Yahoo Strategies & Top Plays Week 13

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OVERVIEW OF HOW YAHOO WORKS VS OTHER DFS PLATFORMS:

I have been playing daily fantasy since 2013, mainly on DraftKings and FanDuel. But in recent years, I have added playing more on SuperDraft and Yahoo Daily Fantasy. The biggest benefit to playing Yahoo DFS is the pricing can be a little softer or easier to identify values, which then lets you pay up for the studs on the slate. 

Scoring is very similar to Fanduel as it is .5 point per reception or half-point PPR. You will draft 10 positions in your lineup. This includes:

1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 DST

 

QUARTERBACKS 

STUDS:

  • Patrick Mahomes – $38 – In a projected shootout, you have to love Mahomes even at this price.
  • Joe Burrow – $38 – On the other side of the Chiefs/Bengals’ high total, I love Burrow in what could be a back-and-forth shootout. He also likely gets his best weapon in Ja’Marr Chase back this week.
  • Justin Herbert – $33 – Herbert is looking more himself and has Keenan Allen back. Now he gets to pick on the Raiders’ defense.
  • Tua Tagovailoa – $32 – People will be scared off by the 49ers’ defense. The Chiefs’ offense put up 44 points against the 49ers’ defense in October and the Dolphins have similar offensive firepower. I’ll take the price and ownership discount with Tua here.
  • Others – Jalen Hurts – $38, Trevor Lawrence – $31, Mike White – $27, Jared Goff – $24, Kenny Pickett – $22

 

RUNNING BACKS 

STUDS:

  • Derrick Henry – $40 – If the Eagles’ Jordan Davis is still out, then I’m going right back to Henry. The Eagles have been getting gashed by physical runners. And Henry having success on the ground and eating clock has to be the game plan for the Titans.
  • Christian McCaffery – $36  – CMC is off the injury report and will be overlooked with potentially more touches with Elijah Mitchell out and Deebo Samuel questionable.
  • Nick Chubb – $34 – Chubb against one of the league’s worst rush defenses, sign me up! My only fear is game script gets so out of hand as it did last week for the Dolphins. But Chubb could get 100 yards and 2 TDs in 3 quarters of work.
  • Kenneth Walker – $29 – Walker is a great play each and every week with his usage and explosiveness.
  • Brian Robinson – $21 – Antonio Gibson is questionable for Sunday which would truly give Robinson the bell-cow role on a team that loves to run the ball. Even if Gibson is in, I like Robinson at this price for the number of carries and touches near the goal line that he is getting.
  • Others – Austin Ekeler – $40, Josh Jacobs – $32 (Q), Aaron Jones – $25, Travis Etienne – $25 (Q)

VALUES:

  • David Montgomery – $20
  • Samaje Perine – $19 (if Mixon is out again)
  • Zonovan Knight – $15
  • Kyren Williams – $15
  • Jerick McKinnon – $12

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

STUDS:

  • Choose your favorite Stud(s) – all these alpha receivers are in great spots to put up a ceiling performance. I’ll have at least one or two of these receivers in my lineups.
  • Justin Jefferson – $39
  • Tyreek Hill – $39
  • Davante Adams – $31
  • Ja’Marr Chase – $35 and Tee Higgins – $25
  • Jaylen Waddle – $28
  • Others to consider or stack:
    • AJ Brown – $28 – Whether you play the revenge angle or great match-up angle, love Brown this week.
    • Amon-Ra St. Brown – $27 -I target ASB a lot but I’ll definitely do so again this week with his target share and an amazing match-up against the Jaguars.
    • Keenan Allen – $22 – Allen is the Chargers’ and Herbert’s top receiver against the weak Raiders’ pass defense.
    • Christian Kirk – $21 – Similar to ASB, we want exposure to Kirk in this high total game with two bad defenses in a dome.
    • George Pickens – $21 – You’ll notice a theme is that I love the value on rookie wide receivers this week. I want to be early to a George Pickens explosion game, and against the Falcons might be the spot.
    • Garrett Wilson – $18 – I jumped off Wilson last week because of weather concerns. Big mistake…huge! I’m going right back to him in a great match-up against the Vikings.
    • Others:   Tyler Lockett – $22, DeVonta Smith – $20, DK Metcalf – $21, Christian Watson – $21

VALUES:

  • Terry McLaurin -$17
  • Allen Lazard – $17
  • Josh Palmer – $17
  • Zay Jones – $16 (Q)
  • Nico Collins – $15
  • Treylon Burks – $14
  • Elijah Moore – $12
  • Skyy Moore – $10

Note:  This is an excellent place to look for correlation and stack at least one wide receiver with your quarterback.

 

TIGHT ENDS

STUDS:

  • Travis Kelce – $33 – The undisputed TE1 with immense upside in any game, especially this week in a potential shootout with the Bengals.
  • George Kittle – $21 – Kittle’s price is too low, especially in a great game environment and match-up with the Dolphins.
  • Hayden Hurst – $14– Hurst’s price didn’t change much. Even with Chase back, I like Hurst in a high-total game.

VALUES:

  • TJ Hockenson – $20
  • Gerald Everett – $18
  • Pat Friermuth – $18
  • Foster Moreau – $15
  • Evan Engram – $15
  • Tyler Conklin – $13
  • Logan Thomas – $12
  • Greg Dulchich – $11
  • Harrison Bryant – $10

FLEX 

  •  Try to target a player in a high total game to stack up for more correlation or a player with an extreme multiplier in a good spot. Either way, try to target a player that has a good chance to reach their 100-yard bonus and find the endzone.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Each week, I will examine the winning lineups in the large Yahoo tournament to see what strategies worked. Every season can have its own nuances, so we’ll track data to make sure we have an edge on the field. 

So be sure to check back every Friday for my Yahoo DFS preview. And make sure to check back on Sunday to see where the experts are at — CORE PLAYS 

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