Brissett has not done much this season to impress you from a
fantasy perspective. His 6.1 yard per pass average is one of the
worst in the league, and he has yet to top more than 200 passing
yards in a game. On a positive note, his 5:1 passing touchdown
to interception ratio is pretty good considering he has played
two solid defenses on the road in Tennessee and the Chargers.
With a home game against Atlanta, Brissett is a cheap source for
a decent floor for cash owners with a possibly of a big game in
what has the makings of a shootout. I also like that Marlon Mack
may be limited, which could force the Colts to throw more than
they would like.
The Giants allow the third-most points to opposing quarterbacks
this season, with Dak Prescott and Josh Allen combining to throw
685 yards and five touchdowns, with 11 combined rushes for 21
yards and a score. Although Winston has been a bust up to this
point, I like him to have a big game this week and plan on stacking
him with Mike Evans, another player who is due for a bounce-back
Dak has been a stud and will certainly get you some early fantasy
production in this game. But with how terrible Miami has played
this year and a possible defensive touchdown or two in the realm
of possibly, I’m not sure Dak is going to have a monster
game in what could be a blowout by halftime.
If you are looking for a solid cash game play that is inexpensive,
you should look no further than Frank Gore. The ageless one may
be collecting social security before he finally hangs up his cleats,
but he is in an excellent position to get 20 carries against a
terrible Cincinnati run defense that allows the 5th most points
to opposing running backs. He is not sexy. He will likely rush
for less than four yards per carry. But he has a decent shot to
score a touchdown or two and is an excellent value at his price
If you are looking for a high-dollar player who is worth the
high cost, Zeke at home against a team that quit before the season
started is a nice option.
Sanders has yet to live up to his draft capital or hype with
just 53 yards on 23 touches. He has not been a huge factor in
the passing game, with the other ageless one Darren Sproles continuing
to be the favorite pass-catching back for Philly. I do like the
fact that Sanders is still the first running back on the field,
he has been getting red zone touches, and the Eagles may run the
ball more this week due to injuries in the passing game. Rolling
the dice here, but I think Sanders has a breakout game and is
a steal at $3,900.
Bill Belichick is licking his chops at the prospect of playing
against a third-string rookie quarterback this week. As is usually
the case for the Patriots, the defense will look to take away
the best player on the opposition and force a rookie QB to beat
them. Bell will no doubt get a ton of targets, but I anticipate
his yardage will be low and owners will not get the return on
investment from a 7k player.
Despite having a ton of receiving options to choose from, including
Danny Amendola, Marvin Jones, and rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson,
Matthew Stafford continues to make Kenny G his favorite target
with 19 targets in two games, including eight catches for 117
yards and a score last week against the Chargers. As long as Golladay
keeps getting close to ten targets, I will continue playing him
Only Michael Thomas has more targets than Moore this season,
making him an exciting option at $5,900 against one of the worst
defenses in the league. If you want to get really saucy, stack
Moore with Kyle Allen in DFS and surround them with expensive
As an Adams owner is season-long leagues, it pains me to say
this, but I think Chris Harris is going to do a solid job limiting
Adams to 50 yards and no touchdowns this Sunday. The possible
return of Bryce Callahan to the slot will give Vic Fangio the
option of having Harris, one of the better cover corners in the
league, shadow Adams.
I find it very difficult to move away from a player like Ertz
after he was the recipient of 16 targets in last week’s
loss to the Falcons. The Eagles are banged up at wide receiver,
and Wentz will continue to lean on his favorite target.
Dissly posted five catches for 50 yards last week against the
Steelers. With Marcus Lattimore taking away Locket or Metcalf
outside, look for Wilson to continue to find his favorite tight
end target this weekend.
Witten did the World a favor by returning to the field after
a disastrous season as the color commentator on Monday Night Football.
With seven catches and two touchdowns in his first two games,
Witten has been red zone threat for Dak Prescott. The problem
is Witten has just 40 yards on those catches and is the definition
of a boom or bust, touchdown-dependent option. I’m not banking
on him scoring in three-straight games.
Defense & Special Teams
High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Patriots
($3,800) vs. Jets