- Raheem Mostert is priced at $14,000 on daily fantasy football sites.
- Cooper Kupp is expected to have a big game despite his competition and costs $12,500 on DFS sites.
- Darrell Henderson costs $12,000 on fantasy football sites.
- Jerick McKinnon is a player that can’t be overlooked and is priced at $12,500.
SAN FRANCISCO — With an NFC West battle on the horizon for Sunday Night Football between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers, fantasy football GM’s can begin thinking about who to set at their MVP slot on their five-man rosters.
Legal betting sites allow for fantasy owners to create five-man rosters with one player being selected to the MVP slot. What this means is that one player will earn 1.5 times the points that the other four players will earn.
That being said it is wise to pick someone that offers great value to that MVP slot.
These are just suggested players to be selected to MVP slots and daily fantasy football GM’s should pick and choose players to their likings.
The first player to look at is Raheem Mostert who has his listing price set at $14,000. Mostert would be a great pickup here as he is the 49ers go-to guy when it comes to running the ball and has the ability to make a big play every time he takes a snap.
He does have a tougher matchup here with the Rams as they rank 14 in the NFL against opposing running backs but Mostert played against the Cardinals in Week 1 who rank 15 and had a great game as he put up 56 yards on the ground, 95 in the air and a receiving touchdown.
It also helps his case that the Niners backup, Tevin Coleman, was placed on IR.
The second player to take a closer look at for the MVP spot is Cooper Kupp. Kupp has his price set at $12,500 and would also be a great option as he had been having a spectacular season thus far.
Kupp has reeled in five or more targets in all five games this season and has put up over 65 receiving yards in all but one game.
He does have a tough matchup against a 49ers defense that ranks 8 against opposing wide receivers but that should not stop fantasy owners from selecting Kupp as he is the WR1 on this team and certainly gets enough targets and receptions to be able to make big plays.
Jerick McKinnon is another player that could raise some eyebrows during Sunday Night Football. McKinnon will be serving as the backup in this one as Mostert is back and healthy for the second straight week but, he will get more opportunities this week for sure as Tevin Coleman was placed on IR and will miss some time.
In the games that he has had a significant role, McKinnon has not disappointed at all as he has seen double-digit fantasy points in all but one week this season.
He has put up a rushing touchdown in three games and a receiving one in one game. What makes his game that much more valuable is that he can run the ball consistently well and catch the ball when he needs to. That being said, he would offer great value as his percentage at the MVP slot could be low.
The final player to look at for the MVP slot is Darrell Henderson. Henderson is a part of a questionable situation for the Rams as they have been running a 3-back committee, but, Henderson has marked himself as the better of the three.
He gets more opportunities as he has gained 10 or more rush attempts in three out of five games this season and also gets more goal-line work as he just has a bigger frame in general.
He has a tougher matchup this week with the Niners defense that ranks second against the run, but Henderson could beat the odds as this will not be his first matchup with a top-10 run defense. In Week 3, Henderson lit up the eight ranked Buffalo Bills run defense in which he put up 114 yards and a touchdown. That being said, Henderson could prove very beneficial as an MVP candidate.
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