Time to reveal one of my GPP lineups I am using on Sunday. This is the last week for regular season DFS, but we have a full slate of games to do it with. So many great options this week, yet so few spots to fill them with. This week I went with something a little different then my lineups of the past. I went with value picks at RB's, and you will see how the rest of the lineup turned out. Now let's get to those picks.
Eli Manning $7,500:
With a coach who may be playing for his job here, look for Manning to try and carry them to a victory. The Eagles are allowing the third most points to opposing QB's this year, and they just allowed Kirk Cousins to put up 32.2 points against them. Eli will have Beckham Jr. back for this game, which is huge for his value as we saw on Sunday night. Before that game, Eli was averaging 22.75 FanDuel points a game.This game has the highest implied total out of all of the games on Sunday at 51, and I think that Manning will be a big reason why that number will still be considered low after the game.
Jeremy Langford $4,900:
I am assuming Forte is going to be ruled out for this game, but even if he isn't, I am still probably rolling with Langford. His salary is just too good to pass up, especially if he is the starter for this game. His versatility out of the backfield will yield him at least 20 touches, with a great chance of scoring big points. The Lions defense has been about middle of the road defending the run this year. This means the skills of Langford will be able to shine against them. Even if Forte is playing, we have seen Langford get around 15 touches a game when both guys are healthy. All it takes are a couple of big plays for him to blow up in this game.
Tre Mason $4,600:
Todd Gurley is considered doubtful for the game on Sunday, leaving Tre Mason as the starter for the Rams. Currently the Rams are struggling to throw the football, so they will have to rely on Tre Mason to move the football for them. There are two big reasons why I am picking Mason this week. The first is the matchup. He is facing a 49ers defense that has allowed the most rushing TD's, 17 of them, to opposing RB's this year. Not only that, but they have also allowed RB's to catch just over 6 passes a game. The other reason I am making this pick is the salary. I really wanted to try going cheap at RB this week and seeing what would happen. As luck would have it, I found two great values who should be seeing 20+ touches this week. And just wait and see what I did at receiver because of it.
Julio Jones $9,300:
You don't need me to tell you how good Julio Jones is, but his matchup I will talk about. Jones will benefit from facing the terrible Saints defense. This is a team that has been getting burned by offenses all year long, and that was no more evident then last week where the Jaguars scored at will against them. He is the most expensive receiver on this slate, but that doesn't matter as he will have one of his vintage 150 yards or more with 2 TD's here.
Antonio Brown $9,100:
The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing for a playoff spot, needing a win to have a chance of making it. The Browns have been out of it for weeks, and have nothing to play for, except for a better pick in the 2016 draft. Antonio Brown and the Steelers did look bad last week, but I think a full bounceback is in order here. Remember Brown is a guy who has scored over 32 points in 4 of his last 7 games, including one of those games coming against the Browns. Last time they played he had 10 receptions for 139 yards and 2 TD's. A repeat performance of that is what I am banking on here.
Odell Beckham Jr. $8,900:
After having to sit out last Sunday night's game, Beckham Jr. can make his return. This couldn't be a better game for him to come back to. The Giants are facing the Eagles, a team that is allowing the most points to opposing receivers this year. In his last seven games he has averaged 23.7 FanDuel points a game. I think a baseline for Beckham in this game is around 7 receptions for 120 yards and at least 1 TD. The upside is something like 175 yards and 2 TD's, and I am not counting that out as happening here.
Zach Ertz $5,700:
I think we are finally starting to witness the breakout of Zach Ertz. Over the last three games Ertz has 26 receptions for 298 yards and 1 TD. I expect that kind of production to continue this week facing the Giants, a team that is allowing the second most points to opposing TE's this year. A line of 80 yards and a TD should be in the bag for Ertz here.
Cairo Santos $4,800:
Had some money left over in the end so splurged a little bit on my kicker pick here. The only thought that went into this pick was the fact that the Raiders have allowed the most field goals out of any team this year. So I figured why not take a chance on Santos kicking 4 field goals in this game.
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense $4,900:
With Johnny Manziel already ruled out, Austin Davis will step in as the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns in week 17. With the Browns having zero incentive to win, and the Steelers playing for a playoff spot, this is a perfect defense to take. Austin Davis is a below average QB, and that won't all of a sudden change. I expect some sacks and a few turnovers here, and would be shocked if the Browns score more than 14 points.
There you have it, my last regular season GPP lineup for you guys. Hopefully this one finishes with some big cash and helps you guys out.