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Finding DFS value plays is a big part of Daily Fantasy Sports. With the cheaper options that give you slid points, with a chance to go off, could help a player build a solid roster with more studs in their line up. I have taken a look at the salaries on DraftKings.com, the following are the options I would consider DFS value plays.
1. DFS Value Plays: Quarterbacks
Mitch Trubisky, Chi @ Det; DK = $5400
A lot of players will either say “Trubisky, I’m not starting him” or just plug him in as a cheap option. The reason that I believe Trubisky could be a good option is because the Bears are playing against the Detroit Lions. The Lions were bad against the pass last year, ranking 28th overall according to DraftKings. That was before trading away Slay, their best corner in the offseason. Against the Lions, he has a 3-2 record, a 70% completion rate, 11 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. He is also averaging 271.8 yards per contest as well.
Teddy Bridgewater, Car vs LV; DK = $5900
Teddy Bridgewater would be at the top of what I would consider being a good play. Bridgewater has the potential to put up big numbers this weekend and not break the bank. Bridgewater also has a wide range of weapons to throw to, he will have the best pass-catching running back in the NFL with Christian McCaffrey, a trio of solid wide receivers with DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel, and newly acquired Robby Anderson, and third-year tight end Ian Thomas to help him produce on Sunday.
2. DFS Value Plays: Running Backs
Sony Michel, NE vs Mia; DK = $4600
The backfield in New England was one that fantasy players avoided over the years. With Tom Brady now under center in Tampa that could change. Damien Harris was recently put on the IR, which should mean more opportunities for Michel. The Patriots will face off against the Miami Dolphins, which were 30th against running backs last season. The Patriots might want to ease new quarterback Cam Newton into action a rely more on Michel. In four games against Miami, Sony has rushed 84 times for 326 yards, that’s 21 attempts per game for 81.5 yards. If he were able to score a touchdown, that would be over 14 points on the ground alone from a player that costs $4600.
Boston Scott, Phi @ Was; DK = $4800
Doug Pederson has seemed to use a running back by committee approach. When you combine that with Miles Sanders having a “lower-body” injury, and that the Eagles could be up a lot on Washington, would make Boston Scott a good DFS value play. The Eagles could end up resting Sanders, giving Scott most of the rushing attempts and the goal line carries. At $4800 Boston Scott could be a valuable asset to your daily fantasy team.
3. DFS Value Plays: Wide Receivers
Kendrick Bourne SF vs Ari; DK = $5000
The San Francisco receiving corps is banged up. Deebo Samuel and first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk are more than likely not going to play against Arizona. Jalen Hurd found his way on the IR and Richie James was just reactivated from the PUP list last week. That would leave just Kendrick Bourne as one of the few healthy receivers the 49ers have. Arizona was 22nd against wide receivers last year and Bourne should be the number option for Jimmy G.
JJ Arcega-Whiteside Phi vs Was; DK = $3900
The Eagles wide receiving corp was destroyed last year and JJAW was thrown into action before he was ready. Arcega-Whiteside played 41.75% of the snaps last season and gained game-time experience. Entering this season, Alshon Jeffery and first-round pick Jalen Reagor banged up which means Arcega-Whiteside could see some valuable time facing off against a Washington defense that was 20th against wide receivers last season.
4. DFS Value Plays: Tight Ends
Jack Doyle, Ind @ Jac; DK = $3600
For the last couple of years, Doyle split time at tight end with Eric Ebron. Ebron has since moved on to Pittsburgh, leaving Doyle as the primary tight end in Indianapolis. Outside of TY Hilton, the only other experienced weapon for Philip Rivers to throw to would be Jack Doyle. The Jaguars were 18th against tight ends in 2019, but they have made a lot of moves this offseason towards rebuilding and could be worse this year. For $3600, Doyle could be a DFS value play that could help you cash.
Ian Thomas, Car vs LV; DK = $3400
The Carolina Panthers moved on from Greg Olsen this offseason, leaving Ian Thomas as the starting tight end in Carolina. Thomas will face the Las Vegas Raiders which were 19th against tight ends on DraftKings in 2019. Thomas started 3 games last season. In one of those starts, he caught 5 of his 10 targets for 57 yards and a score. At $3400, Thomas could be a good value play as a red zone threat for Teddy Bridgewater.
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