It was nice to see Lamar Jackson get some of his mojo back against Cleveland on Monday night. He managed to scramble for 124 and a pair of touchdowns, while throwing for a score as well. The passing yardage production still leaves much to be desired, but he was an efficient 65% in pass completions for the game. Another good outing should come at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. The Jags are barely fielding a competent defense at this point, and have consistently given up 30 or more points all season. Jackson will carry the bulk of the Ravens fantasy production, getting it done on the ground as well as through the air. Expect a few big runs from him, and he should find the endzone as well. Hopefully, he can crack 200 yards passing and toss a few touchdowns to really make your day. There is real potential for Jackson to hit his ceiling in this contest.
Whatever passing production does surface, a large chunk will flow through Mark Andrews. The talented tight end has been relatively consistent in his past three games, averaging 78 yards and nearly 6 receptions each week. Jacksonville will offer no resistance against a player of his caliber, especially since they are one of the worst defenses at covering tight ends. Andrews should continue his steady pace, and I like his chances to score against this soft secondary. If both happen, he will be a top scoring tight end and return value easily. Andrews is safer than some wide receivers in his price range, so confidently lock him with Lamar Jackson.
Los Angeles is the largest favorite on the slate, and for good reason. Facing the New York Jets is a recipe for fantasy success, as they’ve given up some of the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Jared Goff will shred this defense, especially given their lack of pass rush. With ample time to throw, Goff can look like one of the best in the league. This will be the case against the Jets, and the Rams coaching staff will know exactly what to draw up against them. Goff could easily eclipse 300-yards and throw for multiple touchdowns. Plus, he makes for a natural pivot from the Cam Akers ownership. His deflated salary also makes him that more appealing, especially as a heavy home favorite.
The Rams make it easy to determine who to stack with Goff. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp dominate the target share for this team, and this will likely continue against New York. Some of the auxiliary pieces of the offense will contribute, but these two should produce the bulk of fantasy points in this game. The two receivers’ season stats are nearly identical, though Woods has more touchdowns. It’s nice to see him finding the endzone after hardly ever getting there last season. Play both or pick your favorite. Each is underpriced and gives flexibility to your lineup. One hundred yards and one score could be in both players’ stat line when this game is said and done.
Much has been made of the disaster that Mitchell Trubisky has been for the past few seasons. All that aside though, Trubisky has been surprisingly adequate for fantasy purposes as of late. In his past three starts, he’s accumulated 776 yards with 7 passing touchdowns to boot. He also seemed to remember to use his legs last week against the Texans, as he scrambled for nearly 25 yards. Another solid performance should be in store against divisional rival Minnesota. The Vikings young defense has been lost all season, and has been missing some starters as of late. At least on paper, Trubisky should have success against this unit and at his salary, even a decent outing should be serviceable enough in cash games. Plus, he is a threat to score on the ground, which adds to his floor. Expect Mitch to press hard against the Vikings, as he’s eager to prove he should remain the starter for the rest of the season.
Allen Robinson is the one and only Bears receiver that should be played. He’s a top ten wide out and a target hog in this offense. Robinson has already eclipsed 1,000 yards this year, despite a rotation at the quarterback position. There has been no issue maintaining chemistry with either signal caller, as both Foles and Trubisky look to him early and often. Minnesota doesn’t have the personnel to contain him, so he should be open throughout this game. Double-digit receptions, 100 yards, and at least one touchdown are certainly on the table here. He’s also considerably underpriced, as he has more upside than some receivers priced a lot higher.