Armando Marsal

Fantasy Writer

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Aaron Rodgers ($9400) to Jordy Nelson ($7700) and/or Randall Cobb ($7500)

You may be getting used to seeing these three on this list, but they are consistently putting up numbers. Last week Rodgers threw six touchdowns. Two of those went to Nelson and one of them went to Cobb. Nelson ended the day with six catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns and Cobb caught four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Rodgers has been as close to perfect as someone can get in Lambeau Field. He’s thrown for 1,072 yards, 15 touchdowns and zero interceptions at home. Both Cobb and Nelson have caught at least one touchdown in every home game. That streak should continue this week as they have a favorable matchup against Philadelphia. The Eagles are allowing the fourth most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks (18.4) and the third most to receivers (25.2). The Packers offense put on a show last week against the Bears. There’s no reason to think that they can’t do it again this week. Maybe not six touchdowns for Rodgers, but he has yet to throw fewer than three touchdowns at home. If you can manage to stack all three of them, don’t hesitate to do so.

Peyton Manning ($9900) to Emmanuel Sanders ($7400)

This is an expensive stack like the one above, but it could be well worth it. Manning and Sanders have connected 62 times this season for 852 yards. Up to a just a couple of weeks ago, Sanders hadn’t scored a touchdown. He now has scored six touchdowns over the last four games. Sanders is averaging 22.3 fantasy points per game on DraftKings, but has scored over 24 fantasy points in each of the last three games. Manning is averaging 26.9 fantasy points per game, and has yet scored below 20 fantasy points. This duo is hot right now and has a great matchup ahead. The Rams have given up two or more passing touchdowns on the road this season. They are allowing 17.4 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and 24.2 fantasy points to receivers. I’d love to pair Manning up with Demaryius Thomas, but that would be a big blow to your salary cap. However if you’re willing to do it, and can build around them, go for it. I however, would plug in Sanders. He and Manning have been on the same page all season, and Sanders has been very reliable. This is a good one-two punch combo that should have no issue getting you some fantasy points.

 

Philip Rivers ($6800) to Keenan Allen ($4500)

Call me crazy, but I’m going to give this combo one more shot. My patience for Allen is almost gone, but I’m going to give him a chance this week for numerous reasons. The Chargers are coming off of a bye week, prior to that they suffered three losses, and there last win was against the Raiders. Basically they need to come out guns blazing if they want a shot at contending in the AFC. In their last meeting, Allen had an underwhelming performance. He caught three passes for 27 yards. However, in both meetings last season he scored a touchdown. Rivers on the other hand, threw for three touchdowns and zero picks in Week 6 against the Raiders. He has only connected with Allen once this season, but that’s all going to change this week. Rivers has thrown two or more touchdown passes in all but two games this season. This only the second time this year that he is under $7000. I’m going to take full advantage of this salary and plug him in my lineups, and pair him up with Allen who is due for a big game. What’s most intriguing about this stack is that it only takes up 23 percent of your salary cap.

Robert Griffin III ($6300) to DeSean Jackson ($7300) or Pierre Garcon ($4000)

Griffin returned to action in Week 9 prior to the team’s bye week. He threw for 251 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. I’m sure you can guess who the recipient of that touchdown was. Yes, it was DeSean Jackson. This week they are at home against a bad Bucs pass defense. The Bucs allow 18.1 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks and 28.8 fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Jackson has proven that regardless of who’s throwing the ball in Washington, he can be productive. He has five 100+ receiving yard games this season. Garcon has struggled this season and has been very streaky. He has more bad games than good games. However, if there’s a game he can come out of his shell in it’s this one. I don’t hate starting him instead Jackson in this stack because of the price. It’s a great bargain. The Bucs have allowed eight touchdowns in the last four games to receivers and nine touchdowns to quarterbacks. The Redskins offense should have no issues putting points up on the board this week. Look for a big game from this trio.

Matt Ryan ($6400) to Julio Jones ($7000)

I’m not really one who likes to start Matt Ryan on the road, but if there was a game I’d do it, it would be this one. The Panthers are allowing the sixth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks (17.9) and have allowed at least one touchdown pass in every game this season. They have been unable to stop the pass. The same can be said about defending receivers. They give up 24 fantasy points per game to receivers, have allowed the most receiving touchdowns (14), and have given up over 100 receiving yards in all but one game. Ryan and Jones have not connected for a touchdown since Week 3. That’s way too long for these to, and I think they’re aware of that. This is the week they get it together and where Ryan finds Jones in the end zone. Ryan is the 14th most expensive quarterback and Jones is the 11th most expensive receiver and both have a good shot at producing above value. This would be a tournament play for me because of the upside and the floor.