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.
Colin Kaepernick vs. STL – $7,800
Colin Kaepernick’s highest scoring output (29.42) came on the road against the Rams in Week 6. Coming off a bye, the 49ers have had two weeks to prepare – expect the offense to be sharp. At $7,800, Kapernick is just the 11th most expensive quarterback option.
Trent Richardson at NYG – $5,900
In this space I like to provide owners with two cheap options but in your actual lineups it is worth paying the price tags for true RB1. There should be no injury concerns with Trent Richardson, as he isn’t even listed on the Colts’ injury report this week. T-Rich had his best game of the season in Week 7 and draws a favorable matchup against the G-Men. The Giants have allowed a rushing touchdown to an opposing running back in six of their seven games this season. They have allowed a combined 339 rushing yards to opposing running backs in their last two games. Richardson comes in as the 36th most expensive running back.
Jeremy Hill vs. JAC – $5,200
The steal of the week is Jeremy Hill. With Gio Bernard sidelined, Hill will draw the start for the Bengals. He will push 20 touches and should be valued as a borderline RB1 in this plus matchup. Hill presents all of this for just the 46th most expensive price.
Demaryius Thomas at NE – $9,200
In a game with the highest over-under of the week, Peyton Manning’s best weapon is worth starting. Thomas is averaging 8.5 catches for 179 yards and 1.25 touchdowns over his last four games. He’s worth the hefty price tag.
Rueben Randle vs. IND – $6,400
With Victor Cruz out, Rueben Randle will become a bigger part of the Giants offense. Randle has caught at least four passes in every game since Week 1 and will likely be playing from behind against the Colts. Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown benefited from the Andrew Luck effect last week. This week it’s Eli Manning and Rueben Randle’s turn.
Andrew Hawkins vs. TB – $6,400
Another cheap wide receiver I like is Andrew Hawkins. The Browns have already showed a willingness to lean on Baby Hawk but will need to even more so with Jordan Cameron out. Hawkins has 12 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown over his last two games. He’s just the 29th most expensive wide receiver.
Rob Gronkowski vs. DEN – $7,900
When selecting tight ends, it is usually worth forking up the money to select one of the top guys as there is not much reliability at the position. The Patriots will likely be forced to pass frequently against the Broncos and there should no longer be any concern about Gronkowski’s health. When healthy, there isn’t a better tight end in football.