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.
Andy Dalton at PIT – $8100
So far this season only Tom Brady is averaging more fantasy points per game than Andy Dalton. With Big Ben coming back, the Bengals will likely be in a shootout in Pittsburgh. Dalton is a nice option as just the 6th most expensive quarterback.
Le’Veon Bell vs. CIN – $8900
In games like Bengals/Steelers (assuming Big Ben returns), we want to get as many players in our lineups as possible. Bell will see his usual receiving workload and should receive goal-line opportunities. Bell is my top play of any skill position player this week.
Justin Forsett vs. SD – $6900
No team has allowed more fantasy points to opposing running backs than the San Diego Chargers. Forsett has little competition for work and is consistently involved in the passing game. At just $6900, he’s a great option against a team that hasn’t been able to stop the run.
Mike Evans at ATL – $7800
With Vincent Jackson unlikely to suit up, Mike Evans is a top-notch play. It doesn’t look like Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be able to suit up either so Evans is shaping up as a real target monster. If the Falcons offense can get on track, Evans could be in line for garbage time production.
Larry Fitzgerald at CLE – $7700
With John Brown iffy, there will likely be more opportunities for Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Fitzgerald has shown a better rapport with Palmer up to this point. The Browns have been far from imposing to opposing wide receivers.
Jeremy Maclin vs. DET – $6800
Detroit has been a favorable matchup for opposing wide receiver: they helped Stefon Diggs produce nicely last week. With Maclin returning from a concussion, he’ll step into a role as the top-receiving weapon on a Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs offense. At just $6800, Maclin gives you a nice bang for your buck.
Ladarius Green at BAL – $5300
Ladarius Green has been extremely productive this season. The Ravens have struggled in every aspect of pass defense this season, including guarding tight ends. At just $5300, Green is a slam-dunk play as a cheap yet quality tight end.
Chris Boswell vs. CIN – $4500
At just $4500, Boswell is a minimum priced kicker. In what should be a very high scoring game, he’s a quality option.
San Francisco 49ers at STL – $4000
While I don’t love the 49ers defense, they are cheap enough to allow me to fit in many guys that I do love this week. The reason for optimism is the Rams have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Great lineup last week. My only suggestion for your posts is to ignore the 9:30 am games because most of the contests do not include those players as an option. Without Maclin as a choice what changes would you suggest Mike? Thanks again for the great articles!
Thank you for the kind words. Maclin is in a price range that there are not many others that I like. I kind of like Steve Smith but I don’t completely trust him because Jason Verrett has been playing so well. I would like to throw in someone like Michael Floyd (great cheap play) and upgrade elsewhere. It would be nice if we could know a little more about John Brown before making this decision. Hope this helps.