Saints vs. Panthers
Latavius Murray - RB (NO)
Murray has gotten 10+ touches in all but one game this season. He is definitely an integral part of the New Orleans Saints offense despite the fact that Alvin Kamara has arguably been the best running back in the league this year. The Carolina Panthers are giving up the second most fantasy points to running backs this year. The touches will be there for Murray, all he has to do is produce, and a matchup against the Panthers could provide the opportunity he needs to potentially be a FLEX option in deep leagues this week.
Around the League
Keelan Cole - WR (JAX)
The tank is on in Jacksonville, but oddly enough in the midst of this lost season for the Jaguars, Keelan Cole has enjoyed a career resurgence. Cole was all but written off in Jacksonville last year, but has been the most consistent receiver for Gardner Minshew this season. Cole is coming off his best game of 2020, putting up 140+ yards against the Detroit Lions. The Los Angeles Chargers defense has been average against fantasy WRs, and Cole should project to be a sleeper FLEX play in larger leagues this week.
Boston Scott - RB (PHI)
Former Saint Boston Scott will be in line to be the starting RB for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night against the New York Giants. With Miles Sanders going down against the Baltimore Ravens, Scott now has matchups with two average fantasy defenses against RBs. Scott should be very involved in the offense as the Eagles have struggled keeping skill position players (and everyone else for that matter) healthy this year, so Scott should be a decent play for the next two weeks if Sanders is unable to return.
Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Speaking of injuries for the Eagles, Pro-Bowl TE Zach Ertz went down Sunday with a high ankle sprain. We know all about high ankle sprains here, as the exact same injury kept Michael Thomas out for three weeks this year. Lucky for the Eagles, their other starting TE Dallas Goedert is eligible to come off IR this week. Even if he does not play this week, he should be back at some point before Ertz returns, and will be facing some favorable matchups when he does.
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