By: Jonathan Goad
Alright, so I was a little hit and miss last week. My bad.
Here’s this week’s picks.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Boyd is a must-start as long as AJ Green is out which could be a few weeks. He should dominate the target share. He’s had a nice season already and that’s with AJ Green in the lineup. Cincy also has a nice matchup with New Orleans this week. Get him in your lineup!
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
With Paul Richardson going down, Crowder looks like he’ll step in to fill the void. However, Crowder is dealing with an injury of his own. If he’s healthy, start him. He gets a nice matchup against Tampa Bay in Week 10.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
As long as Devonta Freeman is out, Coleman has to be in your lineup. In Atlanta’s high powered offense, Coleman has a huge role. Coleman is coming off a huge performance against Washington. He gets Cleveland this week. Coleman is a no brainer.
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
The Lions play the Bears which isn’t favorable for any of the Lions RBs. Theo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount have their roles. Johnson has showed flashes of being a three-down back, but until Detroit realizes that, it’s hard to trust him.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Mack is the clear-cut number one back in Indy. He should get the majority of the touches. However, Indy plays Jacksonville this week. While the Jags are struggling, their defense is still solid. I’d shy away from Mack this week if possible.
Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears
Robinson has been hurt for a couple weeks. It looks like he’ll play this week against Detroit. The Lions have been decent against WRs. Allen, who is supposed to be the number one WR in Chi-town, but he hasn’t seen double digit targets since week 2. I’m not sure he can be trusted until he proved otherwise.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton is finally healthy. He should go on a tear. I don’t think that will start this week. As mentioned before, Indy plays Jacksonville. Their corners are some of the best in the league. You’re going to start TY. Just limit your expectations.
Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette is back to full practices. He’s in line to start this week. He’s hardly been on the field this year and when he was, he was anything less than exciting. I’m not sure he’s worth starting this week against Indy.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins
Drake has been frustrating to say the least. He’ll have a nice game the follow it up with a bummer of a game. I don’t know how you can trust him at this point. Start him if you want, but don’t expect too much.
There you go. My weekly advice. Use it as you wish.