Weekly Touches Needed For Value

Week 9 – Touches Needed for Value

By JD West        Nov. 1, 2019

Last week went quite well for me.  I doubled up on my DraftKings entry fees and swept all of my season long contests.  I was able to leverage some of the touches needed data and combine it with some other information to have a good week.  Let’s take a look at how things broke down.



It was an even split with 4 players getting more touches than their TNF 3x Value and only 2 of them breaking that 3x ROI.  We also had the bonus of Christian McCaffrey hitting that 3x ROI despite missing his TNF 3x Value.  Big picture across the slate it looks like this:


67 players, or roughly 25% gave you a 3x ROI.  Of those 67, 64% had more touches than their TNF 3x Value.  I’m pretty happy with those numbers so let’s look ahead to this week.   As always the criteria is simple.  A player’s touchespergame (TPG) must be higher than their touches needed for 3x (TNF 3x) and their 3x Salary has to be higher than the below chart.



Interestingly enough, those qualifications only returned results for QB and RB.  If I lower the WR pts to 15, DeSean Jackson pops on the list, but there’s no official word on if he’ll play this week.  No matter what I lowered the TE point requirement to, no player ever popped on the list.



So what does this mean for you?  It means you’re going to have to take a leap of faith.  Below you’ll see a bonus table. I removed the TPG > TNF 3x requirement and just set the 3x Salary level.  Here are the top five WRs and TEs.



Of those listed in the table I’m looking at Golladay, Lockett, Waller, and Henry to have good days.  Hope the information has been helpful.  As always please feel free to reach out to me or to the podcast via Twitter, email, or just leave a comment if you have a question or something you may want to see.  I’m hoping to add in a matchup column to these tables at some point.  Best of luck in week 9!


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