Man did the wideouts burn some defenses this week. However, there were a lot of wideouts who were expected to show their production level, and they faded hard on my watch. So let’s see who is starting and sitting for this week’s wideouts.
Start of the Week;
Courtland Sutton vs New York Jets
Courtland Sutton is back baby. In the absence of Jerry Jeudy, Sutton returned to his true form status of a really good wide receiver with nine catches for 159 yards. Bridgewater is definitely forming a relationship with this kid, and I wanna see it go even further. He’ll have a nice match against the Jets defense this week who just seem like they are starting down and out already this season.
JuJu Smith-Schuster vs Cincinnati Bengals
JuJu set out and performed well against the Raiders with decent fantasy outage and his first rushing touchdown of his NFL career. With news of Johnson’s and Ben’s injuries, I imagine the Steelers will find ways to get JuJu more involved in the passing game. Ben is gonna wanna throw it short and fast which is right up JuJu’s alley. He should do well against the Bengals here and erase the awful fumble dance that happened when he faced them last season.
Mike Williams vs Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Williams is on the war path to success ladies and gentlemen. In his first two games of the season he has produced two great 20-point performances for fantasy owners. That is good signs as Williams finally looks healthy and looks to continue his great season when he and the Chargers face off against the Chiefs. The Chiefs had trouble covering wideouts last weekend when they faced the Ravens so expect Keenan Allen to do his thing while Mike Williams continues to be a great target for touchdowns from Justin Herbert.
Sterling Shepard vs Atlanta Falcons
Speaking of guys wanting to breakout, how good does Sterling Shepard look for the Giants people? When the Giants signed Kenny Golladay, I’d assume they wanted him to be the number one receiver. While he hasn’t produced, Sterling has flourished with Danny Dimes throwing him the ball. Like Mike Williams, he has two great performances on the season. He will look to get his best this week when the Giants face off against the terrible Atlanta defense this week.
Marvin Jones vs Arizona Cardinals
While the entire Jaguars offense looks bad, one thing remains shining bright in Jacksonville; Marvin Jones. The veteran wide receiver has done wonders for Trevor Lawrence has he has caught two touchdowns so far on the season. He is by far Trevor’s reliable option in the passing game, and while this game against the Cardinals looks scary, I assume that the Jags will fall behind early and give Jones the opening he needs to be a wonderful flex spot for your lineups this week.
Jakobi Meyers vs New Orleans Saints
Devonta Smith vs Dallas Cowboys
Rondale Moore vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Sit of the Week;
Tyler Boyd vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Boyd might be a decent option this week to most people with Tee Higgins dealing with an injury issue, but I am not confident at all in this game against the Steelers. Boyd’s matchups against Pittsburgh haven’t always been great, and the way the Steelers defense pressured Joe Burrow the first time, I can’t give you the confidence you need to start him this week. Burrow will look to get the ball out quickly to avoid hits, but as we saw last week when he did that he got picked three times which obviously damages Boyd’s fantasy value.
Brandin Cooks vs Carolina Panthers
I always come to the defense of Brandin Cooks. He’s always an underrated receiver because constantly puts up numbers. However, this Thursday night matchup against the Panthers has me leaning him to a very risky flex play. Davis Mills is now the Texans quarterback. I know. I know he threw a touchdown pass to Cooks last week, but the Panthers defense is young and aggressive. Just look what they did to the receivers last weekend when they faced New Orleans. If you need to play him, I understand, but be warned the odds are against Cooks in this one.
Henry Ruggs vs Miami Dolphins
Everyone is now on the Ruggs train. However, trains have to eventually be stopped, and I think this is where people fall off the tracks for their love of Ruggs. There is the notion of Carr being hurt that greatly affects this play for me because if he has to sit out, their backup quarterback is Nathan Peterman; the turnover machine. Either way, I think Darren Waller becomes the vocal point of this offense again, and I even believe they will get Edwards and Drake involved in the pass game more as well. He catches long balls, but honestly this might be a big hail marry play here playing him this week.
Will Fuller vs Las Vegas Raiders
Fuller is scheduled for his debut match for the Dolphins this season when he takes on the Las Vegas Raiders. I’m not high on this one as he will be taking passes from Brissett and not Tua. That’s nothing against Brissett as a quarterback. I am saying that Fuller is coming off a suspension and a personal issue that. He also has a big injury history so maybe saving him for a better time when he can develop a relationship with Brissett might be the better option to make here.
Michael Pittman vs Tennessee Titans
Pittman has shown a lot of flashes as to why he should be considered the number one receiver in this offense. However, no Colts aside from Taylor should be played this week as Carson Wentz sprained both of his ankles. That means Jacob Eason will likely start. As bad as Tennessee’s defense is, I believe they will put the kid in a bad situation going down early and having to make him pass to come back. Pittman just don’t produce the same without Wentz back under center.
Corey Davis vs Denver Broncos
Sammy Watkins vs Detroit Lions
Jalen Reagor vs Dallas Cowboys