National Football League (NFL) Must-haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
Kareem Hunt (Must-Have) | Chiefs | Cash: A | GPP: B+ What’s interesting about the Arizona Cardinals is that they’ve actually been okay against the run on a per-play basis. They rank 15th in yards per carry allowed and 18th in opponent points per game. The problem is that their offense is so bad that if opposing teams get even a 10-point lead, they keep it on the ground to keep the clock running. The Cardinals are dead last in opponent rushes per game and 30th in opponent rushing touchdowns per game. With the Chiefs projected by Vegas to win... Read More
Kareem Hunt | Chiefs | Cash: A | GPP: A Kansas City’s offense continues to defy regression. They exceed expectations every single week. The Browns will be one of the tougher tests of the season (that sounds weird) for Mahomes and company. The Browns have been very strong against opposing wide receivers, particularly locking down a team’s top option with Denzel Ward, a young star in the league. Ward should be able to contain Hill while T.J. Carrie and Damarious Randall will be solid against Sammy Watkins and Chris Conley. The areas the Browns have been attacked recently are on... Read More
Davante Adams | Green Bay | Cash: A | GPP: A Adams has emerged as Rodgers’ clear number one target, especially in the absence of Randall Cobb. Amassing 42 targets over the past three weeks, his volume is outstanding with 28 percent of the team’s targets and 32.3 percent of their air yards. The Rams have best been attacked on screens, and deep shots up the left sideline, which perfectly align with Adams’ role in the Green Bay offense. His role in the redzone is a huge boost to his value, as he sits at third in the NFL with... Read More
David Njoku (DK: $4,200 FDuel: $5,700 FDraft $8,000): The stars are all aligning for David Njoku to have a breakout game this Sunday. The 2nd-year athletic specimen out of Miami has been a target hog since Baker Mayfield took over against the Jets. In the three full games since Mayfield’s debut, Njoku has logged 29 targets, hauling in 18 of them and scoring 10 or more DK points in each contest. Tampa Bay has allowed a league-high 10.8 yards per reception to tight ends in 2018. The Bucs have been torched by Austin Hooper, Trey Burton and Vance McDonald, none of... Read More
Julio Jones (DK: $7,900 FDuel: $8,500 Draft: $14,900): For the second week in a row, Julio Jones finds himself playing in the game that Vegas has pegged as the highest scoring game on the slate (57.5 points). After disappointing last week by having just five catches for 64 yards, Julio draws a matchup against a Buccaneers team that is coming off of a game in which they allowed Mitchell Trubisky to throw for 354 yards and six TDs. On the season, they have been graded as the 6th-worst defense overall and the 7th-worst coverage defense by PFF. They have especially... Read More