Phil Steele Blog • October 1, 2015



Erik Kuselias NFL Week 4 Fantasy Player Rankings &'s CFB Week 5 Fantasy Picks.

(PPR League, 6 points for a TD pass)
1  Aaron Rodgers 1  Julio Jones 1  Seattle Seahawks
2  Matt Ryan 2  Demaryius Thomas 2  Arizona Cardinals
3  Andrew Luck 3  Odell Beckham Jr. 3  Denver Broncos
4  Cam Newton 4  Antonio Brown 4  Carolina Panthers
5  Joe Flacco 5  A.J. Green 5  Buffalo Bills
6  Carson Palmer 6  Randall Cobb 6  Cincinnati Bengals
7  Andy Dalton 7  Larry Fitzgerald  7  New York Jets
8  Peyton Manning 8  Brandon Marshall  8  Green Bay Packers
9  Tyrod Taylor 9  Emmanuel Sanders 9  San Diego Chargers
10  Derek Carr 10  Jordan Matthews 10  Indianapolis Colts
11  Drew Brees 11  Deandre Hopkins  11  Philadelphia Eagles       
12  Philip Rivers 12  Amari Cooper  12  Baltimore Ravens
13  Colin Kaepernick 13  Jarvis Landry 13  Miami Dolphins
14  Russell Wilson  14  Brandin Cooks  14  St. Louis Rams
15  Blake Bortles 15  T.Y. Hilton 15  Oakland Raiders
16  Eli Manning 16  Steve Smith 16  Houston Texans
17  Ryan Fitzpatrick 17  Allen Robinson 17  Atlanta Falcons
18  Michael Vick 18  Keenan Allen 18  Kansas City Chiefs
19  Alex Smith 19  James Jones 19  Washington Redskins
20  Sam Bradford  20  Calvin Johnson 20  Pittsburgh Steelers
21  Ryan Tannehill 21  Alshon Jeffery  21  Jacksonville Jaguars
22  Matthew Stafford 22  Donte Moncrief 22  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23  Brandon Weeden 23  Mike Evans 23  Detroit Lions
24  Teddy Bridgewater  24  Marvin Jones 24  Minnesota Vikings
  25  Pierre Garcon  
  26  Percy Harvin  
  27  Anquan Boldin  
  28  John Brown  
  29  Jeremy Maclin   
  30  Michael Crabtree  
  31  Rishard Matthews  
RUNNING BACKS 32  Doug Baldwin  
1  Latavius Murray  33  Golden Tate  
2  Le'Veon Bell 34  Terrance Williams  
3  Matt Forte 35  Rueben Randle  
4  Jamaal Charles 36  Vincent Jackson  
5  Adrian Peterson 37  Stevie Johnson  
6  Eddie Lacy 38  Allen Hurns KICKERS
7  Frank Gore 39  Kenny Britt 1  Stephen Gostkowski
8  Marshawn Lynch 40  Torrey Smith 2  Brandon Mcmanus
9  Mark Ingram  41  Ted Ginn 3  Mason Crosby
10  Karlos Williams 42  Leonard Hankerson 4  Adam Vinatieri
11  Devonta Freeman 43  Travis Benjamin 5  Justin Tucker
12  Melvin Gordon  44  Michael Floyd 6  Cody Parkey
13  Jeremy Hill 45  Brian Hartline 7  Dan Bailey
14  Justin Forsett   8  Steven Hauschka
15  Carlos Hyde   9  Matt Bryant
16  Joseph Randle   10  Matt Prater
17  Ryan Mathews    11  Josh Scobee
18  Jonathan Stewart TIGHTENDS 12  Dan Carpenter
19  Giovani Bernard 1  Jimmy Graham  13  Caleb Sturgis
20  C.J. Anderson 2  Greg Olsen 14  Chandler Catanzaro
21  Chris Johnson 3  Travis Kelce 15  Dustin Hopkins
22  T.J. Yeldon  4  Martellus Bennett  16  Nick Novak
23  Chris Ivory 5  Tyler Eifert 17  Phil Dawson
24  Ameer Abdullah 6  Jordan Reed 18  Josh Brown
25  Danny Woodhead 7  Charles Clay 19  Randy Bullock
26  Isaiah Crowell 8  Jason Witten 20  Robbie Gould
27  Darren Sproles 9  Jordan Cameron 21  Graham Gano
28  Lamar Miller 10  Owen Daniels 22  Mike Nugent
29  Matt Jones 11  Kyle Rudolph  23  Greg Zuerlein
30  Bilal Powell 12  Coby Fleener 24  Blair Walsh
31  Lance Dunbar 13  Maxx Williams 25  Nick Folk
32  Alfred Blue 14  Ladarius Green  26  Cairo Santos
33  Alfred Morris 15  Eric Ebron  27  Sebastian Janikowski
34  Shane Vereen 16  Heath Miller 28  Kai Forbath
35  Andre Ellington 17  Jared Cook 29  Patrick Murray
36  C.J. Spiller 18  Gary Barnidge  
37  Todd Gurley  19  Richard Rodgers  
38  Doug Martin  20  Zach Ertz   
39  Ronnie Hillman 21  Larry Donnell  
40  Theo Riddick 22  Garrett Celek  
41  Charles Sims 23  Ben Watson   
42  Thomas Rawls 24  Daniel Fells  
43  Rashad Jennings    
44  David Johnson     
45  Duke Johnson    
46  Tre Mason    
47  Darren Mcfadden   ’s Daily Fantasy Value Plays of the Week: DraftKings, Week 5

By Todd DeVries & Kevin Mount,

DraftKings has released their Daily Fantasy college football salaries for the week, and the experts at have hunkered down and scoured all of the data to find the best Value Plays on the docket. 

These Value Plays are comprised of players poised to out-produce their DraftKings salaries this week.  These are the “diamonds in the rough” that your DFS competitors may overlook.  They are the difference-makers you need in your lineup to win one of the big DFS contests!

For your convenience, we have broken the picks down by DraftKings contest game set. Best of luck this week!

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Skyler Howard, West Virginia QB ($6500) vs. Oklahoma
Howard threw four touchdown passes last week against Maryland and is averaging 27.8 DK points this season. He seems to be getting better by the week and could post a big stat line against a soft Sooners defense. Expect plenty of fantasy fireworks in this contest and Howard could be a huge part of all the fun. Expect Howard to easily go over 300 yards passing and add a few touchdown tosses in this potentially high scoring game. This Mountaineer could easily put up numbers of a 10K QB this week.


Matt Dayes, NC State RB ($5300) vs. Louisville
Dayes has almost 600 total yards and nine rushing touchdowns in the first four games of 2015 and appears to be absurdly underpriced this week against Louisville. Dayes had been sharing the rock with Shadrack Thornton, who has now been dismissed from the team.  The Louisville defense has really struggled this season and it won’t get any easier against a guy like Dayes. He looks like an awesome option in Week Five.

DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech RB ($5500) vs. Baylor:
Washington ran for 188 yards and four touchdowns last week against TCU. He could have another monster outing against a bad Baylor defense that struggles to stop opposing offenses. Expect a ton of points to be scored in this contest and Washington could run wild and make for a great play this week. He appears to be considerably underpriced with the match up and opponent. Ride this Red Raider often this week.


Joshua Atkinson, Tulsa WR ($4400) vs. Houston
Atkinson has gone over 100 yard receiving and a score in the last two games and could make it three in a row versus Houston. He goes largely unnoticed as DFS players focus on Keevan Lucas and Keyarris Garrett. This contest has a ridiculous over/under of 81.5 points and his price is very juicy with all the yards and points expected to be produced. Look for Atkinson to carry a low ownership percentage in GPP’s this week and likely pay big dividends for DFS players savvy enough to roster him.  

Jaylen Samuels, NC State WR ($4400) vs. Louisville:
Samuels is listed as a TE, but is used all over the field including in the backfield. He has a whopping eight total touchdowns in the first four games for the Wolfpack and could add a couple more against Louisville. The Cardinals defense is not as strong as it usually is and could allow Samuels to post another big stat line. Look for this talented sophomore to be a great punt play that could easily hit double value this week.

Shelton Gibson, WR West Virginia ($4600) vs. Oklahoma:
Gibson is averaging 25 DK points per game this season and has scored in all three games. He could have a big afternoon against a Sooners defense that yielded 427 yards passing and four scores in their last game. Look for Gibson to find the end zone once again and see a ton of targets in what could be a very high scoring affair. Gibson is a rising star and could make a statement this week on the national scene. He appears to be a terrific point per dollar play this week.



Brett Rypien, Boise State QB ($6600) vs. Hawaii:
Rypien got his first start last week against Virginia and responded nicely with 321 yards passing and three touchdown tosses. He has a solid receiving corps at his disposal and could find more fantasy success this week against Hawaii. Look for Rypien to have an encore performance and light up Hawaii. Another 300-yard effort could be in store for this freshman.


Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt RB ($6000) vs. MTSU:

Webb is the lead back for Vanderbilt and has scored four total touchdowns in the last two games and appears to be getting in a nice groove. He could be called upon often against Middle Tennessee State this week and could easily top the 100-yard mark. Expect Webb to find pay dirt again this week and easily reach value. Webb could be an excellent value play this week against the Blue Raiders.

Derrius Guice, LSU RB ($4000) vs. Eastern Michigan:
We all know that LSU is the Lenny Fournette show this year, but this could be the game that this talented freshman shows out. He had the 2nd most carries last week against Syracuse and could see even more this week in a potential blowout game with Eastern Michigan. The Eagles have the worst rush defense in all of college football and are allowing an astronomical 373 yards per game. Guice could easily find his way into the end zone once or twice in Week Five. This Tiger could easily reach value on only a handful of carries.  


Drew Morgan, Arkansas WR ($4700) vs. Tennessee
The wide receiver position at Arkansas is a mash unit with multiple starters out with injuries. Morgan had 155 yards receiving and a score against Texas A&M last week and could have another big outing versus Tennessee. The Volunteers pass defense is ranked 88th in the country and could struggle this week to contain Morgan. It would not be a big surprise to see Morgan find the end zone this week and easily reach value. Look for Morgan to be an excellent under the radar play this week.

Jamire Jordan, Fresno State WR ($4200) vs. San Diego State:
Jordan has scored three total touchdowns the last two games and is averaging 15.2 DK points per game this season. He has a juicy matchup against an Aztec pass defense that is ranked 94th in the nation this year. While the QB situation for Fresno is not great, Jordan still holds value this week at this price and could be a solid punt play. Take a shot with this Bulldog in what could be a typical wild game in the MWC.


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