Here’s your latest dose of daily fantasy football, where we provide you the facts and strategies to pull off the win in your matchup.
Another week, another list of players to play in favorable matchups. It’s almost stealing at this point, as these plays (for the most part) are hitting and are going low owned. These are more GPP plays because they offer massive upside but can crash and burn if the game script goes awry.
Kyler Murray @ Cincinnati Bengals $6,300
The Bengals just made Mason Randolph (229/2TD, 16 fantasy points) look a lot better than he really is. Kyler Murray is starting to run now which only raises both his fantasy floor and ceiling. This game is a matchup of two bad defenses and both quarterbacks should produce top-10 fantasy numbers.
There isn’t a WR that I like too much on the Cardinals to pair with Murray, but I do love playing him with David Johnson ($7,500) who caught eight passes on 11 targets last week against Seattle. Huge upside for both Murray and Johnson this week.
Carson Wentz vs New York Jets $6,100
Carson Wentz is a couple of touchdown drops from the Eagles being 4-0 and him being considered as the MVP in the first quarter of the season. Wentz offers a safe floor (no lower the 19 DK points in any game this season). Additionally, with the weak Jets secondary coming to Lincoln Financial Field, he should be in store for another 20+ point fantasy game. You can pair him with Alshon Jeffrey ($5,900) or Zach Ertz ($6,000), as both are his top two targets in the passing attack.
Other plays I like: Jameis Winston ($6,200) or Andy Dalton ($5,700)
Ezekiel Elliott vs Green Bay Packers $8,300
The Green Bay Packers just allowed 176 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns (28 yards receiving and another touchdown) to the Philadelphia Eagles running backs. Ezekiel Elliot should have a field day against the Packers defense this week that’s been a bottom-seven defense against the run in 2019. This is the lowest his price has been all year and he should have no problem finishing as a top-five option at running this week.
David Johnson @ Cincinnati Bengals $7,500
David Johnson was mentioned with Kyler Murray, but with his price, matchup, and workload (especially in the passing game), he’s in an elite position. I love the Murray/DJ stack and when I’m expecting this game to be a shoot-out, I’m locking and loading DJ as my second running back this week. The quarterback/running back stack will low owned and that’s what you’re looking for when you’re playing in a tournament.
Other plays I like: Joe Mixon ($6,100), Sony Michel ($5,500) or Jordan Howard ($5,100)
Tyler Boyd vs Arizona Cardinals $6,500
With John Ross III going on the injured reserve list, that’s extra insurance that Boyd will be the most targeted wideout for the Bengals. He should see double-digit targets in a game where the Bengals should be throwing early and often. Boyd will be the guy to take advantage of a weak Cardinals secondary on Sunday. Great value this week for Boyd and he should be in your lineups.
Stefon Diggs @ New York Giants $6,200
Whenever a playmaker calls out a quarterback for inconsistency in the passing attack, things will go two ways. He will either get double-digit targets in the game or he’ll be completed fazed out of the offense. I am banking on him being targeted a bunch and against this weak New York Giants secondary. The Vikings offense should bounce back this week and the passing attack should have it’s best game of the season.
Other plays I like: Julio Jones ($7,700) or Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($5,600)
Ben Watson @ Washington Redskins $3,700
Ben Watson is back from a four-game suspension and he should step in as the Patriots’ top tight end pass catcher. The Patriots run the second-most two tight end formations in the NFL and he’s the only reliable pass catcher at the tight end position on their roster. He’s a risky play, but with his price and matchup, it won’t take a monster day for him to reach value.
Tyler Eifert vs Arizona Cardinals $3,300
Shocker, another player from this game. Take what you read about Tyler Boyd but just add huge touchdown upside with Tyler Eifert. He’s usually a boom-or-bust play because he doesn’t do much else besides score touchdowns. But hey, let’s make it a two-touchdown game for Eifert and call it a night.
Other plays I like: Greg Olsen ($4,000) or Vance McDonald ($3,800)
New England Patriots @Washington Redskins $4,300
Going against a Washington Redskins team full of below-average quarterbacks? Sign me up. Another dominate week for the New England Patriots defensive unit.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @New Orleans Saints $2,200
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense has been sneaky good this year under Todd Bowles. I usually don’t like to play defenses on the road and especially at New Orleans. However, Teddy Bridgewater has looked awful and is basically just dinking and dumping the ball. Great play and I think this will be low owned.
Other play I like: Chicago Bears $3,800 or Philadelphia Eagles $3,700