STARTQB Ben Roethlisberger Authentic Leonard Fournette Jersey , SteelersWould you be shocked if I told you Big Ben leads the league passing yards per game? To what greater degree would your surprise be if I told you he only has one wide receiver in the top 30 for yards per game?The Steelers have six players with at least 10 receptions, and of those only one is under 9 yards per catch. The only quarterback not to throw for over 335 yards against the Falcons was Nick Foles in week 1. Ben is going to spread the ball around, andthe Falcons will suffer for it.Projection: 365 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interceptionQB Blake Bortles, JaguarsLast year Bortles was abysmal away from home, posting a 55.6% completion rate to go with his six touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Traveling to Arrowhead is a hostile environment to better his only other road game of the season, week 1 at the Giants.Kansas City fields an awful passing defense, yielding 328 yards per game. Dee Ford is questionable and Eric Berry is doubtful. If you believe in patterns, this is an Average Blake game but for that to happen Bortles will need to implode. The matchup favors a big day for Blake.Projection: 313 yards, 2 touchdowns to go with 41 yards rushing and 1 touchdownRB Joe Mixon, BengalsDo not let the knee injury deter you from taking Mixon off your bench. This is the same guy that averaged 4 ypc against the Ravens. He is a threat on the ground, through the air, and with Giovani Bernard out with an injury the only candidate to spell him is rookie Mark Walton. Miami is not only stinging from a beating from the Patriots, but they also travel to Paul Brown stadium beat up on the defensive side of the ball. When Mixon was health the Bengals were more balanced. I do not expect them to lean on Andy as they have been.Projection: 87 yards rushing, 4 receptions for 41 yards and 2 total touchdownsRB Chris Thompson, RedskinsAdrian Peterson...will he or won’t he be healthy? If you’re like me, how Thompson was used in the ‘Skins game against the Packers left you pounding sand. But it made sense. Run as much as possible to keep Rodgers off the field.The Monday night matchup against the Saints screams a big night for Thompson. Facing a top five rushing defense in the Saints should require Alex Smith to give his favorite receiving target all the looks he deserves. Consider that even though the Saints stopped Saquan Barkley on the ground, he did manage six receptions for 56 yards.Projection: 8 receptions for 72 yards, 4 rushes, 12 yards, and 1 touchdownWR Antonio Brown, SteelersIf you have Ben and Brown, pair them.Number 84 should be a must start Youth Calais Campbell Jersey , however you may have good reason to reconsider that truth. Ju Ju has stepped up as the go to, and even the tight end position has become a dual threat in the Steel City.After week 5 last year Antonio Brown already had three games of 10 or more receptions, and in those games had no less than 110 yards. He started this season with two games of 9 receptions, but has then gone six and five. That said, he’s had a touchdown in three of the four games this year.He joked about his “wi-fi” relationship with Ben. Foreshadowing.Projection: 10 receptions for 129 yards and 2 touchdownsWR Marques Valdes-Scantling, PackersWho? What?Yes, I’m going to make an argument that you start a guy with two receptions on four targets. Yes, I’m going to try to look smart by going deep into the bag of sleepers. Here is why I’m calling his name.Davante Adams: calf injury. Geronimo Allison: concussion. Randall Cobb: hamstring (ruled out). Green Bay signed DeAngelo Yancey due to fear of receiver depth. Look, this isn’t a “sit Julio Jones” recommendation, but if you are looking for help, Scantling is worth the risk. His speed makes him a big play thread.Projection: 6 receptions for 83 yards and 1 touchdownTE Vance McDonald, SteelersYeah, I’m leaning heavily on the Steelers. Guilty. So what. If there is another tight end rising like Vance let me know. The Falcons defense has yielded 9 passing touchdowns this season, and they get a Steelers team dealing with bad press and coming off a loss to the Ravens. McDonald is getting roughly five looks a game and is taking away touches from Jesse James. If Pittsburgh puts up less than 40 points I’ll be surprised.Projection: 6 receptions for 62 yards and 1 touchdownTE Ricky Seals-Jones, CardinalsThis may appear like another “Oh, smart guy!” pick, but Jones is in a perfect spot to be the outlet for Josh Rosen. While Jones did see more balls when Sam Bradford was under center, (who also threw him his only touchdown) against Seattle, with Rosen starting, his two receptions totalled 52 yards.The 49ers have yielded a touchdown to a tight end in each of their games this season.Projection: 5 receptions for 73 yards and 1 touchdownK Robbie Gould, 49ersReliable Robbie Gould. He is a perfect 10 for 10 on field goals. He hasn’t taken a single try from beyond 50 yards, but who cares. The San Francisco offense can move the ball even without Jimmy Garrapalo, and this is going to give Gould his opportunities. Against the Cardinals your kicker is good for at least 8 points.Projection: 3 for 3 on field goals and 2 extra pointsK Justin Tucker Tashaun Gipson Jersey , RavensIf your league scores based on field goal distance then you have to like Tucker. In spite of their low ranking I like the Browns to give the Ravens some trouble. Because of this Isee more of Justin Tucker.Projection: 4 for 4 on field goals and 1 extra pointDefense CowboysI do not trust the Texans offensive line against the Cowboys front four. DeMarcus Lawrence leads the league in sacks, and Houston can’t protect WatsonProjection: 16 points, 6 sacks, and 2 total turnoversDefense PanthersUntil the Giants show me they can optimize their talent I refuse to believe they can put up points. The Panthers are mean and balanced and this just looks bad for Eli.Projection: 10 points, 4 sacks and 4 total turnoversSITQB Marcus Mariota, TitansYou are probably on a Mariota High after last weeks overtime win over the Eagles. Do not fall for it this week. The Bills are banged up on the defensive side of the ball, specifically at the back, but they are improving with every passing week. Buffalo will hold their own at home, and Tennessee will more than likely pound the rock.Projection: 208 yards passing, 43 yards rushing, and 1 touchdownQB Andy Dalton, BengalsThe move may be to see Dalton as the fire for this offense with the Bengals banged up at running back, but I don’t believe Mixon is too hurt to take the load off Andy. Miami’s defense isbetter than last week, and with Mixon on the field Andy will yield to balance.Projection: 235 yards passing, 2 touchdowns and 1 interceptionRB LeSean McCoy, BillsMcCoy is having a year that tells you he has jumped the shark. Add to that he is up against a Titans defense that is an iron wall against the run. LeSean should be benched for the season unless the matchup proves too appealing.Projection: 32 yards rushing, 28 yards receivingRB Dalvin Cook, EaglesThe rumors are he may see the field. Do not believe it. The hamstring is doing to him what it’s doing to Fournette. Cook will not play.Projection: He will be benched due to injuryWR Devin Funchess, PanthersThe hope for Devin is that he would become the go to receiver for Cam. It hasn’t happened. Devin hasn’t topped 100 yards, only has 1 touchdown, and gets a Giants team that should shut him down. Projection: 4 receptions for 62 yardsWR Corey Davis, TitansLast week’s game was an anomaly. Prior to facing the Eagles defense Corey was averaging roughly 50 yards per game. That said, his numbers dropped when Mariota got injured so you should expect him to get more looks. I just don’t like the matchup.Projection: 5 receptions for 51 yardsTE Austin Hooper Cheap Telvin Smith Jersey , FalconsEvery week I think he is going to be more utilized, and every week I am wrong. There are simply too many options for Matt Ryan at wide receiver. The matchup is favorable, or at least it appears to be, facing a Steelers defense that isn’t good against the pass. If you have to play him, play him, but it’s boom or bust. He hasn’t been targeted more than five times in any game.Projection: 4 receptions for 59 yardsTE Jared Cook, RaidersCook’s had two monster games, and two pedestrian games. I didn’t see him blowing up against the Browns, and that makes this a promising start. However, this big rivalry should see the Chargers making it much more difficult for Cook to get those numbers. Projection: 5 receptions for 51 yardsDefense VikingsI no longer believe in you Minnesota, especially against the pass. There isn’t a world where I see the Eagles not throwing up all the points.Projection: 35 points, 2 sacksDefense TexansThis is an interesting sit because I think the matchup is favorable. Dallas doesn’t throw the ball well, but they also don’t turn the ball over. I don’t see Houston’s defense getting the fantasy value.Projection: 13 points, 2 sacksK Brett Mahrer, CowboysTough defensive matchup for the Cowboys offense in a game where I don’t see much scoring.Projection: 2 for 2 on field goals and 1 extra pointK Aldrick Rosas, GiantsRosas is a reliable kicker, but the Giants face a Panthers defense that should limit their offensive production, and scoring opportunities.Projection: 1 for 1 on field goals and 1 extra point The Jacksonville Jaguars are most certainly going to move on from veteran defensive tackle Malik Jackson in the offseason, be it via straight up release or via a trade. The writing is on the wall and Jackson himself acknowledges what his situation is.“In my mind, if I’m third or fourth on the depth chart making $14.5 million to $15 million, I don’t see too much future for me in Jacksonville,” Jackson told Jon Reid of The Florida Times-Union on Wednesday. “I’m not trying to be a journeyman by any means. But it’s a business and soon as you try to forget that then it’s a rude awakening for sure.”The Jaguars would free up a good chunk of much needed cap space moving on from Jackson after the conclusion of the 2018 season, saving $11 million in cap room if they move on. In reality Jermey Parnell Jersey , Jackson’s massive free agent contract was always setup to be a two-year deal with a series of one-year deals after that in case it didn’t work or the team needed to move on. In this instance, I would frame it as the latter, as Jackson is still a good player but it’s simply just time to move on and save the space.To Jackson’s credit however, even though he likely knows the team will move on from him after this season, he’s still making the most of it and helping out where he can. “You see older guys get pushed out of the league and you don’t understand it but they’re still fighting,” Jackson told Reid. “For example, Peyton Manning when he got injured in Indy, but he was still teaching his guys and doing what he had to do to be a leader. I kind of learned that from him. I’m still trying to push guys and teach them. Whatever I’m going through doesn’t matter, the team is more important.”Jackson also indicated he knows as a pass rushing defensive tackle with only one sack on the season, the final three games are important for his impending resume to 31 other teams be it via trade market or as a free agent once again.Jackson, 28, was signed as a free agent during the 2016 offseason, receiving a six-year, $85.5 million deal with $31.5 million guaranteed at closing. The move was largely praised when it was made, although notably expensive, but Jackson produced and played like he earned the money his first two seasons with the Jaguars, picking up 14.5 sacks in those two seasons as well as making the Pro Bowl.For whatever reason things just fell flat in 2018, much like the rest of the Jaguars team overall and it looks like both the team and Jackson are planning to move on in 2019.