- I’m a little worried about Alvin Kamara and Jameis Winston hitting on the short passes like Kamara and Drew Brees did, but I’m leaving him in the elite category until I see otherwise. In redraft, he’s obviously an every week starter regardless, but in DFS I might fade Kamara this week and see how things shake out, as everyone else jumps on him in a dream matchup against a Falcons defense that notoriously can’t defend passes to running backs.
- The Chiefs are awfully good against the pass but struggle against the run, allowing the sixth-most rushing yards per attempt in the league. Josh Jacobs was the RB5 the last time these teams played, and while he is a slight risk of a down week if the Raiders fall behind early, he should get all of the work he can handle in an important divisional game and has multi-touchdown potential.
- I’m jumping on the D’Andre Swift bandwagon full force after he saw a massive increase in snaps last week. Carolina struggles to defend the run and their defense as a whole seems to be fading a bit lately, and offensively they could be starting an injured Teddy Bridgewater or backup quarterback P.J. Walker of XFL fame. Swift should be good regardless of game script and has blowup potential. We just have to trust… the Lions and Matt Patricia.
- Antonio Gibson hasn’t seen a change in snap share, but I just like this matchup against the Bengals too much. There’s also a chance that J.D. McKissic sees less work if the WFT isn’t in come-from-behind mode like they were last week. Gibson has solid touchdown potential, and if Washington jumps to a lead a blowup game is possible.
- I’m taking Chase Edmonds over Kenyan Drake despite Drake’s impressive performance last week, especially in PPR leagues. Edmonds had seven catches for 87 yards last time against the Seahawks, and I like him more in games that profile as pass-heavy. Kyler Murray will continue to steal touchdowns at the goal line, however, capping the upside of both.
- Most will likely rank Salvon Ahmed higher, and it isn’t that I don’t like him. But in PPR leagues we may not get much passing work, and without his touchdown scored after a blocked punt recovered at the one-yard line, it’s a fairly pedestrian game last week. I wouldn’t blame you for ranking him inside the top 20, but I’m not there just yet.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options
|1||Dalvin Cook||MIN||vs DAL||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|2||Alvin Kamara||NO||vs ATL||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|3||Aaron Jones||GB||@ IND||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|4||Derrick Henry||TEN||@ BAL||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|5||Josh Jacobs||LV||vs KC||Sun 8:20pm ET|
|6||Nick Chubb||CLE||vs PHI||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|7||Kareem Hunt||CLE||vs PHI||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|8||James Robinson||JAC||vs PIT||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|9||Miles Sanders||PHI||@ CLE||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|10||D’Andre Swift||DET||@ CAR||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|11||Antonio Gibson||WAS||vs CIN||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|12||Ezekiel Elliott||DAL||@ MIN||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|13||Todd Gurley II||ATL||@ NO||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|14||James Conner||PIT||@ JAC||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|15||Clyde Edwards-Helaire||KC||@ LV||Sun 8:20pm ET|
|16||Mike Davis||CAR||vs DET||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|17||Giovani Bernard||CIN||@ WAS||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|18||J.D. McKissic||WAS||vs CIN||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|19||Duke Johnson Jr.||HOU||vs NE||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|20||Chase Edmonds||ARI||@ SEA||Thu 8:20pm ET|
|21||Ronald Jones II||TB||vs LAR||Mon 8:15pm ET|
|22||Salvon Ahmed||MIA||@ DEN||Sun 4:05pm ET|
|23||Kalen Ballage||LAC||vs NYJ||Sun 4:05pm ET|
|24||Damien Harris||NE||@ HOU||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|25||Darrell Henderson||LAR||@ TB||Mon 8:15pm ET|
|26||Kenyan Drake||ARI||@ SEA||Thu 8:20pm ET|
|27||Nyheim Hines||IND||vs GB||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|28||Melvin Gordon III||DEN||vs MIA||Sun 4:05pm ET|
|29||Jonathan Taylor||IND||vs GB||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|30||Alex Collins||SEA||vs ARI||Thu 8:20pm ET|
|31||Gus Edwards||BAL||vs TEN||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|32||Rex Burkhead||NE||@ HOU||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|33||Leonard Fournette||TB||vs LAR||Mon 8:15pm ET|
|34||J.K. Dobbins||BAL||vs TEN||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|35||Jordan Wilkins||IND||vs GB||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|36||Malcolm Brown||LAR||@ TB||Mon 8:15pm ET|
|37||Jamaal Williams||GB||@ IND||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|38||La’Mical Perine||NYJ||@ LAC||Sun 4:05pm ET|
|39||Le’Veon Bell||KC||@ LV||Sun 8:20pm ET|
|40||Tony Pollard||DAL||@ MIN||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|41||Phillip Lindsay||DEN||vs MIA||Sun 4:05pm ET|
|42||Adrian Peterson||DET||@ CAR||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|43||James White||NE||@ HOU||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|44||Devontae Booker||LV||vs KC||Sun 8:20pm ET|
|45||Alexander Mattison||MIN||vs DAL||Sun 4:25pm ET|
|46||Latavius Murray||NO||vs ATL||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|47||Samaje Perine||CIN||@ WAS||Sun 1:00pm ET|
|48||Joshua Kelley||LAC||vs NYJ||Sun 4:05pm ET|
|49||Carlos Hyde||SEA||vs ARI||Thu 8:20pm ET|
|50||Mark Ingram II||BAL||vs TEN||Sun 1:00pm ET|
I see you haven’t listed Chris Carson or Deejay Dallas. Is that due to their injury status?
For DeeJay, they seem to be looking for options to play ahead of him, it was Collins last week, and I expect it to be Hyde this week.
Carson just isn’t listed because if he’s active you’re playing him, unless he’s active just for emergency purposes.