Welcome to 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:
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.
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
Tony Romo $8600 @ WAS
Andy Dalton $8400 vs MIN
Kirk Cousins $7000 vs DAL
BOR: Romo and Cousins take on each other’s putrid defenses. Should be a high scoring affair as both defenses are top 15 in fantasy points allowed to QBs. Minnesota, however, is 2nd in points allowed to QBs. The Dalton/Green stack should be solid.
LeSean McCoy $9700 vs CHI
Zac Stacy vs TB $7400
Joique Bell $6600 vs NYG
BOR: LeSean is whom I’ll be spending money on for RBs. Buyer beware: if Dallas wins, Philly will essentially have nothing to play for. Bell still has great value across the industry, and Detroit should beat up on the Giants at home.
Calvin Johnson $9900 vs NYG
Pierre Garcon $7300 vs DAL
Cordarrelle Patterson $5800 @ CIN
BOR: As previously stated, the Lions will beat up on the lowly Giants, and Megatron will eat. Garcon will benefit from the Cowboys secondary absolutely sucking, and I still like Patterson with that price tag.
Jimmy Graham $7700 @ CAR
Jason Witten $6300 @ WAS
Delanie Walker $5100 @ JAX
BOR: Washington allows the 5th most fantasy points to tight ends, and Witten has been owning as of late. The tight end slate is pretty weak this week, so I will try my damndest to get Graham in most of my line ups as I see a huge rebound week for him.
CIN: Andy Dalton $8400 and AJ Green $8600
WAS: Kirk Cousins $7000 and Pierre Garcon $7300
NE: Tom Brady $9000 and Julian Edelman $6700
$60K Salary Cap
QB: Kirk Cousins $7000
RB: Joique Bell $6600
RB: Frank Gore $6300
WR: Calvin Johnson $9900
WR: Julian Edelman $6700
WR: Cordarrelle Patterson $5800
TE: Jimmy Graham
K: Greg Zurlein
D/ST: Green Bay $5000
BOR: I love the floor that these two running backs give me, and the upside Calvin and Jimmy throw into the mix. This is a great line up for H2H’s and 50/50’s. Enjoy!
By Eric Florin, @That_RedGuy
Kirk Cousins, WAS vs DAL $7,800
Tony Romo, DAL @ WAS $7,400
Ryan Fitzpatrick, TEN @ JAX $5,500
BOR: If the Dallas defense can make Matt Flynn look good, I can only imagine how Cousins is going to look on Sunday. Cousins did have a couple of turnovers last week, but he came back strong once he got in rhythm. Cousins is great bet this week to give you value for his current price tag. In fantasy or DFS, all we care about is if the players put up points or not. We don’t care how pretty it looks or if it’s garbage time or not. Romo is the perfect example of this he may throw a late INT to lose the game, but if he throws 4 TDs in that game, do you really care? Don’t let Romo’s late game miscues stop you from using him, he’s has another great matchup this week.
Alfred Morris, WAS vs DAL $5,700
Giovani Bernard, CIN vs MIN $5,000
Ryan Matthews, SD vs OAK $7,400
BOR: Bernard continues to be an extremely undervalued PPR RB this year. He is getting more goal line carries, making him a good bet for a TD. The Bengals have done a great job this year of keeping Bernard fresh for the end of the season, it will not be long before the unleash him. I would not be surprised if you looked up most hated RBs before the start of this season, Ryan Matthews name would come up (probably more than once). More people were down on Matthews this year than there were supporters of his. I will admit I was one of the many that were down on him. Matthews has had a great year, and he has done so somewhat under the radar. He is 9th in the NFL in rushing yards.
Pierre Garçon, WAS vs $DAL $6,300
AJ Green, CIN vs MIN $7,500
Desean Jackson, PHI vs CHI $7,400
BOR: All three of these WRs are in the top 10 in points per game on Draft Kings. And you can get them for these prices? That’s an absolute steal. It is just an added bonus that all three are facing bottom teams against the pass.
Charles Clay, MIA @ BUF $3,900
Jermaine Gresham, CIN vs MIN $3,100
Scott Chandler,BUF vs MIA $3,000
BOR: When people see Scott Chandler all they see is just a red-zone target. Well Chandler is becoming more and more of a consistent target for EJ Manuel. Chandler has not scored since week 6, he’s has to be due for a score right? A Sunday against the Dolphins defense may be just what Chandler needs.
CIN: Andy Dalton $7,500/AJ Green $7,500
PIT: Ben Roethlisberger $7,200/ Antonio Brown $7,800
DAL: Tony Romo $7,600/ Dez Bryant $7,600
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick $5,500
RB: Jamaal Charles $9,300
RB: Giovani Bernard $5,000
WR: AJ Green $7,500
WR: Josh Gordon $8,000
TE: Scott Chandler $3,000
FLEX: Pierre Garcon $6,300
K: Nick Folk $3,000
D/ST: Cowboys $1,900
BOR: Did Christmas come early? Because that is exactly what I was thinking when I was putting this roster together. I went back and forth a couple of times, on whether or not I wanted to roll with a Dalton/Green stack. However, the fact that I believe that Fitzpatrick will put up the same amount of points, if not outscore Dalton, is the reason I went with him. Now I may tweak this lineup a little, but I really do feel like this lineup can win you and me some money this week!
By Andy Getry, @PatsFever24
Nick Foles vs Bears $14,573
Phillip Rivers vs Oakland $13,189
Kirk Cousins Vs Dallas $13,020
BOR: I used Foles last week and he didn’t disappoint. Throwing for 428 yards, 3 TD’S, 41 rushing yards, and a whopping 38 fantasy points. Now he faces the gummy Bears and their very weak defense. Foles is a top 5 QB this week with a real shot at being the number one QB. Cousins took over starting gig last week, and delivered the mail for 380 yards passing and 3 TD’S. Now he faces Dallas and that terrible defense. Matt Flynn looked like Aaron Rodgers last week against them… during the second half. Cousins will be a top 10 QB this week. Watch Cousins and the Skins scalp the Cowgirls. Rivers is another fantasy surprise this year. He has passed for over 4,000 yards, 28 TD’S, and only 9 INT’S. Rivers gets the Raiders this week, a team last week that allowed almost 60 points to KC. With a potential playoff spot at stake for SD, expect Rivers to send Oakland up the rivers without any paddles.
DeMarco Murray at Washington $13,572
Le’Veon Bell at GB $12,369
Alfred Morris vs Dallas $11,686
BOR: Murray is getting better each week. The only thing that stopped Murray from rushing for 200 plus yards last week was the bone headed play calling from Dallas. With that being said, Murray rushed for 134 yards with 1 TD on only 18 carries and another 4 catches for 20 yards. Now he gets the very bad run defense from Washington. You could easily be looking at the top RB this week if Dallas uses Murray the right way. Bell has been a force since coming back from injury. He is averaging almost 22 fantasy points a game this season. Bell now gets the Packers, and will be slicing and dicing the Cheese Heads. Morris has been one of most consistent backs over the last 2 years. This year he averages almost 23 fantasy points a game. Could be a lot more if not for the dumb play calling and the way the head coach uses him. Playing the Cowboys this week could have Morris yelling “Yee-ha”.
Antonio Brown at GB $12,637
Keenan Allen vs Oakland $11,123
Rod Streater at SD $8,638
BOR: Brown and Allen are fantasy studs. Each week they are the gifts that keep on giving. The last two weeks, Allen has averaged almost 23 fantasy points, which include 4 TD’S as well. Brown has averaged a whopping 28 fantasy points over his last two games. Both play very bad defenses this week. Expect Brown and Allen to help lead your team to the fantasy title this week. Streater has become Oakland’s best WR. The last 2 weeks he’s had almost 200 yards and a TD. Expect Streater to join in the festivities in this very high scoring game against SD.
Delanie Walker at Jacksonville $8,278
Greg Olsen vs NO $8,345
Martellus Bennett at Philadelphia $6,663
BOR: Walker is one of the hottest TEs around. Last week he had 8 catches for 53 yards and a TD. Those are stats you will take every week from your TE. Walker now gets Jacksonville and their very poor defense. Expect Walker’s numbers to exceed last weeks total by a lot. Olsen has been a top 5 TE all season. He has 740 yards and 5 TD’S this season. Very respectable numbers from the TE position with several games left. Playing the Saints this week with first place on the line, expect Olsen to add to his already great totals. Bennett gets an Eagle defense soaring backwards lately. With must wins on the line for both teams, expect Bennett to eat the Eagles defense for lunch. Start him with confidence this week.
Pittsburgh: Ben Roethlisberger $13,4888 and Antonio Brown $12,637
Philadelphia: Nick Foles $14,573 and Desean Jackson$12,292
San Diego: Phillip Rivers $13,189 and Keenan Allen $11,123
100,000 Salary Cap
QB: Kurt Cousins $13,020
QB: Phillip Rivers$13,189
RB: DeMarco Murray $13,572
RB: Alfred Morris $11,686
WR: Ace Sanders $6,590
WR: Riley Cooper $7,535
TE: Delanie Walker $8,278
FLEX: Le’Veon Bell $12,369
FLEX: Gio Bernard $10,337
D/ST: Jacksonville $3,075
BOR: Once again sticking to what has been successful. Using several value players like Sanders and Cooper allows me to stack 4 stud RB’S, 2 stud QB’S, a stud TE, and a very good match up defense this week. This team has the makings of another successful week. So get ready for another profitable week.