Russell Wilson ($6,600) vs Browns– Russell Wilson has been one of the best quarterbacks in football this week. He comes into this week with 1,409 passing yards with 12 TDs and 0 INTs. The Browns secondary has been beat up and they haven’t been able to hold teams down this season. We all know the Seahawks rely heavy on the run but Wilson has been able to be extremely efficient all season long and has been effective running the ball with 32+ rushing yards in 2 of the last 3 weeks with 2 TDs. Wilson’s has made himself worth the price he is sitting at this week.
Kirk Cousins ($5,200) vs Eagles– After all the talk about Kirk Cousins throwing the ball he bounced back and had 306 passing yards with 2 TDs in week 5 against the Giants. Even though the Giants secondary isn’t good, it is still an encouraging sign to see Kirk throw effectively. This week they will be at home against the Eagles whose secondary has also been having its share of issues. However, their run defense has been really good, 5th ranked in DK vs opposing RBs, which could force Cousins to throw the ball more often than usual in this offense. Cousins price is very reasonable with a matchup this favorable so he is worth a shot in my opinion this week at home.
Mark Ingram II ($6,600) vs Bengals– Mark Ingram hasn’t been able to recreate his week 3 magic when he had 103 rushing yards and 3 TDs vs the Chiefs, but he has still been an effective back. He will be facing the dreaded Bengals this Sunday who are giving up the 2nd most post to opposing backs on DraftKings this season. I expect the Ravens to be up big in this game which means lots of running the ball and Ingram should get most of the touches in that scenario, at least until sometime in the 4th if they are up by enough. Ingram is a bruiser and should be able to wear this Bengals defense down.
Kerryon Johnson ($5,400) vs Packers– Johnson has quietly been a very effective fantasy running back for owners in 4 games this season. In the last 4 games he hasn’t scored less than 11.3 FPTS and he has rushed the ball for 20+ times in his last two games. Everyone has been begging for Kerryon to get more touches and our prayers have been answered in those two games. The trend should continue this week vs a Packers defense that has struggled against the run and allowed the Cowboys to average almost 6 YPC in week 5. Johnson is one of the most talented young backs and I expect him to show us why in this classic NFC North matchup this Sunday.
Adrian Peterson ($4,500) vs Dolphins– Is this finally the week a Redskins running back can be productive??? The Dolphins are probably the worst team in football which means the Redskins will probably not be getting blown so they can use the run game a little more than they have in previous weeks. Miami is currently allowing the most fantasy points on DraftKings to opposing RBs so despite Peterson’s struggles I still like his matchup. Peterson is priced the highest he has been all year but I still believe the $4,500 can be valuable in what is expected to be a competitive game vs the Dolphins.
Keenan Allen ($7,000) vs Steelers– It’s been two mediocre weeks in a row for Chargers #1 WR Keenan Allen but he is their best offensive player and he should get a huge amount of targets this week vs the Steelers. According to @SportsInfo_SIS, the Steelers are giving up the most PPR points to WRs lined up in the slot this season, and Allen just happens to be one of the best slot receivers in football. He torched the Steelers last season and seems to just be good vs the style of defense that the Steelers tend to run. We are getting a great price for a WR who just had 13 catches 17 targets 183 yards and 2 TDs three weeks ago.
Calvin Ridley ($5,700) vs Cardinals– Ridley got back on track last week vs the Texans in a shootout where he had 5 catches on 9 targets with 88 yards and a touchdown. If you throw out his horrible week 3 performance he is averaging almost 8 targets a game and will be up against a Cardinals defense that is as porous as they get in the secondary. He has 3 TDs in 5 weeks so I don’t see myself not rostering him vs this defense and in this pass happy offense, even if a WR like Julio Jones is lining up next to him.
Courtland Sutton ($5,000) vs Titans– Joe Flacco is not an elite quarterback, but he has been able to get the ball to Courtland Sutton to make some plays. Sutton hasn’t had a game with less than 7 targets and has hauled in 3 TDs in his last two games alone. He is a big play threat with his size so any ball in his direction he has a chance to catch. The matchup isn’t the best this week but it is tough to find a WR with his numbers in this price range so I am taking a shot on him this week.
Chris Herndon ($3,500) vs Cowboys– After starting the game with a suspension Jets TE Chris Herndon is eligible to be active and if he is in the starting lineup this Sunday I think he is worth a start. In his rookie campaign last season he had 39 receptions last year for 500 yards and 4 TDs and prior to the season there was a lot of hype about his relationship with Sam Darnold, who will also be back this week. Obviously he hasn’t played this year so we don’t know what kind of shape he is in but the tight end position is volatile and he may be worth a shot this week vs the Cowboys, who have allowed the 4th most FPTS to TEs this year. (UPDATE: Sustained hamstring injury in practice and is not expected to play)
Washington Redskins D/ST ($3,200) vs Dolphins– The Redskins have a solid defense on paper but their lack of offense has affected their defense. They have at least 1 interception in 4 of their 5 games this season and will be up against the Dolphins who have been prone to turnovers all season long. Coming off of a 4 sack performance last week I feel very confident with this group on the road in Miami looking to prove something after firing Jay Gruden earlier this week.