Amari Cooper is a Strong Daily Fantasy WR and Michael Thomas is One to Fade

Amari Cooper

He is a great value at the wide receiver position on FanDuel. He is priced at $6.8K and at this price he is expected to have 10.8 points on FanDuel. With a projection of 14.1 he is worth +$2078 over this price. He reached his expected point total of 10.8 FanDuel points 17 times (35%). He is 14-35 reaching his projected point total of 14.1. With a better than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers you should avoid that are projected for fewer points with the same or higher salary. Keenan Allen (12.4 FP), Alshon Jeffery (11.1 FP), Brandin Cooks (13.2 FP), T.Y. Hilton (14.1 FP), and Michael Thomas (13.6 FP) are all worse options.

Based on dollar value, he is the #3 most valuable option at wide receiver on DraftKings. He is projected for 18.3 DraftKings points and based on his $6.5K price he is expected to put up just 15.9 points. He is worth +$981 more than his salary. He is 13-36 reaching their expected salary based point total (27%). He is 11-38 reaching his projected point total of 18.3. With a better than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers you should avoid that are projected for fewer points with the same or higher salary. T.Y. Hilton (18.2 FP) and Michael Thomas (18 FP) are worse options.

Ted Ginn and Darren Sproles are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 1/11.

Michael Thomas

Even though his projected rank is worse than his FanDuel salary based rank he is actually worth +$189 more than tneir $8.4K price. He reached his expected point total of 13.3 FanDuel points 24 times (48%). With a lower than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers that are projected for more points with the same or lower salary. Amari Cooper (14.1 FP), T.Y. Hilton (14.1 FP), Tyreek Hill (16.1 FP), and Julian Edelman (13.9 FP) are all better options.

He is priced at $7.9K and at this price he is expected to have 19.3 points on DraftKings. With a projection of 18 he is worth -532 dollars under this price. He reached his expected point total of 19.3 DraftKings points 20 times (40%). He is 24-26 reaching his projected point total of 18. With a lower than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers that are projected for more points with the same or lower salary. Amari Cooper (18.3 FP), T.Y. Hilton (18.2 FP), and Tyreek Hill (19.8 FP) are all better options.

Jeffery is also a bad value on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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TODAY'S GAMES (AVG O/U 51.4) AND PROJECTED FANTASY LEADERS

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS O/U 57

  • Pat Mahomes (QB) 23.3 FD $9K, 25.6 DK $7K
  • Andrew Luck (QB) 19.5 FD $8.4K, 21.4 DK $6.2K
  • Tyreek Hill (WR) 16.1 FD $8.4K, 19.8 DK $7.4K
  • Damien Williams (RB) 15.6 FD $6.1K, 17.8 DK $5.1K
  • Travis Kelce (TE) 14.5 FD $7.5K, 18.8 DK $7K

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS O/U 51

  • Drew Brees (QB) 20.4 FD $8.7K, 22.3 DK $6.7K
  • Alvin Kamara (RB) 18.6 FD $8.4K, 21.8 DK $7.3K
  • Nick Foles (QB) 17.8 FD $7.4K, 20.1 DK $5.4K
  • Michael Thomas (WR) 13.6 FD $8.4K, 18 DK $7.9K
  • Zach Ertz (TE) 11.9 FD $7.4K, 15.4 DK $5.7K

DALLAS COWBOYS VS LOS ANGELES RAMS O/U 50

  • Todd Gurley (RB) 21 FD $9K, 24.2 DK $8K
  • Ezekiel Elliott (RB) 19.6 FD $8.7K, 23.9 DK $8.2K
  • Jared Goff (QB) 19 FD $7.8K, 20.9 DK $5.5K
  • Dak Prescott (QB) 18.6 FD $7.6K, 19.8 DK $5.2K
  • Amari Cooper (WR) 14.1 FD $6.8K, 18.3 DK $6.5K

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS O/U 47.5

  • Melvin Gordon (RB) 18.1 FD $7.4K, 21 DK $6.2K
  • Tom Brady (QB) 18.5 FD $8.2K, 20.4 DK $5.6K
  • Philip Rivers (QB) 16.9 FD $7.3K, 18.8 DK $5.7K
  • Julian Edelman (WR) 13.9 FD $7.6K, 17.7 DK $6.3K
  • Keenan Allen (WR) 12.4 FD $7.1K, 16.1 DK $6.4K