Week One NFL DFS Value Plays For Draft Kings
Renee Miller and I spoke about many of these players last night on The Fantasy Coach Podcast (Listen here), but I figured I could touch on a few names that I just can’t seem to get away from.
My favorite values:
Julius Thomas at 5800- I absolutely love Thomas this year and think Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are going to be putting the pedal to the medal in their first live action since the Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks. Thomas has a very good chance to be the top TE in week one and he’s almost 2500 dollars cheaper than Jimmy Graham.
Shaun Hill at 5000- Obviously rock bottom prices for starting QBs don’t come along often. There would have to be a freak mid weak injury for you to see this type of value in season, but to start the season these things happen. Hill is a decent back up QB in the NFL and isn’t afraid to get the ball downfield to his big wide receivers. The Vikings secondary was pretty bad last year and they only upgraded at the slot corner position and I’m not sure it was much of an upgrade.
Mark Ingram at 4200- Ingram looked like a different RB at the end of last season and through out the preseason. The Saints were opening up huge holes and Ingram was running angry and was very decisive when it was his turn in the triumvirate of the Saints’ backfield. Sure he won’t catch many balls with Pierre Thomas there, but he will be running against a run defense that didn’t get much better in the off season when he faces Atlanta.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense at 3100- Lovie Smith is in town and inherited a lot of talent on the defensive side of the ball. The Bucs also spent in the off season on that side of the ball and it showed in the preseason as they didn’t give up a touchdown with their first unit. With Cam Newton a game time decision the Bucs could be going against the turnover machine that is known as Derek Anderson.
Alshon Jeffrey at 7100- Jeffrey may not have the lowest points to dollars spent out of my best buys, but he very well could be the best play of the weekend. I watched the Bills secondary look very shaky in the preseason and Jeffrey looks like he is on the verge of joining the big six wide receiver conversation. He could easily have the best numbers in week one of the DFS slate.
(Ignore the Shaun Droughn Value in the graphic!)