Week 16 DFS Flex Plays DraftKings 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal On DraftKings, there is a flex spot which allows you to take different approaches in your lineup construction. Our goal every week is to find you some solid options that fit in the flex position and provide some nice upside. Let’s dive right into some flex targets for this week.

Running Back

Frank Gore $4,800 at Oakland Raiders
Gore is underpriced and in a favorable matchup. The Raiders are yielding 22.9 rush attempts and 105.1 rushing yards per game, while surrendering 12 rushing touchdowns to opposing backs. Gore does not have a huge ceiling, but he has been a model of consistency throughout the season, averaging 14.5 fantasy points per game and has topped 16 fantasy points in each of the last two games. This contest has the highest projected total of the slate and just a 3.5 point spread, which means that plenty of points should be scored. Gore usually goes overlooked and that can be a mistake this week.

Jordan Howard $6,300 vs. San Francisco 49ers
I have a rule in DFS and that is target high-volume running backs who are facing off against the Redskins and Howard fits that bill. He is averaging 21.7 touches and 124 total yards in his last seven games, scoring five touchdowns during that stretch. In that time frame, he is also averaging 19.8 fantasy points per game. Running backs have averaged 22.6 rush attempts and 102.3 rushing yards against Washington, while scoring 14 rushing touchdowns. Howard will likely be a popular running back this week, but rightfully so. He has a great matchup and comes at a very affordable price.

Wide Receiver

Donte Moncrief $5,400 at Oakland Raiders
Moncrief has found that pay dirt in all but two games this year, despite not topping 64 yards in a single game. He is averaging 6.6 targets per game and accounts for 15.6 of the red zone targets. If you are looking for upside, Moncrief may not be the player for you, however, he is consistent and underpriced for what he is capable of doing. The Raiders are yielding 174.5 receiving yards per game and have given up 14 receiving touchdowns to opposing wide outs. If there is a week he can explode for a big game it is this one, but even if he does not, he offers a safe floor.

Allen Robinson $4,600 vs. Tennessee Titans
Hear me out before you move on to the next player. Robinson has had an awful season, I know, but he is also a very talented receiver in a great matchup and way too cheap. The Titans have allowed +1.7 points above expectations to opposing receivers and are giving up 15.1 receptions and 186.6 receiving yards per game, while surrendering 16 touchdowns. Robinson is averaging 9.1 targets per game, so the volume is there. If there is a week he can get it right, it is this one, but be wary that this is a very volatile play and he offers an extremely low floor, so only roll him out in tournaments.

Tight End

Cameron Brate $3,900 at New Orleans Saints
Since Week 8, Brate is averaging six targets, 4.5 receptions, 52.3 receiving yards, and 13.5 fantasy points per game, while scoring five touchdowns. He faces a Saints defense who has allowed +1.2 points above expectations to opposing tight ends and are giving up 55.6 receiving yards, while yielding four touchdowns. Brate accounts for 25 percent of the Bucs red zone targets and 14.8 percent of the target share. He is a big part of this offense and offers plenty of upside at a reasonable price.

Good luck to all this week. For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal