After the first 6 games, players salaries seem to be becoming more volatile going up and down as much as $2,000 since last week. Finding discounts can give you more ability to pursue high priced options in our DraftKings Millionaire Maker contest and other weekly games.
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Blake Bortles, CLE @ JAX, $5,700 – Priced as the 25th QB on the salary list, Bortles is coming off the best game of his young career where he threw for 336 yards. The return of Cecil Shorts III certainly had an impact as the two connected 10 times for 103 yards. It’s most impressive that this came on the road, as Bortles should continue to grow heading home. Despite the Jaguars winless start, they now have a full cast of healthy receivers for their 3rd overall pick to utilize. He is priced near the QB minimum at $4,000 less than Andrew Luck.
Jordan Reed, TEN @ WAS, $5,000 – Hard to still consider him a value after jumping up from $3,200 last week, but Reed exploded to 8 catches on 11 targets in his return. With Tennessee coming to town, the Redskins should find the endzone repeatedly against a defense that has given up 143 points in their last 5 games. Reed is a big target down the middle of the field that Kirk Cousins should connect with early and often, as the Redskins look to rebound from a tough 1-5 start. He has a ton of upside at a price almost $2,000 less than Julius Thomas.
Marques Colston, NO @ DET, $4,300 – Despite the Saints dragging out the availability of Jimmy Graham, it seems purely to make Detroit prepare for him and that he won’t play. If inactive, Colston is a favorite to inherit his targets and could be in line for a big day. Colston and Drew Brees have connected for 64 TDs since 2006, and could add to that total in Detroit. With the Saints fighting to get back to .500, look for them to come out firing early after having the bye week to prepare. Colston is the 42th priced WR this week, which could be a steal especially if he gets double-digit targets.
Odell Beckham Jr., NYG @ DAL, $3,800 – With the Giants losing Victor Cruz to a torn patellar tendon, Beckham Jr. will be forced to fill at least some of the void. Selected 12th overall, the Giants clearly have high expectations for him and he contributed with 40 yards and a TD in his debut 2 weeks ago. He had a weak follow up effort, but so did the entire team as they failed to score against the Eagles. He should get plenty of opportunity moving forward and is priced as the 53rd WR. He is a low-cost option in Dallas in a game that should be a shootout if the Giants can get back on track.
Wes Welker, SF @ DEN, $3,700 – Welker’s price plunged nearly $2,000 since last week coming off a one catch effort for 8 yards. In the 2 games before that, he was targeted 18 times and hauled in 13 passes. Welker is still searching for this first TD after missing the first 2 contests from suspension and should become more involved. He is priced just under Beckham Jr. and $4,300 less than teammate Demaryius Thomas. Welker should be depended on for at least 5 catches, and at this low price, a trip to the endzone would just be a bonus.
5 More to Consider
Ben Roethlisberger, HOU @ PIT, $5,700
Andre Williams, NYG @ DAL, $4,400
Jarvis Landry, MIA @ CHI, $4,100
Davante Adams, CAR @ GB, $3,900
Dwayne Allen, CIN @ IND, $3,700
5 Deeper Values to Consider
Teddy Bridgewater MIN @ BUF, $5,200
Doug Baldwin, SEA @ STL, $3,300
Juwan Thompson, SF @ DEN, $3,000
Tre Mason, SEA @ STL, $3,000
Josh Hill, NO @ DET, $3,000