H and Dicky’s Corner: Weekly Fantasy Predictions


Solid Gold:

Alex Smith-QB, KC — Unfortunately, due to a torn ACL, Deshaun Watson, the original solid gold quarterback for this week will miss the remainder of the season. We decided to choose the next best fantasy quarterback, Alex Smith. Smith has consistently put up good numbers, no matter the opponent. Now in his twelve year, Smith is having the best season he has ever had. Just when you expect to see the old Alex Smith, he comes out and puts on a show.

LeSean McCoy-RB, Buf — McCoy and the Bills go up against the Jets in the Thursday night game. Shady is coming off of a great performance against the Buccaneers this past Sunday. We expect the star running back to continue to put up good numbers.

Michael Crabtree-WR, Oak — Other than his performance against the Redskins, where he hauled in one reception for seven yards, Crabtree has put up very impressive numbers this season. The seasoned veteran is getting the targets that many had expected the young Amari Cooper to see. With Crabtree putting up consistent numbers since week one, you’d be a fool not to start him this week.

Evan Engram-TE, TB — There’s not much to be said with this pick. With pretty much every Giants’ receiver on the IR this year, the young tight end will get lots of targets and lots of receptions. Every. Single. Week. It’s simple, start him.


Tyrod Taylor-QB, Buf — Taylor hasn’t had a stellar season by any stretch of the imagination. He’s been in the middle of the pack when it comes to fantasy quarterbacks. However, he has a very favorable match up this week against the Jets, who lack a strong secondary. Taylor would make for a good start this week.

Aaron Jones-RB, GB — Since Ty Montgomery broke his ribs in week four, the rookie out of UTEP has been getting the carries in Green Bay. Jones hasn’t had less than thirteen carries since the injury to Montgomery, and while Montgomery hasn’t had a single game in which he had over 100 yards rushing, Jones has already had two.

Darren McFadden/Alfred Morris-RB, Dal — For the first time this year, Hand Dicky’s Corner is doing something a little different. We decided that just one sleeper running back wasn’t enough. Two wasn’t enough either. Three was too many, so we compromised with two and a half. Seeing that Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension is finally being enforced this week, both McFadden and Morris will be getting the carries in Dallas. We’re not sure if either one of them are playable at the moment, seeing that the competition is up in the air, but if they’re available, pick them both up.

Robby Anderson-WR, NYJ — Robby Anderson is one awesome guy. He went from being the last receiver on the depth chart, to the reception machine that we see today. It’s clear to see that Josh McCown looks for the smaller-framed Anderson quite a lot. Anderson will make for a good solid start this week.

Jack Doyle-TE, Ind — Was it a fluke? I mean there’s no way he’ll have a twelve reception, 121 yard, and one touchdown game, right? Well actually, it’s very feasible that he could. This big game didn’t just come out of nowhere. For a tight end, Doyle has been seeing lots of targets and lots of receptions this season. If he’s a free agent, pick him up and start him.


Kirk Cousins-QB, Wsh — Despite the Legion of Boom being a bit off this year, they still are able to keep opposing quarterbacks under control. Cousins has struggled when he has faced opponents with strong defenses this season. Don’t rush to start him this week.

Carlos Hyde-RB, SF — It seems that Carlos Hyde is having a bit of a dry spell with this 49ers offense that can’t afford their star running back to have one. At some point, Hyde will break out and put up the points we are used to seeing, but we’re just not convinced that this week is the week.

Alshon Jeffery-WR, Phi — Jeffery has had a couple games where he put up what we’d say is decent points. Nothing stellar, however. Considering Carson Wentz is having an MVP caliber season, Jeffery is not putting up the numbers we should expect. If you’re going to play him this week, make him a WR2 or a flex play.

Jason Witten-TE, Dal — The fifteen year veteran has been very inconsistent to this point in the season and has only had about three “playable” games. Witten will likely get less and less targets as the season progresses. Starting Witten this week would likely prove fruitless.

Injury Report:

Cam Newton — Once again, Cam is listed as questionable for this Sunday against the Falcons.

Deshaun Watson — The impressive rookie tore his ACL at practice this Thursday and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

Lamar Miller — The Texans’ starting back also injured his knee this week and is listed as questionable.

Devonta Freeman — Freeman is listed as questionable this week, but he believes that his shoulder injury won’t cause him to miss the game.

Pierre Garçon — Garçon was placed on the IR this Thursday with a neck injury, causing him to miss the rest of the season.

Emmanuel Sanders — The Broncos’ receiver is listed as questionable once again this week with a lingering ankle injury.