By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro




Lamar Jackson, BAL ($8000)

With less opportunity cost at QB this week, I really don’t think you need to spend all the way to 8k for Lamar, although early ownership % is disagreeing with me as he’s showing the second highest rostership at the position right now. There’s no arguing against the matchup, as Cleveland has not only given up the 12th most FPPG to opposing QBs but also 5.6 YPC and 10 rushing TDs on the ground. Lamar is the overall QB2 this season behind only Josh Allen and there are value plays to make this work.

Other options - Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow

Mid-tier options - Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers


Geno Smith, SEA ($5600)

Geno Smith finally had a bad game in what should have been a shootout, averaging only 6.4 YPA and being under 200 yards for the first time since Week 2. However, he’s still the overall QB7 and is simply not priced that way. The Chargers defense has been nothing like what they were advertised as and are missing several key components on IR as well. Tyler Lockett hasn’t practiced all week (this is pain, as he’s one of my favorite value WRs again), and if he sits this would ding Geno. For now though, he’s my cash QB of choice.

Other options - Derek Carr, Jimmy Garropolo, Daniel Jones









Leonard Fournette, TB ($7700)

The Panthers traded Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers last night, so this game could get REALLY ugly now. However, the Bucs need a win badly, and they could simply pulverize this team into oblivion with Angry Brady at the helm. No matter what happens, though, one thing we can bank on is Fournette. He’s averaging 21.2 touches per game, leads the Bucs in targets, and is the current RB5 in PPR formats. Carolina features a legit pass rush on the edge, but they get killed on the ground (fifth most FPPG to RBs allowed). Even though Rachaad White has 23 touches over the last three games, there’s no reason Fournette won’t still get the massive workload he’s accustomed to. Pairing him with the TB defense is a plus EV move in cash.

Other options - Austin Ekeler, Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley

Mid-tier options - Joe Mixon, D’Andre Swift, Dameon Pierce


Josh Jacobs, LV ($6500)

This is one of the biggest mispriced on the slate. Jacobs has averaged 32.4 FPPG over the last three contests which leads all RBs, and he’s now the current RB7 on the season in PPR. He’s also put to rest any concerns of passing game involvement, catching 15 passes on 16 targets over the last three weeks. Throw in a matchup with Houston, who has allowed 5.3 YPC and the most FPPG to opposing RBs and this is one of the easiest calls of the week.

Other options - Breece Hall, Kenneth Walker, D’Onta Foreman






Ja’Marr Chase, CIN ($8200)

The top end is thin at WR this week, with Jefferson, Kupp, and Diggs all on a bye. This does lower opportunity cost a good bit at the position, but Chase could erupt for a second straight week against a torn up Atlanta secondary that has allowed the fifth most FPPG to opposing WRs. I like the over on the Bengals’ 26.5 team total here, and Cincy’s OL is starting to click too.

Other options - Davante Adams

Mid-tier options - Amon-Ra St. Brown, CeeDee Lamb, DK Metcalf, Tee Higgins



Tyler Lockett, SEA ($5800)

DraftKings simply refuses to price-up Tyler Lockett. Granted, he did have a bad game in Week 6, but so did most Seahawks. This week looks like a big bounce back as the Chargers are vulnerable out of the slot, and there’s plenty of room for upside with Lockett’s price tag. He’s four targets behind DK, and four catches ahead. Just bear in mind that Lockett has yet to practice this week, and today’s participation is important for his weekend status.

Other options - Brandin Cooks, Drake London, Romeo Doubs, Josh Reynolds, DJ Moore







Mark Andrews, BAL ($7400)

Andrews has a 33% target share and a 38% air yards share. This not only leads all TEs but rivals some of the top WRs in the league. Imagine if we were talking about Justin Jefferson with a low 7k price tag, and the masses would be all over it. Andrews has double-digit targets in four out of six weeks, and his floor is enhanced even more if Rashod Bateman misses again. The problem is we’re in a very unique situation where there are actually THREE sub-3k TEs that are viable, so I don’t think I’ll be paying up here in cash. GPP - give me all the Andrews.

Other options - Travis Kelce

Mid-tier options - George Kittle



Cade Otton, TB ($2700)

As I said, we have three options here (Dulcich and Moreau being the two others), but Otton looks to be the best cash choice. Even with a crowded receiver room (and Fournette and White), Otton still played 94% of snaps the last time Cameron Brate missed and also received seven targets. Any of these guys work, but Otton make the most sense to be from a floor perspective.

Other options - Foster Moreau (if Waller sits), Greg Dulcich

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($3900)
New York Jets ($2600)
Green Bay Packers ($3400)
Tennessee Titans ($3000)
Denver Broncos ($3300)