I hope everyone was able to overcome the dud performance Donald Brown gave the nearly 40% of people that played him last week. I was able to still put up 158 points in spite of that performance by hitting on other value plays. Matt Asiata’s three touchdown performance saved my lineup. Below are some favorable matchups for this week.
Philip Rivers – (8400) The Jets have given the second most points to QBs. He is setup to have another solid performance.
Ben Roethlisberger- (7700) This match-up is easy to spot. The Jags are the NBA version of the Sixers this season. Stacks are not common in NFL, but the Jags are the exception.
Austin Davis – (7200) This is a pure punt play. I like Ben more for an extra 500.00, but Philly has been very generous to quarterbacks so far.
Rashad Jennings – (7200) On paper he has the best match-up of the day going against ATL. He only scored 5.7 points last week against the Skins, but still averaged 4.23 yards per carry. As long as the Giants do not fall too far behind early he should be a solid play.
Le’ Veon Bell – (8600) Playing against the Jags… Play him in cash and gpp lineups.
Bishop Sankey – (5900) Facing the Browns this week who have given up the 2nd most fantasy points. This may be the week he finally get his opportunity to break out. He had an equal amount of touches as Shonn Green last week.
Jerick McKinnon – (5800) Defiantly had a huge game last week rushing 18 times for 135 yards. Matt Asiata got the goal line carries, but McKinnon should have earned some extra touches this week. Green Bay is giving up almost 28 points to the RB position so far.
Antonio Brown – (9000) Jags.. (See above)
Markus Wheaton – (5300) Contrarian play to Antonio Brown
Alshon Jeffery – (7500) Carolina has given up around 30 points a game to the wr position. Marshall is dealing with a nagging ankle injury.
Brandin Cooks – (6400) TB has allowed the most FP to wide receivers. N.O. should bounce back at home this week.
Brian Quick – (6000) Playing against Philly. Given up the 4thmost FP to WR.
Heath Miller – (5900) Jags have not been able to cover the TE position since…
Delanie Walker – (6400) Best emerging TE that has not been getting any love at all. Face a nice match-up against Clevland this week.
Jordan Reed – (5100) Keep an eye on his status. Paul suffered a possible concussion last week. At this price if he plays he should easily hit value.
My early week lineup:
QB - Ben Roethlisberger
RB – Bishop Sankey
RB - Le’Veon Bell
WR – Antonio Brown
WR – Alshon Jeffery
WR – Brandin Cooks
TE – Jordan Reed
K - Patrick Murray
D – Dallas Cowboys