By: Sam Schlesinger @avishai41
Top DFS Plays
Dak Prescott – $6,700 (vs. KC)
Dak Prescott had strung together four games of 22+ fantasy points in a row before last week’s rain-soaked day in Washington, where he let the ground game completely take over. Kansas City has given up the 9th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and they’re pretty vulnerable wherever Marcus Peters is not. He’s also one of five quarterbacks with three rushing touchdowns this season, another potential boost in points.
Jacoby Brissett – $5,200 (@ HOU)
I like Jacoby Brissett as a sneaky play this week. Houston’s defense was burned by Russell Wilson last week for 400 yards and four touchdowns. Now, Brissett is not Wilson, but the Houston D is easy to penetrate and has given up the 4th most points to quarterbacks this season. Brissett has thrown for of his five touchdowns this season on the road and he should be looking deep to hit T.Y. Hilton against this soft secondary that gave up about 17 completions of 20+ yards last week to Wilson.
Kareem Hunt – $8,600 (@ DAL)
Kareem Hunt was held below 100 scrimmage yards last week for the first time this season. That was against the Broncos. The Cowboys have been mediocre at best against the run, giving up 106 rushing yards per game. 9th in the league in offensive snap percentage, the Chiefs offense runs through Hunt and he’ll be looking for a big bounce back. With a spread of .5 and an over/under of 48.5, this one should be a high scoring, run heavy game.
Mark Ingram – $7,600 (vs TB)
I’m going to keep rolling with Mark Ingram until I’m given a reason not to. Ingram has four touchdowns in the past three games and the Saints are clearly dedicated to the run game with him as the lead back as he’s averaging just over 21.5 carries over the past three games. The Bucs have a porous defense that gives up the 9th most points per game.
Carlos Hyde – $5,200 (vs. ARI)
This is a game the 49ers have a chance in. At home against a divisional rival with a backup quarterback. With neither of their quarterbacks accomplishing much and Jimmy Garoppolo not starting yet, the 49ers will look to establish the run game early. Hyde is also the most targeted running back in the league.
Michael Thomas – $7,200 (vs. TB)
Michael Thomas has caught seven passes in each of his last two games, but only for 11.4 yards per catch. Tampa Bay has given up the 3rd most fantasy points to wide receivers this season and Thomas should be able to run all over that secondary. The 50-point over/under is the highest of any game, so there should be plenty of points to go around.
Marvin Jones Jr. – $5,600 (@ GB)
Golden Tate is usually the volume heavy, chain moving receiver, but Marvin Jones Jr. has six catches in each of his last three games for totals of 54, 96, and 128 yards. Jones Jr. has the third most deep targets in the league and the second most yards from deep targets. He’s got a great chance this week of beating Green Bay’s weak secondary for a deep touchdown.
Devin Funchess – $5,400 (@ CAR)
Devin Funchess should be on everyone’s DFS radar after the news of Kelvin Benjamin being shipped to Buffalo. Funchess has been heavily involved in the offense all season, but with Benjamin there, it didn’t always translate to fantasy production. From here on out he is THE receiver in Carolina and should see a big increase in target share.
Zach Ertz – $6,800 (vs. DEN)
Zach Ertz received a questionable tag on Thursday but if he plays, he’s in for a big one. With all the intimidating cornerbacks the Broncos have, the middle of the field seems to always be open for tight ends and the Broncos have given up the 3rd most fantasy points to the tight end position. Ertz is the number one tight end in fantasy and has five touchdowns in the past four games.
Vernon Davis – $4,100 (@ SEA)
Vernon Davis is one of Kirk Cousins’ favorite targets when Jordan Reed is out of the game. His old legs have produced so big time plays this season. With Richard Sherman and Co. wreaking havoc on the Redskins’ ineffective receivers, I expect Davis to be targeted early and often.