With a game in London and 6 teams on bye, we’ll have fewer choices on the main slate this weekend. That doesn’t mean you can’t put together a great lineup, and make that boat money. Check out my favorite FanDuel GPP lineup.
Aaron Rodgers $8,800 – Green Bay @ Atlanta (-3), +/- 52.5
I don’t generally spend up on quarterback, but I had so much budget to spare I could spring for Rodgers. In a contest that the gentlemen in Las Vegas think will be the highest scoring, playing for a team that is down their first 3 rushers, I like Rodgers to have a big day.
Devontae Booker $5,600 – San Diego @ Denver (-4.5), +/- 43.5
I’m taking the value here with Booker at only $5,600. CJ Anderson is out, and Booker has shown good speed and burst in limited action so far this season. I’d be surprised if Booker’s ownership is less than 33% on the main slate.
Spencer Ware $7,400 – Kansas City (-2.5) @ Indianapolis, +/- 50
I’ve been a Jamaal Charles truther all season, but Ware is proving to still be the workhorse. Ware is putting up great numbers rushing and receiving, and that should continue against a porous Indy D.
Randall Cobb $6,800 - Green Bay @ Atlanta (-3), +/- 52.5
Pairing Cobb with Rodgers here to finish out my stack. Cobb looks to be rounding back in to form, and Atlanta has been 2nd worst in the league in passing defense.
Julio Jones $9,200 - Green Bay @ Atlanta (-3), +/- 52.5
Speaking of teams that can’t stop the pass, the Packers won’t be able to stop Julio and Matt Ryan on Sunday. This is definitely one of those ‘we might see 200’ type matchups for Jones.
Mike Evans $7,900 – Oakland @ Tampa Bay (PICK ‘EM), +/- 49.5
Speaking of speaking of teams that can’t stop the pass, the Oakland Raiders allow the most passing yards per game in the NFL. Mike Evans is always a threat to get you two touchdowns, and against a soft Raiders side, I like his chances to do just that.
Gary Barnidge $5,000 – New York Jets (-3) @ Cleveland, +/-43
Barnidge gives us some nice salary relief and high upside with Josh McCown returning to the lineup for Cleveland.
Mason Crosby $4,600 – Green Bay @ Atlanta (-3), +/- 52.5
Crosby is a solid play at nearly min-price. With the Packers playing the Falcons in what is expected to be the highest scoring affair on Sunday, I’ll take one more piece of this game.
San Diego Chargers $4,200 – San Diego @ Denver (-4.5), +/- 43.5
Even though I ended up with plenty of spare salary to pick up a higher priced defense, I don’t like the matchups. I’ll take a shot on the Chargers playing the Broncos tough in the 2nd leg of their seasonal double-header.