Sunday is finally here and we are just a few hours away from kickoff. If you are scrambling to find some players for this weekend, look no further I am here to help. Now that I have gone through and put out some value plays this week, it is time to find some of those high priced players who should help you cash in some tournaments this weekend. Here are some players I am looking at adding to my value plays to try to build my lineups this weekend.
Peyton Manning: Manning is going to come with the highest price-tag but he is well worth it. This week Manning gets a crack at the Dallas Cowboys and their 29th ranked defense against opposing quarterbacks, in which they are allowing 328.5 yards per game and 2.5 touchdowns per game. Even though he is the highest priced QB you can add some of those value plays I mentioned this week and still put a respectable lineup together.
Mathew Stafford: Stafford and the Lions are always going to be a pass first offense, even with Reggie Bush in the backfield. This weekend Stafford gets a shot at the Green Bay Packers who allow the 6th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. The total on the Green Bay/Detroit game is posted at 53.5 which means plenty of scoring. Green Bay struggles with the passing game and with Stafford having Megatron and Bush to throw the ball too this looks like a matchup Stafford should have some success in.
Jamaal Charles: Charles is going to be one of the highest priced running backs but he does so much for this Chiefs offense you have to wonder; should I put him in. This week Charles will take his 26.3 touches per game up against Titans defense that is allowing 96.3 rushing yards per game and 5.8 receptions and 35.3 yards per game through the air to opposing running backs. The Chiefs have figured out how to use Charles’ strengths and until someone slows that down he needs to be considered for your lineup.
LeSean McCoy: Shady McCoy is another high priced running back that has a great matchup that should give you plenty of points. McCoy will face the New York Giants this week who are allowing the ninth most fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Eagles have a great matchup against a struggling Giants defense and with McCoy and DeSean Jackson being the two guys Vick trust most with the ball, we should see a big day from McCoy.
Calvin Johnson: Johnson has manhandled the Green Bay Packers the last three times he has faced them. The last three contests Johnson has faced GB he has 26 receptions, 505 yards and two TD’s. Today Johnson gets to face a GB defense that is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Johnson is going to come with a hefty price-tag but with his success against GB in the past and GB’s struggles to contain WR’s this looks like a great matchup for Johnson.
Wes Welker: Welker and Thomas seem to be Peyton Manning’s two favorite targets. Thomas will come with the higher price-tag but I am liking Welker since he has just as many targets as Thomas but his red zone targets are 2.3 per game while Thomas’ are just 1.3 per game. The price-tag on Welker could be a bit high at most sites but a matchup against Dallas who rank in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to WR should still bring plenty of success for Welker.
Jimmy Graham: Graham is having an unbelievable season for a TE thus far. This week Graham gets a matchup with the Bears defense who are allowing an average of seven receptions and 74.8 yards per game against opposing TE’s. Graham leads the Saints for targets per game at 10.5 and for yards per game at 114.5. Graham is going to have a huge price-tag for a TE but if you can find some value in other positions he could be worth the price as he seems to be Drew Brees’ favorite target.
Jason Witten: Witten is going to find himself included a bit more in the passing game today since Miles Austin looks to be out again and Dallas has a matchup with Denver which means Dallas will probably being playing from behind majority of the game. If Dallas has to pass the ball a bit more look for Witten’s 8.3 targets per game to go up and his 48 yards per game go up since Denver is allowing 6.5 receptions per game and 86.3 yards per game to opposing TE’s. This is a great matchup for Witten who should find some holes in the Denver defense to have a big day.