George Kittle, TE, San Francisco
Well it took a month, but Kittle finally scored his first touchdown of the season last week against the Browns. He finished the day with six catches for 80 yards and the trip to pay dirt, he saw eight targets and also had an 18 yard run. So Kittle was an integral part of the 49ers offense and should remain their go-to option moving forward. The offense seems to go as he goes and this weeks game against the Rams should be a fun one. With shootout potential, Kittle should see a huge workload of double digit targets. He’s trending up towards overall TE1 honors.
Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota
Diggs has spent the last week complaining about his offense, his quarterback and his team in general so imagine to the surprise of fantasy owners when he finished Week 5 with just three receptions for 44 yards against a terrible Giants defense. He got just four targets and two of those game early on in the first quarter. It’s clear this relationship is on the decline and even though Diggs has loads of talent, it’s tough to start him right now. He has another plus matchup with the injured Philly secondary, but he’s nothing more than a WR3 right now.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona
It’s unclear if David Johnson is going to play this weekend, but if he doesn’t then Edmonds would be a must start. With Johnson’s back acting up last week, Edmonds saw eight carries and four targets. He finished the day with 68 rushing yards, 18 receiving yards and a score. Very solid numbers in relief for the second year back. So keep an eye on David Johnson’s availability on Sunday because if he’s out then Edmonds needs to be started in all formats and treated as a high-end RB2 against the Falcons.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Houston
Hyde has quietly had a very productive and busy start to his 2019 season. Yes he only has two touchdowns in five weeks, but he’s received 73 carries and has turned that into a solid 310 rushing yards. Hyde doesn’t offer much in the passing game, but being the early down and goal line back for a potent offense has plenty of rewards. Game script against the Chiefs this week might hurt him a bit, but he’s still a solid play against an average Kansas City defense.
Lock of the Week
Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington
After starting the year with a touchdown in each of the first three games, “Scary Terry” has had a tough two game stretch. Although more of that has to do with the offensive line and quarterback situation than it does with him. McLaurin has a dream matchup against the Dolphins on Sunday and should get back on track. He’s a must start and should find his way into the scoring column once again. Get him in your lineup.