Welcome to the second week of the Ultimate Daily Fantasy Football Guide. We are delivering the best value plays from each major Daily Fantasy Sports site each week.
No more scouring Twitter for recommendations for your favorite DFS site… we’ve got them all! Well, we only have three sites this week (FanDuel, Draft Kings, Draft Street), but we will be adding more soon!
The Ultimate Daily Fantasy Football Guide will be broken up into three sections for each DFS site:
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Top 3’s– These are the top 3 undervalued players for that DFS site. These guys are going to outperform their salary and lead you to tons of cash.
Stack Attacks– Looking for high upside plays? Stack these two players from the same team to double up on points this week. Great for large tournaments!
Expert Roster– This is a roster hand crafted by your DFS expert. Feel free to use or tinker with as you wish.
We have also added Blurbs of Reason (BOR) at the bottom of our Top 3’s and Expert Rosters. This will provide quick explanations of what our DFS experts are thinking. Enjoy!
By Evan Hale, @EHaleYea
Philip Rivers vs Den $8100
Robert Griffin III @ Min $7800
Eli Manning vs Oak $6400
BOR: Rivers and RG3 are facing horrible pass defenses which make their point projections worth the higher salary. Eli and the passing attack will benefit from Andre Brown returning and play action demanding respect.
Eddie Lacy vs Phi $6800
Mike James vs Mia $6000
Andre Brown vs Oak $5200
BOR: Until Lacy’s salary goes down, I’m using him (so is everyone else). Side note: FanDuel doesn’t update player salaries from the Sunday night and Monday night games, so studs that break out on those nights, like TY Hilton ($6000), will also be a bargain. James has been a work horse and has great value against a middle of the pack Miami run defense. Cheapest you’ll get Brown rest of year.
Andre Johnson @ Ari $6900
Eric Decker @ SD $6200
Cecil Shorts @ Ten $6000
BOR: Case loves him some Andre (see 3 TD’s and 229 yards last week). Decker is relatively cheap on a super pass happy team, and Cecil will get a ton of looks while Blackmon is doing drugs. The opportunity that exists for these three wide outs gives them a ton of upside for their price.
Coby Fleener vs Stl $5400
Jordan Reed @ Min $5400
Heath Miller vs Buf $5000
BOR: I love the two young tight ends at $5400. Great value with nice matchups. Boom or bust, but what tight end isn’t, not named Gronk or Graham?
Hou: Case Keenum $6100 and Andre Johnson $6900
Phi: Nick Foles $8200 and Riley Cooper $6000
Ind: Andrew Luck $8700 and T.Y. Hilton $6000
$60K Salary Cap
QB: Eli Manning $6400
RB: Eddie Lacy $6800
RB: Andre Brown $5200
WR: Calvin Johnson $9900
WR: Dez Bryant $8200
WR: Andre Johnson $6900
TE: Jordan Reed $5400
K: Adam Vinatieri
D/ST: Seattle $5800
BOR: I love this line up. Lacy and Eli have great value, but Andre Brown really opens it up for me to stack my wide receivers. Megatron, Dez, and Andre… really? Straight cash homie.
By Eric Florin, @That_RedGuy
Jay Cutler vs Det $7000
Josh Mccown vs Det $5700
Jake Locker vs Jax $6600
BOR: With Cutler status for Sundays game uncertain. I’m going with whichever Chicago QB starts. Monday night was not a fluke. I trust him if he starts.
Mike James vs Mia $4000
Alfred Morris @Min $6100
Zac Stacy @Ind $6600
BOR: You saw Giovanni Bernard’s numbers against Miami last week, right? Not to mention Mike James is coming off a 145-yard game against Seattle at Seattle. For his price tag it’s a steal.
Victor Cruz $6800/Hakeem Nicks vs Oak $5400
Keenan Allen vs Den $6000
Kris Durham @Chi $3400
BOR: Ok, I know the Giants passing game hasn’t been even close to where it should be this year, but they are coming off a bye so they’ve had time to prepare for the Raiders. Oh, and Nick Foles just threw for 7 TDs against them. I’ll take my chances.
Heath Miller vs Buf $4300
Greg Olsen @ SF $4600
Martellus Bennett vs Det $4200
BOR: Carolina’s offense has been hot recently, and Olsen has two TDS in the last two games.
NYG: Eli Manning $7700 and Victor Cruz $6800/Hakeem Nicks $5400/Rueben Randle $4300
Pit: Ben Roethlisberger $7000 and Antonio Brown $7200
Det: Matthew Stafford $8300 and Kris Durham $3400
QB: Matthew Stafford $8300
RB: Zac Stacy $6600
RB: Alfred Morris $6100
RB: Victor Cruz NYG $6800
WR: Pierre Garçon $6000
TE: Heath Miller $4300
FLEX: Mike James $4000
K: Sebastian Janikowski $3000
D/ST: Titans $4000
BOR: This is who I am going to be rolling with this week. To me all these guys have great matchups and are great buys. I think the three absolute steals on Draft Kings this week are Victor Cruz, Alfred Morris, and Mike James. You know the targets will be for Cruz and it’s a great matchup. Mike James is my buy of the week. He has been getting the touches and been productive with them.
By Andy Getrey, @PatsFever24
Jake Locker vs Jax $12410
Tony Romo @ NO $14520
Phillip Rivers vs Den $15411
BOR: Rivers and Romo are facing terrible pass defenses. Locker’s passing game will benefit from a rejuvenated running game, giving him many one-on-one coverage’s down field. His low salary and high expected projections make him a dream come true start.
Alfred Morris vs Minn $10004
Mat Forte vs Det $13311
Danny Woodhead vs Den $9908
BOR: Morris and Woodhead are facing horrible run defenses. Forte’s catching and running ability makes him a versatile threat, which makes his high salary worth every penny.
Kendall Wright vs Jax $7761
Keenan Allen vs Den $12224
Antonio Brown vs Buf $11911
BOR: Allen and Brown’s high salaries are justified in great matchups . Allen, one of the waiver wire pickups of the year and Brown is on pace for a career year with Big Ben. Kendall Wright, the target monster, has another incredible match up against one of the weakest pass defenses in football.
Tim Wright vs Mia $6770
Greg Olsen @ SF $7380
Heath Miller vs Buf $5483
BOR: Tim Wright has turned into a big time sleeper and the favorite target of Mike Glennon. They have a great match up in the spot light of Monday night football against a weak Miami defense on the road. Miller is finally getting into game time shape and his low salary makes for a very nice play. Finally Olsen, the main target of one of the hottest QB’S, is a red zone match up nightmare.
Ten: Jake Locker $12410 and Kendall Wright $7761
Sea: Russell Wilson $13576 and Doug Baldwin $5222
Ari: Carson Palmer $10175 and Michael Floyd $6557
$100,000 Salary Cap
QB: Jake Locker $12410
QB: Tony Romo $14520
RB: Alfred Morris $10004
RB: Mat Forte $13311
WR: Kendall Wright $7761
WR: Terrance Williams $8286
TE: Tim Wright $6770
FLEX: Danny Woodhead $9908
FLEX: Zac Stacy $11597
D/ST: Tampa Bay $4040
BOR: Romo and Locker are top 10 quarterback’s this week, and offer very affordable salaries. This gives your team the luxury of picking up the likes of Morris, Forte, Stacy, and Woodhead as RB/Flex starters, who all have great match ups and top 10 potential this week. WR’S Kendall Wright and Terrance Williams also have great match ups with affordable salaries. This also leaves room for TE Tim Wright and his solid matchup against Miami. Tampa’s very low salary against a weak team on the road should bring home big points this week as well.
Special thanks to Evan Hale (@EHaleYea), Eric Florin (@That_RedGuy), and Andy Getrey (@PatsFever24)!