Welcome to some more DFS bargain picks from Dynasty Sports Empire. You may find yourself knee-deep in holiday cards and wrapping presents which could screw with your DFS focus. If you’re one of those folks and have been too busy to comb through this weeks DFS cash values, I’m here to help. Look below at some of my bargain picks for week 15.
Colin Kaepernick – SF ($5,800): The controversial 49er quarterback was becoming a late season fantasy darling until he was derailed in Chicago. It was then that his fantasy owners endured a historically bad performance and he wasn’t able to do a 180 the following week against the Jets. Both of his last two opponents rank outside the top 10 in points allowed to the quarterback position. This week it will be Kaepernick going up against a Falcons defense that ranks third in standard formats for most points allowed to the position. On top of the matchup being favorable, there is also a likelihood that the 49ers will be dropping back often in order to keep up with a Falcons team that is averaging 36 points a game over the last three weeks. In weeks 9 through 12, Colin had three multi touchdown pass performances. That isn’t even accounting for his ability rush out of the pocket. Folks can be skeptical of the 49er QB but this is the best matchup he has had in weeks.
*I did want to also mention that I like Tyrod Taylor at $5,700 against the winless Browns. I selected Kaepernick over Taylor because the 49ers will likely be playing catchup while the Bills may be in a position to dictate the speed of the game.
LeGarrette Blount – NE ($5,000): The Denver Broncos are giving up the fewest points to the wide receiver position. They’re one of just two teams to allow less than 10 touchdowns to the position and have allowed the fewest receptions, separating them by 28 receptions from the next team behind them. This means that Bill Belichick will have to get creative this weekend. Look no further than Blount who will go up against a Broncos defense that is allowing the 16th most points in standard formats. Just last week, the Brocnos went up against DeMarco Murray who rushed for 92 yards on twenty-one carries and a touchdown. Blount is fifth in the league in rushing yards, leads the league in rushing touchdowns, has seven rushes for 20 yards or more on the season, and will cost you $5,000. He may be sharing the backfield with Dion Lewis and friends, but he is sure to get the goal line work. This is his lowest price tag since week 10 against the Seahawks and this is a deal folks!
Kenneth Farrow – SD ($4,400): Farrow may not be as sexy of a name as Melvin Gordon but the opportunity as his price is something that is hard to ignore. Gordon is all but likely going to be sitting this week as he suffered a hip injury against the Panthers. After Gordon’s exit last week, Farrow ended up gaining 78 yards of offense on twenty-two total touches. What is also interesting to note is that Farrow hauled in all six of his passing targets from Rivers. That is a good thing as Charger running backs are used frequently in the passing game (Gordon-57 targets). The Raiders are allowing the ninth most points to the position in draft king formats and that can only help Farrow’s chances to deliver. This play is all about potential and opportunity.
Taylor Gabriel – ATL ($5,600): Julio Jones is having problems with his feet for the umpteenth time but the Falcons still have a reputation to uphold. That reputation is being a high scoring and fantasy friendly offense. At this point, it is still unclear if Jones will be able to suit up against the 49ers and even if he is one would expect that he could be limited. All of this means that Gabriel could be the go to option for Matt Ryan this weekend. Last week, Gabriel had just three receptions but rewarded his fantasy owners when scored a 64 yard touchdown. This week he will go up against a 49er defense that really needs no introduction, they’re abysmal. They are one of two teams to allow 20 touchdowns to the position and have seen receivers average 26.4 points per game. The Falcons running backs (see: T.Coleman/$5,000) should also have a good day with the 49ers allowing the most points to the position but Matt Ryan will still be dropping back. If Jones is out or limited, it could be a great day for Gabriel.
DeSean Jackson – WAS ($5,500): I had Jackson last week in this spot and I’m happily buying in again. In two out of his last three games, Jackson has scored a touchdown with over a hundred yards receiving. His yards per target over the last three weeks (17.4) is the highest stretch fantasy owners have seen from him this season. Jackson will be going up against a Panthers team that is allowing the fifth most yards to the position as well 13 touchdowns. This pick also has a lot to do with Kirk Cousins who has been airing it out this season. The Redskins quarterback has had six games of 300 yards passing or more. He has also had two or more passing touchdowns in eight out of his thirteen games. Both Jackson and Crowder ($5,400) are going to continue to benefit from Cousins strong performances. There is no reason why you shouldn’t benefit also.
Ladarius Green – PIT ($3,700): The Steeler tight end had gained fantasy football momentum in weeks 12 and 13. The bandwagon must have taken on too many newcomers as last week saw Green deliver a lackluster 25 yards receiving off of two receptions. I would completely abandon the bandwagon though as this weeks matchup for the Steelers is much more favorable for the tight end. This week the Steelers will head to Cincinnati to take on a Bengals defense that has allowed seven touchdowns to tight ends as well as an average of 72 yards per game. In case you’re wondering, Green’s week 14 opponent (the Bills) have allowed only three touchdowns and 56.7 yards per game. In draft kings formats, the Bengals are allowing an average of 16.9 points per game. Not all players are matchup proof and that means investing in a player is a lot like riding a wave. Grab your surfboard though cause this week the waves are looking gorgeous for Green.