After 3 Thursday games on Thanksgiving, our player pool in the Millionare Maker is a bit reduced. In some notable moves, Josh Gordon is up $2,000 in his 2nd week back and Arian Foster regains the top RB spot despite missing past last 2 weeks. Below are some perceived values that could have quality production for you at low-costs this week.
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Colt McCoy, WAS @ IND, $5,000 – In Week 8, McCoy was an efficient 25 of 30 passing for 299 yards, leading the Redskins to an overtime victory in Dallas. Unfortunately for him, this win coincided with Robert Griffin III’s return from injury. Fast-forward a month, and the Redskins have the same win total under the leadership of Griffin, who has struggled mightily. The front office seems to have finally yielded to the discretion of Coach Jay Gruden, who didn’t draft Griffin and has had most success without him under center. McCoy will have a full arsenal of weapons available with Jordan Reed projecting to return and he can be owned this week the QB minimum price.
Reggie Wayne, WAS @ IND, $4,900 – Wayne is barely in the Top 30 this week, despite averaging 9 targets per game this season. He is entering a home matchup against the 3-win Redskins and his price is down $500 since last week. Indianapolis sits at 4th in the AFC playoff picture and will depend on veterans like Wayne to keep them headed in the right direction. He has rarely been priced below $5,000 and is a reliable start at this discount.
Charles Johnson, CAR @ MIN, $4,000 – A 7th round pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson has bounced around and is already on his 3rd team in 2 years. Coming out of the Division 2 program Grand Valley State, he ran a 4.39 40-yard dash and is listed at 6’2” 215. These measurables likely led to his opportunity with the Vikings, and he has made his mark the past 2 weeks. Over that span, he has 18 targets from Teddy Bridgewater and they seem to be developing some chemistry. He is our 44th ranked WR this week and is a home run threat at a low-price.
Isaiah Crowell, CLE @ BUF, $3,800 – Since Ben Tate was cut, Crowell has been sharing carries with rookie Terrance West but has outplayed him with the opportunities. Crowell is averaging 5 YPC to West’s 3.7, and scored both of the teams rushing TDs last week. These TDs weren’t goal line punch-ins either. He showcased his speed scoring from 11 and 26 yards out. With the return of Josh Gordon, he should have even more space to work with, as teams will be forced to respect the deep ball. At 25th on our RB list, he is a nice value even against a tough Buffalo run defense.
Kyle Rudolph, CAR @ MIN, $3,400 – Rudolph returned last week in his first major role for the Vikings since missing the majority of the season from sports hernia surgery. Minnesota is clearly desperate for playmakers after losing Adrian Peterson for the year and with Jerick McKinnon inactive this week. Rudolph will be a key target for Teddy Bridgewater for the rest of the season as his security blanket over the middle. Last week Rudolph got back into action with 5 targets, reeling in 3 catches for 50 yards. He is our 16th priced TE this week at just $400 above the position minimum.
5 More to Consider
Ryan Fitzpatrick, TEN @ HOU, $5,400
Pierre Garcon, WAS @ IND, $4,400
Dwayne Bowe, DEN @ KC, $3,900
Doug Martin, CIN @ TB, $3,900
Charles Clay, MIA @ NYJ, $3,400
5 Deeper Values to Consider
Shaun Hill, OAK @ STL, $5,000
Terrance West, CLE @ BUF, $3,200
Jordan Reed, WAS @ IND, $3,200
Harry Douglas, ARI @ ATL, $3,000
Stedman Bailey, OAK @ STL, $3,000