Plenty to Enjoy in the Chargers-Jaguars Matchup
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(All prices via DraftKings)
There are two quarterbacks I'm considering this week: Nick Foles and Jay Cutler. I like Foles quite a bit against a Cowboys team that struggles on defense, but I like Cutler a bit more. And, I'm willing to pay that extra $700 (Cutler is $7,700) to have Cutler in the lineup. Like Foles, he faces a weak defense, but one that is even worse than the Cowboys, their division-mate Redskins. Cutler has been a Top 10 play this year, and the Redskins defense makes him a Top Five option this week. With a price that barely has him in the Top 10 for cost, Cutler is a great play.
I have a running back at flex, so there are three names to share with you. First, if you structure your lineup similarly, you will be able to afford the "All In" player of the week, Jamaal Charles. Not only is Charles leading the way with 25.8 PPG, but he's facing a team on the downturn: the Texans. The team is in disarray, and while the defense is still strong, they won't be able to stop Charles, who is actually supposed to see the ball more. For my second RB, I head to San Diego for Danny Woodhead. He's averaging 15.5 PPG and faces the Jaguars. That last part is really all you need to know, as the Chargers and Woodhead should have no problem in this matchup, which makes his $5,200 price a steal. Another borderline steal is Gio Bernard at $5,800. Bernard has been slowly pushing BenJarvus Green-Ellis aside, is averaging 14.5 PPG even with shared touches and faces the Lions defense.
Both of these choices might sound as if I'm going off one week. However, if you've listened/followed previously, you know both are studs and not one-week wonders. First up is Justin Blackmon – back in my lineup again. How can you not use Blackmon in a PPR setup, even at a semi-high price of $7,300? Cecil Shorts is questionable, the Chargers can't stop the pass and Blackmon is a WR1 with Chad Henne at QB. My second receiver is Keenan Allen on the other side of the ball. Again, not a one-week wonder, Allen has become Philip Rivers favorite target and will cost you nearly nothing. Allen is just $4,600 and in that same matchup as Woodhead, meaning another big day is in store.
I originally had Heath Miller here, and at $3,600, Miller is yet another steal for your lineups. I still would use him if you needed to save a few bucks, but I had enough to still grab Jermichael Finley, who I like a bit more. With the injuries to the Packers WRs (Randall Cobb out and James Jones questionable), the team needs Finley to step up more and are even using him in WR sets. That sets Finley up for a big day, and his $4,300 price is way too low for his potential. Either Finley or Miller should be your tight end, nobody else.
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