Had another mediocre week last week, but hopefully some of our suggestions led you to making some dough. Our suggestion of Matt Ryan (27.46 points) was solid, and his main target, Julio Jones net you 19.3 points. Not sure Jones was worth the huge price tag. The Jets did get 13 points, not bad. Let’s see what pans out this week.
Wide Receiver: One name that really jumps out is Robert Woods. Cooper Kupp will be out this week, meaning increased targets for Woods. Even with Kupp healthy, Woods has seen 17 targets in the past two weeks. At $7,700 he’s not a true bargain, but thinking he could have a huge game against the Niners.
Running Back: Let’s try and find some value here. It’s Week 7, so we have six weeks’ worth of data to lean on. Data shows that Miami is giving up the third-most fantasy points to RBs. The Lions are coming off their bye and Kerryon Johnson could see an increased role with Theo Riddick likely out. He’s also practicing in full after dealing with a mild ankle issue. At just $6,500, he appears to be a solid value as the Fins have a ton of trouble against the run.
Tight End: Two things here: Tampa Bay gives up the most fantasy points to TEs and Cleveland’s David Njoku has been a target monster the past two weeks (23 targets for 13 catches and 124 yards/1 TD). At just $5,700, he is a big-time value. The CLE/TBB game should be a shootout and Njoku could be in for another huge game.
Wide Receiver: Typically don’t like “doubling up” on pass-catchers, but the CLE/TBB game just looks too juicy to ignore. This may actually lead to a “triple stack” that works well in larger FanDuel tournies. We are going to plug Jarvis Landry ($6,500) in at our second WR spot. He’s averaging over 10 fantasy points in FanDuel scoring and should easily see double-digit targets this week. Only one other defense yields more fantasy points to WRs.
Quarterback: As noted above, we are going to go for the “triple stack”, with two pass catchers along with the quarterback. Baker Mayfield is going to cost us $7,100 and is a huge boom-or-bust pick this week. Look, Tampa’s giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, too. This is a great spot for the Cleveland offense. We are doubling – nay, tripling – down on the main producers in this offense this week.
Defense: They’re probably going to be a popular pick this week, but we are rolling out the Colts ($4,100) facing third string QB Derek Anderson. Look, Anderson’s a vet who could potentially limit mistakes, but he’s a third-stringer for a reason. Multiple picks and sacks are likely.
Running Back: We have just under $7,500 per position left, so we’re going to try finding our second RB that’s in that range. James White ($7,300) has been a target hound and you know they are going to find ways to get him the ball against Chicago’s overly-aggressive defense. He’s averaging nearly 16 points in the FanDuel format and we are projecting him to approach that number this week. A decent value.
Wide Receiver: At some point, defenses are going to have to triple-team Adam Thielen. And then, at some point, Stefon Diggs should have one of his requisite “monster games”. We’re thinking Diggs is going to out-produce Thielen this week. At $7,600, he falls in line with what we have left in the coffers.
Flex: We have $7,500 left, giving us a nice amount to work out a flex. We are going to “swing for the fences” here with another Ram WR. In bigger tournies, you have to pivot off what most others are doing. If this works out, we could really see positive results. Brandin Cooks ($7,500) is projected to have a solid outing against the Niners. We are betting on both Ram WRs putting up close to 100 yards and scoring once each. That will make us some money, hopefully.
QB – Mayfield ($7,100)
RB – K. Johnson ($6,500)
RB – White ($7,300)
WR – Woods ($7,700)
WR – Landry ($6,500)
WR – Diggs ($7,600)
TE – Njoku ($5,700)
Flex – Cooks ($7,500)
DEF – Colts ($4,100)