With the Bye weeks in full force the amount of available players isn’t nearly as much, the good part is although it’s limiting you it’s also limiting everyone else. Finding values are what will help you get into the money. So here are a few for the week ahead.
Josh McCown vs NE, Price $5200
The Patriots defense is absolutely terrible this season but they should still blow out the Jets. This negative game script plus their bad defense should lead to a great opportunity for McCown to have a big performance for barely anything.
Jacoby Brissett @Tenn, Price $5800
Since getting his feet under him in the Colts offense Brissett has outperformed expectations. His rushing ability gives him a nice floor and he has upside with big play threats like TY Hilton on the outside. A positive match up against the Titans should lead to another solid performance.
Matthew Stafford @NO, Price $6500
Carson Palmer vs TB, Price $6100
Mark Ingram vs DET, Price $4400
The departure of Adrian Peterson opens up the fantasy gates for Mark Ingram. The prior split on the early down work will mainly go to Ingram giving him the opportunity to be a low end RB1 on a week to week basis. This might be the cheapest we’ll see him.
Mike Gillislee @ NYJ Price $5500
The Patriots should blow out the Jets this week allowing for them to go to their grinder of a back in Gillisllee. The points may not come early in the game but should pile up , hopefully there will be some goal line touches added as well.
Alex Collins vs CHI, Price $4400
Jerrick McKinnon vs GB, Price $4100
DeSean Jackson @AZ, Price $5800
While Patrick Peterson is the premier shutdown corner in the league he’ll be drawing Mike Evans. This leaves Justin Bethel to be abused by D-Jax. Bethel has given up big plays almost every game this season, this is not the week it changes.
Amari Cooper- vs LAC, Price $5000
I’ve been as down on Cooper as anyone, he’s dropped a ton of balls and just underperformed in general. On the flip side he’s still seen a bunch of targets and targets in the redzone. This could mean a break out performance is coming and at $5000 I’ll take that chance.
Jamison Crowder vs SF, Price $4000
Marvin Jones @NO, Price $4600
Zach Miller @ BAL, Price $3500
Ravens defense has been stingy all year. The best fantasy scorers against them have been the TE’s all season. This is a great opportunity for Miller who Trubisky felt very comfortable targeting last week.
AJ Derby vs NYG, Price $2700
Teams have been targeting the TE against the Giants all season even more so then the Ravens. AJ Derby could be a sneaky value play this week.
Evan Engram @ DEN – $3900
George Kittle @WAS – $3400
Denver Broncos vs NYG- $4000
The Giants have no line, no receivers and Eli Manning, I have no problem paying up for Denver. They should limit the Giants offense to barely any points and get plenty of sacks and turnovers giving a great return on the investment.
Atlanta Falcons vs MIA- $3500
Jay Cutler has been atrocious this year even against bad defenses. This week he faces an aggressive Falcons defense who likes to create pressure and turnovers. This could be a match made in heaven.
Keep an eye on the injury report for Washington, as of now Rob Kelley is doubtful meaning Samaje Perine has the chance to start. At $4400 he has an opportunity to get a lot of carries at that price.
Ricardo Lewis for Cleveland has been getting targeted fairly often especially with Kevin Hogan at QB and is only $3900. For the depleted Giants receiving corps Roger Lewis is the number one receiver by default of being the last man standing and is only $3800 even though he is in a tough matchup at the Mile High Stadium in Denver.
By Ryan Cearfoss