Broncos quarterbacks vs Atlanta (both 5200)
The Broncos have a great matchup this week against the Falcons who rank worst in the league against opposing quarterbacks. They are currently allowing an average of 26 points per game which is 10 whole points above the league average. You have to keep a close eye on Siemian’s injury, if he is in play him but Lynch played well enough in relief to still consider him as a viable play.
Brian Hoyer @ Indianapolis (5500)
Brian Hoyer has played extremely well in relief of Jay Cutler who is dealing with a thumb injury. Hoyer has gone for over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns without an interception since taking the role under center. This week he has a favorable matchup going into Indianapolis where the Colts have been allowing an average of 18 points per game to opposing quarterbacks. With both defenses playing poorly this year, this is sure to be a shootout which will benefit both quarterbacks.
Dak Prescott vs Cincinnati (5600)
Each week Prescott has progressed as a quarterback, while it seems like the Bengals may be his toughest matchup to date, they currently rank 20th versus opposing quarterbacks. Last week was Prescott’s first week with multiple touchdown throws with 2, a third was dropped by Brice Butler on a well defended play in the end zone. This is likely to be a tough fought game with Dak having to throw the ball several times, look for him to put up 20 or more points for a bargain.
Jordan Howard @ Indianapolis (5200)
Last week Howard showed that he was valuable play in daily fantasy, rushing for over 100 yards and gaining another 20 on the ground. With a score Howard would have been one of the top running backs in Week 4. This week he faces an Indianapolis defense that is allowing an average of 28 points per game to opposing running backs. Look for Howard to get more involved in the passing game and should be a top scoring running back this weekend.
Terrance West vs Washington (4800)
Terrance West broke out onto the scene in a huge way last week, he is now clearly the number one running back in Baltimore. This week he faces a Redskins defense that couldn’t stop me from getting 100 yards on the ground. They have allowed 7 touchdowns on the ground through 4 games and an average of 133 yards to opposing running backs. West is in for another big week and should help launch your daily fantasy team into the money.
Jerick McKinnon vs Houston (4000)
McKinnon is clearly the back between the 20s and has huge upside in fantasy format. He was running extremely well against the Giants on Monday night and able to catch 3 out of his 5 targets. This week he faces a Cushing and Wattless Texans defense that has allowed running backs (Blount and Murray) run all over them. McKinnon is in line for another big week.
Sterling Shepard @ Green Bay (5500)
We all have seen OBJ acting like a child on the field, throwing temper tantrums, and letting opposing corners get in his head. Shepard, on the other hand, has quietly been doing his job and is averaging just over 15 points in a ppr league. He has a favorable matchup this week against the Packers who let up 3 TDs to receivers against the Lions and allowed Marvin Jones to have a career game. With Beckham playing as he has been the past few weeks Shepard should see plenty of targets and benefit heavily from it.
Dontrelle Inman @ Oakland (4100)
Well then, last week Inman was a surprise. Many thought that Williams was going to have the breakout game against the Saints as he was seeing a steady 8-9 targets a game. Inman went for 120 yards and a touchdown with 7 catches. This week he plays the Raiders who have allowed 9 more points per game to opposing wide receivers than the league average.
Brice Butler vs Cincinnati (3500)
Butler had his first touchdown of the year against the 49ers last weekend and this week he has another favorable matchup. The Bengals have allowed 4 touchdowns over the past 2 weeks to opposing wide receivers. Butler is a particularly interesting option as he built rapport with Prescott while working with the second team. With Bryant’s status in question for this week, Butler should see a larger role again. Look for him to put up a big game in any format for you this weekend.
Gary Barnidge vs New England (3200)
Barnidge has found his way back to fantasy football relevance, well, in a ppr format. Last week he hauled in all 7 of his targets for 57 yards and 5 of 6 for 66 yards the week before. Over the past 2 weeks he has averaged just above 12 points per game in daily fantasy. This week he should be more involved in the game as they will be trailing the Patriots and fighting to get back into the game. Look for more than 20 points out of Barnidge this week in a ppr format.
Zach Ertz @ Detroit (3500)
Ertz is finally back and healthy. With him out, Tabor and Celek were fighting for playing time and targets. Now that he is back he should see the lion’s share of the snaps and targets for TEs. Wentz has been playing like a madman in his first 3 games, even without his ultra talented tight end in the lineup. Ertz is going to come back to a matchup against the Lions who have allowed 6 touchdowns through 4 weeks to opposing TEs and an average of over 18 points per game to that position. Play Ertz, sit back and watch him rack up points for your team.
Buffalo Bills defense @ Los Angeles (3100)
The Bills defense has played surprisingly well despite all the off and on field issues that have been reported in Buffalo. They have averaged 18.5 fantasy points per game over the past 2 weeks and 13 per game on the season. The Rams, despite their 3-1 record have struggled offensively and the Bills will keep them on that path this weekend.