Russell Wilson ($5,600 DK – $7,700 FD)
In his last 4 games Russell has thrown 10 touchdown passes with only 1 interception in that time. This week they head to Carolina where the Panthers give up less than 100 yards rushing per game with 0.7 rushing touchdowns. On the flip-side, Carolina gets gouged for 2.3 touchdowns per game through the air. The Seahawks have re-branded themselves as a run-first team this year but will likely be forced to throw (especially near the endzone) so Russell should have some opportunities to make plays.
Baker Mayfield ($5,500 DK – $7,500 FD)
I have a feeling that Baker is going to wake up on Sunday morning feeling dangerous. After a big win against Atlanta, the Browns came into their week 11 bye with some optimism for the rest of the season. They head to Cincinnati this week to play the Bengals who haven’t held a team under 24 points since the Dolphins in week 5.
Matt Breida ($5,700 DK – $6,400 FD)
Breida is coming off of a 2 touchdown game where he saw 17 carries and 4 targets. That was his third straight game seeing at least 12 carries and he will look to continue that streak against the Bucs who let Saquon score 3 times with over 140 yards rushing.
Marlon Mack ($5,500 DK – $7,000 FD)
Marlon hasn’t had less than 10 carries or 2 targets in a single game this season. This week they host the Dolphins who give up 142 yards rushing at 4.8 yards a pop so Mack should be in place to see a hefty workload against a soft rush defense.
Dalvin Cook ($5,300 DK – $6,300 FD)
I was wrong about this one last week but apparently I’m not scared to make the same mistake twice. I knew it was a tall order for Cook to go into Chicago and have a big day but as cheap as he was at full health, it was hard not to pull the trigger. He saw 88% of the snaps but only 9 carries and 3 targets. He’s in a much better spot this week at home against the Packers so you’ll be a fool not to take him at this price.
Jarvis Landry ($5,900 DK – $6,100 FD)
I might as well leave Jarvis in this category every week with no description because I am going to pick him regardless. He has seen a crazy amount of targets this year (10.6 per game) but the reception rate, yards per target, and touchdowns haven’t been there. He has a great match up this week against the Bengals and the volume is there – I hate myself for this but I’m gonna play him.
Tyler Lockett ($5,200 DK – $6,300 FD)
Baldwin has been battling a groin issue this week but what’s new there? He will be a gametime call, so if he can’t go there will be more targets for the other receivers on this team: Lockett and Moore. Lockett has seen plenty of snaps lately but the targets haven’t necessarily been there. With Baldwin struggling to stay healthy he should see an uptick in activity and that adds to his touchdown upside where he has 7 on the year.
Willie Snead ($4,400 DK – $5,300 FD)
Snead has seen at least 8 targets in his last 3 games and this season he hasn’t seen less than 5 targets once. Snead hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since week 1 but he has a relatively high floor for the price tag and it’s only a matter of time before he takes one to the house.
Vance McDonald ($4,300 DK – $5,500 FD)
Vance has now gone two straight games with a touchdown and he was on the field last week for 80% of the snaps. In his last 3 games he has had 6 targets in two of those games.
Cameron Brate ($3,600 DK – $4,400 FD)
O.J. Howard is out for the year with ankle/foot injuries which opens the door for Brate to take the starting role. Even on very limited snaps Brate still saw 3 targets in each of his last 3 games. His price tag will be on the rise so the time to capitalize will be in the next couple weeks before that happens.
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