Week 7

Note: The charts show my comfort level for starting each player at that position.  If you see a “+” sign next to a player, that means I can see them playing better than the level I have them listed at.  I tend to rank players at their floors, so no minus signs will be necessary.  Read through the comments for each game to get the detail behind the charts.  Good luck!

On Bye: Browns, Steelers, Buccaneers, Panthers

Thursday Night Football:

Chiefs

@

Broncos

Patrick Mahomes

QB1
QB2

Joe Flacco

RB1
LeSean McCoy RB2

Phillip Lindsay +

Tyreek Hill

WR1

WR2

Courtland Sutton +

WR3 Emmanuel Sanders ?
Travis Kelce

TE1

Noah Fant ?

Hardman, Damien W, Pringle

Flex Royce Freeman
Maybe

Defense

Nah
Darrel W, Robinson Toss Up DaeSean Hamilton

Comments:

Alrighty.  The Chiefs just dropped two in a row at home and now head to Denver to take on the Broncos who have just won two in a row.  You’re starting Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce without hesitation.  All of a sudden, everything outside of this core is up in the air.  The running backs are all healthy and are limiting each other’s fantasy upside.  LeSean McCoy got the most work last week, so maybe this trend continues.  He’ll be a low end RB2/Flex for now.  Damien Williams only got two touches last weekend, but he did catch a TD to save our fantasy teams.  He’ll be a low end RB2/Flex here, but a very nervous start. I’m still a fan of Darrel Williams in this backfield, so he’s worth a hold on our benches.  He caught a pass for 52yds and continues to look like the best all around back. We are awaiting injury reports to see if we can use Sammy Watkins this week.  If he is active, I’m likely starting him as my WR3 with upside.  If he’s out, we should find a way to get Mecole Hardman in our lineups as a WR3/Flex, and perhaps Byron Pringle as well.  Hardman has some flex value if Watkins is a go, but Pringle needs Watkins out for us to think about him. (edit – Watkins has been ruled out) The Chiefs offense has struggled these past few games, so hopefully things get opened up with Tyreek Hill’s second week back.

The Broncos are playing with confidence, winning their last two games to get their season back on track.  I’m not excited to play Joe Flacco, but he can be used as a low end QB2 in Superflex leagues.  We should expect a heavy focus on the running game here, so Phillip Lindsay is an RB2 with upside, and Royce Freeman is a Flex with upside.  Flacco’s best WR continues to be Courtland Sutton, he’ll be a WR2 with upside.  We’re unsure of Emmanuel Sanders‘ status, but let’s assume he plays.  He would be a low end WR3/Flex option. If Sanders is out, DaeSean Hamilton would step up but I’m not confident in starting him. Bank on a super safe game plan from the Broncos with plenty of rushing attempts and a few deep shots to Sutton.  The Chiefs are vulnerable on defense, so this game will be closer than you expect.


Sunday Early Games:

Rams

@

Falcons

Jared Goff

QB1 Matt Ryan
QB2

RB1
Malcolm Brown? RB2

Devonta Freeman +

Cooper Kupp

WR1 Julio Jones

WR2

Woods, Cooks

WR3 Calvin Ridley +
Gerald Everett

TE1

Austin Hooper +

Flex Mohamed Sanu
Nah

Defense

Nope
Gurley, Henderson Toss Up Ito Smith

Comments:

The Rams have lost three in a row, while the Falcons have lost four.  Jared Goff has not been playing well at all for a while now, but has a juicy matchup here in ATL.  He can be your QB1.  Continue to trust Cooper Kupp as a WR1 in PPR leagues.  Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods will be WR3/Flexes with upside here.  Gerald Everett disappointed last weekend after his breakout in Week 5, but the whole offense stunk.  He’ll be worth a shot as your TE1 streamer this week.  We’re unsure about Todd Gurley’s status, so make sure you monitor that.  If he’s out, Malcolm Brown can be a low end RB2 with upside.  Darrell Henderson could get some more work if Gurley is out, but that feels a bit risky for now.  I know Goff has been super inconsistent lately, but this is a really good matchup for the passing attack.

The Falcons will continue to be a great fantasy offense because of their defense.  The Rams just acquired Jalen Ramsey this week, but that shouldn’t have us worried about Matt Ryan.  Fire him up as your QB1.  If Ramsey is on Julio Jones, we’ll see more targets for Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley.  We’re still starting Julio as a WR1, but Sanu and Ridley should benefit here and can be WR3s with upside.  Devonta Freeman is playing well in the passing game and should be your RB2.  Austin Hooper is a must start TE1 every week and could also benefit from Ramsey’s presence.  I’m hoping this is one of the higher scoring games of the week.  Both teams are desperate for a win, so enjoy.


Dolphins

@

Bills

QB1 Josh Allen
QB2

RB1
RB2

Frank Gore +

WR1

WR2

John Brown +

WR3 Cole Beasley

TE1

Dawson Knox?

Flex Singletary, Duke Williams?
Get outta here

Defense

START
Drake, Walton Toss Up

Comments:

So last week we saw Josh Rosen get benched and Ryan Fitzpatrick have some success moving the ball.  Fitzpatrick will get the start here, but we are not going to mess with any Dolphins against this Bills D.  The only guys worth a thought in PPR leagues would be Kenyan Drake and Mark Walton.  They would be low end flex plays at best.  Perhaps Fitzpatrick has some success with his WRs in DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and Albert Wilson, but I’m not taking that chance.  Stay away, far away.

The Bills are fresh off their BYE and basically get a freebie at home here.  Fire up Josh Allen as your QB1.  He’ll have his way with John Brown and Cole Beasley, so try to get both guys in your lineups.  We should be excited about see more from Duke Williams, who took over for Zay Jones back in Week 5.  He can be scooped up off waivers if you need WR help.  He could be a low end flex play with this nice matchup.  Dawson Knox can be streamed as your TE1.  You should probably start Frank Gore as your RB2 with upside.  We may see more Devin Singletary this week, so I’m even open to him being a low end RB2/Flex play.  The Bills should dominant this one and rack up plenty of carries in the second half.  I’m open to an offensive break through for this young Bills offense.


Jaguars

@

Bengals

QB1
Gardner Minshew + QB2

Andy Dalton

Leonard Fournette RB1
RB2

Joe Mixon

WR1
DJ Chark

WR2

Dede Westbrook

WR3 Tyler Boyd

TE1

Flex Auden Tate
Startable

Defense

Nah
Chris Conley Toss Up AJ Green

Comments:

Last week the Jaguars offense was stifled by New Orleans, but brighter days are here as they travel to Cincy.  Gardner Minshew is a fringe QB1 this week and for sure a QB2 in Superflex leagues.  He’ll be able to make things go with DJ Chark and Dede Westbrook.  Both Chark and Westbrook were held down last week, but had respectable floors with 7.3 and 8.3pts in PPR leagues. Leonard Fournette has top 5 upside this week as your RB1 against this awful Bengals rush defense.  The offense will continue to funnel through these core players, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Chris Conley had some success in this one.  This is a great matchup for this offense, so make sure you’re guys are in.

The Bengals are in limbo on both sides of the ball right now.  The Jaguars defense is now without Jalen Ramsey but has been solid these past few games without him.  I’m not as excited to get Andy Dalton in my lineup, but he can be a low end QB2 in Superflex leagues.  We’re holding out for information on AJ Green, there’s a small chance he plays this week.  If he does play, I’m not sure I’d fire him up right away, but if you’re in a pinch, sure.  We’ll start Tyler Boyd as our WR3, he’ll continue to get enough volume.  If Green is out, go ahead and fire up Auden Tate as your WR3/Flex.  Tate’s value is about to go down once Green returns.  You gotta keep rolling out Joe Mixon as your RB2 despite the state of this offense.  Not interested in the TEs or Gio Bernard.  This is not a team you want to be invested in right now for fantasy.


Vikings

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Lions

QB1
Kirk Cousins QB2

Matthew Stafford

Dalvin Cook RB1
RB2

Kerryon Johnson

WR1
Adam Thielen

WR2

Kenny Golladay

Stefon Diggs

WR3 Marvin Jones

TE1

Flex
Startable

Defense

Probably Not
Mattison, Rudolph Toss Up TJ Hockenson

Comments:

Fun NFC North matchup here with the Vikings traveling to Detroit.  The passing game has gotten back on track these past two weeks, but Kirk Cousins is just a QB2 for me in Superflex leagues.  We’ll continue to bank on Dalvin Cook being our elite RB1.  The Packers had a nice day on the ground with Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones last week, so I’m liking this game for Cook.  We’ll start Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs as WR2/3s and will probably have this same outlook for the rest of the season.  Their boom weeks are too big to miss.  Not excited for any other Vikings player, but their defense can be used.  We’ll continue to monitor Alexander Mattison and keep him stashed.  The Lions will be a tough out this week after that loss on MNF.

The Lions continue to have a pretty straight forward fantasy outlook.  Matthew Stafford is a QB2 in Superflex leagues and will continue to rely on his WRs Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones.  Jones has had success against this Vikings defense, so don’t shy away from him as your WR3 after last week.  Kerryon Johnson is our RB2 with upside.  The biggest question will be to start TJ Hockenson or not.  He dropped a TD last week but saw a nice total of 6 targets, catch 4 for 21yds. I’m open to him as a TE1 streamer.  I don’t think we should be expecting a ton of offense in this one, but this should definitely be a fun game to watch as both teams look to keep up with Green Bay.


Raiders

@

Packers

QB1
Derek Carr QB2

Aaron Rodgers

RB1
Josh Jacobs RB2

Aaron Jones

WR1

WR2

WR3
Darren Waller

TE1

Jimmy Graham

Flex Jamaal W, Lazard
Avoid

Defense

Start
Zay Jones Toss Up Kumerow, MVS, Allison

Comments:

The Raiders are fresh off a BYE and coming in with some confidence after their surprise win over Chicago back in Week 5.  They have a tough spot here going to Green Bay and likely without Tyrell WiliamsDerek Carr will be just a low end QB2 in Superflex leagues. We’ll continue to see him rely on Darren Waller as your TE1. Josh Jacobs was fantastic against the Bears and should be the primary focus for this week’s gameplan.  I’m not sure we can trust any other players outside of these three.  They’ll have a group of WRs that include Hunter Renfrow, Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss, Marcell Ateman and newly acquired Zay Jones.  Oakland will have to run the ball efficiently if they plan to win this game.

The Packers are 5-1 but now have their top three wideouts carrying injuries.  We are probably going to be with Davante Adams, MVS and Geronimo Allison this week. This means more playtime for last weeks hero, Allen Lazard.  We’ll likely see him start along with Jake Kumerow. If all three of their usual starters are out, I’m open to both Lazard and Kumerow being used as WR3/Flexes.  I would be hesitant to start Aaron Rodgers in 1QB leagues, but he has been playing much better lately.  We’ll continue to see him target his RBs in Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.  Jones is your RB2 with upside and Jamaal Williams should find his way into your lineups as a low end RB2/Flex.  Jimmy Graham can be used as your TE1 with all of these injured WRs.  It makes sense for Green Bay to feature both RBs and rely heavily on the run this week, so fire both guys up and play this Packer D at home.


Texans

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Colts

Deshaun Watson

QB1
QB2

Jacoby Brissett +

RB1
Carlos Hyde RB2

Marlon Mack

DeAndre Hopkins

WR1 TY Hilton

WR2

Will Fuller

WR3
Darren Fells

TE1

Duke Johnson

Flex Nyheim Hines
Maybe

Defense

Nah
Keke Coutee Toss Up Doyle, Ebron

Comments:

Battle of the AFC South!  The Texans are coming off a huge win over the Chiefs and are rolling on offense.  We’re starting Deshaun Watson as our QB1 and DeAndre Hopkins as our WR1.  Make sure Will Fuller is in your lineups as your WR3 with upside.  He nearly caught 3 more TDs last week, so opportunity is knocking.  We are expecting Kenny Stills to return this week, which puts a damper on Keke Coutee.  If Stills is out, I like Coutee as a low end WR3 in PPR leagues.  If Stills plays, both guys will be on our benches. The running game continues to thrive with heavy volume for Carlos Hyde.  He’ll be an RB2 option while Duke Johnson enters the PPR Flex range. Duke caught a touchdown last week and continues to run the ball well, averaging 6.5ypc on the year.  There’s a lot of mouths to feed here, including the TEs Darren Fells and Jordan Akins.  Fells caught 6 of 7 targets for 69yds against the Chiefs last week, making him a TE1 streaming option. With so many options on Watson’s disposal, it’s hard to trust anybody outside of Fuller and Hopkins in the receiving game right now, although Watson has been targeting his TEs quite a bit.

The Colts are fresh off their BYE and had taken down the Chiefs as well back in Week 5.  The Texans have a solid run defense, so I’m open to Jacoby Brissett as a QB1 streamer, best used in Superflex leagues as your QB2. Hopefully the week off did Marlon Mack some good, he’ll be an RB2 here.  I’m most excited to see a healthy TY Hilton against this Texans secondary.  Fire him up as your WR1.  I’m not sure we can trust any other Colts player.  I’m open to Nyheim Hines being flexed in PPR leagues, he’s looked pretty good lately.  Perhaps we see Jack Doyle used enough to be a low end TE1 in PPR leagues.  Eric Ebron is not getting as many snaps as we had hoped, but remains a boom/bust TE streamer.  Maybe one of the secondary WRs steps in a big way.  We just don’t know who it will be.  I like the Colts chances of moving the ball through the air, so bank on Brissett to TY.  I’m excited to watch this showdown for first place of the AFC South, enjoy.


Cardinals

@

Giants

Kyler Murray

QB1
QB2

Daniel Jones

David Johnson RB1 Saquon Barkley
RB2

WR1

WR2

Larry Fitzgerald

WR3 Golden Tate

TE1

Evan Engram

Chase Edmonds

Flex
Nah

Defense

Nah
Christian Kirk Toss Up Slayton, Latimer

Comments:

Fantasy Bonanza of the Week?  We’re awaiting word on Christian Kirk right now, but he’s been getting in some limited practices.  If he can play, I’m getting him in as my WR3/Flex.  I’m already excited about Kyler Murray as a QB1, but getting Kirk back would be huge.  We’re starting David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald for sure.  Monitor the David Johnson reports, he’s been dealing with back and ankle injuries as missed practice Wednesday but was limited on Thursday.  This makes me like Chase Edmonds as a low end RB2/Flex play. He’s scored touchdowns in back to back weeks.  The Giants are not an exciting defense so we should expect good things from Murray and company this week.

The Cardinals get Patrick Peterson back this week but are still horrible on defense.  This makes Daniel Jones a potential QB1, probably best as your QB2 in Superflex leagues.  He gets Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley back this week, both in our starting lineups for sure. I like Golden Tate as a WR3/Flex option, especially in PPR leagues.  I’m not excited about any other Giants WR as they may be shadowed by Peterson.  I’m most excited to see Barkley back and get our first full game of him playing with Jones.  This game should have plenty of points and can go either way.  Oh yeah.  It’s also the 1st overall pick vs the 6th overall pick.  Lots of fun.


49ers

@

Redskins

QB1
Jimmy Garoppolo + QB2

RB1
Tevin Coleman RB2

WR1

WR2

Dante Pettis

WR3 Terry McLaurin
George Kittle

TE1

Matt Breida

Flex Adrian Peterson
Start

Defense

Nah
Goodwin, Samuel Toss Up Chris Thompson

Comments:

We’ll be quick here.  The 49ers should have no problem controlling the game against the Redskins, so I love both Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida as RB2/Flexes with upside.  We’re starting George Kittle, no doubt.  I’m open to streaming Jimmy Garoppolo as your QB1, but he’s best used in Superflex leagues.  The 49ers have been trying to get Dante Pettis more involved lately, so he can be your WR3 with upside.  It feels like his big breakout is coming. The rest of the WRs are too inconsistent to trust right now.  Bank on Kittle and this running game, and cross our fingers for Pettis.

We’re not sure who gets the start at QB for the Redskins this week.  Apparently Dwayne Haskins got the first team reps this week, so keep an eye on that.  Either way, the 49ers defense is playing lights out and has me curving the whole Redskins offense.  Only Terry McLaurin shall be considered for our lineups as a WR3/Flex.  Maybe Adrian Peterson gets enough volume to warrant a RB2/Flex start, but that feels risky.  Maybe you can start Chris Thompson in PPR leagues as a flex.  Ugh.  I don’t know.  Look away.


Sunday Late Games:

Chargers

@

Titans

QB1
Philip Rivers QB2

Ryan Tannehill

RB1
Ekeler/Gordon RB2

Derrick Henry

WR1
Keenan Allen

WR2

WR3
Hunter Henry

TE1

Delanie Walker

Mike Williams

Flex Davis/Brown
Startable

Defense

Startable
Toss Up Adam Humphries

Comments:

Alright, Hunter Henry is back!  Fire him up as your TE1 for sure.  The Titans have a solid defense but have been most vulnerable to TEs.  Philip Rivers has struggled for two games in a row now, so I’m hesitant to start him in 1QB leagues.  He can be your QB2 in Superflex.  I would expect we see some more attention put towards running the ball, so fire up Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler as RB2/Flexes.  Keenan Allen has struggled with Rivers these last two weeks, but he’ll be your WR2 with upside.  Mike Williams played well last week and can be your WR3/Flex. The Chargers were embarrassed on MNF and will do their best to get that taste out of their mouths.

The Titans have benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill should be picked up in Superflex leagues and can be your low end QB2.  He moved the offense well enough last week with Corey Davis and Adam Humphries.  I still really like AJ Brown and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him play well with Tannehill.  I’m actually open to all three of these guys as low end WR3/Flexes.  Davis would be the best of the group, Humphries the safest in PPR leagues, and Brown has the highest ceiling but also the lowest floor.  With Tannehill hopefully stabilizing the offense, I like Derrick Henry as your RB2 with upside.  Tannehill has never really been great with TEs, but Delanie Walker can be your low end TE1.  I’m actually looking forward to seeing him Tannehill can unlock this potential for the Titans offense.


Saints

@

Bears

QB1
QB2

RB1
Alvin Kamara? RB2

WR1
Michael Thomas

WR2

WR3 Allen Robinson
Jared Cook

TE1

Flex Tarik Cohen
Start

Defense

Start
Teddy Bridgewater Toss Up David Montgomery

Comments:

This one might be ugly for fantasy, especially if Alvin Kamara is out.  Monitor his reports leading up to the game.  If he plays, you play him.  If he’s out, Latavius Murray is a low end RB2 play.  I’d be nervous to start Teddy Bridgewater in any format, but he could be used as a low end QB2 play.  He’ll continue to rely on Michael Thomas and Jared Cook. The Bears can be vulnerable to TEs, so I like Cook as your TE1.  Thomas has been great with Teddy so far, but maybe we need to limit our expectations here down to a WR2 with upside. No other Saints can be trusted until Brees is back.  Expect lots of running plays mixed in with some Thomas and Cook as the Saints play it safe and try to win with their defense.

We’re not sure if we get to see Mitchell Trubisky back this week.  If he does play, he’s no more than a low end QB2 in Superflex leagues.  We can start Allen Robinson as our WR3, but need to limit expectations against Marshon Lattimore.  This is a very good Saints defense, so I’m hesitant to use David Montgomery this week.  He’ll need a TD to salvage the day.  Tarik Cohen feels like the safest play in PPR leagues as your RB2/Flex.  I’m really trying to avoid this game if I can.  Both of these teams have top 5 defenses right now, so I’m not expecting much offense here.


Ravens

@

Seahawks

Lamar Jackson

QB1 Russell Wilson
QB2

RB1
Mark Ingram RB2

Chris Carson +

WR1

WR2

Tyler Lockett

WR3
Mark Andrews

TE1

Flex DK Metcalf
Nah

Defense

Nah
Marquise Brown Toss Up Jaron Brown, David Moore

Comments:

Probably my favorite matchup of the weekend.  The Ravens will continue to have a very simple fantasy evaluation on offense.  We’re starting Lamar Jackson as our QB1, Mark Ingram as our RB2 with upside and Mark Andrews as our TE1.  We’re not sure if Marquise Brown will play this week, but if he does, he can be your WR3/Flex.  I’m not sure we can trust any other Ravens WR or RB.  Willie Snead and Miles Boykin are too inconsistent to rely on, and Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are only appealing in potential garbage time games.  This offense is all about Lamar Jackson making plays with his legs and banging away with Ingram.

The Seahawks are another simple team to evaluate.  We’re starting Russell Wilson as our QB1, Chris Carson as our RB1 and Tyler Lockett as our WR2 with upside. Losing Will Dissly for the season really hurts, but perhaps we see more volume going DK Metcalf‘s way.  I like Metcalf as a WR3/Flex.  David Moore and Jaron Brown are going to have success in spurts, but will be too inconsistent to trust.  If you were in a pinch, I’d say Brown can be worth a shot as a Flex.  Chris Carson has this starting job on lock, so we shouldn’t expect too much from Rashaad Penny yet.  These two teams are near mirror images of each other, with fantastic dual threat QBs and great running games.  Whoever can make more plays in the passing game will win.


Sunday Night Game:

Eagles

@

Cowboys

Carson Wentz

QB1 Dak Prescott
QB2

RB1 Ezekiel Elliott
Jordan Howard RB2

WR1

WR2

Alshon Jeffery

WR3 Michael Gallup +
Zach Ertz

TE1

Jason Witten

Miles Sanders

Flex Tavon Austin?
Probably Not

Defense

Nah
Agholor, Goedert Toss Up

Comments:

Big primetime matchup here with both teams sitting at 3-3, fighting for the NFC East lead.  The Eagles are getting healthier and may potentially have DeSean Jackson back this week.  We should probably assume he rests one more game, but if he plays, I’m open to him as your WR3.  We’re starting Carson Wentz as our QB1.  Sam Darnold was able to do as he pleased last week against this Dallas secondary, so expect good things here. Zach Ertz is your TE1 as usual.  Last week we saw the Eagles use more 2TE sets, which led to Dallas Goedert seeing 5 catches on 8 targets for 48yds.  Perhaps we see more of this going forward, making Goedert an interesting TE1 streaming option. Alshon Jeffery can be your WR3 with upside.  He caught 10 of 12 targets last week for 76yds and 1TD. Jordan Howard will continue to be TD dependent, but can be your low end RB2/Flex.  Miles Sanders has been stepping up in the passing game and scored his first touchdown last week. He moves up into  solid Flex range in PPR leagues.  If DJax can’t go, Nelson Agholor could be a low end Flex play.  He caught 4 of 7 targets last week for 42yds.

The Cowboys have lost three games in a row and now get their division rival at home, in a basically a must win situation.  We’re awaiting word on Amari Cooper yet, but let’s assume he sits.  If he plays, plug him in.  If not, we’re expecting big numbers from Michael Gallup. He should be in our lineups even if Cooper plays.  The Eagles have been terrible against opposing WR1s, so Gallup could be in a for a huge night.  Go ahead and start Dak Prescott as your QB1.  The Eagles have a solid run defense, so maybe Dallas attacks the weak Philly secondary.  I would expect Ezekiel Elliott to get a good amount of passing game work as your RB1.  With Cooper out, I really like Jason Witten here at home.  He can be your TE1 with a good chance of a TD.  We’re also awaiting word on Randall Cobb.  If he does play, he could be a low end Flex. We saw Tavon Austin step up with both Cooper and Cobb out last week, so he would be the next guy we look at if we have to same situation.  He played well, catching 5 of 6 targets for 64yds.  With this being the Sunday night game, make sure you monitor the practice reports on Saturday and early Sunday.


Monday Night Game:

Patriots

@

Jets

Tom Brady

QB1
QB2

Sam Darnold

RB1 Le’Veon Bell
James White RB2

WR1
Julian Edelman

WR2

WR3 Robby Anderson

TE1

Michel, Meyers

Flex Jamison Crowder
Start

Defense

Nope
Gordon, Bolden, Dorsett Toss Up Demaryius Thomas

Comments:

The Patriots are a well-oiled machine right now.  We’re starting Tom Brady as our QB1, James White as our RB2 in PPR leagues and Julian Edelman as our WR2 with upside. Congrats if you’ve been the owner of the Patriots D, another must start here.  The questions begin with Sony Michel and the other WRs in Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers.  Michel has been a boom/bust RB2 this year but has put two solid games together in a row.  Fire him up as your RB2/Flex.  The WRs are a bit dinged up, so monitor the status of Gordon and Dorsett.  I like Dorsett the most if he can play.  If both guys are out, Jakobi Meyers becomes an interesting WR3/Flex for me.  He could be snagged off waivers if he’s available.  Brandon Bolden took the Rex Burkhead role but that doesn’t really appeal to us for fantasy.  Bank on the usual suspects here to move the ball in White, Edelman and Michel.  There’s a chance N’Keal Harry plays soon, so check your waiver wire for him as well.

The Jets have wind in their sails again with Sam Darnold back.  It’s a tough matchup for him this week, but he can be your QB2 in Superflex leagues.  He’ll continue to look for Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder.  Anderson is a boom/bust WR3 this week while Crowder feels safer in PPR leagues as your WR3/Flex.  Belichick may try to take out Anderson’s deep game and force Darnold to make short throws to Crowder and Le’Veon Bell. Go ahead and fire him up as your RB1 as usual.  The most interesting player for me here is Demaryius Thomas, who was with the Patriots all off-season.  He’s had a decent PPR floor these last two weeks and could develop into a consistent WR3 for us, so I’m open to adding him to my bench.  Not sure I’d start him this week, but the schedule really opens up after this.  I think the Jets will be feisty and give the Patriots a run, it all depends on if Darnold can protect the football and lead them on scoring drives.

 

Thanks for reading,

Good Luck!!

– KGB