Mike Evans $7,100
While the Buccaneers have struggled at times to move the ball Evans is the lone exception to the rule. He is averaging 14.5 fantasy points-per-game this year with 51 catches and 702 yards. He is a target monster and this week he gets his quarterback back in Jameis Winston. While Winston is having a forgettable year he at times force feeds Evans the ball and while that’s not always good for the Buccaneers it is amazing for Evans fantasy prospective.
This week they get to travel to Green Bay and face off against the 29th ranked team at giving up points to opposing wide receivers. The Packers have not been the same since Rodgers went down on either side of the ball and they are ranked 25th in the league in passing yards against giving up 244.1 yards-per-game.
With the return of Winston the writing is on the wall for a big day from Evans. He has been held without a touchdown over the last four contests he has played in. This streak will come to an end this week as Evans goes big for 150 yards and a pair of scores.
Jamison Crowder $6,000
Crowder gets the primetime matchup this week on Thursday night as the Redskins travel to Dallas. We have a guy here who has yet to miss a game over his three year career and is fastly becoming one of the better receivers in the league. While not being as high profile as other wide receivers he is consistently producing numbers to rival them.
This week he gets an opportunity to showcase his skills against the 28th ranked defense at giving up point to opposing wide receivers and 21st in yards-per-game given up. Both teams enter this week in must-win scenarios as they attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are both 5-6 and should come out swinging for the fences to make a statement.
On the year Crowder has 46 receptions, 561 yards, but only a single touchdown which happened last week. Cousins clearly loves Crowder as his top target and has fed him 72 targets already on the season. He only needs 21 more catches on the season to tie his career high from last year and he could get half way there this week. Look for Crowder to continue his momentum and get his first 150 yard game of the season along with his second and third touchdowns.
Larry Fitzgerald $6,000
The ageless one is on the verge of some very impressive feats. He currently leads the NFC with 72 receptions and is closing in on his 10th career season with at least 75 catches. This week he will reach this accomplishment and more. With three catches against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Fitzgerald would become the fourth player in NFL history with at least 75 catches in 10 seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice (13 seasons) and Tim Brown (10 seasons) and Tony Gonzalez (10 seasons).
for the year he is averaging 16.7 fantasy points per game, but has only caught four touchdowns on the season. Some of this can be blamed on the injuries that the Cardinals have sustained this year, but the consummate professional that Fitzgerald is has weathered the storm and will go down as a true legend of the game.
This week while the Rams have been on a roll and will be looking to duplicate their 33-0 trouncing of the Cardinals that happened in week 7. The Cardinals are riding high coming into the matchup after a win over the Jaguars and will be trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. Watch for Fitzgerald to go for over 100 yards for the third time this season and catch at least one touchdown.