Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh
Claypool came out of nowhere last week to score four touchdowns and 35-42 fantasy points depending on your league scoring settings. He had three carries, seven receptions and 116 total yards to go with the four scores. This unpredictable performance now puts Claypool squarely in the thick of fantasy relevance. He has to be started this week against Cleveland and even though he won’t duplicate last week’s stat line ever again, he still has a good chance to provide double digit fantasy points per game moving forward.
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta
After the first two weeks of the season, it looked like Ryan was poised for a nice fantasy season. But the last three contests have been the complete opposite, as Ryan has averaged just over 10 fantasy points per game. He seems lost out there and has missed a lot of throws that he usually makes. Some of that falls on the play calling and the firing of head coach Dan Quinn should help a bit, but Ryan can’t be trusted right now. I wouldn’t drop him, but you can’t start him in fantasy until he shows some life.
Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay
As everyone is aware, Tonyan exploded for three touchdowns two weeks ago. After a bye in Week 5, Tonyan and the Packers are ready to take their 4-0 record to Tampa Bay. Tonyan should be started in all formats this weekend especially since the tight end position is slim pickings as usual. Davante Adams appears to be coming back this week which will dip into Tonyan’s targets, but I still see him getting five or six catches a week moving forward.
Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia
Fulgham is another receiver who came out of nowhere and burst onto the fantasy scene last week. He saw a whopping 13 targets and hauled in 10 of them for 152 yards and a score. The Eagles receiving corps have been decimated by injuries so that’s mainly why Fulgham got his shot, but he didn’t disappoint. I don’t think he has as much upside as Claypool, but he should make for a decent FLEX option this week against the Ravens since the Eagles will most likely be playing from behind all game.
Lock of the Week
Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami
Gaskin has appeared to take over the lead back duties for the Dolphins. He saw 21 touches last week in an unexpected thrashing of the 49ers, logging 91 total yards and a touchdown. He’s a great bet to see another 20 touches this weekend against the laughable Jets, so owners should get him in their lineups as a strong RB2 play. Gaskin will give you at least 80 yards and a score in Week 6.