October 12, 2019 by squish
Written by Gerry Leung
If I could write up Christian McCaffrey every week I would, but unfortunately he’s not on the main slate so we’re going to have to go elsewhere this week.
Johnson left early last week with back tightness and could miss this week, making Edmonds an interesting value. Tate played 100% of the snaps without John Ross last week and could have caught another TD if Dalton could throw the ball. Javon Wims was a punt value play and I expected him to maybe see 5-6 targets but failed to get a reception. Also funny how Will Fuller goes off on the week after I write him up.
Like I said last week, when Fuller hits he hits big and many people took down tournaments with fuller in their lineups. Let’s hope we can find some big time plays with this week’s core 4.
Le’Veon Bell RB – ($6400 DK/$6800 FD)
Sam Darnold will return this week which boosts all of the Jets offensive skill players. While one may think Crowder and Anderson should see the biggest boost, don’t sleep on Bell. Without Darnold, he averaged 18 carries and 7 catches per game. With the return of Darnold we can expect Bell to be more efficient in this offense and find the endzone once maybe even twice. He’s also priced about $1000 too cheap which makes him a tremendous value play. Bell should give you a safe floor with a massive ceiling this week.
Kenyan Drake RB – (4400 DK/ $5600 FD)
This could be the ugliest game of the week but both teams are bad and somebody is going to have to score. Drake is getting enough carries and comes at a low price tag this week against a Redskins defense that has given up the 7th most running back fantasy points. Washington is allowing an average of 110 rushing yards and 6.2 catches to running backs. This may be the only time I ever roster a Dolphin this year but at his price he makes a great value play.
DeAndre Hopkins WR – (7400 DK/ $8400 FD)
Hopkins has been a disappointment so far this year but this is a perfect buy low opportunity. Box score hunters will likely see his game logs and pass on him but he has the juiciest matchup this week against the Chiefs. I expect this game to shootout and Hopkins should play a big role in it. The Chiefs have allowed 3 wide receivers to score over 21.5 pts. Hopkins has at least 5 catches in every game this season and his target volume is steady. In this up paced game he should see double digit catches and targets. It’s only a matter of time before he pops off and this might be the week.
Austin Hooper TE – ($5000 DK/$6400 FD)
Last week we told you to avoid Eifert since there was uncertainty with the tight ends in Cincinnati and he wasn’t running many routes on his quarterback’s dropbacks. This week we get Austin Hooper who runs on a majority of Matt Ryan’s dropback and is heavily involved in the red zone. Last week Hooper drew 24.4% of targets on his routes run and he gets to face on the tight end friendly Cardinals this week. Hooper is a lock for this week and you will have to spend up for it.
Being successful in DFS comes down to your ability to identify news, matchups, and value. Each week, I’ll go through my top 4 core plays highlighting players with the most volume and value. While things may change leading up to kickoff, please be sure to check lineups following injuries or inactives. Good luck this week and feel free to hit me up on twitter with any questions @GK_Leung.