FanDueling Week 6: The FanDuel WarsPosted: October 18, 2015
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Before we move on to the Week 6 games, let’s take a look at the results from Week 5:
Another losing week with a total score of 103.4. Owen Daniels and the Giants D were two of my favorite matchup plays, and they combined for a whopping two points. Of course, Jamaal Charles tearing his ACL didn’t help. But at least I don’t have Charles in any commissioner-style leagues.
Tom Brady and Le’Veon Bell did well, though Marquess Wilson was probably my best call from a value standpoint. I don’t think I’ve ever lost three weeks in a row, so let’s hope I turn it around this week.
On to Week 6! Here’s the team I’m rolling with this week:
QB – Tom Brady (NE@IND) – $9,000
Ugh. I still feel dirty.
I don’t think I need to spend too much time explaining this pick. Brady won’t stop throwing even if the Patriots are up by 50.
Also considered: Teddy Bridgewater ($6,600), E.J. Manuel ($5,500)
RB – Arian Foster (HOU@JAX) – $8,500
The Jaguars did a decent job of stopping the running backs of the Panthers, Dolphins, and Colts, but got destroyed by the running backs of the Patriots and the Bucs. Seeing as Foster is probably the most talented back the Jags have faced, and he’s not hurt yet, he could have a big day.
RB – Eddie Lacy (SD@GB) – $7,300
I mentioned the futility of the Chargers’ rush defense last week when I picked Le’Veon Bell, and I’m using the same logic here. Lacy hasn’t done well this year, leading to this low price. But Lacy is a slow starter. This could be his bounceback game.
Also considered – Chris Ivory ($7,300), Dion Lewis ($7,200), LeGarrette Blount ($6,500), Chris Thompson ($5,100)
WR – DeAndre Hopkins (HOU@JAX) – $8,500
Hopkins is averaging 15.4 targets per game. That’s by far the most in the NFL. The guys tied for second (Julio Jones and Demaryius Thomas) average 11.6. Combining Hopkins’ talent with that much volume makes him very attractive.
WR – Eric Decker (WAS@NYJ) – $6,100
Decker has scored a touchdown in every game he’s played, and I think he’ll benefit from the extra attention the Redskins will have to pay to Brandon Marshall.
WR – Mike Wallace (KC@MIN) – $5,400
As I mentioned last week, the Chiefs have given up more fantasy points to wide receivers than anyone else. I’m not a huge Wallace fan, but he’s worth taking a shot on at this price.
Also considered: Larry Fitzgerald ($7,500), Donte Moncrief ($6,200)
TE – Antonio Gates (SD@GB) – $5,500
Gates came back last week, and the production also immediately returned. He’s probably touchdown dependent, like most tight ends, but he gets his fair share of looks in the red zone.
Also considered: Rob Gronkowski ($8,200), Gary Barnidge ($5,700)
K – Mason Crosby (SD@GB) – $4,900
While not quite at a Patriots level, the Packers should score plenty against the Chargers.
Also considered: Stephen Gostkowski ($5,100)
D – New York Jets (WAS@NYJ) – $4,800
I’m very, very excited about the prospect of Kirk Cousins facing this secondary. The Jets are the best bet of any defense to score a touchdown this week.
Also considered: Seattle Seahawks ($5,000)
TOTAL – $60,000