Season’s greetings, Sporting Nation! We hope you had a fun, festive, and COVID-free Christmas filled with food, family, and good (daily) fantasy football fortune! If your season-long redraft team is still standing for championship week, congrats and good luck taking home the ‘chip! If you’re dead in the water like I am across my four leagues, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here every week NFL football is played, and we make money every week by highlighting sleepers and values for DFS tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Every Tuesday this year, we’ve been highlighting our favorite under-the-radar plays. We scour the player pools on the two most popular DFS sites and compile a list of players who we project to greatly exceed their modest price tags. By pinpointing value early and often when setting our DFS lineups, we afford ourselves upgrades at other positions.
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If you read this column ahead of Week 16, you would have benefited from our advice to grab a plethora of low-cost, high-value players for your classic DFS lineups. Here’s our “nice lis” from last week — a group of dudes who spread the holiday cheer and brought home the bacon for tens of thousands of contestants (Week 16 matchups, costs and output are listed).
- Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Bears (DK: $6,100 | FD: $7,500): 20.54
- David Montgomery, Bears at Seahawks (DK: $5,700 | FD: $6,600): 23.6
- Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers at Panthers (DK: $5,100 | FD: $5,400): 16.1
- Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions at Falcons (DK: $5,600 | FD: $6,500): 26.0
- Antonio Brown, Buccaneers at Panthers (DK: $4,900 | FD: $7,000): 20.1
- Jared Cook, Chargers at Texans (DK: $3,500 | FD: $5,100): 9.4
- Broncos D/ST at Raiders (DK: $2,800 | FD: $3,800): 10.0
That’s a tidy list of seven low-cost, high-value DFS plays. If you hit on any of these, you bought yourself elite-level production without paying top-shelf prices. By capitalizing on sleepers and values, you likely afforded yourself a stud at another position spot.
We’ve been slaying with these budget plays all year, and we’re ready to start the New Year off right by putting some more money in our pockets. So, let’s get to it!
All player values are from DraftKings and FanDuel. All stats are from NFL.com and Pro Football Reference.
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