Fantasy wise this man has been nothing short of a monster and he will be able to continue that this week against the 49ers. Dak will be well rested after their bye week and will only be thinking about one thing: The loss to Green Bay. This is why Dak will have another week with great numbers and Dallas will destroy the 49ers. Not to mention this is a must win to stay alive in the NFC East. Dak is the start of the week.
Forecast: 300 Passing Yards, 2 TD’s, 1 INT, 4 rushes for 40 yards, and 1 rush TD
Finally AP 3.0 is here! Fans have been waiting for AP to return to form. Looks like the Cardinals made a fantastic move to save their season. All he needed was the touches and Arizona immediately give him just that in his first game. He had 26 rushes for 134 yards and 2 TD’s, which is insane for someone who doesn’t know the offense. AP is the perfect running back to fill in for David Johnson. Arians wants to give Peterson 25 carries per game. He will have another big week against their division rivals the Rams.
Forecast: 110 rush yards and 2 TD’s
Case Keenum has proved to be a solid starting quarterback in the NFL and his favorite target seems to be Adam Thielen. The Vikings are facing a tough Ravens defense, but since the Ravens can’t score on offense, the Vikings should be able to wear their defense down. Thielen had 13 targets last week for 9 receptions and 96 yards and this week there is no Stefon Diggs. With Diggs out, Keenum will target Thielen more often. I have Thielen as a WR1 this week.
Forecast: 10 receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD
Kittle could be considered a sleeper this week, but for those fantasy owners that have struggled with the tight end position, Kittle is the guy to start for you. He’s had 17 targets in the past two games and the 49ers seem to want to heavily involve him in the offense. C.J. Beathard will be making his first start and looked like he had great chemistry last week when he filled in for Brian Hoyer. As I always say, young quarterbacks always love going to their tight ends. Kittle should have a break out game this week against Dallas
Forecast: 7 receptions, 70 yards, 1 TD
Last week he had a right shoulder injury with an AC Joint sprain. He’s been questionable all week, but is slated to make the start. He will have to deal with pain the entire game and I’m not fully convinced that he will even finish the game. In addition, with this type of injury I expect the Bucs to rely heavy on the run game this week to protect Winston against this tough Buffalo defense.
Forecast: 250 passing yards, 1 TD, 1INT, and Leaves the game for some time.
Anderson hasn’t been as consistent as fantasy owners would have hoped and Jamaal Charles is slowly getting more touches as the season goes on. I believe I did warn most of you that Charles will get more involved as he gets more comfortable. Anderson does have a great matchup this week against the Chargers, but I see this backfield turning into more of a RBBC. I also believe that the Chargers are finally in their rhythm and will take this game.
Forecast: 15 rushes for 70 yards—Nothing special
Baldwin has been one of the biggest disappointments this season and we might be able to shove some of that blame on the horrible Seattle offensive line. Baldwin has struggled to get himself going and has only produced one game with double-digit fantasy points in standard formats. Seattle faces the Giants this week and shouldn’t take them lightly. The Giants are basically out of contention, but are out to prove that they are a team that can still compete as they went into Denver and beat them last week. I expect this to be a close match-up where Baldwin doesn’t produce once again
Forecast: 4 receptions, 45 yards
If you have Bennett then you must drop him. He has been the biggest bust at the tight end position. Everyone had high hopes for the combination of him and Rodgers, but that dwindled away quickly. Even with Hundley getting the start, there still will be no fantasy value for Bennett. The Packers don’t seem to want to get him involved in the offense. He seems to be out there just as a decoy. Bench, Drop, or Trade him, just don’t start him.
Forecast: 2 receptions for 15 yards
Derrick Henry: If Murray isn’t able to suit up, then Henry will have a great matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Even if Murray does play, Henry should get more touches especially down the stretch. I would expect the Titans to go easy with this reoccurring hamstring injury for Murray.
Chris Ivory: Leonard Fournette will be a game time decision to play. If he does then Ivory won’t have much value, but if he doesn’t then Ivory is a must start against the Colts. He would get the same touches and workload as Fournette and the Jaguars want to keep the football out of Blake Bortles.