Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!
DraftKings hosting a $1 Million Dollar Tournament this week. Here are some of the contest details:
- $1.5 Million prize pool
- $100,000 first place prize
- FREE for new players
- Starts Sunday at 1PM
The Thursday night game is not included either so you have until Sunday at 1PM to set your lineup. You can also make individual game time changes for players in the later games.
There are plenty of mid-range QB choices this weekend and I am going to go back to the well with Philip Rivers ($6,200). He will get the Steelers on Monday night at home in a game that should feature some points. Mike Vick ($5,100) is an intriguing play because he is a huge salary saver. He put up 12 points last week against the Ravens defense in a slower paced game. I think He could reach 15-18 points and provide value at the QB position.
Others to consider:
Sam Bradford ($6,000) vs Saints
Alex Smith ($5,500) vs Bears
Jamaal Charles ($7,800) is the top play on the board this week at RB. I would pencil him in as your stud play against the Bears. I would pair my stud RB with a cheap pick from this group: Dion Lewis ($4,800), Darren Sproles ($4,200), or Ameer Abdullah ($4,100). Lewis has the best matchup while Sproles faces his former team. Abdullah has a tough matchup, but should be leading the backfield in a fast paced game in the dome.
Todd Gurley ($4,300) is priced well and looks to be getting more carries, but it is risky taking an opposing RB against the Packers in Lambeau. If they run the score up early, the running game is taken out of question. I have to mention Anthony Dixon ($3,000) if both LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams sit, but he doesn’t excite me.
My strategy this week is to pay up for two other players that are not WRs. Therefore, I won’t be focusing on the studs in this position. Take a look at guys priced in the $5,000-$6,000 that were preseason studs or those who are performing, but it does not reflect in their price tag.
Jeremy Maclin ($6,000) has had two big weeks and now gets the Bears at home. An option would be to pair three Chiefs together (Smith, Charles, Maclin/Kelce). James Jones ownership level was high last week and will likely be high again this week without Davante Adams in the lineup. I am going to fade Jones this week despite the solid price tag. I would rather take a chance on Ty Montgomery ($3,400) to have a big game than roll with the majority pick. Brandin Cooks ($5,900) is due for a big game, but his QB may still be limited. John Brown ($5,100) is going to have a big day sooner than later. I always like the fast receivers on the fast tracks in domes. See if Alshon Jeffery ($6,500) puts in any more practice time this week because once he gets on the field, he will be a target monster for Jay Cutler.
Allen Hurns ($4,500) – knock on him is ownership level may be high
Leonard Hankerson ($4,000) – good matchup in dome, faces former team
Willie Snead ($3,000) –Brees comfortable looking his way
The Patriots know everyone will be watching in the game of the week at Dallas. Rob Gronkowski ($7,500) is the player that can light up the scoreboard in this type of game. I’m going to pay up for two main players this week and Gronk is one of them. Antonio Gates ($4,200) is an interesting play after the 4-game suspension. He gets a solid matchup on Monday night against the Steelers and the Chargers are banged up at WR. Travis Kelce ($5,200) also deserves a mention against the Bears.
Chiefs ($2,800) – That Thursday night loss has set the Chiefs into a tailspin after they looked impressive Week 1 in Houston. I expect the Chiefs to handedly take care of the Bears in Arrowhead.
Survivor Pick of the Week: Chiefs