Lacy is One of this Week’s Must-Owns
Let’s deal ‘em up!
(All prices via DraftKings)
If you read earlier this week, you know where I am headed. No quarterback has more upside given his price than Terrelle Pryor does against the Eagles. Philly can’t stop the pass and continue to rank as one of the most favorable matchups. Even if Pryor has an average passing day, his legs already guarantee a good Fantasy output, and with costing just $6,700, I think he’s nearly a must-own.
I could have to change out one of these, but we’ll get to that in a second. Forget Darren Sproles, it’s Danny Woodhead this year that is providing RB1 value in PPR scoring, even though he doesn’t seen many carries or a big workload. Woodhead still costs just $5,600 and is a great play any week, especially this one with the Redskins on tap. Eddie Lacy is my second pick and/or flex (he’s there because I saved flex for last). He’s been terrific for the Packers of late and actually has a nice amount of catches the past two weeks – something very unexpected for Lacy. The Bears defense is playing poorly and is weak against the run (remember what Brandon Jacobs did?). Lacy is a good play at $6,600. The one I might have to change is DeMarco Murray, although, reports sound promising. Murray was a Top 10 play before his injury and will return to that if active. At just $6,300, Murray is a steal going against the Vikings weak defense.
You don’t need to spend much to get some high-end potential this week. Pierre Garcon faces the Chargers defense, which is nearly as bad as his own team. Garcon is averaging 16.3 PPG and costs just $5,800, making him a near WR1 play at WR2/3 cost. Keenan Allen is an even better bargain. Allen has WR1 potential easily in this same matchup, has 14.0 PPG while playing little over the first few weeks and costs just $4,600. I project Allen to have a bigger day than Garcon will, which makes him a lock for lineups given that price.
Why did we save money? To get Jimmy Graham! Even hobbled and on limited snaps, Graham still scored two touchdowns and had a big day. At $7,600, he’d rank near the top for receivers, but he’s outpacing them all – except Calvin Johnson. With Jordan Cameron having Jason Campbell at QB, and no one else within (about) eight PPG, Graham is far and away the best option at tight end.
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