- Fantasy Sharks
* We have removed Thursday Night and Monday Night Games
This week, four teams are on bye weeks - Saints, Seahawks, Jaguars & Chiefs - making this the smallest player pool we have had to pick from this year.
Top QB/RB Stack - Andrew Luck/Frank Gore vs BearsThe Bears just shutdown Matthew Stafford and the Lions, but I doubt they can do it for a second week in a row, on the road this time. The Colts offense is 7th in the NFL in points scored and Gore has a touchdown in three straight. Luck has not been great, or even good, but the Bears have been allowed touchdowns to big play receivers in DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Dez Bryant. The Colts have a guy the Bears can't contain in T.Y. Hilton. The Bears looks better against the pass than they really are, as teams love to run the ball against them. Only the Miami Dolphins have seen opponents run the ball against them more often.
Top QB/Opposing RB Stack - Ryan Fitzpatrick/Le'Veon Bell
Top QB/RB/WR Stack - Ryan Fitzpatrick/Bilal Powell/Brandon Marshall @ SteelersThe Steelers are going to beat the Jets and Fitzpatrick will probably throw the ball 40+ times. With no Eric Decker, Powell and Marshall should see a majority of these targets. Forte is likely to play, but has seen Powell steal snaps when the team falls behind. Powell has 6 receptions in each of the last two games. With no Decker, Marshall saw a team high 12 targets against the Seahawks, Powell was next with 9. Powell is also averaging 7.6 yards per carry with 99 yards on 13 attempts.
Top RB/DST Stack - LeGarrette Blount/Patriots @ BrownsTom Brady is back and he gets to feast on the Cleveland Browns in his return. The Browns have allowed multiple TDs to opposing quarterbacks in all four of their games this year. I would expect the Pats to come out firing on all cylinders after being shutout by the Bills last week and handing the ball off to Blount for nearly the entire 2nd half. The Pats defense shutout the Texans in week 3 and only allowed the Bills to score 16 points last week.
Top QB/WR Stack- Tom Brady/Julian Edelman @ BrownsAs stated above, the Patriots are coming off a week in which they were shutout, at home. Brady is back, and New England is ready to remind the world who Brady is. Edelman has been limited with Jacoby Brissett under center, but he is Brady's #2 option behind Rob Gronkowski. Edelman is in line for 8+ targets which could easily lead to 5 catches 60+ yards and a score. At 7k, he could see 2x value.
Top QB/Opposing WR Stack - Ryan Fitzpatrick/Antonio Brown
Top QB/WR/WR Stack - Derek Carr/Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree vs ChargersCarr and Crabtree hooked up for three scores last week against the Ravens, while Cooper gained just 48 yards on 5 catches. The Chargers secondary just lost Logan Verrett and was already one of the worst in the NFL. The Raiders, at home with no Latavius Murray, should air it out all game long and as long as Cooper/Crabtree can prevent Seth Roberts from stealing another TD, this Raider stack could produce big numbers.
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