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NFL Salary Exploitation is a weekly piece based around finding the best and most egregious value-based plays from site-to-site. We'll be taking a look at DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo!, deciphering where to look for the best values on a position-by-position basis. Some weeks will be more cash game plays and other will be more tournament based, it's simply how the sites adjust to injuries, news and other related materials that can shift snaps, match-ups and other research reliant variables.


PlayerOpponentDraftKings SalaryFanDuel SalaryYahoo! Salary
Tom BradySteelers$7,100$8,300$35
Ben Roethlisberger@ Patriots$5,800$8,000$30

We have come to an end of the NFL DFS season, and we feature four teams with elite quarterbacks. With a game total pushing a record high in Atlanta, it was no surprise to see the quarterbacks in that game with significant price tags. Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers are the easy two options this week, and then we get to the AFC.

Tom Brady has elite numbers against Pittsburgh in his career, and while the Steelers defense has looked good this postseason, a New England offense is a different animal. Brady's price tag sits in no man's land for me, on DraftKings and Yahoo this week. He is slightly cheaper than Ryan/Rodgers, which makes him a swerve, yet one I won't be getting much exposure to. I just prefer the floor/ceiling of Rodgers/Ryan in their respective matchups.

The Steelers offense flows through Le'Veon Bell, and we haven't seen a high upside game in quite some time from Ben Roethlisberger. His price reflects that, especially on DraftKings. I mean, below $5,800 is a bit wild. His FanDuel and Yahoo prices are decent, but not as extreme as DraftKings.

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