We at The Daily Roto talk a lot about value players in our articles. Obviously they are instrumental to being successful at DFS. In our book, “Daily Fantasy Strategies” we spent time talking about Bargain bin players and how to find/use them.
But there is one thing I didn’t touch on and that is the backup players who start, but aren’t really value.
Last week there were a lot of injuries and since this is the NFL, there are always players being suspended for different stupid reasons. I’ll give you two prime examples of two players that fall under this category and explain what the difference is.
With all the injury’s that took place last week you need to know how the site you play on adjusts the replacements.C. ReillyYou can take someone like Jamal Charles who was hurt in the first quarter and never came back. His replacement is Knile Davis and he played the rest of the game and took the majority of the teams touches.
Then you have Adrian Peterson, who was suspended by the league in the middle of the week both last week, and again this week.
So when players are ruled out (and Charles isn’t officially ruled out so make sure to keep and eye out on that) well before a game, most DFS sites will raise the price of their back ups. In the case of Jamal Charles, Knile Davis’ price went up on every site.
But with Adrian Peterson being out in the middle of the week (again), Matt Asiata’s price didn’t fluctuate as much.
I know a lot of people will be all over Davis this week, but you still need to consider where he is priced on the site you play on.
On Draftkings, Davis is $6200 pricing him as a high middle tier running back. You really aren’t saving as much as you would with someone like Khiry Robinson ($3900) or even Jeremy Hill ($4000).
Granted I think Asiata is a horrible play this week at $4600, but last week at $3000 he was a must play for me.
With all the injury’s that took place last week you need to know how the site you play on adjusts the replacements.
Victiv adjusted all the new starters price to the point that I didn’t take any of them because they were no longer in the value range.
Unless you believe that the player is going to take this opportunity and thrive with it, you need to be careful.
Don’t get caught taking a player just because he is starting when you could have paid a little more for someone a lot better.