Players Primed For GreatnessQBs
Ben Roethlisberger shredded the Colts' secondary last Sunday night. That trend will continue this week against the Colts, this time from Blake Bortles, who is coming off of a five-touchdown game. Tyrod Taylorhas been a pleasant surprise for Buffalo this year. This week he will face a team, the Eagles, that has allowed at least three passing touchdowns in four of their last five games. Sticking with a quarterback that has been on a tear, Russell Wilson, as he goes up against a very soft Baltimore pass defense.RBs
Mark it down, LeSean McCoyis going to go off against his former team, the Eagles, who have allowed at least 30 fantasy points in three straight games to opposing running backs. The NFL's second-leading rusher, Doug Martin, is licking his chops as he will go up against the 29th ranked fantasy rush defense in the Saints. Sticking with the NFC South as I go with Jonathan Stewart as he faces the Falcons, who have imploded. They've allowed an average of 30 fantasy points to opposing running backs in their last two games.
Five straight 100-yard games for Odell Beckham, Jr.and all signs are pointing to him making it six in a row against a weak Dolphins' secondary. The Steelers rank 28th when it comes to allowing fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, which is a good reason to go with A.J. Greenthis week. I've already talked about Bortles facing a bad Colts' defense, so here's where I go with his favorite target, Allen Robinson.TEs
There's no question the Steelers' defense has had a solid season, but they are going to face a team that has a ton of offensive weapons. Tyler Eifert, one of those weapons, will have plenty of opportunities to get points. Coby Fleenerwill also have plenty of chances to put up points as he faces the Jaguars, who have given up six touchdowns to opposing tight ends in their last four games. I'm going with Travis Kelcethis Sunday as the Chiefs face the Chargers, who rank 26th in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends.Defense/Special Teams
Sticking with the best defense in football, the Broncos, as they take on a Raiders team that has struggled for weeks. The hottest team in the NFC right now is the Seahawks, and they face the Ravens this Sunday. I can't even name five players on offense for Baltimore. Take the Chiefsthis Sunday, too, the team leading the NFL in turnover ratio.
Players Primed For Not So GreatnessQBsDerek Carrhas no chance this week as he faces the best defense in football in Denver's group. I don't know what's up with Green Bay, and until they figure it out, I have no faith in Aaron Rodgers. Marcus Mariota has had some fantastic games this season, but he has been inconsistent, and he will face a tough Jets' defense.RBs
Don't be fooled this week into going with Devonta Freemanas he faces the undefeated Panthers. David Johnsonmight be high on a lot of people's lists this week, but not mine. The Vikings will respond accordingly this week on defense. Chris Ivoryalso looks like a good play this week, but the Titans' defense ranks fourth when it comes to fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs.
Can Julio Joneshave two bad games in a row? I think so, especially when he's facing the Panthers. Larry Fitzgeraldhasn't totaled more than nine fantasy points in his last three games, and he hasn't scored since Week 8. Dez Bryant. That is all.TEsGary Barnidgemight be the Browns' best player on offense. But his opponent this week is in the top-10 when it comes to defending the tight end group. For as bad as the Eagles have been on defense, they sure do a good job covering tight ends. That doesn't bode well for Charles Clay. A lot of people are high on Julius Thomasthis week, but not me. The Colts do a good job keeping tight ends in check.Defense/Special Teams
I would avoid both the Billsand Eaglesthis week. I expect that game to be a high-scoring affair. I would also avoid the 49ers and Browns for the same reason.