DraftKings Strategy Week 8: Best Buy and Over Priced Running Backs
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Below you’ll find Over-Priced and Best Buys for QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs. These are purely my suggestion as to which players come at a reasonable or unreasonable price based on their projected production. Some of them I don’t like based on match-ups while others I love the match-ups but don’t like the price.
It’s important to note you don’t want to ONLY use the Best Buy Players, this is simply a way to find some “sleepers” to fill your lineup. We still suggest going after studs especially at RB1 and WR1.
Best Buy Running Backs
Marshawn Lynch $7,100 vs. Panthers: Back to back weeks of less than 10 double digit fantasy points for Lynch. It’s time for Beast Mode to wake up since he’s going up against a Panthers team who has given up more than 22 fantasy points to opposing RBs in 4 of their last 5 games.
Andre Ellington $6,600 vs. Eagles: The Cardinals RB has been on fire lately averaging 23 points in the Full Point PPR format in his last three games.
Ahmad Bradshaw $5,900 vs. Steelers: A hobbled Trent Richardson should equate to Bradshaw getting more action vs. Pittsburgh. Bradshaw has scored at least once in five of his last six games.
ABSOLUTE STEAL: Joique Bell $4,800 vs. Falcons: Factor in Reggie Bush may not play with the fact the Falcons are the league’s WORST rushing defense and it’s not only an absolute steal at RB but THE absolute steal of the weak for any position.
BIG RISK SMALL PRICE: Travaris Cadet $3,000 vs. Packers: The Saints use a committee approach when it comes to RBs but with Pierre Thomas out of the lineup, Cadet could see an expanded role in their passing attack.
Over Priced Running Backs
Arian Foster $8,400 vs. Titans: Foster’s been on a tear and the match-up is certainly there for him in Week 8, but he’s priced as the 3rd highest RB which is a bit too rich for my blood.
Shane Vereen $6,200 vs. Bears: With Stevan Ridley out of action we all expected Vereen’s carries to take a jump in Week 7, which they did…to a whopping 11. Luckily his 5 catches for 71 yards and 2 TDs saved his stat line. Just can’t rely on his touches given Belichick’s proclivity to use a committee in the backfield.
Chris Ivory $5,000 vs. Bills: There’s no questioning Ivory is the Jets’ most consistent playmaker on offense but his match-up vs the Bills is brutal. Buffalo is giving up the LEAST points to opposing RBs.