We are right back on the grind after a few days off from the Thanksgiving Day slate, where hopefully, everyone got some holiday cash. The Week 13 main slate features a solid eleven games to pick from.
The big decision in recent weeks has been whether it is the right move to pay or fade Christian McCaffrey and his hefty price tag. As always I feel the answer is dependent on if I feel there is value to fit him in. Up to eleven thousand this week and it still may not be enough.
Patrick Mahomes $8,600 – It feels like forever that we have seen the Chiefs on the main slate. With an atrocious defensive effort from the Raiders versus the Jets, I do not see any chance they stop Mahomes.
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Aaron Rodgers $8,100 – We have seen a bit of a rough stretch for Rodgers and the passing game. The Giants’ putrid secondary should be the recipe to get right.
Jared Goff $7,900 – I am fully aware Jared Goff did not throw a touchdown in November. Sunday is December, though. Goff gets back on track in a terrific match up.
Nick Foles $7,500 – Foles is set up for a nice bounce back this week. The Bucs should allow him to pass as much as he wants.
Andy Dalton $6,000 – I was going to stop with the other four quarter back targets, but I am a glutton for punishment. At his price tag he is worth a shot.
Christian McCaffrey $11,000 – The Redskins are here for the taking and this could be a situation where McCaffrey can be as bad as he wants to be.
Aaron Jones $8,000 – Aaron Jones wasn’t going to keep scoring two touchdowns a game. He reportedly has asked to be more involved this week, whether or not that happens he should be a good play.
Josh Jacobs $7,700 – I will say, only play Josh Jacobs if you envision the Raiders to keep this game in reach. He simply has not been used in the pass game this year.
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Saquon Barkley $7,600 – Oh how the mighty have fallen. Once a weekly top option, his bargain bin price puts him on my list. The Packers have been run on this year with success.
Le’Veon Bell $7,300 – Bell is another guy who has not lived up to the hype. He should have easier sledding this week and likely to score.
Miles Sanders $5,800 – Similar to recent weeks, Sanders will get the keys to the offense again. The key difference is the Dolphins are much more likely to let him drive where he likes.
Davante Adams $8,000 – Adams has been back as Rodgers’ go-to guy and I expect that to be continued this week.
Cooper Kupp $7,800 – If I am playing Jared Goff, I have to lock in his favorite receiver.
DJ Chark Jr. $6,900 – Chark has definitely had a breakout campaign this year. He should be able to break free versus the Bucs.
Jamison Crowder $6,300 – The safe bet in the Jets’ passing attack has been Crowder. If you want to lock in a mid range guy with a solid floor and upside, he is your guy.
Tyler Boyd $6,00- Boyd has shown he can put up solid numbers and with the Red Rifle back he should improve a bit this week.
DeVante Parker $6,000 – The Eagles’ defense has been playing better as of late, yet, the Dolphins should be forced to pass often. Parker has been racking up targets and I believe that continues.
Sterling Shepard $5,900 – Shepard returns to action and should be heavily targeted in the game with all the other injured options.
Nelson Agholor $4,800 – In search for pure value, Agholor is still a viable option for me in this game.
Travis Kelce $7,100 – Kelce seems to be far and above, the best tight end option this week. He also may be the healthiest receiver on the Chiefs this week.
Darren Waller $6,100 – I feel the best threat for the Raiders is Waller. While he has fallen off recently, I expect the Chiefs to give up several short passes to him and try and stop the deep passes.
Kaden Smith $4,000- Smith filling in as the third string tight end for the Giants last week, was serviceable. In a similar situation he is still a huge bargain this week.
Packers $4,800 – If the Packers jump out to a lead as expected ,they can sit back and wait for Daniel Jones to pass them the ball.
49ers $3,800 – Who would willingly pick the defense facing Lamar Jackson? I guess I am a bit crazy for this one. If the 49ers can get a few sacks and force him to pass, turnovers may follow.