Start Em’ QB
Jared Goff is coming off of a 4 TD outing against the New York Giants, and he looks poised to have a repeat this week at home against Houston. The Texans are allowing the 4th most points to opposing QBs and all of Goff’s weapons are healthy. If you are looking for a late season push, this guy could be the key. Keep riding the hot hand, Goff should produce QB1 numbers this week.
Sit Em’ QB
Brett Hundley has not been great so far with a small sample size as the Packers QB. He has managed to get things done on the ground and actually scored a rushing TD in his last two weeks, but he just hasn’t been consistent enough with his arm only throwing for 1 TD so far this season. This week he has a tough matchup in Chicago against a Bears D that is underrated. If you were looking for a one off flier, I would look elsewhere this week.
Start Em’ RB
Jordan Howard is coming fresh off a bye and primed and ready to drop a big game this week in Chicago. They face the Packers who have been pretty mediocre against the run, allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing backs. Howard gets a ton of carries in every game, and I expect the game to remain close with the Bears on top so there should be a bountiful harvest of carries for Howard this weekend. I think he has a chance of being the top scoring running back this Sunday in Chicago.
Sit Em’ RB
Chris Thompson has been stellar this season as one of the most productive Redskins. He has been getting involved in the run game and the pass game this season. However with the emergence of Rob Kelley who looks like he is back and serving his usual first down duties I don’t see a ton of upside from this guy. More than likely not going to get goal line carries, and the Vikings allow the 3rd fewest points per game to opposing backs. You hope that the skins go down early and abandon the run and throw Thompson in for his pass catching, but anything short of that I don’t see Thompson having a big game.
Start Em’ WR
Doug Baldwin has definitely been up and down all season long. He will drop a big game, then follow it up with 54 total yards. Last week he had a really solid outing against Washington eclipsing 100 yards and a TD and i think he has a great chance of repeating that performance tonight against the Cardinals. Arizona allows the third most points to opposing receivers so there should be plenty of opportunities for Baldwin who should seldom be lined up against Patrick Peterson.
Sit Em’ WR
Keenan Allen has been quite a disappointment to say the least thus far this season. He has only eclipsed the 100 yard mark twice this season and has only 1 TD which he scored in the very first game. For a WR1 on his team, you would expect better output, but it just hasn’t been there as the entire Chargers offense has been lackluster thus far. I think there are better games a head for the speedster, but this is not one of them as he faces the Jaguars this Sunday who allow the fewest points to opposing receivers. Allen will most likely be lined up against Jalen Ramsey who has shut down just about every WR1 he has faced with A.J. Green being one of his latest victims.
Start Em’ TE
Rob Gronkowski is probably one of the best TEs in the league, maybe only behind Ertz this season, but injuries always plague the big guy. Fresh off the bye Gronk should be fully rested and ready to be his usually target monster self in a juicy matchup against the Broncos. While my expectations are tempered for Brady in this one, the Broncos have shown that they can be beat by the TE position allowing the second most points to opposing TEs. Gronk has 3 TDs in his last 3 games, and I think he adds another one this Sunday night in mile high.
Sit Em’ TE
Charles Clay was really solid for the Bills up until injury sidelined him weeks 7-9. Its looking like he should be healthy enough to suit up this Sunday, but I am not so sure you can trust him. That knee will most likely still be sore, and the Saints are allowing the 7th fewest points per game to opposing TEs. Top that all off with the fact that there are a few more mouths to feed with Kelvin Benjamin joining the mix and somehow that recipe doesn’t look like it adds up to anything good. If you are desperate he isn’t a terrible option, but I would look elsewhere this week for a TE.
By: Nicholas Rizzo @nicholasrizzo1