Top FanDuel Values – Week 9

Josh Collacchi takes a look at the best values on FanDuel this week.

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Top FanDuel Values – Week 9

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The Denver Broncos are on bye this week, which leaves many FanDuel players scrambling for wide receivers, but the good news is this is one of the deeper weeks in daily fantasy football this season. Some strategies successful gamers use include using more cap space on quarterbacks and trying to get lucky with receivers, but this week you don’t have to do that.

Here is a look at the top FanDuel values for the week that will help you win your matchup.


Philip Rivers vs. the Washington Redskins $7,700
Rivers may be the most valuable player this week considering he is the tenth as far as quarterback pricing goes. The Redskins secondary has allowed an average of 273.7 yards per game through the air and have allowed 15 passing touchdowns. The Redskins are rated -32.8 as far as pass coverage goes this season, and Philip Rivers will exploit that. Keep in mind your opponents may select Rivers as well, so this could cancel out being outperformed at the quarterback position. Rivers is my pick for the week, and I am sure many others will be taking him and the Chargers rejuvenated pass offense as well.
Running backs
Le’Veon Bell vs. the New England Patriots $7,000
Bell is the feature of the Steelers offense and has brought consistency to Todd Haley’s scheme. In the four games he has played he has 18,20,19, and 20 touches. For $7,000 you cannot ask for more opportunity to accumulate fantasy points. The New England Patriots just allowed 156 yards rushing to the Miami Dolphins and 177 to the Jets in their last two games. With Vince Wilfork out, Le’Veon Bell should run all over the Patriots defense, and is a great value for $7,000.
Danny Woodhead vs. the Redskins $6,400
As most of you know, FanDuel’s scoring system is a half point PPR (point per reception), which benefits Danny Woodhead owners more than those who do not pick him. At just $6,400, Woodhead is a steal. He has double digit fantasy points in his last six games, which ranks among the league’s most consistent this season at the running backs position. The Redskins have also allowed a running back to score in every game but one this season. Woodhead is a great value and will continue to be as long as Rivers looks his way.
Wide Receivers
Antonio Brown vs. the Patriots $6,700
In a half point PPR scoring system, Antonio Brown is one of the best choices week in and week out. Brown has six straight games of six catches or more and is averaging 15.1 fantasy points per week, which is sixth among available selections this week. The Patriots pass defense has struggled with the exception of Aqib Talib, who is banged up and may not play. Brown is a great value at $6,700 and is a very low risk play with the amount of targets he sees on a weekly basis.
Denarius Moore vs. the Eagles $4,900
Moore is more of a risky play, and it shows with his low cost at less than $5,000. But he faces off against Cary Williams, who is rated 101st of 109 corners as far as pass coverage goes. The Eagles are aware of Terrelle Pryor’s running ability, and will dare him to beat them through the air. Denarius Moore has scored in all but three games this season, and will have a great day against Cary Williams in Oakland. At $4,900, there may not be a better value at the receiver position.
Kendall Wright vs. the Rams $5,500
Wright has been one of the more consistent players in fantasy the last month, and with Jake Locker back under center, he shows no signs of slowing down. Wright has 38 catches in his last 6 games, which is good for over three fantasy points per week just in catches alone, factor in the amount of yards he has each week (no less than 54) and you have a floor of eight fantasy points per week in his last six games. For his cheap cost of $5,500, it does not get much better than that.
Tight End
Jimmy Graham vs. the Jets $8,100
Graham is the most expensive tight end, and is playing with an injury, but last week he scored two touchdowns despite his “limited availability”. Graham is still the best tight end in fantasy football, and with money to spend, he is worth every penny. Heath Miller, Tony Gonzalez, and Rob Gronkowski all had great games as far as fantasy production against the New York Jets, so why not use the money on Jimmy Graham?
Mason Crosby vs. the Bears $5,700
The Packers offense can still score 30 points per game, and will move the ball against the Bears. Should the Packers not get into the end zone, Crosby can kick a field goal up to 60 yards, and Mike McCarthy is not afraid to use him. Crosby has multiple field goal attempts in his last five games, and will see plenty of action again this week.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Buffalo Bills $5,800
The Chiefs defense is among the best, if not the best in the NFL, and they have the numbers to show it. Recording over 30 sacks so far this season is just what fantasy owners want to see. In addition, the Bills have yet to name a starting quarterback, which is either going to be Jeff Tuel or Thad Lewis, either one does not pose a huge threat to the Chiefs, and double digit fantasy points can be expected yet again this week.
The above lineup leaves a remainder of $2,200, which is plenty of room to tinker with your lineup. An upgrade over Denarius Moore or Kendall Wright may be a good move, as an additional $2,200 could net you Josh Gordon or DeSean Jackson.
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In addition to PFF, Josh writes for eDraft and ProFootballCentral. With any comments or questions, each him on Twitter @PFF_JCollacchi !

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