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Quarterback: $8,400 Drew Brees- Brees draws an excellent matchup with the Carolina Panthers in what will surely be a shootout. At this price point he is easily my favorite option on the slate. He has a very high floor as well as a lofty ceiling. It would also be smart to pair him with either Brandon Coleman or Michael Thomas.
Running Back: $8,700 Le’Veon Bell- Bell facing the Chicago Bears is a match made in heaven. He should be able to gain yardage with ease against the porous Chicago run defense that is without star middle linebacker Jerrell Freeman. This game should get Bell back on track after a subpar start to the season.
Running Back: $7,200 Ty Montgomery- Montgomery got plenty of usage the past two games, and that trend will hopefully continue today. He is a major factor in the passing game, and should see plenty of targets in a high scoring game. He also showed a knack for finding the end zone in last week’s game against the Falcons as he found pay dirt twice.
Wide Receiver: $9,300 Julio Jones- This play is a bit better for tournaments since there is a chance that the Falcons are up by so much in the second half that they only run the ball. Nevertheless, Jones should be able to slice up an inferior Detroit Lions defense. The potential is there for a huge game, but as we saw last year against the Saints, the potential for a dud is present as well.
Wide Receiver: $5,100 Rashard Higgins- Higgins showed excellent chemistry with quarterback DeShone Kizer last week to the tune of fourteen targets. That should translate into bigger opportunities for Higgins, therefore boosting his fantasy appeal. He is still widely unheralded, which means ownership will be down on him. That makes him one of my favorite contrarian plays of the day.
Wide Receiver: $6,600 Kelvin Benjamin- Benjamin should be able to dominate a pitiful Saints defense. He has the potential to score multiple touchdowns and accrue over 100 yards as well. Luckily, New Orleans’ shutdown rookie cornerback, Marshon Lattimore, has been ruled out for week three with a concussion.
Tight End: $4,500 Zach Miller, Chicago Bears- With Alshon Jeffrey gone, someone is going to need to catch passes in Chicago, albeit the fact that they are Mike Glennon passes. Kendall Wright and Tarik Cohen should soak up some targets, but that won’t stop Miller from having a big game.
Kicker: $4,900 Matt Bryant- The Atlanta Falcons offense should be able to score at ease against the Detroit Lions, which means Bryant will have plenty of opportunities to put points on the board.
Defense: $5,000 Pittsburgh Steelers- There is only one reason why you should start the Steelers this week: Mike Glennon is the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. The Buccaneers were able to net 19 fantasy points against the Bears last week, and the Steelers will look to replicate that this week.
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