Start of the Week: Terrance West, RB, Baltimore Ravens
West was listed as a start last week against a poor Steelers defense, but failed to deliver. This week, West, takes on a equally bad, if not worse, Cleveland Browns defense. Despite the short week, the Ravens offensive line will likely be better and healthier than in Week 9, and in turn, will open up big holes for West. In addition, home teams have dominated for the most part this season in Thursday night games, this trend should continue this week, led by West.
Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos
Booker is another player who was listed a start last week who failed to live up to expectations. However, owners should still have confidence in the rookie running back, especially this week as he faces the Saints defense. Many expected the matchup with the Raiders would prove to favor Booker, but the Raiders defense played exceptionally well, holding Booker to just 20 yards. The Saints do not have the same talent level that the Raiders have, and thus a similar result should not be expected.
The Eagles get a nice matchup against a struggling Falcons defense this week. The Falcons have allowed the most points to quarterbacks this season, making Carson Wentz a must start. The Falcons poor secondary will likely lead to big days for Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz. The Eagles may even get a chance to get their running game going as well this week. Really, no matter which Eagle, or how many Eagles you own, all of them are good starts for this week.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers
Williams has been the definition of inconsistent in 2016. One week he has a huge week, and the next week he is a complete dud. In Week 10, Williams could have one of his better weeks as he faces a Miami Dolphins defense that is in the top 10 in terms of points allowed to wide receivers this season.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
Adams, like Williams, has been very inconsistent. In Week 10, the Packers travel to Nashville to take on the Titans. The Titans defense has not gotten enough credit for the solid job they have done this season. Adams could have a hard time finding open space against the Titans, and could be in store for a dud week.
Michael Thomas/Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans Saints
This is the weekly, “who is playing the Denver Broncos?” segment. In Week 10, the Saints take home the award. However, being that this is the Saints high powered offense, I would not be surprised if they somehow managed to put a good game together, just as they did against the Seahawks when they were entirely counted out. But I just don’t see that happening, and it is going to be secondary receivers like Thomas and Snead that will be the ones with the most drop in stock with the tough matchup.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns
The Ravens have allowed the fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. The first time that Crowell faced the Ravens, he had a huge day. But his numbers were inflated with a long touchdown run. With the game being played in Baltimore, don’t expect a similar game for Crowell
The entire New York Jets/LA Rams game
This is going to be one ugly, ugly, ugly game. The Jets and the Rams have been two of the most turnover prone teams in the NFL, giving some slight value to the two D/ST’s. Outside of this however, these are two really bad teams going at it. I can’t see many fantasy points being scored in this game at all. If you own, and can afford to bench Matt Forte or Todd Gurley III, I would consider it.