Let me just say right now, last Sunday was not very good to my picks. That being said, let’s recap:


James White: Five carries, 26 rushing yards, four catches, 63 rushing yards, eight fantasy points

Will Fuller V: One catch, four yards, zero fantasy points

Dustin Hopkins: 1/2 field goals, 1/2 extra points made, three fantasy points


Derrick Henry: Seven carries, 54 rushing yards, five fantasy points

Ted Ginn Jr.: One reception, five yards, negative two fantasy points

Dwayne Allen: Six receptions, 50 receiving yards, 11 fantasy points

Where I Was Wrong: Everywhere basically

Where I Was Right: Ted Ginn. That’s all

Now on to the next one

Winner: Jordan Howard, RB Chicago Bears

Last Week: 16 carries, 118 rushing yards, one receiving touchdown, 21 fantasy points

Percentages: 90% ownership, 83% starting

Why He’s A Winner: Injuries to many running backs has nearly dried up the fantasy well for backs if you need help this week. Howard scored his first touchdown of the season last week against Indy. He should have a good week against Jacksonville, making for a solid RB2.

Waiver: Giovani Bernard, RB Cincinnati Bengals

Last Week: Nine carries, 50 rushing yards, nine fantasy points

Percentages: 82% ownership, 36.5% starting

Why You Waive Him: Unless you have injury-questionable Jeremy Hill and are keeping Bernard as a handcuff, Bernard has likely underperformed for you. Patriots have had some success stopping the run, so approach with caution if you need him for players on a bye week.

Winner: DeVante Parker, WR Miami Dolphins

Last Week: Two receptions, 70 receiving yards, seven fantasy points

Percentages: 68% ownership, 21% starting

Why He’s A Winner: Miami has played from behind often this year, like a lot. They will have to try to keep up with an elite Steelers offense this week. Parker also saw an average of 35 yards per catch, so Parker could see a lot of targets if things get ugly in Miami

Waiver: Victor Cruz, WR New York Giants

Last Week: Zeroes across the board

Percentages: 45% ownership, 13% starting

Why You Waive Him: A crowded receiving core. A struggling Eli. Coming back from years of injury. This is a mixture for little to – in last week’s case – no fantasy points for Cruz. He might be worth consideration this week playing Baltimore, but don’t expect much.

Winner: Zach Ertz, TE Philadelphia Eagles

Last Week: Three receptions, 37 receiving yards, three fantasy points

Percentages: 86% ownership,

Why He’s A Winner: Ertz return was lackluster at best, but expect more contribution from him this week in Washington against a Redskins defense that has had issues covering tight ends thus far. Ertz also has already cut into the production of fellow tight ends Brent Celek and Trey Burton, so drop them without me writing a paragraph telling you to.

Waiver: Alfred Moris, RB Dallas Cowboys

Last Week: Six carries, 33 rushing yards, three fantasy points

Percentages: 21% ownership, 2.3% starting

Why You Waive Him: While some backups have upside, Morris has shown little upside in his role, having not seen more than seven carries or 40 yards in any game this season. A matchup against a good Green Bay rushing defense will mean more of the same for Alf. He may find value if you stash him on your bench in deeeep leagues, but not much more than that.

Missed picks from previous weeks? Check them out here: 1 2 3 4