Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay
In his second week of action, Jones responded with 65 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. He also had one catch for 17 yards. He’s clearly the best running back on the team and should see his workload climb a little more in Week 5. There’s no reason he shouldn’t be getting 20 touches a game, especially with Aaron Rodgers still not 100%. He’s an RB2 in a dream matchup against the Lions on Sunday and should be started in all formats.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami
Many people, including myself, thought Drake would be one of the fantasy breakout players of 2018. He’s been anything but that and has barely received any touches the last two weeks. Over that span, Drake has run the ball just eight times. Yes I said eight, for a total of six yards. Part of that is because of game flow and part of that is because of Frank Gore stealing work. The bottom line is Drake can’t be trusted right now. I don’t recommend dropping him, but on your bench is where he belongs until he starts performing better.
Keke Coutee, WR, Houston
Coutee exploded onto the scene in his NFL debut last week catching 11 balls for 109 yards. He got 15 targets and was constantly moving the chains. Most of this workload was due to Will Fuller leaving early in the third quarter with an injury, but Coutee still earned some more work moving forward. Houston has been throwing a ton because they seem to be trailing every week so starting him in your FLEX isn’t a bad move, especially if Fuller misses this week with his hamstring injury.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis
Hines could be a sneaky play tonight against the Patriots because of his pass-catching ability. He has already gotten 26 targets this year and has three total touchdowns. Pretty good numbers for the third down back. Tonight’s game at New England should be a shootout as both defenses have been struggling so take a look at Hines as your RB3 or FLEX. Andrew Luck is only getting stronger and seems to trust the young running back.
Lock of the Week
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland
After a tough start to the season, Carr is starting to come around. He has thrown for just under 800 yards over his last two games with five touchdown passes. He is still turning the ball over too much with seven interceptions in four games, but that number should drop moving forward. The Raiders play at the Chargers on Sunday so it’s a good bet that Carr continues his hot streak. Expect another 300 plus yards with a few scores.