so week one. Leave Winston on the bench.
Frank Gore is one of the most consistent running backs in NFL history, but I just don’t trust him this week against the Broncos defense that made MVP Cam Newton look like an average player twice! Leave Gore on your bench for now.
Jeremy Hill is a touchdown machine, but this against the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’m afraid that Hill will be stuffed all game. Remember the playoff game last year, yeah the one where Hill lost a fumble that helped Pittsburgh seal the deal. Hill might never be able to recover from that, plus he’s never scored a touchdown against Pittsburgh. Let him ride your bench this week.
Tavon Austin enjoyed a strong 2015 campaign, but last week against the 49ers he put up a horrible box score. This week against Seattle, Tavon Austin cannot be started no matter what situation you’re in! The Legion of Boom is going to stuff Tavon just like the 49ers did last week.
Last week, Hilton scored 8 fantasy points, a mediocre number, but this week I believe he’s going to fail to reach even that number against the Denver Broncos stout defense. If you must start T.Y., make him your WR3 at best, as Chris Harris Jr. is going to cover him up like a blanket, and put his fantasy numbers to sleep!
Jimmy Graham is one of the NFL’s best tight ends, but he isn’t healthy right now, plus he’a playing agains the Rams, who normally have a strong defense. Let Graham ride your bench until you see something promising from him.