Each week I pump out my weekly fantasy football player rankings for regular season fantasy owners. However, I know not everyone ties themselves down to the year-long games. That’s why I also publish this column so readers can use my weekly rankings to target solid values on daily/weekly sites like Draft Kings.
The idea here is to look at my rankings for the week, see who I like/dislike and relate it to the salaries over at DK. So, how is this beneficial to you, the reader? It’s as easy as taking a quick look at Russell Wilson. I love him against a terrible Washington Redskins pass defense this week and have him as my #6 overall fantasy quarterback. DK has him fairly cheap compared to other elite fantasy passers, though, as his salary comes in at just 10th overall at the position.
Philip Rivers does you one better, as I have him ranked fifth overall and DK prices him out as their 15th best passer. He’s facing a banged up Jets secondary and is on a roll, so he’s a pretty safe bet to return value. Taylor Smith and I both take a look at more specific value buys we love over at Draft Kings each week in our weekly fantasy sleepers breakdown, but this has all of the rankings in one spot so you can filter as needed to see how the prices and rankings matchup.
With that, it’s on to week five in fantasy football: