Daily Fantasy Sports is one of the most popular forms of fantasy football you’ll find. There are plenty of sites to choose from but, the most popular by far is DraftKings.com.
Upside is everything when setting your roster on DK. Finding those hidden gems with low ownership totals and potential for a huge performance can take hours of research and analyzing. Luckily for you, we do a lot of the leg work for you.
Each week we will be bringing you players we have found on the Sunday main slate that present great value based on their price, potential ownership percentage and big-game upside. Don’t forget to also check out our weekly DFS videos for additional players and more insight. Let’s get to it!
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons @ Washington Redskins
DK Price: $5,700
Ryan has been an absolute stud this season with a 15/2 TD/INT ratio on the season and has thrown for over 350 yards in four of his last five games. Now coming fresh off a bye week, Ryan and the Falcons get a road matchup against the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins have been just average against opposing quarterbacks this season and are coming off a game where they allowed Eli Manning to throw for 316 yards last week. It’s safe to say that Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense pose a much larger threat than the Giants this season which gives Ryan a great opportunity to throw over 300 yards once again.
Ryan presents great value this week priced as the QB10 on DraftKings Sunday main slate considering the fact that his 26.4 average fantasy points per game ranks him as QB3 behind only Pat Mahomes (30.5 FPPG, $7,100) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (26.8 FPPG, $5,500). That puts Ryan’s potential output above higher priced names like Cam Newton (25.1 FPPG, $6,600), Deshaun Watson (22.4 FPPG, $6,300) and Kirk Cousins (23.3 FPPG, $6,200).
Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers @ Seattle Seahawks
DK Price: $5,600
Rivers is another QB who presents great value this week at a lower price point. Rivers has been just about as consistent as they come this season with at least 2 passing TD’s in every game this season. Rivers is also coming fresh off a bye week and will get a road matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks have been a rather tough matchup for QB’s this season. Their 10 interceptions tie for third most in the league. They haven’t been a complete shut down unit, however, as they have allowed Case Keenum, Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford all to throw for over 300 yards against them this season.
Rivers himself just threw for over 300 yards in his last game in Week 7 against the Titans and his 17/3 TD/INT ratio this season gives plenty to get excited about even in a tougher matchup. Rivers presents great value priced right outside the top-10 QB’s this week who gives a safe floor with upside for more. Rivers will also likely see a low ownership percentage this weekend based on the matchup.