Each week of the NFL campaign we will sift through the deeper options at each position with an eye on identifying streaming fantasy commodities with valuable matchups to consider.
Only nine other defensive ends are averaging more fantasy points per game than Okafor (using ESPN’s standard IDP key). No relation to Jahlil, this Okafor has been uniquely productive in providing at least four tackles in three showings and with sacks in two of the past three games. The Packers have allowed one of the league’s higher sack rates, setting up Okafor for another solid showing. — McCormick
Not only do you get to roster a dude named Ray-Ray, you can get stellar tackle production from this emerging linebacker. With NaVorro Bowman now across the bay in Oakland, Armstrong should feast on tackle opportunities against the Cowboys’ balanced offense. For an even sneakier addition, the Patriots’ Kyle Van Noy has racked up 3.5 sacks and 21 tackles over the past three weeks and should be on the field throughout as one of the rare playmakers on New England’s front seven. — McCormick
Peterson had 26 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona’s win over the Buccaneers. In four games with the Saints, he had 27 carries for 81 yards. Peterson had more rushing yards in the first half than the Cardinals had managed in any full game this season.
It just feels good, Ross said. It felt really good. I feel fast. I always feel fast. I got out there and had a chance to run. I think the bye week helped a lot. Not just for me, but for everyone. I got a chance to really recover and heal up well and it felt good today.