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Kirk Cousins (vs. Panthers).
If you are in the playoffs and Cousins has been your starting quarterback, congratulations for getting this far with that fantasy. You can feel a little better by rolling out Cousins as the closer in prime time against Carolina. Washington has to money targets at every level of the field that the Carolina D can’t cover all at the same time. How do you like that?
Isaiah Crowell (vs. Bills).
Buffalo’s stout run defense has almost disappeared the last couple weeks. They will also be without Kyle Williams for another week. Crowell is going to get 20+ touches and can break off one long run and get a short score to come through week that can win you you matchup.
Steve Smith Sr (vs. Eagles).
As the duo of Mike Wallace and Steve Smith, the Eagles defense it going to try to take away the big play from Wallace. Smith can present more consistent problems with his route-running and quickness. He'll rack up a lot of targets and move ball with his legs. Steve Smith is forever young.
Antonio Gates (vs. Raiders).
Antonio Gates is going for the tight end touchdown record currently help by Tony Gonzalez. He had nine-target in the game against Carolina. Gates has a good history against Oakland and scored in the earlier matchup.
Andrew Luck (vs Minnesota)
The Vikings haven't surrendered multiple passing touchdowns in a game since Week 11, and no quarterback has hit 20 points against the unit. Luck is great, but he'll have some problems on the road in this one.
Doug Martin (vs Dallas)
Now is a good time to jump off the Doug Martin train. Dallas has an elite defense. It holds true in the fantasy as well. The defense is only allowing the fourth-fewest points to running backs on average. Only two teams have rushed for 100 yards this season
Allen Robinson (vs Houston)
Allen Robinson has fully stunk with the Jacksonville Jaguars and that won't turn around. He still owned on over 93% off leagues. Robinson only has four 10+ point outings on the year. Worse than that, over his last four games, he collectively has 16 points. He's not scoring touchdowns, and a consistent passing game is not there.
Zach Ertz (vs Baltimore)
Ertz has to deal with a Ravens team allowing the 7th fewest points to tight ends. The Ravens only surrendered three touchdowns and two double-digit outings to tight ends this year. Its going to be cold today. There's definitely going to be more running that passing this game.
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Colin Kaepernick (vs. Chicago)
Chicago’s defense is a train wreck. Yes, San Francisco hasn't been much better, but Kaepernick has been putting up stats. He’s running the ball well and has multiple touchdowns in the 3 games this season.
James Starks (vs. Houston)
Last week Starks had 22 touches in his heaviest workload of the year. That shouldn't change this week. The Packers backfield is still depleted, and Rogers has the most familiarity with him. The Texans defense have lost by more that 21 points in the 3 of its road games. Starks will have a field day air the Packers jump out to a big leads.
Tyreek Hill (vs. Atlanta)
3TD’s last week 1 Receiving, 1 Punt Return, and 1 Kick Return. Not only did Hill have a monster day last week, He’s been a source of heavy targets for Alex Smith. In the last two weeks he’s getting double digit targets. He’s definitely got Smith’s trust.
Antonio Gates (vs Green Bay)
Gates put up a goose egg last week but don't let that discourage you. Gates tend to lean heavily on his tight end when his receivers are banged up. Gate’s is a bit touchdown dependent which bodes well for him since he has Rivers throwing to him.
Cam Newton (vs Seattle)
Cam just hasn't been very good against the Seahawks, In the last 6 games against them Cam has only scored than 16 points in 2 of those games topping out at 21pts. If were bring honest Cam really hasn't been what we expected this year. Michael Bennett is coming back to for that stout defense.
Rashad Jennings (vs Pittsburg)
Against the Browns, Jennings averaged just over 3.5 yards. Now he's facing a better defense in the Steelers. In Pittsburg's last 4 games on Ezekiel Elliott has scored a touchdown on them.
Jarvis Landry (vs Baltimore)
Outside of a PPR league you probably have had an easy time deciding to sit Landry. Right about now it should be an easy decision to sit Landry against a very good Ravens defense. He’s failed to score in double digits since before week for.
Eric Ebron (vs New Orleans)
If you have Ebron you may have lost trust in him from last weeks performance. It was that Ebron was bad, the Vikings just honed in on him. The Saints defense has been good against opposing Tight Ends. Look for them to follow the same Viking blueprint from the week before.
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Carson Wentz (vs. Cincinnati)
Wentz has been playing more like a rookie , throwing just three touchdowns to four interceptions in his last four games. Look for him to bounce back and have a good week.. The only thing thats caps his upside is their run-first approach. Without Ryan Matthews this week that might change.
Rashad Jennings (vs. Cincinnati)
Jennings has dominated the Giants back flied the last two weeks. He looks like he's back from that early season injury. He's post two solid all-around games and there’s no reason to think he won’t keep it up in Cleveland
Steve Smith (vs. Cincinnati)
When Steve Smith is physically healthy you know his fantasy game will be healthy. He has a consistancy about him. In 4 of the 5 last complete games that he's played, he's had either 80+ yards or a Touchdown. Look for that to continue agains the Bengals
Zach Ertz (vs Green Bay)
It's come to this, if you have guys facing the Packers there's a good chance you're starting them. That's double the case with Ertz this week. He's been solid all season for the Eagles and there conservative running game. With Ryan Matthews out Wentz is going to have to move the ball around a bit more.
Andy Dalton (vs Baltimore)
The Bengals are going up against a solid Ravens defense. They have no A.J. Green and no Giovani Bernard. That would be trouble for any offense. Daltons fantasy value has been hinged by Green's big playmaking ability.
Tevin Coleman (vs Cardinals)
The Arizona defense is very good at limiting the running backs in the passing game. Thats not good new for Coleman who is coming off a hamstring injury. This defense is just to fast for what Coleman likes to do.
DeAndre Hopkins (vs San Diego)
Brock Oswiler has single handedly ruined Hopkins this year. What was suppose to be a year in which Hopkins could challenge Antonio Brown as the best WR has become a weekly battle on should I start him or not. Despite averaging 10 targets a game this season, Hopkins hasn't topped 75 receiving yards since week 2.
Jared Cook (vs Philadelphia)
Don't chase the points, chase the matchup. Last week Cook had a huge game. He had105 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins. That type of game has been an anomaly for Cook this year. The Eagle have a good defense that played even better at home. Don't look at last weeks game and expect the same this week.