Top Value Picks & Targets for NFL DFS Week 3 on Yahoo.
In this article, I will be breaking down some of my top value plays on Yahoo position by position. I will give one or two of my favorite value plays at each position and the reasons why I like them. The goal with this article along with the top plays article that I posted earlier in the week is to give you a good base of plays to help build winning lineups.
DeShone Kizer ($20)– I don’t love Kizer as a player as I think he has a lot to work on before he is the savior the Browns are trying to make him out to be but in fantasy I love him this week. Kizer is minimum salary and in a fantastic matchup against the Colts. The Colts have one of the worst secondaries in the NFL and the numbers back me up. This season the Colts are allowing the third most passing yards per game, rank 27th in DVOA against the pass and are rank in the bottom third in fantasy points allowed per game to the position.
Tarik Cohen ($16)– I was not a fan of Cohen’s in week two and I said to fade him as I thought his ownership levels were going to be through the roof and that was a smart play on my part. While Cohen had a solid game it was not a great game as he only produced 8.8 fantasy points with the majority of those fantasy points being due to his eight catches. This week I am going the opposite end of the spectrum and I am telling you to play Cohen for one reason and one reason only. That reason is I don’t think Jordan Howard plays this week and Cohen should get the majority of the carries for the Bears this week to go along with the ten plus targets he is likely to see.
Rashard Higgins ($14)– I have talked about Higgins a lot this week and I am not going to get into a lot of detail again on him in this article. All I will say is that if you are playing cash games this week Higgins should be the first player in your lineups as he is poised to have his second straight big game against the Colts.
Jermaine Kearse ($16)– If you are looking for a big play wideout that has a chance to win you a GPP look no further than Kearse. Kearse has become the man for the Jets offense and has been very good through the first two weeks of the season with 11 catches for 123 yards and two scores. Kearse has produced at least nine fantasy points in both weeks and I like him to have similar production this week against a Dolphins team that really struggles to cover opposing teams top pass-catching option.
Jared Cook ($14)– Cook has been solid in his first season in Oakland with nine catches for 81 yards on 11 targets. Cook has produced at least four fantasy points in each of those games. While those are good numbers for a player of Cook’s salary that is not why I want to play Cook this week. The reason why I want to play Cook this week is due to the matchup against the Redskins. The Redskins have been burned two straight weeks by tight ends. The Redskins have allowed over 100 yards receiving to the position each week and are allowing 16.9 fantasy points per game to the position. Those numbers along with their DVOA rank in the bottom third in the NFL. Cook should have a huge game this week and is a great safe cheap option.
Ed Dickson ($10)– Dickson is one of my favorite value plays on this slate as he is minimum salary and will be starting for the Panthers with Greg Olson out against the Saints. The Saints are a team that I want to target pass catchers against imparticular tight ends as they are terrible in defending the position. This season the Saints rank in the bottom third in DVOA against the position and are allowing the fifth most fantasy points to the position as well.
Browns ($15)– I am a huge fan of the Browns defense this week as they go up against the Colts. The Colts really struggle on the offensive side of the ball and so far this season they are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing teams defenses. The Browns also have a very good defense that I broke down in great detail in the Defensive and Kicker Breakdown article this week.