Last week’s DraftKings slate turned chaotic quickly, with the trade deadline, late week injuries, and game time inactives all influencing ownership. This week figures to offer more stability. Despite the tighter pricing that comes with a normalized slate, a few players in particular stand out. With that said, here are a few value plays on DraftKings this week.
Sterling Shepard (@ San Francisco) - $5,500
Following a two week absence, Sterling Shepard immediately saw 9 targets in his return to game action. Without other options in the pass game, Shepard should continue to see a large target share in the Giants offense. Shepard also has a nice matchup against a 49ers team allowing the 6th most passing yards to opposing wide receivers to date. Shepard is a nice play in GPPs after the Giants disappointed as a whole last week.
Robby Anderson (@ Tampa Bay) - $5,200
Robby Anderson has showed surprising consistency, scoring 25.5 and 14.8 points each of the last two weeks. He now gets Tampa Bay’s secondary, allowing the most fantasy points to the receiver position. Leading the Jets in targets, Anderson is the best bet to take advantage of this matchup. However, he has averaged 5.3 targets over his last three games, making him more of a GPP play.
Golden Tate (v. Cleveland) - $6,800
Missing the weekly salary adjustment, Golden Tate comes with a modest price for the volume he is seeing. Over his past three games he has averaged 8 targets per games and recoded 22.6, 14.6, and 21.3 DraftKings points respectively. He now gets the Browns, who have been crushed in the passing game. They recently allowed Adam Thielen and Will Fuller to go 20.8 and 14.2 points respectively. Tate’s volume makes him a cash consideration this week against one of the league’s worst secondaries.
Kyle Rudolph (@ Washington) - $4,600
Since week 5, Kyle Rudolph is averaging 8 targets per game and is second on the Vikings in targets. This week he gets the Redskins, who allow the most yards per game and the third most fantasy points per games to the tight end position. Rudolph’s volume and matchup put him squarely in play for cash games.
Leonard Fournette (v. Los Angeles Chargers) - $8,400
Coming off a surprising suspension, Leonard Fournette is in a blow up spot against one of the league’s worst run defenses. Prior to his bye, Fournette was averaging 26.7 touches in his three prior contests. Los Angeles has allowed the second most rushing yards to date. Fournette is a strong pivot in cash and GPPs off the other expensive running backs on the slate.
Jordan Howard (v Green Bay) - $6,100
Prior to the bye, Jordan Howard averaged 25.75 touches in games with Mitch Trubisky at quarterback. While the matchup could be better, Green Bay has been beatable on the ground. They’ve allowed the 6th most fantasy points to running backs per game. In a run-first offense, Howard is a good bet to eclipse 20 carries, putting him in play for GPPs and cash.
Jared Goff – (v. Houston) - $6,700
Last week’s scoring leader at the position, Jared Goff is a rock solid play again this week. In his last two starts Goff has scored 19.7 and 31.44 points respectively. This week, he gets a Houston defense allowing the third most fantasy points to the position per game. Fire up Goff again in cash or GPPs this week.