Lou Sherman @Loudogsports
It’s the final “normal” fantasy week of the season. Next week, we will see a lot of rotation on teams and there is certain to be value plays with starters sitting.
Matt Ryan ($6200) is basically a lock for 300 yards every time he takes the field, especially if he is playing at home. Ryan has multiple passing TD in 6 of his 7 home games, and 300+ yards in 5 of those games.
Andy Dalton ($5200) faces the Dolphins in a game I expect to have plenty of scoring. Dalton may also be a good way to pivot off the Mixon chalk (see below). Will Grier ($4300) is a cheap, starting quarterback in a decent matchup this week. There are a lot of unknowns with Grier, but he allows you to get high priced flex options into your lineup and has options like CMC, Moore, and Samuel who could bust a big play.
Joe Mixon ($6600) has been getting a ton of usage over the past month, and gets a cake matchup in the Dolphins this week. I expect the Bengals Dolphins game to be full of fantasy goodness, and Mixon is a core play for me this week.
DeAndre Washington ($4000) is a great play this week. A cheap, starting RB with passing game work in a decent matchup. Last time he started, Washington got 96 yards on 20 touches and a TD.
Adrian Peterson ($5000) moved into a tie for 4th place all time in rushing TD with Walter Payton last week. In a matchup between 3-11 teams, I could see this being the week that Peterson passes Payton, after AP has had 3 straight games with over 60 yards and a TD. He should also see at least 15 touches with no Guice.
Marlon Mack ($6200) is back (!) and faces the Carolina Panthers who have allowed a rushing TD from a RB in 10 straight games. Devonta Freeman ($6000) has a decent pass game floor, and should get at least 15 rushes against the Jaguars 31st ranked rush defense.
Courtland Sutton ($6200) has been Drew Lock’s favorite target and is at home against aLions defense that has basically given up. Sutton has at least 5 targets in every game, and only 2 games less than 7, so he has a locked-in role in a great matchup.
Keenan Allen ($6300) has at least 5 receptions and 68 yards in 5 straight games. There is a narrative in this game, as it is potentially Rivers last home game as a Charger. I think Allen can feast against the Raiders defense that he went 8/68/0 against a few weeks ago..
DK Metcalf ($5900) has one of the easiest matchups for a WR in the Cardinals. He only had 1 catch for 6 yards last time these two teams faced off, but he should have a decent amount of opportunities to score a TD this week. Tyler Boyd ($5800) faces the Dolphins and could go overlooked this week, but the targets and talent are there.
Austin Hooper ($4400) is the cheapest he has been since week 5, facing the Jaguars defense that has basically given up on the season. With a QB like Ryan and a matchup at home, Hooper is in a great spot this week.
Jacob Hollister ($4200) is a TE against the Arizona Cardinals. Hollister has shown he is a red zone target for Wilson in the past, and has a good chance to hit value this week.
Le’Veon Bell ($5800) has plenty of #revenge against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’m sure he is pushing to get a lot of work in this game, and is coming off his highest rushing total on the year (87 yards) lasst week