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Washington Football Team

Targeting the Giants and turnover machine Daniel Jones has been a sound strategy all season. Washington has one of the better defensive fronts in the NFL, and will have a plus matchup against the Giants. New York has a dreadful offensive line, and the Washington pass rush will bring pressure all day long. The Football’s have a rare high floor, high ceiling baseline, making them a plug and play.

Tennessee Titans

This is a play against the Bears more than an endorsement of the Titans. Tennessee just suffered an embarrassing loss to a rebuilding Cincinnati squad, and lost a close contest to the Steelers the week before. Expect head coach Mike Vrabel to tighten up his defensive unit this Thursday night against Chicago. The Bears offense is incredibly anemic and struggles to move the football during games. They aren’t going to score 30 points, which gives the Titans defense a decent fantasy floor. Throw in the up and down play of Nick Foles, and there’s some turnover potential in this matchup.

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona takes on a Miami team that secured a surprise upset over the Rams last weekend. The Dolphin’s offense didn’t have to do much, as their defense scored two touchdowns early in the game. This won’t be the case against the Cardinals, as they will have to keep pace with their high flying offense. Tua will be tested, and could certainly make some mistakes. It’s a risky play, but the Cardinals D/ST has a decent ceiling against a rookie quarterback that will have a high passing volume.

Houston Texans

Gardner Minshew II has been a giant disappointment, and his win against the Colts is a distant memory. Jacksonville’s offense just can’t get on track, and could have issues against a veteran Houston team. Both teams are coming off a bye week, and the Texans will be hungry to defeat their divisional foe. Fantasy star James Robinson will do some damage on the ground, but cannot carry the Jags offense on his own. This defense can still force a young quarterback like Minshew into a bad game, and multiple sacks/turnovers are on the table.

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