Antonio Brown $9100
Big Ben stunk last week and as a result, Brown had a bad day (by his standards 7 catches for 61 yards is a bad day). This week he will face the Browns defense that is 29th in points allowed to WRs. Ben looks for him first second and third before moving on to another receiver so I expect Brown to have a huge day in what could the last game of the season for the Steelers. Because they need a win and some help to make the playoffs I think they will keep their foot on the gas even if they do get up early.
Odell Beckham Jr. $8900
ODB was suspended last week and will be back for the season finale this week and want to go out with an exclamation point. The Eagles are as bad as it gets in points allowed to opposing WRs. No really, they are the WORST team in the league vs. WRs and they are third worst in the league vs. QBs. Before the Carolina game, ODB had 6 straight games with at least 100 receiving yards and also scored at least one TD in 5 of those 6 games. Beckham is as safe a play as there is this week and as I stated #StackReport, I am surer of nothing this week than that ODB will blow up. Put the man in your lineups.
Julio Jones $9300
The O/U in this game tells you everything you need to know, 53 points. 53 points is two points higher than the next closest game (NYG/PHI 51 points) and six full points higher than any other game in the league this week. Vegas is expecting a shootout and when Julio is involved in a shootout you want him in your lineup. Jones is coming off of two straight 9 catch games with 100+ yards and a TD including last week’s 178 yard explosion. While the chances are remote, Jones has the chance to break the single season catch record (143 receptions- Marvin Harrison) and the single season receiving yards record (1,964 yards- Calvin Johnson). He needs 17 catches to tie Harrison and 243 receiving yards to catch Megatron. Expect the Falcons to come out and force feed the ball to Julio from the get go. If he blows up in the first quarter you can bet they will make every effort to make a run at both of those records given the fact that they are already out of the playoffs. Lastly, the Saints defense STINKS!!!
Brandon Marshall $8600
Marshall and Fitzpatrick are locked in right now. Marshall has scored 21.5 points or more in 4 of the last 5 games as the Jets have made a strong push for the playoffs. If the Jets win on Sunday they will be in the playoffs so expect them to pull out all of stops in order to get a win this week. Marshall is as good a bet as any to have another big day on Sunday and offers a small break in price from the Julio $9300 price point. Buffalo is only ranked 18th vs QBs and 19th vs WRs so the match up supports a big day for Marshall.
Jordan Matthews $6600
Second highest O/U of the week here at 51 total points as the Eagles and their obscenely bad defense take on the Giants and their atrocious defense. Points aplenty for players on both teams and Jordan Matthews is really the only talented WR on the Philly roster. Ertz will likely have another heavy target share on Sunday but Matthews is coming off of back to huge back to back games with a combined 14 catches (19 targets) and 263 receiving yards and two TDs over the last two games. Expect him to be open often on Sunday again and keep it going for third straight game.
Tavon Austin $6400.
SF is a bad defense that struggles equally against the pass and the run and was victimized by Austin for 21 yards and a TD on the ground (on just 3 carries) and 98 yards and a TD on 4 catches for a total of 23.9 FD points! Austin makes a nice tournament play in that he will not be highly owned and has HOMERUN ability everytime he touches the ball.
Nate Washington $5300 (if Cecil Shorts is INACTIVE)
Nice Value here if Shorts is inactive. Hopkins will draw the double team all day and Washington has proven capable of getting loose for long and short TDs alike. Washington has scored in 3 of 4 games in which Shorts was inactive. The Jags are pitiful on defense and most of their games turn into shootouts. Washington is a cheap punt play that could pay off in a big way.