Does anyone feel like all these football games are getting in the way of the commercials I tuned in to watch? How am I supposed to know what kind of truck to buy if I’m forced to watch Antonio Brown catch touchdowns all day?
And now, something completely different!
There are some great tournament value plays on FanDuel this weekend. Check out a few of my favorites for Week 7.
QB: Colin Kaepernick $6,500 – Tampa Bay (-1) @ San Francisco, +/ 46
Kap didn’t return to his 2012 NFC Champions season form, but he was serviceable in his debut under Chip Kelly. Against the Buffalo Bills, the league’s 5th stingiest scoring defense, Colin threw for 187 yards and a touchdown, chipping in 66 yards rushing. Kaepernick owners garnered a respectable 18.1 FanDuel points for that performance. Tampa Bay, San Fran’s opponent this week, is the league’s 6th most generous defense for points per game. I expect Kaepernick to improve in his second start against a much softer defense. With the volume that we’ve come to expect from Chip Kelly, this is going to be a great week to get Kap on your roster.
RB: Mike Gillislee $5,300 – Buffalo (-3) @ Miami, +/- 44
Bills lead back LeSean McCoy hasn’t been able to practice all week with a hamstring strain, opening the door for Gillislee to step in and dominate Buffalo’s league leading 166.5 yards per game rushing attack. Granted, McCoy is the biggest reason that the Bills have looked good in the ground game, but in limited action this season, Gillislee has shown he’s more than just a capable backup. Such a low price tag with a clear path to rushing volume will bring high ownership percentages, but taking the savings on Gillislee is a smart play this week.
WR: Mike Wallace $6,900 – Baltimore @ New York Jets (-2), +/- 41
The Jets are giving up a league worst 28.4 FanDuel points per game to wide outs. With fellow Raven receiver Steve Smith sidelined by the injury bug, Wallace will feast on a secondary regularly getting posterized on deep routes this season.
TE: Hunter Henry $5,800 – San Diego @ Atlanta (-6.5), +/- 54
The fellas in the desert think there will be plenty of points when these two teams clash, and I agree. Aside from the sheer volume of scores expected, the Falcons have been terrible against the tight end so far this year, giving up 73 yards per game and 5 touchdowns in 6 games so far this year. Don’t be afraid that Antonio Gates is expected to play. We’re seeing the Chargers transition away from Gates even when he is healthy. Henry has already surpassed the low expectations we have for rookie tight ends, look for him to hand in another solid performance against the Falcons this weekend.
DST: Bills – Buffalo (-3) @ Miami, +/- 44
I don’t believe that Miami has found and fixed what made them look like one of the worst teams in the league. They popped a Steelers team with a long history of playing down to their competition, but the Dolphins will really be tested when the Bills come to town. Buffalo has 20 sacks (2nd most) and 12 takeaways (tied for 2nd most with 3 teams). For a quarterback that has trouble holding on to the ball, and an offensive line that would be better served draining your pasta… Tannehill better make sure he’s all paid up on his insurance.
Kicker: Josh Lambo - San Diego @ Atlanta (-6.5), +/- 54
Lambo gives me the cheaper side of the kicking game in the week’s highest over/under matchup. So far Lambo has been solid, and kicking in doors is the only thing better than kicking in San Diego.