Here are our top start, sit, and DFS plays for this week's game.
Start of the Week: Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets
Last week, I encouraged our readers to heavily fade the Jets' quarterback and skill position players as they faced a daunting Denver Broncos defense. While the offense has struggled heavily over the first several games of 2021, the team is in a good position to bounce back this Sunday.
The Broncos' defense could very well be the best in the league. The Titans' defense is much less imposing. Tennessee's pass defense ranks in the middle of the pack during the young season
A dangerous offensive unit featuring All-Pro running back Derrick Henry and former Pro Bowlers Julio Jones, A.J. Brown, and Ryan Tannehill should allow the Titans to maintain a comfortable lead, although Jones and Brown could miss this week.
The Jets, as they often are, will be in a position where they will need to throw early and often to give themselves a fighting chance. I expect Zach Wilson looks more like the No. 2 overall pick than an overwhelmed rookie.
While starting Wilson should only be considered in the deepest of leagues, his de facto go-to target should be primed for a good day. Wilson should look to Corey Davis early, as well as during garbage time.
Look for Davis to post between 7-9 catches for 80-100 yards, if all goes according to plan. The No. 35 overall wide receiver in Yahoo Sports rankings is in the tier of potential starters.
Barring another total offensive implosion, Davis will produce enough yards to justify a start as a WR2 or WR3. If he finds the end zone, he will climb into the tier of high-end WR2.
Sit of the Week: NY Jets D/ST
The Jets defense will likely hold a spot in this realm until new head coach Robert Saleh completely revitalizes the unit. While there is hope for the future, this is not the week to roll the dice.
The Jets' young cornerbacks have shown signs of life so far this season. While the combo of Jones and Brown would test any secondary, the Titans should have little reason to air it out this week, especially if neither can go.
The reason? Derrick Henry. New York's defense ranks in the middle of the pack in run defense this season, giving up 111 yards per game. They have not, however, faced a back like Henry.
The 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year has one of the most accomplished careers of any running back entering their age 27 seasons. He is the best running back in the league and is making his case to be one of the most dominant players to ever play his position.
It is not unreasonable to expect 150+ rushing yards and multiple touchdowns from Henry this week. Sit the Jets D/ST in favor of any other unit in the league.
DFS Play of the Week: Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
This is an easy call. It's Derrick Henry. Cleary.
Daily leagues that feature a set budget will have a sky-high price tag entering the week. You'll want to pay it to make Henry the anchor of your lineup.
There are a number of quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends with good matchups this week that you can get at a discounted rate. Players like Jameis Winston, Brandin Cooks, Courtland Sutton, and Myles Gaskin come to mind.
Henry feels like a virtual lock for 100+ rushing yards. Considering Tennessee's potential to mount an early lead, his rushing attempts could boost him closer to 150 or 200.
I expect Henry to be the clear star this weekend. Don't be afraid to pay the high price and build your daily lineup around the clear RB1.