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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.
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Expert Roster– This is a roster hand crafted by your DFS expert. Feel free to use or tinker with as you wish.
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
Nick Foles $9,000 vs DET
Alex Smith $7,700 @ WAS
Josh McCown $7,200 vs DAL
BOR: Foles should be involved in a high scoring game, and his efficiency can not be overlooked. However, I’l’ be rolling with McCown in the majority of line ups due to his great salary, awesome targets, and the fact he is facing a Dallas defense that gives up the 2nd most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Knowshon Moreno $8,300 vs TEN
Eddie Lacy $7,000 vs ATL
Joique Bell $5,500 @ PHI
BOR: Knowshon has a great matchup at home against a terrible run defense. Joique Bell has been finding the endzone lately (2 TD’s in last 3 games), and it looks like Detroit is incorporating him more and more into the offense. He’s a bargain at $5.5K.
Alshon Jeffrey $7,800 vs DAL- How is this man’s salary not higher by now? Dallas’s secondary gives up tons of yards, should be a nice outing.
DeSean Jackson $7,000 vs DET- gives up 3rd most fantasy points to WR’s.
Rueben Randle $5,100 @ SD– gives up 4th most fantasy points to WR’s.
BOR: Randle is the obvious value play this week for me against a weak San Diego secondary. Alshon displayed his ceiling last weekend, and if he reaches ¾ of that, he will more than pay for his salary.
Zach Ertz $5,200 vs DET- Foles is developing a nice chemistry with Ertz as he has pulled in 3 TD’s in the last 3 games.
Ladarius Green $5,200 vs NYG- Green is Rivers’ new favorite target, and the Giants give up the 9th most points to tight ends.
Heath Miller $4,900 vs MIA- Miller is getting a ton a decent amount of targets lately, and faces a Miami defense who are very lax on defending tight ends. His salary is too low not to consider.
BOR: Tight end is filled with bottom barrel guys with nice upside. Foles and Ertz have developed a nice chemistry as of late, hauling 3 TD’s in last 3 games. Green is a newly found stud in San Diego and faces a generous Giant’s defense. However, Miller will rostered in many of my line ups due to his crazy low salary, amount of consistent targets he receives on a weekly basis, and soft Miami defense in defending tight ends.
CHI: Josh McCown $7,200 and Alshon Jeffrey $7,800
SD: Philip Rivers $8,500 and Ladarius Green $5,200
DAL: Tony Romo $8,600 and Terrence Williams $4,600
$60K Salary Cap
QB: Josh McCown $7,200
RB: Knowshon Moreno $8,300
RB: Matt Forte $8,600
WR: Alshon Jeffrey $7,800
WR: Andre Johnson $7,800
WR: Rueben Randle $5,100
TE: Ladarius Green $5,200
K: Matt Prater $5,000
D/ST: Baltimore $5,000
BOR: McCown, Randle, and Green make this roster click and potent in cash games. Johnson will shred the Jacksonville defense, as will Forte in Dallas. Love these higher priced guys, and the balance with the high floor bargain players.
By Eric Florin, @That_RedGuy
Alex Smith @WASH $7,400
Joe Flacoo vs.MIN $7,000
Matt Ryan @GB $6,900
BOR: Alex Smith continues to get the wrap as a game manager, but did you know that Smith has been a top 12 QB this season? There have been only three games this season where Smith has not put up more than 10 fantasy points. What makes Smith an even more appealing option this week is that he plays the Redskins, who give up the 5th most yards after the catch this season. Many believe Matt Ryan has been a disappointment this year. However, since week 7 he has put up 20 points or more 3 times. In that span he has faced the Panthers, Seahawks, Saints all three are top 10 defenses, and Ryan still put up respectable numbers. With Roddy White getting healthy and a growing trust in Harry Douglas, Ryan should be a QB1 option again this week.
Ben Tate @JAX $5,900
Eddie Lacy vs.ATL $7,400
Demarco Murray @CHI $7,400
BOR: Going up against the Jaguars who give up at least one touchdown a game, I love Tate this week. Now temper expectations, Tate will not score 3 TDs again, but he will be good for at least 70 yards and a score. Since Rodgers has been out Eddie Lacy has continued to see stacked boxes, forcing the Packers to throw the ball. Whatever the Falcons decide to do on Sunday it will not help, they can put 10 in the box and they will not stop Lacy. They have given up a minimum 100 rushing yards in each of the last 6 games.
Larry Fitzgerald vs.STL $6,900
Riley Cooper vs. DET $6,400
Roddy White @GB $6,200
BOR: Fitzgerald has been on FIRE lately, scoring at least one touchdown in the last three games. In his career Fitz has 15 rec TDs against the Rams. That’s the Roddy White we were all hoping to see this year. Clearly his ankle and hamstring injuries limited him, but Sunday he looked back to form. Roddy did come out and said that he will not be 100% till next season, he is grinding it out. Do not let that lead you to believe that Roddy will not put up good numbers the rest of the way, he’s back to being a reliable option.
Ladarius Green vs.NYG $4,000
Jared Cook @ARI $3,800
Heath Miller vs.MIA $3,800
BOR: Jared Cook is currently second in targets on the Rams this season, receiving an average of 6 targets a game. To add on here Cook is going up against a team that has allowed 14 TDs to opposing TE’s this season.
ATL: Matt Ryan 6,900/ Roddy White 6,200/ Harry Douglass 5,600
BAL: Joe Flacoo 7,000/ Torrey Smith 6,700/ Jacoby Jones 3,700
ARI: Carson Palmer 7,800/ Larry Fitzgerald 6,900/ Michael Floyd 6,300
QB: Matt Ryan 6,900
RB: Matt Forte 8,100
RB: Shane Vereen 6,700
WR: Roddy White 6,200
WR: Riley Cooper 6,400
TE: Dallas Clark 3,000
FLEX: Vincent Jackson 6,500
K: Dan Carpenter 3,000
D/ST: Colts 2,300
BOR: Love this roster this week I may make some changes before I submit it for contests on Sunday. My only uncertainties are Cooper and Jackson. The only reason is because there are so many good options this week. The rest of this roster, with the exception Clark, is absolute gold! Now, Clark is a nice cheap option who is unlikely to put a goose egg. Good luck this week! Any DFS or fantasy questions you got, send them my way via twitter, ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP!
By Andy Getry, @PatsFever24
Tom Brady vs Cleveland $14,513
Mike Glennon vs Buffalo $9,839
Nick Foles vs Detroit $13,860
BOR: Brady has been Tom-terrific again, averaging almost 23 fantasy points a game over last 4 games. Now he is facing a team coming off a loss to a very bad Jaguars team. His high projections and reasonable salary make him a very attractive play. Glennon has been a very nice surprise this year, facing a very bad pass defense. His very low salary and high projections make him the fantasy QB sleeper this week. Foles, the fantasy surprise of the year has become a top 10 QB this year. Over the last 4 games, he is averaging a whopping 31 fantasy points a game. Playing Foles will have you soaring like an Eagle.
Demarco Murray at Chicago $12,174
Shane Vereen vs Cleveland $10,153
Steven Jackson at GB $8,783
BOR: Murray is playing at a very high level again. With the combination of the injury to Dunbar, and one of the worst rushing defenses in football, on the big stage of Monday night football make Murray a top 5 RB this week. Vereen, the recieving machine. He is the only back you can trust in New England. His versatility against a very weak defense makes him a fantastic play this week. If you’re in a PPR league he is a stud. Action Jackson is back in the nick of time for your fantasy playoff run. Over last 2 games he is averaging 27 fantasy points a game while scoring 3 TD’S as well. Facing a very bad run defense with a very fair salary, make him a top 10 play this week.
Harry Douglas at GB $9,343
Josh Gordon at New England $13,013
Michael Floyd vs STL $9,878
BOR: Over the last 3 games, Floyd is averaging over 20 fantasy points a game. Facing a very poor secondary, expect Floyd to help lead your fantasy team to the championship. Douglas has been a target machine. Over last 5 games, he is averaging over 12 targets per game. The combination of being a targets and playing a very poor pass defense makes Douglas fantasy gold this week. Josh has become one of the top 2 WR’s in football. His ability to catch the ball no matter who throws it to him is just insane. If he had a QB like Brees/Manning, he would be pushing 2,000 yards and 10 plus TD’S. He is a monster. He is one of the few players worth his salary each and every week. His high projections against a weak secondary make him a must start.
Rob Gronkowski vs Cleveland $12,785
Heath Miller vs Miami $6,468
Coby Fleener at Cincinnati $6,483
BOR: Fleener and Miller are both playing their top football now. Their reasonable salaries and high projections make them very nice plays this week. Gronk is a freak. His ability to get open and catch the ball is nuts. Gronk will have a field day against a very bad passing defense. Expect Gronk to be the number one TE this week.
Pitts: Ben Roethlisberger $10,608 and Antonio Brown $10,678
Tampa: Mike Glennon $9,839 and Vincent Jackson $10,314
Arizona: Carson Palmer $11,406 and Michael Floyd $9,878
$100,000 Salary Cap
QB: Tony Romo $12,731
QB: Mike Glennon $9,839
RB: Demarco Murray $12,174
RB: Steven Jackson $8,783
WR: Josh Gordon $13,013
WR: Cordarrelle Patterson $4,840
TE: Rob Gronkowski $12,785
FLEX: Shane Vereen $10,153
FLEX: Alfred Morris $8,882
D/ST: Baltimore $6,325
BOR: Patterson’s (sleeper WR of the week) very low salary allows me to form this dream line up. His insanely low salary allows me to stack the rest of the line up with a top tight end, top wide receiver, top defense, top quarterback, and 4 very hot running backs. Expect your pockets to weigh you down with all the extra cash this week.
Thanks to our DFS gurus, we are bringing you the tops picks from 3 major DFS sites. Let us know what you think!