QB: Brian Hoyer, Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins (Owned in 1.0% of leagues)
Jacoby Brissett looks like he’s going to miss Week 10, and Brian Hoyer is set to take over. It couldn’t have come at a better time for Hoyer, who gets to go up against a woeful Miami defense. Hoyer played well in relief of Brissett last week throwing for three touchdowns. The Dolphins are giving up the sixth-most points to quarterbacks this season. Hoyer should be in for a solid game.
QB: Daniel Jones, New York Giants vs. New York Jets (Owned in 34.7% of leagues)
Daniel Jones, the No. 6 pick in last year’s draft, would be a solid fantasy quarterback, but his 16 turnovers have hurt his fantasy value. Jones has been boom-or-bust so far, but the Giants are letting Jones learn from his mistakes. Hopefully, he can have another big game against an unimpressive Jets squad that’s reeling.
RB: J.D. McKissic, Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears (Owned in 10.4% of leagues)
J.D. McKissic was the most impressive back for the Lions last week with 14.7 points, and he did that on only seven touches. McKissic is also a legit receiving threat out of the backfield. He’s a good fit for this suddenly pass-heavy Lions offense. McKissic is deserving of more work, and he should play well against a Bears team that’s surprisingly giving up the eighth-most points to running backs this season.
RB: Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins (Owned in 28.6% of leagues)
The sophomore back is Indianapolis’ primary receiving back for the Colts, but his lack of touches and TDs is derailing his fantasy value. Hines could be more involved in Sunday’s game plan with T.Y. Hilton out. The Dolphins are giving up the fourth-most points to RBs this season. Hines could be in for a solid game, especially if he can find the end zone.
WR: Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins (Owned in 27.8% of leagues)
Zach Pascal, a former undrafted free agent, has really emerged for the Colts the past few weeks. He’s scored 25.6 and 16.1 points in two of the last three games. Pascal will need to swallow up more targets with Hilton on the shelf for a few weeks. Pascal should be able to run wild against a Dolphins secondary that’s giving up the seventh-most points to wide receivers.
WR: Darius Slayton, New York Giants vs. New York Jets (Owned in 12.3% of leagues)
Slayton’s role has been scaled back as the Giants have started to get healthy. That being said, Slayton only needs one play to pay off his fantasy value for the week. His combination of size, speed and big-play ability allow him to excel. Slayton could reach that mark against a Jets defense that’s giving up the seventh-most points to WRs this year.
TE: O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals (Owned in 41.9% of leagues)
O.J. Howard is easily the biggest bust of 2019. The former first-round pick looked to be a huge breakout candidate to begin the year, but coach Bruce Arians simply does not use his tight ends. Still, there may be hope this week. The Cardinals are historically bad at covering tight ends, easily giving up the most points to that position. If Howard is going to score a TD and/or have a big game this season, it’s going to be against Arizona.
TE: Irv Smith, Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys (Owned in 2.7% of leagues)
Irv Smith has seen his role expand the past few weeks after being sparingly used to begin the year. The promising rookie has seen at least six targets two of the past three weeks. Adam Theilen’s injury combined with Kirk Cousins’ strong play as of late should help Smith have a good game against a Cowboys defense that’s giving up the seventh-most points to tight ends this season.