The Jets are on a three-game winning streak and tied atop the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots. Yep.
Buffalo is on a bye, so no losses coming there, but the rest of the division is in action this weekend. The last place Dolphins are in Atlanta, and New England visits New York for a battle to be alone atop the division. Seriously.
SIT: Running Back, Jay Ajayi – Miami Dolphins
Unless Ajayi gets you 50-yards and a touchdown in the first half, he isn’t reaching either of those numbers. Atlanta is going to take this one pretty easily, and Cutler will have to throw all day because of it.
START: Quarterback, Tom Brady – New England Patriots
The Jets may be on a three-game winning streak, but this is the Patriots and Tom Brady – in a game for first place.
Has there been a more clutch team this millennium outside of New England? Plus, New York is allowing almost 220-yards and nearly two touchdowns per game to opponents on average. Brady isn’t average.
SLEEPER: Wide Receiver, Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins
Ajayi’s struggle could be Landry’s success. If the Dolphins are playing keep up and catch up in Atlanta, then Landry is bound to get loose for a big play or two.
The New York Giants could really use a bye week right about now, instead they take their receiver-less offense into Mile High. Philly is in Carolina Thursday night, and the Redskins are hosting the 49ers.
Let’s dig into some fantasy football potential!
SIT: Philadelphia Eagles Defense
I’m not exactly on the ‘Carolina’s Offense is Back!’ train, but the Eagles have given up no less than 17-points in each of their road games so far.
This combined with the prime-time atmosphere, and I just don’t see this game being a defensive struggle.
START: Quarterback, Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles
Carson is nearing must-start status for every week moving forward. A big prime time game is just the thing to put him in that status.
SLEEPER: Running Back, Wayne Gallman – New York Giants
At this point, do the Giants have any other options in the offense? The rookie has gotten eleven carries and at least two catches in each of the past two weeks, with pretty solid results.
Expect more, but whether or not it’ll be enough to warrant a start is, well, why they call them sleepers.