So we began the march back to .500 last week, going 6-4 to sit 24-28 as we begin week seven on Start ’em Up. Let’s see if we can make that up this week:

QB- Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons (Fanduel Price $7700)- This is a gold matchup for Flacco, only one week after throwing five touchdowns against the Buccaneers. The Falcons are a worse defense than the Bucs (at least on the road), so while a repeat is probably unlikely, three scores and 300 yards isn’t out of the question.

QB- Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders ($7300)- He didn’t look great in his return, but he did have over 250 yards and two scores. Now he faces a weak Raiders defense that has yet to allow less than 16 points to a quarterback in a game this season.

RB- Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons ($6200)- This is definitely a week to start most Ravens players, and a guy with double-digit fantasy points in his last three games is no exception. Expect another solid stat line from Forsett, who is clearly the number one back right now, and 90 all-purpose yards and a score seems about right.

RB- Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders ($7100)- His foot is going to be an issue all season, and he hasn’t been good from a rushing perspective, but Ellington’s value is as a receiver, where he continues to make plays, with 10 receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown over the last two weeks. And at $7100, this might be the last week the second-year stud is priced so affordably.

WR- Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings ($6400)- In spite of being shadowed by Darrelle Revis last week, Watkins has benefitted from Kyle Orton being at quarterback, and against the Vikings, I’m expecting at least one score and over 60 yards.

WR- Odell Beckham Jr, NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys ($6200)- The Giants offense looked terrible against the Eagles, but with Victor Cruz now out for the season, look for Beckham to become the Giants deep-threat, even with Rueben Randle the assumed number one target going forward. The Cowboys defense can still be beaten, and I look for Beckham to take advantage for at least one long score this week.

WR- Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons ($6100)- He had two early scores last week in his biggest game of the season, and now stands to have another big game against the weak Falcons secondary. Could this be the week he finally out scores Steve Smith?

TE- Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals ($5700)- This game could turn into a high-scoring affair, and Allen is one of Andrew Luck’s favorite red-zone targets, with touchdowns in four of six games played. Look for his fifth score of the season and a minimum of 60 yards this week against the Bengals, who allowed similar numbers to Greg Olsen last week.


Tre Mason, RB, St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks ($5500)/Davonte Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina Panthers ($5200)

I talked about Mason a lot in the preseason, and he finally showed some flashes of that in his first NFL action on Monday night, finishing with 52 yards on only six touches. The Seahawks can be run upon, and if any Rams back is going to break off a big play against them, it will be Mason. As for Adams, he had seven catches for 77 yards last week and now faces the weak Panthers defense that gave up 35 points combined to Mohammed Sanu and Brandon Tate last week. Obviously Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb outrank him in the Packers pecking order, but Nelson should still be good for five catches for 70 yards and possibly a score this week, in what figures to be a lopsided affair.

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  1. Mike Aglialoro Mike Aglialoro says:

    8-2 on the week. BEST WEEK OF THE SEASON!! 32-30 after seven weeks

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