With 6 teams on bye this week, there will be a little more overlap with other lineups. To combat this, you need to have that one or two guys who can set you apart from them. With that, let’s take a look at one of the lineups I am going to roll with on Sunday.
Ryan Fitzpatrick $7,300 and Brandon Marshall $7,400:
With Ryan Fitzpatrick set to be back under center, Marshall sees his value skyrocket. While it wasn’t pretty to begin the season, Marshall has been targeted too many times for it to not pay off. The Browns secondary has been allowing any and all receivers to do as they please. This stack will dictate everything. Either Fitz goes off for one of his big 4 TD games, or he looks as inept as he did to start the season. Well why not take the shot in a GPP?
Christine Michael $7,800:
He is going up against the Saints defense. Pretty much that sums up why I want to use Michael here in a GPP. With Russell Wilson and the passing game not looking like its usual self, we are going to be seeing a healthy dose of Michael on the ground as he runs all over that terrible Saints defense.
Devonate Booker $5,600:
This one is almost a lock this week. Booker is priced as a backup instead of a starter. With C.J. Anderson out, Booker will be seeing the lions share of the carries. Last week we got a taste of what Booker could do in a fulltime role. With such a low salary, you will be able to pay up at other places, making Booker the ideal play.
Julio Jones $9,200:
He is the top receiver this week, and it isn’t even close. You are going to want to pay up for Jones. The Packers have struggled against opposing number 1 receivers this year, and this week should be no different.
DeAndre Hopkins $7,600:
Yes Hopkins has been disappointing this year, but doesn’t that mean we have a perfect opportunity to take advantage now? With coming off a game against a Broncos defense where he still saw 12 targets, I think Hopkins is primed for his big game to get back on track here. All signs are pointing to it, and I am not one to ignore signs.
Travis Kelce $5,700:
Like Hopkins, it hasn’t been the best of seasons for Kelce. While he may never fully breakout like we all expected to happen for the past 3 seasons, there are still those games he has that make you wonder if it is actually happening. This week against a Colts defense that has allowed 210 yards and 2 TD’s in the last two games against TE’s, Kelce is setup in a perfect situation to succeed.
New York Jets $4,700:
I don’t like really any of the defenses on this slate, but since we have to use one, why not go with the one going up against the Browns? Josh McCown should be good to go, but really it is a grab bag on which McCown you will get. Maybe he is the one that goes for over 300 yards and 2 TD’s, but he could also be the one who throws 3 picks and can’t run the offense.
Mason Crosby $4,600:
While not minimum priced, he is in such a high scoring game that I am willing to pay the extra $100 to go with him.