Looking to see who you should start or not this week in your fantasy. With injuries starting to take an effect on teams it has allowed some undrafted players to shine. Some star players have not preformed as well as expected. See who you can pick up or who you can move around.
Tyrod Taylor, Bills (vs. SF): The 49ers’ defense is bad. Even though Taylor isn’t getting many touches he makes the most out of the touches that he does get. While most defenses are focused on LeSean McCoy and Anthony Lynn because the Bills have been really run heavy, this will give Taylor chances to slip in big runs and throws from himself.
Alex Smith, Chiefs (at Oak): The Raiders have only stopped one quarterback, every other QB has been able to put up 20 or more points. Smith will hit his favorite targets Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin for at least a touchdown a piece. Jamal Charles will be a help as an option out of the backfield.
More: Marcus Mariota, Titans (vs. CLE), Brian Hoyer, Bears (vs. JAX), Dak Prescott, Cowboys (at GB), Blake Bortles, Jaguars (at CHI)
Kirk Cousins, Redskins (vs. PHI): Cousins will be without Jordan Reed due to concussion. This will allow the Eagles’ front to dominate Washington’s offensive line in the pass rush. Cousins is going to have a long day.
More: Matt Ryan, Falcons (at SEA), Eli Manning (vs. BAL), Joe Flacco (at NYG), Philip Rivers (vs. DEN)
Start’em: Running Back
Ryan Mathews, Eagles (at WAS): Washington has been dreadful against the run. Expect Mathews’ to punch a few in at the goal line with some steady power.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers (at NO): Stewart should be back from his hamstring injury this week. The Saints’ defense has given up the most fantasy points to running backs. If Stewart can’t play roll with Cameron Artis-Payne.
More: Christine Michael, Seahawks (vs. ATL), Tevin Coleman, Falcons (at SEA), Derrick Henry, Titans (vs. CLE), Giovani Bernard, Bengals (at NE)
Sit’em: Running back
Matt Forte, Jets (at ARI): Forte has been in a slump since Week 3. The Cardinals’ defense will not help him get out of his slump as they will crush the Jets’ o-line in the run game.
More: Jeremy Hill, Bengals (at NE), Isaiah Crowell/Duke Johnson Jr., Browns (at TEN), Matt Jones, Redskins (vs. PHI), Terrance West, Ravens (at NYG)
Start’em: Wide receiver
John Brown, Cardinals (vs. NYJ): Where is Revis Island? Darrelle Revis is unhealthy and it is showing. The Jets’ secondary has been torched by big plays. Arizona can spread out the field and has multiple receivers to hit with big plays, including Brown.
Tavon Austin, Rams (at DET): I know he hasn’t preformed all season but look for that to change in this game against the Lions. Other threats like Kenny Britt and Case Keenum will have all of the Lions’ attention freeing up Austin in the slot.
More: Cole Beasley, Cowboys (at GB), Allen Hurns, Jaguars (at CHI), Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (vs. ATL), Cameron Meredith, Bears (vs. JAX)
Sit’em: Wide receiver
Chris Hogan, Patriots (vs. CIN): Tom Brady is back and of course a big percentage of his passes will go to tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett. Julian Edelman will take some of Hogan’s passes as well.
More: Terrelle Pryor Sr., Browns (at TEN), DeVante Parker, Dolphins (vs. PIT), DeSean Jackson, Redskins (vs. PHI), Travis Benjamin/Tyrell Williams, Chargers (vs. DEN)
Start’em: Tight end
Jason Witten, Cowboys (at GB): The Packers have struggled to cover tight ends. Witten is still looking for his first TD of the 2016 season and he should get it this game.
Jesse James, Steelers (at MIA): James is playing like Heath Miller once did in the red-zone and is a big target for Big Ben. The Dolphins will allow him to have his way in the end zone at least once today.
More: Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (vs. ATL), Coby Fleener, Saints (vs. CAR), Julius Thomas, Jaguars (at CHI), Charles Clay, Bills (vs. SF)
Sit’em: Tight end
Dwayne Allen, Colts (at HOU): The Texans have done very well to take tight ends out of the game this season. To add insult to injury Allen hasn’t been spectacular this season. Also the Texans’ pass rush defense is going to give Andrew Luck a lot of problems today.
More: Zach Miller, Bears (vs. JAX), Gary Barnidge, Browns (at TEN), Dennis Pitta, Ravens (at NYG), Zach Ertz, Eagles (at WAS).
Titans (vs. CLE): Tennessee can ball pretty well on D. They balled against Miami and will be able to keep that rolling against the Browns.
Texans (vs. IND): No J.J. Watt but Jadeveon Clowney is alive now. He had the best game of his career last week. Expect him to continue an aggressive style of play. It also helps that the Colts’ pass protection is crap.
More: Steelers (at MIA), Giants (vs. BAL), Ravens (at NYG), Lions (vs. LA)
Panthers (vs NO): The Panthers defense is not what it was with Josh Norman. They are missing something and they have yet to find it. I don’t expect them to find it against the Saints in the Superdome either.
More: Packers (vs. DAL), Chiefs (at OAK), Bengals (at NE), Rams (at DET)