Dak Prescott, Dal QB
If you’re in need of a high-floor, low-ceiling QB replacement in your league, Dak can be your guy. He won’t throw for 300 yards (high of 273 this season) but can make some plays with his legs and has an extremely easy schedule the rest of the way. He’ll be an intriguing if unexciting option this week against Atlanta.
Lamar Jackson, Bal QB
This is basically the anti-Dak kind of pick. Jackson might not even get the start this week, with Joe Flacco’s questionable while nursing a hip injury. Jackson has an attractive fantasy schedule the rest of the way and has a much higher ceiling for big plays than Prescott, but be ready to insert someone else if Flacco comes back to rain on your parade.
Rashaad Penny, Sea RB
Penny rushed 12 times for 108 yards and this is the week he officially becomes a hot pickup. Carson may be out yet again and Pete Carroll tends to ride the hot hand in the backfield, so make sure you pick Penny up now – he could be starting for you in the fantasy playoffs.
Rex Burkhead, NE RB
This is more of a deep-league hold, but Burkhead will be eligible to return in Week 13. Sony Michel looked awful in his return from injury and James White has been ineffective as a runner so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Pats try to get Burkhead involved in a big way.
Chris Hogan, NE WR
What happened to this guy? Hogan played 54 of the Patriots’ 66 snaps and only saw 1 target, which he didn’t catch. He was also catch-less last week and it’s pretty clear that last season’s success is not going to be repeated this year. Don’t bother holding him with the hope of him producing if Edelman misses time.
Brett Maher, Dal K
Way to prove me wrong, Brett. After missing his first attempt of the game this past Sunday, Maher has now missed one field goal in three consecutive games. There is no other way to put it – he can’t be trusted and you need to find a new kicker despite how lucrative Dallas’ stalling offense seems.