By: Lou Landers – https://twitter.com/LandersTalks
Below are the players I really like this week in DFS. You can make lineups using a combination of all of these players as well. For even more detail on these players, check out my First and Goal Podcast every Saturday: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sportscrew-radio/id1476726615
Jameis Winston – 6,900 at DET
He might make a lot of mistakes, but one thing is for sure with Winston, he is going to throw for a lot of yards and usually 2 or more TD. He is not the greatest real life QB, but in fantasy he has been one of the best there is in 2019 and this matchup he has vs the Lions is one you will want to exploit. The Lions rank 30th against the pass and allow over 25 points per game. Winston has actually played better on the road this season as well with a 14-5 TD-INT ratio.
Jimmy Garropolo – 6,100 vs ATL
He showed last week that he can be a big game QB, put up big points in hostile environments, and this week he takes on a Falcons defense that has been one of the worst all season long. They do tend to score a lot of points at times, which we’d welcome this weekend. The more points the 49ers have to score to get a win, the more points Garropolo racks up in fantasy. The Falcons rank 24th vs the pass and allow 25.5 points per game.
Drew Lock – 5,700 at KC
He is very affordable, he is coming off 2 pretty stellar weeks to open his career and now he takes on a Chiefs team that has struggled defensively for most of the season. I’m looking for him to continue his success in this matchup. He is purely a large GPP play though, single entry or small tourneys is not the way to go.
Chris Godwin – 7,700 at DET
He’s already one of the best DFS options at WR every week, but now with Mike Evans out for the season, Godwin is the undisputed number 1 on his team and the Lions give up big time points to WR every single week. If you want to get sneaky and bold, you could go with his Bucs teammate, Breshad Perriman instead who is 3,000 bucks cheaper and has been used frequently as of late. Either one of these guys should be paired up with Winston.
Jarvis Landry – 6,700 at ARI
Landry is the only real trust worthy pass catcher on the Browns right now and they take on this Cardinals team that got torched by the Rams in week 13 and let Devlin Hodges have his way with them last week. Expect for Mayfield to have a monster day and the main beneficiary will be Landry.
49ers WR – Sanders or Samuel – 6,600/5,800 vs ATL
If you’re going to use Garropolo, you want one of these WR to go with him. Samuel has been the more consistent option over the past 4-5 weeks, but Sanders is coming off a monster game. I think they both deliver for you, and for my money, I will take Samuel who is 800 bucks cheaper and again, has been more steady lately.
Courtland Sutton – 5,900 at KC
If you take Drew Lock, you should take Sutton. Sutton is the most talented WR on that broncos team, he’s had a great season and is priced as a low end WR2 and high end WR3 this week.
Danny Amendola – 4,100 vs TB
With Marvin Jones out, Amendola steps into the number 2 role for the Lions. This comes after seeing 8 targets in each of the past 2 weeks when Jones was healthy. He is incredibly cheap, should be used as a WR3 or flex and has proven to be a receptions monster throughout his career.
Saquon Barkley – 7,700 vs MIA
Barkley hasn’t been the 2018 Barkley in 2019 but he is still incredibly talented and dynamic and this Dolphins defense is going to have a tough time slowing him down on Sunday. For an elite talent, his price is relatively low and I want to take advantage of that.
Chris Carson – 7,500 at CAR
It looked as though Carson was starting to lose his grip on the lead role for SEA, but after last weeks injury to Rashad Penny, Carson is once again back in that lead role and has an amazing matchup to exploit this weekend vs the Panthers.. CAR has been one of the worst rush defenses in football and game script also dictates that Carson will see a heavy work load with SEA leading this game from start to finish.
Todd Gurley – 6,000 at DAL
He hasn’t been all that great in fantasy this season aside from the odd game here or there when he finds the end zone, but this Cowboys run defense and defense as a whole have really fallen flat on their face lately. Not tackling, lack of effort and I think Gurley torches them on the ground and picks up a couple touchdowns too, in a game the Rams might lead from start to finish.
DeAndre Washington – 4,700 vs JAX (only if Josh Jacobs is out)
Great value here for Washington if he is once again the starter. He was pretty effective last week in that role and this week he takes on the Jags who couldn’t stop me from running the football it seems, let alone an NFL caliber back. This is one of the top cheap RB/Flex play of the week if Jacobs is inactive.
Patrick Laird – 4,500 at NYG
He has put up double digit points since getting the lead role for the Phins and a lot of his work has actually come via the passing game with 4 receptions and at least 38 yards in each of the past 2 weeks. The Giants allow over 114 rush yards per game this season, rank 26th vs the pass and 27th in points allowed per game.
Adrian Peterson – 4,400 vs PHI
He saw 20 rush attempts last week after Guice left with an injury and he should see a lot of work again this weekend. He is priced low because the Eagles rank well vs the run, but 75 yards and a TD is very doable and he would hit value if he did it.
Noah Fant – 4,100 at KC
Pair him with Drew Lock, you can also use him without Lock though. His matchup is great, the Chiefs rank 29th in the league vs the TE position and Fant has shown the ability to stretch the field in his rookie season. He is coming off the best game of his career, and he and Lock appear to be the future of this Broncos offense.
Tyler Higbee – 3,900 at DAL
Not only do the Cowboys struggle against the TE position, but Higbee has seen 19 targets, catching 14 of them for 223 yards and a TD over the past 2 weeks. Since Gerald Everett got injured, Higbee has been heavily involved, on the field for the majority of snaps and is underpriced imo.
Ian Thomas – 3,100 vs SEA (If Greg Olsen is out)
Thomas got his first start of the season in week 14 and made the most of it. He saw 10 targets and although he only caught 5 of them, he turned it into 57 yards and a TD. He can make big plays and the Seahawks rank 2nd last in DFS vs the TE position.