Cam Newton (5%) – The Packers gave up 3 touchdowns to DeShone Kizer last week. Think about that for a minute. Kizer had only thrown 6 TDs in the other 11 games he’s played this year which begs the question, did Josh Gordon really make that much of an impact or are the Packers just that bad against quarterbacks? I’m going to go with the latter and make a bold prediction for Newton this week. I’m going to say Newton finishes as a top 3 fantasy QB this week and totals 3-4 total touchdowns and 25 or more FanDuel points.
Russel Wilson (5%) – Wilson has been a top 5 fantasy performer each of the last four weeks, averaging 26.39 FDP in that stretch. In fact, Wilson has only failed to top 24 points twice in the the last 11 weeks. He’s been phenomenal this year and don’t think it will stop this week in a potential shootout against the Rams high powered offense.
Blake Bortles (3.5%) – Houston has struggled to defend against the pass all season and have allowed 3 or more passing touchdowns in five (38%) of their games. Bottles has put up at least 18 FanDuel points in each of his last 3 games and is finally starting to look like a reliable fantasy asset.
Joe Flacco (1%) – I really hate the idea of playing Flacco, but I feel the need to mention him as a potential pivot. He is in a pretty good spot this week against the Browns who just got picked apart by Brett Hundley and the Packers. The Ravens are implied for 24 points, that’s the same implied total as the Eagles! We know that the Browns are great against the run, but they have been vulnerable against the pass. Flacco has shown glimmers of hope these past couple of weeks and this could be a cheap 3x value play this week.
Note: If you are scared by Flacco and the Ravens, the Browns defense is near minimum salary and is an interesting GPP play this week.
Jay Ajayi (5%) – The Eagles will be running the ball much more after losing Carson Wentz for the season. Ajayi has seen his snap share increase each week and this looks to be the spot for him to finally hit 20+ carries. Against a bad Giants defense, Ajayi could easily hit 100 yards and a touchdown.
Mike Davis (5%) – Davis is the clear favorite in the Seattle backfield and has performed well against some really good defenses. He’s averaging 4 YPC and has faced the likes of Philadelphia, Atlanta and Jacksonville. He gets the Rams this week who have not been able to stop rushers all year and Davis finally has a spot to break free and put up a massive game.
Latavius Murray/Jerrick McKinnon (2%) – The Vikings have one of the highest implied team totals on the slate and they are favored by 11 points. They will be looking to control the clock in this game once they take an early lead which translates to plenty of touches for both Murray and McKinnon. Cincinnati just allowed 227 rushing yards to Chicago last week and you just need to decide which of these guys you like more.
Stefon Diggs (5%) – Diggs should see more opportunities this week with Kyle Rudolph listed as doubtful. Cincinnati has been decent against the pass but with the increased looks he will be getting, his touchdown upside skyrockets.
Rishard Matthews (4%) – Matthews is in a great spot this week against a poor 49ers secondary. He returned from injury last week only to be shadowed by Patrick Peterson and was shut down, only catching 3 passes on 5 targets for 19 yards. He gets a much easier matchup this week and I has the opportunity to get a season high in targets, receptions and yards. He has legitimate 2 touchdown upside this week.
Jeremy Maclin (2.5%) – Things seem to be trending in the right direction for the Ravens and some Maclin is a big beneficiary. Maclin hit double digit targets last week for the first time all year and I don’t see why he couldn’t do so again this week. DeVante Adams had an incredible game against the Browns last week and I’m looking for Maclin to do the same.
David Njoku (1%) – Very very cheap play and the Ravens are allowing the 8th most fantasy points to tight ends this year. Also worth noting, Njoku recorded 10.2 FDP in his last matchup against the Ravens.
That’s it for this week. If you liked this article, please follow me on Twitter @joejberg where I’m available to answer any of your fantasy related questions. Thank you for reading and be sure to check back next week for Week 16s low-owned tournament plays.