H and Dicky’s Corner: Weekly Fantasy Predictions


Solid Gold:

Philip Rivers-QB, LAC — Rivers and the red hot Chargers will take on a last-place Washington Redskins team that was just eliminated from the playoff picture last Thursday. This season, Rivers has performed very well against teams with losing records so we expect this trend to continue when the Redskins come into the Chargers’ home turf on Sunday evening.

Le’Veon Bell-RB, Pit — There is no doubt that Bell is the most dynamic running back in the league. He is so versatile that the Steelers could put him in at quarterback or turn him into a DB and he would still be just as good. Le’Veon makes it hard for us to not put him on this list every week, he’s just that good. He has so many weapons and creates so much for the Steelers. We expect to see numbers similar to his last bout with the Ravens.

A.J. Green-WR, Cin — Before walking into the tunnel at halftime on Monday night, A.J. Green hauled in seven receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns. This gave him 19.7 non-PPR points, his second best fantasy performance this season. He didn’t get a single reception in the second half and the Bengals ultimately lost to the Steelers 23-20. This week, the Bengals take on the Bears in Cincinnati. Bears’ CB Kyle Fuller will be matched up against Green for the majority of the game, but will most likely not be able to prevent the over-powering wide-out from snagging catches.

Jimmy Graham-TE, Sea — It seems Graham has gotten into a habit of showing up to the first practice of the week and had little to no participation which leads to him being listed as questionable. As long as Graham is healthy, which is very likely, he will be Russell Wilson’s first option once the Seahawks make it to the redzone. Graham has scored at least one touchdown in seven of his last eight games and will look to continue his TD streak.


Josh McCown-QB, NYJ — Coming off of his best fantasy performance this season, McCown and his 5-7 Jets take on a struggling Denver team. The Broncos’ defense has not been playing at the level we have seen them play at before and McCown will use this to his advantage and will utilize Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The 38 year old QB is a solid start option for this Sunday.

Rex Burkhead-RB, NE — This has been an odd year for Patriot running backs. At the beginning of the season we saw Mike Gillislee having big games. Then, there was a dry spell where it was all Hogan, Cooks, and Gronk. Soon afterwards, it seemed to be Dion Lewis’ job. Here we are in week 14 and Rex Burkhead, who hardly touched the ball in the first half of the season, is putting up big fantasy numbers. Much like McKinnon and Murray in Minnesota, Burkhead seems to be the thunder to Lewis’ lightning. Either one is a solid start, but if you want a side of touchdowns with your medium rushing yardage, pick up and start Burkhead.

Josh Gordon-WR, Cle — In his first game back since his suspension in 2014, Josh Gordon showed everyone that the time has gone nowhere and that he can still be a dominant force in the NFL today. Gordon had 85 yards on four receptions and has already become the Browns’ number one receiver on the depth chart. Gordon will be looking to pick it right back up this week against a less than dominant Packers’ defense.

Jack Doyle-TE, Ind — Doyle has had success in games where the Colts played teams with defenses in the bottom half of the league when it comes to fantasy. Doyle seems to be Jacoby Brissett’s favorite target this season so we wouldn’t be surprised if he had a great game this week.


Matt Ryan-QB, Atl — The Falcons haven’t lost many games this season, but it’s hardly because of any production from Matt Ryan. Fellow Matt Ryan owners feel my frustration when I say that Matty Ice cannot be started on any fantasy team. On one hand, Ryan has had a lot of games this year where he has thrown for good fantasy numbers, but the touchdowns that should come with the yardage just aren’t there this year. You’d be better off starting the Falcons’ kicker, Matt Bryant, at quarterback.

Leonard Fournette-RB, Jax — Since returning from injury, Fournette has been a bit shaky. The only teams that Fournette had good games against have defenses that are in the bottom quarter of the league. He does not have a favorable matchup this week against a strong Seattle defense.

Mike Evans-WR, TB — Mike Evans is one of the scariest wide receivers for defensive backs to go up against because of his unmatched height and strength at this position, not to mention the speed and vertical. However, all of these attributes don’t mean anything when he doesn’t get receptions. The blame can be evenly spread between Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Evans himself. You just can’t start him if he’s only going to have two receptions like he did a week ago.

Vernon Davis-TE, Wsh — The aging Davis is back in a spot where he is the number one on the tight end depth chart here in Washington. Davis is no stranger to this role, seeing that he was very successful in San Francisco years ago.  The Redskins head to Los Angeles this Sunday to take on the Chargers in a game where we expect the Chargers’ defense own Kirk Cousins and not let him get any time in the pocket, whatsoever. Don’t expect much from Davis because Cousins won’t have much time to find him.

Doubtful List:

Matthew Stafford — Listed as questionable with injuries to fingers on his throwing hand.

Tyrod Taylor — Suffered a patellar tendon contusion in week 13 and is listed as doubtful.

Joe Mixon — Mixon left the Monday night game with a concussion and is likely to miss this week.

JuJu Smith-Schuster — Smith-Schuster was suspended this week for a clean hit on Vontaze Burfict on Monday night.

Rob Gronkowski — Gronk is also suspended for this week.

Zach Ertz — Suffered a concussion but is on track to play this week.