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Patrick Mahomes (£8,600, 21.82 FPPG) & Tyreek Hill (£8,300, 14.65) – KC Vs. OAK
The Chiefs are up against the 24th-ranked total defence this weekend, and Mahomes has averaged 23.02 FPPGF over his last two outings, so all the signs are there for major points for the quarterback in a game that I expect Kansas to win by at least a touchdown.
Hill is more of a gamble as he and Mahomes didn’t connect last week, but (statistically speaking) that is very unlikely to happen two weeks in a row…
Derrick Henry (£8,600, 17.49) – TEN @ IND
The running back accounted for 175 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns last week, and has averaged 27.8 FPPG over his last three appearances. He’s the ranked fourth in the NFL for rushing yars (991) and rushing touchdowns (10). Simply put, he’s on fire right now. And he’s taking on a team in Indiana that are without Marlon Mack – and possibly without the banged up T.Y. Hilton – so Henry could have a field day.
Ryan Griffin – (£5,600, 6.7 FPPG) – NYJ @ CIN
The tight end has two touchdowns in his last two games and faces a Cincinnati side that are ranked 32nd for total defence and 21st for pass defence. The Jets are on a roll and should be all over Cincinnati, who are one of the weakest teams in football right now. For £5.6k, Griffin is a great choice this weekend.
Saquon Barkley (£7,600, 13.4 FPPG) – NYG Vs. GB
Barkley has been a shadow of the player he was in his rookie season; one can only assume he still isn’t 100 percent since his injury. He has just two rush touchdowns this season (ranked 33rd in the NFL) and last week he managed just 59 yards in 17 carries. As ever, this selection doesn’t necessarily mean the player won’t perform, but at £7.6k, it’s not worth the risk in Barkley’s case.
New York Jets (£4,900, 8.81 FPPG) – NYJ @ CIN
The Jets held the Raiders to just three points last week, while forcing two turnovers. That kind of steely defence – with 14.3 FPPG on average over the last three fixtures – will fancy their chances against a Bengals team that have the 26th-ranked total offence, 20th-ranked pass offence and 28th-ranked rush offence.