Welcome to the Week Six edition of the DraftKings Sneaky Plays. This weekly article will examine the pricing for the Saturday Main slate of games and try to identify some “sneaky” under the radar plays that could pay big dividends in tournament play. Without any further adieu, let’s get into some of the potential Week Six gems.
Trevor Lawrence Clemson QB vs. Wake Forest ($8700): We swung and missed with Lawrence last week as he got hurt against Syracuse and scored 1.82 DK points, which sunk many lineups in the process. We are back for round two as Lawrence is expected to start and has a juicy matchup against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons rank 108th against the pass in 2018 and may find it very difficult to slow down Lawrence and crew. I fully expect Lawrence and the Clemson offense to lay the wood to the Wake Forest and post a big fantasy line in the process. The fantasy coming out party for Lawrence was delayed by a week and should in full swing in Week Six.
Zeb Noland Iowa State QB vs. Oklahoma State $5600: Noland has not exactly set the fantasy world on fire and has basically been a game manager under center for Iowa State in his last three starts. The reason Zeb makes the list this week is simply because of price and expected volume. The Cowboys pass defense comes in ranked 105th in the country and could give up a few big plays to Noland and Hakeem Butler. The Cyclones could be forced to throw the ball more often than usual with RB David Montgomery not 100% healthy and also to keep pace with a high powered Pokes offense. Noland should be able to account for two to three touchdowns and easily pay off on his minimal price tag.
N’Kosi Perry Miami QB vs. Florida State $6800: This talented redshirt freshman has overtaken Malik Rosier as the Hurricanes starting quarterback and will get his first crack at rival Florida State this week in Miami. The Seminoles pass defense has been a huge disappointment this year. They rank 113th against the pass and surrendered 475 passing yards to Samford in Week Two. This dynamic Hurricane could easily throw for 300 yards and a few scores and return plenty of value on his lower price point. Plug him in some tournament lineups to allow for some upgrades at other positions.
Peyton Ramsey Indiana QB vs. Ohio State $4900: Ramsey is averaging 22.5 DK points over the last two games and has looked pretty good in the process. He will face much tougher competition this week as the Hoosiers travel to the Horseshoe to face Ohio State. While the Buckeyes will undoubtedly blow Indiana out, Ramsey could approach 20 DK points as he will have to throw the ball all over the field to keep pace. Rostering this Hoosier really opens things up and allows players to load up at other positions. Ramsey is certainly worth a dart or two in tournament play this week and should carry a low ownership percentage.
Kennedy McCoy West Virginia RB vs. Kansas $5000: McCoy has scored a rushing touchdown in two of the last three games has a good shot at returning to the end zone against Kansas this week. There is not much perceived value at the running back position on this slate and McCoy is priced nicely for the matchup. The Jayhawks rank 92nd against the run in 2018 and will have their hands full with the potent West Virginia attack. McCoy should find plenty of running room and turn that into at least 100 yards rushing and a score. This Mountaineer will likely be a popular choice this week and carry a higher than normal ownership percentage because of the lack of value at the position.
David Sills West Virginia WR vs. Kansas $7800: Last week it was Greg Jennings primed for a bounce-back performance and this week it’s David Sills. He is on the list this week for one simple reason: He was terrible last week and the chances of that happening two games in a row are slim to none. This rising senior has been very consistent with his inconsistency. He has a great game and follows that up with a stinker. Wideouts Greg Jennings and Marcus Simms had big games last week against Kansas State and Sills was the forgotten man. I think that will change this week and Sills will get back to business against Kansas. Sills makes the perfect tournament play with his expected low ownership percentage and reduced price. Don’t let his awful performance last week scare you off this fantasy stud in Week Six.
Henry Ruggs III Alabama WR vs. Arkansas $5800: While Jerry Jeudy gets all the fantasy love amongst the Alabama wide receivers, Ruggs has quietly scored in four consecutive games and is coming off a 31 DK point performance against La Lafayette last week. Ruggs should be licking his chops with Arkansas on tap this week. The Razorbacks pass defense is ranked 95th against the pass this season and could find it difficult to contain this blossoming sophomore. Ruggs is priced $1100 less than Jerry Jeudy and makes for a better play in my opinion. Expect to see this playmaker find the end zone for the fifth game in a row and pay off nicely on his bargain price.
Landon Wolf Oklahoma State WR vs. Iowa State $4200: The Cowboys were in need of a boost from the slot WR position with Dillon Stoner being out with an injury and Jalen McClesky leaving the program, and Wolf responded with a breakout performance. He had 116 receiving yards and a touchdown filling in for Stoner and appears ready to see an uptick in playing time going forward. His price is still so low that he only needs a few catches and a score to easily return 3X-4X value. Don’t be afraid to plug the lone Wolf into a tournament lineup or two and load up elsewhere.