Hey Guys I’m back again for the weekly edition of the Power Plays. This week we take a look at the Week 10 slate in the NFL. What a week it was for the Power Plays here at the Sports Geek. We avoided the injury bug that plagued us a bit last week, and got a nice return from our players!
The highest scoring player for us last week was no other than the man himself Aaron Rodgers coming through with a huge fourth quarter and providing us with 27.1 FD points. The rest of QBs suggested hit home runs as well with the Dak and Kaepernick putting up 23+ FD points. Running back proved to be a tricky position last week, with the sexy value play West throwing up a very modest 8.9 stat line. The wide receiver position went completely bonkers with every player suggested hit double digits. A few of the highlights were Julio Jones and Michael Thomas both scoring over 21FD points. Stefon Diggs, Terrelle Pryor, and Moncrief all scored above 13FD points and were all mid value plays. It was another solid and profitable week for those who listen and follow the plays on a weekly basis. Let’s keep the good times rolling and have another big week
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PITT – Ben Roethlisberger ($ 7700) – Vegas has this game atop the list of the highest totals of the week at 50, with a team implied total of 27. Big ben is severely underpriced playing in this home spot against the cowboys who are ranked in the middle of the league against the pass. Big ben averages the most points of any QB at home this year with 28+ FD points per game, and has thrown 12 TDs in those games.
TENN – Marcus Mariota ($ 7400) – Vegas has this game near the top of the slate with a 49 point total, and with the Packers struggling run game I expect the Titans to see extra possessions in this game. The titans have scored 26+ points in 5 straight games, and in those games Mariota has thrown multiple touchdown passes. The packers are still stingy against the run, which means Mariota will have to carry the load.
*Tournament Target* PHI – Carson Wentz ($ 6800) – This almost pains me to write, but the recommendation of Wentz has its viable reasons. The total in this game is 50, and the Eagles have an implied team total of 25.5. The Falcons are struggling to stop any opposing QB giving up a league worst 23+ FD points a game. I also love the cheap stackable options you have with Wentz allowing you to pay up for some studs in your lineup.
AZ – David Johnson ($ 9400) – We won’t spend much on this because it’s the stone lock play of the week. David Johnson leads all positional players in points per game on fan duel with 21.8, and is responsible for 35% of the Cardinals offensive yards. The Cardinals come in as big home favorites against one the league’s worst run defenses in the 49ers.
SD – Melvin Gordon ($ 8300) – A player I think the entire NFL wrote off by the end of last year and through the first few weeks of this season. Melvin leads all running backs in the last month with an average of 28.5 points a game, and has seen double digit fantasy points in all games but one this year against the Broncos. Interesting stat I got from RotoWorld, Melvin Gordon leads the league in attempts inside the red zone. He has 45 attempts inside the 20, 23 attempts inside the 10, and 14 attempts inside the 5.
*Tournament Target* PHI – Darren Sproles ($ 5100) – This is one of the cheap targets you can stack with Wentz, especially because Sproles is a pass catching back and has a knack for taking the screen pass to the house. I will admit I like this play more on DK, but the volume and snaps he is getting makes him a viable option on FD.
*Deep Tournament Target* JAX – Chris Ivory ($ 5200) – The Texans are giving up the 6th most points to opposing running backs this year, that stat is probably eating JJ Watt alive. Ivory is getting the work load under the new OC 18-7. Ivory is getting the goaline work and looked quite good against the run stingy Chiefs.
PITT – Antonio Brown ($ 8600) – Even in a game last week where Big Ben clearly wasn’t himself AB still found himself as WR8 on FanDuel. Now he gets a home game where he has 9 receiving TDs in his last 7 games at Heinz field. The Cowboys have allowed big games this year to opposing WR 1’s, and are ranked in the bottom half of league against the pass.
TB – Mike Evans ($ 8500) – What do I need to say about this guy, he an absolute target and TD monster this year. This is another great match up at home, in what might be a must win for the Tampa Bay Bucs who are coming off a 10 day rest. The Bears have allowed the second most fantasy points on the year to opposing WRs. Mike Evans hasn’t seen less than 11 targets in a single game, and I expect the volume to continue especially with the running back situation being as bad as it is.
CHI – Alshon Jeffrey ($ 7200) – The Bucs have been stingy against the run this year, which means Cutler will be dropping back to pass more. Speaking of Cutler, that has all season long owners of Jeffrey quite happy. Jeffrey has seen 25% of the targets in the past 3 games, and we continue to see the Bucs struggle with defending large WRs.
*Tournament Target* PHI – Jordan Matthews ($ 5900) – The Falcons struggle against teams passing games, as they’re giving up the second most points to opposing WRs. This is another cheap option to stack with Wentz, or a low owned option for your tournament plays. It seems as though Wentz is starting to target Matthews with 24 targets and 17 receptions in the last two games.
*Tournament Target NE – Julian Edleman ($ 6000) – The Patriots are coming off a bye and the Seahawks are traveling to the East Coast on a short week, Im not really sure where the NFL comes up with these schedules sometimes. Edleman has benefited from Brady’s return to the tune of 35 targets in the last 4, but has only scored a touchdown in of those games. But as we all remember the last time these two teams met was in the superbowl and Edleman torched the Seahawks for 9 receptions for 109 yards.
CHI – Zach Miller ($ 5400) – Miller seemed to pick up right where him and Hoyer left on when Cutler took over the QB duties again. Miller converted his 10 targets last game to 7 catches for 88 yards against a much better defense than the Bucs. Until his price creeps up to 6k he will be a viable option each and every week.
HOU – C.J. Fiedorowicz ($5200) – Jalen Ramsey is the real deal, and this may force Brock to throw elsewhere on the field. Fiedorowicz has seen his fantasy stock soar the last few weeks with scoring 2TDs in his last 3 games. The Jags struggle to cover the middle of the field and have 2 sacks in the last 3 weeks. Which means Brock will have a nice pocket to make his throws.
New York Jets ($ 4800) – The Rams have given up 31 FD points to opposing defenses the past two weeks. They now travel to east coast for an early game against the best run defense in the NFL. I expect the rams to struggle, and the fact they have to pass means sacks and INTs galore.