Daily Sleepers and Value Plays: Week 12

Daily Sleepers and Value Plays: Week 12

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Daily Sleepers and Value Plays: Week 12


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.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $6800 11.3% 15.1%
DraftKings $5400 10.8% 15.6%

Monday Night has the potential to be big for Eagles’ offensive players, as the banged up and hobbled Green Bay Packers come into town. They’re down running backs, defensive backs, linebackers… pretty much everything at this point. And after a midseason skid that has left the Eagles at 5-5, and dead last in their division – it’s about time for a prominent statement game. Last week Wentz put up 200 yards, 2 TD and 2 INT against a very tough Seattle defense. The Packers give up the 21st most points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks, and this week the Huddle has Wentz penciled in at 270/2/0INTs. In Draft Kings lineups he is coming in at 2/3 the cost of Brady, freeing up some much needed cap space for skill positions. Roll the dice.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5000 8.3% 15.1%
DraftKings $5000 10% 15.6%

It’s looking like Andrew Luck will be ruled out Thursday as he enters concussion protocol, and the reigns will be handed over to Scott Tolzien. While it’s not a name that strikes fear and terror into the hearts of opponents, he is surrounded by decent offensive weapons and did I mention he’s dirt cheap? In Fan Duel formats, it’s the cheapest you’ll probably ever see a starting quarterback. Pittsburgh’s defense, while still intimidating, has been underwhelming as of late… My advice is in a few of your lineups, take a flier on Tolzien, pay nickels to the dollar at the QB position, and stack up on high priced studs.  My prediction is 260 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs.

Other Considerations:  Jared Goff ($6000/$5200) is coming in a little more expensive, but he’s also playing against the New Orleans secondary. While they are much improved since the beginning of the season, there is still plenty of opportunity there for Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt to make some big plays down the field… if Goff can get it down the field….


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5700 9.5% 15.8%
DraftKings $4300 8.6% 18%

If Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles are unable to go on Monday Night Football, Smallwood is the steal of the week on your waivers and your DFS lineups. Coming in at around 9% of your salary, The Huddle has Smallwood ranked as their 12th PPR RB this week, projecting 120 total yards and 1 TD. The Packers have been lackluster defensing the running back position, and last week Smallwood was able to log 48 yards on 13 carries, and caught 4 of his 5 targets for 31 yards. Cheap price tag, huge upside – that’s a value pick if there ever was one.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5600 9.3% 15.8%
DraftKings $4700 9.4% 18%

Coleman hasn’t seen the field since Week 7, which has given his price tag ample time to fall. While Freeman has done a great job carrying the load for the Falcons in his absence, Coleman always brings a little extra sizzle for the Falcons. The Cardinals give up the fewest points in the league to running backs, which makes the matchup less than ideal – but it’s also important to remember that Coleman does a lot of his damage coming out of the backfield, which is a different dynamic entirely. The Huddle is projecting 60 yards and a TD, making him a great RB2 option in Fan Duel formats, and an RB2 or Flex in Draft Kings.

Other Considerations:  James White continues to carry his weight with the Patriots, even in Dion Lewis’ return. Against the 49ers he had 0 carries, put played a prominent role in the Pats’ passing attacking, bringing in all six of his targets for 63 yards and a TD. Expect the same to continue as the Patriots take on the Jets this week.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $6300 10.5% 15%
DraftKings $4700 9.4% 18.4%

Over the past two weeks, Parker has caught fire in the Dolphins’ offense – netting 13 catches on 18 targets for 182 yards and a TD. Lucky for him, the 49ers give up the 3rd most points to fantasy wide receivers in the NFL. He comes in at a very comfortable WR2 price in both Fan Duel and Draft Kings, and The Huddle is projecting 5 catches for 70 yards and a TD out of Miami’s #2 WR. Edelman and Amendola had a touchdown each last week against the 49ers (with Edelman receiving 17 targets), so there is a very good chance Parker could find pay dirt.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5600 9.3% 15%
DraftKings $4000 8% 18.4%

AJ Green is done, for the time being… and it’s time for the next in line to make it happen in the Bengals passing attack. Boyd will start opposite of Brandon LaFell, and the Bengals receivers will have a favorable matchup against a Ravens’ secondary that has been generous with fantasy wide outs. After stepping up last week and catching 6 of his 8 targets, 1 being for a TD, Boyd will look to continue his rookie campaign on the road in what is always a tough divisional matchup. The Bengals and Ravens haven’t played one another yet this season, so we can only guestimate… but right now the Huddle has Boyd penciled in at 6 catches, 70 yards and a TD.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5500 9.1% 15%
DraftKings $3700 7.4% 18.4%

The rookie makes his way back to the value list, especially in Draft Kings leagues where he is only costing 7.4%. The Bears have given up more points to opposing fantasy wide receivers than any team in the league, and Sharpe’s last game, he had 7 targets from Mariota. Over the past three weeks, he has had 19 targets for over 50 yards in each game, and a touchdown in two of the three. Playing the odds and the price tag… Sharpe’s upside this week looks prominent. Grab him as your WR3 or Flex this week, and anticipate a very solid performance.


Website Cost % of Cap #1’s % of Cap
FanDuel $5300 8.8% 14.1%
DraftKings $3700 7.4% 13.8%

Another return to the DFS Value column, Rudolph and the struggling Vikings offense look to take on a Lions team that has dominated teams on Thanksgiving the past few years. That being said, they are consistently awful at defending opposing tight ends. Coming in at just slightly over half of Gronk money, Rudolph presents a very reliable option that at worst should get you 5 catches for 50 yards, and at best could put up 8 catches for 80+ and a TD. You’ll have to read this article nice and early to get the tip for your lineup, but here’s to hoping!

Other Considerations: Zach Ertz is the third Eagle mentioned in today’s column… because the Packers defense has been very bad. A great stack option with Wentz, Ertz has the potential to continue posting big numbers after being targeted by Wentz 11 times last week. The Packers have given up the 7th most points to opposing TEs, and Ertz has 24 catches over the past four weeks.


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