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): 16
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 18
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 14
With quite a few offenses been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, one that seems to be only strengthening is Los Angeles, with Matthew Stafford ($6,700) at the helm. In-season acquisitions seem only to have diversified the offensive revenue if the currency was yards and touchdowns, and the chemistry with record-breaker Kupp keeps ticking along. With Los Angeles in the thick of the NFC seeding race for the playoffs, every win matters, including their Week 16 matchup against Minnesota.
The NFC North outfit has been a pretty abysmal team at defending the QB in recent weeks, allowing 20.2 points per game which ranks 27th in the league. Furthermore, nearly all of this points production has come through the air, matching Stafford’s ability as a passer.
Another QB who excels through the passing game and is in line for a great week is Joe Burrow ($5,900). Aaron Rodgers was a feature in this article last week for facing a weak Baltimore secondary who does not seem to be getting any healthier, and it is deja vu here for Burrow. The Cincinnati QB and his No.1 receiver Chase have shown glimpses of their early-season production, Week 14 against San Fransisco, for example, but it is something we have not seen often enough. The chances are is that Week 16 will allow us to see this again with Baltimore injuries, and with Higgins, Boyd and Uzomah as the supporting cast, Burrow has a great chance of achieving upside this week.