Sep 27, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver
(11) carries the ball during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Chargers 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Wallace ($5400) Vikings vs Chiefs – As I mentioned above, the Chiefs have been really bad against both quarterbacks and wide receivers. The Vikings could very well go ground heavy and run Adrian Peterson to death in this one. Despite that, I think Wallace is a good bet for a cheap touchdown coming off his best game of the year before their bye week. Wallace had double digit touchdowns last season and has always been underrated in the red zone. At $5400, he is basically a punt play that has the ability to put up a 20 point performance if he can find his way to pay dirt. The Chiefs have got shredded by every top wide receiver they have faced and Wallace appears ready to break out for the Vikings.
AJ Green ($8100) Bengals @ Bills – The Bills seem to be one of those defenses that are better than they actually are in my mind. The numbers support them struggling against the pass this season placing them in the bottom five in the league. Green has had a very good year so far that should be even better. He had a 75 yard score called back this past weekend and had another TD brought back the week before. Despite those near misses, he still has nearly 500 yards and 3 touchdowns in five weeks. He is a good safe option, but as we saw in week three he has the ability to blow up as well.
Calvin Johnson ($8200) Lions vs. Bears – Johnson and the Lions as a whole have been a huge disappointment both from a fan perspective and a fantasy as well. Matthew Stafford may have bottomed out last weekend finally leading to his benching in the second half. There is really no better way to be motivated and this home match up comes at the right time for the reeling Lions. Lost in their struggles the past few weeks has been the quality of their defensive opponents. The Broncos, Seahawks, and Cardinals are among the elite defensive secondaries in football which no doubt contributed to the poor play of both Stafford and his receivers. The Bears are nothing like their previous three opponents defensively and the Lions have every reason to bounce back against an equally bad team at home. This Lions team is not an 0-16 team and I see Stafford and Calvin saving a little face and actually showing up this weekend.
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