C.J. Anderson was stonewalled after two encouraging games to begin the season and will have another tough matchup against a Buccaneers defense that has held opponents to just 3.5 yards per carry this season. Despite that, Anderson provides enough in the passing game and gets the goal-line work worthy of being an RB1.
However, if the Broncos cannot run the ball as they please, they should be able to do so in the passing game. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas each put up over 100 yards, reminding owners of a stat line out of the team’s monstrous 2014 season. Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt caused havoc against the Buccaneers secondary, which many fantasy owners rightfully thought would be impossible for Rams receivers to do. Sanders and Thomas are both in WR2 territory.
Trevor Siemian somehow threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns against a capable Bengals defense on the road, prompting owners to wonder if he can be counted on for streaming purposes. While there are better streaming options available than Siemian, who has played well to begin his season, fantasy owners could certainly do worse. Siemian can be considered just a high-end QB2 option, but there is upside to be had.
Jeff Heuerman, Devontae Booker and Jordan Norwood are not on the fantasy radar.
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Mike Evans is second in the NFL in targets, and while this is far from an ideal matchup, the Broncos did allow productive games from Kelvin Benjamin and A.J. Green. Evans can be considered a WR2 with upside, even if the efficiency isn’t quite there.
Charles Sims may have a rougher go of things than Evans, but his usage and prowess in the receiving game put him at fringe RB1/RB2 territory.
Jameis Winston could not ask for a worse matchup, and complementary pass catchers Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate can remain on benches as a result.