Prices come from Draftkings.com

  1. Ben Roethlisberger ($6,800) + Antonio Brown ($9,300)/Martvis Bryant ($5,600)

One of the best strategies to winning in Daily Fantasy is the stack method, which is picking a quarterback and a wide receiver on the same team in order to maximize the amount of points you receive when the quarterback throws a touchdown to that receiver.

This week the best stack is Roethlisberger with either Brown or Bryant. They are going up against the pitiful Ravens defense that allows 25.7 points per game. The safer pick is Brown, but it will also be the more popular. If you want to go against the grain, I would go with a Roethlisberger Bryant stack as the majority of the people playing tournaments will probably go with the Brown stack. If you’re playing in cash or 50/50 games I would suggest going with Brown, as it is the safer play. Unlike Brown, who get’s a steady number of targets each week, Bryant is much more dependent on the big play. He’s what we call a boom or bust player.

 

  1. Denard Robinson: Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,400) (@ NO)

The Jaguars’ starting running back T.J. Yeldon will miss his second consecutive game, so Robinson will be the bell cow back again this week making his $5,400 price tag an absolute steal.

The Saints allow the most Draftkings’ points to opposing running backs. Despite two fumbles last week, Robinson still finished with 16.7 points. Fumbles are very quirky, so I don’t think Robinson will fumble twice in this one.

He’s involved in the passing game, so you’ll get points there as well. This game is going to be a high scoring affair. Regardless of the game flow, Robinson will be involved in the game, whether that is through the air or on the ground.

I’m expecting big things out of Robinson in this one. I think it is highly likely he gets in the end zone multiple times this week.

 

 

  1. Julius Thomas: Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,100) (@ NO)

Another Jaguar?

Yes, two Jaguars players make my best buys this week in DFS.

The Saints give up the most Draftkings’ points to opposing tight ends, so a player as talented as Julius Thomas has a high probability of having a monster week. Since returning from a finger injury, Thomas has seen a steady increase in the number of targets he receives. The more continuity he’s gotten with Blake Bortles, the better and more comfortable he has looked. He’s become the top red zone target for Bortles. Of all Jaguars’ players, Bortles has targeted him the most in the red zone over their last three games.

Sean Mason

Spark Sports NFL Analyst

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