I am sticking with Ryan in my cash game lineups against the Rams
this week based on a number of factors. First, he has thrown for
over 300 yards in every game this year. Second, his defense continues
to be terrible, and the Rams are going to have a ton of success
scoring against the Falcons. And third, this game is indoors and
at home. There are many reasons to start Ryan this week and very
few to bench him.
Allen has been a disappointment from a fantasy perspective in
2019, with only one game of 20 or more fantasy points. The rushing
yards haven’t quite been there, and he’s thrown more
than one touchdown in only one game this season. Miami is the
cure-all for what ails your team, and Allen will be a stud this
If you do not play Fournette this week in cash, you are likely
going to be at a disadvantage. Yes, he is expensive, and a ton
of people are going to play him, but the matchup is too good to
pass up, and Fournette’s volume continues to be elite.
I love Frank Gore as a cash play this week against his old team
and would not be surprised to see him lead the team is carries.
But I also love Singletary in this matchup as a homerun play,
with the Bills going up big and Singletary taking advantage of
a team tanking for next year.
The lack of usage and production from last week and the fact
that the Raiders are not terrible against the run has me looking
elsewhere than Jones this week. It is possible that he has another
multi-touchdown game, or he could burn you with Jamaal Williams
stealing the show.
H2H/Cash - T.Y Hilton vs. Houston - $5,900
Death, taxes, and Hilton posting monster numbers against the
Texans are things all fantasy owners can count on as certainties.
In 14 career games against Houston, Hilton averaged 103 receiving
yards with nine receiving touchdowns. Hilton is not a big TD guy,
but he has always torched the Texans. The fact that his salary
is so low makes him a no-brainer.
Woods scored his first touchdown of the season against the 49ers
last week, yet still failed to score double digits in fantasy
points. This offense has stunk, and Woods continues to be burned
by terrible play by Goff and the offensive line. The only way
I would play the veteran wideout is if he had an excellent matchup
against a bad defense in what looks like a high-scoring game.
This week’s game against the Falcons ticks all those boxes.
Thomas has done a solid job weathering the Drew Brees injury
storm with no fewer than 16 fantasy points in a game this year.
Sure, he will have a ton of volume in the passing game, but I
doubt he will return the cost of his salary in what could be a
field goal game between two solid defenses.
Hooper was my cash game play last week and will be again this
week at home against the Rams. Not only does this game have the
makings of a shootout, but Hooper’s average of nine targets
in each of the last three games makes him an elite option without
having to pay an elite price like for Kittle or Engram.
Did you spend all of your money elsewhere and need a tight end
with a high ceiling and a low price tag? Knox at home against
Miami is your guy. Shockingly, the Dolphins are one of the worst
defenses against tight ends, along with every other position on
If you buy into the revenge narrative of Kyle Shanahan going
scorched-earth against his old owner, then you do not want to
fade Kittle. I think the 49ers win this game easily, but behind
a huge day on the ground for the running backs and a monster performance
by Dante Pettis.
Defense & Special Teams
High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Bills
($5,400) vs. Dolphins
Well Priced with Upside: Packers ($3,400) vs.