Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($8,600) vs. Atlanta
Elliott — and the next guy on this list — rank 1 and 2 in our FanDuel $/point rankings. Surprisingly, Zeke is the 4th highest priced RB in a favorable matchup — and following a huge opener at Los Angeles (28 PPR points, 26 opportunities).
There’s a slight bit of hesitation here with the O-line banged up; La’el Collins and Cam Erving are out, while Tyron Smith landed on the Week 2 injury report. But I think that’s more of a factor for the passing game. Zeke should still smash.
Derrick Henry, Titans ($8,300) vs. Jacksonville
This offense needs Henry now more than ever.
A.J. Brown is out due to a knee injury. Corey Davis, as usual, is batting a hamstring strain.
Henry just handled 100% of the Titans’ RB carries — 31 — and 3 of 4 backfield targets. The Titans are installed as 9-point home favorites and figure to involve Henry early and often. That approach meshes well with a Jags run D that profiles as below average.
Jonathan Taylor, Colts ($5,800) vs. Minnesota
I fully expect Taylor to eventually become a $7,000+ player. With Marlon Mack out, the rookie projects to see 15+ touches against a Vikings defense down DE Danielle Hunter.
The Colts are implied for nearly 26 points and enter as 3-point favorites, so game script looks favorable here.