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    Yesterday I discussed some players that should exceed their value on fanduel.com this week; today I am looking at a few players who should bring some value to the team at draftkings.com. Both sites are very similar in their scoring process, the differences are draftkings.com has over fanduel.com is they give one full point for a reception as compared to fanduel.com giving just a half point and draftkings.com rewards extra points for 300 yard passing games, 100 yard rushing games and 100 yard receiving games.  Keeping that in mind on draftkings.com you will want to target players who see plenty of targets, which gives more opportunities to catch passes, which means more fantasy points for receptions and more points for yardage to get those bonus points. Let’s take a look and see who I like this week.

    Quarterbacks:

    Nick Foles ($7,000): Foles is pegged as the starting QB this week when the Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys who rank dead last for fantasy points allowed to opposing QB’s. This week my projections have Foles pegged at 16.8 fantasy points which rank him 11th for $ per point for projection. Foles was impressive in his start last week on the road against TB and now he gets to come home and face that struggling Dallas secondary; this definitely looks like he game he should have some success in.

    Ryan Tannehill ($7,000): This week’s projections have Tannehill finishing with 17.2 fantasy points which rank him ninth for $ per point for projection. I actually find that to be on the low side as I like the fact Tannehill is coming off a bye which means he had extra the time to work on his chemistry with his WR’s and he is also facing a Buffalo defense that just gave up 337 yards and 3 TD’s to the struggling Andy Dalton. As long as Tannehill and the Dolphins do not look ahead to their matchup with NE next week this offense should do plenty of damage to the Bills this week.

    Running Backs:

    Joseph Randle ($4,800): Randle has been taking snaps with the first team offense this week thus far as DeMarco Murray is battling a sprained MCL. If Randle gets the start this week we should see him exceed his value at ease against an Eagles defense that is allowing 91.2 yards per game on the ground and five receptions per game for 37.8 yards per game through the air to opposing RB’s. Keep an eye on this situation since Randle makes a true value play this week if he starts.

    Ray Rice ($6,300): I mentioned Rice in yesterday’s article for fanduel.com and I am going right back to him for draftkings.com as I see plenty of value in Rice as long as Baltimore gets him involved. My projections for this week at draftkings.com has Rice pegged at 15.9 fantasy points which are third for $ per point for projection. Rice will face a Pittsburgh defense that is allowing 106.6 yards per game on the ground to opposing running backs. With Rice’s ability to catch passes out of the backfield and against a Pittsburgh defense that has struggled to stop the run this season Rice should be able to return good value this week.

    Wide Receivers:

    Mike Wallace ($5,500): This is an outstanding price on a guy who ranks in the top 20 for targets per game, and now gets a matchup with the Buffalo Bills who are ranked 31st for fantasy points allowed to opposing WR’s. My projections this week has Wallace pegged at 13.5 fantasy points which are higher than his 12.4 fantasy points per game and I still feel this is on the low end since Miami is going to be well rested and Brian Hartline has seen his production drop due to Wallace and Brandon Gibson’s production on the rise. Knowing that Buffalo is struggling to stop WR’s and Wallace’s big play ability down the field he makes for an intriguing play this week.

    Keenan Allen ($4,600): Again another daily fantasy site that is underpricing Allen. Allen has been a beast the last three weeks as he is averaging 22.7 fantasy points over that span. This week Allen gets a matchup with the 0-6 Jags who are allowing the 18th most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. My projection this week at draftkings.com has Allen pegged at 14.2 fantasy points, which ranks him number one for $ per point for projection. With the way Philip Rivers is throwing the ball this season and the chemistry he and Allen have developed the last three weeks it is going to be hard to pass Allen up knowing there is a ton of value potential there.

    Tight Ends:

    Scott Chandler ($3,600): Chandler gets himself a friendly matchup with Miami this week who rank 31st for fantasy points allowed to TE’s this season. Miami has struggled to contain the TE position all season as they are allowing an average of 5.4 receptions per game, 76 yards per game and 1.2 TD’s per game to opposing TE’s. My projections this week has Chandler pegged at 9.3 fantasy points, which ranks him seventh for $ per point for projection. Knowing that Miami has allowed a TE to score in everyone of their games except for one this season, I am liking Chandler’s chance to get in the end-zone this week.

    Brandon Myers ($3,400): I mentioned Myers’ name in yesterday’s article and I am going to bring it up again as I feel the Giants need to get him more involved in the offense. This week Myers will face a Minnesota defense that is allowing the 5th most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. My projections this week has Myers finishing with 9.9 fantasy points, which ranks him second for $ per point for projection. This is the matchup that we should see Myers start looking like the guy who everyone was jumping after on the waiver wire after weeks one and two.


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    Mike Cortright

    Mike's a former sports bettor turned daily fantasy sports enthusiast. Mike can be found playing daily fantasy basketball, baseball and football at Fanduel.com, FanEx.com, Draftkings.com,Draftster.com and Draftday.com. When not partaking in daily fantasy sports contests Mike enjoys golfing, fishing and hanging out with his son and wife.