By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro


It was a lucrative week in cash with Dak Prescott at QB and a lucky late garbage TD from Robert Woods (my cover boy). This week should be very interesting as far as main slate QBs go as Mahomes, Allen, Wilson, Stafford, and Lamar are all off it. Ownerships may tell the tale in the end, so make sure to follow us at @FFDiehards, and me @jac3600.




Tom Brady, TB ($7400)

If you have the funds to spend up in the Brady range, he’d be the guy I’d target. The 44-year old cyborg leads the NFL in passing attempts and passing yards, and Miami has allowed the fifth highest YPA in the league and may still be without Byron Jones. With his full complement on WRs (minus Gronk), Brady should savage this team.

Other options - Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott

Mid-tier options - Justin Herbert



Daniel Jones, NYG ($6000)

The NFC Offensive Player of the Week! The Giants fan in me is giddy, and the fact that his price only rose $200 makes me think he’ll be one of the more popular QBs on this slate. Danny Dimes is one of only two QBs with a passer rating of 90 or better over the last five games (Kyler being the other) and is once again leading the league in deep ball accuracy after being second in that regard a year ago. Dallas has allowed the second most FPPG to opposing QBs, and Daniel has rushing upside as well. It’s going to be very hard to get me away from this play.

Other options - Derek Carr, Trey Lance (if Garoppolo sits)




Derrick Henry, TEN ($9000)

Henry’s price continues to rise ($200 more than last week), but where else can you get the safety he offers for cash purposes? Over the last three weeks, Henry has 107 touches (!!!) and gets another cake matchup against the Jaguars who have allowed the fifth most FPPG to opposing RBs in a positive game script for running. If AJ Brown and/or Julio Jones are out again, count on another massive workload for Henry, solidifying his floor even though he did cede some passing work to Jeremy McNichols last week.

Other options - Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook

Mid-tier options - Austin Ekeler, Saquon Barkley, Najee Harris


Leonard Fournette, TB ($5200)

Even if you play Brady as your cash QB, Fournette still should be locked into all cash lineups as long as Gio Bernard remains out (which it looks like he will). With Ronald Jones barely a memory on that team, Fournette carried the ball 20 times, averaged 4.6 YPC, and also received five targets. Miami has allowed a 100-yard rusher in every week so far this season, along with the third most FPPG allowed to the position.

Other options - D’Andre Swift, James Robinson, Chase Edmonds, Damien Williams, Damien Harris




Davante Adams, GB ($8200)

By his standard, Adams’ last game was very pedestrian as Randall Cobb took center stage for a random explosion game. Even without the scoring upside, Adams’ floor was still rock solid for cash as he received 11 targets and maintained his YPC average right at 12. Cincinnati is only a slightly above-average matchup for WRs, but Adams’ 38% target share is the key element here, making him matchup-proof and the most bankable WR on the slate.

Other options - Justin Jefferson, DJ Moore, Terry McLaurin

Mid-tier options - Keenan Allen, Diontae Johnson, Chris Godwin, Ceedee Lamb, Brandin Cooks


Jakobi Meyers, NE ($5600)

The O/U of 40 on this game screams “stay away”, but 25 of that belongs to New England, putting some key players in really nice spots for them. The one that stands out the most is Jakobi Meyers, whose $5600 price tag does not account for the 26 targets he’s received over the last two weeks. The concern for cash is that New England just controls this whole game with their run, but Meyers has had such a condensed target share his way that there’s a ton of room for value with his price tag, especially against a Houston defense that has already allowed 116 points and ranks 29th in overall DVOA.

Other options - Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Antonio Brown, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Curtis Samuel




Darren Waller, LV ($7300)

With Travis Kelce off the main slate, Waller and his 40 targets take the top spot by a rather wide margin. That said, there are so many TE punts on this slate that paying up for the position does not seem to be the optimal path in week 5, especially as the Bears have allowed the fourth fewest FPPG to TEs. If values at skill positions open up, however, Waller is the only TE on the slate with a bankable target share for cash.

Other options - George Kittle


Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS ($2500)

For the first time this year, we have a TOTAL punt to use in cash at $2500. Logan Thomas has been placed on IR, ruling him out for the next four weeks at least. Seals-Jones only went 2-19-0 on four targets in relief of Thomas last week, but he played on 93% of snaps which is more than enough to ask from a $2500 starting player.

Other options - Mike Gesicki, Jared Cook, Cameron Brate, Evan Engram



Washington Football Team ($2300)
Philadelphia Eagles ($2200)
Las Vegas Raiders ($2900)
Pittsburgh Steelers ($3300)
New England Patriots ($4900)