It’s the return of the Fantasy section on Touchdown News, every Saturday find our tips, our favorites, and the pitfalls to avoid.
After Breece Hall forfeited the season, many managers who thought they had found their holy grail shed a tear. If in addition these managers have Ja’Mar Chase, the nightmare is total. Two of the biggest playmakers of the last few weeks are on the flank. Another team engine, Deebo Samuel will be absent this week.
Zek Elliot will also be missing in the backfield for Dallas, as will Allen Lazard for the Packers. Finally, with Chargers and Chiefs bye, backup quarterbacks will play an important role this week.
The safe bet: Tua Tagovailoa. Back in business last week, Tua put Miami back on the winning streak. Faced with the poor defense of the Lions, the pitcher could find a perfect field of expression to chain and give a smile to the managers who have trusted him.
The bet: Daniel Jones. Like his team, Daniel Jones is in good shape. Faced with the Seahawks who concede more than 20 points on average to the opposing quarterback, Jones could shine. His ability to run and score on the ground is an additional asset that should not be minimized.
Avoid: Aaron Rodgers. Already out of production, the attack of Green Bay could live a hell on the ground of Buffalo. Private in addition to his number one receiver, it would be wise to leave Rodgers on the fantasy benches.
The safe bet: Tony Pollard. With Zek Elliot touched and kneed and certainly absent, Pollard’s role will grow in the Dallas offense. Capable of garnering yards in the race and capturing the leather, the runner could be close to the points bar. See more.
The bet: Devin Singletary. Faced with 27th defense on the ground, the runner of the Bills could have the opportunity to shine. Impacting against the Chiefs before his bye week, Singletary will be a reliable support for Josh Allen both in the race and in the pass.
Avoid: James Robinson. Freshly landed in New York, James Robinson may not be widely used by Robert Saleh. A risk that it would be wiser to avoid.
The safe bet: Chris Olave. Still just as important in the aerial game of the Saints, Olave will be even more so this weekend. With the absences of Thomas and Landry, the rookie will have most of his quarterback’s attention. Receptions and yards that even without a touchdown could scroll the points.
The bet: Tyler Boyd. Already in the thick of the past two weeks with 14 receptions and 221 yards, the 3rd receiver of the Bengals seems the perfect option as receiver number 2. With Ja’Marr Chase absent, his momentum should not weaken. On the contrary.
Avoid: Diontae Johnson. Faced with the formidable Eagles, the Steelers attack could have a very bad evening. Between the pass rush and the cornerbacks, it’s wiser not to rely on Johnson.
The safe bet: Tyler Higbee. Very little seen against the Panthers, Higbee remains a base man for Sean McVay and Matt Stafford. Facing the Niners’ defense, he could be his quarterback’s safe haven and score valuable points.
The bet: Harrison Bryant. Holder this week due to Njoku’s package, Bryant could be a shot to try if your other options are limited. In a role similar to his number one, he could play a big role and be targeted often.
Avoid: Robert Tonyan. If Matt Milano follows him all game, the evening could be very long for Robert Tonyan. The Bills concede few points to opposing tight ends and do not concede a touchdown. Difficult to think that the sick attack of the Packers arrives where the Chiefs, Ravens or Rams did not succeed.
Top 5 waivers of the week
1. Michael Carter – RB
2. Dont’a Foreman – RB
3. Sam Elhinger – QB
4. Kadarius Toney – WR
5. Wan’dale Robinson – WR
A trio begins to emerge slowly but surely. With a 5th victory in a row, Elioth begins to worry the competition. Winner of Marc a direct competitor for the playoffs, he can also now count on DeAndre Hopkins again available. Thanks to his clear victory over Alex, Antoine is perfectly at the top of the rankings, still carried by a trio of riders (Chubb, Barkley, Pierce) who disgust the opponents.
Despite a very short defeat (barely half a point), Tiffany remains at the top thanks to her greater number of points scored. His heartthrob of the week, Victor, rejoins the pack of pursuers. New defeat for Greg whose improvement in week 6 has not been confirmed. He remains dead last. Alain moved into 4th place after his victory over Mathieu, well helped by Chase and Aaron Jones. A monument in peril, the reigning champion Romain was largely defeated by Xavier who took advantage of a great Mahomes and a duo of efficient runners.