I will be the first to admit it. I had a bad Week 3. And that’s okay. It happens to everyone.
It just happens to me less than most so I take it much harder. That being said… Last night I hit the club but tonight I bounce back.
There is zero, I repeat, zero chance that I put up another dud for at least seven weeks. If you fade me, you will regret it. If you follow me, you will be doing things to me that my wife won’t even do for me. LET’S GO!!!
QB: Matthew Stafford vs. Kansas City Chiefs
I had Matthew Stafford as a start ’em last week and he didn’t pan out as I had hoped. I am jumping back on that horse once again. He gets a Chiefs teams that just can’t help itself but score. There is no way that Detroit will be able to establish a run game and keep up with Patrick Mahomes. Stafford will have to do what he is most known for and throw it 40+ times this game. Volume is king.
“Keep an eye on Stafford as a Week 4 option. The Chiefs are only giving up 18.5 FPA to quarterbacks, but they have played three limited offenses: Jacksonville, Oakland, and Baltimore. Stafford will be, by far, the best pure passer they have seen this year, and this is a defense that was bottom-five against QB’s last year. When KC’s offense inevitably turns this game into a shootout, Matt Patricia will have no choice but to put the ball in Stafford’s hands. Between Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, and rookie T.J. Hockenson, he has the weapons to move the ball effectively.”
QB: Aaron Rodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
I am really disappointed about what I am hearing from some “experts” around fantasy football and the NFL. I am upset I have to put him in this blog. This guy was QB6 last year and he had a “down” year. He has played three top-10 defenses in a brand new offense. Thursday night you will see everything click. Ramp up Marquez Valdes-Scantling and obviously Davante Adams as well.
RB: Josh Jacobs @ Indianapolis Colts
Last week I put Josh Jacobs as a sit and that was one of the few I nailed. This week he is getting the call up to start. Jon Gruden is a guy whose entire offensive philosophy is based around the 1970’s Redskins. Establish the run. Gruden has also been hinting that he wants to get Jacobs more involved in the pass game; let’s hope that comes to fruition. This Colts defense is 20th against the run. Jacobs will go for 80+ and a score this week.
RB: James Conner vs. Cincinnati Bengals
I was real iffy on James Conner coming into 2019 and now you are starting to see why. That being said, he faces a Bengals defense that would give up 200+ rushing yards to Alabama. Feel comfortable putting him in your lineup this week, and as soon as he busts out, trade him.
WR: Terry McLaurin @ New York Giants
I am never a guy who is on the side of rookie WR’s because, well… they typically suck. But Terry McLaurin went out there and put up 70 yards and a TD last week against arguably the best defense in the league. Case Keenum is locked in on on him and is somehow starting again this week – even after holding the ball like he was a statue of some old QB that didn’t really know how to play football back in the 1960’s. Now he gets to play against, quite possibly, the worst secondary in the NFL. Giddyup.
WR: D.J. Moore vs. Houston Texans
Do I believe in Kyle Allen, yet? No. Do I believe Allen will lock in on his best WR? Absolutely. The Texans are another really bad secondary and hopefully Allen can repeat his performance from last week. Even if he doesn’t, he will force feed D.J. even Moore.
TE: Will Dissly vs. Arizona Cardinals
Go listen to the Loaded Box’s most recent podcast on bargain TE’s that I love this week in DFS.
Defense: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans
They get to face Marcus Mariota…………….
QB: Carson Wentz vs Green Bay Packers
The Packers get to the passer and they defend. The Eagles are beat up and playing on a short week. You want any part of that?
QB: Kirk Cousins vs. DA Bears
I feel like this is obvious but I am putting it on here anyway. Someone is going to debate starting him. Don’t. He may throw 100 picks when they realize Dalvin Cook isn’t doing anything on the ground.
RB: Sony Michel vs. Buffalo Bills
Sony Michel is not breaking any tackles this year and I just don’t think Bill Belichick will game plan to use Michel much this week. If you are going to use a New England running back, it should be James White. This is where you will see Belichick use White in a million different places on the field.
RB: Kerryon Johnson vs. Kansas City Chiefs
I am taking a long shot here. I am putting my money where my mouth is. The Chiefs are terrible against the run but I believe they will get so far ahead of the Lions, so quickly, that they will abandon the run game. You are most likely going to start him because of where you drafted him, but if there are better options, I would consider them.
WR: D.J. Chark vs. Denver Broncos
Gardner Minshew is getting a lot of hype and deservedly so. That mustache and hairdo and just his entire swag is amazing. I want to be him. I need to meet him. We would be best friends. But this Broncos defense is a different monster. Go ahead and bench every Jaguars player on your fantasy team this week. That includes Leonard Fournette. (not their defense, though)
WR: Calvin Ridley vs. Tennessee Titans
My co-host, Ben, thinks Calvin Ridley is going to finish as a top-20 wide receiver in fantasy this season. I don’t. This week he faces a Titans defense that has given up the fourth-least passing yards this year. Oh… and Matt Ryan is the worst QB in the history of the NFL.
Be sure to check out the latest episode of the Loaded Box Podcast as we discuss our top daily fantasy sports bargains, stacks, must use/avoid players, and answer listener start/sit questions!