It’s pretty amazing that Mark Ingram’s ($6,400) price hasn’t jumped any higher than it currently stands. He has now scored 18+ DraftKings points in 5 of 7 games this season and dropped 25.8 last week despite teammate Khiry Robinson snatching two TDs away from him. Ingram is running with purpose, involved in the passing game and should continue to see the goal-line rushes (despite Robinson last week). That’s a killer combination for only $6,400 as he faces off with the 8th worst rush defense in the league.
Todd Gurley ($6,300) is absolutely scorching and will be massively owned this week. Depsite that, he’s still reasonably priced and should be in your lineups. Since taking over the workhorse role for the Rams, Gurley is averaging 25.1 DraftKings points per week in those three games. He’s seeing a heavy workload and gets the fourth best matchup against the Niners this week. Gurley should be a staple in your cash game lineups.
Doug Martin ($5,500) is back, baby! Three massive weeks in a row (like Gurley), but a much more reasonable price. Games of 28.3 39.8 and 23.1 in that span and his price has only crept up to $5,500. Martin has tacked on 11 catches in those three weeks and has snapped off at least 106 yards in each game on the ground. Only one team gives up more DraftKings points to opposing RBs than the Falcons, so expect another big day for Martin.
Charcandrick West ($4,700) put up the game we expected from him, but it was one week too late! A big 22-110-1 performance for 23.9 DraftKings points was just what the doctor ordered for West’s Fantasy relevance. Here’s an interesting note regarding West’s usage:
That’s a great sign moving forward. If he continues to see that type of workload, he’s going to be a steal at under $5K.
It’s not a good matchup but Darren McFadden ($3,900) needs to be on your radar. He earned a ridiculous 29 carries last week and turned them into 152 yards and a TD. He’s been named the starter for this week against SEA and despite the poor matchup, anytime you can get a starter who’s staring down 20+ touches for under $4K, you need to take advantage. That situation does not present itself often.
There are some legit options across all price levels. Injuries have opened up value that we can take advantage of. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.