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Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Dalton has multiple passing touchdowns in every game this season and should continue against a messy Falcons defense.
Eli Manning, New York Giants (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – The Saints pass defense have been awful in the first three weeks, which makes Manning a great bye week replacement if you own Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton. Losing tight end Evan Engram will hurt but he still has Odell Beckham Jr, Sterling Shepard and Sequon Barkley to throw to.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Chicago Bears) – After seeing Fitz-tragic throw three interceptions last week against the Steelers, I am sure that he will make a few turnovers against a good Bears defense.
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – Are the Titans defense for real? Last week, they shut down Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars offense to only six points. Wentz still doesn’t have any top wide receivers to throw to outside of tight end Zach Ertz.
Aww Running Backs
Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – Hyde is quietly having a good fantasy season so far, scoring a touchdown in every game. His streak should continue against the Raiders, who have already allowed three running backs to either score or gain 100 rushing yards on the season.
Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions (away vs. Dallas Cowboys) – Johnson had a great game last week against the Patriots, running for 101 yards on 16 carries. The Lions has not had a 100-yard rusher since Barry Sanders (joking). Even though he’s still sharing carries with LeGarrette Blount and Theo Reddick, I expect Johnson to have better overall numbers.
Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins (away vs. New England Patriots) – Drake is coming off a horrific fantasy week, posting a goose egg against the Raiders. This week, if the Dolphins stay close against the Patriots, I see Drake being more involved in the offense.
Naw Running Backs
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – In the first three weeks in the season, Henry has definitely been a fantasy disappointment. This week, Henry faces a tough matchup against the Eagles who have allowed just one touchdown to a running back. Continue to bench him until things change.
Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – Reports are saying that Ajayi has a small fracture in his back, which he will play through. He will continue to split reps with Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles once he comes back from a hamstring injury. Here’s a fact – Tennessee has yet to allow a running back to score in match-ups against Miami, Houston Texans and Jacksonville.
Aww Wide Receivers
Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Something is telling me this is the game Robinson will break out. The matchup at home against the Bucs is just too good to not start him.
Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – With tight end Evan Engram out for the next two-to-four weeks, Shepard should benefit greatly from it. He gets the matchup Falcons rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley did last week against P.J. Williams so expect him to be a focal point against a bad Saints secondary.
Naw Wide Receivers
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will be making his first NFL start this weekend, which spells not a lot of catches and no touchdowns in Fitzgerald’s near future against the Seahawks.
Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers (away vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – Goodwin was one of my sleepers heading to the fantasy draft and now he loses quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a torn ACL. He will now have to build a rapport with second year quarterback C.J. Beathard, which may take time. I have no interest in starting him this week against the Chargers.
Aww Tight Ends
Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Coach Marvin Lewis said Eifert would only play 50% of offensive snaps this season to keep him healthy this season but recently he is getting regular work. Last week against the Panthers, Eifert had six catches for 74 yards. He should continue to pile up more catches against a depleted Falcons defense.
O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Bucs (away vs. Chicago Bears) – The Bears defense has allowed touchdowns in back-to-back games to tight ends (Will Dissly/Seattle Seahawks and Ricky Seals-Jones/Arizona Cardinals). Howard has been playing great in the past two weeks and should continue as a good option, especially as a bye week replacement for Redskins tight end Jordan Reed.
Naw Tight Ends
Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – I am not sold on McDonald just yet after his four catches for 112 yards and amazing stiff arm play last week against Tampa Bay. Without the big 75-yard touchdown, McDonald would have had just three catches for 37 yards. Those type of numbers makes McDonald a non-fantasy factor this week against the Ravens.
Aww Team Defense
Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – Rookie Josh Rosen will be making his first pro start and the offense has been struggling. The Seahawks will benefit from Rosen’s errors.
Naw Team Defense
Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – The Steelers play too good at home to start the Ravens defense this week.