Kyler Murray (FD $8400, DK $7100) – He is currently the QB #1 on total points and has never finished outside QB1 range. If you take away his game against Carolina in Week 4 where he was ranked 11, he has never finished a game outside QB #6 on a given week. He is as consistent of a QB as you can get for your team with the right upside. At his current pace, he is better than Patrick Mahomes from 2018. This week he faces the Seattle defense in primetime which is coming out of their bye week. Seattle has allowed opposing QBs to put up QB1 numbers in all games except for Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins. They rank second worst in points allowed after Atlanta. With one of the highest o/u at 55 points, this game is going to a high scoring one and that’s the reason QBs from both teams are on this list.
Russell Wilson (FD $8700, DK $8000)– He faces the Arizona defense and as mentioned above, this game is slated for one of the highest o/u of the week at 55 points. Russell is also coming off rested from their bye week. Kyler Murray has scored the most fantasy points so far but If we calculate points/game Russell Wilson has him easily beat for QB1 on points per game basis. Russell might have a little more variance when compared to Kyler. He has finished outside QB1 range only once against Miami in week 4 but he gives you the right upside and has finished inside the top 4 QBs in 3 consecutive weeks. On the other hand, although Arizona defense is not as bad as the Seattle defense, they also have not faced the strongest of the QBs so far including Garoppolo, Haskins, Stafford, Bridgewater, Flacco and Dalton. None of these are QB1 on the year and this should be a good challenge for the Arizona Defense.
DeShaun Watson (FD $8000, DK $6800) – After finishing outside QB1 range in the first 4 weeks, he has come back and finished as QB #6 against Jacksonville in Week 5 and as QB #1 against Tennessee in week 6. Houston had one of the worst starting schedules in NFL and with that behind him and the change in coaching has really helped DeShaun be the QB that we are used to seeing. He faces the Green Bay defense this week and this game is slated for o/u 57 points which is the highest for this week. We are guaranteed to see fireworks from both QBs trying to stay in this high scoring game. He should be locked and loaded in the QB1 range this week.
Alvin Kamara (FD $9300, DK $7900)– He has been the best RB with the most fantasy points and on points per game basis. Kamara also gets the Carolina defense which gives up 4th most points to opposing RBs. It would also help that both Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have been ruled out of this game. Kamara is the only trustable option Drew Brees has in this game and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a lot of short screens and dump off passes to him.
Kareem Hunt (FD $7100, DK $6800) – Hunt had an off week against the Steelers last week and was ranked as the RB #29 on the week. Steelers are really good on the defense and it seemed liked the Browns couldn’t get much going anyways. It was also the only time Hunt was held out of the end-zone since week 1. This week he gets a favorable matchup against the Bengals. It also helps that he would be without Chubb again and should have no trouble finding the end zone and finishing back up in the RB1 range.
Giovani Bernard (FD $4800, DK $4500) – If you are looking for a value play, look no further. With Joe Mixon already ruled out of the game, Bernard should be a safe play. Mixon had been getting an average of 20 carries with 4 targets and Bernard should be able to step right into this volume. He should have no problem finishing in the RB2 range with a lot of potential upside if he finds the end zone. At the price, he is as safe as you can get.
Davante Adams (FD $8900, DK $7900) – As soon as Adams came back from his injury and the bye week, he slides right into his usual workload. He is still Rodgers’s favorite weapon and saw 10 targets in his first game back against TB. This week he is facing the Houston defense and with the game having an o/u 57 points (highest this week), there should be plenty of scoring opportunities for Adams.
DK Metcalf (FD $7300, DK $7200)/ Tyler Lockett (FD $7400, DK $6600) – Both the Seattle WRs are listed here, and they are both safe plays this week against the Arizona Defense. A stack with either of these options and Russell Wilson would also be great. It no surprise that Russell is playing lights out but both these WRs are also having their best years. If you calculate fantasy points per game, both of them are ranked in well within the WR1 range. For the last 2 weeks, Arizona defense has allowed Jamison Crowder 21.6 FP and Amari Cooper with 17.40 FP. Both of these receivers are safe options this week.
Keenan Allen (FD $7000, DK $6200) – Although he only saw 2 targets last week against a tough Saints defense, he was able to produce with 2 reception, 29 yards and 1 TD on that volume. He was dealing with back spasms and his volume was limited in that game. If you take away that game, Allen has averaged 12 targets per game and has a good connection with Herbert that looks at him frequently. He should also be rested and coming off a bye week, he should be able to slide into the WR1 range.
Travis Kelce (FD $7900, DK $6300) – The TE land is pretty horrible but if you can spend up and get Kelce, he is a pretty safe option. The worst finish Kelce has had this season is a TE#9 three weeks ago against Patriots. Since that outing, he has logged in 13 reception, 173 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2 games after. This week he faces the Denver defense who have been middle of the pack but have not faced anyone with Kelce’s ability. It is also supposed to cold and with chances of snow which might also help Kelce get a bunch of short passes from Mahomes.
Hunter Henry (FD $5800, DK $4500)– Coming off the bye week, Henry gets a favorable matchup in Jacksonville this week. Jacksonville defense has allowed the 7th most points to opposing TEs this year. Even with the QB move, Henry has been safe and sees an average of 7 targets per game which ranks him in top 5 TEs. He should have a safe floor finishing in the TE1 range but if he finds the end-zone he should have the upside of a top 5 TE finishes this week.
David Njoku ((FD $4500, DK $3000) – This is a great value play since Austin Hooper has been ruled out of this game with appendicitis. Njoku has been involved since his return back but should be able to slide right into the starting lineup. He also faces the Bengals defense which has given up the 6th most points to opposing TEs this year. He should have a safe floor with high upside.
Was, Browns, Bills (FD)