H and Dicky’s Corner: Weekly Fantasy Predictions


Solid Gold:

Aaron Rodgers-QB, GB — Rodgers is arguably the greatest fantasy quarterback, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He has countless weapons at WR, and Ty Montgomery is pretty much a WR at the RB position; perfect for Rodgers game. He is rolling off an OT win over Cincy and should light it up against the Bears this week.

Carlos Hyde-RB, SF — Hyde has shown he is one of the premier backs in the NFL. He is 3rd in rushing yards, and he gets nearly 30 touches per game. In a run-heavy offense, Hyde is no doubt going to shine. He is the go-to player in San Fran, and is a great RB1 this week against Arizona.

Michael Thomas-WR, NO — Thomas is 6th in fantasy points for wide receivers. Willie Snead may draw some of his targets away, but he could also draw attention away from Thomas, which could mean cash in the bank. Thomas is a big target who can use his speed well. Drew Brees is cash in the bank himself, and he’ll use his receivers well.


Emmanuel Sanders-WR, Den — Sanders is consistently one of the best route runners in the NFL. What is even more impressive is that Sanders has actually passed Demaryius Thomas for targets in Denver’s offense. He is slowly overtaking the Broncos WR1 spot, and he puts up great numbers most weeks. Sanders should be starting, and expect him to get even better.

Chris Carson-RB, Sea — Chris Carson is another one of those promising rookie backs who have showed they NFL ready today. Although the Seahawks offense is still figuring things out, Carson has shown he is capable of Carrying the ball and picking up great yardage. With his success will most likely come end zone touches, which means money.

Tyrod Taylor-QB, Buf — Taylor Taylor has shown he has the capability to be poor-man’s Russell Wilson, and against a high scoring, low defense team like Atlanta, he could shine.


Marcus Mariota-QB, Ten — Mariota has shown he is a solid QB who can light it up against sorry defenses. He’s playing Houston, though. Houston has 2 of the best pass rushers in the NFL on their team, and their secondary is pretty solid as well. This week could be ugly for the former Heisman winner.

Amari Cooper-WR, Oak — The Raiders have a tough match-up this week against a solidified Broncos defense. Cooper, who struggled last week, will be limited in receptions thanks to the dynamic duo of Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib. Derek Carr has struggled against the Broncos since he has come into the league, so that’s one more thing to keep in mind while setting your lineup.

Frank Gore-RB, Ind — With Gore getting up there in age, there is a big question mark by his name every week. This week should be especially tough for Gore and the Colts as they take on the Seahawks defense, who will be looking to finally put up some big numbers.