Matt Stafford (FD $7,300, DK $6,300) – He is coming off his bye week and facing the Jags defense. On the season, Stafford ranks QB18 including playing the first couple games without his primary receiver Kenny Golladay. He has thrown for 2 or more touchdowns in each of the last 3 matchups. Since Golladay’s return in week 3, Stafford has thrown a TD to him in each of the following 2 weeks. Stafford + Golladay stack is also not a bad option here. The Jags defense has allowed 7th most fantasy points to opposing QBs so far including a 26.86 to Deshaun Watson last week. Stafford is locked in as a high end QB2 with low-mid range QB1 upside.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (FD $7,400, DK $5,900) – This might be a surprise for a lot of the folks, but Fitz is currently a top 10 QB through 5 weeks. If you leave his 1st week performance out, he is a top 6 QB averaging just around 25 fantasy points per game. This week he gets the New York Jets after they were just torched by Kyler in Week 5 for 27.30 points. With plenty of options in the Devante Parker, Preston Williams, Isaiah Ford and Mike Gesicki, he should have no problem in slinging the ball. Ftiz + Gesicki stack is also not a bad option.
Ryan Tannehill (FD $7,300, DK $5,900) – Just like Fitz above, Tannehill is also a great value pick this week. He is coming off a red hot 30 point week against a solid Buffalo defense. He faces the Texans Def that is ranked in the middle of the pack. This game has one of the highest o/u with 53 points and Titans being the favorite by 3.5 points. This means there will be a lot of scoring but also a close game forcing Tannehill to throw the ball. Both Jonnu Smith and A.J. Brown are coming off monster weeks and he should have no shortage of receivers.
Alexander Mattison (FD $7,000, DK $7200) – This is a chalk play with Dalvin Cook being ruled out of the game. He has a solid floor, and this was seen last week as soon as Dalvin Cook left the game. Mattison carried the ball for 20 times and added in 3 more reception to net almost 140 yards. It also helps when Mike Zimmer came out said that they trust Mattison and don’t see a need to change the game plan even when Cook is out. He is facing Atlanta defense that is one of the most favorable matchups for RBs through this year. Mike Davis just dropped 25.40 FPP on Atlanta last week.
Derrick Henry (FD $9,000, DK $7,300) – Henry gets the Houston Defense which is also one of the worst in the league. Houston is allowing around 25FPP to opposing RBS and with Henry being the clear RB1 in that offense, expect him to have a big game. Henry has also scored at least 2 TDS in each of his last game and even without the TDs, he should have a safe floor.
David Montgomery (FD $5,900, DK $5,800) – Just like the above two RBs, Montgomery probably gets the best possible matchup in the Carolina Defense. Carolina is by far the worst defense and has allowed the most points so far to opposing RBs. Todd Gurley had one of his best performances this year against this Carolina Defense last week with 23 FPP.
Devante Adams (FD $9,000, DK $8,000) – Whenever Devante Adams is playing, he is instantly one of the best WRs in the league. He is a locked in tier 1 WR week in and week out. After missing the last 2 weeks and with a bye week, he should be rested enough to come back. Aaron Rodgers is red hot and is looking for healthy WRs and Adams is by far his best option. Green Bay is facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an o/u of 55 points which is one of the highest this week. You can be assured that there will be plenty of scoring opportunities in this game with Adams having a very safe floor.
Adam Thielen (FD $7,400, DK $7,300) – So far this year, Thielen is the best WR through 5 weeks. He has scored 6 TDs and that is also a league best amongst WRs. Thielen is the clear WR1 on his team and has seen more than 10 targets in each of this last 2 matchups. This week he gets a favorable matchup in Atlanta that has allowed one of the most points to opposing WRs. With this game also stated at 54 point o/u, there should be plenty of opportunities for Thielen to get in the end zone.
Kenny Golladay (FD $7,200, DK $6,200) – Since his return to the line-up in week 3, he has scored a TD in each of his 2 games. He is the clear WR1 on this team and Stafford is not afraid to throw the ball to him. He has had 7 and 8 targets in each of his last 2 games. This week he gets a favorable matchup with the Jacksonville defense with an o/u of 54.5 points and plenty of scoring opportunities. He is a very safe WR1 with a solid floor this week.
Jonnu Smith (FD $5,800, DK $5,200) – Smith comes off a monster week against Buffalo last week by scoring 2TDs on 7 targets and 40 yards. Even though one them came in garbage time, owners of Jonnu Smith have been usually happy so far. He is a very safe TE who is targeted on average 7 times per game by Tannehill. So far this year, he has never finished outside TE1 range (9, 4, 11 and 2 ranked). He also gets a favorable matchup in Houston and with these many targets each week his floor should be solid week in and week out.
Mike Gesicki (FD $5,600, DK $5,500) – Gesicki has had some great games and some not to great but this week he gets the New York Jets defense. Now although Jets defense is in the middle of the pack for allowing FPP to TEs, they have ranked top 5 in fantasy pointes per targets. He is also coming off a red-hot week with 5 receptions and 91 yards. That stat line would have looked a lot better last week if he had found the end zone but still finished as TE7. As long as Gesicki gets targets from Fitz in this game, he should have a very safe floor.
Logan Thomas (FD $4,800, DK $3,300) – This one is a slightly deeper play especially after the last couple weeks where he has only had 1 reception. His targets may have dropped after the first 3 weeks, but he is still averaging over 6 targets per game and that is really good in the TE land. Washington also does have a lot of options apart from Terry Mclaurin, and he could be slated for a bounce back game this week.
DEF: Bengals/Vikings (DK Cash), Lions/Dolphins (FD Cash)