Definition: A value pick is a player that is likely to outscore the designated price and allow you to allocate the additional cap space to other higher priced players.
NFL Week 1 Value Picks:
Sam Bradford, QB, PHI | Salary: $6,900 (DK) - Lots of snaps, lots of weapons against the Falcons' questionable defense on Monday Night Football.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF | Salary: $5,000 (DK/FD) - Being named as Buffalo's starter qualifies Taylor as a value pick. Could produce through the air or on the ground.
Doug Martin, RB, TB | Salary: $4,500 (DK) $6,900 (FD) - At these prices, I'll take Martin all day. This pre-season, we've seen what appears to be the Doug Martin we knew in 2012 and the Bucs could rely heavily on the run with a rookie QB. Could be highly utilized in GPP, so I'd use more in head-to-head.
Alfred Blue, RB, HOU | Salary: $3,600 (DK) $5,800 (FD) - With Arian Foster out, the start will go to Blue and this is a steal for a starting running back. Blue has filled in for Foster before and had some decent numbers. A favorable matchup at home against Kansas City who allowed 127.1 yards per game last season.
Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT | Salary: $3,800 (DK) - With key contributors out, the Steelers are going to need all the help they can get. I expect Wheaton will step up and give you some production at a very nice price point.
Stevie Johnson, WR, BUF | Salary: $3,700 (DK) $4,700 (FD) - Reports say that the rapport between Johnson and QB Phillip Rivers has been very good this training camp. With other wide receivers nursing injuries (although none are expected to miss playing time), Johnson could fill a spot on your roster Week 1 if you wish to improve other positions.