Kirk Cousins has been fantasy football’s most consistent fantasy quarterback this season, as he only has one game with less than 18 fantasy points, and this week against the Detroit Lions, I expect this streak to continue, as Detroit has allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far this season. I mean, look at what Case Keenum did to that defense last week!
The Red Rifle has been a a fantasy football hot streak, as he has scored 20+ fantasy points in each of the last two games, and this week against the lowly Cleveland Browns, Dalton is definitely worth a spot start. Also, don’t forget to start A.J. Green.
San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers has been on my Start’Em list almost all season, and this week I expect him to rack up the big numbers. Rivers has been fantastic this season from a fantasy perspective when he’s been on the Start’Em list. Last week, Russell Wilson was just yards away from scoring more than his 11 fantasy points, and the Chargers receivers have been finding the end zone this season, as Rivers has 12 touchdowns this season.
DeMarco Murray is returning to his superstar form, as Marcus Mariota has been handing him the rock. The Titans have been seing success, and Mariota’s number shave looked much better. This week against the Indianpolis Colts banged-up defense, I expect the Titans to be a well-oiled machine, and for Murray to put up at least 15+ fantasy points.
Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman
Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman have been the best one-two punch in the NFL so far this season, as they have simply been a human highlight reel, and this week I expect these two to be no different. They are playing the San Diego Chargers poor run defense, plus Matty Ice Pick is on fire. Both of these men must be started.
Alshon Jeffery has been disappointing so far this season, but this week against the Green Bay Packers injured secondary, expect Jeffery to put on a clinic! Brian Hoyer has been very consistent, and it’s just as a matter of time before he and Jeffery get into a rhythm.
Allen Robinson has been a fantasy bust so far this season, but this week against the Oakland Raiders secondary, who consistently allows big plays, Robinson should explode, and I expect Robinson to score 20+ fantasy points.
Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz
New York Giants
The LA Rams are definitely going to scheme against Odell Beckham Jr. after his explosion game last week, and I expect for Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz to be covered by lower-end cornerbacks, and get wide open a lot. If you own Shepard or Cruz, don’t be afraid to plug them in confidently.
Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree
Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have been a dynamic duo this season and they have been touchdown machines. This week against the Jacksonville Jaguars poor secondary, I expect both Crabtree and Cooper to enjoy big games and lead the Raiders to a win.
Jordan Reed or Vernon Davis
This week against the Detroit Lions, I expect Reed to enjoy a huge game…. if he plays. If Reed is still out with his concussion, Vernon Davis is the ultimate spot start, and I’d write him in for 15+ fantasy points. If Reed plays, I’m writing him in for 20+ fantasy points.
Sam Bradford has been an exciting replacement for Teddy Bridgewater and it will be interesting to see if Bridgewater ever gets his job back. This week might be an important role in this decision. So far this season, the Eagles have allowed the least amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, and Bradford is still learning the Vikings offense. This does not bode well for Minnesota.
Ryan Tannehill is rarely worth starting in fantasy football, and this week against the Buffalo Bills, this is especially so. Rex Ryan is a defensive minded coach, and being in the division his entire career, he knows in his sleep how to stop Tannehill. Tannehill is not a good spot start this week.
Matt Jones has been a good running back if he has a good matchup, but this week against the Detroit Lions stout run defense, I would expect very little from Matt Jones, who is shaping up to be a matchup based fantasy running backs.
Frank Gore is one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL, but this week against the Tennessee, I expect a poor game out of Frank Gore. His ceiling is 8 fantasy points in my opinion, and his floor is a goose egg. I’m not too confident in Gore this week.
Will Fuller V
Will Fuller’s fire has quickly been put out, and this week against the Denver Broncos, I don’t think that things are going to get any better for him. The Broncos secondary has been fantastic, and they have allowed the least fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Don’t sit Hopkins, but you must sit Fuller.
Jordan Matthews has been a consistent fantasy wide receiver this year, and expect them to continue, but not this week. The Minnesota Vikings secondary has been amazing and I expect Terrance Newman, Trae Waynes, and Xavier Rhodes to shut him down.
Michael Floyd and John Brown
Michael Floyd and John Brown have both been fantasy busts to start this season, and I expect this trend to continue this week against the Seattle Seahawks, as they go against the Legion of Boom. Larry Fitzgerald is still going to perform and rack up big numbers, but I expect Floyd and brown to be left in the dust.
Jimmy Graham has been returning to form this season, but I don’t expect Graham to keep this trend going, as he and his Seahawks play against the Arizona Cardinals, who have been very strong against fantasy tight ends this season. Leave Graham on your bench.