Oct 11, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
(12) completes a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter while being pressured by Detroit Lions strong safety
(42) at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
John Brown ($6700) Cardinals vs. Ravens – Typically when I like a quarterback, I will look at pairing him with his top wide receiver in cash games. In tournaments however, the winning strategy can sometimes be to pair that quarterback with a 2nd or 3rd WR to go against the grain and potentially cash in if those two connect for a touchdown or two. Brown has quietly had a really nice season, capped off last week by an amazing 10 catch, 196 yard performance. Most people that are on Carson Palmer this weekend will also likely play Larry Fitzgerald, I like Brown as the lower owned potentially higher producing wide receiver in the Cardinal offense. He has averaged 5.5 catches and over 80 yards a game so far this season and should be able to add to that total this weekend in a gift match up against the Ravens.
Martavis Bryant ($6900) Steelers @ Chiefs – I already discussed liking Landry Jones this weekend and how the Chiefs have really struggled defending the pass. Bryant wasted no time rewarding his owners in his season debut with a very nice 2 TD effort, both of them coming from Jones. This is a guy that really came on strong at the end of last season and was expected to play a huge role for the Steelers this season. After injuries kept him out the first 6 weeks, he was thrown right back into the fire and was regularly targeted. Play him now while his price is still relatively low and reap the benefits as I really like the Steelers aerial attack this weekend.
DeAndre Hopkins ($9200) Texans @ Dolphins – What more can you really say about Hopkins through 6 weeks this season? The guy is on an absolute tear and currently leads the NFL in targets, catches, receiving yards and is on pace to hit nearly 2,000 yards. The Texans offense is improved with Arian Foster back in the fold, meaning that teams aren’t able to solely focus on Hopkins. With the amount of balls thrown his way, he is easily reaching value even with being the highest salaried player on the board. The Dolphins defense has been a disappointment this season and their secondary is vulnerable. Hopkins incredible streak of 20+ FanDuel points should continue this weekend.
Others I Like – Larry Fitzgerald ($7800), Brandon Marshall ($8200), Pierre Garcon ($6100)
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