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We had a strong week in cash game recommendation as Cardinals running back David Johnson and Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling came through for us. Time to keep it rolling as we head into Week 6.
Cash Game Option:
Atlanta Falcons Tevin Coleman ($10,100) – Coleman has been no stranger to taking over as the lead back for the Falcons this season. Teammate Devonta Freeman has battled injuries all season and after returning in Week 5, all signs point to the running back missing this week due to a foot injury. If Freeman is indeed out, Coleman will be locked into at least 15 touches in a game against the Buccaneers that has an over/under of 57.5. The Bucs defense is rank dead last in defensive DVOA according to Football Outsiders and we want to take advantage. Coleman hasn’t had that eye popping game yet, but he has a very safe floor and at that price, makes for a strong cash game option.
New York Jets Bilal Powell ($8,800) – I was fired up to write about Powell earlier this week, but not because the Jets running back was entering a prime spot to have a big week. That is obviously the case, but I thought he would be overlooked since teammate Isaiah Crowell had a monster Week 5 performance as he totaled 231 yards with a touchdown. However, Crowell has not been practicing due to an ankle injury which means Powell could get all the touches he can handle in a matchup against the Colts. Indianapolis has allowed the second most catches in the league to running backs which is Powell’s strength. The price is way too cheap for a running back that will have that type of workload and this will allow you to fit studs in your lineup from games that are expected to be a shootout.
Cash Game Option:
New England Patriots Julian Edelman ($12,300) – The Chiefs-Patriots game has an over/under of 60 with the Patriots checking in with an implied team total of 31.75. We want as much exposure as possible and Edelman is a perfect way to get that in cash games. The wide receiver returned from suspension in Week 5 and immediately was involved in the offense as he caught seven passes. The Chiefs have are ranked 31st in defensive DVOA according to Football Outsiders and the Patriots should have no issue moving the ball. Brady will look Edelmans’ way early and often and the veteran wide out provides a safe floor in cash games. Edelman also has tremendous upside so he is fine to be used in tournaments as well.
Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green ($14,300) – The Bengals are in a great spot this week as they take on a Steelers defense that is ranked 19th in defensive DVOA with the over/under at 53. The public will load up on the Bucs-Falcons and Chiefs-Patriots and for good reason, but this game should not be ignored. Green is a dynamic receiver, but at this price, most will choose Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones or Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans. There’s no doubt Green can match those players in production as he has already had three games of at least 20.20 FantasyDraft points. The ownership will be lower than expected in a game like this which makes Green the perfect tournament option in Week 6.