We have injuries happening left and right, so now is the time to take advantage. There is a mix of people who will potentially be of the higher owned variety, as well as a few guys who should be lower owned and I hope can put me over the top. Let’s see who makes one of my GPP lineups this week.
Rob Gronkowski $7,200:
This price on Gronk must be a crime. I know Gronk has been hurt to start the season and hasn’t produced much yet, but Brady is back guys. What better way for Gronk to kickstart his season then with Brady back at the helm and the Patriots facing the hapless Browns. This may be the last time Gronk is less than $8,000 on FanDuel.
Eli Manning $7,700 and Odell Beckham Jr. $8,500:
You know what team has been doing a lousy job of defending number one receivers? If you need a hint, it is the team that allowed Stefon Diggs and Marvin Jones to combine for 387 yards and 3 TD’s. That is right, the Green Bay Packers have done virtually nothing to slow down the oppositions top guy. Now with a guy who regardless of what the media is saying, is still one of the top 3 receivers in the league. I don’t think it is out of the question we see the vintage OBJ in this game with 150+ yards and 2 TD’s. I am pairing that kind of production with Eli as he will also be moving the ball to Shepard and Cruz, giving Manning top QB potential this week.
Matt Jones $6,900:
On the surface this looks like a terrible matchup for Matt Jones against the Ravens. I look at this matchup though and see something different. I see a team that has played the Jaguars and Raiders, two teams that are horrible at running the ball. Against the Browns and Bills, teams with backs who are good, they have not held up. In those two games backs have averaged 100 yards and a TD. Jones I think can be the next back to get that, with potential for more.
Terrance West $6,400:
The Washington defense hasn’t stopped any Running Back this year. They have allowed a total of 7 TD’s, with at least one in each game. While I don’t like West from a skills standpoint, this price point and matchup is almost too good to pass on. Against this defense, it looks like anyone can put up 100 yards and 2 TD’s, and why should West be viewed any differently.
A.J. Green $8,700:
Like Matt Jones, the matchup on paper may not appear to be great, but a deeper dive shows we can take advantage here. While using a guy against a team that isn’t high flying like the Cowboys isn’t always the best strategy, in Green’s case I think we have value here. The Cowboys appear to be doing a good job of maintaining receivers, but that has been against the 49ers, Redskins, and Bears as three of those opponents. Green has been getting targeted at the 3rd highest clip so far this season. I for one don’t see it slowing down, and I don’t see the Cowboys being able to do anything to stop it either.
Sammie Coates $5,300:
Five catches of over 40 yards this season. That leads the league, and he has had one in each week. What makes it strange though is that he has yet to score on any of those. I think that is bound to change here soon, and think this is the week that it does. The Jets secondary has struggled this season, and if they decide to focus all of their attention on Brown, Coates is sure to be the main beneficiary. Just last week we saw Coates get 6 receptions. That can go a long ways into turning him from just a one deep bomb guy to someone who gets that deep ball for a TD and more.
Mason Crosby $4,500:
He is minimum priced and on a good offense. Oh and the Giants have allowed the second most field goal attempts so far this year.
Minnesota Vikings $4,800:
The Texans offense has not been as good as advertised so far this season. Brock Osweiler has been turning the ball over every game, and against a team that capitalizes on turnovers like the Vikings, this is easily the top play.