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What is OwnersBox? How are they different?
OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For NFL, this means that you have the ability to play TWO Quarterbacks in your lineup. You are also dealing with extremely different roster requirements. On OwnersBox, you roster one QB, two RB, two WR, one TE, two FLEX and one SUPER-FLEX. This allows for some crazy lineup builds, and should make for some high-scoring DFS slates. With that being said, let’s dive into the plays…
Joe Burrow- $6,800
Kansas City/Cincinnati looks to be the game of the weekend in a rematch of last years AFC championship game. It comes into the weekend with a monster 53 point O/U separated by just two points in favor of the Chiefs. Burrow and the Bengals have been clicking, and now he gets Ja’Marr Chase back to compliment Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. This a pretty neutral match-up, but we’ve seen the Bengals go very pass-happy when all of their receivers have been healthy this season and Joe Mixon is looking 50/50 to play at best. More importantly, this newly constructed offensive line is playing its best football of the season. They’re top-ten in pressure allowed over the last eight weeks and it seems like it just took them some time to gel as a unit. KC has allowed some big games to QB’s at times this season, and I just don’t see how this game doesn’t shoot out. Burrow is one of the top plays on the slate, and I like the savings you get with him by dropping off Patrick Mahomes.
Zonovan Knight – $4,600
Zonovan “Bam” Knight gets thrust to the top of the value pool with news that Michael Carter is now doubtful to play this weekend. Knight was eating into Carter’s workload even before he got hurt on Sunday, and is priced as one of the cheapest running backs on the main slate. James Robinson was a healthy scratch in favor of Knight last weekend, and it seems likely that Knight will start this game. He ran a route on almost 30% of Mike White drop-backs last week, and was known as a great route runner coming out of college. He logged a near 75% snap-share last week post-Carter and is one of the top value plays on the slate.
Keenan Allen – $6,000
Allen did find the end-zone last week against the Cardinals, and once again finds himself in a strong spot against the Las Vegas Raiders. Mike Williams is still not practicing for the Chargers, and looks like a longshot to play this weekend. This solidifies Allen as the Chargers WR1 once again, a week after he ran a route on all but four of Justin Herbert’s drop-backs. Los Angeles has been one of the pass-heaviest teams in football this season, with Justin Herbert ranking second-overall in pass attempts. Las Vegas defense is extremely thin right now, and they now rank bottom-three in fantasy points allowed to opposing QB’s. There are some serious tired legs concerns as well, with the Raiders coming off back-to-back OT games. Overall, we haven’t seen that usual upside from Herbert but this is one of the best match-ups you can draw up right now. Per Sharp Football, Vegas actually ranks 32nd in EPA per pass attempt allowed. They’re throwing the ball so much, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a ceiling game and I think it could be this weekend. Allen has already seen 14 targets in two weeks since returning from injury, and there appears to be 0 concerns about his health moving forward.
Harrison Bryant – $3,900
I wanted to write-up David Njoku here but he was just ruled out, paving the way for Bryant to take on a larger role against the Houston Texans. Bryant hasn’t been great this season, topping 40+ receiving yards just twice, but this is one of the best match-ups he’s seen all season. He also gets an obvious bump with Deshaun Watson back at QB over Jacoby Brissett — with the Browns likely to be more willing to throw the ball this weekend. We also saw a designed play for Bryant in the red-zone against the Dolphins a few week ago, resulting in a touchdown. Overall, he’s probably the cheapest option I would consider at this position and I think that he’s cheap enough it will be hard for him to hurt you at this salary. If he happens to find the end-zone again, you’ll be well ahead of the field.
Travis Etienne – $5,900
Doug Pederson announced that Etienne is “good to go” for Sunday after a foot injury scare last weekend, and he lines up in a great spot against the Detroit Lions. Detroit has allowed the third-most rushing touchdowns this season, and Etienne has had one of the best roles in football when healthy. Despite not being the full-time starter for half the season, Etienne still ranks top-eight in rush attempts inside the five yard-line. This game also features one of the highest O/U’s on the slate sitting at 51 points. Detroit’s defense has been egregious for the majority of the season, and that has allowed them to consistently find themselves in shootout games especially at home in the dome. That can be expected one again in Week 13, and Etienne is grading out as one of the top-overall point per dollar plays in our Projections Portal.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)