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Aaron Rodgers ($8,400) stands out among the quarterbacks who put a big hit on the salary cap. He gets a prime home matchup against the Jaguars who rank 30th against opposing quarterbacks. Rodgers has played nearly flawlessly this season and should be getting back Allen Lazard ($5,700). Robert Tonyan has developed into a red zone threat and Rodgers and Davante Adams ($9,500) should be chalk in cash games this week.
A more economical option to consider is the Raiders' Derek Carr ($6,900). He's thrown a great deep ball this season, and this is a favorable home matchup against the Broncos. Denver is 26th against the quarterback spot, and Carr has at least 20 fantasy points in half of his games this season. Henry Ruggs ($5,600) is a legitimate deep threat, Nelson Agholor ($5,100) has turned into a touchdown machine as of late, and Darren Waller ($7,000) remains one of the best tight ends in the league.
At only ($6,800), Tua Tagovailoa is a great value for GPPs this week. The Chargers rank 29th against the pass and Tua looked more comfortable in his second start with 21.42 fantasy points a week ago. With his mobility, there's likely going to be a rushing score sooner than later.
Are you wondering how to fit Rodgers and Adams into a lineup with their lofty salaries? The answer to that is to use Duke Johnson ($5,800) who will be incredibly chalky this week in cash, probably the chalkiest. However, I wouldn't fade him in cash given the Browns are league-average against the run.
The other chalk play for cash games this week is the Panther's Mike Davis ($5,400). Christian McCaffrey won't play in this game, leaving Davis to carry the load as he did last time CMC was out. The Buccaneers are fantastic against the run, but this is about volume, as Davis can be penciled in for a floor of 15 touches. The other nice aspect about Davis is his pass catching ability, as he'll still be on the field if Carolina is passing to play catch-up in the second half.
The final economical choice of the week is Giovani Bernard ($6,200). He's a great option for GPPs given that despite the low price, he'll be an unpopular option due to the matchup with the Steelers. While Pittsburgh is one of the worst options to face, Gio has scored four touchdowns over his last three games without Mixon, leading to a 16.5 fantasy points per game average.
Finally, one guy to consider for the bigger tournaments is Miles Sanders ($7,700). He isn't priced like a player who has missed his last three games, and coming off an injury he'll likely make less than five percent of all rosters. The Giants aren't a bad matchup, and he appears completely healthy and ready to assume the bulk of the carries.
Keenan Allen ($7,800) looks like the best option when considering the top players at the position. Miami has been less than average against the wide receiver position this season, allowing the 11th most points to wide receivers. Allen has gotten at least 10 targets in six of his seven games, with Justin Herbert showing what a high floor he has. Cooper Kupp ($7,700) is another top option facing a Seattle defense who has gotten shredded against the pass this season. In fact, a trio of Jared Goff ($7,400), Kupp and Robert Woods ($7,200) is a viable stack option to use in GPPs.
There are a few different options in the midrange for wide receivers, but Brandin Cooks has stood out. He's been unleashed ever since Bill O'Brien left the team, getting at least nine targets in his last four games. Cooks has parlayed those targets into an average of 17.1 fantasy points per game over that four-game span.
I'm going to group my lower-priced options since they have the same hit against the salary cap ($5,600). Let's start with the Bills' John Brown. He appears to be healthy again and had a 11-8-99 line last week, good for 13.9 fantasy points. This week he could be a very popular target of Josh Allen ($8,700), as Patrick Peterson will likely be shadowing Stefon Diggs ($7,900). The other option with the same price point is the Eagles' Jalen Reagor. He had six targets and a rushing attempt against the Cowboys, and Philadelphia ran a specific play near the goal line for him in which he scored his first professional touchdown. Look for him to be even more involved this week.
T.J. Hockenson ($6,200) has been Matthew Stafford's ($7,300) favorite red zone target, as the tight end has touchdowns in four of his last five games. The Washington Team is a good team to target against for the position, as they've allowed the sixth-most fantasy points. No Kenny Golladay doesn't hurt, and Hockenson has at least 7.3 fantasy points in every game this season, something that Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and George Kittle cannot claim.
Is this going to be a big week for Eric Ebron ($5,400)? The numbers suggest so, with the Bengals surrendering the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Cincinnati has its hands full chasing around the talented wide receivers of the Steelers, leaving Ebron to work freely over the middle. Ebron has touchdowns in his last two games, and seven red zone targets over his last four.
The Green Bay Packers ($4,800) appear to be the right choice amongst the higher-priced defenses this week. They're around a two-touchdown favorite at home and get a team with a quarterback making only his second professional start. The Packers defense has been very good this season, ranking sixth against the pass and eighth against the run.
The Las Vegas Raiders ($3,500) haven't been a great fantasy defense this season, but that could change this weekend at home. It's a good matchup against the Broncos, and Vegas should be rested and healthier coming off the bye. They're a good option if you don't have a big salary cap for a defense.