Welcome to week 7 of our FanDuel cash game advice. This week is the opposite from last week. We now have cheap Running Back options that are viable for cash games. The pricing can’t adjust midweek with injuries that have occured, and backups that are being thrust into a big starting role.. With going for cheaper at RB, we will be able to be spend more money at other positions. This should help increase the stability to our lineup, giving us the high floor we all desire out of our cash game lineups. This should be a week where we can win big running out cash game lineups.
I will give you a few options at positions, and then at the end say who I am going with for my main cash game lineup. Now let us jump into the picks. Players are listed by position, and then ordered by the ones I like most.
Tom Brady ($9,100) - The top QB play this week is not a cheap starter like it has been in the past. Usually this was the spot for Brian Hoyer, but with him playing on Thursday (and getting hurt nonetheless) we can’t recommend him. Insert a high priced Tom Brady to take his spot. Since returning, Brady has posted an average of 28.44, with a low of just 27.24 FanDuel points. This week the Steelers defense will be the next team that will realize they just don’t stand a chance against him.
Phillip Rivers ($7,800) - If you can’t manage to fit Tom Brady into your lineup, Rivers is a cheaper alternative. The only two teams that haven’t managed to throw the ball all over the Falcons defense are the Broncos and Seahawks. The Broncos were starting Paxton Lynch in that game, and the Seahawks had Russell Wilson look like he wasn’t 100% healthy. Rivers is coming off of a rough game, but that was against a league best defense in the Denver Broncos. Expect a bounceback performance here.
DeMarco Murray ($8,700) - The clear top play at Running Back this week. We just saw Lamar Miller torch the Colts defense on Sunday night, and he hasn’t been the only one. With the exception of one week against the Chargers, the Colts have allowed over 100 rushing yards to opposing Running Back’s. Murray has been consistent all year, and in a good matchup, there is no reason he can’t keep that going.
Jacquizz Rodgers ($5,600) - Here is where we can take advantage of an injury to the starter. Both Doug Martin and Charles Sims are out, leaving Jacquizz Rodgers to start for a second consecutive game. In his first start we saw Rodgers touch the ball a whopping 35 times. Even if he can just get 20-25 touches in this game against a weak 49ers defense he should easily surpass what he needs to return value.
Mike Gillislee ($5,300) - Another back we can use at a cheap price because of an injury to the starter. Granted LeSean McCoy did return to practice in limited fashion on Friday, I still doubt he will actually go. Monitor this situation though, as he is not a play if McCoy is going to be suited up for the game. If McCoy is out, Gillislee is a top play at this price because of the terrible Dolphins run defense, and Gillislee’s skills as a runner who can blow past defenders.
A.J. Green ($8,500) - With not being able to trust Antonio Brown this week with Landry Jones, Green becomes my play as the stud receiver you want in cash games. While Green has been hit or miss this season, this week should easily be one of those hits. Going up against a weak Brown defense will allow Dalton to look early and often towards Green.
Mike Evans ($8,000) - With the exception of the game against Denver, Evans has scored a TD in every game. During those games he has averaged just over 19 points, with his low being 16. With his low already good enough to make value, this play is just too good to pass on. We have seen how bad the 49ers defense is this season, which will lead to another game where Evans will post close to 20 points.
Amari Cooper ($7,900) - It is about time Derek Carr started to give Cooper the amount of looks he deserves. Over the last two games Cooper has been targeted 25 times. Over those two games he has gone for over 125 yards in each of them. While the Jaguars did hold the Bears receivers from scoring last week, they didn’t do a good job of keeping Meredith and Jeffery from racking up the yards. Expect Cooper to rack up yards and do what the Bears couldn’t and score a TD.
Pierre Garcon ($6,100) - With Jordan Reed out last week, Garcon was targeted 11 times. He turned those 11 targets into 6 receptions for 77 yards. That was against a very good Eagles secondary. This week we will be seeing Garcon go up against a Lions secondary that has been letting people do whatever they want. With Reed out again Garcon should make the most of his opportunity going for at least 7 receptions and 100 yards, with a good chance of a TD.
Rob Gronkowski ($8,500) - Much like Brown in the past, Gronk is a guy who if you have the space, he should automatically be placed in your lineup. He has the highest floor, and the highest ceiling out of all of the players at his position. This week against a reeling Steelers team I fully expect Gronk to go for over 90 yards and score at least once.
Hunter Henry ($5,800) - Even with the return of Antonio Gates last week, Henry still lined up on the field 13 more times than Gates. When on the field, Henry is being sent out on routes. This week against a very weak Falcons defense I see no reason Henry can’t keep up the production he has shown over the last few weeks.
Will Lutz ($4,500) - He is minimum priced on an offense that doesn’t find the endzone as much on the road. He should have no trouble making a few field goals in this one.
New England Patriots ($4,400) - Landry Jones in the one game last year he threw the ball more than 20 times he threw 2 INT’s. I suspect the Patriots to score a lot, forcing Jones to throw the ball, allowing more opportunities for the Patriots to force some turnovers.
My Cash Lineup:
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Jacquizz Rodgers
RB: Mike Gillislee
WR: A.J. Green
WR: Mike Evans
WR: Pierre Garcon
TE: Rob Gronkowski
Kicker: Will Lutz
D/ST: New England Patriots