As I’m writing this, I just found out that the Titans and Steelers won’t play this weekend. I have lots of Titans and Steelers in my redraft teams, so I’m understandably peeved. But this won’t happen to me in daily fantasy football. No, instead the Daily Fantasy Football Gods find new and different ways to spite me. They make it so I can’t jam all the superstars into my FanDuel lineup. So, if you’re like me, who the universe is conspiring against, please check out these Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel value plays/dumpster dives below!
Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel Value Quarterback:
Ryan Fitzpatrick versus Seattle ($7,200)
Generally, I like to stay under $7,000 for my value quarterback, but much like Ryan Fitzpatrick’s jawline, that threshold went buried underneath his massive beard. I love Ryan Fitzpatrick this week; there’s literally no reason not to. After getting shut down by the Patriots defense in week one, Fitzpatrick has at least 24 fantasy points in each of his last two contests, totaling five touchdowns over the two games.
This week, he gets a Seattle team that allows 77 more passing yards per game than the #2 team (Atlanta). They have foud picks on the year, and have allowed just six passing touchdowns, which limits their overall rank. But Jamal Adams injured his groin last week, and has been rare at Seahawks practice this week. If he doesn’t play against Miami, we will have that classic Russell Wilson vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick Shootout we’ve come to know and love.
Honorable Mentions: Baker Mayfield @DAL ($7k), Derek Carr vBUF ($6.9k), Justin Herbert @TB ($6.7k)
Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel Value Wide Receiver:
Hunter Renfrow versus Buffalo ($5,300)
I cut this one off at $5,500, so that rules out CeeDee Lamn ($5,600) and Michael Gallup ($5,900), who are both players that I like a lot. Instead, let’s dive deeper with Hunter Renfrow versus Buffalo. The Raiders will, once again, be without Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards this week. They also play a team in the Bills who has allowed just one touchdown in three games against tight ends, and who held Tyler Higbee to two catches for 40 yards last week. These Bills have also allowed at least one WR touchdown in each game this season, and three players have at least 5 catches, 70 yards, and a score against them, in three games this year. It’s Renfrow SZN again, for a limited time only, without Ruggs and Edwards. He had nine targets last week, and went 6/84/1 as Derek Carr’s #1 option. It’s time to make him your #1 DFS value play this week, as well.
Honorable Mentions: Brandin Cooks vMIN ($5,300), Andy Isabella @CAR ($5,000)
Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel Value Running Back:
Adrian Peterson versus New Orleans ($5,500)
I’m not quite sure what to make of the Lions’ RB situation at this point, but one thing seems clear: when they want to slow the game down and run the ball, they go to AP. This week’s matchup against the Saints means that their gameplan is likely to slow the game down and keep the ball away from Drew Brees. The 35-year-old Peterson has run well this season ripping off 4.9 yards per carry while averaging over 15 touches per game. He’s a high-floor cash game play, but he has a big chance to fall into the end zone. The Saints are a middling running back matchup, but they’ve allowed three touchdowns to the position in three games. Will it be AP? Will it be D’Andre Swift, or will it be Kerryon Johnson? Ah, geez. I’ll just say it will be AP and stop staring so hard.
Honorable Mentions: Myles Gaskin vSEA ($5.4k), Chase Edmonds @CAR ($5.3k), Nyheim Hines @CHI ($5.2k)
Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel Value Tight End:
Dalton Schultz versus Cleveland ($4,900)
I’m just following the same flow chart that had us drafting Blake Jarwin in the preseason, here. Dalton Schultz will get the targets vacated by Blake Jarwin will get the targets vacated by Jason Witten. Since becoming the starter, only Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, and Zach Ertz have more targets than Schultz, and only Kelce & Waller have more receptions. He also ranks fifth in TE yardage. He’s the next step in the flowchart that nobody reached. This week, he gets the Cleveland Browns. You may remember the Browns from such hits as “forgetting to guard Mark Andrews” and “getting crushed by C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample, of all people.” They allow the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Honorable Mentions: Logan Thomas vBAL ($4.9k), Jordan Akins vMIN ($4.9k), Dawson Knox @LAS ($4.6k)
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