What a week!
If you followed our DraftKings tips last weekend, you probably won some cash, thanks to stacking Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley together – both at a great value.
Tyler Boyd, Matt Breida, and Sammy Watkins also had stellar days, making for our best week of DraftKings’ value picks so far this season.
But as the name implies, daily fantasy is changing all the time, and this week we’re back at it again, with picks at every position that look set to outplay their pricing.
QB: Eli Manning, $US5,600
The Giants offence finally looked as many hoped it would last weekend, with Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley both showing up in an impressive way. This week with the Saints heading to New York, Eli Manning is a solid value as one of the cheaper quarterback options on the board. The Saints defence has given up 34 points per game, and if the Giants offensive line can hold, Manning should have plenty of opportunities to take advantage.
RB: Austin Ekeler, $US4,200
Austin Ekeler had a bit of a down week last week against the Rams, but with the Chargers hosting the 49ers this week, he should be featured a bit more in the Los Angeles offensive attack. It’s easy to imagine the Chargers jumping out to an early lead and leaning on Ekeler during some long drives in the second half.
RB: Kerryon Johnson, $US4,400
Last week, Kerryon Johnson became the first Lions running back in years to rush for more than 100 yards. This week, he’s going up against a Cowboys offence missing its centrepiece in linebacker Sean Lee. Detroit is undoubtedly a pass-first team, but there’s little doubt they will turn to Johnson to establish the running game in Dallas.
WR: Calvin Ridley, $US4,900
We told you to take Calvin Ridley at $US3,900 last week, and if you did, congratulations on your winnings, feel free to Venmo me as a thank you. While there’s little chance that Ridley repeats his three touchdown performance, he’s become more and more a favourite target of Matt Ryan and is still underpriced for his potential production.
WR: Sterling Shepard, $US4,900
While pairing Eli Manning with Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley might be a bit expensive, a solid budget-stack for those that like to load up on a particular game is bringing Sterling Shepard into your lineup. With six catches on seven targets including a score against the Texans last week, he’s a good pick to outplay his price in daily fantasy on Sunday.
DeVante Parker, $US3,500
The Patriots defence has given up 600 passing yards and six passing touchdowns over the past two weeks. If you’re looking for a flyer on a team that will need points to win, DeVante Parker fits the bill for a player due for a breakout day.
TE: Dallas Goedert, $US2,900
Dallas Goedert is technically the Eagles second tight end, but he played 64% of snaps last weekend thanks to a slew of injuries to the Philadelphia receiving corps. He gave the Eagles every reason to keep him in the role, with seven catches, 73 receiving yards, and a score, but his pricing doesn’t seem to have caught up with his production yet.
DEF: Bears, $US2,600
The Bears defence isn’t the cheapest on the board, but at $US2,600 and facing off against Ryan Fitzpatrick, who showed a bit of his old self last weekend, feels like a solid play. With Jameis Winston back in Tampa Bay, the pressure will be on for Fitz to produce, and he has yet to face a pass rusher like Khalil Mack.
Now check out our best bets for every game this Sunday
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