This weeks DraftKings Column features a number of stars in daunting matchups and some potential low-priced gems. With these salary savers, multiple lineup constructions are in play. With that said, this week’s Value Plays will look at both some studs and a few matchup driven sleepers to consider this week.
DeShone Kizer (v Green Bay) - $4,900
Despite early season struggles, DeShone Kizer has quietly totaled 20.62 and 15.2 points in his last two weeks. In these games he rushed for 39 and 46 yards, in addition to passing for 268 and 215. This gives Kizer a higher floor than some would expect. This week he gets a Packers secondary, allowing the second most passing yards over the past four weeks. With Josh Gordon back in the lineup, Kizer can be fired up as a cheap option at quarterback in cash.
LeSean McCoy (v Indianapolis) - $7,200
LeSean McCoy has seen touch counts of 26 and 17 in his last two contests. With Mike Tolbert and Travaris Cadet nursing injuries, McCoy should see a larger share of the workload this week. The Colts have allowed the 4th most points to running backs this season. As the 3rd most expensive running back, McCoy makes a nice pivot off the top running backs in GPPs.
Mike Davis (@ Jacksonville) - $3,700
Missing the weekly pricing adjustment, Mike Davis is flat out too cheap. While he draws one of the league’s more difficult run defenses, Davis’ projected volume cannot be ignored. Last week against a stout Philadelphia run defense, Davis rushed for 64 yards on 16 carries and added another 37 yards on 4 catches. He also played 78% of Seattle’s snaps. With this kind of workload and price, Davis should easily slide into cash lineups.
Josh Gordon (v Green Bay) - $5,500
Returning from suspension, Josh Gordon became the second receiver to top 85 receiving yards (Odell Beckham) against the Chargers this season. In his return, he played 84% of the snaps and saw 11 targets. Sliding in as Cleveland’s primary receiver, Gordon draws a Packers’ secondary allowing the 3rd most points and 2nd most yards to receivers over the last four weeks. Gordon is a near cash lock this week.
Golden Tate (v Tampa Bay) – $6,400
While Marvin Jones is also in a good spot, Golden Tate draws a fantastic matchup against a Buccaneers secondary allowing the most fantasy points to receivers this season. Tate has slightly out-targeted Jones this season (93-88) and comes in $400 cheaper. While either could blow-up, Tate should be lower owned, given Jones’ recent success. This should give Tate a slight edge in GPPs.
Sterling Shepard (v Dallas) - $5,300
In his last two games with Eli Manning starting, Sterling Shepard saw target counts of 9 and 13. This week Shepard will showdown against a Cowboys team allowing the 3rd most points to receivers over the last four weeks. Shepard should see heavy target volume again in this contest, making him a consideration in cash and GPPs.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (@ Denver) - $3,600
Austin Seferian-Jenkins lost yet another touchdown last week to booth review. While his targets have been up and down (9, 7, and 3) over his last three games, Seferian-Jenkins has a tantalizing matchup this week. Denver’s defense has given up the second most points and receiving yards to tight ends this season. Seferian-Jenkins’ ownership figures to be low after last week’s dud, making him a solid GPP play.