Tight End: Jonnu Smith, New England Patriots ($2,900)
Jonnu Smith and fellow free agent signing Hunter Henry have essentially split time at the tight end position, with Henry having the advantage in catches (35-26), yards (394-271), and touchdowns (7-1). However, both tight ends have shown the ability to have fantasy-relevant performances.
Smith has a great positional matchup this week, as the Colts allow the seventh-most fantasy points to the tight end position this year. He always has touchdown upside, and we’re banking on that this week.
Flex: James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,400)
Look, James Robinson has been really bad the past two weeks. In Week 14, he had eight rushes for 24 yards and got benched due to fumbling issues. In Week 15, he ran only six times for four yards. It’s hard to trust him, but we have to remember his struggles are a product of him being on a league-worst Jacksonville offense.
This week may be a spot where Robinson rebounds, as the Jags face the Texans who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs. He has a solid matchup, and his upside is still high.
Defense: Cincinnati Bengals ($2,900)
The Bengals have been the 15th-ranked defense in fantasy football this season, and they’ve capitalized on exploitable matchups in order to get there. The Broncos have shown the potential to completely flatline on offense, and if the Bengals get their pass rush going, they can derail the Broncos’ game plan and have a solid outing.