Until Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski both return – not just one or the other – Julian Edelman seems to be a lock at WR. He’s averaging 20.3 PPG, even when including Week 1 where the situation was much different. And the best part is, Edelman costs just $5,900 (DraftKings). It would be nice to start DeSean Jackson against the hapless Giants, but not when he’s priced higher than players such as Wes Welker, Andre Johnson and Jordy Nelson. Alshon Jeffery is an intriguing low-priced/risk type at just $4,800. The Bears are facing the Saints at home and will need to (try) keep pace. If there is any week to take a gamble on Hakeem Nicks, this is it. The Eagles defense is just as bad as the Giants, and Nicks’ struggles have dropped his price to $5,300. I never said there wasn’t risk with doing that, but this may be the best buying opportunity with him. If you want the ultimate swing-for-the-fence option, Jeremy Kerley might be the Jets only option come Monday night. It sounds as though Stephen Hill could miss the game, and Santonio Holmes is ailing again. If both are out, Kerley at $3,100 is somewhat intriguing.
Unless you go cheap across the board, you’ll be hard pressed to afford Jimmy Graham or Jordan Cameron. The one name you may want to look at though is Antonio Gates. He’s back! The Chargers need weapons in the passing game, and Gates looks as though he jumped in a time machine. He’s averaging 19.6 PPG, faces the pitiful Raiders and costs $6,000. If you need to go cheaper, Charles Clay still sits at $4,000, even though he is the seventh highest scoring tight end in the game… currently. Vernon Davis and Greg Olsen both check in behind him at prices at least $1,000 higher.
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