$8K Lamar Jackson @ Cleveland Browns
Lamar Jackson continues to have the highest floor and ceiling at the QB position. He has rushed for 40 or more yards in all but Week 1 this season and is always a threat for the rushing bonus. You can make an argument that Lamar is worth every penny of this expensive price tag and it is wise to find the salary to get up to him this week.
$4.3K Will Grier @ Indianapolis Colts
This one isn’t pretty but the argument for playing Grier is similar to the Kyle Allen play in his first start this season. He is so cheap that he allows you to fit in all the expensive players that you want this week which is a big benefit. That being said, the floor is low for a rookie QB who didn’t look good in preseason and is on the road facing a solid defense in his first career start. I’m personally going back and forth on whether or not to play Grier but if you need the salary then he is certainly your guy.
$6.6K Joe Mixon @ Miami Dolphins
There is an argument to be made that Joe Mixon has been one of the most productive RBs outside of CMC over the last month of football. He is seeing a monster workload as he is averaging 21 carries and nearly 3 catches per game over his last seven outings. He now gets the nut matchup against the Miami Dolphins that just brough Saquon Barkley back to life last week. Realistically, he is about $1K underpriced this week and a strong play in all formats.
$4K DeAndre Washington @ Los Angeles Chargers
DeAndre Washington is arguably the best value of the entire slate with Josh Jacobs already ruled out this week. With no Josh Jacobs last week, Washington out snapped Jalen Richard as he logged 63% of snaps and saw 14 carries to go along with seven targets. The matchup is not bad either at such a cheap price tag it won’t take much for him to meet value this week.
$9.3K Michael Thomas @ Tennessee Titans
It doesn’t take a genius to tell you that you should be prioritizing Michael Thomas every week. The matchup is irrelevant for him as nobody can truly guard Mike as his Twitter username suggest. He has gone over 100 yards in eight of his last 10 games and has had 10 or more targets in nine of those games. He has the highest floor in fantasy right now and good luck to anyone that fades him.
$6.3K Keenan Allen vs Oakland Raiders
Keenan Allen is being undervalued right now in terms of fantasy production. He has at least five catches and 60 or more receiving yards in each of his last five games. He now gets a matchup against this Oakland secondary that he has historically dominated, and they rank seventh in most fantasy points allowed to the WR position this year. I will be heavily overweight in tournaments as I do not expect him to be popular and feel confident enough about him in cash as well.
$4.2K Jacob Hollister vs Arizona Cardinals
This one is fairly simple. Hollister gets to play the Cardinals this week who will literally let anyone playing the TE position score against them. They are last in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to TEs and the Seahawks have the highest implied total on the main slate. You may not want to galaxy brain this one.
$3.6K Mike Gesicki vs Cincinnati Bengals
I don’t think you lose much dropping from Hollister to Gesicki this week. He has a great matchup as well as the Bengals secondary has been bottom of the league in terms of yards per pass attempt allowed. Gesicki continues to be the only other down the field target aside from Davante Parker. He has had five or more targets in seven straight games and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game turn into a shootout.
$3.5K Denver Broncos vs Detroit Lions
If you have the salary then I think the Broncos are the top D/ST on the board this week. They are in an amazing spot here at home against the Detroit Lions. Not only have the Lions been unable to put up points but they have been susceptible to allowing heavy pressure on their QBs which we know translates to fantasy points. The price makes it tough this week but if you can get there then I wouldn’t look elsewhere.
$2.8K Washington Redskins vs New York Giants
The Redskins are the cheapest home favorite defense of the week and are in a good spot as well. They get to face the Giants who have been rolling out the corpse of Eli Manning who turned the ball over many times last week or they get Daniel Jones back which is not an upgrade in terms of turnovers. They are likely the top cash game defense this week all things considered.