Draft Kings: Value Plays – Week 8

Last week, Sam B. Richardson, Nick Chubb, and Terry Swanson were a few of the players that were listed in this piece and helped me win some money. Listed below are some of the players I feel could outperform their listed price. Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @PutBoobieIn. After doing my homework here’s what I came up with:


QB – Mitch Leidner (Minnesota) vs. Purdue: $4,400

Leidner has been throwing the ball much better as of late, and has been “vulturing” rushing touchdowns from David Cobb in the past two games (3 ruTDS). The last time Minnesota played Purdue, a true freshman QB making his first start (Phillip Nelson) threw for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns. If Minnesota continues to throw the ball more this week, Leidner could give fantasy players a decent return for his value. Purdue is giving up 265 passing yards/game this season and has allowed 12 passing touchdowns this season. No guarantees but if your looking to spend little on a QB Leidner could be your guy.

QB – Gary Nova (Rutgers) at Ohio State: $5,700

Nova has gone for over 27 points in each of his last two games on Draft Kings. He has been incredibly inconsistent but if he plays well on Saturday he could have a great game. Ohio State allowed 352 yards and 4 touchdowns to Cincinnati a couple weeks ago. I could see Nova getting shut down by the defense, but the Buckeyes have shown vulnerability in the past. At $5,700 he could provide you with decent value. I’ll be inserting him into a line up or two.

RB – Corey Avery (Kansas) at Texas Tech: $3,200

Only 2 teams haven’t had a player go over 100 rushing yards this year vs. Texas Tech (Ok State – 86, C.Ark – 96). The Red Raider defense is giving up 256 rushing yards per game this season. Avery has had over 16 carries in 3 games this season and has also scored a touchdown in 3/6 games this year. He’s come close to going over 100 yards twice this year (91 ruYDS vs. SMS and 87 ruYDS vs. Duke). At $3,200 you couldn’t ask for a better matchup. No guarantee to go off but could provide decent value if your willing to take the risk.

RB – Mark Weisman (Iowa) at Maryland: $4,100

Weisman has had a decent past three games on DK (20.8 pts vs. PITT – 19.6 pts vs. PUR – 20.9 pts vs. IU). Although he isn’t an incredible player his consistency over the past three games and relatively low price of $4,100 could provide you with a decent return. Maryland has allowed a 100 yard rusher in the past three games. Weisman is Iowa’s workhorse. He doesn’t provide much big play ability but I wouldn’t be shocked if he outplays his price.

RB – Akeem Hunt (Purdue) at Minnesota: $4,900

It hard for me to insert any Purdue player into my lineup, but Hunt has had over 30 fantasy points in each of the past two games. Last week Hunt had 96 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns against Michigan State. Minnesota allowed true freshman Justin Jackson to run for 126 yards while scoring a touchdown last week. The weak link of Minnesota’s defense IMO is stopping the run in between the tackles. If Hunt went off I wouldn’t be shocked. At $4,900 he could provide a great return.

RB – Kevin Parks (Virginia) at Duke: $5,500

Parks is coming off a 29 carry, 169 yard, 1 touchdown performance against Pittsburgh. This Duke defense is giving up 229 rushing yards per game and has allowed 16 rushing touchdowns. Parks has continued to see a fairly heavy workload this season, and if Virginia is able to establish the run early, Parks could have a great day. He’s not an elite talent but I’m going to throw him into a couple of lineups. The potential is there.

WR – Ricky Seals-Jones (Texas A&M) at Alabama: $3,500

This was awhile ago, but in week one Alabama gave up 365 passing yards to Clint Trickett and the West Virginia offense. I’d imagine Texas A&M has a more potent offense than the Mountaineers, but the Aggie offense has been slumping as of late. In that game WV had 4 receivers with 5 or more receptions and over 50 yards receiving. Seals-Jones has the potential to put up big numbers if he’s targeted enough, which I imagine A&M will continue to throw a bunch. At $3,500 its not a bad idea to take a gamble on him.

WR – Mekale McKay (Cincinnati) at SMU: $4,300

SMU has been absolutely terrible this season against the pass. As they are allowing 315 passing yards/game and have allowed 15 passing touchdowns this season. McKay is the third priced Cincy receiver at $4,300 and could provide the greatest value. McKay has scored a touchdown in 4/5 games this season and also exploded for 35.5 pts in week 3 against Toledo. McKay is very talented and has a high ceiling. You can’t really go wrong with any Cincy receiver IMO.

WR – Curry Sexton (Kansas State) at Oklahoma: $4,800

Over the past three games, Sexton is actually outscoring Tyler Lockett 69.6 to 69.3. This week Sexton is $1,100 cheaper than Lockett. Last week Tyrone Swoopes and the Texas Longhorns went for 334 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. Three Texas receivers had over 5 catches and 90 yards. Last week could’ve been a fluke, but regardless I like Sexton a lot. He’s coming off of a 9 catch, 128 yard, 2 touchdown performance.

WR – Stefon Diggs (Maryland) vs. Iowa: $4,800

Diggs has gone for over 26 points in 2 of the last 4 games. Iowa has been fairly good against the pass this year, but they haven’t faced a passing offense like Maryland’s this year. I’m not sure if they will have the corners to match Marylands WR depth. Diggs is the most talented WR on Maryland and at $4,800 could really go off. Like I said, Iowa has been good against the pass, but Diggs is electrifying.

WR – Leonte Carroo (Rutgers) at Ohio State: $5,400

If Rutgers is playing catchup all game and this game becomes a shootout, I really like Carroo. I probably won’t be inserting him into many lineups but am willing to take a shot with him at $5,400. Carroo has gone over 30 points twice this year, and he might be the best receiver Ohio State has seen thus far. Ohio State hasn’t been bad against the pass, but they really haven’t played anyone.


QB – Treon Harris (Florida) vs. Missouri: $4,000

Missouri has been pretty bad as of late, and Harris should be seeing time at QB this week. He’s a dual threat QB who you’d imagine can potentially be more effective than Driskell. Missouri is giving up 381 total yards of offense a game. If Harris plays a significant amount of time (which I think he could), at $4,000 he could provide great value.

QB – Tommy Armstrong (Nebraska) at Northwestern: $5,900

Last week Minnesota running back, Mitch Leidner ran for 2 touchdowns against Northwestern. The Wildcat defense hasn’t been terrible this season, but Armstrong has proved being capable of putting up respectable numbers. His numbers have decreased the past 3 weeks in a row, but he has scored over 28 fantasy points in 3/6 performances this season. He’s a dual threat QB who could approach 100 rushing yards.

RB – Stanley “Boom” Williams (Kentucky) at LSU: $3,000

After coming back from a suspension last week, Boom Williams put on a show as he rushed for 104 yards and 1 touchdown on only 7 carries. Granted it was against Louisiana Monroe, but still. LSU has given up over 268 rushing yards in 3/4 games this season against P5 opponents. If Kentucky try’s to get Williams involved this week, he could have a nice day and provide great value at $3,000.

RB – Matt Jones (Florida) vs. Missouri: $4,100

I haven’t heard much on his swelling knee (or ankle), but last week he was removed from the game due to the ongoing situation. Early reports suggest he will be back in the lineup this weekend as he was back at practice and suggested he’s ready to go. Last week I got burned by him being removed in a couple rosters, but at $4,100 I’m tempted to roster him again. When healthy he’s been a very effective workhorse running back. Missouri has allowed a 100 yard rusher in 5/6 games this season. If Jones is ready to go I like him a lot.

RB – Byron Marshall (Oregon) vs. Washington: $4,200

Washington is allowing 392 total yards of offense a game this season. I really like Marshall because nearly every game he catches around 5 passes. This week is a favorable matchup and I could see him going for over 25 points. He’s only reached the endzone once since week one, but this game has the potential for a lot of points. Oregon will try to beat up on teams from hear on out, and I like the versatile RB at $4,200 even if he is in a RBBC.

RB – Zach Laskey (Georgia Tech) at North Carolina: $4,700

North Carolina is giving up 192 rushing yards/game this season. Laskey has yet to break 19 fantasy points this season, but his numbers have been fairly consistent all year long. He appears to be a lock for around 17 carries and 80 yards rushing every week while adding touchdowns from time to time. Based on his previous play and his incredibly favorable matchup against UNC, at $4,700 he could provide a decent return.

WR – Jordan Westerkamp (Nebraska) at Northwestern: $3,500

As a Big Ten fan I view Westerkamp as this year’s Jarred Abbrederis. Not only because he’s white, but he seems to make timely difficult catches time after time. In Nebraska’s last game against Michigan State, Westercamp had 9 catches for 158 yards. He’s totaled over 27 fantasy points in 2/6 games this year, and could provide outstanding value at $3,500. He leads Nebraska in receptions, yards, and touchdowns.

TE – Pharaoh Brown (Oregon) vs. Washington: $3,200

Maybe its just me but I really like Oregon’s offense in this game. I think they will try to blow teams out for the rest of the season. WR Keanon Lowe is listed as questionable and may not play this week. In my opinion that bodes well for Brown who has touchdowns in 3/5 games played this season. Listed as the 5th most expensive tight end in this slate, his ceiling is pretty high.

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