Must Start Player: Andrew Luck (QB) Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck came up big last week against a San Francisco 49’ers defense. Even though the focus was on the rushing game, his athleticism paid off as he scored a rushing touchdown. Playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars will provide ample opportunity for Luck to connect with his receivers down the field.
Must Sit Player: Roddy White (WR) Atlanta Falcons
My must sit player continues to be Roddy White. White’s high ankle sprain injury continues to linger as he did not practice on Wednesday. Giving that the Falcons are in dire need of a winning this week against the Patriots, White might be active comes game-time. But the question is, how productive will he be? Last week against the Miami Dolphins, White had a mediocre 2 receptions for 16 yards – being mostly used as a decoy than a game-changer.
Sleeper Pick: Julian Edelman (WR) New England Patriots
This week I’m going with Edelman as the sleeper player. He hasn’t put up a significant fantasy points on the board since Week 1, but we know he’s a reliable target for Tom Brady, and Brady will need reliability and veteran leadership from a wideout going to a loud dome. The status of Rob Gronkowski is uncertain, and I really don’t think we’ll see Gronk just yet; giving Edelman an increase in target (and hopefully in yards) as the Patriots more likely will explore the Falcons deficiency in pass defense.