Start of the Week –
JuJu Smith-Schuster vs Jacksonville Jaguars
JuJu has returned to fantasy glory with back-to-back 20 point weeks. Now he faces a Jacksonville Jaguars team who ranks 22nd against receivers. It is really hard to decide which Steelers receiver is going to go off, but honestly every time I put one in here it means to put all three because all three have been producing greatness lately.
Travis Fulgham vs Cleveland Browns
Fulgham had a big whoops last weekend, but it wasn’t really his fault as Carson Wentz couldn’t throw jack to save his life, and Fulgham paid for it only catching one ball for eight yards. I expect a bounce back as Cleveland’s secondary hasn’t been the best at defending against receivers. Since no one else knows how to catch a ball in Philly, Fulgham is your best bet.
Brandin Cooks vs New England Patriots
Revenge game time. Cooks used to be a receiver for the Pats and this is his chance to show them what they missed when he and the Texans take on the Patriots. The matchup itself isn’t the greatest, but Willie Snead just scored two touchdowns on the Pats last weekend and he was a secondary target to Marquise Brown. Expect the same result with Cooks as he plays second fiddle to Will Fuller.
Christian Kirk vs Seattle Seahawks
Kirk’s hiccup game last weekend doesn’t add factor to what he has done this season posting 427 yards and six touchdowns. Five of those came in the last four games, and one of those games was against Seattle. Their defense has been hammered by receivers this season finishing last in the NFL. Kirk is a great start this weekend and should be used if Hopkins gets doubled.
Tee Higgins vs Washington Football Team
Since week three of the 2020 season, the rookie Higgins has posted double-digit fantasy points and has been a reliable target for Joe Burrow in the passing game. Even with a hard matchup against the Washington Football Team, I am still rolling with him after he put up over 25 points against the Steelers and their elite defense. He’s a great WR2, and an even better flex play this weekend.
Jamison Crowder vs Los Angeles Chargers
DeVante Parker vs Denver Broncos
Jakobi Meyers vs Houston Texans
Sit of the Week –
Antonio Brown vs Los Angeles Rams
Brown has done nothing wrong in the past two weekends to warrant this sit status by me, but the matchup scares me. Brown is most likely going to be shadowed by Jalen Ramsey heavily, and that is never a good sign. While it will be interesting to see these two relive their rivalry from their Pittsburgh vs Jacksonville days, I see Ramsey getting the upper hand as the Rams are the toughest defense against the pass.
CeeDee Lamb vs Minnesota Vikings
The matchup is a good one here, but depending on the quarterback play is going to determine the outlook of Lamb’s fantasy value as he, Cooper, and Gallup are competing at this point to be the number one wideout. Schultz the tight end is also one to consider with targets as well as Elliot on the ground. There are many mouths to feed in Dallas, and it just seems like a foolish play to me.
Jerry Jeudy vs Miami Dolphins
Jeudy has been drawing a lot more targets lately from Drew Lock, and it is noted that he probably could be considered the number one receiver for the Broncos with Courtland Sutton on IR for the season. However, even with Lock tossing him more targets does not always mean they are good targets with many of them going over his head. Couple that with the fact Lock might not play this weekend against a tough Dolphins defense is just a bad idea to grasp straws at.
Corey Davis vs Baltimore Ravens
Davis is in the middle of his breakout year finally, but I have to wonder about his success going into this weekend’s game against the Baltimore Ravens who are steaming after their loss to New England. If there is one receiver I see doing well in, it will be the sophomore NFL player; A.J. Brown. Davis is a risky flex at best.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs Indianapolis Colts
While it was nice to see MVS get some touchdown work in these past two weeks with three of them to boost, but this is where it ends in my mind. The Packers have activated Allen Lazard off of IR, and he is likely to shine in the WR2 numbers, while Scantling goes back to his 50-50 down the field duties. He also faces the Colts which is bad to begin with.
Marquise Brown vs Tennessee Titans
A.J. Green vs Washington Football Team
Henry Ruggs III vs Kansas City Chiefs