Tom Brady (vs MIA)
Is this the Tom Brady fantasy emergence that no one wants to happen? With the Dolphins this week and the performance he had last week it is 100% a no brainer to fire up Brady this week. Brady is guaranteed a top 5 play this week after what Lamar Jackson did to this Dolphins defense last week. Not to mention Brady might get to add one of the best WRs of all time to his arsenal this week? The only downfall I could see this week would be the Patriots get up by a ton and they bench him in the 4th quarter, but the Ravens did that with Jackson and he still finished as a top QB on the week.
Derek Carr (vs KC)
If you are desperate and need a streamer for the week then Derek Carr has a very juicy matchup for week 2. The Chiefs gave up 350 total passing yards along with 3 touchdowns to Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew last week, and the defense looked very bad. Now insert Derek Carr, who is a much better quarterback than Gardner Minshew with his new favorite target Tyrell Williams I only envision a good fantasy week for Carr. I am also firing up Darren Waller in every league that I have him.
John Brown (vs NYG)
Are you willing to play a wide receiver for Buffalo Bills? I don’t know about season long, but this week fire up John Brown against the brutal Giants defense. Brown has been given a 30% matchup advantage against Janoris Jenkins giving him one of the highest advantages of the week. Brown is already one of Josh Allen’s favorite targets and that only makes sense as Allen has a big arm. If Dak Prescott can tear up this Giants defense, then I know Josh Allen can as well.
Christian Kirk and
Larry Fitzgerald (vs BAL)
None of the Cardinal receivers have ideal matchups as they take on the Ravens stellar defense. After watching what the Ravens did to veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, I can’t imagine what will happen to the rookie Kyler Murray. Fitzgerald (11% matchup disadvantage) and Kirk (13% matchup disadvantage) in a sense saved their fantasy games last week due to the overtime period against the Lions. I would look for other options if all possible, but both players can be great buy low candidates after this week.
Amendola (vs LAC)
Do NOT fall into this waiver wire PPR trap that happens week in and week out. Amendola had 7 receptions last week against the Cardinals, but you must remember that is in 5 quarters since there was overtime. Yes, the 7 receptions seem appealing in the flex spot in PPR leagues, but you can’t bank on 15 extra minutes of play for this team to scoring fantasy points every week. Not to mention he has a -38% matchup disadvantage against Desmond King this week. Stafford and Patricia are smart enough to look at other targets this week and not mess with the extreme disadvantage. Amendola was a good waiver add, but not a good start for this week.
Jack Doyle (vs TEN)
After a disappointing game for both of the Colts tight ends I am leaning towards finding another option at tight end for this week as Doyle does not have an ideal matchup. Doyle has been given a 15% matchup disadvantage this week and still shares snaps with Eric Ebron. Hold onto Doyle but just tamper expectations a bit as it may take a slow start to see who the true TE1 is in Indianapolis.