I woke up with a smile today knowing that today is Friday which means it is only two days away from some Sunday NFL action and the NBA card has 13 games on tap tonight and eight games on tap tomorrow to keep me busy until Sunday.
Today I am going to take a look at some NFL players that I have put on my consideration list for Draftstreet.com this weekend. As always these plays are based off of pricing and scoring per draftstreet.com; if you want to use on another site tread lightly as the value may not be as strong on other sites. Let’s get to it and see what I like for this weekend at draftstreet.com
Robert Griffin lll ($13,385): I feel there is some value in RG lll this week after his putrid performance against the Broncos last week. This week Griffin gets to face a San Diego defense that is allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing QB’s on draftstreet.com. Griffin is a dual threat and if he could put that horrendous outing against Denver behind him he should do just fine against a struggling Chargers secondary.
Tony Romo ($15,197): I am high on Romo this week on numerous sites as I feel he gets an outstanding matchup with the Vikings secondary that allows the fifth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s on draftstreet.com. The Vikings defense is horrendous this season which should allow Romo to pick apart this secondary and have a huge game.
Eddie Lacy ($11,821): Eddie Lacy has the potential to see a huge workload this week with Finley, Cobb and the possibility of Jones being out while Jordy Nelson finds himself a tough matchup with Charles Tillman covering him. Lacy will face a Bears defense that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing RB’s in which Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson and Brandon Jacobs all had 100 or more rushing yards against them while RG lll, Alfred Morris and Roy Helu combine for 200 plus yards on the ground against Chicago. With the way Lacy has been running the ball and how he is being incorporated into the passing game a bit more he is making my list of possibilities.
Matt Forte ($12,982): Forte is another guy that I am high on this week as he should see a much larger workload with Josh McCown under center. Forte may not have easiest matchup on paper but with a backup QB under center we are going to see Chicago lean on Forte to control the offense and to keep GB’s offense off the field. Even when McCown is in trouble he will look to Forte to bail him out on short screens which will just add more fantasy points.
Keenan Allen ($10,806): Keep an eye on if Eddie Royal is a no go this week, which would bump Allen’s value up even more. Allen will face a Washington secondary that allows the third most fantasy points to opposing WR’s on draftsrteet.com this season. Allen has become Rivers’ go-to guy and with the potential of Royal not playing makes Allen a strong possibility to see plenty of targets in a game that has a total posted at 51.
Pierre Garcon ($10,213): I am going to stick with the Skins and Chargers with another WR play. Garcon is the number one option when it comes to the passing game in Washington and this week he gets to face a Charger secondary that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Garcon continues to see double-digit targets every week and now with such a favorable matchup he should be able to do plenty of damage at this price.
Jason Witten ($7,793): Dallas is getting a favorable matchup this week against a horrible Minnesota secondary. Minnesota this season is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Tony Romo likes to throw the ball and Witten should find some seems in this Vikings secondary to do some damage.
Martellus Bennett ($6,885): I am not real keen on the fact that Josh McCown is going to be under center in Chicago but since he has thrown one TD to Bennett this season I have to give Bennett some consideration. Bennett will face a GB defense last allows the second most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Bennett may not see a ton of receptions this week bit I do feel he will be used in the red-zone against a team that struggles to contain the TE position.
Jacoby Jones ($4,093): If I am going to play in a GPP this weekend I need to give some consideration to Jones. Last week I mentioned how Joe Haden was going to contain Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery was going to step up, I was half right as Haden shut Bowe down but it was Dexter McCuster who came through for KC. This week Haden will blanketing Torrey Smith which means Jacoby Jones should be the one that Joe Flacco is going to target. For the price of Jones he makes for a strong possibility since he should see an increase in his workload this weekend.
Zac Stacy ($8,638): From what I have been reading Stacy was a full participant in yesterdays practice; barring any setbacks he should be ready to go this weekend against a Titans defense that allows the sixth most fantasy points to opposing running backs on draftstreet.com. If the Rams work a similar game plan this week like they did last week, Stacy should be in line for a large workload.
New Orleans Saints ($5,950): New Orleans finds themselves in a matchup with the NY Jets this week who rank in the bottom five in points per game, sacks allowed per game and interceptions thrown per game. Rob Ryan has this Saints defense playing well this season and with a matchup against a rookie QB who has struggled at times, should help for a decent week from the Saints defense.
New England Patriots ($5,084): The Patriots are another defense that finds themselves a great matchup this week. NE will face a Pittsburgh defense that ranks in the bottom five for points per game, fumbles lost per game and sacks allowed per game. NE has looked good defensively the last two weeks, with a great matchup this week we should see similar results from the Patriots defense.