On the DraftKings Main Slate (1pm & 4pm games), here are the three games with the highest O/U totals:
Washington @ New Orleans (-9.5) O/U 53
New England (-7.5) @ Oakland in Mexico City O/U 53.5
LA Rams @ Minnesota (-1.5) O/U 45.5
Here are five players from these contests that I'll have in my DraftKings lineups this week:
QB Tom Brady ($7400)
Brady's the most expensive signal caller on the entire slate by a good amount, the second most expensive QB is Drew Brees who's $600 cheaper. Altitude Schmaltiude when it comes to the GOAT playing in Mexico City this Sunday. First thing I found when doing my research was that the Oakland Raiders STILL don't have an interception this year, they are the first team in NFL history to accomplish this lowlight through the first nine games of the season. Oakland's defense ranks 22nd in terms of passing yards surrendered per game at 245, dead last in DVOA and dead last in sacks. Fire up Brady in all formats.
Mark Ingram ($8100)
Washington has a decent run defense (109.6 yds allowed/game, T-13th best) but does it really matter when you're facing a rush attack as effective as the combination of Ingram/Kamara? If you need to save $600 I'm fine with dropping down to the rookie out of Tennessee but give me the guy who's coming off a three touchdown performance and who's led the Saints in terms of carries every week since Week 2. You can't really go wrong with either, the Saints are averaging more than 30 carries/game which is the most since their Super Bowl season in 2009 (29.3).
Chris Thompson ($5400)
For all of the positive coverage this Saints defense has received (and deservedly so after a brutal last few years) their run defense still surrenders 4.7 yards per carry, which is tied for third worst in the NFL as well as sixth most receiving yards to the position and Thompson excels in the passing game. Rob Kelley is now on IR, Samaje Perine is rather one dimensional and the Redskins are underdogs on the road in the dome against a team that has won seven in a row. Translation? Washington will probably find itself in a lot of passing situations in the second half and Thompson who hasn't seen less than three targets since Week 4 will be on the field quite a bit.
Cooper Kupp ($4500)
Kupp might not be lighting up the stat sheet or getting the fanfare like his teammate Robert Woods, but Kupp has received 22 targets the past three games. Evan Silva points out that the Vikings haven't been great against lot WRs and that he ranks fourth in the NFL among Red Zone targets. Kupp will offer you some salary relief so you can plug in Brady, Ingram and the next guy mentioned...
Adam Thielen ($7200)
You don't need some lengthy write up on why you should play Thielen. He's the only WR with 5 catches in every game. Lately he's been going bonkers: in his last four games he's gotten double digit targets in every game, totally 47! Rams D has been pretty solid against the pass but it doesn't matter, get Thielen in your lineup no matter which format you're playing!