1. Cooper Kupp LAR @ SF
2. Davante Adams GB vs SEA
3. Tyreek Hill KC @ LV
4. Chris Godwin TB @ WAS
5. Mike Evans TB @ WAS
6. Marquise Brown Bal @ MIA
7. Robert Woods LAR @ SF
8. Deebo Samuel SF vs LAR
9. CeeDee Lamb DAL vs ATL
10. DK Metcalf SEA @ GB
11. Tyler Lockett SEA @ GB
12. Stefon Diggs BUF @ NYJ
13. Terry McLaurin WAS vs TB
14. Justin Jefferson MIN @ LAC
15. Dionte Johnson PIT vs DET
16. Keenan Allen LAC vs MIN
17. DeAndre Hopkins ARI vs CAR
18. Amari Cooper DAL vs ATL
19. Adam Thielen MIN @ LAC
20. Emmanuel Sanders BUF @ NYJ
21. Mike Williams LAC vs MIN
22. AJ Brown TEN vs NO
23. Chase Claypool PIT vs DET
24. DJ Moore CAR @ ARI
25. Michael Pittman IND vs JAX
26. DeVonta Smith PHI @ DEN
27. Jerry Jeudy DEN vs PHI
28. Courtland Sutton DEN vs PHI
29. Jaylen Waddle MIA vs BAL
30. Hunter Renfroe LV vs KC
31. Russsell Gage ATL @ DAL
32. Julio Jones TEN vs NO

Tampa Bay has the Washington pass-friendly defensive unit and should still be without pass catchers Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski, funneling most of the work to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans this week. 

Marquise Brown has 682 receiving yards this season already, good for sixth in the league, even though he has had a bye week already (he is third among 8-week receivers). The Ravens do not have a defense that will allow them to rest, so Lamar Jackson will need to keep firing and maintaining Brown’s breakout pace. 

The San Francisco 49ers are a pass funnel defense, ranking 25th against the pass versus 6th against the run. Matthew Stafford should find this quite nice and Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods should once again find a lot of volume. 

The Vikings/Chargers game have some great receivers, but both teams have great running backs against defenses that are softer against the run, lowering the ceiling of these guys.  They are still starts, unless you have a stacked wide receiving corps that can be dropped in for one of them instead.  Keenan Allen is coming off a 12-catch game and could finally be looking at a solid stretch run.   

On the other side of the Tampa Bay/Washington tilt is Terry McLaurin, who should see elevated target volume as Washington will need to be throwing to keep up with the Brady-led Bucs and because Tampa is a very strong run defense anyway. 

Teams are defending the deep passing Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills differently, employing a 2-high safety shell defense, designed to take away the explosive plays that those teams have used to hammer opponents. What this means is that the ceiling of Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs has come down. With the Bills having Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley, they have simply shifted target volume over to them more. The Chiefs, however, have adjusted by using Hill more underneath. 

Philadelphia also uses a Cover 2-type scheme to keep passing volume in front of them, meaning that Jerry Jeudy becomes a more interesting target in this matchup than his other more downfield brethren. 

Russell Gage emerged as a top target for Matt Ryan in the absence of Calvin Ridley, but gets a difficult matchup this week against Dallas, who is ranked 7th against the pass this season.


Jason Walker