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Fantasy Football Daily Games | 2013 Week 15 FanDuel Most Worthy Players Charts

For weeks now, I’ve been using a value chart. It’s far from perfect, but it’s one of the many tools I use to fill out my FanDuel lineups each week.

I’m in the process of building my charts for Draft Kings. I could also make them for Draft Street and Draft Day, but I’m sure I’ll run out of time.

Here’s how the charts work. I take the free rankings from Fantasy Pros. In this case, I took the rankings from the top-20 experts at their respective positions. I subtracted the players’ actual salaries at FanDuel from the salary the players should have based on the rankings to get a value number. I used that list for quite a while, but it pushes down players expected to only meet expectations, guys like Calvin Johnson and Jamaal Charles.

To avoid penalizing the best players, I added another formula, which resembles value-based drafting, only instead of rankings or fantasy points I used salaries and projected values. The end result, I believe, does a pretty good job of providing a list of the players most worthy of starting on your FanDuel teams.

Like I said in the intro, these are best used as a weapon in your arsenal not as a strict ranking. I certainly don’t agree with every ranking on the list, but it does help point out the values, like Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Chris Ogbannaya and Julian Edelman.

I’ve included only the top players on the charts, top-15 QBs, top-20 RBs, top-25 WRs, etc. So, some players are missing. I also left in the Thursday players so you could judge how the rankings performed.

Note: The number at the left is the players’ Expert Consensus Ranking at Fantasy Pros. The first number on the right is the absolute best ranking bestowed on that player by a pro. Consider that his ceiling. I’ve included player salaries too, which should give you a fair indication about the extreme values. I’d run the whole chart, but it won’t fit in our website layout. I’ll work on a solution. [EDIT: It looks like I can fit a few more columns in there. I should be able to post the expected salary and the salary difference in future posts.]

Quarterbacks

1 Peyton Manning (DEN) vs. SD P 1 11800
2 Drew Brees (NO) at STL 1 10700
7 Russell Wilson (SEA) at NYG 2 8400
3 Nick Foles (PHI) at MIN 2 9200
6 Philip Rivers (SD) at DEN 4 8700
8 Tony Romo (DAL) vs. GB 5 8600
11 Matt Ryan (ATL) vs. WAS 4 7500
12 Alex Smith (KC) at OAK 8 7600
4 Cam Newton (CAR) vs. NYJ 1 9300
15 Jay Cutler (CHI) at CLE P 7 7100
5 Matthew Stafford (DET) vs. BAL 3 9300
22 Kirk Cousins (WAS) at ATL 15 5100
14 Colin Kaepernick (SF) at TB 8 7800
23 Matt Flynn (GB) at DAL 13 5300
25 Case Keenum (HOU) at IND P 17 5900

Running Backs

1 Jamaal Charles (KC) at OAK 1 10300
2 LeSean McCoy (PHI) at MIN 1 10400
4 Shane Vereen (NE) at MIA P 1 7600
6 Eddie Lacy (GB) at DAL P 3 7200
3 Matt Forte (CHI) at CLE 1 8600
8 Andre Brown (NYG) vs. SEA 5 6700
5 DeMarco Murray (DAL) vs. GB 2 8000
7 Knowshon Moreno (DEN) vs. SD P 4 8500
22 Chris Ogbonnaya (CLE) vs. CHI 9 4500
9 Le’Veon Bell (PIT) vs. CIN 6 7200
11 Zac Stacy (STL) vs. NO 4 6700
14 Steven Jackson (ATL) vs. WAS 11 6300
15 Alfred Morris (WAS) at ATL 6 6400
18 Pierre Thomas (NO) at STL 10 6100
21 C.J. Spiller (BUF) at JAC 10 5900
13 Ben Tate (HOU) at IND P 10 6800
31 Jordan Todman (JAC) vs. BUF P 7 4600
19 Bobby Rainey (TB) vs. SF 8 6400
26 Toby Gerhart (MIN) vs. PHI Q 5 5600
29 Darren Sproles (NO) at STL 14 5000
16 Giovani Bernard (CIN) at PIT 14 6700
24 Fred Jackson (BUF) at JAC 15 5900
17 Ryan Mathews (SD) at DEN 14 6800
30 Montee Ball (DEN) vs. SD 12 5300
25 Frank Gore (SF) at TB P 14 6400

Wide receivers

1 Calvin Johnson (DET) vs. BAL P 1 9900
2 Josh Gordon (CLE) vs. CHI 1 9900
4 Andre Johnson (HOU) at IND 2 8300
3 Demaryius Thomas (DEN) vs. SD P 1 8900
5 Brandon Marshall (CHI) at CLE 1 8400
7 Alshon Jeffery (CHI) at CLE 2 7800
10 Keenan Allen (SD) at DEN P 6 7000
14 Julian Edelman (NE) at MIA 5 5500
6 Dez Bryant (DAL) vs. GB 2 8700
8 Antonio Brown (PIT) vs. CIN 3 8000
12 Pierre Garcon (WAS) at ATL 3 6800
13 Roddy White (ATL) vs. WAS Q 8 6200
11 Eric Decker (DEN) vs. SD P 3 7800
9 A.J. Green (CIN) at PIT 4 8600
19 Marques Colston (NO) at STL 7 5700
23 Cecil Shorts (JAC) vs. BUF Q 15 5500
20 Harry Douglas (ATL) vs. WAS 14 5800
24 Kendall Wright (TEN) vs. ARI 15 5400
27 Dwayne Bowe (KC) at OAK 18 5400
28 Steve Smith (CAR) vs. NYJ 18 5400
15 Vincent Jackson (TB) vs. SF P 9 7400
33 Steve Johnson (BUF) at JAC 26 4900
21 Torrey Smith (BAL) at DET 15 6000
22 Riley Cooper (PHI) at MIN 15 5800
17 Jordy Nelson (GB) at DAL 11 6300

Tight ends

2 Julius Thomas (DEN) vs. SD P 1 6700
1 Jimmy Graham (NO) at STL 1 8200
3 Jordan Cameron (CLE) vs. CHI P 2 6300
4 Charles Clay (MIA) vs. NE 2 6100
9 Antonio Gates (SD) at DEN 2 4700
5 Vernon Davis (SF) at TB 1 6100
7 Greg Olsen (CAR) vs. NYJ P 2 5800
8 Tony Gonzalez (ATL) vs. WAS Q 4 5300
11 Delanie Walker (TEN) vs. ARI P 5 4800
18 Scott Chandler (BUF) at JAC 12 3400
19 Ladarius Green (SD) at DEN 15 3400
6 Jason Witten (DAL) vs. GB 4 6500
13 Coby Fleener (IND) vs. HOU 8 4900
12 Garrett Graham (HOU) at IND Q 2 5500
10 Dennis Pitta (BAL) at DET 6 5700

Kickers

1 Stephen Gostkowski (NE) at MIA 1 5900
2 Matt Prater (DEN) vs. SD 1 5500
3 Steven Hauschka (SEA) at NYG 1 5300
4 Justin Tucker (BAL) at DET 1 5300
6 Dan Bailey (DAL) vs. GB 3 5000
7 Alex Henery (PHI) at MIN 2 5000
5 Adam Vinatieri (IND) vs. HOU 1 5200
9 Garrett Hartley (NO) at STL 1 5000
11 Robbie Gould (CHI) at CLE 4 5000
12 Ryan Succop (KC) at OAK 2 5000
10 Blair Walsh (MIN) vs. PHI 2 5300
13 Mason Crosby (GB) at DAL 5 5100
14 Graham Gano (CAR) vs. NYJ 3 5100
8 Phil Dawson (SF) at TB 3 5600

Defense/Special Teams

1 Carolina Panthers ( vs. NYJ) 1 6000
3 San Francisco 49ers ( at TB) 3 5600
2 Seattle Seahawks ( at NYG) 1 5700
7 Buffalo Bills ( at JAC) 4 5300
6 Cincinnati Bengals ( at PIT) 5 5400
8 Philadelphia Eagles ( at MIN) 3 5400
10 Indianapolis Colts ( vs. HOU) 7 5000
13 Jacksonville Jaguars ( vs. BUF) 4 5100
9 New Orleans Saints ( at STL) 5 5600
5 Arizona Cardinals ( at TEN) 3 6000
12 New England Patriots ( at MIA) 8 5400
14 Chicago Bears ( at CLE) 4 5200

That’s it for now. If I can get the Draft Kings value charts done in a timely manner I’ll post them as well.

Good luck this week.





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