Colin Kaepernick (5600)
This value pick is all about the rushing yards. In his first 2 starts since taking over the job, Kaep has not thrown for 200 yards but he has averaged 75 yards on the ground. That’s a whopping 7.5 points per game. This week he faces a Saints defense that is extremely soft against the run, and the pass, well their defense is just soft. Don’t expect much from Kaepernick in the way of passing again, he should get around 200 this week but look for him to get over 100 yards rushing and a TD on the ground, and you know that is good for 20 + points in daily fantasy which is great for any player.
Marcus Mariota (5900)
This kid has been hot as of late. He is now the 9th ranked QB in all of fantasy football. He is scoring an average of 23.7 points per game over his last 4. Despite all of that he is STILL getting no love in fantasy. Last week Mariota could have had a monster week if it weren’t for the fact that the Titans absolutely obliterated the Jaguars. He still ended the game with 270 yards and 2 passing touchdowns. This week the Titans should have a better matchup against the Chargers. With the game being closer, look for Mariota to throw the ball often as well as make things happen with his legs.
Dak Prescott (6100)
Since week one Dak has put up 18 points or higher in fantasy every single week. His past 2 weeks have been his biggest in terms of fantasy production against a tough Eagles defense as well as in Lambeau field. Prescott has been making things happen with his legs, scoring on the ground 4 times on top of his 9 passing touchdowns. This week he has a nice easy matchup in the Cleveland Browns. He should have a big day as the Browns offense has their gunslinger back and can put up points.
Charcandrick West (4400)
With Charles on the IR and Ware going through concussion protocol it looks like West will be the guy this week. To make things better he is going against a Jaguars defense that was absolutely gashed last week to the tune of 183 yards and 2 TDs. In fact, the Jaguars have allowed a rushing TD in every game since week 4. Don’t forget what West did last year when he was getting a majority of the carries, he is in line for a big week and should be a solid start for daily fantasy.
Darren Sproles (3900)
Before the game against the Cowboys, Pederson said that he was considering starting Sproles over Mathews. After watching the game he stuck by his word and it worked out well. Sproles ran the ball 15 times for 86 yards and caught 5 out of the backfield for another 17 but he failed to reach the endzone. With Smallwood and Mathews both showing that they have fumbling issues, Sproles is in line for another big day in terms of carries. This man is dangerous when he has the ball in his hands he was breaking off big plays against the Cowboys defense while the other backs were struggling. While the other backs may get some carries look for Sproles to dominate the snaps this week against the Giants.
Terrance West (4700)
West had his worst game against the Jets 2 weeks ago with just 10 yards on 8 carries. That was the Jets, who still have one of the best run defense in football. This week he gets a cake matchup against a Steelers defense who is last in fantasy football against the opposing running backs. Over the past 2 weeks they have allowed an average of 40 points to the running backs including 5 touchdowns on the ground. While Baltimore may try to give Dixon a little more work, West is still their guy and should have a big day for anyone who plays him in daily fantasy.
Kenny Britt (4400)
Britt is clearly the number one wide receiver in LA right now and has been fairly consistent in the numbers that he has put up over the year. He is averaging 76 yards per game and has been getting looks more often late in the season. This week he has a nice matchup against a Carolina defense that has allowed 16 passing TDs so far this season, including 3 last week in a game where they dominated the Cardinals. The Carolina offense is running on all cylinders right now so there should be a lot of throwing on sunday for the Rams and Britt looks to be the main beneficiary.
Allen Hurns (4900)
Who would have thought that Hurns would be the be the better option of the two Allens right now. Over the past 3 weeks he has been targeted an average of 9.67 times per game and he made the most of it last week against a tough Tennessee defense. This week the Jags face another solid defense in the Chiefs but Robinson will likely attract the coverage of Peters. Kansas City has been known to let up big games to their opponents allowing 8 TDs to wideouts over the past 4 games. While he has been wildly inconsistent this year he is a high reward play in daily fantasy this week.
Kendall Wright (4400)
Wright is looking like the number one wide receiver target for the Titans, with Walker still being Mariota’s first target. Walker has been playing only 40% of the snaps since returning from a hamstring injury but that has not affected his production as he has put up fantastic numbers in 2 of the last 3 games from the slot position. This week he has a game against the Chargers where he is sure to be heavily used alongside Walker.
Lance Kendricks (2900)
This guy is a sneaky play in week 9, he has quietly been targeted 17 times over the Rams’ past 2 games, catching 12 of those for 89 yards and a TD. This is an average of a little over 13 points per game. As mentioned with Britt the Rams are going to have to throw the ball early and often to keep up with a hot Panthers offense. The Panthers struggling with covering TEs allowing 14.6 points per game which is 5 points more per game than the average in fantasy. Kendricks is poised for a big game for daily fantasy.
Antonio Gates (3000)
Gates has seemingly taken over his job as the main target for Rivers over the past 2 weeks. He has seen 19 targets over the past 2 weeks, catching just under half of them and scoring one TD against the Broncos. This week he has a favorable matchup against Tennessee Titans who have let up 105 yards and a TD average over the past 2 games to opposing TEs. If Gates sees the same amount of targets as he has recently he should be in line for a big day against the Titans in week 9.
Saints defense (2300)
You may be asking yourself what the hell is the Saints defense doing in a value pick segment? You would be right in asking this question but think about it, they are playing the horrendous 49ers team who has been struggling all year. Kaepernick has a penchant for turning over the ball (although he will run for over 100 this week) and they don’t have a legit receiving threat. The Saints have really stepped it up over the past 3 weeks and will look to continue play well in San Fran.