The thing that jumps out to me the most about this weeks group of WR’s is that there’s some fairly large gaps in prices when comparing Draftkings to Fanduel. I know the sites differ considerably, and FanDuel average salary is a bit higher than normal because of the TE spot, and DK is probably a bit lower because the 2 QB slots eat up a bunch of salary. However, you have some differences that you’ll want to be aware of. I will likely start building my lineups tomorrow morning, but my guess is you’ll have differing WR groups depending on which site you are playing on. Also, there’s some real deep value WR picks I found on DK – so I might spread some more tournament action on that site since their low prices make for good spots.
Roger Lewis, Tajae Sharpe, and Jakeem Grant all face defenses that can easily hold top WR talent in check. However, in tournaments you’re always looking for those low-owned guys … so all could be options in tournaments because each are capable of big days if they get behind the defense.
Auburn @ Arkansas (-6.5) 51 o/u
Clemson (-7) @ Miami 55 o/u
Houston (-22) @ Central Florida 56.5 o/u
Iowa State @ Baylor (-37) 78 o/u
Kansas State @ Texas (-6.5) 50 o/u
Northwestern @ Nebraska (-7.5) 51.5 o/u
Pittsburgh (-7) @ Syracuse 49 o/u
Bowling Green (-14) @ Kent State 59 o/u
Toledo (-14.5) @ Massachusetts 62 o/u
Duke @ Virginia Tech (-3) 43.5 o/u
Indiana @ Michigan State (-16.5) 62 o/u
Penn State (-6.5) @ Maryland 47 o/u
Tennessee @ Alabama (-15) 53 o/u
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma (-14.5) 73 o/u
Virginia @ UNC (-17.5) 61 o/u
Wisconsin (-6) @ Illinois 45.5 o/u
Washington State @ Arizona (-7.5) 74 o/u
Not much really to say here. If you can get a Fanduel lineup you like with Russell/Coleman I say roll with it again in cash games.Gabe Marks
– Washington State
Basically still cheap enough in my eyes that he’ll likely be in 100% of my cash game lineups on Draftkings – and I think he’s a must play if you start Falk. Looks like he’s ticked up a bit on FD, so I’ll have to see if he fits in every lineup there.
Aaron Burbridge – Michigan State
Had 2 bad games in a row, but has bounced back big, including a big game against a tough Michigan team. This is a great matchup and his price is still pretty low – especially if he gets you 20+ fantasy points.
Dom Williams – WSU
$5,600 Draftkings (good value)
I’ve been on Dom Williams over River Cracraft most of the season, and it appears he’s now ranked much higher on Fanduel. I still think he’s ranked a bit too low on Draftkings considering his consistency has gotten better this season and he still has 20++ fantasy point upside. If this was a Fanduel only ranking – I think he’d be a bit lower because he’s more fairly priced on that site.
Demarcus Ayers – Houston
Ranked #2 on Fanduel, but #9 on DK. Stacking with Ward is really the only way I think I’d play Ayers, but he can be used by himself if the salary works. He’s a 7-10 touch WR – which at $6,200 is a pretty good deal on Draftkings.
Tyler Boyd – Pitt
Had 8 catches, 5 rushing attempts, and 1 passing attempt last week. That’s 14 touches!! Probably more of a tournament play because he has a wide range of performance outcomes, but at $6,500 on Draftkings – I could see him delivering 3x value – which would be around 20 fantasy points.
Sterling Shepard – Oklahoma
Not consistent enough to roll with in cash games, but not explosive enough to make for a great tournament pick. However, this is a great matchup against Texas Tech – so I’m going to find a spot or two for Shepard on Draftkings because I think he has good value & a chance at 20+ fantasy points.
Jay Lee – Baylor
In lineups with Seth Russell – you’re going to have to cut salary somewhere. That makes Lee an option. Honestly I think I’d rather use Lee in cash games stacks with Russell despite his inconsistency – because I think his usage rates (and Russell’s) will be too high to deliver much value in tournaments.
Artavis Scott – Clemson
Steady but not spectacular until last week against one of the best defenses in college football. I think the only way to play Scott is in lineups where you have DeShaun Watson. This is what I would call a favorable matchup against Miami despite what the stats might show. That being said, I only see about 20 fantasy point upside for Scott, and he’s TD dependent, so I’ll only roll with him if I happen to have lineups with Watson.
Kody Cook – Kansas State
If you can get confirmation that Cook is starting at QB (or will likely get snaps) he’s an absolute must – 100% of your lineups play on Draftkings. This is the kind of spot you dream of, so hopefully it works out. Even if he doesn’t start at QB – he makes a great tournament option because he could still deliver 6-7x his salary – which is way beyond elite level.
Antwan Dixon – Kent State
Could deliver between 3-8x value which would make him a nice punt at WR if needed. I think he’s a nice tournament option because of that, and while he missed last week – it appears he’s full go in practice and should play. You should double check on Saturday just in case.
Dan Vitale – Northwestern
$2,600 Fanduel (Listed As TE)
Too low-end to use on Draftkings, even at $3,200 because he’s not likely going to get you 3x value. On Fanduel, I don’t mind playing him as a sleeper type TE who has a somewhat favorable matchup and he’s not the most expensive TE.