Well look whoís quietly sitting in the top-12 in standard leagues.
Thatís right, Hollywood Brown has strung together a solid start
to the year with 50+ yards in each game, and three total scores.
With Lamar Jackson slinging it (5th in yards/attempt at 8.7),
the Ravens have been forced to adjust their offense and become
more aggressive in the passing game. Brownís elite speed is a
great match with Jacksonís arm, and with rookie Rashod Bateman
not quite ready, Brown has become a must start in all formats.
Buffalo signed the crafty vet for games like this. In what could
be a classic 45-40 shootout, Sanders should find plenty of room
to roam in the KC secondary, as the Chiefs have been worked by
Mike Williams and DeVonta Smith the last two weeks. Sanders has
heated up recently, tallying 168 yards and two scores against
Washington and Houston. With the weekís highest implied total
at 56.6, I want as many fantasy shares in this game as I can get.
If targets are king, then Parker has to be worth a look this
week. Currently 21st in targets among receivers, Parker finally
found paydirt last week against the Colts. Though he hasnít been
able to secure many of them, Parker has still seen no fewer than
7 targets in a game, and with Will Fuller on the shelf for a few
weeks, and a leaky Tampa secondary on tap, Parker has to make
for a decent WR3 with upside.
Itís October, and spooky season is nearly upon us. While we might
have nightmares of ghost and goblins, Metcalf sees a Rams #5 jersey
with Ramsey on the back. In two regular season games last year
Ramsey held Metcalf to 8 catches for 87 empty yards. Sure, Metcalf
had a big statistical game when these two met in the playoffs,
but his 51-yard touchdown came on a scramble drill, and the final
score came in garbage time with the game out of hand. These games
come down to how quickly the rush can get to Wilson, and I think
Seattle is outmatched.
With Roethlisberger falling apart right before our very eyes
itís impossible to start any of these guys with great confidence
in this matchup. Claypool is hobbled, JuJu hasnít been relevant
all season, and Johnson has needed every one of his 35 targets
to be effective. Denverís defense isnít as good as
it looks on paper, but the Steelers have been so bad on offense
it doesnít matter much. Iíd be shocked if 40 total
points were scored in this game, so proceed with caution.
It took a few weeks, but teams have quickly realized that Hockenson
is the only threat worth monitoring in the Detroit passing game.
Sure the attention has opened things up for the young receivers,
but Hockenson owners have suffered the last two weeks as Hock
has just 6 receptions for 52 yards. Missing practice time this
week also isn’t ideal, so what looked like a fruitful season
a few weeks ago, might just be circling the drain. Still seeing
a high target share makes him a tough sit, especially at the position,
but it wouldn’t be crazy to consider your options.