Cameron Meredith (WR CHI 52%) – After back to back weeks with over 100 yards receiving, and over 10 targets, it’s time to pick up Meredith as he should be able to step right into your flex. Over the last 2 weeks he has 20 catches on 27 targets, and he should remain Hoyer’s favorite target. He is entrenched as a WR3, but that could easily change especially if he has more games like he’s had over the last 2 weeks. He has a favorable matchup against the suddenly struggling Packers in Green Bay.
Dion Lewis (RB NE 25%) – If Lewis comes back healthy, and similar to the guy he was before his injury, he could be the difference maker in your league. He started the year on PUP and is eligible to come off as of this week, but the chances are he will be out another week or two so he can practice and get his feet wet. In 2015, he had 622 total yards and 4 total touchdowns in 6.5 games. He was the spark plug of the Patriot offense last year, and quickly became one of Brady’s more trusted targets. Again, as long as he is healthy there’s no reason to think he won’t step right back in and be the same playmaker he was before the injury.
Jay Ajayi (RB MIA 31%) – Talk about a candidate for breakout performance of the week as Ajayi led the Dolphins to a win over a good Pittsburgh team. He ripped apart the Steelers run D for a ridiculous 204 yards on 25 carries with 2 touchdowns. He looked quick as he attacked the holes that were opened by the o-line, and broke more tackles/made more tacklers miss than I could count. His day was capped off by a beautiful 62 yard TD run to close out the game late in the fourth quarter. He clearly has emerged as Miami’s number 1 running back, and should immediately be a consideration in your flex.
Hunter Henry (TE SD 35%) – The torch has officially been passed in San Diego from Antonio Gates to Henry. The rookie hit the scene once Gates went down with an injury, and he’s scored double digit points in each of the last 3 weeks. This past Thursday against the Broncos he had 6 catches on 8 targets with 83 yards and a touchdown. He should continue to get the bulk of looks from Rivers as he’s displayed good hands and excellent route running.If he has another game like the last few weeks, he could be considered a low TE1 with upside.
Kenny Britt (WR LA 11%) – Britt has very quietly put together a solid season for the Rams as he is ninth in the NFL in receiving yards. This past weekend could have been his true breakout game as he torched the Lions with 7/136/2. He displayed great hands as he made a really nice 1 handed catch for a big gain. More importantly, he really displayed the grit and determination on a few plays that demonstrates that he is finally ready to take that next step. On both of his touchdown passes he had to fight his way to the endzone as he broke a total of 7 (!) tackles on his 2 touchdown catches. At the moment he is a WR3/WR4, but if he has another game similar to the one he had against Detroit that will change very quickly.
Keep an eye on Tampa Bay running back Jacquizz Rodgers. The Bucs are coming off a bye week with Doug Martin still being a huge question mark. Even if he’s healthy, Rodgers has proved he can handle the workload as he ran for over 100 yards against Carolina last week. Also, If you’re in need of a TE, and you miss out on Hunter Henry check out CJ Fiedorowicz. He has posted double digit points in 2 of the last 3 weeks, and he is only owned in 1% of all leagues.