Start of the Week –
Julian Edelman vs Las Vegas Raiders
Edelman exploded last weekend against the Seahawks with a career-high 179 receiving yards. While receivers didn’t pan out too well for the Saints, I have a feeling Edelman will do well against the Raiders. It won’t be as big of course, but he should still see plenty of volume come his way in this one.
D.K. Metcalf vs Dallas Cowboys
Though Metcalf and Gilmore probably won’t be fireside camping buddies for a while, he has an opportunity to do some damage this week against the Dallas Cowboys whose defense keeps getting rocked week after week. Expect Metcalf to explode on the field once again.
Diontae Johnson vs Houston Texans
Johnson was heavily targeted in last week’s encounter with the Denver Broncos, and I don’t see that slowing down for the product to do well against the Houston Texans this week. JuJu will get his looks too, but it seems like Big Ben has established a chemistry with Johnson.
CeeDee Lamb vs Seattle Seahawks
Lamb has been a great weapon for Prescott as of late, and I believe he will find great success this week against the Seattle Seahawks whose secondary has become swiss cheese as of this season. Expect all Dallas receivers including Lamb to perform well against the Seahawks this week.
Corey Davis vs Minnesota Vikings
Davis has seen some uptake in usage during a statement year for him, and with A.J. Brown out last week, he produced again. He should be in line for plenty of work yet against one of the worst secondaries right now in the NFL. The Vikings have let five touchdowns to wide receivers this season. Start Davis as a solid flex.
Terry McLaurin vs Cleveland Browns
D.J. Chark vs Miami Dolphins
Tyler Boyd vs Philadelphia Eagles
Sit of the Week –
A.J. Green vs Philadelphia Eagles
You certainly can’t argue the amount of targets A.J. Green has gotten over the last two weeks, but he and Joe Burrow are still developing their chemistry, and it might take some more time to develop that. Also a matchup with Darius Slay doesn’t seem like a time to roll the dice. If you have to play him, play him in the flex.
Cooper Kupp vs Buffalo Bills
Cooper Kupp is a hard one to put on this list, but a match with the Bills isn’t a friendly one. It seems that the role of Kupp has been switched from what it was last year, and he has become very touchdown dependent. Let’s also not forget the Bills have allowed the fifth fewest points to wide receivers this season.
Will Fuller vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Fuller wasn’t targeted all last week. That is troubling. Scary even. His hamstring was bothering him again, so it is likely he may have simply been a decoy on the field. Still, I cannot overlook this as Brandin Cooks got a majority of the looks last week.
Robby Anderson vs Los Angeles Chargers
Anderson did better than expected last weekend against the Buccaneers defense catching nine targets for over 100 yards. However, he stands against a big challenge this weekend against the Chargers whose secondary isn’t the worst in the game. Avoid him in this matchup.
Emmanuel Sanders vs Green Bay Packers
So that was weird right? Sanders was only targeted three times and he only caught one ball all game. Maybe he isn’t the main weapon Drew Brees needs to rely on in tough situations as Alvin Kamara thrived in the passing game. I’d avoid him again when the Saints take on the Packers.
Marvin Jones Jr. vs Arizona Cardinals
Darius Slayton vs San Francisco 49ers
Henry Ruggs III vs New England Patriots