FanDueling Week 7: The Voyage Home

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Before we move on to the Week 6 games, let’s take a look at the results from Week 6:


I finally reclaimed the sweet taste of victory with a score of 122.18. This was the closest win I’ve ever had, as the cutoff score was 121.58.

DeAndre Hopkins was my saving grace. Bless him. Brady did pretty well, though I expected a few more FU points. Foster, Decker, and Gates were all serviceable. I was glad to see Decker get in the end zone again.

Eddie Lacy was clearly the bust of the week. I thought he was a great value, but he only got four carries. For a guy who wasn’t on the injury report, he sure does seem hurt. The Jets also didn’t feast on Kirk Cousins as much as I had hoped. Oh well. I’m just glad to end that horrid losing streak.

On to Week 7! Here’s the team I’m rolling with this week:

QB – Carson Palmer (BAL@ARI) – $8,200

I’ll be surprised if the Cardinals don’t score 35 or more in this one. John Brown’s double hamstring injury gives me pause, but I can’t pass up Palmer when the Cardinals have so consistently dominated poor teams like Baltimore.

Also considered:  Andrew Luck ($8,900), Philip Rivers ($8,000), Zach Mettenberger ($5,900)

RB – Devonta Freeman (ATL@TEN) – $8,700

Freeman has been a frequent visitor to the “also considered” section and finally makes the team this week. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a believer, but I can’t ignore him anymore. This will surely be the week he crashes back to Earth.

RB – Todd Gurley (CLE@STL) – $7,400

I thought this price was a typo. I won’t be surprised if he’s owned by 70% of the teams in the league. But with his talent against the Browns defense, I’d rather be with him than against him.

Also considered – Le’Veon Bell ($8,900), Chris Ivory ($7,800), Frank Gore ($7,100), Danny Woodhead ($6,000)

WR – DeAndre Hopkins (HOU@MIA) – $9,200

Hopkins is the top receiver in fantasy so far. I’m starting him until someone slows him or his salary gets out of hand.

WR – Donte Moncrief (NO@IND) – $6,500

For the first time this season, the Colts offense will be at full strength against a poor defense. Moncrief is arguably the top receiving option in Indy, but his price hasn’t caught up to his production yet. I like him against a banged up Saints secondary that wasn’t very good to begin with.

WR – Michael Floyd (BAL@ARI) – $4,900

Floyd was the cheapest of the top three Cardinal receivers. I absolutely would have worked John Brown in were it not for his aforementioned hamstrings. Floyd is a nice consolation prize.

Also considered: Larry Fitzgerald ($7,800), Martavis Bryant ($6,900), John Brown ($6,700), Nate Washington ($4,900)

TE – Delanie Walker (ATL@TEN) – $5,500

I don’t have a particularly great reason for this pick. I had $5,500 left over after picking the rest of my team, and Walker was the best tight end available. I’m comfortable with him, as he’s typically a high-floor guy.

Also considered: Gary Barnidge ($5,900), Ladarius Green ($5,100)

K – Stephen Gostkowski (NYJ@NE) – $5,100

Gostkowski is a luxury I could afford this week. Facing a tough defense could lead to more field goal opportunities for him.

Also considered: Chandler Catanzaro ($4,900)

D – St. Louis Rams (CLE@STL) – $4,500

I don’t feel great about this, as I do mostly like the Browns offense. The price was great, though, and the chances for sacks and occasional poor Josh McCown decisions made the Rams my pick this week.

Also considered: New York Giants ($4,500), Washington Redskins ($4,400)


TOTAL – $60,000

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