Week EIGHT BYES: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Houston
Carson Palmer QB OAK @ KC : Chiefs are the 8th easiest matchup for fantasy QBs and gave up 24 pts to Josh Freeman in week 6 and only Joe Flacco has not scored at least 14 pts against them all season.
Andrew Luck @ TEN: Luck is Jekyl and Hyde Home vs Away but TEN is the 4th easiest matchup for fantasy QBs having allowed at least 15 fantasy points to every QB they faced, including 20 to Ryan Fitzpatrick last week.
Josh Freeman TB QB @ MIN: Freeman has lit up defenses for 25pts a game in his last 2 and faces a MIn defense giving up 22 pts a game to opposing QBs with over 30 in week 6 to RG3. His receivers are on point and his runing game is providing support.
Sam Bradford STL QB vs NE: Bradford has been up and down but expect him to have to throw for 4 quarters this week vs NE in London. NE is still the second easiest defense for opposing fantasy QBs. They give up tons of big passing plays and with WR CHris Givens averaging a 50+ ganier a week, expect one more this week.
- A.J Green
- Torry Smith
- Andre Johnson
- Stevie Johnson
Antonio Brown WR PIT vs WAS: Brown has not been a long ball guy this season but instead has been PPR gold. He has hoarded targets and PIT is passing a ton more due to their running game woes. Expect Big Ben to light it up vs the leagues second easiest matchups for WRs and for Brown to see plenty of action vs weak WAS Cb Josh Wilson.
Malcolm Floyd SD WR vs CLE: CLE has been the 4th easiest matchup for fantasy receivers without Joe Haden in their lineup, but they still give up the big play. Floyd will enjoy a good matchup vs Sheldon Brown (not Joe Haden) in this game and should see the most looks.
Josh Gordon CLE WR vs SD: Gordon has averaged 15 fantasy points a game since getting inserted into the starting lineup. He has lived off the big play ball but makes the most of those opportunities. This week vs Marcus Gilchrist he should continue to be productive. Second receivers like Decker and Stokely had their way with Gilchrist last week for over 10 fantasy points each.
Jeremy Kerley NYJ WR vs MIA: Miami has an excellent run defense (top 7) but their secondary is the 10th easiest matchup for fantasy WRs. He will be matched up vs Nolan Carrol who got taken advantage of by similarly talented Rams receivers in week 6.
- Ray Rice
- Arian Foster
- Benjarvis Green Ellis
Rashad Jennings JAX RB @ GB: Jennings has been the #1 waiver pickup this week for good reason. MJD is out for a long time. But what about this week? Do you start him over your regular starters? Green Bay ranks as the 14th easiest matchup for Rbs (middle of the pack) but in recent weeks with BJ Raji out, they have given up 10 or more points to Donald Brown, Arian Foster and Steven Jackson. You can expect 10 points at least from Jennings.
Alex Green GB RB vs JAX: Mike McCarthy has expressed concern over Greens production and so have fantasy owners who broke th ebank to grab him when Benson went out. he has yet to crack 10 fantasy pts, but this week he gets the 3rd easiest matchup for fantasy RBs. Randall Cobb might steal a couple carries, but Green should have enough fire under him and a good enough matchup to crack the 10 mark this week.
Phillip Tanner vs NYG: You may not have noticed but Tanner had one more snap than Felix Jones last week. Although he didnt do much with it, he was getting playing time. With Murray not practicing Wednesday and is still on crutches, and Felix Jones not practicing with a couple injuries, Tanner could be a decent flex play either way. Giants are a togher matchup but they gave up 14 fantasy points to Murray in their last meeting.
- Owen Daniels
- Jermain Gresham
- Dennis Pitta
Brent Celek PHI TE vs ATL: Celek has been serviceable in PPR but during the Eagles BYe you can expect the play calling to be more conservative and for Vick to get the ball out faster. This benefits Celek who faces the Falcons who have given up 8 fantasy points a game to TEs. He is a godo PPR start, maybe not Standard scoring.
Greg Olsen CAR TE @ CHI: The Bears are a tough secondary for fantasy WRs, but because they play a modified Tampa 2- cover, they do give away passes underneath. The Panthers have been trying to get back on track and this matchup could be what Olsen needs.
- Ravens DST is droppable
MIA DST vs NYJ: Miami has been playing very well against the run. On th e road this week vs the Jets who give up 2 sacks and an INT per game to opponents. Last week the jets gave up tons of points to New England, expect good BYE week production from the Dolphins this week.
CLE DST vs SD: Cleveland has been playing better than people think, with Joe Haden back they face the Chargers at home this week. The Chargers give up 3 sacks and .8 fumbles a week to opponents. The Browns are available on your waivers for sure.
OAK DST vs KC: This is a matchup play to take advantage of Brady Quinn and the Chiefs who give up 1.7 fumbles, 2.2 sacks and 1.8 INTs per game. Charles can be brutal but KC scores less than 18 points a game.