When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the week’s slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
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Studs (3x plus return): 10
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 15
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 12
At the higher price bracket of QBs this week, Matthew Stafford ($7,100) is the QB that stands out the most as we again get to target this Green Bay secondary. Going back to this same spot feels like a shrewd play, especially with Los Angeles coming off of a bye and likely to look revamped heading into a likely postseason stretch. Rodgers and Co should be able to keep up with the high-powered Los Angeles offense, meaning Stafford’s upside in GPPs could be achieved.
Outside of Stafford, I like the look of Jimmy Garoppolo ($5,700) and Mac Jones ($5,400). The former in Garoppolo, in particular, stands out the most, not only with Minnesota giving up the second-most points per game through Weeks 8 to 11 (26.8) and sixth-most in the red zone (8.7 ppg), with all of this coming through the air, which is key here due to Jimmy G’s lack of mobility. We have seen a few ceiling games from Jimmy G this season, and the stacking options matchup favourably numbers-wise this week, too, only enhancing this selection. Jones is primarily a cash/small field play. His floor is solid and, of course, faces a favourable Tennessee defense to QBs (top 5 points allowed in ppg in general and in red zone from Weeks 8 to 11).