Andy Dalton, Giovanni Bernard, A.J. Green
In what is one of the highest projected scoring games of the week, the Bengals travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on the fast track of the Mercedes-Ben blah blah whatever the fuck stadium with the Falcons decimated by injuries of defense. Over the last two weeks, Atlanta has been destroyed by the quarterback to running back connection. First by Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey and then by Drew Brees ("GOAT" - according to SD) and Alvin Kamara. This week, with Joe Mixon out, the Andy Dalton-Gio Bernard connection will exploit the Falcons' shortcomings on defense. A.J. Green should be good to go this week after an injury issue last week and should continue to produce with Dalton under center.
Mitch Trubisky, Allen Robinson, Trey Burton
The Bears take on one of the worst pass defenses in the league in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week and a team that has especially had trouble in the middle of the field. Allen Robinson has lined up in the slot around 30 percent of the time and should be able to exploit that matchup this week as the Bucs have been one of the worst teams in the NFL at defending the slot receiver. Trey Burton was signed to a big-time contract this offseason to make an impact on offense. In this matchup, Burton can do just last against a vulnerable linebacking core against the pass. While the Bears defense has been rock solid, I like the idea of running this Bears stack with Desean Jackson and his ability to run the deep route while he'll potentially see Prince Amukamara in coverage who showed when he was with the Giants that he can be burned by speedy receivers.
New York Giants
Eli Manning, Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr.
While I think everyone runs to the Sterling Shepard chalk, Odell Beckham sticks out to me as a great pivot off of Shepard. Keep in mind, ODB won't exactly be contrarian, but at his salary on both sites compared to Shepard, I wouldn't expect him to be chalky. With the Giants being at home and facing a defense that has struggled, I would expect this game to be close in the second half bringing Saquon Barkley into play as a dual threat. The Penn State product can clearly run and catch the ball against a defense that appears to be missing a step from last season. Based on his workload and ability to produce, Alvin Kamara is the Saint I would want to run this stack back with. With Kamara's ability to catch and run the ball, he's a safe bet to produce under any game situation.