Welcome back everybody to Javimente’s DFS weekly picks! This is where I offer a list of players that according to their price and usage in their systems (targets and overall touches), are the best options to bring you high production at the lowest price, making them great value picks. A player hitting his value would mean that that player scored 3 times their price, for example, $4,000 x 3 =12pts. I will not be advising you to use the “Top Tier” players, as they are the players everybody knows about. If you haven’t played DFS before, you want to pair a couple of these great value players with the more expensive players that you know will come through with great numbers week in and week out, to give you the highest point total possible and ideally give you a chance to win some cash! Draft King prices are annotated by the DK next to the price. So with that being said, let’s get it started!
*I will be changing it up this year. I will put out my Thursday night game Value Picks Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. My Sunday and Monday nights game’s Value Picks will be released Saturday afternoon.
MID TIER QB (6K)
Carson Palmer vs T.B ($6,900DK) – Arizona will be out to prove that they are a better team than they showed last week. T.B just allowed Matt Ryan to throw for 322PaY and 2TDs week 1. Palmer should see similar numbers.
Blake Bortles vs S.D ($6,700DK) – Las Vegas has Jax vs S.D as one of the highest scoring games for this weekend. S.D allowed Alex Smith to throw for 330PaY week 1. Blake has the weapons around him to put up some huge stats this week.
Marcus Mariota vs Det ($6,000DK) – I can see Tennessee being down in this game and asking Mariota to bring them back. Their running game is strong but both of Mariota’s TDs came from Murray catching the ball and scoring, in which Mariota gets points for that as well. So something similar to that this week may be expected.
BOTTOM TIER QB(5K-4K)
Ryan Tannehill vs N.E ($5,600DK) – Tannehill and the Dolphins may be playing from behind in this game. The need for more throwing plus his scrambling ability makes the possibility for Tannehill to hit value that much more likely.
Carson Wentz vs Chi ($5,500DK) – The Eagles don’t seem to be holding Wentz back at all. He is goin up against a defense that allowed 31 passing TDs last season.
MID TIER RB (6K-5K)
Demarco Murray vs Det ($5,700DK) – Ousnapped Henry 50-21 also did damage with 5 catches and 2TDs receiving last week. The Titans may find themselves down, so his stats could be similar this week.
Latavius Murray vs Atl ($5,700DK) – Bell cow back going the against a defense that has allowed the second most rushing TDs since the beginning of last season.
Danny Woodhead vs Jax ($5,200DK) – Just like last year, Keenan Allen gets hurt, someone is gonna get his targets. Woodhead will see a good chunk of those targets out of the backfield.
BOTTOM TIER RB (4K-3K)
T.J Yeldon vs S.D ($4,700DK) –Has the backfield all to himself, and we seen what Ware did to them last week.
Jeremy Langford vs Phi ($4,600DK) – Philly allowed 5.6 yards per carry to the Browns last week…… The Browns.
Justin Forsett vs Cle ($4,400DK) – I liked Forsett’s usage last week. This week he should see better numbers against the Browns.
Theo Riddick vs Ten ($4,300DK) – His presence in the passing game makes Riddick almost a must play at his price tag.
Chris Thompson vs Dal ($3,700DK) – In what could be a high scoring game, Thompson could see some opportunites as the fast offense back.
MIDDLE TIER WR (6K-5K)
Jordan Matthews vs Cle ($6,900DK) – Matthews, who was targeted 14 times week one, will probably get the same or more amount of targets due to Zack Ertz expected to miss the game against the bad defense of the Bears.
Desean Jackson vs Dal ($6,300DK) – DJax was targeted 10 times last week. He is always a threat to break one especially against the suspect defense of Dallas.
Emanuel Sanders vs Ind ($6,000DK) – The Colts will be without their top 3 DBs again this week. With Thomas possibly being limited, Sanders may be taking a bigger role this week.
Willie Snead vs NYG ($5,800DK) – As long as Snead is priced this low, I will be advising you to use him. All he does is catch everything his way and when you can get a TD out of him, your team will climb up the standings.
Marvin Jones Jr. vs Ten ($5,500DK) – Targeted a team high 10 times last week, with Stafford as his QB Jones will be a threat to bust through his value week in and week out.
Stephon Diggs vs GB ($5,100DK) – I’m looking for Diggs to develop great chemistry with Bradford early and often in this game against Green Bay.
BOTTOM TIER WR (4K-3K)
Mike Wallace vs Cle ($4,700DK) – A cheaper version of DJax, Wallace is always a threat to go deep. Against the Browns secondary and Flacco’s strong arm, he should have a few chances to go deep in this game.
Travis Benjamin vs Jax ($4,400DK) – Another player that should see an uptick in targets due to Keenan Allen’s misfortune, Benjamin should see plenty of targets this week to hit value.
Will Fuller vs KC ($4,200DK) – Fuller will leaving the easy life for a while until a team decides to stop double teaming Hopkins and play both them with help. Until then Fuller will continue thriving.
Tajae Sharpe vs Det ($4,100DK) – The Titans may be forced to throw in this game. Sharpe will see a large portion of those targets.
Tyrell Williams vs Jax ($3,700DK) – Yet another player that will see an uptick in usage for the Chargers. If he sees the targets he will definitely be worth it.
Kenny Stills vs N.E ($3,400DK) – The Pats have allowed the third most receptions to receivers since the beginning of last season. Stills showed in the preseason that he convert red-zone looks as well.
Cole Beasley vs Was ($3,200DK) – With Dak at the helm, Beasley should continue to see targets as Dak will try not to force anything to the outside. He had 12 targets last week. For this price that is awesome value!
MIDDLE TIER TE (4k)
Delanie Walker vs Det ($4,500DK) – The Lions allowed 3 TDs to TEs last week. Walker is licking his chops at this great matchup!
Gary Barnidge vs Bal ($4,000DK) – The BarnDawg had a great year last season with McCown as his QB. Im betting his usage will go back to normal this week.
BOTTOM TIER TE (3K)
Kyle Rudolph vs GB ($3,100DK) – I feel like Rudolph will be targeted heavily by Bradford this year, so might as well take advantage of the low price while u can.
Virgil Green vs Ind ($2,800DK) – Virgil Green may be asked to more catching this week with Thomas possibly limited.
Bal vs Cle ($3,000DK) – With McCown starting for the 1st time year, I see Baltimore taking advantage and going after this offense.
Good luck with your picks this week. If I helped you win, you’re welcome! If I helped you lose, you just didn’t use the right combination of guys I gave you. HAHAHAHAHA #GetAtMe
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