By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro





Josh Allen, BUF ($8200)

Josh Allen is fully priced which adds some difficulty to getting him into cash, but what a spot he’s in this week. This AFC East showdown against the Dolphins is by FAR the highest totaled game of the week at a whopping 54 points, and Allen has accounted for such a large part of the Bills offense since becoming the starter. It’s a bit concerning for his fantasy prospects that he’s only rushed 12 times so far this season, but he’s averaging 37 passes per game this game has shootout written all over it.

Other options - Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert

Mid-tier options - Anthony Richardson, Justin Fields


Russell Wilson, DEN ($5800)

The Denver Broncos are (predictably) taking a lot of heat after their 0-3 start, and Russell Wilson once again has one of the main targets on his back. For fantasy, however, he’s actually been quite good. Wilson has thrown back-t0-back 300-yard games en route to being the overall QB9 through three weeks. The Denver/Chicago game is a gross-fest in the real-life world, but both Swiss-cheese defenses should provide a lot of upside for fantasy. Chicago has allowed the sixth most FPPG to opposing QBs, and Wilson quietly has a solid 6:2 TD:INT ratio as well.

Other options - Brock Purdy, Jimmy Garoppolo/Brian Hoyer, Kenny Pickett




Christian McCaffrey, SF ($9200)

McCaffrey is just plugging along doing what he does on the most efficient offense in football. CMC is averaging 23.8 FPPG which is good for the RB2 in football (hello, Raheem Mostert). He still should not be under 10k considering he averages 24 touches per week and has scored in all three. San Fran is 14-point favorites over the Cardinals, and have had 11 days to rest for this one. I can see the ceiling capped for GPPs if they don’t need McCaffrey in the second half, but he’s a rock-solid cash play.

Other options - Tony Pollard, Josh Jacobs

Mid-tier options - Joe Mixon, James Cook, Zack Moss, Kyren Williams


D’Andre Swift, PHI ($5700)

D’Andre Swift played Monday night, so his price was released before that game actually started. As such, he’s priced in a way that suggests he MAY be back to sharing the backfield with Kenneth Gainwell Monday night was evidence that that is just not true, as Swift brutalized a tough TB interior for 16-130-0 (8.1 YPC). Over the past two games, Swift has amassed 305 rushing yards while running for 7.2 YPC and has even received five targets in the passing game (we know Philly has the lowest rate of this in the NFL since Hurts took over as starting QB). Washington is a middling rush defense so far, but Swift’s price tag and talent render the matchup irrelevant.

Other options - Alexander Mattison, Miles Sanders, Rachaad White, Javonte Williams, Khalil Herbert, Roschon Johnson




Davante Adams, LV ($8000)

I’m so torn between Adams and Keenan Allen as my overall WR1 this week (and it feels equally weird that it’s not Hill or Jefferson). Ultimately I lean Adams’ way of the two at the same price, but I wouldn’t argue either way. The tipping point for me is that Josh Palmer (see below) is a cash lock, and I don’t really want both Chargers WRs in cash. Davante has 37 targets through three weeks, and gets a cake matchup against the current worst pass defense in the NFL.

Other options - Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs, JaMarr Chase

Mid-tier options - Deebo Samuel, Puka Nacua, Michael Pittman


Joshua Palmer, LAC ($4000)

With Mike Williams sidelined for the season with a torn ACL, Josh Palmer is expected to step right back into the number two role. We’ve already seen Palmer succeed when stepping in for the oft-injured Williams, and 4k is simply too cheap for him in this high-octane Chargers offense. Even in a part-time role on Sunday, Palmer still logged seven targets after replacing Williams, and the LV secondary is not a matchup to fear.

Other options - Jakobi Meyers, Tank Dell, Adam Thielen, George Pickens, Calvin Austin, Elijah Moore




Mark Andrews, BAL ($5400)

Normally, in tight-end land, we look for the most exploitable sub-4k player, but as of this writing, nothing’s standing out. This puts my focus on Mark Andrews, who should NEVER be as cheap as $5400. Despite a slow start (for him), Andrews is still fantasy’s TE7 in FPPG. He’s also still second among TEs in team targeted rate and fourth in the league in fantasy points per route run. This is a guy who is routinely priced right in the 7k range, so this is a bargain I’m willing to spend a little more on in week 4.

Other options - George Kittle

Mid-tier options - Dallas Goedert


Pat Friermuth, PIT ($3400)

Friermuth is the current highest owned TE as far as early projections go, and his price tag makes him easy to punt with in cash. The nine targets on the season is a legitimate worry, but it’s also fair to wonder if that share of the offense won’t increase with Diontae Johnson still out and Allen Robinson a dwindling part of the offense. Houston has allowed the eighth most FPPG to opposing TEs, and there’s a lot of margin for error with that cheap price tag.

Other options - Zack Ertz, Dalton Kincaid, Dawson Knox



Cleveland Browns ($2800)
Indianapolis Colts ($2900)
Philadelphia Eagles ($4100)
Baltimore Ravens ($3200)
Carolina Panthers ($2500)