This week we are going to try to use a stack that will be one of the more popular ones. With some great values avaiable to us at the RB position, we are gonna see some bigger spending at other positions. Let’s dive right into one of my GPP lineups I feel good about for Sunday.
Cam Newton $8,900 and Kelvin Benjamin $7,800:
If there is one thing that always stays consistent, it is that the Saints defense is horrible. What is better is that the Saints defense at home allows even more points since the offense moves the ball so quickly. Ever since the first two weeks Kelvin Benjamin has been in the shadows, which is tough for a guy as big as him. With the return of Cam Newton this week against a terrible defense, I think we see the old Newton back, along with Benjamin going for 100+ yards and 2 scores.
Jimmy Graham $6,900:
If we take away the Broncos game last week, the Falcons have allowed at least one TD to a Tight End in each game. I am willing to throw out that Broncos game since Paxton Lynch was starting, and the Broncos rarely use a TE anyways. Not only have TE’s scored against the Falcons, but they also average 7.5 receptions for 85 yards over the other 4 games. This is perfect the perfect time to use Graham and get a big game out of the TE position. This will be the last time that Graham is not priced as a top 3 guy at the position.
LeSean McCoy $8,200:
Surprisingly McCoy has been fairly consistent so far this season. This looks like the guy we thought we knew back in Philadelphia. The matchup this week is prime for the taking with the Bills facing the 49ers. The 49ers have allowed 130 rushing yards or more in each of the last 4 games. This looks like a game where McCoy is going to exact his revenge on his old coach, Chip Kelly.
Lamar Miller $7,900:
We have yet to see the breakout game from Miller yet, but I say that stops now. A matchup against the Colts is just what the fantasy doctors have prescribed to get Miller back to being a top back. The workload hasn’t been holding him back yet, but more so the defenses he has faced. We have seen in past years that all it takes is one or two plays for Miller to make his day.
Cameron Meredith $5,400:
Meredith played in 95% of the offensive snaps last week, and was targeted 12 times. It is clear that the Bears and Brian Hoyer trust him as a top pass option in this offense. This week against a Jaguars defense he has another opporutnity to put up a big game. The Jags defense has been awful this year, and with them most likely focusing their attention on Alshon Jeffery, Meredith is in a great spot to have a great game.
Torrey Smith $5,300:
Listen this is just a shot in the dark and one I am hoping will be the pick that seperates me from the pack. Smith has been unusable with Blaine Gabbert so far this season, but a change to Kaepernick could be exactly what Smith needs to get going. It hasn’t been a lack of playing time for Smith, as he played in 94% of the offensive snaps for the 49ers last week. Gabbert has his favorite target in Kerley, and while that might hold true for Kaepernick as well, I think the familiarity Smith has from last year will loom large for this week at least.
Buffalo Bills $4,800:
Listen I think Colin Kaepernick will look pretty good the rest of the year, but this week won’t be a good one for him. This Bills defense has been doing a great job of capitalizing on opponents mistakes. With a high tempo Chip Kelly offense coming to town, there will be even more chances for sacks and turnovers in this one for the Bills.
Nick Novak $4,500:
He is minimum priced on an offense that has been stalling in the redzone. Oh and the Colts have allowed the second most field goal attempts so far this year.