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- Cam Newton (NE Patriots):
- Jets are allowing an average of 20.5 fantasy points per game which is third most in the NFL.
- Divisional header, Jets are showing out with their offense, could be a close game requiring both QBs to throw.
- Cam bounced back last week versus the Bills scoring 17.36 fantasy points after a 2 point outing the week before.
- Derrick Carr (LV Raiders):
- Divisional header with two playoff contenders in a must win game.
- Chargers are allowing 22.6 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks.
- Justin Herbert will keep this game close.
- Carr only has two interceptions on the year.
- Last week versus Browns it was a run heavy game due to the weather so Carr only scored 11 fantasy points.
- Drew Lock (DEN Broncos):
- Drew Lock looked great last week versus the Chargers, scoring 20.82 fantasy points and 3 TDs.
- Lock has another great matchup this week versus the Atlanta Falcons.
- The Falcons lead the league in fantasy points allowed to QBs at 25.6.
- The Falcons defense has struggled all year and I expect these struggles to carry into this week.
- Other plugs: Josh Allen (BUF Bills), Ben Roethlisberger (PIT Steelers), Deshaun Watson (HOU Texans)
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- Nick Mullens (SF 49ers):
- The Niners season looks to be over as Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the year with a high ankle injury.
- Nick Mullens will look to step up against a Packers defense allowing the 9th least fantasy points to QBs.
- The Packers also have one of the best corners in the league in Jaire Alexander who will likely cover Brandon Aiyuk.
- Deebo, Kittle and Bourne are likely to miss this game as well.
- Mullens will have trouble on Thursday night against the Packers.
- Lamar Jackson (BAL Ravens):
- Jackson has not been playing as well as he was projected to, having only 3 games over 20 fantasy points.
- This week Lamar plays the Colts who have allowed a league low 13.2 fantasy points per game.
- Jackson has also struggled in the passing game making Marquise Brown’s breakout delayed.
- Drew Brees (NO Saints):
- Drew Brees takes on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers once again this week.
- Week 1 versus the Bucs, Brees only scored 14 fantasy points.
- Michael Thomas might be back this week but he played week 1 against the Bucs as well and was shut down.
- The Bucs defense has only allowed an average of 14 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. (5th least)
- Other sits: Sam Darnold (NY Jets), Cowboys QB, Daniel Jones (NY Giants)
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- Chase Edmunds (ARI Cardinals):
- Kenyan Drake might be out this week and this might be Edmunds chance to show out.
- Edmunds has been playing really well as a backup RB, scoring more than 10 points in 4/7 weeks as a backup.
- To make matters better for Edmunds, the Cardinals play the Miami Dolphins.
- The Dolphins are allowing the 7th most fantasy points to running backs at 21.8 per game.
- Game script will also favor Edmunds.
- JaMycal Hasty (SF Niners):
- No Mostert.
- No Deebo.
- No Coleman.
- No Wilson Jr.
- No Kittle.
- No Bourne.
- No Garoppolo.
- The Packers also lead the league in fantasy points allowed to running backs at 29.2 per game.
- Hasty’s only competition in this game is Jerrick Mckinnon.
- Justin Jackson (LA Chargers):
- Justin Jackson had a great game against one of the toughest run defenses in the Broncos last week, scoring 17.20 fantasy points.
- Jackson finds himself in an easy matchup this week against the Raiders.
- The Raiders have allowed the fifth most points to running backs at 23.0 per game.
- Kelley is fading as well which is good for Jackson.
- Other Plugs: LaMical Perine (NY Jets), Matt Breida (MIA Dolphins), David Johnson (HOU Texans)
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- Jonathan Taylor/ Jordan Wilkins (IND Colts):
- Jonathan Taylor has been dealing with an ankle injury and last week Wilkins carried the ball more than Taylor.
- It’s unlikely Taylor misses time but even then I would be wary of starting either of these backs this week.
- The Colts take on the Ravens run defense this week.
- The Ravens have the second toughest rush defense in the league, allowing only 13.4 fantasy points per game.
- JK Dobbins/ Mark Ingram (BAL Ravens):
- Just as the Ravens have the second toughest run defense, the Colts have the third toughest.
- Colts are allowing an average of 13.5 fantasy points to opposing backs.
- Mark Ingram might even return this week which will cause Dobbins’s carries to drop.
- This three headed backfield should be avoided in a tough matchup this week.
- Todd Gurley (ATL Falcons):
- The only reason Gurley has stayed fantasy relevant is because he has a nose for the endzone.
- Gurley has been averaging around 2 yards a carry over the past three weeks and only has one game over a 100 yards this season.
- This week Gurley faces his toughest challenge in the Broncos defense.
- The Broncos are allowing the 4th least points at 14.8 per game.
- Other sits: Tyler Ervin (GB Packers), Ezekiel Elliot (DAL Cowboys), Leonard Fournette (TB Buccaneers)
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- John Brown (BUF Bills):
- Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs are also must starts.
- The Bills play the Seahawks in a likely shootout this week.
- The Seahawks are allowing a league high 36.2 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs.
- John Brown should get back on track this week versus the Seahawks.
- Dionte Johnson (PIT Steelers):
- Chase Claypool is a must start and JuJu is a good sleeper pick.
- The Steelers will take on the Cowboys this week in a game that’s likely to be a blowout.
- Everyone on the Steelers is a must start, even their D/ST.
- Danny Amendola (DET Lions):
- Kenny Gollday is going to miss this week’s game versus the Vikings.
- This is a great matchup for WRs as the Vikings allow the second most fantasy points per game to opposing WRs at 32.2.
- Amendola, Jones Jr. and Hall should all step up and see lots of targets in this divisional header.
- Amendola is also the Lions slot WR and has continued to see targets throughout the season.
- Other plugs: KJ Hamler (DEN Broncos), Jakobi Meyers (NE Patriots), Terry Mclaurin (WAS Football Team)
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- Denzel Mims (NY Jets):
- Jamison Crowder might return this week and he is the WR1 for the Jets.
- Denzel Mims has played well since he returned from his injury.
- Mims has a tough matchup against Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots.
- The Patriots are allowing the second least fantasy points per game to opposing WRs.
- Tyler Lockett (SEA Seahawks):
- Lockett was shut down by the Niners last week after his 53 point performance the week before.
- Lockett has another tough matchup against the Bills this week.
- The Bills are allowing a league low 19.5 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs.
- DK is matchup proof but Lockett gets shut down in tough matchups.
- Michael Thomas (NO Saints):
- It’s tough to bench Thomas but be wary of starting him if he is active.
- Thomas is returning from a high ankle injury which is hard to recover from especially for a receiver.
- Week 1 the Bucs held Thomas to only 3 catches.
- Be wary of MT this week.
- Other sits: Devante Parker (MIA Dolphins), Mike Williams (LA Chargers), Brandon Aiyuk (SF 49ers)
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- Noah Fant (DEN Broncos):
- Falcons are allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends in the whole league.
- With Lock healthy, Fant is once again thriving.
- Should be a high scoring close game.
- Rob Gronkowski (TB Buccaneers):
- Saints are allowing the 4th most points toTEs at 11 points per game.
- Should be a high scoring divisional header during SNF.
- Gronk has also picked it up lately.
- Other plugs: Jonnu Smith (TEN Titans), Greg Olsen (SEA Seahawks), Evan Engram (NY Giants)
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- Robert Tonyan (GB Packers):
- Niners are only allowing 5.0 points per game to opposing tight ends.
- It will be a tough matchup for Tonyan.
- Dalton Shultz (DAL Cowboys):
- The Steelers are only allowing 4.9 points per game to opposing tight ends.
- Other sits: Mark Andrews (BAL Ravens), Jordan Reed (SF 49ers), Chris Herndon (NY Jets)
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- Steelers D/ST
- Patriots D/ST
- Washington D/ST
- Texans D/ST
- Packers D/ST
- Titans D/ST
- Cardinals D/ST
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- Chargers D/ST
- Bills D/ST