Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!
DraftKings hosting a $900,000 Double Up this week. Here are some of the contest details:
- $900,000 prize pool
- Top 18,000 finishers win $50
- $25 to enter
- 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.
I will break down some of the best cash game plays this week for your Double Ups and 50/50’s this week. These are primarily safer plays than other sleepers you may select in tournaments. Remember, you are just looking to be in the top half of the finishers.
Derek Carr – $6,300 – Carr takes on Detroit and his price tag is set up perfectly for your cash games this week. He should be able to put up a consistent number against Detroit, despite what Green Bay did against Detroit last week.
Tyrod Taylor – $5,200 – Taylor was able to put up 29 points in the Week 2 matchup against New England. However, that game was in Buffalo, and Buffalo was forced to throw late after trailing for most of the game. He should still be able to reach at least 15 points in this matchup with a chance for more.
Frank Gore – $4,700 – Gore has been a model of consistency for fantasy owners this season. Nothing too flashy, but if he adds a touchdown to his total, he will finish with a solid line. Indianapolis said it plans to take the reins off of Gore for the remainder of the season, so look for 20-plus carries from him this weekend.
Charcandrick West – $4,500 – Some of the prices this week are not nearly what they should be. West comes at a bargain against one of the worst teams against the run in the NFL (San Diego).
Mike Evans – $7,300 – Evans’ price tag has gone up because he has been a target monster with Vincent Jackson still sidelined. If he is out again, Evans is worth a look against Philadelphia, who is giving up the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers in the league.
Amari Cooper – $6,800; Michael Crabtree – $6,000 – It is not a bad idea to pair an Oakland wide receiver with Derek Carr in Detroit this weekend. I would lean towards Cooper since he is not priced much higher than Crabtree. There is a great opportunity to stack this matchup all three (quarterback and wide receivers), but that is better suited for tournaments.
Eric Decker – $5,800 – I have to include my weekly pick of Eric Decker, who has been one of the most consistent wide receivers this season. He has a touchdown in seven of the eight games he has played in this year. He also has four straight games with six receptions. These numbers have earned him a 17.3 fantasy points per game average, putting him in the top 10 of wide receivers available this week. The only question is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s health.
Brandon LaFell – $4,300; Danny Amendola – $4,000 – You will have to lock in at least one of these New England wide receivers at these salaries. Just like Oakland, you can stack these players with Tom Brady. Ownership levels will probably be high for these players.
Rob Gronkowski – $7,700 – There are enough cheap plays this week to fit Gronkowski in your lineup on Monday night. Buffalo may think it can defend Gronkowski, but it is easier said than done. He had 27 points in their last matchup.
Antonio Gates – $4,800 – After a full week to heal, Gates will be a high-owned player, but he is Philip Rivers’ safety blanket right now on offense. There is not much at the tight end position this week.
THEME: Backup quarterbacks.