I’m going for the same pair I picked last week, in spite of the Saints’ offensive performance last week – which was one of the worst of the Sean Payton era. This time New Orelans take on Tampa Bay, who give up more points than Atlanta (in fact, the Buccs are rock bottom when it comes to points allowed). This will likely be a shootout like every game Tampa Bay play, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Brees and Thomas to pick up points.
A fairly self-evident pick, given that Cook is super reliable. He’s averaging almost 24 fantasy points a game at the moment, and his Minnesota side should win easily against Denver. If the Vikings establish an early lead, they may well go to the ground game in order to control time, so expect Cook to see a lot of touches.
Jacksonville’s main quarterback Nick Foles is back in place of Gardner Minshew, and his side should be competitive here, with receiver Chark likely to get a fair few moments to shine. Chark is averaging a solid 14.29 fantasy points per game, and if you’ve spent big elsewhere, he represents fantastic value to pad out your team.
It’s not that I think Elliot is going to totally tank; this is a contextual pick, based on his value and taking into account the Cowboys’ matchup. If you’re going to spend as much as £8,400 on a player, there are better options on the board then Elliot, with Dallas likely to have a tough game against a Detroit team that are battling for their season and are better than their record suggests.
Denver quarterback Brandon Allen has had a bye week to get more used to being the starter after a solid debut outing against Cleveland two weeks ago. But that was at home, and the vaunted Minnesota crowd should be raucous with their team on a fine run and eyeing a playoff spot. That bodes well for the Vikings defense, which is due some big plays.
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