Derek Carr (4%) – The Chiefs gave up 31 Fanduel points to Josh McCown last week and have been pretty bad all season against quarterbacks. Oakland is in a must win situation with the rest of their schedule being very difficult. Carr had 30 FDP in his last game against KC and should have both of his top receivers back this week. He’s not my favorite play, but he’s worth a shot in tournaments.
DeShone Kizer (3%) – I’ve heard Kizer’s name pop up a decent amount this week and I’m right there with them. Kizer now has a good receiver in Josh Gordon and the Packers are bad against the pass. He has rushing upside as well and is very very cheap at only $6,400 on FanDuel. He is definitely worth your consideration in your tournament lineups this week.
Tom Savage (1%) – Tom Savage? Like the guy who has a 4:6 TD:INT ratio over his past 4 games? Yeah, that guy!!! The Niners have given up 2 or more touchdown passes in 6 of their last 7 games. Better yet, they have been stingy against the run and haven’t allowed a rushing touchdowns in any of their last 4 contests. He gets Kyle Fuller back and Lamar Miller and Andre Ellington are better at receiving than they are at rushing. If you’re looking to punt QB in a tournament this week, I would highly recommend Savage at minim salary and very low ownership.
Jay Ajayi (4%) – The Rams have been great this year, but their weak spot is stopping the run. Ajayi continues to see his snap share increasing and could be in for a breakout game this week against the Rams who just allowed Kerwynn Williams to rush for 97 yards on 16 carries.
Doug Martin (2%) – This is a very risky play because I don’t know how the Bucs will address their backfield situation in Martin’s return. He’s facing the Lions who have been terrible against the run all year and if Martin is going to have a breakout game, it will be this week.
Marlon Mack (1%) – Mack played more snaps than Frank Gore last week and should see the same workload this week. The Colts are way out of contention and have no reason to continue to limit Mack. The Bills have given up 12 rushing touchdowns in their last 6 games. Mack adds receiving upside as well and could be a sneaky 3x value option this week.
Kelvin Benjamin (5%) – The Colts have gotten burned by wideouts week in and week out this season. Jordan Matthews is out for the year and I expect the Bills to look to Benjamin early and often in an elite matchup against one of the league’s worst pass defenses.
Stefon Diggs (4%) – I might be crazy, but Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen remind me of Josh McCown, Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson. They aren’t exactly the same, but they all started with low expectations and they have performed incredibly this year. My point is that Kearse and Anderson combined for 251 yards and 3 TDs against the Panthers two weeks ago and I know that Thielen and Diggs could very easily do the same this week. The Panthers won’t allow much in the rushing department and the Viking always seem to put up points. I think Diggs is in a good spot this week and will be passed over due to his “bad” matchup.
Trent Taylor (1%) – Last week Taylor showed chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo by catching all 6 of his targets for 92 yards. The Texans have been better against the pass as of late, but Taylor is worth a punt play if you are in need salary relief.
That’s it for this week! Follow me on twitter @joejberg where I will answer any and all questions you have regarding tournament plays each and every week.