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FanDuel DFS Football Tournament Plays for Week 13

Armando Marsal goes over some tournament plays to consider in Week 13.

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FanDuel/SB Nation Fantasy Football League: Week 13


Stud: Ben Roethlisberger $8,100 vs. IND

Roethlisberger suffered a concussion in Week 12, but is expected to start against the Colts this week after getting cleared by the NFL’s concussion protocol. He has topped 22 Fantasy points in three consecutive games and has thrown for over 330 yards in each of those games and has six touchdowns in that span. Last season, he absolutely torched the Colts as he threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns against them. The Colts are allowing 282.9 passing yards per game and have surrendered 20 passing touchdowns. Big Ben topped 350 yards in the last two games against them. This game has one of the highest overs of the week at 49 points and the Steelers have an implied point total of 28.25 points.

Other Studs: Tom Brady $9,400, Cam Newton $9,000, and Carson Palmer $7,900

Value: Ryan Fitzpatrick $7,500 at NYG

Fitzpatrick is coming off of his best game of the season. He threw 277 yards and four touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. This week he faces the Giants who are surrendering 315.1 passing yards per game and have allowed 20 passing touchdowns. Fitzpatrick averages 17.9 fantasy points per game, but has topped 20 fantasy points in three of his last seven games. He has thrown two or more touchdowns in all but three games this season. He’s been steady and consistent for most of the year and has a great matchup this week. He was owned just 3.7 percent in Thursday night’s $1 Mini Dive.

Other Values: Ryan Tannehill $7,300 and Jay Cutler $7,000

Running Backs

Stud: Adrian Peterson $9,100 vs. SEA

Yes I’m aware that Peterson plays against the Seahawks and he’s the most expensive back, but this is a great spot to pay up to be contrarian. He was owned in just nine percent of Thursday night’s $1 Mini Dive and was the fifth highest owned back. Peterson has scored a touchdown in four consecutive games and has five touchdowns in that span. He has also topped 100 rushing yards in four of his last five games. He has 20 or more carries in four of the last five games. The Seahawks have actually surrendered a rushing touchdown in two of the last three games and have not been that defensive juggernaut they were in years past. Peterson is an elite back that offers tons of upside and a high floor and is always in play.

Other Studs: Devonta Freeman $9,000

Value: Javorius Allen $6,800 at MIA

Allen played in 61 percent of the Ravens’ offensive snaps in Week 12 and has become the team’s workhorse. He’s totaled over 80 yards in each of the last two games and has 14 or more fantasy points in each of those game. He’s also been targeted 11 times the last two games. He has a favorable matchup against one of the worst run defenses in the league. Opposing running backs are averaging 120.4 rushing yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry against the Dolphins, while scoring 12 touchdowns. The Dolphins also give up over four receptions per game. Running backs have scored over 15 Fantasy points in all but two games against them this season. Allen was owned just 6.5 percent in Thursday night’s $1 Mini Dive.

Other values: DeAngelo Williams $7,200

Wide Receivers

Stud: Odell Beckham Jr. $9,400 vs. NYJ

It appears Beckham is back to making a highlight play every week now. He has eclipsed 100 receiving yards in four straight games and has scored five touchdowns in that span. He has eight or more receptions in three of those games and has scored fifteen or more fantasy points in four straight, including two 24+ fantasy point games. Beckham averages 11.1 targets per game, but has been targeted 47 times in the last three games. The Jets will be without Darrell Revis this weekend and have shown vulnerability against the pass without him on the field. This game has a 46 point over/under and the Giants have an implied point total of 22 points.

Other Studs: Julio Jones $9,200, Antonio Brown $9,000, DeAndre Hopkins $8,900, and Brandon Marshall $8,100

Value: Alshon Jeffery $7,700 vs. SF

The Niners are surrendering 191.9 receiving yards and 13.5 receptions per game, while allowing 11 touchdowns. Jeffery has 11 or more targets in five of his six games played. He has caught five or more passes and has scored double-digit fantasy points in each of those five games. Plus he has eclipsed 100 receiving yards twice and has scored two touchdowns. Jeffery has topped 20 fantasy points in three of his last five games. He was the highest owned receiver of Thursday night’s $1 Mini Dive, but at the end of the day chalk is needed to win tournaments.

Other Values: Eric Decker $7,200, Martavis Bryant $6,900, Danny Amendola $6,700, Michael Crabtree $6,600, and Davante Parker $5,200

Tight Ends

Stud: Delanie Walker $6,000 vs. JAC

Walker has been fairly consistent all season, but appears to be allergic to the end zone. That being said, he has caught six or more passes in six of the last seven games. He averages over seven targets per game. The Jags are allowing 71.3 receiving yards and 5.4 receptions per game to opposing tight ends, while surrendering six touchdowns. In Week 11, Walker played against the Jags and caught eight passes for 109 yards, which was good for 14.9 Fantasy points. Walker was the third highest owned tight end in Thursday night’s mini dive at 11.1 percent.

Other studs: Greg Olsen $6,600, Travis Kelce $6,200, and Gary Barnidge $6,100

Value: Julius Thomas $5,800 at TEN

Thomas has scored a touchdown in two consecutive games now and has 14 catches in that span. With Allen Hurns ruled out of this week’s game, that leaves 7.4 targets up for grabs. Thomas is averaging 7.3 targets per game which is the second most on a per game bases amongst tight ends. He has eight or more targets in three of his last four games. He faced off against the Titans in Week 11 and grabbed five catches for 28 yards and a touchdown. The Titans are surrendering 55.8 yards and 5.2 receptions per game to opposing tight ends, while allowing eight touchdowns. Thomas was owned just 6.9 percent in Thursday night’s $1 Mini Dive.

Other values: Scott Chandler $5,300