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Despite no bye weeks, we have a shortened slate with 11 games. Patrick Mahomes is the top-priced quarterback on the board and he is the safest option this week. $8,900 isn’t even a bad price tag going up against the Saints. There are some interesting pivots with Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson on the slate. Jackson has the better matchup but runs the risk of being a bit limited due to the blowout and just getting the run game going. There are a few cheaper options with Tom Brady at $7,900. Not a bad spot for him with Atlanta allowing 281 passing yards per game and two passing touchdowns per game. The cheap option this week is Jalen Hurts. His rushing floor is pretty high against Arizona who run a lot of man coverage that helps Hurts get out and run.
Once again running back is pretty simple in terms of cash games. Derrick Henry is the easy call against the Lions run defense this week. Henry has been on another level of late and will finish the season strong. Detroit is allowing 26.5 fantasy points per game to running backs on the season. Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara are in play still but I like going a bit cheaper as Jonathan Taylor and David Montgomery can perform again. Taylor is in the far better spot with Houston allowing 138 yards on the ground and 1.38 rushing touchdowns per game this season. You can go cheaper with Cam Akers as he has carried the workload over the last few weeks and the price tag has failed to adjust. Akers is $6,700 against the Jets as 17 point favorites. Miles Sanders is also under $7,000 and we saw him break a few monster runs last week against a good Saints defense.
I don’t need to dive too much into the top end wide receivers. Tyreek Hill, Calvin Ridley, AJ Brown, and DK Metcalf are all strong options this week and have had a solid floor this season as regular plays. Diving into the lower $7,000s, Robert Woods is a nice GPP play. While many look at Cam Akers and other receiving options both Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp are in an excellent matchup but shouldn’t have too much ownership. Allen Robinson has been on a tear and gets the Vikings this week, who have allowed 1.54 touchdowns to wide receivers per game this season. The Tampa wide receivers have been frustrating this season but this is a decent matchup against the Falcons and the Bucs have a 28.25 implied total.
I love the start of the $6000s range this week as Terry McLaurin has been a bit pedestrian of late but at $6,900 this is a strong play. T.Y. Hilton against the Texans again is a strong start, but not quite the same value as the past two weeks. Amari Cooper has been productive despite the Cowboys offense falling apart. Brandon Aiyuk on the other side of that game has been absolutely crushing.
The safe move at this position continues to be Travis Kelce but the $8,500 price tag is awfully high. With the cheaper wide receivers, it does set up for a build where you can use Kelce. He has a 14.1 FD point floor over the last eight games and a 75% consistency rating. Mark Andrews is an intriguing option for a bit cheaper. He is in a great spot against the Jaguars, who have allowed double-digit touchdowns to tight ends this week. If I am dropping down from Kelce it will be for Andrews. I like taking the points here this week. You can make some pivots with Rob Gronkowski and TJ Hockenson. Both are in decent spots this week against defenses that have allowed solid production.
Los Angeles is the slam dunk safe play for defense this week and while the price is high it isn’t that bad of a difference from a few other options this week. You can also continue to go back to the well with Seattle who has been decent now that the schedule has lightened up a bit. There is about a $500 difference I would make if I need that extra cash. I do like New England on the cheaper side as Miami’s offense isn’t built to put up big numbers. We should see a sluggish Miami team this week and a game in general.