If you're playing Daily Fantasy NFL contests, you might find these top-value players helpful for building your lineup. ASL has calculated optimum lineups for DraftKings and FanDuel contests, based on multiple top projection sources and a "Blend" lineup that uses all sources together. These aren't necessarily the players that will score the most points, but represent the most value (points/salary) as part of an ideal lineup calculation.

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Here is a top-value quarterback and skill-position player from each projection source for each of the three DFS platforms:

Projections listed as of Thursday 1:51 PM ET.


  • Blend: QB Deshaun Watson, Hou, 21.3 for $7,600; RB Todd Gurley, LAR, 20.8 for $9,100
  • numberFire: QB Deshaun Watson, Hou, 23.9 for $7,600; WR Keenan Allen, LAC, 18.8 for $8,100
  • Fantasy Six Pack: QB Deshaun Watson, Hou, 20.9 for $7,600; RB Todd Gurley, LAR, 20.8 for $9,100
  • CBS Sports: QB Philip Rivers, LAC, 21.7 for $8,200; RB Melvin Gordon, LAC, 10.5 for $8,700


  • Blend: QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pit, 26.1 for $6,900; WR Larry Fitzgerald, Ari, 12.2 for $4,700
  • numberFire: QB Matthew Stafford, Det, 23.5 for $5,700; RB Kareem Hunt, KC, 19.2 for $5,800
  • Fantasy Six Pack: QB Matthew Stafford, Det, 20.7 for $5,700; RB T.J. Yeldon, Jax, 16.4 for $5,600
  • CBS Sports: QB Philip Rivers, LAC, 24.9 for $6,700; WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB, 6.2 for $3,300

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