As usual, let’s recap the picks from last week:
Jay Ajayi: Six carries, 33 yards, four fantasy points
Torrey Smith: One reception, three receiving yards, zero fantasy points
Marcus Mariota: 202 passing yards, zero touchdowns, one interception, nine fantasy points
Matt Jones: 22 carries, 117 rushing yards, one touchdown, 19 fantasy points
Marvin Jones: Five receptions, 74 receiving yards, seven fantasy points
Kyle Rudolph: Five receptions, 55 receiving yards, one touchdown, nine fantasy points
Where I Was Wrong: Marvin Jones had a heat check week against the Bears.
Where I Was Right: Matt Jones pulled through for me and had a career day in carries and 100+ yards to boot. Jay Ajayi also failed to record a single fantasy point.
Now, onto next weeks picks.
Winner: James White, RB New England Patriots
Last Week: Four attempts, 12 rushing yards, Five receptions, 50 receiving yards, six fantasy points
Percentage: 22% ownership, 3.2% starting
Why He’s a Winner: It’s no secret that this week marks the return of Tom Brady after a four game suspension. Many players will benefit Tom Terrific’s return to the field, but few may see as much fantasy upside from Brady’s return as much as James White. White is perfect as a receiving back for PPR leagues, so pick him up before he becomes hot.
Waiver: Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans:
Last Week: Three carries, nine rushing yards, zero fantasy points
Percentages: 72% ownership, 8% starting
Why You Waive Him: The former Heisman winner was supposed to see a timeshare with teammate DeMarco Murray heading into the season. What Henry has seen has mereily been a disappointing start as Murray’s backup. Only keep Henry at this point if you have him as a handcuff to Murray.
Winner: Will Fuller V, WR Houston Texans
Last Week: Seven receptions, 81 receiving yards, one touchdown, 18 fantasy points
Percentages: 83% ownership, 37% starting
Why He’s A Winner: Fuller has been on a hot streak in for the Texans thus far. If he’s on your roster, he’s made himself worthy of flex consideration every week at this point. If for some reason he is a free agent in your league, SNAG HIM NOW. The Vikings defense will be tough on Fuller, but this week could be a slight hiccup in a possibly great rookie season.
Waiver: Ted Ginn Jr., WR Carolina Panthers
Last Week: Two receptions, 14 yards, one fantasy point
Percentages: 14% ownership, 2.3% starting
Why You Waive Him: Ginn has been having a pitiful start to the season, having yet to record a touchdown or more than three receptions. While he could break his cold streak this week on Monday against the Bucs, don’t count on much for him while Kelvin Benjamin is around.
Winner: Dustin Hopkins, K Washington Redskins
Last Week: 1/1 FG, Four extra points, eight fantasy points
Percentages: 55% ownership, 52% starting
Why He’s A Winner: The Redskins have been inconsistent at best in the red-zone so far this season. Last week was Hopkins first game with less than double digit fantasy points. Hopkins has also yet to miss a field goal or extra point this year, so don’t worry about a kicker losing points. Expect a rebound against the Ravens this week.
Waiver: Dwayne Allen, TE Indianapolis Colts
Last Week: Two receptions, 20 yards, two fantasy points
Percentages: 53% ownership, 31% starting
Why You Should Waive Him: Allen has yet to score more than three fantasy points after his 10 point outing week one. Jack Doyle is seeing the majority of tight end points in the Colts offense, so keeping Allen around is unnecessary at this point.