In the later stages of the fantasy football season, each week is becoming increasingly crucial and exciting. Also, there will be a large number of bye weeks to consider. The right matchup in NFL DFS can make a good player have an incredible week. That is a common strategy fantasy footballers use to find and exploit favorable matchups.
However, not all on-paper matchups pan out. Playing a guy based on a matchup can occasionally backfire.
Here are some breakout stars who will exploit their matchup this week.
- D’Onta Foreman (RB) – Tennessee Titan
Despite only having five carries for the season, Foreman carried 11 times for 48 yards and caught two passes for 48 yards. The usage is remarkable because he had more carries than either Peterson (eight) or McNichols (four).
In deeper leagues, Foreman is worth a speculative pickup despite an isolated game plan issue. Foreman will face the Houston Texans in Week 11.
- Cam Newton (QB) – Carolina Panthers
It’s always essential to pay attention to quarterbacks that can make a difference. Newton’s return to Carolina is sure to benefit the Panthers’ fantasy options while also giving him a chance to rediscover his groove.
Newton’s presence in the Panthers’ game on Sunday bodes well for his chances to be on the starting line in Week 11 against Washington.
- Marcus Johnson (WR) – Tennessee Titans
Marcus Johnson was the player who took advantage of the opportunity this Sunday by catching five of six targets for an even 100 yards, including a 50-yard reception. In fantasy leagues, Johnson is a target of interest for owners who may want to put him on their starting lineup for another week.
- Wayne Gallman (RB) – Atlanta Falcon
In Week 10, Gallman was given 15 carries against the Cowboys, an impressive workload. He had previously served as a feature back, notably as a replacement for Saquon Barkley in 2020 when Barkley went down for the year.
The chances of Gallman as a starter this late in the season are slim, but you should take advantage of any chance of adding him to your dream fantasy team. It is possible that Gallman might be an RB2 who could score a goal-line touchdown, boosting his value.
- Rhamondre Stevenson (RB) – New England Patriots
New England’s rookie quarterback Rhamondre Stevenson prevailed in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns after Damien Harris was ruled out due to a concussion.
As Stevenson racked up 100 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns, the Patriots also called Stevenson’s number during the passing game as he recorded two receptions for ten yards to close out a spectacular performance.
Since New England plays Atlanta on Thursday, Stevenson should be the top target in your NFL dream team lineup.
In order to create a good NFL DFS lineup, you need skill and a bit of luck. An injury can upset your lineup, or a last-minute touchdown can make you money. Either way, it’s both fun and challenging to figure out the best lineup.