RB Value Picks for Week 5
4 weeks in the books. We will continue week 5 by checking
out the Running Backs. Again, this is all based on Draft Kings salary numbers
and scoring, these are my value picks, NOT my best receivers of the week. These
are the guys that I foresee offering the best bang for buck when picking your
rosters this week.
Ideal points for
price for RB:
$7,000 and up should be getting 23+ points.
$6,000 to $6,900 should be getting 18 to 22 points.
$5,000 to $5,900 should be getting 13 to 17 points.
$4,000 to $4,900 should be getting 8 to 12 points.
$3,000 to $3,900 should be getting 3 to 7 points
Keep this in mind when I make my picks.
Rodgers, Tampa bay Buccaneers V.s. Carolina Panthers: $3,000:
This is going to be a very interesting game Monday night. Tampa
will be without a couple key spots on the D-line and also missing Martin and
more than likely Simms who is still struggling with a knee injury. The word is
that Rodgers will get the start Monday night. The Panthers are out anything
resembling a secondary and missing Johnathan Stewart and Cam Newton. There are
not a lot of people who can figure this game out yet. However, with Winston
needing to cut down on the amount of pass attempts and getting better with his
passing. I like Rodgers to run the rock for Tampa for at least 15-18 attempts
and add a few more receptions.
Prediction: 80 Rushing Yards, 4 Receptions and 30 Receiving Yards for 15
2. DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders V.s. San Diego Chargers: $3,400
Washington has been sitting quietly
and patiently behind Murray for his chance to shine. Every time he gets the
ball he looks amazing. He’s averaging over 6 yards a carry this season so far. Murray
is doubtful and not projected to play this week giving Washington a great
matchup against the Chargers defense that is allowing all Running backs the
second most fantasy points to RB’s this year.
Prediction: 90 Rushing Yards, 3 Receptions and 30 Receiving Yards for 15
McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings V.s. New York Giants: $3,900:
McKinnon had a great week last week posting 18.5 points. While only
costing 3,900. This week he will be going against the Texans defense that does
not have JJ Watt and has let Blount and Murray have great games. I like McKinnon to have another great outing
this week as the Vikings continue to control the clock and the game.
Prediction: 90 Rushing Yards, 2 Receptions, 10 Receiving
Yards and 1 TD for 18 points
4. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens V.s. Washington
West is coming off a week where he
posted 113 yards on the ground against Oakland. The Ravens will be taking on
the Redskins who are allowing on average 133 yards a game on the ground.
Kenneth Dixon will be given some reps in the game but I like West to get the
majority of the carries in this great matchup. Washington’s line is a mess and
that is where West does his best running is right up the middle.
Prediction: 90 Rushing yards, 3 Reception, 20 Receiving
Yards and a TD for 20 points