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- Jimmy Garoppolo (SF 49ers):
- Divisional header versus the Seattle Seahawks who are allowing 26.4 fantasy points a game on average to opposing QBs.
- Must win game for the Niners in the toughest division in the league.
- Last week Garoppolo threw two picks, one of which came with 10 secs in the half when he had to throw it deep.
- Jamaal Adams might still be out this week which would leave George Kittle to feast on the Seahawks weak secondary.
- Derrick Carr (LV Raiders):
- Derrick Carr and the Raiders are playing a Browns team that is allowing the 4th most fantasy points to opposing QBs (21.3 avg).
- Ruggs is finally healthy.
- Agholor is stepping up.
- Renfrow is a great 3rd down option.
- Darren Waller. That’s it.
- The Raiders will be looking to win after getting blown out by the Bucs offense.
- Ryan Tannehill (TEN Titans):
- The Titans will look to show out after taking their first loss of the year to the Steelers during week 7.
- The Titans play the Cincinnati Bengals this week.
- The Bengals are allowing almost 20 points a game to opposing QBs.
- The Cincinnati Bengals also have a turnover differential of -2.
- Other plus: Carson Wentz (PHI Eagles), Joe Burrow (CIN Bengals), Teddy Bridgewater (CAR Panthers)
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- Mathew Stafford (DET Lions):
- The Lions play the Colts this week.
- This is a must win for the Lions as they are in a tough division and have a shot to make the playoffs.
- That being said, the Colts have the best defense in the league. Colts are allowing a league low 11.7 fantasy points a game to opposing QBs,
- Jared Goff (LA Rams):
- The Rams take on the Dolphins led by Tua during this week’s matchup.
- The Dolphins cornerback duo of Xavien Howard and Byron Jones has been allowing a mere 16.8 fantasy points to opposing QBs.
- Jared Goff has also been unimpressive lately.
- In the past 4 weeks; having only 1 game over 20 points, thrown 2 interceptions and averaging 2 Tds a game.
- Daniel Jones (NY Giants):
- Daniel Jones has had one game over 20 fantasy points (20.68) and that was due to his 80 yard rush.
- Jones has just been unimpressive this year.
- Jones also has a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have been allowing a low 13.6 fantasy points a game to opposing QBs.
- The Buccaneers secondary is very tough.
- Other sits: Tua Tagovailoa (MIA Dolphins), Drew Brees (NO Saints), Kirk Cousins (MIN Vikings)
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- Todd Gurley (ATL Falcons):
- Gurley might’ve choked the win for the Falcons last week but he did drop over 20 PPR fantasy points.
- Gurley finds himself in another favorable matchup on Thursday Night Football against the Carolina Panthers.
- Panthers are allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing backs at 23.1 per game.
- Kareem Hunt (CLE Browns):
- Nick Chubb and Odell Beckham Jr. are both out for the Browns.
- Kareem Hunt will look to carry the load this week against a Raiders weak run defense.
- The Raiders defense is allowing the third most fantasy points to backs at 25.4 per game.
- Hunt has double digit points in every game except the Steelers who are very tough against backs.
- Jonathan Taylor (IND Colts):
- Jonathan Taylor hasn’t broken out like everyone thought he would.
- Taylor has yet to crack 20 fantasy points or go over 60% snap share.
- However, coming back from a bye week against an easy rushing matchups in the Detroit Lions JT will look to show out.
- JT also has a top 3 offensive line blocking for him, his breakout is inevitable.
- Other Plugs: Le’veon Bell (KC Chiefs), Boston Scott (PHI Eagles), Darrell Henderson (LA Rams)
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- Carlos Hyde (SEA Seahawks):
- Chris Carson might have a shot to play this week as he is GTD.
- Carlos Hyde is dealing with an injury of his own that makes him QUES.
- Even if Hyde plays and Carson sits, look for Deejay Dallas to get carries as well because of Hyde’s injury.
- The Niners Defense is also allowing a league low 12.7 fantasy points to opposing backs.
- JK Dobbins (BAL Ravens):
- Mark Ingram might be out this week and we might finally see the Dobbins show.
- But Gus Edwards will liley take all the goal line work and split some of the first down work.
- Dobbins also faces a Steelers defense allowing the third least points to backs at 13.4 per game.
- This game is likely to be a shootout as well.
- Chargers RBs:
- Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley are splitting running back duties 50/50.
- Neither of the backs have stepped up in Austin Ekeler’s absence.
- To make matters worse, the Chargers play a Denver defense allowing the second least points to backs at 12.7 per game.
- Other sits: Latavius Murray (NO Saints), D’andre Swift (DET Lions), Ezekiel Elliot (DAL Cowboys)
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- Robby Anderson (CAR Panthers):
- DJ Moore is also a great start, as well as Curtis Samuel in deeper leagues.
- Divisional header and a must win for the Panthers in a tough division.
- Falcons are allowing 29.6 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs which is the fifth highest in the league.
- Thursday night primetime matchup.
- Anderson has double digit points every game this year and only two games with less than 8 targets.
- Travis Fulgham (PHI Eagles):
- Jalen Raegor is a great sleeper option this week as well.
- Desean Jackson is out and Alshon Jeffery is questionable. It might go down to Fulgham season once again.
- In these 4 games, Fulgham has gotten 13.70, 31.20, 19.50 and 12.30 fantasy points respectively. To make matters even more impressive all of those showings were against top 10 secondaries.
- Cowboys are allowing the 4th most points to WRs this season at 30.0 points per game.
- Rashard Higgins (CLE Browns):
- OBJ is out for the season and so look for Higgins to step up in his replacement.
- Last week after OBJ wnt down Higgins stepped up and caught 6 passes for 110 yards.
- Higgins has another favorable matchup against a Raiders defense allowing 27.2 fantasy points per game.
- The Raiders have allowed a 100 yard receiver every week since week 4.
- Other plugs: Tee Higgins (CIN Bengals), Brandon Aiyuk (SF Niners), Marquise Brown (BAL Ravens)
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- Robert Woods (LA Rams):
- Robert Woods has shown a tendency to be locked down in tough matchups as well. 29 yards against Jason Verrett, 22 yards against Fuller, 36 yards against James Bradberry and 14 yards against Darius Slay.
- Robert woods finds himself in another tough matchup against the Dolphins secondary.
- The Dolphins are allowing 23.0 fantasy points to WRs but with everyone fully healthy and the CB duo of Byron Jones and Xavien Howards Woods will struggle.
- DK Metcalf (SEA Seahawks):
- Jason Verrett is currently a top 3 cornerback in the league.
- Last week DK struggled for the first time this season against Patrick Peterson.
- Look for the Niners to to gamescript DK and Lockett out this week since Kuan Williams is also returning from IR.
- Tartt and Ward might also make a return this week for the Niners.
- The Niners are allowing the 4th least points to WRs at 18.8.
- JuJu Smith-Shuster (PIT Steelers):
- Juju finally woke up last week and had a great performance.
- This week the Steelers play a Ravens defense allowing a mere 19.5 fantasy points to backs which is the 6th least in the league.
- Big Ben has also found his favorite target in Dionte Johnson.
- Other sits: Preston Williams (MIA Dolphins), Julio Jones (ATL Falcons), Denzel Mims (NY Jets)
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- Jonnu Smith (TEN Titans):
- Jonnu Smith has a great matchup this week.
- Jonnu scored less two weeks ago due to an injury he suffered early. He struggled last week because he had a tough matchup.
- Jonnu is still a top 10 tight end in the league.
- The Bengals are allowing the third most points to opposing tight ends.
- It’s a “REEEJONNUVATION!”
- Richard Rodgers (PHI Eagles):
- Rodgers stepped up in the absence of Ertz and Goedert last week catching 6 passes for 85 yards and was a few yards away from a TD.
- If Goedert is out again this week, start Rodgers.
- Rodgers faces a Dallas defense allowing the 8th most points to opposing tight ends.
- Other plugs: Jimmy Graham (CHI Bears), Drew Sample (CIN Bengals)
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- Mark Andrews (BAL Ravens):
- The only reason Andrews is a reliable start is because he is a TD machine.
- Other than that he sees 3-5 targets most games. Lamar doesn’t throw enough.
- Andrews plays a Pittsburgh team allowing the 4th least points to tight ends.
- TJ Hockenson (DET Lions):
- Hockenson plays the Colts this week, the toughest defense against tight ends allowing a league low 2.3 points per game.
- Other sits: Trey Burton (IND Colts), Tyler Higbee/Gerald Everett (LA Rams)
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- KC Chiefs D/ST
- LA Rams D/ST
- Bills D/ST
- Chargers D/ST
- Colts D/ST
- Titans D/ST
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- Niners D/ST
- Bears D/ST