FanDuel: New Players Only Week 14 Fantasy Football League
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Offense ruled the day on Sunday, massive points were scored, and we were witness to some great games. The scoring should come down this week, but we still have great matchups in store for this Sunday. I'll go through a few of my favorite value plays on FanDuel below.
Jameis Winston - $7,800
The trend may end eventually, but for now, you want to start the QB playing the Saints. When the Bucs faced New Orleans in week 2, Jameis threw for a bit of 200, rushed for 23, and got both a passing and rushing TD. Jameis and the Bucs are playing better than they were in that Week 2 meeting, and the Saints are going in the opposite direction. At $7,800, Jameis is one of my favorites at QB this week.
Brian Hoyer - $7,000
Patriots at Texans has so many great story lines with Hoyer being Tom Brady's backup for so many years, Bill O'Brien, the former New England offensive coordinator and now head coach in Houston. The Pats are coming off of 2 tough losses, and the Texans are struggling to stay in the playoff hunt in the weak AFC South. I think Hoyer is a great play at a fair price this week. Even with all the injuries (Gronk may go in this one, tune in on Sunday), New England still scores a lot of points. Hoyer has proven he's good enough to hand in a nice passing stat line when the Texans are forced to score. The fear in this game is that the Patriots slow it down, rush the ball, and the Texans do the same. I think the chances of that are slim, and we see a nice point total at the end of this one.
Thomas Rawls - $7,400
I believe we'll see a high ownership percentage this week for Rawls, but I want in on the party here. There are not a lot of great low-cost options this week, DFS reflecting the dearth of high end, healthy, workhorse backs in the league at the moment. Seattle's offense is firing on all cylinders, and their defense has come around as well. With each unit playing so well, and the Ravens as the host on Sunday, Rawls could end up posting another one of those monster, 200+ all-purpose yard days.
Giovani Bernard - $5,700
Bernard is the cheapest back before we get in to ‘shot in the dark' plays this week. With the Steelers coming to Cincinnati, we should all be looking to find ways to play Steelers and Bengals this week. Bernard is a great option at $5,700 and coming off of a couple of disappointing weeks. With a high total, and both teams' offensive potential, I just can't pass on him at this price this week.
Danny Amendola - $7,000
If he plays, you want to try and get Amendola in your lineup. Brady leans on Amendola in the passing game, giving owners a nice floor with a great upside. The Texans struggled in coverage last week, and that defense that was playing so well, is now showing a few holes. This will be a prime time game with the Patriots coming off of 2 losses, and the Texans needing to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. We're in for a treat on Sunday Night.
Doug Baldwin - $6,800
The rising tide of the Seattle offense is raising a few ships in the DFS world. Baldwin has 6 touchdowns in his last 4 games, scoring 22+ points 3 of those 4 weeks. I don't think Seattle will have to do much through the air against the beat-up Ravens, but Baldwin getting loose on a couple of play action passes seems almost a given.
Julius Thomas - $5,900
Blake Bortles and the Jaguars are making it a point to get Thomas involved on offense. With Allen Hurns set to return this week, the Colts secondary will have their hands full. The Jaguars are ending up in a lot of shootouts his year, and Bortles does more than ready to accommodate a few good fantasy plays. If you have a little extra cash to throw around at tight end, I think Thomas is the play.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - $5,500
The Saints are giving up big numbers to tight ends as they close out their disappointing season. ASJ made it through last week in limited action after the Bucs seemingly took every precaution against rushing him back from a shoulder injury suffered in week 2 against the Saints. My hope here is that the talented Seferian-Jenkins will be a full go in a great matchup, playing for a quarterback that loves to throw to his tight end. With a middle of the road price, I'll have a lot of ASJ shares this week.
Seattle - $5,300
You have to find a way to get Seattle in to your lineup this week. The Ravens will either be starting Matt Schaub or Jimmy Clausen. Find the dollars.
Oakland Raiders - $4,300
If you just can't make it work with Seattle this week, Oakland is a nice alternative. I think we'll see a low score from both sides in this one. The Broncos defense is more than capable of shutting down Derek Carr and Co. , and Gary Kubiak has no qualms with running the ball and playing conservatively.
Dustin Hopkins - $4,500
Washington heads to Chicago this week, and we'll see both teams move the ball. Hopkins has been pretty consistent this year, and he's min-price.
That does it for me for week 14 folks. Questions, comments, hit me up on the Twitter @NFLClark.