By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro





Jalen Hurts, PHI ($8000)

You’re going to have to pay to get Hurts into your lineups this week, but he’s worth it as the main catalyst in the highest-totaled game of the week (50.5). After a dud in the first week, Hurts has put up DK scores of 26.22, 21.88, and 27.16 en route to being the QB5 overall in fantasy. The Rams are currently in the bottom ten in pressure and QB hit rate, and they just allowed a three-TD game to Anthony Richardson (two in the air, one on the ground). Hurts has at least nine rushes in all four games so far this season.

Other options - Patrick Mahomes

Mid-tier options - Tua Tagovailoa, Anthony Richardson, Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff


Daniel Jones, NYG ($5800)

As a Giant fan, I can assure you that this is a scary option right now. Jones’ viability will be tied to the health of his offensive line as the week’s injury reports come out, but we can’t pretend Jones himself wasn’t flat-out bad in last week’s loss either. If Andrew Thomas and/or Saquon Barkley return, I’m fully on board with Jones as a cash play at a depressed price tag, as the Dolphins are generally involved in shootouts. They’ve allowed the fifth most FPPG to opposing QBs and Jones is a constant rushing threat. If we’re trotting out the same patchwork OL again this week, though, be wary of this one (and use the Miami D/ST)

Other options - CJ Stroud, Joshua Dobbs




Bijan Robinson, ATL ($7700)

At $7700, Bijan is almost a cash lock for me. The pendulum has swung his way over Tyler Allgeier a little more the last two weeks as far as snap counts go, and Robinson has logged 72 touches through the first four weeks. Houston continues to be a defense to attack on the ground, as they’ve allowed the seventh most FPPG to RBs along with five rushing TDs and over 125 YFS per game. Atlanta boasts the second highest rush rate at home, a mark of over 56%.

Other options - Derrick Henry

Mid-tier options - Kyren Williams, David Montgomery, Alvin Kamara, Joe Mixon, D’Andre Swift


Breece Hall, NYJ ($5400)

You have to take a bit of leap of faith on this one and trust in coach-speak. Apparently Breece Hall is no longer under any restrictions, which means he SHOULD be the lead back for the Jets this weekend. It couldn’t come at a better time, either, as the Jets face Denver. These are the same Broncos that have been eviscerated on the ground for by far the most FPPG to RBs, which includes 390 all-purpose yards and eight TDs to the Miami crew. Breece is averaging 6.8 yards per touch, which is second in the NFL, and the Jets are in must-win mode. Dalvin Cook looks like dust (2.5 yards per touch), and Michael Carter is a mere passing back.

Other options - James Conner, Isiah Pacheco, Alexander Mattison, Jaleel McLaughlin




JaMarr Chase, CIN ($7900)

In a vacuum I’d pick Tyreek Hill as the overall WR1 for the week, but this is DFS, and Chase comes at a whopping $1100 discount to Hill. Despite the slow start in general for the Bengals, Chase is still sixth in the NFL in targets while running a route on every single snap so far this season. Joe Burrow’s health is definitely in question, but Chase’s results have still been there the last two weeks. Now it looks like Tee Higgins is in danger of missing this game, and Chase has seen a 6% target boost in that scenario in the past. Arizona’s defense is a get-right spot for all Bengals.

Other options - Tyreek Hill, Justin Jefferson, AJ Brown, Puka Nacua

Mid-tier options - Michael Pittman, Garrett Wilson


Tyler Boyd, CIN ($4500)

Efficiency is a huge issue for Boyd, who has failed to log a double-digit yardage catch in two of four weeks now. However, he continues to be a constant presence in the Cincinnati passing game, logging target counts of eight, nine, and seven in the last three games. Tee Higgins looks iffy at best for this contest, making it logical that Boyd’s target share goes UP this week, and this is a prime spot for the entire Bengals’ offense against Arizona. It’s OK to play both Chase and Boyd in cash, even if you don’t play Burrow.

Other options - DeAndre Hopkins, Tutu Atwell, Adam Thielen, Marquise Brown, Tank Dell, Josh Downs, Rashee Rice, Wan’Dale Robinson




Travis Kelce, KC ($7600)

The Kelce/Swift tour continues to Minnesota this weekend to take on a Vikings squad that is 26th in pressure rate and 21st in overall defensive efficiency. They do not have anything that remotely resembles an answer to Kelce in the secondary, and he’s plugging right along with 26 targets through the first three weeks. A rock-solid cash option if you want to pay up at the position.

Other options - Mark Andrews, Sam LaPorta

Mid-tier options - Dallas Goedert, Tyler Higbee


Jonnu Smith, ATL ($2900)

Remember Kyle Pitts? Yeah, me neither. As unbelievable as it sounds, Jonnu Smith is now the TE to roster in Atlanta, as his style of play fits the Falcons far better than Pitts’ finesse does. Jonnu has 20 targets over the last three weeks, yet is still priced as almost a nonfactor in the Atlanta passing game. After being left for dead by New England (and partially by Atlanta, too), Smith has rebounded and is now sixth among TEs in receiving yards. Take this pricing gift and run with it. Honestly, I do not understand why Smith is not showing more rostership % at this point in the week.

Other options - Zack Ertz, Chig Okonkwo, Kylen Granson, Durham Smythe



Tennessee Titans ($2400)
Pittsburgh Steelers ($2700)
New England Patriots ($3100)
Miami Dolphins ($3600)
New Orleans Saints ($3000)