Week 7: Start ‘Em & Sit ’em

Quarterback

 

Dak Prescott

 

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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

 

Running Back

 

 

Adrian Peterson

 

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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

 

 

Wide Receiver

 

 

Adam Thielen

 

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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

 

Tight End

 

 

George Kittle

 

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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

 

 

Sit ‘EM

 

Quarterback

 

 

Jameis Winston

 

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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.

 

 

Running Back

 

 

C.J. Anderson

 

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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

 

 

Wide Receiver

 

 

Doug Baldwin

 

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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

 

 

Tight End

 

 

Martellus Bennett

 

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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

 

 

Sleepers

 

 

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.

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Week 6: Start ‘Em & Sit ‘EM

Quarterbacks

 

Kirk Cousins

 

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Well rested and coming off a bye, Cousins will be facing a 49ers defense who let Jacoby Brissett throw for 314 yards and march down the field whenever he wanted. Cousins was also very successful against the Kansas City Chiefs. If he can be successful against them in Arrowhead, he will put up 20 plus fantasy points against the 49ers.

Forecast: 330 yards, 3 TD’s, 1INT, and 3 rushes for 20 yards

 

Tom Brady

 

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Some Brady owners got a little nervous after last week’s game against the Bucs, but it was just one game. Brady also wasn’t able to play with his favorite target—Gronk. The patriots have a divsison game against a surprising Jets team this Sunday. Some people may view this as a close game, but not myself. I believe this will be a statement game for the Patriots after all the drama they’ve been receiving. Brady will come out and show that the Pats are still the team to beat.

Forecast: 300 yards and  2 TDs

 

Sleeper: Trevor Siemian

Broncos are coming off a bye as well and have a favorable match-up against a depleted Giants team. Siemian had a bad game against the Raiders, but will shake it off against arguable the worst team in the NFL. Giants defense is absent and Broncos will have a field day. Siemian is a great streaming option this week.

Forecast: 280 yards, 2 TD’s, 1 INT

 

 

Running Backs

 

DeMarco Murray

 

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Tennessee is having problems not only on the defensive side, but offensively as well. Weather or not Cassel or Mariota starts, Murray will get the bulk of the carries against an awful Colts defense. No matter who the Colts play, they let their defense get stomped on. The Titans showed that Murray is still the featured back last week since Henry was no involved in the offense at all. Titans need this win more than people know.

Forecast: 17 rushes for 86 yards and 1 Touchdown

 

Alvin Kamara

 

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Big news this week out of New Orleans, AP was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. This was great news for Mark Ingram and especially Alvin Kamara owners. Kamara was already establishing himself as the number one running back in New Orleans; now it’s his job to lose. He will be extremely involved in the offense going forward as he’s clearly Sean Peyton’s favorite choice at the position.

Forecast: 10 Rushes for 52 yards; 8 receptions for 70 yards and 1 Touchdown

 

Sleeper: Elijah McGuire

Reports out of Jets camp is that McGuire is set for a “heavy workload” vs New England. In addition, Bilal Powell is questionable to play with a calf injury. McGuire had 12 total touches last week totaling 30 yards, but has shown bursts of great play. If he gets the nod as the featured back against the Pats, which is a great matchup for his first start, then he will be a high end RB2

Forecast: 15 rushes for 80 yards and 1 Touchdown; 5 receptions for 40 yards

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

 

T.Y. Hilton

 

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So far, the Colts have held their own this season. They are just 1 game back of the division lead without Andrew Luck; I don’t think anyone would have predicted that. Hilton was off to a slow start but has picked it back up after developing some chemistry with Brissett. He’s received 8 targets over the past 3 weeks and had 7 receptions for 177 yards this past week against the 49ers. This Monday he’s facing a troubling Titans defense who won’t be able to keep up with him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Hilton had 150 receiving yards this week.

Forecast: 8 receptions, 150 yards, 1 TD

 

DeAndre Hopkins

 

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Hopkins has been absolutely terrific. He’s developed great chemistry with Watson and Watson targets Hopkins 10 plus times per game. Last week he had 3 TD’s and has 5 TD’s on the season. Hopkins is basically guaranteed to get into the end zone every week. He’s a must start week in and week out. This week he’s facing the Browns and with the way Watson has performed I expect nothing less than a blowout.

Forecast: 6 receptions, 70 yards, 2 TD’s

 

Sleeper: Will Fuller

Welcome back Will Fuller! He’s had 4 touchdowns in the first two games he’s been back. He’s proven it enough to me; start him this week against Cleveland. He will be a borderline WR1.

Forecast: 5 receptions, 50 yards, 1 TD

 

 

Tight Ends

 

 

Zach Ertz

 

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Ertz hasn’t had a game with less than 80 yards receiving and 8 targets. He’s clearly the number one option for Carson Wentz. To me, Ertz is a WR2. He’s one of the few tight ends that you can count on each week for consistent play. Ertz should perform well on Thursday night football against an iffy Panthers defense.

Forecast: 6 receptions, 80 yards, 1 TD

 

Ed Dickson

 

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Dickson is a must add at the tight end position after his performance last week against the Detroit Lions. He had 5 receptions for 175 yards and has slipped in as a solid replacement for Greg Olsen. Newton is playing at a high level finally and I believe he will continue to do so; I like Dickson going forward.

Forecast: 4 receptions, 44 yards, 1 TD

 

Sleeper: Austin Seferian-Jenkins

ASF is another waiver wire must add at the tight end position. First, who would have thought the Jets would be tied for the division lead? I certainly didn’t… Seferan-Jenkins has gotten some great looks in the past few games and McCown feels comfortable with him. He’s got a great match-up this week against the Patriots as well. Last week he had 6 receptions, 29 yards, and 1 TD and will produce similar numbers this week. McCown will target him a lot in the red-zone. Start him this week.

Forecast: 6 receptions, 39 yards, 1 TD

 

 

Sit ‘Em

 

Quarterbacks

 

 

Carson Wentz

 

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Yes, I know that Wentz had a field day against he Cardinals last week, but I hate playing players on Thursday Night. Panthers defense held Stafford in check till the end of the game. I have a feeling this will be a lower scoring affair than people assume.  If you have another option at QB think about starting him.

Forecast: 215 Yards, 2 TD’s, 1 INT

 

 

Jared Goff

 

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Goff always seems to find his way on here, but he’s only on here due to the fact that he’s facing the new legion of Boom—The Jacksonville Jaguars. Their defense finds ways to mess with opposing quarterbacks. I would sit Goff this week and look to stream another quarterback.

Forecast: 230 passing yards, 1 TD, 2 INT’s, 1 Fumble

 

 

Running Backs

 

 

Mike Gillislee

 

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Gillislee has been in a slump the past 3 games and that’s because the Patriots aren’t winning by their normal margin. The Pats are either behind or barely taking the lead for most of their games, which means the ball will always be in Brady’s hands. The Jets will stop the run this week, but I don’t think they stop Brady in a tough division match-up.

Forecast: 12 rushes for 45 yards

 

 

Latavius Murray

 

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He was the hottest player on the market last week and then showed why no team wanted to sign him in the off-season. Jerick McKinnon stole the backfield in less than one game! It was a disappointing outing to say the least. Murray will get about 8-10 touches per game, but they won’t be effective.

Forecast: Watching McKinnon shake and bake from the side line

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

 

Tyreek Hill

 

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Chiefs are hot, but I think this is the week they get their first loss. The Steelers, or should I say Big Ben, played bad against Jacksonville and will want to show the league that they are still to be reckoned with. Needless to say, I think this will be a low scoring game, that doesn’t result in much fantasy outcome for the Chiefs

Forecast: 5 receptions for 60 yards

 

 

Jarvis Landry

 

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Until Cutler and Adam Gase figure this offense out, Landry and the other Miami offensive players won’t have much fantasy value.

Forecast: 5 receptions for 55 yards

 

 

Tight Ends

 

 

Cameron Brate

 

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He’s played well these past few games, but he’s going against the Cardinals in a tough division match-up. I expect this to be a low scoring game as well.

Forecast: 5 receptions for 41 yards

 

Evan Engram

 

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The Giants are a mess. They are dealing with injuries at every position. They will not be trending in the right direction anytime soon. Engram will see the targets but won’t be productive fantasy wise. He had 4 targets producing nothing and they are facing Denver this week, which means the Denver defense is going to destroy Manning and the offense.

Forecast: Trying to figure out how to get open

Week 5: Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em

Start ‘Em

 

Quarterbacks

 

Eli Manning

We’ve been fortunate enough to see the Eli of old these past couple weeks. The past 2 games he’s averaged 30.21 points in standard leagues, which is something that most fantasy owners didn’t think they would see this season. The Giants are off to an awful start, and most likely will be one of the worst teams in the NFL by seasons end, but they do have a good matchup fantasy wise against the Chargers this week. Like every game with the Giants, this one will be a shootout. Eli will put up good numbers again. He’s a definite start this week.

Forecast: 312 yards, 3 TD’s, 2 INT’s

 

Dak Prescott

Prescott has been a solid fantasy performer thus far into the fantasy season. For some reason he’s on most owner’s benches. It’s time to hand the reigns of your team to Prescott. He’s averaged nothing less than 19 fantasy points per game this season. He’s got a revenge game this week against the Packers and although I don’t believe the Cowboys will succeed, I do believe that Prescott will have his way with the Green Bay defense. He will put up QB1 numbers once again

Forecast: 270 yards, 2 TD’s and 5 rushes for 45 yards

 

Sleeper: Jay Cutler

The Titans defense has proven one thing this season; that they are absolutely terrible. Cutler is playing his first game at home which should help him rebound from two awful games against the Jets and Saints. Titans are allowing 29 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Cutler is a low end option this week to stream. It’s time that Cutler has a break out performance in a Miami Dolphins uniform.

Forecast: 275 yards, 2 TD’s, 1 INT

 

Running Backs

 

Bilal Powell

This isn’t a difficult decisions, Powell is playing the Cleveland Browns and Matt Forte will be out once again. Powell had 25 points last week with 21 carries, 163 rush yards, 1 rush TD, and 4 receptions for 27 yards. The Jets don’t look that bad this season. Expect them to continue to rely on their defense and the run game.

Forecast: 18 rushes 97 yards, 1 TD, and 4 receptions for 30 yards.

 

Marshawn Lynch

I don’t understand why the Raiders haven’t gotten Lynch more involved with the offense this season. They seem to have become so one dimensional. Anyway, Lynch should get a heavy workload since EJ Manuel is starting. In addition, the Ravens are missing some key pieces to their run defense. Baltimore has given up 13 fantasy points to the past two running backs they’ve played, which were Le’Veon Bell and Leonard Fournette. I still consider Lynch on this level when he touches the ball.

Forecast: 17 carries, 87 yards, 1 TD

 

Sleeper: Andre Ellington

He’s looking like a must start, especially in PPR leagues.  Last week he had 5 rushes for 18 yards and added 9 receptions for 86 yards on 14 targets! People forget that he also had 8 targets the previous game against Dallas for 59 rec yards. The Cardinals have found their James White of the offense. He’s a great play this week in your flex position with the upside of an RB2. With the amount of targets he is receiving I expect him to dominate the Cardinals backfield for the next couple weeks.

Forecast: 7 rushes, 28 yards and 9 receptions, 85 yards, 1 TD

 

Wide Receivers

 

Randall Cobb

Davante Adams will sit or be limited due to his concussion. Dallas’s secondary has proven to be terrible this season and every time he plays Dallas, Cobb puts up a solid stat line. Over the last three games against Dallas Cobb’s had 22 catches for 196 yards and 1 touchdown. The Packers should put a good amount of points on the scoreboard this week. Cobb will be a high end RB2.

Forecast: 8 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD

 

Devante Parker

The Dolphins have to have one big fantasy performance and are set up for that against a bad Titans defense. The Titans defense has allowed a pair of WR to score in 3 of the last 4 games. Especially with Mariota most likely to sit out, Miami should get their offense rolling in the right direction.

Forecast: 4 receptions, 75 yards, 1 TD

 

Sleeper: Jermaine Kearse

Kearse is going against the Browns. That should be enough said right? Even if it’s for the Jets

Forecast: 6 receptions for 85 yards

 

Tight End

 

Charles Clay

Again he’s on our list. Jordan Matthews is out and he was the only receiver that was going to steal some targets. Now everything will be thrown to Clay. He’s played great these past few weeks and will continue the streak against the Bengals.

Forecast: 8 Receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD

 

Hunter Henry

He’s playing the Giants. He should have a big game since this is going to be a competition of who can throw for the most passing yards between Philip Rivers and Eli Manning. Giants have allowed at least 1 touchdown per game this year against opposing tight ends. Hunter Henry will be a high end TE1.

Forecast: 5 receptions, 70 yards, 1 TD

 

Sleeper: Martellus Bennett

He’s only had 17 catches for 141 yards this season and no touchdowns. Bennett has just 12 fantasy points on the year. I personally have been upset and disappointment this season with Bennett as he’s my starting tight end. However, Rodgers wants to get him more involved in the offense. He’s bound to have one good game, why not against the weak Dallas Defense?

Forecast 6 Receptions, 52 yards, 1 TD

 

Sit ‘Em

 

Quarterbacks

 

Jared Goff

He might finally cool down playing a division rival in Seattle this Sunday. This will be the toughest matchup that Goff has had yet. The Seahawks have allowed just one quarterback to score more than 20 fantasy points this season. Let Goff get some rest on your bench this week. He’s a QB2 at best this week against a tough Seattle defense

Forecast: 215 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 1 Fumble

 

Cam Newton

Newton finally showed that he can still play quarterback. He had 316 pass yards, 3 TD’s, 44 rush yards, and 1 rush TD. Unfortunately I don’t think Newton will be able to do it two weeks in a row. The Panthers are facing a tough Detroit Lions defense, who are allowing just 12.5 fantasy points on average to opposing quarterbacks. I don’t like this matchup on the road. Don’t expect too much from him this week even though he had a great performance last week.

Forecast: 196 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, and 3 rushes for 24 yards

 

 

Running backs

 

Tarik Cohen

He’s a risky play this week against a solid Vikings defense. He had 24 rush yards and 24 rec yards last week against the Packers. It’s hard to tell how Trubisky will play this week as well. Jordan Howard seems to be getting his momentum going now and should start taking back some of Cohen’s touches. Cohen’s last chance at relevance this year is in the passing game. Sit Cohen this week and see how Trubisky performs.

Forecast: 4 Rushes for 18 yards, and 5 receptions, 25 yards

 

Ty Montgomery

His rib injury will hold him back. He’s been practicing with extra padding, but when it’s all said and done, the Packers will either rest him or give him limited touches. Word on the street is that he might miss multiple weeks and that his injury is a little more serious than anticipated. Sit Montgomery for this week till he gets better.

Forecast: Inactive

 

Wide receivers

 

Alshon Jeffrey

He’s slightly been disappointing this year. Everyone expect bigger numbers for Jeffrey in a prove it year. I will say that he’s been consistent for the most part, his numbers just aren’t on the high end. This week the Eagles face the Cardinals and Jeffrey will most likely draw Patrick Peterson, which is bad news for his fantasy outlook.

Forecast: 3 receptions for 39 yards

 

Amari Cooper

Until Cooper starts catching the ball consistently, I would recommend sitting him for other WR options. Let’s not forget that EJ manuel is getting the start… Not much production coming from the Raiders WR’s this week

Forecast: 4 receptions for 40 yards and 2 dropped passes

 

Tight Ends

 

Eric Ebron

Ebron isn’t worth trusting this week or for the rest of the season. In his past 2 games He’s had 4 catches for 36 yards on 11 targets this season. This is just plain awful. He goes against a solid Panthers defense this week as well. Just forget about Ebron all together.

Forecast: Irrelevant

 

Kyle Rudolph

I hate writing his name down, but the fact is that Rudolph hasn’t been productive this fantasy season thus far. He’s had 7 catches for 83 yards these past 3 games. When Sam Bradford gets back in the lineup and gets adjusted with his knee issues, then Rudolph will be relevant again, but as long as Keenum is the starter, Rudolph will have no fantasy relevance.

Forecast: 3 receptions for 26 yards and some tears

Week 5: Waiver Wire Adds

Quarterbacks

 

Eli Manning

 

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The Giants lost another one this past week against the Bucs, but Eli Manning has been producing well. This could be because they constantly play from behind or the fact that the Giants don’t have a run game. Either way Manning has been putting up QB1 numbers and should continue this week against the Chargers. This game is definitely going to be a shootout. Manning has had 28 plus points that past two weeks and will get 20 plus this week. Pick Manning up if your quarterback is on a bye.

 

Brian Hoyer

 

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The 49ers offense is pretty inconsistent at this point, but Hoyer has got a favorable matchup this week against the Indianapolis Colts. He threw close to 50 times, so fantasy owners will definitely see the opportunites against the weak secondary of the Colts. Now, Hoyer is no Wilson, but should be able to produce decent numbers if you need a QB to stream.

 

 

Running Backs

 

 

Latavius Murray

 

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Next man up… Dalvin Cook went down with a torn ACL against the Lions. This is huge injury for fantasy owners. Cook was producing at a high level each week and was one of the more consistent running backs in the league. Murray had 7 rushes for 21 yards and 2 receptions for 6 yards when he was thrown into the game. He will be the featured back in the offense now. He produced solid numbers as the lead back with the Raiders so he should be able to put up flex type numbers each week with RB2 upside. Must add this week.

 

Aaron Jones

 

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Jones had 13 rushes for 49 yards and 1 touchdown after Ty Montgomery went down with his rib injury. Montgomery has stated that he’s fine and is looking to suit up against the Dallas Cowboys, but he has fractures in his ribs. This is a injury that needs to be proceeded with caution. He will either be limited this week or not play, which means Jones will get good looks in a good offense. Rodgers is confident in Jones and believes Jones is a natural runner. If Rodgers believes in him, so do I.

 

 

Wide Receiver

 

 

Devin Funchess

 

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The Panthers offense finally seemed to show signs of life against the Patriots. Granted it was the Patriots, but nonetheless a solid and much needed outing for the Panthers offense. After the Greg Olsen injury, Funchess has not received less than 6 targets. The past two weeks he received 10 and 9. Newton has to throw the ball to someone else besides Kelvin Benjamin and we will see if Newton can continue his momentum against the Lions, but expect Funchess to keep getting the volume and opportunities.

 

Will Fuller

 

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Fuller’s return couldn’t have come at a better time. Watson needs another wide out besides Hopkins and Fuller picked up right where he left off. He had 4 receptions, 35 yards, and 2 TD’s. The one-two combo of Hopkins and Fuller is back and the Houston offense looks more high-powered than anticipated. Watson is the real deal and will continue to air it out to all of his receivers. Stash fuller on your bench.

 

Tight Ends

 

 

Evan Engram

 

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Engram has 200 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on the season and Manning really likes going to the rookie TE. The Giants will continue to be in shootouts since they have no run game and their defense has been non-exsistent. For a year of lack luster tight ends, Engram is been a bright spot and hasn’t gotten less than 40 yards receiving in all of his outings. Pick him up because he’s most likely producing more than your current tight end.

 

Zach Miller

 

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If Mike Glennon was still the starter I wouldn’t be putting Zach Miller on the list, but Mitch Trubisky has been declared the starter. I believe Trubisky will be able to move the offense down the field more efficiently than Glennon and he will do that with Zach Miller. History has proven that rookie quarterbacks rely on their tight ends. I will also add that Miller is the best receiver on the Bears this season. It’s Miller or bust at the receiving positions for this offense. He will be highly targeting this coming week on Monday night football.

Week 4: Start ‘Em & Sit ‘EM

 

Quarterbacks

 

Russell Wilson

 

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Wilson had his first good outing of the season last week against the Titans. Unfortunately they ended up losing, but that should add fuel to the fire this week against the Colts. He threw for 4 touchdowns last Sunday and should be able to put up similar numbers against an awful Colts defense. Kizer had success against Indianapolis, throwing for 242 passing yards, 2 TD’s, 2 INT’s, 44 rushing yards and a 1 TD. Take away the turnovers and those are the numbers that Wilson will get you this week.

Forecast: 275 yards, 2 TD’s, and 5 rushes for 30 yards and 1 TD

 

Andy Dalton

 

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The way the Bengals have started, I wouldn’t recommend starting Dalton the majority of the time, but he’s playing Cleveland this Sunday. However, Dalton had his first solid game last week against the Packers. If he can get 20 fantasy points against the Packers, then he should get 20+ against the Browns. A.J. Green and Dalton will have a great fantasy day against the Browns.

Forecast: 290 yards, 2 TD’s, 1 INT

 

Running Backs

 

Chris Carson

 

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I won’t pick every player from Seattle this week, but Carson has finally taken over the number one role for the Seahawks. His numbers were pretty decent against the Titans, producing 52 total yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks should be able to control this game from the start. I expect them to get up by a decent amount in the first half and then pound it with the ground game in the second half. Carson is only trending up these days. Make sure to keep him in your starting lineups.

Forecast: 80 total yards, 1 TD

 

Joe Mixon

 

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Similar to Carson in Seattle, it seems that the Bengals are taking a step forward with Joe Mixon and I expect that trend to continue this week. He had 18 carries for 62 yards with 3 receptions for 18 yards last week against Green Bay. This wasn’t a big game by far, but the way the Bengals have started, 0-3, expect them to stick with Mixon as their starting back moving forward. Mixon owners can finally start getting excited.

Forecast: 97 rushing yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions for 19 yards

 

Wide Receivers

 

Stefon Diggs

 

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Diggs has been off to an electric start for the Vikings. He was targeted 11 times last week and had 8 receptions for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns. I was surprised that Case Keenum dominated the way he did and if he continues to produce at a high level like that, Diggs will be the primary beneficiary. The Vikings offense is more developed that most people had thought.  Everyone needs to take the Vikings a little bit more seriously. The running game is back, the defense is great, and the offense is only getting better. Diggs, Cook, and Thielen will all have great fantasy years. As for this week, I don’t expect anyone to be able to keep up with Diggs.

Forecast: 8 receptions, 95 yards, 1 TD, 1 Shake ‘N Bake

 

Mike Evans

 

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You should never take Mike Evans out of your starting lineup, but expect a monster game from him this week as they take on the Giants. This game has shootout written all over it and expect Winston to redeem himself after last week’s performance

 Forecast: 6 receptions, 101 yards, and 1 touchdown

 

Tight Ends

 

Charles Clay

 

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The Bills offense only has 3 players; Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy, and Charles Clay. Taylor has mostly been targeting his tight end in the red zone and all over the field. The Falcons defense should let the Bills move the football pretty easily. Clay will remain a TE1 for this week against Atlanta.

Forecast: 6 receptions, 56 yards, 1 touchdown

 

Zach Ertz

 

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I don’t know why Ertz isn’t getting much buzz around the fantasy world. He’s consistently had 9 points or higher in fantasy leagues. He had 90 plus receiving yards in the first 2 games, and managed 8 receptions for 55 yards and 1 touchdown last week. The Chargers secondary is not that greatest and the middle of the field will be open as this game will be a shootout as well. Ertz will continue the hot trend that he’s on.

Forecast: 7 Receptions, 80 yards, 1 touchdown

 

Sit ‘Em

 

Quarterback

 

Cam Newton

 

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I’m beyond disappointed in Superman. Is it because I own him in my fantasy league? Maybe… but I think everyone else will agree that it’s time to bench, cut, or trade Mr. Newton. He just doesn’t seem like he is fully healthy. His accuracy is terrible, he’s not running at all, and overall he just looks like he’s not in football condition. Any other quarterback would produce great numbers against the Patriots defense, but don’t count on it from Cam. The Carolina offense is struggling and struggling bad. Olsen out and Benjamin banged up doesn’t help either. Bench Newton until he has 3 consecutive solid games.

Forecast: 175 passing yards, 1 TD, 2 INT’s, and 4 rushes for 20 yards with 1 Fumble

 

Running Back

 

Isaiah Crowell

 

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Crowell is looking like one of the bigger busts this season given his horrible start. He’s usually produced good games in the past against Cincinnati, but don’t count on it this week. Duke Johnson has outperformed him and looks like the RB that will be the most productive for Cleveland this fantasy season. It’s hard to see Crowell anything more than a flex option this week and possibly the rest of the year. If you have Johnson, start him instead.

Forecast: 10 rushes for 34 yards, and a great view from the bench watching Duke Johnson

 

Wide Receiver

 

Terrelle Pryor

 

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Terrelle Pryor has been sadly disappointing this season so far. He hasn’t been able to make the big plays the Redskins, and Redskins fans, had hoped he would. Last week it looked like we saw a glimpse of what Josh Doctson is capable of, which eases some of the pain. Pryor had 4 targets for 2 receptions and 19 yards last week against the Raiders. Kansas City’s defense is on another level, which means Pryor should have similar numbers. It’s time to bench Pryor till he proves himself.

Forecast: 3 receptions for 33 yards

 

Tight End

 

Jordan Reed

 

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We are sticking to D.C. for the tight end position. Reed has a broken toe and has some type of structural damage to every part in his body. He’s to injure prone to rely on at this moment. My guess is that he will play every other game. If you currently own Reed, wait till he has one good game, then trade him for some decent value. As for this week, don’t start Jordan Reed. Vernon Davis played extremely well last week and I expect him to be more involved in the offense. He will steal some of the targets that belong to the injured Reed

Forecast: 4 receptions for 36 yards or 65% chance he’s inactive

 

Sleepers

 

Quarterback

 

Deshaun Watson: Watson has been exciting to watch these past few games. He played exceptional last week vs the Patriots with 301 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 INT’s, and 41 yards on the ground. Yes, the Pats have a terrible defense, but Watson kept Houston in the game, not to mention that he almost won the game. The Rookie can flat out play. I feel confident in playing Watson as a streaming option this week against a Tennessee defense that lets quarterbacks destroy them. Start Watson this week if you have doubts about your current QB situation, he will be a safer bet.

 

Running Backs

 

Wendell Smallwood: Start Smallwood if you had the chance to pick him up off waivers. He’s taken over as the number 1 back for Philly, especially since Sproles is out for the season. He had 12 rushes for 71 yards last week, and should see an increased work load against the Chargers.

Duke Johnson: Crowell has been a bust thus far and Johnson has surprised us all as the most fantasy relevant back in Cleveland.  Last week he had 2 rushes for 23 yards, 1 td, and 6 receptions on 7 targets for 81 yards. He’s the Browns best receiving option and since they play from behind every game, Johnson is a must start since he will be in the majority of the time.

 

Wide Receivers

 

Adam Thielen: This Minnesota offense is pretty exciting to watch. Thielen, Diggs, and Cooks should all have great fantasy years if they keep playing this way. Thielen posted 5 receptions for 98 yards last week against the Bucs. He’s a great flex play this week with WR2 upside against the Detroit Lions. Don’t be scared of playing Minnesota wide receivers, the running game and defense has allowed the offense to open up. Play Thielen this week.

Sterling Shepard: Last week was a shootout against the Eagles. I don’t see anything changing this week against the Bucs. Shepard had 10 targets, 7 receptions, 133 yards, and 1 TD last Sunday. He could get close to those numbers again with his matchup against a bad Bucs secondary. Think about putting him in your flex position this week.

 

Tight End

 

Ryan Griffin: Griffin is a great waiver wire option to pick up for Tight End. It seems like the TE position itself has been lacking this season compared to last. None the less, Griffin played well last week with 5 receptions 61 yards and 1 touchdown. Don’t forget all rookie quarterbacks love their tight ends. He should produce this weekend against the Titans

Week 4: Waiver Wire Adds

Quarterbacks

 

Deshaun Watson

 

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The rookie has certainly proved that he should have been the starter from the beginning. Watson almost pulled off it off against the Patriots, which was a fantastic game to watch. Watson threw for 301 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 INT’s, and added 41 yards on the ground. I know he went against an awful Patriots defense, but Watson held his own. The past 2 weeks Watson has put up 17 fantasy points or more in standard leagues. He’s also got a good match-up this coming week against the Tennessee Titans, who let Russell Wilson throw for 4 touchdowns. Watson could be a good streaming option this week.

 

Jared Goff

 

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I never thought I would be writing his name down for something positive, but the time has finally come. It’s time to think about picking up Jared Goff. Sean McVay has brought out the best in the young quarterback. Goff looks more comfortable in the pocket and is making smart decisions. In 3 games he’s passed for 817 yards, 5 TD’s, with 1 INT. These numbers are definitely shocking not just to myself, but a lot of fantasy owners around the world. Goff has a good match-up coming up this week against a weak Dallas defense, who let Carson Palmer stomp all over them with 325 yards and 2 TD’s. McVay is making use of all the weapons on offense and Goff is the benefactor of it. He is a good streaming option for the next couple weeks.

 

Running Backs

 

Wendell Smallwood

 

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Darren Sproles injured every part of his body this last week and has been ruled out for the season. Wendell Smallwood was already slowly making his way as the starter, but now it’s official. He played more than 50% of the snaps last week against the Giants and his workload will only increase against a weak Chargers defense. It’s a no brainer, pick up Smallwood. He will immediately produce as a flex play with RB2 upside.

 

Alvin Kamara

 

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I believe that Kamara is the running back to own in the Saints backfield. The Saints offense primarily throws the ball and Sean Peyton and Drew Brees already love Kamara. He continues to make the most of his opportunities with 37 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. He’s averaging 5.8 yards on the ground and 7.6 yards receiving. Kamara is definitely worth grabbing off the wire and stashing on your team. He will be a good streaming option down the line.

 

Wide Receivers

 

Sterling Shepard

 

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Shepard has been the Giants number one wide out until Beckham came back this past week. Even with Beckham back, Shepard still produced 7 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown at Philadelphia. He was third in targets with 10 this past Sunday, Marshall had 11, and Beckham had 13, and this could continue moving forward. However, Shepard has out-played, out-produced, and taken over Marshall’s role as the WR2 option for this team. The Gaints are 0-3 and will be playing desperate. Manning will continue to air the ball out. Take a look at Shepard.

 

Devin Funchess

 

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It’s hard for me to write Funchess down because I’m a Cam Newton owner, but will Kelvin Benjamin out Funchess will get good amount of targets heading his way. Let’s not forget that Greg Olsen is out as well. Newton is unreliable at this moment, but Funchess has had 16 targets in the two games Olsen and Benjamin got hurt. Based on volume, Funchess could be a great flex play this coming week.

 

Tight Ends

 

Charles Clay

 

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Charles Clay’s career has just had a resurgence. Clay and McCoy have been the only reliable options for Tyrod Taylor and the Bills offense. He’s averaging 6 targets a game and has produced 115 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns this season. He’s starting to become a TE1.

 

Benjamin Watson

 

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The Ravens were absolutely dreadful against the Jaguars in London. They better pray that it was due to all the traveling because that performance was painful to watch. The one good thing about the Ravens offense has been Ben Watson. The past 2 games he’s found the end zone and Flacco and the Ravens offense usually involve the tight end position quite heavily. Watson will continue to get the looks until he gets injured, which every Ravens tight end seems to do.

Week 3: Start ‘Em & Sit ‘EM

Start ‘Em

Jay Cutler

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Let’s be honest, this match-up is a no brainer because Cutler is playing the Jets, but in the past would anyone really consider Cutler fantasy relevant? Hell no, but there is a magic flowing in the air with his new aerial attack. With Parker, Landry, Stills, and Ajayi expect big things against this horrendous Jets team. Fly with Cutty this week.

Forecast: 275 Passing yards 2 Touchdowns

Le’Veon Bell

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Ok let’s keep it simple, forget the last two weeks happened. Bell will put a dent in your opponent this week.  Chicago played well in the first week, but can’t seem to stop the run. Jacquizz Rodgers rushed 19 times for 67 yards and 1 TD. Bell will have more success than Rodgers. It’s time for a breakout game for Bell and it’s coming this week.

Forecast: 145 total yards 2 Touchdowns

Kelvin Benjamin

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Benjamin slides in as Cam’s new number one option with Greg Olsen out. Benjamin is marching in for a huge game this week against the Saints worst defense. Benjamin had 8 targets leading to 6 receptions and 77 yards. Now that Olsen is out, Benjamin will get most, if not, all the targets. He’s a must start against an atrocious Saints defense. They rank dead last in everything, Brees will keep it close, but here’s how it breaks down, play anything that has a Carolina uniform on, even Greg Olsen.

Forecast: 7 receptions, 99 yards, and 1 TD

Jordan Reed‎

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Huge game for both teams. Oakland and Washington have the making of a shootout and Reed looks to be the benefactor of it. No one on the Raiders can match up. 1-on-1 with him. Oakland also is not great against the pass, especially against Tight Ends. Look for Cousins to find Reed for a couple scores.

Forecast: 85 yards and 2 TD’s

Sit ‘Em

Carson Wentz

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Yes he’s been flying high, but he’s going up against a desperate Giants team. I will take desperation any day. After the comments from McAdoo this past week, Eli has to have a decent game otherwise the Giants have to talk about the future more seriously. Besides, with McAdoo giving up the play calling I believe the Giants will be more productive on the offensive end. With that being said, sit Wentz for this week only.

Forecast: 220 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and 1 fumble lost

DeMarco Murray

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He’s banged up and this could be the taking over of Derrick Henry. Henry looks to get most of the carries this week and if he does, it could spell the end for Murray. Also, Seattle is a tough physical team which could limit the Titans usage of Murray in favor of an elusive Henry.

Forecast: 9 carries, 34 yards or Inactive

Amari Cooper

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Don’t get me wrong, I love Cooper, but not for TD’s or his match-up against Josh Norman. Word around Raiders camp is that Cooper is dealing with a small injury, but we all know that Crabtree has turned into Carr’s favorite target, especially in the red zone.

Forecast: 85 yards

Jimmy Graham

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9 yards in 2 games. WTF?

Forecast: 3 rec 31 yards

Sleepers

Quarterback

  • Trevor Siemian: He’s absolutely destroyed the past two weeks. I don’t expect anything less this coming week against the Bills. The Denver offense has looked very impressive, Siemian could be the real deal.

Running Back

  • Isaiah Crowell: He has to have a break-out game eventually right? It should happen against a bad Colts defense. He’s also has asked Jackson for more touches. The big game should happen this week.
  • Derrick Henry: Murray is either going to get limited touches or he will be inactive. The Seattle defense hasn’t been great against the run. If Murray gets the bulk of the load, which he most likely will, he should make the most of the touches and get 90 plus yards and 1 touchdown. Low end RB1

Wide Receiver

  • Jermaine Kearse: He’s had a great past 2 weeks since he got traded. He’s playing with a chip on his shoulder and McCown has made him his go-to target. Expect him to have another solid day since Robby Anderson has a minor injury as well.
  • Rashard Higgins: He played 54-of-71 snaps against the Ravens in his first week promoted from the practice squad. Corey Coleman is out, and Kenny Britt has been irrelevant these past two weeks. Higgins will see the targets this week against the Colts. He will be a great flex play.

Tight End

  • Ben Watson: He had 8 targets for 91 yards last week. Flacco seems to be relying on the veteran tight end more often now. Let’s not forget he’s the only healthy tight end on the roster.
  • Zach Miller: Anyone on the bears is suspect, but Miller has had 15 targets in two games. Glennon has no one else to rely on. Miller should see at least 7-8 targets this Sunday.

 

Week 2: Start & ‘Em Sit ‘EM

Week 1 was rough to watch for a lot of the fantasy world. There wasn’t as much production as most people thought there would be. Hopefully week two will be filled with more excitedment.

 

Starts of the Week

 

Quarterback: Tom Brady and Drew Brees

 

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This is one of the most intriguing matchups of the week, the Saints vs. Patriots and features two of the top quarterbacks in the league: Drew Brees vs. Tom Brady. I expect this to be nothing less than a shootout. Both defenses looked very suspect in the first week and I wouldn’t count on either of them providing support to the offense. Both of these quarterbacks with throw for over 300 yards with 2 touchdowns each. These guys are must starts in every league.

 

Running Back: Ty Montgomery

 

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He proved everyone wrong in his first week. He dominated the touches and played 74-of-82 snaps. Concerns about him not being a workhorse was proven false last week against Seattle. He finished with 54 yards on the ground with 1 touchdown and added 39 receiving yards. He should be able to produce better numbers this coming week against a weaker Atlanta defense, which struggled against the Chicago Bears last week. Montgomery will get 110 total yards and add 1 touchdown.

 

Wide Receiver: Larry Fitzgerald

 

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It’s hard not to favor the veteran this week. He’s a great matchup against the Colts. The Cardinals are looking for a bounce back week and they sure as hell will get it against the Colts. The Rams absolutely destroyed the Colts, and if the Rams can do it, you better believe the Cardinals will do the same. John Brown is also out with an injury, so I expect half of those targets to go to Fitzy. He should get 8 receptions 95 yards and 1 touchdown this week.

 

Tight End: Rob Gronkowski

 

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The Patriots are going to come out with vengeance this week. Gronk had a touchdown taken away from him in week 1 and added a subpar performance against the Chiefs. We all know that this isn’t going to happen in back to back weeks. Danny Amendola is now out, and some of those targets will slide over as well. Gronk will get 7 receptions, 80 yards and 1 touchdown this week against a weak New Orleans defense.

 

Sits of the week

 

Quarterback: Eli Manning

 

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His performance was just awful against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football last week and it won’t get any better this week against Detroit. The Lions got 3 interceptions against Carson Palmer last week and they should get another 2 this week from Manning. I know ODB wasn’t playing, but Eli looked like it was his first day playing football. How do you not get Brandon Marshall involved? ODB is still iffy to play this coming week and until OBD comes back at full strength, no one should even consider starting Manning in their leagues.

 

Running Back: Rob Kelley

 

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The Redskins running attack looks atrocious. Rob Kelley is not the answer they thought he was going to be. Chris Thompson looks to be the most productive running back on the roster as well as the most consistent. Kelley had 10 rushes for 30 yards. The Rams front line is solid and will give the Redskins ground game trouble. I don’t like the matchup.

 

Wide Receiver: Dez Bryant

 

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It’s hard not to start Dez Bryant, but he’s going against Denver’s defense who will most likely put Talib in front of him. This will be a very physical matchup, but I don’t expect Prescott to target Bryant much in this game. He will play it safe and go to T. Williams, Witten, and Zeke.

 

Tight End: Hunter Henry

 

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I was extremely high on Henry coming into the season. I know it’s only week 1, but the Chargers seem to still rely on Antonio Gates, which I can’t fault them for. Rivers will forever have a bromance with him. This will be a Tight End by committee for a good chunk of the season, which is not appealing.

 

Sleepers

 

Quarterbacks

  • Carson Wentz: The Chiefs held Brady in check, but with Eric Berry out with a torn Achilles, Wentz should be able to throw the ball into the secondary. He’s got great weapons and should be able to get around 20 fantasy points this week as well.
  • Carson Palmer: He didn’t have a good performance last week, but should have a dominate one this week against the Colts. Jared Goff had a field day, which means Palmer should have his way with the Colts defense on Sunday.

 

Running Backs

  • Chris Carson: The Seattle backfield looked bad last week against the Packers. Carson was the only bright spot. I know Rawls is coming back this week and should see the bulk of the carries, but Pete Carroll said he’s anxious to see what Carson does with more carries. I’m assuming Seattle will slowly get Carson more involved each week if Carroll is already high on him. Carson only has one man to beat since Lacy was beyond awful. If he’s not picked up in your league, go snag him now while you can.

 

Wide Receivers

  • Chris Hogan: Amendola is out, and Hogan will receive most of his targets. Diggs and Thielen, who combined for 250 yards, torched the Saints. Hogan will be a big beneficiary of this shootout.
  • Cooper Kupp: The Rams had a field day against the Colts and will face a tougher defense when Washington Comes to town, but Kupp looks legit. Goff trusts him as does McVay. Watkins will be covered by Norman, which means Kupp will be the number one option for Goff. If you have a flex position start Kupp.

 

Tight End

  • Austin Hooper: I don’t know if he’s really a sleeper anymore, but he had a fantastic outing against the Chicago Bears. Green Bay has to play defense against a lot of explosive wide receivers that the Falcons have, and it should leave Hooper open on some plays. He will have another productive outing this week.

Fantasy Preview: Texans Vs. Bengals

 

Eh… I think the NFL could have picked a better Thursday night football game. Both teams had an atrocious week 1. The Texas got dominated by the Jaguars and the Bengals got pushed around by the Ravens. Both teams are looking for redemption so they can avoid a 0-2 record.

 

Quarterbacks: Andy Dalton vs. Deshaun Watson

 

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These guys are both weak plays this week so if you have other quarterbacks please start them. If I had to go with one I’ll go with the Red Rocket—Andy Dalton. In my opinion the Bengals need this win more than the Texans and Andy Dalton has to have a bounce back week. Watson will get his first official start, but it’s always difficult to start a rookie in his first week. If Jacksonville can put up 29 points then the Bengals should do alright. I hate Thursday night games but Dalton should put up 250 passing yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Like I said not much fantasy good can come from either quarterback tonight.

 

Running Backs: Lamar Miller vs. Bengals Committee

 

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Obviously Miller is the choice here because there are to many variables in the Cincinnati backfield. I believe Miller will get about 95 yards on the ground tonight with no touchdowns. As for the Bengals committee… don’t start any of them until one of them becomes the sole back.

 

Wide Receivers: DeAndre Hopkins vs. A.J. Green

 

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This is the most enticing matchup of the evening. I believe Watson will target Hopkins more than Savage could, but Green will win the matchup. Dalton and the Bengals should come out firing and Green will get the looks. I’m predicting Green will get 7 receptions, 85 yards, and 1 touchdown.

 

Tight Ends: Tyler Eifert vs. No One

 

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Need I say more? Eifert is the better pick since the Texans don’t have a legit tight end. Even if Houston had a tight end, I would still go with Tyler Eifert. He will get 4 receptions for 45 yards.

 

Kickers: Ka’imi Fairbairn vs. Randy Bullock

 

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I’m giving the nod to Ka’imi because I like his name better and because Houston probably won’t get that many TD’s tonight, but will get some field goal opportunities.

 

Defense: Houston vs. Cincinnati

 

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Even though the Bengals had a rough week 1 their defense wasn’t all the bad. They shut down the passing game decently. I would go with Cincy here, but don’t expect much production from either team.

 

Final Score: Bengals 20- Texans 10

Week 1: Start ‘EM Sit ‘EM

Starts

Quarterback: Marcus Mariota

 

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I really like this matchup. The Raiders have just an “ok” defense and had the 26th ranked defense last season against the pass and allowed the 6th most fantasy points to quarterbacks. This is great news for fantasy owners who have Mariota. In addition, the Raiders are also one of the worst teams covering tight ends, so I expect Mariota to highly target Delanie Walker. I believe Mariota should produce about 315 Passing yards, 45 rushing yards, and 3 touchdowns.

 

Running Back: Shady McCoy

 

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Bell would be up here, but I’m assuming everyone has common knowledge to start him and D. Johnson every week. The running back who I think goes off is McCoy. Why? Because he’s facing the Jets… McCoy will get at least 25-30 total touches. I project 26 touches with 120 total yards and 1 touchdown. Did I mention that they are facing the worst team in the NFL as well? Bills don’t look that great so far, but they will look like Super Bowl contenders against the Jets.

 

Wide Receiver: Kelvin Benjamin

 

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Benjamin looked fantastic in the preseason. He trimmed down and had 8 catches for 107 yards with 2 touchdowns during the preseason. He has a great matchup this week against the San Francisco 49ers. This matchup gives him top 10 upside. Cam Newton will rely heavy on him and Olsen in the passing game and Benjamin should see an increased amount of targets this season. Benjamin will get 6 receptions, 90 yards and 1 touchdown minimum this week.

 

Tight End: Delanie Walker

 

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I have to go back to the Titans/Raiders matchup. The Raiders allowed the 8th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends last season and it’s not looking like things will improve this season. Walker has great chemistry with Mariota and should see a solid amount of targets. Walker should have 5receptions, 65 yards and touchdown.

 

Sleepers

 

Quarterback: Carson Palmer

 

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Palmer has a great matchup against the Detroit Lions. I hope he continues his moment him from the end of last season where he averaged 21 fantasy points over his last 6 games. His receiving corps looks healthy and ready go. He will be a great streamer this week and the next couple weeks as well.

 

Running Back: Bilal Powell

 

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I don’t like picking anyone for the Jets, but Powell is the only offense that they have. He’s not just going to see an insane amount of volume for this week but for the entire season. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable starting Powell. He will produce RB2 numbers.

 

Wide Receiver: Brandon Marshall

 

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Beckham has a 50/50 chance to play tonight vs. the Cowboys. Regardless if Beckham plays Marshall should see most of the targets tonight. He’s facing a horrific secondary for the Dallas Cowboys, so he should see some great numbers this evening.

 

Tight End: Jason Witten

 

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We will stick with this division and go with Jason Witten. He’s been solid year in and year out. Dak loves targeting Witten as well. He will produce some solid numbers tonight vs. the Giants.

 

Sits

 

Quarterback: Matthew Stafford

 

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I don’t like the matchup against the Arizona Cardinals and their defense. The last time Stafford played against the Cardinals in 2015 he threw for 188 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions. I don’t think he will struggle this much, but I don’t expect him to play that well. He will get below 19 fantasy points this week.

 

Running Back: Joe Mixon

 

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This is a tough matchup for the Bengals. Ravens have always been good at stopping the run. Let’s not forget that the Bengals haven’t committed to any one of their running backs to be the bell cow. I do expect Mixon to take over later in the season, but the Hill and Bernard still stealing touches, I would sit Mixon this week. Be patient with Mixon, his time will come.

 

Wide Receiver: T.Y. Hilton

 

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News just came in that Luck’s injury is more severe than anticipated. My advice: trade all Colts players. Hilton will get some decent yards, but won’t be the man that you expect him to be without Luck. It’s hard to bench him because you most likely spent a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick on him, but he’s facing a solid Rams defense and Tolzien is his starting quarterback. This isn’t a recipe for success.

 

Tight End: Martellus Bennett

 

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I like Bennett every week besides week 1 against the Seahawks. If any team is going to give Rodgers trouble, it’s the Seattle Seahawks. Expect the targets not to be there for Bennett this week. Start another tight end if you can.