Derek Carr, QB Oakland Raiders: DraftKings - $6,400
This one seems to be a no brainer for me outside of the fact that teams playing on Thursday night that have played the previous Sunday generally have a tougher time getting the offense running, but a divisional matchup with both teams firing all cylinders rule that out for me. Carr is an MVP in the making if he isn’t already one and truly is matchup proof at this point. I believe that his daily cost is lower this week due to the Thursday matchup, but get hi min your lineup because the price is right!
Jameis Winston, QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DraftKings - $6,700
Stacking winston and Evans this week and i think it’ll pay off! What you spend on Evans you can save on Winston who should produce high end numbers in what could easily become one of the weekends highest scoring affairs. Vegas has this one at 51.5 (up from 51 at the open) that number may climb even more between now and Sunday. You want a piece of this game, Winston gives you the best bang for your buck.
Jeremy Hill, RB Cincinnati Bengals: DraftKings - $5,800
Hill has been a disappointment since breaking out in his rookie campaign years ago. He looked to be one of the next top running backs in the league but has turned into a touchdown dependent back that doesn’t show much flash. This week thought brings in the hapless Cleveland Browns and without anyone there to steal his touches, with Giovanni Bernard out for the year, I see Hill giving one of his best statistical efforts. Hill shouldn’t have any problems eclipsing the 100 yard mark while plunging in for a score or two.
Kenneth Dixon, RB Baltimore Ravens: DraftKings - $3,800
Definitely a gut call this week but you get the feeling Baltimore wants to get Dixon the ball more and more. He’s had 4 receptions in each of the last two games (don’t forget, DraftKings is PPR!) and has scored double digit points in each matchup. He is due for a score and I think playing from behind at New England on Monday night he should be heavily utilized and could easily surprise. Mike Evans is expensive so I’m looking to save somewhere, Dixon has the appropriate upside - price combo.
Mike Evans, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DraftKings - $8,900
Doubling down on the Tampa Bay passing attack this week. New Orleans has tightened up lately but is still one of the most favorable matchups for opposing pass catchers. Evans is a target monster and will continue to dominate looks. After getting shutdown last week expect a bounce back in what should prove to be a shootout in Tampa Sunday afternoon. 2 scores and over 100 yards is not out of the question at all.
Jamison Crowder, WR Washington Redskins: DraftKings - $5,600
While traveling to Philly over the first 5 weeks of the season would have been a daunting task that is not so currently. Once thought to be a formidable all around defense has fallen apart over the last two months and is a shell of its early self. Crowder on the other hand has played some extremely consistent football as he manages to rack up yards just about every week and gets in the endzone on a regular basis. Truly with a divisional matchup I see him getting both the yards and the score this week making his potential to cost a bargain.
Ladarius Green, TE Pittsburgh Steelers:DraftKings - $3,900
After a long layoff due to multiple injuries and then being worked slowly into the passing offense Green is ready for some big things down the stretch. A big bodied, pass catching TE Ladarius should be able to pick up plenty of targets with the Bills scheming to shut down superstar Antonio Brown. I think Green gets into the endzone again this week and should put up solid yardage totals as well.
Travis Kelce, TE Kansas City Chiefs - DraftKings - $5,700
Reality Tv star is on fire having posted 3 straight 20+ point outings - all without scoring a touchdown during that time span. The Raiders were a treat for tight ends in 2015 and have been improved so far in 2016 but they are still quite middling. I realize Maclin is coming back this week but i think this only give me more reason to start Kelce. He’ll eat up a few targets but I’m betting Kelce scores in this Thursday night contest putting him above 20 points for the 4th straight week.
Denver Broncos Defense: DraftKings - $3,800
I am going to run them out there just as I did last week and reap the rewards. Tennessee is certainly not as easy of a matchup with their improving and fluid offense, but Mariota is still a young and developing quarterback and will have some issues facing that intense Denver front. He will be on his back more than once and one, maybe two passes will end up in the waiting hands of the Denver secondary.
Cincinnati Bengals Defense: DraftKings - $3,500
They’re playing the Browns who are excited about maybe starting RG3…. do I need to say anything else?
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