With the weekend’s action getting underway in just a couple of days, you are probably wondering about what the optimal lineup is for fantasy this weekend. Whether you are trying to set the perfect lineup, win in DFS, or just wondering who to start in standard fantasy, I’ve got the info you need to know!

Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers

I’m going with Rivers here for the second week in a row. Rivers is throwing the ball more than any other QB, and this week he is playing against a Ravens team that allows the most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. I expect this to be a fairly high scoring affair, and I’d say Flacco would also be a solid starter this weekend. I’m expecting upwards of 400 yards and four touchdowns for Rivers this weekend.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers

The only thing that possibly scares me about Martin this weekend is if Atlanta can jump out to a big early lead. But so far this season Atlanta has played to the talent of their opposition, and Tampa knows the Falcons team very well. I like Martin over Freeman as well because the Buccaneers are actually pretty decent against the run, while they are also terrible at defending the pass. Atlanta has also surrendered the 4th most fantasy points per game to running backs. Get Martin in your line up this week!

Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers

Allen is Rivers favorite target, and the Ravens not only surrender the most points to opposing quarterbacks, but the second most points to opposing wide receivers. The Chargers have struggled to get their running game going for the majority of this year, and considering how bad the Ravens are at defending the pass I think it is safe to say that Allen is going to see a lot of targets this week. Allen is my top wide receiver in standard and PPR formats.

Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals

Pittsburgh struggles against high level tight ends, but do an exceptional job stifling opposing running backs and wide receivers. Eifert was tied with Gronkowski for most receiving touchdowns this season (until Gronkowski played last night and scored) and I think a pair of touchdowns could easily be coming his way. Eifert is the Bengal you want to make sure is in your lineup this weekend.

Cairos Santos, K, Cardinals

I like Santos for a multitude of reasons. First of which, Kansas lacks offensive weapons to score touchdowns but Detroit’s defense has been terrible all year. Which to me means, that Detroit will bend but not break defensively. Which would give Santos plenty of kicking opportunities. Detroit also gives up the second most fantasy points to kickers this year, while Santos is in the top seven amongst fantasy kickers this season (depending on how you score kicking).

Arizona Cardinals Defense

Cleveland gives up the second most fantasy points to defenses, and Arizona is third amongst all defenses in scoring. That’s a discrepancy that can’t be ignored. Arizona is the must start D in DFS leagues, and if somehow they are available for you to start in standard fantasy than thank your lucky stars, and put ‘em in your lineup!

Who do you think the top players will be? Let us know in the comments!

About The Author Joel Empey

Joel is a fantasy football champion and enthusiast who loves to analyze statistics and has an addiction to sports, film, and television. Joel can tame a lion with a single look and on 7 occasions Joel’s tried to read The Lord of the Rings, but has fallen asleep every time. Catch Joel on Twitter @EmpeyJoel