It’s time for our weekly shot at the million over at FanDuel. If you played the main lineup last week while we didn’t win the million we did end up with 170 points. That was 50 points better than our minimum target of 120 points. Let’s see if we can’t do better this week.
Keep in mind that we are looking for value here and each pick below are who I believe will get 2 points for every 1000 dollars spent and while the following picks all add up to $60,000 what I’m offering below isn’t meant to be a lineup. You can use it if you like or just use a couple of picks OR scrap the entire thing!
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick New York Jets $7,400: Over his last two games Fitzpatrick is averaging 23 FanDuel points per game and he’s going up against the Oakland Raiders who have worst passing defense in the NFL. I like the price and I like the matchup!
RB: Chris Johnson Arizona Cardinals $7,300: The Baltimore Ravens have a decent rushing defense and Johnson made them look like amateurs rushing for 122 yards and a touchdown. This week he’s up against the worst rushing defense in the NFL and I don’t see the Browns being able to stop him.
RB: Justin Forsett Baltimore Ravens $6,900: Forsett hasn’t had quite the season we were expecting but he’s been solid averaging 12.6 FanDuel points a game. This week he’s up against a Chargers defense allowing 136 rushing yards per game. This could wind up being a great value play on Sunday.
WR: Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers $8,000: Allen is averaging 16.9 FanDuel points per game and this Sunday he faces a Ravens passing defense allowing 230 yards per game. With an over under of 50 this one is going to be a shootout and hopefully Allen puts up some big numbers on Sunday.
WR: Brandon Marshall New York Jets $8,300: Marshall is pricey this week but I do like my tandems and this one simply shouts “play me” on Sunday. Marshall laid a stinker this past Sunday scoring just 8.7 FanDuel points but the 16 point average per game and the lousy Raiders secondary can’t be passed by too easily.
WR: Donte Moncrief Indianapolis Colts $6,400: Moncrief hasn’t been spectacular but he has been solid and has a touchdown in each of his last 2 games. Carolina has a nice pass defense but the Colts have what seems to be a rejuvenated Andrew Luck who seems to like to throw the ball Moncrief's way. Moncrief might wind up being a steal at $6,400 bucks this week.
TE: Benjamin Watson New Orleans Saints $5,400: The New York Giants are a terrible team against the pass. Drew Brees like to throw the ball and he also likes to target Watson as evidenced by his 29 receptions (tied for second on the Saints) and his team leading 2 touchdown receptions.
K: Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens $4,900: The Chargers Ravens game has an over under of 50 points, The Ravens are favored by three. Tucker has booted a couple of 50 plus field goals and let’s hope he’s able to kick one or two for us on Sunday.
Defense: Arizona Cardinals $5,400: The Cardinals are in Cleveland to take on the Browns Sunday afternoon. The Browns were hapless against the Rams and this Cardinal team is 4th in the NFL in total defense including a League high 12 interceptions and 12 sacks. Hopefully they pitch a shutout on Sunday!
Go win the million Fantasy Football owner!