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.
Tom Brady at IND – $9000
This is a week that I am happy to pay up for the best. While Aaron Rodgers is more expensive, I prefer Brady’s weapons and matchup. The Colts are yet to face one of the league’s top quarterbacks; Brady will expose them.
Eddie Lacy vs. SD – $7300
No team has been more favorable for opposing running backs than the Chargers. After a slow start, this is shaping up for a huge week for Lacy. While Lacy is fully healthy, the Packer receiving core is a bit banged up. The Chargers have given up at least 100 rushing yards to running backs in four straight weeks.
Dion Lewis at IND – $7200
Lewis has been phenomenal and is still just the 12th most expensive running back. He is clearly the Patriots’ preferred running back and has a high floor because of his receptions. Lewis won’t have a price tag this low for long.
DeAndre Hopkins at JAC – $8500
Hopkins has been downright wonderful for fantasy owners. He’s 2nd in fantasy points out of WRs, behind just Julio Jones. Hopkins has seen at least 11 targets in every game this season. His targets provide an extremely high floor. With Arian Foster back, the defense has someone else to worry about – freeing up a little coverage for Hopkins.
Allen Robinson vs. HOU – $6700
Houston has hardly been imposing for opposing wide receivers, Robinson has all the talent necessary to have a big game. Seeing at least nine targets of his last four games, Robinson’s price still hasn’t caught up with his talent.
Jordan Matthews vs. NYG – $6600
While he’s been disappointing, I can’t stop going back to the well with Matthews. Matthews has sneaky blow up potential in what should be one of this week’s highest scoring games. Both of the Eagles and Giants play with good pace, which should increase the amount of plays in the game. Matthews is averaging nine targets per game.
Antonio Gates at GB – $5500
In the Monday night return from his suspension, Antonio Gates looked fresh. He was targeted frequently and still appears to be Rivers’ favorite target. Cheaply priced, Gates will be needed in Green Bay against the Packers. The Packers are heavily favored, meaning the Chargers are likely to have a nice amount of pass attempts playing from behind.
Robbie Gould at DET – $4500
Robbie Gould is a good kicker this week for several reasons: he’s reliable, he’s kicking in a dome, and the Bears offense will likely be back to full strength this weekend.
Cincinnati Bengals at BUF – $4700
With Tyrod Taylor banged up; the Bills will likely be forced to start E.J. Manuel. Manuel has been prone to mistakes and faces a good Bengals defense. The Bengals defense will likely be playing from ahead, meaning I expect Manuel to be forced to throw more frequently than the Bills’ coaching staff would like him to.