Wilson is due for a high ceiling game after failing to top 20
fantasy points in any matchup since Week 9. While there is always
the worry of a negative game script when playing against a subpar
team like the Cardinals, this game has the makings of a get-right
game for Seattle passing game against an Arizona defense that
gives up the most points to opposing quarterbacks. I like Wilson
this week in cash with the pairing of Tyler Lockett or Jacob Hollister.
If you are looking for a boom-bust GPP play with a salary below
6K, you may want to consider Daniel Jones going against the Redskins.
In games this season against subpar pass defenses like the Jets
and the Lions, Jones has put up monster 30-point games. Washington
just got torched at home by Carson Wentz to the tune of three
passing touchdowns and 266 yards. I don’t have the guts
to start Jones in my season-long leagues this week, but I am open
to playing him in GPP and pairing him with Darius Slayton.
Murray has just five passing touchdowns in his last four games
and has not topped 20 fantasy points since his Week 11 matchup
against the 49ers. He is not producing enough points with his
legs to cover the deficiencies with his passing numbers, making
him a questionable start this week on the road at Seattle.
Mixon has been a beast over the past month with 69 fantasy points
in his last three games. Despite playing for one of the worst
teams in the league, he continues to be solid down the stretch,
putting up solid performances against some of the best run defenses,
including the Patriots and the Jets.
This week Mixon is my top cash game play of the week with the
Bengals heading to South Beach to take on a Dolphins defense that
gives up the most points to opposing running backs. The weather
looks to be windy and rainy, giving Mixon even more of a chance
to run the ball in dicey passing conditions. His questionable
tag with a calf injury does give me pause, but if he is active,
Mixon will be a beast.
How on Earth can someone recommend starting a running back like
Phillip Lindsay, who has three games out of his last four with
fewer than ten fantasy points, including last week’s 3.2
point turd against the Chiefs? The answer is simple, the Lions
are awful against the pass, the Denver defense is going to create
more than a few short fields, and Lindsay will take advantage
of these two factors to produce one of the best games of his young
Fournette’s price does not mesh well with how he has played
over the past few weeks. He has not scored since Week 12, and
his receiving yards of late have not been able to make up for
the fact that he does not reach the endzone. Atlanta is playing
better defense than people think, making Fournette an easy player
to avoid at 7.2K.
There are not a ton of wide receivers I am excited about this
week with three games on Saturday and injuries/roster moves affecting
the Cowboys and Panthers receivers. One guy that I do like is
Terry McLaurin at home against the Giants, a secondary that gives
up the 6th-most points to wide receivers. F1 continues to shine
in his rookie season and should have a solid game this week against
A sloppy track and rainy conditions are the only things that
will make me look to other options this week with regards to players
playing in the toilet bowl in South Beach. The Dolphins are one
of the most giving secondaries in football, and this game could
be a sneaky shootout between two teams competing for the first
overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Mark down Boyd for 100 yards
and a score this week, making him one of the best values in his
Moore owners in season-long leagues will likely be forced to
play him even though there is a ton of uncertainty with rookie
Will Grier making his first NFL start. In the case of David Blough
going against the Bears in his first start, Blough shined, and
both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones had solid games. The uncertainty
makes him a risk - a risk you can avoid in DFS until we know more
Death, taxes, and the Cardinals giving up points to tight ends
are three things all football fans are guaranteed in life. Will
Dissly had a pair of touchdowns when the Cardinals played host
to the Seahawks earlier this season, and a similar outcome is
not out of the question for Hollister this week at home.
Other options to consider - Jared
Cook @ Tennessee
Fant burned me last week with 56 yards and no touchdowns against
the Chiefs, with the snowy conditions in Kansas City putting a
damper on fantasy production across the board in that game. The
weather looks to be excellent in Denver this weekend, and the
Lions have given up big games to Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, and
Kyle Rudolph. I think Fant is a monster play this week and could
be the top TE on the board.
Henry returned to the lineup Week 6 for the Chargers and posted
seven double-digit performances in his last nine games. But he
burned owners with three points last week and could burn them
once again in a game where the Chargers will be able to run at
will on the Raiders.
Defense & Special Teams
High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Broncos
($3,500) vs. Lions
Well Priced with Upside: Colts ($3,200) vs.