If it was not clear last week the goals of these posts are to give you a pick or two in your FanDuel lineups that allow you to put together a great team. I dont need to tell you to try to start Tom Brady, Adrain Peterson or Andre Johnson, but in order to fit their large salaries into your line ups, you’ll need a pick or two at a cheaper price to use.
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Kevin Kolb @ SEA – $7700 – I’ll be honest, I’m still a bit of a Kolb doubter but the match up is just too good. Seattle ranks 29th in passing D and Beanie Wells was dinged up in practice on Thursday so the door is open for Kolb. (Others to consider: Cam Newton vs JAC – $8000, Matthew Stafford @ MIN – $8400, Phillip Rivers vs KC – $8900)
Mark Ingram vs HOU – $5600 – Everyone has been just waiting for this kid to break out and we might finally have the game for him to do it. His first two games were vs GB and CHI. Where he saw 13 and 14 carries vs the 11th and 12th ranked rushing defenses respectively. Houston’s passing defense has been fairly solid (7th) but their rushing D is ranked 24th and gave up over 100yds on 18 attempts to another rookie RB last week, Daniel Thomas.
Ben Tate @ NO – $6400 – We all know the story by now, Arian Foster has a lingering hamstring issue left over from the preseason. Foster gave it a go last week but it seems that go was too soon. Tate has looked great so far and has received the lion’s share of carries with 23+ touches in his two games. New Orleans is ranked 25th versus the run. All signs point to this game being a high scoring game with two high power offenses, look for Tate to have a big day. (Others to consider: Daniel Thomas @ CLE – $6100, Mike Tolbert – $6600, Rashard Mendenhall – $7500)
Nate Burleson @ MIN – $6200 – He’s back again for a 2nd week in a row. I really wanted to avoid it but I poured over the WR prices and match ups and it is a tough week for value WRs. I guess that shows you how much the NFL has become a passing league with so many top WRs producing every week. Sooner or later defensive coordinators are going to possibly TRIPLE team Calvin Johnson as he’s not going to keep scoring two TDs every week and Nate Burleson will get in the endzone.
Nate Washington vs DEN – $5900 – Yes, I’m as surprised as you are while I’m writing this but there is another guy that lines up on the other side of the field from Kenny Britt, that’s Nate Washington. Washington is 18th overall in targets with 13 catches and 83yrds/game this year. Just like the Nate above with a star-WR on the other side and with TEN struggling ground game in Chris Johnson, Nate Washington is poised to have a good game vs DEN the 24th passing D. (Others to consider: DeSean Jackson vs NYG – $7100, Mike Wallace @ IND – $7800)
Fred Davis @ DAL – $6100 – This might be the last week we see Fred Davis below $6500. He has 11 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown in two games. DAL ranks 15th vs TEs and what is likely going to be the year of the TE in the NFL. (Others to consider: Dustin Keller @ OAK – $6200, Evan Moore vs MIA- $5100, Jermaine Gresham vs SF – $5100, Tony Scheffler @ MIN – $5100)
I really shouldn’t have to tell you to not spend to much on a kicker but FanDuel has some really ridiculous kicker values so some quick picks: Nick Novak vs KC – $5100, Dan Bailey vs WAS – $5200, Phil Dawson vs MIA – $5200.
Most of the defenses are priced the same but at $5000, the Charges D vs a hapless KC, is my choice for most of my teams this week.