Week 7: Start ‘Em & Sit ’em



Dak Prescott




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




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




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




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





Jameis Winston




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




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




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




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.


Week 6: Start ‘Em & Sit ‘EM



Kirk Cousins




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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





Carson Wentz




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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



Eli Manning




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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.