WEEK 5: Starts of the Week
DANIEL JONES - NYG (@ DAL)
Jones has been impressive so far, coming in as the QB6 on the season and averaging 24 fantasy points a game. He's also throwing a career high 75% accuracy rating which is 11th best in the league. This week he faces a Cowboys secondary that has allowed the 6th most fantasy points to opposing QB's. In a plus matchup that should see the Giants playing from behind, Jones has smash play written all over him.
ZACH WILSON - NYJ (V ATL)
Wilson is definitely having growing pains as a rookie, with 2 league low performances in weeks 2 and 3, however, those were against NE and DEN, both top 5 defenses. In weeks 1 and 4 against more favorable matchups, Wilson averaged 22 points a game. This week will be his most favorable matchup of the season so far as he takes on the Atlanta Falcons who have been bleeding fantasy points to opposing QB's, giving up 26 points a game to the position. With him and Davis clicking and Crowder coming back off injury, Wilson should be in a great position to lead his team to back to back wins and provide great value for fantasy owners.
CORDARRELLE PATTERSON - ATL (V NYJ)
Patterson has been waiver wire gold so far this year, coming in as the RB5 year to date and averaging 22 points a game in half PPR. This week, he travels to London to take on the NY Jets and does so without fellow team mates Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, Atlanta's two top receivers. Pattersons volume should see an even bigger leap than it already has and I expect him to be one of the the top scoring players on the week.
LEONARD FOURNETTE - TB (v MIA)
Fournette hasn't been the shiniest name among RB's lately, but he has seen his workload increase each week up to 77% last week which turned in to a 15 point game. This week, they take on the Miami Dolphins who have surrendered 24 points per game to opposing RB's and seem to be absolute must plays when facing them. Fournette should continue his workload pace and have a great day against the Fins.
JACKSONVILLE JR'S - JAX (@ TEN)
With DJ Chark going on the IR, there is now a 24% target share opening up in the offense. Jones Jr, who already leads the team with a 34% share should see a nice boost in targets, and Shenault Jr should also be in line for a larger role, at least to the words of OC Darrell Bevell. The Jags take on the Titans who are giving up record setting fantasy numbers to opposing WR's, allowing an average of 36 points a game. Either player should be a great option to put in your lineups this Sunday.
KADARIUS TONEY - NYG (@DAL)
The Giants first round pick has been relatively quiet this season on the heels of Shephard and Slayton, however, with the former out to injury, he's seen his role increase from 8% to 14% to 45% of the teams WR target share. He made use of his increased role last week when he turned 6 receptions into 78 yards including an 21 yard reception. The Giants meet the Cowboys this week who have given up 30 points a game to opposing WR's. With Shephard and Slayton both out and Diggs likely glued to Kenny Golladay, all the pieces are in place for Toney to have a breakout game this weekend.
DALTON SCHULTZ - DAL (v NYG)
Schultz has really emerged the past two weeks, outsnapping fellow TE Blake Jarwin 80% to 20%. He's also seen a rise in target share up to 73% of the TE work and accounting for 75% of the teams TE touchdowns. His efforts have landed him as the TE4 on the season and he faces a Giants defense that has given up the 5th most points to TE's, arguably their biggest weakness. I'm rolling Schultz out with absolute confidence this Sunday.
MIKE GESICKI - MIA (@TB)
He may have gotten off to a slow start, but we're starting to see signs of life in Gesicki, who has averaged 13.5 points a game over the last two weeks. Those two performances have catapulted him up to the TE11 rankings and this week he gets to take on the Bucs, who currently give up the 6th most points to TE's. Expect Gesicki's momentum to continue in Tampa this weekend.