It’s time to dig right into the new season. After a lack luster opener, Thursday, Sunday’s main slate of games should have plenty to pick from. I will try to streamline this piece this year by not picking as many targets. For clarity, every target I list this year is in play for me, whereas, last year, I gave out several options at each position.
Jared Goff $7,800 – There are two games on the main slate that are more appealing to me than any other. The Rams look to be full strength to start the year. I like Cam Newton to make this game a shoot out, yet his possible injury has me leaning towards Goff.
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Jimmy Garoppolo $7,200 – The other game I want to attack is the 49ers versus the Bucs. Garoppolo is the cheaper option in this game and I do not envision Jameis out scoring him by much, if at all.
Nick Foles $6,500 – As an Eagles fan, I will always have an affinity for BDN, but bias aside, I do like him versus the Chiefs. The Chiefs actually struggled a bit last season against this stout, Jaguars defense. I am not expecting a shoot out, but I do like the Jags to keep it close. If I go cheap at QB, Foles is my man this week.
Christian McCaffrey $8,900 – On the main slate, he is the safest, high-priced option.
Dalvin Cook $7,400 – Try to find some one who isn’t on Dalvin this week. He looks great and should be a good bet to get a ton of touches against the Falcons.
Leonard Fournette $7,200 – The Jags’ lack of passing options may force their hand to utilize him in the passing game.
Mark Ingram II $6,600 – In one of the bigger mismatches of the week the Ravens should crush the Dolphins with ease. If that is indeed what happens, Mark Ingram should have a big day.
Chris Carson $6,600 – Carson is also in line to get the bulk of carries versus an inept Bengals defense. I also think he will pick up a few targets in the passing game.
Adam Thielen $7,400 – I have obviously skipped a few of the higher priced options and am targeting Thielen if Stefon Diggs is limited.
Robert Woods $7,000 – I want another piece of this game and Woods is the most complete receiver to me on the Rams side.
Chris Godwin $6,900 – Mike Evans minus $1,000. I am of the belief that this will be a 1a and 1b situation where the duo will see similar target shares.
DJ Moore $6,200 – This should be his first real break through game, as the Panthers top receiver. The debate between him and Curtis Samuel as being equal options could be true, but I lean more to Moore.
Dede Westbrook $5,900 – The one true option the Jags will trot out this year and he is legit. Dede has shown chemistry with Nick Foles, and will need any and all offense versus the Chiefs.
DeSean Jackson $5,600 – Revenge game? I tend to not get involved with the different narratives. Jackson still has elite speed and Wentz throws a great deep ball. The Redskins do not have the speed to contain him.
John Brown $5,500 – The best deep threat the Bills have against a terrible secondary is the perfect match up for me.
Travis Kelce $7,800 – I am suggesting nabbing him and the next guy together if possible. Tyreek Hill is supposed to be shadowed by Jalen Ramsey, and that should open up the middle of the field for Kelce.
George Kittle $7,300 – The safest pass catching option for the 49ers for me has to be Kittle. If I can go with two tight ends, Kittle and Kelce seems like the good play this week.
Eagles $4,600 – The Redskins should lose, turn the ball over, and give up sacks. The trifecta.
Browns $4,300 – I’m not sure the Browns defense gets enough attention for how good they are. They should show it week one.