Week 8 is here and it’s time once again to take a look at some of the top value plays at each key position.
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Case Keenum(DK - $5,100 FD - $7,000)
Keenum has been very up and down in his first season with the Broncos but has shown some upside with three games with 20+ fantasy points. We could see this upside once again this week at the Chiefs are big 10 point favorites which should lead to a very favorable game script for Keenum and the Broncos passing game. What makes me like Keenum even more is the fact the Chiefs have allowed the second-most passing yards per game(316.6) and the seventh-most fantasy points to the quarterback position. If stacking in GPP formats, pair Keenum with Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas.
Jalen Richard(DK - $4,200 FD - $5,700)
Marshawn Lynch was placed on injured reserve this week and while coach Jon Gruden says Doug Martin will be the feature back, I am leaning Jalen Richard this week. Even with Lynch in the lineup, Richard is 10th in the league among running backs with a 6.2 targets per game and he has caught 84% of those for 253 yards. Another reason I prefer Richard over Martin this week is the matchup as the raiders are dogs(+3.5) in this game leading to a more pass friendly game script and the Colts have given up the second-most receptions to running backs on the season. He is also cheap on both sites so get him in your GPP lineups.
Marvin Jones Jr.(DK - $4,700 FD - $5,900)
The Lions sit with the sixth-highest projected points on the main slate this week and while the Seahawks have given up the third-lowest passing yards per game there is some value to be had. First of all, with two other very productive wideouts(Kenny Golladay, Golden Tate) on the team, Marvin Jones has seen his price come down once again on both sites. The other thing that really stands out is that he is right near the top of the league in endzone targets and with Tate arguably getting the toughest matchup in the slot against Justin Coleman, Jones could once again reach the double-digit target count. At these prices, it is worth the risk in all formats.