I wasn’t able to play much volume this past weekend, so I decided to stay away from cash. Now I am two weeks removed from playing cash games.
I should be able to take a crack at it Sunday as Week 14 rolls in with a ton of value and allowing flexibility and a variety of ways to play your cash games this week.
We have a team playing their first game after a coaching change, a sweet spot for one of the league’s top offenses and the marquee matchup of the main slate when the Baltimore Ravens, the NFL’s top-rated defense, travels to Kansas City to take on the top offense in the league. Can you pull the trigger on Patrick Mahomes this week?
Running back and wide receiver are loaded with juicy matchups this week and they are loaded with value. Lots to talk about this week, so let’s get to it!
Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – $6,600
Analysis: Drew Brees came away with his worst fantasy performance of the season against Dallas last time out. Now with extra rest, Brees has one of the best matchups on the board as the Saints travel to Tampa Bay. The Bucs have been getting torched on the ground of late, but still have one of the worst past defenses in all of football. They are fourth in fantasy points allowed to QBs, surrendering 292 yards and 2.33 passing TDs per game. Brees is averaging 271.8 yards and 2.5 TDs per game coming off his worst performance of the year.
Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – $6,000
Analysis: Overall, dollar for dollar, A-Rod is my favorite QB of the entire slate and likely my cash game QB unless I choose the next time to punt. Aaron Rodgers lost to the Cardinals on his birthday, but got a great gift with the firing of Mike McCarthy after the loss. The Packers seemingly look like they are washed for the playoffs, but they aren’t completely out. So we get at least one more week of full effort at home. The Packers welcome in the Falcons, who are second overall in fantasy points allowed to QBs this season. They give up an average of 273 yards and 2 touchdowns per game. Rodgers has some rushing ability and the Falcons are second in rushing yards allowed to QBs, too.
Mark Sanchez – Washington Redskins – $4,000
Analysis: Yes, butt fumble is a cash game play. Hear me out. He’s a price play, not a bet-on-talent play. The Redskins will likely want to run Adrian Peterson down the Giants’ throats, but the Giants’ offense isn’t inept, just their QB is and the Redskins have been getting drilled by RBs of late. I expect the Redskins to be playing from behind at some point, forcing Sanchez to throw. He can still scramble a bit for yards and can at least make plays at times. In cash, if you pair him with one of the two or both of the cheap RB values this week, you can play whoever the hell you want. That’s why he’s cash viable, a pure punt play to jam in studs in other positions.