The Washington Redskins are hosting the Carolina Panthers this week on Monday Night football, and they are fighting for a playoff spot. This week, Kirk Cousins would be an excellent start. The Panthers allow the 7th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, and are on pace to allow 4636 passing yards and 28 touchdown passes. Kirk Cousins has been red hot, scoring 16+ fantasy points in every Redskins game since their bye week.
Philip Rivers + Derek Carr
The Chargers are hosting the Raiders this week in sunny San Diego, in what will be a beautiful, mild weather day in SD. This bodes well for Philip Rivers, and his counterpart, Derek Carr. The Raiders pass defense is inconsistent, and allow big plays. While for Derek Carr, he enjoys playing in mild weather games, and will put up good numbers against any team, if the weather is nice. Just look at his performances against the Buccaneers.
Jonathan Stewart scored a touchdown last week, and scored 12+ fantasy points last week against San Diego, and I expect even better this week against the Redskins on Monday Night football. The Redskins allow the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Skins are on pace to allow 1601 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. Jonathan Stewart is salivating for this matchup, and I expect 20+ fantasy points for Stewart.
This is just a reminder to see Hyde in your lineups. Despite the quarterback carousel and the pathetic 49ers offensive line, Hyde is on fire. Over the last four weeks, Hyde has scored 9+ fantasy points, and this week Hyde and the 49ers play against the Atlanta Falcons poor run defense, which allows the 4th most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Washington is on pace to allow 6 receiving touchdowns to opposing running backs, as well as 12 rushing touchdowns and 1225 rushing yards. I expect Hyde to score 15+ fantasy points know matter how bad the rest of the team plays.
Jeremy Hill enjoyed a great performance last week against the Browns, and I predict that he will enjoy similar success this week against the Steelers, who doesn’t have a very good run defense. The Steelers are on pace to allow 6 receiving touchdowns, 12 rushing touchdowns, and 1337 rushing yards. The Steel Curtain allows the 5th most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Hill must be in your lineup if you own him.
The Browns got it right. They said that the return of RGIII would open up rushing lanes for Isaiah Crowell, and that’s exactly how it looked last week against the Bengals. Crowell ran for 100+ yards, but didn’t get a touchdown, as RGIII and the rest of the offense was in a total funk. This week against the Bills, who just let Le’Veon Bell run them over, Crowell could score 20+ fantasy points, with a HUGE ceiling.
Tyreek Hill might be a risky play, but this week against the Tennessee Titans, he should be in your lineup. The Titans allow the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, and Hill should find ways to get open early and often. The Titans are on pace to allow 19 receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers. I expect Hill to find the end zone at least once.
Jamison Crowder struggled last week against the Eagles, but this week, Crowder and the Skins are playing against the Panthers secondary that is desperately missing Josh Norman. Crowder will be able to get open early and often, and he’s going to find the end zone at least once.
The Panthers allow the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, and are on pace to allow 12 receiving touchdowns to opposing tight ends this year. Reed is definitely due for a big time game.
Matthew Stafford struggled last week to throw the football effectively last eek against the Bears, mostly due to his finger dislocation. This week, Stafford is playing a Giants team with a stingy run defense that made Dak Prescott look like an inexperienced, scared quarterback. Dak was moving around in the pocket like Johnny Manziel last week! Matt Stafford is a risky play this week that won’t pay off.
Ryan Mathews looked pretty good last week against the Redskins, but this week against the Ravens, I wouldn’t bet on Mathews having a good performance. The Ravens allow the least fantasy points to opposing running backs. Their defensive line is like a brick wall!
Frank Gore has been very impressive this season as his career is starting to come to an end, but this week against the Vikings stout run defense, I don’t foresee Gore getting a very large workload. In a must-win for the Colts, Chuck Pagano is going to put this game on Andrew Luck’s shoulders, and limit Gore’s workload. The Vikings allow the 25th most fantasy points to opposing running backs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been a disaster this season, and Allen Robinson has been right in the middle of it. This week, i don’t expect him to find the end zone against the Houston Texans elite secondary. Houston allows the 28th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Golden Tate has been very inconsistent this season, and this is one of the days where I believe Tate will struggle. The Giants dominated Dez Bryant last week, and their secondary wouldn’t let any Cowboys wideouts get open. I would also keep Marvin Jones and Anquan Boldin on the bench. Every Lions receiver is a risky play this week.
The Arizona Cardinals allow the least fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and Fleener got cold last week against the Buccaneers.