Start of the Week: Kelvin Benjamin, WR Carolina
Cam Newton is coming back, and that is good news for the Panthers’ offense. After a week with Derek Anderson, they could only score 14 against the Buccaneers. Benjamin still had a productive night, hauling in five catches for 70 yards. Expect Newton to look for his two favorite targets, Greg Olsen and Benjamin, early and often this week against the weak defense of the Saints. New Orleans has already allowed over 1200 yards receiving this season, and that trend should only continue against Benjamin and Olsen.
Sit of the Week: Jeremy Hill, RB Cincinnati
Since being replaced by Giovani Bernard, Hill has been rarely used in the Bengals’ offense. Against the Cowboys last week, Hill only had one point, getting 12 yards on four carries. And this week is a horrible matchup, with Cincinnati traveling to New England to take on the Patriots and their 10th ranked rush defense. Look for Hill to get about the same amount of touches as he did last week and be just as, if not more, ineffective. Just about any other bench player would make a better flex option this week.
Sleeper of the Week: James White, RB New England
White burst onto the scene last season as a great receiving running back, but started the season as the backup to LeGarrette Blount. Now that White is completely healthy, he will not be taking the job from Blount, but he will be an integral part of the Patriots’ offense going forward. He already has almost 200 yards receiving this season, even in a limited role, so he’s a must-add, especially in PPR leagues. He should continue to be a consistent flex player this week against the Bengals.