FanDuel: Week 12 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the Week 12 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- First place wins $100,000 on Monday
- $5 entry, top 57,500 teams win cash
- Salary cap format - pick who you want
Time to reveal one of my GPP lineups for the weekend. Went for some interesting players in this one that should seperate me from the rest of the pack.
Eli Manning $7,700 and Odell Beckham Jr. $9,100:
The Redskins defense is awful. They were just destroyed by Cam Newton and the Panthers, and they don't even have a league average receiver on their team. The Giants however have one of the best on their team. The last time that the Giants faced the Redskins the combo of Manning and Beckham put up19 and 17 FanDuel points respectively. While those aren't world beating numbers, I expect better this go around. The Redskins secondary is beat up compared to the last time they faced back in September. While Beckham Jr. will be one of the highest owned players, Manning will be going under the radar compared to the other cost effective QB's.
DeAndre Hopkins $9,400:
A holdover from my cash game article, and one that really doesn't need much explanation. The Saints defense is awful, and Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the league. I expect a huge game from him here, and think he should be finishing as the top receiver for the week.
Gary Barnidge $6,500:
Well bad news for Johnny Manziel is great news for Gary Barnidge. With Josh McCown now entrenched as the starter again, Barndige will go back to being one of the best TE's to use. From weeks 3 through 8, when McCown was the starter, Barnidge averaged just over 17.5 FanDuel points per game over that stretch. Included in that stretch was a game against the Ravens where he scored 23.9 points. This is going to be another great game for Barnidge, as McCown know he is the best player to target on the team.
Cleveland Browns $4,600:
Why not stay with the Browns vs. Ravens game. The Ravens have suffered injuries to all of the main starters at skill positions, including Joe Flacco. With the Flacco injury the Ravens are forced to start the old Matt Schaub, a man who is a backup because of his propensity to turn the ball over. This is a pick that again will probably be high played if teams are going cheaper at defense, but one well worth it due to the lack of skill the Ravens have in the passing game. Schaub will turn the ball over, which means the Browns have a chance to take one of those back for a TD at some point.
Ryan Succop $4,500:
I just needed a minimum priced kicker I found out, and figured why not Succop. The Raiders have allowed 30 field goal attempts this year, which is the most in the league, and also have allowed each team to attempt at least 2. When looking at the minimum priced kickers, you just have to try and find something to differentiate them, and well I think Mariota can move the ball well enough to get them in field goal range.
Javorius Allen $6,300:
Just because a guy is going to be high owned, doesn't mean you should stay away. That is what is happening here with Allen. The Browns run defense has been awful all year. Last week was the first time in 7 games that the Browns have held opposing RB's to under 100 yards. This Browns defense has been susceptible to all RB's, and if given enough touches, all of them have down well. I expect at least 20 touches out of Allen, which means he has a prime opportunity to put up some big numbers.
Mark Ingram $7,400:
This pick isn't one that is getting enough respect right now. The Texans have been gashed a couple of times this year by RB's. Sure recently they have held opposing backs, but look at who they were facing. The Jets, which have a struggling Chris Ivory. Before that they had the Bengals on Monday night when the entire team struggled, and before that the Titans, who are well the Titans. Mark Ingram is a better back then all of those teams have, even with the limited touches he saw last week. Those limited touches were because the Redskins blew them out, forcing the Saints into throwing the ball the entire game. I think the Saints will make a concerted effort to getting Ingram the ball here, and when that happens, we have seen how good he can be.
Chris Harper $4,500:
The last pick for the team. Actually the last pick was Ryan Succop, but I felt like I should leave Harper for last. I can't really say much about Harper and his season so far, as he has only 1 target and 0 receptions. Even with that considered, look at what is happening in New England. Danny Amendola was ruled out today, along with all of the other receivers on IR on the team. This leaves only Brandon LaFell and Chris Harper as the healthy receivers. Keshawn Martin is questionable in this game, and I think Harper gets his shot here. When you play for Tom Brady and you start, anything is possible. I trust that the Patriots know what they are doing by leaving very few receivers on this team. This is telling me they trust Harper, and so I will to this week. At the minimum price he could end up being the steal of the week.