A couple million dollar contests beckon this week on FanDuel. Here is one of my favorite lineups for the Sunday slate.
QB: Jameis Winston - $7,500
I love Jameis to take a big step forward this year. His matchup against the Falcons is too good to pass up. His price is also just too good. Lets go Famous!
RB: Ryan Matthews - $6,100
The Eagles against the lowly Browns could wind up being a monster day for Mr. Matthews. I think Matthews will go relatively low owned, and so I want him in my lineup.
RB: Latavius Murray - $6,600
Murray against the worst defense in football a year ago, in one of the highest over/under games on the slate is too good to pass up. I expect Murray to be highly owned, but a little chalk is quite alright.
WR: Mike Evans - $7,900
I’m stacking Jameis and Evans here against the Falcons. The upside for a big receiver and a fearless quarterback in a showdown that should be high-scoring is just what I’m looking for.
WR: Allen Robinson - $8,500
Speaking of fearless qb’s throwing to big wide receivers, I expect the Packers to get out in front of the Jags early, forcing plenty of deep balls to Robinson.
WR: Randall Cobb - $7,200
Cobb may fly under the radar today coming off a down year by his standards. The Jaguars defense was one of the best teams to stack against last year, and I think Green Bay will want to get out to a hot start. Scores early and often in this game, and I want a piece of it.
TE: Travis Kelce - $6,400
I was thinking about putting Antonio Gates here to leave a bit of cash on the table (to help keep my lineup relatively unique). But, I just can’t shake what Kelce did in the opener last year. I’m Zeus we trust.
DST: Houston Texans – $4,900
I can’t quit the Texans D against the Bears this weekend. They are my highest owned defense, and I feel fine with that.
Kicker: Mason Crosby - $4,700
We’ll see points in bunches this week down in Jacksonville. The Packers will be moving the ball all day. If I can get a few red-zone stalls, Crosby will pay off for me.