Justin Blackmon is Back, and Should be Back in Your Lineup
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(All prices via DraftKings)
I started Cutler against the Giants, but if you didn't, there is a closely priced option that has nice value. The Cowboys defense is weak, especially against the pass, and the Redskins had two weeks to prepare. That also meant two weeks for Robert Griffin to rest. RG3 is averaging 20.8 FPPG and is just $8,200 in a great matchup.
I also went with Matt Forte, who was a bit disappointing given the matchup. For my second running back, I don't see how DeMarco Murray isn't a lock. He's averaging 18.2 PPG, costs just $6,500 and is facing an equally poor – actually, even worse – defense in the Redskins. Murray has been terrific and should roll against Washington. There is a huge value for your Flex spot or even your second RB in Pittsburgh… Mr. Le'Veon Bell. The Steelers need to get the ground game going, and Bell proved in just one game that he can be their guy. The Jets are strong against the run, but Bell will see enough opportunities and will put up enough points to make him more than worth the low $5,500 price.
As mentioned earlier this week, Justin Blackmon showed us that he is still a premier young talent at the WR position. With a low $6,800 cost and Chad Henne at QB (thankfully), Blackmon is in line for a great cost/production return against the Broncos. The Denver defense is still struggling, and there is no question that the Jaguars will be down early and needing to pass… just to keep it within 20. For the second WR option, I'm going with another young stud, Josh Gordon. First, he faces the Lions secondary. Second, Gordon is averaging 21.8 PPG. And third, Gordon costs the same as Blackmon – just $6,800 – which is too much value for us to pass on.
Big time value here. Owen Daniels is done for a while, and Garrett Graham already has three touchdowns in five games. That's great production for a tight end sharing duties and being on the short end of the split. Now, the check downs will come Graham's way more often and the red zone targets will remain. At a measly $3,100, Graham is one of the best value picks for Week 6. Even if you mix in other players elsewhere, use Graham to go big at the RB and WR positions.
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