3 Bang for your Buck Players in Week 5
This article is all about guaranteed value for players who ARE NOT at the top of the salary cap price range at each position!
QB- Joe Burrow, $6,500 vs. Packers
Burrow is a special talent. Very rarely does someone with his competitiveness, will to be great, and all the confidence in the world coming into his second season perform as well as he has. It seems that Burrow has put his injury behind him, and now he is all business and highly motivated to be great. The Bengals are going up against a broken-down Packers defense, while on the other side, Rodgers will be scoring big, which will allow Burrow more time on the field. Burrow and Chase have a connection that will grow into a top duo in the league one day, if not soon. While Joe Mixon is hurt, and may not play, I expect Burrow to throw to Chase a lot more this week, as he should, and I expect his other receiving options to be solid. At the cost of $6,500, I would select Burrow over Carr, Tannehill, and Hurts this week, who all are at a higher salary cost.
RB- James Robinson, $6,100 vs. Titans
James Robinson has been a beast the past two weeks, and if Hyde continues to miss time, expect another big game against a division rival, the Tennessee Titans. Robinson’s usage has been going up every week, and I expect it to continue to go up this week. Robinson is averaging almost five yards a carry, which is impressive, and I do not see the Titans holding him down this week. I project Robinson to hit his first 100-yard rushing game if the Titans struggle to score. Robinson should have a touchdown if Urban Meyers stops going to clubs and saying that every week feels like he’s playing Alabama instead of concentrating on his offense. Robinson’s production is more guaranteed than Edwards-Helaire and Swift, who are both more expensive than Robinson. I am all in on Robinson, as long as Hyde’s snaps are limited if he plays this week.
WR- Mike Williams, $6,400 vs. Browns
Mike Williams has quickly become one of the NFL’s elite receivers, thanks to Mr. Justin Herbert. Williams does not know how to slow down, he gives every play his 100%, and it is starting to pay off this year. Williams has dominated in almost every matchup this year. Even with Allen on the other side, Williams is quickly becoming Herbert’s go-to target downfield, especially in the end zone. The Browns have an excellent defense, but with all the talent on the Chargers offense has with Herbert at the helm, I expect Williams to receive close to 100 yards and a touchdown with minimal ten targets. I prefer Williams over Cooper, Evans, Lamb, Thielen, who have a higher salary cost than Williams.
QB – Sam Darnold, $6,400 vs. Eagles
QB – Daniel Jones, $6,200 vs. Cowboys
WR – Ja’Marr Chase, $6,300 vs. Packers
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