This article is all about players who will perform or potentially outperform their salary price. Many teams are on bye this week, so stack up on guaranteed points and pick these players for the SuperFlex Salary Cap Contest.
QB – Aaron Rodgers, $7,200 vs. Washington Football Team
Aaron Rodgers has been dominant all season, and now he faces one of the worst defenses in the league in the Washington Football Team. The Football Team is atrocious against the pass; they give up an insane amount of receiving yards every week and can’t seem to stop anyone. After a down week for Adams, Rodgers and Adams should have an insane outing. Rodgers will be throwing darts all over the field, and Adams will always be his number one option wide-open downfield. Other receiving options are fantasy relevant this week, but the primary targets will continue to be Adams and Jones. Rodgers is also running for touchdowns now, so that elevates his upside. Don’t be surprised if Rodgers throws 4 touchdowns and over 350 yards, if not more. He is well worth the cap price of $7,200, and if you can, you might as well play him with Adams as a SuperFlex combo and enjoy the ride.
WR – DeAndre Hopkins, $7,000 vs. Texans
Bill O’Brien, the former head coach, and GM for the Houston Texans destroyed the team by trading arguably the best receiver in the league in DeAndre Hopkins. Afterwards, the organization spiraled into the disaster it is today. It is revenge week for Hopkins, and I expect him to potentially be the best performer of any receiver this week. Hop wants to make the Texans organization recognize singlehandedly that he is the best receiver in football. In my opinion, the Texans defense is atrocious, the worst team in football, especially with the injuries they have endured on both sides. Being a Texans fan myself, I still love Hopkins and cannot wait to see him embarrass the Texans pathetic defense. I wouldn’t be surprised if Hopkins will have over 200 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns at the minimum.
RB – Leonard Fournette, $6,400 vs. Bears
Fournette has finally received the opportunity he has deserved since joining Tampa. During the playoffs last season, it was evident that Fournette was the MVP, and he could have received the award for MVP of the Super Bowl, and no one would have complained. Early this season, the Bucs tried to do the committee backfield again but quickly realized that Jones is not the back people thought, and now “Playoff Lenny” is here to stay. Fournette and Brady are now on the same page, Fournette has become one of Brady’s favorite receiving targets, receiving a minimum of 5 targets a game, and I expect that to rise. The Bears have a middle-of-the-pack defense and will be torn apart by Brady and his elite receiving options. Fournette should be utilized a ton and could have 7 receptions and over 80 rushing yards with a touchdown. Fournette can do everything, and now that the Bucs have finally recognized this, I expect a big game this week at his salary cap price.
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