Jake Ferguson, TE, Dallas
Ferguson has been quite the surprise for Dallas this season. He’s more than replaced Dalton Schultz and as of late has become a touchdown scoring machine. He’s scored in four of the last six games and has a good matchup Sunday night at home against Philadelphia. Ferguson is now a TE1 in fantasy and should be started across the board.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Ekeler has been a massive letdown for fantasy owners in 2023. Basically, anyone who drafted him with a first-round pick has suffered a slow death in fantasy, myself included. Ekeler missed Weeks 2-4 due to injury and scored single-digit fantasy points in five other games. It’s tough to recommend benching him, but it might be an option since the Chargers came out this week saying that there will be competition to carries in the backfield.
Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville
With Christian Kirk out for at least the rest of the regular season, Jones will most directly be the beneficiary for Jacksonville. Since Kirk got injured on the first play of the game last Monday night, Jones played essentially the whole game and had five catches for 78 yards on eight targets. Now the only issue is that Trevor Lawrence also went down with a sprained ankle so it remains to be seen how much time he’ll miss. Either way, Jones should be added if he’s available in your league.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, New England
Another player benefiting from injury is Elliott. Rhamondre Stevenson is out so Elliott has the New England backfield all to himself. I don’t know if this is a good thing or not since the New England offense is useless right now, but Elliott should certainly see a lot of work tonight against Pittsburgh.
Lock of the Week
Javonte Williams, RB, Denver
Williams hasn’t been scoring a lot for Denver, but he’s healthy and consistently seeing at least 15 touches a game. This week he has a dream matchup against a terrible Los Angeles Chargers defense. Look for at least 80 total yards and a touchdown in Week 14. Make sure he’s in your lineup.