Houston Texans' rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson has climbed all the way to the top of the NFL DraftKings DFS Sunday Contest heap. Watson is at an $8,100 salary in Houston's battle versus the Indianapolis Colts. Russell Wilson is at $7,300. Drew Brees is at $7,000 while Dak Prescott ends up in 4th place at $6,700 while Alex Smith is at 5th for $6,500. Who's the most overpriced and which player offers the most value? Check it out!
NFL Week 9 Top Fantasy QBs
1. DeShaun Watson, $8,100, Houston vs Indianapolis
2. Russell Wilson, $7,300, Seattle vs Washington
3. Drew Brees, $7,000, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
4. Dak Prescott, $6,700, Dallas vs Kansas City
5. Alex Smith, $6,500, Kansas City at Dallas
Most Overpriced Salary
Drew Brees, $7,000, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
Brees only averages 18.6 fantasy points per game. The reason is because the Saints have one of the top rushing attacks in the NFL. He could go off versus Tampa Bay. More than likely, he'll rack up close to 20 points while handing the ball off to Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram for much of the game. For Brees, it's all about winning. Playing more under control, not having to throw for 400 yards and 4 TDs every game, has allowed the Saints to win 5 in a row.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Dak Prescott, $6,700, Dallas vs Kansas City
I love Dak's matchup versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. RB Ezekiel Elliott is out, which could have the reverse effect. It shouldn't have the reverse effect versus Kansas City's horrible pass defense. The Chiefs allow an average of 261.1 passing yards per game. They also allow an average of 131.1 rushing yards per game. Dak can evade the rush, which means he could have one of those rare games with 3 TD passes and 1 or 2 rushing TDs.
NFL Week 8 QB Options
Carson Wentz, $6,100, Philadelphia vs Denver
Denver's got an excellent rush defense and pass defense. But, Wentz goes to his tight-end, Zach Ertz. That's going to make Denver switch things up on D. $6,100 represents great value on a QB that usually goes for an over $7,000 salary.
Kirk Cousins, $6,700, Washington at Seattle
Cousins is a different quarterback than Houston's DeShaun Watson. The Texans signal-caller threw for 4 TDs and for over 400 yards. I don't believe Cousins does that on Sunday. He should have a decent fantasy stat game, though. The only shot Washington has of sticking with Seattle is for Kirk to go off because Russell Wilson has been exemplary this season.
Jared Goff, $5,500, L.A. Rams at New York Giants
The Giants' secondary and pass rush aren't terrible. Still, it's tough to look past Goff at a $5,500 salary. I expect NYG to try and stop Rams' RB Todd Gurley II. If that happens, Goff might actually throw the ball to WR Sammy Watkins a few times in this game.
Brock Osweiler, $4,500, Denver at Philadelphia
Coach Van Joseph declared that Brock Osweiler will start ahead of Trevor Siemian when Denver faces the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Osweiler has a much better rapport with both Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas than Siemian has. Philadelphia's secondary can get burned. I think he plays well above his $4,500 salary.