Hot play of the week at wide receiver: Jeremy Maclin
One would assume the loss of Nick Foles would hurt Jeremy Maclin but the wide out was still productive after he went down. Sanchez is more mobile than Nick Foles and can extend plays. His ability to keep the ball alive longer opens up more routes for J-Mac. Look for the clever wide out to eat the Panthers alive on Monday Night Football.
Sleeper: Martavis Bryant
Martavis has picked up steam for the Steelers with five scores on the season. The Jets secondary is pretty weak, so expect Bryant to shake loose once or twice in the contest.
Hot play of the week at tight end: Julius Thomas
Julius has been unstoppable in the red-zone this year for the Broncos, as his 10 touchdowns are #1 at his position. The Oakland Raiders are riddled with injuries and won’t be able to get pressure on Peyton Manning. He may not play deep in the game due to a blowout but he will make an impact before the subs come in.
Sleepers: Heath Miller
Heath Miller may not be the quickest weapon on Pittsburgh but he is very steady. Look for the team to feature him heavy as they move the chains in short situations.
Defense hot play of the week: Broncos
Oakland doesn’t have any legit weapons in regards to their skilled unit, so the Broncos will bring pressure all game long. Once Manning begins to put up big points Oakland will be forced to abandon the run game completely and air it out. Expect lots of turnovers in this one.
Sleeper pick: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys will be matching up against a rookie quarterback with average at best weapons at wide-out. This could be a big week for their defense.