These rankings are based on PPR scoring, so if you are not in a PPR league, than you should make your own adjustments to my rankings.

As always, before I would like to offer you three value plays and three players to avoid in DFS!

 

DFS Value Plays

  1. Karlos Williams: Buffalo Bills RB ($3,400) (VS NYG)

Williams is the only running back to have scored a touchdown in all three games thus far in this this NFL season. He’s averaging an astounding 7.8 yards per carry, the best among qualified running backs. With LeSean McCoy banged up, Williams will get the bulk of the carries, and even if McCoy is active, Williams is still a great value play.

 

  1. Martellus Bennett: Chicago Bears TE ($4,500) (VS OAK)

Bennett is one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Combine that with the fact that he is going up against a team that flat out refuses to defend tight ends, and that’s a deadly combo. The Raiders have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing teams’ tight ends this season. They allowed Gary Barnidge of all people to torch them for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Bottom line is this, who ever the Raiders can’t guard tight ends, and until they prove they can, opposing team’s tight ends will continue to show up in my value plays.

 

  1. Charles Clay: Buffalo Bills TE ($3,300) (VS NYG)

Much like the Raiders, the Giants have been abysmal against opposing teams’ tight ends. They have allowed the second most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Clay has scored in two straight games, and has looked played more snaps in each successive game thus far. Clay has become quarterback Tyrod Taylor safety blanket in the red zone, leading the team in red zone targets. At $3,300, Clay is an absolute steal at the tight end position.

 

DFS Players To Avoid

 

  1. Adrian Peterson: Minnesota Vikings RB ($7,800) (@ DEN)

I’m not saying Peterson is going to have a bad game, in fact, I think he could go for over 100 yards, but at $7,800 Peterson’s price tag is much too steep. Despite the fact he is going up against the best defense in the NFL, he is the highest priced running back this week. DFS is all about value, and at $7,800, Peterson’s production will not equate to what you are paying for.

 

  1. Alfred Blue: Houston Texans RB ($3,900) (@ ATL)

Blue is coming off of his best game of his season, rushing for 139 yards and a touchdown and he is going up against a defense that just gave up four touchdowns to Cowboys’ running backs. So why is Blue on my avoid list? Simple; prior to Sunday, Blue had a total of 9 carries for 48 yards. I do not trust the Texans game plan. Sure he received 31 carries on Sunday, but what makes you think he’ll receive double digit carries this week. Blue averages a mere 3.3 yards per carry.

 

  1. Mike Evans: Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR ($6,400) (VS CAR)

After a zero point performance in week two, Evans had a great week three, catching seven passes for 101 yards, but this week he’s going up against a Panthers’ team that has held opposing teams’ number one receivers to under 60 yards in 10 straight games. At $6,400 Evans is not worth the price.

 

Flex Rankings: RB/WR/TE

 

  1. Julio Jones: Atlanta Falcons (WR 1)
  2. Le’Veon Bell: Pittsburgh Steelers (RB 1)
  3. Randall Cobb: Green Bay Packers (WR 2)
  4. A.J Green: Cincinnati Bengals (WR 3)
  5. Odell Beckham JR: New York Giants (WR 4)
  6. Antonio Brown: Pittsburgh Steelers (WR 5)
  7. Jamaal Charles: Kansas City Chiefs (RB 2)
  8. Demaryius Thomas: Denver Broncos (WR 6)
  9. DeAndre Hopkins: Houston Texans (WR 7)
  10. Adrian Peterson: Minnesota Vikings (RB 3)
  11. Matt Forte: Chicago Bears (RB 4)
  12. Emmanuel Sanders: Denver Broncos (WR 8)
  13. Jordan Matthews: Philadelphia Eagles (WR 9)
  14. Larry Fitzgerald: Arizona Cardinals (WR 10)
  15. Amari Cooper: Oakland Raiders (WR 11)
  16. Keenan Allen: San Diego Chargers (WR 12)
  17. Latavius Murray: Oakland Raiders (RB 5)
  18. Brandon Marshall: New York Jets (WR 13)
  19. Eddie Lacy: Green Bay Packers (RB 6)
  20. Mark Ingram: New Orleans Saints (RB 7)
  21. Frank Gore: Indianapolis Colts (RB 8)
  22. Calvin Johnson: Detroit Lions (WR 14)
  23. Melvin Gordon: San Diego Chargers (RB 9)
  24. T.Y Hilton: Indianapolis Colts (WR 15)
  25. Jarvis Landry: Miami Dolphins (WR 16)
  26. Marshawn Lynch: Seattle Seahawks (RB 10) (Questionable)
  27. Donte Moncrief: Indianapolis Colts (WR 17)
  28. Martellus Bennett: Chicago Bears (TE 1)
  29. Greg Olsen: Carolina Panthers (TE 2)
  30. DeMarco Murray: Philadelphia Eagles (RB 11)
  31. Karlos Williams: Buffalo Bills (RB 12) (Assuming LeSean McCoy doesn’t play)
  32. James Jones: Green Bay Packers (WR 18)
  33. Alshon Jeffery: Chicago Bears (WR 19) (Questionable)
  34. Steve Smith: Baltimore Ravens (WR 20)
  35. Jimmy Graham: Seattle Seahawks (TE 3)
  36. Allen Robinson: Jacksonville Jaguars (WR 21)
  37. Mike Evans: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WR 22)
  38. Rishard Matthews: Miami Dolphins (WR 23)
  39. Travis Kelce: Kansas City Chiefs (TE 4)
  40. Devonta Freeman: Atlanta Falcons (RB 13)
  41. Jeremy Hill: Cincinnati Bengals (RB 14)
  42. Giovani Bernard: Cincinnati Bengals (RB 15)
  43. Joseph Randle: Dallas Cowboys (RB 16)
  44. Pierre Garcon: Washinton Redskins (WR 24)
  45. Jeremy Maclin: Kansas City Chiefs (WR 25)
  46. Jonathan Stewart: Carolina Panthers (RB 17)
  47. Michael Crabtree: Oakland Raiders (WR 26)
  48. Charles Clay: Buffalo Bills (TE 5)
  49. Vincent Jackson: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WR 27)
  50. Carlos Hyde: San Francisco 49ers (RB 17)

 

QB

  1. Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers (@ SF)
  2. Andrew Luck: Indianapolis Colts (VS JAC)
  3. Matt Ryan: Atlanta Falcons (VS HOU)
  4. Carson Palmer: Arizona Cardinals (VS STL)
  5. Russell Wilson: Seattle Seahawks (VS DET)
  6. Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers (@ TB)
  7. Peyton Manning: Denver Broncos (VS MIN)
  8. Andy Dalton: Cincinnati Bengals (VS KC)
  9. Tyrod Taylor: Buffalo Bills (@ NYG)
  10. Sam Bradford: Philadelphia Eagles (@ WAS)
  11. Eli Manning: New York Giants (@ BUF)
  12. Derek Carr: Oakland Raiders (@ CHI)
  13. Phillip Rivers: San Diego Chargers (VS CLE)
  14. Ryan Tannehill: Miami Dolphins (VS NYJ)
  15. Blake Bortles: Jacksonville Jaguars (@ IND)

 

 

D/ST

  1. Seattle Seahawks (VS DET)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (@ WAS)
  3. Denver Broncos (VS MIN)
  4. Arizona Cardinals (VS STL)
  5. Carolina Panthers (@ TB)
  6. Buffalo Bills (VS NYG)
  7. Green Bay Packers (@ SF)
  8. Miami Dolphins (VS NYJ)
  9. New York Jets (@ MIA)
  10. Dallas Cowboys (@ NO)

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Sean Mason

Spark Sports NFL Analyst

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