Chicago is in Baltimore this week while Green Bay pays a visit to the Vikings. Detroit is down south for a match-up against the Saints.
SIT: Quarterback, Mitch Trubisky – Chicago Bears
Trubisky looked really good, for like a quarter. Is it possible Chicago’s problems extend past the quarterback position?
START: Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
Obviously, you’re starting him in all league formats. For daily players though, I mean, you almost have to put him in your lineup this week just as a sign of respect don’t you?
SLEEPER: Running Back – Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
A lot of people are abandoning ship on the promising rookie after two weeks of less than start-worthy results. However, I have to believe John Fox sees how valuable the shifty playmaker can be in his offense, and will find ways to get his two rookies clicking.
Baltimore is giving up more than 20 points per week in fantasy football to running backs. This could be his bounce-back week.
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The Bengals are off. Baltimore is hosting the chosen one from the Windy City.
Meanwhile, Cleveland is lined up to be Watson’s next victim, and Pittsburgh visits Kansas City.
SIT: Wide Receiver, Mike Wallace – Baltimore Ravens
Are you someone who picked up Mike Wallace because he’s had more than 11 fantasy points in each of the last two weeks? Great! Bench him.
He’s very big play dependent, and his six-catch game against Pittsburgh was an anomaly. Believe me, Wallace is not becoming a possession receiver at 31-years of age. Chicago is actually one of the defenses giving up fewer big passing plays than most, which hurts this play significantly.
START: Running Back, Duke Johnson Jr. – Cleveland Browns
I had put Johnson in a place where’d I’d never say to start him in this weekly post again, because by now I figured the secret was out. Then I got a message today asking if he should be picked up in a league.
So, if you haven’t noticed, Johnson has scored a touchdown in the last three weeks, all while watching his offense turn in to quite the NFL debacle.
He’s the lone bright spot on a terrible offense, and even though defenses know this, they really can’t stop it because of his versatility.
With the loss of J.J. Watt, Johnson will still get his chances against the Texans.
SLEEPER: Wide Receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers
Confession time. I really wasn’t all that into Smith-Schuster coming out of USC, but man has he looked good in his first five professional games. Well, four of the five.
He’s gone from a surprise target in Week 2 of the NFL schedule to a Week 6 contributor with two scoring catches already at least three grabs in three of the last four games.
He’s still down there in the depth chart, but his targets are starting to rise. In a game against one of the better secondaries in the league, it might be the lesser established player who shakes loose.