Football Sunday is finally back! We have a fantastic slate to discuss and a ton of players we love in every position. Let’s get right into the break-down with our top plays at quarterback.
Lamar Jackson ($8,100 DK/$9,400 FD) – In a tier of his own with Mahomes, Jackson is in a great position at home against the Cleveland Browns. We usually don’t recommend spending up at quarterback but, if you’re going to do it, it should be on Lamar Jackson. This game should stay close and stacks with Jackson, Marquise Brown, and Mark Andrews have an extremely high potential.
Carson Wentz ($6,300 DK/$7,700 FD) – At just $6,300 on DraftKings, we love the value Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz gives us. The eagles should have no problem at all putting up big numbers on the Washington Football Team and Wentz has an abundance of options. Look to pair Wentz with players like DeSean Jackson, Zach Ertz, and Jalen Reagor.
Philip Rivers ($6,000 DK/$7,100 FD) – Our favorite value QB of the day, Philip Rivers, is playing the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts have one of the best offensive lines in the league this year and, the Jaguars defense is among the worst teams in the league. Look to pair Rivers with plays like T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Jack Doyle.
Our Top Pick: Philip Rivers
Christian McCaffery ($10,000 DK/$10,000 FD) – Football is back and you know what that means – lock CMC into all of your cash lineups. $10,000 is way too cheap for the #1 RB in the league who posted 400+ touches last year alone. If you want to stay away, only fade CMC in tournaments.
Josh Jacobs ($6,800 DK/$8,200 FD) – Josh Jacobs is priced very well on both sites and he should get a ton of usage against this Carolina Panthers team. Jacobs is the engine of his team and this Panthers defense is horrible at all fronts. If Las Vegas can stay ahead or close, Jacobs will post elite fantasy numbers.
Boston Scott ($4,800 DK/$4,700 FD) – With primary running back Miles Sanders ruled out for Sunday’s game, Boston Scott is in line to soak up a ton of usage in the Eagles offense. Lock Scott into your lineups for an extremely safe value play.
Our Top Play: Christian McCaffery
Michael Thomas ($9,000 DK/$8,800 FD) – The top stud at wide receiver this week, Michael Thomas, is in one of the best fantasy environments on the slate. This match-up between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be a shootout match with a ton of passing and scoring. Thomas has proven his status as one of the best WRs in the NFL, and playing him this week is a no-brainer.
Chris Godwin ($7,100 DK/$7,700 FD) – If co-star teammate Mike Evans (Questionable) is out for Sunday, Chris Godwin is a lock in all formats. Godwin is the clear WR1 in Tampa with Evans off the field and has a fantastic match-up this weekend. Look for Brady to look to his WR1 all throughout this high-intensity game.
T.Y. Hilton ($5,800 DK/$6,400 FD) – At just $5,800 on DraftKings and $6,400 on FanDuel, Hilton is a fantastic play this Sunday. Paired up with our favorite QB play this weekend – Philip Rivers – Hilton should have a monster game against this poor Jaguars defense. Plug him into your lineups to save some salary and grab some huge upside.
Our Top Play: T.Y. Hilton
George Kittle ($7,200 DK/$8,000 FD) – With WR1 Deebo Samuel out, Kittle should be by far the primary target in the 49ers offense this weekend as they take on the Arizona Cardinals. Kittle is a top 2 tight end in the league and he should be in line for a fantastic day this Sunday.
Hayden Hurst ($4,300 DK/$5,200 FD) – With tight end Austin Hooper out of Atlanta, Hayden Hurst will be the primary tight end for this pass-heavy offense. Matt Ryan loves to throw the ball and Hurst should get a ton of targets against this Seattle defense.
Jack Doyle ($3,600 DK/5,300 FD) – At just $3,600 on DraftKings, Doyle is a steal. We love the match-up the Colts have against the Jaguars this weekend and getting one of their primary targets for this cheap is fantastic for roster construction. Spend down here at tight end and save some salary for RBs/WRs.
Our Top Play: Jack Doyle
Patriots ($3,200 DK/$4,600 FD) – The Patriots are hosting the Dolphins this Sunday. Do we need to explain more?
Colts ($3,000 DK/$3,700 FD) – Although a bit pricey, the Colts defense should lock up the Jaguars, especially with Fournette gone.
Jets ($2,100 DK/$3,900 FD) – If you’re looking to spend way down on defense on DraftKings, this is the team to play. Although the Jets are not favored in this match-up, this game total is the lowest on the slate at just 40 total points.
Our Top Play: Colts
Summary: Philip Rivers/Carson Wentz, Christian McCaffery/Boston Scott, Michael Thomas/T.Y Hilton, George Kittle/Jack Doyle, Jets (DK) / Colts (FD)