This week nine slate of games is shaping up to be a great one. With nice value plays popping up like D.J. Moore and a sure shootout in New Orleans, this looks like it will be an exciting week. Let’s get into the pricing.
QUARTERBACK – Baker Mayfield
14th Priced Quarterback on Fanduel ($7.400 out of $60,000)
11th Priced Quarterback on Draftkings ($5,600 out of $50,000)
Man, the day has finally come. Hue Jackson is no longer the coach of the Cleveland Browns. We also saw Todd Haley get canned along with him. I don’t expect any drastic changes in the Cleveland offense this season, but this spot still looks good on paper for Baker Mayfield. Kansas City’s secondary has been suspect all season long which should make for some easy throws for the rookie. Combine that with the fact that he has produced 15+ fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games and we could be looking at a solid quarterback to build around.
RUNNING BACK – Adrian Peterson
8th Priced Running Back on Fanduel ($7.500 out of $60,000)
9th Priced Running Back on Draftkings ($6,000 out of $50,000)
This recommendation comes after the news of Chris Thompson being ruled out. Adrian Peterson is actually been enjoying a nice season behind the Redskins formidable offensive line. It is always tough to gauge just how many points Peterson can accumulate given his lack of a passing game role. With that said, I think he could say a couple of targets thrown his way now that Thompson is out. Peterson is a bit touchdown dependant, but his matchup against Atlanta’s run defense may be too hard to pass up.
WIDE RECEIVER – D.J. Moore
43rd Priced Wide Receiver on Fanduel ($5,300 out of $60,000)
36th Priced Wide Receiver on Draftkings ($4,300 out of $50,000)
The exciting rookie has been showing up for the Panthers as of late. With Torrey Smith already ruled out ahead of Sunday’s contest, he will have another shot to make an impact. Moore has not only been relied on in the passing game, but he has also seen some rushing attempts as well. Moore’s unique role combined with his cakewalk of a matchup should propel him to a fantasy-friendly performance on Sunday.
TIGHT END – David Njoku
11th Priced Tight End on Fanduel ($5,200 out of $60,000)
4th Priced Tight End on Draftkings ($4,600 out of $50,000)
Boy is the tight end position a disaster this weekend. You could bite the bullet and pay up for Travis Kelce’s safety, but it is going to cost you. If that is not the move for you, I would suggest going right back to the well for David Njoku. He is priced way down on Fanduel after last week’s clunker, but that will not scare me off. Njoku’s role in the offense is safe and secure and the matchup against Kansas City sets up well. A Mayfield/Njoku stack would also allow you to afford a number of studs on this slate.
DEFENSE – Washington Redskins
14th Priced Defense on Fanduel ($3,400 out of $60,000)
7th Priced Defense on Draftkings ($2,600 out of $50,000)
The Redskins are quietly putting together a nice season. With a 5-2 record on the year, they will welcome the Atlanta Falcons into town on Sunday. Although the Falcons are coming off of a bye week, I am not sure how much faith I will put in them here as they are not nearly as strong on the road. The Redskins defense also got stronger at the trade deadline adding safety HaHa Clinton-Dix who PFF currently has ranked as one of the best safeties in the league. If you are looking to pay down at defense, the Redskins should definitely be in consideration.