Tasty matchups are everywhere yet again this week on the Sunday through Monday NFL slate on FanDuel. I'll go through one of my favorite GPP lineups below. Good luck out there folks!
Jameis Winston - $7,800
Winston has a Camry pricetag with a Mercedes upside this week. Teams are passing and scoring at will on the hapless Saints defense, and Drew Brees is doing his part to keep these games competitive. Winston has been asked to do less these past few weeks, but I think he'll be the center of the offense this week in a great passing matchup.
Thomas Rawls - $7,400
Rawls potential workload against Baltimore is too good to pass on this week. Seattle has been humming on both sides of the ball, and I just don't see how the Ravens avoid a heavy dose of Rawls in a blowout.
Giovani Bernard - $5,700
Bernard has put up a few quiet weeks in a row, but this week, I think we're going to see a high-flying attack from both the Bengals and the Steelers. I do hesitate a little with this pick since the AFC North matchups can be real meat grinders, but I need to save a buck or two Gio has more than enough potential to return four or five times value here.
Danny Amendola - $7,000
The Texans defense doesn't have anyone that can hang with Amendola on defense, and the Texans have enough on offense to put some pressure on Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. Rob Gronkowski's status is still up in the air, but even if Gronk is a go, Amendola could see north of a dozen targets this week. We've got a nice Sunday Night Football matchup this week, hoping it turns in to shootout.
Dez Bryant - $7,400
The Cowboys are, amazingly, not out of the playoff hunt in the NFC East. Bryant had a mediocre game last week in the Monday Night matchup against Washington, and I doubt he's forgotten losing to the Packers last year in the playoffs. I don't understand why the Cowboys so consistently fail to target Dez. I'm betting that Dez has been making noise all week, as he should be, making sure Cassel looks his way early and often in this matchup against Green Bay. Getting someone as good as Dez for $7,400 is just too tempting.
Odell Beckham Jr. - $9,300
Odell is the only thing working for the Giants at the moment. Beckham Jr. has just about lived up to the pre-season hype, unbelievable considering how much hype there was. Even when Eli is playing poorly, Odell manages to get his. When Eli is on his game, ODB can win you a week. And, of course, it's always fun to have piece of the Monday night game.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - $5,500
I'm hoping last week that the Tampa Bay coaches saw enough to feel comfortable giving ASJ a full workload this week against the Saints. Jameis loves throwing to the tight and, and Seferian-Jenkins posted a great game in Week 1.
Travis Coons - $4,500
Defense - Seattle Seahawks - $5,300
I had to go back and do some re-arranging to get the Hawks in the lineup this week. Against Baltimore, things could get out of hand quickly, and there is no quit, or dropping back in to prevent with this unit. Seattle has put it together on both sides of the ball as they get themselves in to position to claim a wildcard berth.