With bye weeks out of the way, the top players at each position this week are becoming clear. That’s crucial as we get into the crux of the fantasy football season. Let’s focus on that for now and leave NFL game betting aside.
Kyler Murray didn’t have a good game against the Los Angeles Rams last week but the matchup with the Detroit Lions is a lot better. The Arizona Cardinals signal-caller threw for 383 yards no touchdowns and two interceptions.
He also took off seven times for an additional 61 yards on the ground. It was a rare occurrence for Murray to be held out of the end zone, but one that isn’t going to happen in consecutive weeks.
He should be the top quarterback of the week, especially with his ability to take off and run.
Josh Allen is the lifeblood of the Buffalo Bills’ offense. This team doesn’t have any type of consistency when running the football and their offensive line has forced him to scramble quite a lot.
Allen threw for 308 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception last week. He also ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts.
Similar to Murray, Allen gets it done in multiple ways for his offense. Plus, this team doesn’t score much when he isn’t on his game. If you need touchdowns, Allen is without a doubt your guy at the quarterback spot.
It’s impossible not to put Dalvin Cook on the list after the performance he put together during the Minnesota Vikings’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
Cook came back early from his shoulder injury and took 27 carries for 205 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 17-yard reception to give a little boost to his numbers. The Vikings star running back gets to take on a Chicago Bears defense that just allowed Aaron Jones to score twice.
The only downside for Jonathan Taylor this week is that he plays the New England Patriots. They’re a defense that is superb at stopping an opponent’s best offensive player.
That is something that Bill Belichick has always been talented at but Taylor still has an opportunity to provide value, of course. He is rested and healthy coming off a bye week, and his last game out saw him take 32 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
He gets a lot of work in the ground game and is always in at the goal line.
Will Cooper Kupp ever not be the top wideout this season? Seriously, he hasn’t skipped a beat all year long. During their big win over the Cardinals, Kupp hauled in 13 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown.
All season, Kupp has only had one game below 92 yards receiving, which is outstanding. His connection with Matthew Stafford combined with a plus matchup against the Seattle Seahawks expect him to keep this train moving.
Davante Adams went ballistic on the Bears last week. He grabbed 10 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns, proving that he was unguardable the entire contest.
He gets the Baltimore Ravens this week, a matchup that would have been intimidating at the beginning of the season.
Now, the Ravens are down Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, among a few others in the secondary. Aaron Rodgers will find a way to put the ball in the hands of his top receiver. The Packers could be a good option if you bet online.
George Kittle had his second straight phenomenal performance last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. He had 15 targets, bringing in 13 of them for 151 yards and a touchdown during the win.
Jimmy Garoppolo clearly loves throwing the football Kittle’s way, and there isn’t anybody else receiving more target shares than him lately. Deebo Samuel has taken some more snaps in the backfield, which is why so much has opened up for the star tight end in the pass game.
Even without Lamar Jackson in the lineup, Mark Andrews proved that he could be consistent with just about anybody throwing him the football. He is the center point of the Baltimore Ravens passing game at the moment and it’s clear as to why.
Andrews had 11 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown during what could have been a miraculous comeback against the Cleveland Browns. The date with the Green Bay Packers isn’t a lovely one, but Andrews will see enough volume regardless of game script.
If consistency is what you are looking for, Justin Tucker is the way to go in terms of fantasy kickers. The fact that Tucker rarely ever misses any kicks automatically puts him at the top of the fantasy list.
He drilled two 50+ yard field goals last week against the Browns, adding on another 40-yarder on top of that. With a potential backup quarterback being in the game, they may end up kicking more field goals than touchdowns.
The Miami Dolphins are coming off their bye week with a wonderful matchup ahead of them. This is a strong defensive group that has forced a turnover in their last five games out, including a few massive performances fantasy wise.
They play the New York Jets this weekend, a team that is clearly in the early stages of their rebuild and not being able to get any consistency from their offense. The Dolphins will keep their late-season surge alive with a dominant win here.