Even if you have played Daily Fantasy at Yahoo! Before or trying it for the first time, this weekly column will look at the DFS landscape, who I’d like to build lineups around, which stars I’d like to disappear, undervalued plays and bargain options to help you build the best team. .
Sequence building blocks
Amon-Ra St. Brown ($31) @ Los Angeles Chargers
St. Brown has averaged 14.3 targets over his last three games and should fully recover from his nagging foot problem coming off the sack in Detroit. He’s scored all of his touchdowns this season, and is playing indoors A favorable match This week. The Chargers have it The run was recently discontinued, but have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. St. Brown is one of the league leaders Yards per route run against the axisA coverage LA uses One of the highest prices in the league.
The Lions have the highest implied team total in this week’s high-speed matchup, making St. Brown a DFS building block.
Christian McCaffrey ($40) @ Jacksonville Jaguars
After playing through an oblique injury, McCaffrey will need to stay healthy coming off the bench. If he hits paydirt Sunday, he could also set an NFL record with his 18th straight game with a touchdown. CMC has scored 19% more fantasy points (0.5 PPR) than the No. 2 RB (Travis Etienne) this season, despite playing through a nagging injury and coming off an incredibly tough four-game stretch against a tough run defense.
Jacksonville has also defended the run well, but the Jaguars have allowed the most receptions (7.5) and third-most receiving yards (49.4) to running backs. The 49ers have the second-most yards per game and EPA/play, and have a healthy Week 10 team score. San Francisco hopes to get star LT Trent Williams back, so CMC is worth his high salary.
DeAndre Hopkins ($26) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Titans name Will Levis The team’s new starter Great news for Hopkins Fourth-lowest catchable target rate In this season. He hauled in three touchdowns during Lewis’ NFL debut, then saw 11 targets last week, when Hopkins had the third-most unperceived air yards (128) and was overshadowed by breakout corner Joey Porter Jr. More than any other WR in the league.
Tennessee’s got a dominant pass-funnel Tampa Bay defense this week that absolutely stops the run, but has 9.2 YPA, a 9:1 TD:INT ratio and By the most passing yards Last month. The Bucs have allowed the second most fantasy points to receivers this season and are missing CB Jamel Dean (concussion), so D-Hop is a strong DFS option.
A star for dimming
Derrick Henry ($28) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The appearance of Will Lewis should benefit Henry in the long run, but he has a tough competition this week. The Buccaneers have given up the fourth-fewest EPA/rush and second-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Despite facing a tough schedule, Tampa Bay has allowed just one back to reach 70 rushing yards and none to reach 15.0 fantasy points (0.5 PPR). Teammate Hopkins looks to play better DFS this week.
Joe Mixon ($23) vs. Houston Texans
Mixon is inefficient, but ranks in the top 10 among RBs Expected fantasy points For a game. He may be extra busy dealing with the back injury Jamar Chase suffered on Sunday and Dee Higgins pulled out after suffering a concussion. A thigh injury during practice on Wednesday. The Bengals are a touchdown favorite at home and have one of the more obscure team totals of the week (thanks Now a healthy Joe Burrow)
While Rachad White finished as Fantasy’s top back last week anyway, it’s worth noting that Houston has defended the run very well recently. Also, Texans deal A ton of defensive injuriesSo Mixon’s salary is undervalued outside of the top-10 RBs.
Chris Olave ($19) @ Minnesota Vikings
Olav continues to lead the league Unrealized air yards Thanks to Derek Carr Second-lowest catchable target rate (and Looking at some places) but he’s setting up a handful of targets this week against a Minnesota defense that’s tough to run against. The Vikings have one of the league’s lowest pressure rates and have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Car performed better on the road (7.5 YPA) than at home (5.9 YPA), and this matchup should be fast. Given his QB’s inaccuracy issues, Olave’s salary might be appropriate (WR18), but his sound and fit this week make him a great DFS play.
Marquese Brown ($15) vs. Atlanta Falcons
Brown is 12th Air yards And goals are but Third-lowest catchable target rate. Kyler Murray is coming back from knee surgery this week, which is huge for Brown. Hollywood was there Top five fantasy WR last year Without Murray and DeAndre Hopkins, averaged 12.8 targets, 7.2 catches and 97.0 yards, three touchdowns in five games.
Murray may be rusty, and Brown may have A.J. Will face Terrell, but he’s the underrated WR39 salary in DFS this week.
After the bargain
Juwan Johnson ($10) @ Minnesota Vikings
Johnson posted season highs in snap% (74) and route% (71) during his second game back from injury last week, including three red zone targets. He gets a stingy Vikings defense against the run, but has allowed the 10th most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Johnson is a DFS punt option at tight end this week.
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