Welcome to the FC Insights Core Plays and Cheat Sheet Article for FantasyDraft.
In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays for FantasyDraft for each DFS week of the 2019-2020 NFL DFS season.
In this article, I am going to give you my four top players for FantasyDraft as well as my cheat sheet. My cheat sheet will include any player that I have more than 15% exposure to as of this writing on FantasyDraft.
Last Weeks Results
- Dalvin Cook (29.80 fantasy points)
- Auden Tate (11.60 fantasy points)
- Jack Doyle (4.90 fantasy points)
- Tyler Eifert (3.40 fantasy points)
QB-Gardner Minshew II-$10,800
Minshew is a steal at his salary this week for two reasons. The first is the way Minshew is playing. Minshew looks like the real deal. In his five games which includes the game he came in for Nick Foles he has at least two touchdown passes in four of the games and at least 16 fantasy points in each game. The second reason is due to the match-up against the Saints. The Saints have allowed at least 17 fantasy points to four of the five quarterbacks they have faced this season and are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the position.
Running back is not as cut and dry as it has been in the first five weeks of the season but there is one running back that keeps jumping out at me and that player is Bell. Bell has not rushed for more than 45 yards in two straight games as teams have been stacking the box against him and the Jets offensive line is awful but that should not be the case this week with Sam Darnold back. With Darnold back we should see Bell with similar rushing numbers as he had in week one which while not great were still decent as he had 60 rushing yards in that game. The real reason why Bell keeps jumping out at me is his involvement in the passing game. Bell has at least nine targets in three of his four games this season and has at least four catches in each game. Bell’s match-up this week lines up nicely with that skill set as the Cowboys have allowed the second-most receptions to running backs while also allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position.
Peterson is the one value play that keeps on jumping out me with the information that we currently have. There are two reasons that Peterson jumps out at me. The first is his expected role this week. The Redskins new coach Bill Callahan wants to run the ball and has not backed down from his statement that he wants to run the ball 25 to 30 times this week. That should mean that we see Peterson with around 20 touches this week. The second reason why I love Peterson is those 20 touches are going to come in an elite match-up against the Dolphins. The Dolphins are just awful and can’t stop the run if Betty White was the running back. This season the Dolphins are allowing 175.8 rushing yards per game which are the most in the NFL and 38.9 fantasy points per game which is .1 behind the Bengals for worst in the NFL.
I am hearing a lot of talk about how you should roster George Kittle or Travis Kelce this week at the tight end position and I think that talk is crazy. There is only one tight end that should be in your lineups this week unless you are playing double tight ends which I personally don’t do very often and that tight end is Austin Hooper. This season, Hooper is second in receptions, third in receiving yards and first in fantasy points per game among tight ends. Hooper is not just putting up monster numbers week in and week out but he is in the best possible match-up a tight end can get against the Cardinals. The Cardinals have allowed the second-most receptions, most receiving yards, and most touchdowns to tight ends. Minus last week against a bad Bengals team they have allowed each opposing team starting tight end ot produce at least 15 fantasy points and are allowing a league most 24.8 fantasy points per game to the position.
|High||Kyler Murray (12.9k / 21.66)||Julio Jones (15.6k / 19.15)||Travis Kelce (12.9k / 17.15)||Ravens (7.2k / 7.31)|
|DeAndre Hopkins (14k / 18.19)||Chargers (6.6k / 7.95)|
|Cooper Kupp (13.9k / 19.57)|
|Medium||Matt Ryan (12.1k / 22.69)||Le'Veon Bell (13.6k / 17.11)||Terry McLaurin (12.3k / 14.47)||Austin Hooper (9k / 14.84)||Redskins (5.2k / 6.87)|
|Dak Prescott (11.7k / 22.56)||Mark Ingram (12.3k / 17.14)||D.J. Chark (11.5k / 17.31)|
|Derrick Henry (11k / 16.54)||Michael Gallup (11.5k / 14.73)|
|Chris Carson (10.9k / 16.33)||Larry Fitzgerald (11.4k / 15.28)|
|Low||Gardner Minshew (10.8k / 18.57)||Adrian Peterson (8.8k / 8.60)||Preston Williams (8.5k / 10.82)|
|Chase Edmonds (8.5k / 6.25)||DeVante Parker (8.4k / 9.25)|