Matt Stafford ($5,400 DK – $6,800 FD)
The Lions have been on a bit of a skid losing their last 3 and failing to score more than 22 points in that time (resulting in Matt’s low price tag). This has been a team that can roll on offense when Stafford is slinging the rock so they’re statistically due to pop off — yes I’m a Lions fan, but you can trust me on this. They face off against the Panthers this week who have given up 9 passing touchdowns in their last 2 games, that’s 4.5/game for those without a calculator.
Dak Prescott ($5,200 DK – $7,400 FD)
Dallas is going toe-to-toe this week with the Atlanta Falcons who give up 294 yards per game in the air and 5.2 yards per carry. If going up against a bad defense wasn’t enough, Dak has only thrown 1 interception in his last 4 games and has run for a touchdown in 3 of those 4 games.
Robert Griffin III ($4,700 DK – $6,300 FD)
I don’t have any flashy stats to back this one up. Cincinnati’s defense is putrid, giving up 32 points per game. If Flacco can’t play it looks like RGIII is the next man up but nobody would be surprised if it turns into the Lamar Jackson show. The league needs a good quarterback controversy so that’s why I’m rooting for this one.
Kerryon Johnson ($5,800 DK – $6,200 FD)
Kerryon has shown himself to be the back of the future in Detroit. The Panthers give up 4.4 yards per carry so the Lions might be able to get something going on the ground in this one, but if not, Johnson has shown himself to be a decent pass catcher resulting in him seeing 20 targets in his last 3 games.
Doug Martin ($4,500 DK – $6,200 FD)
I think this is a week to definitely pay up at running back so I am not crazy about these next two. Doug has gotten double-digit carries in each of his last three games with a couple of targets sprinkled in as well. He hasn’t seen the end zone yet this year, and most of that is because the Raiders are not good to say the least, but his workload is there and the Cardinals aren’t setting the world on fire either so this could be a game where he finally finds that first tuddy.
Alex Collins ($4,400 DK – $6,000 FD)
The Ravens are at home this week against the Bengals and if Flacco can play or not I’m guessing they will try to establish the run early. Cincinnati lets up 5 yards per carry so Collins should be able to get some rushing yards and with the Bengals giving up 32 points per game the scoring opportunities should be there too.
Kenny Golladay ($5,800 DK – $6,400 FD)
Golden Tate was dealt just before the trade deadline leaving that dynamic trio that was so effective in the Lions receiving corps. Marvin Jones had to leave early last game with a knee injury and it’s up in the air whether or not he’ll play this week. Golladay saw a season high 13 targets against the Bears last week and I would expect him to see a lot of looks the remainder of this season.
Corey Davis ($5,600 DK – $6,200 FD)
Davis has seen back-to-back games with 10 targets and the Titans have been hot in those games scoring 28 and 34 points en route to a couple of W’s. Corey has only scored twice this season but if Tennessee continues to play well he could start to really live up to his high expectations.
Golden Tate ($5,500 DK – $6,600 FD)
Tate has seen a price drop ever since being traded to the Eagles and he only saw 4 targets in his limited snap debut. This week they are facing off against the Saints and this struggling Philly offense will need to find yards somewhere. With Tate becoming more acclimated to this offense he should see his workload increase and this game could mark the start to that transition.
Jeff Heuerman ($3,700 DK – $5,400 FD)
Heuerman has now gone two games in a row with a touchdown and in Demaryius Thomas’s first game away from the team, Jeff had 10 catches on 11 targets. Sutton didn’t see the bump that I thought he would but moving forward everyone on this offense should see an uptick in catches with no Demaryius.
Ricky Seals-Jones ($2,900 DK – $5,200 FD)
Seals-Jones saw 9 targets last week and was second on the team in receiving yards behind David Johnson. His yards per target isn’t great but he is averaging just over 5 targets per game and the good news is they are playing the Raiders who give up just over 30 points per game.
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