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 2:22 PM ET.


  • Blend: QB Matt Ryan, Atl, 25.0 for $6,500; TE Kyle Rudolph, Min, 11.1 for $3,900
  • numberFire: QB Matt Ryan, Atl, 27.0 for $6,500; TE Austin Hooper, Atl, 13.0 for $4,200
  • Fantasy Six Pack: QB Jameis Winston, TB, 21.6 for $5,800; WR Julio Jones, Atl, 22.8 for $7,900
  • CBS Sports: QB Matt Ryan, Atl, 25.3 for $6,500; RB Kerryon Johnson, Det, 13.8 for $4,500
  • RotoGrinders: QB Matt Ryan, Atl, 24.9 for $6,500; RB Tevin Coleman, Atl, 14.9 for $5,100


  • Blend: QB Blake Bortles, Jax, 18.9 for $6,500; RB Saquon Barkley, NYG, 21.6 for $8,200
  • numberFire: QB Eli Manning, NYG, 19.3 for $6,700; RB Melvin Gordon, LAC, 22.1 for $9,000
  • Fantasy Six Pack: QB Patrick Mahomes, KC, 22.9 for $8,600; RB Todd Gurley, LAR, 21.4 for $9,500
  • CBS Sports: QB Blake Bortles, Jax, 20.1 for $6,500; RB Saquon Barkley, NYG, 23.7 for $8,200
  • RotoGrinders: QB Blake Bortles, Jax, 19.6 for $6,500; RB Saquon Barkley, NYG, 20.9 for $7,900


  • Blend: QB Jameis Winston, TB, 20.2 for $26; RB LeSean McCoy, Buf, 13.3 for $16
  • numberFire: QB Matthew Stafford, Det, 20.0 for $26; WR Chester Rogers, Ind, 8.8 for $10
  • CBS Sports: QB Jameis Winston, TB, 21.0 for $26; RB LeSean McCoy, Buf, 15.1 for $16
  • RotoGrinders: QB Jameis Winston, TB, 20.6 for $26; RB Tevin Coleman, Atl, 13.6 for $15

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