You know the drill by now. I will give you some of the top cash game options that I see for the main Sunday slate, and then give a potential cash game lineup using some of those players. This week with 4 teams on bye, we have less players to work with, but with some great prices, it doesn’t matter.
Aaron Rodgers ($9,100) - Noticing a pattern the last few weeks? All Rodgers has been doing is playing at an elite level. Even with the constant rise in his salary he is still a good value. The Packers offense has no run game to speak of, which has allowed Rodgers to do it all through the air. He is even doing some of the running himself lately.
Ben Roethlisberger ($8,400) - Just like last week, you are best paying up for a QB this week. The Steelers are facing the Browns this week, and that is pretty much all I need to say at this point. Big Ben reaching 20 points should be in the bank.
Le’Veon Bell ($9,100) - Like I said with Big Ben, he is going up against the Browns. Not much more needs to be said. Anyone can run on this Browns defense.
LeGarrette Blount (7,300) - The 49ers have allowed a rushing TD in every game since starting in week 3. Blount has scored a TD in every game except for one in week four. Yeah I think Blount is a safe bet to score in this one and rack up the yards.
Robert Kelley ($5,400) - Over the last two week, Kelley has ran the ball a total of 43 times. The Redskins made it clear that Kelley is the lead back on this team. The Packers over the last three weeks have allowed an average of 95 total yards to Frank Gore, Devonta Freeman, and DeMarco Murray. Those guys also scored at least one TD each, and totaled to score 5 over that 3 game span. This Packers defense is hurt and can’t stop people from scoring.
Antonio Brown ($8,900) - Yep Brown again this week. A bonus is that the play without Ben has lowered his FanDuel price point to less than the $9,000 plus he was seeing before. This is too good of an opportunity to not use him once again.
Jordy Nelson ($7,800) - In the last three games Nelson has had at least 90+ yards and a TD. It is safe to say that this is the Jordy Nelson we were used to seeing pre-injury. While Josh Norman is a great cover corner, there will be spot when he won’t be on Nelson, and that is when we will see Aaron Rodgers look his way for the big gains.
Stefon Diggs ($6,800) - Since Norv Turner resigned two weeks ago, Diggs has hauled in 13 receptions in each game. Clearly the Vikings have made it a focal point to get Diggs the ball as much as possible, especially when you consider how poor the running game has been. With the Cardinals defense showing holes this year, I am confident that Diggs can return value yet again this week.
Tyreek Hill ($5,400) - Last week with Jeremy Maclin out Hill was targeted 13 times and turned that into 10 receptions for 89 yards. Hill also added 12 yards in the running game as well. It is clear that with Maclin out the Chiefs are going to try and get the ball into Hill’s hands as much as they can to move the football. This week should be no different with Maclin being ruled out.
Martellus Bennett ($5,200) - Rob Gronkowski is out, which leaves Bennett as the main beneficiary. We have seen the connection between Brady and Bennett work in the past, and I expect more of the same here.
Zach Miller ($5,500) - It really is a toss up between these two guys. The difference for me between the two is the extra $300 you are saving with Bennett, and Miller probably doesn’t have quite the upside that Bennett has. Either way, if you want to go with Miller instead, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. With Alshon Jeffery out, Miller figures to be the number one target for Jay Cutler.
Matt Prater ($4,600) - The Jaguars have allowed the most field goals this season, and this game figures to be fast paced. Near minimum price for a solid kicker.
New England Patriots ($4,900) - The Patriots should be able to open up a big lead in this game. When that happens, it will force the 49ers to become more aggressive, which will then lead to more opportunities for turnovers.
QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Le’Veon Bell
RB: Robert Kelley
WR: Antonio Brown
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Tyreek Hill
TE: Martellus Bennett
Kicker: Matt Prater
D/ST: New England Patriots
(This lineup still has $600 you can use to upgrade in anyway you like_