|QB||DK FP||WR||DK FP||RB||DK FP||TE||DK FP||D/ST||DK FP|
|*Lamar Jackson||33.42||$Michael Thomas||31.2||$Christian McCaffrey||29.1||Travis Kelce||20.5||Ravens||24|
|Patrick Mahomes||32.84||Mike Evans||12.2||$Saquon Barkley||8.1||$Austin Hooper||11.7||Colts||8|
|Jameis Winston||23.32||$Chris Godwin||13.4||$Alvin Kamara||15.4||Jared Cook||13.4||Bills||5|
|Drew Brees||11.48||Larry Fitzgerald||15.1||Mark Ingram||9.4||TJ Hockensen||7.7||$Steelers||25|
|$Kyler Murray||30.76||Calvin Ridley||7.7||Marlon Mack||9.2||Eric Ebron||10.6||Cardinals||9|
|$Ryan Tannehill||19.94||$Zach Pascal||4.6||Derrick Henry||36.1||Jonnu Smith||7|
|$Christian Kirk||40.8||Jaylen Samuels||7||OJ Howard||14.7|
|*Hollywood Brown||18||$David Montgomery||6||$Mike Gesicki||4.8|
|$Sammy Watkins||10.1||$Devin Singletary||8||$Rhett Ellison||7.2|
|$Devante Parker||11.9||$Ronald Jones||23.6|
$ Denotes Cash Viable
* Indicates Questionable or Situation to Monitor
Kyler Murray ($6,500) @ TB – Kyler is a lock for me this week. He’s very affordable and presents the rushing floor/upside we like to target in cash. Not to mention, the juicy match-up against the Bucs, who are 4th in points allowed to QBs, averaging 23.4 FPPG. This should be a super chalky game with the highest total on the slate, set at 52.5 O/U.
Ryan Tannehill ($5,100) vs KC – This is more of a tournament play, but the only option I’d consider if you want to pay down in cash. Tannehill is averaging 23.5 FPPG over his last 3 starts and will square off with Mahomes in Nissan Stadium. He’ll be forced into throwing it a ton to try and keep up with the Chiefs with the Titans missing several key defensive play-makers in Jayon Brown, Jurrell Casey, and Malcolm Butler.
Drew Brees ($6,700) vs ATL – Breesus is more of a tournament play for me. He’s got a dream match-up against the Falcons, who allow the 3rd most fantasy points to QBs (23.8). Alvin Kamara and Tre’Quan Smith will be back in action for this one, which boosts Brees, the only question is how much of Brees will we see? It largely depends on the Falcons putting up a fight and keeping this one competitive, otherwise Payton might put it in cruise control.
Christian McCaffrey ($10,500) @ GB – You don’t need me to tell you why to play CMC. At 10.5k, I still don’t have to think about it, but if they move his salary north of 11k next week, then I might have to scratch my head for a minute. The Packers are a run funnel and are 7th in points allowed to RBs, averaging 22.9 FPPG. Finally, a good match-up.
Saquon Barkley ($8,800) @ NYJ – It’s hard to believe #generational talent Saquads Barkley is nearly 2k cheaper than CMC, but here we are. Still as good a play as any, it’s possible to play both stud RBs this week, but I don’t see a viable path to getting all 3 in this week. Barkley’s averaging 19.2 DK points, and the reeling NY Jets are having a hard time stopping anyone. With Shepard and Engram out, Barkley could see a slight bump in targets, but who are we kidding? He’s already incredibly involved, never seeing less than 5 in a game this year.
Alvin Kamara ($8,200) vs ATL – AK is finally back from injury and I can’t wait to play him in a smash spot at home against the Falcons. Who doesn’t want to play a WR1 in their RB slot? He’s averaging 14 carries and 6.5 targets per game. Latavius Murray played well in his absence and figures to maintain a role, but we’ve seen Kamara share a backfield before with Mark Ingram and both backs were incredibly productive and fantasy relevant.
Devin Singletary ($5,000) @ CLE – We finally saw the torch passed last week as Singletary exploded for 140 total yards and a touchdown with 24 opportunities. The hapless Browns surrender 20.5 FPPG to RBs, so, fire up Singletary with confidence again this week in cash games as your third guy.
Ronald Jones II ($4,300) vs ARI – Never in my life would I have thought I’d be playing Ronald Jones in cash, but sometimes it be like that. At $4,300, it’s hard not to like the guy. We’ve seen his role continue to grow and he’s earned the trust of the coaching staff and appears to be “the guy.” At home against the Cards, you could do much, much worse. My only concern is his lack of involvement in the passing game, but we’re hoping he gets there on ~15 carries and 3 or 4 targets. I would look elsewhere for tournament upside, but RoJo is a fine cash play this week.
Christian Kirk ($5,200) @ TB – Lock button in cash with the Kyler Murray stack. The Bucs are 1st in the league in points allowed to wide receivers, averaging 30.4 FPPG. This is good chalk you’re just going to have to eat. He’s a target magnet and just way too cheap.
Sammy Watkins ($5,100) @ TEN – I’m envisioning a vintage Sammy Watkins week 1 throwback in this one. With Butler out for the season, Adoree Jackson and Kevin Byard will have their hands full with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, leaving Leshaun f*cking Sims alone on an island with Watkins. Mahomes is also back and ready to go, so it’s wheels all the way up for Sammy at an absurdly low $5,100 this week.
AJ Brown ($4,300) vs KC – Corey Davis appears likely to sit this one out, which is a huge boost for AJ Brown. Tannehill is going to have to sling it a ton in this one to try to keep up with the Chiefs offensive onslaught and Brown, Humphries, and Jonnu Smith should see plenty of opportunities in this one, with Delanie Walker already ruled out.
Josh Reynolds ($3,800) @ PIT – Brandin Cooks visited a concussion specialist this week and is out for the foreseeable future. I know how bad the Rams have looked this year, and I know about Goff’s home/road splits. But, it’s hard to ignore Reynolds at only $3,800 this week in an expanded role, especially with Robert Woods struggling.
OJ Howard ($3,300) vs ARI – Flowchart week? Right…? At $3,300, I’m willing to kick the tires on OJ one last time. He’s been out for the last few weeks with a hamstring injury, so, it appears he’s finally all healed up. Hopefully Arians gets him going, but it really is now or never for me. Arizona stills gives up the most points in the league to TEs, not close (15 FPPG).
Austin Hooper ($5,500) @ NO – If you’re paying up for a TE this week, it’s Hooper or Kelce at $6,400. Both are in smash spots, but it’s been trendy and successful to pay down at TE this last few weeks with Jonnu, Fant, and the likes.
Mike Gesicki ($3,100) @ IND – Gesicki is the dart I’m throwing this week. He finally looks comfortable and has been a solid contributor the last 4 weeks. With Preston Williams out for the year, he becomes the #2 option in the passing game behind Devante Parker. The Colts aren’t exactly tough on TEs, giving up 8.6 FPPG, 10th most in the league.
Cardinals ($2,200) @ TB – We all know what Jameis Winston is capable of…and that’s 4 touchdowns and/or interceptions. As a punt defense, the Cardinals could certainly have a few turnovers go their way, with the Bucs allowing 10.6 FPPG on average to opposing D/STs.
Steelers ($2,600) vs LAR – The Steelers D/ST has quietly been incredibly solid, scoring double digits in their last 6 games. Road Goff is historically bad and he’s already thrown 4 picks and had 2 fumbles in away games this year, but a total of 7 INTs and 6 fumbles on the year.
Bills ($2,900) @ CLE – I don’t think I need to explain why the 4th ranked defense is a good play, let alone against the reeling Browns and Baker Mayfield who consistently turns the ball over, with 12 INTs already this year.