Big week last week!
After being on the road and mailing in my research/picks for a couple weeks, I didn’t do so hot. Which is why I didn’t post any picks, not really fair to pass them on without some conviction behind them.
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But last week, needing a big week, it came. There was really only one clunker in the group and that was Zach Ertz. But guys we had highlighted like Jordan Howard, Amari Cooper, Sammie Coates and Cameron Meredith had massive days. And the next tier of guys like the QBs, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, Quincy Enunwa and DeAndre Washington did well enough to be in your lineups that cashed out.
My favorite thing about daily fantasy is finding those underpriced guys that allow you to load up elsewhere. There really aren’t a ton of those this week. Personally, I’ll end up being more balanced with my lineups.
Lets get to this weeks picks.
Cam Newton ($8,100) – He’s the top dog this week. He’s fresh and while they’ll probably look to limit his running a bit, he’s still dangerous with his legs. This should easily be the highest scoring game of the weekend and don’t be surprised if Cam racks up 4 total touchdowns in it.
Dak Prescott ($5,900) – The Packers have been really good against the run. They haven’t faced Zeke yet but still, solid. Match that with the fact that the Cowboys may be trailing throughout and you have a solid recipe for Dak airing it out and scoring you some points. Dez probably won’t play but either way, Prescott is a good play. If Dez does somehow play, he’s my top QB play.
Le’Veon Bell ($7,900) – He’s my top dog by a long shot this week. He’s priced much lower than the top WRs and his floor is probably higher with a ceiling just as high. He’ll touch the ball a ton, probably catch 8+ passes and should find the endzone a time or two. Roster him. Like right now, go add him to your roster.
Lamar Miller ($6,600) – This is his week. I mean, if it isn’t, when is? They’ll put an emphasis on the ground game with Big Brock struggling so much and he should run wild on this Colts D. He’s a good bet to finally find the endzone too. The Colts have allowed opposing RBs either 100 yards or a touchdown in over 10 straight.
Jonathan Stewart ($5,100) – The thinking here is that the Panthers will be a touch more careful with Cam around the goal line. If that’s true, Jonathan Stewart will start racking up more touchdowns. I wouldn’t touch him in cash but he’s a solid GPP play.
Alshon Jeffery ($7,100) – Complain, get the ball. That’s usually the way it goes with WRs. I have a feeling that Hoyer will be force feeding Alshon this week, which probably includes taking a couple deep shots. Based on volume alone, I like him at this price.
Phillip Dorsett ($4,300) – The Colts have to get him involved. They’ve said as much. TY Hilton can’t get every single target, Dorsett is going to have to step up and make plays. They’ll take a couple deep shots at Dorsett in this one and will look for ways to get him the ball. Don’t even think about rostering him in cash games but I like him as a GPP target.
Brandon LaFell ($3,200) – The Patriots do what they do. And what they do is eliminate the other teams top weapon. They’ll roll all kinds of coverage and attention over to AJ Green, leaving Brandon LaFell in a lot of one-on-one situations with just alright corners. They’ll be trailing too, leading to Dalton throwing 50+ times.
Travis Kelce ($5,000) – Solid matchup with Oakland and Alex Smith should have a pretty decent day throwing the ball. Maclin will see a lot of attention between the 30’s and in the redzone, the Chiefs force feed Kelce.
Zach Ertz ($4,000) – Everyone will be off of him. He burnt so, so many people last week that just the population of them staying far away from him will be enough. Then add in the people that already would never draft him and you have something. I’ll be using him a ton.
Coby Fleener ($3,500) – He’s getting targets, just not in the redzone. That will eventually even out and in this high scoring game, I bet it starts evening out this week. I like him to have 6+ catches and find the endzone off the bye week.
Cam Newon – Le’Veon Bell – Brandon LaFell – Zach Ertz