Dallas Cowboys +3 @ Atlanta Falcons O/U 49
Rod Smith ($3400 on DK, Min price of $4500 on Fanduel)
Total dart throw here, but with Zeke's suspension and with the limited ability of Alfred Morris in the passing game, consider Smith in GPPs if you need the salary relief. Smith is slated to be the #2 RB behind Morris and ahead of McFadden and the Falcons have allowed the third most amount of receptions (53) to the RB position this year. Smith has ability in the pass blocking game and is younger and fresher than both Morris and McFadden. It's a muddled situation in the Dallas backfield especially this week, but with the savings you can get by playing a guy like Smith in a game that has the highest O/U total this week, throw him in a tournament lineup. All he needs is a couple catches and maybe he'll find the end zone and he'll return value and then some.
Dak Prescott ($7300 on DK, $8800 on Fanduel, Highest priced QB on both sites)
I wanted to recommend going down in price and rostering Matt Ryan as the Cowboys have surrendered 14 TD passes while intercepting just 4 passes and Ryan's coming off his second 300+ yard game this year and if you want to throw the Falcons QB in a lineup I'm not against it. Personaly, I've just watched enough Matt Ryan this year and he misses more passes than I'd like to see and doesn't throw enough TD passes and this isn't Kyle Shanahan's offense anymore. So give me the QB who's going to have to carry his team on his back in the wake of the Zeke news: Dak Attack. It's not like the Falcons pass defense has been elite, they've intercepted just two passes on the season. Dak's only thrown 4 picks this year and the fact that he runs adds another element to his game and another it's opportunity to score fantasy points. Prescott has run for a TD in three of his last four games and the Falcons have given up the NFL's tenth most rushing yards to QBs. There are injuries to the WRs but Prescott has put to doubt any notions that he was in for a sophomore slump and you can play him with confidence in cash games and GPPs.
Mohamed Sanu ($5100 on DK, $5900 on Fanduel)
On the flip side, of the Prescott/Ryan argument, I'd like to recommend Julio Jones here as he's starting to rack up targets (31 in this last 3 games) but I'd rather get some savings by grabbing Sanu who is $2900 less than Julio on DK and $2100 less on Fanduel. Rotoworld's Evan Silva points out that WRs Larry Fitzgerald, Cooper Kupp, Jamison Crowder and Sterling Shepard have been productive against Dallas when playing in the slot and Sanu runs 62% of his routes inside. The Rutgers product has scored TDs in each of his last two games and I think is a solid play in all formats.
New Orleans Saints (-3) @ Buffalo Bills O/U 46.5
LeSean McCoy ($8300 on DK & Fanduel)
Shady was a massive bust for season long owners and those who wanted action in last week's contests as the Jets danced all over the Bills in their Thursday night divisional showdown. McCoy totaled a mere 25 yards on the ground on 12 carries and caught ZERO passes, but he's got a much more favorable matchup against a Saints run defense that allows 4.7 yards per carry which is good for fourth worst in the NFL. McCoy is also a beast at home where he averages a whopping 130.8 yards from scrimmage compared to just 66.3 per game on the road.
Mark Ingram ($7400 on DK $6900 on Fanduel)
Something about a cold 42 degree day in Buffalo makes me feel like Mark Ingram will be grinding out a lot of carries against a run defense that's missing Marcell Dareus, traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars back in October. I still think Alvin Kamara will be involved but Ingram is still outsnapping him and Buffalo has allowed the third most amount of rushing TDs this year, and Ingram leads the Saints in rushing TDs with four. Ingram still does catch the football as well, trailing Kamara by just six receptions with 31. If you need the salary relief on DraftKings where he's $500 less I'm fine with Kamara, but on Fanduel I would definitely play Ingram where it's only a ½ point PPR and Kamara is $100 more.
Michael Thomas ($7,000 on DK, $7600 on Fanduel)
Buffalo allows 250 yards per game in the air which is the 7th most in the league and Drew Brees loves Thomas the most by far as he's thrown to him the most in all eight games so far this year. Thomas hasn't found the end zone since Week 4 in London against Miami, but he'll likely see a lot of Bills CB Tre'Davious White who I remember getting burned by Robby Anderson last Thursday night. If you're spending on a Saints offensive player I prefer Thomas to the RBs.