Focusing on the Main Event Championship with $1 Million as the top prize, the player pool is reduced a bit, as this week’s contest excludes the Thursday and Saturday games. With this in mind, we can take a look at some potential values to consider in your lineups for the Sunday games and on Monday night.
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Kyle Orton, BUF @ OAK, $5,200 – Orton is not the most exciting option to plug-in, but considering 3 games are excluded from this contest, his 24th ranked salary should create value. Playing the motivation angle, the Bills remain in playoff contention after a potentially season-saving upset over the Packers last week. The Bills are 6-4 under Orton, and he has a favorable matchup with the Raiders Sunday. With Robert Woods and Scott Chandler developing more chemistry with him and Sammy Watkins due for a big game, he could put up some solid numbers. The only potential starters priced any cheaper include Jimmy Clausen, Case Keenum, and Ryan Lindley. If you’re focused on spending elsewhere, Orton could end up being a solid low-cost play. His price is down $1,500 since Week 5.
Marques Colston, ATL @ NO, $4,600 – Since talented rookie wideout Brandin Cooks was lost for the season in Week 11, Colston’s redzone production has surged. After only 1 score in the first 10 games, he has 3 endzone trips in the past 4 weeks. Colston is also likely benefitting from Jimmy Graham appearing to be less than 100 percent, and there are few players Drew Brees trusts more. With a pivotal game coming up against the Falcons for essentially the NFC South title, he should be heavily involved once again. In addition to good timing with Saints injuries, Colston comes at a $1,300 discount from where he opened the year. At roughly half of Odell Beckham Jr., he is our 31st priced WR this week.
Steve Smith Sr., BAL @ HOU, $4,100 – Targeting another veteran low on our list with a major playoff implication, Smith is just 74 yards shy of his 8th 1,000-yard season. At 35 years old, he has been rejuvenated with Ravens, helping them get to their 9-5 record. He is the definition of a gamer, and should show up big in this matchup. In the logjam of the AFC North where 3 teams have 9 wins, the Ravens could have a chance to take the division lead. The Bengals and Steelers face tough opponents in the Broncos and Chiefs this week, giving Sunday’s contest in Houston a playoff feel to it. Barely inside the Top 40 WRs this week, his price has nearly bottomed out, down $2,600 since Week 7.
Dwayne Allen, IND @ DAL, $3,800 – After tallying 7 TDs in his first 9 games, Allen has been dinged up and missed some time over the past month. Last week he found the endzone for the first time since Week 9, and he appears to be healthy again. His numbers look to be on the upswing, emerging as a prominent redzone target for Andrew Luck in the best statistical season of his career. He has a great matchup in Dallas for what projects to be a high scoring affair, and should receive plenty of targets. As our 12th TE this week, he is priced at about half the cost of Rob Gronkowski.
Kerwynn Williams, SEA @ ARI, $3,200 – After being drafted by the Colts in the 7th round last year, Williams found his way to the Cardinals practice squad, and was promoted when Andre Ellington went down for the year. Since joining the roster, the shifty back from Utah State has made an immediate impact, and his 175 yards rushing over the past 2 weeks is good for 7th in the league. The most impressive part is that he has done so in a timeshare situation against tough defenses in the Chiefs and Rams. He has another challenge ahead of him facing the Seahawks on Sunday night, but has been effective with his touches at 5.1 YPC. He’ll have some added incentive facing former college teammate Bobby Wagner, and with untested Ryan Lindley at QB, the Cardinals will rely on his production. As our 38th RB this week, he is a bargain at just $200 above the position minimum.
5 More to Consider
Johnny Manziel, CLE @ CAR, $5,500
Andre Johnson, BAL @ HOU, $4,600
Lamar Miller, MIN @ MIA, $4,400
Isaiah Crowell, CLE @ CAR, $4,300
Charles Clay, MIN @ MIA, $3,500
5 Deeper Values to Consider
Case Keenum, BAL @ HOU, $5,200
John Brown, SEA @ ARI, $3,000
Joseph Randle, IND @ DAL, $3,000
Trent Richardson, IND @ DAL, $3,000
Jermaine Gresham, DEN @ CIN, $3,000