Similarly, although Drew Brees has set the NFL’s all-time passing mark and joined the exclusive 500-TD club in consecutive games, it’s Kirk Cousins who narrowly leads Brees as QB5 overall and is on pace to break Brees’ single-season completion mark. The Vikings are heating up and, unlike the Minnesota Miracle, there’s nothing fluky about it.
CHICAGO (vs. Jets)
Over the past month, Mitch Trubisky is fantasy’s No. 3 overall point producer, trailing only Todd Gurley and Andrew Luck — both of whom have played one more game than the Bears’ emerging dual-threat passer. Over that same stretch, the Jets have allowed 10 passing touchdowns and an average of 326 yards through the air. Slot receivers, in particular, have been white hot against Gang Green, with Adam Thielen (110 yards, 1 TD), Chester Rogers (55 yards, 1 TD), Emmanuel Sanders (72 yards) and Dede Westbrook (130 receiving yards).
Anthony Miller, whom Trubisky airmailed on a pair of would-be touchdowns Sunday, could get his turn in Chicago’s spread-it-around passing game.
Don’t hesitate: QB Mitch Trubisky, RB Tarik Cohen, TE Trey Burton
Think twice (but it’s alright): RB Jordan Howard, WRs Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller
CINCINNATI (vs. Bucs)
The Bengals won’t be on the road in primetime, so they should be good again … right? After serving as the Chiefs’ latest punching bag Sunday night, Cincinnati returns home to welcome a Bucs ‘D’ that remained bad in its first game under the direction of interim DC Mark Duffner, sent Pro Bowl LB Kwon Alexander to IR this week and could again be without fellow Pro Bowler and top interior rusher Gerald McCoy. So fire up not only the Bengals’ usual suspects but also C.J. Uzomah against fantasy’s worst TE defense and welcome Andy Dalton, he of the 7:1 TD-INT ratio at home, back into your circle of trust.
Don’t hesitate: QB Andy Dalton, RB Joe Mixon, WRs A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, TE C.J. Uzomah