Carson Wentz (5.5%) – Wentz should have a much easier time against the Seahawks with Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor out. Wentz has scored over 20 FDP in each of his last 3 games. Everybody will be on Philip Rivers, but Wentz could make a nice pivot in your tournament lineup.
Marcus Mariota (4%) – Mariota always seems to go overlooked and overlooking him this week would be a mistake. Last week they faced Joe Flacco and let’s be honest, that’s the easiest QB to shut down. Prior to last week however, the Texans had allowed 12 passing touchdowns in their last 4 games. Those games were against Russell Wilson, Jacoby Brissett, Jared Goff and Blaine Gabbert. Wilson, Goff and Gabbert each threw for 3 or more TDs against the Texans and Mariota should have no problem putting up solid numbers against them as well.
James Winston (3.5%) – The Packers have allowed 300 passing yards in 4 of their last 5 games. Well, Mitchell Trubisky threw for 297 but I’m rounding up because it’s MITCHELL FU%&#@G TRUBISKY! The guy hasn’t thrown for over 180 yards in any game except his game against the Packers. If he can throw for 300 and a touchdown with practice squad wideouts, I think Winston can do the same with ease and I love him as a tournament play this weekend.
Kenyan Drake (2%) – The Broncos have allowed 9 touchdowns to running backs over the last 4 weeks. Damien Williams has been ruled out so Drake should see most, if not all of the touches out of the backfield. It’s a very risky play but with the Broncos rush defense struggling, it’s one that could pay off.
Duke Johnson/Isaiah Crowell (2%) – The Chargers have allowed 4.9 YPC this season and have also allowed 558 yards on 69 receptions to running backs. I like the touchdown upside for Crowell, but Johnson has a much higher ceiling because of his receiving upside.
Corey Davis (5%) – The Texans have gotten burned by wideouts each and every week. I think we all expect Davis to have a big game before the end of the season and this is the perfect spot to do so. I especially like him if Rishard Matthews plays because his ownership will be deflated even more.
Josh Gordon (2.5%) – This is just a dart throw. I have no idea how Gordon will be used against the Chargers, but it intrigues me and I believe he still has big games in him.
Marquise Goodwin (2.5%) – Goodwin has a much better QB under center this week with Jimmy Garoppolo getting the start. Goodwin has a massive speed advantage on a couple guys in the Bears secondary and the Niners will be looking to use that to their advantage. He lines up all over the field so eventually he will draw coverage from somebody like Kyle Fuller who can’t keep up with him at full speed and he could easily haul in a long touchdown this week.
As for Tight End, I don’t really feel the need to pivot away from Jared Cook and Hunter Henry. Those two are the only guys I will be having exposure to this weekend.