This week there are several quarterbacks that someone could make the argument for starting. The first is Matt Ryan is playing at home against the Bears at home. Chicago is the 21st ranked team against the QB position. I also like Jay Cutler in this game. It has the highest o/u posted so far this week, and may become a shootout. It will be interesting to see what the ownership is for Cutler after the lineups lock Thursday night. Both of the Manning brothers have top 5 matchups as well. Peyton comes with the steep price tag, while Eli may be difficult to trust.
The running back position offers some great matchups from the elite, and very good value plays from backups that are almost guaranteed to get touches because of injuries. Matt Forte broke out last week in a huge way. This week he happens to face the worst team against opposing backs at Atlanta.Le'Veon Bell also has a great opportunity against Cleveland that has allowed 26 points per game to running backs. The two guys that will be the easiest to plug in for value are Branden Oliver and Andre Williams. I anticipate these two guys will be highly owned this week.
You WR1 will most likely be determined by which QB you decide roll out. Some mid/low tiers that stand out are Justin Hunter, Rueben Randle, Golden Tate, and Allen Robinson. Justin Hunter played entirely the whole game last week; his role is quickly becoming larger. Randle could have a big game Sunday night in Philly. The Eagles have given up the 2nd most points to the WR position this year at 37 points per game. Golden Tate has the chance to be the number 1 option if Calvin Johnson rests his ankle. Allen Robinson should easily hit value at his near minimum salary price tag.
Here are two early lineups using the two Manning brothers as quarterback:
QB – Eli Manning QB- Peyton Manning
RB – Arian Foster RB –Branden Oliver
RB – Le'Veon Bell RB –Andre Williams
WR – Rueben Randle WR – Justin Hunter
WR – Golden Tate WR – Rueben Randle
WR – Justin Hunter WR - Emmanuel Sanders
TE – Delanie Walker TE – Delanie Walker
K – Stephen Gostkowski K – Stephen Gostkowski
Def – San Diego Def – San Diego