Russell Wilson started off his season struggling to get things going with his injury concerns. But after the bye, Seattle plays against the Falcons, who have allowed the most fantasy points to fantasy quarterbacks this season. Wilson is an elite fantasy quarterback this week.
C.J. Anderson was on this column last week, but Paxton Lynch didn’t utilize him nearly as well as Trevor Siemian, but with Siemian starting against the Chargers, Anderson should be heavily utilized, and the Chargers defense has been terrible against the run this season.
Lamar Miller has been reliable for the Texans, but he hasn’t lit up the fantasy world, but with this matchup against the Indianpolis Colts this week on Sunday Night Football, Miller should be played as an elite running back this time around. Be looking for 80+ yards and a touchdown or two.
Ryan Mathews has been an electric fantasy running back every week of the season, except week three. I realized that in week three Mathews was playing the Steel Curtain, AND he injured his ankle. Every other week of the season he’s scored 10+ fantasy points. This week against the Redskins Mathews is an RB2.
LeSean McCoy has been a draft bargain thus far, and this week against the San Francisco 49ers bad run defense, McCoy should explode. If you own LeSean McCoy, you should be licking your chops, expecting about 20+ fantasy points.
DeMarco Murray has been a fantasy machine this year. I’ve already forgiven and forgotten Murray for his horrible season last year in Philly (I drafted him in round two), and he’s returned to form with Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans. This week, Murray and the Titans go up against the lowly Browns.
I put Jordan Howard on the column last week and he played an unbelievable game, as he is adjusting to NFL talent much faster than I expected. This week, Howard and the Bears face up against the Jaguars poor run defense, and I expect another productive week for Howard.
Alshon Jefferey joins Jordan Howard on the Start’Em column against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jefferey hans’t lived up to the hype he gets every season, but that’s due to injury concerns. Right now he’s healthy, and he should be no match for Jalen Ramsey. Be confident in Jeffrey.
Cole Beasley has been Dak Prescott’s favorite target, and since Dez Bryant has been injured, Beasley has stepped up. There hasn’t been a game yet this season that Beasley hasn’t scored seven points or more. This week against the Packers banged up secondary, I expect a solid point total for Cole Beasley.
Amari Cooper is one of football’s brightest young stars, and this week the Raiders play against the Chiefs, who have surprisingly been soft to fantasy wide receivers. He’ll likely be shadowed by Marcus Peters, another one of football’s best young stars, but he very poor at defending deep bombs. Cooper should explode and make you break into your happy dance!
Delanie Walker has been a touchdown threat this season as he has scored two thus far, and did you see what Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski did to them last week? Start Walker, who enormous expectations.
I have to put Matty Ice Pick on the Sit’Em column once again. I have to be right this time! The Legion of Boom have been dominant against quarterbacks and I expect that to continue. But I am gaining respect for Matt Ryan, and he might just prove me wrong.
Kirk Cousins has been a good quarterback this season, but in a divisional matchup against the Eagles dominant defense, I just can’t imagine a good fantasy total from Kirk Cousins. Especially if Jordan Reed cannot play with his concussion.
San Francisco 49ers
If you’re thinking about it, just stop. No.
Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard
Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard are a good one-two combo, but Bill Belichick is going to scheme to stop these guys from taking over the game. Last week, Belichick stopped Isaiah Crowell and made him a non-impact player, which stunk for my fantasy team. Not making that mistake again. Leave these Hill and Bernard on your bench.
Speaking of Isaiah Crowell, he has a tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans this week, as they have been dominant against opposing running backs. I would leave him on the bench, but it is very tempting to start him, as he has been a reliable fantasy running back this year, averaging five yards per carry. Don’t it!
Matt Jones has become familiar with the Sit’Em list, as he was on it last week, but this week against the dominant Eagles defense, Jones is best left on your bench. Last week, Jones was non-factor after being put on my column, and I expect that to continue.
All Chargers Wide Receivers
San Diego Chargers
This week the choking Chargers are playing against the Denver Broncos dominant pass defense. I expect very little out of Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, and every other wide receiver on the Chargers. Leave these Super Chargers on the bench.
New York Jets
With Eric Decker on IR with a shoulder injury, Enunwa is expected to have a role similar to what he had in weeks one and two. But this week against the Cardinals and Patrick Peterson, I would expect very little out of Enunwa.
The Eagles have been dominant in every stage including the art of guarding tight ends. This week Jordan Reed is nursing a concussion, and the Eagles are very fit to stop Reed from destroying them.