Lamar Jackson (ESPN ownership 52.1%)
Lamar Jackson is coming into his third week as a starter and he’s shown us a fantastic floor with his rushing ability. He has 190 yards rushing over the last 2 weeks which will give at least a 7-10 point head start each week with passing being a bonus. Facing the Falcons Jackson will be forced throw the ball more against a defense who ranks 31st against the pass which should lead to a huge game.
Case Keenum (ESPN ownership 12.8%)
The Bengals defense has been getting lit up all season. They last 32nd in the league against the quarterback and have given up over 15 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks 10 of 11 weeks this season. Keenum has proven he has enough weapons surrounding him to perform in good matchups and this is a top tier matchup.
Baker Mayfield (ESPN ownership 47.0%)
The offensive rookie of the month is setting the world on fire lately and is still available in over half of fantasy leagues. Baker now has multiple touchdowns in 5 straight games is looking to get into a shootout with DeShaun Watson this week. The Texans are one of the better defenses in the league against the pass (ranked top ten) but are susceptible to giving up big performances such as giving up over 300 yards to Marcus Mariota, meaning Mayfield should be fine.
Cameron Brate (ESPN ownership 63.2%)
While Brate isn’t available in a ton of places he’s worth checking for. As Jamies’ favorite threat in the red zone he’s a starting caliber player every week, who has the availability of a streamer. This week he’s facing a Panthers defense who is last in the league in fantasy points against the tight end.
C.J. Uzomah (ESPN ownership 31.4%)
Uzomah has found himself as a great streaming option multiple times this year. Last week in the absence of A.J. Green, Uzomah was targeted 12 times which could be a glimpse of what we will see with Driskell at the helm. While Green is back Uzomah should still be targeted and with more efficiency.
Matt LaCosse (ESPN ownership 11.3%)
The Broncos have been going thru tight ends all season and the next man up is Matt LaCosse. LaCosse stepped in for an injured Jeff Heuerman and caught 3 of 4 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown putting him as TE11 last week. This week against the Bengals is a fantastic matchup, as tight ends are scoring an average of 16.6 fantasy points against them. In a terrible tight end landscape this is a play worth doing.
Colts (ESPN ownership 30.7%)
The Colts defense is far from lock down but they can get after the passer and make some big plays. Facing the Jaguars terrible offense should help out a lot. Cody Kessler is now starting on a team that has lost 7 straight games due to a lack of offensive production. While he could provide a spark chances are he won’t and I’ll gladly take that bet this week.
Dolphins (ESPN ownership 28.3%)
Early in the season the Dolphins defense was opportunistic and putting up a decent amount of fantasy points. As of late they have slipped and had some rough performances. Nothing help bring that production back like facing the worst offense in the league. The Dolphins even while playing bad still have the second most interceptions in the leagues which should work perfectly against Josh Allen and the Bills.
Bills (ESPN ownership 43.2%)
The Bills defense has quietly been one of the best defenses of the season. Facing the Dolphins in what should be a low scoring game will give a nice floor. This should be one of the safer plays of the week with it being hard to go wrong with either defense in this game.