Plenty of offensive weapons sitting on the couch this week as we have the Patriots, Bengals and Redskins among the six teams on byes. Plenty of names out there in Draft Kings that could be important in winning this week. Here are a few names you should keep in mind looking over your selections.
Dak Prescott ($6,100)/Cole Beasley ($5,300)
Cowboys have a great matchup to do whatever they want to do this week. Cowboys will be on the road, but on the road in Cleveland. You can be sure that the Cowboys will lean on the running game as usual, but the underneath routes to Cole Beasley will be there all day. Prescott and Beasley have a good chemistry and Draft Kings is PPR.
Joe Flacco ($5,500)/Mike Wallace ($5,600)
Pittsburgh has not exactly been strong in pass defense. Baltimore is also a team that really wants to push the ball down field. Now, this is not a high target sort of scenario, but one with plenty of yards likely on the line and probably a touchdown. Wallace is having one of his better seasons in years and has been a valuable deep threat.
Charcandrick West ($4,400)
This is an effect of Draft Kings making a number before all the practices occurred this week. Draft Kings would charge you more to start Jamaal Charles or Spencer Ware this week. Ware has not cleared concussion protocols and it is not at all likely to happen without practicing with the team. Charles went on the Injured Reserve this week. It looks like the West show for this week and he is the cheapest option. Also, Alex Smith looks sidelined and that should cause the Chiefs to lean more on the run game.
Terrance West ($4,700)
Again, the ability of reams to gain yards on the Pittsburgh defense should make West valuable this week. With 17 running backs running more expensive than West, he is a valuable player and his price tag should save you money to spend elsewhere. He is also a clear leader in terms of carries on the Ravens.
Mark Ingram ($4,800)
Ingram had a big price drop as it became the general narrative to say that the Saints have shifted to Tim Hightower. The Saints will still give Ingram the first shot at carrying the ball and Sean Peyton has shown the tendency of going with the hot hand. Playing San Francisco should allow Ingram to get going early and keep Hightower on the side line. Look for Ingram to get plenty of touches. This price tag was an over-correction.
Davante Adams ($5,900)
So, Draft Kings placed a high price tag on Jordy Nelson and determined Randall Cobb was the second option. Cobb has not practiced this week and has a hamstring injury that seems very likely to keep him off the field. Vontae Davis is just about the only corner back to fear in any meaningful way and he will shadow Nelson. Adams has shown that he has gained Aaron Rodgers’ trust and he should see a high number of targets. If Ty Montgomery has not fully recovered from his sickle-cell illness then Adams will probably be a run away target leader on the Packers this week against the Colts.
Kenny Britt ($4,400)
The Rams have a home game against a Carolina defense that has underwhelmed. Britt has started to establish himself as the target leader in recent weeks. The Rams are still unlikely to be able to run the ball terribly well so they are likely going to need Britt to move the chains in this home game. Stable with a low floor, this is a decent third WR pick or maybe flex.
Kyle Rudolph ($4,000)
Avoid the higher priced guys this week. Rudolph is fifth in cost this week, but he is the best target in Minnesota. Vikings have no one left on the offensive line and they are really best at throwing short. Rudolph has been the highest targeted Vikings Pass catcher. Add to that the difficulties the Lions have had in covering Tight Ends.