H and Dicky’s Corner: Weekly Fantasy Predictions


Week 1 is over and there have been a handful of great stories. The Jaguars Defense put up 29 points. THE JAGUARS! Le’Veon Bell only had a 13 touches against a lackluster Browns defense. David Johnson, the #1 running back in fantasy from the previous year, is now out 12 weeks with a dislocated wrist. This week will be interesting to say the least.

That being said, there are a lot of players that are looking to build off of a good week 1, and there is also a lot of players looking to bounce back this week.

Here are a few players that we believe you should play this week and a few players that you should stay away from.

Solid Gold

Mike Evans-WR, TB — The Buccaneers first game of the season was postponed due to hurricane Irma, but that won’t do anything to Mike Evans. He’ll still be the #1 receiver on the Bucs and he’ll still most definitely inhale any passes that come his way. He is one of the most reliable receivers in the league. He’s a must-start in all formats.

Matt Stafford-QB, Det — Mathew Stafford is an absolute touchdown machine. Although he might not be the best at leading a team, he’s a great fantasy option. He throws touchdowns like Tom Brady and can rack up yardage with ease.

Todd Gurley-RB, LAR — Todd Gurley is finally bouncing back. After a very lackluster sophomore season, Gurley is back on track to become a great NFL running back. He is a great talent playing in a run-heavy offense. He’ll get a heavy workload every week, and that means fantasy points.


Mike Gillislee-RB, NE — This former Bills back-up jump-started a struggling New England run offense this season. In the season opener, Gillislee punched it into the endzone three times. Gillislee splits downs with James White, but once the Patriots enter the red-zone (which is very often if you haven’t noticed), he is upgraded to an every-down back.

Sterling Shepard-WR, NYG — Shepard earned the most targets for wide receivers this past week for the Giants. Blame that partly on the fact that OBJ was out, but either way, he will still be heavily targeted. He won’t get many house calls, but going up against a sloppy Cowboys secondary will mean ease of access for Shepard. He’s at least a fine flex option and perhaps a WR2 in ppr leagues.

Carson Wentz-QB, Phi — Carson Wentz has turned into an extremely reliable QB who has the ability to pass and scramble. The Eagles have surrounded him with great targets in Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor. He could be putting up Matt Ryan-like numbers by the end of the season.


Dak Prescott-QB, Dal — Don’t take offense to this. Dak is a young QB who is inexperienced who is going up against an extremely experienced and talented Broncos defense. That’s just a recipe for disaster. After the Broncos barely got away from the Chargers, they’ll be looking to demolish the Cowboys this week.

Marvin Jones Jr.-WR, Det — With the emergence of Kenny Golloday and Golden Tate, who put up great numbers in week one, there won’t be as many balls thrown Jones’ way. Matt Stafford is a great QB, and Jones will catch when thrown his way. Nonetheless, he is a WR2-3 who is getting up there in age.

Tarik Cohen-RB, Chi — Don’t let week 1 stats fool you. Jordan Howard is the lead back in Chicago, and with his week 1 performance, his usage will most likely go up. Cohen is a boom or bust that relies heavily on if he gets a TD.