Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my four absolute favorite matchups.This article is critical for seasonal and daily players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Week 2 brought a lot of good information on what we can expect in the future, so let’s dig right in!
Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!
|Christian Kirk ARI
|James Bradberry CAR
|Despite playing the Ravens last week, Kirk went off for 114 yards on six catches, although he may have been on some fantasy benches after his Week 1 dud. One game changes his whole perception and he is back in fantasy owners good graces. Bradberry has been very good at keeping top receivers in check with Brandin Cooks having 39 yards and Mike Evans with 61. Definitely put Kirk in your lineup, but this is another one where a big game might be a surprise.
|Julio Jones ATL
|Kenny Moore II IND
|Jones had a monster Week 2 with 106 yards and two touchdowns and now has scored in six straight games going back to last season. He is on another level right now with his production, and although Indy's defense has been pretty decent through two games, they aren't ready for this guy right now. Not only is Jones great, but now defenses have to pay more attention to Calvin Ridley as well. How do you stop them both? The answer is you don't and sometimes you don't stop either. Moore and the Colts will struggle. Jones is a guy worth paying up for in DFS in Week 3.
|Marquise Brown BAL
|Kendall Fuller KC
|A week after his breakout opening game performance, many doubted that Brown could do it again. Well, it wasn't quite as great, but he still had 86 yards on eight catches. He led the team in targets with 13, and although I don't always expect Lamar Jackson to throw it 37 times, it was great to see Brown such a focus of the offense again. The Chiefs defense has looked flawed to be very polite, and you should absolutely trot Brown out there in both season long and DFS games this week.
|John Brown BUF
|Dre Kirkpatrick CIN
|The Giants defense was even worse than I thought it was and Brown torched them for seven catches and 72 yards. Even Janoris Jenkins can't stop anyone now. Brown looks like he is going to be a dependable receiver on a weekly basis, and against the struggling Bengals defense is a perfect play again as your WR3.
|D.J. Moore CAR
|Tramaine Brock ARI
|This one is all going to come down to Cam Newton . There are concerns with Newton's foot injury and how effective he will be on Sunday if he plays at all. If Cam does get the green light then you have to roll with Moore on the hope that Newton plays the whole game. If he doesn't, this could be a rough one for Moore.
|Allen Robinson CHI
|Josh Norman WAS
|The Bears offense is a disaster through two weeks and Josh Norman is the best part of the Redskins defense. After a strong opening week, Robinson looked like an average receiver last week, and that's a trend I expect to continue. He should max out at five catches and 50 yards.
|John Ross CIN
|Tre'Davious White BUF
|Ross has certainly more than helped the Bengals with the loss of A.J. Green as he has had two strong games thus far. Even with that, the Bengals are 0-2. It should be a trip to 0-3 for them against the physical Bills defense, and White will do his part to keep Ross in check this week. Four catches and 60 yards is the most that you should get from him.
|Odell Beckham Jr CLE
|Aqib Talib LAR
|Beckham had one of the best games of his career on Monday night, and now he gets another prime time game, but this time the defense will be much better. Beckham loves the bright lights when he is the only game going. Despite playing one of the best defenses in football, I wouldn't be shocked if he still had 100 yards and a score. I woudn't bet my DFS lineups on it, but it wouldn't be a total surprise.
|Amari Cooper DAL
|Xavien Howard MIA
|I don't care how good Xavien Howard is, the Dolphins defense on the whole is just awful. They haven't been able to stop anyone through two weeks, especially team's outside receivers like Marquise Brown and Antonio Brown . Cooper will make it three big games against Miami with another blowout win. He is certainly worth his cost in DFS games this week and in redraft he is always a no-brainer.
|Courtland Sutton DEN
|Kevin King GB
|The Bears only allowed four catches and 40 yards to Sutton in Week 2, and with another tough match-up against Kevin King and the Packers, Sutton won't be looking at another 80 plus yard game. He will maintain some value in PPR leagues, but in standard and DFS games, you should certainly look elsewhere.
|Marvin Jones DET
|Ronald Darby PHI
|I'm interested to see what happens in this one as I am not a fan of either Jones or Darby. Jones has turned into an average receiver at best, and Darby has been getting torched left and right. I'll say that Jones gets the better end of the deal here and actually has six catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.
|Davante Adams GB
|Chris Harris DEN
|Adams has had a really tough draw to begin the season. First he faced the Bears, then the Vikings, and now gets Chris Harris and the stout Denver defense. However, Adams broke 100 yards last week and he should do it again. The Denver secondary gave up more than it should have to Oakland in Week 1, and faced little threat from Chicago in Week 2. They haven't faced anyone on Adams level yet this year and he should get them for 115 and a score.
|DeAndre Hopkins HOU
|Casey Hayward LAC
|Hopkins didn't have a giant game last week, but is it possible for him to get held in check again? There are few corners that can do it, but Hayward is good enough to be on the list. Will he do it? I always believe in Hopkins, but it is not out of the realm of possibility that he could be looking at five catches for 50 yards. Hayward gave up big plays to T.Y. Hilton in Week 1, so if Hopkins had a typical game for him you shouldn't be surprised.
|T.Y. Hilton IND
|Desmond Trufant ATL
|Hilton already has three touchdowns on the young season which is only one less than he scored the entire 2017 season when Jacoby Brissett was quarterback of Indianapolis. He has faced two straight tough defenses, so this one should be much easier. Trufant isn't a horrible corner, but Hilton is dialed in, and has formed a better chemistry with Brissett than in the past. He isn't a horrible guy to anchor your DFS lineups with at WR, and he seems like a dialed in WR2 weekly in redraft.
|D.J. Chark JAX
|Malcolm Butler TEN
|Chark has put the fantasy football community on watch that he has arrived with a second straight solid effort. In two weeks he now has 201 yards and a score. He will likely find it much harder to find the endzone again against Malcolm Butler and the Titans secondary. If Chark is still on your waiver wire you should pick him up, but this will not be a week to use him.
|Sammy Watkins KC
|Anthony Averett BAL
|This will be an interesting one as the best offense plays one of the best defenses. Baltimore hasn't really been tested too much against Miami and Arizona, but I do think they are going to give up points this weekend. Watkins didn't follow up his massive opening scene with an encore, but he should be able to top 100 yards and a score again. The Ravens secondary is a little compromised without Jimmy Smith , and the Chiefs offense is amazing. It is just a matter of who is going to score for them, and Watkins is a great bet.
|Denzel Ward CLE
|It appears that the Rams offense isn't quite so good that all three receivers can go off in a single game, there is usually one who is the odd man out. This week you have to have your money that it will be Cooks considering that Denzel Ward is one of the best in the business. Cleveland is coming off a short week, but they are at home so it isn't as much of an issue. Cooks tends to be touchdown dependent anyway, so I wouldn't use him in a week with a tough match-up.
|Mike Williams LAC
|Johnathan Joseph HOU
|Williams barely practiced last week, but was good enough to suit up and actually had 84 yards in the game. Joseph is a pretty good corner as well, but when he is on his game, Williams is really hard to cover. This will be an interesting match-up and one I wouldn't pay to get involved with in DFS, but as long as he practices at some point during the week, I would feel comfortable using him in redraft.
|DeVante Parker MIA
|Chidobe Awuzie DAL
|Parker converted exactly none of his seven targets into catches last week, and with the Cowboys as their next opponent, it certainly doesn't look like the Dolphins will score again this week. Stay away from Parker this week, and for the most part any other week too.
|Stefon Diggs MIN
|Trayvon Mullen OAK
|Diggs only had one catch in the game, but he was targeted seven times, including two times that Cousins was intercepted, and a touchdown called back by a penalty. Diggs should break out in a big way this week and he should be a great option in DFS leagues as his price tag has come down a little.
|Josh Gordon NE
|Trumaine Johnson NYJ
|The Jets defense has been horrible this season, and Johnson was even benched. The Patriots are going to destroy them, and it shouldn't be a surprise if all three receivers go off. Gordon has seemingly fallen behind Antonio Brown for the outside targets, so he will be the odd man out if there is one. Give Gordon a start this week in redraft leagues.
|Michael Thomas NO
|Tre Flowers SEA
|Thomas will definitely take a hit in value with the loss of Drew Brees . He still ended up with a decent game when it was all said and done, but the offense really sputtered with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. He will still be someone you can use in seasonal leagues, but he is not a DFS play this week. You have to hope that Bridgewater was just rusty and he will be better in the coming weeks.
|Sterling Shepard NYG
|Carlton Davis TB
|Shepard is still in concussion protocol, but he was able to practice so he is trending towards playing. This will be the debut of Daniel Jones so it isn't a good idea to start a wide receiver coming off a concussion, with a rookie quarterback in his first start, against a defense that has been playing over their head. Stay away from Shepard in both redraft and DFS.
|Stephon Gilmore NE
|The schedule makers hate the Jets as they have faced really good corners in each of the first three games. Not only will Anderson have to deal with Gilmore, but now will have Luke Falk throwing him the ball. There is no way you should play Robby Anderson this week.
|Tyrell Williams OAK
|Xavier Rhodes MIN
|Rhodes has a reputation of being one of the best corners in football, however, he gave up over 100 yards against Davante Adams and the Packers. Tyrell Williams has been way better than expected this season, and he will look to continue it this week. This will be one of the better matchups of the week, but Williams will have five catches for 80 yards and have a touchdown.
|Mack Hollins PHI
|Darius Slay DET
|The Eagles lost their top two receivers last week against the Falcons, and will be playing shorthanded on Sunday. It will be worse this week for Hollins as he will see a nice amount of Darius Slay who is one of the better corners in the game. Stay away from Hollins in Week 3.
|JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
|Richard Sherman SF
|Big Ben is gone for the year, and that is a knock to the value of Smith-Schuster. Mason Rudolph didn't look awful in Week 2, and perhaps he won't be that bad. In redraft leagues, that's enough reason to use Juju in Week 3, but the uncertainty of the quarterback situation means to stay away from him on Sunday.
|Deebo Samuel SF
|Joe Haden PIT
|Haden is questionable to play, and Samuel is starting to come into his own. He led the team in targets and receptions with five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Pittsburgh has given up a bunch of passing yards this season and Samuel is a good play in redraft and could be a great bargain bin pick in DFS tournaments.
|Tyler Lockett SEA
|Marcus Lattimore NO
|Lockett got back on track in Week 2, but he will have a really tough assignment with Lattimore on Sunday. He still should see double digit targets, but it might only add up to four or five receptions for 60 yards and possibly a score.
|Mike Evans TB
|Janoris Jenkins NYG
|Jenkins has been one of the better corners in recent years, but he and the Giants defense have been historically bad. They are allowing yards to everyone on opposing offenses, and Evans should more than double his first two game's production combined this week against the Giants.
|Corey Davis TEN
|Jalen Ramsey JAX
|Ramsey has requested a trade from the Jaguars, however the team has not granted that as of yet. The question of the week is how much effort will he put out there when he doesn't want to be on the team. However, he gets a bit of a pass this week against the Titans who have a trash passing game, and a receiver in Davis that has never lived up to the hype.
|Terry McLaurin WAS
|Kyle Fuller CHI
|McLaurin has been amazing through two weeks, but it is hard to see him having a big impact this week since he will be seeing a lot of Kyle Fuller . The Redskins are going to struggle to score many points this week, so it is not a good week to put McLaurin in your lineups
|Michael Crabtree ARI
|Donte Jackson CAR
|Crabtree hasn’t gotten up to speed yet, and the Cardinals really focus on Larry Fitzgerald , Christian Kirk and David Johnson . It really doesn't matter who the other cornerback is, there's no reason to consider Crabtree unless he shows us something totally unexpected.
|Calvin Ridley ATL
|Rock Ya-Sin IND
|Ridley is just an absolute beast. On almost any other team he is the number one receiver, and he is putting up monster numbers. Not that he hasn't been doing very well for the Falcons, and he is an amazing complement to Julio Jones . Sin, or whoever the Colts put on him have no chance of holding him down. I love Ridley in redraft and DFS GPPs or tournaments this week.
|Miles Boykin BAL
|Bashaud Breeland KC
|Boykin is not quite ready for a full-time role, but he is still the second receiver on a very young offensive team. Breeland had an interception last week and can keep Boykin in check. While there is certain to be a bunch of points scored in this one, there is no real reason to believe that Boykin is a reliable point scorer just yet.
|Zay Jones BUF
|William Jackson III CIN
|There is no second receiver on the team worthy of fantasy consideration after John Brown . Zay Jones has stunk out loud after two weeks, but he really probably is their next best target considering Cole Beasley is in the slot. William Jackson 's infant son could be covering Zay Jones right now and he wouldn't be productive. Stay away in all formats.
|Curtis Samuel CAR
|Byron Murphy ARI
|With Cam Newton looking like he might not be playing, that will hurt everyone on the Panthers offense. It could hurt Samuel less than others as he is the short yardage type. If Newton plays I would use Samuel in redraft, but if not I would want a week to see how the offense flows without Cam.
|Taylor Gabriel CHI
|Quinton Dunbar WAS
|The Bears passing game is barely supporting Allen Robinson as a fantasy option, and this past week he wasn't even very good. There is no way that you can reliably expect anyone else on the team right now to be fantasy worthy. Gabriel is a big play threat, but those come few and far between and he isn't a fantasy consideration at this time.
|Damion Willis CIN
|Levi Wallace BUF
|Willis has games where he teases fantasy consideration, but right now he is just a tease. He would need an injury to John Ross to possibly be relevant. He will have even more trouble than usual producing with the tough Bills defense monitoring him. There is no reason to consider Willis in any fantasy format
|Damion Ratley CLE
|Marcus Peters LAR
|Even with the injury to David Njoku , no one past Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry is worth considering in fantasy leagues. Antonio Callaway 's suspension will be over soon and maybe he will score some points, but don't even think about another outside Cleveland receiver, especially against the Rams.
|Devin Smith DAL
|Eric Rowe MIA
|If I gave you five guesses you wouldn't have come up with Smith leading the Cowboys receivers in yardage last week, but he did. With Michael Gallup out a few weeks, Smith is the next man up on the outside. If you need wide receiver help he could be a nice waiver wire pickup in the short term, and in DFS tournaments he could be a nice low ownership/high upside play against an atrocious Miami defense.
|DaeSean Hamilton DEN
|Jaire Alexander GB
|The Broncos offense will struggle to put 20 points up in most weeks, but they especially will against a solid Green Bay defense. Hamilton is miscast out the outside, as he is best suited in the slot. He will likely get a few catches, but nothing that warrants fantasy consideration.
|Kenny Golladay DET
|Sidney Jones PHI
|Each and every week I start to love Kenny Golladay more and more. This week he faces Philadelphia who allowed big weeks to both Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley . Expect good production for Golladay to the tune of seven catches for 110 yards and a score.
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
|Isaac Yiadom DEN
|Valdes-Scantling was held much more in check with just three catches for 19 yards in Week 2, and the schedule remains tough with Yiadom and the Broncos secondary on Sunday. Davante Adams is likely to get his and Geronimo Allison is a decent bet in the slot, but this doesn't look like a great week for MVS, and while you still can play him in redrafts, he isn't a DFS option for Week 3.
|Will Fuller HOU
|Michael Davis LAC
|Fuller was second on the team with seven targets, but still only translated that into 40 receiving yards, and disappointed his owners in Week 2. He will face an equally stingy defense in the Chargers this week. However, he should be able to take the top off the defense at least once, and while he might only have three catches, it should translate to 80+ yards and a touchdown.
|Chester Rogers IND
|Isaiah Oliver ATL
|This Colts passing game doesn’t support relevant receivers past T.Y. Hilton and perhaps a tight end. There is no reason to trust Rogers, even against a pass defense that gives up some yardage like Atlanta.
|Chris Conley JAX
|Kenny Vaccaro TEN
|Conley has had two solid games, and I think that he is going to be way better than anyone expected this season. However, Kenny Vaccaro is no joke, as is the rest of the Titans secondary. This game is likely to be sloppy like every other Thursday night game is, and while Conley is a great waiver wire pickup right now, I wouldn't put him in my lineup
|Mecole Hardman KC
|Marlon Humphrey BAL
|Which Chiefs receiver will be good against a dominant Ravens defense? Kansas City should score fewer points in this one than they are used to, so if Kelce and Watkins get theirs, there might not be much left for the rest. Hardman had a touchdown last week, and I love his talent with Tyreek Hill out and I would trust him over Demarcus Robinson .
|Robert Woods LAR
|Greedy Williams CLE
|Greedy Williams is a solid cornerback, but he still should give up some production to Woods. Seven catches should be his floor this week, with 75 yards being the baseline. This could be a very good game for Woods and one to consider in GPPs this week.
|Travis Benjamin LAC
|Bradley Roby HOU
|Travis Benjamin is a touchdown dependent receiver that just doesn't score a lot of touchdowns. He will likely max out at three or possibly four receptions, and maybe will collect 30-40 yards. Even if Mike Williams somehow misses the game, Benjamin is not a receiver to consider in fantasy leagues of any format.
|Preston Williams MIA
|Byron Jones DAL
|The Dolphins offense is absolutely putrid right now and could possibly score no points this weekend, but if someone is going to be fantasy relevant right now it is Williams. He had four catches for 63 yards last week, and is a quality receiver. The Dolphins are just so bad and face a good defense in Dallas that unless you are desperate you should look in another direction.
|Chad Beebe MIN
|Daryl Worley OAK
|The Vikings passing game is barely performing well enough to support Thielen and Diggs right now, there is no chance for Beebe to be productive in it as well. This team revolves around Dalvin Cook right now, and the only way that Beebe is relevant is with a freak deep throw.
|Antonio Brown NE
|Brian Poole NYJ
|Despite the fact that the Pats saying that if they knew about the latest allegations against Brown that they wouldn’t have signed him, they had no problem putting him on the field and throwing to him on Sunday. Brown appears to be the go-to Pats receiver on the outside and should have another good game against a Jets defense that couldn't stop a pee-wee team right now.
|Ted Ginn NO
|Shaquill Griffin SEA
|Ginn took a serious hit in value with the injury to Brees as Teddy Bridgewater isn't known for having a strong arm and Ginn lives on deep passes. There is a possibility that in a week or so that Bridgewater shakes the rust off, but for now Ginn is borderline unplayable.
|Bennie Fowler NYG
|Vernon Hargreaves TB
|If Sterling Shepard and Cody Latimer are both forced to miss the game then Fowler could have some lower level value in PPR leagues, but he is no great thrill and won't carry much value. Fowler wouldn't stand to see the field for 25 of the 32 teams and is only a hair relevant becaus the Giants offense is so bad.
|Demaryius Thomas NYJ
|Jason McCourty NE
|Thomas is still acclimating himself to the Jets and now he is dealing with a third string quarterback in Luke Falk . There is no situation that you should consider using Demaryius Thomas .
|Ryan Grant OAK
|Trae Waynes MIN
|Ryan Grant couldn't be farther from fantasy relevance if he tried. Now he gets even worse facing a good second corner in Trae Waynes . Don't even think of considering Grant in even the deepest fantasy leagues.
|JJ Arcega-Whiteside PHI
|Rashaan Melvin DET
|The Eagles are down multiple receivers after the Week 2 game against the Falcons and will be relying on the rookie to take meaningful snaps. Arcega-Whiteside had a great preseason, and we will see right away if that translates to fantasy success in the regular season. Personally, I would want to see a week of him playing before I trusted him in my fantasy lineups, but if you are desperate he isn't an awful play against the Lions.
|James Washington PIT
|Ahkello Witherspoon SF
|No one really knew who the number two receiver in Pittsburgh was before the Ben Roethlisberger injury was, and now with an unproven guy under center it is anyone's guess as to who Mason Rudolph might latch on to. Washington seems to be where the good money is on.
|Marquise Goodwin SF
|Steven Nelson PIT
|Goodwin had a beautiful touchdown catch last week that was completely designed by Kyle Shanahan. He is completely touchdown dependent though and will only be fantasy relevant three or four weeks out of the year. They should beat the Steelers, but Deebo Samuel is becoming the higher volume guy which makes Goodwin very risky.
|D.K. Metcalf SEA
|Eli Apple NO
|Metcalf is becoming a slightly bigger part of the offense on a weekly basis, and one could argue that he is more consistent than Tyler Lockett . He could be a great DFS play this week with Marcus Lattimore likely to be shadowing Lockett a lot, which leaves the much lesser Apple to keep track of Metcalf. He is a really good GPP option in DFS and right now is a must use as a WR3 in redraft leagues.
|Breshad Perriman TB
|Deandre Baker NYG
|As stated earlier, the Giants defense couldn't stop the nerdiest kid in your high school from scoring on Prom night, but that still doesn't mean that you should trust Breshad Perriman . I would trust O.J. Howard who has barely gotten a target this season to score before I trusted Perriman. Not everyone who is facing a bad defense ends up scoring fantasy points.
|A.J. Brown, TEN
|A.J. Bouye JAX
|Bouye might be a little banged up, but the Titans offense still won't be able to move the ball. Brown had a great first week, but he will struggle to find any headway against the Jaguars secondary. There is no Titan involved in the passing game that you should feel comfortable starting on Thursday Night.
|Paul Richardson WAS
|Prince Amukamara CHI
|Nothing to see here with Richardson. The Redskins offense struggled in the last six quarters, and with the rowdy Bears defense on the other side of the ball, it doesn't bode well for Richardson or Washington. Even in PPR leagues, you should be finding a better alternative than Richardson.
Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 3.
|Chris Godwin TB
|Deandre Baker NYG
|As if Godwin hasn't gotten off to a good enough start to the season, he gets a mouth watering match-up against the Giants defense. Tampa might look more towards Mike Evans in this game than they have, but Godwin is a must start in all formats, season long and DFS. This one has ten catches and 100 yards written all over it.
|Emmanuel Sanders DEN
|Tramon Williams GB
|Sanders is clearly all the way back from the Achilles injury, and had another great week culminated with what should have been the game winning touchdown on Sunday. Green Bay has been a very strong defense this season, but right now there is almost no match-up where I wouldn't feel comfortable using Sanders as a top ten option in the slot.
|Tyler Boyd CIN
|Kevin Johnson BUF
|The emergence of John Ross has only helped Boyd as the defense can't pay him as much attention as they should. This one doesn't look like it will equal a lot of points for the Bengals against the rough Bills defense, but he will get at least a dozen targets, and while it might not add up to 125 yards, Boyd should have eight catches for 80 yards and maybe a touchdown.
|Geronimo Allison GB
|Kareem Jackson DEN
|Allison finally woke up last week, and put the nightmare of Week 1 behind him. Week 2 was the kind of usage that you should expect out of him on a weekly basis, and while Denver is a very good defense, they have been giving up some yardage to their opponents. This isn't a game where Allison is a must start, but he is definitely in your redraft lineups, just not in DFS.
|Larry Fitzgerald ARI
|Ross Cockrell CAR
|Does this guy ever age???? Another year older, but the catches and yards just don't stop. This is one where I am very bullish on his stats for the week as I think Arizona is going to win this game and Kyler Murray will be throwing for 300 yards again. Fitzgerald could easily have ten catches in this one with 120 yards and a touchdown.
|Nelson Agholor PHI
|Avonte Maddox DET
|This recommendation only comes because of the injuries to the Philly receivers last week. Agholor stepped up and had a big game, well, as long as you take out the dropped touchdown. Detroit's defense is pretty soft after Darius Slay , and there's no reason that Agholor won't see seven catches for 80 yards. Can he catch another touchdown? Maybe if he puts some stick-um on those gloves.
|Keenan Allen SD
|Lonnie Johnson HOU
|You could put almost anyone on the other side of Allen, and I will still predict a good game. If you look at his career, health has been the only thing that has stopped him from great production. There should be a lot of throwing in this one on both sides, and Allen should be right there with his usual eight to ten catches for 80 to 100 yards and a touchdown is neaerly a given.
|Cooper Kupp LAR
|Terrance Mitchell CLE
|Kupp was the star of the Rams receivers last week, and would have had a touchdown if he could have just stretched a little farther when he was tackled. The Browns are coming off a short week, and Kupp is rounding into shape now after that ACL injury last year. He should have another great statistical game.
|Adam Thielen MIN
|Trayvon Mullen OAK
|The Vikings passing game is still not where it needs to be, but it is evident that it won't hinder Thielen too much from still putting up good numbers. His big, breakout game is coming, and I have a sneaking suspicion that this week is going to be it. The Raiders secondary leaves a lot to be desired, and the Vikings should drop 30 on them. Thielen should have at least six catches for 75 yards and a score.
|Julian Edelman NE
|Nate Hairston NYJ
|This one is going to be a massacre, and the worst part is the Jets defense still might be worse than their offense even with a third-string quarterback out there. Edelman will dink and dunk them all day and there will be one time that he will catch a short one and take it all the way. Look for eight catches, 95 yards and that score. The only thing that will stop Edelman from having a party on Sunday will be if the coach takes him out because they are up so big. But I don't see Belicheck doing that against the Jets.
Despite the fact that Howard is actually a good corner, the Dolphins defense has been so bad that everyone is scoring on them. And with Minkah Fitzpatrick out of town that just puts more pressure on Howard. The Cowboys offense is legit, and Cooper should put up huge numbers in what should be a third straight blowout against Miami. Cooper should have all the stats you need him to have by halftime.
Ridley is becoming every bit the lethal fantasy weapon that Julio Jones is. Defenses can’t stop him, and they can’t double team him because of Julio Jones . With the Colts down a corner with the injury to Pierre Desir , Ridley should run totally wild to the tune of eight catches, 100+ yards and a touchdown.
Kenny Golladay vs. Sidney Jones IV
Golladay has become a man amongst boys, and is becoming an elite fantasy receiver before our very eyes. He can catch the short pass, go over the middle, or go deep and catch the long ball or jump ball with defenders around him. The Eagles have been allowing a good amount of passing yards this season, and with Marvin Jones getting some attention, that leaves single coverage on Golladay. He should light up the Eagles, even if the Lions lose the game.
The Eagles are so short handed at receiver that it should make Agholor fantasy relevant on a short term basis. He caught eight passes for 107 yards and a score, and could have had more if he didn’t drop another touchdown. Agholor isn’t a very sure handed guy, and over a long period of time he isn’t a trustworthy receiver, but with the Eagles being so injured at wide receiver he has to step up and fit the bill. The Lions defense should oblige and let him get a great deal of production.
*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.