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Brandon Oliver SD:
If you watched the Chargers beat the Jets last week odds are you were confused to see number 43 running all over the field for the Chargers again. However, despite how similar they are, that wasn’t Darren Sproles out there. It was Brandon Oliver. He took over when Donald brown left with an injury and proceeded to put up 168 total yards and a TD up on the best rushing defense in the NFL. Needless to say, expect a lot of the same as he takes on the Raiders this week.
Arian Foster HOU:
Foster has finally gotten healthy. This week he has a great match up on Thursday Night against the Colts. Basically my advice on Foster this season is as long as he’s healthy he’s gotta be in your line up.
DeMarco Murray DAL:
This might end up being Murray’s worst game of the season when it’s all said and done, but it still might not be THAT bad of a game compared to other RBs. He’s travelling to play the Seahawks in Seattle which is never good news for any offense. I wouldn’t sit Murray because you probably don’t have anyone one better, plus he has been absolutely on fire this year so far.
Zac Stacy STL:
The most frustrating thing coaches have started to do with RBs is yank them after they fumble. I promise you coaches it doesn’t help. All you’re doing is making the guy scared so he’ll end up running overly conservative. (Ugh) Anyway Stacy will be going up against the 49ers this week which isn’t great news for him. I don’t expect him to get a TD which is basically what Stacy needs as he isn’t very involved in the passing game.
Any DEN RB:
With Ball hurt owners are scrambling to pick up whoever will be taking his place. It has sparked a debate over to pick up Hillman or CJ Anderson. Let me save you some time and stress. Even if you pick up the right one they won’t do much to help you this week. Denver is going to New York to play the Jets who are coming off their worst performance against the run yet, but I think that was more of an anomaly. By the way I think Cj Anderson is the DEN RB to own if you HAVE to pick up one.
Andre Williams NYG:
With Rashad Jenning out a couple of weeks it opens the door for this rookie to get some run in this offense that has been clicking as of late. He’ll be going up against the Eagles who aren’t a good or bad match up, but I expect Williams to get a lot of runs in the red zone. I fully expect him to get a TD by games end.
Emmanuel Sanders DEN:
I’ll make this quick. Peyton loves throwing the ball to Sanders. The Jets have an awful pass defense. The Jets have a good Run defense. Peyton loves to attack the weakness of a defense. It’s a recipe for a GREAT fantasy outing.
Golden Tate DET:
Last week he was my sleepy WR. This week has graduated to the good WR. This is mostly because Calvin Johnson likely will not play, and even if he does he’ll be little more than a decoy. Tate has the chance to show there isn’t any thing “pedestrian” about how he plays the wide receiver position.
DeSean Jackson WAS:
This marks the second bad match up in a row for Washington WRs. If Arizona follows the same formula for how they matched up with Denver’s WRs last week Cromartie will cover Garcon while Patrick Peterson will cover Jackson. That isn’t great news for Jackson owners, but all it takes is one long bomb for Jackson. I’m just not sure I’d take that risk this week.
Dez Bryant DAL:
This is the weekly “put the top WR who’s playing Seattle in the bad column.” Bryant is good enough to have a decent game, but it’s still a bad match up.
This is highly dependant on 2 things. First, you have to monitor whether Palmer will actually play. Apparently the nerve in his arm has “woken up,” but he still might be a week away. Second, Washington is great at getting to stationary QB which Logan Thomas and Carson Palmer are and Arizona’s offensive line struggles at time with protection. If Palmer is out you sit any Arizona WR, but if he plays I’d bump the up to a risky play. I still wouldn’t do it honestly.
Jarius Wright MIN:
Wright had a ptiful week on Thursday night (Ponder will do that to you), but don’t fret because Teddy will likely play this Sunday and last time he started a full game this guy was his favorite target. If you can pick him up still I’d pull the trigger.
Delanie Walker TEN:
My thoughts on Locker are well documented, but if he does one thing well it’s throwing it to Walker. With a great match up against the Jaguars who struggle against TEs this is the week to throw this guy in.
Niles Paul WAS:
Washington is going to be playing the, we don’t cover TEs, Cardinals. That alone makes heim a great option this week.
Vernon Davis SF:
The Rams hold opposing TEs to just 5 fantasy points per game. They have only allowed one TE to catch a TD on them as well. The Rams are just good at covering TEs.
Zach Ertz PHI:
Ertz hasn’t lived up to his preseason billing this season. I don’t expect him to turn that around against the Giants either who hold TEs to 3.8 fantasy points per game. TEs have 16 catches, fewest in the NFL, and haven’t scored a TD yet on them.
This week with Drew Brees on a bye I have 2 QBs who are likely on the waiver wire for you to pick up.
Eli Manning NYG:
If you didn’t listen to me last week then listen to me now. I BELIEVE IN ELI. He is becoming more than a plug and play guy at this point. If your QB is struggling then go get this Eli as he is on fire right now.
Austin Davis STL:
This is a sneaky play, but it could pay off in a big way. Davis hasn’t played that bad as a starter and the 49ers aren’t great against the pass. Even if this game gets out of hand early and the Rams fall behind the 49ers have struggled defending a pass first attack from a trailing team this year.
SD @ OAK
NE @ BUF
TEN vs JAX