Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston has been playing very from a fantasy perspective over the last couple weeks, and this week, at home against the Atlanta Falcons, I expect a high volume performance from Winston. The Falcons have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, and Winston is playing at home. I expect 3 touchdown passes, or more, and over 20 fantasy points.
Dak Prescott has been spectacular over the first half of the season, but last week against the Eagles, he was rocky from the reality perspective. But if you started him, his 4th quarter and OT magic ended up having Prescott score 30 fantasy points. This week against the Browns, I don’t expect him to repeat that fantasy stat line, but I do expect for a great game from him.
San Francisco 49ers
Carlos Hyde was been a boom or bust fantasy running back this season, but this week I expect for a boom performance for Hyde. He’s playing the Saints, who have allowed the second most fantasy points to running backs this season, and that defense shows no signs of getting better any time soon. Unless Hyde can’t go with his shoulder injury, he must be in your lineup.
Devontae Booker has been a fantasy football owner’s dream over the last two weeks. He’s scored 12+ fantasy points in both of those games, and now C.J. Anderson is out for the rest of the season. If you’re lucky enough to own Booker, he’s a must start against the Raiders. Their run defense has been very poor.
Los Angeles Rams
Tavon Austin hasn’t been amazing this season, but he has been worth a roster spot this season in most fantasy leagues, and if you own Austin, don’t hesitate starting him this week. He’s going to give that horrible Panthers secondary a real struggle.
Mohammad Sanu has not been very reliable, but after Julio Jones bent his knee/ankle a little funny, Sanu was Matty Ice Pick’s favorite target, and he scored 14 fantasy points, and caught 9 out of his 10 targets. This is very comforting as a fantasy owner, and this week against the Buccaneers, I expect for Sanu to have a bigger role in the offense.
Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns
Allen Robinson has been a huge disappointment this year, as he has dropped passes and has scored very few touchdowns. However, this week against the Kansas City Chiefs and Marcus Peters, I expect a couple big plays. For Hurns, he’ll be covered by much worse corners, and he should easily get open and rack up the points. I predict that the two of them will combine for over 25 fantasy points.
Kansas City Chiefs
After Alex Smith went out of the game with a cut ear and concussion, Nick Foles came into the game, and did extremely well, reminding me of the 2013 version of Foles. I also noticed that Tyreek Hill got many more targets than ususal with 6, and he caught 5 of them for 98 yards and a touchdown. That was his second straight week scoring 12+ fantasy points. Against the Jags this week I expect more of the same.
New York Jets
Quincy Enunwa has gotten healthy, and he has been a man on a mission over two last two games. He has scored 13+ fantasy points in each of those games, and he’s been getting open on many plays. This week he and the Jets play the Dolphins poor secondary, and I expect to see Enunwa have a great game.
Kyle Rudolph has returned to his Pro Bowl form with Sam Bradford as his quarterback, but over the last couple of games, he’s struggled, as has the rest of the Vikings team. This week against the Lions, I’m writing in Rudolph for at least 2 touchdowns. The Lions have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season.
Derek Carr has made a huge step in his development this season and has been a MVP candidate. He’s been a great fantasy starter and has worked with the great weapons, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. However, this week against the Broncos, I don’t expect Carr to score 20+ fantasy points like he has.
Matthew Stafford was on the Sit’Em list last week and he only scored 13 fantasy points. The Texans bottled him up, and I expect the same from the Vikings. I know that Cutler did really well against the Vikes on Halloween, but Cutler only scored 14 fantasy points. Don’t have your expectations too high with Stafford.
Russell Wilson has been a huge fantasy bust this season, mostly due to his injuries. He hasn’t thrown for a touchdown in a month! I don’t expect Wilson to bounce back this week against Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills. In fact, I sit Doug Baldwin this week.
The Packers defensive line has been a brick wall this season, and with Clay Matthews coming back with week, I don’t expect Gore to be able to find any holes to run through. I believe the Colts will ride the performance of Andrew Luck in the fate of this game.
Isaiah Crowell has been one of the best waiver wire pickups this season, as he has averaged 4.9 YPC and has scored 5 touchdowns, not to mention running for 524 yards. However, when the matchups have been tough, the Browns offensive line hans’t been up to the task of blocking. This week against the Cowboys, I expect Crowell to be stopped by the Cowboys solid run game.
LeSean McCoy and Mike Gillislee
If LeSean McCoy plays, he might be a guy you have to sit, unless you have no other depth at running back. If McCoy can’t go, Mike Gillislee is not a guy to lean on. The Legion of Boom is just that good of a defense. Heck, they forced the Saints to bench Mark Ingram!
Marvin Jones and Golden Tate
I put these two on the Sit’Em list last week, and they combined for only 7 fantasy points. I expect a similar production this week against the Vikings, and for the Lions offense to struggle.
Green Bay Packers
Ty Montgomery disappointed fantasy football players last week when he was out with kidney problems caused by his sickle cell trait. However, he is expected to play this week, and I expect Montgomery to line up at running back for most of the game. The Colts run defense has been incredibly poor, and I expect for a breakout game for Ty and the Packers.
Julius Thomas has been good over the last couple games, but this week against the Chiefs, I don’t see Thomas getting much done. Leave him on your bench. Bortles is going to try to throw more to Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson.