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[WEEK 8] FanDuel & DraftKings Value Players

Top WR vs CB Analysis

FanDuel Value Plays

 

Quarterback ($7000 or less)

 

Alex Smith ($6800) @ IND: Alex Smith gets a matchup against a Colts team that is ranked 29th in the league against the pass. He doesn’t typically have a huge game, but he typically pays off his price tag. He hasn’t showed it yet this year, but he actually has some upside with his legs and has the potential to run a touchdown in. Getting Jamaal Charles back will only help Alex Smith reach his value this week.

 

 

Running Back ($7000 or less)

 

Jacquizz Rodgers ($6600) vs. OAK: Rodgers’ price increased by $1000 this week, but he still may be too cheap. Oakland is 29th against the run this year so lets hope the volume is still there for Rodgers. He has absolutely killed it in his first two starts of the season averaging 16.1 points per game even without a touchdown! If he can hit pay dirt this week, he could be in for a huge day. This could be the final week where Doug Martin sits out, so we should take advantage of the 25+ touches from Jacquizz while we can. I fully expect Jacquizz to “quizz” all over a bad Raiders run defense in week 8.

 

Ty Montgomery ($6400) @ ATL: Ty Montgomery is a very interesting case. He was just recently transferred to a running back this week after spending 69% of his snaps at RB in week 7. Atlanta is ranked 22nd against the run. He only had 9 rushes last week for 60 yards, but he made up for that with 13 targets and 10 catches for 66 yards. I think his floor is extremely high and has a decent ceiling if he can get a touchdown this week against a bad Atlanta defense on turf.  

 

Devontae Booker ($5600) vs. SD: I do not think CJ Anderson plays this week, making Booker almost a must play. He already has been getting increases in carries each week, and he may be the workhouse this week against the Chargers who are ranked 21st against the run. If Anderson is out, just lock him in.

 

Wide Receiver ($7000 or less)

 

Randall Cobb ($6800) @ ATL: Like Montgomery, Cobb is another beneficiary of the Eddie Lacy injury. He has not gotten less than 11 targets in the last three games, and I think we are finally seeing the resurgence. Atlanta is ranked 23rd against the pass and having this game in the dome only helps Cobb. The Falcons are giving up the 5th most fantasy points per game against slot receivers. The volume alone is enough to give Cobb a high floor and he should easily hit value this week.

 

John Brown ($5900) @ CAR: If John Brown is healthy for this game against Carolina, he becomes an excellent GPP value play. He has that same big play ability and speed that Brandon Cooks has. If you don’t remember, Cooks absolutely torched this defense for an 87-yard touchdown. Carolina went from being one of the best defenses against the pass in the league, to one of the worst (27th). They are starting guys from the practice squad in their secondary and I have a real gut feeling that John Brown finally breaks free for a long touchdown this week. If John Brown is ruled out, give some serious consideration to Michael Floyd ($5400), he lacks the upside, but should still be a good value.

 

Tight End ($5200 or less)

 

Jack Doyle ($4900) vs. KC: Jack Doyle is a thing. He should come with heavy ownership this week, but with good reason. First of all, the matchup against Kansas City is not the best as the Chiefs rank 16th in the league against tight ends. However, the volume alone should allow Doyle to reach value. Jack Doyle is actually the 3rd worst graded pass blocking TE according to PFF, therefore he will not be used to block. When he is on the field, targets should flow his way. Last week he had a career game scoring 18.3 fantasy points and you just can’t pass up that kind of upside from a player who is $4900. Lock him in as a play in all formats.

 

 

DraftKings Value Plays

 

 

Quarterback ($6000 or less)

 

Jameis Winston ($5700) vs. OAK: Jameis looked solid last week against the 49ers. This week, he gets a match-up against the 28th ranked team against the pass. This game could be an interesting one to watch, with Tampa running a bunch of plays and Oakland playing with a slow pace. I can see Tampa playing from behind in this one even though they are the favorites. The total is set fairly high at 49 points in this one, and with Jameis against a bad pass defense, I can see him having a good fantasy day.

 

Running Back ($5000 or less)

 

Devontae Booker ($3700) vs. SD: I do not think CJ Anderson plays this week, making Booker almost a must play. He already has been getting increases in carries each week, and he may be the workhouse this week against the Chargers who are ranked 21st against the run. If Anderson is out, just lock him in.

 

James White ($4800) @ BUF: The Patriots and Psycho Tom are pissed off. The Bills shut out the Patriots in Foxboro a few weeks ago and I think the Pats come out guns blazing this week. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see the Pats win by 25 or more. The Bills are no slouch at defense, but they are no match for this Pats offense and this just feels like a James White game for me. He has the upside to win you a GPP at just $4800 and he should have a big role in the Patriots offense this week.

 

Wide Receiver ($5500 or less)

 

Ty Montgomery ($5300) @ ATL: Ty Montgomery is a very interesting case. He just officially changed his position to a running back this week after spending 69% of his snaps at RB in week 7, but he is still a wide receiver on DraftKings. Atlanta is ranked 22nd against the run. He only had 9 rushes last week for 60 yards, but he made up for that with 13 targets and 10 catches for 66 yards. I think his floor is extremely high especially as a receiver in full PPR, and has a decent ceiling if he can get a touchdown this week against a bad Atlanta defense on the fast turf.  

 

Quincy Enunwa ($4800) @ CLE: The Browns suck, we all know that. They especially suck against wide receivers though (30th). Let me start by saying that Fitzpatrick has looked terrible, but this is definitely a get right spot for him and this Jets offense. He likes to throw to Enunwa around 7 times per game. Brandon Marshall might have a huge day on Sunday, but a cheap leverage play would be playing Enunwa and hoping that he steals some of the thunder from Marshall this Sunday. He still should hit value regardless though.  

 

Tight End ($4000 or less)

 

Jack Doyle ($3500) vs. KC: Jack Doyle is a thing. He should come with heavy ownership this week, but with good reason. First of all, the matchup against Kansas City is not the best as the Chiefs rank 16th in the league against tight ends. However, the volume alone should allow Doyle to reach value. Jack Doyle is actually the 3rd worst graded pass blocking TE according to PFF, therefore he will not be used to block. When he is on the field, targets should flow his way. Last week he had a career game scoring 22.8 fantasy points and you just can’t pass up that kind of upside from a player who is $3500. Lock him in as a play in all formats.

 

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Author: Rob Mazeika (Twitter)

Rob is a Senior in college that has been playing DFS for two years. His main sports are NFL, MLB, and NBA on both FanDuel and DraftKings. He was a finalist for the 2016 WFBC Single Entry Series in Nashville in 2016 (came in 4th). And he is also a diehard Nets, Yankees, and Patriots fan. 

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