Week 10 was a disastrous one from a cash game perspective, and the Drew Brees and David Montgomery plays lead me to the first week of the season of not sniffing the cash line and the second time in ten weeks of not cashing. These two also wrecked tournament lineups and for me personally, it left me with only my Mahomes stacks salvaging some of the day. I think the point-blank key for this week is to ignore the bitter taste left by Brees last week and go right back to him in the perfect bounceback spot in another perfect matchup. That game is the best of the week to target.
Saints at Bucs
Drew Brees ($6,900) is a “nice” play this week and will come without proper ownership after last week’s disaster. He was efficient as usual but for whatever reason, opted to take multiple drive-killing sacks instead of letting the ball go. He is in the exact same spot as Kyler Murray ($6,500) was last week when everyone wanted to play Kyler but it appears Brees will not see top four ownership at the position this week and there are fewer strong QB plays this week than there was last week. At this point in the season it probably doesn’t need to be illustrated, but the matchup for QBs against the Bucs is a perfect one, rivaled only by the Falcons.
As you can see, any amount of volume brings a massive floor while high volume is a smash for anyone, and Brees most closely resembles Wilson of that group. Brees is one of two quarterbacks to consider in cash and should be your highest tournament exposure at the positions.
For stacking, there are multiple options, but only one salary and role player that can be used in cash games, which we will get to in a moment. There are three wide receiver options, all priced up due to the matchup and taken off of cash game viability but they all have tournament viability. They are Michael Thomas ($9,900), Ted Ginn ($4,100) and Tre’Quan Smith ($3,800). The matchup is there for any and all, but all are boom or bust plays in relation to their salaries.