So far this week I have discussed Draftkings.com and Fanduel.com value plays; today I will take a look at Draftstreet.com. Draftstreet.com has similar scoring to Fanduel.com the difference between the two sites are you draft an extra QB with two WR’s and two flex players while you leave the kicking game out. Let’s jump right into this and see what players look like they should return some value on Draftstreet.com this week.
Chad Henne ($8,063): Last week the guy who took down the $420 qualifier on draftstreet.com to earn his seat for the million dollar final in Vegas had two QB’s that did not have a price-tag over nine grand. This week I would not be surprised if two cheap QB’s could earn you a qualifying seat. With that being said the cheap route to go is Chad Henne as my projections have him pegged for 16.1 fantasy points this week making him number one for $ per point for projection. Henne gets a shot at a SD defense that is allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing QB’s and with Justin Blackmon back in the lineup this Jags passing game should be able to move the ball on SD.
Mike Glennon ($10,212): Glennon is another guy who is going to come with a cheap price-tag that has a decent matchup that should allow him to exceed his value. Glennon will face the Falcons this week who are allowing the sixth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. Last week Glennon threw for 273 with 2 TD’s against a Philly defense that is in the bottom six for fantasy points allowed to opposing QB’s. My projections have Glennon pegged at 16 fantasy points, which is higher than his 14.3 fantasy points that he is averaging thus far on the season.
Joseph Randle ($7,059): Randle has to be considered at almost all daily sites as he is cheap and should be getting the start against a Eagles defense that is allowing 29.8 points per game. This season Philly is allowing 91.2 rushing yards per game and 0.7 TD’s per game on the ground, 5.0 receptions and 37.8 yards receiving per game to opposing running backs. With Randle taking over DeMarco Murray’s load my projections have Randle pegged at 14.2 fantasy points. For how cheap Randle is he needs to be considered if you do not trust going cheap on a QB.
Eddie Lacy ($9,772): Usually I am not high on RB’s who do not do much in the passing game but this week Lacy makes for an interesting play since GB is banged up a bit at WR. As of right now we know Randall Cobb is not playing and if James Jones does not go that leaves Jordy Nelson getting blanketed by Joe Haden. GB is going to need to rely on Lacy a bit more this week which is not really a bad thing considering Cleveland has been torched the past two weeks on the ground (118 to Detroit and 155 to Buffalo). Even though Cleveland has the number 7th ranked rushing defense this season they have still allowed a total of eight rushing TD’s already this season. Look for Lacy to take on a bigger role this week and exceed his value.
Calvin Johnson ($11,563): It is no secret Johnson is underpriced right now due to an injury that is hampering him. Johnson played last week but only about half the snaps, this week we should see him see more snaps and we all know he is Stafford’s number one target. My projections this week has Johnson pegged at 16.1 fantasy points, which is 2.2 points above his season average. Johnson will be facing a Bengals defense that got torched by Brandon Marshall on the road earlier this season and now has to go into Detroit and try to contain Megatron. This is the week Megatron should get back to putting up the numbers we are used to seeing from him.
Dez Bryant ($14,427): Now you may be wondering how Bryant brings any value to the team as he is the highest priced WR; if you use some of the cheap players I mentioned above Bryant should be able to be inserted into your lineup. This week Bryant gets a matchup with the Eagles secondary that is dead last for fantasy points allowed to opposing WR’s. My projections have Bryant pegged at 21.6 fantasy points this week which is 5.3 fantasy points higher than his season average. Dallas and Philly are going to be in a shootout and with DeMarco Murray sitting out Dallas is going to lean to the pass game a bit more which will benefit Bryant owners.
Brandon Myers ($3,969): I have mentioned Myers’ name earlier in the week and I like him to bring some value to draftstreet.com also this week. Myers gets a matchup with the Vikings who are allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. My projections have Myers pegged at 8.0 fantasy points, which ranks him second for $ per point projection. We have seen Eli Manning use his TE quite a bit in the past and over the last few weeks Eli has gotten away from that; this week though we should see Eli get Myers involved into this game knowing that the matchup favor Myers which should allow Myers to exceed his value.
Brent Celek ($4,676): Celek did not do much last week against Tampa with just one catch for 10 yards. This week Celek gets a matchup with the Cowboys who allow the third most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. My projections this week has Celek pegged at 8.7 fantasy points, which is third for $ per point for projection. Last season against Dallas Foles completed 10 passes to Celek for 104 yards. With this game projected to be a shootout look for Celek to get involved and see more passes than he did last week.