Leonard Fournette – (8.0K) – It has become incredibly apparent that the Jaguars do not want to rely on Blake Bortles to throw the ball over the field. Can you blame them? Fournette is the primary beneficiary of this type of game plan. Look for well north of 20 touches in the game for him.
Todd Gurley (7.7k) – Jared Goff will not be able to beat the Jaguars secondary. Gurley only had 16 touches last week. Sean McVay is smart enough to know the Rams offense flows through Gurley. He will not make the same mistakes he made last week. He will look to get the ball in his hands anyway possible.
Alvin Kamara (4.5k) – Kamara snagged all 10 targets last week. These 10 points alone will return 2x his value. His cost was set when AP was still a Saint. Obviously, those touches are now up for grabs. The Saints brass like Kamara and I’d look to see his role slightly expanded.
Jerrick McKinnon (4.1K) – Like Kamara, he is an elite pass-catching back. He outsnapped Latavius Murray 2:1 last week. He also out-touched him. I think he is obviously the more talented back. I also think the game script sets up to need him a lot.
Also Considering: Elijah McGuire
Antonio Brown (9.3K) – The most expensive receiver on the slate. 19 targets last week and 10 catches for 157 yards. He also had a 30-odd yard touchdown called back. As I alluded to earlier I think the Steelers will try to move the ball through the air.
Deandre Hopkins (8.1k) – Deshaun Watson funnels his targets through D-Hop. Last week he converted 4 of his 12 targets for 52 yards. Luckily, 3 of them were in the painted area for TDs. Through 5 games he is averaging 12.2 targets a game.
Jarvis Landry (6.6k) – Atlanta’s defensive backfield is not very scary. Especially, for one of the elite possession receivers in the NFL. If Devante Parker cannot go, look for him to see more than his 10 targets from last week. He offers a great floor due to his many short receiving routes.