Happy Friday, Who2Start’ers. Looking back at last week, we hit big on Watson and Cooper, but the late scratch of Chris Carson and ho-hum efforts from the likes of OBJ did us in. Hope you were able to formulate a winning roster with some of our picks. Let’s take a look at how this week shakes out roster-wise.
Wide Receiver: We all know the NFL is turning into a pass-heavy league. Heck, it’s been this way for awhile. So we are going to check out the Vegas over/unders for some clues as to what players involved in the pass game look to be the best-bets. Golden Tate is one of the highest-scoring WRs in FanDuel scoring thus far and looks like a relative value at $7,400. The o/u for the GBP-DET game is 51.5, which is among the highest of the week. Good bet Tate keeps up with his high scoring this week.
Running Back: Looking for a high-volume guy at RB this week. Also looking to the Vegas lines as we want a guy that’s going to be involved in a higher-scoring affair. Marshawn Lynch (just $6,500) has a ton of upside this week against the Bolts. He has been a workhorse for the Raiders. Lots of DFSers will probably be off Lynch this week based on the Bolts’ being seemingly great against the run at home. They haven’t faced a back like Lynch yet, though. Great pivot this week in tournaments.
Quarterback: Going with the numbers again here. The o/u isn’t as high as some games, but Blake Bortles’ ($7,000) Jags are facing a KC D giving up a ton of fantasy production. We’re going to try and stack next.
Wide Receiver: It’s really a dice roll trying to figure out what Jag WR is going to be Bortles’ main target week to week. Prior to last week, Keelan Cole ($5,700) had 17 targets in his previous two games. Last week was an anomaly, though. The Jets have a fantastic secondary. KC, not so much. We like Cole’s chances at being “the guy” for the Jag passing game this week. At just $5,700, he’s a nice WR2 value. We’ll look to add value at DEF next.
Defense: We’re going to continue to chase defenses facing rookie QBs. It’s between Tennessee ($3,900) and San Francisco ($3,800). We’ll go with the home team here; the Niners.
Tight End: This position is getting thinner and thinner. We’re going to overpay a bit here, with Zach Ertz ($7,500) facing a Viking defense that allowed Jimmy Graham and George Kittle to gain over 90 yards each.
Running Back: We have just over an average of $7,300 for each of our positions left. We’ll look for a RB somewhere around that number. Matt Breida ($6,200) looks like a nice value, facing a Cardinal defense giving up the second-most amount of fantasy points to RBs. Look for him to top 100 total yards and score this week.
Wide Receiver: Got nearly $8,000/average for 2 spots. Let’s grab an ultra-stud that’ll be in a shootout. Julio Jones ($8,800) is expensive but will be worth it.
Flex: Even after splurging on Jones, we are left with $7,100 for our flex. We are going to roll the dice on Joe Mixon ($7,100) in his first game back, against a Miami defense that let Sony Michel gouge them last week.
QB: Bortles ($7,000)
RB1: Lynch ($6,500)
RB2: Breida ($6,200)
WR1: Jones ($8,800)
WR2: Tate ($7,400)
WR3: Cole ($5,700)
TE: Ertz ($7,500)
Flex: Mixon ($7,100)
DEF: Niners ($3,800)