whether you have played Yahoo Daily Fantasy Before or after the first try, this weekly column will take a look at the DFS landscape, revealing who I like to build lineups around, fading stars, underrated matchups and bargain options to help you build a team A better team.
lineup building blocks
Christian McCaffrey ($42) vs. Detroit Lions
McCaffrey converted 29 opportunities from scrimmage last week for 128 yards and two scores despite San Francisco playing an uncharacteristically negative game.He’s now backed by Detroit’s stout run defense that allows minimal opportunities Timetable adjustments Fantasy over the past five weeks has pointed toward running back. Still, with so few options, it’s hard to make CMC in DFS disappear in a week.
McCaffrey has 23 touchdowns in 17 games this season, and the 49ers are the touchdown favorite this week, easily having the team-high implied point total (29). CMC’s high salary will be worth it during the championship round.
Lamar Jackson ($39) vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City’s defense has been stingy when healthy this season, but Jackson can overcome any opponent right now (the Chiefs lost two defensive starters from last week’s game).He earned 9.3 YPA at home during the regular season and Ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns The last time these two teams faced off, Jackson was the only dual-threat quarterback left in the postseason.
Amon-Ra St. Brown ($34) @ San Francisco 49ers
The Lions may try to build a lead, but San Francisco’s opponents have held the ball the fewest times in the league this season (and have the third-most pass attempts). Jared Goff was better indoors, but St. Brown averaged 86.1 receiving yards. He has scored seven of his 10 touchdowns on the road this season. The 49ers may struggle at the position, as the Suns run more than 50 percent of their routes. St. Brown is a strong DFS option against a Lions touchdown underdog and in favorable weather.
stars fade away
Patrick Mahomes ($33) @ Baltimore Ravens
Mahomes may be the GOAT and wouldn’t surprise anyone if he wins in Baltimore, but he’s a DFS fadeout this week. Mahomes’ salary is $4 more than Brock Purdy’s, and Brock Purdy’s matchup is much more favorable. The Ravens have an NFL-low 5.9 YPA and the fewest schedule-adjusted fantasy points from quarterbacks over the past five weeks, including just shutting down C.J. Stroud.Baltimore is allowing the fewest points per game this season while allowing the most sacks and sacks. First defense to win the Treble.with Mecole Hardman one of his recipients (And Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Thuney Injuried), DFS can ignore Mahomes this week.
An underrated option
Brock Purdy ($29) vs. Detroit Lions
Purdy had great trouble with accuracy when he played in the rain last week, but Dry weather expected on SundayPurdy had 11.0 (!) YPA, averaged 310 passing yards, 14 touchdowns in seven regular-season home games, and the last five quarterbacks to face Detroit. Average passing yards: 373.6, 2.2 touchdownsPurdy will have all its weapons ready when Deebo Samuel puts on a uniform on Sunday.
George Kittle ($23) vs. Detroit Lions
Kittle should be busy Sunday, facing a pass-funnel Lions defense that’s stingy against the run but has thrown for over 370 yards in the last five games.Returning Deebo Samuel may be limited, and Kittle averages 20+ fantasy points Along with Brock Purdy when Samuel is out (but as mentioned, he is expected to play). Kittle still remains explosive at 30 years oldSan Francisco is expected to score close to 30 points this week.
Gus Edwards ($20) vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have allowed the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers so far with the adjusted schedule, No one reached 90 yards in the final two months of the seasonMeanwhile, Kansas City has the eighth-highest EPA/rush, while Baltimore has the second-highest implied team total (24 points) this week. Edwards will hand over some work to Justice Hill, but he remains the favorite on offense and at the goal line.Work; he missed the final 11 minutes of last week’s game The hand problem is reportedly not serious – which didn’t put him on the injury report – and the score was lopsided. Edwards is an interesting RB backbone in DFS this week, especially at 0.5 PPR.
Special offer box
Mark Andrews ($10) vs. Kansas City Chiefs
It’s unlikely Andrews will see all the snaps He is expected to recover from his leg injury, but he’s at least a DFS option. Kansas City shuts down receivers more times than any team in the league, so Andrews will likely be busy when he’s on the field (especially in the red zone).