A massive part of succeeding in fantasy football is playing the match-ups and setting the right lineup. Obviously there are some players, like Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, that should never be left on your bench no matter their opponent, but for most this is not the case. Below are my picks for who you should start and who you should sit this week at each position.
Kirk Cousins v SF
It's taken a while for the Cousins to really start clicking with his offence but I think the bye will have really helped the Redskins and I expect that to show against the 49ers on Sunday. A home game against one of the worst teams in the league is the perfect recipe for a top fantasy performance from Cousins.
Jared Goff v JAX
The Jaguars have absolutely killed QB's this year allowing an average of only 5.45 fantasy points against in standard scoring. Ouch! Goff has had an excellent start this year but I don't see him having his best day through the air against a dominant Jacksonville defence. Keep him on you bench this week!
Shane Vereen v DEN
Let me make one thing clear, I'm not saying you should be starting Vereen over your regular running backs, however, I do think he's a superb PPR streaming option for those with bye week problems. The last time the Giants were without OBJ was the opening game of the season, a match that saw Vereen haul in 9 receptions and I expect to see a similar stat line against the Broncos. The Broncos may have given up the fewest points to RB's this year but Vereen's value is as a receiver and with the No Fly Zone interested in the Giants' receivers, the veteran back should have nice matchups against linebackers. If you're in a PPR pinch this week, look to Shane Vereen.
Aaron Jones v MIN
The rookie had a break out game in the Packers' win against Dallas on Sunday night, rushing for over 100 yards. However, with Montgomery likely to be back in some capacity this weekend and a tough matchup against a solid Vikings defensive unit, Jones is a player that I'm likely to leave out of my lineup this week.
Danny Amendola v NYJ
When on the field, Amendola is quietly becoming Brady's favourite target and that's leading to high fantasy production, particularly in PPR leagues. Unless the matchup is awful, and this week it definitely isn't, I'm going to have Amendola as a permanent fix in my flex.
Jarvis Landry v ATL
Landry has somehow managed to be reasonably consistent so far this year, despite Cutler continuing at QB for the Dolphins. However, I expect the Atlanta defence to be extra disruptive coming off their bye and if this is the case, Cutler, and therefore Landry, will struggle. Even if Matt Moore comes in at some point in this game, he didn't seem to target Landry that often at the back end of last year so that won't save him either. Jarvis is a low end flex play this week at best.
George Kittle v WAS
Kittle had 7 receptions against the Colts last week, third amongst all tight ends. Thats not bad. I think he's becoming the number two target in the 49ers offence behind Pierre Garcon, so why not take a punt on the rookie against a Redskins team that has been kind to the TE this year?
Ed Dickson v PHI
My analysis for Dickson is identical to that of Marcedes Lewis a few weeks ago. Last week was an anomaly, don't do it.
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