Week 9 - DFS Cheat Codes
For the first time, welcome to The Fantasy Cheat Code’s DFS article. Today, I will be breaking down the best value plays based on ownership, match ups, and price at each position. Allowing you all to find cheaper options to pay up for Dalvin Cook against Kansas City, Aaron Jones against the Chargers or Allen Robinson against the Eagles.
QB, Derek Carr vs Detroit: He’s projected 3.8% ownership on FanDuel and 9% on Draft Kings. His price is on FanDuel is $7300 while his price on DK is $5500. Of the Quarterbacks on FanDuel I think Carr has a fair price, with a true value of $7500. He’s not the best value on FanDuel but the lack of ownership this week makes him a perfect tournament play. On DraftKings his true value is $6100, he is more of a discount there. Darius Slay is still banged up for the Lions leaving their secondary weaker. Carr’s favorite target of the season, TE Darren Waller is in a great match up with Detroit averaging 13.1 PPG to the tight end position this season.
RB, Melvin Gordon vs Green Bay: The community is out on Melvin Gordon, his price has fallen to $6300 on Fan Duel and $5000 on Draft Kings. The Packers have allowed the second most touchdowns to the running back at 8 on the season. With a new offensive coordinator coming in, we should see the Chargers moving to ground game in a plus match up making Gordon’s price on both platforms a lock. He’s projected to be 1.6% and 2.9% on FanDuel and DraftKings respectively.
WR, DK Metcalf vs Tampa Bay (Draft Kings): $5700 isn’t a bad price for a Red Zone target of the NFLs MVP front runner. Tampa is a top tier run defense which should force Seattle to throw against this awful secondary. Vegas has the game at a 53 point over under. Metcalf comes with two touchdown upside and his price tag on DraftKings is a massive discount.
Marvin Jones at Oakland (FanDuel): $5700, which is an insane discount by FanDuel standards in my opinion. Jones does have high projected ownership at 34.1%, making him less of a ‘sleeper’ pick. The price tag is too good to ignore, with the absence of a running game currently in Detroit they’ll have to throw against an atrocious Raider secondary. His DraftKings price is $6000, making him my FanDuel WR pick of the week.
TE, Greg Olsen vs Tennessee: If he wasn’t 80% owned in regular leagues, he would have been the number 1 stream of the week. Greg Olsen has an amazing match up this week against the Titans who have allowed Austin Hooper, Hunter Henry, and David Njoku free against them. They’re secondary is middle of the road, meaning if the Panthers want to throw the ball effectively Olsen should be the option. His price is $5300 on FanDuel and $3500 on DraftKings. With less than 3% ownership on both platforms. Olsen is the tight end of the week if you need guaranteed usage and are looking to spend salary elsewhere.