Jameis Winston Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jameis hasn’t been the most consistent QB this year, but even with being a turnover machine his fantasy floor is moderately safe. This week he faces a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that is no longer elite. I believe this game could very well turn into a shoot out, leaving Winston slinging the ball to his two elite receivers all day. Winston should be a solid QB1 this week.
Carson Wentz Vs. Miami Dolphins
I understand being hesitant about Wentz, but this week should be a piece of cake. He should be getting back key offensive players this week( Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor) and he faces the worst defense in the league. I expect a heck of a bounce-back for the Eagles QB, he should have a low-end QB1 finish this week at the very least.
Baker Mayfield Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Baker is back. After being a bust most of the year, Baker has looked more competent and has connected with his players consistently over the last two weeks. Two weeks ago Baker played this same team and put up QB1 numbers, I don’t see a reason why that doesn’t happen again. Baker should have a good floor with an upside even against a good Pittsburgh defense.
Sam Darnold Vs Cincinnati Bengals
Darnold looked great this past week against the Oakland Raiders, actually, that is probably an understatement. Darnold should continue to have success against a lackluster Bengals defense this week. Darnold falls into the QB2 category this week but certainly can put up QB1 numbers.
Honorable Mentions: Ryan Tannehill Vs Indianapolis Colts, Kyle Allen Vs. Washington Redskins
Jimmy Garopollo Vs Baltimore Ravens
Jimmy has been inconsistent all year. He either goes off or does nothing. I believe this week is going to be a do-nothing week as he faces an elite defense in the Baltimore Ravens. I understand if you are in a league where there aren’t many options, but there has to be someone with a higher ceiling than him. Jimmy is a very low-end QB2 this week.
Jared Goff Vs. Arizona Cardinals
Do you really want to play Goff this week? Nope. Does he have a good matchup? Yes. Can he go off this week? Maybe. I don’t know about you but Goff has been a major disappointment this year. He has all the weapons in the world but isn’t able to utilize them. Goff may totally light up the Cardinals defense, but I would not want to lean on him to get me into the playoffs. Goff is a mid-tier QB2 this week.
Ronald Jones Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jones has been decently consistent as of late, except for the game against the Saints two weeks ago. I expect Jones will be able to put up yardage against the Jaguars this week. He should also be able to get enough targets to get the yardage to put him into the low-end RB2 spectrum this week. Jones is a solid play this week. He is a perfect flex play with upside.
Josh Jacobs Vs. Kansas City Chiefs
If there is one Raider that I am playing this week, its Josh Jacobs. Since his bye week, Jacobs has been a solid contributor to fantasy lineups other than his dud last week. I suspect that Jacobs will have a bounce-back game this week against a beatable Chiefs defense. Jacobs is a mid-tier RB2 this week.
Jonathan Williams Vs. Tennessee Titans
Williams is the best running back on the Colts active roster right now. He faces a Titans team that can be beaten in the run game. Considering he came out of nowhere, Williams is a good play this week. He should put up solid RB3/flex numbers.
Lions Running backs Vs. Chicago
There's just not a ton of upside for this crew right now. Bo looks to be the best of them all, but I expect that the workload won’t be enough to make me want to rely on him this week against the Bears. Bo is a low-end flex this week and all the others should be left on the waivers.
Falcons Running backs Vs. New Orleans Saints
Devonta Freeman should be back this week, but I am not excited about any of the Falcons running backs at the moment. Not only is this a bad matchup, I believe both teams will be relying on the passing game more than the passing game. Freeman is a mid-tier flex with low upside this week against the Saints.
Washington Redskins Vs. Carolina Panthers
Nobody knows who will be the lead back this week between Guice and Peterson, either way, I am avoiding this backfield. If both of them are playing the upside is almost completely diminished. Guice/ Peterson should both be on your bench this week.
Calvin Ridley Vs. New Orleans Saints
As I said above, this game is destined to be a complete shootout. The Saints want revenge. Which will only leave the Falcons to chuck the ball all day long. Ridley has been great as of late, and I think that is going to continue this week. He is a WR2 with upside.
Devante Parker Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Parker has been great over the last several weeks, and now he faces a very beatable Philly secondary. I think his streak will continue and he will be a solid flex play to say the very least.
Tyler Boyd Vs. New York Jets
Boyd had a bad game two weeks ago, and I mistakenly wrote him off for last week's game against the Steelers. Boyd is the best receiver on the Bengals and this week he has Andy Dalton back behind center. Boyd is a flex play this week with low-end WR2 upside.
Terry Mclaurin Vs. Carolina Panthers
Terry is no longer scary, especially with Haskins under center. There is no longer the consistency that we all loved when he ha Keenum slinging the ball to him. Mclaurin is a desperation play at most and should be on benches this week against Carolina.
Tyrell Williams Vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Williams hasn’t been the picture of consistency like he had been all season before his foot injury. He faces a KC defense who has gotten better against the passing game since the last time he’s faced them. Williams is a risky play this week, as you don’t know which player you are going to get. If you have a better option, I would highly recommend using them over Williams shaky potential.
Courtland Sutton Vs. LA Chargers
Sutton has been an example of consistency, except for last week. I believe his upside will be limited this week against the Chargers, as the QB play has been subpar. Sutton might prove me wrong, but if I was a betting man I would rather play a player with higher upside and a safer floor.
There is no reason to write a separate article for each tight end, as they will all say the same. This player is a start because you hope they find their way into the endzone. Here are the tight ends that are not the top tier but would be a start for me this week:
Jared Cook Vs. Atlanta Falcons
Greg Olsen Vs. Washington Redskins
Ryan Griffin Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Kyle Rudolph Vs. Seattle Seahawks
Jack Doyle Vs. Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins Tight Ends Vs. Carolina
OJ Howard Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars Tight Ends Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arizona Cardinals Tight Ends Vs. LA Rams
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