QB Derek Carr OAK $7,700
The Saints were the worst defense in the NFL last season and Carr is one of the up and coming young QBs. I know it is on the road but I like Carrs chances for a cheap QB to put up big numbers. Anybody can score on New Orleans.
RB Ezekiel Elliott DAL $7,900
What better way to help a rookie QB making his debut then to feed a RB behind the best offensive line in football? Elliott could be in line for a ton of carries this week and while the Giants spent a ton of money in free agency to improve the defense, they were still in the bottom half until they prove otherwise.
RB Doug Martin TB $7,200
The Falcons struggled against the run and Doug Martin had a comeback year after many people were starting to question whether he had flamed out. Martin should get his carries and he had over 70 yards both games against Atlanta last year.
RB Spencer Ware KC $5,400
Jamaal Charles is doubtful meaning that Ware and West will be splitting the carries in the Chiefs backfield against the fifth worst run team last year. Ware will start and likely get more of the carries so if you want a value RB Ware is the best option.
WR Sammy Watkins BUF $7,300
Watkins has big play potential and the Ravens don’t have a stand out corner. Watkins played the best of his season when he was healthier towards the end of the season and if the Bills want to win this one Watkins needs to get the ball in his hands.
WR Corey Coleman CLE $6,500
Something in my gut just says to love Coleman. We haven’t seen much of him in the preseason but the Browns need to have somebody step up in Josh Gordon’s absence if they want to get a victory. Coleman is the best receiver and the Eagles might be the worst team they play. A good start would set the tone for the next few weeks.
WR Michael Crabtree WR OAK $6,100
I mentioned how I liked Carr and to get the number two WR for just $6,100 would make a lot of sense if you want to do a QB-WR stack. Crabtree had a solid year and when you face the Saints, anybody is capable of having a big game.
WR Tajae Sharp TEN $4,800
Sharp is the number two WR for Tennessee on their depth chart and finding a starting WR for this cheap is rare. He makes the list before he has a big game and his value goes up. He lit up the MAC during his college days and the rookie will have a chance to show he has something. He’s your deep sleeper of the week.
TE Coby Fleener NO $5,400
Drew Brees did not do well the beginning of last year without Graham. While he did come back around in the end, having a big target for him is what makes him tick more. The $5,400 tag just lends to even more value.
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