Kirk Cousins ($6,200) vs Cowboys- The Vikings love to run the ball but that doesn’t mean that Kirk Cousins shouldn’t be on your fantasy radar. He comes in at a very reasonable price and with 6 TDs and only 1 INT in the last 3 games I think we are getting value here. With Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson as his main options vs a Cowboys defense that has failed to stop anyone this season, we could see a lot of action from Kirk. He isn’t going to “wow” anybody with passing yards if he continues to throw TDs he should be a solid option this week.
Alex Smith ($5,300) vs Bengals- Alex Smith has only thrown 1 TD this season in the 3 games he has played but he has thrown for over 325 yards in the last 2. This includes a huge day of throwing with 390 yards on 55 pass attempts vs the Lions. The Bengals are another team that has a lackluster defense but their offense has the capability to score in bunches, which could force Alex Smith to be in a throwing mood again on Sunday. The price is very good this week and I believe the TDs will come the more he gets comfortable with playing again.
Alvin Kamara ($9,200) vs Falcons- Alvin Kamara comes in as the 2nd highest priced RB this week behind Christian Mccaffrey, who may not play this week, but he is going to be well worth it. Kamara still hasn’t dazzled with his running game much this year but he does so much in the passing game it doesn’t really matter. He is coming off of a huge game where he had 2 rushing TDs along with 7 catches for 83 yards and another TD. He has now scored over 22 FPTS in 3 of the last 4 games and against a porous Atlanta defense, I don’t expect that to change this week. No matter who the QB is in New Orleans, I expect Kamara to shine again.
J.D. McKissic ($5,200) vs Bengals- It can be argued that with Alex Smith under center for Washington, McKissic is a fringe RB1 candidate. Smith has shown he loves to dump the ball off and McKissic is the main beneficiary. In the last 2 games alone he has 29 targets, which has allowed him to rack up at least 17 FPTS in each of those 2 games. Like Kamara, he won’t do too much rushing the ball but you can’t deny the opportunity McKissic has had since Smith took over and at this price, he is a steal.
Keenan Allen ($7,400) vs Jets- The Chargers struggled on offense last week vs the Dolphins but they should be able to rebound vs a Jets team that has been struggling all season long. Despite the offensive struggles, Allen was still able to haul in a TD grab which makes it 3 in 3 games for the Chargers star WR. The Chargers ran the ball a lot and coaches have gotten a lot of scrutiny for this so I expect them to come out slinging it like they have done in the past with Justin Herbert. With only 1 game below 20 FPTS in the last 4 I wouldn’t be too worried after last week’s game.
Marvin Jones Jr. ($5,500) vs Panthers- Marvin Jones continues to be one of Matthew Stafford’s go-to targets in the red zone and it has shown, he has 4 TDs in the last 3 games. He recorded a season-high 10 targets last week on his way to 8 catches and 96 yards on the day. Even if Golladay makes his return this week I think there will be plenty of balls to go around, especially against a Panthers defense that just allowed 46 points to the Buccaneers. The price combined with the upside is too much for me to pass up here.
Austin Hooper ($3,900) vs Eagles- Austin Hooper made his return last week but he only recorded 1 catch on 2 targets for 11 yards. I wouldn’t look too deep into it due to the weather being awful for throwing and both teams not being able to do much on the offensive side of the ball. Before that game, he had 3 straight games with 5 catches and that is something that I would expect here vs an Eagles defense that is worst at defending the TE so far this season.
Miami Dolphins D/ST ($3,400) vs Broncos- The Dolphins were great last week vs the Chargers only allowing 99 yards on the ground and 187 passing yards. They also came away with 1 INT and 2 sacks on the day. They will get the chance to go up against the Broncos this week who could be without starting QB Drew Lock. The Dolphins defense has been underrated all season and has proved to be one of the best defenses vs the pass all season long. I like them this week vs an undermanned Broncos team that has had its struggles on the offensive end this year.