SCHLAGGER’s Slant Week 14
Every week during the NFL fantasy season, I will give you an in depth look at the week ahead. This article will focus on a few targets and values on both Draftkings (DK) and Fanduel (FD). At the end of the article, I will list players that will be in my cash game lineups on DK. Quick disclaimer: Cash games are 50/50’s where the top half of the entries cash and head to heads against other users. GPP’s are big tournaments where about 20% of the entries cash and have huge payouts for 1st place.
Note: This will be for the Sunday Main Slate. Not including Thursday Night and Monday Night Football.
Jameis Winston (6700 on DK): Winston is my cash game QB this weekend and I’m not even going to think about it. He has been a staple in the column this season because he is always priced at a nice discount. I have discussed weekly how bad the Saints defense is and this game is a near lock to be a shootout.
Trevor Siemen (5100 on DK): I am really trying to find value at QB if I can’t get to Winston. I really want to get to Winston but Siemen at almost stone minimum is an option. Titans defense isn’t great but he has to go on the road. There is a health issue with Siemen too, who missed last week with an injury. I am recommending finding a way to fit Winston in and moving on.
David Johnson (9800 on DK): I will admit it is very hard for me to stomach paying $9800 on a RB but David Johnson is the best fantasy option week in and week out. He has a 20 point floor with upside to be in the 27-30 range. Johnson’s last three point totals are 38.5, 33.1, and 38. I think there is enough value and with the Steelers offense playing in cold Buffalo, Johnson rates at a great value even at $9800.
Jeremy Hill (5800 on DK): This will be the 3rd consecutive week I have written up Jeremy Hill but his price has not caught up to his role in the offense yet. The Browns rank 30th in the league against the run and again last week in had 3 targets. The Bengals are favorites so Vegas thinks they will be leading in the fourth which will give Hill more running opportunities.
Odell Beckham Jr. (8000 on DK): It is going to be very tough to fit Beckham in with David Johnson but if you can make it work he’s the best top dollar WR this week. The Cowboys surprisingly rank 29th against the WR position and Beckham is coming off a 16 target game. This is a huge game this weekend for the Giants and I actually like the Giants to complete the season sweep against the Cowboys. If the Giants win, they will need a huge outing from Beckham.
Emmanuel Sanders (5700 on DK): We need Trevor Siemen to play to roster Sanders this week. The Titans rank 31st in the league against the WR so I believe people will flock to Demaryius Thomas which makes me love Sanders more. Sanders is more of the PPR guy in the offense. I think he is set for 10 targets this weekend and at his price, the value is there for Sanders.
Cameron Brate (4100 on DK): I’ve touched on how much I like the Bucs this weekend with my recommendation of Winson and one of his top targets is Brate. He is actually priced about right but his price is something I’m willing to pay for because of the environment he’s playing in. I think he is a lock for 7-8 targets and I really believe he scores a TD this week too.
Vance McDonald (3000 on DK): Vance struggled last week but the whole offense did too. Kaepernick will be back under center and with Kaepernick in Week 11 he had 6 targets and in week 12 he had 8. I think we get him back to around 7-8 targets and at his price he fits if you can’t get to Brate.
Vikings (3900 on DK): I continue to talk about defenses against the Jaguars because Blake Bortles turns the ball over way too much. Vikings defense has struggled recently but the price may be too much to roster them this weekend.
Dolphins (2600 on DK): The Dolphins at home against another turnover prone QB is really appealing. Again, I don’t love this but the price is really interesting and I love that they are at home. Currently, I have the Dolphins in my cash lineup.
Guys I’m most likely to have in Draftkings cash games: (No Order)
QB: Jameis Winston, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Dak Prescott
RB: David Johnson, Jeremy Hill, Theo Riddick, Rob Kelley, Isaiah Crowell
WR: Odell Beckham, Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Tyrell Williams, Rishard Matthews, Pierre Garcon, Cameron Meredith
TE: Cameron Brate, Delanie Walker, Vance McDonald, Jason Witten
D: Vikings, Dolphins, Falcons
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