Last week was a decent one for my fantasy surprises as Eli Manning had a nice performance along with the Chargers defense. This has been a very tough year to predict for fantasy as many key players have already been bitten by the injury bug. Hopefully that trend ends soon and players will be able to help their teams and fantasy owners alike.
QB: Brian Hoyer vs Steelers: Regardless of if you think the Browns should start him, Hoyer has made the team very competitive. The team also has enough trust in Hoyer to let him throw 25 plus times a game. The Steelers secondary is vulnerable, so if you’re in a two quarterback league he could be a decent option this week. Expect around 220 yards and two touchdowns.
RB: Andre Williams vs Eagles: With Rashad Jennings injured, Williams is going to get a good amount of touches this week against the Eagles. It doesn’t hurt that opposing fantasy running backs have fared fairly well against them either. In a game where the Giants hope to control tempo, Williams should hear his number called early and often. Expect around 90 total yards and a touchdown.
WR: Mohamed Sanu vs Panthers: After a fantastic 2013, the Panthers defense has been inconsistent this season. One place they’ve struggled is defending the pass. With A.J. Green expected to miss this one, Sanu slides in as the number one receiver. He has silently put up some decent fantasy numbers through five games. There’s no reason to think that shouldn’t continue.
TE: Owen Daniels vs Buccaneers: Jimmy Graham owners are in need of a replacement with him on bye this week. Daniels is someone who could fill in quite well. Joe Flacco has targeted him frequently up to this point and the Buccaneers pass defense has been shaky so far. Expect around 60 yards and a touchdown.
K: Brandon McManus vs Jets: With Matt Prater out of town, McManus is officially the new kicker in Denver. With Peyton Manning at the helm, he should see plenty of opportunities throughout the year. This is especially the case against a pass defense that has struggled like the Jets. Expect around two field goals and four extra points.
DEF: Packers vs Dolphins: The Packers came up huge last week against the Vikings and while this matchup isn’t as favorable, they could still have a nice day. In recent weeks, this unit has shown noticeable improvement and if the Dolphins have to play from behind, could come up with a couple of big turnovers. Expect around three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.