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 5 contests
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay, $9,200
Faces Dallas in what’s predicted to be the highest-scoring game of the week.
Odell Beckham Jr, WR, NY Giants, $9,200
He had a couple of injuries last week, but the game score over/under is predicted to be the third-highest, and the Chargers defence gives up the 12th-most fantasy points to WRs.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 5, 2017
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh, $8,700
Scored you 32.6 fantasy points last week and meets a team who’s weakness is their run defence.
Todd Gurley, RB, LA Rams, $8,100
TGIII has proven match up-proof so far this season due to his volume of touches. This should continue.
Todd Gurley has taken 82.2% of the Rams' snaps and has accounted for 53.5% of their touches. On his workload, ICYMI. https://t.co/qDG3qv5EAf
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) October 5, 2017
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle, $8,000
Seattle sorting out their messy RB situation might play in favour of Wilson who could be forced to throw more, or run himself.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit, $6,400
Scored over 18 fantasy points last week against Minnesota and has another tough match up on paper this week, although Carolina have allowed almost 200 yards in receptions to RBs.
Bilal Powell, RB, NY Jets, $6,000
As predicted, Powell showed last week what he can do as the number one guy. Monitor Forte’s status over the weekend.
Jets practice: Matt Forte (toe), Kony Ealy (shoulder) and Robby Anderson (non injury) didn't work. Anderson will… https://t.co/5nmRcBJOQF
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 5, 2017
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore, $5,300
Looks to have taken over from West as the primary RB. Can be value if gets over his fumbling issues.
Will Fuller, WR, Houston, $4,900
Brought the goods last week scoring almost 18 points and is value again this week if this game versus KC turns into a shootout.
Wayne Gallman, RB, NY Giants, $4,500
Another who has surpassed on the depth chart. Put up 12 points last week and meets the Chargers who allowed over 30 fantasy points to Blount/Smallwood.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas, $7,900
Meets Green Bay who allowed over 100 yards to Julio Jones and AJ Green, and is a 52-point predicted over/under scoreline.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas, $7,700
QBs have had a bit of a tough time against Green Bay, but I think Prescott can buck that trend this week in this predicted high-scoring affair.
Jordy Nelson/Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay, $8,500/$6,600
With Adams in the concussion protocol and unlikely to suit up, the remaining WR corps are set to take advantage of a defence giving up the 10th-most fantasy points to WRs .
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona, $6,600
Great match up against the Eagles that are averaging 285 in the air per game to opposition.
Brian Hoyer, QB, San Francisco, $6,500
Indianapolis are ranked 29th in pass defence.
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