Josh Gordon @GB (73%, 14): This guy should be started in at least 90% of leagues, but as long as he is under 75% I will keep putting him on this list. Green Bay’s 28th ranked pass defense (w/o Clay Mathews) is going to have their hands full with Gordon as long as Weeden can get him the ball.
Justin Blackmon SD (70%, 15): Very similar to Gordon in that he has a terrible QB, is going against a bad pass defense (25th), and should still be started in 90% plus of leagues. I’m betting he will be after he puts up 100+ and a TD against the Chargers this week. .
Alshon Jeffery WAS (66%,12) : Don’t let Jeffery’s off-game last Thursday keep him out of your starting lineup. Everyone was open, so Cutler spread the ball around. Jeffery had 5 targets and just missed a couple of deep balls that would have been TDs if they connected. The Redskins aren’t good against the pass (24th) and start two CBs under 6’0. The 5’9 CB Josh Wilson should be matched up against Jeffery (6’3) and is going to have a tough time stopping him.
Keenan Allen @JAX (40%, 11): Allen has come out of nowhere to be the Chargers #1 WR. He got open at will in the 1st half of the Monday night game vs the Colts, who actually have a top 5 pass defense, and caught 9 balls for 107 yards and a TD. I think Allen will continue to be River’s main target downfield and I’m expecting another big week against the Jags. I’m predicting 6-7 catches and close to 100 yards again.
TY Hilton DEN(64%,11): Hilton has been boom-or-bust all year with more busts, but he does have 2 100+ yard games and the Colts will need to throw in order to keep up with Denver’s high-powered offense. Some of those passes are bound to go Hilton’s way and I think he’ll put up enough yards to warrant a spot in your fantasy lineup this week.
Kyle Rudolph @GIA (33%, 9): I don’t think the Vikings changing QBs will help them win more games, but I do think it could bring Kyle Rudolph back to fantasy relevance. New starter Josh Freeman is unfamiliar with the Vikings offensive scheme and I think he will lean on his safety-valve TE quite a bit this week. I’m starting Rudolph for the first time all year.
Jermichael Finley CLE (64%,10): The Packers #1 WR Jordy Nelson will be going against all-world CB Joe Haden, #2 WR Randall Cobb is out for 6-8 weeks, #3WR James Jones hasn’t practiced yet this week, and the #4 WR is Jarrett Boykin. Finley is going to line up at WR at times this week and I think he will lead the team in targets and put up huge numbers .