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Prime DFS Picks: Start Carson Palmer and Win Super Bowl Tickets!

Michael Waterloo Staff Writer October 8, 2017 12:20AM EST

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Here’s the drill: Each week, FantasyDraft is having a free daily Fantasy contest for the weekend games. The winners of the tournament from Week 1 to Week 16 will face off in Week 17. The winner of that contest gets the tickets to the Super Bowl. It’s as simple as that.

You know how DFS works, so I’m not going to bore you with that. Let’s get into what makes Fantasy Draft unique:

  • There’s a $100,000 budgetwin super bowl tickets
  • Two flex spots
  • No kicker spot
  • PPR scoring

Let’s set that ideal lineup for you for Week 5


Top 3 choices:

  1. Aaron Rodgers, $15,300 – You’ll, of course, have to pay up for him, but he’s worth the price tag. Rodgers is third in the league with 1,146 passing yards this year. The Cowboys’ secondary is SAWFT, but they do a good job controlling time of possession with the run, which explains their 14th-ranked 916 yards given up through the air. Game flow suggests they’ll have to pass to keep up.
  2. That brings us to Dak Prescott ($12,700). The Cowboys run through Ezekiel Elliott, but Prescott will have to throw against the Packers to keep up in the expected track meet.
  3. Carson Palmer ($11,000) has struggled during 1 p.m. games, but the Cardinals have no semblance of a running game. He leads the NFL is pass attempts and is second in passing yards. All of that against a poor Eagles defense has the makings for a value play.

Sleeper: The matchup is horrible, but if you’re swinging for the fences to load up elsewhere, Mitchell Trubisky is the minimum $10,000 salary in his debut against the Vikings.

Running Backs

Top 4 choices:

  1. Le’Veon Bell ($18,000) – Only the Chiefs have allowed more rushing yards than the Jaguars this year. Bell gets Jacksonville a week after Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire ran all over them.
  2. Jay Ajayi ($12,300) – Maybe it’s another trap, but it feels like a get-right game for the entire Dolphins’ offense. After failing to take advantage of juicy matchups two weeks in a row, Ajayi is a good way to pivot from Bell while still having the high ceiling.
  3. Duke Johnson ($9,800) – Johnson is the guy in Cleveland. Don’t believe it? Look at the way they’ve made an effort to put the ball in his hands every game this year. Last week, he even got goal line work.
  4. Frank Gore ($8,700) – It’s not pretty, but if you’re into the whole revenge game narrative, Gore has an OK matchup for the price.

Sleeper: We aren’t sure who will get the majority of the touches for Seattle, but if you’re looking at a lottery ticket, Thomas Rawls is only $7,400 and could get 15 touches against the Rams.

Wide Receivers

Top 4 choices:

  1. Dez Bryant ($12,300) – We already know Prescott is going to throw. Green Bay’s secondary is garbage, and Bryant is going to take advantage of the first game this season in which he’s not facing an elite cornerback. He’s going to feast.
  2. Pierre Garcon ($11,400) – Vontae Davis shouldn’t cover Garcon in the slot, where he will see most of his work. There will be lots of volume for him this matchup, as he looks to build on his 33 targets, which are 13th-most in the league this year.
  3. Golden Tate ($11,900) – Carolina can’t match up with anyone in the passing game. Tate’s been quiet lately, but expect him to break out this week.
  4. Jaron Brown ($8,800) – Brown continues to be a mainstay on the field for the Cardinals. In this pass-happy offense against a poor defense, he’s a nice contrarian play for the price.

Sleeper: If davante Adams misses the game Sunday, look for a way to get Geronimo Allison into your lineup ($8,700).

Tight Ends

Top 3 choices:

  1. Hunter Henry ($7,400) – All tight ends have been scoring against the Giants. Expect it to continue this week.
  2. Evan Engram ($7,800) – In the same breath – and game – the Chargers are faced with a major mismatch against Engram, who moves like a wide receiver.
  3. Ben Watson ($7,000) – Talent and opportunity. Watson has one in his favor at least, as he’s had six or more targets in a game twice this year. For a tight end, you’ll take it.

Sleeper: Antonio Gates ($6,400). See Henry, Hunter.


Top 3 choices:

  1. Jets ($5,900) – Defenses against the Browns this year: Steelers 19.44 points, Baltimore 17.76, Indianapolis 6.64 and Cincinnati 11.2.
  2. Giants ($7,000) – I’ll always bet on Philip Rivers to toss an interception.
  3. Buffalo – ($5,000) – It’s time to buy in on them being an elite unit.

Sleeper: The Ravens ($5,700) are going to face EJ Manuel. Enough said.

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