Brock Osweiler ($6,900) – I understand people will be a little hesitant to roster Brock Osweiler on their team. However, I love the upside in a game against the Colts at home. The Colts rank last, or close to last in pretty much every defensive category in football. On top of that, the Colts made Brian Hoyer look like Dan Marino last week. I am expecting the Texans to have a bounce-back game during prime time this weekend. It would not surprise me whatsoever if Brock throws for multiple touchdowns, and a handful of yards. If you roster Brock Osweiler in a GPP lineup make sure you stack him with DeAndre Hopkins. Early reports coming out of practice suggest that Vontae Davis will not shadow DeAndre Hopkins during the game.
Ryan Tannehill ($7,100) – I like Tannehill in this spot for the simple fact that, 1) Nobody will be rostering him after seeing the way the Dolphins played last week, and 2) The Steelers will force the Dolphins to pass early, and often. Tannehill might make you sweat for fantasy points this weekend but when the game is all set and done, don’t be surprised to see him put up QB1 numbers for the week. I am also expecting the Dolphins coaching staff to make a concerted effort to feed Jarvis Landry early and often after his measly 3-target game against the Titans last week. If the Dolphins do this, then I don’t see how Ryan Tannehill can possibly fail to put up respectable stats this week.
Giovani Bernard ($5,700) – I really like Giovani Bernard as a low-owned RB option this week. The Patriots are going to be up big early in this game, and newsflash, Bill Belichick is not going to let A.J. Green beat his defense this weekend. The only way I can possibly see the Bengals moving the ball on the Patriots this weekend would be through the ground, and with the passing game using Bernard. I see monster reception upside for Bernard (6-8 receptions). Matched with Giovani’s reception upside is a possibility of him hitting pay dirt. Do not be shocked if Bernard ends up having RB1 numbers this weekend. The only thing that can potentially hold him back from having a big game is if the Patriots don’t take a big lead, and make the Bengals run the ball late into the game. For this reason alone, I highly advise to just use Bernard in GPP lineups.
Todd Gurley ($7,900) – I’m calling it now. Todd Gurley will finally have his big game this weekend versus the Lions. The Detroit Lions have yet to prove to me, or anybody else that watches football, that they can stop the run. The Rams are not going to stop feeding Gurley. He has had a heavy workload in every game he’s played in this year, and I expect that trend to continue this week in a game that should be close all the way to the last whistle. The Ram’s O-line should finally give Gurley holes big enough that he can work with. If you are serious about taking down a GPP then I highly advise you to roster Gurley this week. Every DFS player will probably pay up for players like Bell, or McCoy, and if those players aren’t paying up they will just take Howard, or Michael who are cheaper on FanDuel. Pay up for a contrarian play, and watch one of the better talents in football go to work this week against the Lions. Don’t be shocked to see Gurley have a pair of touchdowns, along with a boatload of yards from scrimmage.