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DFS Bargain Hunting Week 7

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Cutting coupons. It’s a tedious task. You sift through the online ads, or sit at the dining room table with your scissors and circular. You go to the store with your clippings or print outs and search for your items. It’s not fun by any means, but the work is justified by the money you save at the end of a trip. Some people will even go as far as to shop around at several stores to truly find the best deal. Some think it’s crazy. Why not fork over a little extra money to save some time? Trust me, I get it. However, I will never argue with anyone who is trying to save a little extra change, especially in DFS. And thankfully, we aren’t doing any actual grocery shopping this week.  Here is DFS Bargain Hunting Week 7. 

QUARTERBACK – Jacoby Brissett

SITE PRICE TOTAL % OF SALARY
DraftKings $5,600 $50,000 11.2%
Fanduel $7,300 $60,000 12.1%
FantasyDraft $11,100 $100,000 11.1%

Jacoby Brissett has done an above-average job in replacing Andrew Luck. The Colts are coming off a bye and a deserved one at that. In their previous road contest against the Chiefs, they game-planned their way around Patrick Mahomes and the explosive Kansas City attack. Unfortunately for them, the schedule does not get any easier here as they will face a division rival in the Houston Texans. Deshaun Watson will be just as tough a challenge for this Colts team to contain. If the Colts are competitive here, I think Brissett can be a big reason why. He has a 10:3 TD to interception ratio this season and also can move the ball with his legs. Paying up at QB seems to be the trendy thing to do nowadays, but if you are old fashioned, I think Brissett is in a great spot to put up points this week. 

RUNNINGBACK – Josh Jacobs

SITE PRICE TOTAL % OF SALARY
DraftKings $5,000 $50,000 10%
Fanduel $6,700 $60,000 11.1%
FantasyDraft $10,600 $100,000 10.6%

Josh Jacobs has performed well in his workhorse role for the Oakland Raiders. This week he will face what has been a dream spot for running backs this season. He and the Raiders will come off their bye and head to Lambeau for a tough road matchup with the Packers. I am not overly enthused about using a running back on the road as a heavy underdog. With that said, Jacobs looks way too cheap industry-wide. He has been the Raiders primary ball carrier and we even saw his passing game usage start to creep up a couple of weeks before the bye. If you aren’t on board with the Jacobs pick, I think Kerryon Johnson is just as good an option this week and about the same price. 

WIDE RECEIVER – Allen Robinson II

SITE PRICE TOTAL % OF SALARY
DraftKings $5,500 $50,000 11%
Fanduel $7,000 $60,000 11.6%
FantasyDraft $9,900 $100,000 9.9%

I really liked Allen Robinson coming into this season. With a year under his belt in Chicago, I thought he could regain some of the form we saw in Jacksonville. Robinson looked poised to start producing at the level again until Mitchell Trubisky went down. Even still, he has been the model of consistency target wise with Chase Daniel at the helm. This week, Trubisky will be back under center and should pepper Robinson with targets in this matchup against New Orleans. There is reason to be worried about Robinson squaring off with Marshon Lattimore, but Robinson’s 23.2% share of slot snaps (playerprofiler.com) should help curb the effects. Robinson is similar in price to guys like T.Y. Hilton, Kenny Golladay, and Tyler Boyd which makes me think he could be an excellent upside tournament play this week. 

TIGHT END – Hunter Henry

SITE PRICE TOTAL % OF SALARY
DraftKings $4,000 $50,000 8%
Fanduel $5,700 $60,000 9.5%
FantasyDraft $9,100 $100,000 9.1%

This feels like exhibit A of point chasing, but Hunter Henry’s week 6 performance can’t be ignored. He was one of the main reasons the Chargers were able to mount a comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two touchdowns bolstered his fantasy score, but his 8 catches on 9 targets for 100 yards is nothing to sneeze at. If the Chargers end up having to play from the behind this week against Ryan Tannehill and the Titans, Henry should be heavily involved once again. He is way too cheap on DraftKings and provides solid value on Fanduel and FantasyDraft as well. 

DEFENSE –  New Orleans Saints

SITE PRICE TOTAL % OF SALARY
DraftKings $2,900 $50,000 5.8%
Fanduel $4,400 $60,000 7.3%
FantasyDraft $5,600 $100,000 5.6%

Not too many options jump off the page to me if you want to pay down for defense. If I had to pick one though, I would roll with the New Orleans Saints. Trubisky should be back but it would be his first start since his injury. His performance had been shaky at best before he went down as well. The Saints have the talent to make some things happen in the turnover department and the Bears O-line issues should allow the Saints to get pressure.

 

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