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I like to treat my Quarterbacks like a fish or steak and pair them with a nice wine. Each recommendation will come with a receiver stack to maximize your total points.
- Carson Palmer vs Baltimore ($8,200) – The Ravens made Colin Kaepernick look like Joe Montana a mere five days ago. The only thing that stands in his way is performing too strongly so that he is taken out early. Play Palmer and don’t even think twice. Pair with Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, or Michael Floyd (see WRs for more)
- Ryan Fitzpatrick @ New England ($7,100)- This week against the Patriots I expect Belichick to focus on taking away the Jets’ running game which will force Fitzmagic into a shootout with Tom Brady. Will he keep up? WHO CARES! Everyone loves garbage time. The Jets will rely on Fitzpatrick’s beard more so than Ivory’s thunderous thighs. Pair with Brandon Marshall
- Landry Jones @ Kansas City ($6,000) – Minimum price QB vs. the Kansas City “secondary.” Seemed to have a serious connection with Martavis Bryant and posted a 149.3 passer rating in the second half last week when he replaced Vick. Pair with Martavis Bryant
- Eli Manning vs Dallas ($7,800) – Coming off his first multi-interception game of the season, I do not have confidence in the better Manning getting back on track. The price is attractive enough to draw in the peasants, but we’re better than that. Greg Hardy is hungry and Eli will be better off on his backside so he’s not throwing more interceptions.
- Todd Gurley vs Cleveland ($7,400) – Gurley in the Morning is going to find the end zone for the first time this year against a Cleveland run D that can’t contain anybody and he might exceed the 140 yard mark for the third straight week. Just because he signed a couple autographs and destroyed his knee, expectations for Gurley were lowered coming into the season. Use that to your advantage. They shouldn’t be lowered for this one.
- Dion Lewis vs New York Jets ($7,000) – Dion Lewis got Belichicked last week because Leggy Blount is a Colts murderer. Lewis is averaging just under 15 points per week and has looked great every time he has touched the ball. It’s a Dion Lewis-type of week against the Jets’ stout run-D and lockdown corners.
- Christine Michael @ New York Giants ($5,600) – All aboard the C-Mike train! You can’t even get a big enough knife to cut through all of the hype that has been building around this backfield situation. Watch him run through the Giants and carry defenders on his back as he takes control of the Cowboys backfield.
- Chris Ivory @ New England ($7,800)– There are few running backs that have impressed more than Chris Ivory in 2015. Chief Belichick is aware of that and will do everything in his power to stop him, legal or not. Just pass on Ivory for a week while others try to ride the hot hand.
NOTE: I am recommending ALL ARIZONA CARDINALS RECEIVERS because at least one of them should be on your roster. Cards are gonna eat. They come in at all different price points so choose wisely: Larry Fitzgerald ($7,800), John Brown ($6,700), Michael Floyd ($4,900)
- Deandre Hopkins ($9,200) – Just play the man! Even when the ball isn’t thrown to him he finds a way to catch it.
- Martavis Bryant @ Kansas City ($6,900)– People call him the Alien. I think Sam Cassell looked more like an Alien than him, but I like ET so I like Martavis Bryant too. All of those who had to wait for him in season-long leagues because he smoked some pot were excited by his play last week. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait on anything to play him in Fanduel last week. Congrats if you did. Now do it again.
- Willie Snead @ Indianapolis ($6,500)– Snead won me a free lunch at work on a water cooler bet… thanks Willie! Unfortunately, this has brought his price up to the moderate range. However, with a favorable matchup and a likely shoot out…please win me more than just a free lunch this week. Cooks will draw the blanket of Vontae Davis so this is his time to shine.
- Chris Conley ($4,800)– If Maclin is out, the ball has to go somewhere when Kansas City is in catch-up mode. I prefer Conley because he was born on an Air Base in Turkey, but feel free to apply the same idea to Albert Wilson if you have something against Turkey.
- Calvin Johnson vs Minnesota ($8,400) – Most of Calvin’s production came late in the game against the porous Bears defense. Minnesota’s only strong point on defense is their corners and Stafford will revert back to his poor decision-making. There are much better options for cheaper.
- Amari Cooper @ San Diego ($7,300) – This is not a high school game with Teddy Bridgewater throwing him the ball (they actually played together in high school). This is a divisional battle on the road for a rookie who is not in a position for success. The Raiders will struggle to find the end zone against a Chargers defense that slowed down the Packers’ passing attack last week.
- Antonio Gates ($5,800) – Have you seen the Raiders’ tight end coverage? Neither have I. Rivers has been on fire the last few weeks and the Raiders can be thanked for jump starting the careers of Crockett Gilmore and Gary Barnidge.
- Delanie Walker vs Atlanta ($5,500)- With Mettenberger likely getting the nod, you can expect Walker to be highly targeted from the rapport that was built last year. Atlanta got torched last Thursday night by Benjamin Watson who had a career best day….at 34 years old.
- Ladarius Green ($5,100) – The Chargers have two tight ends for the Raiders not to cover.
- Jordan Cameron vs Houston ($5,500) – The bicep with a face, Dan Campbell, rejuvenated the running game in Miami. This brought Dion Sims onto the field more often which resulted in a receiving touchdown his way. The PC Principal wants to increase tight end usage, but I fear that Cameron’s usage will be too tough to predict.
- St Louis Rams vs Cleveland ($4,500 ) – The Rams had an extra week to prepare for the terrifying Downtown Josh McCown-led Cleveland Browns. Already one of the best defenses in the league at getting to the QB, this game could get ugly quick for them. I really like the Rams and am still trying to figure out why their price is in the lower range.
- LOL- don’t even ask. Play the cheapest guy or someone on Monday. They’re going to do just fine for you…..or they might not. Who knows, they’re kickers!
Thanks for reading. If you have specific questions, feel free to hit up @FDJunkie on twitter. If you win, let me know. If you don’t, let me know too. Good luck to all and let’s return next week to celebrate Landry Jones!