Carson Wentz (vs New York Giants) **Thursday**
Wentz gets Desean Jackson back to add a deep threat and give the team two legitimate outside receivers so James Bradberry canceling out one won’t hurt the offense as much. Lane Johnson should also be back to stabilize the offensive line against the opportunistic Giants defense. Wentz has been productive as a runner, so while Miles Sanders being out won’t exactly help the offense as a whole, it could put even more of the offense on Wentz’s shoulders.
Kyle Allen (vs Dallas)
This one is a simple test of just how bad is the Dallas defense? So bad that even Kyle Allen with Dontrelle Inman as his #2 wideout and Logan Thomas as his tight end can dunk on them? Daniel Jones did fail to account for an offensive touchdown against them two weeks ago, but otherwise, quarterbacks have created 14 total touchdowns against the Cowboys in the other four games in the last five.
Teddy Bridgewater (at New Orleans)
Bridgewater was slowed by the stingy Bears defense last week, but this week he returns to New Orleans to face a Saints defense that has allowed at least three total touchdowns to every quarterback they have faced this year. His contributions as a runner improved to 48 yards last week, and he should have to play with a more aggressive mentality as a passer to keep up with Drew Brees and the Saints offense.
Sam Darnold (vs Buffalo)
Darnold should be back this week and that could produce a surprise result against the reeling Bills defense if you’re hard up for a QB2 or Superflex. He was outstanding in his first game back from mono last year, with 338 yards passing and two touchdowns in an upset win over Dallas. The Bills defense was run ragged by Ryan Tannehill and then Patrick Mahomes II and Clyde Edwards-Helaire and this will be their third game in 12 days. Darnold’s best fantasy game as a passer so far this year came in the first meeting with the Bills, and his best fantasy game as a runner came the last time we saw him play vs. Denver. Darnold should also get Denzel Mims back this week for his first game, although he's unlikely to have Jamison Crowder, who had a big game against Buffalo in Week 1.
Continue reading this article with a 100% free Insider subscription.
"Footballguys is the best premium
fantasy football only site on the planet."
Matthew Berry, ESPN