Carson Palmer has been a fantasy bust so far this season, but this week against the Carolina Panthers, I expect Palmer to play well. The Panthers pass defense has been terrible this season due to the loss of Josh Norman, and Palmer’s going to torch the Panthers young, inexperienced secondary.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston has taken a big step since his rookie season, as he his racking big fantasy points due to his effectiveness to get the football into the end zone. This week he’s playing against the Oakland Raiders, who have allowed the most yards in the NFL.
Jamaal Charles and Spencer Ware
Kansas City Chiefs
Spencer Ware has been a fantastic fantasy running back this season, and Jamaal Charles is trying to get back into the grove, as he’s still recovering from a torn ACL. This week against the Indianapolis Colts, Ware and Charles are both worth starting, due to the fact that the Colts defense has been terrible, especially against the run.
New York Jets
Last week Matt Forte exploded out of nowhere after Geno Smith was taken out of the game, as Ryan Fitzpatrick used Forte as his security blanket, and gave Forte 34 carries. This week against the Cleveland Browns, I expect more of the same, and happy Matt Forte fantasy owners.
Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard
Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard were fantasy gold last week against the Browns, as they scored a combined 40 fantasy points, and Hill scored 25 of those points. Bernard scored 15. The great running back tandem has another juicy matchup this week as they play the Washington Redskins in London.
Green Bay Packers
Ty Montgomery was a popular fantasy football pickup as he scored over 10 fantasy points against the Falcons, and was just 1 yard short of scoring a touchdown to go along with it. This week against the Atlanta Falcons, I expect more of the same from Montgomery. I don’t know if he’s a running back or a wide receiver, but I know that he’s a low risk fantasy starter.
Stefon Diggs has been one of the quietest wide receivers in the NFL since his blowup performance against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. I don’t like Diggs as an every week starter, but this week against the Chicago Bears on Halloween Night, I Diggs should be scary good for your fantasy team.
T.Y. Hilton has been a fantasy football bargain this season, and last week he exploded against the Titans, scoring 20 fantasy points against the Tennessee Titans. This week against the Kansas City Chiefs and Marcus Peters, I expect more of the same, as Peters has allowed a lot of big plays this season.
Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and John Brown
With Carson palmer on the Start’Em column, you prbably expect these guys to be on the column as well. The Panthers top three cornerbacks are James Bradberry, Daryl Worley, and Zach Sanchez. Ever heard of any of those guys? Enough said.
Zach Ertz is not a guy you can give up on yet. I expect a touchdown for him against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, and for him to rack up some yards on the side. The Cowboys have lots of players suspended and they haven’t done well at covering tight ends.
Matthew Stafford has been a very steady fantasy quarterback this season, and he has taken a major step in his development, despite the loss of Calvin Johnson, and I expect more of the same going forward. However, this week against the Houston Texans strong pass defense, Stafford needs to be left on your bench.
Andy Dalton was on the Start’Em column last week, and he came through for you, scoring 20 fantasy points. However, he was playing the Browns. This week against the Washington Redskins, in London (players don’t do as well fantasy-wise in London), Dalton needs to be left on your bench. The Skins defend the pass very well.
Jonathan Stewart was a fantasy superstar coming back from injury against the New Orleans Saints before last week’s bye, but this week against the Cardinals stout run defense, I can’t trust Stewart. If you have any kind of depth at running back, I’d leave Stewart on the bench.
Ryan Mathews was on the Sit’Em column last week and he only scored 6 points, and I expect more of the same this week against the Cowboys, who have defended the run, and prevented rushing touchdowns very well this year. Also take into consideration that the Eagles are concerned with Mathews’s fumbling issue.
New Orleans Saints
Mark Ingram has been a good fantasy running back this season, but this week against the Seattle Seahawks defense, he isn’t trustable. I expect Drew Brees to air the ball out, and for Ingram to be more of a decoy.
Mike Gillislee has horrible last week against the Miami Dolphins, and this week, I expect Bill Belichick to game-plan against the Bills rushing attack, and make Tyrod Taylor throw the football. I expect for the Pats to execute this game-plan, and for the Bills to fall.
Alshon Jeffery was on the Start’Em column last week against the Packers, but who expected Matt Barkley to come in at quarterback? This week, Cutler is back, but the Bears are playing the Vikings this week on Halloween night. Jeffery is nearly impossible to trust.
Golden Tate and Marvin Jones
Golden Tate is on fire, and Marvin Jones has been good, but this week against the Houston Texans talented cornerbacks, both need to be on your bench. I just don’t expect either of them to score a touchdown, or have any type of impact whatsoever.
Cole Beasley has been a fantasy machine, especially in PPR leagues, but with the return of Dez Bryant, and the way that the Eagles secondary has played this year, I expect for Beasley to come back down to earth and score a mediocre number. Leave him on the bench.
Jason Witten is a reliable tight end, but is not favorable in the fantasy world, and this week against the Eagles, not just should he be on your bench, but you ned to put him on your waiver wire.