Justin Jefferson, Projected FanDuel points 14.1 ($8,600)
Justin Jefferson is the WR4 in fantasy points per game and WR7 in target share. This week he’s facing a Bills secondary that has a passing defense SIC score of 71.5. The Bills are going to be out Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, and Tre’ Devious White.
Last week he hauled in seven catches for 115 yards and one touchdown during the team's win last week versus the Commanders.
CeeDee Lamb, Projected FanDuel points 10.42 ($7,600)
CeeDee Lamb is the WR16 in fantasy points per game and WR3 in target share. This week he’s facing a Packers secondary that has a passing defense SIC score of 79.8. The Packers are out Eric Stokes with an ankle injury, and Rasual Douglas has been limited at practice this week.
Last week he had five catches for 77 yards and one touchdown during the team's win last week versus the Bears. Look for Lamb to feast in the slot this week.
Austin Ekeler, Projected FanDuel points 17.37 ($9,000)
At the midpoint of the season, there are a growing number of teams on a bye and an even larger number of top fantasy players riding the pine with injury.
Amidst the terror, Chargers' running back Austin Ekeler has been a powerhouse since Week 1 and has only gotten better: Ekeler has scored at least one rushing touchdown in five straight games, one receiving score in four of the last five, and has 29 receptions for 167 yards in the last three games with a diminished passing offense.
Los Angeles' passing offense has an SIC score of 78.7 but the 49ers have SIC scores of 66.4 and 68.9 in rush and pass defense, respectively.
Jeff Wilson Jr., Projected FanDuel points 4.05 ($6,500)
In his first game with the Dolphins, Wilson had 9 rushes for 51 yards plus three catches for 21 yards and a touchdown. He's facing a Browns defense that will be down two key starting linebackers along with Jacob Phillips, who was filling in well for Anthony Walker.
In games he has more than 10 touches, he has averaged 12.2 fantasy points in half-point PPR. Raheem Mostert has been the starting running back in Miami for a majority of the season, but was less effective in the same number of touches.
Cleveland has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs this season.
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