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, FanDuel and Yahoo 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 Saturday 12:13 PM ET.


  • Blend: QB Jared Goff, LAR, 22.8 for $6,400; RB Elijah McGuire, NYJ, 11.6 for $3,600
  • numberFire: QB Drew Brees, NO, 27.3 for $6,500; RB Joe Mixon, Cin, 20.2 for $6,100
  • CBS Sports: QB Jared Goff, LAR, 25.5 for $6,400; WR Sterling Shepard, NYG, 14.8 for $4,400
  • RotoGrinders: QB Matt Ryan, Atl, 22.1 for $6,100; RB Elijah McGuire, NYJ, 13.1 for $3,400
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: QB Deshaun Watson, Hou, 20.9 for $6,300; RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dal, 28.0 for $9,000


  • Blend: QB Jared Goff, LAR, 20.9 for $7,900; RB Ezekiel ElliottDal, 21.5 for $8,800
  • numberFire: QB Tom Brady, NE, 22.8 for $7,900; RB Alvin Kamara, NO, 20.3 for $8,000
  • CBS Sports: QB Jeff Driskel, Cin, 19.5 for $6,400; WR Amari Cooper, Dal, 16.8 for $6,600
  • RotoGrinders: QB Jameis Winston, TB, 19.4 for $7,000; RB Elijah McGuire, NYJ, 12.1 for $4,600
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: QB Deshaun Watson, Hou, 20.0 for $7,800; RB Ezekiel ElliottDal, 23.1 for $8,800


  • Blend: QB Lamar Jackson, Bal, 19.9 for $25; WR Dede Westbrook, Jax, 9.4 for $12
  • numberFire: QB Lamar Jackson, Bal, 21.6 for $25; WR Dede Westbrook, Jax, 9.8 for $12
  • CBS Sports: QB Lamar Jackson, Bal, 21.6 for $25; TE Evan Engram, NYG, 10.2 for $11
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: QB Baker Mayfield, Cle, 17.6 for $23; WR Tim Patrick, Den, 8.6 for $10

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