Another week, more Draft Kings value plays. Let’s try to make some money!
Dak Prescott ($6,000)
As the sixth most expensive quarterback on Draft Kings this week, Dak Prescott offers great value. He has averaged 21.8 fantasy points per game when playing at home this season and will be going up against a weak Packers’ secondary. In fact, the Packers have surrendered the seventh most fantasy points per game to opposing signal callers this season (16.9). Factoring in his 20.5 point performance against Green Bay in Week 6, all signs point toward Prescott starting his playoff career on the right note.
Russell Wilson ($6,900)
Wilson has been a headache for fantasy owners this season, there’s no debating that. But this week he’ll face a Falcons’ defense that has yielded the third most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (18.3). Over his past four games, RW has compiled a TD:INT ratio of 10:1. With his receivers making plays and Rawls producing on the ground, Russell Wilson will have a lot to work with this weekend against one of the league’s weaker defenses.
Le’Veon Bell ($10,500)
The Steelers 8-1 this season when Le’Veon Bell records at least 20 carriers. Knowing this, and the fact that bad weather is heading into Kansas City, confirms the notion that there will be a large workload for Le’Veon this game. Bell has recorded 25+ fantasy point performances in seven out of his last eight games. Hell, he’s had three 30+ fantasy point performances in his last four games! Yet again, Bell is worth his high price going up against an average Chiefs’ run defense.
Dion Lewis ($3,900)
Dion Lewis has now recorded double digit carriers in his past three games. At just $3,900, Lewis offers great value based on the workload he should receive. LeGarrette Blount’s bruising running style might be ineffective against the Texans’ tough front seven. This should pave the way for more change-of-pace carries and passing down work for Dion Lewis. He is definitely worth a shot based on his cheap price.
Spencer Ware ($5,200)
Two weeks off should benefit Ware, as he is expected to reclaim the starting role. Although he had a rough end of the season, Ware offers great value as the 8th most expensive running back. The Chiefs aren’t a pass heavy team to begin with, but factoring in the weather conditions they should be even more committed to the run. Ware should see a heavy workload against a Steelers’ defense that allowed the sixth most fantasy points per game to opposing backs this season (19.1).
Davante Adams ($7,000)
The Packers’ will be committed to the pass in a game where Davante Adams will takeover the number one receiver duties. Last week in a similar role, Adams secured eight receptions for 125 yards and a visit to pay dirt. With seven touchdowns over his last seven games, Adams is a favorite target of Aaron Rodgers, especially when in the red-zone.
Tyreek Hill ($5,500)
Hill can do it through the air, on the ground, or with special teams. With a four game touchdown streak going into Sunday’s game, Hill’s knack for finding the end-zone makes him a great play at a reasonably priced $5,500. Furthermore, you have to go back to Week 9 to find the last time that Hill didn’t record double digit fantasy points. This porous Steelers defense will have a tough time defending Hill in Arrowhead.
Chris Hogan ($3,900)
Another guy on the Patriots who offers high breakout potential at a really cheap price. So many times this season teams have become fixated with the Patriots’ main offensive weapons that they lose track of Chris Hogan. Hogan boasts great speed and has earned the trust of Tom Brady. If you’re looking for a cheap option to fill your lineup, take a shot with Chris Hogan.
Travis Kelce ($6,100)
Kelce was probably the best fantasy tight end this season and comes at a high price this weekend. Typically, I steer toward the cheaper options at tight end, but Kelce is an exception. Over his last seven games, he has recorded five games of 100+ yards. In big games, Alex Smith loves to rely on his favorite target. That should be no different on Sunday when Travis Kelce will face off against a Steelers’ defense that is below average at defending tight ends.
Jared Cook ($3,900)
Cook may have only had 48 yards in last week’s game, but his nine targets were the second most on the team. He is one of the more cheaper options at tight end this week and should see an increase in targets with Jordy Nelson ruled out. In a game that has the potential to be a shootout, Jared Cook should receive plenty of work from the hottest quarterback in the league.