Everyone knows the high-priced stars that they’d love to load their lineups with, but you’ll need low-priced value plays to make it all work. Let’s look at who that might be for Week 16.
Values are $5.5K and below for QBs, less than $5K for RB/WR, less than $4K for TE and less than $3K for DEF. Contact me with any questions on Twitter @JasonWalkerDFS.
Matt Barkley ($5,000)- Barkley has attempted 54, 32 and 43 passes in three of the last four games, and Washington has the 24th ranked pass defense. Given the game script that will likely call for Chicago to pass to catch up with Washington, Barkley should be in position to deliver value.
Blake Bortles ($5,000) – He has been so bad this season, but this is a great matchup against the 23rd ranked pass defense of the Titans, and he is the dead solid minimum this week.
Tyrod Taylor ($5,400) – Taylor enjoys the highest projected team total of any of the QBs in our price range, and he is always a threat to run one in, which the 22nd ranked Dolphins could very well allow.
Frank Gore ($4,800) – Imagine the year Gore might’ve had if he had exclusively had the goal line carries in this offense. Getting consistent touches every week, Gore is involved both in run and pass game, and I think he is a solid a cash game value in one of the highest projected game totals of the week.
Mark Ingram ($4,400) – He’s at home and getting solid touches again as the RB1 of this high-scoring offense. He had 17 carries last week, though he got pulled again at the goal line, he is super-cheap for the matchup and his production.
Dion Lewis ($4,100) – Against the Jets, the Patriots will likely throw more and that brings Lewis into play. He had a season high in touches last week with 21. Also, given the 30 point team total, Lewis stands for more production again this week.
T.J. Yeldon ($3,800) – Since the Jags will likely have more success in the air against the Titans, then Yeldon, who has had seven, nine, and seven targets over the past three weeks, should be involved. He has had 11.20, 16, and 11.20 DK points over those same three weeks.
Allen Robinson ($4,600) – Last week, Robinson had the most brutal individual matchup with the Texans, but now has things easier with the Titans’ atrocious pass defense. Robinson is still getting targets, but tough coverages and matchups have stymied him. Many will likely be hesitant to go back to Robinson after another tough week, so it could leave him overlooked in a great matchup.
Cameron Meredith ($4,700) – Even with Alshon Jeffery back last week, Meredith was targeted 13 times for nine catches and 104 yards. With more passing coming, and Jeffery being shadowed by Josh Norman, I like Meredith again this week.
Ted Ginn ($4,500) – Ginn is rolling with four touchdowns in five weeks and is being consistently targeted by Cam Newton. The Panthers should score in bunches against the Falcons, and Ginn should have a piece of the scoring.
Pierre Garcon ($4,900) – Garcon had 11 targets and seven catches in Week 15 and his price has finally risen to $4,900, but he is still excellent value as he has scored 14.80 points or higher in four of the last five games.
Adam Humphries ($3,700) – He was not on the field when the Bucs hosted the Saints, but with New Orleans seemingly having Mike Evans’ locker combination, Jameis Winston is going to need to find other targets like Humphries.
Cameron Brate ($3,900) – Winston will find Cameron Brate, who is definitely the #2 receiver on the Bucs. Brate had eight targets, five catches and a score last week and has 47.60 DK points over the last three weeks.
C.J. Fiedorowicz ($3,700) – Fiedorowicz was out last week, but should be back this week against a Bengals’ defense that allows nearly nine targets and 73 yards per game to tight ends.
Jermaine Gresham ($2,500) – The Seahawks are attacked down the middle, which means that Carson Palmer is going to need to find his minimum priced tight end this week. Gresham has averaged seven targets a week over the last month of the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($2,600) – The Saints are 24th in turnovers per drive on offense, and the Bucs are second in the league in creating them. They have over 11 DKFP in 3 of their last 4 games.
New Orleans Saints ($2,400) – On the flip side, the Bucs are 29th in turnovers per drive, are in New Orleans, and the Saints are not bad at forcing turnovers, ranking 12th per drive this season. They haven’t put up a ton of fantasy points, averaging 3.7 DKFP per game, but this matchup puts them in value option territory.
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