3 Bang for your Buck Players for Week 6
This article is all about guaranteed value for players who ARE NOT at the top of the salary cap price range at each position!
Joe Burrow has been on a tear this season, he has struggled with interceptions, but this week against the Lions, I am all in. Burrow and the Bengals had a tough loss last week due to some horrible kicking, but I expect a massive comeback this week. The Lions have yet to win a single game this season, while quarterbacks against the Lions have put up solid to star level numbers each week, and Burrow will be one of the better quarterbacks to play them so far this season. The receiving cast for the Bengals is top tier. Chase has come out and already has established himself as one of the best receivers in football. Higgins is very reliable, while Boyd is probably the best third receiving option for any team, not to mention that Mixon is a solid short-yardage option to throw to. With a struggling Lions defense that continues to give up points, Burrow could have his best game this season because he will be determined to get a victory after the close loss to the Packers last week. At his salary price of $6,800, he is well worth every dollar.
RB – Joe Mixon, $6,000 vs. Lions
Mixon at $6,000 is a no-brainer to me, yes he has had some problematic outings, but his upside this week against the Lions is sky-high. The Bengals have had to score points urgently the past few weeks, which resulted in less use of Mixon, but against the Lions, Mixon will be utilized much more often because the Bengals should be scoring off the get-go. At his salary cost, Mixon is less than Chris Carson and Josh Jacobs, and I promise you he will outperform both this week. Mixon could quickly become the best bang for you buck player; last week, Mixon dealt with an injury and only had 10 rushing attempts. If Mixon is healthy, expect him to double the carries he had against the Packers.
WR – Marquise Brown, $5,900 vs. Chargers
Marquise Brown was electric on Monday, and it is clear that his connection with Lamar has developed big time. Brown is speedy and shifty, not many DB’s can keep up, and the fact that Lamar can scramble for so long allows for Brown to have time to get open downfield. Brown will continually be the primary look for Lamar, yes Mark Andrews had a ton of work last week, but that will not impact the targets Brown will receive, as he did have 10 last week. Brown is a less expensive salary cost than Lockett, Johnson, Thielen, and Cooper. I would have no issue starting Brown over those guys in a heartbeat. While the matchup against the Chargers is scary, the Chargers will be scoring at a high pace leaving Lamar to take shots downfield often, which means Brown should receive 10 targets like last week.
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