“I’m ready to shine on Monday Night, who gone stop me???” “AntonioBrown closeup” by The Football Juice
Weekly fantasy sports are a beautiful thing because despite the fact I didn’t have my best showing last week, there’s a brand new slate of new opportunities ahead this week. And like Flo-Rida says “Sometimeeeeees I get a good feeling…..Yeah!” Yours truly is definitely feeling great vibes about my line-ups this week and I’ll let you in on my secrets so you can pin-point the guys that will surely grant you a victory in those tournaments.
Value Pick – Ben Roethlisberger (5,700) – This is almost a lock to return value at this price and Big Ben is due for a big game after two fairly mediocre showings. Houston has also allowed a multi-TD passer for four weeks in a row now.
Pay the Premium – Peyton Manning (9,000) – Definitely a tough match-up on paper but Peyton Manning has a chance to make history and despite the party line that they aren’t focused on the record, he’ll come out gunning and they’ve been unstoppable lately.
Value Pick – Ben Tate (5,300) – Probably the last time all year you’ll see Tate go for this cheap especially after he ransacks the Jaguars D this week. With 20+ carries the past two weeks, the Browns are committed to the run game and Tate is clearly their guy.
Value Pick – Lamar Miller (5,300) – No Knowshon? No problem. Lamar Miller is fully capable to carry the load and will see his regular 15-20 touches and the momentum is strong with his 3 TD’s in the past two weeks.
Pay the Premium – Andre Ellington (6,500) – Probably not the name you expected but with Forte and Murray being over 9,300, you basically project them to score 30+ which is a tough projection to expect. Ellington faces a soft run D in Oakland that just allowed 120 yards and a TD to Branden Oliver last week. Ellington should make a few catches out the backfield and look for him to finally break 100 yards on the ground.
Value Pick – Golden Tate (5,900) – No Calvin once again and New Orleans has been getting straight LIT UP by wide receivers this year. Expect another 10+ targets and for him to have a nice rebound game this week as the main receiving option.
Value Pick – Justin Hunter (3,700) – Hunter has been slowly but surely coming around and he just missed a TD last week when he was tackled at the one yard line. He’s clearly the No. 1 receiver in Tennessee now and the Redskins have been terrible at defending the pass this year.
Pay the Premium – Demaryius Thomas (8,000) – Thomas has put any injury concerns or issues that plagued him the first 3 weeks of the season and has been an unstoppable force the past two weeks with 350 yards and 3 TD’s. It doesn’t matter who’s checking him at this point.
Pay the Premium – Antonio Brown (7,900) – It’s been a couple of weeks since Brown has seen pay dirt and that will change this week at home against the Texans. They’ve allowed a receiving TD in 5 straight weeks and T.Y. Hilton just torched them for 225 yards.
Value Pick – Jordan Reed (5,000) – We heard a lot about Jordan Reed’s potential involvement in the Redskins passing attack prior to the season and he certainly didn’t disappoint in his return from injury. Only playing for about half the offensive snaps, he still reeled in 8 catches for 92 yards so going forward he should replicate that production and be on the field more.
Value Pick – Jordan Cameron (4,600) – I did get something right last week as Cameron was a recommended instinct play and he went on to score a touchdown and eclipse 100 receiving yards. Jacksonville definitely isn’t scaring anyone so he should be a great play this week as well.
Cleveland Browns (3,000) vs Jax – Jacksonville has provided at least 10 fantasy points to every opposing defense that’s played them this year. This is certainly the defense play this week.
My Optimal Lineup:
QB – Ben Roethlisberger (5,700)
RB – Lamar Miller (5,300)
RB – Ben Tate (5,300)
WR – Antonio Brown (7,900)
WR – Golden Tate (5,900)
WR – Demaryius Thomas (8,000)
TE – Jordan Reed (5,000)
FLEX – Justin Hunter (3,700)
DEF – Browns (3,000)
I’m interested to hear your line-ups as well so shoot me a line on here or on Twitter @TheTruthMJD and remember to always trust your instincts!! Good luck this week.