DFS starts, fades and undervalued options

Whether you’ve played Daily Fantasy on Yahoo before or are giving it a try for the first time, this weekly column will take a look at the DFS landscape, revealing whom I like building lineups around, stars to fade, undervalued plays and bargain bin options to help you construct a better team.

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Lineup building blocks

Cooper Kupp ($28) vs. Arizona Cardinals

Kupp immediately returned to a full-time role last week and should remain a target hog even with Puka Nacau’s emergence. Matthew Stafford is due for major touchdown regression, and the Rams have the second-highest implied team total on the DFS slate. Kupp has an argument as fantasy’s No. 1 WR when healthy, but this week’s salary doesn’t reflect that. He gets a shaky Arizona secondary that gave up a ton of wide-open targets last week.

DJ Moore ($24) vs. Minnesota Vikings

It’s typically best not to chase last week’s stats in DFS, but Moore remains affordable and gets another terrific setup. Chicago is thin at running back due to injury and faces a Vikings secondary allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to receivers. While Moore has been a bit lucky scoring (he’s already recorded the second-most TDs of his career) while not ranking top-30 in red-zone targets on the season, he’s a healthy top-15 in air yards share. It also helps that Justin Fields is attempting nearly 10 more passes per game this season compared to last. Moore has a whopping 50% first-read target share over the last two games and should continue his monster season Sunday.

Raheem Mostert ($27) vs. Carolina Panthers

Mostert is set for extra work Sunday with De’Von Achane on IR with a knee injury. The Dolphins are huge favorites and have the highest implied team total this week. Carolina is a run-funnel defense allowing the most EPA/rush and the second-most fantasy points to running backs. Miami’s offense has looked historically explosive (getting 2.0 yards per play…


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