So far this week I have taken a look at plays for Fanduel.com and Draftkings.com; today I am going to be looking at some players I am considering for my lineup on draftstreet.com this weekend. If you want to use some of the players mentioned in this article for another site tread carefully as all pricing and scoring are based off Draftstreet.com. Let’s get right to it and see what I am looking at for Draftstreet.com this weekend.
Aaron Rodgers ($16,048): I am looking to go big at QB this week on draftstreet.com as I noticed there are some decent value plays at WR this week to allow for a high priced QB. Rodgers gets a matchup this week against a Minnesota secondary that is allowing the sixth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. My projections have Rodgers finishing with 23.5 fantasy points, which is making him sixth this week for $ per point for projection at the QB position. Even with James Jones and Randall Cobb out of the GB lineup, Rodgers will still pick apart the Minnesota secondary with Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin.
Carson Palmer ($11,049): If you are playing in a GPP on draftstreet.com this weekend Palmer makes for an intriguing second QB. This week Palmer gets a matchup with the Atlanta Falcons who are allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. My projections this week has Palmer pegged at 16.1 fantasy points which has him ranked seventh for $ per point for projection. Palmer has a few extra days to prepare for this game and being at home he should do just fine against a struggling Falcons secondary.
Jamaal Charles ($15,815): I feel this is the week I need to spend some money on Charles. Charles gets a matchup with the Cleveland Browns who have struggled the past three weeks against opposing running backs. A big part of this play is due to the fact Joe Haden will be shutting Dwayne Bowe down which should help Charles grab a few more passes this weekend. It doesn’t hurt either that Charles ripped this Browns defense apart last season in which he went for 165 with a TD on 18 carries and now that he is even more involved into the offense he should put up monster numbers.
Frank Gore ($11,878): Gore is high on my list this week at Draftsreet.com as my projections have him finishing with 15.8 fantasy points, which is fourth for $ per point for projection among starting running backs. Over the last four weeks Gore has found the end-zone four times and now this week he gets a matchup with a Jags defense that is allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Gore should have no issues with taking it to the Jags this week which should allow him to exceed his value at ease.
Jordy Nelson ($13,172): With James Jones, Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley all sidelined for the Packers, Nelson’s value rises. This week Nelson gets a matchup with a Minnesota secondary that is allowing the eighth most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Even with Joe Haden blanketing Nelson last week he was able to still haul in five passes and a TD; just think what he will do to a Vikings secondary that is nothing compared to Haden.
Donnie Avery ($4,659): Now you may be asking how one can afford all those high priced players I have mentioned already. It starts here with Avery as he gets a matchup with a Cleveland secondary that was torched by GB last week for three touchdowns. I am mentioning Avery as he makes for a nice GPP play since Joe Haden will be shutting down Dwayne Bowe and Avery will be the beneficiary of that. If you are playing in a GPP Avery has to be given strong consideration as he should see plenty of targets in this contest.
Marques Colston ($9,395): I mentioned earlier this week how I am a fan of Colston this week against a Bills secondary that allows the second most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. What gives Colston a bump up this week also is the fact that Jimmy Graham may not play and if he does play he could be limited this week. New Orleans is going to need someone to tear apart that struggling Buffalo secondary which leads to Colston being that guy.
Pierre Garcon ($11,427): Garcon is Washington’s go to WR and this week he gets a matchup with a Broncos secondary that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Washington should be playing from behind majority of this game which leads me to believe Garcon is going to get plenty of targets his way as he is the only WR that RG lll trusts. In what should be a shootout, Garcon makes for a nice option with a reasonable price-tag.
Brandon Myers ($3,212): If I am spending big at other positions I need to try to find some value elsewhere than at one WR spot; that is where Myers enters. Myers has really fallen off the grid as of late but I am not ready to give up on him just yet as he gets a matchup with a Philly Secondary that allowed 334 yards to Eli Manning in their first meeting this season. My projections have Myers pegged at 6.3 fantasy points, which ranks him second for $ per point for projection for TE’s this week. I needed a cheap option and Myers looks like he could be worth the gamble.
Green Bay Packers ($3,226): As I am trying to save some money I was looking for a defense that was cheap and still have some upside to them. Green Bay gets a matchup this week with a Vikings team that will be plugging Christian Ponder back into the mix after the merry-go-round of QB’s they have gone through the last three weeks. Mixing QB’s back and forth like this is never a good thing since timing is going to be off a bit which should lead to an interception or two from GB and with Minnesota allowing 2.5 sacks per game I like the Packers to exceed their value this week.