What do Lorenzo Taliaferro, Donald Brown and John Brown all have in common? They’re this week’s Fantasy Doctors’ Jackpots of the Week. After strong performances and a little luck from the injury bug (lucky depending on which end of the spectrum you are), these guys should be the focus of your waiver wire and free agent pick ups this week.
Taliaferro will most likely get the bulk of the carries next week if Bernard Pierce doesn’t play. If he does play, we would suggest being highly cautious of playing Taliaferro this week. But as the season goes on, we will hopefully have more confidence in putting him in the starting lineup.
As for the roulettes of the week, we have Jerick McKinnon and Alfred Blue.
McKinnon, the back up running back for the Vikings, is a Roulette for Doctor Cohen, but is actually a potential Jackpot for Doctor Klaus. Doctor Cohen has a legitimate reason to be skeptical of McKinnon since just a few weeks ago he was the third-string running back on the roster.
On to the match-ups of the week. The main match-up we’re focusing on is Green Bay at Chicago. The focus of Chicago, always being the three-headed monster of Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey and Matt Forte. Will Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers snap out of their funk?
Only time will tell for these players. Tune in next week to hear more in-depth analysis.