FanDuel: New Players Only Week 13 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the Week 13 New Players Only Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- Top HALF of teams win $6
- Bottom HALF gets full $3 refund
- Immediate cash payouts
- Salary cap format - pick who you want
You know the drill by now. We have been doing this for over half of the season so far, and will keep it the same going forward. This intro won't be long, that way you can get straight into my picks for the week. So why wait any longer and let's get right to the picks.
Cam Newton ($9,000) - The only QB I am playing this week in cash games. I have probably written this every week, but it is true every single week. The Saints have the worst defense in the NFL. They have allowed opposing QB's to score over 23 points a game. That is a number over 4 points larger then the next team. Cam Newton has been the second best QB this year, doing it not only with his legs, but his arm as well. It doesn't matter how Newton does it this week, just know that he will total at least 3 TD's this week, and at that point it doesn't matter if he throws all of those or not.
Ben Roethlisberger ($8,100) - I don't have much to say about Roethlisberger here. I am going to be playing Newton in all of my cash game lineups, but figured I would supply a slightly lower cost option for you. The Steelers offense has been Roethlisberger running a quick offense with big plays happening all around. That won't change this week against the mediocre Colts defense. He has gone for 3 straight weeks of over 22 FanDuel points. While I think that may be a bit ambitious to expect, I think something of at least 18 points should happen on Sunday night.
Javorius Allen ($6,800) - Recommended him last week, and will do the same thing again here. He saw 16 touches last week, and I think that is the low end for what to expect in week 13. Allen and the Ravens are facing the Dolphins, a team that is giving up the 3rd most points to opposing RB's. Allen played well last week in a great matchup so why shouldn't we expect him to do well again? Something around 100 total yards and a TD are what I am expecting out of him this week.
Jonathan Stewart ($7,200) - Did I mention how bad the Saints defense is? With Stewart receiving over 20 carries each of the past 7 weeks, there is no reason for him to do poorly here. Stewart will easily top 100 yards in this game, and should get in the endzone at least once in the process. Yes I am picking a QB and RB from the same team in a cash game, but you know what, That is how bad the Saints defense is.
David Johnson ($5,900) - A lower cost option for you if you need some cap relief. With both Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington out for week 13, David Johnson steps up into the lead back role for the Cardinals. Bruce Arians said that David Johnson could get up to 25 touches this week. While I am not expecting that to actually happen, I think something around 16-20 is reasonable. I don't think Johnson will play outstanding in this game, but the volume of touches will allow him to return value this week. All that he needs to do is rush for around 70 yards, get another 4 receptions for 30 yards and he brings back value for you.
Danny Amendola ($6,700) - Not much to say here. With the lack of depth the Patriots have currently, Amendola is going to be the one consistent option on Sunday. The Eagles secondary is dreadful, and has allowed the most points to opposing WR's this year. Don't overthink this pick. Amendola is the top cash game option this week. Unless word before noon on Sunday takes a turn for the worse, it sounds as if Amendola will play.
Jarvis Landry ($7,400) - The Ravens secondary has been getting torched all year. Landry has been targeted over 11 times a game over the last five weeks. Rishard Matthews had been taking some of those targets away previously, but won't be suiting up for this one. While I do love me some DeVante Parker, he is more of a big play guy, meaning he won't cut into Landry's work. Landry should be seeing additional work in this game with Lamar Miller struggling as of late. In this great matchup where Landry should see around 8 receptions at least, he will easily bring back value. Expect a line around 8 receptions, 100 yards and a strong chance for a TD.
Alshon Jeffery ($7,700) - Alshon Jeffery has been great when fully healthy. Last week I was unsure if he was going to be after he looked hobbled in the Rams game two weeks ago. On Thanksgiving though, Jeffery showed that he is back to being the only option for Jay Cutler. This week the Bears are facing the 49ers, a team that has been consistently bad at defense this year. Even with Matt Forte returning last week, Jeffery still saw 11 targets. Everyone knows that Jeffery is the only threat out of the receivers on the Bears, but teams still can't seem to slow him down. The big game hasn't quite happened yet, but the consistency he has been showing is what makes him a great play this week for cash games.
T.Y. Hilton ($7,300) - While I don't fully trust what Hasselbeck did last week, he did prove he still keep Hilton's value high each week. Hasselbeck in all of his starts has been looking for Hilton more then any other player on the Colts. If one receiver is only going to be a great option each week, it will be Hilton. The Colts are facing the Steelers, a team who just allowed Russell Wilson to throw 5 TD's to his receivers. The Steelers offense has been playing so up tempo, that opposing offenses have been getting more possessions, which results in more chances for Colts players to pad their stats. I think 100 yards and a TD are in the cards here, with him doing so with around 7 receptions.
Eric Decker ($7,200) - How much longer can Eric Decker go under the radar. Each week he gives you exactly what you are expecting. The floor is extremely high for him. While the ceiling is lower compared to other receivers, it doesn't matter. You know with Decker that in each week he will get you at least 12 points. This week the Jets are facing the Giants, who has a secondary that has been suspect all season long. Most of the attention will be going to Marshall, leaving Decker to do his thing with Fitzpatrick. A TD is almost assured here, and I think he will add in 80 yards to go along with it.
Greg Olsen ($6,600) - Over the last five weeks Greg Olsen has averaged 13.18 points per game. The Saints are allowing the most points to opposing TE's, and have been atrocious on defense. Greg Olsen started out the year shaky, but this five game stretch he has been on has been consistent. Cam Newton will play great, meaning someone will benefit. That player will end up being Greg Olsen this week.
Delanie Walker ($6,000) - When the Titans faced the Jaguars two weeks ago, Walker went for 8 receptions and 109 yards. With Mariota coming into his own as an NFL QB, he has been relying upon Walker more and more lately. Walker is the kind of guy where a TD isn't what you are expecting out of him to get his points. What you are looking for is the volume of targets he will see, which will culminate in plenty of receptions and receiving yards. A TD isn't needed for him to reach value, but it would be appreciated.
Also consider Scott Chandler $5,300. Gronk is out for this week, meaning Chandler will be the main TE target for Brady. Amendola is coming back, so work in the middle of the field will be limited for him, but a TD is likely for Chandler in this game.
Chris Boswell ($4,500) - The minimum priced kicker of the week for me. He has had three consecutive weeks now of double digit points. This Steelers offense has been potent with Roethlisberger, so you know they will be in position to score often. Boswell has made 3 field goals in each of the last three games, showing how that offense moves the ball well, and that is on top of the TD's they have been scoring.
Cincinnati Bengals ($5,100) - Austin Davis is the starting QB for the Browns. Do I need to say more? Okay I will say a little bit on this. Austin Davis is a below average QB, meaning this tough defense will cause him to make mistakes. Last week the Bengals defense scored 17 points on FanDuel against Nick Foles and the Rams. I think Austin Davis is a worse QB than Nick Foles, giving prime opportunity for the Bengals to post a similar score again.
My Cash Lineup:
QB: Cam Newton
RB: Jonathan Stewart
RB: Javorius Allen
WR: Danny Amendola
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: T.Y. Hilton
TE: Delanie Walker
Kicker: Chris Boswell
Defense: Cincinnati Bengals