3 Bang for Your Buck Players
This article is all about players who will perform or potentially outperform their salary price.
RB – James Robinson, $6,600 vs. Seahawks
James Robinson is the only consistent fantasy option on the Jags, and it’s not even close. Robinson should always be penciled in for a touchdown, three receptions, 80 yards rushing while averaging 5.5 yards a carry. This week, the upside for Robinson should be as high as it has ever been. The Seahawks defense is atrocious; not many teams have had any issues running the ball against them. With Geno Smith at the helm for the Seahawks, it will not be a high-scoring game, leaving Robinson to run the ball down their throat potentially. Lawrence will have his share of throws, but we know that Robinson is the offense’s heart and soul, which will show on the field this week. I do like a lot of players who are priced lower than him, but if you need that guarantee production, do not look any further than James Robinson for $6,600.
WR – Diontae Johnson, $5,900 vs. Browns
Johnson is the number one receiver on the Steelers, and Big Ben loves to target him. Ben has targeted him over 12 times each week. As long as Johnson and Big Ben are healthy, it’s almost a guaranteed start if Johnson is at a reasonable price. Johnson’s route running is fantastic, and this week against the Browns, he will be targeted 12 times at minimum. With the loss of Juju, I can see a massive game for Johnson. The Browns have given up their fair share of receiving yards this season, and on top of that, with Baker not playing, the Steelers should receive more opportunities to be on the field offensively, and the targets for Johnson will only go up. I do not expect this game to be high-scoring, but I would not hesitate to select Johnson over guys like Lockett and Woods, who are all priced higher than Johnson.
QB – Tyrod Taylor, $5,400 vs. Rams
Tyrod Taylor is a mediocre quarterback on an embarrassing team. But Taylor always produces fantasy-wise. He provides a player who rarely throws interceptions and a solid upside for rushing yards. He has looked good when healthy and can throw downfield with accuracy. Taylor does not take many risks, which could lead to limited production, but his cost of $5,400 allows you to stack up on other players who are guaranteed studs. If Taylor plays, he is a no-doubt selection, and even if he doesn’t produce anything, you will not be missing much by stacking up on other impactful positions such as WR and RB. The Rams are impressive, but the risk is worth the price. Get Taylor in your starting lineup and grab those big names at other positions.
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