Thursday, September 10, 2015

GPP replacement options for Ladarius Green

Ladarius Green suffered a concussion at Wednesday's practice and will probably sit out Week 1. That's a strong bummer for Club Ladarius members like myself, and for those who had plugged him cheaply into GPPs. Good thing the DraftKings team here at Footballguys has been obsessively monitoring tight end values for months! Make sure to flip through our Wisdom of the Staff feature, as well as our positional Value Plays to help you weigh your options.

A few of our preferred plug-ins:

Jordan Reed - He's a yearly-league hassle but a great DFS play when he's not Questionable. Reed has all the talent in the world and has shown both dynamic downfield play and high-percentage underneath work as a pro, paired with several different quarterbacks. When healthy, he carries a clear TE1 ceiling and is priced at just $3,300.

Richard Rodgers - Rodgers is not a great player, but he occupies a key role in Aaron Rodgers' red zone offense. With Jordy Nelson out, a hefty chunk of goal line production is up for grabs, and Richard has the look of a boom-or-bust six-touchdown guy this year. He's worth a measly $2,500 salary.

Josh Hill & Ben Watson - The two will rotate liberally, with Watson playing on most downs and Hill figuring heavily into the red zone game plan. They're primarily dice rolls for short touchdowns, but they carry great probabilities of finding the end zone. Watson is a particularly wild bargain at just $2,600.

A quick note: be sure to moderately bump the values of Keenan Allen and Steve Johnson. Green is basically an oversized wide receiver and was competing with those two for slot work. They'll now share a hefty intermediate workload, and both project very well as WR2/3 types. Johnson is a screaming PPR bargain at just $3,700.

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