Sam Schlesinger @avishai41
Top DFS Plays
Carson Wentz – $7,200 (@ DAL)
If you want to roll with the hot hand, you go with Carson Wentz. Wentz hasn’t thrown less than two touchdowns in a game since Week 4, and he’s thrown four touchdowns in three out of his last five games. Dallas has given up the 14th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and their defense will struggle again if their offense can’t generate points without Zeke.
Alex Smith – $6,700 (@ NYG)
Over the past two weeks, Jared Goff and C.J. Beathard have put up 599 yards and six touchdowns combined against the Giants. The Giants have given up THE most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Alex Smith should come back from his bye and absolutely feast.
Case Keenum – $5,100 (vs LAR)
Case Keenum earned another week of playing when he threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns last week in Washington. He’s got arguably the best receiving duo in the league right now in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The Rams have an overrated defense due to facing teams like the 49ers, Colts, Jaguars, Cardinals, and Texans (with Tom Savage).
Kareem Hunt – $8,000 (@ NYG)
As previously mentioned, the Giants have had zero defense over the past two weeks. They gave up 98 yards to Carlos Hyde last week and two rushing touchdowns the week before to Todd Gurley. This is a perfect week for Hunt to get his groove back; both in the run game and pass game.
Chris Thompson – $5,400 (@ NO)
With Rob Kelley sidelined, Chris Thompson should get tons of action against the Saints. The Saints defense has given up a top 20 performance to a running back in all but two of their games this season.
Jamaal Williams – $4,900 (vs. BAL)
If you’re looking to really save at the RB position, Jamaal Williams is a lock for volume as it looks like Ty Montgomery will not play. Last week he got 20 carries after both Montgomery and Aaron Jones went down. Brett Hundley showed he could move the ball a bit last week but the Packers will still rely heavily on the run game.
Mike Evans – $7,900 (@ MIA)
In two out of their last three games, Miami has given up 40+ points; once to the Ravens and once to the Panthers. Those two team are 30th and 16th in team offense respectively. Cornerback Xavien Howard has given up three touchdowns and 343 yards in coverage, and quarterbacks have a 108.2 passer rating when throwing in his direction. Mike Evans should have a huge comeback game, even with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback
Larry Fitzgerald – $6,900 (@ HOU)
Over his last two games, ole reliable Larry Fitzgerald has caught 15 balls for 183 yards. Despite the less than ideal quarterback situation, Fitz is still the main feature of the offense. He’s the go-to guy that’s going to get peppered with targets every week. The Houston defense gives up the sixth most passing yards in the league and has surrendered 19 passing touchdowns (tied for fourth most).
DeVante Parker – $6,500 (@ MIA)
In this two games back from injury, DeVante Parker had five catches for 76 yards and then six catches for 66 yards. The Dolphins are trying to get him the ball and it shouldn’t be too difficult this week against a Tampa Bay defense that gives up just a hair under 25 fantasy points a week to wide receivers; fourth most in the league
Evan Engram – $6,000 (vs KC)
I usually have Evan Engram listed on here and he usually produces. He’s got a four game touchdown streak going and Eli Manning is always looking to get the ball to his rookie tight end. Since Week 6 Engram is third in targets, sixth in receptions, and second in touchdowns among tight ends.
Jason Witten – $4,000 (vs. PHI)
Coming off of a game where he caught all seven of his targets for 59 yards, I think we’re going to continue seeing Dak Prescott rely on Jason Witten more while Ezekiel Elliott serves serves his suspension. Witten has a knack for showing up in a big way against NFC East foes. According to Michael Fabiano at NFL.com, he’s put up at least 10 PPR points in 10/13 of the NFC East home games in his career.