Week 5 Value Plays for Draftkings.com
- Updated: October 5, 2013
It is Saturday and that means we are just one day away from some NFL football. Today we are going to take a look at some value plays for Draftkings.com. Draftkings.com is another daily fantasy site that has contests running from free to $1,000 dollars. Let’s jump into this and see who looks like they should return some value at Draftkings.com this weekend.
Michael Vick ($8,200): Vick enters this week as the fourth best $ per point at draftkings.com. This week Vick will face a NY Giants defense that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in which they have allowed an average of 270.3 passing yards and 2.5 touchdowns per game through the air. Vick this season is averaging 270 yards, 1.25 touchdowns and a 55.1 completion percentage per game this season; while using his legs to average 57 rushing yards per game. With the Giants defense struggling right now this looks like a game Vick should be able to do some damage in and exceed his value.
Sam Bradford ($6,800): We are getting a deal on Bradford this week after his 9.68 fantasy point performance last week against a tough San Francisco defense. This week Bradford should not have as many issues as he gets a matchup with the Jags who are allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing QB’s at draftkings.com. Bradford continues to air it out this season in which he is attempting 45.5 pass attempts per game good for a 58.8 completion percentage and 273.3 yards per game and 1.75 TD’s per game. After two tough outings with Dallas and SF we should see Bradford take advantage of a much weaker Jags defense.
Darren Sproles ($5,600): Sproles comes into this week’s contest as the number two ranked running back for $ per point thanks to his 35.2 point performance last week. Now some of you may wonder why Sproles against the Bears defense that has a history of success. Well this Bears defense is a tad different this season as they are allowing 94 rushing yards per game this season and four receptions and 28.3 yards per game through the air against opposing running backs. If you took notice Reggie Bush put a pounding on Chicago last week and he and Sproles have similar aspects to their game. Sproles is a dual threat and having a reasonable price-tag he has to be considered this week after watching Chicago get torn apart by Reggie Bush.
Reggie Bush ($8,000): Bush enters this week at draftkings.com as the 5th best running back for $ per point. This week Bush will look to continue his strong start with a matchup against the Packers defense that sits in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to running backs. Green Bay is allowing 84.7 yards per game on the ground with one touchdown per game while allowing 3.7 receptions and 36.3 yards per game through the air to running backs. Bush is listed as a running back but he does a lot of damage when he gets out in the flat and in the middle of the field becoming a receiver, this could hurt GB since they are allowing the third most fantasy points to WR’s. With the total being 53.5 on this game look for Bush to get his touches and be a big part of the high scoring affair Vegas is expecting.
Julian Edelman ($5,900): Edelman has been a PPR monster this season as he has yet to record less than seven receptions in a game. This week Edelman will take on a Cincinnati defense that is plagued by injuries right now in which three of the four starters in the Bengals secondary are battling hamstring injuries. Last week Brian Hoyer through for 269 yards with two TD’s against this depleted Bengals secondary; what do you think Tom Brady is going to do if some of those guys do not play for Cincinnati this week. Edelman is the seventh best WR this week for $ per point and with a banged up secondary he should exceed his value.
Wes Welker ($7,200): Welker is another guy who is a PPR beast. This season Welker is averaging 21.9 fantasy points per game at Draftkings.com while averaging nine targets per game for 6.5 receptions per game good for 66.5 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns per game. This week Welker will face the Cowboys secondary that is allowing the 13th most fantasy points to WR’s at draftkings.com. I know sometimes it is hard to take a guy who loses targets due to all the other options his QB has but Welker has been one of the most consistent WR’s over the past few years and will continue to put up great numbers since his QB uses him the correct way.
Dallas Clark ($3,300): This is an outstanding price for a guy who has a matchup with a defense that ranks dead last for fantasy points allowed to TE’s. Clark is having the ball thrown his way this season in which he has an average of 7.3 targets per game with four receptions per game. This week though we should see those reception numbers go up with such a favorable matchup. This is the week that I like Clark finally to find the end zone and for that price he should have no issues exceeding his value.
Greg Olsen ($5,000): Olsen is making my Draftkings.com list also since he is the only tight end that Carolina uses and he gets a matchup with Arizona who is allowing 22.4 fantasy points per game to opposing Tight Ends. Olsen continues to be a big contributor to the Carolina passing game in which he is averaging eight targets per game good for 5.33 receptions per game and 64.67 yards per game. With Arizona struggling to contain the TE position and Olsen being a big part of the Carolina passing game I like Olsen to exceed his value in this matchup this week.
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