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It was another day of hits and misses for our daily fantasy picks last Sunday.
Tyrod Taylor was a major bust, as was running back Bilal Powell, but JuJu Smith-Schuster was a quality wide receiver play, and Sammy Watkins found the end zone as a budget option as well.
This week, we’re back at it, trying to identify the best, affordable players for your DraftKings lineup. Everyone wants to load their teams with studs sure to light up the box score, but it’s finding the undervalued players that allows you to max out your budget on the likes of Kareem Hunt and Tom Brady this week.
Below we’ve picked some of our best value plays for daily fantasy this week. Consider them when trying to find a few extra dollars to upgrade elsewhere in your lineup.
QB: Blaine Gabbert, $4,900
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Jokes about his tooth fairy outfit aside, Blaine Gabbert isn’t the worst quarterback starting under center for a team this week. He has an arm, and against the Texans paltry pass defense, should have a chance to put up some points.
RB: James White, $4,700
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James White is a versatile back that is often used in the slot for the Patriots spread offense. He’s a weapon that can be used in a lot of different ways, and chances are there will be a lot of points scored between the Pats and Raiders this week. It’s a good game to consider investing in.
RB: Doug Martin, $4,500
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Doug Martin has been relatively quiet this year, but the Buccaneers looked a bit more put together last weekend, and only five teams in football have given up more rushing touchdowns than the Dolphins.
WR: Emmanuel Sanders, $5,200
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Sanders went for 138 yards last week and led the Broncos in targets. Against the Bengals this week, there should be plenty of chances for Sanders to dazzle yet again – hopefully he finds the end zone this time.
WR: J.J. Nelson, $3,700
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With John Brown currently listed as questionable due to injury, J.J. Nelson is a nice value option this week for the Cardinals. Nelson is a speedy outside option for Arizona, and Gabbert has quite an arm on him. One broken play and Nelson could be gone for a long score.
WR: Seth Roberts, $3,000
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I’d encourage players to splurge on Michael Crabtree or Amari Cooper this week for their matchup against the Patriots, but if you’ve already allocated your capital elsewhere, Seth Roberts is a solid flyer option who could easily break out a few big plays or a score.
TE: Martellus Bennett, $2,800
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Martellus Bennett is something of a high-risk play, as there’s a chance that he’ll be used largely as a decoy to avoid further potential injury. But last week Bennett caught a few balls for the Patriots and will present a huge matchup problem for the Raiders defense. If he’s on the field, he’ll be a great option for New England, especially in the red zone.
DEF: Cardinals, $3,200
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The Cardinals may have been a less-than-impressive fantasy defense all season, but facing Tom Savage on Sunday they’ll have a chance to shine. Expect them to try and play up knowing that their offense will need the help.
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