Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ)
Draftkings - $5,200 Fanduel - $7,500
NYG has given up 3,401 yards and 20 touchdowns on the season thus far in 2015. Ryan Fitzpatrick has slung for 2,476 and 20 touchdowns including 4 last week. He's heating up and draws the best possible match up in week 13. His receiving corps is rock solid and only improved with the return of Devin Smith so start him with confidence in this juicy match up and enjoy the savings!
Matt Stafford (DET)
Draft kings - $6,100 Fanduel - $7,500
The Lions offense has finally started to come together over the last 3 weeks and opposing defenses should certainly approach with caution. Leading the way is Stafford who has been playing with a toughness that seemed to be lacking throughout much of the regular season. With one win against the Packers under their belt this season on the road Detroit has the luxury of playing at home under the dome in what should be an offensive shootout from the get go. With Stafford’s cost still suppressed from Detroit’s earlier play he makes a great value to potential candidate as he should put up similar numbers to the QB lining up on the other side of the ball whose cost is much, much more. Watch Stafford put up 300 yards along with a pair of scores on Thursday night.
Running Backs –
Buck Allen (BAL)
Draftkings - $5,400 Fanduel - $6,800
After last week, Miami officially surpassed Cleveland as the worst rush defense in the league. Having given up a league worst 1,523 yards paired with 9 touchdowns this is an excellent spot to start the rookie rusher. He looked good against Cleveland last week (2nd worst rush defense in the league) but failed to post eye popping numbers. Nevertheless, he passed the eye test at least for one week. With the depleted Miami Linebacker corps he could run roughshod over this complete let-down of a unit! In DFS it’s all about match up and price - the math adds up for Buck Allen in week 13.
CJ Anderson (DEN)
Draftkings - $3,500 Fanduel - $6,800
Anderson had a breakout week against the Patriots in week 12 and with a solid matchup against a pathetic San Diego defense in week 13 the good times will keep on rolling. With Peyton Manning on the bench the Denver Broncos can run the offense that Coach Gary Kubiak prefers. The running game should lead the way and even with a split in carries Anderson will have his chance to shine. 80 yards on the ground with a score while adding 2-3 receptions for 30 yards is on tap for the upcoming match-up.
Wide Receivers –
Eric Decker (NYJ)
Draftkings - $6,300 Fanduel - $7,200
I love to stack in DFS - no doubt about that. If you are right you may have a gold mine! Decker has caught 8 of Fitzpatrick's touchdown passes but has yet to log a multi-touchdown game in 2015 – He is scoring frequently and you got think that streak ends this week with such a juicy matchup. His price is far cheaper than his counterpart Brandon Marshall and has drawn 32 targets in the past 3 weeks - Marshall has drawn 31...This is a WR1-A and WR1-B situation. Save your budget by using Decker.
Devin Funchess (CAR)
Draftkings - $3,700 Fanduel - $5,600
I know I may be going out on a limb here as Funchess has not played at the level many expected him to play in 2015, but he has an amazing matchup this week against an absolutely putrid New Orleans pass defense. The Saints defense will surely be focusing on shutting down Greg Olsen which will allow Funchess to roam free and put up some solid numbers. I see the rookie racking up 6 receptions, 70-80 yards and a score in week 13.
Tight Ends –
Travis Kelce (KC)
Draftkings - $4,700 Fanduel - $6,200
Teams have been torching Oakland all season and I see no reason Kelce won’t continue that trend in week 13. Zeus is due for a big week and this matchup is a perfect spot to get it done. Jeremy Maclin went off last weekend which should draw some of the defenses attention as will Charcadrick West. He’s drawn 23 targets over the past 3 weeks so the opportunity is there and he could build on a strong outing from last week (7/69/1 touchdown) Kelce is on the higher end of the tight end budget spectrum this week but it will be worth the expense. I do expect him to be highly owned due to the matchup but he should be one of those must have players if you want to cash in the big tournaments. I think he’s worth every penny this week.
Greg Olsen (CAR)
Draftkings - $6,400 Fanduel $6,600
Even though I stated that the Saints defense will be focusing on him in week 13 they will just not have any answer for Olsen. He is a matchup nightmare for defenses every week and the Saints have been living a nightmare since week one so it’s a perfect storm. I think that he is the number 1 TE play this week and the sky is the limit.
Bengals Defense –
Draftkings - $3,400 Fanduel $5,100
Austin Davis, need I say more? Seriously though it’s the spiraling Browns, it’s Austin Davis at the helm. The Bengals should take their in-state rival to the woodshed in this one just like they did a few weeks ago. When these two last met the Browns were held to 213 yards of total offense and a meager 10 points. With the new signal caller under center a few turnovers aren’t out of the question either. Unless you want to spring for the Cardinals the Bengals make a lot of sense in this match-up.
Texans Defense –
Draftkings - $2,500 Fanduel - $4,900
The Texans have really started to pick up their play on both sides of the ball and they get a Browns team that is completed deflated after the kick 6 in week 12. On top of it all they are starting a 3rd string QB since Johnny Football can’t step up to the plate and be a responsible human being. J.J. Watt is going to be a destructive force this week racking up sacks in bunches. In turn the rest of the defense should be able to play aggressively and take chances on picks, big hits, etc. Start them with confidence this week.
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