Palmer has been average quarterback this season, but this week when the Cards take on the Falcons, Palmer must be in your lineup. The Dirty Birds have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, and are projected to allow 36 touchdown passes. If you own Palmer, this is the week to plug him into your lineup.
New York Giants
This week, Eli Manning gets a dream matchup when the G-Men take on the lowly Cleveland Browns in what is sure to be an absolute slaughter! The Browns have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, but remember that with OBJ, Victor Cruz, and Sterling Shepard catching the ball, Eli Manning could have one of the best fantasy performances of the year! He is a must-start!
Last week, I was wrong when I said to sit Derek Carr. He scored 22 points on Monday Night, and was luckily not a victim of those pesky green lasers! This week, I change the trend and say start Carr. He and this Raiders take on the Carolina Panthers putrid secondary this Sunday, and can not be left on the bench. He and Amari Cooper are set to have a big day.
Jay Ajayi is the best running back in fantasy football this week. He and the Fins take on the 49ers, who have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Do you remember when the 49ers had one of the NFL’s best defenses just a couple years ago! They had Patrick Willis and NaVarro Bowman! Now, I don’t even now who their starting linebacker is!
Thomas Rawls hs sealed the starting job in Seattle. Christine Michael is a Packer and C.J. Prosise is injured. The entire Seahawks backfield belongs to Rawls, and this week the Seahawks play against the Buccaneers. This could be a very high scoring game. Put Rawls in your lineup.
Jordan Matthews has struggled with drops, but has consistently been Carson Wentz’s favorite target. This week, the Eagles take on the Packers, whose pass defense has gotten out of control. The Pack allow the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Don’t be surprised if Matthews catches 2 touchdown passes.
Jarvis Landry has been consistent in real football, but in fantasy football he has been disappointing. Landry struggles to find the end zone, and put up fantasy points. This week against San Francisco, I expect Landry to find the end zone, and put up his 100 yards. The 49ers allow the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Tyler Boyd was easily the best wide receiver on the Bengals with the absence of A.J. Green, and this week, he and the Bengals are squaring off against the Baltimore Ravens, who have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to wide receivers. I expect Boyd to catch a touchdown and get 50 yards, which is 11 points.
New York Giants
Sterling Shepard did exactly what I thought he would last week against the Bears, and this week against the Browns, I expect more of the same. Shepard is the master of consistency, and is a promising rookie receiver. Don’t let the presence of OBJ scare you, Shepard should score 11 fantasy points, a respectable number.
Kyle Rudolph and the Vikings play the Detroit Lions for the first game of the Turkey Bowl, and the Lions allow the second most fantasy points t opposing tight ends. Write in Rudolph for one touchdown and put him in your lineup.
San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers and the Chargers have been inconsistent. There are times when they look like a Super Bowl contender, and other times when they look more like the Browns. This week, though I don’t expect Rivers to play like a Browns quarterback, he won’t play well enough to put up strong fantasy numbers. The Texans allow the 5th least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, and are on pace to allow only 17 touchdown passes.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Famous Jameis hasn’t found the sophomore slump quite yet, as he has improved this season from his rookie campaign, and he’s been good from the fantasy perspective. But this week, don’t expect Jameis to look too hot. He and the Bucs play the Legion of Boom, and to be honest, this could get very ugly.
Rob Kelley exploded last week against the Packers rushing for 3 touchdowns and scoring 31 fantasy points! But don’t jump on the Redskins bandwagon quite yet. They are riding into the Dallas Cowboys this Thanksgiving, and the Cowboys are only on pace to allow 1,168 yards and 8 rushing touchdowns.
Green Bay Packers
James Starks did very well last week against the Redskins, catching a touchdown and putting up a good fantasy performance. However, this trend shouldn’t continue. The Packers are in a live or die situation, and are going to rely on Aaron Rodgers. If it couldn’t get worse, Christine Michael is going to eat up his carries. Starks needs to be on the waiver wire, not your bench. Remember, the Eagles are very stiff against opposing running backs.
Golden Tate and Marvin Jones
Golden Tate and Marvin Jones have both been very inconsistent from a fantasy perspective and can’t be trusted. This is especially true this week when the Lions take on the Nikes on Thanksgiving. The Vikings allow the 2nd least fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. They are on pace to only allow 1,817 yards to opposing wide receivers and 11 receiving touchdowns.
San Diego Chargers
Tyrell Williams has been riding a hot streak, but even though he’s coming off the bye, Williams is not a good start. If Rivers will struggle, that means Tyrell Williams will as well.
Mike Wallace has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners, but this is not the week to put Wallace in your lineups. Steve Smith has reclaimed his position as Joe Flacco’s favorite receiver, and the Ravens are matching up against the Bengals, who have been stingy to opposing wide receivers. Leave Wallace on the bench.
New York Jets
If you own Marshall, he’s an automatic start, right? No, well, at least not this week, against the Patriots. With the Jets quarterback situation all over the place, and matching up against Bill Belichick, Marshall cannot be trusted.
San Diego Chargers
I think you get the trend by now.