Justin Blackmon Has Become a Top-Notch Option
Let’s deal ‘em up!
(All prices from DraftKings)
There is an obvious pick here, as Justin Blackmon is dominating and still priced respectably at $7,300. He faces the Chargers, who have been terrible against the pass – even though they held firm against the Colts. However, make sure he is 100 percent before this Sunday. Josh Gordon remains a high reward/risk play with Brandon Weeden at QB. His $6,600 price isn’t too expensive given his production, but Weeden continues to make him a risk. With Randall Cobb and James Jones (likely) both out, a very deep and sneaky play is Jarrett Boykin for just $3,500. Don’t get scared away after Alshon Jeffery’s poor game against the Giants. Jay Cutler narrowly missed him several times, as he was breaking coverage as always, and now faces the Redskins – a team worse on defense. Plus, Jeffery is just $5,800. Speaking of cheap options versus poor defenses, Greg Jennings likely has Josh Freeman at QB this week, and even though he was cut from the Bucs, Freeman is a big upgrade in Minnesota. Jennings is just $5,200 and has nice potential in this matchup.
No Jimmy Graham this week folks. Even without the injury situation, the Saints are on their bye, so we're off to the also-rans. Don't worry, there is plenty of value still. If (and who the heck knows until Sunday) Rob Gronkowski plays, you have to grab him at just $5,000. Even on limited snaps, Gronk could do more damage than any other tight end. Outside of the big man, Vernon Davis blew up last week and now sits just $100 behind Tony Gonzalez at $6,700. Both are a bit expensive, so I'm looking deeper at Greg Olsen and Charles Clay. Each have solid matchups and come in at $4,700 and $4,500. Here's your deep sleeper pick of the week though, Tim Wright. Mike Glennon is targeting him heavily, the Falcons defense (and team) is hurting and Wright is just $3,800. If you need to save money somewhere, well, you just found out how.
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