We are nearly putting the end to the 2021 season, with three games left of the season. With this being a smaller slate, I’m going to cover the options for each team in a little bit of detail. With some highlights for my favorite plays.
Cincinnati Bengals @Kansas City: O/U 54.5 points, Chiefs -7
San Francisco 49ers @Los Angeles Rams: O/U 45.5 points, Rams -3.5
Joe Burrow ($6,600) has looked confident in the pocket, able to move the ball as required. Last week he was under ALOT of pressure, sacked nine times. Although he was unable to score a TD, he still threw over 300 yards. This week brings him into a repeat of his Week 17 matchup, where he blitzed the team for 446 yards and 4 TDs. With the Chiefs expected to be the favorites, with a decent O/U there should be plenty of volume for Burrow to air it out.
Joe Mixon ($6,800) is the RB that has the best guarantee of volume and scoring opportunities. Mixon has nearly 19 touches per game, and especially with DraftKings PPR scoring, his pass-catching work is great. That is the reason for the price, as his rushing stats haven’t been fantastic. Infact, going back to week 13 he hasn’t had over 65 yards on the ground.
Ja’Marr Chase ($6,700) is a great stacking option with Burrow. In that Week 17 game, Chase erupted for 266 yards and 3 TDs. He isn’t likely to repeat that stat line, but there is no reason why he shouldn’t comfortably pass 100 yards. Outside of the Week 18 game where he played just 5 snaps, he has a streak of 4 games of over 100 yards receiving.
Tee Higgins ($5,700) performed well last week, with just under 100 yards in the victory over the Titans. Yes, in GPPs Higgins might be worth paying down for, but I’m find with just paying up the extra amount for Chase on the slate.
Tyler Boyd ($4,200) is a TD dependent play, as his yardage and reception totals won’t move the needle otherwise. Boyd feels like a punt play, but worth mixing in as a GPP alternative to Chase/ Higgins in a Burrow stack.
C.J. Uzomah ($3,400) is the cheapest (viable, by that I mean starting) TE on the slate. The reason for that is relatively simple, he isn’t a reliable option. I’m ok going with him in a GPP, but I’m not slotting him into my cash game lineups.