Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!
DraftKings is 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 1 p.m.
The Thursday night game is not included either so you have until Sunday at 1 p.m. to set your lineup. You can also make individual game time changes for players in the later games.
Carson Palmer ($6,600) – Matchup against Pittsburgh could be a high-scoring affair as long as Pittsburgh can keep up. The price is ideal and Palmer should be around the 20-point mark yet again.
Blake Bortles ($5,200) – Bortles has been very consistent so far and his price tag has not wavered. People might flock towards Bortles this week after his big performance last week, and the stack of Bortles-Allen Hurns-Allen Robinson may be owned more than usual this week.
Top Stud of the Week: Tom Brady ($8,100) – if you want to pay up for a quarterback, look to the top of the list. A 4-5 touchdown performance is not out of the question.
Adrian Peterson ($7,600) – Kansas City had to take care of Chicago last week, but lost the game and Jamaal Charles. You can stick a fork in Kansas City. Peterson could be in store for a big game at home.
Dion Lewis ($5,800) – Lewis continues to put up stud-like numbers in New England’s offense. LeGarrette Blount ($4,400) is a boom-or-bust type play in this game with New England’s reputation of running backs having big games recently against Indianapolis. I would not be opposed to locking up the backfield with both of these guys.
Charcandrick West ($4,000) – I would not trust him in his first game as the starter, but he deserves to be listed at this price.
Ameer Abdullah ($4,000) – I am listing both Detroit running backs because the matchup against Chicago at home is ideal. However, it is tough to trust anyone on Detroit these days. Theo Riddick ($3,300) may be the better value and play.
The strategy of going with cheaper wide receivers last week should have paid off with my plays of Brandin Cooks, John Brown, Allen Hurns, Willie Snead and Ty Montgomery. The only player to disappoint was Leonard Hankerson, who left the game with an injury, but did return.
Julian Edelman ($7,600) – I would like to get a piece of as much of this game as possible with the Vegas over/under set 55. However, you don’t want to go too crazy with too many New England Patriots in your lineup, so I would choose between Edelman and Rob Gronkowski if you take the Patriots’ backfield.
T.Y. Hilton ($6,500) – This depends on the status of Andrew Luck. I would roll the dice with either Hilton or Donte Moncrief ($5,000). Indianapolis will need to throw to stay in this game and one of the two has a shot to have a big game. After Moncrief’s quiet game last week, I would think his ownership level will be less this week.
Allen Robinson ($5,900) – The combo of Robinson and Allen Hurns ($5,000) has paid off for daily players who have stacked the Jacksonville trio (with Blake Bortles). You have to wonder if they will be owned more this week against Houston at home. The trio’s stack will cost you only $16,100.
Eric Decker ($4,900) – Decker has played in three games and has a touchdown in all of them. I like the matchup at home and think he is capable of reaching paydirt again.
Rob Gronkowski ($7,600) – Gronkowski can have one of his multi-touchdown games at any point. I think Gronk and LeGarrette Blount are the two most likely to have that type of performance on Sunday, so I will be rolling the dice on those two.
Gary Barnidge ($4,400) – With three straight games with a touchdown, Barnidge is starting to get the attention he deserves. His price has jumped about $600 per week the last three weeks. The matchup against the Denver defense isn’t the greatest, but if Cleveland is trailing and needs to throw, Barnidge is the man.
Richard Rodgers ($3,100) – Rodgers is a cheap way to get involved in the Green Bay passing attack. Last week, he was more than just a touchdown-or-bust play. He has caught 11 balls in the last two games and has reached double-digits in three of his five games this season. If he can find a way to reach the end zone, you could be looking at a 15-point day from Rodgers.
Larry Donnell ($2,800) – Don’t overreact to his game-winning touchdown last week and think he will begin to put up big numbers. This is a recommended play based on price and injury.
New York Jets ($3,100) – I like the Jets at home against Washington at an affordable price. Denver at Cleveland are also a solid pick, but that will cost you $3,700.