There is great value all over this Week 12 slate of games for daily fantasy football players on DraftKings. Getting to the breakout players who are undervalued is the separating factor in making your lineup a winning one.
No teams are off this week, and that makes for a great week for daily fantasy football players all over the country. Hopefully everyone had a successful fantasy day on Thanksgiving and that momentum can carry into a great weekend.
Value plays are the hardest to judge and the most important piece of every DraftKings lineup. Players priced at under $5,500 are always a risk. Monitoring the weekly injury reports and recent play from certain players can make the process of finding the right value plays a lot easier.
Before looking ahead to Week 12, let’s see how the value plays from last week performed.
San Francisco 49ers
Jamaal Williams had a poor performance running the ball for the Packers, but for daily fantasy football purposes, he was reasonably successful. His four catches for 38 yards saved his poor rushing performance and made him viable in some winning lineups.
Corey Coleman came off of injury and jumped right into fantasy relevance. He went for 80 yards on six catches and was targeted 11 times in Week 11. Look for his price to rise fast now that he has proven he is healthy again.
Jeremy Maclin and Marquise Lee underperformed and didn’t top 10 DraftKings points last weekend. The last player on this list last week was Redskins runner Chris Thompson. He, unfortunately, was lost for the season early in Week 11 due to injury.
With all of that happening in Week 11, let’s take a look at Week 12’s top-five value plays on DraftKings.
No. 1: TE Delanie Walker (TEN) $5,000 @ Indianapolis
Delanie Walker is one of the top tight ends in football, but his down season so far has dropped his price to $5,000 on DraftKings this week. We all know the type of stats Walker is capable of putting up on any given day, and he has shown signs of life these last few weeks.
Delanie Walker is getting around as many yards as he usually does, but he is not finding the endzone this season. He has gone from seven touchdowns last year to zero so far this season. Adding a touchdown to any of his last four games and his price may well be in the $6,000 range for this game against the Colts.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota is healthy again and looking for Walker more over the last month. Giving Walker more targets against one of the worst defenses in the NFL will surely lead to a nice game in the yardage department. Walker is not going to go an entire season without a touchdown.
This is the week he breaks the scoreless streak and in a big way.
The Titans running game was a strength early in the season, but they have struggled as of late. Tennessee is going to need to utilize Walker and the other pass catchers to move the ball in Week 12. Walker is going to be the top daily fantasy football tight end at the end of Week 12, and he is at a bargain price.