Took Thanksgiving week off, as having 3 games on Thanksgiving really makes a Sunday-only tournament harder to navigate. We’re back, and hopefully going to finish in the money! Let’s take a look at how we built this week’s lineup.
Running Back: For just $7,600, Aaron Jones looks like a great value facing one of the worst rush D’s in the league. The Cards are missing their middle linebacker, too. Jones should run all over them.
Wide Receiver: Talk about value! Corey Davis is just $5,900. That is incredible. He’s been hot 2 of the past 3 weeks, and has a great matchup against the Jets. Easy choice here, and will allow us to spend more elsewhere.
Tight End: Another glaring value: David Njoku ($5,500). Looks like Baker Mayfield’s go-to guy right now. The matchup is favorable, too; Houston gives up the 5th-most points to TEs.
Quarterback: We are digging Jameis Winston ($7,500) this week. The Bucs really have no run game and the Panther gives up the 5th-most points to QBs. Winston absolutely has to throw. 300+ and 2-3 TDs sounds within reason.
Wide Receiver: Going to go for a stack here. With DeSean Jackson out, we’re thinking Mike Evans gets more double teams, opening things up for slot receiver Adam Humphries. Humphries has been solid the past month or so, and really has a good matchup here. 12-13 points seems like the floor here.
Defense: Got about $6,900 per position left, so going to up that average by grabbing a value defense. We have the Ravens rated high this week, and they’re just $4,200. Sign us up.
Running Back: Now we’re up to about $7,700 per player. Going to find a RB in that range. Joe Mixon ($7,400) fits the bill here. Denver’s not great stopping the run and with Andy Dalton out, we expect more dump-off passes going Mixon’s way. Nice value.
Wide Receiver: Got just under $8k to spend here. Really like Brandin Cooks ($7,800) in what should be a shootout in Detroit. The Lions’ secondary are risk-takers; perfect setup for a guy like Cooks to get loose deep on multiple occasions.
Flex: $8,100 left, which means we get a studly flex this week. Jeez, how about Adam Thielen ($8,100)? Perfect!
QB – Winston ($7,500)
RB – Aaron Jones ($7,600)
RB – Mixon ($7,400)
WR – Davis ($5,900)
WR – Cooks ($7,800)
WR – Humphries ($6,000)
TE – Njoku ($5,500)
Flex – Thielen ($8,100)
DEF – Ravens ($4,200)