Each week I will be releasing my favorite FanDuel plays for the weekend. These plays are decided by market prices and match ups. When I believe someone is a bargain that owners can benefit off of, this is the space that I’ll let my secrets out.
Let’s not waste anymore time, there’s money to be made.
Aaron Rodgers vs. PHI – $10,100
Don’t bother looking for cheap quarterbacks; this is a week to pay up for reliability. Rodgers is just the third most expensive quarterback but he’s the premier play this week. Not only is Rodgers red-hot, but the Eagles defense struggles against the pass.
Le’Veon Bell at TEN – $8,600
Despite being the sixth most expensive running back, Bell offers owners true RB1 upside. The Steelers have passed for a league-high 88.9% of their offensive touchdowns so it appears that they’re due for regression. Considering the Titans have allowed 353 rushing yards and four touchdowns to opposing running backs over their last two games, I expect the regression to take place this week.
C.J. Anderson at STL – $6,500
At $6,500, C.J. Anderson makes for a solid value. He’s proven himself when given the opportunity by averaging 5.7 yards per carry and could potentially be the Broncos best running back. With Montee Ball being eased in, Anderson will likely see 15+ touches and should see clock-killing work.
Jordy Nelson vs. PHI – $8,900
There may not be a more reliable or explosive receiver than Jordy Nelson with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. The two combine to make the most efficient connection in football. The Eagles secondary has struggled to guard outside receivers all season. They’re allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Kelvin Benjamin vs. ATL – $6,600
Despite his inconsistency, Kelvin Benjamin is the Panthers only explosive weapon in the passing game. The Panthers know that so he continues to see reliable volume. The volume paid dividends last week when Benjamin found the end zone twice. Benjamin has another solid matchup against the Falcons secondary.
Davante Adams vs. PHI – $5,200
With the Packers attacking the Bears with tight ends, Adams didn’t perform last week. The Bears are the worst team in the NFL at defending tight ends so it was a game specific adjustment. This week, the Packers face an Eagles defense that struggles to defend outside receivers. As you can see, I believe this will be a Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson week while Randall Cobb will see a heavy dose of Brandon Boykin.
Jordan Reed vs. TB – $5,200
It’s always nice to have Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham in your lineup but with studs like Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, and Le’Veon Bell – we don’t have the salary cap to include them. Jordan Reed is a nice play against Lovie Smith’s Cover 2 defense. The Redskins will put up a lot of points this week and Robert Griffin III has shown a willingness to trust Reed in the past. He’s a solid value at just $5,200.