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Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears (home vs. New England Patriots) – There’s no quarterback hotter than Trubisky right now with nine touchdowns and just one interception in his last two games. He should be able to put up good numbers in a potential shootout at home against the Patriots.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – In another possible shootout game, Flacco is finally back home from being on the road for three straight weeks. Flacco is comfortable at home and with Crabtree, Brown, Snead and Buck Allen as his receivers, he should have nice fantasy numbers against the Saints.
Eli Manning, New York Giants (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Over the past few weeks, Manning has not looked good on the field, but if there’s ANY game where he can bounce back its this potential shootout game against the Falcons.
Deshawn Watson, Houston Texans (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Watson is coming off his worst game this season last week at home against my beloved Buffalo Bills, so why would you start him against an angry Jacksonville Jaguars team?
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (away vs. Baltimore Ravens) – This is just a gut feeling about Brees playing on the road against a tough Ravens’ defense. I just don’t see great fantasy stats.
Aww Running Backs
Kenyan Drake/Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins (home vs. Detroit Lions) – The Lions’ defense has given up five rushing touchdowns to four running backs in their five games this season. This game could possibly be a shootout as Miami would want to pound the ball with Drake and Gore.
LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills (away vs. Indianapolis Colts) – I might be a little biased with this choice but it’s time for McCoy, who has not rushed for a touchdown yet this season, to have a good game. Veteran quarterback Derek Anderson will be starting so a change should inspire and ignite McCoy.
Tevin Coleman/Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. New York Giants) – Now that running back Devonta Freeman is out for the next 8 weeks, the Falcons backfield now belongs to Coleman and Smith. They play very well at home and should run well against the Giants.
Naw Running Backs
Wendall Smallwood/Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Carolina Panthers) – It’s hard to trust this backfield in fantasy lineups because there’s no clear number one running back. Even when Jay Ajayi was healthy, no one knew who was going to lead the Eagles in carries. The matchup against the Panthers is actually good but a headache when having to make a decision on who to start.
Lamar Miller, Houston Texans (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – The Texans have to face an angry Jacksonville defense coming home after two disappointing road losses. Miller has not been playing well as a RB2 in most fantasy drafts this season, as he will struggle running the ball this weekend.
Aww Wide Receivers
Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears (home vs. New England Patriots) – As hot as quarterback Mitch Trubisky is, Gabriel is riding the heatwave as well. Gabriel has been awesome the past two games with 12 catches for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets and he should have the chance for another quality outing this week against the Patriots. Gabriel should be owned in all leagues.
Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Quincy Enunwa is out with an ankle injury so the Jets have to rely on Kearse a lot. Last week against the Colts, Kearse led the Jets with nine catches for 94 yards on 10 targets and he should be heavily involved again this week against the Vikings.
Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Los Angeles Rams) – Maybe that game last week against the Green Bay Packers sparked a connection between quarterback C.J. Beathard and Goodwin. This week, they are playing at home against a banged up Rams’ cornerback Marcus Peters.
Naw Wide Receivers
Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit Lions (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – Jones Jr. has become the Lions’ third option at wide receiver so far this season. With the emergence of second year wide out Kenny Golladay, Jones Jr’s production has declined and may struggle to get catches against the Dolphins.
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – I hope I am wrong about this because I own Thomas in a few leagues but it’s hard to trust him when he will be covered by All-Pro Patrick Peterson.
Aww Tight Ends
Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. New York Giants) – With wide receivers Calvin Ridley (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (hip) possibly limited, Hooper could be in for another great fantasy week. In the last two weeks, he has 22 targets for 18 catches, 148 yards and a touchdown.
David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (away vs. Tampa Bay Bucs) – Njoku has been on a roll lately, mainly because of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. He’s had 22 targets in the past two games and has a great matchup this weekend against the Bucs.
Naw Tight Ends
Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – Every time I watch the Redskins play, I see more Vernon Davis than Reed and that’s sad. Reed doesn’t get enough targets to consider starting this week against the Cowboys.
Aww Team Defense
Indianapolis Colts (home vs. Buffalo Bills) – You will almost never see the Colts defense as an “Aww” but it’s worth a shot against the Buffalo Bills at home.
Naw Team Defense
Chicago Bears (home vs. New England Patriots) – If Miami’s backup quarterback Brock Osweiler can throw for 380 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears, imagine what Tom Brady could do with more talented wide receivers.