Last week was a rough week for quarterbacks if you did not put your money into a few top guys. Still, Brady let you down last week. This week has some decent match up plays that could produce big numbers. When you start putting your lineup together, take a look at these players to help build a winner.
Quarterbacks (Top - Tom Brady $8,300)
Deshaun Watson, HOU ( $6,700, vs. Cleveland)
Watson has been really lighting up the league and it seems odd that he is being valued below players like Kirk Cousins. Watson has been scoring big numbers in recent weeks. With burners like Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins, anyone with a big arm should be able to put up numbers. Fuller ($5,200) would be the cheaper option if you are looking to pair Watson with someone. Fuller is the cheaper option, but Hopkins (($8,100) will be getting bulk of the targets. Only Alex Smith is outscoring Watson at this moment.
Jacoby Brissett, IND ($5,800, at Tennessee)
Last week, Brissett outscored Tom Brady. This will not be a regular occurrence, but the Tennessee Titans are not particularly strong at stopping the pass. Brissette had his first 300+ yards game of the year last week in a win over San Francisco. He has scored double digits in his last three weeks and 20+ in two of the last three. Look for him to have a good game here at a good price. It might be pricey to pair him, but the best option is T.Y. Hilton ($6,700).
Running Backs (Top - Le’Veon Bell, $9,600)
Chris Thompson, WAS ($5,000, at Oakland)
Thompson has been the most fantasy relevant RB on the Washington roster. Add to that the match up against a struggling Raiders defense and you could have some great numbers. Maybe the tough road game against Kansas City scared off the Draft Kings number guys, but Thompson should get you production and help you build your roster.
Javorius Allen, BAL ($5,400, vs. Chicago)
Chicago has gotten burned a few times. Jerick McKinnon went crazy last week for one of his best games ever. The Bears are average in fantasy run defense, ranking 17th. Allen has been getting consistent touches and has been adding five or six catches a game in the last few weeks. Alex Collins is coming in and getting consistent work spelling Allen, but Allen remains the lead back. He has managed double digits in three of the last four weeks, with a 7.8 point game in Jacksonville.
Duke Johnson, Jr., CLE ($5,100, at Houston)
Sure, Houston has had a traditionally great defense, but they are without Mercilus, Watt and Cushing for the foreseeable future. Johnson has been great this year. He has just one game under 10 points and has scored at least 17 in three straight weeks. He will get you receptions and yards. This is a valuable thing in PPR format.
Elijah McGuire, NYJ ($4,600, vs New England)
New England is just bad at defense this year. As of Thursday, Bilal Powell has not practiced. McGuire appears poised to be the top rusher on the Jets and that could get decent points at a real bargain price.
Wide Receviers (Top - Antonio Brown, $9,300)
Devin Funchess, CAR ($6,100, vs. Philadelphia)
Yeah, the dreaded Thursday Night Football game. Funchess has been getting good target numbers the last few weeks and leads the Panthers in touchdown receptions. Funchess has seven receptions in each of the last two weeks in road games. Cam Newton has finally started to look like the MVP people saw two years ago. Funchess has found a clear role and is producing well in it. The Detroit defense he faced last week is a better defense than the Eagles team he sees this week. Philadlephia ranks 29th in fantasy points against WRs.
Randall Cobb, GB ($5,900, at Minnesota)
Aaron Rodgers will find the open guy. He does not really play favorites all that much. The Vikings have Xavier Rhodes, but the depth behind the top CB is not particularly good. Trae Waynes and Rhodes will be looking to stop Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams. Look for the Packers to use Cobb like they did against the Seahawks. Attacking the nickelback is an effective strategy and the Packers have employed it rather well over the last few years.
Will Fuller V, HOU ($5,200, vs. Cleveland
It says this is a poor match up, but Houston will throw the ball. Cleveland does not give up much in passing yardage, but mostly because teams stop throwing. Houston did not let up on Tennessee in their 57-14 win, and will not slow down here either. Houston has a couple deep threat receivers and Fuller could be valuable with just two catches. Fuller has bee worth 19.9 points and 20.2 points over the last two weeks.