Divisional Round Contests from Fair Market Fantasy

In case you missed it last week, I posted (eloquently, I might add) about the virtues of playing daily fantasy football with Fair Market Fantasy.

Unlike its competitors, Fair Market Fantasy (sign up here) uses a market-based pricing system for players, which means the salary for that player will vary throughout the week.

In turn, an astute GM can generate a profit — and boost their salary cap — by trading a player back to the market at a price higher than the cost paid to acquire that player. Speaking of salary caps, Fair Market Fantasy uses a "soft" cap, which means that your players can earn a premium if you are under the cap. While finding values is a skill that should be rewarded, no other site provides an extra incentive for being under the cap.

Comparing my fantasy rankings for this week's games to current market prices, here are some values:

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has the seventh-highest salary among QBs (currently: $14,287), but he is my second-ranked fantasy quarterback for this week.
  • Colts RB Donald Brown ($7,736, 10th-highest among RBs). Brown, who is my fifth-ranked RB this week, has scored in three consecutive games and a total of five touchdowns during that span.
  • In addition, T.Y. Hilton currently has the 10th-highest salary ($10,648) despite posting a line of 24/379/2 over his past two games combined.

That said, don't forget that values will/may change as prices are determined by supply and demand. In other words, sign up now and take advantage of these bargains.

And if you feel up to the challenge, take me on in my private league. My 10-team league has a $1 entry fee and with an industry-high 97-percent payout rate by Fair Market Fantasy, winner takes all ($9.70).

Good luck in all of your contests this week.

Note: This post has been sponsored by Fair Market Fantasy. All opinions are my own.

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