You know the drill by now. This week will be a little different though. With most of the top cash game picks being the best players, I will offer up one cash game pick at each position that is more of a value to help you fit in those top players to cash in this week.
Tyrod Taylor ($7,600) - While not normally known as a high floor player, Taylor comes in as the second best option this week behind Aaron Rodgers. With the Bills facing a weak Browns defense that has allowed multiple passing TD’s in 11 of 13 games this season. With a matchup that is this good, it will be tough to pass on Taylor if you need some cap relief because you can’t fit Aaron Rodgers into your lineup.
Kenneth Farrow ($6,000) - If you are playing in a slate that includes the Saturday Jets game, this spot would be taken over by Powell. I think Powell is the superior runner of the two, and I trust his game a lot more in cash games than Farrow. Now for the big slate on Sunday however, Farrow becomes the top cash game option. Last week when Gordon went down we saw Farrow step into his place. While the numbers were mediocre, this week we get to see Farrow in a terrific matchup with little competition for carries. Over the last four weeks we have seen the Raiders allow 6 rushing TD’s, with at least one in each of those games. Farrow should have no problem returning value for his owners in cash games.
Robby Anderson ($4,700) - Just a quick mention of Anderson here. If you are playing in the Saturday slate, Anderson is almost a must play in cash games. His price here is just too low for how much work he is seeing. Over the last two weeks with Bryce Petty we are seeing Anderson become a top target for him. During that span he has 10 receptions for 160 yards and 1 TD. If Anderson just goes out and picks up 5 receptions for 80 yards in this game he already is returning value for us. I think he can do even better than that against the Dolphins.
Rishard Matthews ($5,800) - My top receiver value pick this week for cash games in the Sunday only slate is Rishard Matthews. Just because he struggled against the tough Broncos secondary last week means his salary has dropped to a level that isn’t consistent with his talent and matchup. Before that Broncos game Matthews had scored at least 11.8 FanDuel points in each of the previous 5 games. I fully expect to see the Matthews we saw before the Broncos game again here against the Chiefs.
Value wise there isn’t much at the TE position. You are going to have to play one of the top guys here. Kyle Rudolph at $5,800 has seen 30 targets over the last 3 weeks making him a safer option at a slightly lower cost than the top tier of guys. Other than Rudolph, if you are willing to spend a little more at the position, it is hard not to suggest Travis Kelce at $6,900. All he has done the last four weeks is go for over 100 yards in each game. At this point we have to assume that this will continue until further notice.
Most likely you are using the Buffalo Bills here, but if you want a team that is slightly less that could get you a big return, look at the Minnesota Vikings at $4,500. They are facing Andrew Luck and the Colts which may spell disaster, but I don’t think that will be the case. The Vikings have a great front that gets to the QB. The Colts have a bad offensive line that allows Luck to get sacked. This matchup is one I think we can take advantage of and save a little bit of cap to spend up at a different position.