Reuben Foster, LB, 49ers
Two-game suspension served, Foster should be ready to reclaim his starting job in the middle of the Niners’ defense. Rookie Fred Warner’s performance in Foster’s absence might complicate things a bit, but there’s an opening on the weak side for either guy.
We’ll watch this week for an indication from the team that we can stick Foster back in IDP lineups right away. But just last year we saw him jump back in for 71% of the snaps after a Week 1 high-ankle sprain cost him 5 games.
Jordan Hicks, LB, Eagles
Hicks has opened the season with 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup through 2 games. History tells us his numbers will come back down, but there’s also upside to his Week 3 matchup with the Colts.
Indy supplied more fantasy points to LBs than any other offense did back in 2016, last time Andrew Luck was around. Perhaps that has no bearing on the scoring outlook in 2018. But Luck’s short passing tendencies and shaky offensive line present opportunities for tackles and big plays in a visit to the home of 1 of the league’s better defenses.