Rashard Higgins is a Great DFS Play This Weekend
The last week of the regular season is here. It’s been fun it’s shocking that the end is here. Much like last week, a lot of injuries are going to make a large impact on lineup construction. This is an unfortunate byproduct of the game we enjoy so much.
Bart Houston/Joel Stave – (QB) Wisconsin –DK: $4,100/$4,400 / FD: $4,900/$5,000
Minnesota is a team that played very well early in the season, but has slowly regressed into a below average team as things have progressed. They started out winning three of their first four games, with the only loss coming to a fully healthy TCU team. Since that run and since entering conference play, they’ve lost five of their last seven games, giving up 27 or more points in each of those losses.
Going in this direction is a super punt play at the quarterback position. Not only will they (whoever starts) be the cheapest quarterback on the slate, but they’re cheaper than five backup quarterbacks on DraftKings. Clearly you aren’t looking for a high ceiling with this duo, but you’ll only need a passing touchdown and 250 passing yards to hit value, which is reasonable against Minnesota’s defense.
In Houston’s only other start this year he threw for 232 passing yards and two touchdowns. Stave still isn’t practicing, and while it appears like he has a chance to play, it’s far from a sure thing. Teams are forced to be transparent with concussions, so this situation(Stave’s status) should resolve itself before kickoff.
Wisconsin has an implied team total of 23 and are favored by three points on the road. Rarely do you find cheap quarterback options where their team is actually favored.