Thursday, December 14, 2017

DFS Round Table: Favorite DraftKings Plays for Week 15

Every week of the 2017 NFL season, our contributors will provide their favorite DraftKings play of the week and share their thoughts in our weekly DFS Round Table post.

In some cases, the play is intended for tournaments (i.e., Guaranteed Prize Pools or GPPs); in other cases, it's for cash games (e.g., head-to-heads and 50-50's). Or both.

Who is your favorite DraftKings play for Week 15?

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John Trifone: Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,100)

Westbrook is a stud, and he’s becoming more involved in the Jags offense. This week, they get a weak Houston secondary and I like Westbrook to be heavily involved. He has 27 targets over the last three weeks and caught his first touchdown pass in a big win over Seattle last week. At $5,100, he’s still underpriced when you consider both his floor and his ceiling, and I expect in the coming weeks, his price on DK will continue to rise.

Brendan Donahue: Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks ($4,000)

While I'll be the first to admit he disappointed last week, I'm going back to Mike Davis this week. He still fits the narrative that overall has been successful this season: a featured back for less than $5K. He again comes at a discounted price of just $4,000, most likely because he put up only 7.5 points last week. However, he still proved that he was the lead back with 15 carries for 66 yards; he just wasn't able to get into the end zone, which would have made it a very solid day at just $3,700. This week he gets the 29th-ranked defense to opposing fantasy running backs this season so there is a much better likelihood that he adds a touchdown to his already consistent rushing numbers.

Kevin Hanson: Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins ($5,800)

In his past two games, Drake has been nothing less than sensational. In those two games, he has carried the ball 48 times for 234 yards and a touchdown and added eight catches for 100 yards on 11 targets. This week, Drake and the Dolphins get a defense that have allowed the second-most DK points to opposing running backs on the year.

Dan Yanotchko: Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,800)

This week I like Marquise Lee against a pretty bad secondary of the Texans. Lee has emerged as the first option in Jacksonville’s passing game, as he has 27 targets, 17 receptions and a TD in his last four. The Texans give up 242 yards and 24 touchdowns, so even Blake Bortles will have a good day.

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