Updated: Oct 27, 2020
Our weekly column gives you the biggest boom starts of the week at each position. These starts are not for the weak, so be prepared for all-or-nothing performances from each of these players!
QB - Justin Herbert, LA Chargers
Ever since stepping into Tyrod Taylor's easy-to-fill shoes, Herbert has been nothing short of phenomenal on both the NFL field and in your fantasy lineups. If your league hasn't been paying attention and Herbert is still on your waiver wire, make sure you get him and insert him into your lineups before it's too late. With two all-star receivers on the perimeter in Mike Williams and Keenan Allen, a Top-10 Tight End in Hunter Henry, and a lackluster backfield, Herbert should be primed for a Top-5 finish at the position this week. Get the Oregon Cannon in your lineup while you still can.
RB - Ronald Jones, TB Buccaneers
Who would've thought that through the first 6 weeks of the NFL season Ronald Freaking Jones would be the RB13 in PPR formats? Rojo has withstood tests to his RB1 job from the likes of Shady McCoy and Leonard Fournette. Rojo benefits from the GOAT and the effect he has on opposing defenses, even though Rojo is still facing one of the highest stacked box rates in the league. He continues to get to done on the ground and through the air. This week's matchup against the lowly Las Vegas Raiders' Run Defense should yield Jones another Top-10 finish at the RB position for fantasy.
WR - Mike Williams
Mr. 50/50 Ball himself, Mike Williams. Williams has benefitted from the QB change to Justin Herbert perhaps better than any player on the Chargers. If the ball is thrown in Williams' direction, he's likely coming down with it. His matchup against the porous Jaguars Defense is almost one that seems too good to be true. With Keenan Allen banged up again, look for Williams to gain 8-10 targets on the day. He could be a week-winner in your lineup with many stud WRs on a bye week.
TE - Evan Engram
"Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, but fool me three times and I can't be fooled again." -George W. Bush.
(Sigh) We know, Evan Engram. He has been a perennial let down, whether it be to injuries or to lackluster performances, but hear us out for a second. The TE position is notoriously scarce. Would you rather have a guaranteed 7 points from someone like Rob Gronkowski, or a possibly 20 from someone like Engram? Engram always gets targets in the passing game (and some interesting usage in the run game lately) it's just whether or not he does anything with those targets. The Eagles Defense is a sponge for giving up points to Tight Ends in fantasy football. In a game where the Giants will have to throw the ball 40 times if they want to keep up with the Eagles, look at Engram as a high upside dart throw to potentially win you a week.
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