Dak is on a hot streak with an average for 300 passing yards
and three touchdowns in his last two games and should continue
his strong play against a Lions team that gives up the 7th most
points to opposing quarterbacks. While there is some concern that
Zeke may run all over the Lions and a negative game script created
by Jeff Driskel struggling could negate the production of Dak,
he is likely one of the safest options and is a strong cash play
in Week 11.
Boom or bust GPP players should consider giving Josh Allen a
look against the Dolphins. Allen posted his biggest game of the
season last week with 25 points against the Browns, running for
two touchdowns to go along with 266 passing yards. Miamiís
defense is not quite the same terrible unit they were at the start
of the year, but they still rank 9th in points allowed to QBs,
and Allen is in line for a top-5 week.
Other options to consider - Nick Foles @ Indianapolis & Kyle
Allen vs. Atlanta
There are a few red flags on Cousins this week that makes him
a risky play. First, the Brandon Allen led Broncos are likely
going to struggle this week on the road against Minnesota and
could create a negative game script that limits the number of
pass attempts by Cousins. Second, the way to beat the Broncos
is on the ground and not the air, leading me to believe this is
going to be an even more run-heavy game for a team that already
likes to run the ball.
With at least 19 points in three of his last four games, it is
laughable that Jacobs is priced lower than LeíVeon Bell.
Jacobs is a smash play against a team that cannot stop the run
and who is rolling out a rookie quarterback in his second start.
I like the Raiders big this week and Jacobs to come through with
another monster game.
Hill rushed the ball 20 times last week against New Orleans and
scored his first touchdown in the NFL. With Freeman and Smith
out, Hill will be the primary back this week against the Panthers
and is an excellent value at his sub-5k salary. I anticipate that
Hill will be a popular play, but his salary compared to his volume
is too hard to pass up.
The Colts have yet to give up 100 yards rushing, and only three
players have reached the end zone on the ground. I like Fournetteís
involvement in the passing game to help pick up for his lack of
production on the ground, but I donít think his salary is
justified based on the matchup. I also worry that the Jags offense
may struggle with Nick Foles back under center in his first game.
Edelman does not have a ton of touchdown upside, but he is almost
a lock for ten targets and should be a PPR monster against an
Eagles team that is hard to run on. Donít be surprised to see
Brady and the offense use a short passing game in lieu of trying
to run against the Eagles, with Edelman and James White the beneficiaries
of a ton of short passes.
With 16 catches in his last two games and a pair of 100-yard
performances, Moore is red hot and should continue to be an excellent
play this week against the Falcons. Eight different wide receivers
have topped 80 yards in a game this season against Atlantaís
injury-depleted secondary. Look for Moore to be the ninth, making
him somewhat of a steal at his 5.9k price tag.
Diggs is coming off two disappointing weeks for fantasy owners
and now has the likely shadow coverage of Chris Harris. While
some may view this as a contrarian play, I anticipate Cousins
will lean on his tight ends and the running game, effectively
making Diggs, a bystander in this game.
This game has the makings of a shootout between divisional foes.
The Bucs cannot stop the pass, and the Saints are going to be
without Marcus Lattimore, making the Bucs pass offense even more
difficult to stop. I anticipate a high scoring game, with Brees
leaning on Michael Thomas as usual, but with Jared Cook posting
his best game of the season against a Bucs team that gives up
the second-most points to tight ends.
If you need a cheap tight end with seven-target upside, then
Dwelley is your guy. The Cardinals give up the most points to
tight ends, George Kittle is doubtful and Emmanuel Sanders may
be limited, making Dwelley a huge upside play this week.
The Eagles are going to be without Alshon Jeffery and possibly
Jordan Howard. I anticipate that Bill Belichick will design his
game plan to shut down Ertz and limit the run game, forcing Carson
Wentz to beat the Pats with passes to wide receivers. This has
the makings of being an ugly game for the Eagles, and I am fading
all of their skill position players where possible.
Defense & Special Teams
High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Bills
($3,800) @ Miami
Well Priced with Upside: Vikings ($3,400) vs.