Phil Steele Blog • October 29, 2015



Erik Kuselias NFL Week 8 Fantasy Player Rankings &'s CFB Week 9 Fantasy Picks.

(PPR League, 6 points for a TD pass)
1  Philip Rivers 1  Julio Jones 1  Seattle Seahawks
2  Tom Brady 2  Calvin Johnson 2  St. Louis Rams
3  Matthew Stafford 3  Antonio Brown 3  Arizona Cardinals
4  Ben Roethlisberger 4  Deandre Hopkins  4  New York Jets
5  Carson Palmer 5  A.J. Green 5  Minnesota Vikings
6  Aaron Rodgers 6  Brandon Marshall  6  Carolina Panthers
7  Matt Ryan 7  Julian Edelman 7  New England Patriots
8  Andy Dalton 8  Demaryius Thomas 8  Atlanta Falcons
9  Andrew Luck 9  Odell Beckham Jr. 9  Cincinnati Bengals
10  Drew Brees 10  Mike Evans 10  Green Bay Packers
11  Eli Manning 11  Keenan Allen 11  Kansas City Chiefs
12  Cam Newton 12  Alshon Jeffery  12  Denver Broncos
13  Joe Flacco 13  Larry Fitzgerald  13  Houston Texans
14  Brian Hoyer 14  Steve Smith 14  Detroit Lions
15  Jay Cutler 15  Randall Cobb 15  Tennessee Titans
16  Ryan Tannehill 16  Emmanuel Sanders 16  Baltimore Ravens
17  Russell Wilson  17  Jeremy Maclin  17  Pittsburgh Steelers
18  Peyton Manning 18  John Brown 18  San Francisco 49Ers
19  Ryan Fitzpatrick 19  Stefon Diggs 19  Dallas Cowboys
20  Teddy Bridgewater  20  Martavis Bryant 20  New Orleans Saints
21  Jameis Winston 21  Jarvis Landry 21  Miami Dolphins
22  Marcus Mariota 22  Brandin Cooks  22  New York Giants
23  Alex Smith 23  Dez Bryant 23  Chicago Bears
24  Derek Carr 24  Donte Moncrief 24  Cleveland Browns
  25  Kendall Wright  
  26  Davante Adams  
  27  Nate Washington  
  28  Eric Decker  
  29  James Jones  
  30  T.Y. Hilton  
  31  Rishard Matthews  
RUNNING BACKS 32  Amari Cooper   
1  Devonta Freeman 33  Golden Tate  
2  Todd Gurley  34  Willie Snead  
3  Marshawn Lynch 35  Marvin Jones  
4  Matt Forte 36  Malcom Floyd  
5  Le'Veon Bell 37  Danny Amendola  
6  Adrian Peterson 38  Michael Crabtree KICKERS
7  Justin Forsett 39  Michael Floyd 1  Stephen Gostkowski
8  Mark Ingram    2  Brandon Mcmanus
9  Doug Martin    3  Mason Crosby
10  Chris Ivory   4  Adam Vinatieri
11  Chris Johnson   5  Justin Tucker
12  Charcandrick West   6  Cody Parkey
13  Lamar Miller   7  Dan Bailey
14  Danny Woodhead   8  Steven Hauschka
15  Jonathan Stewart   9  Matt Bryant
16  Eddie Lacy   10  Matt Prater
17  Giovani Bernard   11  Josh Scobee
18  Ronnie Hillman TIGHTENDS 12  Dan Carpenter
19  Jeremy Hill 1  Rob Gronkowski 13  Caleb Sturgis
20  Legarrette Blount  2  Greg Olsen 14  Chandler Catanzaro
21  Alfred Blue 3  Tyler Eifert 15  Dustin Hopkins
22  Frank Gore 4  Travis Kelce 16  Nick Novak
23  Carlos Hyde 5  Martellus Bennett  17  Phil Dawson
24  Antonio Andrews 6  Delanie Walker 18  Josh Brown
25  Dion Lewis  7  Eric Ebron  19  Randy Bullock
26  Shane Vereen 8  Jimmy Graham  20  Robbie Gould
27  Duke Johnson 9  Jason Witten 21  Graham Gano
28  Darren Mcfadden 10  Austin Seferian-Jenkins 22  Mike Nugent
29  Latavius Murray  11  Ben Watson 23  Greg Zuerlein
30  Dexter Mccluster 12  Gary Barnidge 24  Blair Walsh
31  Theo Riddick 13  Larry Donnell 25  Nick Folk
32  Ameer Abdullah 14  Ladarius Green  26  Cairo Santos
33  Chris Polk  15  Richard Rodgers 27  Sebastian Janikowski
34  Andre Ellington 16  Crockett Gilmore 28  Kai Forbath
35  David Johnson  17  Jordan Cameron 29  Patrick Murray
36  C.J. Spiller 18  Kyle Rudolph   
37  Charles Sims 19  Clive Walford  
38  Branden Oliver 20  Jacob Tamme  
39  C.J. Anderson 21  Owen Daniels  
40  Orleans Darkwa 22  Coby Fleener  
41  Melvin Gordon     
42  James Starks    
43  Robert Turbin’s Daily Fantasy Value Plays of the Week: DraftKings, Week 9

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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Perry Hills, Maryland QB ($5900) vs. Iowa
Hills continues to shock DFS players with the numbers he is putting up against stout defenses. He is averaging 34.35 DK points per game over his last two games against Ohio State and Penn State. Given what he has done against those defenses, a matchup with Iowa should not scare DFS players away from Hills this week. This Terrapin could make more plays with his legs this week and easily reach value for a third straight game. Hills could provide some salary relief and allow DFS players to afford higher priced players at other positions.


Akrum Wadley, Iowa RB ($5700) vs. Maryland:
Wadley filled in for injured starter Jordan Canzeri in the Hawkeyes last game against Northwestern and rolled up 204 yards and four scores. Look for this youngster to run all over a Maryland rush defense that ranks 84th in the country and could yield some big plays this week. Wadley could go north of 150 yards rushing this week and add a score or two against the Terrapins. He could crush value this week and make for an excellent GPP option.

Soso Jamabo, UCLA RB ($5300) vs. Colorado:
This stud freshman may get his chance to shine this week with Paul Perkins likely to miss the game with a knee injury. He had 98 total yards and a score last week against Cal after Perkins was injured and could trump those numbers versus Colorado in Week Nine. The matchup is especially enticing with the Buffaloes rush defense ranked 111th in the nation this season. This Bruin is a must start at this price if Perkins sits out this game.

Xavier Jones, SMU RB ($4100) vs. Tulsa:
This freshman is the leading RB rusher this season for SMU and has an awesome matchup this week against Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes rush defense is flat out terrible, allowing 250 yards per game and 21 rushing scores on the year. The SMU running game could be all revved up this week and Jones could top the 100-yard mark for the first time in his college career. This Mustang looks to be a solid punt play in Week Nine.


Thomas Duarte, UCLA WR ($5700) vs. Colorado
See above with Josh Rosen. Duarte has scored in four consecutive games and has gone over 100 yards receiving in two of those four games. He could be a good bet to find the end zone for the fifth consecutive game against a Colorado defense that struggles to stop anyone. Expect this Bruin to continue his hot streak this week and be an excellent GPP option against the Buffaloes. A Rosen/Duarte stack could be the way to go here.

Alex Erickson, WR Wisconsin ($5200) vs. Rutgers:
All this guy does is produce on a weekly basis and his price never seems to move much. He is averaging 24.33 DK points per game over the past three games and could have a big game against Rutgers this week. The Scarlet Knights pass defense is dreadful, ranking 124th in the nation this season. He is targeted often and holds particular value on DK with the full point per reception scoring. Look for this Badger to easily exceed value this week and make a nice punt play at WR. He could go over the 100-yard mark and find his way into the end zone against Rutgers.

Courtland Sutton, SMU WR ($4900) vs. Tulsa:
This freshman has become a touchdown machine with a score in six of seven games this season. There is a very good chance that Sutton will add to his touchdown total against Tulsa this week. Tulsa is an equal opportunity fantasy points provider as they cannot stop the run or the pass and ranks 124th in total defense in 2015. Sutton comes in at a very attractive price considering his potential in this game that could easily see 80 total points. Look for this Mustang to burn Tulsa on more than one occasion this Saturday.  

Chris Godwin, Penn State WR ($4600) vs. Illinois:
Godwin has gone over the 100-yard mark in each of the last two games and appears to have established himself as the top receiving option for Penn State. He could be a solid value play with a low price point against Illinois. This Nittany Lion could be a nice GPP option this week as he will likely be overlooked



Thomas Sirk, Duke QB ($6800) vs. Miami:
Sirk went crazy last week against Virginia Tech. He threw four touchdown passes and also ran for 109 yards on 18 carries. He could run wild against a Miami defense that gave up 616 yards rushing and six touchdowns to Clemson last week. This Blue Devil could post a huge stat line this week and make for a sneaky GPP option. Look for Sirk to have his way with the Hurricanes and put up numbers of a much higher priced player.


Jacobi Owens, Air Force RB ($4900) vs. Hawaii:
Owens is coming off his best game of the year with 137 yards rushing and a score against Fresno. He could see plenty of carries this week with the other Air Force backs banged up and questionable to play this week. Owens could meet or exceed those numbers this week against a Hawaii rush defense that has struggled to stop opposing backs this season, ranking 116th in the country. Look for this Cadet to go over 100 yards rushing and add a score or two this week. He could be a nice value play on a slate with not many value plays.

Johnathan Gray, Texas RB ($4700) vs. Iowa State:
Gray ran for a season best 103 yards last week against Kansas State and could hit that mark again this week versus Iowa State. He received 18 carries last week and could do some real damage this week against the Cyclones with a similar workload. The Iowa State rush defense have been a sieve this year, ranking 93rd in the country. It would be no surprise to see this Longhorn run all over the Cyclones this week. A 100-yard day with a score or two seems well within reach for Gray in Week Nine.


Anthony Miller, Memphis WR ($5700) vs. Tulane: 
Miller has gone over 100 yards receiving and also scored a touchdown in three of the last four games and is averaging 28.80 DK points per game in those three contests. He could post another big game against a Tulane defense that is not very good against the pass. The Tigers passing game could go bonkers this week and Miller will likely be a big part of all the fantasy goodness. Expect Miller to top the 100-yard mark once again this week and likely find the end zone against the Green Wave.

Cayleb Jones, Arizona WR ($5100) vs. Washington: 
Don’t look now, but it appears that Jones is finally getting involved in the Arizona offense. He is averaging 23.25 DK points over the past two contests and is finally looking like the fantasy force that many expected to see this year. Jones could put up nice numbers this week against a soft Huskies pass defense that ranks 70th in the country this year. Expect this Wildcat to make a couple of big plays this week and possibly cross the goal line for the second straight game.


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