I’ve broken this column down into three categories; Studs, Value and Match ups. The studs are the backbone of your team, these are the guys that will score you the most points (hopefully!) Value plays are players that are cheap for the amount of points they are capable of putting up for the game. They allow you to fit more studs into your team. Match ups are players that might be playing a team that’s weak in a specific position. They might be a mixture of studs, mid-priced and value. If you’re tossing up between two players, it generally helps to go the one with the better match up. Balancing out these three categories will give you the best chance of scoring well.
Week 3 contests
Tom Brady, QB, New England, $9,500
Brady averages nearly 300 passing yards and two TDs in his last two games versus Houston.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay, $9,400
He has thrown for over 300 yards in his first two games, and will do it again versus Cincinatti, who they’re predicted to score 28 points against.
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh, $9,100
The Bears have averaged almost 150 yards allowed to opposing receivers this year.
Derek Carr QB, Oakland, $8,500
Washington have allowed seven of the last 10 quarterbacks they’ve faced to throw for at least 300 yards.
Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City, $8,400
He’s shown in two games that he’s a bonafide stud. Had 148 yards rushing and 98 receiving last week.
Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota, $6,600
Had a TD vultured last week which would have given a nicer statline. Will be helped if Bradford plays.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle, $6,100
Ran 93 yards from 20 rushing attempts last week. Faces a tougher defence here but is value if the volume remains.
Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago, $5,700
He’s small in stature for an every-down RB but Howard was seen with his arm in a sling last week and may be doubtful.
Jordan Howard declined to speak to reporters & left the stadium with his right arm in a sling. He came into the game with a shoulder issue.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 17, 2017
Rashard Higgins, WR, Cleveland, $5,200
Last week he saw 11 targets for 7 receptions and 95 yards playing 76% of snaps. Arguably the best healthy WR they have.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis, $4,800
The Browns gave the second-most points to tight ends last season and Doyle has a good rapport with Brissett.
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh, $8,800
$600 cheaper than last week and trending upwards after a slow start. You’d expect Pittsburgh to be leading which means a positive game script for Bell.
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami, $7,700
The Jets have given up the most yardage on the ground so far this season.
Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay, $7,300
Only gone up $600 in price since last week and faces the so-far-horrible Bengals. Worth it even if touches reduced.
#Packers RB coach Ben Sirmans said Ty Montgomery has played "probably more than I want to play him" so far. Williams needs more reps.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) September 21, 2017
Keenan Allen, WR, LA Chargers, $7,300
Targeted 10 times in both games this season, and Kansas City have allowed the ninth-most PPR points against receivers.
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia, $6,600
Has over 90 yards in both games this season, just needs to get in the endzone which may happen this week against NY Giants.
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