Four games in two days, and plenty of nice matchups on FanDuel this week. I'll go through one of my favorite GPP lineups, and call out why I made the selection.
Bryan Hoyer $6,900
Hoyer is the first man up in my Texans stack this week. With this lineup, I am counting on the Texans to rout a Kansas City team that embarrassed the Texans week 1. KC's winning streak is impressive, 10 in a row in the NFL is no joke. But it has been a few weeks since KC has a faced competition like the Texans can offer. By taking Hoyer as a highly discounted option at Quarterback, I'm able to get a lot of talent in to this roster's pass catcher corps.
Eddie Lacy $6,000
With news that Marshawn Lynch is out, I'm going bargain hunting at running back. This slate, as great as it is, is a little short on great running back plays. I'm throwing darts with both of my picks at RB, hoping that guys that have been up and down will be up for me this weekend. Lacy started the year as a no-brainer top 5 re-draft pick. He's played himself in to a time share with James Starks and lost touches to John Kuhn. With this pick, I'm hoping Lacy impresses again late in the year again.
Alfred Blue $5,700
Blue is another guy that has had some good games, and disappeared in few matchups. When the Texans are able to build a lead, they lean on Blue to rush and shorten the game. Keeping with the theme of the Texans winning big over the Chiefs, I'm crossing my fingers that Blue will manage 20-25 touches and sneak in to the end zone for me.
Antonio Brown $9,500
Brown is coming off of another amazing regular season, and his price clearly reflects his elite play. The Steelers are going to have to throw to keep pace with a Bengals team has plenty of talent on offense and Brown could end up posting another hall of fame performance in a primetime Saturday night matchup.
DeAndre Hopkins $$8,800
Hopkins is another high-price option that has had an amazing year. I've discussed the matchup already, and no one can hang with Nuke.
Randall Cobb $ 6,500
Cobb is a question mark here, but I'm betting on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers showing up when the face Washington. Washington's secondary is putrid, and Rodgers has to throw it to someone. Cobb is the cheapest option that could have a monster game, so I'll plug him in and hope.
Jordan Reed $7,400
Reed has been on a blistering pace to close out 2015 and he is a must play this weekend. Kirk Cousins loves to throw to Reed, and Reed has proven that when healthy he belongs in the elite Tight End discussion. Washington should be able to score against the Packers, and Reed will be the first option in the red-zone.
Houston Texans $4,600
JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus are on a tear as of late, and I'm hoping they make things very uncomfortable on Alex Smith. We're counting on sacks and low scoring here since Alex Smith doesn't make a ton of mistakes, but betting on the Texans to get to the quarterback has been a safe bet so far this year.
Dustin Hopkins $4,600
I'll put my chip on the Washington kicker to knock in a few 3-pointers against a poor Packers defense.