I was extremely busy last week and didn’t play any cash games, but I will be back at it here in week 8. We will have some perceived value opening up with the injury to Kerryon Johnson, but he comes in only $200 less than Kerryon was last week and for the most part, is an unknown. We will talk about that a bit more later in the RB section.
Let’s get right into the:
As you probably know by now, most weeks I try to pay down at the QB position, but this may be a week where I lean to pay up. The higher priced options are in much better spots. I don’t have to tell you why Russel Wilson (@ Atlanta) or Deshaun Watson (vs. Oakland) are good plays, so I won’t get into them. One of these two is probably where I lean (on Wednesday), but here are a couple lower price options I will consider before Sunday.
Ryan Tannehill vs. Tampa Bay – $5,100
It isn’t pretty, but the price will likely allow us to do some nice things with our lineups. Not to mention the matchup is not bad and the Buccaneers normally force you to beat them through the air, as their front seven have been really tough so far.
With a full week of work, Tannehill carved up a similar defense in the Chargers just a week ago when he was 23/29 for 312 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, and 23.18 DK points. We will take that for sure.
Josh Allen vs. Philadelphia – $6,500
While I agree that you could probably just pay up at this point, if that $600-$700 savings helps you get one more guy you like, it may be worth it. Out of all the QB’s on this slate, Josh Allen is the safest bet to have that rushing floor that I normally like for cash games.
We also know that his strength in the passing game is the deep ball and the Eagles have struggled in that area. I also like this matchup because the Eagles are one of the hardest teams in the NFL to run on, meaning we could see more rushing & passing attempts from Allen than normal. I always like these types of quarterbacks more in competitive games rather than in potential blowouts.