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1) Patrick Mahomes vs Ind
2) Deshaun Watson vs Atl
3) Tom Brady vs Wsh
4) Lamar Jackson vs Pit
5) Matt Ryan vs Hou
6) Carson Wentz vs NYJ
7) Aaron Rodgers vs Dal
8) Dak Prescott vs GB
9) Jacoby Brissett vs KC
10) Kyler Murray vs Cin
11) Phillip Rivers vs Den
12) Kirk Cousins vs NYG
13) Jameis Winston vs NO
14) Andy Dalton vs Ari
15) Jimmy Garoppolo vs Cle
16) Baker Mayfield vs SF
17) Teddy Bridgewater vs TB
18) Daniel Jones vs Min
19) Gardner Minshew vs Car
20) Kyle Allen vs Jax


Jordan: There are not a lot of great QB matchups this week, but there is one that caught my eye.

Kyler Murray vs Cin is intriguing.  The Bengals have continued to struggle defensively (especially in the secondary), ranking 20th vs QBs.  Murray is also starting to become consistent in fantasy, now that he is starting to scramble more.

This is also the last straw for Kirk Cousins.  If he cannot perform well against the Giants’ weak secondary, it’s time to cut bait and drop him in all of your leagues.


Jackson: If you’re in desperate need of a quarterback this week, take a look at Jimmy Garopollo.  Is he going to put up 30 points?  Probably not, but his matchup against the Browns on Monday night is intriguing for a couple reasons.

First, the 49ers are coming off of a bye week.  Normally, I’m against the early-season week of rest for teams who start 3-0 – however, Jimmy G is still getting his legs back under him, following a season-ending injury last year.  This off-period gave him ample time to reflect, relax, and figure out this Browns’ defense.

Speaking of the Browns’ defense…in four games, they’ve given up at least two touchdowns to Mariota, Goff, and Lamar Jackson.  I’ll roll the dice on a quarterback with two weeks (and a day) to figure them out.



1) Alvin Kamara vs TB
2) Christian McCaffrey vs Jax
3) Ezekiel Elliott vs GB
4) Nick Chubb vs SF
5) David Johnson vs Cin
6) Dalvin Cook vs NYG
7) James Connor vs Bal
8) Marlon Mack vs KC
9) Leonard Fournette vs Car
10) Mark Ingram vs Pit
11) Derrick Henry vs Buf
12) Le’Veon Bell vs Phi
13) Aaron Jones vs Dal
14) Joe Mixon vs Ari
15) Austin Ekeler vs Den
16) David Montgomery vs Oak
17) LeSean McCoy vs Ind
18) Devonta Freeman vs Hou
19) Wayne Gallman vs Min
20) Phillip Lindsay vs LAC
21) Melvin Gordon vs Den
22) Sony Michel vs Wsh
23) Josh Jacobs vs Chi
24) Carlos Hyde vs Atl
25) Jordan Howard vs NYJ
26) Darrell Williams vs Ind
27) Matt Breida vs Cle
28) James White vs Wsh
29) Tarik Cohen vs Oak
30) Frank Gore vs Ten
31) Ronald Jones vs NO
32) Royce Freeman vs LAC
33) Duke Johnson vs Atl
34) Chris Thompson vs NE
35) Miles Sanders vs NYJ
36) Adrian Peterson vs NE
37) Jaylen Samuels vs Bal
38) Raheem Mostert vs Cle
39) Rex Burkhead vs Wsh
40) Nyheim Hines vs KC


Jordan: I would hold off at least for another week on starting Melvin Gordon,
just so we can see how the Chargers utilize him in his first game back.  I believe the Chargers will slowly get Gordon more and more involved in the offense, but for now, Austin Ekeler should remain a starter on your fantasy team.

Sony Michel (Patriots) and David Montgomery (Bears) have nice matchups this
week.  The Bears will have to lean more on the run game as they are
expected to be without Mitchell Trubisky this weekend.


Jackson: At some point, Darrell Williams (Chiefs) is going to get a larger share of the distribution in a crowded Kansas City backfield.  I believe that happens this week, at home against Indianapolis.

He can run.  He can catch.  And this week, he’ll be a go-to target when the Chiefs are trying to let the clock run out.  Give him a shot at RB2 if you’ve got another good flex option.



1) Michael Thomas vs TB
2) Julio Jones vs Hou
3) DeAndre Hopkins vs Atl
4) Odell Beckham Jr. vs SF
5) Keenan Allen vs Den
6) Chris Godwin vs NO
7) Adam Thielen vs NYG
8) Mike Evans vs NO
9) Larry Fitzgerald vs Cin
10) Amari Cooper vs GB
11) Tyler Boyd vs Ari
12) Sammy Watkins vs Ind
13) Julian Edelman vs Wsh
14) Ju-Ju Smith Schuster vs Bal
15) Josh Gordon vs Wsh
16) Stefon Diggs vs NYG
17) Allen Robinson vs Oak
18) Alshon Jeffery vs NYJ
19) Courtland Sutton vs LAC
20) DJ Moore vs Jax
21) Calvin Ridley vs Hou
22) Sterling Shepard vs Min
23) Emmanuel Sanders vs LAC
24) Jarvis Landry vs SF
25) Marquise Brown vs Cin
26) DJ Chark vs Car
27) John Brown vs Ten
28) Curtis Samuel vs Jax
29) Will Fuller vs Atl
30) Tyrell Williams vs Chi
31) Robby Anderson vs Phi
32) Phillip Dorsett vs Wsh
33) Demarcus Robinson vs Ind
34) Marquez Valdez-Scantling vs Dal
35) Terry McLaurin vs NE
36) Cole Beasley vs Ten
37) Jamison Crowder vs Phi
38) Mecole Hardman vs Ind
39) Corey Davis vs Buf
40) Dede Westbrook vs Car


Jordan: The Vikings and Patriots WRs have really good matchups this weekend.

I am nervous about Amari Cooper this week.  Last week, New Orleans made sure two defenders followed Cooper all night long, which eventually led to Dak Prescott throwing to Cooper in quadruple coverage.  It may be the same story this week against an improved Packers defense – and more specifically, Jaire Alexander.  The Packers’ CB1 has shown that he may be a legitimate shutdown corner so far this season.  Amari Cooper could struggle on Sunday.


Jackson: I love the Courtland Sutton matchup against that Chargers’ secondary.  Los Angeles is depleted on the back end, with a slew of injuries in the early-going.  They’ll likely go with Desmond King against Sutton in the slot, and King has been one of the worst defenders in the league through the first four games.



1) Travis Kelce vs Ind
2) Evan Engram vs Min
3) Zach Ertz vs NYJ
4) George Kittle vs Cle
5) Mark Andrews vs Pit
6) Austin Hooper vs Hou
7) Darren Waller vs Chi
8) Greg Olsen vs Jax
9) OJ Howard vs NO
10) Delanie Walker vs Buf
11) Jimmy Graham vs Dal
12) Eric Ebron vs KC
13) Tyler Eifert vs Ari
14) Trey Burton vs Oak
15) Noah Fant vs LAC
16) Kyle Rudolph vs NYG
17) Jared Cook vs TB
18) Vernon Davis vs NE
19) Ricky Seals-Jones vs SF
20) Jason Witten vs GB


Jordan: Darren Waller is indeed a top 5 TE going forward.  The Raiders’ tight end has 29 targets in the last two weeks.  The next closest?  Tyrell Williams with 17.  Oakland LOVES using its TEs.

Greg Olsen (Carolina) has gotten off to a hot start in 2019.  However, his injury history tells you to proceed with caution.

Will Dissly (Seattle) is a TE who should be owned in all leagues.


Jackson: If you’re in need of a tight end this week, cover your eyes and put the other Jimmy G in your lineup.  Hear me out:

After Davante Adams’ toe injury forced him out of the game last Thursday against Philadelphia, no other Packers receiver saw more targets than Jimmy Graham did.  Despite the less-than-ideal production, Aaron Rodgers went on record after the game in saying that he has full trust in Jimmy Graham going forward.

Remember, the Packers are down to Valdez-Scantling, Geronimo Allison, and not much else.  That trust with Graham is important, even if he’ll drop as many as he catches.

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