Each week, I will be releasing my favorite FanDuel plays for the upcoming weekend. These plays are decided by market prices as well as match-ups. When I believe someone is a bargain that owners can benefit off of, this is the space that I’ll use to let my secrets out.
Let’s not waste anymore time, there’s money to be made.
Kirk Cousins at PHI – $6,800
Although many want a stable, consistent quarterback, I’m a risk-taker. At under $7,000, Cousins is near many backups in terms of prices. He has a matchup that will force him to score and, with DeSean Jackson tentatively expected to suit up, will net him plenty of opportunities against a bad defense. After last week, I feel confident he can execute Jay Gruden’s offense. Despite being cheap, Cousins is a classy option.
Ahmad Bradshaw at JAC – $5,200
While Knile Davis is a very solid option at $7,000, everyone already knows to play him. Another cheap, yet solid option is Ahmad Bradshaw. Coming off a two-touchdown performance, Bradshaw faces a Jacksonville defense that is allowing the 2nd most points to opposing running backs.
Khiry Robinson vs. MIN – $4,600
Currently sitting in-between Lance Dunbar and Ka’Deem Carey in price, it’s fair to say that Khiry Robinson is drastically undervalued. Robinson will be relied up heavily by the Saints with Mark Ingram out and will likely receive clock-killing carries in a game that the Saints are poised to win. Let’s not forget he’s an able pass-protector and receiver.
Bonus Running Back: Jeremy Hill vs. TEN – $4,900
I like the Jeremy Hill play more if wide receiver A.J. Green is inactive. While many believe Mohammad Sanu will benefit, I believe the Bengals will use their running backs to keep the opposing defense off balance. Hill could see a lot of touches in a game that the Bengals will likely be run-heavy.
Jordy Nelson at DET – $8,600
With the reliable receivers being expensive, this is the position where I like to spend my money. Whether it’s Calvin Johnson or Jordy Nelson, I would strongly advise owners to get involved in this likely high-scoring affair. Both are worth top-dollar this week.
Jeremy Maclin vs. WAS – $6,300
Jeremy Maclin strikes me as a very interesting daily play. There are concerns with him getting injured in yearlong formats, but that risk is mitigated in daily. Receiving more targets per game than DeSean Jackson last year, Jeremy Maclin will have blow up games if Nick Foles finds his accuracy. While Foles has been missing throws and not seeing the field well, I’m very encouraged by Maclin’s usage over the first two games.
Marques Colston vs. MIN – $5,600
After finishing last week’s game without a target, I think the Saints will look to involve Marques Colston. Between Odell Beckham Jr. and Allen Hurns, there aren’t comparable receivers at his price. If you want to be cheap at wide receiver, Colston is probably your best bet.
Jimmy Graham vs. MIN – $8,700
With all the unknowns at tight end, I prefer to choose a reliable, expensive option. Considering Julius Thomas is facing the Seahawks and the Patriots will dominate the Raiders with or without a big game from Gronk, Graham is the guy that you can start confidently. If you don’t want to pay the hefty price tag for Graham, I like Kyle Rudolph ($5,400) as a cheap option. The Vikings will likely be forced to pass after falling behind against the Saints. Rudolph is a good bet for a score.