We’re officially heading into the second half of the 2018 NFL season, and some traditional fantasy players may already be out of the running in their leagues.
Thankfully, with daily fantasy games, every week, there is a new chance to find value and make some money.
Last week, our daily fantasy value picks had another solid day — T.Y. Hilton was the best wide receiver in fantasy on Sunday, Jordan Reed was the top tight end, and the Colts defense was one of the best units in football. This week, we’re trying to do it once again.
Take a look below for our picks at every position that looks set to outplay their pricing this week in DraftKings. They’ll come in handy for when you’ve constructed the perfect lineup only to find that you don’t have quite as much money left for your flex as you expected.
QB: Lamar Jackson, $5,700
Lamar Jackson turned heads in his first career start on Sunday, helping the Ravens snap a three-game losing streak with an impressive 119-yard rushing performance to go along with 150 yards passing.
Jackson’s mobility makes him a unique threat in daily fantasy games, and this week he’s facing off against a Raiders defense that has been one of the worst in the league against the rush all season. He’s still a bit of a wild card, but there are few quarterbacks available on Sunday with as much upside as Jackson.
RB: Marlon Mack, $5,500
Marlon Mack has benefitted from the Colts recent offensive success, with five touchdowns over the team’s past four games. This week, he’ll have a good opportunity to put up some solid rushing numbers as well, going up against a Dolphins team that is third-worst in the league at stopping the run.
RB: Gus Edwards, $4,400
Gus Edwards hit the ground running last weekend, rushing for 115 yards and a score in his first game as the Ravens main running back.
It was just one game’s worth of action, so it’s unclear whether or not he’ll continue to get such a big share of the team’s workload, but Edwards gave Baltimore no reason to shy away from feeding him the ball.
If he continues to get a similar amount of carries to what he got last week, this will be your last chance to get him at less than $5,000.