Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR Atlanta Falcons
I’ve been saying it for weeks now, and if you didn’t listen to me before then you should listen to me after Patterson’s three touchdowns 114 total yard performance today. The Falcons have plenty of other dangerous targets to take the spotlight off of Patterson and that played greatly in his favor against Washington.
Taylor Heinicke, QB Washington Football Team
Heinicke is still a bit of an unknown based on his first four games of the season. He was solid in the opener, struggled in weeks 2 and 3, but had the best game of his career on Sunday. Heinicke threw for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns, and zero interceptions while adding 43 yards on the ground. He’s only rostered in a meager 10% of Yahoo fantasy football leagues, but expect that number to go up after Sunday.
Curtis Samuel, WR Washington Football Team
With Heinicke playing at a high level, the Washington offense is going to need more receiving power than Logan Thomas and Taylor McLauren. Samuel will be a great number 3 option for Taylor and could be huge in the short pass game.
Dawson Knox, TE Buffalo Bills
There’s no question that Steffon Diggs is Josh Allen’s number one, but number two has been bouncing around between Cole Beasley, Emmanuel Sanders, and Dawson Knox. Knox is a big target who has been invaluable in the red zone and he grabbed two more touchdowns in Buffalo’s shellacking of the hapless Houston Texans. You would do well to pick up any of Buffalo’s receivers, but Knox should be at the top of that list.
Darnell Mooney, WR Chicago Bears
Justin Fields has been struggling to find a target he’s comfortable throwing to the outside of Allen Robinson. Mooney found himself in that sot on Sunday as he went off for 5 catches and 125 yards in Fields’ first win of his career. Whether it’s Fields or Andy Dalton under center in the future, look for Mooney’s production to continue.
Who to Stay Away From
Moe Allie Cox, TE Indianapolis Colts
Cox collected two touchdowns in the Colts’ first win of the season, but don’t count on that kind of production every week. Went has been unpredictable and unreliable in the early going and is apt to have a new favorite every week.
Kalif Raymond, WR Detroit Lions
The same goes for Kalif Raymond with Jared Goff throwing to him. He caught 2 touchdown passes this week, but it could be another month until he catches another. If having Jared Goff’s receivers on my fantasy teams in the past has taught me anything, it’s that you shouldn’t rely on Jared Goff.
Devante Parker, WR Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphin’s offense is one of the worst in football, if not the worst. Until they find a steady answer at quarterback, I would advise you to stay away from anyone and everyone in a Miami uniform. Don’t let 77 yards and a touchdown fool you into falling in love with Parker.