Welcome to the Team Rise or Fall Top NFL DFS Value Picks for DraftKings article. It is here that we’ll look to identify potential spots that will allow you to pay down for plays that are expected to exceed their NFL DFS salaries and put you in a great spot to land on the right side of the cash line.
It was an exciting first week of action and some of last week’s plays were decent and some not so much. I know you’re not here to dwell on last week so let’s move forward and get into this week’s NFL DFS DraftKings values.
Teddy looked great in week one going against the New York Giants finishing as QB11 on DraftKings. What I loved seeing was the fact that he hit 4.26x his DFS salary. This is an excellent value considering he was a sub $5k quarterback. This week the Broncos will face off against the Jaguars who looked absolutely terrible against the Houston Texans. While Bridgewater did see a $600 increase from last week, I don’t see Jacksonville righting the ship only one week after being blown out by arguably one of the least talented teams in the league.
Who doesn’t love a comeback story? Wents looked broken in Philly and I truly believe he can be successful under Colts head coach, Frank Reich. Wentz finished QB13 on DraftKings, hitting 3.45 times his DFS salary. The Colts’ offense struggled rushing the ball averaging under 4 yards per carry, 3.8 to be exact, and they got down early which forced the game script to favor the passing game. Wentz completed 25 of 38 passes 251 yards and two scores. The limited weapons on offense are concerning but if teams are going to focus on stopping Jonathon Taylor, Wentz should see passing lanes open.
You’re going to get a two-for-one here. News in the Bay Area is that starter Raheem Mostert is opting for a season-ending surgery which should allow for both backs to shoulder more of a load moving forward. Now, I caution you that Shanahan the younger is much like his father in that it’s the system that makes the running back, not the other way around. The 6th round pick, Elijah Moore, stepped in admirable and carried the ball 19 times for over 100 yards, and found the end zone once. On the other hand, third-round pick Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch. 49ers beat writers have stated that Sermon needs to run more assertive. With Mostert on the shelf, you have to think that these two youngsters will see their workload increase helping them exceed their NFL DFS value.
Chase finds his way into the article again this week. Even though James Conner out carries him 16 to 12, I still prefer Edmonds on a site like DraftKings that uses the PPR scoring format. Edmonds caught all 4 of his targets for 43 yards. In this explosive offense, in which Kyler Murray can make something special happen on any and every snap, I like the check-down option Edmonds provides. I do think Conner takes the bulk of goal-line carries away from Edmonds but at a $4,900 price tag, I’m okay with paying for his production.
Boyd was targeted only 4 times and brought in 3 of them for 32 yards. I do think it’ll be a merry-go-round of targets with these Bengals receivers you just have to hope you’re landing on the right one for the week. Boyd was a favorite target of Joe Burrow last season before his season-ending knee surgery. They’ll have a tough matchup against the Bears who were thoroughly embarrassed on Sunday Night Football.
I’m not going to sugarcoat this one, it’s not a play for the faint of heart. Moore was targeted 4 times in New York’s loss on Sunday. He had one catch for minus-three yards. I do like the fact that New York threw the ball 37 times. I watched a lot of Moore while he was at Ole Miss, I’ve seen the big plays he’s capable of making. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt and say his playmaking ability will shine through and with a $3,500 salary, he doesn’t need much to pay off his NFL DFS salary.
Michael Gallop is down for a while and the Cowboys’ offense will need another reliable option to go alongside Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Jarwin missed most of last season with a torn ACL occurring in week one. In week one of this season, he was out-targeted by his running mate, Dalton Schultz, who filled in admirably last season in Jarwin’s absence at the tight end position. This Cowboys offense is potent now that Dak Prescott has returned and is looking like his 2020 self (in a good way). Jarwin will just need to make sure he takes advantage of those opportunities.
Everett had a solid first game as part of the Seahawks offense. He came over this offseason from the Los Angeles Rams who opted to go with Tyler Higbee. Everette was only targeted twice but brought in both targets. What was nice to see is that one of those targets happened in the red zone. He’ll be further down the pecking order for targets, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett should have a monopoly on those, but should Everett continue to be targeted in the red zone, I’m willing to take a gamble on him.
I know there are some blemishes on each of the players on the list, but remember – you get what you pay for!
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