The record is now up to 3-1 on the year, thanks to a last second Larry Fitzgerald
touchdown in overtime. Hey, I’ll take it however it comes.
QB: Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals ($5,900)
I think Carson Palmer is a nice, cheap fade option this week against the Eagles. Without David Johnson, the Cardinals have gone almost completely away from running the ball. Therefore, the opportunities are plentiful for Palmer. The Eagles have been real bad against the pass all year as they are 30th in the league, 285 yards, in passing yards per game. The total on this game is on the higher end as well.
Honorable Mention: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers ($6,400)
RB: Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers ($9,500)
The man we have all been waiting for is back. The rust has finally worn off. Le’Veon Bell received 35 rushing attempts last week. He totaled 144 yards on those attempts for two touchdowns. He also added 4 receptions on 6 targets for 42 yards. That is the kind of stat line we are used to seeing from Bell. The Jaguars let up some big, big plays to Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire last week, who totaled 321 total yards on the day! The Steelers are home and an eight point favorite. DEPLOY!
Honorable Mention: Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers ($6,900)
RB: Wayne Gallman, New York Giants ($3,900)
If you have not watch the Giants this year then you would not know that their running game is bad, real bad. However, last week rookie Wayne Gallman made his first appearance of the season and impressed. He had 11 rushes for 42 yards, 2 receptions for 8 yards and a touchdown. Paul Perkins is out this week, but Orleans Darkwa will be active. The Giants have used all their active running backs in games this year and HC Ben McAdoo said he is going to go with the hot hand. I think the hot hand will be Gallman and for $3,900, I am willing to take the risk.
Honorable Mention: Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns ($4,900)
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals ($6,800)
As mentioned, I deployed him last week and he saved my ass with a last second touchdown. I am stacking Fitz with Palmer because this match up is too tempting not to. I usually do not like stacking a QB with his WR1, but how can I not in this game? Add in the fact that Fitz has seen 41 targets so far this season, its a match made in heaven.
Honorable Mention: Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers ($5,000)
WR: Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles ($5,800)
After stacking your QB with one of his wide receivers, you should always had an opposing pass catcher to your lineup. Cue, Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery has had some tough match ups this year so far as he has faced the Chargers, Giants, Chiefs and Redskins. All of whom have been tough match ups to opposing WRs so far this year. Arizona is another touch match up, but with the way the Eagles have been running the ball and Zach Ertz being the number one option for Carson Wentz, I think the secondary may forget about Jeffery. I think he has the opportunity to exceed his value.
Honorable Mention: Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars ($4,700)
WR: Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins ($5,800)
The Dolphins offense has looked real bad over the last two games, but Jarvis Landry was still able to turn in at least 10 fantasy points per game in each game. He has been targeted 36 times in 3 games so far, so the opportunities are there. The Titans defense is bad. They are allowing 274.2 passing yards per game, which places them at 28th in the league. The Dolphins finally have a home game and that might be exactly what this offense needs.
Honorable Mention: Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers ($8,100)
TE: Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers ($3,300)
Antonio Gates is extremely cheap and has actually been the more productive TE for the Chargers so far this season. He and Hunter Henry are basically splitting snaps. The Giants have been bad against tight ends this year and they actually gave up one touchdown to each TE in Tampa last week. I think Gates is a very sneaky play and he has been receiving more targets than Henry.
Honorable Mention: Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles ($6,200)
FLEX: Bilal Powell, New York Jets ($6,200)
Matt Forte is out once again this week. Last week with Forte out, Bilal Powell received 21 touches and took those for 163 yards and a touchdown. He also added 4 receptions for 27 yards. I think the Jets will be ahead in this game so the opportunities for Powell will be there. The Browns are also 23rd in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs.
Honorable Mention: Sterling Shepard, New York Giants ($5,200)
D/ST: Buffalo Bills ($2,600)
The Bengals looked better this game, but that was against the Cleveland Browns. I am not ready to buy into the fact that they have fixed their problems. The Bills are allowing the least amount of points per game, while the Bengals are 27th in the league in points scored per game. They are extremely cheap for the value they can give.
Honorable Mention: San Francisco 49ers ($2,600)