Week 1 DFS Value Plays – DraftKings, FanDuel, FantasyDraft, and Yahoo September 8, 2017  |  Ian Goldsmith


Value is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their own definition. Is it players below a certain price point? Is it any player ranked below X at a certain position? No matter how you decide to define it, value plays are a necessity if you want to pay up for a couple of studs.

This article will be short on words, and big on tables. Each week I’ll provide value picks for DraftKings, FanDuel, FantasyDraft, and Yahoo. To find a common ground with how I define value on each site, I’ve chosen to set a percentage threshold for each position.

  • *Quarterbacks are limited to 12% of salary cap.
  • *Running Backs and Wide Receivers are limited to 10%.
  • *Tight Ends are limited to 8%.

Using these admittedly arbitrary limits, I’ll be choosing from players priced no higher than seen in the table below.

 

 

Because of these limits, I may not have a pick for certain positions  on a given week. There may not be, for instance, a QB on Yahoo less than $25 that I want to use next week. If that’s the case, I’ll leave that position blank.

You’ll also see Cash/GPP point targets, Vegas odds, FantasyPros consensus projections (and the projected multiple), and other pertinent info.

Note: DraftKings and FantasyDraft pricing ratios are generally very similar to one another, so some weeks the picks for the two may look the exact same.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment below or message me on Twitter. If not, onto the picks!

 

 

DraftKings – $50K, 1 PPR

PositionPlayerTeamOpponentHome/AwayO/ULineSalary% of CapFP ConsensusFP MultipleCash GoalGPP GoalType
QBCarson PalmerCardinalsLionsAway48-1.5$6,000 12.0%17.602.9318.0021.00Cash/GPP
QBSam BradfordVikingsSaintsHome48-3$5,900 11.8%17.592.9817.7020.65Cash/GPP
QBCarson WentzEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$5,300 10.6%16.533.1215.9018.55Cash
QBJared GoffRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$4,800 9.6%14.362.9914.4016.80GPP
RBBilal PowellJetsBillsAway408.5$4,900 9.8%12.442.5414.7017.15GPP
RBRob KelleyWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$4,300 8.6%9.422.1912.9015.05GPP
RBDarren SprolesEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$3,900 7.8%9.482.4311.7013.65Cash
RBShane VereenGiantsCowboysAway47.54$3,800 7.6%7.541.9811.4013.30Cash
RBChris ThompsonWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$3,700 7.4%8.102.1911.1012.95Cash
WRAdam ThielenVikingsSaintsHome48-3$4,800 9.6%11.442.3814.4016.80GPP
WRTed GinnSaintsVikingsAway483$4,200 8.4%13.223.1512.6014.70GPP
WRJ.J. NelsonCardinalsLionsAway48-1.5$3,700 7.4%6.311.7111.1012.95GPP
WRTorrey SmithEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$3,700 7.4%7.952.1511.1012.95GPP
WRCooper KuppRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$3,700 7.4%6.731.8211.1012.95Cash/GPP
WRPaul RichardsonSeahwksPackersAway513$3,700 7.4%7.542.0411.1012.95GPP
WRZay JonesBillsJetsHome40-8.5$3,500 7.0%9.652.7610.5012.25GPP
TEZach ErtzEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$3,500 7.0%12.953.710.5012.25Cash/GPP
TECharles ClayBillsJetsHome40-8.5$3,200 6.4%9.703.039.6011.20Cash/GPP
TECoby FleenerSaintsVikingsAway483$2,900 5.8%10.763.718.7010.15GPP

FanDuel – $60K, 0.5 PPR

PositionPlayerTeamOpponentHome/AwayO/ULineSalary% of CapFP ConsensusFP MultipleCash GoalGPP GoalType
QBCarson WentzEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$7,100 11.8%16.332.3014.2017.75Cash
QBSam BradfordVikingsSaintsHome48-3$7,000 11.7%17.292.4714.0017.50Cash/GPP
QBJared GoffRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$6,600 11.0%14.162.1513.2016.50GPP
RBRob KelleyWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$5,800 9.7%8.921.5411.6014.50GPP
WRAdam ThielenVikingsSaintsHome48-3$5,700 9.5%9.291.6311.4014.25GPP
WRTed GinnSaintsVikingsAway483$5,600 9.3%10.821.9311.2014.00GPP
WRZay JonesBillsJetsHome40-3.5$5,1008.5%7.851.5410.2012.75GPP
WRCooper KuppRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$4,900 8.2%5.331.099.8012.25GPP
TECharles ClayBillsJetsHome40-8.5$4,600 7.7%7.901.729.2011.50Cash/GPP

FantasyDraft – $100K, 1 PPR

PositionPlayerTeamOpponentHome/AwayO/ULineSalary% of CapFP ConsensusFP MultipleCash GoalGPP GoalType
QBCarson PalmerCardinalsLionsAway48-1.5$11,300 11.3%17.601.5616.9519.78Cash/GPP
QBCarson WentzEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$10,500 10.5%16.531.5715.7518.38Cash
QBSam BradfordVikingsSaintsHome48-3$10,200 10.2%17.591.7215.3017.85Cash/GPP
QBJared GoffRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$10,000 10.0%14.361.4415.0017.50GPP
RBBilal PowellJetsBillsAway408.5$9,800 9.8%12.441.2714.7017.15GPP
RBRob KelleyWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$8,400 8.4%9.421.1212.6014.70GPP
RBDarren SprolesEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$7,700 7.7%9.481.2311.5513.48Cash
RBShane VereenGiantsCowboysAway47.54$7,400 7.4%7.541.0211.1012.95Cash
RBChris ThompsonWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$7,300 7.3%8.101.1110.9512.78Cash
WRAdam ThielenVikingsSaintsHome48-3$8,000 8.0%11.441.4312.0014.00GPP
WRJ.J. NelsonCardinalsLionsAway48-1.5$7,400 7.4%6.310.8511.1012.95GPP
WRTorrey SmithEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$7,300 7.3%7.951.0910.9512.78GPP
WRCooper KuppRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$7,300 7.3%6.730.9210.9512.78Cash/GPP
WRPaul RichardsonSeahwksPackersAway513$7,300 7.3%7.541.0310.9512.78GPP
WRZay JonesBillsJetsHome40-8.5$7,000 7.0%9.651.3810.5012.25GPP
TEZach ErtzEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$7,000 7.0%12.951.8510.5012.25Cash/GPP
TECoby FleenerSaintsVikingsAway483$6,500 6.5%10.761.669.7511.38GPP
TECharles ClayBillsJetsHome40-8.5$6,300 6.3%9.701.549.4511.03Cash/GPP

Yahoo! – $200, 0.5 PPR

PositionPlayerTeamOpponentHome/AwayO/ULineSalary% of CapFP ConsensusFP MultipleCash GoalGPP GoalType
QBJared GoffRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$2211.0%14.160.6413.7516.50Cash/GPP
QBDeShone KizerBrownsSteelersHome479.5$2010.0%13.590.6812.5015.00GPP
RBChristian McCaffreyPanthers49ersAway47.5-5.5$2010.0%11.180.5612.5015.00GPP
RBRob KelleyWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$178.5%8.920.5210.6312.75GPP
RBIsaiah CrowellBrownsSteelersHome479.5$178.5%10.900.6410.6312.75Cash/GPP
RBBilal PowellJetsBillsAway408.5$168.0%10.590.6610.0012.00GPP
RBTy MontgomeryPackersSeahawksHome51-3$168.0%11.010.6910.0012.00Cash/GPP
RBPaul PerkinsGiantsCowboysAway47.54$136.5%7.280.568.139.75GPP
WREmmanuel SandersBroncosChargersHome43-3$2010.0%12.120.6112.5015.00GPP
WRJamison CrowderWashingtonEaglesHome47.51$189.0%10.930.6111.2513.50Cash
WRAdam ThielenVikingsSaintsHome48-3$189.0%9.290.5211.2513.50GPP
WRPierre Garcon49ersPanthersHome47.55.5$178.5%11.630.6810.6312.75Cash
WRTed GinnSaintsVikingsAway483$168.0%10.820.6810.0012.00GPP
WRTorrey SmithEaglesWashingtonAway47.5-1$147.0%6.600.478.7510.50GPP
WRJ.J. NelsonCardinalsLionsAway48-1.5$136.5%5.210.408.139.75GPP
WRZay JonesBillsJetsHome40-8.5$126.0%7.850.657.509.00GPP
WRCooper KuppRamsColtsHome41.5-3.5$105.0%5.330.536.257.50Cash/GPP
TECoby FleenerSaintsVikingsAway483$147.0%8.810.638.7510.50GPP
TECharles ClayBillsJetsHome40-8.5$126.0%7.900.667.509.00Cash/GPP
TEC.J. FiedorowiczTexansJaguarsHome39.5-5.5$115.5%7.160.656.888.25Cash/GPP

 

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