Taysom Hill, QB/TE, New Orleans Saints
It’s Taysom time in New Orleans. Hill will be the starting quarterback for the Saints this week. The catch is that, according to ESPN, he is eligible to start as a tight end in most leagues. That means you can essentially start two quarterbacks this week. The Falcons pass defense is nearly non-existent, so that’s even better. If you have Hill, throw him in at tight end and enjoy the results.
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
I’ve been close to pulling the plug on Conner after two poor showings in a row. This week’s matchup against Jacksonville is the perfect rebound opportunity. The Steelers should be able to score at will, and if they can do that, Conner will flourish.
Mike Davis, RB, Carolina Panthers
No McCaffery, no problem. Davis thrived in his role as the feature back with McCaffery hurt, and he should do the same against the Lions this week. Detroit has allowed nearly 40 points to Dalvin Cook, and over 20 to Antonio Gibson the last two outings. Expect Davis to put up gaudy numbers.
Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Playing Higgins is playing the hot hand. Tee has managed to get over double digit points since week 3. He’s following a 22-point outing against the Steelers last week. The Bengals trust Burrow to sling it around, and it’s abundantly clear that Burrow has faith in Higgins. Putting Tee in the lineup will pay dividends.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans
Tannehill has been cold as of late. He’s on a stretch of facing brutal defenses, and the Ravens are no different. Tannehill has posted less than 30 fantasy points over the last four weeks. If you have a quarterback you see as a viable starter, toss them in the lineup today.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton has been bad. All year. For some reason people in many leagues have continued to start him expecting him to turn the season around. Anyone who has Hilton should look into Michael Pitman as a better option in the long run.
Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers
Tonyan started the season as a waiver wire savior, but things have cooled off in a hurry since then. Since week six Tonyan has only cracked double digit fantasy points once. All of his other outings have been for six and a half points or less. Tonyan is no longer a starter, and is expendable to most rosters now.