Daily Sleepers and Value Plays: Week 16

Daily Sleepers and Value Plays: Week 16

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Daily Sleepers and Value Plays: Week 16

One of the most frustrating parts of DFS is not being able to fit all of your star players under the designated salary. Each week The Huddle will look at several value picks and sleepers at each position that could help you free up some valuable cap space for the studs you want to play.

JOE FLACCO, QB, RAVENS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $7300 12.1% 15%
DraftKings $5800 11.6% 15.4%

The Ravens take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, and Flacco will need to throw to keep the Ravens’ playoff hopes alive. While Pittsburgh gives up the 7th fewest points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks, Flacco has thrown the ball at least 30 times a game this season. When the two teams last met in Week 9, Flacco recorded 241 passing yards with a TD and an INT. This week The Huddle is expecting similar numbers with an extra TD (250/2/1). There’s a little more security in Flacco over Wentz, as the Ravens have playoff aspirations and could find themselves down late in the game.

CARSON WENTZ, QB, EAGLES

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $6700 11.1% 15%
DraftKings $5000 10% 15.4%

The G-Men come to Philly to take on Wentz and the Eagles on Thursday Night and provide some great DFS value picks. With 2/3 the cost of Tom Brady, Carson Wentz has thrown the ball 148 times over the past three weeks, racking up almost 800 yards with 2 TDs and 5 INTs. Not great if you’re an Eagles fan, but if you’re a DFS player looking for some value – the evidence is there that the coaching staff is going to let Wentz throw as they try to keep pace with Eli & Co. The Huddle is projecting 290 yard with 1 TD and 2 INTs – which comes out to around 15 fantasy points. Throw in what he can do with his feet, and you could be looking at close to 20 points. I like the upside.

Other Considerations:  Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans are hanging on to their AFC South lead and looking like they could make the playoffs for the first time in eight years. This week the Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, and The Huddle likes Mariota for 230 yards and 2 TDs through the air as they lock it up.

BILAL POWELL, RB, JETS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $6500 10.8% 15.8%
DraftKings $6000 12% 18.8%

Powell continues to tote the rock for the Jets, as their season continues to look worse and worse. Even with Forte active last week, Powell carried the ball 14 times for 84 yards. But even when the Jets quickly fell behind to the Dolphins, Powell became an active member of the passing game – bringing in 11 of his 12 targets for an additional 78 yards This week the Jets’ matchup is a little tougher as they look to play spoiler against the New England Patriots #1 seed, but Powell should remain a big part of the Bryce Petty offensive assault. The value for Powell is much better in Fan Duel lineups, as 12% is a little pricey in Draft Kings.

KENNETH FARROW, RB, CHARGERS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $6100 10.1% 15.8%
DraftKings $5000 10% 18.8%

How do you bounce back from a disappointing game with a costly turnover against a division rival? You get an immediate matchup with the Cleveland Browns – who are currently giving up the 2nd most points to fantasy running backs. At 10% of your salary, Farrow is sitting at a very comfortable price for an RB2 or Flex Play in Draft Kings. The Huddle is projecting 80 total yards from Farrow, with at least 1 TD. While it looks promising, it’s also worth noting that the Chargers have signed Ronnie Hillman to help with their running game woes and it has yet to be seen what that role will look like.

Other Considerations: While I projected that Dion Lewis would make an impact for the Patriots, I was off by a few weeks. Last week he logged 95 yards on the ground and hauled in 2 of his 3 targets for 9 more yards through the air. Lewis is still priced very reasonably in both FD and DK, and playing the Jets will continue his pre-season warm up as he gets ready for the postseason.

KENNY BRITT, WR, RAMS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $6200 10.3% 14.8%
DraftKings $5700 11.4% 17.2%

There’s almost a 2% difference on Britt’s price between Fan Duel and Draft Kings, which is notable for a WR that would be a solid WR2 in your lineup. The Huddle has Britt (unconfidently) projected as their #5 PPR fantasy WR this week, projecting 7 receptions for 90 yards and 1 TD. The 49ers have given up the 6th most points to opposing fantasy wide receivers, and when the two teams last met in Week 1 (the game the Rams got blanked in), Britt was the lone bright spot with 4 catches for 67 yards. He’s been targeted 20 times over the past two weeks, and could be in for a nice game this weekend.

CAMERON MEREDITH, WR, BEARS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5500 9.1% 14.8%
DraftKings $4700 9.4% 17.2%

Matt Barkley is making a case for himself as the Bears’ starting quarterback for 2017 – 2018 season, and Cameron Meredith is benefiting. Over the past two weeks against the Packers and Lions, Meredith has logged 15 catches on 21 passes for 176 yards and 1 TD. This week the Bears take on Washington, and Barkley will have a tough matchup. Luckily, Meredith didn’t start putting up numbers against the Packers until the Bears fell behind – the same should be true for this week. If the Bears fall behind (which is what we’re expecting) then Meredith should put up some late numbers. At 9% of your salary, The Huddle is projecting 6 catches for 80 yards and a TD.

ELI ROGERS, WR, STEELERS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $4800 8% 14.8%
DraftKings $3800 7.6% 17.2%

Gambling on Eli Rogers is like playing with fire – after 2 catches, 1 catch and 3 catches, he logged 5 on Sunday against the Bengals for 75 yards and a TD. This week the Steelers take on a Ravens team that will surely be a shootout. Rogers could build on his last performance and have a great game (in week 9 he had 6 catches on 10 targets for 103 yards) – which would be great for fantasy owners due to his price tag. He’s in prime WR3/Flex range and has tremendous upside if Ben is able to get him the ball. The Huddle is projecting 4 catches for 50 yards and a TD.

JASON WITTEN, TE, COWBOYS

Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $4900 8.1% 11.6%
DraftKings $3400 6.8% 11%

The Cowboys have a tough, and immensely important matchup this week against the Lions – and when young quarterbacks feel pressure they look to their run game and their tight ends. Witten has 17 targets over the past two weeks including 10 catches on 10 targets last week, for 51 yards. Because of the full PPR in Draft Kings, his low price tag is especially appealing for a TE with some serious upside potential. 7 catches for 60 yards and a TD is not out of the question for Witten – so take advantage.

Other Considerations: Levine Toilolo has a great matchup against the Panthers this weekend, and the price tag on him is still tremendously low. Over the past four weeks he has one catch in each game for 15+ yards. The Panthers give up a lot of points to opposing TEs so this could be the week he puts up some surprising numbers.

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