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Justin Jefferson, Minnesota (at Chicago) [INJURED RESERVE]

Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati (vs. Seattle)

Tyreek Hill, Miami (vs. Carolina)

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo (vs. New York Giants)

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas (at Los Angeles Chargers)

Davante Adams, Las Vegas (vs. New England) [INJURED]

A.J. Brown, Philadelphia (at New York Jets)

Garrett Wilson, New York Jets (vs. Philadelphia)

Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit (at Tampa Bay) [INJURED]

Jaylen Waddle, Miami (vs. Carolina)

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Dallas)

Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams (vs. Arizona)

Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (vs. Arizona)


Jordan Addison, Minnesota (at Chicago): With Justin Jefferson out at least a month, players like Addison and K.J. Osborn are going to have to step up. This week’s matchup with Chicago’s leaky secondary is a prime opportunity to do that.

Zay Flowers, Baltimore (at Tennessee): Tennessee generally excels against the run — and struggles against the pass. That could mean a big game for Flowers, who has wasted no time in emerging as Baltimore’s No. 1 wide receiver.

Drake London, Atlanta (vs. Washington): London had a solid game last week against Houston, setting a season high with 78 receiving yards. He should be able to build on that momentum Sunday against a Washington secondary that was just roasted like a ham by Chicago.

D.J. Moore, Chicago (vs. Minnesota): Moore went completely ballistic against Washington last week, catching eight passes for 230 yards and three scores. A second straight big game is a real possibility against Minnesota’s perennially-struggling secondary.


Amari Cooper, Cleveland (vs. San Francisco): San Francisco is admittedly a much easier team to throw on than run on. But we just saw San Francisco completely shut down the Dallas offense, and if Deshaun Watson doesn’t play Sunday Cooper’s fantasy value will once again take a massive hit.

Jahan Dotson, Washington (at Atlanta): Dotson has been one of fantasy’s bigger disappointments at wide receiver this year — he’s 64th in PPR points among wide receivers after five weeks. That’s unlikely to suddenly reverse this week against A.J. Terrell and Atlanta’s seventh-ranked pass defense.

Chris Olave, New Orleans (at Houston): Olave’s yardage numbers haven’t been great of late, but touchdowns have helped salvage mid-range WR3 value. Now on top of those recent struggles he draws a Bottom 5 fantasy matchup with Houston. Yes, you read that right.

Michael Wilson, Arizona (vs. Los Angeles Rams): Wilson was a hot waiver wire pickup a couple of weeks ago. But he followed that up with one catch against Cincinnati, and now he draws a Rams team giving up the fifth-fewest PPR points to receivers this season.

About Gary Davenport

A member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and Pro Football Writers of America who resides in Columbus, Ohio, Gary has been featured on a number of fantasy websites and in nationally circulated publications. These publications include the USA Today Fantasy Football Preview and the magazines distributed by Fantasy Sports Publications Inc., for whom Gary is a both a contributing author and associate editor. Gary is an nine-time FSWA Award finalist and three-time winner who has been a finalist for that organization's Fantasy Football Writer of the Year award four times. He won the honor in 2017 and 2019. Gary also appears regularly on Sirius XM Radio (including live from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX) and over-the-air stations across the country. Gary was one of the co-founders of, and Head Writer at, Fantasy Football Oasis before joining Fantasy Sharks as an IDP Senior Staff Writer in 2011. He knows football. Or so he's heard.