Jameis Winston (TAM)
Draftkings - $5,500 Fanduel - $7,800
Insert QB playing against the New Orleans Saints secondary here. Every week opposing quarterbacks have torn the New Orleans Saints defense apart and with Winston and the Buccaneers trending in a positive direction things aren’t going to turn around for the Saints on Sunday. In their first matchup earlier in the season Winston put up solid numbers against the Saints throwing as well as rushing for a touchdown and he has a much better grasp of the game speed and his offense this time around. I see Jameis putting up a 300 yard game this week while adding three scores through the ground and air.
Tyrod Taylor (BUF)
Draftkings - $5,400 Fanduel - $7,500
Tyrod is rolling right now having posted 26 points and 29 points in his last two outings (fanduel standard scoring) This week he draws the Philadelphia Eagles defense who is currently yielding the 4th most points to opposing passers having given up over 3,100 yards through the air along with 31 passing touchdowns. Tyrod's price tag makes him a bargain this week.
Running Backs –
Charcandrick West (KC)
Draftkings - $5,100 Fanduel - $5,800
My contrarian play of the week! Don't get me wrong, West will be owned but there are so many that are afraid of the time share that his ownership % won't be what it should be given the match up. San Diego has given up the 5th most points to opposing rushers with 13 Touchdowns and over 1,300 yards. I do think Spencer Ware is a decent start as well but West will get the Lion's share barring injury. This very well could be a "mail it in" game for the banged up chargers at Arrowhead so the ground and pound may come into full effect in the 2nd half. Again, it all comes down to price, with West the price is right!
Ryan Mathews (PHI)
Draftkings - $3,400 Fanduel - $4,700
After missing the last few weeks Mathews steps back in at the perfect time for him and the Eagles. With Demarco Murray in the dog house Matthews should be able to step in to a decent workload this week and put up some solid numbers. Throughout the season he has looked like the better back when compared to Murray and this week will not be any different. There are a lot of mouths to feed in the Philadelphia backfield but I see Mathews leading the way this week with 70 yards and a score on 14-15 touches.
Wide Receivers –
Doug Baldwin (SEA)
Draftkings - $4,500 Fanduel - $6,800
The last few weeks Doug Baldwin has been lighting the world on fire. With decently tough matchups against the Steelers and the Vikings Baldwin has amassed nearly 250 yards and 5 touchdowns. Going up against a weak Baltimore Ravens defense Baldwin should be able to slip past their secondary for 90 yards and a score on 7 receptions.
Alan Hurns (JAX)
Draftkings - $5,500 Fanduel - $6,600
Hurns has been banged up so he should be a bit under the radar this week despite a juicy match up with the Colts. Indianapolis has given up 16 touchdowns to wide receivers along with over 2,200 yards. After Allen Robinson's explosion last week expect Hurns to be far less owned and a sneaky cheap WR3 this week.
Tight Ends –
Draftkings - $2,700 Fanduel - $5,500
Finally back from his seemingly never ending injury ASJ was second on the team in targets last week despite getting limited snaps. After having no setbacks this week expect ASJ to ramp up his snaps for this tasty treat of a match up at home vs. New Orleans. The saints are dead last against opposing tight ends having yielded over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. This match up couldn't be better - literally! He should be widely owned but the odds of him panning out are too good to pass on.
Delanie Walker (TEN)
Draftkings - $5,600 Fanduel $6,100
With the emergence of Dorial Green-Beckham in Tennessee defenses are no longer able to key in on Walker like they have throughout the season. Not to say that he has put up bad numbers, which he hasn’t, but it should be easier sledding from here on out. He is a matchup nightmare for any opposing defense and he should lead the way this week against the New York Jets. Marcus Mariotta will be looking his way early and often and 85 yards and a score on 8 receptions would be a welcome addition to any squad.
Seahawks Defense –
Draftkings - $3,500 Fanduel $5,300
Going up against a Baltimore Ravens offense that is on life support should bode well for the Seahawks. With the Human Interception Matt Schaub questionable this week Seattle should be lining up opposite of Jimmy Clausen and it will not be pretty. Plenty of interceptions, sacks, and the Legion of Boom to go around this week.
Chiefs Defense –
Draftkings - $3,200 Fanduel - $4,800
12, 14, 19, 20, 5, 17 - those are the last 6 point totals for the Chiefs defense (the 5 came against the Bills and the elusive and also recommended week 14 play - Tyrod Taylor) The Chargers are reeling and should put up little fight at Arrowhead this Sunday. Stevie Johnson is out, Dontrelle Inman is out, The Chiefs are top defense in the NFL vs tight ends so Antonio Gate should be neutralized and lastly the Chargers have little running game to speak of. Their ears should be pinned back!
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